Nov 6- Nov 28 2010
Opening reception: Nov 6, 6-10 pm
26 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
curated by Andrew Prayzner
True Singing is a Different Breathing presents works by artists whose practices rely on exploratory techniques with material and form. The works in this exhibition, which takes its title from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus, share with Rilke’s poetry a merging of the traditional and the contemporary. By nature evocative and visceral, the works in this exhibition reject an overly strategic art-making process, and the artists share an approach of transforming traditional media, such as painting and sculpture, with new interpretations of these forms, innovating in both medium application and ideas of visual representation.
In Sonnets to Orpheus, Rilke recontextualizes the myth of Orpheus, a musician who plays with such supernatural ability that mortals, animals, and even gods are entranced by his songs. Orpheus loses his wife to the underworld, recovers her through his extraordinary musical skill, and loses her once again by succumbing to doubt. The myth, and Rilke’s poem, serve as a metaphor that faith and trust are integral to the artist’s practice, and that the intangible and unforeseen are factors that can be built into that practice with advantageous effect.
Available concurrent with the exhibition is a series of limited-edition Xerox prints made by each participating artist. Each print, made in an edition of 20, is available for $20. Proceeds from the edition will support Vaudeville Park’s programming schedule.
About Vaudeville Park:
Vaudeville Park’s focus is showcasing and combining the high crafts of under represented multi-disciplinary artists, both for the local community and the larger awareness of the New York City art world. A concentration on high caliber, continually varied programming and workshops, with a precedence on innovation and forward thinking, Vaudeville Park’s model acts equally as a premiere venue and gallery, as it does a highly affordable, friendly and open minded all ages community center.
I CAN’T GO ON, I’LL GO ON
An investigation of “the contemporary.”
THE JANUS PROJET, 6023 9th Ave, Brooklyn, NY (8th Ave N train)
Margo WolowiecWith screenings of two Samuel Beckett performances
In recent art publications, contemporary art as a historical category has been explained as “free-floating,” existing “outside the temporal register” because of its “heterochronic” character. Such a combination of words make it seem that our historical consciousness is unable to form a coherent understanding of present conditions in order to convey it saliently. Art then becomes an activity that no longer builds up from the foundations of its prior tendencies, but one that drifts through the present aimlessly and perpetually. The “contemporary” is an anti-gravitational environment, and we are floating away from the foundations of history to the point where its ground is obscured and completely out of reach.Is our inability to comprehend art’s present context the nature of history’s trajectory itself, or is this a historically specific phenomenon? What are the stakes for art today, and how does it express the way in which history serves the present? I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On has brought together several artists to visualize the way today’s art culture experiences “the contemporary” and the meaning it produces. Each individual work has been contextualized to speak towards such a theme, even if it was not the artist’s original intention at the moment of its creation. By viewing the works through this lens, this show intends to open up a space to reflect on these questions.
Opening Reception Saturday, Sept. 11th 6 – 9 pm
Show Continues through Oct. 16th, 2010
365 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Meghan Gordon weaves herself in to the history of others through the objects left behind. Straying from a museological approach, which traditionally prioritizes connoisseurship, Gordon is interested challenging the significance and narratives that institutions impose upon objects. Because Gordon is interested in history as a cumulation of fact and fiction, she sources her work in photographs, possibly unreliable texts, and her own imagination.
While in residence at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, Gordon has investigated the tenuous relationship between the largely unknown American realist painter Edwin Dickinson (1891-1978); Charles Webster Hawthorne (1872-1930), an early American landscape painter and founder of the Hawthorne School; The Fine Arts Work Center; and the Provincetown Art community. Dickinson moved to Provincetown to study at the Hawthorne School and maintained a studio at Day’s Lumber Yard. The Fine Arts Work Center recently acquired Dickinson’s studio and has repurposed it as the Hudson D. Walker Gallery. Because the remodel has rendered Dickinson’s original studio largely unrecognizable, Gordon has used historic photographs to recreate some of the elements of Dickinson’s studio in fragile paper sculptures.
Like plastered gauze life-casting, Gordon creates her sculptures by encasing an original object with layers of paper to create hollow three dimensional reliefs. Gordon then sutures together her sections to create slightly bulging and precarious objects with surprising moments of high definition rendering.
Tompkins Projects is pleased to announce its opening exhibition of the 2010 – 2011 season, SK10; New works from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, class of 2010. The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture is a nine week-long residency for visual artists that takes place ever summer in Skowhegan, ME.
SK10 is the second iteration of an exhibition organized by the 2010 class, which took place in Skowhegan, Maine this summer. The first iteration of SK10, included works by nearly all the Skowhegan participants in addition to the school’s two deans Craig Drennen and Victoria Fu.
At Tompkins Projects, the 2010 Skowhegan participants will show an array of works that engage nearly every medium used in contemporary art practice. The works in the show are primarily modest in scale, but several exciting interventions, and the incredible caliber of work included, make this exhibition an outstanding kickoff to Tompkins Projects’ second season.
Each year Skowhegan curates a class of participants with an effort to bring together a varied group of individuals from an international pool. Ages and cultures are wide ranging, but there is a congruency amongst every year’s participants that allows for immense shared and personal growth. One thread that seems to run through this year’s class is a heightened level of craftsmanship and a particular inclination toward ontological discourses.
Tompkins Projects is located at 127 Tompkins Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, near the G and JMZ trains and the B54 bus line. It is street level and handicap-accessible. Tompkins Projects is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 6 pm and by appointment. SK10 will be open from September 11, 2010 through October 16, 2010. The opening will be held on Friday, September 10, from 7 to 10 pm.
For additional information, please see www.tompkinsprojects.com or contact Director Milton Stevenson at email@example.com.
Friday, September 10, 6-10pm
In Brooklyn Artists Gym
168 7th Street (3rd floor)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Featuring works 12″x12″x12″ or less.
To explore the idea of a ‘close up’ in 12″ x 12″ x 12″ or less. The resulting show is a fascinating look at intimacy and detail, ranging from the totally abstract to the painstakingly real. Through photography, paint, pencil, sculpture, sound and even blood (well, photos of it), these artists share their vision in what it means to get close.
Misako OBA’s works such as ”Patum” from FAUSTUS series were selected.
In this “CloseUP: Small Works” show, she will present small size (10x10x1 inch) , but limited edition pieces.
(archival pigment print and encaustic on paper on hand-made cradled wood panel)
New York, NY 10018
it’s lonely living in the modern world – exchange!
You are invited to participate in an intimate micro-economy by bringing garments of clothing to be altered at an installation located in the Garment District of New York City. Acting as a mercer or textile trader, the artist will provide a free service of exchange that involves cutting corresponding swatches from two items of clothing, transferring and sewing them into place. Through this process of direct relations, a market is created based not on commerce but on tactile interaction.
LOVE & afFUNCTION – Gallery Exhibit at Kingdom – July 29th-August 12th, 2010 – Opening reception: Thursday July 29th 2010 from 6 to 9 pm
Love and AfFUNCTION showcases craft-based works that transcend functionality as a work of art to make a fashion statement. Rebecca Sherman and Angel Jackson are visual artists who have recently applied their aesthetic to functional items such as tote bags, t-shirts, bookmarks and journals. Working under appropriated brand names, BHEKI and In Stitches incorporate collage, recycled objects, Pop Culture Humor and Irony to their one of a kind, handmade creations.
Rebecca Sherman ‘s BHEKI line features unique designs that collage and re-interpret her paintings with embroidered drawings, digitally printed illustrations and other embellishments. The concept of using a practical tote and t-shirt as an artist’s canvas has allowed her to create avant-garde designs with the spirit of contemporary art and “haute couture fashion.” For example, Sherman’s DADONNA (DADA meets Madonna) tote designs juxtapose fishnet stockings, pearls, chains, splatter paint and totally 80’s kitsch while Jackson’s Pin Up bookmark collages Film Noir Sirens with lace, beads, sequins, mesh, buttons, sass, and cheeky catch phrases.
Angel Jackson’s In Stitches includes mixed media collaged bookmarks and lingerie-inspired journals. Each design is handmade, featuring pinup imagery, paper and fabric collage, embroidery, tracing on velum and typography. Although these works of art reference a function and can be used in our everyday lives, it is not the priority. Sherman and Jackson strive to pursue their art with limited resources in a difficult economy. The artistic merit exceeds traditional product standards to overcome the limitations of “Art-Inspired Fashions” and “Arts and Crafts.” All of the designs can be framed, mounted and hung on the wall as a pure work of art. Ultimately the function in the context of fashion makes their art more accessible.
Love and AfFUNCTION will feature a selection of BHEKI and In Stitches Products with contemporary DADA Bulletins. In addition, both artists will exhibit paintings, prints and mix-media collages to reference their original practice and personal narratives.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Sherman at 646-228-2440 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Brian Zegeer – Group Exhibition – Drawing Blood: at Work Gallery – May 1st – May 28th 6-9pm
Opening Reception Saturday, May 1st, 6-9pm
WORK Gallery presents drawing blood, a group show curated by Kathleen Smith, featuring new work by:
Eric Ayotte Eliza Myrie Owen Rundquist Karin Stothart Brian Zegeer In an investigation of drawing, we present an exhibition that regenerates, subverts, and expands; that draws from non-normative and resistant histories; from the violence of exclusion; in the charged liminal space between media; to question rather than to answer.
WORK Gallery hours, Fri-Sun 12-6pm and by appointment: (646) 460-5425 or email@example.com.
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Audra Wolowiec – Private Space in a Public Time – Art in General
Opening Friday April 23 from 6-8pm (through June 4)
Audra Wolowiec will present Private Space in a Public Time,
an audio work for the elevator project space at Art in General.
Read from an excerpt of Vito Acconci’s text Public Space in a Private Time,
her words have been removed to reveal the thread of the voice.
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“Meteor in the Mirror Cloud”, an installation by Elizabeth Cooper, Caleb Nussear, and Brian Zegeer, at the beautiful St. Cecilia’s convent in Brooklyn – Thursday April 13th, 2010
Heed the Machine, Illustrious
Exhibition at the former convent of St. Cecilia’s Parish
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 15, 7-11PM
21 Monitor Street, Brooklyn, NY
L train to Graham Ave
G train to Nassau Ave
Open Hours: Friday, April 16-Sunday, April 18, 12-7PM
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Grace Teng – Liberty or Death @ Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus
Grace Teng – Liberty or Death
Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus
April 5 – April 30, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday April 8, 6-8pm
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Yuka Otani @ Pepper’s Gallery opening March 27, 12pm-16pm
Yuka Otani Solo Exhibition
Rock Garden Disco -For a Recurrence of an Economic Bubble
March 22(mon)-March 27(sat), 2010 11pm-19pm (closed 16pm on sat)
Reception: March 27, 12pm-16pm
@ Pepper’s Gallery
7-13-2, Ginza, Chuo-Ku, Pine Building B1F
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Audra Wolowiec – Group Exhibition – ECSTATIC opening March 12, 7-9 pm
The Round Robin Collective presents:
March 13 – April 4, 2010
Opening reception: Friday, March 12, 7-9 pm
The former convent of St. Cecilia’s Parish
21 Monitor Street, Brooklyn, NY
Hours: Sat 12-10 pm, Sun-Mon 12-6 pm
with additional hours for special events
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Ghost of a Dream – Solo exhibition – The Freedman Gallery @ Albright College “future perfect” – March 11- April23
March 11 – April 23, 2010 Presentation by the Artists Wednesday March 10, 6-7:30 in Klein Lecture Hall, Center for the Arts. Opening Reception Thursday March 11, 5-7
Artists will conduct informal gallery talks Wednesday and Thursday March 10 and 11.
For information about programs for children and school groups please contact Beth Krumholz (610) 921-7776, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sleep of Reason: A Sculptural Performance
Written and Directed by Rachel Frank
Saturday, March 6th, 2010
Doors open at 7:30. Performance starts at 8:00 p.m. sharp.
The Bushwick Starr Space
207 Starr Street #4, Brooklyn, NY (One block from the Jefferson L stop.) http://www.thebushwickstarr.org
Admission: $5.00 (suggested)
Starring: Melanie Torres, Ruthie Scarpino, Angelica Pinna-Perez, and Dan Theisen
Stage Lighting Design by Greg Goff
Costumes and Sets by Rachel Frank
A brochure with an essay by New York-based writer, Stephen Tateishi, is included with admission.
*Latecomers will not be admitted once the performance has started.
Sleep of Reason uses the allegorical narratives in Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos and The Disasters of War series to examine the theatrical/performance implications of prisoner torture and abuse depicted in the Abu Ghraib photographs. The performance is set up in a tableau vivant manner: staged still scenes are briefly illuminated with a flash of light cutting through longer periods of darkness. The performance is not an exact reproduction of the images in the photos, but rather, like Goya’s prints, uses fantastical costume and allusion as an allegorical critique. Referencing his works, the costumed performance suggests the recurrent darkness beneath the rational and enlightened society of today.
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Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom – Ghost of a Dream @ VOLTA – March 4-7
7 West 34th Street
betw. 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.
Public Hours Daily
Thursday, March 4th, 2010 2 pm – 8 pm
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th, March, 2010 11am – 7 pm
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Retired Director Bohyun Yoon @ Hunter College
February 18 – April 17, 2010
Opening reception: next Thursday, February 18, from 6-8pm
Hunter College/Times Square Gallery
Address: 450 West 41st Street (Between 9th & 10th Ave.) New York NY 10036
Tel: (212) 772-4991
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 1-6pm
Curated by Tracy L. Adler and Mara Hoberman, the exhibition “Smoke+Mirrors/Shadows+Fog” brings together an international group of sixteen contemporary artists whose work conjures deliberate deceptions (“smoke and mirrors”) and naturally occurring illusions (“shadows and fog”).
ARTISTS FEATURED: Claudia Bueno, Jim Dingilian, Fred Eerdekens, Hanna von Goeler, Rebecca Hackemann, Susanne Kessler and Herbert Cybulska, Heather Lewis, Charles Matson Lume, Oscar Muñoz, Sarah Oppenheimer, Hiraki Sawa, Suzanne Song, Mary Temple, Kumi Yamashita and Bohyun Yoon.
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Brian Zegeer @ Stephan Stoyanov Gallery (LES)
Animation on display in the project room at Stephan Stoyanov Gallery on the Lower East Side through February.
Also launching a project website, Drawings made during subway commutes http://www.goodbusinessidea.info
This series is called, “Derelicts”.
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Rachael Wren- Alchemy: Art and Science @ Clark University, Traina Center for the Arts
Alchemy: Art and Science
February 15 – April 11, 2010
Clark University, Traina Center for the Arts
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Christopher Ulivo – Nature, Once Removed “The (Un)Natural World in Contemporary Drawing”w @ Lehman College Art Gallery
Nature, Once Removed “The (Un)Natural World in Contemporary Drawing”
February 3,- May 4th, 2010
Reception: Monday, March 15, 2010, 6:00-7:30 pm
Lehman College Art Gallery
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Featuring: Melissa Barrett, Melissa Brown, William Crump, Lorenzo De Los Angeles, Nicholas Di Genova, Felix Esquivel, Chie Fueki, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Arturo Herrera, Jackie Hoving, Elizabeth Huey, Daniel Johnston, Darina Karpov, Gary Panter, Christopher Patch, Lamar Peterson, Angela Piehl, Peter Saul, Craig Taylor, Christopher Ulivo, John Wesley
Sean McCarthy, Guest Curator
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Kris Chatterson & Vince Contarino – PAPER WORKS – Janet Kurnatowski Gallery
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery
205 Norman Ave. @ Humbolt St.
Directions: G train to Nassau Ave.
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Geometry & Gesture at Elga Wimmer Gallery
Geometry & Gesture – group show
January 21 – February 27, 2010
Please join us for the reception on Thursday January 21, 6:00-8:00 PM.
Elga Wimmer Gallery is pleased to present Geometry & Gesture -a group show of young international artists curated by Kelsey Harrington and Elga Wimmer. The exhibition brings together work with a sense of underlying geometry in a wide range of subject matter. The artists share common processes of experimentation and free play, which result in inventive representations of the world. The works consist of contradictory elements – geometric order and chaos, figuration and abstraction, the garish and the restrained, while remaining focused on qualities of formal material integrity. The show creates an open framework for painting, drawing, and video to allow the potential for new unexpected connections and perspectives.
“In the unity of the chaos and the diagram is the discovery of rhythm as matter and material.” -Gilles Deleuze
Artists include – Jaqueline Cedar, Laura Greengold, Kelsey Harrington, John Monteith, So-Bin Park, Devin Powers, Peggy Tan, Eduardo Terranova, Vicky Usle, and Brian Zegeer.
Elga Wimmer Gallery
526 West 26, # 310
New York, NY 10001
t. 212 206 0006
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6pm
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Vince Contarino @ 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel – January 15th-February 6th, 2010
January 15th-February 6th, 2010
Thursday, January 14th from 6:00-8:30pm
532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel is pleased to present Vince Contarino in “Sweet Divide” a solo exhibition of new paintings which address the specific challenges faced by abstract artists working today. Contarino describes a finished or successful painting as possessed of a nice awkwardness, differentiating an atypical abstract painting from a great one. He is conscious of existing within the cultural context of abstraction, which adds to our understanding of emotion, logic, sensation, and concrete reality while at the same time existing at a critical distance from them. His paintings are mostly spare, with negative space sparring for dominance with gestures that either fill up the middle distance or squirm in the margins. His colors are like the crystals mixing in a kaleidoscope, or the neon lights of Times Square. They express an emotive tonality, a setting of the background noise into which our eyes trace a liminal pathway of esthetic joy. His space is both flat and transparent, his shapes hard and soft. These paintings do not establish a territory so much as hint at a direction away from the commonplace.
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FULL DISCLOSURE @ Tompkins Projects, January 15th-February 6th, 2010
Full Disclosure will be open to the public from January 16 through February 6, 2010.
The opening will be held on Friday, January 15, from 7 to 9 pm.
Brooklyn, NY – January 2010 – Tompkins Projects announces its second exhibition, Full Disclosure, a group exhibition of work that focuses on transparency and the visible versus invisible. Yuka Otani creates blown sugar sculptures, Cody Trepte bleaches paper and Maria del Carmen Montoya covers her body in ground glass. The show includes sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, and video by Heather McPherson, Maria del Carmen Montoya / Naomi Kaly / Kevin Patton, Yuka Otani, Cody Trepte, and Jonathan Vingiano and Lizzie Dolan.
Tompkins Projects is an exhibition space in Brooklyn, New York. Founded by two Rhode Island School of Design graduates, Milton Stevenson and Jeanne Jo, Tompkins Projects is dedicated to showing compelling contemporary artwork from emerging and mid-career artists.
Tompkins Projects is located at 127 Tompkins Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, near the G and JMZ trains and the B54 bus line. It is street level and handicap-accessible. Tompkins Projects is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 6 pm and by appointment.
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Christopher Ulivo and James Huang – @ SCA Contemporary Albuquerque, NM – Portraiture For The Silicon Enlightenment: (FUCKHEADS)
524 Haines NW Albuquerque, NM 87102
December 4th, 2009 – January 1st, 2009
Thursdays & Fridays 12-5 and by appointment
Group Show Curated by Angela Dufrsne, featuring Christopher Ulivo and James Huang
Geoff Chadsey, David Humphrey, Sandra Scolnik, Julian Kreimer, Lizzie Bonaventura, Dawn Clements, Gideon Bok, Maritza Ranero, Magalie Guerin, Vera ILiatoya, Alexi Worth, Mammie Ranero, Joseph Wardwell, Anthony Viti, Hanneline Gjerdrum Rogeberg, Karen Heagle, Nora Salzman
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Kris Chatterson – Book Project @ etsy
“I started off earlier this year making experimental drawings to push my paintings forward. In the end, I made 110 drawings–most measuring 6×6 inches. From the 110, I chose 20 to be considered for the book project. Out of the 20, I chose 12 that were then adjusted in the computer and printed to scale with a laser printer. The purpose of the book project is to take the drawings further and give them a life beyond being singular images made of graphite and ink. Mediating the drawing through the printing process allowed me to transform them. The book is 8×7.25 inches, 14 pages total, 12 pages with images, edition of 50, each one is signed and numbered. Made by hand. The only machine I use is a stapler.”
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Rebecca Sherman @ Cameo Gallery – December 8th-22nd 2009
Perspectives on NYC @ Cameo Gallery
93 North 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
December 8th-22nd, 2009
Opening Reception December 8th, 7-10pm
Group Show: Rebecca Sherman, AVone, Chris RWK, Christopher Rini, Katie Steward, and Marc Moses
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Kaveri Nair – THINGY @ Occasional Projects – Opening Reception December 12th, 2009
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Ghost of a Dream @ FLY BY’S / GROUP SHOW – November 28th-January 9th 2010
FLY BY’S / GROUP SHOW
28.11. – 09.01 2010
Opening November 27th from 4-7pm
Galleri Christoffer Egelund is proud to present the group exhibition Fly By’s. The exhibition was curated in cooperation with Anders Brinch and Morten Steen Hebsgaard and presents an international line-up of nine progressive artists, who all individually reflect the contemporary art scene of today. Consequently, visitors can see new works by: Sören Hüttel (DK), Ghost of a Dream (US), Gudrun Hasle (DK), Andreas Schulenburg (DE/DK), Helgi Thorsson (IS), Tom Fruin (US), Mats Adelman (SE), Jesper Dalgaard (DK) and Matt Franks (UK). Each of these nine artists incorporate their own unique style into sculptural, light or wall works. They come together from different parts of the world and converge in the same space, ready for a Fly By at Galleri Christoffer Egelund, where they will have room for everything from quiet passages to wilder excesses.
Galleri Christoffer Egelund cordially invite you to the Private view of the group exhibition Fly By’s, on Friday 27 November from 4pm to 7pm. The exhibition will subsequently be on show during the period November 28 – January 9 2010. Opening hours: Monday–Friday 11am to 6pm, Saturdays 12pm to 4pm. For further information about the exhibition and press photos please contact Rasmus Lindquist on: email@example.com or visit www.gce.nu
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Ivin Ballen – UNAMING OF PARTS @ BLACKSTON, November 22nd, 2009 to January 10th, 2010
UNNAMING OF PARTS
Group Sculpture Exhibition
co-curated by Glynnis McDaris
Blackston is pleased to present Unnaming of Parts, a sculpture exhibition curated by Glynnis McDaris and Rhiannon Kubicka featuring work by Ivin Ballen, Rachel Beach, Edwin Burdis, Andrea Claire, Julia Dault, Tyler Drosdeck, Peter Eide, Frank Haines, Anya Keilar, Paul Kopkau, Rhys Lee, Sam Moyer and Johannes VanDerBeek. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, November 22nd from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery.
29C Ludlow Street
Between Hester Street and Canal Street
New York, NY 10002
Opening Reception: November 22nd 6-8pm
Wednesday – Sunday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment
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Brian Zegeer – Group Show @ Stephan Stoyanov, November 11th to December 6th, 2009
Painting in the Project Room
November 11th – December 6th, 2009
Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
29 Orchard St, NY, NY 10002
Claire Ellen Corey / Paths – Upstairs
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Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom’s collaborative “Ghost of a Dream” @ “Young Masters Exhibition” Presented by Cynthia Corbett Gallery corbettPROJECTS
Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom’s collaborative Ghost of a Dream recently wrapped up a show in London as a part of the “Young Masters Exhibition”presented by Cynthia Corbett Gallery/corbettPROJECTS, October 7th thru November 6th, 2009. Ghost of a Dream’s installation “Study for Dream Home” was constructed for VOLTA 5 and also exhibited at Scope Basel 09. Created while in residency at IAAb Switzerland, this installation featured a victorian style room fashioned from used scratch lottery tickets.
Click here to see more images. Images courtesy of Daniel Spehr
Click here to see a 360 degree view of Ghost of a Dream’s studio while at Basel
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Last Days of ABCyz
Open by appointment until November 7th.
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Fred Tomaselli and John O’Conner: Skowhegan Lecture at the New Museum
Fred Tomaselli and John O’Connor
Saturday, December 12th, 2009, at 3:00 pm
New York, NY November 4, 2009 – SkowheganTALKS, a lecture series organized by the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, features conversations between some of the most influential visual artists working today. The first talk of the third season of the series will take place on Saturday, December 12th, with a conversation between artists Fred Tomaselli and John O’Connor.
SkowheganTALKS features recent alumni of the residency program of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in conversation with artists who have been faculty members at Skowhegan. While the association with Skowhegan is
the common factor among the artists, the conversations are not intended to focus on the artists’ respective experiences at Skowhegan, but rather will address subjects of broader interest including the participating artists’ current and past work and the challenges and opportunities that are characteristic of working as an artist today. An especially interesting aspect of SkowheganTALKS is that the conversations are also intended explore the mentor- student relationship, a model that is becoming increasingly important for young artists in New York and worldwide.
Ever the idiosyncratic collector, Fred Tomaselli amasses pills, herbs, and other drugs, along with a range of images— plants, flowers, birds, anatomical illustrations—to create multilayered baroque paintings that encompass elements of the real, the photographic, and the painterly. Drawing upon art historical sources and Eastern and Western decorative traditions, Tomaselli’s works explode in mesmerizing, psychedelic patterns that appear to grow organically across his compositions. Born in Santa Monica, California in 1956, and raised in Southern California, Tomaselli’s influences can be traced to both the manufactured unreality of theme parks and the music and drug counter-cultures of Los Angeles during the 1970s and 80s.
A major mid-career survey of his work premiered last summer at the Aspen Art Museum and will travel to the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (February 6 – June 6, 2010) and the Brooklyn Museum of Art (October 8, 2010 – January 2, 2011). In conjunction with this touring exhibition, a major monograph of his work has been published by Prestel Publishing, available as of September 2009.
Tomaselli’s work has also been included in numerous international solo- and group-exhibitions, including the 2001 Berlin Biennale, the 2002 Liverpool Biennial, the 2004 SITE Santa Fe Biennial, the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and 2008
Prospect 1 New Orleans Biennial. Tomaselli’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, among others. He was a Resident Artist at Skowhegan in 2000. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
John O’Connor’s work is the result of his immersion in processes, systems, and subjects, both real and invented. He transforms seemingly unrelated and often idiosyncratic systems into highly intricate and nuanced visual manifestations; the result, quirky, complex, and often large-scale drawings on paper rendered primarily in colored pencil and graphite. Through idiosyncratic and entirely invented systems, he converts what is ordinarily invisible— spoken and written language, chance events, chaos theory—into visual representations that reveal patterns of speech and events. Ultimately, his use of such isomorphisms can convey the complexity and interconnectedness of everyday life, as well as the hierarchical processing of chance experiences. O’Connor cites antecedents as diverse as John Cage, Rube Goldberg and Alfred Jensen for his work. O’Connor studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2000 and received his MFA from Pratt Institute. His work has been exhibited recently in Copenhagen and in the 40th
Anniversary Art on Paper Exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and is included in the collections of The Whitney Museum of Art (NYC) and The Museum of Modern Art (NYC).
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Ivin Ballen @ Winkleman Gallery: Opening October 30th, 6-8pm
Exhibition: Oct 30 – Dec 29, 2009
Opening: Friday, Oct 30, 6-9
Gallery Hours: Tues. – Sat. 11-6 PM
Winkleman Gallery is very pleased to present Sleepless in Seattle at Winkleman Concert Hall, our second solo exhibition by New York artist Ivin Ballen. Featuring new paintings and sculpture, including “Stage” (which will double as an actual performance platform and sound system for a series of weekly performances by a line-up of emerging New York area bands), Sleepless in Seattle at Winkleman Concert Hall embodies nostalgia, performance of the moment, and illusion of material to create an effect that anticipates the inevitable change to come.
Sleepless in Seattle at Winkleman Concert Hall explores inward feelings and draws on how we cope and adapt to chance in life. The stage is introduced into this show literally as a place for performance. Winkleman Gallery is transformed into a makeshift concert hall and a place of rejuvenation for both art watchers and music goers.
Musical performances are scheduled throughout the duration of the show. Opening night Honne Wells will perform at 6:30 PM, followed by Storms. Other musical artists including, but not limited to: Big Game, Perfect Wieners and Butts, Pete and J, Scandinavian Half-Breeds, and Chris Pandolfi (of the Stringdusters) will be performing on dates to be announced.
For more information, please contact Edward Winkleman at 212.643.3152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Meghan Petras – Solo Exhibition – September 10th- October 3rd
CHRYSTOPH MARTEN presents
A solo exhibition by Meghan Petras
Opening Reception September 10, 6-9PM Free. Open to Public.
Chrystoph Marten. 511 West 20th Street, Suite 2s
September 10 – October 3, 2009
Hours Tuesday – Friday 11 AM – 8 PM Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM
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Tompkins Projects Announces Premiere Exhibition – ABSTRACTION AIN’T DEAD
Tompkins Projects is pleased to announce the opening of our premiere show, ABSTRACTION AIN’T DEAD, featuring the artwork of Anthony Baab, Laura Braciale, John Fasano, Joshua Abrams Howard and Ziad Naccache. The show will run from October 17 – November 21, with a grand opening on Friday, October 16, from 7 – 9 pm.
Tompkins Projects is a new contemporary art gallery showcasing compelling work by emerging and mid-career artists. It is located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, and is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 – 6 pm and by appointment.
TOMPKINS PROJECTS was founded in 2009 by Milton Stevenson and Jeanne Jo.
Some Images from the ABSTRACTION AIN’T DEAD opening:
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Christopher Ulivo @ BAM Next Wave: ART – Opening October 6th, 6-8pm
Next Wave Art
Cocktail Reception with the Artists and Curator: Tue, Oct 6, 6—8pm, Dorothy W. Levitt Lobby
Exhibition: Oct 3 —Dec 20
Next Wave Art returns for its eighth year, opening up BAM’s spaces to some of Brooklyn’s most exciting artists including Diana Al-Hadid, Paolo Arao, Olive Ayhens, Michael Bell-Smith, Alison Brady, Angela Dufresne, Echo Eggebrecht, Jacob Feige, Nicola López, Ester Partegàs, Shinique Smith, and Christopher Ulivo.
The past two decades has seen the rise of Brooklyn as a prominent arts and cultural capital that continues to expand. The media and subject matters tackled by Brooklyn-based artists are extremely varied, however a tendency towards experiment, alternative spaces and media, and personal voice are common denominators. Curated by Dan Cameron and running concurrently with BAM’s Next Wave Festival, Next Wave Art offers an insight into Brooklyn’s vibrant contemporary art scene while fostering a vital dialogue between performing and visual arts.
BAM Harvey Theater
Christopher Ulivo will be exhibiting new egg tempera paintings in the harvey theater.
Click the link below for more information…
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Brooklyn Gravity Racers @ The Boiler
Racers on view at The Boiler: September 18-25
Race Dates: September 23rd, 24th, & 25th (6-9pm at The Boiler)
191 North 14th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Participating Studio Fuse Artist – Amanda Lechner
Abbreviated Press Release:
(Click Here to read the full text at Pierogi’s site.)
September 2009 will mark Pierogi’s 15-year anniversary. We will celebrate this fifteen-year adventure by holding a third raucous racing event and exhibition. We invite you participate in the September exhibition by making a pinewood derby racing car. All cars will be displayed at The BOILER on rows of shelves throughout the races and the following weekend. There will be three days of racing (September 23rd, 24th, and 25th) culminating in the finals and the announcement of awards in categories such as speed and aesthetics, among others. Trophies will be awarded and commemorative T-shirts will be available. The cars will be on view until September 25th.
The competition is open to all artists who have participated in Pierogi exhibitions, events and the Flat Files. Competitors may also include patrons and critics who have been involved over the years, or who would like to be involved in the coming years.
The track will be approximately 60 feet long, with a vertiginous drop from 16 feet to ground level. The cars will be powered by gravity alone, as is the tradition of pinewood derby racing. Announcers will call the races, cameras will be in place for photo finishes and race tallies will be projected live. There will be banners, beer and excitement for all.
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Greenpoint Open Studios – September 26th-27th 2009 – Noon-6pm
For complete details visit http://greenpointopenstudios.wordpress.com/
Greenpoint Open Studios
Location: Greenpoint Brooklyn (see map above)
September 26th-27th 2009
Participating Studio Fuse Artist: Ziad Naccache (Map #52)
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AND – Urban Geological Expedition- @ CONFLUX 2009
Studio AND has been selected as a featured artist for the ConfluxCity Festival taking place in New York City from September 17 – 20, 2009. We will be presenting the Urban Geological Expedition, a public installation taking place on the streets of Brooklyn, NY. During the expedition, participants will be encouraged to explore the blocks surounding the interection at North 12th Street and Berry Street for evidence of Urban Meteorite impacts.
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Objective Affection – Group Exhibition – Opening Reception September 19th 6-8pm
September 18th – October 30th
Opening Reception: Saturday September 19th 6-8 pm
One Brooklyn Bridge Park
2 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
Hosted by BOFFO
Objective Affection is an exhibition concerned with the influence of objects in contemporary culture. We are a global community self defined by the possessions and considerations given to the objects we value. Through these objects we establish identity and express our beliefs and guiding ideologies. Objective Affection will explore the themes in design and art that repeat themselves throughout our designed environment. To explore these themes we will present a wide range of work from emergent artists and designers as well as established producers of contemporary works. These works will range from industrial design and architecture to graphic design and visual art.
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OBSERVATORY and Morbid Anatomy announce 2 upcoming events!
On Friday, August 21st at 8pm:
An Iconography of the Flesh: The Bizarre Afterlife of Eva Perón
When Argentine First Lady Eva Perón died in 1952, the intent was to embalm her body for display in a monument to the Argentine worker: a fitting tribute for the martyred patron saint of the working classes. This ambitious project—it was to be three times the height of the Statue of Liberty—was never realized, and when Perón was overthrown in 1955, the embalmed corpse became the new regime’s most stubborn problem and potent secret. In its thirty years in search of a permanent resting place, the embalmed body left a trail of death, insanity, and corpse-napping in its wake as Evita sympathizers sought to find the body of their saint and Evita’s enemies tried to keep the body’s whereabouts a secret. Professor Margaret Schwartz tells the story of the corpse’s afterlife and shows how Evita has stubbornly refused to die a proper death, thus rendering her corpse one of the world’s most unique and potent objects.
And on Friday, August 28th at 8pm sharp:
The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and Their Circle 1926-1972
A discussion with Zoe Beloff, artist and archivist and Aaron Beebe, Director of The Coney Island Museum
The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society was a unique organization which flourished from 1926 through the early 1970s. Members, most of them working people from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, were filled with the desire to participate in one of the great intellectual movements of the 20th century. The exhibition currently on view at the Coney Island Museum presents a range of their activities which reveal an incredibly brave, unapologetic exploration of their inner lives. Beloff and Beebe will present an overview of the work of the Society including the long lost “Dream Films”, the Sunday lectures, plans for Dreamland and the controversy over the lost “Sigmund Freud” figure at the World in Wax Musée.
The book/DVD “The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and their Circle 1926-1972″ published by Christine Burgin (June 2009) will be available for purchase.
PLEASE NOTE: We are back to our original entrance. Enter via Proteus Gowanus.
Directions: Proteus Gowanus is located at the corner of Union and Nevins Streets in Brooklyn. The building is next to the Gowanus Canal at the Union Street Bridge. Entrance to the gallery is off Nevins Street: enter through the large black gates, walk down the alleyway to the end, second door on the left. Look for the golden arm above the gallery door.
R or M train to Union Street in Brooklyn:
Walk two long blocks on Union (towards the Gowanus Canal) to Nevins Street. 543 Union Street is the large red brick building on right. Go right on Nevins and left down alley through large black gates. Gallery is the second door on the left.
F or G train to Carroll Street:
Walk one block to Union. Turn right, walk two long blocks on Union towards the Gowanus Canal, cross the bridge, take left on Nevins, go down the alley to the second door on the left.
For more information, see observatoryroom.org
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OVERLAP -Extending beyond edges and boundaries in art & architecture – Curated by Kelsey Harrington & Christine Yogiaman – August 27th – September 19th
OVERLAP –Extending beyond edges and boundaries in art & architecture
August 27 – September 19, 2009 (Tuesday – Saturday noon-6:00pm)
Reception: Wednesday September 9th 6:00-9:00pm
Elga Wimmer Gallery
526 West 26th St, # 310 NY NY 10001
t. 212 206 0006 c.401 316 4303
Art and architecture are often portrayed as distinct, even opposing fields, though they share many material and conceptual practices. The invited artists and architecturally trained designers share common interests in generating forms, pattern, and geometries through tactile material processes -whether hand crafted or through the use of computational technology. They often incorporate an awareness of codes or conceptual layers in their work as well as new generative methods and modes of production. The intent of OVERLAP was to begin with these commonalities, and provide space for indefinable qualities to emerge, hinting at something new.
The participants in the show are Associated Fabrication, 4-pli, John Monteith, THEVERYMANY, Jon Meyer, SOFTlab, Kelsey Harrington, Myles Bennett, yo_cy, and Ziad Naccache.
Curated and produced by Kelsey Harrington & Christine Yogiaman
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Talia Chetrit – Reading – Renwick Gallery – September 12th – October 17th
Renwick Gallery45 Renwick St, New York, NY 10013
September 12 – October 17th, 2009
Opening Saturday, September 12th, 6-8pm
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Rachel Frank: Black Pool – September 11th-30th 2009
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Will it happen? – Group Exhibition – August 4th-15th 2009
Will it happen?
The Gallery @ ELGA WIMMER, PCC
526th West 26th St. #310
New York, NY 10001
M-F 12-6pm or By Appointment
Curated by Kelsey Harrington
In association with Studio Fuse Art Blog
August 3rd – August 15th, 2009
Opening Reception Tuesday August 4th 6-9pm
“Will it happen?” is a group exhibition featuring works by 11 studio fuse past participants. Come say hello!
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Niki Kriese – “Cast Shadows” – Dutch Kills Gallery – Performances by Audra Wolowiec and Yuka Otani
Light performance by Yuka Otani, sculpture courtesy
of Niki Kriese
Audra Wolowiec “Silence is a Language”
Featuring flute performance by Maria Johnson
Vocal performance by Lauren Edman
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Talia Chetrit – After Color – Bose Pacia
Talia Chetrit – After Color – Bose Pacia
After Color: Curated by amani olu
Artists: Michael Bühler-Rose, Talia Chetrit, Matthew Gamber, Stephen Gill, Adrien Missika, Pushpamala N, Arthur Ou, Noel Rodo-Vankeulen and Michael Vahrenwald
July 2009 New York – Bose Pacia presents After Color curated by amani olu from July 8 – August 21, 2009. The gallery is located at 508 West 26th Street on the 11th Floor, in the Chelsea district of New York City. The gallery’s summer hours are Monday through Friday from 11 to 6. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, July 8th from 6 to 9 pm. The public is invited.
After Color examines how artists employ conceptual black-and-white photography to strengthen their ideas and how such usage comments on the dominance of large-scale, color photography as seen in the contemporary art world over the last 25 years.
July 8 – August 21, 2009
Press preview: Wednesday, July 8, 4 – 6
Panel discussion: Wednesday, July 15, 6 – 8
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Yolanda del Amo – Instituto Cervantes-Amster Yard Gallery – “El Ojo de tu Vecino”
Yolanda del Amo @ Instituto Cervantes-Amster Yard Gallery “El Ojo de tu Vecino” (Your Neighbor’s Eye)
Curated by Rafael Díaz Casas
July 2-September 5, 2009
Opens Thursday July 2 from 6-9 p.m.
Fresa Salvaje and DJ Papichulo will perform 7-9p.m. in the courtyard.
Amster Yard Gallery
211 East 49th Street
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Bohyun Yoon – The Jungle – “The Body Politic”
“The Body Politic” – Group Show curated by Christine Spangler
Place: The Jungle, 286 Meserole Steet, Brooklyn, NY 11206, btw. Waterbury & Bogart, L Train to Montrose Ave.
Date: June 13(one day exhibition), opening reception at 6-9pm
Participating artists include Michael Alan, Matt Brennan, Kate Burnet & Dan Woerner, Bill Durgin, Jason Ferguson, Lisa Kellner, Ryan Ketchum, Ian McGillivray, Jennifer Mills, Leemour Pelli, Matthew Purdy, Diana Schmertz, Mireille Vautier, and Bohyun Yoon
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Morbid Anatomy Lecture: Mourning and Cultural Representations of Death in Mexico This Friday, June 26th 7:30 pm
Morbid Anatomy Presents at Observatory:
Cuerpo Presente: Mourning and Cultural Representations of Death in
Mexico, Featuring a Collection of Postmortem Photographs from Rural
Presented by Salvador Olguin
Friday June 26th
This illustrated lecture will present a series of postmortem
photographs taken between the 1930’s and the 1950’s, when the
tradition of celebrating a person’s departure with a last picture was
very much alive in small towns and villages in Mexico. A brief journey
through some of Mexico’s cultural and artistic ways of celebrating
death will provide the frame and background for a better understanding
of these images.
Presenter Salvador Olguin holds a MA in Humanistic Studies, and is
currently performing research on the subject of the body and its
representations at New York University. He is primarily interested in
studying cultural artifacts that depict the body in non-normative,
unusual ways. He was born in Monterrey, Mexico and currently resides
For more information, to see recent and upcoming Observatory events,
or to email us questions or suggestions, visit observatoryroom.org.
Observatory is located at 543 Union Street at Nevins.
Enter Observatory via Proteus Gowanus Gallery
R or M train to Union Street in Brooklyn: Walk two long blocks on
Union (towards the Gowanus Canal) to Nevins Street. 543 Union Street
is the large red brick building on right. Go right on Nevins and left
down alley through large black gates. Gallery is the second door on
F or G train to Carroll Street: Walk one block to Union. Turn right,
walk two long blocks on Union towards the Gowanus Canal, cross the
bridge, take left on Nevins, go down the alley to the second door on
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How is this glass?-Of Post-glass artists and glass guerillas – curated by Yuka Otani and Anjali Srinivasan
How Is This Glass? Of post-glass artists and glass guerillas
June 10th-13th 2009
Reception 6/12 [Fri] 6-9pm
38 West Market St
65 East Market St
78 West Market St
79 West Market St
In light of the creative practice of a growing number of
artists, we seek to introduce the post-glass artist and
glass guerilla: one whose works do not fit comfortably
within the traditional vocabulary of glass art, and yet,
whose perspective is unarguably derived from an
investigation into glass if not the direct experience of
working in the medium.
Assuming varied forms – as photography, object,
installation, video, social intervention and performance,
the works featured in this multi-venue exhibition and blog
are made by individuals who toy with and challenge common
standards to extend the notions and perceptions of working
in glass. Currently not finding place in conventional
exhibition or collection channels of glass art, works by
post-glass artists are speaking about contemporary culture
in a way that conventional studio glass is not. How, in
turn, is this shift significant to the future of studio
h o w i s t h i s g l a s s ? presents the unpredictable ways in which artists open our minds up to possibility of new relationships and forms that may underlie the realm of glass. Innovative, idiosyncratic,
insightful and extraordinary, their methods and actions
ensure our attention, curiosity and support. Here we
profile an important part of the contemporary studio glass
scene as artists are exposed to non-linear methods,
modular tools and alternate ways of perceiving and
– Yukanjali Otani-Srinivasan, the curatorial team.
Participating artists – Aimee Sones . Alexander Rosenberg
. Amy Rueffert . Andrew Bearnot . Angus M. Powers . Anna
Mlasowsky . Beccy Feather . Benjamin Bray . Bill Bahmerman
. Bohyun Yoon . Carrie McIlwain . Helen Lee . Jin Won Han
. Joel O’Dorisio . Justin Braun . Keunae Song . Min Jeong
Song . Maria del Carmen Montoya . Naomi Kaly . Peter
Garfield . Rebecca Cummins . Rika Hawes . Robin Rogers .
Thomas (Ryan) Gothrup . Samuel F. Geer . Sean Salstrom .
Solange Ledwith . Stefanie Pender . Stine Bidstrup .
For more information:
yuka otani – email@example.com
anjali srinivasan – firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.earts.org / 607.962.5871
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Audra Wolowiec – Art In General – Impermanent Collections