Art of Sport
Opening Reception for the Artists and Public
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 7-10 PM
Natural Selections Installation and Performance by Mitch Miller
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 8-11 PM
Big Orbit Gallery
Lee Walton is forming a team and we need 100 people to play. You will have the opportunity to join the lineup by visiting the opening reception of Art of Sport.
VISIT THE LAST PICK WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TEAM AND VIEW A MESSAGE FROM THE COACH.
Art of Sport will feature an international group of artists working in a diversity of conceptual aesthetic modes that address the social engagement with a culture of competitive sports in the United States and abroad. Covering a dynamic range of professional, amateur, and almost un-recognized 'as sport' activities, these photography, film, and interactive media artworks will demonstrate the hype, criticism, design, and process of sports competition, body and mind development, social construction and rehabilitation through sport, real-time communication feeds (radio, tv, web) of live events, community identity, and sports tourism in the United States and abroad.
Curated by Craig Smith
Catherine Opie (US)
Paul Pfeiffer (US)
Daria Martin (UK)
Anne Hardy (UK)
Hans van der Meer (NL)
Lee Walton (US)
Matthew Bakkom (US)
Vesna Pavlovic (Serbia/US)
Mitch Miller (US)
Craig Smith (US)
Bradley Beesley (US)
Harold Edgerton (US)
John Baldessari (US)
The exhibition opens on Curtain Up! Friday, September 20 with a reception for the artists and continues with a wide array of programming through the next 2 months.
9/20: Art of Sport opening reception at CEPA, 7-10 pm
9/21: Natural Selections, installation and performance by Mitch Miller
8-11pm at Big Orbit Gallery (come shoot some arrows with Mitch)
Mitch Miller Interview
Bowling for Dalis with artist Matthew Bakkom at Voelker's Bowling Center
Artist Matthew Bakkom & CEPA Gallery invite you to
BOWLING FOR DALI
Voelker's Bowling Center
686 Amherst Street
Saturday, October 12, 2013
8:30pm to Midnight
$20 includes 2 games, shoes and 3-hour open bar, $10 for 2 games and shoes only.
Join us at this Buffalo recreational landmark and participate in a specially designed
10-pin event intended to explore the competitive tendencies of the avant-garde and playfully reconcile one of its infamous 20th century schisms. These events will pit teams that represent the major figures of the surrealist movement - Team Breton, Team Eluard, Team Aragon, Team Ray, etc... - as they vie for victory in a celebration of the career of their most well known and eventually scorned colleague, Salvador Dali (famously derided in the wake of his American stardom by his anagrammatic rechristening as "Avida Dollars"). After a first round qualifier
the top teams will compete in a second round showdown for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
place trophies and other awards, produced by artist/organizer Matthew Bakkom for this site-based event, commissioned by CEPA Gallery as an element of their current exhibition Art of Sport.
Each participant will get shoes and 2 games. There will also be an open bar during the entirety of the Adult Tournament - Well and Tap.
Individual players will be grouped into teams of 5
OR you can grab 4 friends and form your own team!
1st round 9:30
Trophy Round 10:30
"Pleasure is man's most legitimate aspiration"
Barcelona, March 22, 1930
10/23: Live Baseball System Drawings with artist Lee Walton
at CEPA Gallery during the first game of the 2013 World Series
View similar work by Walton
WORLD SERIES GAME ONE LIVE BROADCAST INSTALLATION EVENT
2ND FLOOR PASSAGEWAY GALLERY
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:00pm to game's conclusion
For this live event, artist Lee Walton has created a system for the construction of a wall installation. Each action performed during the event will be determined by the play-by-play commentator's calls of Game 1 of the 2013 MLB World Series.
Each play will elicit a drawing action predetermined by an elaborate key designed by the artist and on display in the gallery. Walton has limited his material choices for the performance and installation to products found at The Home Depot. By doing so Walton intends to play with the relationship between mega-sports spectacle and the everyday domesticity of the average fan.
On the night of October 23, 2013, the audience is welcome to attend and experience the live events of both World Series Game 1 and Walton's installation performance. Walton and others will be working frantically to build the work within the duration of the ball game.Hot dogs, beer, baseball, and art will the order of the night!
Often regarded as an Experientialist, Walton's work takes many forms - from drawings on paper, game/system based structures, video, web-based performances, public projects, theatrical orchestrations and more.
11/8: Art of Sport Symposium
at University of Buffalo
Anne Hardy (photography, Maureen Paley Gallery London)
Lee Walton (performance, drawing, web, professor at UNC Greensboro)
Vesna Pavlovic (photography, professor at Vanderbilt University)
Bradley Beesley (documentary films, Little League Pictures Austin TX)
Mitch Miller (sculpture, drawing, research fellow at Arizona State U)
Craig Smith (photography, performance, relational art, professor at U Florida)
11/9: Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo Film Screening with Bradley Beesley
at the Market Arcade Cinema
Learn more about Beesley's film
SXSW 2009 Film Trailer: Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo
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