BSMT Nights: Again in Art City

Presented by Apostrophe NYC’s Base 12

February 11, 2017
5PM – 10PM

$10 suggested admission fee at door




BSMT Nights: Again in Art City

Presented by Apostrophe NYC’s Base 12


5PM – 8PM: Performances
8PM – 10PM: Live Music and Trump Piñata Smash

Join us for an evening of extravaganza! Including performance, dance, music, installation, and other wonders, presented by Base 12, a group of BSMT Residents curated by Apostrophe NYC. The performances will center around Base 12’s studios—each artist will either perform themselves or find a co-conspirator to interact with their work. Wandering performers will also buzz around the studios to activate the whole space, inviting you to be truly engrossed in the environment rather than simply observing as you pass through. The performances will be followed by live music to let loose the energy generated from the various experiences.

Base 12 Performances:

Caslon Bevington: Woven Installation. Bevington will create a dwelling which people are invited to enter. The dwelling will be made with the same textural layering as her paintings, and inside visitors will find artist-made books, delving further into the world of the artist.
Ryan Bock: Multimedia Collaboration. Ryan Bock will work with video/new media artist Alex Halbert to create a multimedia experience that interacts with Bock’s work.
Alana Dee Haynes: Photo Booth. Dee Haynes will be shooting her look book and recreating her mixed media pieces using the audience as models and hand painted clothing and furniture.
Sei Smith: Massage Viewing. A massage therapist will give 5-minute massages to viewers as they look at a select painting by Smith, allowing them to feel the connection between the movement of the paint and their body.
Bruno Smith: Musical Atmosphere. Smith will accompany his textile works with the sounds of electric guitar and effect pedals, inviting us to consider the strong connection between our senses.
James Rubio: Nail Art. Mei Kawajiri, one of New York’s most sought-after nail artists, will recreate the paintings of Rubio on people’s nails.
James Reyes: Sit Down Dinner. Reyes will cater a sit-down dinner allowing the viewers to mingle and dine on fine Spanish cuisine while feasting their eyes on the works in his studio.
Charlie Hudson: Artist Bar. Vermont artist Hudson will collaborate with a local brewery, turning his studio in the ideal setting to drink a cold one and get lost in one of the artist’s intricate landscapes.
Kolter Hodgson: Vader the Villin. Hodgson will perform tracks from his new music project, inviting the audience into the other half of his artistic sphere.  
Morell Cutler: Re-center. Cutler will be performing a ritual to slow down and replenish his center.
Julia Powers: Mini-Golf Installation. Powers will create a mini-golf installation, mirroring the environment of her Cape Cod upbringing and offering a better understanding of the components that have led to the artist’s subtle realism.
The Love Child: Portraits by the Artist. The artist will transform his studio into an intimate installation, allowing viewers to come in one by one and be painted by The Love Child.
Apostrophe NYC: Trump Piñata. Apostrophe NYC will create a piñata in the likeness of Donald Trump for the audience to break apart.

Guest Performances:

Stephen Lurie: Borders. Lurie will move throughout the basement creating a life-size map and constructing borders.

Installation in the Vault:

What are you Fishing For? A video work and series of photographs by German-born multimedia artist Annina Roescheisen. Using cinematic narrative inspired by allegorical depictions and charged with symbolism, Roescheisen plunges us into the heart of the union between a man and a woman. 

Live Music:

—Casper Television
—Apostrophe NYC Resident DJs

Exhibitions on view in the BSMT:

Through May 31, 2017


Image: Sei Smith, video still of Sasha Feldman/Elvis Guest House, 2016