ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Jeff Miller - Atlantic Gallery - October 4th, 2012 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <h4>Sculpture and Sculpture drawings</h4> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:19:02 +0000 Group Show - Benrimon Contemporary - October 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>“We prefer our art to look like art and our artists to behave like artists. Andy courageously ignored those expectations.” ~ Ryan McGinness</p> <p><br />Glitterati Incorporated and Benrimon Contemporary are pleased to announce an exhibition in conjunction with the publication of Thank You Andy Warhol.</p> <p><br />The project began one morning in January 2011, when author Catherine Johnson realized she and her creative community were in the middle of the national economic depression that was crippling the art world and wondered, ‘What would Andy do?’ His work and ethos had always inspired her, and she felt sure it had a similar impact on a variety of creatives who had known Andy and his work.<br />She began an inquiry. Just some of the luminaries interviewed and featured in this notable book include Frances Grill, Ivan Karp, Jeffrey Deitch, Danny Fields, Ken Heyman, Bibbe Hansen, George Lois, Gretchen Berg, Vincent Fremont, Sylvia Miles, Peter Beard, Liza Minnelli, Patrick McDonald, Simon Doonan, Eric Shiner, and Jamie Warhola.</p> <p><br />Their collective descriptions are compelling and paint an incredible picture of Andy Warhol. Each person discusses the profound influence of Andy Warhol on their lives and their work. The interviewees also cite a piece of Warhol artwork that is personally significant to him or her; whether it be an artwork, book, film, creative collaboration, meeting, or conversation with Warhol, to illustrate their stories. Amazingly, only two people referenced the same piece of Warhol art.</p> <p><br />What started as a single inquiry has resulted in a truly personal biography of the most influential artist of our time. To accompany the publication Catherine Johnson has curated a show extracting art from the book and also adding to it: gathering stories about the influence of Warhol could be a "lifelong and worldwide project." She plans to continue recording, observing and documenting the impact of Warhol on the lives and work of others.</p> <p><br />This exhibition includes an eclectic mix of work from artists who contributed to the book featuring; Billy Name, Anthony Haden-Guest, Blake Boyd, Bob Colacello, Brigid Berlin, Christophe Von Hohenberg, Michael Halsband, David Gamble, Gretchen Berg, Jerry Schatzberg, Jonas Mekas, Marcia Resnick, Richard Prince, Roberta Bayley, Roxanne Lowit, Ryan McGinness, Vik Muniz, Taylor Mead &amp; Trey Speegle.</p> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 23:44:57 +0000 Abelardo Morell - Benrubi Gallery - October 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Bonni Benrubi Gallery</strong> is pleased to present <strong><em>Rock Paper Scissors</em></strong>, new work by <strong>Abelardo Morell</strong>. The exhibition will further expand on Morell’s innovative “Tent-Camera Obscura” process where visual boundaries are pushed with the use of a lightproof tent and periscope that projects a view of the nearby landscape directly onto the ground. The resulting photographs play on the tropes of impressionistic painting as the refracted light is exposed on the grass and sand below. The artist began using this process in 2010 and in recent months, since receiving a grant from National Geographic, has incorporated the Grand Canyon and other rocky terrains from the American West into this body of work.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Morell has historically used the still life throughout his career and his celebrated body of work “Book of Books” has been a mainstay of contemporary photography. He has recently revisited the idea of paper as subject in such images as “Paper Self” (illustrated) where we see his use not only of texture, but also of the complexity of photographic seeing. He has rendered a simple material into a complex composition stimulating our wonderment as viewers. Morell, ever the consummate inventor, then took this one step further in his series of “Cut-Outs”. The artist gathered antique books of etchings and using everyday scissors, cut into these books and created his own compositions with the imagery that was left behind. The process is best described as an excavation, and as is typical of Morell, his use of the simplest tools reveals the artist’s ever present mastery in turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A new group of photograms will also be on view. Morell writes of this cameraless process: “To me the excitement of this series lies in being able to work in ‘extra photographic’ ways using some of the techniques and syntax of printmaking and drawing. I love the concrete surfaces in these photograms.” This new series is yet another example of how Morell continues to push the medium of photography and why his pictures allow us to question how we see and what a photograph is.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong> Abelardo Morell</strong> received his MFA from Yale University and was the chair of the photography department of the Massachusetts College of Art until his retirement in 2010. His work has been exhibited internationally and he has received numerous prestigious awards including the 2011 ICP Infinity Award. He has had numerous books of his photographs published to date. A major retrospective, jointly organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, The Getty Museum and the High Museum is scheduled to open May 31, 2013, in Chicago and will travel to other major venues. A new monograph will be published on the occasion of the exhibition.</span></p> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 16:53:01 +0000 Group Show - BROADWAY GALLERY - October 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Globalization creates unexpected relationships and contrasts in contemporary art. This series focuses on the significance of exhibiting a variety of works in a pluralistic art world. Inspired by salon-style hanging, most commonly attributed to the Salon de Paris held during the 18th and 19th centuries; Broadway Gallery NYC continues this legacy with a contemporary and fresh outlook. Following a trend of previous exhibitions at Broadway Gallery NYC, this show pays tribute to the format of a salon hanging. It is a tradition that awakens contemporary culture to a dynamic collective consciousness.</p> <p>A few notable themes in this exhibit that cross cultures are romanticism, spirituality, and humanity. Part of an ongoing series, Artists at Home and Abroad reaches out to the diverse community of New York. In addition to the exhibition on display at Broadway Gallery NYC, are several concurrent Internet projects, and a print catalog. Furthermore, this exhibit offers writers and viewers an exciting opportunity to submit essays and comments on the nature and significance of biennials, fairs and public exposure for new and emerging artists.</p> <p>This exhibit uses the space as another medium altogether; incorporating the maximum floor-to-ceiling gallery space activates the wall with art works in various media by artists, each of whom offer a unique perspective to the show. These artists have transformed the gallery walls into a compendium of generational takes on figuration, portraiture, and abstraction.</p> <p>Visitors will be surprised to see the stunning results. The speed of interactions via new media allows for global artistic conversations previously unheard before. In an attempt to integrate the numerous artistic languages, this exhibit was installed in a unique format. Two long parallel walls have been carefully installed to create dialogue in the spatial order. Artists at Home and Abroad allows the viewer access to some of the past and current pivotal artistic ideas while introducing newer talent, to generate fresh creative energy through unexpected juxtapositions.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:59:02 +0000 Sara Conklin - Ceres Gallery - October 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><b>Ceres Gallery</b> is pleased to announce Sara Conklin’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, <i>Minor Surgery : Works on Paper, </i>on view October 2 to 27, 2012.</p> <p>Sara Conklin is her father’s daughter. Having a father who was a country doctor whose medical office was in the house, the happenings, tools, drawings and medical paraphernalia of his practice became part of the fabric of her daily life. It is a natural progression that anatomical drawings, x-rays and notations are fodder for Conklin’s work. The irony of Conklin’s work is that in addition to her upbringing the trauma of having broken her neck in a horseback riding accident has led her to develop her current work and its distinct, personal aesthetic. Conklin’s provocative imagery seems to have a one two punch that serves to demonstrate the trappings of healing dealing simultaneously with the physical and emotional paths. The art is a catharsis of relieving not only physical pain but emotional pain, while emphasizing the fragility of our bodies and our minds.</p> <p>Incorporating exquisitely tender original pencil drawings with postoperative neck x-rays, Conklin juxtaposes the biomorphic yet mechanical nature of the human spine and the foreign hardware that ultimately held her neck, and herself, together. Sara Conklin’s work suggests an inherent vintage quality while the use of twenty-first century technology is revealed.</p> <p>Besides the two solo exhibitions that she will have had at <i>Ceres</i>, Conklin has had solos with the <i>Delaware Valley Arts</i>, Alliance, Narrowburg, NY, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT, and the <i>Broome Street </i>Gallery, NYC. She has been included in numerous group exhibitions including an exhibition at the <i>Long</i> <i>Island Museum</i>, Stony Brook, NY, <i>Artspace</i>, in New Haven, CT to name a few. She has received notices in publications such as <i>Tolt</i> News, including the Cover, <i>NY Arts Magazine</i>, <i>Catskill Mountain Region Guide</i>. Ms. Conklin received her BS in Art from Springfield College, Springfield, MA. She also did further studies at Smith College, Northampton, MA and the Art Students League in NYC.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 07:05:17 +0000 Rammellzee - Childrens Museum of the Arts - October 4th, 2012 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p>The Children’s Museum of the Arts presents the most comprehensive collection of works to-date by visionary artist and MC, RAMMELLZEE. Entitled <em>The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum</em>, the exhibition will reveal the inner workings of RAMMELLZEE’s artistic vision and trace his career trajectory which began in the 1970s as a pioneering “Wild Style” graffiti writer and hip hop MC and evolved in manifesto and medium to the far reaches of the imagination.</p> <p>RAMMELLZEE’s legend grew in a Tribeca loft known as the “Battle Station,” where the artist conceived a new vision for the future – a self-made mythology, known as Gothic Futurism, with its own set of heroes and villains, which he called Recyclers and Trashers or more notably, Garbage Gods and Monster Models. For over 30 years, RAMMELLZEE inhabited the universe he created, building layer upon layer of legend and legacy.</p> <p><em>The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum</em> showcases a visual encyclopedia of RAMMELLZEE’s artworks including full-body life-sized costumes, masks, character frescoes, figurines, large scale paintings and video and audio recordings from some of his performances. Suspended from the gallery’s ceiling are RAMMELLZEE’s legendary letter racers, or car-like vehicles representing letters of the alphabet seeking to “break free.”</p> <p>In addition to his visual artwork, RAMMELLZEE is well-known for his contributions to hip-hop lyricism and vocalization, as illustrated in the documentaries <em>Style Wars</em> and <em>Wild Style,</em> as well as the hip-hop single Beat Bop, which was produced by Jean-Michael Basquiat and consists of a 10 minute narrative rap by RAMMELLZEE and K-Rob that is considered to be one of the most essential hip-hop recordings ever made.</p> <p>This exhibition was organized with support from the Suzanne Geiss Company and the Estate of RAMMELLZEE.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 02:12:15 +0000 Darren Waterston - DC Moore Gallery - October 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>DC Moore Gallery is pleased to present its first exhibition by Darren Waterston, Remote Futures. This recent body of work explores the allure and menace of utopian fantasy, where an imagined, idealized paradise holds within it a disconcerting future.<br /> <br /> Waterston has often engaged with mythological, theological, and natural histories while proposing visual depictions of the ineffable that transcend the picture plane. In Remote Futures, there is evidence of human life in the fragments of architecture—temples, cathedrals, ziggurats, bridges—that emerge from the organic detritus. These scenes evoke places of refuge, offering an escape from the processes of time and mortality. For Waterston, however, utopian potential is untenable as such. With abstracted elements that are both corporeal and celestial, Waterston’s scenes become simultaneously Edenic and dystopian.<br /> <br /> Waterston’s formal approach complements his thematic interest in divergence. His painterly technique is drawn from both the Italian Renaissance—he layers oils and viscous glazes over gessoed wood panels—and traditional Japanese painting methods such as calligraphic brushwork. These moments of technical precision, however, are no sooner perceived than they are obscured. The resulting ethereal visions evoke both distant pasts and fantastical futures.<br /> <br /> Darren Waterston lives and works in New York, NY. His work is featured in permanent collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Seattle Art Museum, WA; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Waterston’s upcoming projects include an editioned, large-format print portfolio commissioned by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, to be published in conjunction with an exhibition in May 2013. MASS MoCA will also host a major installation by Waterston in the fall of 2013.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 23:29:45 +0000 - Fred Torres Gallery - October 4th, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>We are pleased to invite you to a Panel Discussion on led by Art Critic, <strong>Jonathan Goodman</strong>.</p> <p>Panelists will include:<br /> <br /> <strong>Shen Chen</strong> who began his art education in high school and continued his training at Shanghai Art College. In 1988, he came to the United States on a fellowship as artist in residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He continued his studies at Boston University on an MFA scholarship the following year. Shen's work blends multiple cultural elements as he layers concepts of time and space with Zen philosophy, meditation, and repetition. <br /> <br /> <strong>Ming Fay</strong> is a Shanghai-born and New York based sculptor and professor. His work focuses on the concept of the garden as a symbol of utopia and the relationship between culture and nature. Drawing upon an extensive knowledge of plants both Eastern and Western, real and mythical, Fay creates his own calligraphic floating forest of reeds, branches and surreal species. Ming Fay received his BFA in sculpture from Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from University of California, Santa Barbara. He lives and maintains his studio in New York City.<br /> <br /> <strong>Cui Fei</strong> was born in Jinan, China. Cui attended the Affiliate High School of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Fine Arts) where later she received her BFA degree in painting. Cui taught for three years as an assistant professor at the Shandong Academy of Fine Arts. She moved to the United States in 1996 earning her MFA degree in painting at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Cui has been cited in various publications, including Art in America, The New York Times, and The New Yorker Magazine. She has received The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the NYFA Fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts, the BRIO Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts and was selected into the Artists-in-the-Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.<br /> <br /> <strong>Mary Ting</strong> is a visual artist working in installation, drawing, sculpture, video, and photography. Recent solo exhibitions in the NYC area include Lambent Foundation, Dean Project, metaphor contemporary art, and Kentler International Drawing Space. Ting is a two-time recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council MCAF grantee, Gottlieb Foundation individual grant, Lambent Fellowship, and residencies at MacDowell Colony, Lower Eastside Printshop Special Editions, Dieu Donne Papermill Workspace, among others. Ting currently teaches studio art at John Jay College and Transart Institute, New York/Berlin. <br /> <br /> <strong>Aileen June Wang</strong> received her Ph.D. in art history from Rutgers University in New Jersey, with a specialization in Renaissance art. Her research interests have evolved towards contemporary Chinese art, which originated during her stint as client advisor at Christie’s, New York. Current research projects revolve around Chinese and Chinese American contemporary artists whose works grapple with nostalgia and the use of the past in defining what being Chinese means. She completed a National Endowment for the Humanities summer fellowship on Asian American art this July, at New York University, and holds an appointment as assistant professor in art history and museum studies at Long Island University Post. <br /> </p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 01:36:18 +0000 Natalie Frank - Fredericks & Freiser - October 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><img src="" /></p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:09:43 +0000 Group Show - Hunter College/Times Square Gallery - October 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>The Hunter College Art Galleries are pleased to present <i>CONCEPTUAL ABSTRACTION</i>,<i> </i>on view from October 5 - November 10, 2012<i>.</i> The exhibition offers a revealing cross-section through abstract painting of the last two decades.  Its starting point is the 1991 exhibition <i>Conceptual Abstraction</i> held at the Sidney Janis Gallery, renowned for its representation of historic abstract artists. The 1991 show brought together a new generation of abstract painters, demonstrating that abstraction remained a vital mode of creation in an art world then dominated by figurative art.  This new iteration of <i>CONCEPTUAL ABSTRACTION</i> reunites the twenty painters from the 1991 show, presenting one older and one more recent painting by each artist. What seemed quixotic in 1991 today looks prescient. Rather than trying to revive historic abstraction, the remarkably varied work of the twenty artists in the exhibition expresses the experience of American life at the beginning of the twenty-first century: sometimes brutal, sometimes lyrical, sometimes gleamingly industrial, sometimes delicately handmade.  Cumulatively, the exhibition shows how and why abstraction has, once again, become the most exciting current in contemporary art. </p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:18:51 +0000 Greg Lamarche - Joshua Liner Gallery - October 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present <em>Timeless</em>, an exhibition of new collage works by the New York artist Greg Lamarche. This is Lamarche’s debut solo show with the gallery.</p> <p>Working in hand-cut paper, Lamarche’s collages draw from a vast archive of found materials, commercially printedpapers, and vintage printed matter. Through an interplay of abstracted graffiti language and commercial design, Lamarche enlists a profusion of graphic styles and bold colors to explore rhythmic repetition, multiple perspectives, and the suggestion of sound and movement. The artist applies a similar visual approach in mural-size wall paintings and large-scale environments installed in recent years.</p> <p>For <em>Timeless</em>, Lamarche brings together a collection of medium-sized collages, assemblage, and paintings. Each is an exploration of letterforms inspired by graphic design, graffiti, commercial lettering, and art-deco fonts. The works range from the carefully planned and ultra graphic to the completely free-form “design by chance.” Although each artwork has a unique look, the group relates through the consistent use of found and vintage papers. By using materials from the past in a contemporary moment, ordinary notions of linear time are subverted. Lamarche’s works exist in a cultural context all their own.</p> <p>In the collage <em>Unfettered</em>, for example, a colorful barrage of wildly varying letters rolls across the middle third of a white expanse, gathering momentum just as an avalanche collects mass. <em>Timeless</em>, on the other hand, is a very precise collage on white in which cut-paper forms compose what appear like drafting or carpentry tools, which in turn are arranged to spell out the work’s title. <em>Untitled (remnant series)</em> is more free-form, as abstracted cutout fragments in black form filigreed silhouettes in an all-over composition of black and tan.</p> <p>In all of his work, Lamarche engages a general familiarity with commercial typography and design as well as elements of graffiti, which by now are ubiquitous within the social and built landscapes of most cities. (As a young teen, the artist cut his creative teeth writing graffiti in the streets and subways of New York.) Variously recombined and deployed, these familiar references speak to viewers across generations, social strata, and global origin. Furthermore, Lamarche’s canny mixtures of form, color, and arrangement break down the now-staid divisions between fine art, graphic art, and architecture.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 23:47:24 +0000 - Museum of the City of New York - October 4th, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Join us for a pre-Election Day conversation to explore how activists have influenced electoral debate and outcomes—historically and today. With so many citizens saying the political system is broken, this panel will explore what role grassroots activists and organizations might play in reconfiguring the political conversation and the electoral dynamics of the two-party system. Our distinguished panel will include <b>Eric Foner</b>, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University; <b>Fred Siegel</b>, a scholar in residence at St. Francis College and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute; and <b>Dorian Warren</b>, assistant professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University; as well as activists and other observers. The program will be moderated by <b>Joshua Freeman</b>, professor of history at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:56:11 +0000 Mark Dorf - Phoenix Gallery - October 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Mark Dorf is a photographer and sculptor who seeks to examine humanity's relationship between its internal and external environments. By re- contextualizing moment and symbol through photography and image capture, he creates new meaning within the immediate environment. Mark looks to understand humanity as an observer in his surroundings, using images as a tool to explore our curious habitation of the world around us. <br /><br /> Environmental Occupations is Mark's second solo exhibition. The exhibit consists of thirteen photographs that explore humanity's roll of creation and its relationship with the landscape. The concrete forms seen in the images, influenced by minimalist sculptors such as Donald Judd and Richard Serra, downplay any sort of expression and instead reference nothing but geometry and the dense substance that they are composed of. The aggressive shape, material, and imposing presence of the objects contrast greatly against the natural and harmonious landscapes in which they are found, thus rendering them out of context and providing a skewed image from what is inherently interpreted as real. The question arises, where did these forms originate? Was there a creator? What is the function? <br /><br /> Though these forms seem to mimic functional urban horizons, they are in fact useless and loom in the landscape with a quiet devastation. The forms look to have been man made, but their sheer size and lack of evidence of construction leave the viewer with disconnect between a specific creator and the objects at hand - just as we see in our mass produced urban world today. The figures in the images interact with the forms in an attempt to understand the occupancy of the odd structures and explore their power from a neutral and seemingly omnipotent standpoint. MARK DORF is the 2012 Phoenix Gallery's Young Emerging Artist Winner: Jurors: Sue Stoffel, Collector, Arts Administrator and Rene Vara, Curator.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:29:19 +0000 Bill Burns - Printed Matter, Inc. - October 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p></p> <p>Bill Burns and the <i>Dogs and Boats and Airplanes Choir </i>Record Launch October 4 Printed Matter 6 – 8 PM</p> <p> The <i>Dogs and Boats and Airplanes Choir </i>is an exquisite 33RPM Vinyl LP centrepiecing the choristers of Howard Park and Lord Lansdowne Junior Public Schools in Toronto, Canada.</p> <p>The repertory was developed by thirty-two 8 to 12 year old choristers in 2011 in collaboration with Bill Burns.</p> <p>The record features the voices of children making the sounds of dogs, boats and airplanes. No words are used. Side A is conceived as incidental music for Mr. Burns’ new book, <i>Dogs and Boats and Airplanes Told in the Form of Ivan the Terrible</i>. Side B features the children voicing the sounds of dogs lapping milk, a tug passing in the fog, the dog kennel, the cockpit, the creaking ship and more. Credits : Bill Burns (artistic director) Alan Gasser (choral director) Andrew Zukerman (sound designer) Krys Verrall (producer) Brandon Hocura (mastering) Sheetal Lodhia (project manager) Shannon Griffiths (label designer) (letterpress). This album is produced by Big Pond Small Fish.</p> <p> <i>Dogs and Boats and Airplanes Choir</i> is a signed limited edition of 100.  A special edition of 25 records is also available. The special edition includes a limited edition print from Bill Burns’ <i>Dogs and Boats and Airplanes Told in the Form of Ivan the Terrible</i>. The edition also includes 20 chorister’s and artist’s proofs.</p> <p>25 + 100 + 20</p> <p> Prices :</p> <p>regular edition $35. (special launch price $25.)</p> <p>special edition $100. (special launch price $90.)</p> <p> Biography</p> <p>Bill Burns’ work about civil society and nature has been shown  projects at the Fondacion Cristina Enea, San Sebastian, Spain, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, the ICA, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. His projects have been part of biennial exhibitions at Havana, Cuba, Ushuaia, Argentina and Quebec City, Quebec.</p> <p> His books include <i>Bird Radio</i>, (KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany, 2007); <i>The Guide to the Flora and Fauna Information Station</i>, (Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England, 2008); <i>and</i> <i>Dogs and Boats and Airplanes told in the form of Ivan the Terrible</i>, (Space Poetry, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011). His editions are included in collections at the MoMA, New York, Tate Britain, London, Getty Center, Los Angeles and Cabinet de estampes, Geneva.</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p> Printed Matter, Inc is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books and other artists' publications.</p> <p> Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Rockefeller Brothers Fund (The Charles E. Culpeper Arts &amp; Culture Grants), The Milton &amp; Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Furthermore Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Mondriaan Fund, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Gesso Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Schoenstadt Family Foundation, Tekserve and individuals worldwide.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:34:27 +0000 Vincent Castiglia - Sacred Gallery NYC - October 4th, 2012 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM <div style="text-align: center; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b>Opening: Thursday, October 4th from 8 PM – 11 PM</b></div> <div style="text-align: center; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b> </b></div> <div style="text-align: center; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b style="font-size: 12pt;">H.R. Giger Museum Honored NYC Native Displays Collection Utilizing his Own Blood as a Medium</b></div> <div style="text-align: center; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b> </b></div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">World-famous surrealist and New York City native <b>VINCENT CASTIGLIA</b> is pleased to announce his upcoming solo art exhibition entitled ‘Resurrection’, taking place from October 4<sup>th</sup>-31<sup>st</sup> at Sacred Gallery NYC (located at 424 Broadway 2nd Floor between Canal and Howard, NYC).  The gallery will host an opening reception on October 4<sup>th</sup> from 8-11pm. This retrospective encompasses all of Vincent’s available work from the beginning of his career and aims to examine the congruency of life and death. Propelled by correlated personal experiences just this year, his deep and continually renewed understanding of the consistency between the two themes will come to prominence at this haunting and memorable exhibition.</div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"> </div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">‘Resurrection’ will include a striking collection of Vincent’s paintings, <b><span style="text-decoration: underline;">which are created exclusively in his own blood</span></b>. Vincent’s figures, their musculature and skin, are painted with what could be thought of as “liquid flesh”. Its tendency to quicken the subjects is likely inapproachable by any other medium---as it is actual tissue with which it is being rendered. In this way the subject’s realism is not merely an optical illusion due to its level of detail, but rather is an actual transference of flesh and blood to each work.</div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"> </div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">In the privacy of his studio, Vincent practices a kind of modern-day phlebotomy, siphoning the life force which contains his own psychic energy, while giving it an outlet and form. In doing so, he dissolves the barrier between artist and art in a most literal and immediate sense.</div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"> </div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">In a personal statement, Vincent states, “This exhibit is the culmination of a lifetime of searching and posing many questions through images, making declarations of truths uncovered and pouring a myriad of emotions, conflicts, and bliss' into these coagulations which delineate all aspects of the past decade of my life.”</div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"> </div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">For more information on Sacred Gallery NYC, please visit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="color: purple;"></a><wbr> or contact <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="color: purple;">Kevin@<wbr></wbr></a>.</wbr></div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"> </div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">--</div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"> </div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b>VINCENT CASTIGLIA</b> is the first American artist to receive a solo exhibition invitation from Oscar Award-winning artist<b><i> H.R. Giger</i></b> in the history of the <b><i>H. R. Giger Museum Gallery</i></b>. Vincent’s art has been praised by fellow artists, musicians, and other notables throughout his career.</div> <div style="text-align: center; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"> </div> <div style="text-align: center; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><i>“With such precise technique, his depiction of human musculature is nothing short of outstanding.”  </i></div> <div style="text-align: center; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">– Paul Booth / World-renowned Tattooist, Artist, Gallery Owner, Fanatical Nihilist</div> <div style="text-align: center; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"> </div> <div style="text-align: center; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><i>“If the body is the temple, then the heart is the altar and the blood is the sacred flame that enlightens the shrine. Vincent is painting with holy light.” </i>– Martin Eric Ain / Musician, <b>Celtic Frost</b></div> <div style="text-align: center; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"> </div> <div style="text-align: center; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><i>“The ominous truth that his art confronts, along with the exquisiteness in which it is portrayed, provides a timeless revelation into human existence.”</i> – Joe Sopkowics, Forensic Photographer</div> <div style="text-align: center; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"> </div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b>VINCENT CASTIGLIA</b>’s impressive work has seen many sides of the entertainment world, as well. MTV New Media's Horror-Slasher Film, <b><i>Savage County</i></b>, featured his art as its official movie poster, depicting the three murderers in the film. Prior to the film, Vincent painted album art for heavy metal band <b>Triptykon</b>'s 2010 debut release, <b><i>Eparistera Daimones</i></b>.<i> </i><b>Triptykon</b> is founded by former <b>Hellhammer / Celtic Frost<i> </i></b>singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer.</div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"> </div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">His work has been featured on New York 1 News, Spike TV, as well as the television series, <b><i>Miami Ink</i></b>. His work has been explored by countless art and culture, and media publications, in the US and internationally<b><i>, </i></b>including the New York Post, New York Daily News,<b><i> </i></b>and the recently released, <b><i>Lexikon Der Phantastischen Künstler “The international encyclopedia of fantastic, surrealistic, symbolist, &amp; visionary artists”</i></b>.</div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"> </div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">His work hangs in many distinguished international collections; one of his most celebrated works of 2006, <b><i>“Gravity” </i></b>was recently acquired by Rock legend Gregg Allman.  Vincent’s paintings have been exhibited at museums and galleries in the US, and internationally His work hangs in many distinguished international collections; one of his most celebrated works of 2006, <b><i>“Gravity” </i></b>was recently acquired by Rock legend Gregg Allman.  Vincent’s paintings have been exhibited at museums and galleries in the US, and internationally, including <b><i>CoproGallery, </i></b>(Santa Monica, California), <b><i>Last Rites Gallery</i></b> (New York) <b><i>The Museum of Sex</i></b> (New York), <b><i>The Museum Of Porn In Art, </i></b>(Switzerland), <b><i>The HR Giger Museum Gallery</i></b>, (Switzerland), , <b><i>The Mall Gallery</i></b>(London, England) <b><i>Canvas Los Angeles</i></b> (Los Angeles California), <b><i>Fuse Gallery</i></b> (New York), <b><i>Sidney &amp; Berne Davis Art Center </i></b>(Ft. Myers, Florida), <b><i>Art @ Large Gallery</i></b> (New York) <b><i>Gallery Lombardi</i></b>(Austin Texas), <b><i>L’imagerie Gallery</i></b> (Hollywood, California), <b><i>Museo De La Cuidad De Mexico</i></b>, (Mexico), <b><i>C-Pop Gallery</i></b> (Detroit, Michigan), <b><i>Shooting Gallery</i></b> (San Francisco, CA), <b><i>Seed Gallery</i></b>(Newark, New Jersey), The <b><i>7th Annual Dirty Show</i></b> (Detroit, Michigan),  as well as <b><i>The Congregation Gallery </i></b>(Hollywood, California).</div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"> </div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">For more information on <b>VINCENT CASTIGLIA</b>, please visit<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="color: purple;">www.vincentcastigliaart.<wbr>com</wbr></a>.</div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"> </div> <div style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">For press inquiries and additional information, please contact Adrenaline PR and Maria Ferrero at <a href="tel:732-462-4262" rel="nofollow" value="+17324624262" target="_blank">732-462-4262</a> or <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="color: purple;"></a>.</div> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 23:24:15 +0000 Jo Ann Rothschild - The Painting Center - October 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>For several months at the beginning of 2012, Jo Ann Rothschild made large mixed media drawings. Her focus has been on touch, mark color and rhythm in the past, but the new works on paper introduce shape. A shape has an inside, an outside and an edge. Several shapes may instigate momentum or two shapes demand comparison. The relation of one shape to another can imply intimacy, overlap or distance. A solitary shape may invite stillness. The "Garfield Park" conservatory in Chicago contains large, small, exotic and familiar plants. Rothschild spent a morning there this Spring making small drawings that focus on the interplay, specificity and variety of the plant specimens. Her interest in distinctive forms was triggered by the recent mixed media drawings. Forms from the small "Garfield Park" drawings appear in some of these paintings. Often what Rothschild sees influences what she makes, but in this instance, the works she created determined what and how she saw.</p> <p>Jo Ann Rothschild has exhibited in her native Boston, as well as New York, Chicago, Berlin, Germany and Havana, Cuba where she worked closely with the Cuban artist Rigoberto Mena. She has been included in exhibitions at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Institute of Contemporary Arts Boston, The List Visual Arts Center at MIT, Cape Cod Community College, and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. Her first retrospective was at Gallery Imago in the National Theatre Building in Havana. She received a grant in painting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is the first recipient of the Maud Morgan Purchase Prize of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In 2001, she started the Pine Street Inn art program, where she taught for eleven years. She has taught at U-Mass Boston and been a TA in Art History at Tufts University. Rothschild has been a visiting artist at U- Mass Boston, Grand Valley State University, Framingham Jail for Women, Mass Art, Tufts and Brandeis. She has a BA in art from Bennington College and a MFA in painting from the joint program of Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. October 18, 2012 at The Painting Center, 7 pm "A Conversation” moderated by Mary Birmingham Mary Birmingham is Curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and former Director of Exhibitions at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ. She is the author of Dynamic Impulse: The Drawings of Stuart Davis.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 23:57:16 +0000