Wednesday, April 29, 2009

thanks afc

Saturday, April 25, 2009

online auction for Harold Residency program

The Harold Arts Auction Is Officially Open! The auction will run from April 24 to May 1.

click here to go to the auction

Proceeds go to Harold Arts in order to support our annual summer residency program.
The auction will culminate with an event at Heaven Gallery on May 2 at 6pm. The auction closes at 9pm. Online bidders will be given the option to request a proxy bidder for the final hours of the auction.

Original Artwork by:
Kelly Allen, Caitlin Arnold, Justine Ashbee, Lucas Blair, Jesse Brown, Ed Corle, Scott Cowan, Stephen Eichhorn, Eric Fleischauer, Gabriel Garcia, Aron Gent, Jon Gitelson, Regan Golden, Allison Grant, Michael Hunter, Katy Keefe, Chad Kouri, Jason Lazarus, Jeremy Lundquist, Todd Mattei, Mollie McKinley, Nadine Nakanishi, Brion Nuda Rosch, Rebecca Shoenecker, Montgomery Perry Smith, Greg Stimac, Frank Van Duerm. Other Donations from: LuLu Jewelry, MCA Chicago, Vosges Haut-Chocolate

Monday, April 20, 2009

opening on thursday in berlin...

May 1 - May 7, 2009
Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 30, 6 – 10 pm

Curated by Mike Ruiz and Ben Aqua
Featured artists:
Martijn Hendriks
Jason Lazarus
Harm van den Dorpel
Tracky Birthday
Chris Buck

We cordially invite you to attend our next exhibit at The Future Gallery, opening Thursday, April 30, 2009.

The Future Gallery is proud to present, Michael Jackson Doesn't Quit: Part 1, the first installment of a two part series of exhibitions featuring works related to the entertainer and social phenomenon, Michael Jackson. His music, performances, and media coverage have had a poignant, bizarre, and fascinating resonance in contemporary society. He is simultaneously hated and worshiped, idolized and demystified. There are few people who haven't been affected by the "King of Pop" in some dimension or form; he is truly an unforgettable character.

Curators Mike Ruiz and Ben Aqua have selected a group of talented, up-and-coming artists to investigate their unique observations and aesthetic decisions surrounding the complex being that is Michael Jackson. The resulting works are insightful and sincere, varying across several mediums -- from works on paper to multimedia installation.

Michael Jackson Doesn't Quit: Part 2 will open May 22, 2009.

The two-part Michael Jackson Doesn't Quit exhibition series is proudly sponsored by OK! FRESH.

Hasenheide 56, 10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg, U-bahn Südstern -
Saturday - Thursday 12 - 6 pm

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Orion Over Baghdad

above pic is a detail shot of the 'Orion Over Baghdad' archive

so i have a tentative title for a new project:

Orion Over Baghdad
a growing archive of text taken from the title field of US soldier tour-of-duty snapshots posted to flickr

so far there are over 8000 words in the text field. the project title comes from a single title that quietly exists in the archive. some other considerations were:
This is Baghdad!
Unfinished Victory Towers
Last Man Standing
Holding On
which all have their own reach and limitations. what i like about orion over baghdad is that it is implicitly about looking and distance which underscores its potency.

i am still trying to figure out the physical manifestation of this project. i am all ears if you're inspired to communicate with me!

the archive now is on my main website: under Orion Over Baghdad


i managed to get a color copy replacement of this lost pet flyer in a plastic sheet and re-posted within 30 minutes today in UK village...

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Snowstorm, Chicago (April 5th, 2009)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


i'll be faxing artwork into this technology exhibition live on friday night!

Ill Communication

opens Friday, April 3rd

Harold Arts presents...

a social interstice organized by Joe Jeffers

Ill Communication is an exhibition interrogating the role of technology within notions of community. By emancipating these systems from their prescriptive frameworks or subverting modes of their operation, six artists address the state of social exchange via technological partnership within an input/output spatial model. These projects attempt to calibrate community, examining our collective desires for connectivity, exhibitionism, and instant history.

Interactive works by:
Jon Brumit
Diana Burgoyne
Rob Duarte
Taylor Hokanson
Christy Matson
Todd Mattei

Field Correspondence with:

Jason Ajemian
Eddie Bauer
Kate Bingaman
Ian Hatcher
Brieanne Hauger
Jason Lazarus
Jeff Kimmel
Michael Merck
David Moré
Jesse Peterson
Robert Snowden
Frank Van Duerm
Arthur Weiss
Isa Wiss
Nick Wylie
and others...

closing reception and
catalog release April 24th

Saturdays 1-5pm
or by appointment

Harold is now accepting applications for its 2009 summer residency program. An application can be found at under the 'apply' section.
Please email us at to request more detailed information about the program and how you can receive a discount on the residency fee.