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Between the Real and Virtual: UNCANNY Explores 3D at REVERSE

Uncanny_OpeningRemember Second Life? It’s a platform that gives users the ability to create 3D virtual spaces and interact with one another as avatars. When I first dabbled with it, I was drawn to the numerous possibilities. I imagined a new kind of online shopping where instead of looking at lists and product images, my avatar would walk down an aisle full of items and bump into other shoppers along the way. I created an account and explored various “worlds”. I attended a political debate. Then one night, I dressed up and went to a virtual beach club. The landscape was beautiful and the music was good. I “danced” for about 15 minutes before I realized the reality of the situation – that I was in my PJs sitting in my bedroom furiously tapping the CTRL key on a Friday night.

But does that make the experience less “real”? I met people from around the world in a space that inspired the imagination and I took the time to create the movements and image of an avatar. Self-expression plus interaction, however digital, was present and was arguably less inhibited by the limits of physical space. Through the work of five artists, this notion of “immersive experiences that oscillate between real and virtual space” is explored in REVERSE gallery’s UNCANNY, a group show about 3D virtual environments (28 Frost St). Continue reading

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Open Call for Artists and Creators: Teach at Reverse!

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Potential gig alert for teachers, artists and creators! Share your skills and knowledge to artists and the community by joining the educational programming at REVERSE!

REVERSE is looking for workshop proposals that will give artists new tools and knowledge to expand their practice. The duration of the classes will vary between: Continue reading

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REVERSE Gallery Open Call for Curatorial Proposals

Calling all curators! c/o REVERSE Gallery
Calling all curators! c/o REVERSE Gallery

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 19TH, 2015

Have you had cool ideas percolating in your mind since before Richard Prince unleashed his Instagram “paintings” series at the Gagosian Gallery last fall? Did you end up kicking yourself since that was your idea, too (and he beat you to it)? And, thus did Prince’s updates to said series at the Frieze Art Fair this month really have you wishing for a place to explore your most experimental ideas?

Great, because here’s your chance: REVERSE Gallery has an open call going on right now for curators to submit proposals for an exhibition of contemporary art. Find out the details. Continue reading

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Awkwafina, Lucha Lubre, IlluminArias – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/06–5/12)

4672d9a161e08320e88e1669e9e5adba(sponsored) Dina Gadia: Non Mint Copy Opening Reception
Owen James Gallery, 61 Greenpoint Ave, Suite 315
May 8th, 6pm, FREE
Dina Gadia is a mixed-media artist who subverts the artifice often found in the commercial and popular culture influences in her native Philippines. Through her reuse of vintage material, Gadia reveals the inherent antagonism and prejudices applied to elements of taste, cultural imperialism, sexuality, and nationalism. More info

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

520453-250WEDNESDAY 5/06
* Bullshit Olympics @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, FREE, A safe space where artists and performers gather to celebrate the pretentious highlights of their artistic and intellectual pasts, More info
^ Outer Space Is Infinite and Empty and So Am I @ Mellow Pages Library (56 Bogart St) 7pm, FREE, Readings from John Mortara / Sarah Jean Grimm / Anna Meister / Sabra Embury / Hannah Lilith Assadi / Bud Smit, RSVP
* Lucha Lubre @ Don Pedro’s (90 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, The world’s only lube-based Lucha Libre wrestling federation, More info

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REVERSE Gallery Holds Interactive Mappathon Workshop

A projection mapping installation at REVERSE Gallery ©Emily Greenberg

Last weekend, June 27 to 29, REVRSE gallery continued its commitment to experimental media by hosting Interactive Mappathon. The third such event for REVERSE, the marathon-style projection mapping workshop culminated in a series of site-specific, collaboratively built installations. Held in the artist-run space just south of McCarren Park, the workshop was led by interactive visual artist and educator CHiKA and digital artist and developer Bruno Kruse. Continue reading

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