Flux Factory is pleased to present Humorgous Smorgasbord, a group exhibition of artworks that utilize incongruity through live performance, video, sculpture and writing. Most of you probably won’t make it out to see the show. You’ll likely have other plans during the Friday night opening and performances on September 8th. Or let’s guess, can’t make it to an old-fashioned smörgåsbord dinner with artist presentations on Thursday, September 14th. So, what’s funny?
The selected artworks represent a contemporary snapshot of incongruity, from dark irony to sugary one-liners, engaging thoughtful and physical aspects of humor and laughter. The exhibition will showcase 24 international and national artists with interactive and static installations, film screenings, and two evenings of live performances and presentations. As a platform for humor as an end in and of itself, Humorgous Smorgasbord offers a potential to surprise, liberate, confuse, or criticize the status quo.
The exhibition is supported as one of Flux Factory’s 2017 Major Exhibitions, co-curated by artists in residence Sarah Dahlinger and Danny Crump. Additional sponsorship by Zabar’s, Lagunitas and in kind donations from Materials for the Arts. This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Programming: All events are free and open to the public
Exhibition dates: September 8th-16th, 2017
Gallery Hours and Screenings:
September 9th-10th, and 15th-16th from 1-6pm, or by appointment.
Opening Reception, Friday, September 8, 6-10pm
– Seth Timothy Larson and Abigail Entsminger, It Was Going to Solve Everything and Get Me Laid!
– Jeffu Warmouth, Three Heads are Better Than One
– Humor and the Abject Presents: Mainstream Comedy Featuring Lorelei Ramirez, Amy Zimmer, and Ruby McCollister Hosted by Sean J Patrick Carney
– Eugenia Pigassiou, Body of Work in Regress
– Becca Kauffman
– Jaimie Warren
Part I: Sea Worthy xhibition on view at EFA Project Space Opening Reception: Friday, June 10, 6-8 pm
EFA Project Space presents an exhibition featuring artists who approach water navigation as subject, as part of Sea Worthy--a partnership between Flux Factory, Gowanus Studio Space, and EFA Project Space.