GREETINGS


	
KYLE FIELD
NATHANIEL RUSSELL
ALIA SHAWKAT

Curated by Danielle Rubi
Greetings is a collection of new work from Californian artists, Kyle Field, Nathaniel Russell, and Alia Shawkat. The work will explore the literal and abstracted meanings of a greeting: the first words from an unknown being, a message from a foreign land, a signal from the afterlife, a connection of the individual with the infinite, a personal plea to the universe, or a presence emerging from the dark. Most simply, a greeting is the turning point between the unknown and the known. As well as having actual origins in a land far from Paris, France, these artists create work that originates from the far reaches of inner space and describes fantastic worlds, mutated beings, cosmic dreamscapes and metaphysical symbols. Greetings will meet you at the threshold of their other world and your own.

Kyle Field, Nathaniel Russel, and Alia Shawkat will be bringing many pieces from their homeland, but will also be creating work for Greetings in France during an intensive creative residency in a medieval village in Burgundy during the weeks leading up to the opening. They endeavor to further explore the implications of the  concepts behind Greetings while exicting and creating as foreigners in an unfamiliar setting. During this time they will also realize the collaborative musical experience that will be performed at the opening event. Kyle Field has been performing and recording for years under the name Little Wings, Nathaniel Russell plays and records music under the name Birds Of America, Alia Shawkat has recently been performing jazz standards in New York and Los Angeles.

Hand silk- screened posteres designed by Nathaniel Russell are for sale. Posters are signed by all 3 artists and will include a one-of-a-kind doodle made during their residency in the medieval village of France. All for just 45$/€35 a pop. The sales of these posters will help cover costs of their experience in France. Thank you/ Merci for your supporting the arts!

Posters for sale here:

posters

and also available with a bonus here:

zine

Brachfeld Gallery has created a blog featuring the artists as they make art during the residency in the countryside for their show at the gallery on May 24th

:greetingsatbrachfeld.tumblr.com
 
The music teaser for opening:
Kyle Field and Leslie Feist play an acoustic duet of a Little Wings song

http://vimeo.com/25051818
Brachfeld Gallery, 78 rue des Archives, Paris 3rd.
May 24 - June 25 / Opeing reception May 24th, 6-10pm, with a live musical performance by the artists