The Avalon Lounge
29 Church St, Catskill, NY 12414
RUSSELL E.L. BUTLER (T4T Luv NRG)
Join us for Suture Self, an afterparty celebrating the closing of PIPPA GARNER: $ELL YOUR $ELF at Art Omi, the first New York institutional solo exhibition of visionary artist Pippa Garner, hosted at The Avalon Lounge in Catskill, NY. Following readings taking place at Art Omi on October 28 from 3–5 PM, the afterparty will include costumes, hair raising halloween vibes, and DJs heating up the dance floor all night.
Internationally recognized DJ, producer, and artist Russell E.L. Butler will be joined by local luminaries Scotia and DJ Guy.
Costumes are encouraged and the halloween theme will be in full effect. Come out and celebrate the incomparable work of icon Pippa Garner.
ABOUT PIPPA GARNER: $ELL YOUR $ELF
For more than five decades, Pippa Garner has embedded her work in the world, often realizing projects outside the confines of galleries, museums, or the boundaries of what has strictly been defined as art. Her works take the form of mail-order catalogs, classified ads, garments, cars, and performances on the streets or on television. Garner offers deviant solutions for tackling everyday problems in post-Fordist America. Directly addressing the anxiety, alienation, and paranoia that courses through the office and home, Garner proposes devices to deflect, subvert, or retool the mounting pressures of productivity and visibility today. Embracing pleasure, kink, and the perversion of mass-produced products, Garner’s work imagines ways to restructure environments, everyday devices, and conceptualizations of self.
ABOUT RUSSELL E.L. BUTLER
Russell Ellington Langston Butler is a Black artist from Bermuda, living and working in New York City. Russell has painstakingly cultivated a unique artistic expression that integrates and investigates themes around process, technological innovation, the archive, and decolonization. Their works have taken the form of vinyl records, digital audio releases, live A/V performances, and special archiving projects.
In 2019, Russell was awarded the Traveling Scholars Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts to continue their work with modular synthesizers at the Synthesizer Library’s Prague location. They would utilize this time to create over 30 compositions, some of which have been featured on NYC label Mr. Saturday Night and pioneering Berlin techno outfit, Tresor.
Most recently, in 2021, Russell has worked as a featured artist, digitally archiving records from the collection of House Music pioneer, Frankie Knuckles, as part of an installation created by Theaster Gates in a group show curated by renowned writer and curator, Antwan Sargent, titled Social Works. They have also featured on a digital and vinyl compilation celebrating the 30th anniversary of pioneering Techno organization, Tresor.
Scotia is the undisputed femme club queen north of New York City. A resident of the Hudson-based Community Rave Network, she can be seen playing parties up and down the NYS Thruway on any given weekend. Her mixes can be heard on The Lot Radio, The Bunker NY, Rinse France, and a slew of underground queer-based mix podcasts. Her sets are shapeshifting creations steeped in the traditions of House, Techno, East Coast Club, and Bass.
ABOUT DJ GUY
DJ Guy is a Hudson Valley-based DJ, producer, and curator. He has performed at MoMA PS1, the Whitney Museum, The Newark Museum of Art, and many other clubs and DIY spaces throughout the US and abroad. Guy has organized programming for Montez Press Radio and the Lot, currently hosts the Guy and Friends program on Wavefarm Radio and was a resident DJ at the legendary freeform station WFMU.