PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GABRIELA VAINSENCHER & SARAH WALKO
SATURDAY 18 JULY 2009, 7PM
WORK presents DRIVE-IN III, an evening of film, music, art, BBQ and spirits on the Red Hook waterfront. Featuring an installation in the red tin shack and new stop-motion video projected onto parked semi-trailers by GABRIELA VAINSENCHER and SARAH WALKO with VICTOR RUANO. Live music by RYAN BRENNEN, ERIC SCHLAPPI, MEG REICHARDT, KURT HOFFMAN and MATT WHYTE.
Gabriela Vainsencher makes language infused drawings, video and installation. She is currently the Williams College Arthur Levitt Jr. artist-in-residence, Williamstown, MA. She has previously been artist-in-residence at Musee des Beaux Arts, Quebec City, Canada and Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY. She has had solo shows internationally in Quebec City, Canada and Skien, Norway and in the United States at WORK in Brooklyn, NY in November 2008.
Sarah Walko is a New York-based multi-disciplinary artist. In the artist's own words, she "examines context, connections, patterns, and the web of inter connectivity between self, group and environment." She creates sculptural assemblages which "examine our mortality and a back and forth between decay and preservation and work that contains/collects/preserves while simultaneously giving and disintegrating and is not a precious collection due to the poverty of the materials."