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Here’s a bunch of stuff that came over the transom:

Banned in Gainesville, Ga.

Got this tidbit from the amazing Bill Fisher, whose show just got banned. Here’s his press release!

For Immediate Release: Georgia Arts Center Censors Invited Artists

Missing Stereotypes Missing!

The Board of Directors of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center (514 Green Street, Gainesville, Georgia) has ordered the removal of the installation “Missing Stereotypes.” A commentary on the mostly-ignored racism inherent in the Jennifer Wilbanks saga …” Richard Lou and Bill Fisher’s collaborative mixed media installation was dismantled by gallery staff hours before the show’s opening on Thursday, Aug. 4. Mr. Lou, upon arrival for the show’s opening, was informed by gallery personnel that the work offended certain members of the Quinlan’s Board of Directors who were friends of Wilbanks family, many of which live in or are from Gainesville.

By the way, the billboards on his site exist only online.

Printmakers, printfans, this is for you

Also from Fisher, who is a printmaker and who has a wicked sense of humor:

The Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd. would like to announce the upcoming North American Print Conference, to be held 13-16 September, 2007, in Philadelphia. Focusing on historical prints and maps of and from Philadelphia, the conference and resultant publication will be titled Impressions of Philadelphia, 1683-1960. We invite scholars from many backgrounds to begin thinking about potential papers to present on topics related to Philadelphia¹s rich history of printmaking and mapmaking, anticipating a formal call for papers in the spring of 2006.

dzamasnowmenArt and commerce I

Cartoonist Marcel Dzama’s work has shown up at ubercommercializer Cerealart. Dzama’s melting snowman canisters were inspired by a series of personal autobiographical drawings and paintings allegorically documenting his move to New York from Winnipeg. Three of the four ceramic snowmen have an airtight lid and are designed for storage of condiments or other products.

Art and commerce II

Space 1026 is holding a garage sale tonight, 7 to 10 p.m., of their once-beloved tchochkes, posters, artworks, 25-cent clothes, $10 Space 1026 print books, zines, buttons, weird pop culture paraphernalia, records, art materials, and more….over 15 people will have tables full of things.

“Precious Moments”

Local artist Liz Rywelski‘s in a show about mediocrity. Hah. It’s in Brooklyn Joymore, 236 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY 11211. Aug. 5 through Sept. 10. Open Saturdays & Sundays, 1-6 pm. Opening Reception today, 7pm – 10pm. Others in the show are Brian Belott, Walead Beshty, Shana Moulton, and Michael Smith. Image is the show’s postcard, not Liz’s work.

rosenzweigstillsearching“Swag” goes to Germany

Philly born and bred Dean Rosenzweig has a show coming up Aug. 18 at Gallery Twenty-Four in Berlin. Ja. Deutschland. I first saw Rozenzweig’s work at the late, lamented Union 237 gallery, and I thought it was swell (see post).