The Next 50 presents: Long Distance Poison

The Next 50 presents:
Long Distance Poison

Broadcasting live from PACS
Monday June 11th 2012, 8pm
Private Event

*Event’s Done! Broadcast was awesome. A few photos here..*

Long Distance Poison, with the help of  Matthew Caron and  ESP TV, will be producing a new work in Brooklyn at the PACS Gallery that will be simultaneously transmitted via HAM radio into outer space, projected before a live audience at the PLAYHOUSE/INTIMAN Theater in the Seattle Center, and broadcast live on the internet. The work is called A Third Signal to A Habitable Zone.

The Next 50 is a six month city wide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair. As part of the celebrations, The Next 50 and Fin Records will be presenting a special electronic music performance hosted at the historical PLAYHOUSE/INTIMAN theater in the Seattle Center:

The Oscillating Human : 
Electronic Music as an Innovating Force in The Future


Long Distance Poison, performing from Brooklyn
David Hahn


Steve Fisk (Producer)
Aaron Meola (Label head for Dropping Gems)
William Brown (AKA Dj Not So Good - Producer and Engineer)
Dave Segal (Journalist for Seattle’s The Stranger)

The Brooklyn LDP performance and ESP TV taping is private, but limited seated is available. Please contact us for more information.  Info will be announced soon concerning the web broadcast.

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03.27.12 - Cody Hoyt “

Cody Hoyt, Greeting Disorder
One Night Only!
Tuesday March 27th 2012, 7pm-11pm
View some photos from this show…

PACS Gallery is located at
70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn New York

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Get Rich or Die Mayan #3

Get Rich or Die Mayan 3
aka The Maze Benefit

PACS Gallery
70 North 6th Street Brooklyn
Sunday March 18th 2012, 9pm, 21+, No BYOB!
Curated by Sam Hiller of Z’s & Duncan Rich of Bunce Booking


The Dreebs
Diamond Terrifier
Tetryl Red
DJs Cool Places Sound System
DJ Black Helmet
Projections by Trouble


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Trouble Stuff blog

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March 2012: Amanda B. Friedman

Amanda B. Friedman
March 26th 2012, 7pm-11pm
View photos from the install and show here

PACS Gallery
70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn
Btwn Kent & Wythe, floor 2

Amanda B. Friedman explores cognition, perception, and the distance between self, others, and the world. Her paintings, paper constructions, and drawings are informed by research on mental space - both inside and outside of the head. Friedman has participated in residencies at Vermont Studio Center, VT; Millay Colony for the Arts, NY, and at Virginia Commonwealth University, VA. Selected group exhibitions include Backyard Projects, NYC; Clifton Benevento, NYC; St. Cecilia’s Convent, Brooklyn; and with Apartment Show, Brooklyn. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Also, this show marks the 1-year anniversary of PACS exhibiting visual arts. Thanks so much to everyone who’s come out and supported! Let’s do another year, eh?

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February 2012: Joshua Smith

Monday Night February 27th, 7pm-11pm
PACS Gallery, 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn NY 
A few photos from the show  

Joshua Smith is an internationally exhibited painter. He was cofounder, with Denise Kupferschmidt, of the itinerant group-show Apartment Show. He was born in Texas, raised in Michigan, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Get Rich or Die Mayan pt. 2

Round 2! Sam from Z’s, Duncan from Bunce, and many friends are coming together monthly for “Get Rich or Die Mayan”, our series of parties benefiting the You Are Here Festival, aka THE MAZE, which will be taking place in July 2012 at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn, as well as in October 2012 in Berlin, DE. 

Sunday, February 19th 2012

+ Hubble
+ Diamond Terrifier
+ White Suns

with DJ Marty McSorely
projections by TROUBLE

$10 | 9pm | 21+

And this one’s on Facebook, too.

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January 2012: Jeffrey Tranchell

Jeffery Tranchell (one night only solo show)
Monday January 30th 2012, 7:00pm-11:00pm 
View some pix: (lower res, sorry!) 

Born in Owosso Michigan, Jeffrey Tranchell lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his BFA in 2005 at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. An art-handler by day, Tranchell is exposed to a lot of waste - from bubble wrap & foam being tossed into dumpsters to hydrochloric acid poured down drains. A fan of Maciunas’ use of “waste”, all that pure-tossing doesn’t sit well with him.

In his solo show at PACS, Tranchell displays about a dozen paintings which re-purposse materials such as torn coat linings, plastics, and broken canvas stretchers to suggest that all objects have potential, some purpose that consumes objects apart from their intended use or despite their “broken” state. Most artistic activity unavoidably generates a little trash, and Tranchell’s intent is not to condemn artists who fail to use every part of the buffalo….he’s just trying to find a place for all thisstuff.

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Denise Kupferschmidt: 17-Foot Mural!

Past Event! View the install and mural photos here!

At the invitation of PACS Gallery, Denise Kupferschmidt has installed a permanent mural in the front room of Public Assembly. Occupying approximately 5 x 17 feet of estate above the venue’s front interior window, Kill Your Crude Idols references Kupferschmidt’s own Crude Idols drawing series, while serving as a nod to the NYC rock & no-wave documentary Kill Your Idols. The mural provides comfort and warmth to a raw, industrial garage.

The mural’s footer text was generated by the artist’s friend Ben Sisto, who did so by processing a cappella versions of popular songs with an Apple iPhone S4’s voice-to-text translator. The first line/phrase was selected from a translation of Jay-Z’s Izzo; the remainder from Wu Tang Clan’sC.R.E.A.M.

Recently named in Modern Painters’ “100 Artists to Watch”, Denise Kupferschmidt has been included in exhibitions in New York at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Marvelli Gallery, Eleven Rivington, and the Horticultural Society of New York, as well as at Western Exhibitions in Chicago, and CAVE in Detroit.  She has had solo exhibitions in Chicago, Boston, and New York.  In 2010 she was featured as a NADA Emerging Artist in The L Magazine.  Denise was co-organizer, with Joshua Smith, of “Apartment Show”, a series of roving group shows featuring artists in New York City.

Opening Reception Was On: Monday January 16th 2012, 7pm - 10pm
Limited complimentary wine was provided by Hob Nob Wines for 21+

Denise Kupferschmidt’s Website

Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street, Ground Floor
Between Kent & Wythe, Brooklyn NY

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Skeleton$ & More, 12.19.11

Monday December 19th 2012
PACS Gallery, 70 North 6th Street
9pm, 21+, $7.00 

Live Sets:
  1. Skeleton$
  2. Black Crown Ceremony
  3. Loud Objects
DJ Sets:
  1. The Oracle
  2. Marty McSorely (WFMU)
  3. Dutch E. Germ
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December 2011: Reade Bryan

Reade BryanOomph
One Night Only Show!
Tuesday December 20th 2011
7pm-12am, No BYOB 
Video stills from install
Video clips from install 

Houstonian turned Brooklynite Reade Bryan received a BFA in FIne Arts from the New School for Design in 2006. Over the past four years he’s toured the local woodshop & construction circuit, helping bring the city gems like Brooklyn Fireproof.  In terms of form & fabrication his works draw upon those methods and materials associated with said day-jobs. Tile, brick, plywood, foam an in this show’s case, fiberglass insulation. The works on display were created on site from about 12pm-6pm, just prior to opening. Bryan’s spontaneity evokes a Guston-like humor, presenting the viewer with two clear options: take the works seriously, or laugh along.

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