Adam Void

June 6 – July 27 * Adam Void / Instant Photography: 2003 – 2014 * Castell Photography * Asheville, NC

Late to post about this, but the show has been extended. So come to the second opening Friday. July 4th. There will be special surprises at this opening, along with the 777 Polaroids from the last eleven years of Adam Void's life.

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Adam Void / Instant Photography: 2003-2014  *  Castell Photography Gallery

Castell Photography Gallery is pleased to present Adam Void / Instant Photography: 2003-2014, featuring a large grouping of more than 800 Polaroids taken over the last 11 years from North Carolinian artist Adam Void. The show will open on Friday, June 6th from 6-8pm, and will run through July 27th.
Adam Void earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from MICA's Mount Royal School of Art and a BA in Existential Philosophy from the College of Charleston. He was born and raised in the American South, and has lived for many years in overpopulated cities, and currently resides deep in the mountains of North Carolina.
Void has exhibited nationally with institutions such as The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Printed Matter, Chashama, and the Museum of the City of New York, as well as a myriad of unconventional spaces. His work has been featured in LA Weekly, Juxtapoz, Showpaper, and Maximum Rocknroll, in addition to websites such as Huffington Post, Vandalog, Daily Serving, and Gothamist. His work can be found in numerous private collections.
As an artist, Void is dedicated to the exploration of the details of countercultures particular to his personal experiences: DIY culture, graffiti, hard traveling, social activism, mysticism, and the concept of "the outsider." He began taking Polaroids in 2003 at the age of 22, documenting the underground arts and music scene. True to the nature of instant photography, these works are quick and instinctual, yet intimately personal. The tangibility of the Polaroid process fueled his obsession, and the photography can naturally to him.
The photos shown in this exhibition were selected from a large grouping of over 1,000 Polaroids taken from 2003-2014. These photographs serve as documents of the beginnings of the Carolina's graffiti scene, 2006-10 era Brooklyn Street Art/Weirdo Graffiti underground, Baltimore and Philly's warehouse squat culture of the early 2010's, and hundreds of pictures from America's back roads; taken while freight-hopping, hitchhiking, driving, and touring across the US. There are also the beautifully abstracted failures of outdated film, broken cameras, and water damage, as well as found photographs of unknown families, bored kids, and data-collecting worker drones. However, even without the backstory of contemporary rebellion culture, the viewer can appreciate the series' idyllic landscapes, abstracted defects, colorful street markings, and grossly non-romantic portraits. This ongoing project results in an intriguing exhibition of both varied yet strangely and magically unified grouping of over 800 works.
The opening reception for Adam Void / Instant Photography: 2003-2014 will be held on Friday, June 6th, from 6pm to 8pm. Guests will be treated to music from DJ Hillbilly Ocean and specialty cocktails. The show will remain on exhibit through July 27th.
For additional information please contact the gallery.
2c Wilson Alley Asheville, North Carolina, 28801
828.255.1188
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June 11-30 * Never Alone * Online Exhibit for Eco-Prisoners

I am pleased to be a part of this amazing exhibit, coordinated by Earth First!, in support of eco-prisoners who have been jailed while taking actions that are morally just and virtuous, however are against the laws of a corrupt US political and legal system. Please support this project.

neveralone2014-page001The second annual Never Alone online art auction launches on June 11, the International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid and all Eco-prisoners. Marie and Eric are two environmental and social justice activists who are both serving near 20 year sentences for their involvement in environmental struggle in the United States.

All artworks will be exhibited and available for online purchase until June 30. Funds raised will be used to support Marie, Eric and other eco-prisoners’ needs.

There are 24 artists involved this year, including a number of prisoners who have contributed artworks from behind prison walls. All of the artworks focus on themes of wilderness, liberation, state captivity and our relationship with the natural world and other animals.

Marie Mason, a prolific visual artist and musician, has contributed two paintings from a restrictive unit inside Carswell Federal Prison in Texas. Her paintings depict aspects of the natural world that are shared with her by friends from the outside who are continuing the struggle to defend ecological systems. Another prisoner who has contributed artwork is Jose Heladio Villarreal, a hunger striker and long term resident of Pelican Bay prison’s notorious isolation unit.

A great number of artists on the other side of prison walls, including members of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and Beehive Design Collective, have contributed a range of stunning prints, paintings and drawings.

The Never Alone exhibition is a beautiful visual representation of people’s dedication for defending the natural world, and the rights of people to stand in defense of it without facing excessive punishment from the State. It’s also a passionate expression of solidarity with those who have fallen prey to the waves of repression we see political activists facing all over the world.

Starting on June 11, the Never Alone exhibition will be able to be viewed online around the world at neveraloneart.org until June 30.

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS
Adam Void, Ali Cat Leeds, Alma Sheppard-Matsuo, Amy Wilson, Christina Mrozik, Eric McDavid*, Elektra KB, Eva Hall,  Gedden, Jeff Luers, Jose Heladio Villarreal*, Larry Pendleton*, Marie Mason *, Matt Taylor, Mazatl, Nicole Rodrigues, Pat Perry,  Sean Swain*, Shannon Willmott, Tiger Killhour, Todd (Hyung-Rae) Tarselli  (TR)*, Vulpes Vulpes, witchmoss, Zack Meade. (*denotes current prisoner)

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LTD Roadcrew * Vandalog blog post

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Big ups to RJ Rushmore and Vandalog for featuring the post on LTD Roadcrew, "Landing Trains Daily."

Featuring poetic text from FISHO ngc, a frenetic video from DROID 907, and Polaroid photos from Adam Void, this is digital document / made art.

http://blog.vandalog.com/2014/05/landing-trains-daily/

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May 2-30 * Innocent * Izzy’s * Asheville, NC

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Izzy’s Coffee Den

74 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 258-2004

Adam Void is Innocent.
1. free from moral wrong; without sin; pure
2. free from legal or specific wrong; guiltless
3. not involving evil intent or motive
4. not causing physical or moral injury; harmless
5. a young child.
6. a guileless person.
7. a simpleton or idiot.

Adam Void will display collages made from children’s scrawling & the writings of street dwellers, drawings made with the right side of his brain, messages of God, and paintings of Police oppression.

Adam Void could be considered a fancy artist, because he went to a fancy school, got a fancy degree, has shown at fancy places, and is in fancy art collections. He could also be considered a vandal, a deviant, or a miscreant. He lives in a shack in the outskirts of Western North Carolina, appearing long enough to get uncomfortable and return again to self-imposed isolation.

Adam Void, Innocent, Opens May 2nd at 7:00pm
Art will be viewed on a first-come first-serve basis

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New collaborative video from Ryan Seslow & Adam Void

Virtuous Reality

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March 8-9 * Publications & Multiples Fair #5 * D Center * Baltimore, MD

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BALTIMORE, MD, March 2014 -

Open Space is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on March 8 and 9, 2014. This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. This year’s fair promises a wide variety of publications and objects by over 80 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and beyond. The fair is free and open to the public.

Adam Void will have zines available at the Dylan Thadani table, along with work from DROID 907, TCK Crew, Craig Mammanno, Peter Dear, NGC Crew, Rami Shamir, Jefferson Mayday Mayday, George Charles Bates and more....

MAIN EVENT: PMF V

Open Space’s Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair

D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218
March 8th and 9th, 12pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/411116449033216/

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January 24 – 26 * Postcards from the Edge * Luhring Augustine * Manhattan, NY

The 16th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE


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Featuring artworks by Adam Void, Janine Antoni, Jim Hodges, Donald Baechler, Janet Cardiff, Polly Apfelbaum, Catherine Opie, Tony Feher, Marcel Dzama, Ed Rusha, Kiki Smith, Mary Heilmann, John Baldessari, Ida Applebroog, Burt Barr, Julie Mehretu, Ragnar Kjartansson, Cary Leibowitz, Rirkrit Tiravanija, L.J. Roberts, Robert Longo, Moyra Davey, Danh Vo, Kate Shepherd, Geoffrey Hendricks, Ross Bleckner, Jane Hammond, Lawrence Weiner, Jessica Rankin, Dotty Attie, Kay Rosen, Jack Pierson, Robert Buck, William Wegman, Hans Haacke, Joel Shapiro, Marilyn Minter, McDermott & McGough, Louise Lawler, John Waters and over 1300 others!!!

All events hosted at
Luhring Augustine
531 W 24th Street, NYC

PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)

* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free, starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each.

* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
Don't like crowds? $50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors open. Beat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the amazing artwork.

BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 from 10 AM - 6 PM  (Buy 4 - Get 1 More)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 from 12 PM - 4 PM      (Buy 2 - Get 1 More)

All postcard artwork only $85 each.

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December 6 * The Crossroads * PUSH Skateboards & Gallery * Asheville, NC

gif_adamvoid_crossroads_pushAs their final show of 2013, PUSH Skateboards & Gallery will display the art of recent Asheville-transplant, Adam Void.

The Crossroads will feature work responding to extensive travel, spiritual quandaries, and political end-times. Preferring to create an immersive environment, The Crossroads spans the mediums of sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, and collage.

The work on display includes a life-sized found object assemblage of a horse-drawn pioneer/gypsy wagon, a site-specific indoor mural, poetically combined cardboard signs, and a curated “show within a show” of works from local and national underground artists.

Reception: Friday, December 6th 7-10pm
Food & Drink Sponsored by: Asheville Pizza & Brewing
Open: Friday, December 6, 2013 – January 3, 2014
Location: PUSH Skateshop & Gallery, 25 Patton Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
Including Artwork by: Katie Dunn, Edwards Harper, Chelsea Ragan, Clay Kaminski, Bruce WM Walsh, Emily Campbell, Dad III, Peter Dear, Rami Shamir, Dylan Thadani, Jeffrey Vincent, Adam Void, and more.

Reception: Friday, December 6th 7-10pm

Food & Drink Sponsored by: Asheville Pizza & Brewing

Open: Friday, December 6, 2013 – January 3, 2014

Location: PUSH Skateshop & Gallery, 25 Patton Ave. Asheville, NC 28801

Including Artwork by: Katie Dunn, Edwards Harper, Chelsea Ragan, Clay Kaminski, Bruce WM Walsh, George Charles Bates, Emily Campbell, Dad III, Peter Dear, Rami Shamir, Andrew H. Shirley, Dylan Thadani, Jeffrey Vincent, and Adam Void.

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November 29 * Black Friday Black Market Cassettes * Little Baby’s Ice Cream * Philadelphia, PA

In honor of America’s time-honored obsession with the weekend after Thanksgiving, Little Baby’s Ice Cream hosts:black-friday-black-market-tapes-logo

Black Friday Black Market Cassettes
A Pop-Up Black Market Cassette Shop

Friday, November 29
6:00 – 10:00pm
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
–> World Headquarters <–
2311 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa 19125
&
Saturday, November 30
6:00 – 10:00pm
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
–> Cedar Park Embassy <–
4903 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19143

Organized by curator Lee Tusman, this temporary pop-up cassette market presents selected field recordings of audio recorded around the world. Up to 100 cassettes will be available, including the audio of Laotian funeral ceremonies, New Orleans marching bands, audio from inside a sensory deprivation tank, recordings of waves breaking in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, Javanese gamelan recordings, and much much more. All of the cassettes are hand-recorded and ideally listened to on tape, but will also be compiled to an online audio stream. It’s the perfect time to buy that special christmas gift.

The tapes will feature audio recordings of Adam Void playing the Moog Sonic Six Synthesizer at Moog Music's HQ in Asheville, NC.

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November 30 * International Streaming Festival * Het Nutshuis * The Hague, NL

If you are in The Netherlands, specifically Den Haag (The Hague), Saturday November 30th, please come out to Het Nutshuis to see Adam Void's video, Floodplain: Manmade.

If you are not in The Netherlands, you can still see the video online in the full exhibition of experimental video at the Streaming Festival website.

The 8th Edition of the International Streaming Festival For Audio Visual Art will be hosting the screening of over 180 short experimental videos, as well as online curated screenings.

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The Streaming Festival is an art event for independent artists exhibiting unconventional audio-visual art from all over the world. This event takes place once a year.
In addition to the festival, there is a growing permanent collection with video and sound art which can be viewed at all times. To be included in this collection is only available to screened artist on the Streaming Festival.
Anyone with an internet connection can plug into a festival stream from any location, at any given time, and start viewing contemporary sound and video art.

The Streaming Festival is an art event for independent artists exhibiting unconventional audio-visual art from all over the world. This event takes place once a year.

In addition to the festival, there is a growing permanent collection with video and sound art which can be viewed at all times. To be included in this collection is only available to screened artist on the Streaming Festival.

Anyone with an internet connection can plug into a festival stream from any location, at any given time, and start viewing contemporary sound and video art.

Het Nutshuis at the Riviervismarkt 5, 2513 AM in The Hague, The Netherlands

Doors open at 8:00pm.

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