ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 Michelle Grabner - James Cohan Gallery - October 9th - November 8th <p>James Cohan Gallery is pleased to present the gallery&rsquo;s debut exhibition with&nbsp;<strong>Michelle Grabner</strong>, opening on October 9th&nbsp;and running through November 8th, 2014. Grabner, a Chicago-based artist, is well known most recently for being one of three curators of the Whitney Biennial 2014. This gallery exhibition is the most comprehensive presentation of the artist&rsquo;s work in New York to date.</p> <p>With a career spanning over 30 years, Michelle Grabner has dedicated herself to identifying, indexing and transposing patterns. Her mother tongue is that of abstraction and her vocabulary comes from the domestic materials that are close at hand. Grabner came of age as a painter during the 1980s, an era of questioning and appropriation, but her use of tablecloths, bed linens and blankets was less about signifiers, a considerable corner of discourse in that era, and more about the impulse to copy. Pedagogical theory&mdash;ideas of making and remaking, inheriting knowledge and passing it on&mdash;grew in her practice alongside her work as a longtime art educator. When her son Peter returned home from kindergarten one day with a two-color paper weaving, Grabner decided to make her own. After 20 years, Grabner continues to make these weavings, which not only underscore her concepts about elemental compositions and process, but also seem to satisfy another impulse&mdash;productivity.</p> <p>The exhibition features a survey of new and past work including pattern paintings, metal-point drawings, paper weavings, photographs, and a collaborative hanging sculpture made with her husband Brad Killam. Grabner employs found compositions such as radial symmetry, gingham weave, and simple warp-and-weft patterns using such straightforward materials as gesso, construction paper, burlap, garbage cans and kitchen implements. Referring to the restraint that runs throughout Grabner&rsquo;s work, artist and colleague Molly Zuckerman-Hartung admires &ldquo;her commitment to producing a body of work minimal enough to allow projection and profound enough to invite immersion.&rdquo;</p> <p>Propelled by an interest in collaboration and community, Grabner and Killam built these values into their practices by founding two project spaces: The Suburban, located in the backyard of their Oak Park, Illinois home, and its rural outpost, The Poor Farm in Waupaca County, Wisconsin. As a tenured professor at the Art Institute of Chicago, a seasoned curator, and a frequent contributor to Artforum and other publications, Grabner&rsquo;s relationship to studio work is enriched by her participation in these many dimensions of the art world.&nbsp;</p> <p>Solo exhibitions include: Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, organized by David Norr (2014); INOVA, The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2012); Yale University School of Art (2011); Ulrich Museum, Wichita (2008); and University Galleries, Illinois State University (2006). Grabner has been included in group exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Tate St. Ives, UK; and Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland. Her work is included in the permanent collection of Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; MoCA, Chicago; MUDAM, Luxembourg; Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin; Daimler Contemporary, Berlin; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Michelle Grabner (born 1962, Oshkosh, WI) lives and works in Oak Park, IL.</p> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:34:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Dmitry Pahomov - InterArt Gallery - October 1st - November 30th <p>One-man Art Show</p> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:27:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Kenny Harris - George Billis Gallery- NY - September 30th - October 25th <p>Kenny Harris's latest body of work was informed by two recent residencies in Tuscany, at Borgo Finocchieto and Monteverdi. Inspired by the heavy Tuscan light, Harris paints the landscapes and interiors of this art-historically rich region with a fresh eye and attention to detail.&nbsp;<br /><br />He was particularly inspired by the unique architectural elements and imperfections of the Italian interiors. States the artist, "There's just something about painting a 3-foot- thick stone or plaster wall that has been there for centuries. It's typically irregular lighting conditions that speak to me. Also, irregularities in construction or details that you'd never see in houses in the U.S. are things that catch my eye. "&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:24:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Wes Hempel - George Billis Gallery- NY - September 30th - October 25th <p>A walk through any major museum will reveal paintings that depict or legitimate only certain kinds of experience. Despite the good intentions of critical theorists questioning the validity of the canon, paintings of the old masters on the walls of museums like the Met, the Louvre, Rijks museum still have a certain cache. They're revered not just for their technique but because they enshrine our collective past experience. Of course, it's a selected past that gets validated. Conspicuously absent to me as a gay man is my own story. By presenting contemporary males as objects of desire in familiar looking art historical settings, I'm able to imagine (and allow viewers to imagine) a past that includes rather than excludes gay experience-and ride the coattails, as it were, of art history's imprimatur.</p> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:21:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - FiveMyles - October 13th - October 26th <p class="text-align-center">Our bi-annual benefit will again be a ticketed raffle that guarantees everyone&nbsp;who buys a ticket a winning prize of an original art work,&nbsp;and, of course, a great&nbsp;party at FiveMyles with the artists.</p> <p>&nbsp;Benefit Ticket&nbsp;- Includes entry for one to the event + one original art work: $200<br />&nbsp;Benefit Ticket&nbsp;plus One Guest - Includes entry for two to the event + one original art work: $250</p> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:07:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jane Wilson - DC Moore Gallery - October 9th - November 1st <p><strong>DC Moore Gallery</strong>&nbsp;is pleased to present paintings by&nbsp;<strong>Jane Wilson</strong>&nbsp;in celebration of her sixty-year career. The exhibition will feature a group of rarely seen 1960s cityscapes inspired by New York&rsquo;s Tompkins Square Park, as well as her recent work, which has brought her recognition as one of the leading landscape painters of our time.<br /><br />Wilson&rsquo;s recent paintings are luminous landscapes that hover between abstraction and representation, inspired by the sky, sea, and land of the East End of Long Island, New York. She focuses on events of the natural world&mdash;seasons of the year, times of day, and the many moods of the weather. Evoking these constant occurrences, Wilson directs her energies to making the most passing phenomena visible, to capturing the effects of shimmering light, heavy air, and passing thunderstorms. In many of her paintings, the sky, which can just as easily be taken as an abstract field of pattern and color, is anchored by the barest rudiments of recession and a low horizon that is a juncture of light and substance.&nbsp;<br /><br />Wilson has been exhibiting steadily since 1952, when she was a founding member of the legendary Hansa Gallery on East 12th Street in New York City. A few years after moving to 317 East 10th Street, across from Tompkins Square Park, in 1958, she shifted from abstraction and expressionist landscapes to New York cityscapes, particularly atmospheric views of the park and surrounding neighborhood. In her Tompkins Square paintings, she continued her interest in tonal effects of trees, foliage, and grey skies, sometimes streaked with sunlight breaking through the clouds, while at times introducing strong contrasts through primary colors of stoplights, traffic lanes, and other features of urban life.&nbsp;<br /><br />In the early 1980s, Wilson returned to landscapes and began creating the distinctive works for which she is best known today. Her radiant paintings of the past three decades evoke the rhythms of the natural world, marked by constantly changing dynamics of everyday events of the sky.<br /><br />Jane Wilson&rsquo;s paintings are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Art Institute of Chicago, IL, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, as well as other museums across the country. In 2002, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY. In 2009, Merrell Publishers released the major monograph, Jane Wilson: Horizons, with an essay by Elisabeth Sussman and an interview with the artist by Justin Spring. Jane Wilson is married to the writer and photographer John Gruen. Their daughter Julia Gruen is executive director of the Keith Haring Foundation.</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:58:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Karen A. Davie - Bowery Gallery - September 30th - October 25th Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:49:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Carol Crawford - Atlantic Gallery - October 7th - November 1st <p>visual metaphors for the passage of time</p> <h4>Special Events: &ldquo;The Art of Seeing&rdquo;</h4> <p>Thursday, October 16, 6-8pm&nbsp;<br />Saturday October 18, 3-5pm<br />A conversation with the artist about vision, perception, and the creative process.</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:44:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Chris Martin - Anton Kern Gallery - October 9th - November 15th <p>It is our great pleasure to announce the representation and first exhibition of New York painter Chris Martin at Anton Kern Gallery. His first show will consist of a selection of new paintings created over the past summer in upstate New York. These works, as the writer Bob Nickas describes them in the accompanying book, present "sun-dried paintings and glitter in the rain."<br />Martin, whose career spans over three decades, continues to create bold, glittering paintings, each animated by undulating forms, radiating landscapes, and electric hues. Despite their immediate spectacle and immense scale (he connects canvases together to produce several of these larger works), the paintings exude a human grounded-ness that seems to stem directly from Martin&rsquo;s connection to nature, rock &amp; roll, street art, and a dedication to material experimentation. <br />Nothing and everything is sacred: Martin&rsquo;s abstract forms offer a sense of mystical clairvoyance condensed into the profane, or vice versa. The paintings present a mesmerizing collision of formal geometries and diagram-like grids with cut-outs of dead pop stars, flashy cars, old records buried under layers of paint, and large amounts of holographic glitter (produced specifically for showgirls in Las Vegas). Consequently, Chris Martins paintings prove to be masterfully ambidextrous; one is able to fully experience their presence from a great distance or up-close, indoors or outdoors, in a state of spiritual transcendence or casual play.</p> <p>Chris Martin has continuously exhibited in US and European galleries since the 1980s. His work has recently been presented in solo shows at the Kunsthalle D&uuml;sseldorf, D&uuml;sseldorf, Germany; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (both 2011); and the Nerman Museum, Kansas City, KS (2009). The work has also been included in group shows at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2013); Kunstmuseum D&uuml;sseldorf, D&uuml;sseldorf, Germany (2011); Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (2008); American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY (2006); P.S.1, Long Island City, NY (2005); Karl <br />Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany (2004); Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY (2004); Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, NC (1998); The Denver Museum, Denver, CO (1991); La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, California, CA (1989); and The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (1988). Martin lives and works in Brooklyn and upstate New York.</p> <p>* A new monograph Chris Martin, published by Karma and Anton Kern Gallery will accompany the exhibition including a conversation with Bob Nickas and the artist.</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:40:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Wally Gilbert - Viridian Artists - September 30th - October 18th <p align="center"><strong>&ldquo;Wally Gilbert: Transformations&rdquo;</strong></p> <p align="center">Sept 30 - October 18, 2014</p> <p align="center">2 receptions Saturday, October 4, 4-6 &amp; Thursday, October 9, 6-8&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Chelsea: Viridian Artists Inc. is pleased to present the exhibition <strong>&ldquo;</strong><strong>Wally Gilbert: Transformations&rdquo;</strong><strong>. </strong>The show opens September 30th &nbsp;and continues through October 18, 2014. In celebration, 2 receptions will occur with the artist present at both: Saturday, October 4, 4-6PM &amp; Thursday, October 9, 6-8PM.</p> <p>Transformation has always been an important&nbsp; element in the Digital Art of Wally Gilbert.&nbsp; Artist and scientist, Gilbert approaches his art with scientific gusto, artistic freedom and the wisdom of experimentation. Working now with color, light and shapes rather than DNA, for which he won a Nobel Prize in 1980, the work in his latest exhibition begins with photographs of a skylight that he has transformed beyond reality. With color, light and overlapping shapes, Gilbert pushes and transforms the image by taking color to the extreme and creating complex abstractions that leave the viewer to imagine their origins.</p> <p>Gilbert has been working with digital photography for the past ten years, sometimes exploring color, sometimes focusing on black &amp; white imagery as he did in his last solo show at Viridian. In this exhibit, his focus is on color and light which he investigates and manipulates, transforming fragmentary photographs into a plethora of artistic and arresting abstract artworks.</p> <p>A world renowned scientist, Gilbert explores the medium of photography zealously, searching for the beauty in reality and then translating that beauty into his own language of color and form.&nbsp; In the past he has captured a wide variety of subjects from dancers to abandoned factories to architecture, translating the subject into artistic images that he enhances digitally, pushing and overlapping colors and shapes creatively and scientifically.</p> <p>Wally Gilbert's latest work investigates the transformations of three fragments of an image through color saturation and layering in PhotoShop, pushing and pulling the embedded color until he has created his own new world. All created in 2014, these images, printed on aluminum, glow with color driven to full saturation creating new and strange interactions, until they have become &ldquo;abstract meditations&rdquo;.</p> <p>Gilbert pushes colors to their extreme. Three works &ndash; &ldquo;Yellow Torment&rdquo;, &ldquo;Blue Torment&rdquo; &amp; &ldquo;Red Torment&rdquo; perhaps express the sometimes psychological pain of the artistic process as well as how color can so thoroughly transform what we see. All use the same image solarized, with the primary color and black angular architectural structures coming forward yet revealing tiny aspects of other colors peeking through the structures, as if trying to escape. He transforms the hues of light as well as the color of forms.</p> <p>We hope that you will be able to meet this outstanding artist and share his vision through seeing these incredibly fascinating artworks.</p> <p align="center"><strong>Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12-6PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>For further information please contact Vernita Nemec, Gallery Director at 212 414 4040 or </strong><a href="mailto:viridianartistinc@gmail.com" rel="nofollow"><strong>viridianartistinc@gmail.com</strong></a></p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:46:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Alyson Shotz - Derek Eller Gallery - October 10th - November 8th <p>Derek Eller Gallery is pleased to present <em>Time Lapse</em>, an exhibition of new work by Alyson Shotz.&nbsp; An installation in two parts, this show will be on view both at the Gallery's main space at 615 West 27th Street and at a second location at 625 West 27th Street. Through a range of materials and processes, Shotz seeks to make perceptible two imperceptible forces: time and gravity. <em>Time Lapse</em> continues and expands Shotz's investigation into visualizing the invisible.<br /> <br /> <em>Time Lapse Series #1</em> and <em>Time Lapse Series #2</em> are intricate drawings created from metal pins and white thread. Through a digital and handmade process, Shotz presents various views of three-dimensional computer-generated animated objects in motion through time. Evoking Eadweard Muybridge's early stop-motion imagery, these works utilize technology to freeze individual moments and reveal what is often unseen by the human eye. Like Muybridge, Shotz connects the technological advances of our era to slow down time and capture the elusiveness of natural phenomenon. <br /> <br /> These stop-motion thread drawings begin as a virtual planar surface or tube that Shotz assigns surface material properties like mass, resistance, and friction. She then places the digital object in a virtual environment with assigned properties such as gravity, air density and wind speed. The last step is capturing stills from the animation&mdash;the templates for the thread drawings. By taking a digital image and weaving it out of thread, Shotz utilizes technology but also returns to a handmade, slow tactile process that brings the drawings into real space. Within this involved process, there is a constant play between two and three dimensionality. The virtual template, although flat, is captured from a three-dimensional digital object. Once it becomes the thread drawing, it is lifted off the wall, which allows the shadows made by the threads and pins to create a sense of mass through the use of negative space. <br /> <br /> Also on view is <em>Laws of Motion (#1, 2, 3, 4)</em>, a series of bronze sculptures in which the temporal is visualized through the progressive crushing of each work. <em>Laws of Motion (#1, 2, 3, 4)</em> are cast from Shotz's recent series of ceramics made from slabs of rolled porcelain clay dropped from different heights with varying degrees of force. This process relies on chance, allowing each unique work to be shaped by gravity and motion. Once cast in bronze, the shapes become time solidified: mere moments transform into fixed objects. <br /> <br /> Hanging in the Gallery's second location, <em>Invariant Interval #4</em> is a horizontal suspended sculpture made from steel wire and glass beads which is part of a series of similar vertical sculptures shaped by gravity and material. The concept for these works stems from the mathematical model of spacetime&mdash;the combining of three dimensions with time, the fourth dimension&mdash;in which the invariant interval is both a spatial and temporal measurement. These works reveal the physical process of expansion through time. The wires create lines that describe space, and as a result build a volumetric object devoid of mass. The points of intersection where wires are joined by aluminum collars, the material properties of the steel, and glass beads work in concert with gravity to create the form.<br /> <br /> On the occasion of the exhibition, the Gallery is publishing an 80-page hardcover catalgoue of recent work by Alyson Shotz, designed by Tod Lippy (of Esopus) with contributions from Diana Al-Hadid, Lisa D. Freiman, Alison Gass, Jennifer Gross, Josiah McElheny, Jed Morse, David Norr, and Carrie Mae Weems.</p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:45:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Meesook Lee - Walter Wickiser Gallery - October 4th - October 29th Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:32:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Mally Khorasantchi - Walter Wickiser Gallery - October 4th - October 29th Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:29:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Smack Mellon - September 27th 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>Smack Mellon Open Studios</strong></span></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Artists&rsquo; Reception, Saturday, September 27, 5-8pm</span></p> <p align="center"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Open Studios:</span></strong></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Saturday, September 27, 12-8pm</span></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Sunday, September 28, 12-6pm</span></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>Participating Artists:</strong></span></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Esteban del Valle, Molly Dilworth, Oasa DuVerney, Ira Eduardovna, Steffani Jemison, Dread Scott, Work Exchange Artist: Tyler Henry</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Smack Mellon is pleased to offer the unique chance to enter the private studios of our six 2014-2015 fellowship artists, plus our work exchange artist. The artists will have work on display that they have made over the course of the first 6 months of their residency at Smack Mellon, and visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists in their studios all weekend.&nbsp; The studios are located in our lower level at 92 Plymouth Street.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>About Smack Mellon&rsquo;s Studio Artists: </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Esteban del Valle</strong>, an interdisciplinary artist originally from Chicago, has produced murals internationally.&nbsp; He creates work that begins with the premise of painting as a stage to investigate theatricality in connection with concepts of leadership and authenticity. <strong>Molly Dilworth</strong> creates colorful site-specific outdoor paintings in locations across the US.&nbsp; She partners with ecological activists, arts organizations and government agencies to make public art pieces that address the relationship between audiences and history, nature, and technology.<strong>&nbsp; </strong>&nbsp;<strong>Oasa DuVerney</strong>, a native New Yorker, creates drawings, performances, and publications dealing with the intersections of race, aggression, and popular culture in American society. Video and installation artist <strong>Ira Eduardovna</strong> presents work about family, memory, and identity altered and influenced by migration, social structures, and architecture. <strong>Steffani Jemison</strong> creates videos installations and mixed media works that have been exhibited nationally and internationally.&nbsp; She is the founder of Future Plan and Program, a publishing project featuring literary work by visual artists.&nbsp; <strong>Dread Scott</strong> first received national attention as a student, when his work using the American flag became the center of political controversy and was eventually denounced by then-president G.H.W. Bush.&nbsp; Scott&rsquo;s bridges performance, video, print, and painting to engage audiences with sharp social questions and push formal boundaries. Work Exchange Artist/Media Systems Manager <strong>Tyler Henry</strong> has worked extensively as a videographer and video archivist, video installer, collections manager, and IT administrator. He is currently working with immersive projections and other forms of video.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Please visit <a href="http://smackmellon.org/index.php/contact/current-artists/" rel="nofollow">http://smackmellon.org/index.php/contact/current-artists/</a> for more information about the artists.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>To become a member and join our special members&rsquo; tour as well as receive a gift of Smack Mellon merchandise, visit: <a href="http://smackmellon.org/index.php/support_us/membership/" rel="nofollow">http://smackmellon.org/index.php/support_us/membership/</a></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: xx-small; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The panelists that selected the 2014 Smack Mellon Studio Artists were:&nbsp; Mark Beasley, Curator, Performa; Jennifer McGregor, Director of Arts and Senior Curator, Wave Hill; and Julie McKim, Director, Kunsthalle Galapagos.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: xx-small; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Preliminary panelists were: Yoko Innoue, Chelsea Knight, Shana Moulton, Lina Puerta, Stephen Sollins, and Saya Woolfalk, all former or current Smack Mellon studio artists.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: xx-small; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;The Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Lambent Foundation, The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of The New York Community Trust, Jerome Foundation, Richard J. Massey Foundation for the Arts &amp; Sciences, Gilbert Mackay Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Inc., and Smack Mellon&rsquo;s Members. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: xx-small; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Smack Mellon programs are also made possible with generous support from The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., The O&rsquo;Grady Foundation, and Exploring The Arts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: xx-small; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Space for Smack Mellon&rsquo;s programs is generously provided by the Walentas family and Two Trees Management.&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:38:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Esteban del Valle, Molly Dilworth, Oasa DuVerney, Ira Eduardovna, Steffani Jemison, Dread Scott, Work Exchange Artist, Tyler Henry - Smack Mellon - September 28th 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>Smack Mellon Open Studios</strong></span></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Artists&rsquo; Reception, Saturday, September 27, 5-8pm</span></p> <p align="center"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Open Studios:</span></strong></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Saturday, September 27, 12-8pm</span></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Sunday, September 28, 12-6pm</span></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>Participating Artists:</strong></span></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Esteban del Valle, Molly Dilworth, Oasa DuVerney, Ira Eduardovna, Steffani Jemison, Dread Scott, Work Exchange Artist: Tyler Henry</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Smack Mellon is pleased to offer the unique chance to enter the private studios of our six 2014-2015 fellowship artists, plus our work exchange artist. The artists will have work on display that they have made over the course of the first 6 months of their residency at Smack Mellon, and visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists in their studios all weekend.&nbsp; The studios are located in our lower level at 92 Plymouth Street.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>About Smack Mellon&rsquo;s Studio Artists: </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Esteban del Valle</strong>, an interdisciplinary artist originally from Chicago, has produced murals internationally.&nbsp; He creates work that begins with the premise of painting as a stage to investigate theatricality in connection with concepts of leadership and authenticity. <strong>Molly Dilworth</strong> creates colorful site-specific outdoor paintings in locations across the US.&nbsp; She partners with ecological activists, arts organizations and government agencies to make public art pieces that address the relationship between audiences and history, nature, and technology.<strong>&nbsp; </strong>&nbsp;<strong>Oasa DuVerney</strong>, a native New Yorker, creates drawings, performances, and publications dealing with the intersections of race, aggression, and popular culture in American society. Video and installation artist <strong>Ira Eduardovna</strong> presents work about family, memory, and identity altered and influenced by migration, social structures, and architecture. <strong>Steffani Jemison</strong> creates videos installations and mixed media works that have been exhibited nationally and internationally.&nbsp; She is the founder of Future Plan and Program, a publishing project featuring literary work by visual artists.&nbsp; <strong>Dread Scott</strong> first received national attention as a student, when his work using the American flag became the center of political controversy and was eventually denounced by then-president G.H.W. Bush.&nbsp; Scott&rsquo;s bridges performance, video, print, and painting to engage audiences with sharp social questions and push formal boundaries. Work Exchange Artist/Media Systems Manager <strong>Tyler Henry</strong> has worked extensively as a videographer and video archivist, video installer, collections manager, and IT administrator. He is currently working with immersive projections and other forms of video.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Please visit <a href="http://smackmellon.org/index.php/contact/current-artists/" rel="nofollow">http://smackmellon.org/index.php/contact/current-artists/</a> for more information about the artists.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>To become a member and join our special members&rsquo; tour as well as receive a gift of Smack Mellon merchandise, visit: <a href="http://smackmellon.org/index.php/support_us/membership/" rel="nofollow">http://smackmellon.org/index.php/support_us/membership/</a></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: xx-small; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The panelists that selected the 2014 Smack Mellon Studio Artists were:&nbsp; Mark Beasley, Curator, Performa; Jennifer McGregor, Director of Arts and Senior Curator, Wave Hill; and Julie McKim, Director, Kunsthalle Galapagos.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: xx-small; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Preliminary panelists were: Yoko Innoue, Chelsea Knight, Shana Moulton, Lina Puerta, Stephen Sollins, and Saya Woolfalk, all former or current Smack Mellon studio artists.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: xx-small; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;The Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Lambent Foundation, The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of The New York Community Trust, Jerome Foundation, Richard J. Massey Foundation for the Arts &amp; Sciences, Gilbert Mackay Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Inc., and Smack Mellon&rsquo;s Members. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: xx-small; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Smack Mellon programs are also made possible with generous support from The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., The O&rsquo;Grady Foundation, and Exploring The Arts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: xx-small; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Space for Smack Mellon&rsquo;s programs is generously provided by the Walentas family and Two Trees Management.&nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:52:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Fukami Sueharu - Erik Thomsen Gallery - September 16th - October 31st <p>We are delighted to announce our second exhibition of masterpieces by Fukami Sueharu, widely regarded as one of the greatest ceramic artists of the last forty years. &nbsp;</p> <p>The show features thirty sculptures made between 1980 and 2014, a majority from an exhibition held last year at the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon. Alongside important early pieces, we will display two more recent large-scale works, <em>Kitsu (Upright),</em>&nbsp;2013,&nbsp;and <em>Landscape II</em>, which was on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 2003 to 2013.</p> <p>Both in his own country and across the seas Fukami Sueharu is now even more widely honored than when he was in 2008, when we held a successful exhibition of his work. While his mature abstract style embodies a contemporary global vision, it also reflects a traditional disregard for the time and effort required to produce these works of flawless beauty and elegance.</p> <p>A fully illustrated publication with an essay by Shinya Maezaki accompanies the exhibition.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:15:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list