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The Product of Exchange 2

The Product of Exchange 2

Saturday June 26th, 8:00pm – 2:00am at the Texas Firehouse

The Product of Exchange is a multi-media art  and performance collaboration between the Sudhaus of Berlin and the Texas Firehouse of New York. This exhibition is an exchange of the artistic trends, styles, and ideas of contemporary art being made in these two cities.  To create a more active dialog between artists themselves this show utilizes the D.I.Y. nature of alternative spaces. In this atmosphere the art can be shown by artists and for artists with no other pretenses set.


Alison Ward
Tim Dowse
Wyatt Nash
Angelas Cossio
Jason Villegas
John Von Bergen
Andrew Gilbert
Sheila Barcik
Helga Pleban
Caitlin Bermingham
Robert Deeds
Susan Griswold
Justin Penov
Seth Mittag
Doug Young
Julia Oschatz
Klara Hobza
Kathleen Griffin
Zachary Davis
Jeff Thompson
Martha Colburn
Carola Ernst
Fabian Ginsberg
Tom Fruchtl
Susanne Starke
Simone Lanzenstiel
Rob Lomblad
Michael Dominick
Matthias Hesselbacher
Lawrence Power
Jennifer Bennet
Till Van Daalen
Tim Kaiser
Simon Hehemann and Stefan Vogel
Phillip Zaiser
Paul Watchorn
Tom Kotik
Hannes Bend
Brian Von Kuba
Ralph Rose
Sae Esashi

Performances by:

Irvin Morazan
Maria Chavez


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Texas Firehouse Iron Pour

Well the day is upon us. It’s time for the Texas Firehouse Third Annual Iron Pour! This Saturday, May 15th, we’ll be melting down a couple of old radiators for a molten iron pour. Several local artists have been busy these past weeks putting together styrofoam sculptures and packing them into sand molds, and we’re ready to start pouring.

While all the spots for getting work cast have been filled (word play?), this amazingly visual event is still free and open to the public for observation. However, be advised that this process involves lots of heavy and cumbersome molds, liquid metal at temperatures of 2600 degrees and up, and a bunch of dudes and dudettes in leather armor running around getting work done. We have a very experienced and capable pour team, but safety precautions will be enforced at all times. As such, there will be no alcohol provided at this event. If you need libations, it’s BYOB, but please please please do not get schwasted and stick a face/limb/baby/friend in the pretty orange liquid. We know all of you are responsible adults, but once the iron is hot and ready, we will start moving around and barking orders like a bunch of badasses, regardless of emotional needs; it’s nothing personal, it’s just safety.

All that safety stuff aside, this is a pretty damn cool event to attend with friends and family. If you’re new to the process, let me explain:

We’ll be getting up early on Saturday to start the burn-in, which means we’ll hook up a propane tank to a burner and turn it on our cupola ’til it gets super hot. This step takes a bit of time as it depends on outside temperature, wind, humidity and various nature stuff. But once the cupola reaches optimum temperatures, we can load our charges, liquefy the metal, and start pouring the molds. Thanks to Michael Dominick’s fancy cupola (lovingly referred to as Shazaam!), we should be able to start our pour at 3pm.

If we’ve piqued your interest, we hope to see y’all out this Saturday. And, if you’re so inclined, we’ve made up a bunch of open face molds that you can scratch a design into for pouring, all for the low low cost of 10 bucks a mold. It’s damn fun.

AND, on another note, the Season Opener was absolutely amazing. Thanks so much to all the artists and guests for making it so great. Keep checking back here, as I’ll be posting pictures from that evening real soon.

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Season Opener 2010

Howdy Y’all!

It’s spring! The weather is decently warm and the beer is cold! So let’s celebrate with a Texas Firehouse se ason opener! We’re ready to kick off our 4th season and boyhowdy do we have a show for you. Each artist selected for this group show has been handpicked by a Firehouse representative, thrown together in what can best be described as a nine headed Hydra of kick-ass.

Beth Letherman and James Morrison are back to show off some recent work, while the rest of the bunch are brand new to the Firehouse. So come on out Saturday, May 1st at 8pm and be as blown away as we are by this amazing group of artists. It’s a good feeling.

Artists for this show include:

Brian Higbee

Michael Estabrook

Asya Reznikov

Tom Kotik

Mia Ihara

Beth Lethermen

Hiroki Haraguchi

Sam Beetler II

Craig Kaths

Lori Merhige

with a special performance by J. Morrison

Feel free to contact us with any questions about the show. Hope to see y’all here May 1st!

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Call to artists!

Welcome to the new season!

The Texas Firehouse (TF) is calling upon artists, performers, musicians and creative -types at large to submit works and/or ideas to be considered for our upcoming 2010 season.  The TF staff, along with guest curators, will review all submissions for inclusion into relevant shows. Works in all media (dance, print, paint, underwater basket weaving…) will be considered and, as always, there is no submission fee.

We here at the Firehouse are also seeking curatorial proposals for the upcoming season.  Curators and artists alike are welcome to submit proposals, complete with show name, included artists, requirements for installation, and a detailed curatorial statement.

Shows run for one night only, and often include bands, dj’s, and drinks, so please make your submission decisions accordingly. Keep in mind that the Texas Firehouse does not carry insurance, and therefore, all accepted work is submitted at the artist’s own risk; while we take great care in protecting your work, accidents can happen.

Submission info

Artists, performers, musicians, etc: Submissions can be made with a website URL, emailed digital imagery, or mailed cd-rom, along with any pertinent information regarding your work.   A current CV is not necessary, though extremely helpful.

Curators: The Texas Firehouse accepts 2 guest curatorial positions each season.  All proposals must meet the Firehouse criteria, outlined in this pdf.

Hope to hear from you soon, and good luck.

The Texas Firehouse
36-29 Vernon Blvd,
Long Island City, NY

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