THE EMBRACE SEPTEMBER 2010
Our thanks to Skylor Brummans @ Ico Gallery
Many thanks to Diageo and Piraat Ale for providing the open bar
And thanks to Mark Hanegan @ Madiba Restaurant and their service
Our thanks to all @ Conversation for their support
Thank you to Katie Haywood Gray for her support as co-producer
A Big Thank you to Stacey Howard for her contribution as Co-Curator and Co-Producer
Thanks to Amy Sly for Photography, Joshua Alafia for Film Editing and Michael Stallenberg for Graphic Design
NO!Rpresents the artists
FOR ALL SALES
Christopher Hassett is an artist and English professor living in New York
THE MISSING HAND
GIRL WITH DAD AND GUN
Meli McNees is creating in Los Angeles, California.
My paintings come from the most honest place I know. It is a raw, naive and childlike place. Similar to the uncensored actions of a child, the figures expose themselves without regard for the viewer’s judgment nor expectation of his/her emotional response. These characters are living in their private surreal environment, never expecting to be gazed upon or assessed by the outside world.
Thank you to Rachel Wilkie and Ezra Mabengeza for giving me the opportunity to be part of NOIR and thank you to Christopher Hassett and my Los Angeles tribe for their love and support.
$2000 A PANEL
MUTATIONS OF SELF
FILTH, THE EMBRACE, 2010
AUDIO POETRY: FILTH
RECORDED IN CALIFORNIA, WITH THANKS TO STEVE SELESKA.
EDITED IN NY BY JOSHUA BEE ALAFIA.
DIGITAL POETRY: THE EMBRACE
RECORDED IN CALIFORNIA, WITH THANKS TO STEVE SELESKA, MELISSA MCNEES AND SARA LUNDGREN. EDITED IN NY BY JOSHUA BEE ALAFIA, NY.
my grandma used to say this all the time,
"ngwanaka haguna nto e feta khotso le lerato"
translated this means,
" my child there is nothing greater than peace and love"
her name was Maggie Mmane Payne
CONCEPT: REID WILKIE
JEWELRY: UGO CACCIATORI
LIGHTING: WHITE FURNITURE
CAMERA: AMY SLY
PERFORMER: LACEY WINTLE
PERFORMER: LINDSEY THORNBURG
PERFORMER: JESSE BREEDEN
as the body transgresses beyond our view,
our riches, material in essence,
remain intact, beautiful, brilliant, yet futile.
the aftermath absorbs
and challenges our very state of being,
before and after...