FB Gallery
FB Gallery in proud to collaborate with Underline Gallery to present SOUK: And You Shall Find. OPENING: October 17th at Underline Gallery, 238 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011.More info at http://www.underlinegallery.com/

FB Gallery in proud to collaborate with Underline Gallery to present SOUK: And You Shall Find. OPENING: October 17th at Underline Gallery, 238 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011.
More info at http://www.underlinegallery.com/

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Come join us for our grand final party on September 28th, from 9pm to 2am:
BLUE TECHNO, an EXIT Dance Party:
Come dance to the sick sounds of hi-energy techno beats for the EXIT party of FB Gallery:
Music by three acclaimed DJs:
Dave Ruff (NYC)http://soundcloud.com/soundbenderSilicon Syndicate (Icarus Creation, NYC)http://soundcloud.com/siliconsyndicatePhylum (NYC)http://soundcloud.com/phylumnyc
Suggested donation of $15 at door (to cover bar and other expenses)</b>

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Come join us for our grand final party on September 28th, from 9pm to 2am:

BLUE TECHNO, an EXIT Dance Party:

Come dance to the sick sounds of hi-energy techno beats for the EXIT party of FB Gallery:

Music by three acclaimed DJs:

Dave Ruff (NYC)
http://soundcloud.com/
soundbender

Silicon Syndicate (Icarus Creation, NYC)
http://soundcloud.com/siliconsyndicate

Phylum (NYC)
http://soundcloud.com/phylumnyc

Suggested donation of $15 at door (to cover bar and other expenses)</b>

TAPES by Miljan Suknovic
OPENING: Thursday, September 27th, 7&#160;pm
On view until Sunday, September 30th
FB Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by New York based artist Miljan Suknovic. On view will be a range of new works on paper and canvas in which Suknovic continues to translate color and line into luminous and flawlessly calibrated abstractions. Suknovic&#8217;s technique is straightforward— by using a brush and masking tape he moves color around in controlled areas. Sometimes the tape has been previously painted and used to create other art works. It then returns to blank paper and creates a new original pictorial concept. Suknovic creates a spectacle of great beauty, in which the painting alternately offers resistance to the eye or pulls the viewer into glowing fields of brilliant depth.
Miljan Suknovic studied art and architecture in Belgrade, Prague, Florence (graduated 2005), Hamburg (DAAD Scholarship for Artist) and New York. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries in Italy, France, Serbia, Greece, Germany and the US. His first solo show in America was held at the Union Gallery New York in 2008. He has also created large scale mural paintings in Florence and Bologna. He currently lives and works in New York.

TAPES by Miljan Suknovic

OPENING: Thursday, September 27th, 7 pm

On view until Sunday, September 30th

FB Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by New York based artist Miljan Suknovic. On view will be a range of new works on paper and canvas in which Suknovic continues to translate color and line into luminous and flawlessly calibrated abstractions. Suknovic’s technique is straightforward— by using a brush and masking tape he moves color around in controlled areas. Sometimes the tape has been previously painted and used to create other art works. It then returns to blank paper and creates a new original pictorial concept. Suknovic creates a spectacle of great beauty, in which the painting alternately offers resistance to the eye or pulls the viewer into glowing fields of brilliant depth.

Miljan Suknovic studied art and architecture in Belgrade, Prague, Florence (graduated 2005), Hamburg (DAAD Scholarship for Artist) and New York. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries in Italy, France, Serbia, Greece, Germany and the US. His first solo show in America was held at the Union Gallery New York in 2008. He has also created large scale mural paintings in Florence and Bologna. He currently lives and works in New York.


3 days / 3 events at FB GalleryTo celebrate the impending end of FB Gallery at its current location in Tribeca, we are organizing three last events:1. SARAVAH, Umbanda in multimedia.Wednesday, Sept. 26, 9:15pmThe Saravah exhibit is an experience of fascinating Afro-Brazilian Umbanda rituals as seen by three acclaimed Brazilian photographers. The images are projected onto inflatable structures especially created for the event. Umbanda is a unique Brazilian syncretic religion born in Rio de Janeiro over a century ago. It absorbed African cults of possessions, Catholic elements, Spiritism of Allan Kardec, Indian traditions, Hinduism, Buddhism and Kabbalah. Mel Alexenberg in his &#8216;Educating artists for the future&#8217; concludes, &#8216;Umbanda reveals isomorphisms and similarities between so many cultures that it can be seen as exemplar of coexistence.&#8217;The exhibition is organized by Ticún Brasil/תיקון ברזיל in collaboration with FB Gallery and the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts.

UMBANDA PHOTOGRAPHY BY:

Marcello Vitorino, Santo André, SPDaniel Protzner, Belo HorizonteA pandilla, photo collective from Rio de JaneiroLIVE PERFORMANCE by Café da Silva (Umbanda percussion).Edson Aparecido da Silva, aka Café, played with Mick Jagger, David Byrne and Harry Belafonte, among many others. His dedication to the drums began at the age of 8 when he became fascinated by the Afro-Brazilian rhythms he heard and felt at the Umbanda meetings which he attended with his parents.
2. TAPES, a solo show of new works by Miljan SuknovicThursday, Sept. 27, 7pm (Works on view until Sept.30)FB Gallery in collaboration with Slag Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by New York based artist Miljan Suknovic. On view will be a range of new works on paper and canvas in which Suknovic continues to translate color and line into luminous and flawlessly calibrated abstractions. Suknovic&#8217;s technique is straightforward— by using a brush and masking tape he moves color around in controlled areas. Sometimes the tape has been previously painted and used to create other art works. It
 then returns to blank paper and creates a new original pictorial concept. Suknovic creates a spectacle of great beauty, in which the painting alternately offers resistance to the eye or pulls the viewer into glowing fields of brilliant depth.
Miljan Suknovic studied art and architecture in Belgrade, Prague, Florence (graduated 2005), Hamburg (DAAD Scholarship for Artist) and New York. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries in Italy, France, Serbia, Greece, Germany and the US. His first solo show in America was held at the Union Gallery New York in 2008. He has also created large scale mural paintings in Florence and Bologna. He currently lives and works in New York.

and last but not least:
3. BLUE TECHNO - - - - -&gt; EXIT Dance Party
Friday, Sept. 28, 9pm
Come dance to the sick sounds of hi-energy techno beats for the EXIT party of FB Gallery. Music by three acclaimed DJs:Dave Ruff (NYC):http://soundcloud.com/soundbenderSilicon Syndicate (Icarus Creation, NYC): http://soundcloud.com/siliconsyndicatePhylum (NYC): http://soundcloud.com/phylumnycSuggested donation of $15 at door (to cover bar and other expenses)
3 days / 3 events at FB Gallery

To celebrate the impending end of FB Gallery at its current location in Tribeca, we are organizing three last events:

1. SARAVAH, Umbanda in multimedia.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 9:15pm
The Saravah exhibit is an experience of fascinating Afro-Brazilian Umbanda rituals as seen by three acclaimed Brazilian photographers. The images are projected onto inflatable structures especially created for the event. 
Umbanda is a unique Brazilian syncretic religion born in Rio de Janeiro over a century ago. It absorbed African cults of possessions, Catholic elements, Spiritism of Allan Kardec, Indian traditions, Hinduism, Buddhism and Kabbalah. Mel Alexenberg in his ‘Educating artists for the future’ concludes, ‘Umbanda reveals isomorphisms and similarities between so many cultures that it can be seen as exemplar of coexistence.’
The exhibition is organized by Ticún Brasil/תיקון ברזיל in collaboration with FB Gallery and the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts.

UMBANDA PHOTOGRAPHY BY:

Marcello Vitorino, Santo André, SP
Daniel Protzner, Belo Horizonte
A pandilla, photo collective from Rio de Janeiro

LIVE PERFORMANCE by Café da Silva (Umbanda percussion).
Edson Aparecido da Silva, aka Café, played with Mick Jagger, David Byrne and Harry Belafonte, among many others. His dedication to the drums began at the age of 8 when he became fascinated by the Afro-Brazilian rhythms he heard and felt at the Umbanda meetings which he attended with his parents.

2. TAPES, a solo show of new works by Miljan Suknovic
Thursday, Sept. 27, 7pm (Works on view until Sept.30)
FB Gallery in collaboration with Slag Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by New York based artist Miljan Suknovic. On view will be a range of new works on paper and canvas in which Suknovic continues to translate color and line into luminous and flawlessly calibrated abstractions. Suknovic’s technique is straightforward— by using a brush and masking tape he moves color around in controlled areas. Sometimes the tape has been previously painted and used to create other art works. It
 then returns to blank paper and creates a new original pictorial concept. Suknovic creates a spectacle of great beauty, in which the painting alternately offers resistance to the eye or pulls the viewer into glowing fields of brilliant depth.

Miljan Suknovic studied art and architecture in Belgrade, Prague, Florence (graduated 2005), Hamburg (DAAD Scholarship for Artist) and New York. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries in Italy, France, Serbia, Greece, Germany and the US. His first solo show in America was held at the Union Gallery New York in 2008. He has also created large scale mural paintings in Florence and Bologna. He currently lives and works in New York.


and last but not least:


3. BLUE TECHNO - - - - -> EXIT Dance Party

Friday, Sept. 28, 9pm

Come dance to the sick sounds of hi-energy techno beats for the EXIT party of FB Gallery. Music by three acclaimed DJs:

Dave Ruff (NYC):
http://soundcloud.com/soundbender

Silicon Syndicate (Icarus Creation, NYC): 
http://soundcloud.com/siliconsyndicate

Phylum (NYC): 
http://soundcloud.com/phylumnyc

Suggested donation of $15 at door (to cover bar and other expenses)










Saravah
Opening September 26th, 9pm at FB Gallery (368 Broadway, Manhattan)
Saravah exhibit features fascinating Umbanda rituals as seen by acclaimed Brazilian artists: Antonio Bokel (paintings), Marcello Vitorino, Daniel Protzner and A Pandilla collective (photography).Multimedia presentation will be projected to inflatable structures transforming space and creating immersible environments.
Umbanda is the unique Brazilian syncretic religion born in Rio de Janeiro over a century ago. Emerging from African cults of possessions it absorbed Spiritism of Allan Kardec, Catholic elements, Indian traditions, Hinduism, Buddhism and Kabbalah. Umbanda influenced daily life and culture of Brazilians in music, art, religion and cuisine. American scholar Mel Alexenberg in his &#8216;Educating artists for the future&#8217; concludes, &#8216;Umbanda reveals isomorphisms and similarities between so many cultures that it can be seen as exemplar of coexistence.&#8217;
The exhibit is presented by Ticún Brasil, a Jewish volunteering guide to Brazil: ticunbrasil.com

Saravah

Opening September 26th, 9pm at FB Gallery (368 Broadway, Manhattan)

Saravah exhibit features fascinating Umbanda rituals as seen by acclaimed Brazilian artists: Antonio Bokel (paintings), Marcello Vitorino, Daniel Protzner and A Pandilla collective (photography).

Multimedia presentation will be projected to inflatable structures transforming space and creating immersible environments.


Umbanda is the unique Brazilian syncretic religion born in Rio de Janeiro over a century ago. Emerging from African cults of possessions it absorbed Spiritism of Allan Kardec, Catholic elements, Indian traditions, Hinduism, Buddhism and Kabbalah. Umbanda influenced daily life and culture of Brazilians in music, art, religion and cuisine. 

American scholar Mel Alexenberg in his ‘Educating artists for the future’ concludes, ‘Umbanda reveals isomorphisms and similarities between so many cultures that it can be seen as exemplar of coexistence.’

The exhibit is presented by Ticún Brasil, a Jewish volunteering guide to Brazil: ticunbrasil.com

NYC in Orb, a photo installation by Conceição Praun
Opening: Tuesday, September 18 @ 7pm 
When coming to New York for the first time last April, Conceição Praun, a photographer and filmmaker passionate about environmental issues, decided to focus her attention on NYC’s environment and document her observations through a series of original black and white photographs.
Ms. Praun is recognized internationally for her persistence in travelling the world to document the environment. Those trips and meetings have opened her eyes to various environmental issues and has contributed greatly towards Praun’s attitude of questioning the human’s values on the 21st century.
 “I would like to express just how difficult it has been for me to encourage people here in New York City to recognize the importance of their awareness to our environment. Often I have felt frustrated by the seeming lack of interest displayed by many. I have found myself to be a pioneer, touching lives with these very real issues that are crucial for our survival. I have come to recognize that the senses of the masses appear dulled and have nurtured extreme passive attitudes towards our social dilemmas that we should responsibly address. We are all part of a great family called the human race living on planet Earth. Take care of the environment &#8212; it’s not only our collective responsibility, but is also our right to do so without obstruction. To this, I remain committed.” - Conceição Praun
About the Artist
Conceição Praun was born in Olinda, Pernambuco in the north east of Brazil. Ms. Praun developed an interest in the &#8220;camera obscura&#8221; and learned the principles of this optical device while living in London where she had her first showcase. Ms. Praun then moved to Paris where she met George Fèvre (1930-2007), a master of photo development who was an apprentice to Henri Cartier-Bresson. This relationship encouraged Ms Praun’s deep appreciation on his theory of "l’instant décisif&#8221;. Fèvre became Ms. Praun’s mentor and exercised a great influence on her career, she promised him that she would focus on the metaphysical contrasts of black and white. Her photographs favor spontaneity over prose and composition. Praun travels the world seeking to highlight the conditions of social and environmental circumstances in order to create awareness on society’s behaviors. “Take care of our environment &#8212; it’s a duty which transcends cultural, socioeconomic and all kind of boundaries.” – Conceição

NYC in Orb, a photo installation by Conceição Praun

Opening: Tuesday, September 18 @ 7pm 

When coming to New York for the first time last April, Conceição Praun, a photographer and filmmaker passionate about environmental issues, decided to focus her attention on NYC’s environment and document her observations through a series of original black and white photographs.

Ms. Praun is recognized internationally for her persistence in travelling the world to document the environment. Those trips and meetings have opened her eyes to various environmental issues and has contributed greatly towards Praun’s attitude of questioning the human’s values on the 21st century.

 “I would like to express just how difficult it has been for me to encourage people here in New York City to recognize the importance of their awareness to our environment. Often I have felt frustrated by the seeming lack of interest displayed by many. I have found myself to be a pioneer, touching lives with these very real issues that are crucial for our survival. I have come to recognize that the senses of the masses appear dulled and have nurtured extreme passive attitudes towards our social dilemmas that we should responsibly address. We are all part of a great family called the human race living on planet Earth. Take care of the environment — it’s not only our collective responsibility, but is also our right to do so without obstruction. To this, I remain committed.” - Conceição Praun

About the Artist

Conceição Praun was born in Olinda, Pernambuco in the north east of Brazil. Ms. Praun developed an interest in the “camera obscura” and learned the principles of this optical device while living in London where she had her first showcase. Ms. Praun then moved to Paris where she met George Fèvre (1930-2007), a master of photo development who was an apprentice to Henri Cartier-Bresson. This relationship encouraged Ms Praun’s deep appreciation on his theory of "l’instant décisif”. Fèvre became Ms. Praun’s mentor and exercised a great influence on her career, she promised him that she would focus on the metaphysical contrasts of black and white. Her photographs favor spontaneity over prose and composition. Praun travels the world seeking to highlight the conditions of social and environmental circumstances in order to create awareness on society’s behaviors. “Take care of our environment — it’s a duty which transcends cultural, socioeconomic and all kind of boundaries.” – Conceição

Video of Axel Dörner & Phil Minton AMAZING performance at the intimate FB Gallery last night. Thanks to Kevin Reilly for filming.

"Phil Minton’s light cooing and imputed engagement with both the core and periphery of language blend

ed with Dörner’s faintly audible hisses and escapes of air - a sense of leaky valves and drifting vessels. Minton’s clusters of coughs, sniffs, and faint whistles, his rasps and passages of air and almost-found words were the prelude to a spellbinding silence near the close of their duet.” - Geoff Winston (londonjazz.blogspot.com)
Last night Experimental Jazz concert at FB gallery with Axel Dorner, Phil Minton, Okkyung Lee and C Spencer Yeh. Photo by Alexander Ra. 

Last night Experimental Jazz concert at FB gallery with Axel Dorner, Phil Minton, Okkyung Lee and C Spencer Yeh. Photo by Alexander Ra. 

Mainland at FB Gallery, Sept 15th, 8pm. More info soon!http://mainlandmusic.tumblr.com/http://www.facebook.com/mainlandband

Mainland at FB Gallery, Sept 15th, 8pm. More info soon!

http://mainlandmusic.tumblr.com/
http://www.facebook.com/mainlandband

Experimental Jazz concert at FB Gallery, Sunday, Sept. 9 at 8pm:British jazz/free-improvising vocalist Phil Minton’s only performance in New York!Minton began playing in jazz bands in the late &#8217;50s. Late his specialty became literary texts: he has sung lyrics by Daniil Kharms and Joseph Brodsky and James Joyce among others.He is perhaps best known, however, for his completely free-form work, which involves &#8220;extended techniques&#8221; that are extremely unsettling. His vocals often include the sounds of retching, burping, screaming, and gasping, as well as childlike muttering, whining, crying and humming; he also has an ability to distort his vocal cords to produce two notes at once.As an improviser, Minton has toured throughout the world, working with a great many creative musicians, including Peter Brötzmann, Fred Frith, John Butcher, and Derek Bailey&#8217;s Companywatch: http://youtu.be/Z3PFIYka1dUread: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/phil-minton-mn0000845323Rare appearance in US by German trumpeter Axel Dörner who developed one of the most unique voices in free improvisation.He established a completely different language for the trumpet in the late ‘90s, starting anew by focusing on the sound of his breath. With enough amplification, the most microscopic gestures sound like electronic flurries. watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TleICJlQTqgread: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/axel-d%C3%B6rner-mn0000043644A native of Korea, Okkyung Lee has been developing her own voice in a contemporary cello performance, improvisation and composition. With her solid classical training as a foundation, she incorporates jazz, sounds, korean traditional music, and noise with extended techniques to create her unique blend of music.Since 2000, she has performed and recorded with numerous artists such as Laurie Anderson, Carla Bozulich, Evan Parker and John Zorn to name a few.watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmU7eesu_NMread: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2011/05/qa_okkyung_lee.phpC. (Chih-Fu) Spencer Yeh was born in Taipei, Taiwan and is now based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Yeh is active both as a solo and ensemble artist, as well as with his primary ‘organized sound’ project, Burning Star Core. As an improviser, Yeh has focused on developing a personal vocabulary using violin, voice, and electronics. As a sound organizer/composer, Yeh works with all aspects available surrounding a work, aurally and physically, as elements key to the cumulative experience. He is concerned not only with the sensual aspects of sound, but the gestural qualities as well. Yeh has performed alongside and collaborated with a deep and ever-growing list of artists and groups including Tony Conrad, Evan Parker, Thurston Moore and many others, and has performed across the U.S.A. and Europe in a variety of settings and festivals. watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQiDeJGA448read: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2011/09/c_spencer_yeh_burning_star_core_interview.phpPresented by Extended Techniques, Contemporary music podcast, reviews and events guide in NYC.http://extendedtechniques.com/http://www.facebook.com/ExtendedTechniques

Experimental Jazz concert at FB Gallery, Sunday, Sept. 9 at 8pm:

British jazz/free-improvising vocalist Phil Minton’s only performance in New York!
Minton began playing in jazz bands in the late ’50s. Late his specialty became literary texts: he has sung lyrics by Daniil Kharms and Joseph Brodsky and James Joyce among others.
He is perhaps best known, however, for his completely free-form work, which involves “extended techniques” that are extremely unsettling. His vocals often include the sounds of retching, burping, screaming, and gasping, as well as childlike muttering, whining, crying and humming; he also has an ability to distort his vocal cords to produce two notes at once.
As an improviser, Minton has toured throughout the world, working with a great many creative musicians, including Peter Brötzmann, Fred Frith, John Butcher, and Derek Bailey’s Company

watch: http://youtu.be/Z3PFIYka1dU
read: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/phil-minton-mn0000845323

Rare appearance in US by German trumpeter Axel Dörner who developed one of the most unique voices in free improvisation.
He established a completely different language for the trumpet in the late ‘90s, starting anew by focusing on the sound of his breath. With enough amplification, the most microscopic gestures sound like electronic flurries. 

watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TleICJlQTqg
read: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/axel-d%C3%B6rner-mn0000043644


A native of Korea, Okkyung Lee has been developing her own voice in a contemporary cello performance, improvisation and composition. 
With her solid classical training as a foundation, she incorporates jazz, sounds, korean traditional music, and noise with extended techniques to create her unique blend of music.
Since 2000, she has performed and recorded with numerous artists such as Laurie Anderson, Carla Bozulich, Evan Parker and John Zorn to name a few.

watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmU7eesu_NM
read: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2011/05/qa_okkyung_lee.php


C. (Chih-Fu) Spencer Yeh was born in Taipei, Taiwan and is now based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Yeh is active both as a solo and ensemble artist, as well as with his primary ‘organized sound’ project, Burning Star Core. As an improviser, Yeh has focused on developing a personal vocabulary using violin, voice, and electronics. As a sound organizer/composer, Yeh works with all aspects available surrounding a work, aurally and physically, as elements key to the cumulative experience. He is concerned not only with the sensual aspects of sound, but the gestural qualities as well. Yeh has performed alongside and collaborated with a deep and ever-growing list of artists and groups including Tony Conrad, Evan Parker, Thurston Moore and many others, and has performed across the U.S.A. and Europe in a variety of settings and festivals. 

watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQiDeJGA448
read: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2011/09/c_spencer_yeh_burning_star_core_interview.php

Presented by Extended Techniques, Contemporary music podcast, reviews and events guide in NYC.

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