This event is part of the program for Must They Also Be Gods, a Flux Factory…
September 8th-16th, 2017
Friday, September 8th
Flux Thursday, September 14th
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
Smörgåsbord, Flux Thursday, September 14th , 7-10pm
Potluck dinner sponsored in part by Zabar’s, please bring something to share
– Jacqueline van de Geer, The Paperbag Queen
– Richard Kostelanetz, Soho: The Rise and Fall of an Artist Colony
– Cayla Lockwood, HEALTHCARE™ and the Technology-Centered Connection℠ Program
– Caitlin Foley and Misha Rabinovich, Snortation
Sandra Araújo, Rachelle Beaudoin, Jemima Burrill, Sean J Patrick Carney, Nelmarie Du Preez, Jacqueline van de Geer, Flannery Cashill and Rachel Mesplay Helm, Hans Hansen, Becca Kauffman, Richard Kostelanetz, Seth Timothy Larson and Abigail Entsminger, Cayla Lockwood, Robin Mandel, Peter Morgan, Eugenia Pigassiou, Caitlin Foley and Misha Rabinovich, H. C. Turk, Jane Venis, Jeffu Warmouth, Jaimie Warren, and Calder Zwicky
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Image: Flannery Cashill and Rachel Mesplay Helm, “Trump Pee Tape: Real Sex Tape from Moscow Ritz-Carlton!”, 2017, claymation