Jack the Pelican Presents - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Jack the Pelican Presents. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for "THE SACRED COMIC BOOK" Exhibition

    "THE SACRED COMIC BOOK" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2010-02-20 - 2010-03-20

    This is a beautifully drawn, 40-page comic book about an artist, his seedy existence, his community, and his struggles. A single narrative, extending over 30 years, it was completed anonymously in 1921,...More »

  • poster for Larissa Sansour "A Space Exodus"

    Larissa Sansour "A Space Exodus"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-01-08 - 2010-02-07

    In the debut New York solo show of international sensation Larissa Sansour, it's a beautiful dream. Born in Jerusalem in 1973 to a Russian mother and a Palestinian father, educated in New York and London...More »

  • poster for "CurlyQ" Exhibition

    "CurlyQ" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2009-11-20 - 2009-12-20

    Vanitas, yes. We like laughing cavaliers, we like pirates, we like courtesans and geisha, we like bull fighters. We are pleased to present 13 artists who seduce us with the insane curlicues of their craft....More »

  • poster for Andrew Erdos "Santalopes: The Sweetest Thing"

    Andrew Erdos "Santalopes: The Sweetest Thing"

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2009-09-11 - 2009-10-11

    “The Sweetest Thing” is Andrew Erdos’s installation of photos, video, sculpture and performance at Jack the Pelican. Santalopes are everywhere. It is joyously ridiculous NC-17. Visitors will encounter...More »

  • poster for Carol Riot Kane “She Who Destroys the Light"

    Carol Riot Kane “She Who Destroys the Light"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2009-09-11 - 2009-10-11

    “She Who Destroys the Light" is Carol ‘Riot’ Kane’s gothic cathedral of an exhibition, with rock stars as saints. The aritst is a diehard fan of Nine Inch Nails. You don’t have to be a fan yourself (Jack...More »

  • poster for "The Final Five: Brooklyn Is Watching, Best of Year 1" Jerry Paffendorf Lecture

    "The Final Five: Brooklyn Is Watching, Best of Year 1" Jerry Paffendorf Lecture

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-08-16 - 2009-08-16

    An artist and entrepreneur who lovingly refers to Brooklyn as Silicon Ghetto, Jerry Paffendorfwill share personal adventures and new ideas combining virtual worlds, art, business, the web and what’s happening...More »

  • poster for "The Final Five: Brooklyn Is Watching, Best of Year 1" Panel Discussion

    "The Final Five: Brooklyn Is Watching, Best of Year 1" Panel Discussion

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-08-15 - 2009-08-15

    As part of "Brooklyn is Watching Festival One," a group of academics and artists will engage in a panel discussion regarding themes such as design strategies for large virtual spaces in Second Life. Pavig...More »

  • poster for "The Final Five: Brooklyn Is Watching, Best of Year 1" Exhibition

    "The Final Five: Brooklyn Is Watching, Best of Year 1" Exhibition

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    • Media: Digital
    • 2009-08-07 - 2009-08-23

    This is an "official" show of virtual art. So much is at stake, it has already spawned a Salon de Refusés of over thirty virtual artists who didn't make the final cut. Inside the gallery are five monitors,...More »

  • poster for "Kick the Can’t" Exhibition

    "Kick the Can’t" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2009-07-17 - 2009-08-02

    "Kick the Can’t" is a group exhibition featuring the works of international and New York-based artists. The title of the exhibition alludes to the game Kick the Can, in which players are faced with one...More »

  • poster for "My Heroes" Exhibition

    "My Heroes" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2009-06-26 - 2009-07-12

    Little kids have heroes. Or used to. Curator David Gibson does too. He's been visiting artists' studios for years. When he suggested doing a show of the artists he really believed in, not just because...More »

  • poster for "American Dream” Exhibition

    "American Dream” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-05-22 - 2009-06-21

    "American Dream" weaves together the disparate visions of 10 great painters from across the country. In these past few months the mood has changed. What once we took for granted appears to have vanished....More »

  • poster for Pamela Jorden "Solo Show"

    Pamela Jorden "Solo Show"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-03-27 - 2009-04-26

    In Jorden's new oil paintings on linen her continued dynamic treatment of space is on full exhibit. Transparent washes meet with thick textural marks, colliding dark hues and intense bursts of color. Matte...More »

  • poster for Robert Ladislas Derr "Structures and Strictures"

    Robert Ladislas Derr "Structures and Strictures"

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2009-03-20 - 2009-04-19

    In each work, Derr uses his active body to bring focus to the abstract structures and strictures of a site. Cerebral and quiet formal explorations on the one hand, they also metaphorically express the...More »

  • poster for Gregory de la Haba "Equus Maximus"

    Gregory de la Haba "Equus Maximus"

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2009-02-13 - 2009-04-19

    Over-the-top doesn't quite capture the incredible vulgarity of it all. Gregory de la Haba's Equus Maximus is unabashedly pagan. Grand carnal passions ignite in a full-scale installation of barbarism...More »

  • poster for "Going for B'roque" Exhibition

    "Going for B'roque" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2009-02-13 - 2009-03-15

    The paintings of John Wellington and Jennifer Delilah and the new media paintings and sculptures of Claudia Hart do indeed go Baroque...just as quickly as they depart from it. Each circles back to this...More »

  • poster for "Yesterday's Code" Exhibition

    "Yesterday's Code" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2009-01-09 - 2009-02-08

    Larson—after receiving his MFA in Sculpture from Yale in 2007—escaped to a log cabin in the woods of Vermont. Here, he dispenses with contemporary iconography to investigate the pastoral genre on a deeper...More »

  • poster for "Mr. Benn's Spare-time Continuum" Exhibition

    "Mr. Benn's Spare-time Continuum" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2009-01-09 - 2009-02-08

    Have a cup of tea, sit back on the couch and escape into the spectacular musings of the quaintly naughty Mr. Benn. The timely anachronism of Richard Wilson's mechanistic renderings of super-tech ideas...More »

  • poster for "A Minus Suitcase" Exhibition

    "A Minus Suitcase" Exhibition

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2008-12-19 - 2008-12-21

    Her one-woman journey to art venues around the world begins at Jack the Pelican, as she attempts to pack into her suitcase the works of 19 of her colleagues. This is her experiment in movement, storage...More »

  • poster for "These Are The People In Your Neighborhood" Exhibition

    "These Are The People In Your Neighborhood" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2008-11-14 - 2008-12-21

    Jack the Pelican is honored to present the latest solo exhibition of painter Rob Fisher, "These Are the People in your Neighborhood," (titled in wry allusion to Mr. Rogers). Each painting is the documentation...More »

  • poster for Dejan Kaludjerovic "Je Suis Malade"

    Dejan Kaludjerovic "Je Suis Malade"

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2008-11-14 - 2008-12-21
  • poster for Eric Yahnker "Piano Man (for Guitar)"

    Eric Yahnker "Piano Man (for Guitar)"

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    • Media: Drawing - Performance Art
    • 2008-10-10 - 2008-11-09

    Eric finds 'little cracks,' as he says, "in the status quo." Each of his pieces is a fully realized joke. But one liners they are not. Instead, they resonate with a powerfully good vibe. He's titled...More »

  • poster for Arthur Cohen "Now What?"

    Arthur Cohen "Now What?"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-09-05 - 2008-10-05

    Arthur Cohen "Now What?" is 8 large, full-scale figurative paintings featuring an imaginary (visual) conversation set on ropes between the artist—a middle-aged "big Jew" New Yorker—and his friend, a very...More »

  • poster for David Sandlin "Sin-a-rama: An Alphabetical Ballad of Carnality"

    David Sandlin "Sin-a-rama: An Alphabetical Ballad of Carnality"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2008-09-05 - 2008-10-05

    David Sandlin "Sin-a-rama: An Alphabetical Ballad of Carnality" is a 70'-long, refined epic of poetic rabble-rousing in watercolor and a co-extensive, cut-out wooden frieze of medieval grotesquery—from...More »

  • poster for Dan Arps "Affirmation Dungeon"

    Dan Arps "Affirmation Dungeon"

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    • Media: Photography - Other
    • 2008-07-10 - 2008-08-10

    At first, it was going to be merely a selection of his works on paper (easy to ship)—and don't get me wrong, these scrawly-feely paintings and photo-collages are really fresh... (they're well described...More »

  • poster for Tyler Coburn and Sebastian Craig "Ghostwriters"

    Tyler Coburn and Sebastian Craig "Ghostwriters"

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    • Media: Drawing - Architecture
    • 2008-07-10 - 2008-08-10

    The first collaboration between New Yorker Tyler Coburn and Londoner Sebastian Craig, "Ghostwriters" is an imaginary account of Brooklyn narrated in drawing, architecture and prose. Building upon the...More »

  • poster for Heather Morgan & Ben E. Ward "Whore"

    Heather Morgan & Ben E. Ward "Whore"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-05-30 - 2008-06-29

    WORE! is frightening and beautiful. The paintings of both Heather Morgan and Ben E. Ward are powerful enough on their own. The combination is jolting! To some it may seem problematic to juxtapose...More »

  • poster for David Ford "White Like Me"

    David Ford "White Like Me"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2008-04-25 - 2008-05-25

    "White Like Me" will feature 10 of Fords works, which were manifested from his time at the Art Omi International residency. These works reflect the elaboration of concepts and soft performance developed...More »

  • poster for Irvin Morazan "The Return of Xipe Totec"

    Irvin Morazan "The Return of Xipe Totec"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Performance Art
    • 2008-03-21 - 2008-04-20

    On his opening night, Irvin Morazan, wearing a giant Mayan-inspired headdress that is blood red and fleshy in the image of a horse, enters the main door of the gallery, down the long processional corridor...More »

  • poster for Susan MacWilliam "Double Vision"

    Susan MacWilliam "Double Vision"

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2008-03-21 - 2008-04-20

    On the face of it, Belfast artist Susan MacWilliam breathes life into the obscure history of research into paranormal perception. Straddling the roles of scientific investigator, documentarian and artist,...More »

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