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2013 SHOW SCHEDULE

(Show dates will probably be added, please check for updates or call.)

Dates

April 27 & 28

May 4 &5
May 11 & 12
May 19

May 25, 26, 27


June 1 & 2

June 23

July 13 & 14
July 27 & 28


Aug 17 & 18
Aug 30 & 31


Sept 1

Sept 7 & 8


Oct 5 & 6
Oct 12 & 13
Oct 19 & 20

Nov 23 & 24


Dec 6, 7 & 8

City

New York City

New York City
New York City
New York City

New York City


New York City

Brooklyn, NY

Rochester, NY
Canandaigua, NY


Stockbridge, MA
New York City


New York City

New York City


New York City
New York City
New York City

Princeton, NJ


New York City

NAME OF SHOW & Location

Crafts on Columbus, Columbus & 81st St

Crafts on Columbus, Columbus & 81st St.
Crafts on Columbus, Columbus & 81st St.
Bleecker St. Fine Arts & Crafts,
Greenwich Village
Washington Sq. Outdoor Art Exhibit,
University Pl. & W. 11th St.

Washington Sq. Outdoor Art Exhibit,
University Pl. & W. 11th St.
Smith St. Funday, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (BOCOCA)

Corn Hill Arts Festival, downtown Rochester
Waterfront Art Festival,
Kershaw Park, Canandaigua

Stockbridge Summer Art and Crafts Show
Washington Sq. Outdoor Art Exhibit,
University Pl. & W. 11th St.

Washington Sq. Outdoor Art Exhibit,
University Pl. & W. 11th St.
Washington Sq. Outdoor Art Exhibit,
University Pl. & W. 11th St.

Crafts on Columbus, Columbus & 81st St
Crafts on Columbus, Columbus & 81st St.
Crafts on Columbus, Columbus & 81st St.

YWCA Princeton Crafters Marketplace,
Witherspoon School

Crafts at the Cathedral,
Amsterdam Ave. & W 110th St.


FANTASY CLOCKS

Richard Birkett sees obsolete machines and bits of our past as NOT JUNK, but as objects with the potential for a new life. Birkett dismantles these defunct machines, and incorporates their intricate insides and outsides in his assemblages. Broken typewriters, dinosaur VCR’s, 1950s cameras, and superannuated engineering devices are favorites for rescue and demolition. Making clocks is his form of a romantic quest to save the flotsam and industrial debris of the recent past from ending up in a landfill. These collections of seemingly unrelated objects are juxtaposed to create a new impression.

High-quality quartz movements made by Seiko power the clocks. Parts are securely screwed onto the pine box, which is the foundation of the clock. This makes them tough enough to withstand most hard knocks. Slide viewers are often incorporated into the designs, and the slides they contain are often images taken by the artist himself. Another common element is the “helping hands” cradling a magnifying glass, or empty “clip hands” used to hold bits and pieces of electronics or evocative old photographs.


about RICHARD BIRKETT

Birkett has been making clocks since 1984. He grew up in Spokane, Washington, was an Eagle Scout, and a long-distance runner. He joined the Marines and surved a tour of duty in Vietnam. Upon returning to the states and Spokane, Rick studied painting and sculpture at the Studio School of Spokane and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. After finishing his studies he relocated to New York City. The ideas for his clocks were implanted in his brain when he was captured by aliens.

 

 

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standing clock

 

 

Richard Birkett

 

CONTACT

Richard Birkett prefers the old telephone as a means of communication. He is too busy creating art, which leaves him with little time to deal with computers. He’d rather drop one from a window and make clocks out of what survives. It’s better to contact him by telephone:

Phone: (607) 988-7409
Address:
Richard Birkett
PO Box 15
Otego, New York 13825

However, if in fact you are desperate to email him, here’s where to send it:

richard@fantasyclocks.com

"RICHARD BIRKETT-FANTASY CLOCKS" can be seen on YouTube.

 

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