Side Show Catalog Publication Celebration @ Yale

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 2.31.38 PM The catalog for Side Show 2015 exhibition is printed!!! I had one banner in the exhibit and what an honor to have my work included with so many fantastic artists that admire and adore. I’m headed to CT for a few days. Here is the info from Lisa Kereszi, the curator of the exhibit. 

Finally, here by popular demand, it is ALIVE, it is REAL, and it will be at the Yale School of Art ONE NIGHT ONLY! 

On Wed  May 11 please join us for a celebration of the publication of the catalog for SIDE SHOW the 2015 exhibition at the Yale School of Art’s Edgewood Gallery.

The festivities will begin at 530p with James Taylor, historian and collector extraordinaire, giving a talk on curiosity and curiosities followed by buffet-style carnival food fair at 615p, drinks and books, Books, BOOKS!
Green Hall Gallery and main hall
1156 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT
Gallery talk will be on The Perfection of Curiosity:
What You Need to Know About Weirdness as Entertainment
What is sideshow, and why does it seem to be the backdrop for so much of what we see in the show biz? As recently as the end of the last century, sideshow performance, weirdness as entertainment, from sword swallowers to glass eaters to fire breathers to human blockheads was on the wane everywhere in the variety entertainment business, itself an apparently endangered species. Now on the rebound everywhere, extreme performance is still the most misunderstood of all the showbiz forms, be it the exhibition of freaks or the presentation of freakish entertainment. Sideshow and variety entertainment historian James Taylor – who’s been called the world’s foremost authority on sideshow debunks the myths of the business and helps show why novelty & variety entertainment remains the most vital of the performing arts.
And if you want to make a day of it, please come early to attend the grand re-opening of the British Art Center

from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven
The Center hosts extended hours on Wednesday, May 11, and Thursday, May 12, with special behind-the-scenes tours on opening day. Screenings of a brief documentary on the architecture of the institution’s iconic building, designed by Louis I. Kahn, will be shown in the newly refurbished Lecture Hall. The film provides insight into the architecture, the building conservation project, and the relationship of the building to the collections. Visitors can tour the reinstallation in the galleries on the fourth and second floors, which interprets the museum’s extraordinary collections of five centuries of British art in the context of the larger world. 

Architecture Tour, 10 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm

Collections Highlights Tour, 11 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm

Painting Conservation Studio Tours, 11 am and 1 pm
Please note, space will be limited.

Paper Conservation Studio Tours, 11 am and 1 pm
Please note, space will be limited.

Film Screening, 10 am–7:30 pm
Conserving the Yale Center for British Art (2016)
A new film on the Center’s building conservation project,
with original music composed by Martin Bresnick.
(not rated; 12 minutes)

Education: What it Does!, 10 am–8 pm
See a special display by the Education department.

Study Room, 10 am–7 pm

Reference Library, 10 am–8 pm

Founder’s Room, 10 am–8 pm

Music under the portico, 6–7 pm
Bagpipes performed by Donald Hicks.

Refreshments will be served from 3 to 8 pm.

Yours bizarrely,

Lisa Kereszi, MFA 2000, Critic


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