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Sunday, July 16, 2006

"WALLPAPER FOR GIRLS: YOUR MOTHER AS STRIPPER TATTOOS" (1997) (OIL ON VINYL, 30 x 30 IN) by INKA ESSENHIGH
Location: Red Bedroom, Pygmalion-Second Floor

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Inka Essenhigh has a favorable review in the current issue of Art News, and also a May 2006 article in Modern Painters.

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Prov.: Stefan Stux Fine Arts, New York City

TWO DRAWINGS IN E.T.'S ART/POETRY JOURNAL (2001) by G. SCOTT MACLEOD
Location: Library, Pygmalion-Second Floor

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One of the highlights of my 2001 residency at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico was meeting Montreal-based artist Scott MacLeod. It was great seeing him make these Taos-inspired paintings. In my journal, he made drawings (one of them of a "Gotland Grave") related to his "Ancestral Homes" series; I was really pleased to hear later that his series were exhibited in 2002 at the Swedish American Museum Center in Chicago). I really love this series as it's narrative-laden while also working effectively as purely visual (even abstract) imagery.

UPDATE:

A Press Release regarding Scott's latest projects:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

G. Scott MacLeod and Emmet Walsh– present

FROM BERLIN TO BUENOS AIRES

Two Film Fund-Raisers for After the war with Hannelore and Argentina.

G. Scott MacLeod and Emmet Walsh request your attendance at their Berlin and Buenos Aires film fund-raiser, Thursday July 27th, 2006.

Please bring friends and guests.

At The McAuslan Visitor Centre 5080 Rue St Ambroise, Montreal, Quebec

Directions: http://www.macleod9.com/contact.html

International artist and first time director G. Scott MacLeod www.macleod9.com and director Emmet Walsh have organized this fund-raiser for their two upcoming films After the war with Hannelore and Argentina. They both have been invited to Berlin this September to lecture and begin shooting After the war with Hannelore and also to Buenos Aires this October to shoot Argentina.

So join us at the McAuslan Visitor Centre for a night of art, film and music.

Evenings Program

5 :00
Scott MacLeod – description and synopsis of film After the war with Hannelore.

Synopsis
This film is a portrait of Hannelore Scheiber in post-war Berlin. The story line will run in a linear chronology from her birth in January 1945 to her family circumstances around the war and post-war era, contact with Russian soldiers, the Russian blockade, the Berlin Airlift 1948 to 1949, her school years from 1951 to 1967 and the construction of the Berlin wall in 1961. My intention is to film Hannelore revisiting the sites of her memory from this period. The aim of this project is to document her stories in situ through memory and historical context. My goal is to catch the emotions surrounding her experience growing up in post-war Berlin. Emmet Walsh my director of photography will be shooting in 16mm film and Jean Devigne will be doing sound for this project.

Emmet Walsh – description and synopsis of Argentina.

Synopsis
Argentina is a road film, with the aim to follow International acclaimed art collective La Raza Group to three different locations in Argentina, (Berazategui, Tucumán and Catamarca) while they create a series of outdoor murals. They will also be captured doing the outreachwork they are known for. They intend to raise funds for orphanages by street performing with Tango dancers in the business sectors of these cities. The film will begin by documenting La Raza groups mural paintings as well the performances of the Tango dancers. I will be searching for a parallel story while travelling in Argentina by collecting images and material for the film to complement the documentary material. The idea is to use a collage approach for the final film which best represents the spirit of this voyage as well unvailing a contemporary portrait of present day Argentina -

5:00 to 7 :00 Exhibition of G. Scott MacLeod’s recent works.
Preview - http://www.larazagroup.com/pouchcove_scott_ap.html

7 :30 ‘Andro/Berlin’ performance by Marjolayne Auger & Karine Rathle.

7:45 Featuring screening of "Road to Khan" by director Emmet Walsh.

Road To Khan
(d. Emmet Walsh, CAN, 18 min)
A soul classic in the making, this turbo-charged mini-epic from the mysterious Emmet Walsh chronicles an adventure-packed, booty shaking European tour by the one and only King Khan. With some of the most rapturous black & white concert sequences ever filmed!
- Montreal POP Festival 2005-

8 :00 - 8 :30 German and Argentinean buffet

8 :30 ‘Dance de Don’ by Marjolayne Auger

9 :00 – 12 :00 D.J. Haus Wiemar

*McAuslan products for sale to help support the projects.


BIOS
G. Scott MacLeod Multimedia Artist - Director

Born in Red Deer, Canada, Scott received his BFA at Concordia University, his D.E.C. at John Abbott College. In 1986 he was awarded a residency at The Banff Centre of Fine Arts on the Tevie and Arliss Miller Scholarship, in 1988 he attended the Uffizi Print and Drawing Room in Florence on the Elizabeth T. Greenshields Foundation to study Master drawing and prints. In 1992 he was awarded a residency at the Leighton Artist Colony at The Banff Centre for the Arts to produce work for his Owe Canada Owe Quebec series, in 1993 Scott received a Canada Council Explorations Grant for his Black ’47 Irish Famine painting and video installation, in 1999 he received the William Blair Bruce Fine Art Travel Scholarship and a Canada Council Travel Grant and for his Ancestral Homes project in Norway. In 2005 he produced his Sacred Feminine and Masculine photo/video installation on a Conseil des arts et des Lettre su Quebec A Grant. Recently he was awarded a Main Film production grant for After the war with Hannelore and the SAGAMIE digital photo residency for his Goddes and Gods/Contemporary Archetypes video installation. Scott has presented his work in Mexico, Germany, Ireland, Czech Republic, and the USA. His work has been collected by, National Gallery of Canada, Musée de Québec, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico, Guinness Corporation, Air Canada, The Royal Bank of Canada, Pratt and Whitney, Readers Digests, Claridge, Velan Valves Inc., The McAuslan Brewery, London Life, CP Hotels, and Lotto Québec. He is a member of La Raza Group and is represented by the Jens Thielsen Gallery in London, Ontario, the Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon and AXIS Contemporary Art in Calgary Alberta. He is presently the artist in residence and the McAuslan Visitor Centre. His work can be seen at www.macleod9.com

“I have made it my life’s work to explore history, mythology and story telling in my art making process whether it be painting, photography, music or film in the hope to better understand where we have come from, who we are and where we are going. Joseph Campbell believed it is our myths that define us and I have defined myself in my work and created my own ‘myth’ or life path through the labyrinth. And my gift from walking through the labyrinth has been the journey of art. Art has made me humble, it has fed and sheltered me, given me a voice, and enabled me to do the same for others, through mentoring and fund-raisers. And as a result of this work I have better understood humanity’s place on this planet and have tried to be a positive influence for political and social change.”

Emmet Walsh Director – Director of photography

Emmet Walsh is an independent filmmaker living in Montreal, Canada. Road To Khan (2005) is his first independent film. He has also worked as a director of photography, including Skin Horse (2005), a film which continues to play
in festivals internationally. He has just completed his second independent short The Last Days of Castro ; a fictional film about a photographer in Havana killed by the CIA. His films explore different approaches in narrative, as well as mixing genres within the same film. Upcoming projects include Planète Direct a feature film to be shot in Montreal at the end of August 2006, to be directed and photographed by him from his original screenplay. In September he will travel to Berlin to work as director of photography for G. Scott Macleod’s Hannelore after the war. In October he will travel to Argentina with La Raza group to commence work on another film to be shot in the same style as Road To Khan and The Last Days of Castro. Further experiments where location photography, personal testimony, and fictional story elements are all treated with a collage approach to challenge the notions of fictional and documentary film.

G.Scott MacLeod
c/o Brasserie McAuslan Brewery
5080, rue St-Ambroise
Montreal, Quebec
H4C 2G1
Canada

514.487.8766
www.macleod9.com
www.larazagroup.com
www.abriefcanadianhistory.com

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Prov. Direct from Artist

Sunday, July 09, 2006

"TAB (THERESA AFTER BRICE)" (1997 & 2005) (DRAWING ON 2 LAYERS OF RICE PAPER) by THERESA CHONG
Location: Living Room, Pygmalion-1st Floor

"TWL" (renamed "BLACK LIGHTNING" after its image appeared as cover image on my book entitled with same name) (1997) (OIL ON WOOD, 22 X 22 IN) by THERESA CHONG
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"EIGHT (A&B)" (1998) (OIL ON WOOD) (TWO PANELS, EACH 40 X 20 1/2 IN, HUNG 1/2 INCH APART) by THERESA CHONG
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

DRAWING ON RICE PAPER (Details to Come) by THERESA CHONG
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

MONEY & STAMP SERIES (2000) (PRINTS) by THERESA CHONG
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

DRAWINGS FOR POETRY COLLABORATION by THERESA CHONG
Location: Library, Pygmalion-Second Floor

DRAWING WITH BOOK (Details to Come) by THERESA CHONG
Location: Library, Pygmalion-Second Floor

DRAWING WITH BOY (Details to Come) by THERESA CHONG
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

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UPDATE:


Theresa Chong is part of the Summer Exhibition at Danese Gallery in New York:

Gray to Black

Summer exhibition

Danese Gallery
535 West 24th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10011
T: 212/223-2227

Summer hours:
M-TH 10-6 Fri 10-4

Other artists in the exhibition: Mark di Suvero, Emily Eveleth, April Gornik, Hankang Huang, Bryan Hunt, Warren Isensee, Bill Jensen, Zebedee Jones, Barry Le Va, Wang Ningde, Susie Rosmarin, Richard Serra, Pat Steir, Frank Stella and Su-en Wong.

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Prov. Direct from Artist; Danese Gallery (New York); Little Red Schoolhouse Fundraiser (New York)

Saturday, July 08, 2006

"HORN OF PLENTY" (1999) (OIL ON CANVAS, h: 18 x w: 22 in / h: 45.7 x w: 55.9 CM) by CHESTER ARNOLD
Location: Hallway Outside Dining Room, Pygmalion-First Floor

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UPDATE:


Chester Arnold's new exhibit -- entitled "BACKWATERS" -- at Catherine Clark Gallery, which will run through July 29, 2006, received a review today in the San Francisco Chronicle. Entitled "Arnold's realism conveys his anxiety, and sense of humor, the article by art critic Kenneth Baker begins:

Some painters feel comfortable with plenty of distance between their work and their worldviews. Not Chester Arnold.

A sort of realist, the Sonoma painter persists in trying to phrase in images some of the anxiety and revulsion that his consciousness of living in history causes him. Fortunately he has a sense of humor, although the events of recent years have darkened it....


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Prov.: George Adams Gallery, New York

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

"GARDEN BELOW" (PENCIL ON PAPER, 2006) by BRIAN LUCAS
Location: TBD

"BLACK MIRROR" (INK AND WATERCOLOR ON PAPER, 19 x 28cm, 2005) by BRIAN LUCAS
Location: TBD

"BLACK MIRROR IV" (INK AND WATERCOLOR ON PAPER, 19 x 28cm, 2005) by BRIAN LUCAS
Location: TBD

"TOWER" (PENCIL AND STICKER ON PAPER, 2005) by BRIAN LUCAS
Location: TBD

"FILAMENT"(PENCIL AND STICKER ON PAPER, 2005) by BRIAN LUCAS
Location: TBD

We are so pleased to welcome the works on paper by poet and painter Brian Lucas!

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Prov.: Direct from Artist

Monday, July 03, 2006

"RICE WINE" (2004) (DIGITAL PAINTING) by MELISSA NOLLEDO-CHRISTOFFELS
Location: Red Bedroom, Pygmalion-Second Floor

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UPDATE:


Melissa Nolledo-Christoffels is one of the artists featured in this forthcoming exhibition:

The International Artists Support Group (IASG) presents:

IASG 2006, Washington, DC
Embracing Our Diversity II
Martin Luther King Jr Library
901 G st NW, Washington, DC 20001
July 6 - 29, 2006
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 12, 6:30 - 8:30
Installation date: July 5 , Take down: July 31

Exhibitor Listing:

Daniel Shay
Ginevra Rose Shay
Dante Brandt Shay
Athena Magcase Lopez
Josie Lim Cruz
Mel Vera Cruz
Melissa Nolledo-Christoffels
Aina Nergaard-Nammack
Jose Luis Lazaro Ferre
Farida Badalova
Holly Pagel Adams
Carol Porter
Emilia Monroy
Trinidad Eckstein
Amanda Lopez
Bent Axel Oleson
Marilyn Hayes
George Elliott III
Bing Jib-Huang
Virgilio Rollamas
Marvin Santos
Linda Pirrone
Elba Molina
Satomi
Howard Fleming
Sam Noto
Mae Palaci
Ai-Wen Kratz
Natalya Parris
Mariell e Mariano
Margery Gordon
Charles Oteyza
Julian Oteyza
Lauren Shealey
Kevin Owens
Julie Fuchs Musgrave
Sally Tsou
Kevin Owens
Sedgley Claire

For More Information: Please contact JULIAN OTEYZA at joteyza@verizon.net
Learn more about IASG at.: http://iasg.blogspot.com/

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Prov.: Direct from artist

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