Friday, February 24, 2012

Franklin Street Works presents Heavy Rotation - February 24th to March 16th

exhibition of emerging trends in the world of contemporary video art
Franklin Street Works is pleased to announce the opening of Heavy, a three-week showcase of emerging trends in contemporary video art.Heavy Rotation aims to provide an adrenaline rush
There will be a reception for the exhibition on Thursday, March 1st, from 5:00 p.m. to
7:00 p.m., in the main gallery space.
The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
For more information, please visit the Franklin Street Works website
( or call (203) 253-0404.
Franklin Street Works is located at 41 Franklin Street in downtown Stamford,
Connecticut, near the UCONN campus and less than one hour from New York City via
Metro North. Franklin Street Works is approximately one mile (a 15 minute walk) from
the Stamford train station. On street parking is available on Franklin Street (metered
until 6 pm except on Sunday), and paid parking is available nearby in a lot on Franklin
Street and in the Summer Street Garage (100 Summer Street), behind Target.

The art space and café are open to the public on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00
p.m. Franklin Street Works does not charge for admission during regular gallery hours.
About Franklin Street Works
Franklin Street Works is a new, not-for-profit contemporary art space, café, and social
gathering place in Stamford, Connecticut. It produces original on-site and off-site
exhibitions, artist projects, and related programming. Located in renovated row houses
on Franklin Street, the two- story space includes three galleries and a café. Franklin
Street Works embraces innovative art and exhibition practices, a DIY attitude, and a
workshop approach to its programming, audiences, and organizational structure. The
activities and attitudes of the café reflect and expand on the organization’s mission as a
contemporary art venue.
 Here is the rest.
Beginning on February 24th and closing on March 16th, this ambitious project consists of
four “mini exhibitions,” each lasting four days, and each reflecting different themes.
Through multiple, short-lived shows,
of shifting contexts, fresh curatorial perspectives, and highly varied technologies. The
show’s fluctuating structure also asks us to imagine the exhibition as a series of changing
visual events, rather than a static installation.
One grouping includes artists who harness specific elements from nature (including
rocks, water, snow, and a snail) as imagery to foreground unique approaches to "process"
in the act of art making. Love and interpersonal relationships inform another show,
which explores romantic exchanges, desires, and miscommunications via a variety of
platforms and situations (including Chat Roulette, Craigslist singles ads, and public
displays of affection). A third installation explores "psychological landscapes," whose
narratives are situated within imaginative, culturally specific, and often geographically
peripheral environments. Finally, New York-based curator Anthony Thornton rounds out
the schedule with a selection of videos that explore the public inevitability of private
performance within our increasingly connected world.
Participating artists/curators include: Robert Chirila, Petra Cortright, Keith Edmier,
Lindsey Eskind, Don Evans, Jesse Fleming, T. Foley, Alexa Gerrity, Matteo Giordano,
Ilana Halperin, Seth Kelly, Karsten Krejcarek, Camille Laurelli, Jillian Mayer, David
O'Reilly, Ariana Page-Russell, John Pilson, Cheryl Pope, Joshua Seidner, Rbt. Sps., Brent
Stewart, Anthony Thornton, and Grant Worth.
 Franklin Street Works presents Heavy Rotation, a unique and frenetic

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