Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Blast from the Past


long awaited photos just arrived from across the land pouring from the interweb...

Many Many thanks to the lovely Chase Koopersmith for outstanding Fabulousness

The Yes.Oui.Si ... 3rd Street Art Project ... May 8th OH.ten




Saturday, July 17, 2010

Great Fruit Presents ...

Pure Honey
May Eight OH.ten

Pure Honey an inconspicuous TANTALIZING TEASER*

Infiltrating an empty Mission Hill apartment to
Look. Listen and Taste the Pure Honey
This intimate show displayed select works highlighting 18 different artists showing
Collage,Painting,Video,Photos,Jewlery and 
Sculpture



    

The evening was a great success.

Guests were encouraged to contribute an ingredient to incorporate in to the tapas palette, prepared by improv chefs Gabriel Sweet and Terrence Gaide.
After the feast and a couple glasses of sangria later we slipped in to some succulent tunes performed by Miguel deBraganza.



an ENORMOUS thank you to our artists. The caliber of  the work in Pure Honey grasped a new echelon… meaning there’s only one place to go from here…
straight up to the clouds with the bees.

Colette AlimanSofya Belinskya
Jacques Cazaubon SeronadeMiguel deBraganza
Niko EwingStephen St. Francis Decky
Terrence Gaide…Lena Gustafson …Alexa GuarigliaMiguel Horowitz
Olivia Ives-FloresMaxime ItenAdrian Molina
Angel Russell      … and George Wanker

Hefty amounts of gratitude to our chefs Gabe and Terrence…the food was delicious

Hats off to the neighborhood watch dogs Phil, Frank and Mike for keeping an eye on everything

And of course massive kudos to our soaking guests who endured the heat wave to join us!
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* TANTELIZNG TEASER ? you may ask…well..drum roll please
We are proud to announce that GreatFruit Productions will be opening an exhibition space this fall. In the late Rice Bowl Gallery located on Vancouver st. and Huntington Ave, smack dab in between the Museum of Fine Arts and Mass College of Art and Design. the space will serve as a middle ground where students and creators, collectors and art enthusiasts can connect in an inspiring and creative environment.
Pure Honey is just a taste of the caliber of work you can expect to see this fall.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

YES OUI SI



Two weeks ago the GreatFruit Collective gave an unsuspecting Cambridge office space, slated for demolition, one last hurrah.  For 72 hours the artists toiled against the clock transforming florescence and white walls into a colorful multi-sensory exhibition space.  The YES OUI SI show at 270 3rd St. in Kendall Square was the result of a collaboration with the Cambridge Art Council’s Open Studio event. 
We came together with a vision: Find a space and create a variety show, fusing together many unique talents in a vast spectrum of mediums and showcasing the works of our extended family. 
Entering the Labyrinth
YES OUI SI

Aqua-Performance Environment




With blue and green waves of acetate dancing up the glass walls and a large bubble wrap projection screen, this underwater space was a briny stage for musicians and performers, including Nina Violet, Baby Brainwaves, Willy Mason, James Sprang, The Hog Stompers, Nate Sprague, Angel Russell, Adam Howell, The Old Edison, Adam Lipsky, Miguel de Braganza, Mike Schlenoff and Horse Thief.   Also in this space was a collaborative painting environment, live projections by Sarah Gingras, and a super psychedelic stage backdrop painted by Dawn Simunovich.  The guests sat powwow style on the floor and remained captivated by the musical performances, until late Sunday when everybody found their dancing shoes. 

The L Gallery

The events most formal space displaying contemporary works in traditional media of painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture.  
Salvaged Soundscape, by Blaise Danio

an interactive installation where viewers are invited to sit inside two facing pillars, created from an amalgamation of highly resonate discarded objects such as window panes, steel railroad spikes and drinking glasses,. inorder to encourage the exploration of the vibrationaly neglected.

Jason Bashaw



Jason Bashaw’s re-creation of an eighteenth century woodshop was a performance featuring traditional tools including a shave horse, froe, hand drills and chisels.  These were used to transform logs into boards and spindles, which by the end of the event had filled the wood room. The smell of the freshly cut wood was divine, a true highlight of the entire show.






Tiny Nook Gallery


A space for a more intimate investigation of smaller works by Lena Gustafson, Olivia Ives-Flores and Lilla Cory Warren . On display where an array of texture photographs, Litho prints, collage, drawings and hand-held bronze reliquary sculptures.

No Man’s Land   
 

No Man’s Land is a mixed media installation utilizing light, space, and life.  It plays with the viewers’ perception of space and the relative confinement of our bodies’ relationship with it.  Upon entering the room one’s attention is taken, first, by the ephemeral light reflecting off of the silvery surface of the walls, then immediately by the only object inside: a cube fashioned of two-way mirrors.   In the cube are a mirrored dome, green plant-life, and exposed fluorescent light bulbs.  The mirrored surface inside the cube gives the effect of an infinitely reflecting world with nothing else to disrupt the pure simplicity of plants and light.  The voyeuristic nature of the two-way mirror gives the viewer a sense that while looking into the cube the life inside (obviously blind) cannot see or sense anything beyond their infinite confinement.  The room itself being mirrored on every part of it’s boxy surface hints at being in a space similar to the inside of the cube.  This connection between the inside of the cube and the inside of the room itself suggests simply that perhaps the spaces we normally exist in are more confining than we think they are.  



Prelude to C.A.A.T. photo exhibition by Zacharie Lanoue


exhibiting an smorgasbord of reinterpretations and documentation of Classic Age Appropriate Togetherness (C.A.A.T), GreatFruit Family, Baby BrainWaves as well as his other photographic exploits.   




Contemporary Age Appropriate Togetherness C.A.A.T Litter Box





The living, gyrating, pulsating organism oozing and spilling paint and wit. The origin of everything that is C.A.A.T, collaborations by Miguel Horowitz and George Winkler.





Black Box Movie House and Puppet Theater
Using creative ingenuity, staples and black trash bags, a windowless storage space was transformed in to a black box movie house with pillow seating on the flloor. Videos were screened on to a traveling theatre constructed by Mass Art Sculptor Alisa Javitz, showcasing the works of David Henry Gerson, Kevin Clancy, Adrian Molina and Olivia Ives-Flores, and animations by Nick Gibney, Brooke Scibelli, and Zacharie LaNoue were shown as well.
 

Monday, May 3, 2010

YES OUI SI




YES OUI SI
What: YES OUI SI is a two day multi-sensory exhibition of art, music, and performance.

WHO: GreatFruit Productions is a Boston based collective of visually and aurally inclined creators, founded in Autumn of 2006. What started as a group of young artists has since flourished into an organized collective. We coordinate moments and facilitate situations of collaboration through a fusion of multimedia art shows and kaleidoscopic music concerts.

WHERE: 270 3rd st. Cambridge, MA 02142

WHEN: May 8th and 9th 12am-10pm

The Greatfruit Collective in collaboration with the Cambridge Arts Council presents YES OUI SI, an exhibition of over 30 artists from around the Northeast converging for a two day variety show.  Get lost in the mirror cube and find yourself in the baboon saloon with the back porch jugg funk of The Hogstompers, the bird songs of Nina Violet and the sea soaked ballads of troubadour Willy Mason.  Subject yourself to performance art and drown your senses in the underwater music room in celebration of Baby Brainwaves CD release.  Feast your eyes on multi-media installations spilling off walls and ceilings and inspect paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and photographs culled from around the world.  Quit being so nervous and tip the burlesque dancers.

In Exhibition: Sculpture, Instillation, Painting, Photography, Collage, Music, Performance, Puppetry, Burlesque, Theater, Video, Animation, Prints

Participating Artists: Jaques Cazobron, Zach Lanoue, Miguel Horowitz, CAAT, Pat Wallace, Olivia Ives-Flores, Mike Potecha, Adrian Molina, Peter Calderwood,  Elizabeth Kavarsky, Melvin Zizik, Niko Ewing, Mike Schlenoff, Miguel de Braganza, Ellie Daucher, Alisa Javitz, David Gerson, Blaise Danio, Nick Gibney, Lena Gustafson, Sophie Bignet, Lucy Henderson, Hannah Rosenthal, Jason Bashaw, Adam Lipsky, Nina Violet, Colin Ruel, Willy Mason, Baby Brainwaves, The Hogstompers, Adam Howell, Angel Russell, Marciana Jones, James Sprang, Nate Sprague, Kevin Clancy, Dawn Simunovich and more. 

Adrian Molina / Zach LaNoue



Zach Lanoue






Wednesday, March 24, 2010

GreatFruit Family Y'Art Sale

this past saturday the greatfruit family staged a y'art sale in the parking lot behind our inman square flat.  everybody who came out was blessed with sunshine, sound, food, prints, photographs, pottery, recycled clothes,  and carnival games including ring, beanbag, and a mechanical rotating coin toss, ball hockey, and catch the painted plastic pumpkin on a hook 'n string.  there was hula-hooping and dancing and andrew melvin zizik conducting the loopy lulu lala zim zim mouth orchestra. the hogstompers performed a marathon 4 hour set of electrified jugfunk music 





and baby brainwaves followed with their giant psychedelic sea bird sound.  




the yar't sale was all in all a super great fun time and we even raised some funds for the vaudeville art show on MAY 8th and 9th.   i dont want to give it away yet because all the confirmations aren't in, but it looks like the musical line up is going to be FANTASTIC!!!!!  thank you so much to everybody who came out and to all those who helped in preparing the event. lets do it again soon.   
love, GFFP

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

GreatFruit Family on Parade

 
The first inklings of sunshine on St. Patty's day was just the spark needed to break out and celebrate. The mission of the day was to sprinkle color around the Cambridge commonwealth, turn up the volume and rustle up the banal routines of our fellow citizens. We painted flags and banners advertising FOOD! ART! MUSIC! FAMILY! FUN! and GAMES!


After the paint had dried, costumes coordinated, face paint applied, instruments and players rallied, we hit the street. It may have appeared slightly bazaar, surprisingly out of the ordinary, or even perhaps down right crazy, but the parade was simply GreatFruit's version of gorilla marketing. We were marching to raise awareness about our weekend Y'Art sale and lot party in Inman square. 

Monday, March 15, 2010

Y'Art Sale


Come One Come All!

48 Beacon st. Inman Square (across from Food Master)
noon-ish till evenin'

 FUNK RAI$ER!
Y'ART SALE
FOOD and BEVERAGE
FACE PAINT
CARNIVAL GAMES
PRIZES
PHOTO BOOTH
ART and MUSIC

Music by the HogStompers and Baby BrainWaves



Sunday, March 14, 2010

Baby Brainwaves Gorilla Performance in the Harvard Staircase

G.A.S.S.Y
Gorilla Art Shows Specially for You

Random Acts of Art
Out and About #1

The idea behind getting G.A.S.S.Y is a practice in inconspicuous spontaneity.
A reevaluation of conventional spaces, and an incentive to create informal artworks with the intention to share. 15th floor Staircase B in the Harvard Psychology Building was the location of our first impromptu debut. Baby Brainwaves secretly serenaded the worker bees in white lab coats from the stair shaft.

"Sheik Aiders"


"Bear Claw"



Baby Brainwaves play Bear Claw in stairwell B Floor 15 @ Harvard Univeristy

last friday afternoon olive and the bwaves took a field trip to harvard to install string, mirrors, and songs in a stairwell at harvard u as part of the 1st installment of greatfruit family's weekly guerilla series.  here's a song we played called bear claw.  if the weather clears later today we're gonna be playing at blaze's barbecue so come on by fir some grub 'n tunes!  on another tip the sounds we are capturing for our album are super satisfying and all the b-waves agree that wensley st. has bomb acoustic properties and that certain je-ne-sais-quois element.  i'm gonna post a couple other performances of the band from last month and another song from harvard guerilla day.  thank you all for coming out friday night to gay gardens, i/bwaves had a blast!!!!!
peace,
miguel
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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Space 242 GET YOUR FREAK ON


In my opinion Space 242 is by far one of Boston's most radical Art Spaces. They consistently show a variety of awesome art with tantalizing themes. Step Right Up Step Right Up

O

Thursday, March 4, 2010

a day in the life of

A day in the life of Miguel Stewart Horowitz


I wake up early afternoon between twelve and two id say,
he smokes a cigarette
if he has nowhere to go
he checks the weather and the news and shit like that
 "if my cigarette makes me poo maybe ill poo"

go to studio
dump paint everywhere
screw stuff
tidy up
wander and work on the aura of the place

then he goes home
and strums his guitar
make a song... or try .. to

cut faces

eat a cheeseburger or a steak quesidilla
(he's been snacking through out the day)

prelude to a buuurp

he's addicted to documentaries such as jesuscamp.commune.bloodsandcrypts.foxnews.iraqwar
(or on off days he chooses chessy fuckin turn your brain off action flicks)

before he shuts his eyes for the night
he might take a shower
he might southpark
he might art book
he might...tehe and go to bed



Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Adrian Molina Sclupture

New Images of Adrian Molina's Sculptures have been realized and are ready for presentaion.