Opening Tonight! Ivin Ballen's "Sleepless in Seattle at Winkleman Concert Hall"
Elaborating on the decision to invite musicians to participate in his exhibition, and its title, Ballen wrote:
Sam Baldwin is mourning the loss of his wife and coming to terms with the fact that his happiness is dependent on companionship. It is not an uncommon story. Through tender circumstance, Sam finds his true second love in Annie Reed. Sleepless in Seattle (1993), with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, focuses on the trials of renewed life.
Although the film’s focus is one of an inevitable romance, a strong feeling of bereavement hovers over the plot. It is the loss of life that is spurring the adaptation in Sam’s life. Death leads Annie Reed to Sam Baldwin through the radio, which is followed by a fairy-tale chain of events deliberately referencing all but the tragic ending in An Affair to Remember (1957). It gives heartening prospect to see a hopeful outcome in Sleepless in Seattle.
Sleepless in Seattle at Winkleman Concert Hall explores inward feelings and draws on how we cope and adapt to chance in life. The stage is introduced into this show literally as a place for performance. Winkleman Gallery is transformed into a makeshift concert hall and a place of rejuvenation for both art watchers and music goers.Life brings unexpected turns and we can be happy to roll with them, taking old objects and reconfiguring them to continue their use cycle. I am advocating a lifestyle of adaptation and am bringing that conversation to the composition of sound and performance.
Musical performances are scheduled throughout the duration of the show.
Opening night line up:
Friday, October 30th
6:00 PM -- DJ SLAPPY
7:00 PM -- Honne Wells and Juan Comas
8:00 PM -- Storms (in photos above)
Other musical artists including, but not limited to: Big Game, Perfect Wieners and Butts, Pete and J, Scandinavian Half-Breeds, and Chris Pandolfi (of The Stringdusters) will be performing on dates to be announced on the exhibition’s blog: http://winklemanconcerthall.blogspot.com.
Ivin BallenFor more information, please contact Edward Winkleman at 212.643.3152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sleepless in Seattle at Winkleman Concert Hall
October 30 - December 29, 2009
Opens Friday, October 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Labels: gallery artists' exhibitions