Ed. Varie is a Gallery and Bookstore in the East Village. We are located in Manhattan at 618 E. 9th St. between Avenue B and C. We are open Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5, and also by appointment. See you soon! XO EV
Ed. Varie is pleased to present 2008/12, an installation by multi-media artist Ellery Samson.
Opening Reception Thursday, February 7, 2013 6–9 pm.
2008/12 will be Samson’s first solo show in New York, as well as a debut of a new body of work. After four years of turbulence, personal, and structural collapse while living in New York, Samson extracts the beauty and energy that remains burned into his psyche and creates an abstract form installation at Ed. Varie. Samson uses paper; silk-screened, found, photocopied, obsessively dissected; to express different emotive thoughts and reasoning behind each element of the installation; beauty, collapse, nostalgia, hope, and a reminder of life to be lived. Samson has released a number of self-published zines, and also with NY based publisher Swill Children. There will be limited edition small-scale extractions of Samson’s work available for purchase at the reception.
Samson studied fine art at the San Francisco Art Institute. A majority of Samson’s artistic career has revolved around sound and performance art. Samson, currently signed with Discos Huelga, formed Crime Novels, The Mall, and Cancer Fad, releasing four albums concurrently. Among regular touring with The Mall and Cancer Fad, Crime Novels performed at P.P.O.W in New York, and at the Children’s Art Museum in Austin, TX. Ellery Samson, born 1976, currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
2008/12 will be on view through March 3, 2013. Please contact the gallery director for an appointment, firstname.lastname@example.org. For any additional information, such as preview images and gallery hours, you may visit our website, edvarie.com.
In case any of you out there were wondering what happened to our DONATE DONATE DONATE button, it’s back and ready to party! Sorry we missed you if you had hoped to make an end of year donation for a phat write off on your 2012 taxes, but we certainly accept and appreciate your support anytime!
We are looking forward to a new year in our new space, hope to see you all soon! xx EV
Ed. Varie opened in February 2010 under the guidance and support of artist and creative Karen Schaupeter. An alternative gallery space that began organically as an experimental art venue, Ed. Varie opened its doors to a wide variety of gallery and art-related events in Manhattan, and has now become an anchor for emerging artists, and a home to the contemporary art community.
Donations are vital for Ed. Varie to maintain its platform of open programming, and allow artists to take meaningful and substantial leaps in their practice. This indispensable support gives the financial strength to stand by our vision and mission to bring artists in the early stages of their career to the large and influential art market in Manhattan, that is historically, and increasingly difficult, for young artists to permeate.
We ask you, our dear friends, family and fans to contribute to Ed. Varie’s success in maintaining its territory and goals as an independent institution for emerging and mid-career artists from all disciplines, and from all parts of the globe, to have a placeholder in the Manhattan art community by making a donation, (today! weekly! monthly! we accept donations all year round!) Donors will be listed on our Supporters page, and as well in our annual Re-View.
Ed. Varie is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Ed. Varie must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
We are packing our bags full of rare and hard to find publications, our crew will include AUTOMATIC BOOKS, BODEGA, FOURTEEN-NINETEEN, HOUSE WEAR, ISSUE PRESS, MUSEUM STUDIO, SEEMS, and a selection of our favorite Self-Publishers; BAKERI (yes those adorable ladies at the delicious Bakeri of Brooklyn made a zine!), CREEPS, SARA CWYNAR, JESPER FABRICIUS, ANTHONY IACONO, ANDREW LONG, AMANDA MARSALIS, KELLI MILLER, NATHANIEL RUSSELL (plus small one off art objects), ALESSANDRO SIMONETTI, BUZZ SLUTSKY, PANAYIOTIS TERZIS, NICKOLAS TYPALDOS, and GRANT WILLING, and a FULL CATALOG of ED.VARIE BOOKS AND EPHEMERA!
See you in LA in a room with a bunch of our buddies, Foggy Notion, Gottlund, Hassla, Land and Sea, Nieves, Ugly Duckling, and Zine’s Mate! xx EV
Call For Vendors: Open Space’s 4th Annual Publications and Multiples Fair.
Open Space is seeking independent art publishers and artists working in multiple including books, prints, video and sculpture to participate in it’s 4th Annual Publications and Multiples Fair. Vendors will have the opportunity to display and sell their work to the public as well as other artists, gallery owners, and collectors over the course of the weekend. This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, objects produced in multiple and much more. This year’s fair promises a wide variety of artist publications and multiples from Baltimore and abroad. Last year’s fair featured over 25 independent publishers from all over the US and the world, as well as lectures, readings and screenings. Open Space hopes to make the fair even bigger and better in 2013! This year’s fair will be held at D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore Maryland on March 9th and 10th.
Please send work samples and/or questions to email@example.com by February 15th 2013.
Vendors will be expected to staff their tables for the duration of the fair.
Due to limited space, not all requests for tables will be accepted.
Are you noticing what I’m noticing? An art community that is making a concerted effort to be nice, friendly, and approachable? It is really heart warming to see all the cross-pollination, galleries aligning with others, rooting for their team when even when they are playing an away game; working god damn hard to do the best we can for the artists we love and foster. I hope this is less of a trend, but is true camaraderie; something we hoped and dreamed of since day one of this little bean, Ed. Varie. Working together, working hard, making it happen, a modern utopia. Thank you Mr. Martin Luther King and Mr. Barack Obama for the hopes and dreams, truly an inspiration for all!
Ann Woo, Amy Lombard, Andreas Banderas, Andrew Laumann, Aurélien Arbet, Brian Khek, Daniel Everett, David Schoerner, Dmytrij Wulffius, Flemming Ove Bech, Grant Cornett, Israel Lund Jason Nocito, Jérémie Egry, Mårten Lange, Martin…
We have maybe 2 of these little lovelies left in the bookshop!!
As we are rounding out our winter hibernation and another phase of renovations at the new spot we are keeping things low profile at home base. Not to say we aren’t moving and shaking into 2013… we are keeping busy with offsite activities and installations.
The 3rd and final installation of She’s Crafty is up at the New Museum until January 20th. We decided to come full circle and bring the books back to our home, and focus the selection on female publishers based in New York.
Since the world didn’t blow the fuck up when it was supposed to, I thought it might be cool to interview people who stop by the Hamburger Eyes darkroom headquarters about what they think might actually happen in the near future. Hopefully, this will be an ongoing series.
I know this post comes a little early, seeing it is not quite Christmas yet… but after reminiscing with my intern super stars over a bottle of wine and a more than delicious dinner, we decided we are really proud of our accomplishments.
Not only did we host 16 exhibitions showing collectively 117 artists, we also hosted and participated in 9 book events, at home and away, including the NY Art Book Fair, the 8 Ball Zine Fair, and have our pop-up running at the New Museum through January 20th 2013.
PS don’t forget we MOVED locations and SURVIVED a devastating hurricane. Shit we’re tired.
Soon to begin a mini-winter hibernation, we look forward to the new year and all of the surprises we have lined up for you, our dear friends.
The gallery will be open on Saturdays through January 6th, so you still have a few chances to see Work and Painting, check out this lovely review HERE.
Hope these flyers bring back some nice warm memories for y’all. Thanks EVERYONE, it has really been one EPIC year. XOXO Ed. Varie
Yep, this really all happened in less than 12 months. Sheesh!
PS We will also be on the look-out for new interns to add to the team in 2013. We’re fun AND offer a stipend, please email your resume HERE