Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sushi Arts: Post Card Show, 3.21.09

This Saturday night, fourteen artists will have postcards on display and on sale at Sushi Center For The Urban Arts, including my dear friend Randall Christopher, creator of Kleeman and Mike. The reception will be from 7-10pm.

From the curator:

Given that we are living through potentially the worst economic crisis that has faced the United States in 70 years, I was compelled to design a show that was “low-to-the-ground” and on the cheap. This has always been my bailiwick anyway and, with the new printing technology it has become possible to get postcards made at a very modest price.

“Postcards are purveyors of visual information. Often times the brief missive on the stamped side of the card references the image on the other side “Wish you were here!” or “X” marks the spot. It’s a short cut and a snap shot Postcards are, so to speak, the original “Text Message”; a way to say that you are thinking of someone; a friendly wave at a distance. At this point postcards may seem anachronistic; a vestigial tail on snail mail. But, like vinyl records, super-8 movies and V-8 engines, they have a resilient charm and poetic resonance that seems to resist the march of insistent progress.”

Additionally, there is a dance performance at 8pm.

In Transit II

Time: Saturday March 21 at 8pm
By Christen Sperry-Garcia in collaboration with dance choreographer Sara Pfeifle.

In Transit II investigates patterns of the global transference of bodies and information. Four dancers take on the role of migration, trans-national air travel, daily transit, and the global internet

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