Auto Body Show at 6Base & the Bronx Artist Documentary Project Book-Signing and Film Screening

AUTO BODY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

A SHOW CURATED BY AUTO BODY AT 6BASE

SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2018. OPENING RECEPTION 5-8PM

Auto Body seeks to study the artist’s studio in an effort to better understand what it means to inhabit a creative work space in New York. With a focus on New York City and Long Island and exploring a wide range of spaces occupied by artists in the past and currently, Auto Body presents a selection of collected items that conceptually or physically represent the artist’s studio which they come from. Through the process of visiting studios and collecting physical materials from them, Auto Body examines how the studio shapes the practice of the artist.The interest in studying the studio as a typology comes at a time when Auto Body is looking ahead to the prospects of building a studio of their own for a residency program in Long Island.

You're invited to the opening reception for "Auto Body: ARTIST - IN - RESIDENCE", an exhibition featuring many of Auto Body's friends including Eric Orr, Diane Davis, Linda Cunningham, Jeanine Alfieri, Barbara Korman, Christy Speakman and Ezequiel Jimenez and yours truly!

This show features a collection of items, physical materials and artifacts from artists studios, as a way of studying what it means to have a creative space in New York.

At 6BASE, 728 East 136 Street, 6B The Bronx, NY, 10454

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While we're talking about studio's, I've just received word from Danny & Judy that the International Center for Photography will be selling the BxADP book in their bookstore.

But what's even more exciting is that they are going to have a BxADP book-signing and film screening event on Thursday April 12th from 6:30-8pm!

We all hope you will be there! (It's a free event, but you need to reserve tickets.) I’ll be there to sign books and try to complete the signing of my copy . We all sign each others books and it’s like trading baseball cards! Got it, got it, need it, need it. I’m still working on a full set.

Here's a link to the page on the ICP website:

 

 My studio set up at that time. Shown here photographed by Mellissa Bunni Elian.

My studio set up at that time. Shown here photographed by Mellissa Bunni Elian.

 

 

 

  Lazarus Nazario- Found object:  Paint Carrier showing at 6BASE       As part of my early work, I spent a lot of time hunting for found objects. I’ve created paintings on old wooden doors and antique hide stretchers. I’ve made sculptures incorporating broken parts of musical instruments and created frames for works from old wooden shutters. My love for objects that come with a history seeps into the things I use around me in my studio everyday. I found this wooden tool carrier in a barn in Millbrook, NY. It was made to carry tools in a wood shop, but I fell in love with it and began using it to carry my tubes of oil paint. It reminds me that WORK is being done. My recent paintings have explored the history of Daguerreotype mourning portraits, Victorian plant symbolism, and climate change as a real world case of “man vs. nature.” Found objects like these remind me of the harmony between man and nature and keep me grounded in my work and studio.

Lazarus Nazario- Found object:  Paint Carrier showing at 6BASE

 

As part of my early work, I spent a lot of time hunting for found objects. I’ve created paintings on old wooden doors and antique hide stretchers. I’ve made sculptures incorporating broken parts of musical instruments and created frames for works from old wooden shutters. My love for objects that come with a history seeps into the things I use around me in my studio everyday. I found this wooden tool carrier in a barn in Millbrook, NY. It was made to carry tools in a wood shop, but I fell in love with it and began using it to carry my tubes of oil paint. It reminds me that WORK is being done. My recent paintings have explored the history of Daguerreotype mourning portraits, Victorian plant symbolism, and climate change as a real world case of “man vs. nature.” Found objects like these remind me of the harmony between man and nature and keep me grounded in my work and studio.

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