PARACHUTE GAMES: The Art of Holiday Survival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE > NOVEMBER 10, 2015

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PARACHUTE GAMES: THE ART OF HOLIDAY SURVIVAL
NOVEMBER 21 – DECEMBER 26, 2015


CURATED BY BROOKE ERIN GOLDSTEIN | PRESENTED BY KIOSK PVD

FEATURED ARTISTS
Michael Bykovski
Margie Butler
Kara Dunne
Fredric Gorman
Brett Henrikson
Mary Kudlak
Kirstin Lamb
Cynthia Lech
Scott Moran
Melissa Meyer
Mara Trachtenberg
Kevin Veronneau

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, November 21, 6PM – 9PM

SURVIVAL THEMED BOARD GAME NIGHT
with The Board Room
Tuesday, December 1, 7PM – 9PM

MINING FOR GOLD
Gilded Trash Art Hunt with Scott Moran
Friday, December 11, 6:30PM – 7:30PM

CREATIVE NETWORKING HOLIDAY PARTY
Thursday, December 17, 7PM – 9PM

GALLERY HOURS
Thursday + Friday, 3PM – 8PM
Saturday, 12PM – 5PM
Other Days by Appointment

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Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to announce Parachute Games: The Art of Holiday Survival, a playful exhibition about surviving the art world and the holiday season, curated by Brooke Erin Goldstein with special programming presented by Kiosk PVD, from November 21 – December 26, 2015. Yellow Peril Gallery will host an Opening Reception for Parachute Games on Saturday, November 21, from 6PM – 9PM.

Parachute Games is a satirical response to the seemingly impossible goal of “making it” in art mixed with the notion of “making it through” the holiday season. “It takes a resourceful wit and strategic thinking to survive modern life, especially when you are in the business of creative expression,” notes Goldstein. “The need to think outside the box and bring a level of amusement to enduring life is amplified during the holidays. Sustaining oneself through this time of year can seem like a particularly cruel sport we are forced to play for the benefit of others. Often what we really need in life, art, and throughout the holidays,” she stresses, “is the ability to slow it down so we can position ourselves for a tactical landing.”

Featured artists in Parachute Games will investigate what creative survival means in their studio practice and how to survive as an art collector during the holiday season with smartly priced works. In the main exhibition space, Kirstin Lamb, Melissa Meyer, Scott Moran and Kevin Veronneau will present both challenging and entertaining presentations of paintings, mixed media, works on paper and sculpture that invite viewers to consider their conflicted sentiments during the holiday season. In the adjacent gallery, Michael Bykovski, Margie Butler, Kara Dune, Fredric Gorman, Brett Henrikson, Mary Kudlak, Cynthia Lech and Mara Trachtenberg will offer smartly priced works of art under $100 in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, photographs, sculptures, prints, and paintings.

Parachute Games pokes fun at the very serious difficulties we face surviving modern life emotionally, financially and literally,” notes Goldstein. “The exhibition will help us to gain perspective on what’s really important, especially this time of year.”

Throughout the run of the exhibition, Kiosk PVD will present special programming to support the creative community in Providence. The Board Room will host Survival Themed Board Game Night at the gallery with several collaborative game stations on December 1, from 7PM – 9PM. Artist Scott Moran will host Mining for Gold, a Gilded Trash Art Hunt on Friday, December 11, from 6:30PM – 7:30PM. Visitors are invited to bring flashlights and meet at the gallery for winter beverages before embarking on an outdoor art discovery walk through The Plant complex and sections of Olneyville – “litter-aly” finding gold “art-ifacts” meant to challenge our perspective on what is art and where we go to find it. To celebrate the holiday season season, Kiosk PVD will host a Creative Networking Holiday Party for the creative community and supporters of the arts looking to meet creative professionals active in the Creative Capital on Thursday, December 17, from 7PM – 9PM.

About Kiosk PVD
Kiosk PVD is the newest collaborative creative endeavor by Brooke Erin Goldstein of State of Mind Styling and Elizabeth Stone of Mint Leaf Media.  Our events range from mini showcases to larger scale events with artists, designers and forms of creative interactive entertainment. Our mission is to promote and showcase arts, entertainment and creative product based businesses in Providence RI. Kiosk PVD events draw parallels between the art, products and entertainment we feature, thus immersing you in a carefully curated lifestyle experience. For more info about future events hosted by Kiosk PVD, visit www.kioskpvd.com and sign up for our mailing list.

About Yellow Peril Gallery
Founded in 2011, YELLOW PERIL GALLERY is a contemporary art gallery located at The Plant, a historic mill complex in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The Gallery fosters modern art critiques on popular culture and society from emerging, mid-career and established artists in the United States and abroad. Our inventory comprises of works of art from critically-acclaimed artists who have been featured in biennials and museum exhibitions, participated in top tier art fairs and acquired by private collectors worldwide. Artists that we represent share our commitment to social responsibility, and 10% from the sale of all artwork is donated to a charitable organization of the Artists’ choice. For more info about future exhibitions, visit www.yellowperilgallery.com.

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If you’d like more information about this press release, or to schedule an interview with featured artists, please contact Vanphouthon Souvannasane at +1 917 655 1497 or via e-mail at van@yellowperilgallery.com.