A Collaboration with Showpaper

September 23 – October 23, 2010
Installations by: Catharine Ahearn, David Berezin, Grayson Cox, Charles Harlan, Steve Lambert, Francisco Marcial, Nadja Verena Marcin, George Pfau, Poster Company, Chris Rice, Borna Sammak.

Special four-part print series of Showpaper featuring new work from: Borden Capalino, Katja Mater,  Arthur Ou, and Grant Willing, 

Curators: Jie Liang Lin, Exhibition; Jesse Hlebo, Print Series and Zine Library

For up-to-date information on this project, check out the tumblr page.

EFA Project Space announces Short-Term Deviation. Beginning mid-September, this collaboration with the print publication Showpaper, is a month-long exhibition, publication, video and music event. Bringing the spirit of Showpaper—which crossbreeds music, art and D.I.Y. culture—to full incarnation, the gallery space will be transformed into a combination artist-crafted performance space, zine library, and video screening room.

In conjunction with Short-Term Deviation, Showpaper will run a four-part print series featuring new work from Grant Willing, Katja Mater, Arthur Ou, and Borden Capalino. With musical notation in mind as metaphorical framework, the artists were asked to respond to photos of the empty EFA Project Space— allowing these to serve as the initial ‘notation.’ Each issue is printed monochromatically in one of the four standard offset printing colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black), in homage to the composition of the printed object.

Dividing EFA Project Space into two distinct rooms, the varied installations in the performance venue and the library/screening rooms explore concepts of the material and immaterial through tone and ambiance, and to pose interventions. Events scheduled every Thursday consist of video screenings and musical and artistic performances that play with the concepts of structure and noise. In the performance space, Nadja Marcin creates a mobile installation to provide the framework for other performances in addition to her own, which she willperform weekly using ventriloquism to explore the “Four Poles of Assumed Truths.” 

Travess Smalley and Max Pitegoff present new work based on their collaborative work as Poster Company. Borna Sammak creates an installation for a video landscape pieced together from captured footage. Catharine Ahearn fabricates a light-piece consisting of treated and layered found coupons.

The zine library/screening room will feature, "Fans", a dual-fan installation by Charles Harlan; “Hot Tubs”, an interactive silk-screened floor-piece by Grayson Cox; and projected video installations by George Pfau and David Berezin. The screening program will feature works culled from the genres of sci-fi, horror, and street intervention, rendering psychological spaces of stylistic and behavioral deviation.

Short-Term Deviation tumblr


Thursday, September 23, 6 – 10 pm: Opening Reception for Short Term Deviation 

October 8, 2010, 6-9pm: Performance Night 1

October 14, 2010, 6-9 pm: Performance Night 2

October 16, 2010, 1-3 pm: "The Holster" with Bryan Graf

October 21, 2010, 7PM-till late: Closing Reception 


Videos include works by Ulu Braun, Hayley Silverman, Circular File (Josh Kline and Anicka Yi), Andres Laracuente, David Matorin, and Dafna Maimon and Liz Magic Laser, Jeff Sisson and Jivko Darakchiev, Jessie Stead, Nadja Marcin, Nick Zeig-Owens, Sharsten Plenge, Grace Sungeun Kim and more.

The zine library will feature a mixture of thirty commissioned and pre-existing artists books and publications:Adam O'Reilley, Alana Celii, Andrew Laumann (Gottlund Verlag), Cali DeWitt (Teenage Teardrops), Chelsea Hodson (Swill Children), Chris Johanson, Crimson Hexagon, Erik Carter, Erik van der Weijde, Hamburger Eyes, The Holster, Joel Evey (Medium Rare), JSBJ, Justin Sloane, Kalle Sanner (Farewell), Kaugummi, The Kingsboro Press, Leslie Shows (Hassla), Lewis Chaplin, Michael Ray-Von, Peter Sutherland, Public Library, Pwr Paper, Robin Cameron, Ryan Lay, Söner On, Stefan Marx (Rollo), Sumi Ink Club, Temporary Services, _ Quarterly. For more information, including press images, curator’s statement, and artist bios, contact Michelle Levy, michelle@efanyc.org, 212-563-5855 x 227. For updates on the performance schedule visit www.efanyc.org, or www.showpaper.org.

Art is directly connected to its producers, to the communities they are a part of, and to every day life.  By contextualizing and revealing these connections, we strive to bridge gaps in our cultural community, forging new partnerships and the expansion of ideas. Through these synergies, artists build on their creative power to further impact society.

Showpaper is a nonprofit, volunteer run, newsprint-only publication that promotes upcoming all-ages music shows in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, including such non-mainstream venues as parks, garages, lofts, and other alternative spaces. In addition, each issue features artworks from underground and established artists on the cover, doubling as a full color fold out poster as well as an informational object. Artists from the local community, to the international scene have been featured on the covers of Showpaper’s in its three years of existence. The variety and eclecticism of covers and creators makes each Showpaper issue a piece of instantly collectible ephemera. A rarity in our overly commercialized world, Showpaper exists free of corporate sponsorship, and is run, distributed, and funded by the same grassroots community it serves, with volunteers filling the research and distribution needs to list and support small venues, local cultural organizations, and many other aspects of the independent art and music scene.