Vellum Projects will curate a booth in the special Project section of the LA Art Show in January featuring Diana Wege’s Reject Violence prints.
Diana Wege’s Reject Violence prints are part of a goal to end violence in our lifetime. After reading “The Stickup Kids” by Randol Contreras, Wege wanted to be part of the solution to this epidemic and created a series of lithographs with anti-violence slogans on them in the style of street advertising. Every September during International Peace Month, Wege has placed her anti-violence prints in select bus and telephone kiosks throughout New York City. The multi-colored lithographs designed in bold block letters with words “Reject”, “Oppose” “Forgive”, ultimately beholds the power of subliminal advertising in order to confront a more provocative message.
Diana Wege is an environmental conceptual artist whose practice focuses on the part our negligence plays in the destruction of the environment and how it can be corrected with education and awareness. She is the founder of WOVEN, an international peace organization dedicated to non-violent conflict resolution, and coalition-building.
Vellum Projects is based in Brooklyn, New York. Our mission is to expand on the magazine’s editorial vision and present shows which are thought-provoking and socially conscious.
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street, South Hall
RED CARD SPECIAL COLLECTORS PREVIEW (to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital)
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6pm – 7pm
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 7pm – 11pm
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 11am – 7pm
Friday, January 12, 2018, 11am – 7pm
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 11am – 5pm
Washed Away | curated by Stephanie Young
October 6 – October 21, 2017
Nearest Trains: R, 4, 5, 2, 3 Ferry service to Pier 6: NYC Ferry South Brooklyn Route
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 7th, 6 – 9pm
Photos from the opening on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chashama/sets/72157687164561570
Open Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm
The destruction of our beaches due to global warming has reached alarming levels in recent years. Because of rapidly melting polar caps, sea levels have risen, causing bigger waves to erode the coastline. Beaches normally lose a few inches of coastline a year, but some areas deemed ‘hot spots’ have seen coastlines diminish by as much as 50 feet in a year. According to experts, one way to stop the erosion is by cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions. Other more reactive methods involve beach nourishment; the process of re-depositing sand from inland sources to save affected areas. Even more drastic measures have included the building of beach walls, which have long term effects that include displacement of natural beach formation and ruining nearby coastlines.
Washed Away looks at both the natural and man-made effects of beach erosion, and man’s reaction to it, introducing the larger concern of land being eroded away and its ultimate demise due to these effects.
About the Curator
Stephanie Young is an independent Publisher/Curator working in New York City. She publishes Vellum Magazine and has curated shows throughout NYC and beyond.
About the Artists
With a background in continental philosophy, Amy Kao’s work speaks to the perceptual experience and experiences of nature as markers of history and culture. Her work has been exhibited at institutions as such MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library and Busan Bienniale, South Korea. Most recently, Kao has been working on a commission at Facebook, Inc. She also collaborated with fashion designer Jil Sander on a full season collection, along with large scale public commissions at Brookfield Place and the World Financial Center in New York. Solo exhibitions include Michael Steinberg Fine Art, NY and Venetia Kapernekas Gallery, NY. Kao is the recipient of residency fellowships at Yaddo, NY; MacDowell Colony, NH; Art Omi, NY and the Lower East Side Printshop, NY. Reviews of her work have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the Financial Times and Art News. Born in Taiwan, Kao currently lives and works in Brooklyn. For Washed Away, Kao will create an amorphous installation using rubber.
Diana Wege is an environmental conceptual artist whose practice focuses on the part human negligence plays in the destruction of the environment, and how it can be corrected with education and awareness. She has exhibited her work widely in museums and galleries throughout the United States including CENTRAL BOOKING (New York, NY), Center for Contemporary Printmaking (Norwalk, CT), Grand Rapids Art Museum (Grand Rapids, MI), Interior Museum (Washington, D.C.), Katonah Art Museum (Katonah, NY), Stamford Museum & Nature Center (Stamford, CT) and Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), She is founder of Woven, an organization which advocates all non-violent action. For Washed Away, Wege will expand on her “Night Swimming” grid and show her “Waves” painting, which was originally inspired by the modernist novel To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.
Michael Zelehoski explores the relationship between mind and reality by collapsing found objects into (and out of) two-dimensional spaces. Zelehoski lives and works in Newburgh, Beacon and Brooklyn, New York. His work resides in private and public collections around the world, most notably in the Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou in Paris, which acquired his 35 ft. piece “Open House” in 2015. Recent solo exhibitions include Inner Space at Tang Contemporary in Hong Kong, Object Permanence at Backslash, Paris, France (2016) and New Order, Mike Weiss Gallery, NY (2015). Zelehoski has received numerous awards, from the Staten Island Museum and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, among others. He has been reviewed by The New York Times’ T Magazine, ARTnews, Hyperallergic, Design Milk, and World Sculpture News, among many others. He is currently preparing for a solo exhibition at Backslash (Paris, France) in Spring 2018. For Washed Away, Zelehoski will create an installation addressing beach erosion from an aesthetically “man-made” point of view.
Washed Away has been made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Stephanie at email@example.com
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Vellum is pleased to announce the artists that will be exhibited in our booth at the 2017 Art Toronto Fair.
Each has been featured in the magazine and we’re truly excited to show their work as part of Vellum’s programming.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building, Exhibit Hall A and B
255 Front Street West, Toronto
Friday, October 27, 12 noon-8p
Saturday, October 28, 12 noon-8p
Sunday, October 29, 12 noon-6p
Monday, October 30, 12 noon-6p
Opening preview party:
Thursday, October 26, 6:30p-10p (Benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario)
Event pix below:
I’m delighted to announce that my show “Washed Away” has been chosen by the non-profit Chashama to receive a NYSCA grant. The grant was given to four curators who could address the most pressing environmental issues of our time and translate that into an exhibition. I chose beach erosion. The show will take place Oct 6th-22nd with an opening reception on Oct 7th at One Brooklyn Bridge Park and feature artists Amy Kao, Diana Wege and Michael Zelehoski. Stay tuned for more details. #vellumartzine#chashama#nysca#artgrant#beacherosion#environmentalart#onebrooklynbridgepark
For the second consecutive year, Vellum will exhibit in a solo booth at CONTEXT NY in the partners sector. The fair takes place during Frieze Week at the spacious Pier 94 located on 55th Street and the West Side Highway. It attracts an international clientele of collectors, critics, curators and art lovers looking for new and unusual finds. Last year’s attendance hit record numbers and this year show management expects the same. The magazine will offer its newest issue along with select back issues from its catalog. Vellum will also showcase original artwork from Diana Wege, Marcy Brafman and Molly Goldfarb. We look forward to seeing you at the pier!
Vellum booth P1 (floorplan)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017-2p-5p
Wednesday May 3, 2017-5p-8p
Thursday May 4, 2017-12p-8p
Friday May 5, 2017-12p-8p
Saturday May 6, 2017-12p-8p
Sunday May 7, 2017-12p-6py
The fair was a great success hosting thousands of art lovers over the course of five days at Pier 94. Vellum distributed several hundred copies of its newest issue at the fair’s entrance and also in its own booth in the partners section where original artworks by Diana Wege, Marcy Brafman and Molly Goldfarb were on display.
The booth ready to go on opening day
Front and back of Vellum 18 and Vellum 17
Molly Goldfarb’s “Highline” painting
“Reject Violence Graffiti” lithograph by Diana Wege/”D The M” oil enamel & fluorescent spray paint on canvas by Marcy Brafman
“Natural Villains” by Markus Klinko (Licht Feld Gallery)
“Clockwork” video sculpture by Marck (Licht Feld Gallery)
Vellum 18 getting distributed at the entrance to the fair
Woven’s Diana Wege holding up her ad on the back of Vellum 18 (Thank you!)
Crowd buzz w/Vellum’s booth in background
See ya in December!
Vellum Magazine is pleased to present NYC, which runs from March 2 – March 19 in CENTRAL BOOKING‘s OffLINE space. New York City has always been a melting pot of not only people but ideas, hopes and dreams. What is captured through the work of these fourteen artists is a mood that is reflective of a huge metropolis. It can be literal, metaphorical or biographical but something in the narrative shows us a glimpse of this great city in a unique and timely way.
OffLINE at CENTRAL BOOKING, 21 Ludlow Street, NYC 10002
Vellum featured in solo media booth at Art Paris Art Fair March 29th-April 2nd, 2017 (event pix added!)
Vellum will exhibit this spring as part of the Art Paris Art Fair. Held in the historic Grand Palais building since 2006, the fair has garnered a keen reputation for showcasing a stunning mix of international and emerging artists. This year the fair’s focus will be on discovery and the African continent. It will feature over 140 galleries from 20 countries. Along with the latest issue of Vellum, the magazine will hang an original lithograph from Diana Wege’s Reject Violence campaign. We look forward to meeting you in Paris!
Vellum Media Booth
The Grand Palais, 2 avenue Winston Churchill-Paris, France 75116
Wed March 29th-Vernissage (by invitation only)-2p-10p
Thurs March 30th-11:30p-8p
Fri March 31st-11:30p-9p
Sat Apr 1st-11:30p-8p
Sun Apr 2nd-11:30p-7p
Vellum’s participation at Art Paris 2017 was a huge success!
Vellum will showcase its latest issue along with select back issues at the 27th edition of Art Miami. It’s the first time the magazine will be available in the Wynwood section during Art Basel Week. For the past five years it has exhibited with ABMB in the publications sector at the Convention Center in South Beach. Vellum will also present original artwork from those featured on its website and bi-annual magazine. These include selections from Diana Wege’s REJECT VIOLENCE print campaign and new pieces from Marcy Brafman and Aaron Houser. VIP Preview, November 29th 5:30p-10p.
Vellum, Booth P7
The Art Miami Pavilion
Midtown/Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL.
We’re very excited about this one as it features a couple of fantastic photographers: The Antic Staatsoper, Julie Watai, a review of Element 11 and catalog for Paper Monument. First stop for paper rock star no. 17 is Artissima in Torino, Italy (Nov 4-6). After that it will travel to Art Basel Miami Beach, CONTEXT Miami, Art Basel Hong Kong and more. Order a copy today by clicking on the link below:
Nov 24-Dec 11, 2016
Reception: Saturday Nov 26th, 6-8p
Holiday Garage Sale Weekend: Dec 10-11, 12-6p
This holiday season we’re gearing up for a fun-filled show at OffLINE in Nov/Dec. Co-curated by Vellum Magazine and John Coulter from Sharks Eat Meat, it will feature many different talents presenting work that is under 10″ x 10″. These parameters set the tone for the show’s title which combined with the time of year pointed to the little trinkets which we hold near and dear to us during the holiday season. Scheduled events include: live music, a modern dance performance and “Holiday Garage Sale” weekend which will feature loosely curated tables of common items found at backyard garage sales. We hope you will make it down to see and enjoy what all the artists have to offer.
opening night photos by The Antic Staatsoper:
Photos of exhibit and Garage Sale Weekend:
Garage Sale Weekend:
Thanks to all the artists!