ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - The Noguchi Museum - July 31st - August 31st <p>This exhibition showcases the artwork of teen participants in the Museum's Making Your Mark program. In Making Your Mark, high school students are offered an in-depth look at Noguchi's work and vision, introduced to a variety of art materials and methods, and supported as they identify and pursue their individual, creative interests.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:27:44 +0000 Sam Tufnell - FiveMyles - August 4th - September 10th <p>Tufnell&rsquo;s friendly, 32&rdquo; tall gnomes are cast in pigmented resin. They will interact with the passing public in this Crown Heights neighborhood, delighting young and old alike.</p> <p>A&nbsp;<strong>steel rose</strong>&nbsp;<strong>bush&nbsp;</strong>joins the city tree in front of the gallery to add a poetic touch to this urban neighborhood. With his steel work Sam Tufnell has posed himself the challenge of making steel appear fragile without sacrificing structural integrity. The rosebush, with its buds, open blossoms and countless leaves, offers a perfect and beautiful example of the artist&rsquo;s successful challenge. &nbsp;</p> <p>Sam Tufnell graduated from SVA in 2002. He has shown his work in exhibitions throughout New York City. He lives in Upstate New York and works in Brooklyn.</p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></strong></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:48:07 +0000 Michael Britto, Gustavo Azrael Torres, Floor Grootenhuis, Francelle Jones, Kerwin Williamson - FiveMyles - August 10th - August 24th <p><em>Unframed</em> presents particular visions of our daily environment through photographs, drawings, and a sculpture that stand on their own - without frames or pedestals.</p> <p>This is the third short-term exhibition at FiveMyles this summer that acknowledges the work by five emerging artists, who have not had much opportunities to show their work in public. It is part of the FiveMyles SpaceProgram which offers the gallery space during the summer months, when the space would otherwise be empty, to young artists, musicians and performers for try-outs, works-in-progress and performance events.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:45:40 +0000 Justin Alan Volpe - myplasticheart nyc - August 1st - August 31st <p><img src="" alt="" /></p> <p><em>&ldquo;Imagine a world where all your favorite actors play in one universe together&hellip;&rdquo;</em></p> <p>myplasticheart presents Dream Cast : a 1/6 Scale Custom Space Opera, where we invite you to take a look inside the mind of artist Justin Alan Volpe as he plays writer, director and designer to a universe made up of Force Benders, Space Cowboys, and an android rock band The Seekers.</p> <p>With a cast you may never see together on the silver screen, some of the most iconic actors of our time are set to portray a rag tag group of adventurers and lawmen, all in a 1/6 scale.</p> <p>The stage is set&hellip; Please join us for the opening reception on August 1st from 6-9PM EDT at myplasticheart in the Lower East Side NYC. Justin Alan Volpe will be in attendance to discuss his work. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition runs through August 31st.</p> <p>About the artist: Justin Alan Volpe has worked as a sculptor for Jeff Koons, a 1/6 scale costume fabricator for Sideshow Collectables, instructed Needle Felting Workshops at Kidrobot NYC and the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, collaborated with Toy Tokyo to design and create their Bearbrick for the Medicom Bearbrick World Wide Tour 2, and created packaging artwork for various projects.</p> <p>Dream Cast : a 1/6 Scale Custom Space Opera<br />Opening Reception Friday, August 1st, 2014 6 &ndash; 9pm,<br />Exhibition runs through August 31st, 2014</p> <p>myplasticheart<br />210 Forsyth St.<br />NY, NY 10002<br />(646) 290-6866</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:21:59 +0000 Katerina Marcelja, Amanda C. Mathis - Gallery Molly Krom - July 31st - August 22nd <p>NEW YORK CITY - Gallery Molly Krom</p> <p>July 31- August 22, 2014</p> <p>OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, August 10, 6-8pm</p> <p>Gallery Molly Krom is pleased to present Stripped, a two artist show featuring sculptures by Katerina Marcelja and collages by Amanda C. Mathis.</p> <p>Katerina Marcelja and Amanda C. Mathis have exhibited together before, which is hardly coincidental, considering the premise of their work. Both artists are concerned with &ldquo;the history of artifacts found in abandoned domestic settings" (Marcelja) and with "the residue of human existence..., the pieces of history revealed through the architecture of our homes" (Mathis).</p> <p>The assemblages by Katerina Marcelja are made from fragments found in abandoned dwellings and are formed with a random precision that reflects a careful dialog between the artist and the lived history of the artifacts. Stripped from their habitat, they stand as stubborn, cynical and yet ernest records of the passage of time, of unrelenting tides of habitation.</p> <p>For Amanda C. Mathis the process begins with the exploration of various neighborhoods where she photographs homes, gravitating towards older dwellings. Using these photographs, she creates nonsensical compositions that repudiate the viewer's expectations of what should be occurring in the picture plane. There exists a contradiction between the seamless, flat quality of the collage surface and the spatial complexity created by the juxtaposition of the images.</p> <p>The title of the exhibit, Stripped, was a subject of some debate among the artists and the curator because of its potential reference to the frequently used, and even more frequently misused, notions of "deconstruction/construction" as well as a somewhat more sophisticated reference to Duchamp's work, but the exhibit is about neither. Stripped refers to the act of intervention and defiance that is delegated to art as it responds to the "dictates" of form in architecture in particular, and in life in general. Architecture dictates proportions and relations among the elements of the building, positioning of plumbing, construction of a piece of furniture, designs for a block of dwellings. The dictates of life are in its course and the fate of memories. For Marcelja and Mathis, their act of resistance to these dictates is a gesture, simultaneously playful and tragic, since the intent is to hold on to the remnants of memories stripped from their source.</p> <p><strong>Katerina Marcelja</strong> was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and grew up in Italy. She studied sculpture at Boston University and performance in NYU . Her recent exhibitions include Wet Wings and Wooden Sail at Giacobetti Paul Gallery, Insubstantial Evidence at Douglass Street Music Collective Gallery , and Fragment Series at Open Source. She exhibited at Gallery Molly Krom in December 2013 in Flights of Love.</p> <p><strong>Amanda C. Mathis</strong> was born in Orlando, Florida. She received her BFA from the University of Central Florida (2004) and her MFA from Pratt Institute (2006). She has executed large scale installations for her solo shows at James Nicholson Gallery ( New York) and Smack Mellon ( New York). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Smack Mellon, Kunsthalle Galapagos, the Freedman Gallery at Albright College ( Reading, Pa), Open Source Gallery( New York) and the Visual Art Center of New Jersey ( Summit, NJ). Mathis has participated in the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum of Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workplace Program, and the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts residency. She was a winner of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 2012.<br />This is her first show at Molly Krom.</p> <p>Both artists live and work in Brooklyn, New York.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:31:20 +0000 Jordan Casteel - Sargent's Daughters - August 13th - September 14th <p>Sargent&rsquo;s Daughters is pleased to present Jordan Casteel&rsquo;s first solo exhibition, &ldquo;Visible Man&rdquo; opening on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014. &nbsp;The exhibition presents a new series of paintings, collages and prints.</p> <p>Casteel&rsquo;s subject in this series is black men, all of whom are unclothed, both literally and metaphorically. &nbsp;Drawing on a long line of art historical portraiture, Casteel&rsquo;s nudes confront the viewer with an unprotected gaze. &nbsp;They are surrounded by objects of domesticity: photographs, clothes, and furnishings. &nbsp;Often they are encompassed by the winding tapestry of prints on the surrounding upholstery. &nbsp;Casteel&rsquo;s preoccupation with paint lends a fluid thickness to her works. &nbsp;The love of paint is apparent in each stroke. &nbsp;The collage works and print works recall the bright colors and thick lines of Jacob Lawrence, Nancy Spero and the blocky beauty of Matisse.</p> <p>In her painting Yahya, the subject is stretched out on the floor in front of a floral couch, his arm encased in a cast. &nbsp;Though it would seem logical to assume we are looking at him from above, the actual perspective is shifted and we appear to be below him. &nbsp;Yahya regards us cooly, eyes unflinching as Olympia. &nbsp;</p> <p>The contrast of popular images of black men and the humanity of actual individual black men is highlighted by Casteel&rsquo;s inclusion of personal objects and the setting of the subjects at home, most often in repose and relaxed. &nbsp;This pose was chosen by Casteel as one at odds with the usual portrayal of black men, and it is consequently exciting to shift our own perception. &nbsp;In addition to her placement of the subjects, Casteel often experiments with color. Is, Casteel seems to ask, a black man a black man no matter the color?</p> <p>Jordan Casteel was born in 1989 in Denver, CO. She recently completed her MFA at Yale in New Haven, CT. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:15:14 +0000 Peter Fischli, David Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Martin Honert, Gary Hume - Matthew Marks Gallery - 24th St. - July 10th - August 14th <p>Peter Fischli David Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Gary Hume&nbsp;will be on view at Matthew Marks Gallery, 523 West 24th Street, from July 10 to August 15, 2014, Monday through Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:56:06 +0000 - Josee Bienvenu Gallery - August 7th - September 6th Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:38:09 +0000 Patricia Heal - Robin Rice Gallery - September 17th - October 26th <p>In her ninth solo show at the Robin Rice Gallery, veteran artist Patricia Heal documents her visual narrative of their enchanted home in upstate New York. Hidden within untouched forests lies Peabrook, a babbling brook running through the property. The classic architecture of the house is offset by uniquely quirky interiors designed by the English-born Patricia and her husband, Anthony Cotsifas, which generate an otherworldly existence within the estate. &ldquo;Peabrook is my Neverland,&rdquo; Heal states, in reference to J.M. Barrie&rsquo;s <em>Peter Pan</em>. &ldquo;It is a fictional place often described as a metaphor for eternal childhood.&rdquo; Heal hopes that, with just a visit to the gallery and a little imagination, you, too, can see Peabrook.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Her use of the large format, now-extinct Polaroid film for her black and white photographs, and the warm soft colors found in many of the other pieces of the collection, contribute to the sense of antiquity and fantasy surrounding Peabrook. The whimsical subject matter, including mythical creatures and extensive taxidermy, complete the &ldquo;magical&rdquo; representation of Heal&rsquo;s home that she strove to depict. The simply framed 4&rdquo; x 5&rdquo;, 5&rdquo; x 7&rdquo; and 8&rdquo; x 10&rdquo; photographs sit within large mattes, in keeping with the classical quality of her images. &ldquo;I really wanted to work in film again, and this project seemed the right one to do it with,&rdquo; says Heal, who lists Sarah Moon and Andr&eacute; Kertesz as artistic inspirations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The dark and mysterious invitational image, &ldquo;Willow&rdquo;, depicts a portrait of a hooded woman, her downward gaze partially obstructed by the soft branches of a fern from the surrounding garden.</p> <p>The earth-toned image contains the unpredictable streaked effect of developed instant film.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In another image, entitled &ldquo;Sitting Room&rdquo;, we see a positive image of a film negative. Most notable is the hanging rhinoceros head towering impressively over two antique sitting chairs. The rhinoceros head is an art piece made of resin; Heal says that she does not condone hunting, and collects taxidermy as homage to the animals. Taxidermy can found throughout her home, including a raven standing alert upon one of the aforementioned chairs in her living room.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Patricia Heal was born in England, where she studied art and theater. After receiving her degree in photography, she moved to New York City. Currently, Heal works for leading editorial and commercial clients, and shares a studio with her husband, fellow photographer Anthony Cotsifas, and their bulldog, Moses. She has received numerous awards, including the Society of Publication Designers Award for Photography, the Communication Arts Photography Award, a Nikon/PDN Award, the IPA Lucie Fine Art Award, and a Fuji Film Promotion Award. In her previous show, Patricia focused on the wild ponies of Dartmoor and their habitat. After it was shown at the Robin Rice Gallery, her show was then exhibited in England at Stone Theatre in London and Bangwallop in Salcombe, Devon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To view all of the images exhibited, please direct yourself to <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:37:46 +0000 James Brooks, Alan Shields, Manny Farber, Al Held - Van Doren Waxter Gallery - July 28th - August 29th Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:40:41 +0000 Tiong Ang, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, Carlo Ferraris, Greg Kwiatek, Walter Robinson - LYNCH THAM - July 28th - August 21st <p><em>The Season in Review</em>&nbsp;summarizes our recent exhibitions with works by the following artists: Tiong Ang, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, Carlo Ferraris, Greg Kwiatek, and Walter Robinson.&nbsp;<br /><br />RECENT PRESS:<br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">W Magazine</a><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Magazine</a><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art<em>space</em></a><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New Yorker</a><br /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">artnet News</a><br /><br />Gallery summer hours: Monday through Thursday, 10am to 6pm.<br /><br />We will be closed from 22&nbsp;August to 9 September 2014. We re-open&nbsp;on 10 September 2014 with an exhibition by leading&nbsp;Portuguese artist Pedro Calapez.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:07:42 +0000