Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’

Support the new PROJECT PRINT Studio

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Update:

Our Kickstarter was an epic fail, but we moved forward with a minimal print shop on the 4th floor of Neumann Leathers. We have one intaglio press and the gear to support etching, drypoint, block printing, and monotype. Contact us for details.

 

Help us invite artists to create a series of fine-art print editions in the processes of stone lithography, etching, drypoint, and monotype.

Project Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey, our company that provides studio space and creative support for individual artists and collectives, musicians, and creative companies and non-profits in the greater New York City area wants to re-open our print shop. Many of the artists we work with have expressed interest in having access to a traditional printmaking studio where they can create print editions or just get very creative with a medium that they don’t normally work with on a day-to-day basis.

The first step is to make our existing fine-art printmaking studio better serve the needs of local artists, by adding the stone lithography process to our capabilities. This will require the purchase of a lithography press, lithography stones, and the handling equipment required to support the medium. A good lithography press is a fairly large capital investment for a studio, and the stones themselves are quite rare and are difficult to obtain. Fortunately, we have located a private print shop that is selling exactly what we need. Our shop already has the tools for etching, engraving, drypoint, monotype, and wood cut printing including an intaglio press.

The second part of the equation is giving selected area artists free access to the print studio for six months. During that time the artists may work on anything they like, but they will also be required to produce sets of prints that will be distributed as rewards to backers of this project. The studio will provide some special found paper with historical relevance that artists may choose to work with including old paper garment patterns from the leather factory where the studio is housed, and antique blueprints from the now-vanished dockyards of Hoboken.

You can help make this happen by contributing to this project, and you will be rewarded with original artwork from artists that we invite to the studio. There is also an option to take a short printmaking class.

Pledge your support and receive original artwork as a thank-you gift.

The final celebration of the successful project will be an exhibition and opening reception party at Proto Gallery, a local contemporary art gallery in Hoboken. All artists participating in the project may exhibit prints generated during the duration of their free residencies.

New Studio Shares at Neumann Leathers

Friday, October 4th, 2013

We have an availability right now in our 4th floor shared space. See below for details about the studio.

4th Floor Share: 20 ft. x 14ft. (suite: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft.) 525.00

 

We have built a few semi-private studios at the Neumann Leathers building in Hoboken. These are contained within a 1100 sq. ft. suite with a 12 ft. ceiling. Each studio has 8 ft. walls dividing it from the neighboring studios, but the natural light from the windows lights up all of the spaces. The suite is air-conditioned and heated, and the two windows can be opened for fresh air.

4th Floor Share: 20 ft. x 14ft. (suite: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft.) 575.00

4th Floor Share: 10 ft. x 14ft. (suite: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft.) 300.00

 

4th Floor Studio Share

 

The spaces are suitable for drawing, painting, sculpture, or other creative pursuits. They are not suitable for music rehearsal. Obviously, some courtesy to studio mates is a requirement. The lease term is month-to-month, so these are great starter studios.

Happy New Year: Rent This

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Happy New Year from the Special Projects Department at Project Studios. Sure, we are getting closer to launching Proto Gallery, but there is still time for a Stealth B-2 studio for art or music. Looks nice, right? This bad boy is currently in development, but we want to either lease the entire space to one tenant, or split it down the middle for two. Give us a shout. It’s supersonic with a massive payload with close proximity to our heaviest freight elevator, 220 V 3-Phase power available, numerous windows, and sexy old factory floors.

300 Sq. Ft. Studio Available for January 1, 2013

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

If you are in the market for an art studio for 2013, get in contact with us now. We have one vacancy for an excellent space at Neumann Leathers, and there will be more in early 2013.

Happy New Year!

New Art Studios for Rent in Hoboken

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

December 2016

 

We have a few spaces that will be available for December 2016. Contact us immediately for details.

4th Floor Share: 10 ft. x 14ft. (suite: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft.) $350.00

3rd Floor Private: 500 sq. ft. $1200.00

3rd Floor Private: 350 sq. ft. $600.00

 

January 2016

With the closing of the Art Factory in Paterson, NJ, we once again see development squeezing the habitat of our artists and creatives. The R. Neumann and Co. leather factory in Hoboken, where Project Studios is located, is under new ownership, and this time the city of Hoboken City Council has voted on a development plan that includes explicit requirements to maintain the creative studios and shop space in the existing buildings on the property. Project Studios has been working closely with building ownership to provide a vision of what art, music, and gallery spaces can look like in a future renovation of Neumann Leathers.

Neumann Leathers will continue to be a core creative zone for the foreseeable future in Hoboken. Contact us with any questions about studio availability. We have many projects in the works that can accommodate artists and musicians displaced by the Art Factory closing.

Recently, with PROTO Gallery’s MEGALODON pop-up group exhibition, a new 6000 sq. ft. space has been added to the roster of active creative spaces in at R. Neumann. A series of exhibitions and events are currently being scheduled for 2016, beginning with a group show of Neumann Leathers tenants. Stay tuned to PROTO Gallery and Project Studios social media for details and announcements.

 

 

 

January 2015

We have new studio availability for the new year! We have cut down one of our large spaces to create three semi-private spaces on the 5th floor of R. Neumann and Co. on Newark Street. We also have one available space on the 4th floor of 300 Observer Highway, and we have opened up our mini printmaking shop as well.

 

4th Floor Share: 20 ft. x 14ft. (suite: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft.) $525.00

5th Floor Share: 20 ft. x 17 ft. (irregular) (suite: 25 ft. x 45 ft. 1125 sq. ft.) $600.00

 

5th Floor Share: 20 ft. x 30 ft. (irregular) (suite: 25 ft. x 45 ft. 600 sq. ft.) $900.00

 

July 2013

The Project Studios Spring Expansion is underway. We will be offering the following studios starting June 1, 2013. Contact us immediately if you are interested in any of the following options. All of these studios are either on the 3rd or 4th floors of Neumann Leathers in Hoboken. We give them silly code names to keep track of them.

 

4th Floor Share: 20 ft. x 14ft. (suite: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft.) 575.00

4th Floor Share: 10 ft. x 14ft. (suite: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft.) 300.00

 

The Dana: 20 ft. x 18 ft. 360 sq. ft. $700.00

The Danielle: 36 ft. x. 25 ft. 900 sq. ft. $1400.00

Proto South: 14.5 ft. x 12 ft. 175 sq. ft. $450.00

The Egg Shell: 36.5 ft. x 23.5 ft. 850 sq. ft. $1500.00

The Small Shop: 19 ft. x 45 ft. 855 sq. ft. $1600.00

The Master: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft. $1600.00

The Standard: 19.5 ft. x 18 ft. 350 sq. ft. $550.00

The Standard II: 19.5 ft. x 18 ft. 350 sq. ft. $550.00

The Old Nino: 350 sq. ft. $575.00

The Old Kevin: 15 ft. x 36 ft. 540 sq. ft. $950.00

The Sneak: 15.5 ft. x 17. 5 ft. 275 sq. ft. $500.00

The Little Beth: 10.5 ft. x 22.5 ft. 235 sq. ft. $425.00

 

The prices are based not only on square footage alone.  Windows, electrical power, type of door, or other factors influence the price. A freight elevator and passenger elevator are located in very close proximity to these studios. They are located on the 4th floor of Neumann Leathers in Hoboken, NJ. The location in the building is considered by us to be premium as it is right in the heart of the art and music section of the building, and has the convenience of the passenger elevator. All studios have locking steel doors and are private. All utilities are included. The spaces named shop have significant electrical service in place including 22o v for tools and equipment. The shop spaces are also appropriate for music.

 

October 2012 Update:

We have built two new beautiful studios on the Willow Avenue side of Neumann Leathers. These studios were made available for October 1, 2012, and are no longer available. Enjoy the studios!

Studio #1: 505 sq. ft., double door: $850

Studio #2: 350 sq. ft. Single door: $600

 

If you want a studio, call me maybe.

 

Update: All of our new studios in the far east wing are now leased to artists.

Congratulations to our new tenants as they begin to make use of their new spaces.

 

Willow Avenue Studios:

We are happy to announce the completion of five new art studio spaces at the Neumann Leathers factory building in Hoboken, New Jersey. The new spaces are for fine artists, designers, and other creative professionals. We have one space remaining, and another currently occupied space will become available October 1, 2011.

 

20′ x 16′ @ 300 sq. ft.  two windows. $450.00 per month.
12′ x 20′ 6″ @ 250 sq. ft. one window, with ability to install a second  $375.00.
20′ x 13′ @ 270 sq. ft.  one window, with ability to install a second  $425.00
20′ x 13′ @ 270 sq. ft. one window, with ability to install a second  $425.00
20′ x 18′ @ 370 sq. ft.  one window, with ability to install a second  $550.00

About the Studios:


The studios are located on the 3rd floor of the Newman Leather Building; a few blocks of the PATH train station in Hoboken and a few blocks from the Holland Tunnel by car.
The available space is a section of a larger space that is divided into individual studios on the 3rd Floor of the Neumann Building. The studio is secured with a large steel door. All walls are sheetrock with a brick wall and window. The ceiling height for all studio spaces is 10 ft. Floors are wood. An operational sprinkler system is in place, and the enclosing space in the warehouse has an exterior fire escape and internal stairwell nearby. A very large freight elevator and shared bathroom are in close proximity to the big room. The bathroom is regularly cleaned by a professional cleaning service. The building is open 24 hours, and a security guard is on duty from about 4 PM until 8 AM.

Art studios on the 3rd floor are monitored by automatic cameras for added security. Internet is available via a shared wifi connection. The neighborhood is very safe. There are plenty of good places to eat and hang out within a few minutes walk from the building. Parking for tenants is in a lot on the property, which is enclosed by a fence. There is no fee for tenant parking.
Spaces are intended for designers, painters, and sculptors. High voltage power is available, but additional fees for installation and heavy energy use will apply. All studios have florescent that can be turned on and off.

If a studio is rented by more than one individual, an additional fee will apply.

Heat, electrical, and trash service is included.

The Willow Ave. Spaces at Project Studios

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Once again we have completed new studios on the Willow Avenue side of the Neumann Leathers factory complex in Hoboken. Take a look at the post on the News page for more info.

350 sq. ft. Art Studio: No Deposit, ALL Utilities Included

500 sq. ft. Art Studio: No Deposit, ALL Utilities Included

The studios are in the Neumann Leathers factory complex in Hoboken, less than 1 mile from the PATH station. The studios have the following features:

Window that can be opened. Florescent lighting with switch. 10 to 12 ft. ceiling. Numerous grounded electrical sockets. Fluorescent Tube light fixtures and incandescent. Good natural light with eastern exposure. Bathroom immediately outside the studio doors. 24 hour access. Very large freight elevator about 10 feet away. This studio is situated with a group of other art studios managed by our company. Free wifi and all utilities are included. Doors are steel fire-rated type.

At this time the studio shares will be leased on a month-to-month basis with a deposit equal to one-month’s rent.

Work only. This is not a live/work space. The building is I-2 zoned.

Plaster Neumann: Cursed Object

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

This is the sculpture formerly known as Plaster Neumann now retitled as Plaster Neumann: Cursed Object. I have been interested in making a cursed or haunted object for quite some time, but I could never figure it out. I thought I had a chair that would right itself late at night each time I violently kicked it over, but it failed to reset more often than not, so there must have been some normal explanation, unfortunately.

Ater the chair was debunked, and the proposal for an exhibition of haunted objects stalled, I added the concept to that very long list in my head where I keep this kind of stuff. Maybe now it is time to revisit this idea, who knows.

The Plaster Neumann has a pretty strange history, so here goes. The first detail is that the core of the object is an artifact from the Neumann Leather factory in Hoboken. The object was then fixed to a jigger machine/mold to create the cylinder that encases it. The casing is mostly hydrocal with a float layer of plaster on the face. It is pretty tough and can be rolled around. The sculpture was present for the unfortunate event that you can read about in Epic Fail when somebody killed himself about 10 feet away from the Plaster Neumann. After that, the Neumann was packed up and moved to storage on the ground floor in another studio that I was renting for about a year. Almost as soon as it was moved down there, the space flooded from a cracked water main. After that the object got moved back up to my 3rd floor space and sat quietly until last month. I needed better documentation of Plaster Neumann, so I got it back into the shop to seal it and patch up the cracks and manage the water damage. I left town for the holidays, and upon my return, water again, this time a few hundred gallons poured directly on the sculpture the Wednesday before New Years Day. Nobody was in the building and the water destroyed artwork and antiques on 4 floors of the building. Once again, the Plaster Neumann looks like hell, which at this point I have decided must be the default state. Yesterday, once I had it set up for new photos, water started leaking from above right onto my camera bag.

The solution I am attempting is to use a sort of counter curse to quell the uneasy sculpture. I figure that if I can name the sculpture’s curse, I can contain the curse. If the object is dry or draws water to it, I can provide water with the hieroglyph for water and hopefully reduce the damage to the studio.

Reason #1

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

In no particular order, all of the reasons why I am a sculptor, starting with

Reason #1: The Sesame Street I-Beam Video

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNInmrPmug8&feature=channel_page

 

Here is the link to the video on the Sesame Street Site.

If I can find another version of the video, I will update this post.

This is the infamous I-Beam film from Sesame Street. I am pretty sure that this is not an I-Beam, however, that is what Sesame Street’s official site titles the clip. It looks to be more of a forged component of some kind that just has the letter’s shape. A hot rolled beam would be a minimum of 24 ft. at the mill, I would think, and the form is not correct for a beam or a rail. So, what is this thing? I guess it’s not really important. I remember that in our house we called this clip “Hot Letter I,” which makes sense, because what else could you call it? I only recently rediscovered this film while watching videos on the Sesame Street site with my daughter. I can see now that it had a big influence on me. I haven’t done any forging for several years due to the Hoboken Studio’s wood floor and lack of a natural gas hookup. I could do some small stuff in the ground floor shop, but nothing as big as the forged pieces from grad school.

The I-Beam film presents the material properties of steel: ductility, malleability, oxidation, and incandescence at temperature. Pretty cool stuff compared to a puppet who eats cookies. Judging from the comments on YouTube, most people remember being scared of the segment. I am not surprised, I guess. It is a pretty real and foreign thing for a kid to see.

 

 

Bantam + Mechanics

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

 

Bantam Roadster Cockpit

 

Here is an image of the centerpiece of the next De Pirro + Williams collaborative adventure. This is the cockpit of a 1938 Bantam Roadster that we will be restoring as part of a long-term performance installation.