Gold Rush Awards 2016

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Presents

Gold Rush Awards 2016

Kimberly Drew, Lauren Haynes, Rashaad Newsome, Swoon (artist), Hosted by Reggie Osse aka "Combat Jack", Music by DJ April Hunt

Sat, October 22, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$50.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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Gold Rush Awards 2016
Gold Rush Awards 2016
The Gold Rush Awards is a night of celebrating individuals at the cutting edge of art, music, fashion and culture. Featuring live performances, an art exhibition, raffles, and an open bar.
Kimberly Drew
Kimberly Drew
Kimberly Drew (a.k.a. @museummammy) received her B.A. from Smith College in Art History and African-American Studies, with a concentration in Museum Studies. An avid lover of black culture and art, Drew first experienced the art world as an intern in the Director’s Office of The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her time at the Studio Museum inspired her to start the Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art, sparking her interest in social media.

Since starting her blog, Drew has worked for Hyperallergic, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Lehmann Maupin. She has delivered lectures and participated in panel discussions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Basel Miami Beach, Moogfest, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Brooklyn Museum and elsewhere. Drew is currently the Social Media Manager at The Met, was recently honored by AIR Gallery as the recipient of their inaugural Feminist Curator Award and was selected as one of the YBCA100 by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Lauren Haynes
Lauren Haynes
Lauren Haynes is Curator, Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Prior to joining Crystal Bridges in October 2016, Haynes was the Associate Curator, Permanent Collection, at The Studio Museum in Harlem. As a specialist in African American modern and contemporary art, Haynes has curated dozens of exhibitions at the Studio Museum and contemporary art institutions in New York. At the Studio Museum, Haynes as well as acquisitions and exhibitions.

As Associate Curator, Permanent Collection, Haynes oversaw the Museum’s 2,200 object permanent collection and curated four main space exhibitions including Alma Thomas (co-curator); Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art; Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of drawing (institutional organizer) and Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange. In addition to making the front page of the New York Times Arts Section, Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange received favorable reviews from many publications including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Art in America and Artforum.

As an Assistant Curator at the Studio Museum, Haynes oversaw the Artist-in-Residence program in 2011–12, 2012–13 and 2013–14. In addition to that, Haynes curated over a dozen exhibitions including Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series, Spiral: Perspectives on an African-American Art Collective and Kira Lynn Harris: The Block/Bellona. She also co-curated serval exhibitions including Fore, the most recent exhibition of emerging artists in the Studio Museum’s seminal “f” show series which includes Freestyle, Frequency and Flow.

As part of her curatorial practice, Haynes has authored several catalogues such as The Bearden Project, Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art and Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange. At the Studio Museum Haynes coordinated production for various publications: Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 (2012); Stephen Burks: Man Made (2011); Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Any Number of Preoccupations (2011); Harlem: A Century in Images (2010); Kehinde Wiley - The Word Stage: Africa, Lagos ~ Dakar (2008); and Kori Newkirk: 1997-2007 (2007). In addition to her work at the Studio Museum, Haynes has participated in many panels and lectures about African American artists. She has also lectured at venues around the United States including The Whitney Museum of American Art, Deutsche Bank and Texas State University, San Marcos.
Rashaad Newsome
Rashaad Newsome
Rashaad Newsome is a multidisciplinary artist whose work blends several practices together including: collage, sculpture, video, music, computer programming and performance, to form an altogether new field. Best known for his visually stunning collages housed in custom frames, Newsomes’ work is deeply invested in how images used in media and popular culture communicate distorted notions of power. Using the equalizing force of sampling, he crafts compositions that surprise in their associative potential and walk the tightrope between intersectionality, social practice and abstraction. Newsomes’ works opposes cultural essentialisms. They lead us into a realm of uncertainty, in which the symbols presented transform, but are nonetheless made tangible.Newsome lives and works in New York City. He was born in 1979 in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he received a BFA in Art History at Tulane University in 2001. In 2004, he received a certificate of study in Digital Post Production from Film/Video Arts Inc. (NYC). In 2005 he studied MAX/MSP Programming at Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center (NYC). He has exhibited and performed in galleries, museums, institutions, and festivals throughout the world including: The Whitney Museum (NYC), Brooklyn Museum (NYC), MoMAPS1 (NYC), SFMOMA (CA), New Orleans Museum of Art (LA), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France), The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (Moscow, Russia), and MUSA (Vienna, Austria). Newsome’s work is in numerous public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC), The Brooklyn Museum of Art (NYC), The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), and The New Britain Museum of American Art (CT). In 2010 he participated in the Whitney Biennial (NYC), and in 2011 Greater New York at MoMAPS1 (NYC). His many honors and awards for his work include a 2014 Headlands Center for the Arts Visiting Artist Residency, a 2011 The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, a 2010 Urban Artist Initiative Individual Artist Grant, and a 2009 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Arts Grant.
Swoon (artist)
Swoon (artist)
CALEDONIA CURRY

Working under the artist name Swoon, Callie is a classically trained visual artist and printmaker who has spent the last 13 years exploring the relationship between people and their built environment. Her first interventions in the urban landscape took the form of wheat-pasting portraits to the walls of cities around the world, a project that is still evolving.

From 2006 to 2009, she constructed and navigated a flotilla of sculptural rafts made from recycled materials down the Mississippi and Hudson rivers, and across the Adriatic Sea to Venice.

Since 2008, Callie has been working in collaboration with the collective Transformazium on a revitalization project in the town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, giving a century-old church new life as an arts center and ceramics guild.
In 2010 she cofounded Konbit Shelter and built a community center and two homes in earthquake-devastated Haiti, integrating her creative process into a sustainable reconstruction effort.

Callie is currently working toward the construction of a musical house - entitled Dithyrambalina - in New Orleans, collaborating with arts initiative New Orleans Airlift.

Alongside her place-based work, she has a studio practice of drawing, printmaking, architectural sculpture and installations.

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Callie’s work has been collected and shown internationally at galleries and museums, including the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the Sao Paolo Museum of Art.
Hosted by Reggie Osse aka "Combat Jack"
Hosted by Reggie Osse aka "Combat Jack"
Reggie Ossé, known as Combat Jack, first rose to prominence in the recording industry as founding partner of the small New York City law firm Ossé and Woods, where his clients included such legends as Jay-Z, Damon Dash, DMX, Sean "Diddy" Combs' Hitmen production team, along with producers, songwriters and artists who shaped the "golden era" sound of the 1990s. During his time as an attorney, Ossé managed to build relationships and develop a keen appreciation for the behind the scenes players who were instrumental in shaping what is now a part of today’s mainstream pop culture. In addition, Ossé developed an intimate relationship with many who are considered movers and shakers of today’s music industry.

After closing his law practice, Ossé worked briefly as an executive at MTV, after which time he decided to change career paths and began blogging under the name “Combat Jack.” Quickly developing a following attracted to his authenticity and riveting tales from the golden age of hip-hop, Ossé was named the managing editor of The Source Magazine, where he served for a year before dedicating himself full time to The Combat Jack Show podcast and The Loudspeakers Podcast Network.

Ossé is also the author of Bling: A History of Hip-Hop Jewelry, and his writing has appeared in The Source, Complex Magazine, XXL, and Red Bull Music Academy's The Daily Note. As an active participant in social media, Billboard named Ossé one of the "140 Music Writers to Follow on Twitter." Complex Magazine has named him one of the "Top 25 Writers to Follow on Twitter." Ossé is also the on-air host of Complex TV's The Combat Jack TV Show, in which he interviews artists in a television talk show format. He has been called by Complex the "Dick Cavett" of rap because of his unique interview skills.

J. Cole, Russell Simmons, Chuck D, Lil Boosie, Common and a slew of influencers and players in today’s culture all agree that Ossé’s interviews are the absolute best in today’s media. Whether the comparison is to Charlie Rose, Howard Stern, or Dick Cavett, Combat Jack has made a great impact and will only continue to make his presence felt on all platforms.
Music by DJ April Hunt
Music by DJ April Hunt
Presenting a musical palate that weaves through various genres and periods, DJ April Hunt mixes for cultural happenings at large. Recent sets include, SVA Beat Goes On Closing Party (Chelsea, NY); Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (São Paulo, Brazil); 1-54 Contemporary Art Fair (Brooklyn, NY); PULSE NY Fair @Gilded Lily (Meatpacking District, NY); Guggenheim Young Collectors Council Benefit (Upper East Side, NY); Ken + Cook (SoHo, NY); Wu Room (Chinatown, NY); Solomon + Kuff (Harlem, NY) and recurring nights at Beverly's (LES, NY).