NORM PARIS
"SPEAKERS" OPENS IN DUMBO
Speakers is a group exhibition that gathers work from 34 of the artists who have presented their work at the Artist Lecture Series in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and is curated by Christopher Schade, Zoe Pettijohn Schade, and Michael Lee. Participating artists include James Bills, Tom Butter, Kate Clark, Alec Dartely, Molly Dilworth, Peter Dudek, Raymond Dumas, Jackie Gendel, Douglas Goldberg, Everest Hall, Sue Havens, Colin Hunt, Erick Johnson, Clint Jukkala, Sara Klar, Todd Knopke, Michael Lee, Joshua Marsh, Abraham McNally, Norm Paris, Lucy Pullen, Yadir Quintana, Taney Roniger, Gina Ruggeri, Christopher Saunders, Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Christopher Schade, Monika Sosnowski, Edouard Steinhauer, Sarah Steinwachs, Dan Sutherland, Nichole Van Beek, Sandy Winters, and Rachael Wren.

Through November 3rd
NORM PARIS AT THE TRIANGLE ARTISTS' WORKSHOP
The Triangle Artists’ Workshop is an intense two-week studio session for an international group of 25-30 professional visual artists. Neither an art colony nor a school, the workshop offers a unique occasion for artists to meet and exchange ideas, not simply through talking, but by making art side by side for a concentrated period in a self-contained location. During the workshop, artists receive organized studio visits from critics, writers and curators, and participate in two organized panel discussions.
PARIS REVIEWS "DRAW IT WITH YOU EYES CLOSED: THE ART OF THE ART ASSIGNMENT" IN THE BROOKLYN RAIL
"Somewhere in the middle of weaving through this irregular drumbeat of entries, some discrete and others expansive, some intensely poetic and others thoroughly analytical, it occurred to me that Draw It With Your Eyes Closed isn’t entirely about assignments after all. Or rather that the conundrum of teaching and learning is almost always complicated by the social interactions that exist on the periphery of the class structure, the dynamics between teacher and student that spill out beyond the moment of traditional instruction. In fact, the emotional condition of the student seems most felt when things threaten to fall apart, when the assignment begins to fracture due to student confusion (Christine Hill), student transgression (Sara Greenberger Rafferty), or faculty error (Brad Farwell)."
PARIS IN PARIS
Drawing Now /Le Salon Du Dessin Contemporain

In just 5 years, DRAWING NOW PARIS I LE SALON DU DESSIN CONTEMPORAIN, the top European fair exclusively dedicated to contemporary drawing, has successfully demonstrated the major role played by drawing in the work of contemporary artists. « It is a place where seasoned collectors can acquire unique works by artists whose drawings are rarely shown elsewhere. It is a place of discovery for young collectors who want to purchase original pieces by emerging artists! It is a place for close contacts between gallery owners, artists, collectors, institutions and lovers of contemporary art. In just a few years, this fair has established itself as a key event ‐ in the contemporary art calendar. » On the basis of these findings and confident of its necessity, DRAWING NOW PARIS I LE SALON DU DESSIN CONTEMPORAIN is back for its 6th edition at the Carrousel du Louvre, from Thursday 29th March to Sunday 1st April 2012, and will present the full diversity of contemporary drawing with more than 80 international galleries

CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE
99, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
PAPERAZZI AT JANET KURNATOWSKI
Up thru February 12th
205 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
NORM PARIS AT THE PROPOSITION
THE WALL STILL STANDS

SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER 23 2011

The gallery is honored to present the first New York solo show by Norm Paris, “The Wall Still Stands.”

Paris’ work explores the unfixed relationship between an evolving group of icons, their shifting mythologies, and the languages used to represent them. In recent drawings and sculptures, old paintings and sports clippings are hijacked and used as blueprints for a haphazard building project. People are substituted with building material, and “green” technology is improperly installed. Structures of questionable integrity struggle to find their place in the landscape.
REINVENTING RITUAL at The Jewish Museum

September 13, 2009 - February 07, 2010

"Recycling and the use of fragments is a thematic thread in the show. Norm Paris created a mezuzah, Rubble Fragment 1 (2007), out of what looks like a rough, old piece of concrete with a frazzled strand of cable attached to its side. The work is meant to invoke the ravages of conflict in the Middle East and throughout Jewish history. Here the material is as important as the form because it suggests construction and collapse. Concrete is made of dust and becomes dust, yet again. 'I am not entirely sure whether this object is a protective talisman, a religious reminder or a symbol of territorial struggle,' the artist wrote. What he was sure of was his desire to make the piece look recycled, 'Rubble Fragment I has been fabricated to look like a remnant from a military-industrial site, retrofitted to become an awkward religious marker.'"

The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York NY 10128

NORM PARIS in VINTAGE VIOLENCE

Space 414 will present its debut exhibition with a group show titled “Vintage Violence,” featuring 16 artists’ work including painting, sculpture, and works on paper – all depicting various manifestations of violence. The exhibition is curated by John Gordon Gauld. There will be an opening reception on Friday, May 29th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: THREE VIEWS OF THE OLD MASTERS

Tuesday, April 7, 6:00pm
Join us for a special gathering bringing together exhibiting artists Jennifer Bornstein, Norm Paris and Andrew Raftery,Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Nadine Orenstein, Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art to discuss the exhibition.

The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
[Between Spruce + Locust Streets]
Open 11 am – 5:30 pm, Tuesday–Saturday

PULLING FROM HISTORY

February 26 – May 16, 2009

Jennifer Bornstein, Ernesto Caivano, David Fertig,
Sarah McEneaney, Norm Paris, Andrew Raftery,
Kiki Smith and Anton Würth

Thursday, February 26
Gallery Talk by the Artists and Curator 5:30 pm
Opening Reception 5:30–7:30 pm
For information on related programs go to www.printcenter.org

The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
[Between Spruce + Locust Streets]
Open 11 am – 5:30 pm, Tuesday–Saturday

WEEKEND VIEWING: NORM PARIS AT STUDIOSCOPIC

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Post by roberta

Norm Paris in his studio talking with David Kessler in a new Studioscopic episode.

Our pal, David Kessler, just finished another wonderful video over at Studioscopic (click the link to get over there and see it). This one features Norm Paris in his studio talking about his classic installation, Michael Jordan Save the World (shown in a Fleisher Challenge exhibit in 2005). Norm talks about his fascination with sports icons as impossible heroes, and he's got something to say about the Philly art scene, too! We've written about Norm and if you search his name in the blogger search you'll unearth the posts.

http://fallonandrosof.blogspot.com/search?q=norm+paris


"MICHAEL JORDAN, SAVE THE WORLD" ACQUIRED BY THE WEST COLLECTION
Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Some news, some olds

Post by libby

Norm Paris' fabulous piece Michael Jordan, Save the World is now included in the West Collection, the amazing but little-known collection of contemporary artists in Oaks, Pennsylvania. The sculptural installation, depicting multiple Michael Jordans leaping up to catch bombs before they explode, got its first big exposure in a Fleisher Challenge in 2005. Jenny Jaskey announced in her gallery newsletter that the piece will be shown in future exhibitions organized through the collection's loan program.

http://fallonandrosof.blogspot.com/2008/01/some-news-some-olds.html


HUDDLE: Norm Paris and Cara Erskine at Tower Gallery to March 31.
Saturday, March 03, 2007

Look! It's Episode 3!!!

Post by roberta

Huddle: Norm Paris and Cara Erskine at Tower Gallery to March 31.

Finish/Line Borowsky Gallery, Gershman Y to April 13. Works by Matt Curtius and Gina Triplett, John Gibbons and Isobel Sollenberger, Anne Krinsky and Rebecca Rutstein.

See all three episodes of Look! It's Libby and Roberta here. Produced by the awesome David Kessler.

http://fallonandrosof.blogspot.com/search?q=norm+paris


Weekly Update - Tower Gallery Sports
Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Weekly Update - Tower Gallery Sports

Post by roberta
This week's Weekly has my Editor's Pick preview of Cara Erskine and Norm Paris's “Huddle” at Tower Gallery. Below is the copy with some pictures.


In 2005 at his Fleisher Challenge exhibit Norm Paris presented a small army of cast-plaster Michael Jordans with tongues hanging out attempting to catch falling bombs. In this new two-person exhibit, Paris and his Yale classmate Cara Erskine present a dialogue of works in paint, sculpture and prints in which the sports metaphor again presents issues of hero-worship and hope—and the impossibility of false heroes saving the world. Tower’s owner Jenny Jaskey says Paris created a massive concrete and forton MG sculptural installation, and this time the hero is a baby—”Son of Arnold (Schwartzenneger)”—who appears to be bench-pressing a pile of concretized rubble in a rubbish-strewn urban construction zone. Whether the reference is Iraq or Ground Zero, baby Superman or baby governor of California, the idea of misplaced hopes and failure are tied together in a sad package.

Erskine, represented by six works (including a 13-foot-long diptych), presents the ambiguity of winning with works that show victorious players whose faces register everything but happiness.

PS. See Rob Matthew's post about the show's opening for more pix and commentary.

Cara Erskine and Norm Paris: Huddle. Through March. Free. Tower Gallery, 969 N. Second St. 215.253.9874.