ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 Daniel Rozin - bitforms gallery - May 27th 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">bitforms gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition with Israeli-American artist Daniel Rozin. &ldquo;Descent With Modification&rdquo; marks his first display of interactive sculpture at the Lower East Side location, and his seventh solo exhibition at bitforms gallery since 2002.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Merging the geometric with the participatory, Rozin&rsquo;s installations have long been celebrated for their kinetic and interactive properties. Grounded in gestures of the body, the mirror is a central theme of Rozin&rsquo;s practice.&nbsp;In his art, surface transformation becomes a means to explore animated behavior, representation, and illusion.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition features six installations that are shaped by Darwin&rsquo;s breakthrough writings on evolutionary biology, particularly &ldquo;On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection&rdquo; from 1859. Marked by a new visual emphasis on the mechanism of descent with modification, Rozin&rsquo;s works are algorithmically based on the randomness of genetic drift. The pieces also use humor as they synthesize notions of the wild with image complexity, pattern, and dynamic behavior. As a group, they further Rozin&rsquo;s longstanding investigation of modernist principles and probe the new terrain of artificial life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Central to the exhibit are four software art installations that Rozin developed over a period of five years. In these works programmed &ldquo;evolutionary pressure&rdquo; pushes the artworks to resemble the viewer&rsquo;s mirrored image. Engaging the viewer with interactive response, each work positions the site of the audience differently, and varies the formal properties of line, luminosity, and tempo, as screen-based pictures are built improvisationally.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The largest work in the exhibition,&nbsp;<em>Penguins Mirror</em><em>&nbsp;</em>is an installation scattered on the floor and comprised of 450 motorized stuffed animals. Reductive in palette, yet baroque in behavior, it performs an absurdly homogeneous system of movement. Playing with the compositional possibilities of black and white, each penguin turns from side to side and responds to the presence of an audience. As they perform, the penguins&rsquo; collective intelligence is puzzling, yet somehow familiar, as the plush toys enact a precise choreography rooted in geometry.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>PomPom Mirror</em>&nbsp;is similarly anthropomorphic, and features a synchronized array of 928 spherical faux fur puffs. Organized into a three-dimensional grid of beige and black, the sculpture is controlled by hundreds of motors that build silhouettes of viewers using computer-vision. Along its surface, figures appear as fluffy animal-like representations within the picture plane, which is made permeable by a &lsquo;push-pull&rsquo; forward and backward motion of meshed &lsquo;pixels&rsquo;. Ghostly traces hypnotically fade and emerge, as the motorized composition hums in unified movement, seemingly alive and breathing as a body of its own.</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:52:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - International Center of Photography (ICP) - May 27th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><strong>Location:</strong><br /><strong>ICP School</strong><br /><strong>Shooting Studio</strong><br /><strong>1114 Avenue of the Americas (at 43rd Street)</strong><br /><strong>New York, NY 10036</strong></p> <p>In this workshop participants of all experience levels will be able to explore the different sides of Instagram photography. Instagram photographers with a minimum of 50&ndash;500K followers will share their own success story, tips, and tricks in a presentation. Then they will share and discuss with each other and the audience how they grew their following, how they tell their story and how / if they were able to monetize their Instagram fame. Last but not least the experts will give a &ldquo;Feed Review&rdquo; of 3-5 Instagram feeds of volunteers&mdash;and give criticism, feedback, suggestions and ideas on how to improve.</p> <p>The workshop participants will learn HOW TO best use the application, its technical possibilities and challenges, HOW TO grow their following and network, and HOW TO constitute a visual identity of their own.&nbsp;</p> <p>Instagrammers: <br /> Anka Itskovic (@the_line_up)<br /> Dave Krugman (@dave.krugman)<br /> Additional Speaker TBA</p> <p>Moderators: <br /> Ulli Barta &amp; Fabrice Nadjari, Studio 55 (@st55nyc)</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.icp.org/events/how-to-instagram-icpworkshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here for more information.</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://icp.ticketleap.com/how-to-instagram-icpworkshop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get your complimentary tickets here.</a></strong></p> Mon, 18 May 2015 19:43:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - International Center of Photography (ICP) - May 27th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Join us in the Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery for the opening reception on Wednesday, May 27 at 6 pm. Presentation begins at 6:30 pm.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">ICP's year-round Teen Academy program offers a range of opportunities for teenagers to develop their knowledge of photography. Courses range from ten-week classes in black-and-white and color darkroom instruction, summer digital intensives, to this yearlong program.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Teen Academy Imagemakers enables motivated high school juniors and seniors to advance their photography, writing, and public speaking skills while developing an awareness of the creative and professional possibilities in the field. This weekly after-school program provides teen photographers with guidance from some of New York's best teaching artists; field trips to museums, galleries, and studios; mentorship opportunities in the field; and full access to ICP's facilities. This program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing photography in college or in their future. At the end of the year, students will have created an extensive portfolio, including an artist&rsquo;s statement and r&eacute;sum&eacute;. Their best work is featured in this gallery exhibition.</p> <h1 class="sidebarWidget-content-title" style="text-align: justify;">ICP School</h1> <div class="sidebarWidget-content-address" style="text-align: justify;">1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY</div> Wed, 20 May 2015 09:06:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Lorraine O'Grady - Alexander Gray Associates - May 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sun, 10 May 2015 14:59:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Marcel Odenbach - Anton Kern Gallery - May 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon, 18 May 2015 15:22:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Nick Arcidy - Atlantic Gallery - May 28th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p class="p1">Nick Arcidy is presenting his anticipated debut&nbsp;solo exhibition, <em>Hyperviolence</em>, at Atlantic Gallery. Having been invited to participate in a curated group show last summer at Atlantic and being awarded &lsquo;Best in Show&rsquo;, Arcidy&rsquo;s resulting exhibition will feature a wide variety of original pieces ranging in medium, size, and color, but relating tightly as a collective.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">"Nick&nbsp;won best in show last summer because of the incredible way he encapsulated in such a small work so much powerful imagery that responded to the show's theme 'Off the Grid,'" says Roberto C. Ferrari, Curator of Art Properties at Columbia University, and guest curator and juror for the 2014 Atlantic Gallery group show.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Arcidy combines post-medium / post-internet aesthetics with pop culture and &lsquo;otaku&rsquo; inspired imagery rife with subject matter references to Greco-Roman mythology, selected to call upon a technologically infused modern day culture. Growing up with unwavering access to computers acting as portal to the rest of the world, Arcidy draws heavily from the various global and internet cultures that incubated him. Arcidy cites obscure references to anime, video games, comics, internet celebrities, and online communities, and uses them as a visual lexicon to observe and dissect contemporary culture at large.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">&ldquo;This generation of &lsquo;millennial&rsquo; artists has grown fully immersed in the digital space. From our subject matter to our artistic process, through to how we display our work, technology and the internet are at the very foundation of our art.&rdquo; Arcidy said, describing his artwork which has, until now, almost entirely been displayed digitally. &ldquo;My works may end up painted on canvas or drawn on paper, but their inception is largely conceived in a very digital space and process. We exist now in an age where medium and the hand of the artist can be secondary to content and execution. My oil paintings coexist directly and inhabit the same spaces as my inkjet printouts and gif projections.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Arcidy earned a Bachelor of Fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. Since then, he&rsquo;s shown in galleries in Los Angeles, Providence, and New York, and has collaborated with many apparel designers and record labels, further entrenching himself as a voice for his generation&rsquo;s cultural identity.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">The opening reception will be held on Thursday, the 28th of May, from 6pm to 9pm. The popup event is free to the public and will run from May 26th to May 30th. "I cannot wait to see Nick's exhibition and watch how he draws on his life experience as part of&nbsp;the Internet generation, pushing the boundaries of traditional media to make contemporary art come alive in a whole new way.&rdquo; wrote Dr. Ferrari.</p> <p class="p3">&nbsp;<strong>Instagram: </strong>@NickArcidy <strong>Tumblr:</strong> <a href="http://blog.nickarcidy.com/" rel="nofollow">http://blog.nickarcidy.com/</a> <strong>Website:</strong> <a href="http://nickarcidy.com/" rel="nofollow">http://NickArcidy.com</a></p> Fri, 22 May 2015 19:37:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - BravinLee Programs - May 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>On May 28th BravinLee programs will present Paper Route 66. BravinLee has invited 6 curators from 6 different cities to select three artists from their respective homes that they feel strongly about. The show will include 18 works on paper. We are excited to announce the following curators:</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Amy Mackie</strong>&nbsp;is a curator and writer based in New Orleans. She is also Co-Director of&nbsp;<a href="http://parsenola.com/" target="_blank">PARSE</a>&nbsp;She was previously Director of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans and prior to that, Curatorial Associate at the New Museum in New York. She holds an M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. Mackie was recently profiled in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artnews.com/2015/01/29/parse-co-director-amy-mackie-on-shaping-the-new-orleans-art-scene/" target="_blank">Artnews</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1072355/outsider-in-how-the-new-orleans-art-community-found-an" target="_blank">Artinfo</a>.&nbsp;<strong>New Orleans artists:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.jenniferodem.com/">Jennifer Odem</a><strong>,&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.postmedium.com/brookepickett">Brooke Pickett</a><strong>,&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://jessievogel.com/home.html">Jessie Vogel</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Paul Middendorf</strong>&nbsp;is the founder/Executive Director of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.galleryhomeland.org/wordpress/" target="_blank">galleryHOMELAND</a>&nbsp;in Portland and Houston. In 2010, he was selected as the guest juror for The Big Show at Lawndale Art Center and he has remained in the region as a curator and artist since. He has collaborated with arts organizations worldwide, including PS1 NY, and the Istanbul Biennale. In 2009 he co-founded The EAST/WEST project, a nonprofit exhibition space and residency in Berlin that fostered an active arts residency exchange between Europe and the US.&nbsp;<strong>Houston artists:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://markponder.weebly.com/">Mark Ponder</a><strong>,&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://phillippylethesecond.com/30146/art">Phillip Pyle II</a><strong>,&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.newamericanpaintings.com/artists/cheyanne-ramos">Cheyanne Ramos</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Amanda Sanfilippo</strong>&nbsp;is an independent curator and the Development Director of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.locustprojects.org/#1" target="_blank">Locust Projects</a>&nbsp;Miami. She is the curator of<a href="http://www.fringeprojectsmiami.com/" target="_blank">&nbsp;Fringe Projects</a>&nbsp;for site-determined temporary public artworks commissioned by the Miami Downtown Development Authority and Miami Dade County Art in Public Places for DWNTWN Art Days. Previously, she was a curatorial resident at Cannonball, Miami and also founded the Miami curator&rsquo;s symposia.&nbsp;<strong>Miami artists:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.caradespain.com/">Cara Despain</a><strong>,</strong><a href="http://alan-gutierrez.com/" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alan Gutierrez</a><strong>,&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.justinhlong.com/">Justin H. Long</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Jennifer Junkermeier</strong>&nbsp;is a&nbsp;<a href="https://thecuratorialendeavorsofjenniferjunkermeier.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">Detroit-based curator</a>&nbsp;and writer. Her most recent curatorial endeavor was a two-year project working with a team of five international curators on 5C5C, an international traveling exhibition. The exhibition, which included 14 artists from five cities, explored individual artistic practice in a global context. In 2013, Junkermeier co-founded&nbsp;<a href="http://infinitemiledetroit.com/" target="_blank">Infinite Mile</a>&nbsp; a monthly online Detroit-based art journal that aims to foster critical discourse in support of art and culture in Detroit.&nbsp;<strong>Detroit Artists:&nbsp;</strong>M.<a href="http://saffellart.com/">Saffell Gardner</a><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://meganheeres.com/home.html">Megan Heeres</a><strong>,&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/heir-craft/Content?oid=2174315">Elizabeth Youngblood</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Freddy</strong>&nbsp;is a unique space in Baltimore run by a sometimes-anonymous artist who shows internationally and also pens a well- known blog.&nbsp;<a href="http://freddygallery.biz/" target="_blank">Freddy is a temporary, site-specific project&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;hat &ldquo;could easily mutate into other forms in the future&rdquo;. The gallery, which opened in June 2014, will continue bringing high quality exhibitions to Baltimore in addition to introducing the work of Maryland-based artists to a broader audience. &nbsp;<strong>Baltimore artists: &nbsp;</strong><a href="http://stephenbooth.tumblr.com/">&nbsp;Stephen Booth</a><strong>&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.jordanbernier.com/">Jordan Bernier&nbsp;</a>collaboration<strong>,&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://mipagumi.info/">Amelia Meekins</a><strong>,&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://steven-riddle.com/">Steven Riddle</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Amanda Donnan and Kim Beck</strong>&nbsp;have teamed up to represent Pittsburgh.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.idealcities.com/" target="_blank">Kim Beck&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;is an artist who works across media. She currently has work up at the Indianapolis Museum of Art's 100 Acres, Art Omi Sculpture Park, I-70 Sign Show, and is developing a project with Blue Star Contemporary in San Antonio. She teaches at Carnegie Mellon and has organized shows in Pittsburgh and beyond. Amanda Donnan is curator of Carnegie Museum of Art&rsquo;s Time-Based Media Project and was assistant curator of the 2013 Carnegie International. She has organized several shows for the museum&rsquo;s Forum series and was one of the curators of the 2014&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghbiennial.org/people/curators/amanda-donnan" target="_blank">Pittsburgh Biennial</a>. &nbsp;<strong>Pittsburgh artists:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://delaniejenkins.com/home.html">Delanie Jenkins</a><strong>,&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.coreyescoto.com/">Corey Escoto</a><strong>,&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.devanshimoyama.com/">Devan Shimoyama</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="http://barbaraweissberger.net/">Barbara Weissberger</a>&nbsp;(artists book vitrine)</p> Sun, 10 May 2015 15:18:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Hooper Turner - Frosch & Portmann Gallery - May 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon, 18 May 2015 16:46:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Kevin Broad - George Billis Gallery- NY - May 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon, 18 May 2015 16:48:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Andrew Woodward - George Billis Gallery- NY - May 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon, 18 May 2015 16:49:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Carolyn Salas - Koenig & Clinton - May 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sat, 09 May 2015 18:40:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Aida Mahmudova - Leila Heller Gallery - Chelsea - May 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Aida Mahmudova&rsquo;s first solo exhibition in the United States, <em>Passing By&hellip;</em>, will be on view at Leila Heller Gallery, 568 West 25th Street, from May 28 &ndash; July 3, 2015. The exhibition will feature eight new paintings that build on the themes of nostalgia and memory found in her past work and draw inspiration from the landscape and architecture of Azerbaijan where she currently lives and works.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;Mahmudova animates the surface of the canvas drawing attention to both the process of painting and the material qualities of the paint itself. Mahmudova plays with depth, perspective and scale, creating large-&shy;‐scale scenes that draw in the viewer. A structure of bold planes of color is combined with layers of textured brushstrokes. The painted surface is further animated and enlivened with the addition of materials such as polyurethane foam over which an impasto application of paint is applied to build volume.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this series of paintings, Mahmudova explores the idea of impermanence. The works provide glimpses of Azerbaijan&rsquo;s natural surroundings, urban environment and architecture&mdash;a backdrop that is undergoing constant and rapid change. Where one expects to see contrasting images of gleaming new construction alongside historic vestiges of Islamic architecture, Mahmudova instead focuses on modest structures on the peripheries of urban centers as they compete and coalesce with the native foliage. By placing these overlooked local scenes to the forefront of her work, she examines the diversity of her homeland. Imbued with a sense of tender nostalgia, her works offer a socio-&shy;‐anthropological perspective of an evolving urban landscape.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A central component of Mahmudova&rsquo;s work is her exploration of memory, its links to identity, and how they both can be continually altered and re-&shy;‐remembered over time. She explains, &ldquo;The scenes in my paintings have a strong personal resonance, combining places within Baku with those remembered and imagined. Each view captures a moment of stillness against a backdrop that is constantly changing.&rdquo; This tension between fiction and reality in her paintings is recreated by merging abstract and figurative forms, creating images that are both inviting and disorientating.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;About the artist</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1982, Aida Mahmudova lives and works in Baku. Mahmudova has exhibited widely, and will be showing seascapes at the 56th Venice Biennale as part of the VITA VITALE group exhibition curated by Artwise. Her sculptural installations and paintings have been shown at exhibitions internationally including Here Today at the Old Sorting Office in London; Love Me, Love Me Not at the 55th Venice Biennale; Fly To Baku, London, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Rome; and Merging Bridges at the Museum of Modern Art, Baku, Azerbaijan. Her work is held in private collections globally and her sculpture Recycled is on public display on Baku Boulevard. Mahmudova is the Founder and Creative Director of YARAT, which was founded with a group of artists in 2011. YARAT is dedicated to nurturing an understanding of contemporary art in Azerbaijan and to creating a platform for Azerbaijani art, both nationally and internationally, and has commissioned The Union of Fire and Water project at the 56th Venice Biennale.</p> Tue, 19 May 2015 10:44:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jessica Rohrer - P.P.O.W Gallery - May 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>P&middot;P&middot;O&middot;W</strong>&nbsp;is pleased to present <em>Bloomfield, </em>our fourth exhibition with&nbsp;artist Jessica Rohrer. This exhibition continues Rohrer&rsquo;s decade long project of depicting the homes and neighborhoods in which she has lived; from Wisconsin to Brooklyn to New Jersey. <em>Bloomfield</em> is comprised of twenty three new paintings and eighteen works on paper of interior settings, street scenes and garden views of her domestic&nbsp;suburban life derived from her immediate surroundings. Each exhibition, or chapter of her life, reflects her journey as she travels a road familiar to many. Rohrer tells a tale that is at first glance a picture book story of domesticity but upon closer look is ridden with a palpable sense of heightened anxiety. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Rohrer&rsquo;s stylistic approach combines elements of traditional miniature paintings with photorealism. &nbsp;Her obsessive freehand rendering, seemingly photographic but hand painted from life and self-taken photographs, allude to the works of Jan van Eyck, Vermeer and other old masters whose technique challenge our credulity. The compositions of each painting also hint at more contemporary artists such as Thomas Demand and Jeff Wall, whose photographic re-enactments are realistic but disturbing in their &ldquo;slightly off&rdquo; feeling.&nbsp; Pop artists are also brought to mind in relation to Rohrer&rsquo;s depiction of mundane and branded objects; stacks of books, toys, shelves of spices, craft boxes, cabinet doors and potted plants. Rohrer weaves through art history while accomplishing her seemingly humble biographical project. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Carefully manipulating each scene by emptying them of figures and detritus, Rohrer creates a sense of sanitized orderliness. Odd perspectives and tight cropping add to the anxious and ominous tone. Her precisely staged and meticulously painted&nbsp;vignettes balance that which is omitted and that which is rendered in painstaking detail. In this exhibit Rohrer ventures further afield than her own home, giving a glimpse of rooftops and neighbors&rsquo; yards which seem eerily similar to her own. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Jessica Rohrer</strong> (b. 1974) in Wisconsin.&nbsp;She graduated from Northwestern University (1996) and the Art Institute of Chicago (1999) and received her M.F.A. in painting from the Yale University School of Art (2001). She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in the United States. She lives in New Jersey, with her husband and two young daughters.</p> Tue, 19 May 2015 15:05:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jessica Rohrer - P.P.O.W Gallery - May 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Jessica Rohrer</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Bloomfield</em></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>May 28 &ndash; June 27, 2015</p> <p>Opening Reception: Thursday, May 28, 6-8pm</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>P&middot;P&middot;O&middot;W</strong>&nbsp;is pleased to present <em>Bloomfield, </em>our fourth exhibition with&nbsp;artist Jessica Rohrer. This exhibition continues Rohrer&rsquo;s decade long project of depicting the homes and neighborhoods in which she has lived; from Wisconsin to Brooklyn to New Jersey. <em>Bloomfield</em> is comprised of twenty three new paintings and eighteen works on paper of interior settings, street scenes and garden views of her domestic&nbsp;suburban life derived from her immediate surroundings. Each exhibition, or chapter of her life, reflects her journey as she travels a road familiar to many. Rohrer tells a tale that is at first glance a picture book story of domesticity but upon closer look is ridden with a palpable sense of heightened anxiety.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Rohrer&rsquo;s stylistic approach combines elements of traditional miniature paintings with photorealism. &nbsp;Her obsessive freehand rendering, seemingly photographic but hand painted from life and self-taken photographs, allude to the works of Jan van Eyck, Vermeer and other old masters whose technique challenge our credulity. The compositions of each painting also hint at more contemporary artists such as Thomas Demand and Jeff Wall, whose photographic re-enactments are realistic but disturbing in their &ldquo;slightly off&rdquo; feeling.&nbsp; Pop artists are also brought to mind in relation to Rohrer&rsquo;s depiction of mundane and branded objects; stacks of books, toys, shelves of spices, craft boxes, cabinet doors and potted plants. Rohrer weaves through art history while accomplishing her seemingly humble biographical project.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Carefully manipulating each scene by emptying them of figures and detritus, Rohrer creates a sense of sanitized orderliness. Odd perspectives and tight cropping add to the anxious and ominous tone. Her precisely staged and meticulously painted&nbsp;vignettes balance that which is omitted and that which is rendered in painstaking detail. In this exhibit Rohrer ventures further afield than her own home, giving a glimpse of rooftops and neighbors&rsquo; yards which seem eerily similar to her own.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Jessica Rohrer</strong> (b. 1974) in Wisconsin.&nbsp;She graduated from Northwestern University (1996) and the Art Institute of Chicago (1999) and received her M.F.A. in painting from the Yale University School of Art (2001). She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in the United States. She lives in New Jersey, with her husband and two young daughters.</p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> Tue, 26 May 2015 19:08:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Lisa Hoke - Pavel Zoubok Gallery - May 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Pavel Zoubok Gallery invites you to a solo exhibition of new sculptural work by LISA HOKE whose mixed-media constructions engage with corporate marketing strategies to explore our endless forms of consumption.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In her exhibition <em>Attention Shoppers</em>, LISA HOKE invites the eye to a smorgasbord of color and form sourced from the printed packaging that contains and advertises processed foods. Hoke's decades-long exploration of domestic industrial materials, grouped in pulsing chromatic spectrums, now moves fluidly between high relief to freestanding sculpture and from monumental to intimate scale. The decidedly primary and high-keyed color palate provided to the artist by every aisle of every market in the country is a consequence of marketing studies designed to manipulate individual tastes and habits of consumption. Hoke's exuberant compositions subvert this corporate maneuvering with signature tactics, challenging marketing preconceptions through the processes of Modernist abstraction and Postmodernist appropriation. In her essay for the accompanying full-color catalog, Nancy Princenthal illustrates the compulsive habits of visual culture and the ongoing interplay between art and commerce:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>'Attention Shoppers,' Hoke's title for this exhibition, puts us on notice: our hunger is being stoked, managed, exploited - and satisfied, but only in a way that makes us want more. She does not conceal the trade names and slogans printed on her materials, and they form a kind of telegraphic ode to indulgence: Sugar Babies. Cheerios. Coke. We Are Happy To Serve You. They also appeal to our visual taste; as Hoke notes, the designs they feature, by turns elegantly subtle and deafeningly loud, derive from graphic experiments undertaken in the art world, to which she returns them, still flaunting their passage through consumer culture.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lisa Hoke received a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She was awarded the Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship from the National Academy Museum, New York and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. Her work has exhibited nationally notably at the Sarasota Museum of Art, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, New Britain Museum of American Art, MASS MoCA, Aldrich Museum, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland Institute of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art and The New Museum. Her work is in numerous public and private collations including The Whitney Museum of American Art, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, and New Orleans Museum of Art, among others. This is her first solo exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery.</p> Tue, 19 May 2015 15:12:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Laurie Frick - Pavel Zoubok Gallery - May 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Pavel Zoubok Gallery invites you to a solo exhibitions of new sculptural work by LAURIE FRICK. Frick creates personalized data portraits by mapping the temporal patterns found in our daily activities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In her many lectures on big data and everyday life, LAURIE FRICK stresses the standard medical evaluation of a head injury. The first two questions asked of a concussed patient are &ldquo;Who are you?&rdquo; and &ldquo;What day is it?&rdquo; One's response to this pair of questions establishes their cognitive health, as well as the operative philosophy of Frick's work: well-being and self-awareness are tied to one's place in and use of time. Rendered in chromatic scales, the patterns that emerge are quantified, abstract portraits that are at once empirical and ephemeral. By visualizing personal data, Frick's motley assemblages of paper, wood and leather pose a simple yet profound question: Will tracking time help us understand who we are?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Who are you? What day is it?</em> presents three series of works derived from data-tracking that monitors individual time use. <em>Time-slices</em> visualizes the quantified life fastidiously self-tracked by Ben Lipkowitz on his website www.fennetic.net. By combing through six years of his meticulously annotated graphics, Frick reveals a portrait of a man who lives on a 26-hour sleep cycle. What we see in this unconventional calendar is an individual slightly ahead of the curve, whose expanded use of the day moves in a strangely beautiful pattern. A second body of work, <em>7 Days</em>, consists of color-coded data tracking two individuals: one male, one female. Portraying these unnamed individuals as days of the week, these fourteen totems present a less consistent pattern than one would expect, implying a use of time and a self-description that defies simplistic description. The final series, <em>Leather Blocks</em>, hits closest to home, using software called Manictime to chart a continuous, squiggly pattern mapping the artist's daily technology usage. The tangle of boxes meandering along the wall present the artist's technological engagement in fits and starts, suggesting that a studio process which moves in and out of cyberspace can indeed be termed manic time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Laurie Frick holds an MFA from the New York Studio School, an MBA from the University of Southern California and studied at New York University's ITP program. Frick recently was awarded residencies by Samsung Research, Neuroscience Research Center University of Texas, Headlands and Bemis Center. Frick's talks and publications include Nature Publishing, Los Angeles Times, New Scientist, NPR, Creative Mornings and a TED talk at TEDxAustin. She has widely exhibited, with solo shows in New York, California and Texas. This is her first solo exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery.</p> Tue, 19 May 2015 15:14:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list