Marine is pleased to present its second show, Salon no. 2, Works 030 – 065. Marine seeks to showcase an ongoing program of group exhibitions by artists whose work is concept-led, vital and intelligent. Purposely eschewing a curatorial theme, each show is a considered showcase of works that are meant to be viewed as a coherent personal collection. While retaining a consistent aesthetic across all shows, each salon explores the idea of a fictitious collector with a different vision or focus. Salon No. 2, Works 030-065 explores the idea of a collector with an eye for ritual, subversion and bold formalism.
Set in a private home, Marine also shows artists that work around themes that relate to architecture and the domestic – the subversion of which is a particular concern. In addition, Marine is committed to showing artists in all stages of their career in the same setting.
Salon No. 2, Works 030 – 065 presents the work of Drew Beckmeyer, Val Britton, Rives Granade, Ron Griffin, Mark Grotjahn, Terence Hannum, Jow, Seth Kaufman, Steve Kim, Matt Klos, Valerie Molnar and Bari Ziperstein.
Evoking the elegance of salons past, Marine was founded by curator Claressinka Anderson in the hope of creating a welcoming space for thought, engagement and interaction with contemporary art, away from the gallery setting. Marine opened its doors to a private audience on July 11, 2009, with subsequent Salons occurring bi-monthly.