Saturday, November 17, 2012
Mark Hogancamp: Crash Landing / "Guitar" up through 17th!
Opening Reception, Saturday, December 1, 2-7 pm
One Mile Gallery concludes its 2012 season with Crash Landing!, new and old works by Mark Hogancamp. This is the artist's first exhibition with the gallery. It continues through Saturday, January 5, 2013.
Mark Hogancamp is a photographer who prefers to identify himself as a director, and with good reason. Mark is the creator of Marwencol, a 1/6 scale, WWII-era Belgian village in which he stages and photographs a complex narrative of Nazi intrigue, lesbian melodrama, and Sgt. Rock-style heroics. With his immense cast of dolls, Mark freely intermixes history and fantasy, allowing Kurt Russell to confront Goebbels, time-traveling witches to antagonize Hitler, and Mark himself to battle personal demons.
In 2000, Mark was the victim of an assault outside of a bar that left him with brain damage. Faced with significant memory loss, diminished hand-eye coordination, and crushing anxiety, Mark retreated from the real world into the imaginary one of Marwencol. Inclined to think of the project more as therapy than art, Mark worked for years in obscurity, accumulating thousands of photographs before his unique oeuvre was eventually discovered. A 2010 documentary, Jeff Malmberg's award-winning "Marwencol," earned Mark international attention and a significant new fan base.
Works soon available for sale at www.onemilegallery.com
Closes This Saturday, November 17!
My Other Guitar is a Paintbrush
My Other Guitar is a Paintbrush features work by seven visual artists who're more often recognized for their work as popular musicians: Sue Garner (Fish and Roses and Run On), Brian Dewan, Grasshopper (Mercury Rev), Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Georgia Hubley (Yo La Tengo), Tara Key (Antietam), Tara Jane O'Neil, and Rachel Blumberg (The Decemberists and M. Ward). Works range from painting and photography to block prints and installations.
More information at www.onemilegallery.com
Directions to One Mile Gallery from NYC Take 87 (Major Deegan) to Kingston, NY (exit 19). Take exit 19 toward NY28 Kingston/Rhinecliff Bridge. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Washington Ave and drive about a mile. Follow detour signs to Greenkill Ave and S. Wilbur Ave. Turn right onto S. Wilbur Ave. After about 1.3 miles, turn left onto Abeel St. Address is 475 Abeel. The gallery is a brick building with yellow trim.
HOURSOne Mile Gallery is open weekends (Saturday 12-5 and Sunday 12-4) and by appointment. Contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 845 338 2035 or 917 715 2877