Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ted Lawson "The Map Is Not The Territory" Solo Exhibition at Joseph Gross Gallery (NYC)


 

Joseph Gross Gallery presents:

The Map Is Not The Territory

 
Ted Lawson (collaboration with Shelter Serra), Orbis Descriptio, 2014, CNC milled & dyed MDF, Wood, 55”x84”
 

Ted Lawson

A Solo Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: September 11-October 4, 2014
Opening Reception: September 11th | 6-9 PM


July 21, 2014 (New York, NY) – Joseph Gross Gallery is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition, The Map is Not the Territory, featuring various sculpture and new media works by Brooklyn based artist, Ted Lawson. Joseph Gross Gallery is a contemporary art space located in the Chelsea art district of New York founded by Joseph Gross of ArtNowNY and located in the former ArtNowNY space at 548 W 28th Street, 2nd Floor. There will be an opening reception to celebrate the artist as well as the gallery launch on September 11th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

For the occasion of his first solo show at Joseph Gross Gallery, Lawson will début a new series of work consisting of three dimensional wall mounted pieces and freestanding sculptures milled from MDF (a wood fiber based material commonly used in commercial fabrication), brass plate etchings, and three large scale drawings rendered in the artist’s own blood fed intravenously to a CNC (computer numerical control) machine using computer technology akin to a 3D printer.

In the show’s title, The Map is Not the Territory, Lawson references a quote by the 20th century Polish philosopher and scientist, Alfred Korzybski, who pioneered the theory of general semantics that explained human experience as limited by biology and language. This concept serves as a unifying theme to the work in The Map is Not the Territory, which draws imagery from sources ranging from the Hubble telescope (Carina Nebula and Moon) and Renaissance cartography (Orbis Descriptio, produced in collaboration with Shelter Serra) to self-portraiture (Ghost in the Machine), in an overall exploration of the philosopher’s dictum that the abstract representation of something, and our reaction to it, is not the thing itself.

The nature of Lawson’s practice pushes the boundaries between realism and abstraction, producing works with the polish of high-end manufacturing, but with the allowance for chance operations through the machine’s algorithmic autonomy; telltale reminders of the ‘hand’ of the artist. Combining computer programming with fine art, industrial-scale production techniques akin to Koons’s or Murakami’s studio practices, Lawson writes the thousands of lines of code that direct the robotic arm of the CNC machine doing the drawing and carving of his works, resulting in symbiotic spectacles that might be interpreted as both commodities and concepts.

These man and machine ‘collaborations’ are most poignant in Lawson’s blood drawings. Documented in a short video capturing the artist literally spilling blood for his work, fed to the machine through an IV over hours at a time, the act ultimately challenges the preconception that an artist whose practice utilizes computers and coding is somehow more removed from his work than an artist using graphite or paint.

Employing the philosophy of Korzybski, Lawson is able to mount a nuanced exploration of human experience in the physical world, and the role art and technology play in our classification and understanding of it. Drawing examples from the earliest Western explorers’ attempts to map the global sphere with his 3D rendering of a 1511 world map, to physical reproductions of photographic images taken light-years away through modern-day space exploration, Lawson weaves together the narratives and symbols that create an abstraction of reality that we call human consciousness.

About the Artist
Ted Lawson, b. 1970 in Boston, Mass., received his BFA in Sculpture from Philadelphia University of the Arts in 1993, where he was awarded “Outstanding Student Achievement” at the International Sculpture Center. He has exhibited at the Scope and Wynwood art fairs, Miami, FL; Art Hamptons, New York; and in solo exhibitions as the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, New York, NY. Ted has been an invited guest speaker and critic at Parsons University and Cornell University. Works by Ted Lawson are held in international private collections in Europe, Russia and the US, and he has received several large-scale commissions, including the recent completion of a sculptural installation for digital entrepreneur Sean Parker. Lawson lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

About Joseph Gross Gallery
Joseph Gross Gallery represents a stable of contemporary artists who exemplify the gallery’s commitment to pioneering genres and mediums. Located in the Chelsea art district of New York City, the gallery is the second New York space founded by Joseph Gross, a dealer working in both primary and secondary markets since 2005 who also founded ArtNowSF in San Francisco in 2005 and ArtNowNY in Chelsea in 2012. Joseph Gross is known for curating exhibitions that challenge convention and bring the most cutting edge images and ideas by today’s most exciting contemporary artists to the fore.  

Location and Contact
548 W 28th Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
(p) 646.535.6528 | info@josephgrossgallery.com

 
 
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Monday, July 21, 2014

MissNowMrs.com Saves Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson’s Name Change Nightmare!

MissNowMrs.com Saves Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson’s Name Change Nightmare
Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson Receive a MissNowMrs.com Gift Card to Take on Their Husband’s Last Names

Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson have something in common. They both now have the MissNowMrs.com
 
 gift card to officially change their surnames to that of their husband’s.  Kim can now become Kim Kardashian West and Jessica can change her name to Jessica Simpson Johnson. The MissNowMrs.com gift card is only $29.95 and by logging on to MrsNowMrs.com Kim and Jessica will save more than 13 hours of paperwork and waiting on long government lines. They can both literally change their names in the privacy of their own home and take on their new husband’s last names free of hassle.
MissNowMrs.com is the premier online name change service for brides. This unique service guides brides through a series of questions, uses their answers to auto-populate all of their state and U.S government name-change forms, as well as, notification letters for all their creditors, and then supplies detailed filing instructions for each form/letter.

Brides and newlyweds can use MissNowMrs.com to change to their new surname, hyphenate with their husband’s name, or take their maiden name as a middle name and change to their husband’s surname. MissNowMrs.com accommodates every legal name-change option based on marriage, so brides can decide which name-change option works best for them.
“We are excited that Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson have received the MissNowMrs.com gift card,” says Danielle Tate, CEO, MissNowMrs.com. “They will be thrilled to be able to change their name in the privacy of their own home and save mountains of time and paperwork.”
For more information or to find out how to change your name please visit, MissNowMrs.com
 
ABOUT MissNowMrs.com
MissNowMrs.com is the premier online name-change service created to simplify the name-change process for brides and newlyweds nationwide. Our unique service guides brides through a series of questions, uses their answers to auto-populate all of their state and U.S. government name-change forms, as well as notification letters for all of their creditors, and then supplies detailed filing instructions for each form/letter. Our service accommodates every legal name-change option based on marriage, so brides can decide which name-change option works best for them.

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 “Take Comics Further” with ComiXology


COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014:

“Take Comics Further” with ComiXology
July 23rd 27th
Booth #2547

Come celebrate with comiXology at Comic-Con International as they give away $10,000 worth of $5 Amazon Appstore credits toward comiXology content, host 8 panels where they will not only make and break news but also giveaway a handful of Kindle Fire HD and HDX devices, put a new graphic novel on sale every day for 45 cents, have art card signings at their booth all show long and even have an appearance by author George R.R. Martin!

Also, come by the booth to #comicbookurself in to a comic book panel!


July 21st, 2014 San Diego, CA. / New York, NY.  Join comiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform, at this year’s Comic-Con International (Booth #2547) for giveaways, sales, signings and more at their booth, panels and at comiXology.com
from July 23rd to July 27th at the San Diego Convention Center!


At their booth during Comic-Con International, comiXology will be handing out $10,000 worth of $5 Amazon Appstore credits that can be used toward comiXology content, while supplies last.

Once you’ve come by and picked up your credits, fans will be able to go to the side of the comiXology booth and take a picture of themselves in a comic book panel! A selection of word balloons will be available to choose from so all attendees can #comicbookurself and share the moment on their favorite social media channels.

During every one of the eight panels that comiXology is hosting at Comic-Con International this year, Kindle Fire HD and HDX devices will be given out to lucky attendees.

Fans attending the 45th year of Comic-Con International, and even all those that are not able to attend, can all celebrate together as comiXology will be offering a different graphic novel for sale each day of the show for 45 cents for that day only, here at http://comixology.tumblr.com/cci45
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ComiXology has also produced in conjunction with IDW Publishing, Fantagraphics Books, BOOM! Studios, Oni Press, MonkeyBrain Comics and Scholastic a series of exclusive art cards limited to only 100 to be given out at signings throughout the show. These super rare giveaways will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis during each signing.


These limited edition art cards will be signed and handed out free during appearances at the comiXology booth by Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (High Crimes), Ted Naifeh and Joëlle Jones (Princess Ugg), Coleman Engle and Jeremy Sorese (Steven Universe), John Barber and Tom Scioli (Transformers vs G.I. Joe), Ray Fawkes (The People Inside), Royden Lepp (Rust) and Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet).


On Sunday at 12:30pm, author George R.R. Martin will be making a special appearance at the comiXology booth to promote and sign copies of The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel and The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel published by Jet City Comics. There will be 200 copies of The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel available for free, first-come, first-serve. Signing will be limited to these two titles.

And if that wasn’t enough, check out comiXology as they represent as part of the Amazon Geek Boutique at the Petco Park Interactive Zone
. Open to the general public, the Amazon Geek Boutique will feature a 9 foot tall Transformer and giveaways hosted by Amazon Locker.

Here’s a list of all the panels, signings, events and happenings comiXology is participating in this year at Comic-Con International ’14.

Wednesday, July 23 Sunday July 25

each day for a different graphic novel on sale at 45 cents for that day only.
 
Thursday, July 24

1:00pm - 2:00pm   Steven Universe’s Coleman Engle and Jeremy Sorese Signing Limited Edition Steven Universe Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-serve. ComiXology booth #2547.

Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of ComiXology Submit).
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology).

4:00pm - 5:00pm   Princess Ugg’s Ted Naifeh and Joëlle Jones Signing Limited Edition Princess Ugg Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-serve. ComiXology booth #2547.

Speakers: Jacq Cohen (Fantagraphics Books Director of Publicity & Promotions), Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics Books Marketing and Outreach Manager), Mel Caylo (BOOM! Studios Marketing Manager), Christine Dinh(BOOM! Studios Brand Communications Manager).
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology).

7:00pm - 9:00pm ComiXology Sponsors Comics Creator Connection, Room: 29B. Please note that space is limited and if you do not pre-register a seat may not be available. See more at: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/creator-connection

, The WestGate Hotel 1055, Second Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, July 24

9:30pm - 10:30pm   Rust’s Royden Lepp Signing Limited Edition Rust Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-serve. ComiXology booth #2547.

11:00am - 12:00noon   Love and Rockets’ Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez Signing Limited Edition Love and Rockets Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-serve. ComiXology booth #2547.

Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Mike Marts (Marvel Comics X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy franchise Exec. Editor), Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes co-creator & BOOM! Studios/Boom! Box editor), Marc Bernardin (writer of Genius from Top Cow/Alphas on SyFy/Hollywood Reporter), Frank J. Barbiere (Co-creator of Five Ghosts from Image, writer on Solar: Man of the Atom from Dynamite Entertainment).
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

4:00pm - 5:00pm   High Crimes Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa Signing Limited Edition High Crimes Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-serve. ComiXology booth #2547.

Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona & writer on Lumberjanes), Mike Richardson (Dark Horse Comics President and founder), Dinesh Shamdasani (Valiant Entertainment CEO & Chief Creative Officer).
Moderator: JK Parkin (Comic Book Resources & Robot 6).

ComiXology co-sponsors the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Saturday, July 25

11:00am 12:00 noon  Amulet’s Kazu KibuishiSigning Limited Edition Amulet Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-serve. ComiXology booth #2547.

1:00pm - 2:00pm   Transformers vs. G.I. Joe’s John Barber and Tom Scioli Signing Limited Edition Transformers vs. G.I. Joe Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-served. ComiXology booth #2547.

Speakers: John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of ComiXology Submit), Becky Cloonan (creator Demeter), Joshua Fialkov (co-creator The Bunker), Brandon M. Easton and N. Steven Harris (artist and writer on Watson & Holmes).
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology).

Room: 28DE
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Hank Kanalz (DC Entertainment SVP Vertigo & Integrated Publishing), Dafna Pleban (BOOM! Studios editor on Lumberjanes), Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics Books Marketing and Outreach Manager), Frank J. Barbiere (Co-creator of Five Ghosts from Image, writer of Solar: Man of the Atom from Dynamite Entertainment).
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology).

Sunday, July 21

Speakers: John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of ComiXology Submit), Reilly Brown (artist on Deadpool: The Gauntlet Infinite Comics), Jamal Igle (creator of Molly Danger).

12:30pm - 1:30pm  George R.R. Martin signing The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel & The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel published by Jet City Comics. There will be 200 copies of The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel available for free, first-come, first-serve. Signing will be limited to these two titles. ComiXology booth #2547.

Speakers: John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of ComiXology Submit), Jimmy Palmiotti (superstar creator and multiple-Kickstarter success story), Jamal Igle (creator of the Kickstarted Molly Danger), Kel McDonald (creator of the successfully Kickstarted Cautionary Fables and Fairytales).
Moderator: JK Parkin (Comic Book Resources and Robot 6).

3:00pm - 4:00pm   The People Inside’s Ray Fawkes Signing Limited Edition The People Inside Art Card: Art Card limited to 100 copies, first-come, first-served. ComiXology booth #2547.

1:00pm-3:00pm ComiXology Sponsors Comics Creator Connection, Room: 29B. Please note that space is limited and if you do not pre-register a seat may not be available. See more at: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/creator-connection

About comiXology
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers and independent creators as well comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com
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ComiXology | 512 7th Avenue, 12th Floor | New York | NY | 10018

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Woody Allen in Chicago for private screening of "Magic In The Moonlight"

Illinois Governor Quinn and Woody Allen pose on the Red Carpet  for interviews prior to a private screening of MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, hosted by Metropolitan Capital at the AMC River East in Chicago Illinois.


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Invitation to a theater performance: URANIA: The Life of Emilie du Chatelet, July 25 & 26 (Chicago)

Invitation to a theater performance: URANIA: The Life of Emilie du Chatelet, July 25 & 26


 
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Urania, in Ancient Greek (meaning 'heavenly' or 'of heaven') was the muse of astronomy and a daughter of Zeus.  She is associated with Universal Love and the Holy Spirit.  She inherited the power and majesty of Zeus and the beauty and grace of her mother, Mnemosyne (the personification of Memory, 
daughter of Uranus and Gaia,
and the mother of the Nine Muses.) 

Those who are most concerned with philosophy and the heavens are dearest to Urania. Those who have been instructed by her she raises aloft to heaven, for it is a fact that imagination and the power of thought lift men's souls to heavenly heights.
    
HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY PRESENTS 
A TWO NIGHT PRODUCTION OF 
"URANIA" BY JYL BONAGURO

A tragicomedy of the life of Emilie du Châtelet, 
female mathematician, scientist and lover of Voltaire.

Friday, July 25  
Pre-show Book Signing:  6pm  
Performance:  7:30pm 

Saturday July 26
Performance:  7:30pm 

Free with RSVP ** 2 Nights Only  

716 N Wells St. Chicago, IL @ Hilton Asmus Contemporary

   
Chicago - The life of a female intellectual largely forgotten by history emerges in a new play based upon the book, Emilie Du Châtelet: Daring Genius of the Enlightenment  by biographer Judith Zinsser. Urania plunges us back into 18th-century France, where courtly manners were strict and scientific reasoning was the new vogue. It portrays how, after falling in love with Voltaire, Du Châtelet transformed from a social dilettante into one of Europe's leading scientific and philosophic minds.
 
  
Brushed aside by history, Du Châtelet is only recently being recognized as contributing to famous formulas like E=mc2. Unlike the generally more light-hearted dramatic adaptations of her story to date, Urania takes a modern approach that balances her unsung achievements with the nuances of her relationships and the constraints of 18th century attitudes towards women.  

The performances will be held at the Hilton Asmus Contemporary Gallery. Owner and artist, Arica Hilton, will be creating an original painting for the stage backdrop from her Luminism series. On Friday, there will be a pre-show book signing with author Judith Zinsser and playwright Jyl Bonaguro. On Saturday following the show, a brief Q & A will follow with Arica Hilton, Director Eileen Tull, Assistant Director Amber Lee Olivier, and Jyl Bonaguro.

Donations will be accepted through the generous support of 3 Crazy Ladies, Inc. and Art sales from performance evenings will benefit future productions of Urania. Costumes provided through Chicago History Museum's Katy Werlin, Curatorial Assistant & Dramaturge.

"During the past 40 years, study after study has addressed why more women do not become scientists. The question is most apt for physics.... Zinsser debunks legends about the life and loves of the vivacious and unorthodox 18th-century French noblewoman Marquise du Châtelet and analyzes her contribution to physics."Scientific American

 
  Jyl Bonaguro, Playwright               Ellen Dunphy, Emilie             Nathan Ducker, Voltaire 
  
  
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HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY  
specializes in contemporary paintings, works on paper, fiber art, sculpture and photography. Featuring Chicago based artists, as well as internationally known artists from Europe, and the Mediterranean Region such as Turkey, Greece, Italy, and the Middle East.   
                             
Located in the River North Art District, the gallery is at the corner of Wells and Superior.
 
HILTON ASMUS CONTEMPORARY
716 N. Wells
Chicago, IL 60654 USA
312.475.1788


 "EMILIE du CHATELET"

 
Hilton Asmus Contemporary is pleased to announce the upcoming performance of URANIA: The Life of Emilie du Chatelet, a play by Jyl Bonaguro. It is the story of the love affair between Voltaire and the beautiful Marquise Du Chatelet, the brilliant French mathematician, physicist, and author of the Age of Enlightenment. 
 
There will only be two performances, July 25th and 26th. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Hilton Asmus Contemporary if you wish to attend.

In May 1734 Voltaire and du Châtelet attended the wedding of the Duc de Richelieu. Days later Voltaire was forced to hide for a couple of months after a warrant was issued for his arrest because of his pro-English, anti-French writings. After that he went to live at Cirey, which was the remote house owned by du Châtelet's husband. Voltaire wrote:
"I found in 1733 a young lady who felt more or less as I did, and who resolved to spend several years in the country to cultivate her mind, far from the tumult of the world. It was the marquise Du Châtelet, the woman who in all France had the greatest disposition for all the sciences. ... Seldom has so fine a mind and so much taste been united with so much ardour for learning; but she also loved the world and all the amusements of her age and sex."
 
In 1735, Emilie du Chatelet translated Bernard Mandeville's "Fable of the Bees." Her preface contains fascinating information about du Châtelet's views on the position of women: 

"I feel the full weight of the prejudice which so universally excludes us from the sciences; it is one of the contradictions in life that has always amazed me, seeing that the law allows us to determine the fate of great nations, but that there is no place where we are trained to think ... Let the reader ponder why, at no time in the course of so many centuries, a good tragedy, a good poem, a respected tale, a fine painting, a good book on physics has ever been produced by a woman. Why these creatures whose understanding appears in every way similar to that of men, seem to be stopped by some irresistible force, but until they do, women will have reason to protest against their education. ... I am convinced that many women are either unaware of their talents by reason of the fault in their education or that they bury them on account of prejudice for want of intellectual courage. My own experience confirms this. Chance made me acquainted with men of letters who extended the hand of friendship to me. ... I then began to believe that I was a being with a mind ..." 
 
 
 
 
 


HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY | 716 N. Wells Street | Chicago | IL | 60654

Meet Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Peter Criss Of KISS, Submit Film Festival Entries At Wizard World Chicago!

Meet Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Peter Criss Of KISS, Submit Film Festival Entries At Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

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Welcome Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Peter
Criss Of KISS To Wizard World Chicago

A founding member and original drummer for rock and roll supergroup KISS, Peter Criss makes his first Wizard World appearance at Chicago Comic Con, Friday and Saturday, August 22-23.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also provided lead vocals for a number of KISS’ most popular and memorable songs including "Beth," "Black Diamond" and "Hard Luck Woman." His Catman persona is an instantly recognizable icon in pop culture.

His successful solo career has included releases like "Out of Control," "Let Me Rock You" and most recently "One for All," which landed at number 35 on the Indy chart.

Meet this influential musician at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center next month.

GET YOUR CHICAGO COMIC CON TICKETS HERE!
GET YOUR PETER CRISS VIP EXPERIENCE TICKETS HERE!

Action!... Wizard World Film Festival
At Chicago Comic Con

Movies have always been a big part of the Wizard World experience. Now, aspiring filmmakers can tap into that rabid fan base with the Wizard World Film Festival, now accepting submissions for Chicago Comic Con.

Submissions of shorts, student shorts and music videos are due July 29, so hurry!

Free screenings of the top entries in all categories will take place at the event. Awards will be presented at the conclusion. There's even a $2,500 scholarship awarded by L.A. Film School to the top student entry.

The Wizard World Film Festival is also seeking primary screeners to help decide which films will be programmed.

Click here for details on submissions and judging.

GET YOUR CHICAGO COMIC CON TICKETS HERE!


Wizard World
225 California Street
El Segundo, CA

 
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