Monday, December 11, 2006

bau 24 open

opened 12/9/2006

all photos by harald plochberger, 2006

Monday, December 04, 2006


Invitational Exhibit curated by G. Kepinski
Pocketbook Factory, Hudson, NY
Sep 30 - Oct 9, 2006

Participating bau affiliated artists:

Alexis Elton
Peter Iannarelli
Tony Moore
Franc Palaia
Harald Plochberger
Christopher Staples
Egon Zippel

Alexis Elton


Peter Iannarelli


Tony Moore


Franc Palaia


Harald Plochberger


Christopher Staples


Egon Zippel

all photos harald plochberger, 2006

bau book release

all photos harald plochberger, 2006

Saturday, December 02, 2006

bau 24


...approaches photography as a painter. In this series, he conducts planned accidents in his technique, where he intentionally uses outdated Polaroid film (some of it is over ten years past its’ expiration date). The SX-70 images appear with ghostly shapes and tarnished hues which is just the starting point. Palaia continues the process by tearing the backing from the photographs front acetate face. This removes some of the developing chemicals as well as leaving holes, pockmarks and other alien markings on the image. He then transforms the images into large richly colored Duratrans ( durable transparencies) and are displayed in light boxes. The final results are very painterly, brilliantly glowing photographic images of exotic and textured architecture of Rome, Sardinia, Croatia, Greece and Argentina among other locations. Also on display are a selection of original 3"x3" hand colored Polaroids as well as 2’x2’ light boxes and 8x10" color prints of the originals.
Franc Palaia has been working with Polaroids and illumination for almost 20 years. He has participated in over 300 group shows and more than 35 solo shows, regionally, nationally and internationally. He is the recipient of 14 grants, which include the Rome Prize, Tiffany Grant, NJ Arts Council, Dutchess County Arts Council and NYFA to name a few. He has exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum Annex, the New Museum, The White House, Exit Art and in 2011 will exhibit in a group show at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Locally, he has exhibited at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Vassar College and many galleries and outdoor sculptures shows. He has painted dozens of large outdoor murals and has curated 12 group exhibitions of photography in the US and in Italy. He is currently the producer and on-air host of "Arts Focus", a new Time Warner Cable TV program focusing on the visual arts in the tri-state area. Palaia’s works are included in many public and private collections including MoMA Library, Polaroid Corp., Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s Corp., Kean University, Senator Frank Lautenburg, Diana Ross, Peter R. Stern to name a few. He has worked and collaborated with many celebrated artists, such as, Annie Leibovitz, Crash, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Salvador Dali and Robert Wilson among others.

All images are oil crayon on SX-70 Polaroid made into 4x4' photo light boxes: Red and Yellow Building, 2006; Roman Temple with Flame, Croatia, 2005; San Fran Tower, 2000;

Sunday, November 12, 2006

bau 23 opening

all photos harald plochberger, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

bau 23 realities of “woman” in the 21st century are investigated through a variety of mediums. The female form has inspired artisans and artists through the existence of man. The Venus of Ostrava, ca 25,000 year BC, exemplifies the power and influence the provocative beauty of the feminine has evoked through the visual arts. Sculpture, prints and painting all have laid homage to the woman, power and beauty. Relaying the moral, religious, sexual and social realms onto he physical further the multi-layered mystery that surrounds the maiden, madonna, muse.

An investigation of form, quid

A celebration of life,

A query of quo.

Gary Jacketti, male, presents with great trepidation, a modern? View on woman. Traditional, biased and passionate, the works are grounded in convention, imbued with opinion and delivered with honesty.

bau 23
Plan A:
Maiden, Madonna, Muse
11 November through 03 December, 2006
Opening reception, Saturday, 11 November, 2006 6 to 9PM

bau/beacon artist union
161 main street
Beacon, ny 12508

Guest Artist
Dean Yoffredo

Dean Yoffredo works in many mediums and genres. He will present a new composition in mixed media sculpture
Yoffredo and Jacketti may surprise with yet another true collaboration, where ego yields to merit and worth.


bau book
featuring the poetry of
Elia Gurna

The members of bau have invited and involved the creative force of the written word and have crafted a hand made limited edition book, featuring the visuals of the member artists illustrating the beauty of the prose. Truly visioned by artists working across disciplines, the bau book is collaboration between the visuals of seven members and the words of poet/artist/performer Elia Gurna. A party and performance will ensue.

bau book party
Elia Gurna and
Sunday, 19 November 2006


Closing Conception
Children’s Concert,

Sunday, 03 December 2006 - 3PM
A celebration of life, love and conception, local area children will prepare, share, relay and perform then meaning of lifer, the beauty and love of the creation of Maiden, Madonna, and Muse.

Monday, October 30, 2006

video showcase

video artists from left:
laura napier, gene panczenko, kathleen sweeney, marcy b. freedman

christopher staples, bau

barry kostrinsky, founder of haven art gallery - south bronx

video still - "AKIMBO" by gene panczenko

all photos by harald plochberger, 2006