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Please join us April 3rd at Abaton Garage from 2-6 PM to celebrate the life and work of Steven Parrino. Abaton's private collection of Parrino sculptures and drawings will be on display, along with some of our joint efforts, including a final audiovisual collaboration, Parrino vs. God. There will also be a repeat performance of the vampire attack staged at the book release party for Steven's manifesto, The No Texts. Coffee, tea, and homemade sweets will be served throughout the afternoon. Visit our web site for directions to the gallery:

Parrino@Abaton can be viewed by appointment until April 25th. Call 201-369-1591 or write to set up a time and date.

We hope to see you Sunday,

Lauri Bortz & Mark Dagley


Abaton Book Company



Parrino vs. God 

In perpetuam rei memoriam

p vs g
Please join us at Abaton Garage as we wind up our 2004 season with My First 1000 Wrenches, an installation by Bill Schwarz. The opening reception takes place Saturday, October 30th, 4-8pm. Refreshments will be served, as well as live music by avant-garde jazz/blues singer Devorah Day and psychedelic band Pothole Skinny.


For directions to the gallery, please visit our site: For more information, contact Mark Dagley or Lauri Bortz at Abaton Book Company, abatonbook company, 201-369-1591.


Abaton Garage is open by appointment through December 6th. After that, we'll close down for the winter and re-open in May '05 with an exhibition by Amy Wilson.  
STEVEN PARRINO THE NO TEXTS Launch Party at ISSUE PROJECT ROOM When:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 Time:  7:00 pm Where: 619 E. 6th Street (between B / C) NYC Door:  Free Please join Abaton Book Company at ISSUE Project Room October 31st, 7pm, for the launch of Steven Parrino's The No Texts. The book release party will feature an implosive performance by Parrino's band, Electrophilia. Started in 1997 as a solo project to create a resistant and uncompromised music, Electrophilia is now a duo, with Steven Parrino on bass guitar and Jutta Koether on synthesizer. Since the late 1970s, Steven Parrino has been exploring "The Death of Painting" through a number of signature gestures, most notably his mis-stretching of the monochrome canvas. While Parrino's aesthetic is directly related to the nihilism and aggression of No Wave, Punk Rock, and B-movies, it has also been heavily influenced by such varied artists as Frank Stella and Andy Warhol. With The No Texts, Parrino presents an apocalyptic wonderland of despair, compassion and humorous hopelessness. His writings and commentary from 1979 - 2003 (among them "Blow Job," "False-Face Tries To Annihilate The World" and "Toward Expanding The Post-Modern") chart a highly opinionated course through his own artistic productions, be they visual or musical. For more information call 212 598 4130 or visit   Abaton Book Company: