Amelia Bauer’s Environs at Capricious Space

Last Friday night — before rushing home to watch the first Presidential Debate — your friends at Dossier attended the opening of Amelia Bauer’s Environs exhibition at Capricious Space in Brooklyn. Capricious Space is a relatively new, invitingly cozy addition to Williamsburg’s art scene and was a fitting venue for Bauer’s refined collection of drawings, sculptures and photographs. The exhibition was immediately captivating for its intricacies — for example, the staggeringly detailed work above, titled Web, made of cut paper and gouache.

Sheer weight of numbers attest to the interest in Bauer’s work, which has been featured in Wallpaper* and Matrix magazines, as well a number of McSweeney’s publications. Attendees of the opening filled the gallery and office spaces of Capricious before spilling onto the street — drinks in hand — to mingle and discuss the exhibition. The consensus? Free beer is good, but free beer and Bauer’s art is a winning combination. Click “Read More” to see a collage of happy snaps from the night.

Regular readers of this blog may recognize Bauer’s artwork as the cover art of the forthcoming Department of Eagles album In Ear Park, which was mentioned in a previous post. Word to the wise — the album is out on October 6, through 4AD and it is breathtakingly beautiful.

Environs runs through October 12.

Photo courtesy of Amelia Bauer/Photo collage courtesy of Tom Hines.

2 Comments

  1. Anonymous Fan
    Posted October 7, 2008 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    amelia bauer is a beautiful artist whose delicate craft, f conceptual strength and oblique emotionality create works that invite contemplation on many subtly differentiated levels, telescoping from immediate aesthetic appeal greater repercussive suggestion. i love amelia and her work. hoorah and congratulations on a fabulous show.

  2. Anonymous Fan
    Posted October 7, 2008 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    sorry for the typos – that should read…

    amelia bauer is a beautiful artist whose delicate craft, conceptual strength and oblique emotionality create works that invite contemplation on many subtly differentiated levels, telescoping from their immediate aesthetic appeal to their greater repercussive suggestion. i love amelia and her work. hoorah and congratulations on a fabulous show.

    thanks!!

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