greetings, paris

By May 22, 2012 No Comments



Kyle Field
Nathaniel Russell
Alia Shawkat

Greetings is a collection of new work from Californian artists, Kyle Field, Nathaniel Russell, and Alia Shawkat. The work will explore the literal and abstracted meanings of a greeting: the first words from an unknown being, a message from a foreign land, a signal from the afterlife, a connection of the individual with the infinite, a personal plea to the universe, or a presence emerging from the dark. Most simply, a greeting is the turning point between the unknown and the known. As well as having actual origins in a land far from Paris, France, these three artists create work that originates from the far reaches of inner space and describes fantastic worlds, mutated beings, cosmic dreamscapes and metaphysical symbols. Greetings will meet you at the threshold of their other worlds and your own.

Kyle Field, Nathaniel Russell, and Alia Shawkat will be bringing many pieces from their homeland, but will also be creating work for Greetings in France during an intensive creative residency in a medieval village in Burgundy during the weeks leading up to the opening. They endeavor to further explore the implications of the concepts behind Greetings while existing and creating as foreigners in an unfamiliar setting. During this time they will also realize the collaborative musical experience that will be performed at the opening event. Kyle Field has been performing and recording for years under the name Little Wings; Nathaniel Russell plays and records music under the name Birds Of America; Alia Shawkat has recently been performing jazz standards in New York and Los Angeles.

The Gallery has created a blog that follows the 3 artists during their residency in the countryside where I’ll be posting photos daily:

Curated by Danielle Rubi

Brachfeld Gallery, 78 rue des Archives, Paris 3rd. May 24 – June 25 / Opening reception May 24th, 6-10pm, with a live musical performance by the artists

The hand silk-screened posters designed by Nathaniel Russell are for sale here. Posters are signed by all 3 artists and will include a one-of-a-kind doodle made during their residency in the medieval village of France. All for just $45./€35 a pop. The sales of these posters will help cover costs of their experience in France. Thank you/Merci !

Posters are in a limited edition of 100.

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