Consume & Convey
a Quilt Installation at the Dirt Palace Storefront WindowGallery
by Brooke Erin Goldstein
Consume & Convey is a presentation of Americana inspired quilted works I made in 2002 juxtaposed with each other for the ﬁrst time. Consumer culture and the vast american transitioning landscape has always fascinated and inspired me.
America is the birth place of quick consumables. Wether it be fast food (microwavable tv dinners) or Pop culture (tv media) we seem to devour it and always be hungry for more. This can be both exciting as we are always innovating with a desire to move forward but also disappointing as we lean towards the surface of things and celebrate superﬁciality.
You can also look at our transitional landscape in the same way. From cities to forests, deserts to mountains the diverse beauty of our country is immensely unique. However we homogenize our roadways with the corporate consumer landmarks of chain restaurants and motels that are both nostalgically comforting and similarly alienating.
The opportunity to show these Americana inspired works together for the ﬁrst time in the Dirt Palace Storefront WindowGallery is particularly exciting to me during this transitional time in our country’s political history.
Brooke Erin Goldstein is an artist, curator and stylist living in Providence RI. She was born in New City, NY and began taking art and sewing classes at the age of 3. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Textiles. Her creative professional career started with her work as a technical, textiles and surface Designer in the apparel industry. Brooke currently sits on the exhibition committee at the Jamestown Arts Center. She has road tripped through all the continental U.S. States except for Nebraska. Brooke currently owns and operates 4 creative businesses and is dedicated to the promotion and empowerment of entrepreneurship world wide.
For more information on Brooke check out her website - brookeeringoldstein.com
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RECTRIX is honored to be exhibiting her performance The Sound of It Hammering Against the Skirts
at Grace Exhibition Space, in Bushwick, this July.
Taken from Zornoza's recent songbook, The Sound of it Hammering Against the Skirts is structured into six vignettes: The Ax that Cuts Silence, Don’t Close the Door of Night, Have You Loved Any Well Down There?, How Firm the Foundation, The Bell that Never Stops Ringing,The Sound of It Hammering Against the Skirts.
Other performers: Alison Nitkiewicz, Chrissy Wolpert, Rebecca Mitchell, Nieve Cross, and the Bell singers.
Xander went to the desert with a bag of books. Here are a few things she's looking at: a few things she's reading.
Daniella has some new plans involving motors. She is going on tour in August with 2 piece rock outfit, Mother Tongue, and recently designed a hat.
Nina has ecstatically kept both her feet fully planted in the ocean state for the entire month of June. During this time, she collaborated on a tenderness-based curatorial project, made some work for an upcoming show at AS220, made more small animations, and caught two sea robins and a baby black sea bass from an inflatable dinghy. As happy as she is to be home, she's also looking forward to the end of July, when she'll be returning to the Penland School of Crafts as a studio assistant.
Alison is designing and printing the posters for Foo Fest this year. Here is a sneak peak!
Her new band, Milkmaid II is playing a few shows in July and August.
SARAH ROSE LEJEUNE
Next week Sarah Rose is off to the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY where she will be working for the next six months. SR was awarded a studio intern position there assisting artists-in-residence, helping teach workshops and classes, maintaining facilities, and working on various other studio projects. During her time at the WSW, SR is also excited to dive deep into her own handmade milkweed fluff paper and steel sculptures, and a series of mezzotints about pavement cracks. Try not to forget about her-- Sarah Rose will be back at the Dirt Palace in January.
O will be tabling at the BOSTON HASSLE BLACK MARKET this weekend!
WHEN: Sunday, July 10th @ 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
**Rain date: July 17th**
WHERE: 420 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain!
The location is T accessible, just a two minute walk across the street from Green Street Station on the Orange Line.
WHAT: This one-day outdoor event will spotlight a featured artist, and boasts everything from secondhand to handmade: artwork, zines, body care, records, baked goods, patches, pins, books, T-shirts, leather goods, knits, woodwork, pottery, vintage clothing, jewelery, tea, hair cuts, tarot card readings, face-painting, portraits, & more
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NEW ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE AND SUMMER ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE AT THE DIRT PALACE !!
Bridget is settling into this new home, and then also making new music for a new tape, planning a tour in Europe with number one Snakedog, and doing sound all over Pawtucket. Her band Messy Boys is playing the Noise Lounge at MWM on July 10, and she'll be doing her solo music thing for an art show at Stream Gallery in Brooklyn on July 15.
NIEVE X. VOCALIST, PERFORMER, AND VISUAL ARTIST
Sasha Wiseman is currently an MFA candidate in nonfiction writing at Washington University in St. Louis, but in a former life she was a member of the Dirt Palace back in the days when you could still get snowed on a tiny bit in the upstairs bathroom. In June of 2016, twelve years after spending her first night under the pressed-tin ceilings of the Palace, she returned to do a month-long residency focused on writing and research for her thesis (which she describes as "like a coming-of-age story, but weird.")