ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Anne Mourier - Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space - September 13th - October 19th <p>This installation of miniatures by Anne Mourier engages all the corners and surfaces of the space, challenging viewers to explore the venue as they follow episodic narratives of childhood and family that invoke the artist&rsquo;s reflections of the real and the romanticized.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:36:09 +0000 Brian Barr and Lauren Rice - Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space - July 2nd - August 3rd <p><span style="color: #696969; font-size: small;">Focusing on Detroit&rsquo;s collapsed economy as a breeding ground for new strategies of cultural production, Lauren Rice and Brian Barr will examine how imagery can affect the shifting social constructs of identity, how images can change over time and how information can be lost or reconstituted.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:28:16 +0000 - Art Hamptons - July 10th - July 13th <p>Check out some of my newest paintings and my first time appearing with the Vogelsang Gallery from Brussels!!!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:28:26 +0000 Johan Wahlstrom, Konstantin Bokov, Leonardo Barreto - Van Der Plas Gallery - July 9th - August 31st <p>Van Der Plas Gallery presents Summer 2014 exhibition with:<br /> Konstantin Bokov, Johan Wahlstrom and Leonardo Barreto.<br /> Exhibition runs July-August 2014.<br /> 156 Orchard Street (Lower East Side), New York, NY 10002<br /> Wednesday-Sunday Noon-6pm<br /> Monday-Tuesday By Appointment<br /> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:34:01 +0000 Enrique Chagoya, Cui Fei, Debra Drexler, Kara Walker - The Drawing Center - July 11th - August 24th <p><em>The Intuitionists</em>&nbsp;is a collaborative artist project inspired by Colson Whitehead's 1999 novel of the same name&mdash;a work of speculative fiction that explores the relationships between progress, technology, and difference. The exhibition considers how the collection, the database, and the aggregate serve as complementary models for the organization of information and objects in flux. Deploying an innovative and idiosyncratic selection process that matches the phrases from a single paragraph of Whitehead's book to keywords that organize The Drawing Center&rsquo;s Viewing Program database (e.g. &ldquo;autobiographical,&rdquo; &ldquo;geometric,&rdquo; &ldquo;historical,&rdquo; &ldquo;consumer culture,&rdquo; etc.), the artists Heather Hart, Steffani Jemison, and Jina Valentine have invited over sixty members of the Viewing Program to submit artworks responding to a word or phrase from the novel. Each item in the exhibition is hung according to the sequence determined by Whitehead's text. The Lab gallery features a collaboration by Hart, Jemison, and Valentine, also inspired by their chosen paragraph from the novel, using its words and letters to form an interpretive drawing.&nbsp;<br /><br />The artists in&nbsp;<em>The Intuitionist</em>&nbsp;are: Shaun Acton, Valerio Berruti, A.J. Bocchino, Dana Boussard, Hannah Burr, Maria Bussman, Enrique Chagoya, Joyce Chan, Catalina Chervin, Hannah Cole, Kenny Cole, Vincent Colvin, Hollis Cooper, Cui Fei, Gabriel Delgado, Wendy DesChene, Asya Dodina and Slava Polishchuk, Debra Drexler, Derek Dunlop, Elisabeth Eberle, Lisa Endriss, Rodney Ewing, Tory Fair, Douglas Florian, Nicholas Fraser, Carl Fudge, Brett Goodroad, Barry Gray, Stephen Grossman, Nathan Haenlein, Patrick Earl Hammie, Skowmon Hastanan, HENSE, Elizabeth Hoak-Doering, Cynthia Ona Innis, Tatiana Istomina, Hedwige Jacobs, Chiaki Kamikawa, Manfred Kirschner, Kimia Kline, Nicholas Knight, Kang Joo Lee, Kate Tessa Lee, Cynthia Lin, Hung Liu, Maess, Mario Marzan, Linn Meyers, Nyeema Morgan, Paul Morrison, Seamus Liam O'Brien, Alison Owen, Jenny Perlin, Mel Prest, Jo Ann Rothschild, Anna Schachte, Fausto Sevila, Jill Shoffiet, Thomas Slaughter, Chris Spinelli, Karen Tam, Caroline Tavelli-Abar, Scott Teplin, Jen Urso, Kris Van Dessel, Kara Walker, and Margaret Withers.<br /><br /><em>Organized by Heather Hart, Steffani Jemison, and Jina Valentine. Curated by Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curator.</em><br /><br /><em>The Intuitionists</em>&nbsp;is made possible by the support of The Evelyn Toll Family Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:16:05 +0000 Pablo Jansana, Evan Nesbit, Letha Wilson - Eleven Rivington (Chrystie Street) - July 9th - August 8th <p>Eleven Rivington is pleased to present a summer exhibition with recent work by three emerging artists -Pablo Jansana, Evan Nesbit and Letha Wilson - on view at 195 Rivington Street from July 9 &ndash; August 8, 2014.&nbsp; The exhibition is comprised of mixed media works which are linked by the idea of concealment: Jansana (Chilean, born 1976), Nesbit (American, born 1985), and Wilson (American, born 1976) create objects and paintings which deploy materials that hide and reveal image and surface.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:43:19 +0000 Moira Dryer, Elizabeth Murray, Alan Shields - Eleven Rivington (Rivington Street) - July 9th - August 8th <p>Eleven Rivington is pleased to present a special exhibition of object-like paintings, on view at 11 Rivington Street from July 9 &ndash; August 8, 2014.&nbsp; The exhibition is comprised of works by three artists who subverted ideas of image, object, and abstraction.&nbsp; This intimate presentation of three works speak of professional and personal connections in the NY art scene in the 70s and 80s: Alan Shields (1944 &ndash; 2005) and Elizabeth Murray (1940 - 2007) both exhibited with Paula Cooper Gallery during their formative years, when they first moved to Manhattan; and Moira Dryer (1957 &ndash; 1992) was a student and assistant for Murray when Dryer moved to NY from Toronto.&nbsp; Dryer, Murray and Shields devoted their individual practices beyond the boundaries of traditional formats of painting and created idiosyncratic - and highly personal -bodies of work.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:37:28 +0000 Rashanna Rashied-Walker - FiveMyles - July 19th - August 3rd <p>Creating a temporary habitat of the borrowed, procured and hand grown,<em>&nbsp;The Perception of Wilderness in The Garden of Us</em>, a site-based installation will explore how we relate to nature.&nbsp;The recognition of nature is a realization of self and a true understanding of self, serves as a tool to access states of higher consciousness. What is nature, what is wilderness, what is wild? Is it a distant idea or is it all encompassing? Is an age old tree growing in a city lot any different from an ancient tree thriving deep within the forest? By blurring these lines we are faced with a unique wilderness that invites us to reconsider the plants, trees, cracks, and crevices that make up our reality.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"I do nothing extraordinary, really. I only highlight what others might fail to see"</a>&nbsp;- Rashanna Rashied Walker</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:16:15 +0000 Group Show - Yancey Richardson Gallery - July 10th - August 22nd <p>Yancey Richardson is pleased to present The Thing Itself, a&nbsp;summer group show examining the use of the medium of&nbsp;photography as subject matter in the photo-based practice of a&nbsp;number of contemporary artists. From those looking at the tools and&nbsp;materials of photography &ndash; cameras, paper, and scanners, for&nbsp;example &ndash; to family snapshots or images in the media, the unifying theme of included works is self-reflexivity. As Marshall McLuhan&nbsp;would say: &ldquo;The medium is the message.&rdquo; The exhibition will feature a group of artists represented by Yancey&nbsp;Richardson, as well as other contemporary photo-based&nbsp;practitioners, including: Mary Ellen Bartley, Anne Collier, Sara Cwyner, Roe Ethridge, Bryan Graf, Bill Jacobson, Kenneth&nbsp;Josephson, Laura Letinsky, Matt Lipps, Vik Muniz, Paul Mpagi&nbsp;Sepuya, Alyson Shotz, Laurie Simmons, Wolfgang Tillmans,&nbsp;Bertien van Manen, and Christopher Williams.<br />The nature of the photographic medium continues to change&nbsp;through various technological advances and an ever-increasing&nbsp;movement towards digitization and democratization. There remains almost no materiality to the medium&nbsp;as film, darkrooms, and paper recede into obsolescence. In response, many artists have undergone a&nbsp;renewed evaluation of and investigation into what makes something a photograph, taking on as their&nbsp;subject the tools and materials of the medium, positioned as part critique of and part artifact from the&nbsp;rapidly disappearing analog world. These investigations often reveal the artistʼs increased awareness of the physicality of photographic prints in an image-soaked digital world.<br />Photographs by Wolfgang Tillmans, Bryan Graf, Vik Muniz and&nbsp;Alyson Shotz dwell on the materiality of photographic paper itself&nbsp;while Christopher Williams and Laurie Simmons consider the&nbsp;hardware of cameras and Mary Ellen Bartley creates abstractions&nbsp;from her old 4 x 5 transparency sleeves. Sara Cwynar scans&nbsp;illustrations from an out of date darkroom manual, creating a&nbsp;distorted mash-up of analog and digital. In Special Treatment,&nbsp;(above), Matt Lipps utilizes images from the 1970s multivolume&nbsp;Time Life series Library of Photography to create a diorama-like assemblage of images. In the work of&nbsp;both Lipps and Laura Letinsky, who cuts out existing images from her own work, from other artists,&nbsp;and from popular media, to create quasi-collage still-life compositions, we see a flattening of hierarchies&nbsp;between fine art, media image, and amateur photography. Like smartphone cameras today, the advent&nbsp;of the Polaroid camera made it possible not only for everyone to be a photographer but to see the&nbsp;image immediately. Kenneth Josephsonʼs 1965 portrait, Matthew, (right), celebrates this new&nbsp;technology. In the image, Josephsonʼs son holds a Polaroid image of himself upside down in front of his&nbsp;face as though holding a camera.<br />Similarly, other works in the exhibition use formal elements to draw attention to the conditions of their&nbsp;own making. Both Bertien van Manen and Paul Mpagi Sepuya establish the value of prints as both&nbsp;tangible objects and vessels of image and meaning. In van Manenʼs series Give Me Your Image, the&nbsp;artist photographed treasured family photos in the homes of European immigrants, highlighting the&nbsp;waning practice of taking, developing and displaying family snapshots. Elsewhere, Sepuya&nbsp;underscores the very objecthood of his photographic prints highlighting the relationship and difference&nbsp;between image and object.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:17:48 +0000 Jason Frank Rothenberg, Rick Shaefer, John Huggins, Karin Schaefer, Lourdes Sanchez, Agnes Barley, Eugene Brodsky, Poogy Bjerklie, Anne Raymond - Sears-Peyton Gallery - July 7th - August 8th Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:19:03 +0000 Group Show - The Painting Center - July 15th - August 9th <p>The Painting Center is pleased to present Inside and Out, a group exhibition of works by 15 different artists. Inside and Out presents the works of fifteen MFA painting candidates from Indiana University Bloomington. These artists reference a plurality of sources in their work, building upon tradition and figuration with a focus on individualized expression. The works navigate the liminal space between observation and abstraction and articulate the tensions that result when referencing worlds both inside and outside of the self. Many of the featured artists visualize this tension in self-created realities that evolve from the figure. Mike Reeves transmutes abstract collages into narrative scenes that expose the arrested sexual and social development of today's male youth. Rhizome: Looking Out, by Nathan Foxton, synthesizes information from reality and imagination to create a fragmented space that hovers between the possible and the impossible. Zach Koch synthesizes popular culture and art historical references developing hectic overlays that reference the inundation of imagery available in current user-generated, "infinite scroll" websites. Christina Weaver is among those who address the aforementioned tension by a reevaluation of the traditional practice of direct observation. Her painting Maw culls from still life, fabric arts and drapery to reference the body and consider gender stereotypes. Greg Burak&rsquo;s Moving captures moments of stasis, accentuating the poetry and tension hidden in the in-between. Others express this tension by imbuing purely psychological subjects with a sense of reality and substance. Nakima Ollin's abstractions are intimate worlds of color that simultaneously hold on to the picture plane and recede into infinite space, suggesting both a physical and psychological landscape. Tyler Wilkinson&rsquo;s collages explore the legacy of racial stereotypes and their effect on issues of identity and self-worth. Joe Kameen&rsquo;s invented narratives use chromatic color, exaggerated action and humor to explore the existential and psychological questions of myth. Greg Watson&rsquo;s sculptural painting Rainbow Stela addresses physicality, spirituality and the legacy of Minimalism with humor and playfulness. Other participating artists include: Autumn Bussen, Maria Korol, Taylor Leaman, Nathan Perry, Taylor Woolwine, and Ekaterina Vanovskaya.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:22:12 +0000 Claire McConaughy - The Painting Center - July 15th - August 9th <p>The Painting Center is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Claire McConaughy.&nbsp;McConaughy makes open-ended visual fictions.&nbsp;Her recent body of work combines representation and painterly abstraction. Pulling imagery from a wide variety of sources such as literature, poetry, dreams, family photos, art historical references and her imagination, she constructs meaning through intuitive combinations and formal painting concerns.&nbsp;At times the scenes are everyday domestic interiors or a typical view of a figurative subject, but the scene is often infused with elements that transform the commonplace into a poetic interpretation.&nbsp;</p> <p>Claire McConaughy lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA from Columbia University and her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has exhibited in galleries including&nbsp;<em>"Selections 45"</em>&nbsp;at The Drawing Center,&nbsp;<em>"Persona"</em>&nbsp;at the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of St. Elizabeth,&nbsp;<em>"Reductive",</em>&nbsp;at Jeffrey Leder Gallery, &nbsp;<em>"Portraits"</em>&nbsp;at Storefront Gallery and others.</p> <p>She received a Ucross Foundation Residency, Santa Fe Art Institute&nbsp;Artist&rsquo;s Residency, Artists' Space Independent Project Grant, and was a finalist for the&nbsp;Mid-Atlantic/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship for works on paper.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:15:49 +0000 Andrew Schoultz, Erin M. Riley, Guy Yanai, Kristen Schiele, Michael Theodore, Robert Larson, Sam Friedman - Joshua Liner Gallery - July 17th - August 27th <p>Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present the second edition of&nbsp;<em>Summer Mixer</em>, a group exhibition comprised of artists making their debut offering with the gallery. Providing a fresh narrative to the exhibition space,&nbsp;<em>Summer Mixer</em>&nbsp;artists present traditional and new-media works, featuring painting, weaving, collage, and digital art techniques. This exhibition will open with an artist&rsquo;s reception on Thursday, July 17th, 2014.</p> <p>Andrew Schoultz&rsquo;s (b. 1975, Wisconsin) paintings and drawings serve as an historical commentary to the contemporary world as he sees it. The artist illustrates a tension between universal entities: the official faction and the opposing individual, the unavoidable clash of the individual versus natural calamity, and the perpetual incongruity of what is rational and irrational. Schoultz recognizes these themes from historical art that still resonate today: &ldquo;The inspiration for my drawings and paintings come from medieval German map-making from the 14th century and Persian and Indian miniatures. [&hellip;] A lot of what I see going on in these particular forms of art are the same things happening today, it perfectly illustrates how history repeats itself.&rdquo;</p> <p>Erin M. Riley (b. 1985, Massachusetts) creates hand-dyed wool tapestries, woven on a floor loom. The artist transforms images that have been captured in a fleeting moment into detailed works. Riley sources &ldquo;selfies&rdquo; and car crashes, devoting about a week&rsquo;s worth of time to weaving each piece. By investing her time and personal story, these voyeuristic images evolve from what was once transitory into something tangible and substantial: &ldquo;I grew up with a single mom and three sisters so I was very used to girls and not necessarily sexuality, most of my work is just women, I don&rsquo;t feel comfortable weaving men. I weave men as these trucks or as symbols&mdash;a lot of my automobile work is about how I kind of see men.&rdquo;</p> <p>Guy Yanai (b. 1977, Haifa, Israel) paints oil on linen landscapes, portraiture of houseplants, home exteriors, and office interiors&mdash;bringing new perspective by color-blocking and flattening his quotidian surroundings. By simplifying the landscape in this way, Yanai develops a meaningful narrative between the artist and the object/space as an insider: &ldquo;In my work I find the flatter I go, the deeper it is. It&rsquo;s a strange thing, somehow I found out when I pair things down to their absolute essential&mdash;of what it would be like for you to&nbsp;<em>kind</em>of recognize something&mdash;then some kind of alchemy happens.&rdquo;</p> <p>Kristen Schiele (b. 1970, Texas) combines elements of collage, screen printing, and painting within her signature color palette. Vivid shapes contrast with darker perspective line work, giving the viewer an intimate look into an architectural scene that is simultaneously very human and almost alien: &ldquo;I use lots of different kinds of processes to cut up the surface, jar the plane and shift the focus in the work. It helps me feel I&rsquo;m putting time in the piece if not just offering parallel peripheral information.&rdquo;</p> <p>Michael Theodore (b. 1968, New York) creates two-dimensional works that have a three-dimensional quality, by utilizing both traditional art-making techniques and digital mediums. Theodore combines free-hand drawing with digitally rendered patterns using a robotic drawing arm&mdash;the robot conceived and designed by the artist himself&mdash;which carry out visual representations of music, furthering his exploration of perceptual sensations and combining technology with organic elements: &ldquo;[specific works] explore new possibilities for new art making in a world in which the biological and the mechanical are increasingly enmeshed and entangled.&rdquo;</p> <p>Robert Larson (b. 1968, California) scours the streets for his palette&mdash;a sort of urban meditation&mdash;repurposing discarded tobacco packaging into meticulously arranged patterns, with each piece hand-cut to form geometric designs. Time and weather act as a natural patina to his palette, the artist explains: &ldquo;[The paper&rsquo;s] once identical and uniform surfaces begin to fade and abrade with exposure to the elements&mdash;turning them from homogeneity into infinite variety. From this collision of man-made materials and the forces of nature a dynamic palette of weathered hues, tones and textures is inadvertently created.&rdquo;</p> <p>Sam Friedman&rsquo;s (b. 1984, New York) abstract landscapes utilize perspective and proportion. The continuous layering of pulsating colors, their combined effect comes off almost as deletion, obscuring objects from the viewer&rsquo;s periphery. The lines and shapes seem to be in conversation with one another, creating an otherworldly panorama. Each work inspires something different for each viewer: &ldquo;Everyone is going to have some life experience that is going to have a connotation for a particular visual thing because, as humans, we are going to look for those connections [&hellip;] I like the fact that I can create in the viewer&rsquo;s mind a representation of something that ultimately relates to them.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:01:22 +0000 - National Academy Museum - May 29th - June 29th Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:34:36 +0000 - National Academy Museum - May 29th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:20:05 +0000 - Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects - July 8th - August 16th <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Press Release:</p> <p>July 8th- August 16th</p> <p>Opening: Tuesday, July 8th, 6-8 pm</p> <p>steven harvey fine art projects / shfap<br /> 208 Forsyth Street New York, NY 10002 Weds &ndash; Sun 12 &ndash; 6pm and by appointment</p> <p>Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects presents The Jam 3.0, a group exhibition and installation featuring contemporary painters- Andrea Bergart, Matt Phillips, Lauren Luloff, Meghan Brady, Giordanne Salley, Peter LaBier, Tim Lokiec, Jackie Gendel, along with Moroccan rugs from Katherine Bernhardt&rsquo;s Magic Flying Carpets collection, and a 1953 abstraction by Jan Müller.</p> <p>Andrea Bergart and Matt Phillips will paint an abstract mural covering the walls of the gallery. The paintings in the exhibition are hung on top of the mural. The Jam 3.0 takes the idea of layering from quilting and sound mixing-- pattern on pattern, painting on top of painting, mixing representation with abstraction-- to transform the gallery space into a visual cornucopia where exquisite Moroccan rugs, artist designed furniture, jewelry and textiles are mixed together with paintings. Concurrently, Bergart and Phillips are also featured in an exhibition at The New Bedford Art Museum in MA, that borrows its&rsquo; theme and title from SHFAP&rsquo;s exhibition. Bergart and Phillips previously collaborated on an earlier version of The Jam at SHFAP in the summer of 2012. Both artists look to textiles for inspiration as much as abstract painting; their DIY geometries relate to both African and American textile design including Gee&rsquo;s Bend style quilting.</p> <p>The Jam 3.0 continues at our pop-up space at 237 Eldridge with a collaborative drawing/mural conceived by Peter LaBier, Tim Lokiec and Jackie Gendel, executed by Peter LaBier. LaBier, Lokiec and Gendel are New York based experimental painters and friends who recently exhibited collaborative drawings in an exhibition in Houston TX.</p> <p>Andrea Bergart is a Brooklyn based artist whose work includes painting, textile and jewelry design. She received a Fulbright grant to work in Ghana where she studied bead-making, designed commercial textiles and painted a large scale outdoor mural. Bergart recently created murals for two cement trucks that are currently cruising New York City.</p> <p>Matt Phillips is a Brooklyn-based abstract painter. He teaches art at Mt Holyoke College. He is at work on a large-scale tile commission for a school in the Bronx. Phillips is one of the organizers of the Bushwick artist run exhibition space TSA.</p> <p>Lauren Luloff, creates assemblage paintings out of torn, dyed fabrics, pulling and pushing painting&rsquo;s traditional parameters into an area that conflates traditional ideas of women&rsquo;s homework with echoes of Rauschenberg&rsquo;s assemblages and Helen Frankenthaler&rsquo;s stain paintings.</p> <p>Maine and Cambridge based painter, Meghan Brady&rsquo;s deceptively simple geometric structures describe complex spatial dynamics that carry a surprising emotional resonance.</p> <p>Ellen Caldwell notes that &ldquo;real life is layered with complexities&rdquo; in Giordanne Salley&rsquo;s figurative paintings. Salley&rsquo;s closely cropped images zoom in on patterned surfaces, dramatizing personal moments when different materials touch or overlap.</p> <p>Jan Muller (1922-1958) a refugee from Nazi Germany, died prematurely from heart disease at the age of 36. He was the first of Hans Hofmann&rsquo;s students to embrace figurative painting during the heyday of abstraction. Before his mythological compositions, Muller made a series of mosaic-like color abstractions including the 1953 Cross Mosaic in this exhibition. This work was exhibited in his 1961 Guggenheim Museum retrospective.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The exhibition will include a group of Moroccan rugs for sale imported by the painter Katherine Bernhardt along with furniture decorated by Phillips and Bergart and jewelry by Andrea Bergart.</p> <p>Please contact the gallery at 917-861-7312 or for images or further information. SHFAP will be open Wednesday &ndash; Friday, from 12-6pm, and by appointment during July and August.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 14:11:36 +0000