Thursday, March 26th, 1997 6:00 - 8:00 pm
at Echo Communications Group, 179 Franklin Street
phone: (212) 292-0910
Erin Clermont (Erin a.k.a. EB) a freelance writer-editor, has long been fascinated by the culture and variety of motels and the many inventive ways we have found to use them and view them. An avid collector of vintage motel postcards, she began photographing motels in 1990 to document changes in their roadside role. The materials in this exhibit are part of a proposed book project and include text excerpts that enhance the motel experience. Personally, Erin prefers motels with doors that open on the parking lot and a room not next tothe ice machine.
Douglas Cooper (aka Visigoth) is the author of two novels, AMNESIA and DELIRIUM (both Hyperion). He has collaborated with some of the world's most important artists and architects (including Diller+Scofidio and Peter Eisenman), as well as dance companies (such as the Charlerois dance theater in Belgium). He has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Wired (British inaugural edition), Esquire (Japanese edition), and Mondo 2000. The launch of Delirium on the Web was covered by Rolling Stone and Publishers Weekly. Doug will be exhibiting a series of small watercolor paintings.
Nancy Graham (aka ngraham) plays with mixed media. She'll be showing the decline of a relationship (as narrated by the unconscious)--a series of sketches exhibited on a rolodex; one or more snowdomes; perhaps a few other things.
Stacy Horn has a Master's Degree in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU where she teaches a class called "Virtual Culture". She has been widely profiled throughout the media, in major publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Elle, Mirabella, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker. Her new book, Cyberville, has received major critical attention. Stacy will be exhibiting a series of photographs.
Gail Vachon (aka Ruby T.) is an artist in many media, living and working in Brooklyn, New York. While primarily a maker of images that move, she occasionally escapes intopainting, has published a novelette, This is my mother. This is my father. and was a founding member of the new wave toy rock band Y Pants. She brings homethe bacon as a graphic designer. Her web page is:
http://www.echonyc.com/~vachon/. Ruby is an old woman who lives in an apartment on the waterfront of an unknown city, with a rocking chair and a single dangling lightbulb. Children laugh at her when she walks through the street. But she sees things they dont; she has a secret life.