Our next event at RH Gallery in NYC! A silent auction of local artist’s work to support the fight against fracking in New York State. November 7th | 6 pm – 9 pm | RH Gallery | NYC
FOOLSGOLD ARTS PRESENTS FR**K OFF, AN EXHIBITION AND AUCTION TO BENEFIT FRACK ACTION AT RH GALLERY, NEW YORK
RH Gallery: 137 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013
Exhibition on View October 30 through November 7, 2012
Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction to be Held November 7, 2012, 6-9pm
New York, NY – November 2012 – FOOLSGOLD ARTS is pleased to present Fr**K Off, an exhibition and auction featuring over fifty contemporary artists which will benefit the nonprofit organization Frack Action. This is Foolsgold Arts’ seventh exhibition in support of the natural environment and its inhabitants. On November 2nd, a cocktail reception and silent auction of over 50 artworks by a selected group of prominent contemporary artists will be held at RH Gallery. The proceeds from the auction will go directly to Frack Action.
Fracking is a hot topic issue for New York state right now as Governor Andrew Cuomo decides whether or not to allow fracking in the state. Fracking, or high volume horizontal hydraulic-fracturing, is a gas drilling process that involves pumping millions of gallons of water, chemicals and sand underground to extract natural gas by blasting and breaking apart shale bedrock. Many of the chemicals that are used in the fracking process are known cancer-causing carcinogens that leak into the aquifers and can pollute the earth and our drinking water.
During the opening we will be screening The Sky is Pink, a new anti-fracking film directed by Josh Fox, the Academy Award nominated director of the feature documentary Gasland , aimed at Governor Cuomo and his big decision. I AM PICTURES will also be showing a special PSA featuring testimonials from Adrian Grenier, Leighton Meester, Zoe Kravitz, and Sandra Bernhard among others. In addition, acclaimed folk singer Elvis Perkins will perform a special acoustic set accompanied by Cornelia Livingston.
Artists in the exhibition include; Sean Lennon, who has hand painted a guitar from his personal collection; British text artist Simon Evans, Bergdorf Goodman window designer John Gordon Gauld, contemporary embroiderer and Opening Ceremony collaborator Richard Saja, lauded print maker Trenton Doyle Hancock and photographers Patrick Fraser and Coke Wisdom O’Neal. Other noteworthy artists include Micah Ganske, Colette Robbins, Lisa Lebofsky, Eric White, Alison Blickle, Rachel Rossin, Rosalie Stone Morris, Jason Bereswil, Michael Kagan, Jonathan Beer, John O’Reilly, Paola Andrea Ochoa, Lauren Luloff, Lily Kyoto Olive, Shanan Campanaro, Tamar Ettun,Maria Kozak, Alex La Cruz, Tracey Langfitt, Gordon Austin, William Bolton, Julie Brady, Jessica Cannon, Bonnie DeWitt Joel Dugan, Michael Kagan, Benjamin Martins, Talia Shipman, John O’Reilly, Christian Little, Emily Adams, Jackie Dingle, Michael Dickey, Jacob Hicks, Adam LaMothe, Richard Saja, Loretta Mae Hirsch, Eric Johnston, Michael Meadors, Brett Hernandez, Ryan Scully, Mia Berg, Charlotte Kidd, Jessica Krause Smith, Elena Stonaker, Ashley Pridmore, Jessica Benjamin, Brendan Donleavy, Brett Hernandez, Alex Barton, Adriana Atema, Janine Martel, Rebecca Burnstein, Martin Mullin, Jared Klusner, Aliene De Souza Howell, Melanie Vote, Andy Smenos, Ricardo Tarrega, Boris Tyomkin, Alison Simmons, and Kristjan Zaklynsky.
About FOOLSGOLD ARTS
Founded by Brooklyn-based artists Shanan Campanaro and Maria Kozak, FOOLSGOLD curates and produces exhibitions that celebrate the natural environment and its inhabitants. The artwork is sold through silent auction and raises funds to support various charitable organizations committed to protecting the natural environment and wildlife.
Frack Off is Foolsgold Arts’ seventh benefit exhibition. Previous exhibitions have taken place in New York City and Reykjavik, Iceland. www.foolsgoldarts.org
About Frack Action
Frack Action is a New York based organization working to protect our water, air, and public health from the dangerous practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. They are engaged in a legislative advocacy, grassroots organization, and public awareness campaigns aimed at exposing the truth on fracking and building the critical mass necessary to stop it. To learn more, please visit www.frackaction.com or contact Betta Broad, firstname.lastname@example.org
About RH Gallery
Founded in 2010 by Adam Taki and Rebecca Heidenberg, RH Gallery is located in the heart of TriBeCa, housed in a 3,500 square foot space over two floors featuring three exhibition spaces. Driven by Heidenberg’s curatorial practice and Taki’s business expertise, the gallery presents contemporary art, with a focus on process-driven craft, within a rigorous conceptual framework. www.rhgallery.com