Join us to celebrate the opening of new rooms at the hotel.
Emil Tibell 2A, Frans Franciscus 5C, Eva Silverman 7C, Alex Wolkowicz 8D, Blaide Lallemand 8B, Rodney Dickson 8C, Alexis Eggertsen.
Restoration of a room 4B by Paco Simon and room 2A by Andrew Hickey and Geof Green
Thursday, March 29, 6-9PM
The walls of room 6A are the canvases for artist Emil Tibell. Swedish born artist Emil Tibell started working in the transformation of room 6A.
A freelance illustrator based in Harlem, New York , Emil’s visual discourse dabbles in the tradition of memento mori, the visual reminder of the transience of life on this earth, found in the recurring symbols of mortality and ephemeral corporal existence. Fed by occurrences in his personal life, he also seeks to portray the grueling human struggle with malice, addiction, loss and love.
The murals will be shown to the public by the end of winter.
Resident artsist Blaide Lallemand and “The Sleepers” in room 8B
Blaide Lallemand and Hilary Cuerden-Clifford from Australia won the second prize of the international art competition “Charlatan Ink Art Prize 2011” with the photographic piece “Journey to Morning: 5 Sleepers.”
Part of the prize was a residence with the Carlton Arms Art Project.
Blaide just arrived from Australia and her idea is to reciprocate the awarded work with photo prints and a live projection into the walls of room 8B.
Dutch master painter Frans Franciscus at work in room 5C.
Artist Frans Franciscus from The Netherlands works as an contemporary Master on his paintings.
His works present an exhibition highlighting modern art, mostly inspired by classic European paintings. His sources of inspiration include pieces by painters like Hendrick ter Brugghen, Caravagio and Rogier van der Weyden.
He combines or re-arranges compositions of old masters depicting biblical stories in an up-to-date and idiosyncratic fashion. Scenes from his own environment are added and characters are restyled without losing their original role. His works derives its meaning in part from the tension he contrives to generate between his admired example and his own creation.
“Wildwuchs” an installation by artist Alex Wolkowicz in room 8D.
Alex Wolkowicz is a Polish/German photographer and artist resident in Liverpool/UK and Bonn/Germany.
Her work explores themes about our relationship with the world and how we share it with each other and other living things. Essentially tactile and documentary, her work springs from her experience with photography, performance, theatre and the creation of unique representations of places, things and histories. She works with still and moving imagery often with the addition of sound.
Resident artist Alexis Eggertsen at work creating her Artbreak inspired video installation.
Alexis Eggertsen is a Seattle based musician, writer and media artist. Her work alternates between sensual and synesthetic meditations on natural rhythms and relationships, and sarcastic and comedic reflections on contemporary life. She is currently working on the Artbreak video installation and her debut album, both which speak to each other, as well as further developing Digiself, an interactive performance she co-wrote, co-directed and tech directed, and which debuted at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival.
She recently placed second in the international “Charlatan Ink Art Prize 2011” competition, and part of the prize is a residency at the Carlton Arms. Here, she is filming footage in preparation for a new video art installation about the boundaries and breakthroughs of the creative process. She will merge documentary footage of the other artists working at the Carlton Arms with her own private explorations of the individual hotel rooms. This will be in turn woven with with symbolic and colorful representations of creative frustration, exploration and breakthrough. Half of the footage will be shot inside the walls of the Artbreak Hotel, and the other half will be shot in her hometown of Seattle, Washington, and will pull from both the comedy and sensuality of her past work.
“Mapping Roots: NYC” an art installation by designer & photographer Eva Silverman in room 7C.
Eva Silverman, a designer and photographer from Oakland, CA, is a New Jersey native, who grew up going to Bensonhurst, and in her teens discovered the Lower East Side through punk rock.
Eva never feels more at home than when she is in New York when her accent is in full effect and she can jaywalk as efficiently as possible.
She is currently working in “Mapping Roots NYC” in room 7C, an art installation that spans NYC in geography and history. It features a simplified map of NYC spanning two walls, with alternative points of history that have been important to the three generations of her family, intertwining the stories of a changing city, with that of her immigrant family’s history.
The map will cover 2-3 walls the room and the fourth wall will be covered in chalkboard paint so that those who visit the room will be able to mark their own points of interest in the city, giving the project an interactive element and inviting collaboration.
Rodney Dickson transforms again his own space at the hotel, room 8C.
For the third time in the last 15 years, Rodney Dickson came to the hotel and did a total transformation to the walls he has been using as canvasses for his evolving concepts.
Born in Northern Ireland in 1956, Rodney Dickson is a resident of Brooklyn, New York, where he first came in 1992, as an International Studio Artist at P.S.1 Museum.
He has exhibited his work internationally during the past 15 years and has received many prestigious awards and prizes.
His work can be found in several important public collections in U.S.A., Europe and Asia.
His most recent solo exhibition at CAVE in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, showcases his large canvas paintings including a work based on the theme of the Vietnam War, a subject he has periodically revisited over the past 15 years.