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Chubrub Productions & The Speakeasy Crew present: PDA, March 6, 7-10PM

Chubrub Productions & The Speakeasy Crew present: PDA -The Daily Porn Closing Party, Saturday, March 6, 7-10PM

This will be a night of visual and aural delights designed to encourage connectivity and creativity.

Music: DJ D’hana (Indie/Pop/Electro/Tropical/Other)
Visuals: The Speakeasy Crew
Games: All Of You

“Daily Porn”, a pornographic bonanza of erotic books, collages, drawings, sculpture, and performance by artists Greg Beyer, Will Kurtz, John Lennon, Morgan Miller, Mark Mulroney, Kevin Muth and Iulia Toacaci, exploring the ever-changing role of pornography in the realm of the contemporary art.

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“Daily Porn” Opening Reception, Feb 13, 6-9PM

Daily Porn

Spend part of your Valentines weekend at Lucky Gallery, join us Feb 13th for the opening reception of “Daily Porn.”

It might be cold outside but things are heating up in Red Hook with a pornographic bonanza of erotic books, collages, drawings, sculpture, and performance by artists Greg Beyer, Will Kurtz, John Lennon, Morgan Miller, Mark Mulroney, Kevin Muth, Hannah Nelson, Tara Sinn, Alix Sorrell, and Iulia Toacaci, exploring the ever-changing role of pornography in the realm of the contemporary art.

Curated by gallery director Laura Arena and artist Iulia Toacaci, Daily Porn aims to explore and define what is erotic and titillating to different creative individuals, displaying a diversity of sensibilities and approaches that range from the humorous and raunchy, to the personal and the intimate.

DJ Spacey Sissick will be spinning records, special Valentines Day treats made by Hannah Nelson, live drawings done by Alix Sorrell. Food and drink will be povided!

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Lucky Gallery Presents “Daily Porn”

Iulia Toacaci

Iulia Toacaci

From Feb 13th to March 6th, Lucky Gallery is pleased to announce “Daily Porn”, a pornographic bonanza of erotic books, collages, drawings, sculpture, and performance by artists Greg Beyer, Will Kurtz, John Lennon, Morgan Miller, Mark Mulroney, Kevin Muth, Hannah Nelson, Tara Sinn, Alix Sorrell, and Iulia Toacaci, exploring the ever-changing role of pornography in the realm of the contemporary art.

No longer confined to the pages of antiquity (Re: Petronius), the erotic has transcended into the world of mainstream media to become a propaganda tool and everyday commodity. Regardless of its highbrow/lowbrow underpinnings, we continue to create, display, question and enjoy images of desire both openly and secretly.

From the surreal eroticism of Salvador Dali to the kitsch eroticism of Jeff Koons, erotic art (in all its forms) has always inflamed public opinion. Even today, our supposed relaxation of the codes of behavior often rings false, as images involving nudity and the erotic are considered provocative, dangerous, and unwelcome in the public sphere.

Curated by gallery director Laura Arena and artist Iulia Toacaci, Daily Porn aims to explore and define what is erotic and titillating to different creative individuals, displaying a diversity of sensibilities and approaches that range from the humorous and raunchy, to the personal and the intimate.

The intent is not to criticize a direction or another, an attitude or a preconceived idea on the existence, the nature, and the social / political and economic implications of sexual imagery. The exhibition is not a re-action to people’s prudeness when it comes to exposure to sexual content and is not actively and consciously trying to educate an audience but reinforce something that everybody already knows, whether they agree with or not, accept it or not, and that sex and its visual representations have been part of our lives for as long as we can discuss consciousness.

To quote Henry Miller “obscenity, like sex, has its natural, rightful place in literature as it does in life”.

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Lucky Gallery Presents “Peephole Mysteries” and “ATTRACKTION”

Lucky Gallery Presents “Peephole Mysteries” and “ATTRACKTION”
Brooklyn-area art gallery will feature peephole installations by Hannah Kasper, a puppet-performance and art by STRINGS ATTACHED (Suzan Choy, Diana Ho, and Jess Ruliffson)

From September 12th to October 4th, Lucky Gallery will present “Peephole Mysteries” peephole installations by Hannah Kasper and a puppet-performance “ATTRACKTION” and art by STRINGS ATTACHED, a group of three artists, Suzan Choy, Diana Ho, and Jess Ruliffson.

Hannah Kasper

Hannah Kasper

Kasper’s “Peephole Mysteries” is a series of small paintings within shoebox theaters. The viewer approaches the peephole on the gallery’s wall and finds a view into a miniature world. The scale of the paintings, which are on blocks of wood, recalls the miniature and childhood, but the scenes depicted are more sinister than nostalgic. One view will depict a scene from a murder mystery. Another will show a room devastated by a natural disaster. The limited access of the peephole encourages each viewer to become a voyeur who completes the picture and imagines the narrative.

“When looking at images of interiors, it is hard to avoid comparing them to real rooms we have known, or to project ourselves into them and imagine how we might feel in their environment,” says Kasper. “For me it is similar to the sense of escapism one encounters when absorbed in a film or novel. I find images of vacant rooms and objects that reflect on memory and absence intriguing because they create a stage for the viewer’s thoughts.”

ATTRACKTION

ATTRACKTION

STRINGS ATTACHED, “ATTRACKTION” is rumination on the Missed Connections listing on Craiglist that follows three narratives of individuals through the New York City subway system, as they spot and track objects of their desire. Featuring the journeys of a wayfaring minstrel, an imaginative but shy woman, and a helpful purple monster, the show takes the audience with our puppets on a rainy day train ride.

Choy, Ho, and Ruliffson will also feature artwork in Lucky Gallery based on the narratives of their performance “ATTRACKTION”. Choy paints intimate portraits on small oval canvases that are simple and bold. Ho uses ink over coffee-stained doilies, because of its accidental nature, creates shapes that have potential to become meaningful imagery. The doilies serve as appropriate frames to these random occurrences of Missed Connections – decorative borders on cheap material, making something seemingly trivial appear to be more special. Ruliffson’s embroidered drawings are a natural fit for Missed Connections, in response to seeing a stranger and then taking note of them and how those details fit into an intimate picture. These details including personal objects are transformed into small appendages that become part of the person.

Exhibition Dates: September 12, 2009 – October 4, 2009
Peephole Mysteries, Hannah Kasper Opening Reception: September 12, 6-9 PM
“Build Your Own Shoebox Theater” Workshop, hosted by Hannah Kasper: September 20, 2-4 PM
Art Reception and ATTRACKTION, Strings Attached (Artists Suzan Choy, Diana Ho, and Jess Ruliffson): September 27, 3-6 PM

Suzan Choy

Suzan Choy

Suzan Choy (STRINGS ATTACHED)
Suzan Choy was born in the Midwest and raised on the East Coast. As a child she had an unconventional and nomadic life traveling from state to state. Now as an adult she is influenced by the exploration of whimsical figures traveling through surreal environments. She also draws inspiration with the art of pattern making, repetition, and story telling. Currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York where she is enjoying summer rains and crisp winters.

Diana Ho

Diana Ho

Diana Ho (STRINGS ATTACHED)
While New York-based artist Diana Ho is perfectly harmless in person, her artwork has a much darker edge. She often blurs the line between seemingly dichotomous themes, producing a result that can be simultaneously disturbing and amusing. When she is not being a hermit in her studio, you may find her wandering to a puppet show while harmonizing with the song stuck in her head and reading the latest article on neuroscience.

Hannah Kasper
Hannah Kasper was born in New York in 1981. She received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art in Scotland and her BFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Rome. Her dreamlike paintings of vacant interiors could be taken from the pages of a mystery novel or from scenes of a film after the actors have left the set.

Exhibitions include Artnews Projects in Berlin, Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, EmergeD in Glasgow, GaleriBOX in Iceland, the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, GE World Headquarters in Connecticut and Matter in Brooklyn. She was recently artist-in-residence at the Gil-Society in Akureyri, Iceland. Hannah’s studio is in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Jess Ruliffson

Jess Ruliffson

Jess Ruliffson (STRINGS ATTACHED)
Jess Ruliffson is a New York-based illustrator. Hailing from the deep south, she has a love for sweet tea and front porches. You can find her whistling on the sidewalks of Astoria, but most of the time she is drawing interesting things and making small messes in her studio, under the close supervision of her cat Pascal.

Lucky Gallery
Lucky Gallery is located at 176 Richards Street in the heart of Red Hook Brooklyn, New York. Lucky Gallery works with underrepresented and emerging artists looking for a venue to share creativity and ideas in a supportive environment. For information, please contact Laura Arena at laura@luckygallery.com.

Lucky Gallery Hours: Sat/Sun 1-6 and by appt. only
Lucky Gallery Address: Lucky Gallery, 176 Richards Street, Brooklyn, NY. 11231

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