Join Working Class Gallery as they introduce the works of Brooklyn based artist Ryan Michael Commins at their first ever event at Deluxe Salon in Williamsburg.
October 19, 2013 : Saturday
7:00pm – 10:00pm
211 N. 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Our Friend, Brandon Friend, is in the November issue of Working Class Magazine, the Boy issue. Click the link to read the full story:
The endless shift of phases
Modes of moods
At one moment seeing beauty in all things
The mold, moles and smog of the world
The ideographic pattern of the oil mixing with the once-clear water
The brilliant coaxing fire consuming someone’s childhood home
Like black ants ravishing a fallen ice cream sandwich
And then later
Who knows when?
Unable to find a molecule of reassurance
Not in the tin voice of my mother’s advice
The oversized bones of a young white lab
Or best rant Chayefsky ever wrote
By what means is this switch flipped?
One moment becomes that trapped grain of sand
That develops into a pearl of choking disdain and endwise forethought
A great masher bargained for by the loudest of the children
Adored, embraced as gospel and, yes, forgotten
All is right inside and out
Simply a moment passed
As fickle as an infant’s attention in a crowd
The real human condition
That some might call bipolar disorder
That I would call modern living
I was speaking with my good friend Ryan Commins about his recent short film RELAPSE shot entirely on the iPhone4 and both Koyaanisqatsi and Baraka came up in conversation. If you have the time it’s well worth the sit down watch through, or just click around and let it ride a little bit on your break from work. Have a happy friday and a pleasant weekend everyone! – BNICE
An art-house circuit sensation, this feature-length documentary is visually arresting and possesses a clear, pro-environmental stance. Koyaanisqatsi is composed of nature imagery, manipulated in slow motion, double exposure or time lapse, juxtaposed with footage of humans’ devastating environmental impact on the planet. The message of director Godfrey Reggio is clear: humans are destroying the planet, and all of human progress is pointlessly foolish.
-MGM Digital Media
Check out this newly completed short film by Ryan Michael Commins. All footage was captured with Apple’s iPhone 4 HD camera. It is quite remarkable to have an individual with such a great sense of their surroundings and to have the immediacy of a simple high end device to capture these passing moments in everyday life. Ryan is a brilliant artist and one of those great story tellers who will have an entire group of bystanders in silent laughter. Whether his ideas materialize into film, words, or sketches on a brown paper bag, he is always true to his voice and continues to be an artistic muse on many levels.
Read more on his blog @
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