UPCOMING EVENTS AT
HEAD HI INVITES YOU TO OUR INAUGURAL LAMP SHOW. THE EXHIBITION CELEBRATES THE JOY OF LIGHT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH A SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF HANDMADE LAMPS.
It is Head Hi's first year anniversary and we are so thankful to have you on this journey. Our doors opened on November 23, 2018 not knowing who would come in or whether or not people still buy books. Now, a year later, people line up to get our coffee and we pack the house during the events we host. We have met so many people that inspire us with their stories. And yes, people still read books! It’s our pleasure to be our community's bookshop cafe.
For our last event of 2019, we decided to do an "open call" encouraging everyone to participate.
All ages, professional designers, or not, to submit a lamp, yes a lamp, and the response was fantastic!
The word spread nationwide and we received so many incredible submissions. We can't wait to open this special exhibition and celebrate with all of you.
Lamp Show / Anniversary Party Saturday, December 14, 6-9 PM.
Music by Mogollon Sonidero
Exhibition on view through January 5, 2020. Sea you there!
Keep your Head Hi!
Participating Lamp Makers:
Devra Freelander &
Lights Up Studio
Cara Marie Lynch
Kathryn Robinson Millen
Miles Rees Spear
Head Hi Book Launch - Join Us
Thursday, December 5th , 6:00-8:00 PM
PIPE compiles photographs by Joey Trisolini taken on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, where he grew up.
Pipe and other tales from the Seven Mile Miracle is an ongoing photography project documenting the waves and characters on the North Shore of Oahu, home of some of the most powerful, beautiful, famous and dangerous breaks in the world where waves reach heights up to 40 ft over sharp reefs and volcanic rocks.
Banzai Pipeline aka "Pipe" is perhaps the most well-known break in the world, the mecca of surfing, attracting the top surfers on the planet. This is where John John Florence grew up, an all time ruler of line ups who has won the Pipe Pro event 4 times, the Eddie Aikau Big Wave invitational at Waimea Bay and the WSL title in 2016. The board from this title and one of John's jerseys along with some prints will be exhibited at Head Hi!
*Thanks to Ryley at Pyzel surfboards.
Joseph "Joey" Trisolini grew up in a small town named Ka'a'awa, Oahu. Joey got into skateboarding as a teen and used disposable cameras to document his friends. He now lives in New York and works with some of the world's leading fashion and advertising photographers as well as shooting his own projects for many brands and clients. Joey continues surfing in New York, traveling and photo-documenting. "Pipe" is Volume 1 of this series and his fourth photography book. We're stoked to release it, yeah boy!
Join us for the book launch / exhibition. December 5th, 6-8 PM. At Head Hi,
14 Clermont Ave, Brooklyn.
Exhibition December 5th - 11th 2019.
PIPE is a limited edition. Books available for sale while supplies last.
Sea you there!
Head Hi Book Launch - Join Us
Wednesday, November 20, 6:00-8:00pm
Space Cadet is a book comprised of photographs taken while wandering between August 2018 and April 2019 in New York, Scotland, England, Japan, Colorado, California, and Texas. The photos in this book trace an interest in subtle contradictions, finding noise and distortion in seemingly quiet spaces while finding glimpses of the natural world within our built environments.
Trees, rocks, grass, and snow make a lot of appearances in Space Cadet, as do reflections.
Scott Ferguson (b. 1989, Glasgow, Scotland) is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Using photography, performance, video, sound, and sculpture, he creates works that explore ideas of landscape, the mundane, and otherworldliness.
Scott received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013 and an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in 2017. Since 2012 he has been an active member of the Flinching Eye Collective, whose work explores the possibilities of sound and performance.
Head Hi Book Launch - Join Us
Friday, October 25, 6:00-9:00pm
We are excited to release Volume 2 of the Forgotten Lands biannual series. This issue explores the theme of ‘The Next Wave’ by way of showcasing new stories of art, culture, & resiliency today in the Caribbean. Rashad Martinez’s (St. Croix, USVI) ‘Dreams of Self’ graces our cover with the hands of an elder creating a path for future generations.
The second issue features 180 pages from Caribbean based and raised artists Rashad Martinez / Pablo Serrano / Don Brodie / Leah Bernhardt / Jo Cosme / Ben Lebovitz / Ivar Wigan / Mike Spearz / Ade Ra / Stephanie Chalana Brown / Geron Richards / Camille Rouzaud / Jorly Flores.
Head Hi Book Kiosk at the
2019 NY Architecture & Design Film Festival
featuring a special selection of new and vintage titles based on this year's films
260 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
Join us at the HEAD HI BOOK KIOSK during this year's New York Architecture & Design Film Festival where we will will feature a curated selection of vanguard and diverse publications from around the globe specially selected for ADFF visitors.
Displaying and selling the publications on a mobile stand, the kiosk will be a hub for inspiration, dialogue and reference. Visitors can purchase the publications or just simply browse, find something new, and conversate about the offering which bridges the topics of architecture, design, art and film including titles selected on topics featured in this year's films including:
Brian Kauppi Paintings
September 28 - October 20, 2019
Exhibition Opening on September 28, 4-7pm
In his artworks, Brian Kauppi, a nomadic artist who paints plein aire landscapes, bends and reconfigures the horizon in response to inner dialogue or distraction. Routinely drawing straight lines led him to make his horizontal brushstrokes diverge and intersect as if in conversation or competition with his own mind. Embracing chaos, hardship and nature in transition as part of life, we are left with the notion that even the worst moments will eventually pass. Brian is currently based in Chile.
Head Hi & Aventures Ltd Invite You to
a NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR Celebration
Saturday, September 21, doors at 8:00pm
featuring performance by Oakland based artist Chris Duncan
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: PERFORMANCE BY CHRIS DUNCAN
Suggested donation $5
CHRIS DUNCAN is an Oakland-based artist who employs repetition and accumulation as a basis for experiments in visual and sound based media. An overriding theme in current works is the use of natural forces, such as the sun and the moon, as conceptual and compositional prompts for both sonic and visual efforts. Outside of his studio practice he organizes events and runs a small artist book press and record label called
LAND AND SEA with his wife, Maria Otero.
AVENTURES LTD is a limited edition press based in New York City focused on expanded forms of sound and visual arts founded by
Rose Lazar and Rob Lowe.
HEAD ON OVER AFTER THE NYABF ON THE G TRAIN,
GET OFF AT CLINTON WASHINGTON AND THEN DOWN TO THE NAVY YARD. SEA YOU THERE!!
Bunny Elizabeth Leopard
Installation & Publication Release
July 10 - August 31, 2019
Bunny Elizabeth Leopard & Vivan Weidman
$23.00, contact us for purchase inquiries
Wednesday, July 10, 7:30pm (performance starts 8pm sharp)
Publications available from:
THURSDAY, JUNE 27th, 7:00-9:00pm
BRIAN BLOMERTH'S BICYCLE DAY, the debut graphic novel from frequent Anthology Editions collaborator, illustrator, musician and self-described "comic stripper" Brian Blomerth came out June 25th. To celebrate the release, we're throwing a party at Head Hi, on June 27th from 7-9pm, with an "expanded reading" from Brian, limited edition prints, and a live performance from Adult Moan featuring Lil Ugly Mane and Pickles. The event is free to attend, so if you're in New York and want to have your copy signed, listen to some tunes or have a drink, come on down.
Illustrator, musician and self-described “comic stripper” Brian Blomerth has spent years combining classic underground art styles with his bitingly irreverent visual wit in zines, comics, and album covers. With Brian Blomerth’s Bicycle Day, the artist has produced his most ambitious work to date: a historical account of the events of April 19, 1943, when Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann ingested an experimental dose of a new compound known as lysergic acid diethylamide and embarked on the world’s first acid trip.
Featuring an introduction from renowned ethnopharmacologist, Dennis McKenna, Brian Blomerth’s Bicycle Day combines an extraordinary true story told in journalistic detail with the artist’s gritty, timelessly Technicolor comix style that is a testament to mind expansion, and a stunningly original visual history.
The Head Hi Book Kiosk will feature a curated selection of vanguard and diverse publications from around the globe, including magazines, limited edition art and design books, artist publications and self-published materials specially selected for Brooklyn Designs visitors.
Displaying and selling the publications on a mobile stand, the kiosk will be a hub for inspiration, dialogue and reference. Visitors can purchase the publications or just simply browse, find something new, and conversate about the offering.
The Head Hi Book Kiosk for Brooklyn Designs 2019 takes form using our signature, minimalist bookshelves originally made for our shop located just across from the Navy Yard. We like to refer to them as ladders of knowledge.
BROOKLYN DESIGNS is Brooklyn’s premier design event showcasing a cross section of design, architecture and art.
P.S. Join us on Mother's Day for a Head Hi High Tea from 11am-2pm featuring Masha Tea and cookies!
PARLOR COFFEE PARCHMENT PUBLICATION RELEASE
featuring photographs by Rich Gilligan
Opening March 31, 4:00-7:00pm
Exhibition continues through April 20
Please join Parlor Coffee, photographer Rich Gilligan and Head Hi for the release of Parchment, a publication highlighting the world behind your cup of coffee.
HEAD HI TEA BLEND
Sunday, January 27, 4-6pm
Head Hi is proud to launch its very own tea blend made by Masha Teas
Get the very first taste of this uplifting tea (with a hint of rock 'n' roll)
Head Hi Tea is a pick-me-up for the discerning tea drinker. The herbs in this blend, California poppy, lemon balm, and orange peel, are used in botanical medicine to uplift, expand, and soothe. Designed with flavor, sustainability, and beauty in mind, Head Hi Tea blend combines the energetic rock and roll spirit of Head Hi cafe with the do-it-yourself and dream big ethos of Masha Tea. This tea is aromatic, a lovely orange color, and slightly bitter to taste.
Masha Teas was founded in Brooklyn out of an unused Park Slope bedroom by naturopath, Dr. Maria Geyman ND. Created for the purpose of bringing the healing and regenerative powers of natural teas to discerning drinkers, Masha Teas are always organic, made with love. Masha Teas endeavors to create a more fun, thoughtful, and sensual tea culture worldwide. mashatea.com | @mashateas
Book Launch & Conversation
Sunday, December 9th, 5:00-7:00pm
Virtual Transparency is the first monograph, self-published by visual artist Vicente Muñoz.
Continuing the ongoing body of work which he began in 2015, Virtual Transparency explores light and abstraction as the primary articulators of an architectural phenomenon known as roller-wave distortion, a phenomenon that defines the urban environment. The modern skyscraper is a symbol of strength and innovation, however these photographs invite an alternative reading which explores their abstract capacity as fragile refractions of light and transparency set in dialogue with one another.
Accompanied with an essay by architect Paul Knox, the book includes over 80 pages of spectacular photos. The book will be for sale at the launch for $45.00.
Vicente Muñoz is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited at biennials and galleries internationally. Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, he lives and and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work addresses the architectural language as signifier, and explores light as the primary articulating element of space and structure. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Materia in Monterrey, Mexico and the XIV Cuenca Biennial in Cuenca, Ecuador.
Paul Knox holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is currently a facade consultant in New York City. He has previously worked for the Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Rafael Vinoly Architects and Gensler.
Moderated by William Jess Laird a photographer and director working at the intersection of art, architecture, and design. He is also the host of Image Culture, a weekly podcast featuring in depth interviews with artists and creative people. Find Image Culture on Apple Podcasts as well as at www.williamjesslaird.com/imageculture