ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Nicholas Krushenick - Garth Greenan Gallery - September 4th - October 11th Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:25:29 +0000 Julia Kuhl - Frosch & Portmann Gallery - September 4th - October 12th Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:19:04 +0000 Gary Panter - Fredericks & Freiser - August 26th - September 27th <p><strong>Fredericks &amp; Freiser</strong>&nbsp;is pleased to announce "Dream Town," an exhibition of new paintings by&nbsp;<strong>Gary Panter</strong>. This exhibition confirms Panter's continued interest in the play of figuration residing in fields of abstraction. The seventeen paintings on canvas are united in process and theme, and display a wide array of painterly effects, contrasting flat acrylic color fields, transparent washes, and expressive gestures.&nbsp;<br /><br />In "Dream Town," Panter presents a boiled-down treatment of post-war abstraction coupled with pop culture archetypes such as heroes, villains, monsters, and wrestlers. Intense color is everywhere and provides a contrast to the primal nature of the figures. Yet, as we have come to expect from Gary Panter, something very strange is going on. Not only does the equation of figure, color, and abstraction stand as historically sensitive and wittily absurd, it embodies the uncanny disconnect between our stories and ourselves.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>About the Artist:</strong>&nbsp;Gary Panter has been a presence in the art world since the late 1970s. He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and the Columbus College of Art And Design. He was included in&nbsp;<em>Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque,</em>&nbsp;The Fifth International Site Santa Fe Biennial curated by Robert Storr,&nbsp;<em>Masters of the American Comics</em>&nbsp;at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (traveling) and is currently featured in<em>What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art 1960 to the Present</em>&nbsp;curated by Dan Nadel at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. He is the subject of a comprehensive monograph:&nbsp;<em>Gary Panter</em>&nbsp;(PictureBox), as well as the author of numerous graphic novels. This will be his third exhibition at Fredericks &amp; Freiser.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:16:52 +0000 Eyal Danieli, Lachlan Goudie - Elizabeth Harris Gallery - September 4th - October 11th Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:08:40 +0000 Danny Morgan - Denise Bibro Fine Art - September 11th - October 25th Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:55:34 +0000 Tim Ripley - Denise Bibro Fine Art - September 11th - October 25th <p>Denise Bibro Fine Art, in Chelsea, New York City is pleased to present Tim Ripley&rsquo;s second solo exhibition with the gallery, running from September 11 through October 25, 2014.</p> <p>Tim Ripley continues to employ his complex, multi-layer process of sculpting, photographing, digital rendering, and eventually painting his refined oil on panel paintings. His works continue to explore the ideas of biological and mechanical reproduction. His new candy-colored polymer sculptures are comprised of thousands of tiny structures in polymer clay that are attached to the larger sculpted biomorphic surface. In a manner that references complex growth systems, his narratives involve &ldquo;mitosis, mutations, inequality, and rebellion.&rdquo;</p> <p>In contrast to Ripley&rsquo;s previous work, his new work has a brasher palette. A brash palette is employed to convey human characteristics like vanity and desire. These qualities contrast his cell structures production techniques and compositional systems, which intend to refer to logic and machines. The use of saturated decorative color palette is about artifice and surface, while the systems he incorporates speak of substantive and internal things.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:53:26 +0000 Group Show - BRIC Arts | Media House - September 20th - December 14th <p>In fall 2014 BRIC will launch a major new initiative, the&nbsp;<em>BRIC Biennial</em>. These exhibitions will present the work of emerging and mid-career visual artists working across artistic media, with each edition focusing on different areas of Brooklyn. The first&nbsp;<em>Biennial</em>&nbsp;this fall will survey artists based in downtown Brooklyn and adjacent neighborhoods, a fitting focus given the location of BRIC House in downtown Brooklyn at the edge of Fort Greene, traditionally, an important cultural center in Brooklyn. This exhibition series intends to demonstrate the rich wealth of talent to be found throughout Brooklyn.</p> <p>Among the artists to be featured in the&nbsp;<em>BRIC Biennial: Volume I, Downtown Edition<em>,&nbsp;</em>&nbsp;</em>are&nbsp;ruby onyinyechi amanze, whose large-scale works on paper have been influenced greatly by her cultural hybridity, as well as by textile design, photography, print-making and architecture.Scherezade Garcia, known for working with found objects, will create a major installation from copies of the&nbsp;<em>Village Voice&nbsp;</em>upon which she will reproduce an image of the sea.&nbsp;Jenna Spevack, an artist whose social art practice is based in sustainable design, has created an audio installation that takes place in a reclaimed wood outhouse in the gallery.&nbsp;Vince Contarino&rsquo;s paintings simultaneously embrace a graphic language in tandem with the gesture and materiality of abstraction.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:35:04 +0000 Heather Guertin - Brennan & Griffin - September 7th - October 12th <div>Brennan &amp; Griffin is pleased to announce&nbsp;<em>Development</em>&nbsp;an exhibition of new work by Heather Guertin.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The word development can be used in different contexts while maintaining the same meaning. For this exhibition, developing countries, housing developments, and character development are addressed through painting and writing. The word, aside from the specific themes addressed here, can also refer to the expectation of artistic development on display in a solo exhibition.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The exhibition begins with a short film, the generation of a text from Guertin's satirical novel in-progress,"Not Yet Titled, Cambodia." This<em>&nbsp;</em>excerpted text tells the story of a couple's decision to buy land and build a house in Cambodiain an attempt to escape the rising prices and homogenization of New York. Through their changed environment and the development of architectural and interior space, the couple aims to fully realize themselves in the world. Their dream of self-actualization becomes a nightmare when one of the characters encounters a ghostly duplicate of herself.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The invention of characters through storytelling is mirrored by the figures who reside in the abstracted space of Guertin's painting. She employs a minimalist logic to structure her work. &nbsp;The self-referential rendering of space and gestural employment of paint calls attention to the surface, while primary forms, ovals and staffs, respond directly to the dimensions and architecture of the support. The forms painted are figurative and serve to reinforce the physical structure of the spaces they inhabit, while being defined by it as people. &nbsp;Combining these investigations into material and figuration, Guertin's paintings similarly explore self-realization through development of space, or as an artist who engages with painting.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Heather Guertin is a painter and writer, and has performed stand-up comedy in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles most recently at White Columns in New York and in conjunction with the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. Her recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at Interstate, Brooklyn, group exhibitions at Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York and Malraux's Place, Brooklyn. Last year she published a novella titled&nbsp;<em>Model Turned Comedian</em>&nbsp;with Social Malpractice and Publication Studio and is currently working on her second book&nbsp;<em>Not Yet Titled, Cambodia.&nbsp;</em>&nbsp;A book of her paintings and writing will be published by Hassla Books in&nbsp;conjunction with this exhibition.&nbsp; This is Guertin's first exhibition with Brennan &amp; Griffin.</div> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:28:25 +0000 Lisa O'Hara - Atlantic Gallery - September 9th - October 4th Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:23:28 +0000 Glenn Leiberman - Atlantic Gallery - September 9th - October 4th Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:21:40 +0000 Lothar Hempel - Anton Kern Gallery - September 4th - October 4th Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:14:32 +0000 Brian Calvin - Anton Kern Gallery - September 4th - October 4th Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:12:40 +0000 Alexandria Smith - Scaramouche - September 7th - November 2nd <p><strong><em>Perpetual Adorations</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Alexandria Smith</strong></p> <p><br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Opening:</span>&nbsp; Sunday, September 7, 6-8pm</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Exhibition dates:</span>&nbsp; September 7 &ndash; November 2, 2014</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Guileless and without vanity, we were still in love with ourselves then. We felt comfortable in our own skins, enjoyed the news that our senses released to us, admired our dirt, cultivated our scars, and could not comprehend this unworthiness.&rdquo;</p> <p>- Toni Morrison, <em>The Bluest Eye</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Scaramouche is pleased to inaugurate our 2014/15 season with a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Alexandria Smith. &ldquo;Perpetual Adorations&rdquo; is comprised of recent paintings, mixed media collages and site specific installations. Smith&rsquo;s work explores the emotionally-charged and awkward terrain of the developing stages in forming a sense of personhood. Responsive to notions of race and cultural difference, her practice is defined by a unique relationship to the body. Through amorphous, hybrid characters, and a conjured avatar for the artist named Marjorie, the works are imbued with amalgamations of femininity &ndash; limbs, pigtails, ribbons and dresses that activate a world in which the South, domestic interiors and magical realism collide.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Inspired by Claymation, Indian and Persian miniatures, and Baroque architecture and textiles, Smith fuses aspects of history and middle class domesticity to thwart the burden of realism. Through a cartoon vernacular and alluring, bold colors, a sense of nostalgia permeates the scenes in which characters on their quest for self, engage in &ldquo;play&rdquo; that balances between violence, innocence and grotesque misfortune set amidst sparse and symbolic spaces. Interweaving memory and autobiography, Smith creates a fictional, coming of age narrative that exposes complex notions of identity, gender, sexuality and the psychology of self-discovery.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Alexandria Smith </strong>(1981, Bronx, NY) earned her BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University; MA in Art Education from New York University; and MFA in Painting and Drawing from Parsons The New School for Design in 2010. She is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including the Golden Foundation Residency, Rush Arts Summer Residency, and Vermont Studio Center Residency. Most recently she was awarded the Fountainhead Residency 2015, Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, and AIR Gallery Fellowship for 2014/15. Recent exhibitions in New York include The Schomburg Center, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, Culturefix Gallery and Rush Arts Gallery. Smith was featured in The Huffington Post's &ldquo;Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Artmakers You Should Know Under 40&rdquo; and &ldquo;10 Female Artists To Watch in 2013&rdquo;, as well as NBC's &ldquo;40 Amazing Black Artists to Watch in 2014". She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.</p> <p align="center"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> <p align="center"><span style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</span><strong style="text-align: left;">For more information please contact the gallery:</strong></p> <p align="center">52 Orchard Street, New York, NY10002 &nbsp;tel. (212) 228-2229</p> <p align="center"></p> <p align="center">Hours:&nbsp;Wed.-Sat. 12N-6pm, Sun. 1-6pm and by appt.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:09:55 +0000 Lennart Rieder, Marie-Dolma Chophel - 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel - September 4th - September 30th <p>532 Gallery is pleased to present new works by Marie-Dolma Chophel and Lennart Rieder.</p> <p>Marie-Dolma Chophel&rsquo;s works are inspired by topography and integrate 3D structures with organic forms and colors to form an abstract landscape of imaginary places. &nbsp;She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Sup&eacute;rieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, France. &nbsp;Her work has been shown in the U.S., including recent exhibitions at the Fleming Museum and at the Dorsky Museum, in London and Hong Kong at the Rossi &amp; Rossi Gallery. She lives and works in New York and Paris.</p> <p>Lennart Rieder&rsquo;s work is process oriented. &nbsp;He touches on classic motifs and references in painting, placing them&nbsp;in a contemporary context. &nbsp;He is a graduate of Kunst Hochschule Kassel, Germany, where he studied with Professor Johannes Spehr. &nbsp;His work has been shown at Parcours d&rsquo;Artistes, Brussels; MFA ,Documenta Halle, Kassel; Coup de Ville, Sint Niklaas, Belgium; Strzelski Gallery, Stuttgart; Stellwerk Kassel, Kunstverein Familie&nbsp;Montez, Frankfurt; Habsburger Kunstverein, Hamburg among others. He lives in Kassel, Germany.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:06:15 +0000 Orly Genger, James Siena - Sargent's Daughters - September 19th - October 26th <p>Orly Genger (b. 1979) lives in New York City and works in Brooklyn. She received her B.A. from Brown University in 2001, and attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. She has served as a guest lecturer/visiting artist at MassArt, Museum of Arts and Design, Ohio State University, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, among others.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p> <p>James Siena (BFA, Cornell University, 1979) lives and works in New York City.&nbsp;&nbsp;His work is held in numerous prestigious public and private collections across the U.S., including Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. &nbsp;He is represented by Pace Gallery.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:47:51 +0000 L.C. Armstrong - Marlborough Gallery New York - September 16th - October 18th <p style="padding-left: 30px;">The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, Recent Works by L.C. Armstrong, which will open on Tuesday, September 16th with an opening reception from 6&ndash;8 PM and will continue through October 18th, 2014. <br />Comprised of nine vibrant, acrylic paintings, the exhibition features Armstrong&rsquo;s signature aesthetic of maximalist landscape and flower paintings. Remaining true to the leitmotif of the flower and symbolic emblems such as the bomb fuse, Armstrong creates works that explore the dark edge of paradise. The nine paintings showcased in this exhibition unveil the artist&rsquo;s new acrylic technique that accomplishes a distinctive glow, a departure from her signature polished resin finish. Armstrong&rsquo;s meticulous layering of acrylic enhances the luminosity of the work from the very foundation of the medium. <br />The exhibition will include four small paintings depicting exotic flora with bomb fuses as stems. Recalling the still-lifes of Dutch masters such as Otto van Schriek, Rachel Ruysch and Jan van Huysum, these works materialize Armstrong&rsquo;s exploration of alluring, transient and fragile beauty &ndash; a blatant depiction, and a warning, of temporality.<br />Also featured in this exhibition is the diptych, Blossoms Over Bow Bridge, a soft and ethereal landscape of Central Park, a recurrent setting in the work of Armstrong. The serene and harmonious composition of nature provides a contrast to the looming, man-made structures seen in the background, the space beyond the park. The artist creates an artificial landscape within this &ldquo;walled paradise,&rdquo; where the natural world becomes the subject of Armstrong&rsquo;s escapist vision.<br />Adopting this lush and ephemeral subject matter, Armstrong copes with the relation between beauty and materialism, &ndash;the transient nature of earthly goods and pursuits. Continuing the discourse of still-life painting, these emotive and spectral portrayals render everyday life through the artist&rsquo;s sense of fantasy and wonder.<br />Born in Humbolt, Tennessee, Armstrong completed two degrees from Pasadena&rsquo;s Art College Center of Design and San Francisco&rsquo;s Art Institute, while customizing vans, motorcycles, airplanes and hot rod cars, perfecting her technique and supporting herself through school. In 1991, Armstrong was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and in that same year her work was included in The Corcoran Biennial. After her first solo show in Cologne, Germany in 1991, Armstrong exhibited at White Columns in 1992 and over the next fifteen years with galleries in New York, Washington, Frankfurt and Paris.<br />Armstrong&rsquo;s work has&nbsp;&nbsp;been included in a number of significant permanent collections such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Harvard University, Cambridge; The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, among others.</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;An illustrated catalogue with an essay by the Paris-based curator and critic, Adrian Dannatt, will be available at the time of the exhibition.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:42:47 +0000