20 Jun

Last night an amazing group of folks came together to help me make pills from crushed Appalachian coal.  We made thousands of them, each representing a person who’s died from opioid overdose in coal country. 
These will form part of collaborative work with @queerappalachia as part @sound.scene – June 29-30 at @hirshhorn

Thomas, West Virginia

Last night an amazing group of folks came together to help me make pills from crushed Appalachian coal. We made thousands of them, each representing a person who’s died from opioid overdose in coal country.
These will form part of collaborative work with @queerappalachia as part @sound.scene – June 29-30 at @hirshhorn

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14 Jun

My recent ‘Study for a Walk from Botanique to Saintclette’ is part of –uncharted– a group exhibition with @harartgallery and @keilecollectief in Rotterdam. 
Opening tomorrow, June 15.

Rotterdam, Netherlands

My recent ‘Study for a Walk from Botanique to Saintclette’ is part of –uncharted– a group exhibition with @harartgallery and @keilecollectief in Rotterdam.
Opening tomorrow, June 15.

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19 May

From @artsterritoryexchange
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Studio view from aTE member John Ryan Brubaker @jrbrubaker In Thomas, West Virginia.

Brubaker has for the past 7 years, split his time between Thomas, West Virginia US and Brussels, Belgium.  Thomas, an ex-coal mining town of approximately 500 people informs much of his recent practice.

As a photographer he is interested in space and movement, especially across political and geographical boundaries. A recent collaborative piece of work involved rocks from the mountains in Morrocco being transplanted to West Virginia in exchange for the recitation of a text into a canyon.

John Ryan says: ‘In particular, I am interested in the visual effects of the urban environment in which most of the planet lives. This includes architecture and public space, as well as passageways and transit lines, advertising, public art, cultural remnants and the emerging visual landscape of digital culture.

My work is often based on explorations of unknown spaces, and the aimless wander has become an increasingly important part of my practice. The experience of being off the map or otherwise guided by one’s immediate environment itself, has been essential in my most recent projects.

Website: https://jrbrubaker.com

#ateviews #artsterritoryexchange #remoteruralradical

Thomas, West Virginia

From @artsterritoryexchange
・・・
Studio view from aTE member John Ryan Brubaker @jrbrubaker In Thomas, West Virginia.

Brubaker has for the past 7 years, split his time between Thomas, West Virginia US and Brussels, Belgium. Thomas, an ex-coal mining town of approximately 500 people informs much of his recent practice.

As a photographer he is interested in space and movement, especially across political and geographical boundaries. A recent collaborative piece of work involved rocks from the mountains in Morrocco being transplanted to West Virginia in exchange for the recitation of a text into a canyon.

John Ryan says: ‘In particular, I am interested in the visual effects of the urban environment in which most of the planet lives. This includes architecture and public space, as well as passageways and transit lines, advertising, public art, cultural remnants and the emerging visual landscape of digital culture.

My work is often based on explorations of unknown spaces, and the aimless wander has become an increasingly important part of my practice. The experience of being off the map or otherwise guided by one’s immediate environment itself, has been essential in my most recent projects.

Website: https://jrbrubaker.com

#ateviews #artsterritoryexchange #remoteruralradical

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10 May

Studio views, upon my imminent departure: 
Coal Field # 9, Found Abstractions, Gilded Coal, A Walk from Botanique to Saintclette (détail), and On Confluence.  Onward.

#greylightprojects

Brussels, Belgium

Studio views, upon my imminent departure:
Coal Field # 9, Found Abstractions, Gilded Coal, A Walk from Botanique to Saintclette (détail), and On Confluence. Onward.

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20 Apr

Berlin folk… I’ll be at @jarvisdooney this afternoon to check out the Postcard Salon exhibition and chat about my new ‘Avoid Highways’ series. ・・・
Join us this Saturday 20. April from 15:00 for the closing event of our #PostcardSalon with a series of talks with select participating artists from our collaborative experimental #GroupExhibition. 
@anniewoelk @aliceconnew @groetsch.beate @lynnemargaretbrown @paullangmead @lamabouff @sigrid_ehemann @yasmin.nebenfuhr @jrbrubaker @lieslpfeffer 
#PostcardSalon2019 #Postcard #JarvisDooney #JarvisDooneyGalerie #JarvisDooneyGalerie #ContemporaryPhotography #ContemporaryArt #Berlin #BerlinGalerie #Finissage #Event #ArtistTalk #Interview #ClosingEvent #Linienstr #LinienStrasse #Mitte #BerlinMitte

Jarvis Dooney Galerie

Berlin folk… I’ll be at @jarvisdooney this afternoon to check out the Postcard Salon exhibition and chat about my new ‘Avoid Highways’ series. ・・・
Join us this Saturday 20. April from 15:00 for the closing event of our #PostcardSalon with a series of talks with select participating artists from our collaborative experimental #GroupExhibition.

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29 Mar

#Repost @jarvisdooney
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Postcard of my recent work ‘Saintclette to Botanique’, part a developing project called ‘Avoid Highways’.
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At Jarvis Dooney (@jarvisdooney) in Berlin as part of the Postcard Salon exhibition.  The show is open until April 20.

Jarvis Dooney Galerie

#Repost @jarvisdooney
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Postcard of my recent work ‘Saintclette to Botanique’, part a developing project called ‘Avoid Highways’.
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At Jarvis Dooney (@jarvisdooney) in Berlin as part of the Postcard Salon exhibition. The show is open until April 20.

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14 Feb

Found Abstraction No. 16
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In December 2018 Tumblr became the latest major social media platform to introduce a zero tolerance policy towards ‘adult content’. Other major networks – Facebook, Instagram, etc. – have long removed content considered ‘adult’ despite it not respresenting sexual contact or pornographic material.  This has included female (but not male) nipples, breastfeeding and same-sex couples kissing.  The decision by Tumblr to remove these images and accompanying threads has led to the loss of long-established resources for communities that have used this platform to exchange imagery and stories about safe, consensual, sex-positive practices and lifestyles.  It has also re-inforced the unbalanced treatment of physical bodies based on gender stereotypes and assumptions.

As digital media becomes the core platform for social communication our cultural expression is being controlled by unaccountable media conglomerates.  They are dictating what we are able to see and discuss, shaping our concepts of what is considered dirty, shameful or unacceptable in society.

The works in this series are enlarged crops of images found on a variety of digital platforms. The original photographs include nude human bodies, kissing consensual adults and breast-feeding mothers, but no sexual activity of any kind.

https://jrbrubaker.com/projects/foundabstractions/

#tumblr #censorship

Thomas, West Virginia

Found Abstraction No. 16

In December 2018 Tumblr became the latest major social media platform to introduce a zero tolerance policy towards ‘adult content’. Other major networks – Facebook, Instagram, etc. – have long removed content considered ‘adult’ despite it not respresenting sexual contact or pornographic material. This has included female (but not male) nipples, breastfeeding and same-sex couples kissing. The decision by Tumblr to remove these images and accompanying threads has led to the loss of long-established resources for communities that have used this platform to exchange imagery and stories about safe, consensual, sex-positive practices and lifestyles. It has also re-inforced the unbalanced treatment of physical bodies based on gender stereotypes and assumptions.

As digital media becomes the core platform for social communication our cultural expression is being controlled by unaccountable media conglomerates. They are dictating what we are able to see and discuss, shaping our concepts of what is considered dirty, shameful or unacceptable in society.

The works in this series are enlarged crops of images found on a variety of digital platforms. The original photographs include nude human bodies, kissing consensual adults and breast-feeding mothers, but no sexual activity of any kind.

#tumblr #censorship

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29 Jan

Found Abstraction No. 6
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In December 2018 Tumblr became the latest major social media platform to introduce a zero tolerance policy towards ‘adult content’. Other major networks – Facebook, Instagram, etc. – have long removed content considered ‘adult’ despite it not respresenting sexual contact or pornographic material.  This has included female (but not male) nipples, breastfeeding and same-sex couples kissing.  The decision by Tumblr to remove these images and accompanying threads has led to the loss of long-established resources for communities that have used this platform to exchange imagery and stories about safe, consensual, sex-positive practices and lifestyles.  It has also re-inforced the unbalanced treatment of physical bodies based on gender stereotypes and assumptions.

As digital media becomes the core platform for social communication our cultural expression is being controlled by unaccountable media conglomerates.  They are dictating what we are able to see and discuss, shaping our concepts of what is considered dirty, shameful or unacceptable in society.

The works in this series are enlarged crops of images found on a variety of digital platforms. The original photographs include nude human bodies, kissing consensual adults and breast-feeding mothers, but no sexual activity of any kind.

https://jrbrubaker.com/projects/foundabstractions/

Thomas, West Virginia

Found Abstraction No. 6

In December 2018 Tumblr became the latest major social media platform to introduce a zero tolerance policy towards ‘adult content’. Other major networks – Facebook, Instagram, etc. – have long removed content considered ‘adult’ despite it not respresenting sexual contact or pornographic material. This has included female (but not male) nipples, breastfeeding and same-sex couples kissing. The decision by Tumblr to remove these images and accompanying threads has led to the loss of long-established resources for communities that have used this platform to exchange imagery and stories about safe, consensual, sex-positive practices and lifestyles. It has also re-inforced the unbalanced treatment of physical bodies based on gender stereotypes and assumptions.

As digital media becomes the core platform for social communication our cultural expression is being controlled by unaccountable media conglomerates. They are dictating what we are able to see and discuss, shaping our concepts of what is considered dirty, shameful or unacceptable in society.

The works in this series are enlarged crops of images found on a variety of digital platforms. The original photographs include nude human bodies, kissing consensual adults and breast-feeding mothers, but no sexual activity of any kind.

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23 Jan Found Abstractions, 2019

Found Abstracts, 2019
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In December 2018 Tumblr became the latest major social media platform to introduce a zero tolerance policy towards ‘adult content’. Other major networks – Facebook, Instagram, etc. – have long removed content considered ‘adult’ despite it not respresenting sexual contact or pornographic material.  This has included female (but not male) nipples, breastfeeding and same-sex couples kissing.  The decision by Tumblr to remove these images and accompanying threads has led to the loss of long-established resources for communities that have used this platform to exchange imagery and stories about safe, consensual, sex-positive practices and lifestyles.  It has also reinforced the unbalanced treatment of physical bodies based on gender stereotypes and assumptions. 
As digital media becomes the core platform for social communication our cultural expression is being controlled by unaccountable media conglomerates.  They are dictating what we are able to see and discuss, shaping our concepts of what is considered dirty, shameful or unacceptable in society.
The images in this series are enlarged crops of images found on a variety of digital platforms.  The original images include nude human bodies, kissing consensual adults and breast-feeding mothers, but no sexual activity of any kind.

Thomas, West Virginia

Found Abstractions, 2019
In December 2018 Tumblr became the latest major social media platform to introduce a zero tolerance policy towards ‘adult content’. Other major networks – Facebook, Instagram, etc. – have long removed content considered ‘adult’ despite it not respresenting sexual contact or pornographic material. This has included female (but not male) nipples, breastfeeding and same-sex couples kissing. The decision by Tumblr to remove these images and accompanying threads has led to the loss of long-established resources for communities that have used this platform to exchange imagery and stories about safe, consensual, sex-positive practices and lifestyles. It has also reinforced the unbalanced treatment of physical bodies based on gender stereotypes and assumptions.

As digital media becomes the core platform for social communication our cultural expression is being controlled by unaccountable media conglomerates. They are dictating what we are able to see and discuss, shaping our concepts of what is considered dirty, shameful or unacceptable in society.

The images in this series are enlarged crops of images found on a variety of digital platforms. The original images include nude human bodies, kissing consensual adults and breast-feeding mothers, but no sexual activity of any kind.

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19 Jan #whichsideareyouon By Gina Mamone

#whichsideareyouon 
By Gina Mamone (@queerappalachia) invokes the spirit of Zoe Leonard’s ‘I want a Dyke for President’ in the context of 2018 Appalachia and the opioid epidemic.

Part of the @gradientprojects show opening now during #thomasartwalk

#shameonsackler #harmreductioninappalachianow 
#whichsideareyouon2018

Gradient Project Space – Thomas, WV

#whichsideareyouon By Gina Mamone (@queerappalachia) invokes the spirit of Zoe Leonard’s ‘I want a Dyke for President’ in the context of 2018 Appalachia and the opioid epidemic.

Part of the @gradientprojects show opening now during #thomasartwalk

#shameonsackler #harmreductioninappalachianow
#whichsideareyouon2018

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