excerpts of Helen Rides, a one act play by Amanda Friedman in conjunction with Amanda Friedman's artworks in the show Amanda Friedman / Peter LaBier.
Props, set, & costumes: Andrew D’Angelo, Amanda Friedman, Irina Jasnowski Pascual, & Gretta Johnson
Lighting: Irina Jasnowski Pascual
Voice recording: Charity Coleman
Written and directed by: Amanda Friedman
With text by: Helen Adam & Charity Coleman
Full production credits from the version of this play performed on May 5th in the gallery are listed on the Safe Gallery website.
Special thanks to: Jim Maynard & Aaron Goldsman of The Poetry Collection at the University at Buffalo Libraries
Loosely adapted from: Helen Adam's short story, Riders to Blokula (published in 1979 by Hanging Loose Press)
A lot of performance documentation/video posted @ Ravelin too!
With: Clara Chapin, Gretta Johnson, Jo’Lisa Jones, and Amanda Friedman
Music: Josh Brand and Joanna Yagerman
Props, set, and costumes: Andrew D’Angelo, Amanda Friedman, Irina Jasnowski Pascual, and Gretta Johnson
Makeup: Andrew D’Angelo
Choreography and vocal arrangements: Clara Chapin and Jo’Lisa Jones
Written and directed by: Amanda Friedman
With text by: Helen Adam and Charity Coleman
Amanda Friedman / Peter LaBier
I have a paper moon artwork as prop in Shimizu Brand's artwork/prop filled photo booth install at the fair!
August 1 - September 1, 2017
curated by Woobie Bogus and Adrianne Rubenstein
6/22 - 25
**Performance begins at 7pm
Sometime in April through Late May - Spirited by John-Elio Reitman
Works by: Loretta Barrera, Andrew Cannon, Lali Foster, Amanda Friedman, Max Guy, Heather-Anne Halpert, John-Elio Reitman, Saige Rowe, Adrianne Rubenstein, and Cici Wu.
NEW SPRING is upon us! It is unclear when it started or when it will stop. Early indicators for its arrival were the thaw, bird song, the emergence of crocus flowers, outdoor café seating, the flow of tree sap.
How much longer before it all goes to shit?
“Because of the extreme cold last year, the season only lasted three to four weeks. This year, if the weather pattern holds, [we] are hoping that the season will last seven or eight weeks. It is a pretty decent year. If we were growing what would kill us is seven days of 60 to 70 degree weather.”
I saw the signs on the Taconic State Parkway, I saw the sign for EXIT 26: CROWN MAPLE / MADAVA FARMS, NEXT RIGHT. I followed the sign. I drove past acres of maple trees and ~250 miles of installed maple tubing, sucking sap directly to the processing facility. The farm, the gift shop, the café and the facility were not open for visitors that day. I walked around the woods and the perimeters of the buildings. The tubing looked not unlike the electricity wires running along the side of the dirt road that leads up the side of the property.
Ghost is located in the woods, accessible by portal; the astral plane; the internet. Ghost can be animated with electricity by a generator (Honda EU2000i). This generator emits carbon monoxide gas. Odourless, colourless, tasteless, it is harmful and dangerous to you and I. It is difficult to detect, like the subtle changes in the seasons. The barn was falling over, but now it is not. Ghost is hosted by Colin Alexander. ghostfeaturefilm.com
Saturday, January 14th,
MILLER, 17 Essex Street, New York 10002
Throughout Amanda Friedman's show at the MILLER, she has been working with Lauren Anderson in the gallery at night. Together, they made a video from within and with the space of the exhibition, playing with lights and reflections. What they have generated activates the installation, and pushes Friedman's idea of time-based painting.
Anderson and Friedman have also invited several artists they are in conversation with to screen their short videos. The screening will begin at Lauren Anderson, Amanda Friedman, Josh Brand, Heather Anne Halpert, Kate Ruggeri, and Alina Tenser. and features:
JAN 7 - 29, 2017
OPENING SATURDAY JAN 7TH
6 - 9PM
"Power is not brute force and money; power is in your spirit. Power is in your soul. It is what your ancestors, your old people gave you. Power is in the earth; it is in your relationship to the earth."
- Winona LaDuke
*Above image: Thoughtform: Good Luck 1 by Amanda Friedman
127 HENRY STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10002
opening Friday, Dec. 9th 6-8PM
When I make up characters it reminds me that I’m multi-layered, scattered, many. When I give a thing a name or call it part of my making-vocabulary, it becomes distinct: a working component. One such being is the Lost Keychain I’ve featured in my last three plays.
A character is an eccentric; this feels like a suitable definition to have in the room. And there is that thing within people, good or bad character. Where and how does that work? It is relative and when articulated can only be semi-trusted.
Jane, Grace, and Emily are three characters in Lynne Tillman’s first novel Haunted Houses. Nora recommended it to me and I finished it the day this show was confirmed. It tells the stories of these three women growing up. Normal, nowhere (New York), cold and chewy. My grandma just stopped being able to walk. But at ninety-eight, she says she is ready. Re:her past, things were not good.
This show subscribes to non-linear living time. It is an exercise in time-based painting. The lights are seasonal - if anything, it is dark early now, often and overhead.
Housed in painting, I work with diverse materials: paint, canvas, found objects, paper, lighting gels, colored pencil, cardboard, wire. The pieces in this show commune to create a total-space - one looks through a plastic lighting gel, to a scene in a rectangle depicting a cardboard cutout. Parts talk to each other; it is a team effort.
Amanda Friedman will be uniquely activating one of Rosemary Mayer’s text pieces in “Turn Again”. The artists Phoebe d'Heurle, Brie Ruais, Linnea Vedder-Shults and Lizzie Wright will be performing in this piece.
This event is organized in conjunction with the current gallery show:
CONCEPTUAL WORKS & EARLY FABRIC SCULPTURES
October 21 - December 11, 2016
Curated by Marco Antonini
@Redling Fine Art in LA
@ U.S. Blues, 29 Ash St. Brooklyn
write up in New City
curated by Kendra Jayne Patrick
March 22nd - April 15th, 2015
4223 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL
Trust Fall - curated by Jen Sullivan
Sunday, November 9th, 5-7PM
A new artist book made in collaboration w/ Ariel Dill & Denise Schatz will be released during the NY Art Book Fair, Sept. 26-28! Check it out at Miniature Garden in the small press dome.
Led by Ariel Dill & Amanda Friedman
book launch date/time//place tbd (but coming in September 2014)! published by Miniature Garden
A conversation to locate the body in work.
Moves/ words by Amanda Friedman and Joanna Yagerman
Costumes by Olivia Gibian
Slides by Mary Manning
8-9pm Tuesday, May 20th
performance at 8:15pm
at Essex Flowers, 365 Grand St, New York, NY 10002
Painting exhibition on view by Andy Meerow (extended through 5/21/14)
Carousel is an exhibition experiment. Regular one-night-only ”openings” will showcase an artist and their use of a mechanical slide projector. CAROUSEL is organized by artists Gabriela Salazar and Mary Choueiter. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org. Locations TBA.
I have work in groups shows: THE LAST BRUCENNIAL @ 837 Washington St. and The Invitational @ Kunsthalle Galapagos.
Spotlight Poetry Reading
with Rachel Glaeser, Sophy Naess & Kayla Guthrie Thursday, February 27th, 7-8 PM.
image below: Kayla singing in front of painting made for performance, Spotlight Poetry Reading and Songs Rachel, Sophy, Kayla 2/27/14
opens Feb. 21st and on view through March 23rd
pic above is Bunny reading in front of the painting I made just for her reading --- Spotlight Bunny Rogers Poetry Reading @ FJORD in Philly
piece by Kendra Patrick.
January 17 - March 29, 2014
@ Center For Book Arts, NYC, 28 W 27th St, 3rd Fl
Former Models: An Exhibition
January 16 - February 1, 2014
@ BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY
Opening: Jan. 3rd @ 6-8PM
Poetry Reading by Bunny Rogers and Catalogue Release: Jan. 18th @ 7:30PM
A two month curatorial project spanning Jan. - Feb. 2014 by Jamie Felton and Zachary Rawe.
FJORD Gallery 2419 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
December 14, 7-10PM
37 Willow St., Apt. 3
artwork above installed in bookshelf during exhibit:
Thought Form: Try And Try Again, 2013, oil, acrylic, paper, t-shirt, and pastel, 40x50x2"
131 Chrystie Street NYC, Dec 6-10th, with online bidding Dec 2-13th
Opening Reception: Saturday Nov 2, 7-10PM
Regina Rex, 1717 Troutman, #329 Queens, NY
With fireside performances and readings by Heather Guertin, Kayla Guthrie, Laura Hunt, and Nicholas Weist.
Campfire works by Alyssa Gorelick, Rachel Higgins, Jesse Hlebo, Michael Welsh, and Lizzie Wright.
@ White Columns, 320 W 13th Street, NY, NY
6-8 PM Sunday, October 27th
Firelighting and performances starting at 7 PM
organized w/ Peradam
top image: Lizzie Wright, 2013, Campfire Sculpture and friends, stories, songs
bottom image: Paper moon giving light from the side gallery :)
artist book published by Peradam. can be found @ the Peradam booth @ the NY Art Book Fair @ PS1/MOMA
rm E / table 12
painting pictured above: Spotlight Peradam booth @ NYABF
image: Elizabeth and painting (TF: Studio) sitting outside on PS1 steps during our picnic book signing
@ Cleopatra's, 110 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Because Nothing Ends is a double sided flip book consisting of uncut footage taken at Rockaway Beach this June. In the pages, Friedman's painting "Thought-form: Good Luck II" flies into the sky and dies out at sea. She did her best to collect all of the paper and pigment from the waves.
3 x 5.3 inches
180 pages + color cover
Edition of 500
September 18th, 2013
AMANDA FRIEDMAN, KATHLEEN KUCKA, JUSTIN MARTIN, ANIBAL PADRINO
RM#201 1717 Troutman St. Brooklyn
July 12th - August 11th
and a B. friedman ;)that i just noticed. you just keep doing things you know. you, me and things.
for part 2 of interview: here
"There's Amanda Friedman, whose craggy-shaped paintings on paper, shown in painter Eli Ping’s tiny basement gallery, were a highlight of the past year."
10-61 Jackson Ave., LIC, NY
opens Wed. Jan. 9th 6-9PM
on view through Feb. 22
October 21 - December 2, 2012
131 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10003
Opening Friday, August 17th 7 - 10pm
August 17 - September 14, 2012
405 W. Franklin St. 3rd Floor
Curated by Jamillah James
includes works by Katie Bell, Tatiana Berg, Susan Bricker, Stacy Fisher, Amanda Friedman, Joanne Greenbaum, Clare Grill, Fabienne Lasserre, Lauren Luloff and Elisa Soliven
Vox Populi Gallery - July 6-29, 2012
319 North 11th St. 3rd fl.
Opening reception Friday, June 22, 6 – 10pm
June 22 - July 28, 2012
with musical performance by R.A.F.
301 Saratoga Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11233
59 Jefferson Street, #201, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Saturday, June 2nd 12-7PM
Sunday, June 3rd 12-7PM
Opening Friday, April 27th, 7-10pm B.Y.O.B
April 27th - May 20th, 2012 566 Johnson (entrance on Stewart) Brooklyn, NY
Open Sats/Suns 12-6 or by appt.
MONDAY night, March 26, 7pm-11pm
70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn
Btwn Kent & Wythe, floor 2
1616 Walnut, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"You, Me, We, She" Feb. 23 - March 31, 2012
The Art Book Club at Fleisher/Ollman Saturday March 31 at 3pm. The Art Book Club—a group of artists based in New York City that meets regularly to discuss an assigned reading—invites the public to take part in a conversation about Katy Siegel's book, Since '45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art.
Elizabeth Hirsch and I made a zine together that was on sale at The Art Book Club booth.
Garbageman/Astronaut Project Space
@ The Everett Station Lofts,
625 NW Everett St. #107
Portland, OR 97209
July 1-29, 2010