7/26/14

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 /// 7:30pm

SUMMER NITES
Mid-Summer Potluck Opera!
// Live at Pet Rescue!

Fort Useless is proud to present the return of Chris Brunelle, aka SUMMER NITES, formerly of The Whisperians, Mo Matching Drapes, and Aldenbarton.

American Darlings (1st)

Lost Gloves (2nd)

SUMMER NITES (3rd / instagram)

Please note that this show will not be at Fort Useless. It will be at:

Pet Rescue
346 Morgan Ave /// Brooklyn, NY /// petrescuestudio.wordpress.com

We thank Pet Rescue for allowing us to have our show there while we look for a new show space!

Presented by StereoactiveNYC

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6/27/14

Friday, June 27th, 2014 /// 8:30pm

Fort Useless In Exile
// Live at Don Pedro!

Jesse Rifkin (9pm)

Rug Kids (9:45pm)

Abstract Artimus (10:30pm)

A Bunch Of Dead People (11:15pm)

Hawt Me$$ (12am / Kristi’s Birthday!)

Please note that this show will not be at Fort Useless. It will be at:

Don Pedro
90 Manhattan Ave /// Brooklyn, NY /// donpedrobrooklyn.com

We thank Don Pedro for allowing us to have our show there while we look for a new show space!

Presented by StereoactiveNYC

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6/1/14

Sunday, June 1st, 2014 /// 2:00pm

Bushwick Open Studios
/// Day 3

Bushwick Open Studios is a neighborhood-wide weekend of arts and performance organized by Arts In Bushwick over the weekend of May 30th-June 1st. As a participating organization, Fort Useless has scheduled a special weekend of programming featuring comedy, music, and visual art.

Open Hours /// 2-6pm

5/31/14

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 /// 2:00pm

Bushwick Open Studios
/// Day 2

Bushwick Open Studios is a neighborhood-wide weekend of arts and performance organized by Arts In Bushwick over the weekend of May 30th-June 1st. As a participating organization, Fort Useless has scheduled a special weekend of programming featuring comedy, music, and visual art.

Songwriters Salon #26 /// 2-5pm

The Songwriters Salon features musicians showcasing new and old material. Discussion among participating songwriters is encouraged, but not required.

Starting at 2pm w/ order to be determined randomly on the day of the show:

– Bey O’Brien
– Brian Stearns & Jess Flanagan
– Doug Schrashun (of MiniBoone)
– Drew St. Aubin (of MiniBoone/GunFight!)
– Eric Dell Schwortz (of Nature Cruise)
– Jesse Rifkin (of Jane Eyre)
– Johnnie Wang Morlock (of All Forces)
– Jonathan Pilkington Kahnt (of Flying Pace/Quiet Loudly)
– Kid In The Attic
– Manny Nomikos (of pow wow!/Coyote Eyes)
– Norm Vino (of All Forces)
– Steve Spinella (of Clouder/Maquina Supervium/Black Salad)
– MORE TBA!


StereoactiveNYC Presents /// 6pm-Midnight

Howth (6pm)

Thizz Rattlers (7pm)

GunFight! (8pm)

Robot Princess (9pm)

The Tablets (10pm)

pow wow! (11pm)

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5/30/14

Friday, May 30th, 2014 /// 6:00pm

Bushwick Open Studios
/// Day 1

Bushwick Open Studios is a neighborhood-wide weekend of arts and performance organized by Arts In Bushwick over the weekend of May 30th-June 1st. As a participating organization, Fort Useless has scheduled a special weekend of programming featuring comedy, music, and visual art.

We will open at 6pm for anyone who would like to stop by early to see Sclera, our featured installation for Bushwick Open Studios weekend!

Spit Take Friday! /// 8pm

a comedy showcase hosted by George Flanagan

performers, starting at 8pm:

Chris Jurek

Christy Coffey

Sachi Ezura

Nick Naney

Joe Pera

Joe Rumrill

 

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5/23/14

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 /// 6:00pm

Sclera: mixed media by
Tara McFarlane + Chad Turner
/// Opening Reception

Fort Useless is proud to announce Sclera, a mixed media exhibit, curated by Maryanne Ventrice.

Participating artists: Tara McFarlaneChad Turner

 

About The Exhibit

Sclera: The visible part of the eye – the top layer. In the animal kingdom, it’s rare for the iris to be small enough for the sclera (the ‘white of the eye’) to be easily visible. It is believed that human eyes developed this way to aid in non-verbal communication as one can easily tell where another is looking. Tara Mc Farlane’s and Chad Turner’s works involve concepts and processes of layering – revealing and concealing. Top layers obscure bottom ones. The artists explore options of what they allow us to see. We can only see the visible layer, leaving the deeper, unseen layers for us to contemplate.

Following the reception, the exhibit will be on display through July and available to view during other scheduled events at Fort Useless or by appointment. The exhibit will also be a featured part of Fort Useless’ programming for Bushwick Open Studios, a neighborhood-wide weekend of arts and performance organized by Arts In Bushwick over the weekend of May 30th-June 1st.

For more information about the exhibit please view:
http://scleraexhibit.wordpress.com/


About The Artists

TARA MCFARLANE is a photographer from Montvale, New Jersey. She recently graduated from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In addition to the digital and analogue realms, Tara also has experience working with collage, screen printing, paper making, and performance art. Her work often references different psychological tendencies in personalities or the subconscious mind. In her spare-non-art related time she enjoys, napping, eating grapefruits, and playing with puppies. In the future Tara plans to move to Brooklyn in pursuit of a suitable and inspiring job within the art field.

CHAD TURNER received his BFA in illustration from the Hartford Art School in 2002, but has been driven by his creativity for as long as he can remember. His art has never been about one medium or another, more so it’s about whatever is appropriate for the artistic expression and what feels right at the time of creation, often incorporating painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, design, and collage. Chad’s art is often just as much about the process as it is the final piece. The process is one of collection, observation, and transformation. A continual push and pull between artist and the art that is intimate and meticulous. The pieces often take months, or even years of adding and taking away, working and reworking, before they are complete. Deep and layered, Chad’s art is sometimes just as much about what he chooses not to show as what he does, leaving the viewer to explore and come to conclusions on their own terms.