The Antagonist

the ANTAGONIST MOVEMENT present DWELLING PROJECT 2015

MEET THE MAN WITH A PLAN

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 and a group that has his back

 

 Ethan H. Minsker

&

the ANTAGONIST ART MOVEMENT


He is a writer, artist and independent filmmaker living and working in New York, NY. Mr. Minsker has written screenplays and has produced and directed eight independent films and has no plans of slowing down. Mr. Minsker founded the Antagonist Movement, Inc., a consortium of artists, writers and musicians based in New York’s East Village. Mr. Minsker is also the creator and editor-in-chief of Psycho Moto Zine, in publication from 1988-present. Mr. Minsker received his B.F.A. with honors Mr. Minsker received his Masters in Media from the New School, New York, NY. in Film from the School of Visual Arts, New York,  NY.A multidisciplinary college of art and design known for its unparalleled faculty and innovation curriculum. Mr. Minsker received his Masters in Media from the New School, New York, NY.

When we think of our home, we think of how we live, work, play, and the comfort we experience in our humble safe haven. But what happens when the delicate balance becomes interrupted? Citizens for the Arts (CFA) and the Antagonist Art Movement would like to introduce their latest project that examines the hardships and the emotional ramifications of losing one’s home. “Dwelling” is a multimedia experience that includes videos, projection mapping, interviews, and visual artwork and installation pieces that illustrate the vulnerability of losing your home. These works are representative of the social interactions amongst community members, and reflections as told by artists who have seen them firsthand.

Audience members can relate to “Dwelling” because of the events that have happened around them. Events such as the September 11th attacks in New York City, disasters in mother nature such as the typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, devastating earthquakes from around the world, economic strains such as foreclosures, and even areas wrought by the sieges of war and protest are all too familiar in the news. This project aims to strengthen awareness, and in turn discover alternative ways individuals can help one another in times of stress such as these. Artists hail from NYC, Berlin, Ecuador, and Australia. Below we have included a partial list of our NYC and Berlin artists. “Dwelling” will be filmed to document the projects of the Antagonist Movement during their time in Australia.Citizens for the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)3 grassroots organization whose primary focus is to provide projects that enable learning opportunities, job opportunities, teaching and leadership skills, growth and support through artistic ventures. CFA seeks to help create a global platform offering a broader view of humanity, aiding personal development,and to exchange societal and cultural norms with one another. 

the ANTAGONIST ART MOVEMENT biosCitizens For The Arts 

The Antagonist Art Movement is a cultural movement formed in New York City in 2000. The group grew out of desperation and in reaction to the New York art market. The movement primarily involves visual arts, literature, film, and graphic design. It articulates its anti-commercial politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in the art market and focuses its efforts on creating non-commercial cultural works and venues. The Antagonists foster emerging talent by providing opportunities for the exhibition of works, working with other artists, mentoring and resources. The Antagonist Movement has worked with more than 3,500artists from around the world over the past 14 years.



Personal Note:
Mr. Ethan H. Minsker is an asset to his community with a deep passion exhibited as he walks with care along the battered streets of New York’s East Village. Retelling his stories which float in the air his tempo quickens to keep pace with the city that never slows. If he hurries he can share another tail before we reach the gallery he has invited us to visit. His love of community I dare say can only be matched by his need to express thoughts, desires and help others build foundations on which we all can stand. A love for creative experimentation is apparent by his willingness to embrace creativity and welcome others to participate in projects he’s involved with around the globe. Doing so he gets others excited and his undertakes energy and enthusiasm for life and community has made me a fan. Having had an opportunity to meet him and discuss philosophies which we share has left me energized, excited and thankful for all we do. I can’t wait to visit Ethan, his beautiful family and the amazing East Village art scene ASAP.

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the ANTAGONIST MOVEMENT — FILMS TODAY!

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Decided to watch films today starting at 1:45 p.m Bring your own popcorn.

Films included,

 

THE DOLLS OF LISBON
An award-winning film by:

 

Ethan H. Minsker

 

ANYTHING BOYS CAN DO

AND

MARK OF THE NINJA
Both award-winning films by:

 

the ANTAGONIST ART MOVEMENT


 

Hello Everyone,

We would like to inform you all about an AWESOME group of individuals located in New York, New York called the Antagonist Movement, Look for the call to artists coming soon. Until then check them out via this link. WAIT FOR IT….

 

 

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“CONSPIRACY”

Three Artists conspiring to carry on some art chaos. Veronica Dyer, Sue Burke Harrington and Rosanne Hudson are mid-level Houston area abstract Artists. Their styles are quite different and yet similar. The similarities and differences are the yin and yang of their unified works, the strongest being their use of bold colors and forms.

 EXHIBIT DATES: JANUARY 15TH  ~  FEBRUARY 8TH, 2015

OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 15TH, 2015

7 PM  ~  9 PM

VERONICA DYER 

Artist Statement:

Veronica Dyer Charisma  I inherited my love for art. For many generations brushes and paints have played an important part in family surroundings. Painting to me is an expression, and my abstract works are born of total freedom. My content emerges without any special effort.

I build my artwork in consecutive layers. Much like the evolution of the human condition, one step precedes the next, each step altering the previous until an end is achieved – however temporal that end might be.

It is the constant progression of a piece that excites me – the changes, the challenges and the accidents too. From that comes my enjoyment and fulfillment, seeing and feeling the canvas acquire its own life, an expression of the intangible coming from all realms of my experience.

 

SUE BURKE HARRINGTON

Artist’s Statement:

Burke Harrington pounding surf2   Water influences our daily life, the ebb and the flow of the tides, the water within us, the rain that sustains our earth and the quality of our water makes a difference in our ability to survive.  I cannot live without creating art, anymore than I can live without water.  Seeking a natural and meditative form of painting, I am working with water to thin the acrylic paints and let it flow without the guidance of a brush, although I have found other means to direct the water, guide it by gravity and by conducting the flow with string, tapes etc.  To achieve depth and a feeling of texture, I layer, beginning with adding coats of gesso that will guide the paint.

My current body of work is a reflection on our changing environment, and the powerful forces of nature that influence the human mind. The tension in the air, as storms approach, creates an eerie moment in time, when all hangs in a fragile balance or the surf as it hits the rocks along the beach all have such energy. Even the tranquil moments of the sunset or a sparking pond find their way onto my canvases.

Once I begin the process, I am guided by a stream of consciousness that often takes my work in unexpected directions. The process of creating becomes a guide in itself. I love to experiment, try new things and ideas.  I always have a new idea churning in my mind. I work in layers with glazes, mediums, acrylic paints and found objects until I create a finished piece that is intended to open a connection with the viewer and the artist.  It is my offering to you to enjoy.

 

ROSANNE J. HUDSON

Artist’s Statement:

Rosanne Hudson   in an age  I create my art in acrylic paint and mediums and collage on gallery wrapped canvas. My basic style tends to be large, impressionistic/non-representational paintings, in both bold, dynamic colors and subtle, neutral colors, depending on what type of mood the beginning of the painting suggests. They usually have a lot of texture and many layers of paint, presenting a very mysterious quality.

Most of my experience has involved discovering the process itself, so the process is my creativity, not inspiration from a beautiful sunset, forest or a wonderful landscape. The texture in my work has been the mainstay, the constant that doesn’t change. Touch it, feel it, see if you can find the texture. Sometimes it is totally covered with paint or paper, other times it is white in its original form and is easily visible. My primary interests are line, the deep texture and the underlying layers of paint and collage. From one period of my art to the next, I always try to retain some qualities and features from work in my past. I feel that there is a thread that bonds them all together, so that if someone acquires a piece of my older art, it will still have some of the same feeling as one with the paint that is barely dry.