Thursday, July 31, 2008
Anti-Oxidant Video Salon will exhibit for one night only, a fresh mix of video works from local artists Blair Dowd, Drew and the Medicinal Pen, Ianthe Jackson, Christina Medina, Helena Petersen, Lauren Silberman, Alexa Hoyer, Kevin Vale, and Unisex Youth Helmet.
The pace of our city may appear fast and chaotic to some; however, if we take a moment to absorb it, analyze it, and find our place in it, something magical occurs. We begin to see the music that surrounds our world and the movement that is toe tapping it's way into our life's breath. It is here that we begin to find our place in this vast metropolis we call home. Each video artist adds their own definition of this rhythm to a broad collective while their individual styles appear in a harmonious contrast. The artists' individual expressions range from surrealistic dreamworlds to full on music video, while each piece shares the conceptual undertones of movement through music is its most broad sense.
Anti-Oxidant is a video salon hosted and curated by local video artist, Christina Medina; held monthly in the Lounge at Northeast Kingdom located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Anti-Oxidant was created with artistic freedom of expression in mind without the pressure of creating something 'sellable'. Upon arriving in New York a year ago, Christina felt a need to question the the boundaries of visual art, music, and performance. Anti-Oxidant was born out of a rebellion to the commercial art world that prevails in much of the city. This is not a negative jab at the commercial art world, for as artists we would love to get paid to make art and give up the day/night jobs; with the mainstream so must exist a thriving experimental colorful world free to express itself.