August 5 - 25, 2016
First Friday Reception - August 5, 6-10pm
We all need a good laugh from time to time, especially in an election year! VAE is providing that laugh with our August exhibition, humor me! We are filling our Main Gallery with 29 pieces of hilarious art! Come by and have a good chuckle with us!
humor me! Standup Comedy Show @ VAE!
Come celebrate the art of comedy! In coordination with our humor me! exhibition, we're hosting a standup comedy show right in our Main Gallery, featuring some of NC's best comedians. Host Adam Cohen welcomes to the stage Mike Mellow, Joe Perrow, Gretchen McNeely, Drew Robertson, Mark Brady, Brian Deans, Brent Blakeney, Brian Burns and Brandy Brown! Come check out the 29 works of humorous art at 7:00pm when the doors open, then enjoy the show at 8:00. Bring some friends! We'll see you there!
Host Adam Cohen has opened for Marc Maron, Todd Barry and The Sklar Brothers, among others. Headliner Mike Mello has toured with Tracy Morgan and Russell Peters, and opened for Dave Chapelle, among many others.
Where: VAE's Main Gallery, 309 W. Martin Street, Downtown Raleigh
When: Saturday, August 20, 8:00-9:30pm (doors open 7:00pm)
Cost: $5 at the door.
Reserve your spot here!
Tedd Anderson, I FEEL COOL.
Brian Brown, The Early Bird
Michael Carlebach, Carmel, NY
Matthew Causey, 3X Facejug
Adam Cohen, No Longer
Adam Cohen, Knock It Off!
Caleb Cole, Birthday Girl
Jolie Day, Nature's Pillage
Kara Dunne, How To Control The Truck Population in 3 Easy Steps
Erin Gillikin, Hold On!
Seth Goodman, Antonin's Last Night
Katheen Hall, Olympia 2
Bruce Humphries, Freak Animal Cracker Circus Wagon with Sideshow Banner
Joyce Watkins King, Metered Conversation
Trish Klenow, Darth Gaydar
Amanda Kline, Woman The Inventor: The Termite Stick
Sherrie Leeder, Marjorie Gets Above Herself
Rob Millard-Mendez, Briefs with Built-In Negative Reinforcement
Brett Morris, We Don't Need No Raid
Hillary Nicholas, Time Flies
Julia Rice, Dealing with nosy neighbors
Michael Riesch, two cats
Kate Shannon, Ohio Skyscape
Linda Starr, RUBBER CHICKEN
Richard Stickney, A Closed Mouth Gathers No Feet
Sidney Stretz, Beat The Rush
Tanya Todd, the Hangover
Virginia Wallace, Why Women Wear Bras
Tom Whitton, Avoid...
VIEW ALL OF THE ARTWORK IN THIS EXHIBITION HERE!
Drew Robertson - comedian, artist, art handler/installer
Drew Robertson is a stand up comic living in Raleigh, NC. He is an artist and performer who likes to find the silly and strange in all aspects of life. At home on the stage, Drew has appeared, as a comic and performance artist in rooms, and performance spaces all over NC, and the country. He thrives sharing his unique perspectives through a mix of staccato one liners mixed with longer meditations on the absurd.
His art is tied to humor. Drew researches comedy and humor theories to make art that goes deep within the viewer, into the mind and their body. Using video, sound, performance or installation, he uses the vernacular of comedy: joke structure, timing, repetition, the pause, and gesture to form his pieces.
Drew has worked in multiple museums handling and installing everything from famously historic pieces of work to contemporary exhibitions that are more tech based. He has worked with the North Carolina Museum of Art, The Nasher Museum of Art, The Ackland Museum at UNC, City of Raleigh Museum, CAM Raleigh, and 21c Museum Hotel.