Abstract Art and Fish Frying: Two Unrelated Events in One Post

by Liza Eliano on August 6, 2010 · 9 comments Events

Joy Curtis, Black Ice, 2009, hydrocal, fiberglass and sumi-e ink

Fridays are no excuse to miss your daily helping of events and we’ve got a two for one serving this week. First off,  AFC buddy Hrag Vartanian of Hyperallergic has curated the show “On Display,” at Storefront Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn as part of the gallery’s summer series that brings in outside curators to put together shows. The exhibit includes works from artists Sharon Butler, Joy Curtis, and Cathy Nan Quinlan and focuses on different perspectives of abstraction. Check out the opening tonight from 6-9PM (vodka shots included!), or visit the show while its up until August 22nd.

Paul Outlaw and Jennifer Catron, of Jen n' Outlaw, ready to fry

Second up, food trucks are all the rage, so why no one thought of a fish fry/art performance truck by now is beyond me. Luckily artist duo and Cranbook Academy of Art graduates, Paul Outlaw and Jennifer Catron, have transformed their Old Glory into just that. Jen n’ Outlaw’s Fish Fry Truck, complete with hydraulic arms and “pure, raw American Patriotism,” will be roving the streets of Bushwick, Williamsburg, and Chelsea with locations announced periodically throughout the rest of summer and fall. Their video ad of two hicks catching giant fish by putting their fists through them is priceless. The performances have not been announced yet, but the ad promises a good ol’ American time.

  • Robin Eldridge

    Fist fucking a fish? Priceless? Sad commentary on “priceless work (art)” and the first time, I felt compelled to register a response.

  • Robin Eldridge

    Fist fucking a fish? Priceless? Sad commentary on “priceless work (art)” and the first time, I felt compelled to register a response.

  • http://kaivierstra.blogspot.com Kai

    I’m compelled to GET ME SOME!!! Great Art, Better Hydraulics!!!!!

  • http://kaivierstra.blogspot.com Kai

    I’m compelled to GET ME SOME!!! Great Art, Better Hydraulics!!!!!

  • http://warrenthomasking.com Warren Thomas King

    Paddy, you might like this project Lisa Sigal and Paul Ramirez Jonas created called Specials. Specials serves multiple functions, some formal, some social and some culinary. With each manifestation of this project a new taco is created, and a new show is curated. On June 6th Specials made its debut with “Failure is Impossible”, 2009.
    http://www.lisasigal.com/index.php?/project/specials/

    Brianna Toth curated a comprehensive exhibition in 2006 at The Lab in San Francisco called “Detourned Menu: Food in the Form of Activism” that included, among other political foodie art, a “Tactical Ice Cream Unit.”
    http://bit.ly/djYwXB
    http://www.tacticalmagic.org/CTM/project%20pages/TICU.htm

  • http://warrenthomasking.com Warren Thomas King

    Paddy, you might like this project Lisa Sigal and Paul Ramirez Jonas created called Specials. Specials serves multiple functions, some formal, some social and some culinary. With each manifestation of this project a new taco is created, and a new show is curated. On June 6th Specials made its debut with “Failure is Impossible”, 2009.
    http://www.lisasigal.com/index.php?/project/specials/

    Brianna Toth curated a comprehensive exhibition in 2006 at The Lab in San Francisco called “Detourned Menu: Food in the Form of Activism” that included, among other political foodie art, a “Tactical Ice Cream Unit.”
    http://bit.ly/djYwXB
    http://www.tacticalmagic.org/CTM/project%20pages/TICU.htm

  • Jen

    Wow, you’re right. The south is exactly like this. Hope you enjoy your catfish as much as you enjoy calling the people who catch it hicks!

  • Jen

    Wow, you’re right. The south is exactly like this. Hope you enjoy your catfish as much as you enjoy calling the people who catch it hicks!

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