The damage following the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon is sorrowfully felt throughout the world. We…
We’ve commissioned 15 limited edition box sets of prints, sculptures, drawings, and paintings by a stellar selection of wonderful artists. Our boxes are handmade and contain works by Brandstifter, Bread & Butter Collective, Andrea Dezsö, Kerry Downey, Heather Jones, Aya Kakeda, Miwa Koizumi, Simone Meltesen, Nick Normal, Ward Shelley, and Swoon. The collection is curated by Flux Factory’s artistic director, Jean Barberis. Priced at $1500 per box, it’s probably the best deal ever.
Sky Is Not Heaven
Recycled tin, 6 x 6”
Stefan Brandstifter was born 1968 in Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatine, Germany. The Head of Mainzer Kunstverein Walpodenstraße, Stefan is an interdisciplinary artist and networker, transforming his visual and performance art, sound and music as well as lyrics by means of social interaction to intermedia.
Silkscreen on paper, 11 x 9.5”
The Bread and Butter Collective is a small collectively owned and operated silkscreening studio based at Flux Factory, dedicated to earning their daily bread while creating a space to enjoy life’s butter: community, progressive change, and creative process.
View from the Roof
Silkscreen on paper, 11 x 15”
Andrea Dezsö, a visual artist and writer, creates deeply personal narratives across a broad range of media including drawing, artist’s books, cut paper, embroidery, sculpture, installation, animation, and large-scale murals.
History of 39-31 29th Street, LIC, NY
Silkscreen on paper, 30 x 12”
Aya Kakeda was born and raised in Tokyo Japan. She now works and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She likes cats, seals , and receiving postcards and she has ever changing weekly obsessions, now it’s Clavariaceae and star nosed mole. She also elaborates lots of theories about lot of things. When she doesn’t indulge in her obsessions she paints and draws, creating her own whimsical narratives.
A Dozen Eggs Dropped on the Ground
Charcoal on paper, 14.5 x 16”
Heather Jones holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing. Previous projects include Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea at Deitch Projects and Sol Lewitt Retrospective at MASSMoCA.
Everybody Loves Conduit
Silkscreen on recycled insulation, 8.5 x 11”
Kerry Downey was born in sunny South Florida in 1979. She graduated from Bard College in 2002 and is an MFA candidate at Hunter College making mixed media installations out of New York City detritus, book works, prints, and the like. She has been member of nonprofit artist collective Flux Factory since 2003, where she curated the What the Book?, NOVEL, and worked on various other shows and projects. Kerry is currently working as a freelance educator at MoMA.
Recycled plastic, dimensions variable
Miwa Koizumi was born in Japan. She studied at Ecole de Beaux Artes de Paris. Her shows include Oct Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York at the Japan Society in New York City. Koizumi has been collaborating with Flux Factory for three years.
Sewn felt, 4 x 2.5 x 5”
Simone Meltesen’s work consists of series of portable soft sculpture objects photographed in different environments, as well as a series of embroideries and drawings of a group of young feral girls who live by the sea and constitute a self-sufficient society. Her choice of materials and techniques, particularly thread, cloth, and embroidery, was initially inspired by work made by women in the 1970s during the Feminist Art movement. Her small, portable sculptures made of soft materials, embodying domestic themes, challenge the traditionally monolithic nature of sculpture in the western world.
Hecho con Precision
Cardboard and staples, approximately 5 x 1 x 3”
Born-n-bred in St. Louis, Missouri, Nick Normal pursued his undergraduate degree overseas at Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design (London, UK) where he graduated with ‘honours’ in Fine Arts. With a firm approach to working with whatever he can get his hands and mind on, Nick enjoys making scale models, maquettes and installations and buying dollar-store items to integrate into his surroundings – that is, both his life and his work. He is also a lifelong biblioholic, which has recently turned into assembling an ‘expansive library’ of cardboard books. Nick is also building an archive of press releases, postcards, flyers, brochures, etc. related to art exhibitions – in progress now since November 2003, it is estimated at 11,000 individual items and spans a plethora of three-ring binders and milk-crates (an archive of archives).
Silkscreen on vellum, 18 x 12”
Ward Shelley works as an artist in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in large projects that freely mix sculpture and performance. Utilizing eclectic influences and a variety of media, Shelley’s installations defy classification. Over the last five years, Shelley has concentrated on bizarre functioning architectural pieces in which he lives and works during the exhibition monitored with live surveillance video equipment. Shelley also works on a series of diagramatic paintings, timelines of art-related subjects such as the careers of artists working in de-materialized media and the history of art scenes.
Ward Shelley’s work is in a number of museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Art Museum, and The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Last year Shelley received a painting and Sculpture award from the Joan Mitchell foundation, and has been a fellow of the American Academy in Rome since 2006. He has received NYFA and NEA fellowships in sculpture and new media categories, a Bessie Award for installation art, as well as private foundation grants from the Jerome Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. He is represented by Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.
Silkscreen on paper, 11.5 x 8”
Swoon is a Brooklyn-based street artist who creates life-sized portraits of people she meets, using woodcut block prints and paper cutouts. Swoon’s galleries are city walls, often in the environments that inspired the prints. She is an international artist with major pieces in the Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.