Ray installing the puzzle painting
Installing the upcoming show!
Saturday we started installing our upcoming show at Lambert Fine Arts, 57 Stanton Street. Here’s a peek!
Los Angeles installation process
Here’s a video of the Gutbox installation process that lives at The Magoski Arts Colony in Fullerton, California:
New show May 10th 2012!
New show May 10th 2012!
Living in NYC, it’s impossible to be unaware of the gridded hive of modernity, our action within it, and it’s psychological impact. Grids that are often laid across the land like a map pop up into three dimensions of the city, mushrooming to the heights of skyscrapers, and burrowing underground in the form of subway tunnels. Cross town busses, car traffic, pedestrian zig zags, and flight patterns complete the transportation grid and perpetuate it’s motion.
To some of us the order of the grid could be experienced as safe and comfortable, while others feel confined by it’s predictability and regiment. Though all members of Gutbox live in major metropolitan systems, some have experienced life in more spacious areas. Gutbox member, Jazz-minh Moore, was born ‘Off the Grid’, at Breitenbush Hotsprings, a community in the Oregon woods that creates it’s own electricity out of the natural current of the river water. Maps of this place are woven into GRID. Some members where reared within the suburban sprawl and it’s ever expanding footprint, offering a sense of order, uniformity, and a far reaching grid.
Some of the works in GRID reference aerial landscape photographs of the agricultural grids that pattern most of this wide country. Others are a nod to the gridded patterns in plaid shirts, the complex mapping of computer chips, and metal grids found in the old security glass of fallen windows in the Navy Yard. Our goal is to leave no grid unturned.
Present in GRID will also be deviation from, and destruction of, the human-made grid. Points of transition, from the right angles controlled by humankind to the organic geometry of nature, include riverbeds, which snake their way organically across gridded plains, or the post and linter structure of an abandoned building falling into oblique angles of ruin.
One way or another, we all participate in GRID.
Save the date!
SAVE THE DATE
IT WON’T FIT
June 3 – June 25, 2011
Opening Reception: June 3 from 6:00p- 10:00p
Hibbleton Gallery and Magoski Arts Colony, Fullerton, California
Hibbleton Gallery and the Magoski Arts Colony will present ‘It Won’t Fit’, an exhibition of 2-D works in conjunction with a 3-D installation, that introduces New York based Gutbox Collective to the West Coast. This group’s mission is to create running narrative threads through collective participation. The members of Gutbox weave disjointed stories that don’t suffer the absolution of a beginning or an end. By incorporating panels that vary slightly in size and are under the influence of at least three members before completion, the group allows a film reel like format to take shape without giving way to a truly linear sequence. The result is a vivid display of painterly cooperation that meets naked trust and invention.
Gutbox debuted in New York City in the fall of 2010 at The Y Gallery. The incarnation that will take place at Hibbleton is a phase of Gutbox’s ongoing pursuit of constructivism within it’s own ranks and reaching outward to it’s audience from one location to the next, creating an ongoing narrative through it’s work that oscillates with those who participate.
Gutbox Members: Nick Dyball, John J. Hagan, Heather Hart, Jazz-minh Moore, Seth Mulvey, Ray Sell, Caroline Thaw, Ulrike Theusner, and Thomas Witte.
Visiting Artists: Eun Kang Koh, Kiel Johnson, Klai Brown, Patrick Logan, Kambui Olujimi, John Schupf, Jeff Sims, Jaret Vadera, Lucia Znamirowski and more.
Hibbleton Gallery Hours: Friday from 1pm-5pm, Saturday: 1pm-5pm, Sunday: 1pm-5pm and by appointment.
Gallery contact: Landon Lewis at 714-420-85124 or email@example.com
Gutbox contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
DONATE TO GUTBOX’S Gut Box
GUTBOX has a show this June at Hibbleton Gallery in LA. www.hibbleton.com We are building an interactive human-sized Gut Box and we need to fly the collective to LA to install it! So we have been invited to fundraise at NYC Girl’s Night Out this week, and YOU ARE INVITED!!
We can offer you free tickets to this event if you respond on Facebook or via email@example.com so we can put you on our list BY NOON TUESDAY 3/8/11. (You may contact us after that point by email to be placed on the list) Discover unique designers, sip NYGNO’s delectable drinks, and cap your night with some pretty pampering and glorious Goodie Bags.
GUTBOX will be offering original paintings and limited edition prints and collectibles (at fundraising prices!). COME SUPPORT THE GUT BOX!!!
New York City Girls Night Out Spring 2011
March 8th- 11th, 2011
608 West 28th Street (Btw 11th & 12th Avenue)
New York, NY 10001
You may also contribute financially to the Gut Box via our Paypal account!
firstname.lastname@example.org, name: Gut Box.
EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Gutbox at Y Gallery
Opening Reception November 23, 6-8pm
Closing Party December 7, 6-8pm
Y Gallery – 355 A Bowery (basement) between 3rd and 4th St
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 2-7pm Sat-Sun 2-5pm
SEE YOU THERE!!
Gutbox at the Affordable Art Fair, NYC
Gutbox had two paintings at the Affordable Art Fair, September, 2010 with Windham Fine Arts:
Gutbox Work Party
Silhouettes in progress, the Village, NYC
Gutbox in Paris
Gutbox at X-Initative
Affordable Art Fair
Gut Box will be showing some work at the Affordable Art Fair in NYC, Sept. 29 – Oct 3, 2010.
Find us at the Windham Fine Arts booth.