ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 - Whitebox Art Center - December 28th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">WhiteboxLab &gt; LitLounge<br /> <br /> Stand Up Philosophy &ndash; Dejan Lukic<br /> Step Not Beyond / Philosophical Therapeutics for the Lucid<br /> <br /> An open and free workshop series focusing on themes central to art and culture (desire, sensation, power). These enlightening lectures will teach you how to look at art with more confidence and an expanded vocabulary. They will speak about the role seduction plays in choosing what we like. A veritable &ldquo;scholastic-oracular&rdquo; presentation that is scholarly and enigmatic, rigorous and rarefied, where key terms in aesthetics are defined in a fluid and luminous language. The goal is to take essential experiences which became occluded in contemporary practice as purely practical matters that can be plugged into our lives to better inform our tastes. Inspiration is drawn from art, philosophy, architecture, and anthropology. The mediator, Dejan Lukic holds a Phd in anthropology from Columbia University and has lectured at numerous universities. For more details visit: <a href=";h=nAQH9j5gM&amp;enc=AZN20v6oV3cN4Jb4mHtKAmzFt_9GJdUHsE3oOuoItNQO-K3lOL8tm2yjfjjEfJUu1ZQ&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br /> <br /> On Power and Secrecy<br /> <br /> Sundays, December 28 | 3pm &ndash; 5 pm<br /> <br /> Power: the capacity to act, an energetic principle. The most basic principle that denotes an ability to affect and to be affected by something or someone. One writer says that secrecy is at the core of power. But how do we define power? How many different types and experiences of power are there (being overpowered, empowered, in resistance, in domination, etc.)? How does secrecy harness its own power? Public or private: which contains a more vigorous degree of empowerment? And which is healthier: the crude power of the institution (megapower) or the ephemeral power of the fugitive (micropower)?</p> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:56:20 +0000 Jane Dickson, Marguerite Van Cook, Peggy Cyphers, Brigitte Engler - Dorian Grey Gallery - January 6th, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #cc9900; font-size: large;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'book antiqua', palatino;"><span style="color: #cc3300;">DORIAN GREY GALLERY</span></span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #cc9900; font-size: large;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'book antiqua', palatino;"><span style="color: #cc3300;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #180600;">437 East 9th St., NYC</span><br /></span></span></span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #cc9900; font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: 'book antiqua', palatino;"><span style="color: #cc3300;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></span></span><strong><span style="font-family: 'book antiqua', palatino;"><span style="color: #cc3300;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span></span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #cc9900; font-size: large;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'book antiqua', palatino;">Places and Things</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'book antiqua', palatino;"><span style="color: #cc9900;">Jane Dickson &nbsp; Marguerite Van Cook &nbsp; Peggy Cyphers &nbsp; Brigitte Engler</span>&nbsp;</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #cc9900; font-size: medium;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'book antiqua', palatino;">January 3 - February 8, 2015</span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: 'book antiqua', palatino;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><span style="color: #cc3300;">Opening Reception: January 6th, 6-9 PM </span></strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: 'book antiqua', palatino;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><span style="color: #cc3300;">RSVP :</span></strong></span><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: 'book antiqua', palatino;">This group show brings together four artists&lsquo; different representations of "place" and with its ambiguously opened ended title --"and things"--it asks, what are the "things" that matter here? These works all offer investigations of space, surfaces, depths, vistas in the paintings and marks on their surfaces. They deal with a strange temporality in enigmatic images&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'book antiqua', palatino;">that summon memory and imagination.</span></p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:54:37 +0000 Victoria Gitman - Garth Greenan Gallery - January 6th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:21:48 +0000 - International Center of Photography (ICP) - January 7th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><strong>Location</strong><br />School of the International Center of Photography<br />1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street<br />New York, NY 10036</p> <p><br />Join us at the School Open House to:<br />&bull; Learn about our Continuing Education, Degree, and Certificate Programs<br />&bull; Meet faculty and alumni<br />&bull; Tour our facilities, which include film/darkroom labs, digital labs, and a shooting studio<br />&bull; Get a special discount: $100 off one course for new students<br />&bull; Show your work to ICP staff for review and course placement<br />&bull; Learn about our Teaching Assistant Program</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">RSVP Online</a> or call 212.857.0001</p> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:41:30 +0000 Group Show - LYNCH THAM - January 7th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <table style="border: 1px solid #000000; border-collapse: collapse;" width="600" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table style="border-top-color: currentColor; border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-top-style: none; border-bottom-style: none; border-collapse: collapse; background-color: #ffffff;" width="600" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table style="border-collapse: collapse;" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table style="border-collapse: collapse;" width="600" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding: 9px 18px; text-align: left; color: #606060; line-height: 100%; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px;" valign="top"><strong style="line-height: 1.6em;">TALK TO THE HAND</strong><br />7 January to 15 February 2015 Opening Reception: Wednesday, 7 January, 6-8pm 175 Rivington Street, New York&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="border-collapse: collapse;" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding: 9px;" valign="top"> <table style="border-collapse: collapse;" width="false" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding: 0px 9px 9px;" align="left" valign="top"><a title="" href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img class="CToWUd" style="border: 0px currentColor; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: bottom; max-width: 695px;" src="" alt="" width="564" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding: 0px 9px; text-align: left; color: #606060; line-height: 100%; font-family: Verdana,Geneva,sans-serif; font-size: 11px;" valign="top" width="564">Carlo Ferraris, <em>Untitled</em>, 2005, digital print, edition of 5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table style="border-top-color: currentColor; border-bottom-color: currentColor; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-top-style: none; border-bottom-style: none; border-collapse: collapse; background-color: #ffffff;" width="600" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table style="border-collapse: collapse;" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table style="border-collapse: collapse;" width="600" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding: 9px 18px; text-align: left; color: #606060; line-height: 110%; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px;" valign="top">LYNCH THAM is pleased to present <em>Talk to the Hand</em>, a group exhibition, on view from Wednesday, 7 January to Sunday, 15 February 2015.<br /> With Luisa Caldwell, Carlo Ferraris, Richard Long, Marcello Maloberti, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Haim Steinbach, Wang Jingyu, Alona Weiss, and Martin Wong, the exhibition examines how hand gestures are used as a mode of non-verbal communication in which gestures communicate specific messages, either in place of, or in conjunction with language.<br /> Examining how artists are using a variety of seminal hand codes in their work, the exhibition includes a good many gestural recognition for everything from mundane activities like salutation, masturbation, reading and writing, to emotive expressions of praise and criticism.<br /> Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm, Sunday, 12pm to 6pm, Monday and Tuesday by appointment.<br /> For further enquires, please contact Florence Lynch and Bee Tham at <a style="color: #0000cd; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:54:21 +0000 Hugh Steers - Alexander Gray Associates - January 8th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:03:44 +0000 Group Show - Atlantic Gallery - January 8th, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:22:31 +0000 LICArtists Inc. - Atlantic Gallery - January 8th, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>"Over The Bridge"is a group exhibition featuring the works of 39 Queens-based artists, all of whom are members of LICArtist, Inc. The show opens January 5, 2015 at Atlantic Gallery. A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, January 8, from 5-8pm. An informal Art Talk event will be held Thursday, January 10th, from 2-5pm to meet the artists, who will introduce themselves and discuss their works and the new growing art scene in Long Island City, with those attending. In addition, a continuous digital slide show will provide a brief tour of some of the art venues in Long Island City. A closing reception will be held Saturday, January 17, from 2-5. All events are free and open to the public.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The artists in OVER THE BRIDGE include painters, sculptors and graphic artists, all of whom have their studios and residences in Queens:</strong> Linda Arnold, Virginia Asman, Michele Bonelli, Yanka Cantor, Ann Cofta, Marilee Cooper, James Corporan, Carol Crawford,&nbsp; Salvador Espinoza, Paul Farinacci, Kathy Ferguson, Nancy Gesimondo, Tamar Hirschl, Mary Horowitz, Deborah Julian, Michele Krauss, Eric Lawrence, Alice Lipping, Stephanie Liu, Robert Lobe, Nancy Macina, Ellen Mandelbaum, &nbsp;Jean-Marie Guyaux, Glenn Marlowe, Kristen Martin, Jean Ostrow, Michelle O&rsquo;Connell, Suzanne Pemberton, Mary Pinto, Leonora Retsas, Selva Sanjines, Claudia Schellenberg, Elinore Schnurr, Maria Spector, Max Tzinman, Marjorie Van Cura, Mark Venaglia, Masha Volkova, and William Zehngut.</p> <p><strong>Atlantic Gallery Hours</strong> during this special show are Mondays-Saturdays 12-6 pm; with extended hours on Thursdays 6-9 pm. &nbsp;&nbsp;Works and biographies of the members of LICARTISTS, INC. can be seen on their website, <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:19:53 +0000 Kishio Suga - Blum & Poe | New York - January 8th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Blum &amp; Poe is very pleased to present a concise survey of Kishio Suga, one of the leading figures of Mono-ha (School of Things), a loose group of artists that rose to critical prominence during the late 1960s and early 1970s. This is Suga's second solo exhibition with the gallery and his first solo presentation in New York. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />The Mono-ha artists took natural and industrial materials, such as stone, glass, metal plates, wood, paper, cotton, wire, rope, and water, and arranged them in mostly unaltered, ephemeral states. Suga articulates his approach to materials as an ongoing investigation of "situation" and the "activation of existence," focusing as much on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space as on the materials themselves. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />The exhibition features several site-specific installations that are enigmatic manifestations of horizontal and vertical tension, weight, and gravity. Among them,&nbsp;<em>Fieldology</em>&nbsp;(1974/2015) is a low, fence-like expanse of rope strung diagonally across a gallery and partially obscured by a mound of off-cuts. Outside on the terrace,&nbsp;<em>Dispersed Spaces</em>&nbsp;(2015) consists of seven concrete vessels from which seven twenty-foot-tall metal rods rise up and arc down, tethered by the weight of a rock at each end. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />One room is dedicated to Suga's wall-mounted assemblages, spanning the early 1970s to 2014. Made of all kinds of materials, these works reveal the spontaneous and intuitive character of Suga's practice. The artist has variously tied, bound, stacked, cut, glued, painted, taped, wedged, leaned, peeled, nailed, carved, bent, and folded these materials into their current forms. The exhibition will also include important works on paper from the mid-1970s. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />Kishio Suga was born in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, in 1944, and currently lives and works in Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture. He received a BFA in oil painting at Tama Art University, Tokyo, in 1968. Since then, he has had numerous solo exhibitions in Japan, including at the Yokohama Museum of Art and the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. This exhibition at Blum &amp; Poe coincides with major solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan. Suga's work has also been included in landmark surveys, such as&nbsp;<em>Prima Materia</em>, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy, 2013;&nbsp;<em>Parallel Views: Italian and Japanese Art from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s</em>, The Warehouse, Dallas, Texas, 2013;&nbsp;<em>Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde</em>, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012;&nbsp;<em>Reconsidering Mono-ha</em>, National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2005;&nbsp;<em>Japanese Art after 1945: Scream Against the Sky</em>, held at Yokohama Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1994;<em>Japon des Avant Gardes 1910-1970</em>, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1986; and the 8e Biennale de Paris, 1973.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 16:08:32 +0000 Max Neumann - Bruce Silverstein - January 8th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The strange thing about heads is that the more you leave out, the more intense the expression becomes. In a different way than in portrait painting. It has absolutely nothing to do with that. These figures are just that to me: figures. They&rsquo;re sexless, they have no special attributes. They are specters, shadows. What&rsquo;s very important to me is the intensity, the presence. What that does. What it does in the painting. What it does with the viewer.&nbsp; &ndash;Max Neumann</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bruce Silverstein is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Max Neumann. Featuring large-scale paintings on canvas as well as a single over-painted photograph, this exhibition is the gallery&rsquo;s second solo show of Neumann&rsquo;s work, an artist who has been the subject of over 150 solo exhibitions since the mid-1970s.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> Over the past forty years, Max Neumann has largely centered his attention on the human figure&mdash;the head in particular.&nbsp; While his subject matter has remained consistent, Neumann&rsquo;s style has varied, and his latest canvases are a new reading of the human face.&nbsp; Contemporary in tone, these head studies have a cartoonlike quality&mdash;unified by their redacted eyes and mouths&mdash;Neumann eliminates the key to deciphering the figure&rsquo;s emotion. As the artist prefers not to divulge his inspiration and source material, it is difficult to articulate a definitive meaning or give easy explanation of these images; rather, Neumann leaves the viewer to fill in the gaps, to add details, and to construct imaginary narratives, as his images exist outside of time or place.&nbsp; In their bareness, Neumann&rsquo;s paintings possess an emotive power, and an ineffable psychological drama heightened by his treatment of the canvas surface &ndash; combing and wiping the paint, draining the image in select places, marking on the face.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> These new paintings are particularly interesting for their cropped quality, appearing as though the subject was seen through a viewfinder.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> Max Neumann (b.1949) lives and works in Berlin.&nbsp; His works are in numerous public and private collections worldwide.</p> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:41:12 +0000 Heidi Sussman, Trix Rosen, Masayo Nishimura, Alice Jacob, Ellen Denuto, Pauline Chernichaw - Ceres Gallery - January 8th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><strong><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;</span></em></strong></p> <p><strong><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span></em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong><strong><em>547 West 27<sup>th</sup> St. Suite 201</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>New York, New York 10001</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>&ldquo;OUT and OUT&rdquo; </em></strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><em>JANUARY 6 &ndash; JANUARY 31, 2015</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Opening Reception:&nbsp; Thursday, January 8, 2015&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;6 &ndash; 8 pm</em></strong></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>Ceres Gallery New York is pleased to present &ldquo;Out and Out&rdquo;, a group exhibition on view January 6 - January 31, 2015. Curated by Pauline Chernichaw, the show brings together six visual artists working in art photography today. The works by featured artists Trix Rosen, Ellen Denuto, Heidi Sussman, Alice Jacob, Masayo Nishimura, and Pauline Chernichaw explore individual and communal identity transfigured within the framework of public and private spaces.&nbsp;&nbsp; </em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong><em>Trix Rosen&rsquo;s </em></strong><em>evocative photographs examine individual identity and gender ambiguity pressing beyond the public and private parameters of self-liberation. </em><em>In the portrait &ldquo;Changed Landscapes&rdquo;, Rosen expands the convergence of unconfined boundaries querying &ldquo;what should be made public and what should remain private&rdquo;.&nbsp; &nbsp;In her photograph, &ldquo;Ravaged&rdquo;, Rosen explores the plausibility of male and female transposition within the home environment. Her work elegantly exposes her subject&rsquo;s transformations into self-validating portraits of alternate selves. </em><em>What haunts Rosen is &ldquo;finding the essence of a visible and invisible timeline; finding the quintessential moment that can be revealed in the stillness of a portrait, or in </em><em>the melding of male and female imagery</em><em>.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>Equally captivating,<strong> Ellen Denuto&rsquo;s </strong>alluring photographs examine gender identity by incorporating personal self-portraits within her private spaces. Denuto&rsquo;s exploration and emphasis on portraits of self, tempered by solitary and self-contained cryptic rooms, create constructed narratives bursting with psychological meaning. In Denuto&rsquo;s entrancing photograph, &ldquo;Woman with Large Crucifix&rdquo;, the symbolic crucifix embraces the contour of the female body, occupying a disquieting spatial void that clearly engages, directs and masterfully holds the spectator&rsquo;s attention. Instead of seeming as intruders, Denuto invites the outside world into her secluded refuge, not only to witness her self-discovery but simultaneously summon the viewer to partake in an openly visual exchange of self-examination.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong><em>Heidi Sussman&rsquo;s </em></strong><em>rivetingimages depict subjects, whose identities are not&nbsp;observantly and clearly delineated,&nbsp;compelling&nbsp;the viewer to take a closer look. In Sussman&rsquo;s close-up photograph, &ldquo;Another Cracked Face&rdquo;, Sussman elicits an allegorical portrayal of seemingly scorched human surrogates, replicas of unsettled beings amid indistinct spaces. Her fossilized portraits, reminiscent of classical sculptures, appear distant and abandoned in secretive locations. Sussman scavenges randomly deteriorating and out-of-the-way locales, often&nbsp;discovering body &lsquo;breakables&rsquo; like mannequins with their unpreserved expressions. Her images of illusive, life-like figurative forms exist in their own space and time. Sussman&rsquo;s moving photos are a guessing game that requires more questions than answers.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>Similarly,<strong> Alice Jacob&rsquo;s </strong>images focus on people in publically identifiable spaces. Jacob worked in the past as a Carney girl in an Illusion Show for a traveling circus, and gained insight into the unfamiliar world of the strange and unconventional.&nbsp; This experience has influenced her work, especially the time she spent photographing &lsquo;Carnival&rsquo;; the masquerade of the voluptuous and mysterious in Venice, Italy.&nbsp; This 16th century tradition plays out where identity and gender are unresolved. In Jacob&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Pleasure Seekers&rdquo;, beauty becomes unclear and unsettling. Shadowy figures with faces concealed by masks, rendezvous in the backstreets of Venice. Jacob invites the viewer into a secretive, guarded and paradoxical city that seems self-contradictory or absurd and meant to be &lsquo;guessed at&rsquo;. Her photographs spellbind the spectator with an overall sense of mystery and drama. &nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>While Alice Jacob captures elusive figures that diffusely appear in the alleyways of Venice, Italy, <strong>Masayo Nishimura</strong> photographs portray people traversing Tokyo Japan&rsquo;s open cityscapes. Her sequential series of photographs, &ldquo;The Crossing at Noon&rdquo;, are checkered with pedestrians scattered and on a scramble crossing busy <em>business</em> streets seemingly unaware of one another&rsquo;s presence. Her successive depictions denote a clear and precise period of time when the traffic signals at intersections change from green to red. Nishimura&rsquo;s quick&ndash;fire succession of shots, and paused frames, capture a time-based march of pedestrian traffic at city crosswalks, vying for the same public corridor as the vehicular traffic. At first glance Nishimura&rsquo;s people seem removed and robotically detached. On closer examination, these</em><em> paused frames reveal engaged expressions of a percolating populace on the move, appearing to fuse with Tokyo&rsquo;s densely populated &ldquo;corporate&rdquo; backdrop.</em></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Pauline Chernichaw&rsquo;s </em></strong><em>eye-catching pictures call attention to individual and communal identity as they relate to the New York area&rsquo;s openly urban environment. In </em><em>Chernichaw&rsquo;s</em><em> engrossing photograph, &ldquo;Waiting for the Train&rdquo;, </em><em>she intrudes on the public&rsquo;s usable space, intentionally creating an unintentional physical intimacy among strangers. Unknowingly, these disconnected individuals form a geographical identicalness, an egalitarian camaraderie, due solely to the surroundings in which they find themselves. In her thought-provoking street photograph, &ldquo;Upper East Side&rdquo;, Chernichaw reveals a disparate division of disengaged human beings &nbsp;&nbsp;who avoid any eye contact, collective acknowledgement or mutual identification. Chernichaw&rsquo;s self-absorbed figures co-exist as organically sprouting visual markers, carefully placed and synchronized within the pictorial and architectural framework of the city&rsquo;s sidewalks. </em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em></p> <p><em>The photographs in this provocative group exhibition bring to light an awareness of unconstrained individual and communal identities, unbound by the Out and Out constraints of public and private spaces. The show allows the viewer an entry point into how we live our lives. &nbsp;We survive in our own malleable and sacred safe havens that we knowingly or unknowingly continue to create for ourselves.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>Pauline Chernichaw, Curator&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:57:50 +0000 Pacifico Silano - ClampArt - January 8th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:55:06 +0000 Adam Ekberg - ClampArt - January 8th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:15:31 +0000 Warren Isensee - Danese/Corey - January 8th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:44:57 +0000 Simone Bianchi - Danese/Corey - January 8th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:45:38 +0000 Diana Thater - David Zwirner- 533 W. 19th - January 8th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:28:49 +0000