ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 Nene Humphrey - Lesley Heller Workspace - April 24th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><strong>Gallery 1: </strong><strong>Nene Humphrey’s</strong><em> Circling the Center </em>began as a private meditation on loss and grew into art making with surprising connections between the neuroscience of emotions and Victorian Mourning Braiding. As a result of working as an artist in residence at the Joseph Le Doux Lab at New York University since 2005, focusing on the amygdala (the part of the brain where emotions reside) her drawings, sculpture<strong> </strong>and video work reflect new ways of seeing the brain. Humphrey uncovers imagery invisible to all but a handful of scientists who are searching to find patterns among seemingly random collections of neurological communication. Her drawings done on mylar reflect schematic brain diagrams layered with neurological data from the Le Doux lab and 19<sup>th</sup>century Victorian braiding.         </p> <p>Humphrey’s interest in the lab’s research led to further investigations of pattern making in its many visual and cultural forms where she encountered the craft of Victorian Mourning Braiding, a ritualistic practice of creating intricately woven objects in remembrance of loved ones. The lost art involves braiding patterns into bracelets, earrings, and necklaces using a braiding table. <em>Braiding Round, </em>a large suspended spherical structure featured in the exhibition, is composed of Victorian Mourning Braids made with thousands of yards of copper and steel wire. Combining ritual with science and art, Humphrey’s work is an allegory of the human experience.</p> <p><em>Nene Humphrey has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries since coming to New York in 1979. Exhibitions include the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, Mead Museum, Amherst, MA, Palmer Museum, PA, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, Sculpture Center, PS1 Contemporary Art Center. In the fall of 2013, she will premier a new performance piece, “Everything That Happens,” commissioned by the Montalvo Art Center’s New Direction Series, Saratoga, CA.                                                                                                                                                                    </em></p> <p><em>Humphrey has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation, Brown Foundation, The Smithsonian Institute Artist Research Fellowship, the Asian Cultural Council Artist Grant, and Anonymous Was A Woman among others. Her work has been written about in numerous publications including the New York Times, Art in America, Art News, The Village Voice, and Sculpture Magazine.</em></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:40:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Ingrid Calame, Kris Chatterson, Roland Flexner, Angelina Gualdoni, Carrie Moyer, Carolanna Parlato, David Reed, Jackie Saccoccio, Carrie Yamaoka - Lesley Heller Workspace - April 24th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><strong><em>Pour</em></strong> presents selected works by established and emerging artists, including: <strong>Ingrid Calame, Kris Chatterson, Roland Flexner, Angelina Gualdoni, Carrie Moyer, Carolanna Parlato, David Reed, Jackie Saccoccio, </strong> and<strong> Carrie Yamaoka.</strong>  Curated  by <strong>Elisabeth Condon</strong> and <strong>Carol Prusa</strong>, <em>Pour</em> examines the techniques of postwar abstraction from the  vantage of digital culture. Spanning several generations, each artist works exploits paint’s ability to veil, flicker and shift, achieving results that veer from graphic opacity to backlit transparency. Floating, pouring and sweeping liquid pigment on canvas and panel, alone or in combination with  “dry” applications such as drawing and collage, they redefine form and space in terms of speed, texture and depth. Wresting intense, often lyrical compositions from rigorously considered historical and philosophical premises, each painting enfolds thought and action within the presence of gesture. </p> <p><em>The POUR </em>exhibition catalogue is made possible by the University of South Florida System Internal Awards Program under Grant No. 0048262. Essays in the catalogue are written by Stephen Maine and by Tyler Emmerson-Dorsch.  <strong>Lesley Heller Workspace</strong> and <strong>Asya Geisberg Gallery</strong> (located at537B West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011) will exhibit the two parts of <em>Pour</em> concurrently.         </p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:39:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Helke Bayrle - Ludlow 38 - April 24th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves/> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:DoNotPromoteQF/> <w:LidThemeOther>EN-US</w:LidThemeOther> <w:LidThemeAsian>X-NONE</w:LidThemeAsian> <w:LidThemeComplexScript>X-NONE</w:LidThemeComplexScript> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> <w:SplitPgBreakAndParaMark/> <w:DontVertAlignCellWithSp/> <w:DontBreakConstrainedForcedTables/> <w:DontVertAlignInTxbx/> <w:Word11KerningPairs/> <w:CachedColBalance/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> <m:mathPr> <m:mathFont m:val="Cambria Math"/> <m:brkBin m:val="before"/> <m:brkBinSub m:val="--"/> <m:smallFrac m:val="off"/> <m:dispDef/> <m:lMargin m:val="0"/> <m:rMargin m:val="0"/> <m:defJc m:val="centerGroup"/> <m:wrapIndent m:val="1440"/> <m:intLim m:val="subSup"/> <m:naryLim m:val="undOvr"/> </m:mathPr></w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> <p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 is pleased to present Helke Bayrle’s Portikus Under Construction. <br /> <br /> Portikus Under Construction consists of 137 videos, each shot by the artist and documenting the installation of an exhibition at the noted exhibition hall in her hometown of Frankfurt am Main. These “artist portraits,” as she calls them, provide an intimate behind-the-scenes view of exhibition making. Artists such as Judith Hopf and Henrik Olesen, Jason Rhoades, Frances Stark and Wade Guyton are seen unpacking their work, instructing art handlers, interacting with curators, smoking cigarettes, contemplating the installation, and attempting to discursively frame their work by shouting over the background din of drills and tools. <br /> <br /> Bayrle’s backstage material covers the final production stages of the exhibitions, often also the finished show, the press conference, the opening—thus capturing different modes of artistic practice as well as divisions of labor. Despite a clear focus on the artists, figures and activities usually considered peripheral acquire a strong presence, as one cannot for instance help but recognize individual installers as they reappear throughout the different films.<br /> <br /> The long-term project, which Helke Bayrle has rigorously pursued since 1993, functions furthermore as a fascinating history of a legendary exhibition space; and as a personal document of the artist’s own subjective reception of each one of these exhibitions at Portikus.<br /> <br /> Helke Bayrle’s exhibition at Ludlow 38, the artist's first in the United States, will present Portikus Under Construction in its entirety, including five new videos made available to the public for the first time. <br /> <br /> The exhibition will make use of open edition SqU by Eric Anglès and John Martin Widger. Open edition SqU is a wooden bench on casters that sits two persons comfortably. As all of Eric Anglès’ work, this is an unlimited edition that is exhibited only in constellation with work by others.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Helke Bayrle (*1941 in Torun, Poland) lives and works in Frankfurt am Main. In addition to her independent practice, she has been working together with Thomas Bayrle since 1969. She has had exhibitions at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main (2010); CoCA – Center of Contemporary Art, Torun (2012) and Peephole, Milan (2012). Her videos have been screened in many institutions internationally, including MMK (Museum für Moderne Kunst) Frankfurt am Main; National Gallery, Toronto; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main; CCA – Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu; Massey University, Wallington; OCA – Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo; Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, and were included in the exhibition Beziehungsarbeit at Künstlerhaus, Vienna (2011). 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This will be followed by an accompanying exhibition at Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels, opening 24 May until 12 July, 2013.</p> <p>Often beginning with personal history, degrees of removal are enacted onto materials and form. Disrupting fixed moments in a photograph by intervening in each layer of the process from capturing, storing, organizing and printing, the subject is abstracted into something broader and more universal.</p> <p>This exhibition begins with a diagrammatic layering of three places: the floor plans of an abandoned family home in Iowa, Simon Preston Gallery and Galerie VidalCuglietta. The central component in both shows is a structure which follows the outline of the home which burned down several years ago. Each exhibition space represents overlapping sections of the home here represented by eighteen plaster casts of the gallery floor and traces of furniture. Tonsfeldt sifted through and collected materials from around the house, and these elements, along with photographs and video from the site serve as starting points for other works within the show.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 01:01:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Gideon Bok, Jane Dickson, Kurt Knobelsdorf, Stephanie Pierce, Eleanor Ray, Bill Rice, Peter Acheson - Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects - April 24th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> <o:PixelsPerInch>72</o:PixelsPerInch> <o:TargetScreenSize>1024x768</o:TargetScreenSize> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--></p> <p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> </w:Compatibility> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></object> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]--></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';">Press Release: <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">dooroomwindow</i></b></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';">steven harvey fine art projects</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';">April 24 – May 26, 2013</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';">Opening: Wednesday, April 24 6-8 pm</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';">208 Forsyth Street</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';">hrs: weds – fri 12–6 and by appointment</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';">PULSE New York, booth B15</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';">May 9 – May 12, 2013</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';">125 West 18<sup>th</sup> Street</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';">hrs: thurs 12-8 fri 11-8 sat 11-8 sun 11-7</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';">917-861-7312 | <a href="mailto:info@shfap.com" rel="nofollow">info@shfap.com</a> | www.shfap.com</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;">Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects presents <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">dooroomwindow</i>, a two-part exhibition at the gallery (April 29- May 26) and at PULSE New York, May 9 – 12 (The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18<sup>th</sup> Street, New York City).</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;">dooroomwindow</span></i><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;"> is a group show about interior space and how we see it. Doors, windows and rooms are framing devices, lenses, </span><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';">apertures and containers. The objects in rooms reflect absent figures. Framed by a doorway a standing figure mirrors the essential relationship of an image to a rectangle.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;">The gallery portion of the exhibition includes paintings by Jane Dickson, Bill Rice, Kurt Knobelsdorf, Gideon Bok<span style="background: white;">, Eleanor Ray and Stephanie Pierce. </span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black; background: white;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black; background: white;">Jane Dickson (b.1952) best known for her paintings of an earlier outlaw Times Square at night. conveys a sense of urban isolation with a cinematic framing of partial figure in a night hotel.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black; background: white;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black; background: white;">Bill Rice (1931-2006), painter and actor, was a fixture of the East Village avant-garde art and theater scenes in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Painter of New York’s street life, Rice’s gritty views through windows and alleys carry an atmosphere of mysterious erotic possibility.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 12.0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;">Kurt Knobelsdorf (b.1979)</span><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Fax'; color: black;"> works from life, photos or the internet. His densely painted snapshot-like depictions of people and architecture convey a ferocious painterly integrity. </span><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; mso-bidi-font-family: Times; color: black;"></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;">Gideon Bok (b. 1966) records the flow of people and objects through his studio. His paintings are an accumulation of details, a series of moments that build up to an image of a room. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;">In extremely small paintings, Eleanor Ray (b.1987) a recent New York Studio School M.F.A., plays with the tropes of painterly representation. Her work is both familiar and luminous, like seeing through a window into a place we know. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;">Stephanie Pierce (b. 1974) constructs interior spaces out of fractured shards of color and light. Her paintings seem to unfold and evaporate simultaneously before the viewer’s eye.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;">The artists in the corresponding exhibition at PULSE include Guy Yanai, Karla Wozniak, Robert Birmelin, and Sangram Majumdar. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;">Guy Yanai (b.1977) lives and works in Tel Aviv. His paintings of everyday spaces and modernist architecture break down into highly saturated coloring-book color blocks.</span><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; background: #FAF5F3;"></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;">In Karla Wozniak’s (b.1978) paintings of the American landscape, road signs and billboards are montaged<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">  </span>in a manner that can be related to 20<sup>th</sup> century Modernist painters such as Ralston Crawford and Stuart Davis. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;">Robert Birmelin’s (b.1933) is known for his New York crowd scenes, His <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Doors</i> series are reversible compositions that play with perception as they up-end the world. His work is included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum, The Museum of Modern Art and The Hirshhorn Museum among many others.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;">Sangram Majumdar’s (b. 1976) paintings of open spaces, voids and accumulated objects in the studio challenge the viewer’s understand<a name="_GoBack" rel="nofollow"></a>ing of paintings relationship to what is seen. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;">&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';">Concurrently with <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">dooroomwindow</i> in SHFAP’s rear gallery we are exhibiting the paintings of Peter Acheson (b.1954).<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">  </span>Part of a generation of freestyle Williamsburg painters, including Katherine Bradford and Chris Martin, the breadth of Acheson’s work encapsulates density, collage and language delivered with rawness and complexity.</span><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light'; color: black;"></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue Light';">Please contact the gallery at <a href="mailto:info@shfap.com" rel="nofollow">info@shfap.com</a> or 917-861-7312 for more information or photographs.</span></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:34:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Patrick Lee - Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe - April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:26:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list David Allan Peters - Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe - April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:31:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Andrew Erdos - Claire Oliver Gallery - April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>By incorporating the viewer's own reflection within his works of art, Erdos cleverly creates an environment that demands participation from anyone who views it. The artist manipulates the context to bring the viewer into a state of contemplation and reflection on life, mortality and man’s place in the natural world. In one of his signature videos, Erdos has superimposed ruins of ancient man's Anasazi caves at sunset, with the pinnacle of contemporary society's frenetic New York City, situating both the viewer and Erdos' own running heard of animal creations in a kaleidoscopic fantasy land.<br /><br />The visual overload barley contained in the exhibition's title work, Guaranteed Impermanence , explores this concept of time and it's continuous march forward, no matter our attempts to alter, impede or propel. An all encompassing work with mirrored ceiling and walls, the viewer becomes a willing participant in Erdos' kaleidoscopic world. We are invited inside the eight foot by eight foot by ten foot room, we walk across a glass bridge and peer down into the bone-yard of prehistoric (or futuristic) animals.<br /><br />Josiah McElheny's seminal work, "Endlessly Repeating 20th Century Modernism", first used the medium of silverized glass within an infinity box, yet McElheny's commentary on mechanical reproduction and minimalist restraint is diametrically opposed to Erdos' futuristic pop candy colored video game illusionism. Jeff Koons' kitsch figuration "Balloon Dog" may come to mind at first glance, yet Erdos sleek mouth blown glass does not read as manufactured perfection; it is at once futuristic and nostalgic, slick and sensual and charming and playful. Erdos moves the work far beyond an iconic toy. <br /><br />While conceptually exploring the disconcerting collision of time, nature and technology, Erdos seduces the viewer into becoming an active player in his interactive, hypnotic, and all-encompassing experience. The Artist's signature animal forms remind us that humanity, despite its technological imaginings, represents the briefest of blips in the scope of Earth's history. The Artist gently reminds us of the reality that this planet will outlast humankind. <br /><br />Erdos, who says that he’s fascinated by complicated relationships, continues to explore conflicting esthetics such as culture vs. technology and nature vs. science. The artist remains a neutral observer of humankind’s place in the stages of world history, noting that as video is the controlled transmission of light, and glass is the best material for transmitting light, the two are a perfect complement. By pushing the optical properties of glass, and how glass mediates human perception of space and time, Erdos uses light transmission and its effect on plastic space to confuse and delight the viewer and move him to another dimension.<br /><br />Andrew Erdos is 28 years old; the artist holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University, NY. His works are in the permanent collections of the Toledo Museum of Art, Oh, The Chazen Museum, WI and Celebrity Cruises (Norway), along with many important private collections. He has had work exhibited at the Oklahoma City Museum, OK, The Orlando Museum of Art, FL, The Toledo Museum, OH and The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Erdos has held residencies at The Corning Museum of Glass, NY, Jacksonville University, FL and Dagaocun, Beijing, China. Andrew Erdos was featured on CBS's new magazine programme: Sunday Morning; he has been featured in The New Glass Review, Glass Magazine and The Huffington Post. Guaranteed Impermanence is his first solo exhibition with the Gallery.<br /><br />For more information: www.ClaireOliver.com</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:25:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Judith Simonian - Edward Thorp Gallery - April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The Edward Thorp Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit of recent works by Judith Simonian. This will be her first one-person show with the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artist will be showing both large- and small-scale acrylic paintings, as well as watercolors on paper, all from last two years.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Simonian’s ruminative landscapes and interiors fluidly combine gestural painting, stenciling and collage to create unsettling perspectives. The surfaces are composed of juxtaposed images garnered from direct observation, mental snapshots the artist takes during travels, as well as sourced imagery culled from old travel brochures, vacation pictures and film stills. Her combinations achieve an uncanny play between flatness and three dimensionality. In “Two Red Chairs,” a picturesque scene hovering between the literal and the hallucinatory, a spacious balcony is presented overlooking a faded blue vista. In this and other works, surface areas mutate, merge or collide as furniture dissolves into a vertical cascade of color that fuses foreground and background in a playfully controlled environment.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Simonian’s images metamorphose before our eyes. The artist has stated that she is “inspired by mishearing, mis-seeing, bad literary translations, and theatrical stage sets that convince but are fundamentally unreliable”. In these new works, she continues to push the boundaries of perceived space, creating an uneasy atmosphere full of spatial illusion.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:12:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - envoy enterprises - April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p align="center"><b>DIA<i>cussion</i></b></p> <p align="center"><b>25 APRIL— 26 MAY 2013. WED – SUN. 12 - 6</b></p> <p align="center"><b>OPENING 25 APRIL 6-8PM</b></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Adam Fuss, Thomas Dozol, Lars Stephan</p> <p>Xia Jing, Johan Tahon, Donatien Veismann</p> <p>Nan Goldin, Kelsey Henderson, Winston Chmielinski</p> <p>Darren Almond, David Alexander Flinn, Alex Rose</p> <p>Helio Oiticica, Erika Keck, Gerald Collings, Micki Pellerano</p> <p>Vik Muniz, Martynka Wawrzyniak</p> <p> </p> <p><b>envoy enterprises</b> presents a group exhibition that engages in dialogue and discussion through form and subject.</p> <p><b>di·a·logue</b></p> <p>[dahy-uh-lawg, -log] Show IPA noun, verb, di·a·logued, di·a·logu·ing.</p> <p>noun</p> <p>1. conversation between two or more persons.</p> <p>2. the conversation between characters in a novel, drama, etc.</p> <p>3. an exchange of ideas or opinions on a particular issue, especially a political or religious issue, with a view to reaching an amicable agreement or settlement.</p> <p>4. a literary work in the form of a conversation: a dialogue of Plato.</p> <p>verb (used without object)</p> <p>5. to carry on a dialogue; converse.</p> <p>6. to discuss areas of disagreement frankly in order to resolve them.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>dis·cus·sion</b></p> <p>[dih-skuhsh-uhn] Show IPA</p> <p>noun</p> <p>an act or instance of discussing; consideration or examination by argument, comment, etc., especially to explore solutions; informal debate.</p> <p> </p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:18:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Rallou Malliarakis - First Street Gallery - April 25th, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>In an urban setting industrial materials and natural forms co-mingle and are transformed by light.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:56:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Koen van den Broek - Friedman Benda - April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><!--StartFragment--><span face="Calibri, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial" style="font-family: Calibri, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial;">Friedman Benda presents K<i>oen van den Broek: Apex</i>, the Belgian artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, from April 25–May 24, 2013. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on Thursday, April 29th,  from 6 – 8 pm.  <br /> <br /> A trained architect, van den Broek uses light, shape, and repetition to manipulate generic structures, be they natural or man-made, to disorienting and melancholic effect.<br /> <br /> Known for employing photographic images taken on road trips as the basis for his work - from Belgium to Tokyo, Chicago, Los Angeles and beyond - Koen abandons these figurative narratives in his new show.  The flattened and skewed perspective in his latest paintings is gestural, active, and of the moment, invoking Abstract Expressionism in the vein of Clyfford Still infused with the self-conscious and self-referential characteristics of American Conceptualism.</span> <!--EndFragment--></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 03:38:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Stephen Magsig - George Billis Gallery- NY - April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>When I think about the conventions of painting -- a tradition I respect immensely -- I notice that my concern has always been with the interplay of light and structure" says artist Stephen Magsig. "Light, since it defines everything, is what my work is about -- how light changes things, how it inflects the surfaces of places we imagine for ourselves and inhabit, like sunlight touching a window sill, illuminating and creating contrasts and shadows."<br /> <br />  Working with images he personally photographs, Magsig looks for crucial details in both the highlights and the shadows, in the brightness and obscurity of each scene. The artist says, "I get caught up in the mix of organic and non-organic human signs: the color of loaves of bread in an Italian bakery window, the reflections of facades in the car’s windshield, the abstracted angles of cornices and architectural detail." New Yorkers will recognize many of the scenes Magsig paints, yet the universal appeal is the atmosphere and mood which attracts those for whom the images hold no personal significance. The painterly quality of the work provides enough photo-like detail to "slow people down to look and wonder about the scene." The artist creates work that depicts New York City as a dynamic metropolis -- although his images are devoid of people. The appreciation Magsig holds for the subjects he paints allows him to create beauty in streets that may escape even those of us who live there.<br /> <br /> Stephen Magsig lives and works in Detroit, Michigan. Magsig has exhibited nationally and has been reviewed in major publications. The artist’s work is included in many prominent private, corporate and museum collections. This is the second solo exhibition for the artist at the Gallery. Magsig was featured in Art and Antiques Magazine, October, 2001 issue.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 23:18:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Trudy Benson - Horton Gallery - April 25th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><b>Horton Gallery</b> is pleased to present <i>PAINT</i>, its first solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist <b>Trudy Benson</b>. The exhibition's title references the physicality of the material as well as the early MS Windows graphic program.<br /><br /><b>Trudy Benson</b>’s paintings directly evolve out of her relationship with rudimentary graphic programs such as Windows Paint and Brushes. Her original influence is founded in memories of exploring MacPaint on an old Mac SE as a child. The paintings found in <i>PAINT</i> blend perfectly Benson’s affinity to abstract painting and modern technology while also exploring a dialogue with classical painting motifs such as the <i>venus pudica</i>. There is an interesting hybrid of influence layered within these paintings, which at first glance can appear as a simple collage of abstract information. The artist’s shapes and strokes of the paintbrush adhere to no sense of gravity and a viewer will not find any horizon line to help position him or herself within the work. The longer an individual stands before one of Trudy Benson’s works the more the canvas reveals itself to the viewer a realm which exists uniquely between the digital and physical worlds.<br /><br />Benson’s paintings like a computer screen contain a strange sense of flattened, shallow space. Yet, her heavy application of paint and materials places a viewer in a visual playground of real and illusionary space, which is not contained in the digital counterpart. The artist’s exploration of space in painting continues with her adaptation of the city’s technique of cleaning up graffiti in neighborhoods, where large paint rollers are used to “paint out” the graffiti. The graffiti removal technique functions similarly to the notion of a ‘portable hole,’ a visual trope that Benson is also engaging in this new body of work. Benson utilizes the masking of an under painting, or censuring like in the <i>venus pudica</i>, to draw more attention and inquiry to what is hidden beneath the newest layer of paint. To unlock this exhibition it is key to make note of the artist’s use of “reductive techniques, which contain an additive value.” There is no edit &gt; undo for Trudy Benson’s paintings. Every layer and texture of the canvas is embraced; each painting rendering an honest tangible representation of it’s own history.<br /><br /><b>Trudy Benson</b> (b. 1985 Richmond, VA) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received an MFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. The artist has been featured in exhibitions at Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Jersey City, NJ; and Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, among others. She was recently named as one of "8 Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30" and her work has been discussed in<i>Modern Painters</i>, <i>Village Voice</i>, <i>ARTNews</i>, and <i>Huffington Post</i>, among others.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:15:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Ian Francis - Joshua Liner Gallery - April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present <em>Season 1 Episode 0</em>, an exhibition of new paintings by the British artist Ian Francis. This is Francis’ second solo show with the gallery.</p> <p>Working in mixed media on canvas and acrylic panels, Ian Francis combines abstraction, figuration, and elements of both painting and drawing. For this exhibition, the artist is unveiling over a dozen medium- to large-scale works on canvas and ten smaller works on acrylic that reflect broadly on the experience of television entertainment. <em>Season 1 Episode 0</em> is inspired by the reality and unreality of contemporary TV—from the made-up world of characters and storylines; to the digital manipulation of locations and visual effects; to the myriad platforms existing today for production, delivery, and global consumption.</p> <p>This concept of multidimensionality takes a psychological turn as Francis considers how audiences relate to fictional realities that are lived yet not lived—an ongoing, ever-changing series of beginnings and endings in the minds of viewers. The artist’s cross-disciplinary approach and layered imagery perfectly capture this phenomenon of constructed worlds, virtual relationships, and shifting dimensions.</p> <p>One large canvas entitled <em>A Scene Comes to an End in Prospect Park</em>, for example, depicts a climactic interaction between two characters while crew members with boom mics stand by. Another painting, entitled <em>After the Show, a Love Triangle Drifts Apart</em>, foregrounds three figures experiencing (or acting out) an emotional breakup in a dark, indiscriminate atmosphere of trees, props, and film equipment. <em>Ritual</em>contains partly rendered makeup artists building up the more defined, “fleshed-out” faces of actors. By contrast, the painting <em>An Escape Plan is Limited by How Far Reality Extends Beyond the Window</em> depicts the cognitive dissonance and rupture of illusion at the edges of a soundstage set.</p> <p>Francis’ mixed-media practice includes such materials as charcoal, oil, ink, graphite, and acrylic paint. High-color washes and jagged brushwork are interposed with meticulously rendered faces, postures, and emotional vignettes. His seemingly spontaneous application of paint and nontraditional approach to materials creates a charged context for the works’ subtler notes of melancholy and alienation, and the artist’s keen sense of contemporary social mores. One is left with an awareness of the fragility of the image, our increasingly personalized consumption of fictional narratives, and the unyielding pursuit of “perfection” embodied by media content and production today.</p> <p></p> <p>http://joshualinergallery.com/exhibitions/francis_season_1_episode_0_april_25_2013/</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:35:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Joan Linder - Mixed Greens Gallery - April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Mixed Greens is thrilled to present Sink, Joan Linder’s fifth<br />solo exhibition with the gallery. In previous exhibitions, Linder<br />wove themes relating to power, anxiety, sexuality, domesticity,<br />and politics through large-scale drawings of seemingly<br />disparate subject matter. In this acutely focused exhibition, she<br />delves deeply into a single object: her kitchen sink.<br />Linder has spent countless hours rendering quotidian objects<br />and places—everything from junk mail to an entire dive bar—in<br />excruciating, life-size detail. For the Sink series, Linder shifts<br />her approach. Rather than complete a drawing and move to<br />another subject, Linder draws and redraws her kitchen sink,<br />recording the passage of time as reflected in one specific<br />household location. Her obsessive observations result in<br />hundreds of detailed renderings of the sink in various stages<br />of use: brimming with dishes, recently washed, or practically<br />untouched. The drawings chronicle her daily life, her dirty<br />dishes, and her routine for a period of two years. Some sinks<br />appear in black and white with fine detail. Others are dense<br />with multiple superimposed layers—a visual cacophony color<br />coded with the date and time each layer was drawn. Most<br />surprisingly, the exhibition also includes a 13-foot-long<br />accordion-fold book that splays open to reveal a life-size<br />drawing of Linder’s complete kitchen counter rendered in full<br />color, kitchen sink and all.<br />The kitchen sink is a loaded symbol of labor, accumulation,<br />and time. However, unlike the oozing masculinity of Jim Dine’s<br />hammers or Lucien Freud’s studio sink (encrusted with paint<br />and the tap running wastefully), the kitchen sink represents an<br />unwanted chore, the repetition involved with domesticity, and,<br />in unenlightened households, women’s work. Linder playfully<br />and incisively transforms this monotony into a different kind of<br />labor through vigorous and colorful contour drawings,<br />continuous line drawings, and realistic renderings. She studies<br />this banal, yet powerful, fixture in her life and uses it as a<br />metonym for motherhood, family, and the passage of time. In<br />Linder’s exhibition, Sink, you discover that when you are really<br />looking, you will not see the same sink (or sinks full of dishes)<br />twice.<br />Let it be noted: Linder and her live-in boyfriend split household<br />chores.<br />Joan Linder lives and works in Buffalo, NY. She has shown at<br />notable venues including The Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense,<br />Denmark; The Jewish Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Weatherspoon<br />Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC; Diverse Works,<br />Houston, TX; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum,<br />Ridgefield, CT; Queens Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Fine<br />Arts, Boston, MA; The Bronx Museum, NY; and The Everhart<br />Museum, Scranton, PA. Prestigious awards include a Smack<br />Mellon residency, a MacDowell residency, the Foundation of<br />Jewish Culture’s Ronnie Heyman Award, and a Pollack<br />Krasner grant. Linder was recently included in Decade: 10<br />Years of Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art gallery in Buffalo,<br />NY. In 2012, she also completed a permanent installation at<br />the 71st Street D Line Station in Brooklyn, NY, for the MTA.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:39:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list