Tonight in NY, The Wild & The Innocent featuring work by BITNB artist Skye Parrott
The Wild & The Innocent
A Photography Exhibition Curated By Jordan Sullivan
255 Centre Street, NY, NY
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 28, 6-8pm
March 28 – April 16, 2012
Bree Apperley, Brendan Baker, Alexander Binder, Siobhan Bohnacker, Coley Brown, Patrick Buckley, Ana Cabaleiro, Samantha Casolari, Cody Chandler, Daniel Evans, Todd Fisher, Hannah Godley, Alexis Gross, Todd Jordan, Kohey Kanno, Mikael Kennedy, Collin LaFleche, Nicole Lesser, Jeff Luker, Jennilee Marigomen, Brian Merriam, Aaron McElroy, Skye Parrott, Emma Phillips, Henry Roy, Bryan Schutmaat, Brea Souders, Jordan Sullivan, Agnes Thor, Logan White
The Wild & The Innocent juxtaposes portraits of bodies and landscapes culled from various photographers’ personal archives. How do these pictures of the human body and natural landscapes relate to one another? How do the two, when shown together, affect our perceptions of nature and ourselves? The Wild & The Innocent seeks to complicate the modern oppositional relationship between the body and nature in order to explore the truths of our own transience and infinitude — our dual limitlessness and powerlessness — as reflected in the wilds of nature and the slopes of the human form.
Included in this exhibition are emerging and established photographers, many of whom often obsessively document their personal lives. These are photographers who constantly seek to reframe the ways we perceive our environment and bodies.
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1825 Sunset Blvd.
Echo Park, CA
Grand opening Tuesday November 23rd
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open November 23- 24 & 26-28 from 3 PM – 11 PM &
Thursdays thru Sundays the entire month of December
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Jewelry by Alex & Chloe, Species by the Thousands, Laura Lombardi, & Dark Matter
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Clothing for bad-ass babies from Izzy Wolf
Zines, records, small gifts and prints by artsy artists
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Calendars from the Wild Unknown so you don’t miss important appointments
Robert and Leopold mix tapes for people who still have cassette players
Home-made bacon brittle . . . . .and lots more on the way!
Open November 23rd – December 30th
Thursdays – Sundays 3 PM – 11 PM
1825 W. Sunset Blvd
**Skye Parrott solo exhibition
@ Capricious Space
November 19, 2010 – January 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, November 19, 7-9pm
Capricious Space is located at 103 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York 11211 tel: 718-384-1208
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 6 pm. For additional information about Capricious, please visit http://www.becapricious.com
Having grown up with a photographer mother, Parrott’s life had been thoroughly documented until her adolescence, and then again by herself starting at seventeen. But the turbulent period in between was a void in terms of visual record. Following the demise of two key relationships, one with her first love, a boy named Alex, and then of their mutual relationship with drugs, they both went off to rehab and soon after she began taking photographs. From that brief era, she was left only with some vivid memories of particular moments. First Love, Last Rites turns around about a year and a half of her life, beginning when she was fifteen. For this work Parrott asked friend (and sometimes collaborator) Valentine Fillol-Cordier to play her, and with her old clothes and the other people who figured into these memories, she set out to recreate her recollections from these previously undocumented years.
Central to this body of work is Parrott’s interest in the subjectivity of memory. “People choose a few things to remember and those memories become representative of entire relationships or events. In doing this work, I was keenly aware that what I remembered might not be ‘real.’ Curious to explore what had actually happened, after making the photographs I interviewed Alex to find out what he remembered. There was a lot of overlap, but there were huge discrepancies too. There were incidents I thought of as key but that he had forgotten entirely but remembered when I mentioned them and vice versa. And there were places where our stories just completely diverged. I think it points to the way that memories form us, and as we form, we reshape them to fit.” This is sometimes reflected in the exhibition: a detail that she mentions in her text is intentionally different in the corresponding photograph. A scene that takes place at night is shot during the day, or a gesture is reconfigured. In this way, Parrott explores the notion that memory, and even experience, is not “true.” Rather it is something in between truth and fantasy because it goes through the filter of who we are.
In a booklet accompanying the exhibition, we are given a glimpse of the physical records that do exist from this time in Parrott’s life. Along with images from the show, she presents personal artifacts including letters, photographs, and items found inside old pockets, a personal text, and the transcript of an interview with Alex.
Blood is the New Black artists Skye Parrott and Alec Friedman present Secrets
a photography group show
October 29 – November 14
Opening reception October 29, 7 – 10 pm
1520 N. Cahuenga, Los Angeles, CA
Andreas Laszlo Konrath
Virginia Rolston Parrott
David Benjamin Sherry
iO Tillett Wright
For our Japanese friends, please visit this show already in progress featuring works by Blood is the New Black artists Ahonen and Lamberg and Skye Parrott.
Ahonen and Lamberg
Hisham Akira Bharoocha
B GALLERY(BEAMS JAPAN 6F)
3-32-6 shinjyuku Shinjuku-ku
You are invited to HOMECOMING, a week-long creative space featuring programming curated by Dossier with a photo studio by photographer Dan Martensen. Events include live performances, art exhibitions, panel discussions, screenings, and more. See attached invite for full schedule.
267 Elizabeth Street, NY, NY
Open Daily 12 – 12
Sit for a portrait with photographer Dan Martensen, 2 pm – 8 pm daily
Participate in a video booth confessional project by Crystal Moselle and Skye Parrott, all day every day
Enjoy free coffee provided by Birch Coffee
Curated cultural events each night
Cocktail reception, parties and music events are by invitation only and require an RSVP.
All other events are open to the public.
Pick up a copy of Smoke Bath. Featuring works by Cali Dewitt, Josh Slater, Skye Parrott and loads of other great artists.
Smoke Bath is a collection of photographs and art work loosely based on the theme of camping/ nature/ exploring. The Fresh Air Fund is an independent, not-for-profit agency that provides free summer vacations to New York City children from low-income communities. The goal of smoke bath is to showcase the work of artists that are inspired by nature and raise money for freshair.org in the process.
Check our http://www.smokebath.com/ for more info.
Skye Parrott revamped her website, adding new personal work and more.
Please come by for the opening of Younger Than I’ll Be, a photography group show curated by Skye Parrott, which is opening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music next Wednesday, April 7. The show is about New York, its association with youth and change.
Artists: David Armstrong, Cass Bird, Larry Clark, Jessica Craig-Martin, Adrian Gaut, Nan Goldin, Marcelo Gomes, Saul Leiter, Robert Longo, Skye Parrott, Virginia Parrott, Jack Pierson, David Schoerner, Peter Sutherland, Weegee
Younger Than I’ll Be
April 7- May 23
Opening reception: Wednesday, April 7, 6-8 pm
Natman Room, BAM Peter Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn NY
In Milan for Fashion Week? Along with the art directors at SM, Skye Parrott put together a series of seven slideshows of both personal and fashion work, which will be shown in a cinema set-up.
The show is running from February 26 through March 3, so even if you can’t make the opening, try to stop by and see it if you’re in town. For more info visit the Wonder Room site.
Last night we hosted a holiday dinner for 40 of our closest friends and members of the BITNB family! A big thank you to all who came out to Good Girl Dinette for dinner, your company was all we needed to celebrate the wonderful year that was 2009, and to usher in the even better 2010. We wish our extended family of fans, customers, friends, and artists a happy holiday season, and all the best in 2010.
We thank you all for the love and support. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you.
Blood is the New Black
Visit Dossier at Booth L9 at Nada for copies of Dossier, limited edition prints by Robert Longo, David Armstrong, Hisham Bharoocha and other Dossier contributors, a new edition of Dossier totes, and more…
Nada Art Fair Miami Beach
6701 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL
Thursday Dec 3 2-8
Friday Dec 4 10-8
Saturday Dec 5 10-8
Sunday Dec 6 10-4