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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Lu Cafausu coming to vertexList Jan 26th

VertexList space has the pleasure to present " A False Luke (Lu Cafausu)";
a recent collaborative project by four Italian artists:

Emilio Fantin, Luigi Negro,
Giancarlo Norese, Cesare Pietroiusti

The opening reception will take place on Friday, Jan 26th 2007, 7pm - 10pm.
The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, March 04th 2007.
Lu Cafausu was curated by Luigi Negro.

The four Italian artists will perform actions (involving performances, video,
mixed media installation and text) conceived around the story of an old
coffee house located in San Cesario, a small town next to Lecce, Southern Italy:
a place where aesthetic contradictions meet the meanings (or maybe the lack of
any meaning) of our time.

Lu Cafausu is a metaphor for something that is, at the same time, both central
and marginal.

What will happen:

Luigi Negro will be the curator of the show and the responsible of the attempt to
actually move the "cafausu" from San Cesario to New York; therefore he will do
a press conference together with the mayor of San Cesario.

Emilio Fantin will iron a bunch of dirty clothings. As soon as the ironing proceeds,
he will fold the clothings and put them partly on hangers (attached on the wall,
with nails) and partly on a little carpet on the floor; the folded clothings will have
then a label (that will also have a price for the piece).

Giancarlo Norese will make and serve coffee standing behind a monitor where he will project a video.

Cesare Pietroiusti will do a free distribution of 500 drawings made with coffee spots.

About the Artists:

Emilio Fantin. Lives in Bologna, Italy. In his individual work he is dealing
with the concept of the dematerialization of art, and within collaborative projects
he focuses on the concept of organism (Oreste, la casa di Nora, Osservatorio Polimi).
His work has been exhibited in solo shows in such venues as the
Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Bologna and Le Magasin in Grenoble.
He has a very passion for tattered clothes.

Luigi Negro. Artist, sociologist and historian of the economics, lives in Lecce, Italy.
The curating process for Negro is a tool for managing complexity and chance.
The artist should "build the world", creating devices for relation and sense,
making "encarte", conceiving dynamic maps with nexuses, emotions, actions,
and rules. Curating as a form of art. He has been exhibiting in both collaborative
projects (Oreste, Synapser, Undo.Net) and solo shows

Giancarlo Norese
. Lives in Milano, Italy. His work seems to originate from
a contingency, a simple observation or from a banal ascertainment: the real
loss of any certainty and the acceptance of dependence as a life condition.
In his mute and image-less (but subtitled) videos constantly imposes on us
his lucubrations, his personal ups and downs, his life seen as an art work.
He slept for six months under a table.

Cesare Pietroiusti. Lives in Rome, Italy. With rigorous and analytical spirit,
Cesare Pietroiusti transforms life experience in art, exploring small events,
paradoxical situations or problems hidden in the turns of an ordinary
existence. Pietroiusti, extremely thoughtful towards the collective dimension
and interested in the relational and “public” aspects of art, was one of the
founders of the Jartrakor Study Centre in Rome and of the Journal
“Rivista di Psicologia dell’Arte”; in 1997 he was one of the initiators of the

project Progetto Oreste.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Huge thanks from vertexList

vertexList benefit was a success: we sold 30 out of 37 tickets, most pins and managed to drink
18 liters of wine!

We would like to thank all our supporters for making another year of low-end digi-art possible... you rock! All profits will be going toward our 10% rent increase.

benefit show: installation view

the raffle

limited edition t-shirts by ETEAM

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Lingo Pins by Sakurako Shimizu

Another radical conceptual jewelry project from Sakurako Shimizu.
This time she uses programming terms from Lingo (Director)
as a subject for her limited edition pin collection created
for the anniversary of vertexList.

"Lingo Pins", laser cut stainless steel, 2006, limited edition

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

vertexList benefit!

VertexList 3rd Anniversary Benefit

Dec 14th 2006, 7-10pm

Raffle starting at 8.30pm

René Allain

"Disruptive Device (Green) Bordered"

oil on linen, panel, 2006, 14X12.25"

Mauro Altamura


photography, 14X11", 2001

From June 2000 through September 2001 I re-photographed anonymous faces in the background of the main subject(s) of published photographs in the Friday NY Times. From the negatives I have cropped and enlarged one single face, creating a portrait. These non-identified people have been in crowds, or passing by as a photo-journalist took a picture. They have neither consented to nor perhaps even been aware that their photograph has been taken and subsequently published. They are then again used in my installation, singled out from the crowd; yet they are unspecific, often barely identifiable. The subject has been unknowingly recorded, their face made public, a mock surveillance twice removed from the reality of any event.

Joe Amrhein

"Instructions Not Included"

mixed media, 2006, 9X12”

Lee Arnold


acrylic on canvas, 48X34", 2004

Mike Ballou

"Pane" (still)

C-Print, 13X10", AP, 2005

Roddy Bogawa

"Alone Again"

cast rubber, 4X5", AP, 2004

Brice Brown

“Jelly Alley”

unique silkscreen on paper, 2003, 11.5X 11.5”

Pam Cardwell


drawing on paper, 19X16", 2005 (framed)

Mauro Ceolin

"Game People: Sigeru Miyamoto.04

17/ 20 edition, signed, 2006, 8X11"


"Air International" (part of the International Airport Montello Project)

brass object, 5X4", ball chain, 2006

John Flear/ Biteditions

Matt Freedman


epoxy, aluminum, wood and enamel paint

17X24X12", 2006

Doug Henderson

"Untitled Speaker"

modified speaker, wiring, audio CD

1X1', 2004

A sound sculpture that doesn't really make any noise. 12" woofer painted swimming-pool turquoise point upward and filled with water. A 79 minute composition of low frequency sine tones drives them via high-powered audio amplifiers. Patterns generated by the combinations of sound frequencies develop on the surface of the water, making static and moving shapes from fine stars to the coarse chop of a pool, to small storms hurling drops into the air. Most of the sound is inaudible -- it is music made to be seen, not heard.

Mike Houston

"China is Coming"

acrylic on vinyl tile, 12X12", 2006


Scot Kaplan


photo on paper, 12X14", 2006

Mimi Kim


oil on canvas, 16X20", 2006

Maria Lopez

"Finca Filadelfia"

C-print, 2005, 15X24"

Ernesto Restrepo


mixed media, 2005, 12X15"

Jillian Mcdonald

"Chester and Poncho"

2-channel DVD, 20 seconds loop, AP, 2005

Tricia Mclaughlin

"Monster Landscape"

oil on wood panel, fake grass, 11X8", 2006

Joe McKay

"UFO Images"

C-Print, 11X17", AP, 2005

Anja Mohn & Renate Aller

photograph, 14X19", 2006 (framed + glass)

Luke Murphy

"Kaleidoscope: Faces of Microsoft Employees"(fragment)

archival digital print on paper, 24X36', 2005

Aron Namenwirth


acrylic on canvas, 12X12", 2000

Jim Nolan


photo-collage, paper, 14X11", 2005

Jason Ogden


oil on canvas 2001, 9X11.5"

John Parker


mixed media on paper, 2001, 15X12"

Linda Post

"Hotel Wisconsin"

C-Print, 20x15", AP, 2003

Marcin Ramocki

"Photoshop Toolbox" (Pen Tool)

nickel silver, laser cut, 6X6", AP, 2006

Akiko Sakaizumi


2003, archival pigment print on canvas, AP, 11X17"

Paul Slocum

"Last Chair"

DVD, 1 min 55 sec, edition proof (7), 2005

Jude Tallichet

"Radio Facade"

mixed media, transistor radio

Steven Thompson

"Ghost Drawing"

mixed media, 2005

David Wells

mixed media, magnets

Jason Van Anden

"Animation Cell" (part of Smile Project)

Drawing, 11X8.5"

CJ Yeh

"One Day I Opened My Eyes"

Lithography, AP, 15X22", 1998

Carlo Zanni

"World is Flat"

3-d rendering of a JPEG icon, plastic epoxy

1X1", 2006

All work on paper is matted and behind glass/plexi unless otherwise requested by the artist. Please cal 646 258 3792 or email to reserve a ticket.