Wednesday, May 7 2014, 7pm to 10pm, SWOON Studios, in conjunction with SELECT Art Fair, Kinfolk 94, rogue + renegade, and Colab Projects will host a benefit for Braddock Tiles, an initiative to benefit Braddock, PA. The evening will serve as the official kickoff for Select Art Fair, the public unveiling of “NeeNee in Braddock” (an embellished 8-color 31 x 22″ screenprint in a limited run of 65 print priced at $1250.00 USD), and the release of three new prints by artists Ian Kuali’i, Jerome Lagarrigue, and Karmimadeebora. Proceeds from all sales benefit Braddock Tiles and artists will be on sign that evening.
Over the years, as a part of the fundraising efforts for Braddock Tiles, SWOON has asked a number of her contemporaries to donate individual prints to Braddock Tiles, with all proceeds from sales of the prints going to the project. A limited run of 250 embossed and numbered 9” x 13” digital prints of each image are produced and sold at $45.00 USD to benefit the project.
Timed to coincide with Frieze Arts Week, and the official kickoff event for the SELECT Art Fair, all of the prints will also be exhibited and available for sale during the benefit. Participating artists include: Alyssa Dennis, Ann Messner, Anton Zolotov, Ashira Siegel, Bill Daniel, Brent Green, Brett Cook, Butch Anthony, Christian Guemym, C215, Candice Tripp, Cash For Your Warhol, Cat Solen, Chris Stain, Connor Brothers, Conrad Carlson, Corinne Loperfido, Dan Witz, David Cook, Dennis McNett, Doc Schroeder, Duke Riley, Elaine Chew, Erik Ruin, Favianna Rodriguez, Gaia, HOW/NOSM, James Moore, Jason Jägel, Jeff Stark, Joe Iurato, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Brian Adam Douglas, Keith Pavia, Kelie Bowman, Lauren Silberman, Logan Hicks, Maripol, Matthias Wermke, Maya Erdelyi, Megan Cump, Michael Anderson, Monica Canilao, Myrtle von Damitz III, Natalie Frank, Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter, Pam Tietze, Reiko Hamano, Retna, REVOK, Ryan C. Doyle, SABER, Sanford Biggers, Serban Ionescu, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, sSwoon, Stephan Doitschinoff, Tod Seelie, Todd Chandler, Vexta, Dustin Yellin, Winston Chmielinski, Zak Smith, Aurel Rubbish.
For those not able to attend, tax-deductible contributions can be made by contacting Karmimadeeborah McMillan from SWOON Studios at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT BRADDOCK TILES PROJECT:
A project initiated by the artist Swoon, the Braddock Tile factory will be a community based artisanal micro-factory located in a formerly abandoned church in North Braddock Pennsylvania whose first venture will be to hand produce the 20,000 beautifully colored ceramic tiles needed to give its landmark structure a new roof.
Braddock Tiles will also be a part of a larger context of neighborhood-based art making taking place in this once blighted section of North Braddock. The building, upon restoration to full capacity, will become the seat of an arts focused learning and resource center, as well as a museum of the possible in the shell of something once left behind. The tile factory aims to produce beautiful architectural tiles, to provide small scale employment and craft training to residents in the Braddock and North Braddock area and to facilitate in the creative restoration of a space that will become a source of pride, wonderment, and cultural nourishment for the neighbors that help re-create it. Swoon has been working in partnership with resident artist collective Transformazium, resident ceramicist KT Tierney, and a team of 12 locally hired and trained ceramic tile makers in this effort to restore craft and beauty to the daily life of one small corner of North Braddock, PA. http://braddocktiles-org.myshopify.com
ABOUT SELECT ART FAIR:
SELECT Industries is a New York City arts production company founded by fellow artist Brian Whiteley and Matthew Eck. SELECT produces large-scale art fairs in both Miami and New York City. The first SELECT Fair debuted in Miami in 2011 and received numerous accolades from publications such as: The New York Times, Miami Herald New Times, Financial Times, and Psychology Tomorrow. SELECT’s next show will be held May 8 – 11 in Manhattan and will feature over 44 contemporary galleries from around the world.
SELECT FAIR: | NYC MAY 8 – 11
135 W 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
ABOUT KINFOLK 94:
Since Kinfolk’s inception in 2007, the idea behind the “Kinfolklife”mantra has grown exponentially. From providing then-impossible to obtain Japanese track bikes to customers around the globe, to a flagship lounge in Tokyo, to Kinfolk’s Williamsburg design outpost and cafe, to a menswear store and adjacent event space, the Kinfolk brand continues to grow, curating projects as celebrated as they are varied, pushing boundaries in the fields of food, music, art and beyond. Within Kinfolk 94 lies a multi use gallery space adjacent to a custom-fabricated, Pacific Northwest-inspired geodesic dome enclosure.
For more information, please contact:
Karmimadeebora McMillan - email@example.com
Lisa Shimamura – firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Lockhart - email@example.com