Wednesday, November 15, 2006

ELIA GURNA - einLab & the bau book...PARTY

photos by harald plochberger, 2006

ELIA GURNA & einLab @ bau - Sunday, November 19/06::::more images::::>>>

photo christopher staples, 2006

bau will launch its very first artist book project on Sunday, November 19 - at 6pm, along with the poetry of Elia Gurna and a performance of einLab.

In a collaboration of seven bau members, all visual artists, and Elia Gurna, an artist, poet and performer herself, Elia’s text “The Bear That Crosses the River” has been illustrated and incorporated into a book. Inspired by Elia’s poetry, each page of the book was designed uniquely and differently, reflecting the various styles and media of bau’s artist members. The lines of the poem that correspond to the images were typed by Elia on an old-fashioned typewriter on vellum paper.

A limited edition of ten books is available for $100 for each book.
Each copy of “The Bear That Crosses the River” contains of eight pages of original art work (7" x 12") and Elia’s complete poem.

You are cordially invited to join us this Sunday for the presentation of our collaborate project and an evening of art, poetry and music with Elia Gurna, einLab and the bau artists at bau’s gallery.

bau/beacon artist union
161 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
845 440 7584
Sat/Sun 12-6pm & by appt.
currently showing: bau23 – Gary Jacketti – Plan A: Maiden, Madonna, Muse

Elia Gurna & einLab at bau, January 2006 - photo harald plochberger

einLab are Elia Gurna and Ben Lam, an artist team based in Beacon and Queens, New York. Visual artists with backgrounds in literature and music, they have been creating sound pieces since 2002. Past collaborator, guitarist Mark Di Donna, joined the team's performing lineup in 2005. Collectively they share an interest in visual art and combining instrumentation and poetry.

Their audio pieces have been featured in such exhibitions as Flow: Navigating the Super Paradigm at Collaborative Concepts in Beacon, Cityscapes: Urban Poetry Mass at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where in addition, they were broadcast on CBC Radio, Queens International 2004 at the Queens Museum of Art in New York, Collaboration 1 at the Center For Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, and Windows On Main St. at the Howland Public Library in Beacon.

einLab has also contributed a media specific intervention to a series produced by Vienna's museum in progress which appeared in the Austrian daily newspaper Der Standard's New York Times supplement, and Art in General & e-flux's Arts & Leisure in New York. Most recently, they have adapted their sound pieces to a live medium, with window display performances at chashama's 44th Street gallery, appearances at the beacon artist union's “Take Another bau - On Sundays” event series, art, music + chaircuts at ez loft, and a radio performance on WKCR's Live Constructions.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

bau23 - Gary Jacketti - Opening Night

dean yoffredo and gary jacketti - photo harald plochberger

Sunday, November 05, 2006

bau 23: PLAN A




11 November thru 03 December, 2006



Women by men. Men on women. bau 23 Plan A: Maiden, Madonna, Muse explores visually the complexities engaged by the juxtaposition of the sexes. The explosive and divisive >>>>>>>>>>>