ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 Group Show - Causey Contemporary - December 18th - January 22nd, 2015 <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"><br /> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><strong>A Tangled Web opens in December at Causey Contemporary For Immediate Release</strong></p> <p><strong>Media Contact: 
</strong><br /><strong> Name: Tracy Causey-Jeffery
</strong><br /><strong> Title Owner + Director, Causey Contemporary
 Contact: 917-328-3140<br /></strong><strong>tracy@causeycontemporary.com</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Causey Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of their December exhibition, A Tangled Wed curated by D. Dominick Lombardi. The exhibition will open with a reception on December 18 beginning at 6 pm and run through January 22, 2015 at the gallery&rsquo;s Manhattan location: 29 Orchard St., Ny, NY 10002. Below find Mr. Lombardi&rsquo;s curatorial vision for the exhibition.</p> <p>&ldquo;Each generation of visual artists has a percentage of participants that believe they have come up with something new. Later on, maybe through exposure or a discussion, they discover that their original contribution is clearly connected to another work of art they spotted on line or in print, whether it was made previously or as a contemporary work, which has some sort of common ground. It is at this point that one may come to realize that what they thought was fresh and different is part of a fluid and flexible stream of connected thoughts, a linkage that can span all time &ndash; a collective consciousness.</p> <p>In the end, it is secondary as to who did what first, where influences come from, or who or what inspires you because the time in your studio is unique. It is your era and culture and you, with all of your experiences, pre- thoughts, open-mindedness and leanings are a unique filter and that will never change. All one needs to do is wonder.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>For this exhibition, Dominick has selected seven artists from Causey Contemporary and paired each with an artist who they do not know or are aware of who share a connection that he suspects is sourced through a collective consciousness.</p> <p>Abstract painter Lisa Pressman and representational painter James St Clair both have a compelling fascination with the tension and movement in weighty masses of form and color, while mixed media artists Michel Demanche and Jen P. Harris present beautiful, storybook-like vignettes in layered narratives.</p> <p>Elise Freda and Moses Hoskins are mix media artists as well, only here, the response to external stimuli results in something that is close to automatic, with strong overtones of controlled progression. Melissa Murray and D. Dominick Lombardi mix bits of reality with the foils of fantasy as they utilize patterns to drive their narratives</p> <p>Black and white photographers Marielis Seyler and John Wyatt project the emotional state of their subjects by way of imposing strong and focused compositional elements as opposed to Howard Gross and Victor Matthews who employ visually stimulating complex patterning and linear movement.</p> <p>The art of conceptual sculptors John J. Richardson and Arcady Kotler, who both share the medium rubber, challenges the viewer to rethink the ways in which they perceive the most basic aspects of reality.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For information on A tangled Web exhibition opening this December at Causey Contemporary, contact Director, Tracy Causey-Jeffery at 917-328-3140 or via email at tracy@causeycontemporary.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Artist Biographies for A Tangled Web. </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Lisa Pressman :</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 4"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Lisa Pressman is an American artist. She received a BA in Art from Douglass College, Rutgers University and a MFA from Bard College. She teaches as an adjunct at the Art Institute of New York.<br /> Her work was featured at The Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA; Western Carolina State University Museum, Cullowhee, NC</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><strong>James St. Clair :</strong></p> <p>James St.Clair is an award winning South Carolina Low Country artist. Some of his most popular series of paintings are: Harlem Renaissance, Low Country Folktales, Black and Blues, the Adventures of Geechee Joe and Gullah Girl, and his newest , the Misadventures of The Chickens.Saint&rsquo;s works hang in private collections nationwide. His work can be seen at the South Carolina Artisans Center, Walterboro, SC, the Salkehatchie Arts Center in Allendale, SC, The Starving Artist's Cafe in Beaufort, SC and The ARTpool Gallery in St. Petersburg, FL( www.artpoolrules.com). He also participates annually in both the Gullah Festival, Beaufort and the Gullah Celebration, Hilton Head, SC.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Melissa Murray :</strong></p> <p>Murray is a Brooklyn-based artist. She received a BFA from Purchase College, NY.<br /> Her work was featured in group exhibitions throughout the Unites States; she was also published and reviewed in prestigious magazines such as L Magazine, The Village Voice or the NY Arts magazine.<br /> Her drawings were selected as a showcase winner on artsland.com in 2012 and as one of the finalist for ArtistsWanted.org .</p> <p>She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.<img src="file:///page4image14240" alt="page4image14240" width="57.978522" height="0.732422" /> <img src="file:///page4image14400" alt="page4image14400" width="79.833982" height="0.732422" /></p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Jen P.Harris :</strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Jen P.Harris is an American artist. She received a BA in Studio Art from Yale University and a MFA in Painting from Queens College of the City University of New York.<br /> Her work was featured at Baltimore Museum of Art, MD and Delaware Center the Contemporary Arts, DE.<br /> She lives in Hudson, NY.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Elise Freda :</strong></p> <p>Elise Freda is an American artist. She received a B.F.A from the University of New Hampshire. Her work was featured in group exhibitions including the New Bedford Art Museum, MA and the Guggenheim Museum, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. 
<br /> She lives in New York.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Moses Hoskins :</strong></p> <p>Moses E. Hoskins was born in Iowa. He received a BFA from the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History. His work was featured in a variety of venues such as Polk Museum of Art -Lakeland, FL; Brevard Museum of Art &amp; Science -Melbourne, FL; Sunrise Museum -Charleston, WV; Gibbes Museum of Art -Charleston, SC. 
<br /> He lives in New York.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 5"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><strong>Dominick Lombardi :</strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>D. Dominick Lombardi is a visual artist, writer and art critic; the U.S. editor of dart international magazine; as well as a curator.<br /> He is represented by Kim Foster Gallery. Feature articles and reviews of his art have appeared in many newspapers such as The New York Times, the M Magazine, ARTnews, Time Out New York, artnet.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>He was born and lives in New York</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Michel Demanche :</strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Michel Demanche was born in Texas. She received a M.F.A from North Texas State University and BFA with Honors from the University of Texas At Arlington.<br /> She received the Grand Prize in Photography from the Fourth Biennale Internazionale Dell&rsquo;Arte Contemporeana in 2003; the First Place in Special Categories from the Holgapalooza National Photographic Compassion in 2009. Her work is featured at The Houston Museum of Fine Arts; The National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Collection of Sheppard Pratt Institute.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Marielis Seyler :</strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Marielis Seyler is an Austrian artist. She studied photography at the Academy of Graphic Arts in Vienna. She used to be a photographer for a firm in Munich before starting working freelance in Barcelona, Paris, Cologne and Munich. Her work has been featured across Europe and in the U.S. She currently lives and works in Vienna.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>John Wyatt :</strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>John Wyatt is an American photographer. He has been fascinated with tattoos since he was a teenager and started photographing tattooed people in their own environments.<br /> His completed work was published in a book, titled Under My Skin. He currently works on a new book project called Tough Guys.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>John J.Richardson :</strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>John J. Richardson (b. 1971 Eugene, Oregon) lives and works within Detroit where he teaches at Wayne State University. He earned an MFA from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1996. His sculpture and drawings have been featured at such places as The South Bend Museum of Art; The University of Minnesota-Morris and Finlandia University.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>His work is held in numerous public collections including the Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture, UK; The Xiadu Park, China and the Michigan Legacy Art Park.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Arcady Kotler :</strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Arcardy Kotler is a Russian artist. He received an MA in Fine Art in Moscow and has been living in New York since 1988.<br /> Arcady&rsquo;s work has been exhibited in Russia, U.S. and Sweden such as, Spade Museum, NY; United Nations, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jersey, NJ or Metropolitan Opera Lincoln Center, NY.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Howard Gross :</strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Howard Gross is an American artist. He received a B.F.A from the Hartford Art School and an M.F.A from the Art Institute of Chicago.<br /> His work is held in permanent collections of institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; the International Center of Photography, NY and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>He lives in New York.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 6"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><strong>Victor Matthews :</strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Victor Matthews is an American artist. He attended the High School of Art and Design and received his BFA from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. His work has been exhibited in numerous solos exhibitions in the US and abroad, including the 48th Venice Biennale, Museum Sala Un, Italy; Stephen permanent collection of the Museum Overholland, Amsterdam; Cornell University, NY; Museum Ludwig, Germany; New School, New York and Museum Nuova Icona, Italy, as well as in the private collections of Russell Simmons, Brice &amp; Helen Marden, Francesco &amp; Alba Celmente, Vera List, among others.</p> <p>He lives in New York.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:50:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Stella Snead - Pavel Zoubok Gallery - November 20th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">AVEL ZOUBOK GALLERY invites you to solo exhibitions by SARI DIENES (1898-1992), ADDIE HERDER (1920-2009) and STELLA SNEAD (1910-2006), three fiercely independent mixed-media artists whose distinctive creative paths overlapped in the storied Sherwood Studios during the 1950s and 1960s.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 6-8pm or during the run of the exhibition, which continues through December 20.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Everything has mind, spirit, intelligence: I honor these in everything and do not separate myself as a human being from them.</em> &ndash; Sari Dienes</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Spirit Lives in Everything</em> begins with SARI DIENES' formative Surrealist period of the 1930s and 1940s and traces her evolution through the 1960s, when she rejected her formal training to begin experimenting with new materials and techniques. The shift in her practice from painting and drawing towards "rubbings" layering urban textures, assemblages of found objects and all-over abstraction can be firmly located in the Sherwood Studios at 58 West 57th Street, a home to artists and writers since the nineteenth century. Upon taking up residency there in 1945, Dienes met and began a lifelong friendship with composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham. She quickly established herself in the epicenter of the art world during the 1950s, influencing artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Mark Rothko and Ray Johnson. Though widely exhibited during her lifetime, Dienes' legacy is dominated by her powerful monoprints of subway grates and manhole covers. This exhibition articulates a formal sensibility that permeated all she created, tracking the development of that body of work from her early drawings through to exuberant explorations in mixed media.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dienes was born in Debreczen, Hungary in 1898. From 1928-1935, she moved to Paris and then London where she studied with Fernand L&eacute;ger, Am&eacute;d&eacute;e Ozenfant, Andr&eacute; Lhote and Henry Moore. In 1939, Dienes relocated to New York where she would remain until her death. Dienes exhibited nationally and internationally from the early 1940s, with notable exhibitions at Betty Parsons Gallery and A.I.R. Gallery. Her work has been included in major museum exhibitions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Wadsworth Atheneum. Her recent exhibition Sari Dienes at The Drawing Center marks the first solo museum exhibition dedicated to the artist. This is the artist&rsquo;s first solo exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While many of her contemporaries were filling enormous canvases with the barest of pictorial adornment, ADDIE HEREDER went her own way by creating complex facades and "machines" in spaces often no larger than a postcard. Herder used all manner of ephemera to create miniature architectural structures with a theatrical sense of atmosphere and depth. Reflected in the dark, shadowy interiors of her paper constructions is a mechanistic sensibility the underlies much of her work from the 1950s and 1960s, a period that began in New York City at the Sherwood Studios and continued on the streets of Paris. Of the artist&rsquo;s first solo exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, critic Roberta Smith concludes, "Herder emerges as a rarity: a kind of ventriloquist with a distinctive voice of her own who deserves a place in collage&rsquo;s elaborate, still unfolding history."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Trained at the Tyler School in Philadelphia during the late 1930s, Addie Herder moved to New York in 1946 with her then-husband Milton Herder. The two opened a successful commercial design business in a large studio in the Sherwood building, where Herder also met and befriended fellow artists Sari Dienes and Stella Snead. After leaving the Sherwood Studios, Herder separated from her husband and relocated to Paris. Addie Herder&rsquo;s work has been widely exhibited since the early 1970s and is represented in distinguished private and public collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Neuberger Museum and the Hirshorn Musuem. This is the artist&rsquo;s second solo exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">STELLA SNEAD&rsquo;s decision to become a painter during the mid-1930s marked the beginning of a long love affair with places unknown. While studying in her native London with Ozenfant, Snead became captivated by Surrealism&rsquo;s fantastic imagery. During an extended hiatus from painting that began in 1950, she embarked upon a second career as a photographer. A long and fruitful association with India, a country whose visual culture is replete with hybrid imagery, reflects her continued interest in the surreal. Snead photographed oddities of Indian street life, the mysterious and abstract worlds formed by patterns in nature and the strange and wonderful iconography of Hindu sculpture. <em>With an Eye To Horizons</em> focuses on a series of black and white photocollages from the 1960s and 1970s, and finds Snead mining explicitly Surrealist territory. In these works a dream-like vision of reality emerges from the cutting and re-combining of her documentary photographs, setting the stage for a return to painting during the late 1980s.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Snead fled Europe in November 1939 and divided her first decade in this country between New York and Taos, New Mexico. From 1940-1950, Snead was the subject of eleven solo exhibitions, three in museums. Wider recognition returned to Snead in 2005, when her work was included in Surrealism USA, a major exhibition of American Surrealism at the National Academy Museum in New York, followed by subsequent exhibitions at the Wadsworth Atheneum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and several important gallery exhibitions of Surrealism.</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:10:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Addie Herder - Pavel Zoubok Gallery - November 20th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">PAVEL ZOUBOK GALLERY invites you to solo exhibitions by SARI DIENES (1898-1992), ADDIE HERDER (1920-2009) and STELLA SNEAD (1910-2006), three fiercely independent mixed-media artists whose distinctive creative paths overlapped in the storied Sherwood Studios during the 1950s and 1960s.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 6-8pm or during the run of the exhibition, which continues through December 20.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Everything has mind, spirit, intelligence: I honor these in everything and do not separate myself as a human being from them.</em> &ndash; Sari Dienes</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Spirit Lives in Everything</em> begins with SARI DIENES' formative Surrealist period of the 1930s and 1940s and traces her evolution through the 1960s, when she rejected her formal training to begin experimenting with new materials and techniques. The shift in her practice from painting and drawing towards "rubbings" layering urban textures, assemblages of found objects and all-over abstraction can be firmly located in the Sherwood Studios at 58 West 57th Street, a home to artists and writers since the nineteenth century. Upon taking up residency there in 1945, Dienes met and began a lifelong friendship with composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham. She quickly established herself in the epicenter of the art world during the 1950s, influencing artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Mark Rothko and Ray Johnson. Though widely exhibited during her lifetime, Dienes' legacy is dominated by her powerful monoprints of subway grates and manhole covers. This exhibition articulates a formal sensibility that permeated all she created, tracking the development of that body of work from her early drawings through to exuberant explorations in mixed media.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dienes was born in Debreczen, Hungary in 1898. From 1928-1935, she moved to Paris and then London where she studied with Fernand L&eacute;ger, Am&eacute;d&eacute;e Ozenfant, Andr&eacute; Lhote and Henry Moore. In 1939, Dienes relocated to New York where she would remain until her death. Dienes exhibited nationally and internationally from the early 1940s, with notable exhibitions at Betty Parsons Gallery and A.I.R. Gallery. Her work has been included in major museum exhibitions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Wadsworth Atheneum. Her recent exhibition Sari Dienes at The Drawing Center marks the first solo museum exhibition dedicated to the artist. This is the artist&rsquo;s first solo exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While many of her contemporaries were filling enormous canvases with the barest of pictorial adornment, ADDIE HEREDER went her own way by creating complex facades and "machines" in spaces often no larger than a postcard. Herder used all manner of ephemera to create miniature architectural structures with a theatrical sense of atmosphere and depth. Reflected in the dark, shadowy interiors of her paper constructions is a mechanistic sensibility the underlies much of her work from the 1950s and 1960s, a period that began in New York City at the Sherwood Studios and continued on the streets of Paris. Of the artist&rsquo;s first solo exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, critic Roberta Smith concludes, "Herder emerges as a rarity: a kind of ventriloquist with a distinctive voice of her own who deserves a place in collage&rsquo;s elaborate, still unfolding history."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Trained at the Tyler School in Philadelphia during the late 1930s, Addie Herder moved to New York in 1946 with her then-husband Milton Herder. The two opened a successful commercial design business in a large studio in the Sherwood building, where Herder also met and befriended fellow artists Sari Dienes and Stella Snead. After leaving the Sherwood Studios, Herder separated from her husband and relocated to Paris. Addie Herder&rsquo;s work has been widely exhibited since the early 1970s and is represented in distinguished private and public collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Neuberger Museum and the Hirshorn Musuem. This is the artist&rsquo;s second solo exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">STELLA SNEAD&rsquo;s decision to become a painter during the mid-1930s marked the beginning of a long love affair with places unknown. While studying in her native London with Ozenfant, Snead became captivated by Surrealism&rsquo;s fantastic imagery. During an extended hiatus from painting that began in 1950, she embarked upon a second career as a photographer. A long and fruitful association with India, a country whose visual culture is replete with hybrid imagery, reflects her continued interest in the surreal. Snead photographed oddities of Indian street life, the mysterious and abstract worlds formed by patterns in nature and the strange and wonderful iconography of Hindu sculpture. <em>With an Eye To Horizons</em> focuses on a series of black and white photocollages from the 1960s and 1970s, and finds Snead mining explicitly Surrealist territory. In these works a dream-like vision of reality emerges from the cutting and re-combining of her documentary photographs, setting the stage for a return to painting during the late 1980s.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Snead fled Europe in November 1939 and divided her first decade in this country between New York and Taos, New Mexico. From 1940-1950, Snead was the subject of eleven solo exhibitions, three in museums. Wider recognition returned to Snead in 2005, when her work was included in Surrealism USA, a major exhibition of American Surrealism at the National Academy Museum in New York, followed by subsequent exhibitions at the Wadsworth Atheneum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and several important gallery exhibitions of Surrealism.</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:09:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jessica Todd Harper - Rick Wester Fine Art - November 6th - January 10th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Coinciding with the release of her second monograph, <em>The Home Stage</em> (Damiani Editore), Jessica Todd Harper will be featured in her first solo exhibition at Rick Wester Fine Art, opening November 6th. Her first monograph, <em>Interior Exposure</em> (Damiani, 2008) firmly established Harper as an insightful, intelligent and talented photographer of the domestic documentary genre in the vein of Emmet Gowin, Larry Fink and Tina Barney. <em>The Home Stage</em> picks up where <em>Interior Exposure</em> leaves off, a sequel to a family&rsquo;s story where the first installment&rsquo;s introduction of the characters laid the foundation for further expansion, empathy and examination. As the title implies, the images in <em>The Home Stage</em> are theater, an image play that opens onto a world described from scene to scene.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The first sign of development is there are far more children in the latest body of work. The photographer herself has become a mother of three, her sister has given birth to a daughter and several friends&rsquo; and relations&rsquo; children appear. Harper writes in her <em>A Note from the Artist</em> that the book came from &ldquo;the overwhelming sense that when we became parents Chris and I had entered into an alternate and strange world.&rdquo; It may be in this acknowledgment that the groundswell of appreciation stems. Despite the distinctive and patrician environments where the images are executed, <em>The Home Stage</em> conveys a universality of familial connection. The young parents may look haggard and worn at times but there is also a stillness of acceptance and revelation in their faces that sometimes resembles religious paintings. This otherworldliness is drawn out in all who face Harper&rsquo;s lens, whether it is the artist shown in Madonna-like contentedness, or her 5 year old son gazing into the camera with a preternatural knowingness. Light, bathing each scene, is a cinematic thread throughout, itself a character that drives the photographer&rsquo;s motivations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Counterpoints arise. Harper&rsquo;s sense of time ranges from the past, through the present and into the future. Ancestors appear in painted portraits hanging while their descendants are immortalized as well. The present state of the family is clearly described as Harper revels in the people and places of her immediate life. The future of the clan is never far off frame. Harper&rsquo;s husband, Chris, has a grounded intensity whether holding his wife or his children.&nbsp;Meanwhile, the numerous photographs of Harper&rsquo;s beguiling sister are a leit-motif, a subplot, that like the subject for much of the book, is pregnant with possibility.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jessica Todd Harper: The Home Stage&nbsp;is on view from November 6 to January 10. A book signing will take place on Saturday, November 8th from 12 pm to 4 pm.</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:40:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Jessie Hedden - Bowery Gallery - November 25th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Bowery Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by Jessie Hedden, whose drawings and paintings are based on direct observations of still lifes.<br /> <br /> In these intensely colored works, the unique qualities of each form relates to the whole, contributing to a charged, overall space. "The challenge," Hedden says, lies in "getting the gestural and rhythmic sequences of marks and colors to occupy the rectangle in a meaningful way."<br /> <br /> The artist's exhibition coincides with a show at Bowery of work by David Mollett. There will be a reception for both artists 3-6pm on Saturday, November 29.</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:12:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Nitin Mukul - AICON GALLERY - New York - November 25th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">In conjunction with<strong>&nbsp;Nitin Mukul's</strong>&nbsp;exhibition&nbsp;<em>those that blossom, and the blossomless</em>,<strong>Aicon Gallery</strong>&nbsp;is pleased to present a screening of two of Mukul's videos:&nbsp;<em>Crater</em>(2013) and&nbsp;<em>Falls of Byzantium</em>&nbsp;(2014). The screening will be accompanied by a live score from composer and musician&nbsp;<strong>Gregory Reynolds</strong>. Crater has been presented previously at The Queens Museum of Art and at UMASS at Amherst, while Falls of Byzantium will have its premiere at Aicon Gallery.&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">The two video works derive from paintings in a frozen state, which are then allowed to melt and disintegrate while being filmed. Ice is used here as the primary support, along with mixed media elements including ink, acrylic paint, tea, charcoal, metallic powder, and more. As they melt, the works echo tectonic shifts, weather patterns and satellite views. The works are presented in real time without any effects or time lapse. The glacial pace may induce trance like states and lucidity by fixating on a process that is at once cataclysmic and sublime.The process of the disintegration is recorded in video. While there is a degree of pre-meditation in making the piece, the disintegration and its visual register over an unfixed passage of time is subject to forces beyond the artist's control. The work is informed by an awareness of the Hindu Shaivite concept of creation and destruction being intertwined. The glacial pace and meditative qualities of these pieces is mirrored by drone like scores madespecifically for each piece by composers Gregory Reynolds and Leyna Marika Papach, whose own aesthetics are attuned to this format.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Nitin Mukul</strong>&nbsp;is a visual artist living and working in NYC. He has shown with Nature Morte Gallery in Delhi, The Guild (Mumbai/New York), and Aicon Gallery (New York/London). His work was included in The India Art Fair in 2011, 2014, Art Asia Miami 2009, Hong Kong Art Fair 2009, Scope Art Basel 2009 and is held in private collections. He has curated exhibitions at P.S. 122 and Aicon Gallery in NYC and Arts*I Gallery in Delhi.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Gregory Reynolds</strong>&nbsp;will perform his score for&nbsp;<em>Falls of Byzantium</em>&nbsp;live at this special event. Reynolds is a musician and sound artist who lives in Queens, NY.&nbsp; He is a multi-instrumentalist, improvisor and composer who finds himself drawn to non-idiomatic and liminal soundworlds as much as the amazing and diverse musical traditions and cultures found in the United States and around the globe.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><strong style="text-align: left;">Leyna Marika Papach&nbsp;</strong><span style="text-align: left;">(</span><em style="text-align: left;">Crater</em><span style="text-align: left;">) is a composer, artist/director, and violinist from Japan and the United States. Her work ranges from chamber music to musical theater pieces where text, dance, music and video work together to tell a story. Her work has been performed in western and eastern Europe as well as in Japan and the US. As a violinist and improviser, she performs her own work as well as interpretive work with bands and composers (Geraldine Fibbers, JG Thirwell/Monerexia+many others) and occasionally performing as an accompanist of Ragas (North Indian traditional music) as well. Leyna studied violin at the Prague Academy of Music, sound at the Bard College MFA program, and has a Masters in Theater from Dasarts, Amsterdam.</span></p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:56:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Zane York - Causey Contemporary - November 13th - December 14th <p>For Immediate Release<br /><br />Media Contact:&nbsp;<br />Name: Tracy Causey-Jeffery<br />Title Owner + Director, Causey Contemporary<br />Contact: 917-328 3140<br /><a href="mailto:/tracy@causeycontemporary.com" rel="nofollow">/tracy@causeycontemporary.com</a><br /><br />Curious Remnants Opens Fall Season at Causey Contemporary<br />Impermanence as Focus for York's Second Solo Exhibition With the Gallery&nbsp;<br /><br />Manhattan, November, NY 2014- Causey Contemporary is pleased to announce their spring exhibition season will launch with Curious Remnants. Marking artist, Zane York's second solo show with the gallery, the exhibition will open on November 13 2014. An artist's reception will be held on November 13th from 6 - 8 pm. The exhibition will run through December 14, 2014.<br /><br />Curious Remnants will feature Zane's intricate oil on canvas, oil sketches on paper and charcoal drawings. Each strives to capture a fleeting movement in time and space, saving it from impermanence and incompleteness. York believes that painters make precarious records of even less tenable notions; an attempt to organize and account for the experiences that they found so necessary to transcribe: objects, feelings, suspenses, interludes, and visions. The paintings stand as reminders of what has been gained and what would otherwise become lost.<br /><br />About Zane York<br /><br />Zane York was born in Fremont, Nebraska and was raised all over the Midwest. From an artistic family, he began drawing at an early age; his focus and passion quickly became evident. He spent hours drawing and learning anatomy in pursuit of illustrating comic books - a goal wisely abandoned. York received his B.F.A. in Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and his M.F.A. in Painting from the New York Academy of Art, graduating with honors from both institutions. He moved out to Brooklyn in 2001 and maintains his studio in the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens. He is represented by Causey Contemporary and AKArt in New York. He has shown in New York, St. Barthelemy, France, and throughout the Midwest. He was asked to lecture in correlation with his recent exhibition Wunderkammer at Ripon College.&nbsp;<br /><br />For more information on York, his paintings or the Curious Remnants exhibition opening this March at Causey Contemporary, contact Director, Tracy Causey-Jeffery at 917-328-3140 or via email at<a href="mailto:tracy@causeycontemporary.com" rel="nofollow">tracy@causeycontemporary.com</a>. or Amy Kisch founder + CEO of AKArt Advisory at 646-580-6626 or via email at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:amy@akart.com" rel="nofollow">amy@akart.com</a>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:39:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list YOU - Edward Hopper House Art Center - November 20th - January 15th, 2015 <p>Dates of exhibition: August 22-October18, 2015</p> <p>Deadline for proposals: January 15, 2015</p> <p><strong>More information:&nbsp; www.edwardhopperhouse.org/exhibiting</strong></p> <p>Edward Hopper House is seeking proposals from artists whose work embodies themes relating to &ldquo;Domesticity.&rdquo;&nbsp; Domesticity is defined as life inside a home and the activities of the family or of the people who share the home. Home is the emotional center of our existence in a somewhat fragmented society.&nbsp; Historically, the events that take place within these spaces have been subject matter for artists, expressing the social themes that impacted their daily lives. Nineteenth Century American artists produced sentimental visions of life portraying the idyllic family. In contrast, contemporary artists&rsquo; depictions of everyday life are complex reflections of house and home. For more information and guidelines, go to <strong>ww.edwardhopperhouse.org/exhibiting.</strong></p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:08:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Edward Hopper - Edward Hopper House Art Center - November 20th - January 4th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Ongoing </strong>in the Sanborn Gallery</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Early drawings and paintings, created while Hopper was living in the Nyack home, together with memorabilia, including model boats made by Hopper, paint boxes, and an easel, are presented on an ongoing basis.Also on view are a series of Christmas cards and notes that Edward Hopper illustrated and sent to family and friends.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:48:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Ariana Page Russell - Magnan Metz Gallery - December 12th - January 17th, 2015 <p><br />Magnan Metz Gallery is pleased to present Ariana Page Russell's fourth solo show with the gallery. The exhibition will further expand upon her examination of body and language. A transformative dialog experienced through photography, sculpture and performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:17:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Allison L. Wade - Rick Wester Fine Art - November 6th - January 10th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Rick Wester Fine Art is pleased to announce <em>It's Not You</em>, the first solo exhibition in New York by painter and photographer Allison L. Wade. The exhibition will feature recent additions to the artist's highly followed series on social networks, <em>Break-Up Texts</em>. The paintings and photographs feature all or portions of text messages sent and received by the artist during dissolving personal relationships, exploring the fundamental issues of personal communication in this age of instant messaging and 140 character diaries. Decidedly anti-romantic, sardonic and virtually tragic, the painted messages float above backgrounds of intense color, either garish or plain, or against a backdrop of psychedelic swirls in an implied messiness of psychological complexity. The photographic works combine text message excerpts with color print test patterns, creating tension between the deeply personal words and the clearly empirical nature of the backgrounds. Where text messages, in their dissociated candor, distill the written word&rsquo;s emotional value, the color test patterns equally strip away the evocative nature of color. The emotional range of the work stretches from boredom and technology induced ennui to mockery and appalled surprise: <em>Sorry I have been out of touch this week. There was a snow storm and I have been watching movies</em>; <em>Thanks for your consideration in wasting my time</em>; and <em>YOU HAVE SABOTAGED US</em> are a few examples of the missives portrayed. Wade&rsquo;s installations address the dichotomy inherent in technology that allows for human contact but can also negate it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Break-Up Texts</em> had its premiere at PULSE Miami in 2013 and immediately, images of the work became the most posted from the fair on Twitter and Instagram. Other blog posts have garnered tens of thousands of views and shares - and for good reason. Wade has taken the most unexceptional form of communication and made art that allows one element of the content to represent her own impulses and reactions while using forms and colors to contrast the intimacy of the literal meaning of her words. She creates conflict that is a mirror for her audience to find themselves in.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The paintings are displayed individually and in configurations of three to six works each. While Wade may use the same text in different paintings, they are never duplicated in size and color scheme so each is unique. The photographs are released in 30 x 40 inch chromogenic prints in editions of five each.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Allison L. Wade has been an Assistant Professor of Photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology since 2008 and previously taught at Parsons School of Design and the Austin Museum of Art. She holds an MFA in Photography from Cornell University. She has been the recipient of grants from the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; F.I.T./SUNY, NY; and the Cornell Council for the Arts.</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:33:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Letha Wilson - Higher Pictures - November 20th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Higher Pictures is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Letha Wilson. This is the artist&rsquo;s second solo exhibition at the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Letha Wilson&rsquo;s composites of photographic prints, concrete and steel explore how the well-worn tradition of landscape photography might take on new, more urgent meaning. Sculptural interventions onto, into and through the picture plane wrench the photographs out of conventional roles as image-artifacts and thrust them into the space and stuff of the here and now.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Here, Wilson presents her largest concrete wall sculptures to date. She cuts, tears and shapes her photographs, pushing and pulling the prints into place, and then encases portions of the composition in cement. The resulting works are dense and imposing, standing nearly five feet tall. In one piece, some fifteen unique c-prints of lush forest ferns in Hawaii alternate with layers of raw concrete and irregular bands of images made through direct emulsion transfer. In another, a large-scale, double-sided print of a Headlands landscape slices through the wall, piercing the barrier between two rooms. Natural forms and man-made materials oscillate between figure and ground. Alternately object, representation and copy, they are physically and forcibly entangled.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Letha Wilson was born in 1976 in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Greeley, Colorado. She holds a BFA from Syracuse University and an MFA from Hunter College. Wilson&rsquo;s work has been exhibited widely, most recently in the institutional group exhibitions <em>Ad Infinitum</em> at the Katzen Art Center in Washington, DC, <em>What Is a Photograph?</em> at the International Center of Photography and in the solo presentation <em>Monuments and Landmarks</em> at Art in General in New York. Wilson lives and works in Brooklyn.</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:53:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Steve Gianakos - Fredericks & Freiser - November 13th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Fredericks &amp; Freiser</strong> is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by <strong>Steve Gianakos.</strong> Since the early 1970s, Gianakos has been taunting and reddening the cheeks of his viewers with perversions that can throw any Freud lover into analytic shock. Dismantling its veracity with a smirk or a shaking of the head, Gianakos' work grants us a collective purging that is curiously humorous. Coupled with crisp lines that evoke minimalism's simplicity, Gianakos conflates formalist rigor with mind-bending vulgarity.<br /><br /> Appropriating the iconic style of 1950s children's books, Gianakos' characters assume a basic innocence that belies their hyperbolic actions. Violence and sexual impulse are at once portrayed as inherent as they are grossly twisted. Working with only stark black lines, Gianakos delivers his punch straight up. His geometric inter-framing both leads the eye into the scene while also disorienting it. Harnessing the grotesque both formally and contextually, Gianakos finds a way to astonishingly marry the two. <br /><br /> <strong>About the Artist<br /> Steve Gianakos</strong> was born in New York City in 1938. He has been the subject of numerous one-person exhibitions. His work is currently included in <em>Disturbing Innocence</em> curated by Eric Fischl at FLAG Art Foundation, NY, and <em>12 Inch </em>curated by Chuck Webster at One River, Englewood, NJ. He has also been included in group exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art, NY, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands, Brooklyn Museum, NY; and the Wexner Center for the Arts, OH. His work is represented in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art; NY; The New School for Social Research, NY; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; and The Museum of Modern Art, NY. This will be the artist's seventh solo show with Fredericks &amp; Freiser.</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:51:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Ryan Foerster - C L E A R I N G Brookyln - November 14th - December 28th Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:46:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Simon Brown - Bonni Benrubi Gallery - November 20th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Benrubi Gallery</strong> is pleased to present, <em>The Weight of Knowledge</em>, a solo exhibition by <a href="http://benrubigallery.com/artist/113/simon-brown" target="_blank">Simon Brown</a>.The exhibition will open on Thursday, November 20 and will be on view through Saturday, December 20. <em>The Weight of Knowledge</em> will be Simon Brown's first solo show at the gallery.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The photographs of books in&nbsp;Simon Brown's new show, <em>The Weight of Knowledge</em>, lend an unexpected materiality to language, that most insubstantial of cultural endeavors. The books in these images are tattered, misshapen, spotted with mold. Bindings are frayed, ink washed away until it's nearly invisible. Everything testifies to the tangible existence of language: to the human labor required to create and maintain both books and the words in them. The tactility of Brown's battered volumes reminds us that the physical world is constantly assaulting and altering language, but they also, more subtly, show us that words change the world as well, a fact Brown acknowledges by binding his books in bricklike units or stacking them up in towers that recall both ancient ziggurats and modern skyscrapers. Meticulously composed, richly nuanced in their use of color and what the artist has called the "perfect imperfection" of daylight, these images give us the book as objet d'art without stripping it of its textual status.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Simon Brown is an internationally recognized interior and lifestyle photographer whose work has appeared in Architectural Digest, World of Interiors, Saturday Telegraph Magazine, House &amp; Garden, and among numerous other publications. He has exhibited in London, Dublin, Geneva and has published three books, 'Romantic Irish Homes', 'Romantic French Homes' and 'Romantic English Homes'. He lives and works in London, U.K.</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:44:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Seth Price - Artists Space : Books & Talks - November 20th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Folklore U.S.</em>&nbsp;(2012 &ndash; 2014), by Seth Price, brings together fabric sculptures produced&nbsp;by the garment industry,&nbsp;wall-hung plywood works, vacuum-formed sculptures, and&nbsp;a line of&nbsp;military-inspired clothing made together with&nbsp;New York based fashion designer Tim&nbsp;Hamilton. To varying degrees &shy;&shy;&ndash; in employing envelope interior security&nbsp;patterns &ndash; these works address the motif of the standard business envelope, as both&nbsp;container and symbol.<br /><br /><em>Folklore&nbsp;U.S.</em>&nbsp;initially&nbsp;debuted in 2012 at dOCUMENTA(13), where as part of the exhibition Seth Price presented&nbsp;his plywood works and garment sculptures. In conjunction the clothing line was launched&nbsp;by an evening fashion&nbsp;show and sold at SinnLeffers, a department store located next to the Fridericianum, historically dOCUMENTA&rsquo;s main venue.<br /><br />The 2014&nbsp;publication&nbsp;<em>Folklore U.S.</em>&nbsp;addresses&nbsp;the intersection between&nbsp;the contemporary fields of finance, cultural&nbsp;critique, industry, labor and aesthetics.&nbsp;<em>Folklore U.S.</em>&nbsp;includes three&nbsp;interviews between various contributors&nbsp;(Seth&nbsp;Price and Christopher Bollen, Bosko Blagojevic and Ben Morgan-Cleveland,&nbsp;Bettina Funcke and Ben&nbsp;Morgan-Cleveland)&nbsp;and uses anecdotes and speculation&nbsp;to guide readers through fabrication processes, materials, and&nbsp;fashion industry&nbsp;protocols. Accompanying these conversations are more than 250 images that&nbsp;immerse the reader&nbsp;in the cycle of production and presentation, tracing the&nbsp;work from New York&rsquo;s Garment District to factories in&nbsp;South Korea and China,&nbsp;art galleries and German department stores. The book also includes a new&nbsp;text by Seth&nbsp;Price.<br /><br />The&nbsp;launch of&nbsp;<em>Folklore U.S.</em>&nbsp;at Artists Space Books &amp; Talks will feature&nbsp;a reading by Seth Price and a temporary&nbsp;shop, selling clothing from the&nbsp;<em>Folklore U.S.</em>&nbsp;diffusion line, as designed by&nbsp;Price &amp; Hamilton.</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:41:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list