Winters: Sketchbook Pages & Tokyo Notes
College’s Schick Art Gallery will exhibit a rare collection
of works this spring—in fact, these works have never been
shown. They are 12 examples of New York City artist and
printmaker Terry Winters’ work from 2002, called Sketchbook
Pages (all graphite on paper). According to press for
the exhibit, Winters’ work is known for its “layers of interlocking
networks of accumulating lines, forming webs and grids that
have intrigued, challenged and thrilled viewers for years
with their simultaneous impulses toward fusion of worlds
and multiple interpretations.”
pages, borrowed from the Matthew Marks Gallery in New York,
will make up half of the gallery’s Winters exhibition. The
other half will consist of a series of 11 lithographs published
by Kido Press in Tokyo, called Tokyo Notes (Tokyo
Notes 1 is pictured here).
Collections of Winters’ work have been compiled into numerous
books, including a recent collection (co-published by the
Addison Gallery of American Art and Yale University), called
Terry Winters/Paintings, Drawing, Prints/1994-2004.
Winters: Sketchbook Pages & Tokyo Notes will open
at the Schick Art Gallery (Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway,
Saratoga Springs) tonight (Thursday, April 13), and will
run through July 9. There will be an artist’s talk in the
Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall on April 25 at 6
PM, followed by an artist’s reception in the gallery. For
more information, call the gallery at 580-5049.
now-RPI-based (via the Bay Area) performance artist Nao
Bustamante uses props, video projections and karaoke in
her live performances—but the focus is on her. And by “her,”
we mean her body. Consider her artist’s statement:
the body as a source of image, narrative and emotion, my
performances communicate on the level of subconscious language,
taking the spectator on a bizarre journey, cracking stereotypes
by embodying them. I disarm the audience with a sense of
vulnerability, only to confront them with a startling wake-up
Check out the video of Bustamante currently on the iEar
Web site for a good example of vulnerability and
confrontation. While you’re online, browse around for other
examples of Bustamante’s work: It’s compelling, scary, beautiful
and grotesque. It will do a better job of enticing you to
check out Wednesday’s performance than anything we can add.
Nao Bustamante will perform on Wednesday (April 19) at 7:30
PM at West Hall Auditorium (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Troy), presented by iEar. Admission is free. For directions
and parking info, call the iEar help desk at 276-4829.
lead singer Lacey Mosley likes to hit herself on stage.
We expect that she’ll be hitting herself Saturday night
at Saratoga Winners. That might not be an obvious turn-on
for hard rock fans, but before you go judging, we should
tell you that she also looks like a pre-“rehab” Olsen twin
or Cameron Diaz at a My Chemical Romance show.
Mosley probably should stop hitting herself, because she
is sitting on top of a pop goldmine. The science of pop-rock
hybridization, of late, has been stunning. After the über-success
of the Linkin Park formula—four parts Korn plus three parts
’N Sync divided by Rob Zombie equals processed angst-pop
and cash—not many thought a greater formula could be devised.
Conventional thinking be damned, however: Flyleaf seem destined
to prove all the haters wrong. How could anyone not have
seen it coming? Four parts Avril Lavigne plus three parts
Nickelback multiplied by Taproot divided by the square root
of one Olsen Twin equals unlimited pop appeal and loads
of angsty anger.
Flyleaf (pictured), with special guest artists Revelation
Theory, Mercy Fall and Idols Never Die, will perform on
Saturday (April 14) at 7:30 PM at Saratoga Winners (1375
New Loudon Road, Latham). Tickets are $10 at the door. For
more information, call the club at 783-1010.