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WHAT WE ARE UP TO: 

Jeff is delving into the murky mind of a mad French Futurist who seeks the ultimate form of artistic expression, armed robbery. See what it’s all about at THAT’S BEAUTIFUL FRANK.

Cat is diving head long in the highly lucrative and profitable world of publishing and curation with The 22 Magazine. Centering around a juxtaposition of artists writers and musicians, The 22 is a happy sailor on the seas of artistic collaboration.

Howdy folks,

Our collab with Ras Moshe heads to Liverpool for the April 27th FESTIVAL OF MOVEMENT ON SCREEN opening! Check it out:


Get your tickets now!

Will be featuring our remix of “The Happiest Day” by Edgar Allen Poe.

PEEPSHOW 2011: It’s Complicated is the fourth edition of Squeaky Wheel’s high-energy fundraising art party and extravaganza, to be held at the DNIPRO Ukrainian Center on Saturday, February 26th, 2011. The event boasts a wide array of entertainment, from curated artist installations, videos, and performances to a fancy art auction and the opportunity for everyone to participate in an evening-long performance of fun while tackling a dense equation of questions, parameters, and answers that yield a deafening blank stare when TMI (Too Much Information!!!) has been revealed. Whether it’s the way that slick-looking minimalist masterpiece runs from a tangled, incomprehensible mess of hidden wires or the reason your lover won’t let you hold their hand in public, we understand – IT’S COMPLICATED!
Artists of all kinds (media, installation, sculpture, performance) were invited to interpret this year’s theme  – an often-apologetic preface when entering hearty deliberations about world politics, globalization or economic policies; a notorious description for defending the inherently complex dynamics of personal relationships, gender, or sexuality; and sometimes the dreaded top notch of a difficulty rating system for various “how-to’s” in the realm of vegan cooking, furniture assembly, or home-improvement. *** Stay tuned for the complete list of over 30 artists and performers that will take over all three floors of the beautiful DNIPRO Ukrainian Center. There will be live music, burlesque troupes, belly dancing and so much more – We can’t wait to share what we have in store for you! ***WHERE IS THE DNIPRO?

The DNIPRO Ukrainian Center is located on the East Side of Buffalo, more specifically, at 562 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14204. Please take a gander at the Google Map, which conveniently has a picture that features the signature green doors of this venue. Speaking of convenience, there is also a parking lot next to this building where you can saddle up your gas-or-hybrid horse!

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets will be available starting February 1st at the following locations: Cafe Taza,Sweetness 7Talking Leaves, and online at www.squeaky.org. Tickets are $15 in advance / $20 ($15 for students with a valid ID) at the door, 18+.

TRAVELING FROM OUT OF TOWN?
Make it a full-on-date night with the Hampton Inn & Suites King Jacuzzi / PEEPSHOW Special, only $99 plus applicable tax!!! The Hampton Inn & Suites® hotel in Buffalo – Downtown, NY – is just minutes from the DNIPRO Ukrainian Center and will make it easy to stay the night. Book your room today by calling 716.855.223 and ask for the PEEPSHOW Block!

WHAT IF I AM TOO EXCITED TO EAT DINNER BEFORE THE SHOW?
No worries! The DNIPRO will offer a variety of Ukrainian foods and bar foods available for purchase. After 10pm, there will be an extra special trip from LLOYD’S TACO TRUCK, (http://whereslloyd.com), the first and ONLY taco truck in Buffalo, NY. Who says you can’t have perogies and burritos all in the same night?!!?

 

DRIVEN. A new one from Gratuitous! See what the drive of determination can create or destroy!

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why.
~William Faulkner

Howdy folks, we’ll be a part of this show opening this Friday at an old pie factory in Phoenix, AZ. We can only they have whip cream readily available for emergencies. Check it out if you are in the area.

http://art.asu.edu/calendar/viewevent.php?eid=834

Feb 4, 2011 – Feb 25, 2011
Friday
Location: Other
Cost: Free
Opening Reception: Friday, February 4, 5:49–6:16 p.m., 6:19–7:43 p.m., 7:44–8:46 p.m., 8:51–9:01 p.m., 9:05–9:59 p.m., 10:01–10:03 p.m., 10:05–10:07 p.m., 10:09–10:59 p.m.
Closing Reception: Friday, February 18, 6:01–7:31 p.m., 7:37–8:23 p.m., 8:24–9:47 p.m., 9:50–9:54 p.m., 9:55–9:58 p.m., 9:59–10:11 p.m., 10:13–10:20 p.m., 10:24–10:28 p.m., 10:30–10:40 p.m., 10:44–10:45 p.m., 10:48–10:57 p.m.
Hosted in Phoenix’s Bragg’s Pie Factory, Dangerous and Hard to See is a juried group exhibition featuring work of all media, from artists throughout the United States. Curated by Ryan Peter Miller, work in the exhibition questions traditional modes of presentation and function. Through videos, conceptual work, installations, fibers, sculpture and more, participating artists challenge the tropes of gallery exhibition. The exhibition’s aim is to undermine the platitudes of display while acknowledging the system through which commercial art is exhibited.
Artists in the exhibition include William Andrews, Janet Braun-Reinitz, Peter Bugg, Robert Derr, Peter Emerick, Gratuitous Art Productions, Dana Hemenway, Elizabeth Morisette, Aaron Nicholson, Laura Pawson, Evan Pomerantz, Marco Rosichelli, Thomas Sturgill, Dan Szymanowski, Matthew Wilson, and Katherine Worel.
Bragg’s Pie Factory is located at 1301 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007. For more information, become friends with Bragg’s Pie Factory on Facebook.
Show Tilte/Logo, Credit: Ryan Peter Miller

 

To kick off a month of classic Russian film, we sink our teeth into Sergei Einstein;  the Grandfather of modern montage. Today’s mash-ups and dub jobs can find their roots among a handful of Russian filmmakers who could not always afford the production costs of filming and instead went through the archives and told new stories that are celebrated and respected today. We will bring you much more on this subject throughout the month but for now enjoy Autobiography, a film about Eisenstein that is somewhat dishonest with its title.

We’ve been some slovenly dullards ourselves lately.

Look for a new take on the blog come this New Year but for the time being, here’s some Christmas cheer from Howard Taft.

We are very pleased that curator Risa Shoup (Former Programming Director of chashama and contributor to the Huffington Post) has chosen GAF for the BRIC featured artist Short List! (Not to be confused with the “short bus” or “the short end of the stick.”) In fact, The Short List is a periodically created list by well-known artists and arts professionals BRIC invites to curate and we appreciate the tip of the hat!

Check it out here: http://www.bricartsmedia.org/short-list-curator

See the slide show here: http://registry.bricartsmedia.org/


Final Musical Interlude!
An apocalyptic look at bubbles, the destruction they cause and the cities they clean.
Bubble City: Featuring Andy Lachance
“Edgar’s Theme” from The Cabin Sessions by Andy Lachance.
Music and photography by Andy Lachance.
Animated and mixed by Cat Gilbert.

http://www.flickr.com/people/alachance/
http://www.catgilbert.com/

If you missed our other musical interludes, check them all out here!

The Tunnel: Featuring Sxip Shirey

Musical Interlude number 2! Music very kindly lent by harmonica aficionado Sxip Shirey, animation and gratuity provided by Cat Gilbert and some badly abused footage of 1950s volcanoes. Result? Eruption of gratuity!

Original Song: http://sxip.bandcamp.com/track/a-young-man-walks-in-brooklyn

Original Footage: http://www.archive.org/details/volcanoes
http://www.sxipshirey.com/music
http://www.catgilbert.com/
https://gratuitousart.com/

Residual Halloween Mashup matter rises up to symbolize the looming national debt! Happy Election Week!

COME CHECK OUT THE GRATUITOUS HELL.

(VIEW OUR FILM “RHETORICAL PURGATORICAL AND THE SOYLENT SCREAM! SEE TRAILER BELOW!)

(Left: Jeff rounds off the gratuity with a gratuitous coat of black.)

The Day The Music Undied
an Undead Halloween @ Surreal Estate NYC
18+ with Valid Photo I.D. to enter
$15 with RSVP, $20 @ Door

…The 1st Floor:

“Necromance Your Pants!!”

“The Paradise Garage”, presented by PLAY IT LOUD!
New York’s Legendary Underground Disco is back from the dead as we celebrate the PLAY IT LOUD! 2nd anniversary. Get Down On It.

Resident DJs:
Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area)
Doug Gomez (Drrtyhaze)
Son of Sound (Native Underground / Speak Recordings)

Sound Powered By Renegade Project
www.myspace.com/renegadeproject

The 2nd Floor:
A resurrected Mudd Club, straight from 1982 to you. Dance your partner into an open grave and you will find that eternity feels like the single best night of your past life.
DJ Sabine (afropop, funk)
DJ Ali Coleman
DJ David Powers

The 13th Floor:
CBGB has only been dead a few years now, so the corpse of punk and new wave is still freshly rotting. We will cure its rigor mortis by the lighting shock of our Industrial Bass & Boom in-house sound system. Our favourite local bands will be under a necromantic spell for the evening, as they channel ’77 and ’83.Vicious!

Featuring:
Friends
http://www.myspace.com/friendsband
MISFitCHris
http://www.myspace.com/misfitchrismuzik
Ghosthole (All Female Cramps Cover Band)
&
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk
http://www.myspace.com/babybirdsdontdrinkmilk

And More TBA

Hi Folks, we are terribly behind on gratuity for you this week but that’s simply becuase we’re building some delightful goodness for Halloween!

We promise to whip ourselves back into shape next week and keep an eye out for a taste of things to come a little later this week!

This week in honor of Halloween and the impending frankenstein we are building enjoy a week of gratuitously gratuitous horror! Starting with Space Nosferatu!

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