ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 - FiveMyles - August 25th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Loud Relations premieres its latest movement piece on August 25th at FiveMyles. LOUD RELATION is inspired by popular music, the artists' interpersonal relationship,&nbsp;anxiety, and trying to chill.&nbsp;<br /><br />Opening set by Angelo Spagnolo.<br />Live music accompaniment by Ben Murphy, Derek Leslie, and Nicholas Jozwiak.<br />Costumes by Eva Neves.</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:53:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - The Drawing Center - August 25th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In tandem with our ongoing Gabriel de la Mora <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/events/show/425899-sound-inscriptions-on-fabric" target="_blank">exhibition</a>, The Drawing Center is presenting the second of two performances organized by Thessia Machado, an artist whose cross-media performance practice addresses the links between sound and drawing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://issueprojectroom.org/video/lea-bertucci-cepheid-variations///" target="_blank">Lea Bertucci</a> is a musician who alters traditional instruments to act as vehicles for surround sound. In addition to composing music, Bertucci creates graphical scores that re-imagine the manner in which sound is spatialized.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.antenes.net/info.html" target="_blank">Lori Napoleon</a> is an experimental musician whose practice utilizes obsolete phone equipment that she transforms into modular synthesizers and sequencers.</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:01:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Guillaume Bresson, Ana Prata - Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space - August 26th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>"Formerly we used to represent things visible on earth, things we either liked to look at or would have liked to see. Today we reveal the reality that is behind visible things, thus expressing the belief that the visible world is merely an isolated case in relation to the universe and that there are many more other, latent realities. Things appear to assume a broader and more diversified meaning, often seemingly contradicting the rational experience of yesterday&hellip;"</p> <p>&ndash; Paul Klee,&nbsp;<em>Creative Confession</em>&nbsp;(1920)</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:21:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jens Schmohl, Judith Pearlman, Viking Eggeling, Hans Richter, Schroeter and Berger, Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone, Jan Tichy, William Cameron Menzies, László Moholy-Nagy - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - August 26th 11:00 AM - 5:45 PM <p>Fridays&ndash;Saturdays, June 3&ndash;August 26, 11 am&ndash;5:45 pm</p> <p>This film program includes documentaries about L&aacute;szl&oacute; Moholy-Nagy and the Bauhaus, selections of abstract cinema, works by contemporary filmmakers inspired by the artist, and William Cameron Menzies&rsquo;s 1936 classic <em>Things to Come</em>, for which Moholy-Nagy was commissioned to make special effects.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>11 am: Moholy-Nagy</p> <p><em>L&aacute;szl&oacute; Moholy-Nagy: Permanent Experiment</em>, Jens Schmohl, 1998; 60 min</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>12 pm: The Bauhaus</p> <p><em>Bauhaus in America</em>, Judith Pearlman, 1995; 85 min</p> <p><em>The Triadic Ballet: A Film in Three Parts Base on the Dances by Oskar Schlemmer</em>, Bavaria Film GmbH, 1970; 31 min</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2 pm: Abstract Film and The Dynamic of the Metropolis</p> <p><em>Diagonal Symphony</em>, Viking Eggeling, 1924; 7 min</p> <p><em>Film Study</em>, Hans Richter, 1926; 4 min</p> <p><em>Dynamic of the Big City</em>, Berlin University of the Arts, 2005-06; 7 min</p> <p><em>Dynamic of the Metropolis</em>, Schroeter and Berger, 2006; 20 min</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2:40 pm: Things to Come</p> <p><em>Things to Come</em>, Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone, 2011; 6 min</p> <p><em>Things to Come 1936&ndash;2012</em>, Jan Tichy, 2012; 5 1/2 min</p> <p>H. G. Wells&rsquo; <em>Things to Come</em>, William Cameron Menzies, 1936; 97 min</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="https://www.guggenheim.org/calendar/event_month/2016-05?filterSets=%7b%22calendar%22:%5b%22Film%20%26amp;%20Video%20Screenings%22%5d%7d" rel="nofollow">guggenheim.org/filmscreenings</a> (lineup and schedule subject to change).</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:49:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - Open Source Gallery - September 1st 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Dimensions Variable presents&nbsp;<em>Multidisciplinary</em>, a collaborative exhibition at Open Source Gallery.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s sometimes a misconception that artists should only have a studio practice and should follow a traditional path often specified by the art establishment. However, artists who engage in activities beyond the studio reflect the true tradition of artistic practice documented throughout art history. Artists have always been writers, critics, curators, organizers and initiators of change outside the studio. From founding historically important cultural spaces and curating exhibitions that changed the course of art history, artists have always been at the helm.</p> <p><em>Multidisciplinary</em>&nbsp;was conceived as a response to the Open Source 2016 program which invited international artist-run projects to curate its entire season. With this concept in mind, Dimensions Variable amplified the idea and invited a select group of artist-run spaces in South Florida. The idea is not to invite them to curate special projects, but rather to include the work of the artists who run these projects as a way to honor their work and what they bring to the community. The diverse works in the exhibition reflect the practices and interests of all these &ldquo;multidisciplinary&rdquo; artists. They engage the community within and beyond their studio practice contributing vital programming to the contemporary art landscape in South Florida.</p> <p>Dimensions Variable (DV) is an exhibition space committed to the presentation and support of contemporary art. Through a collaborative exchange with artists and institutions, DV develops an exhibition program that engages the community and promotes new and experimental ideas. DV was founded in 2009 by artists Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, who currently serve as directors.</p> <p>Bas Fisher Invitational (BFI) is an artist-run space dedicated to creativity, experimentation, and discourse in contemporary art. BFI aims to create a bridge between Miami and the International art world by curating a program that alternates between the local and the global. Naomi Fisher&rsquo;s (director) work spans painting, drawing performance, photography, video and site-specific installation.&nbsp;</p> <p>Bridge Red Studios is an artists&rsquo; complex in North Miami. Bridge Red is run by sculptor and painter Robert Thiele, his daughter, painter Kristen Thiele, and his son-in-law, photographer and graphic designer Francesco Casale. Kristen Thiele, Robert Thiele and Francesco Casale, the co-directors of Bridge Red Studios.</p> <p>Girls&rsquo; Club is a non-profit private foundation and alternative exhibition space that educates and nurtures the careers of contemporary female artists and act as a resource for artist, curators, writers, students, scholars and the community. Michelle Weinberg (creative director), Francie Bishop Good (founder) and Sarah Michelle Rupert (gallery director) are visual artists.</p> <p>Noguchi Breton was founded in 2013 and located in the Little Haiti district of Miami. Noguchi Breton presents creative content that reflects and critiques the regional and vernacular culture of South Florida. Loriel Beltran and Domingo Castillo are co-directors and co-founders of Noguchi Breton.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:55:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Serge Sologub - InterArt Gallery - September 6th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:08:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Richard Pousette-Dart - Pace Gallery - 57th St. - September 6th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div class="hidden-xs hidden-sm col-md-12 col-md-push-0"> <div class="event-info"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pace Gallery is pleased to announce <em>Richard Pousette-Dart: The Centennial</em>, an exhibition that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the artist&rsquo;s birthday.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pace will publish a catalogue to accompany the exhibition, with a new essay by art historian Martica Sawin. The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation will also be hosting a centennial event with a speakers&rsquo; panel on the artist, at the Whitney Museum of American Art on the evening of Thursday, September 29.</p> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on June 8, 1916, Richard Pousette-Dart ( b. 1916, Saint Paul, Minnesota; d. 1992, New York) was raised in Westchester County, New York. He briefly attended Bard College but left to pursue art on his own in New York City where he became part of the first generation of Abstract Expressionists. During his career, Pousette-Dart created a lexicon of biomorphic and totemic forms that provided rich visual and symbolic sources that he would explore throughout his long career in a multitude of painterly approaches. In 1982, Pousette-Dart was chosen by the International Committee of the Venice Biennale to exhibit in the main pavilion. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions including the Whitney Museum of American Art (1963, 1974, 1998); Museum of Modern Art (1969); Metropolitan Museum of Art (1997); and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as well as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy (2007).</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:21:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Alberto Baraya, Joscelyn Gardner, Sasha Huber, Petri Saarikko, Kapwani Kiwanga, Pia Rönicke, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz - Apexart - September 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition "Botany under Influence" investigates the economic and diplomatic implications of nature&rsquo;s uses and exchange flows. In the colonial era, for instance, Western powers built their wealth looting human and natural resources; systematically appropriating or exporting workforce, plants and minerals. As an aftereffect, control over flora and seeds has become a symbol of national, political and food sovereignties. <br /> <br /> Exploitation <br /> In "Herbarium of Artificial Plants" (2001&ndash;ongoing), Alberto Baraya (Colombia) collects and classifies synthetic specimens (plastic, cloth, paper) found following the ancient routes of colonial scientific or naturalist expeditions (17-19th centuries). In this parodic re-enactment &ndash; from the Americas to Asia or Australia &ndash; he investigates the economic and political agendas lying behind the inventory and categorization of the colonies&rsquo; indigenous flora. Baraya denunciates how those missions&rsquo; botanical plundering opened the way to territorial domination and requisition. Presented as photographs, his fictitious flowers reflect the constructed nature of colonial taxonomy and its dangers. <br /> <br /> Likewise, Joscelyn Gardner (Barbados) plays on natural history illustrations&rsquo; aesthetics in "Creole Portraits III" (2009-2011). Grounded in Caribbean colonial archives (diaries, abolitionist publications, plantation records), she addresses gaps in the history of slavery such as the masters&rsquo; sexual abuses on women. Despite abortion being prohibited, female slaves secretly used natural abortifacients. If the &lsquo;miscarriage&rsquo; was discovered, they were whipped and had to wear iron collars. Gardner intertwines depictions of the tropical plants swallowed with torture tools and elaborate feminine African hairstyles. She pays homage to those anonymous slaves &lsquo;naming&rsquo; them in her prints&rsquo; titles. <br /> <br /> Remembrance <br /> Another tribute is "Flowers for Africa" (2011-ongoing), celebrating African countries&rsquo; liberation struggles and access to sovereignty. Reproducing floral decorations found in archival photographs of those independences&rsquo; formalisations, Kapwani Kiwanga (Canada) comments on postcolonial transitions. The recreated arrangements revive the solemn historical testimonies they once bore. Inspired by official ceremonies embodying the passing of power, she hints at the everlasting decorum and staging of diplomatic negotiations. As her fresh bouquets sculptures naturally wither during the show, Kiwanga also questions us on what we choose to commemorate and why. <br /> <br /> Pia R&ouml;nicke (Denmark) explores herbariums&rsquo; documentary potential to record disappearances and moderate loss. In the context of a war-torn Syria, the transfer for safeguarding of food crops from Aleppo&rsquo;s grains&rsquo; bank to Svalbard Global Seed Vault inspired R&ouml;nicke's multimedia installation "The Pages of Day and Night" (2015). She mixes photogravures of plant samples collected during the 1760s Danish Arabia Expedition to Egypt and Syria; Syrian species recently sent to Norway; video; press clippings and poetry books (Adonis and Tomas Transtr&ouml;mer). <br /> <br /> The artists in "Botany under Influence" share counter official histories around flora, drowning us in an abundance of &lsquo;strange flowers.&rsquo; Despite the plants&rsquo; beauty, our unease reminds us that what is at stake with nature&rsquo;s circulation routes goes beyond relations of power: it is about our origins, memories and survival, as embodied in the performance "The Good Seed" by Ninar Esber (Lebanon). The artist relentlessly sorts and assembles corn kernel by colour and quality, echoing the widespread global rejection of difference, where any &lsquo;alien&rsquo; element gets marginalised. <br /><br /> Unsolicited Proposal Program Winner 2016-17</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Clelia Coussonnet</strong> is an independent cultural project manager, art journalist, and curator of contemporary art that has also curated an exhibition of previously unseen 19th century glass plate negatives from Uzbekistan at the UNESCO. She was then charged with launching a platform on visual arts from the Caribbean. Amongst other editorial projects, she regularly contributes to publications such as <em>Another Africa</em>, <em>Diptyk</em>, <em>IAM</em>, and <em>Ibraaz</em>.<br /> <br /> <strong>apexart</strong>'s exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Degenstein Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and with public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.<br /> <br /> This exhibition is funded in part by Danish Arts Foundation, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, and supported by gb agency, galeria nara roesler, Galer&iacute;a Agustina Ferreyra, FRAC &Icirc;le-de-France, and FRAC Poitou-Charentes.</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:13:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Causey Contemporary - September 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p class="p1"><strong>Manhattan, NY.</strong> July, 2016&nbsp; Causey Contemporary is pleased to announce Tally, the first exhibition of their autumn season featuring a collaboration by Steven Dobbin, Patricia, Stockman, Georgia Deal and Workingman Collective.&nbsp; The exhibition will take place at 29 Orchard Street, the gallery&rsquo;s Lower East Side location in New York City, from September 2 - October 2nd, 2016. The public is invited to attend a reception on September 7th from 6 - 8 pm.</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">In the words of the five artists involved in this exhibition:</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">&ldquo;The Lower East Side has been a significant migratory site for shaping utopian speculation and practical thinking, from the indigenous Lenape tribes, mass European immigration from 1840&rsquo;s &ndash; 1930&rsquo;s, to recent wholesale gentrification. Researching and responding to the broad source of archived visual and written documentation on the Lower East Side, artists Steven Dobbin, Patricia Stockman, Georgia Deal, and Workingman Collective will maneuver and employ their collective interpretations of place, migration, invention, and being human. The result is a collaborative exchange and visual examination of the Lower East Side as place and as allegory.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Based in Washington, D.C.&nbsp;and Western North Carolina, Workingman Collective is a collaborative group of artists who move in and out of various projects. An interest in exploring the nature of collaboration and cooperation, invention, chance, and the public, guides their practice. Projects move through stages from the collection of information to the construction of an object or situation to the participation of an audience.&nbsp; Typically participation alters the process, producing new information that is integrated into the art experience. Ultimately, their projects seek to generate environmental awareness, stimulate the re-identification of a population with its hometown history, and urge participants into strengthening relationships with their neighbors.&nbsp; Since it&rsquo;s founding in 2005, Workingman Collective has exhibited and created projects in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. They are represented by Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Peter Winant</strong></p> <p class="p1">Peter works on individual projects and in collaboration with other artists. For twenty years, as a founding member of the collaborative group, Workingman Collective, and as a core member of the group, Art Attack, he has engaged in making pieces that question the domain and currency of personal authorship, the context of location and the creative process. The groups&rsquo; works have been exhibited/performed in settings as diverse as PS1, Artist&rsquo;s Space, parking lots, abandoned houses and public spaces through out the world. Peter has been a three-time recipient of the CEC Artslink grant. Peter&rsquo;s personal work has ranged from forged steel, abstractly painted figurative sculpture, to &ldquo;unarchitectural&rdquo; structures from conventional building materials, to compositions of painted, fallen branches. His work is in private collections throughout the United States. Peter reviews Washington area fine art exhibitions as a panelist on public television station WETA&rsquo;s Around Town. He is a board member of Albus Cavus, an arts outreach program centered in Washington, D.C. He is also Vice-President for Education for Integrative Teaching International, a national group whose focus is on the development of visual art foundation programs for the 21st century.</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p4">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p5"><strong>Tom Ashcraft</strong></p> <p class="p1">Tom is an artist, builder, educator, and a founding member of Workingman Collective. Tom navigates his practice in and out of the public realm with a combination of skilled object making and purposeful inquiry-based wandering.&nbsp; His subject matter is rooted in the curiosities and rituals of everyday life.</p> <p class="p1">His awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Design Grant, a Ford Foundation Fellowship, a Yaddo Fellowship, a NY State Arts Grant, a Washington, D.C. Commission on the Arts Award, and the Mabel Pew Grant. As a distinguished Professor of Art and the MFA Director at Western Carolina University, North Carolina, he thus divides his time between there and Washington, D.C.</p> <p class="p6">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p6">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p7">Georgia Deal</p> <p class="p6">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p8">Georgia Deal is a printmaker, book artist and papermaker whose work is included in numerous national and international collections such as at the Library of Congress, and the Philadelphia Art Museum.&nbsp; Her work explores the visual recollections and impressions of memory: attempting to break down the narrative to a more refined and skeletal state. Deal is the head of the Printmaking department and a professor at Corcoran College of Art and Design. She has been awarded residencies at the Yaddo Foundation,Saratoga, NY,&nbsp; Lakeside Studios, Chicago, and Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville, MD. &nbsp; Additionally, she has taught workshops nationally and abroad, including the Studies Abroad program for the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy, the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Skopelos, Greece, the Paper &amp; Book Intensive, Oxbow, MI, and the Haystack School in Dear Isle, ME. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p9">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p9">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p9">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p10"><strong>Patricia Stockman</strong></p> <p class="p1">Patricia Stockman is a Frederick, MD photographer and digital artist, as well as a digital arts teacher.&nbsp; She is considered an up and coming artist in the Maryland - D.C. area.&nbsp; Her photography work for, and with, Steven Dobbin has led to her involvement in this collaborative show. She has been presented various juried awards including first place at The Annual Juried Exhibit at the Delaplaine Art Center in Frederick, MD; and Juror&rsquo;s First Choice Award at the Focal Point Show, MFA Gallery, Annapolis, MD. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Steven Dobbin</strong></p> <p class="p2">Steven Dobbin is an American sculptor working in lead, copper, and steel with plaster and pigment who has exhibited nationally and&nbsp; internationally for over 30 years. His assemblages, like those of Joseph Cornell and Edward Kienholtz, focus the viewer&rsquo;s attention on the problems created by society&rsquo;s pressure on the individual to conform; the displacement of those who are disabled physically, emotionally or mentally and the politically disenfranchised. He counts Cornell, along with David Hockney, Louise Nevelson and Agnes Martin as his artistic muses and sites Laurence Weschler&rsquo;s book &ldquo;Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees&rdquo; as another important influence on his own creations. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Steven has been awarded the Maryland State Arts Council award for excellence in sculpture and his permanent installation, &ldquo;The Labyrinth of Remembrance&rdquo; on the grounds of the Phillips School in MD has been featured in the Baltimore Sun as well as on the NBC affiliate, WBLA TV. Additionally, he is the co-director of Artomatic@Frederick which has displayed the work of over 400 artists while also providing a venue for film, music and performance in its 2011, 2013 and 2016 incarnations.</p> <p class="p3">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">For more information on the exhibition Tally at Causey Contemporary, running from September 2 - October 2, 2016, please contact Lara Aim, the communications associate at the gallery via email: <a href="mailto:lara@causeycontemporary.com" rel="nofollow">lara@causeycontemporary.com</a> or telephone: 212-966-2520&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:15:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Magnolia Laurie - Frosch & Portmann Gallery - September 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:27:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Alex Prager - Lehmann Maupin - Chrystie Street - September 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Los Angeles-based artist Alex Prager will present the recent short film, La Grande Sortie, in her third solo exhibition with Lehmann Maupin. Commissioned by the Paris Opera Ballet in 2015, and starring real-life prima ballerina Emilie Cozette, the story unfolds upon the iconic stage of Opera Bastille, one of the city&rsquo;s most important cultural institutions. La Grande Sortie first d&eacute;buted in September 2015 on the Paris Opera Ballet&rsquo;s new digital platform 3&egrave;me Sc&egrave;ne, and was exhibited for the first time during Prager&rsquo;s solo exhibition at Galerie des Galeries, Paris, in October 2015. This exhibition marks La Grande Sortie's premier screening in the US and will include a new series of photography, shot by Prager while filming La Grande Sortie.</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:01:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Matthew Abbott - LMAKgallery - September 7th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">LMAKgallery is pleased to present Matthew Abbott&rsquo;s <em>No Horizon Insight</em>, his first solo exhibition with the gallery. Featuring his recent work from the series <em>Artificial Inteligencia</em>, Abbott has developed a new dialogue within his visual syntax that incorporates a narrative of symbology and caricature.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Embedded in a set of rules, Abbott has taken inspiration from various points of visual cultures: Islamic symbolism, pop psychedelic imagery, Tibetan Mandalas, to the geometrics of M.C. Esher. A shared characteristic is their re-interpretation of the horizon as used in Western Culture. The horizon is typically a point where land meets sea or sky and is also a reference for the viewer, an imaginary line to which all things recede. However, to re-interpret this <em>rule</em>&nbsp;and make use of multiple points of perspective, allows Abbott to shake our ground and our rational, bringing into question our relation to the painting.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With this series of paintings, Abbott proceeds to play with our preconceived perceptions and notions and push us into a world of imaginary creatures, into a labyrinth with no beginning nor end. Each mystical creature is built out of various planes of perspective and guides the eye across the canvas. Abbott&rsquo;s rules come to life as he sets out each work with a limited pallet and builds his gradation from them, only veering into a <em>new</em>&nbsp;value either through mixing or placing one hue next to another and forcing our eyes to read a new hue.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">These constant contradictions in the visual field of a painting are a joy to discover and rediscover. Abbott&rsquo;s steadfast dedication to his work is a reward for us as we get to see a honed painter enjoy the sense of discovery within the surface of a canvas.</p> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:36:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Lizbeth Mitty, Farrell Brickhouse - The Lodge Gallery - September 7th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <h1 class="title entry-title" style="text-align: center;">With the Thickness</h1> <div class="post-meta" style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><strong>Lizbeth Mitty &amp;&nbsp;Farrell Brickhouse</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">September 7th, 2016&nbsp;&ndash; October 9th, 2016<br /><strong>Opening Reception, Wednesday, September 7th, 7pm-9pm</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">The Lodge Gallery is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>With the Thickness</em>, a two-person exhibition of paintings by Lizbeth Mitty&nbsp;and Farrell Brickhouse, on view from September 7 through October&nbsp;9, 2016.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Lizbeth Mitty transforms variably industrial or residentially clustered urban settings into richly textural celebrations of color and light. Farrell Brickhouse crafts compositions brimming with narrative implications, at times peopling them with mythological or otherwise allegorical figures. One painter portrays the quotidian trappings of humanity&rsquo;s places, placements and traces in sublimated states; the other envisions suggestive moments from the tales and metaphorical ties that make something about human existence transcend time. What these artists share is a palpable love for employing paint as a constructive material for building layered surfaces, rather than merely as a colorful means of depiction. They also share decades of devoted practices aimed at ever greater realizations of the same.<br />&mdash;&nbsp;<em>Paul D&rsquo;Agostino</em></p> <p><strong><strong>The Lodge Gallery</strong>, </strong>founded by Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele, is located at 131 Chrystie Street on Manhattan&rsquo;s Lower East Side. It is the exhibition venue of Republic Worldwide and serves as both an art space and a gathering place for hearty discourse and experimentation.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:17:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Shen Jingdong, Jon Tsoi - WhiteBox - September 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Opening and Performance September 7, 2016 | 6-8PM</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em><strong>No Head No Heart</strong> </em>is an encounter and exhibition of Shen JingDong and Jon Tsoi.</span></p> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:49:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list SHEN JINGDONG + JON TSOI - WhiteBox - September 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Press Release<br />August 10, 2016</p> <p>New York City &ndash; Shen Jingdong + Jon Tsoi : No Head No Heart is a New York debut-collaboration of two Chinese contemporary artists who came of age in the 1980s, one Beijing-based, the other a New Yorker.</p> <p>The exhibition addresses aspects of an ongoing, alarming Sino-American military build-up, seen through the lens of performance art, painting, and public interactive art. The artworks evoke the unsettling figure of the &ldquo;hero&rdquo;, patent in the invincible uniformed figure of the Red Army soldier inscribed in both artists&rsquo; childhood memories.</p> <p>In the words of Eric Shiner, &ldquo;Shen Jingdong converts Communist icons in his paintings and sculptures in an unprecedented way, creating sumptuous works that cunningly turn these images of power into candy-colored and glistening figures that are more likely to be found on a toy shop&rsquo;s shelves than marching through Beijing&rsquo;s Tiananmen Square.&rdquo;</p> <p>Shen witnessed and was partly influenced by the notorious and subversive &rsquo;85 Art New Wave&rsquo; movement from Nanjing, that advocated a rationalistic approach to artmaking, in opposition to the academic, social-realist painting of the times. While his work has one foot in the supposed glory of the past, the other foot is firmly set in the ambiguous but relentless narrative of present day China. Aesthetically influenced by Western Pop Art, Shen deems the Chinese soldier a friendly-looking instrument to nonetheless be reckoned with. And he does so with exactitude.</p> <p>By contrast, Jon Tsoi&rsquo;s response to militarism is expressed through the prism of Taoism and its notions of chance, as well as via abstract expressionist principles that likewise reflect randomness and unpredictability. Tsoi&rsquo;s performative painting is not only created blindfolded, but is resurrected, repaired, and restored by a blindfolded audience. In such engagements, Mr. Tsoi also references the original concept of Lucio Fontana, &lsquo;concetto spatiale&rsquo;&mdash;slashing the membrane of two dimensionality canvasses in order to highlight the &lsquo;third space&rsquo; behind the picture&mdash;a method tilled by the legendary Japanese expressionist group Gutai Art Association, and advances it dramatically.</p> <p>Together in this project, Shen and Tsoi generously allow for their work to hybridize into a risky, but poignant counterpoint. The sumptuous, slick, perfectly controlled soldiers of Shen Jingdong confront the ignominious slashings of Jon Tsoi&rsquo;s sharp knives, and subsequent re-weaving. The result may remain a mystery as deep and perplexing as the history of China itself.</p> <p><strong>Shen Jingdong</strong>&nbsp;was born in 1965 and currently lives and works in Beijing. After graduating from the Printmaking Department of Nanjing Art College in 1984, he continued to pursue and complete his studies at the Department of Fine Arts in the Nanjing Academy of Art in 1991. After, Shen served 17 years in the battlefront Art Troupe of the Political Department of Nanjing Military Region. His military background inspired his artistic style &ndash;iconic, cartoon style military portraits. His works continuously address the subject of the hero and pop art in porcelain figurines and paintings. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States, Europe and China. Recent shows have included Censure at the Galerie DOCK SUD in France in 2015, France-Chine 50 (la Chine &agrave; l&rsquo;honneur) at the Art Paris &ndash; Art Fair in France in 2014, a group exhibition East/west: Visually Speaking in the United States in 2010/2012. His work is included in the collections of the Frost Art Museum and the Paul &amp; Lulu Hilliard University Art Gallery.</p> <p><strong>Jon Tsoi</strong>&nbsp;was born in 1958 in Sichuan province, China. After moving to the United States in 1979, he attended art classes at Montclair State University NJ, and at the Art Students League of New York in the early 1980s. Tsoi currently lives in Connecticut and has exhibited his work in various art galleries in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, and China. As a certified medical doctor in acupuncture and a contemporary artist, Tsoi consciously integrates in his healing and art making. Recent exhibitions have included ChangJiang Contemporary Art Museum in China in 2016, and Blindfold Art Performance at WhiteBox in New York in 2016.</p> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:06:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Ruby Silvious - Atlantic Gallery - September 8th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Atlantic Gallery will present an exhibition of new works by artist and graphic designer Ruby Silvious from September 6 through October 1. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, September 8, from 5 pm to 8 pm. The exhibit will feature select paintings created for a new book by Ms. Silvious, 363 Days of Tea: A Visual Journal on Used Tea Bags,&nbsp;to be released in the Fall of this year.</p> <p>The paintings were created on used tea bags, a medium that the artist discovered while experimenting with diverse recycled materials as her canvas, among them pistachio shells and eggshells. Silvious began saving tea bags from her morning tea, cleaning out the contents, and setting the empty bags on a paper towel to dry. Some bags were opened out flat, the shape becoming an elongated rectangle with torn edges. Others were emptied without dismantling the structure of the bag, leaving the tag and staple intact.</p> <p>&ldquo;I love to paint random subjects that we may all encounter in our daily lives, like a sweater draped on a hanger, tea cups, wine bottles, a bowl of rice, kids at play. Of course, my journeys in Europe and Asia always bring a fresh wave of inspiration to my work, and each trip I make may spark a new focus, a new approach.&rdquo; A recent month-long residency at Studio Kura in Fukuoka, Japan was especially productive.</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:42:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list