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?
In conjunction with the exhibition New York, New York, New York PANEL: The City from Below, Above, and Sideway Featuring: Julia Solis, Steve Duncan, Catherine McMahon, Douglas Paulson and Marie Lorenz. Moderated by Chen Tamir and Jean Barberis. Please join us for a panel discussion and presentations by acclaimed urban historians and artists with slightly unusual views of New York City. Sunday, January 6th, 2008 at 4:00 pm Free and open to the public. Steve Duncan Steve Duncan is an urban explorer who has been climbing and crawling around NYC's hidden spaces for the past decade.Steve will show images from and discuss his two parallel projects: climbing to the tops of NYC bridges over the city's major waterways and spelunking in the tunnels that hold the city's lost and forgotten underground rivers. Catherine McMahon Catherine McMahon will discuss the amazing history of the New York City panorama at the Queens Museum. Doug Paulson and Marie Lorenz Doug Paulson and Marie Lorenz discuss their adventures exploring the lost, forgotten, and submerged islands at the northern edge of New York City. Julia Solis Julia Solis organizes scavenger hunts and exhibitions in abandoned spaces. She is the founder of Ars Subterranea, an artists' group dedicated to the creative exploration of ruins, and the author of "New York Underground: The Anatomy of a City." ________________________________ New York, New York, New York So nice we named it thrice. Curated by Jean Barberis, Melanie Cohn, and Chen Tamir. Original concept by Jean Barberis. New York, New York, New York is an interactive, multimedia installation. It is a continuation of Flux Factory's interest in urban landscapes and takes inspiration from the Panorama, Robert Moses' scale model of New York City in the Queens Museum of Art. Members of the Flux Factory art collective will work in collaboration with over 100 artists from all five boroughs and around the world to re-imagine the public and private spaces of New York. Gallery hours: Fridays €“ Sundays, 1-5pm. Closed Dec. 23rd and 30th. New York, New York, New York is made possible with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Queens Council on the Arts, as well as generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Greenwall Foundation, Materials for the Arts, and Carnegie Corporation of New York.