Open Season

October 23 – 24, 2009

Parlour No. 9, Open Season, features the work of Beau Buck, Stefano Minzi, Emily Roz and Natalia Yovane, which ranges from painting and drawing to prints and film that depict wildlife in both natural and displaced settings. The show’s installation draws inspiration from old hunting trophy rooms, with their taxidermy, paintings of the chase, etc. However, in Parlour’s vision, these animals are not static monuments, but are rather unleashed participants in an uncontainable environment. Open Season is hosted by Colette Robbins and Micah Ganske in their Queens apartment.

Press Release

Parlour No. 9: Open Season, hosted by Colette Robbins and Micah Ganske in their Jackson Heights apartment

Left Wall: Natalia Yovane, African Antlers by Night, 2009, falshe paint on paper, 22 x 30 inches. Works on Table: Beau Buck, Ashrine Wakeup (10 jackrabbits) 2008, mixed fabric material, animal and faux fur, plaster, copper, wire mesh and filler, 12 x 8 x 22 inches. Right Wall: Natalia Yovane, North American Antlers, 2009, gouache and pencil on paper, 22 x 30 inches. Far Right Wall: Stefano Minzi, Spirit of Hunted Animals, 2009, Xerox transfer and wiggly eyes on stuffed pillow.

Installation View.  Emily Roz, Hyena with Crocus, 2008, colored pencil on paper, 40 x 30 inches.

Left Window Panel: Natalia Yovane, Gemsbok Oryx Herd, 2008, gouache on paper, 22 x 30 inches. Right Windox Panel: Emily Roz, Vulture with Moose and Magnolia, 2009, acryla gouache on paper, 22 x 30 inches.

Installation Detail. Natalia Yovane, Gemsbok Oryx Herd, 2008, gouache on paper, 22 x 30 inches.

Installation Detail. Center: Emily Roz, Vulture with Moose and Magnolia, 2009, acryla gouache on paper, 22 x 30 inches. Right: Beau Buck, Ashrine Wakeup (10 jackrabbits) 2008, mixed fabric material, animal and faux fur, plaster, copper, wire mesh and filler, 12 x 8 x 22 inches.

Center Wall Piece: Stefano Minzi, Santa Leper, 2009, digital print in paper. Center table piece: Beau Buck, Ashrine Wakeup (10 jackrabbits) 2008, mixed fabric material, animal and faux fur, plaster, copper, wire mesh and filler, 12 x 8 x 22 inches.

Installation Detail. Beau Buck, Ashrine Wakeup (10 jackrabbits) 2008, mixed fabric material, animal and faux fur, plaster, copper, wire mesh and filler, 12 x 8 x 22 inches.

Cluster of works on bookcase, Natalia Yovane, Caribou Antler, 2009, ink on paper, 5.5 x 4.5 inches, Moose Antler, 2009, ink on paper, 5.5 x 4.5 inches and Klipspringer Antelope Antler, 2009, ink on paper, 5.5 x 4.5 inches.

Opening Night in Jackson Heights.

Opening Night. Left: Hidenori Ishii with featured artist Natalia Yovane (center right) with hostess (far right) Colette Robbins.

Featured artist Emily Roz (right) opening night.

Opening Night, host Micah Ganske and guests.

Former Parlour No. 4 artist Andrzej Nowici and friends.

Featured artist Beau Buck and his girlfriend Gabrielle opening night.