Weekend Openings at DAC and Smack Mellon (June 14, 2008)

1) Holy Holes: Absolute Stalls

(Dylan Mortimer, Amen Bitch, 2008. Limited edition available at DAC)

What: Opening Reception for: HOLY HOLES: ABSOLUTE STALLS
When: Sat, June 14, 2008, 6 – 9 PM (Exhibition runs from June 14 – August 3, 2008)
Where: Dumbo Arts Center, 30 Washington Street

Opening Night Performances:
Drag a performance and installation by Gearoid Dolan a.k.a. screaMachine, 8:00 PM
Strong Body, a performance by Angela Freiberger, 8:30 PM
Saint Agnieska, Patroness of the Waterfront, an outdoor apparition by Kimberly Simpson, 9:00 PM
Curator’s Talk: Sunday, July 27th, 2008, 6 – 7 PM
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm or by appointment
Holy Holes: Absolute Stalls is a multimedia exhibition exploring different viewpoints on the relationship between religion, power and economics.This show looks at religion from a humorous, poetic and critical perspective, subverting traditional expectations and inviting the viewer to interact, transform, or reflect on the relationship between religious rituals and consumerist everyday practices. (more info)

Artists: Brent Wahl, Dylan Mortimer, Grady Gerbracht, Hadassa Goldvicht, Jenny Marketou, Joseph Bennett, Adriana Varella, Angela Freiberger, Gearóid Dolan, Tobaron Waxman, Kimberly Simpson, Karin Giusti, Marcia X, Meirav Leshem, Kwabena Slaughter, and Neil Beloufa.

2) There Is No Synonym For Hope

(Image Credit: Jeff Kao)

What: Opening Reception for: THERE IS NO SYNONYM FOR HOPE
When: Sat, June 14, 2008, 5 – 8 PM (Exhibition runs from June 14 – July 27, 2008)
Where: Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street @ Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY

THERE IS NO SYNONYM FOR HOPE: Co-curated by Lauren Schell Dickens and Julie McKim

Sonya Blesofsky, José Luis Cortés S., Joshua Eggleton, Samuel Ekwurtzel, Cristina Fontsare, Rachel Hines, Takashi Horisaki, Karrie Hovey, Jeff Kao, Petra Kralickova, Beth Krebs, Noah Nakell, Andrew Scott Ross, MiYoung Sohn, K Staelin

Smack Mellon is pleased to present There is No Synonym for Hope. Each summer Smack Mellon selects guest curators to organize a show of emerging artists in our gallery space. This season’s curators Lauren Schell Dickens and Julie McKim have put together a thematic show featuring the work of fifteen international artists.