October 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Walk Through of VHS The Exhibition with the Franklin Street Works Team.

Join Franklin Street Works on Thursday, October 4 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm for a guided tour of VHS The Exhibition, with Franklin Street Works’ Creative Director, Terri C Smith, and Gallery Manager, Sandrine Milet.

The tour is followed by vodka cocktails in the cafe courtesy of MINSK Vodka! With mild aromas of nut toast and honeycomb you might want to taste it solo first, but we will also have — celebrating the horror movie sub-theme of VHS The Exhibition — Bloody Mary mix and a couple of other mixer options, so everyone can enjoy a refreshing beverage as we talk about the videos and discuss our memories analog.

This conversational walk through will answer questions related to the exhibition and gives audiences the opportunity to discuss the show’s theme, it’s pop culture and contemporary art relevance, and how it fits within Franklin Street Works’ mission. Join us for a free public event and bring a friend to explore the current show with some of the folks closest to it!

Creative Director, Terri C Smith, and Gallery Manager, Sandrine Milet, get into character for their tour.. poses inspired by the "Blood Beach" poster in the background.

VHS The exhibition, curated by video specialist and writer Rebecca Cleman, is Franklin Street Works’ second guest curated show. The exhibition explores VHS as a tool and inspiration for artistic experimentation with a heavy dose of ephemerafrom the 80s analog culture, such as B horror movie posters and Max Headroom collectibles. Taking advantage of Franklin Street Works’ split-level architecture, Cleman juxtaposes observations from everyday domestic histories and art historical analysis of VHS consumption and artistic creation. Artists in the exhibition include Robert Beck, Sadie Benning, Dustin Guy Defa, James Fotopoulos and Trevor Shimizu. VHS The Exhibition is on view at Franklin Street Works through October 14.

Thanks to Minsk Vodka for sponsoring this event through their in-kind donation!

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