Amandine Drouet, a Small Gallery Exhibition - opening reception
runs through November 27th
Amandine Drouet, a French native, focuses on sculptures, paintings, and drawings constructed from found objects and natural materials. She is interested in the juxtaposition of diverse elements, particularly the tension between beauty and decay. Amandine deals with the issues of memory, loss and regeneration. Ladies is a video installation featuring her newest mixed media sculptures. Anthropomorphic qualities are brought to the sculptures through their unique settings. The theme of the installation is one of transformation and the cyclical nature of life. The dreamlike sequences of Ladies are intended to stimulate the viewers to create a personal narrative.
music The Watchlist / Nu-South Subterraneans
9:00PM - - - Price: $6
Ben Kennedy – cello and violin
Erik Hinds – H’arpeggione and quartertone electric guitar
Brent Bagwell – saxophones and clarinet
Capable of operating at sub-whisper volumes or generating intense heat, The Watchlist is a chamber trio made up of three improvising musicians from a variety of backgrounds. Their first meeting, in what was to have been a one-off gig, was such that they have been moved to continue the collaboration.
Ben Kennedy is a member of the Charlotte-based ensemble Pyramid (www.sidewalkexplosion.com), where he lends his distinctive sound to the expansive avant-rock tapestry.
Erik Hinds of Athens, Georgia is active as a composer, performer, and promoter of a wide range of music. He plays quartertone electric guitar and the H'arpeggione, an upright guitar with 12 sympathetic strings. Erik focuses on the raw sound of his strings, unprocessed by electronics, to create a fragile sense of intimacy. His style blends folk, heavy metal, and sacred musics from around the world into a completely distinct voice. Erik has played with countless improvisers and performs regularly around the country. His upcoming albums are ‘Appalachian Trance Metal’ and a song by song (piece by piece?) solo rendition of Slayer’s 'Reign In Blood.' Erik lives in a solar powered house with his wife (and dog) and runs Solponticello Records. Contact Erik Hinds at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brent Bagwell is a member of the Brooklyn-based free jazz trio The Eastern Seaboard (www.theeasternseaboard.com). Their newest CD, Nonfiction, was released on the Black Saint label (www.blacksaint.com) in the summer of 2004.
Nu South Subterraneans, begun in 2001 by R.Ruzow is nuzionesque jazz-influenced comprovisations of almost-inside, outside, and uptown, musical creations.
The vehicle is the music and in this Nu South, the intent is to move ever forward attempting to enlighten. N.S.S., experienced world class artists have had the blessings to have performed and studied with many, many, well known musicians and performers.
Nu South Subterraneans:
Roger Ruzow ....trumpet, et. al.
James Bartlett.....Elct Bass