Friday, August 31, 2007
The New Adventures of Mrs. Chaim ben Mordecai: A Peach for a Peach
Here some pics of the crating process
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Gallery Hours: and Sunday.
For immediate release
July 28, 2007
An therapeutic summer art lab
Saturday, August 11, 2007 6-9pm
HQ Gallery and independent curator Alison Beth Levy invite you to a jovial event of science-bent interactive art installations and performances. The show features artists whose hypotheses are infused with levity: the Eh Team, Cassie Thornton, Egnekn, Minister of Lamination, Meg Duguid, Catie Olson, and Sister Mary Manhattan the Astrologer. Together, they will create a fun and enlightening environment as a reprieve from the mid-summer Brooklyn heat. The event will take place in the Joymore Sculpture Garden located in the back courtyard of HQ.
Egnekn, Minister of Lamination, will be performing his metaphysical sound ritual with flat objects brought to him by the public. Canadian HQ founders, the Eh Team, will collaborate with "Against Maps" artist Cassie Thornton to create a sprawling hydraulic installation called The Backyard Purification System (BPS) . Mimicking a natural water table the BPS will process and regenerate tap water to support an isolated biosphere.
Their will also be two live comedic performances starting at . Hot from their recent weekend performance at Central Park, where they tested the humorous properties of the sponginess of meringue , duo Meg Duguid and Catie Olson will perform Piograms, a single pie-component balancing act. Expect a sugar rush from their deconstruction of pie. Afterwards, you can bring your problems and sins to sassy Sister Mary Manhattan the Astrologer, who will demonstrate the wisdom of the Great Illusion.
For more information on this phenomenal event, please reach HQ gallery at or Alison Beth Levy at . Refreshments will be served.
Monday, August 6, 2007
ok, the image of how to upload was ridiculously small-- ya think??? I just created a new post and pushed the picture looking button and picked its placement... I tried to post a photo within a post with type, but it wouldn't work, hmmmmmm.....
Anyway pie chart diagram soon on its way to blogland... compare this work output of the chart to the amount of time that it took to bake the pies at 500 degrees farenheit .-c
Saturday, August 4, 2007
We will make these pies after we've constructed our deck of pie ingredients; the original building plans will be altered just slightly--- a visual example of the pie tower is in the works
|Ginger Peach Pie|
|SERVES 8 |
Making this pie with sweet, ripe peaches allowed us to use less sugar; you may need to adjust the amount of sugar, depending on the sweetness of your peaches.
FOR THE CRUST:
FOR THE FILLING:
1. Sift flour and salt into a medium bowl. Rub butter and shortening into flour mixture with your fingers until it resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk egg and lemon juice together in a small bowl, then sprinkle into flour mixture with 3–4 tbsp. ice water. Mix until dough just begins to hold together. Wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.
2. Combine lemon juice, ginger, cinnamon, 2/3 cup sugar, and tapioca in a large bowl. Blanch peaches in a pot of boiling water for 15 seconds, then cool in a bowl of cold water. Peel, cut into thick slices, and toss in lemon juice mixture.
3. Preheat oven to 375°. Divide dough in half. Roll into two 12" circles on a floured surface. Line a 9" pie pan with one circle; add peach filling. Drape remaining circle on top, crimp edges, and slash top. Brush with egg white, and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake until golden, about 1 hour. Serve warm.
|First published in Saveur, July 1995|
Friday, August 3, 2007
1. go shopping for ingredients to make 2 ginger peach pies
fresh peaches (about 12)
flour - enough to make 4 crusts total
2 pie tins
2 forks (you may forks you already own)
measuring cups and bowl
so before you actually make 2 peach pies a sculptured deck of pie ingredients should be constructed, then after the sculpture is built, tear it apart and prepare 2 peach pies
bottom layer --- sprinkle sugar on table (specific amount TBA)
place about 6 whole peaches in sugar and place 1 pie tin on top of whole peaches --tin is bottom side up
slice remaining six peaches and arrange on top of pie tin
place next pie tin bottom side down on top of sliced peaches
put flour (specific amount TBA), water (amount TBA) and shortening/butter (amount TBA) in the pie tin
place two forks in water, flour, shortening mixture-- maybe find a next chunk of shortening to stick fork in -- put some of the candied ginger in the prongs of the fork
once the sculpture is built, destruct sculpture and make two ginger peach pies (top and bottom crusts for both)
It is a deconstructivist pie dress
I have a fake stove to "bake the pies in".
I do like peach ginger
PS I can't seem to post pictures in the coments section, so I just altered the time on this to go under your post. Do you know of a better way? also I added some stuff to the Central Park pie events. We just have to edit it and go through the images still. We also need to do the Finale.
I hope your trip was good and let's chat this week.