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The Economy of Food is an inescable fact that affects us on an everyday basis. Artists participating in teh exhibiion are responding to this universal issue with installations\, photography\, performance and vi deo works. Curated by Irina Danilova

DTEND:20150620 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150603 GEO:40.8400679;-73.8777053 LOCATION:Bronx River Art Center\,1087 East Tremont Avenue \nBronx\, NY 1046 0 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Economy of Food at 305 E140St Art Space\, ALBERTO BURSZTYN\, Jo nathan Blaustein\, Michelle Brody\, Lisa Hein\, Andrea Callard\, Nicolás Du mit Estévez\, Martine Fougeron\, Project 59\, Ian Trask\, Chee Wang Ng Mic helle Brody UID:385872 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150603T210000 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150603T180000 GEO:40.8400679;-73.8777053 LOCATION:Bronx River Art Center\,1087 East Tremont Avenue \nBronx\, NY 1046 0 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Economy of Food at 305 E140St Art Space\, Project 59\, Jonathan Blaustein\, Chee Wang Ng Michelle Brody\, Michelle Brody\, ALBERTO BURSZT YN\, Andrea Callard\, Nicolás Dumit Estévez\, Martine Fougeron\, Lisa Hein\ , Ian Trask UID:385873 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150517T180000 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150517T120000 GEO:40.748715;-73.848734 LOCATION:Queens Museum of Art\,Flushing Meadows Corona Park Meridian Rd.\nF lushing\, NY 11368 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:El Trifinio\, victoria manganiello\, Maria Leon\, Sebastian Milla UID:385871 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140602 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20140503 GEO:40.682782;-73.987383 LOCATION:MF Gallery\,213 Bond Street \nBrooklyn\, New York 11217 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show\, Jonathan Zeh\, Mali ce N. Wonderland\, Dan Wolf Mask\, glenn wernig\, Camargo Valentino\, aaron tompkins\, Sean Taylor\, tyson summers\, Ben Streete\, Daniel Stoddard\, L ondon Splatterer\, Ryan Spahr\, Chantal Smith\, Dan Sites\, Keri Sheheen\, joe simko\, dan scheckler\, Rowan Sanders\, Martina Secondo Russo\, Frank R usso\, John Russo\, Lou Rusconi\, Chris Roth\, peter rodriguez\, Mark Riddi ck\, Max Reinhart\, Sara Ray\, Casey Orr\, our lady of perpetual pms\, Kemb ra Pfahler\, Bianca Panzram\, Chris O'Neal\, Joe Murdach\, Geoff Mosher\, S cott Minzy\, PJ McQuade\, Jessie McClenny\, Nick Ray McCann\, Drew Maillard \, Matt Maguire\, Adam Lawton\, Daniel Johnsson\, Eric Indin\, Annie Hunter \, Curt Harbits\, mark harada\, jenny harada\, Jorge A. Gwooki\, Bob Gorman \, PH Fred\, Kate Ferry\, Extremo The Clown\, Patrick Dignon\, Angie Decay\ , Shannon Daugherty\, Jason D'Aquino\, Karl Dahmer\, Ryan Case\, Fernando C arpaneda\, Ben Busk\, Cory Brown\, Sergio Zuniga\, Michele Witchipoo\, Lawr ence Van Abbena\, George Abruzzese\, Tyghe Achenbach\, Michael Alan\, James Alexander\, John Stuart Berger\, Meg Bert\, Chris Besaw UID:385817 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140503T220000 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20140503T180000 GEO:40.682782;-73.987383 LOCATION:MF Gallery\,213 Bond Street \nBrooklyn\, New York 11217 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show\, Lawrence Van Abbena \, George Abruzzese\, Tyghe Achenbach\, Michael Alan\, James Alexander\, Jo hn Stuart Berger\, Meg Bert\, Chris Besaw\, Cory Brown\, Ben Busk\, Fernand o Carpaneda\, Ryan Case\, Extremo The Clown\, Jason D'Aquino\, Karl Dahmer\ , Shannon Daugherty\, Angie Decay\, Patrick Dignon\, Kate Ferry\, PH Fred\, Bob Gorman\, Jorge A. Gwooki\, jenny harada\, mark harada\, Curt Harbits\, Annie Hunter\, Eric Indin\, Daniel Johnsson\, Adam Lawton\, Matt Maguire\, Drew Maillard\, Dan Wolf Mask\, Nick Ray McCann\, Jessie McClenny\, PJ McQ uade\, Scott Minzy\, Geoff Mosher\, Joe Murdach\, Chris O'Neal\, Casey Orr\ , Bianca Panzram\, Kembra Pfahler\, our lady of perpetual pms\, Sara Ray\, Max Reinhart\, Mark Riddick\, peter rodriguez\, Chris Roth\, Lou Rusconi\, Frank Russo\, John Russo\, Martina Secondo Russo\, Rowan Sanders\, dan sche ckler\, Keri Sheheen\, joe simko\, Dan Sites\, Chantal Smith\, Ryan Spahr\, London Splatterer\, Daniel Stoddard\, Ben Streete\, tyson summers\, Sean T aylor\, aaron tompkins\, Camargo Valentino\, glenn wernig\, Michele Witchip oo\, Malice N. Wonderland\, Jonathan Zeh\, Sergio Zuniga UID:385818 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

"Whether I'm combining clay with 3-D printing or trying to m ash Postmodernism and Mystery together into some sort of new theology\, I a lways seem to be sparking opposites off one another: Seeing what happens ne xt provides endless fun. \; I use the figure to engage us in the invest igation\, and because I find it an ever-challenging form at multiple levels -- formal/physical\, art-historical\, psychological."

DTEND:20150628 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150604 GEO:40.7219666;-73.9903845 LOCATION:DACIA GALLERY\,53 Stanton St. \nNew York \, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Unstructured Presence - New Works by Bob Clyatt\, Bob Clyatt UID:385808 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150604T210000 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150604T180000 GEO:40.7219666;-73.9903845 LOCATION:DACIA GALLERY\,53 Stanton St. \nNew York \, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Unstructured Presence - New Works by Bob Clyatt\, Bob Clyatt UID:385809 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Whereas Mark Reynolds builds his drawings from principles of geometry and mathematics\, each of these four artists incorporate geometri c elements in their work\, hinting at the grid but veering off in imprecise and idiosyncratic directions. John Phillip Abbott develops the font for hi s text paintings in a loosely based grid format\, using spray paint\, stenc il techniques and\, for the paintings in this exhibition\, strips of wood g lued to the canvas surface. Beth Campbell&rsquo\;s &ldquo\;Potential Future Drawings&rdquo\; series\, and her related mobile sculptures (one of which will be included in this exhibition)\, exhibit sequenced series of choices and possibilities\, expanding exponentially. In her &ldquo\;Every Word I Sp oke&rdquo\; drawing series\, Kathryn Refi deconstructs words that she spoke on a particular day into color-coded grids corresponding to the words and letters\, turning language into an imprecise grid. The off-kilter geometric forms in Ken Weathersby&rsquo\;s paintings suggest a precision that is not quite there. One painting included in this exhibition\, &ldquo\;220 (tns)\ ,&rdquo\; consists of a wooden latice work placed in front of a collaged ca nvas. In another\, &ldquo\;205\,&rdquo\; irregular rectangles of wood crowd into the edges of a bi-color painted grid.

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John Phillip Abbott liv es and works in Silver City\, New Mexico. He studied at the Santa Reparata School of Art in Florence\, Italy and the University of Wisconsin. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the US and elsewhere. Beth Ca mbell lives and works in Brooklyn\, New York. Her work has been exhibited a t the Whitney Museum\, the Carnegie Museum of Art\, The Drawing Room\, Lond on\, the Tang Museum\, and included in PS1&rsquo\;s &ldquo\;Greater New Yor k.&rdquo\; She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellows hip (2011)\, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Memorial Fellowship (2009)\, among oth ers. Kathryn Refi lives and works in Brooklyn\, NY. She received an MFA fro m the University of Georgia and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College o f Art (Baltimore). Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporar y Art of Georgia\, the Indianapolis Museum of Contempoary Art\, and elsewhe re. Ken Weathersby lives and works in New Jersey. He received an MFA from t he Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from the University of Southern Missi ssippi. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions and is currently on view in an exhibition traveling in Leiden\, the Netherlands\, Athens\, Greece\, and Nashville\, TN.

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DTEND:20150712 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150612 GEO:40.7185463;-73.9558733 LOCATION:Pierogi\,177 North 9th Street \nBrooklyn\, NY 11211 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Off the Grid\, John Phillip Abbot\, Beth Campbell\, KATRHYN REFI an d KEN WEATHERSBY UID:385790 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150612T210000 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150612T190000 GEO:40.7185463;-73.9558733 LOCATION:Pierogi\,177 North 9th Street \nBrooklyn\, NY 11211 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Off the Grid\, John Phillip Abbot\, Beth Campbell\, KATRHYN REFI an d KEN WEATHERSBY UID:385791 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In his second show at Pierogi\, Mark Reynolds continues his explorations into uncharted areas of geometric systems and harmonic grids r esulting from joining unrelated ratios that share a common element\, throug h a series of drawings.

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&ldquo\;I experiment with geometric relatio nships. Many of my drawings combine geometric systems that are from differe nt families\, similar to music written in different keys without the advant ages of equal temperament\, yet sounding beautiful together. Or\, perhaps\, one piece of music is written for an Indian raga and another for a Delta B lues song. If they are played together\, can they still sound good? My solu tion to this problem is to find a common link between the conflicting or in commensurable ratios (notes or keys) and to build on this shared unit. It m ay be a specific length of line\, like a side or a diagonal\, or the anatom y of a square or a triangle. My goal is to create harmony that resolves the initial numeric conflict\, and my resolution is to draw the resulting comp ositional grid &ndash\; a harmonic composition generated by the union of th e two ratios\, their shared unit\, and the parts I select to join with stra ightedge and compass. The grid is unique to the marriage. I call them\, &ls quo\;Marriages of Incommensurables\,&rsquo\; unions of ratios that cannot b e measured together but can be constructed so that they work together. And\ , although the marriage is a vital component\, the &lsquo\;grid&rsquo\;s th e thing\,&rsquo\; for it is the grid that manifests the relationship I orig inally worked out. I love making the grids\, and having all the intersectio ns coincide. For me\, it&rsquo\;s like making a map of the night sky.&rdquo \; (Mark Reynolds)

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Reynolds is further motivated by marriages betwe en systems that actually do resolve mathematically. These are somewhat rare in the infinite number of choices available. As he moves into more unchart ed territories\, he has found constructions that can be proven mathematical ly\, with many of them at the outer reaches of the golden section family of ratios. Examples are his \;Mu Series\, \;Mu Root Two Series\, and \;Phi Root Three Series\, some of which are included in this exhibition.

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One of Reynolds&rsquo\; early inspirat ions came from the idea of &ldquo\;Squaring the Circle\,&rdquo\; that is\, a square that has length of \;pi \;for its area or perimet er\, a mathematical impossibility involving \;pi&rsquo\;s irra tionality. Reynolds determined that it may be possible to square the circle when drawing in the physical world where lines must have thickness\, and t herefore break the mathematical rule for lines: a line has no thickness. He compounds the art/mathematics conflict inherent in drawing geometrically b y regularly working with irrational numbers\, numbers that cannot be measur ed precisely with any measuring system known. By line thickness and precisi on\, Reynolds can compensate for almost all the discrepancies. By bringing the drawing into existence\, this opportunity is presented. Also\, many irr ational systems used in art and architecture can be found and generated fro m the anatomical parts of the square\, itself rational and measurable. At t he same time\, he always attempts to remain faithful to his original mathem atical calculations. His goal is to make the drawings as beautiful and trut hful as his discoveries and inventions\, in spite of any art/math debates.< /p>\n

An \;aevum\, according to medieval philosophers\, is & ldquo\;the mean between time and eternity.&rdquo\; They used it to describe the age of angels. &ldquo\;I&rsquo\;m not sure about the angels\, but geom etry fits nicely into the aevum for me as well. In all my new experiments a nd&hellip\;discoveries with geometric systems\, I&rsquo\;m hoping that this one deeper insight is slowly coming to me: Is geometry temporal\, or is it eternal? The drawings you see in the show are the result of this singular question. The complexity of the grids reflects the complexity of the questi on.&rdquo\; (Reynolds)

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Mark Reynolds is an artist\, geometrician\, and educator. He has Bachelor&rsquo\;s and Master&rsquo\;s Degrees in Art a nd Art Education from Towson University in Towson\, Maryland. He received a n Andelot Fellowship to the University of Delaware for post-graduate work i n drawing and printmaking. Additionally\, Reynolds has been teaching course s in geometry and philosophical geometry to graduate and undergraduate clas ses at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco for over twenty years .

DTEND:20150712 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150612 GEO:40.7185463;-73.9558733 LOCATION:Pierogi\,177 North 9th Street \nBrooklyn\, NY 11211 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Mark Reynolds \, Mark Reynolds UID:385788 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150612T210000 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150612T190000 GEO:40.7185463;-73.9558733 LOCATION:Pierogi\,177 North 9th Street \nBrooklyn\, NY 11211 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Mark Reynolds \, Mark Reynolds UID:385789 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Joshua Liner Gallery presents \;All Types of Charact ers\, a group exhibition curated by arts and culture digest The World& rsquo\;s Best Ever. Showcasing over thirty contemporary artists based in Ca nada\, Denmark\, and The United States\, the exhibition highlights the pres ence of characters in each artists&rsquo\; work and their function as a mea ns to explore identity and ideas of beauty as a social commentary. \;All Types of Characters \;will open with a reception on Thursday \, June 18\, 2015.

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Photographer and performance artist Jaimie Warre n plays with male and female figures from art history and celebrity culture . Influenced by the pervasive and somewhat bizarre nature of the Internet\, Warren&rsquo\;s work is rife with humor and puns:Lasagna Del Rey\ , \;Oreoprah\, and \;Chicken Tikka Masalvadore Dali\, to name a few. The artist explores strange juxtapositions of celebrity personas and appropriates historical artworks through memes and edited pho tography sourced from the web. Showing influences of Cindy Sherman\, Warren morphs into these renowned characters through the time consuming applicati on of makeup\, wigs\, body paint\, and the creation of DIY props. In \; Self Portrait as Woman in Les Demoiselles d&rsquo\;Avignon by Pablo Pic asso\, the artist recreates an anonymous rendition of the iconic paint ing\, inserting herself as the central figure. At the core of her investiga tion is an interest in peoples&rsquo\; necessity to entertain themselves\, resulting in a plethora of strange and humorous memes\, and other forms of parodic imagery posted online.

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Mark Mulroney&rsquo\;s work combines memories of growing up in a strict Catholic household and his youthful sch oolboy fantasies. Splicing cartoon bodies\, comic book superhero heads with blood\, guts\, bulging appendages\, genitalia\, and enlarged breasts\, the figures in Mulroney&rsquo\;s work appear to be Frankenstein creations from the artist&rsquo\;s psyche. These juvenile characters come to represent th e younger Mulroney\, while simultaneously\, their confrontation of violence and sex address the artist&rsquo\;s adult awareness of humanity&rsquo\;s f undamental need to procreate and avoid death.

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Taylor McKimens&rsquo \; work wavers between the worlds of art and illustration. Evoking influenc es of Robert Crumb and Ivan Albright\, McKimens reveals a decaying\, messy world where down-and-out derelicts roam barren\, polluted landscapes and pl ants appear to melt into oozing piles of sludge. Despite its dilapidated ap pearance\, the subject of the work is not intended to depress\, but rather observe the ordinary aspects of being human that we tend to ignore or refus e to see. By amplifying these imperfect features through vibrant color\, ps ychedelic contrast\, and detailed line work\, McKimens reveals an un-romant icized view of the world as it is. The artist explains: &ldquo\;All of that stuff is in everybody. People overlook those things because they don&rsquo \;t want to see them\, but that stuff is what&rsquo\;s exhilarating to me.. .for me it&rsquo\;s just fascinating and beautiful in a different way\, in a more real way.&rdquo\;

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Canadian artist Winnie Truong employs deta iled\, textured line work and bright color in her large-scale drawings. The artist&rsquo\;s portraits of men and women with peculiar hairstyles and ha ir growth in unusual places challenge our perceptions of beauty and questio n what we consider to be normal. Braids flow from cheeks\, eyelashes are ov ergrown\, and rivers of hair swallow up mouths and noses. Bordering on exqu isite and grotesque\, Truong&rsquo\;s surreal portraits are unsettling yet arresting with their floating heads and flowing soft locks.

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Also ex perimenting with surrealist portraiture\, Christian Rex van Minnen&rsquo\;s oil paintings evoke influences from the Dutch Masters\, Renaissance art\, and Surrealism. The artist&rsquo\;s portraits are almost unrecognizable as faces\, deformed to such a degree that facial structures disappear and give way to fleshy masses and enlarged growths. Paradoxically\, these unsightly characters arouse a mysterious beauty through van Minnen&rsquo\;s classica l\, photorealistic approach to painting. Ranging from performance art to su rrealist oil painting\, the artists in \;All Types of Characters \;examine the multifaceted function of the character\, displaying eq ually diverse styles\, contexts\, and interpretations.

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Exhibiting a rtists include Andrew Jeffrey Wright\, Andy Jenkins\, Andy Rementer\, Bill Plympton\, Caleb Neelon\, Chris Lux\, Chris DAZE Ellis\, Chris Pape\, Chris tian Rex van Minnen\, Frohawk Two Feathers\, Hiro Kurata\, HuskMitNavn\, Ja imie Warren\, Jason Jagel\, Jay Howell\, Jeanette Hayes\, Jim Houser\, Luke Pelletier\, Mark Mulroney\, Mark Thomas Gibson\, Matt Leines\, Mel Kadel\, Michael Alvarez\, Michael Gaughan\, Mr. Kiji\, Othelo Gervacio\, Raina Ham ner\, Richard Colman\, STEEL\, Steve Nazar\, SUB\, Taylor McKimens\, Thom L essner\, Timothy Uriah Steele\, and Winnie Truong.

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DTEND:20150711 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150618 GEO:40.7516439;-74.0040883 LOCATION:Joshua Liner Gallery\,540 West 28th Street \nNew York\, NY 10001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:All Types of Characters\, Group Exhibition UID:385754 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150618T200000 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150618T180000 GEO:40.7516439;-74.0040883 LOCATION:Joshua Liner Gallery\,540 West 28th Street \nNew York\, NY 10001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:All Types of Characters\, Group Exhibition UID:385755 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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MATTHIAS MERDAN

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"SILLY SCULPTURE"

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 \;JUNE 9 - June 27\, 2015

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Reception Thursday JUNE 11\, 6-8pm

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Chelsea: Viridian Artists is pleased to present "SILLY SCULPTURE"\ ,  \;an exhibition of new sculpture and prints by MATTHIAS MERDAN openi ng June 9th and continuing through June 27th with a reception on Thursday\, May 21st\, 6-8PM.

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These days we often wonder how the discipline of visual arts could still have a perceivable chance of making an impact. Has art reached the end of its evolutionary possibilities? Is it stagnated in its existing forms?

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Artist Matthias Merdan's answer is "Silly Sculp tures". These slightly larger than life sculptures of figures bring togethe r what the artist calls the "five futilities or "irrelevances". The artist has carefully contemplated their actions\, gesticulations\, positioning\, c olors and outfits as unified contradictions\, so that the sculptures radiat e absurdity and clumsiness.

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The "actions" of the Silly Sculptures a re characterized by everyday banality\, unfettered by pathos\, purity and c ompulsions. Their actions are not the gesticulations of heroes but instead they stand shakily and illogically. Their colors too are inconsistent. Usin g chalk\, lacquer\, oil\, acrylic and adhesive tape\, the artist wants to p revent any suspicion that he is creating a cohesive design and deliberately leaves his traces of fingerprints and wipes. It's as if Merdan is attempti ng to provoke us to conduct comparisons \; with the possible and to reo rganize our knowledge.

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Accessories of hats and gasmasks are more th an just additional visual attributes\, but serve as a metaphor for the extr eme distance he has traveled from the mind\, tradition and world of the beh older.

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Merdan's sculptures are mobile\, changeable\, and anatomical ly adjustable\, responding to space as well as to situations. With the scul pture are prints and photos of their passing poses. With these highly expre ssive\, but dissonant works\, Merdan aims to bend the common cliché\; s of aesthetics in an effort to bet on the inexhaustible potential of the v isual arts. With these creations\, he seizes the innovative opportunity and evolutionary possibilities inherent in sculpture and consequently creates a novel form of expression.

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Mattias Merdan lives in Zurich\, Switze rland and is presenting his first solo exhibit at Viridian. He has a Master of Philosophy and Theology from Bamberg University in Germany. In 2000\, h e did a residency in Nafpaktos\, Greece to study iconography and from 2006- 2011\, he led international workshop in the manufacturing of carbon and fib erglass. He has been a professional sculptor since 2008.

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We look fo rward to your presence at the event of "Silly Sculptures".

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For further information please contact the gallery at 212-414-4040 o r  \;vi ridianartistsinc@gmail.com

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 \;or \; view our website: viridianartists.com.

DTEND:20150627 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150609 GEO:40.7517031;-74.0040108 LOCATION:Viridian Artists\,548 West 28th St (6th Floor) \nNew York City\, N Y 10001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MATTHIAS MERDAN\, Matthias Merdan UID:385362 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150609T200000 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150609T180000 GEO:40.7517031;-74.0040108 LOCATION:Viridian Artists\,548 West 28th St (6th Floor) \nNew York City\, N Y 10001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MATTHIAS MERDAN\, Matthias Merdan UID:385363 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150913 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150628 GEO:40.7351896;-73.198218 LOCATION:Islip Art Museum\,50 Irish Lane \nEast Islip\, NY 11730 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:IAM Pocket Sized UID:385291 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150628T160000 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150628T130000 GEO:40.7351896;-73.198218 LOCATION:Islip Art Museum\,50 Irish Lane \nEast Islip\, NY 11730 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:IAM Pocket Sized UID:385292 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150913 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150628 GEO:40.7351896;-73.198218 LOCATION:Islip Art Museum\,50 Irish Lane \nEast Islip\, NY 11730 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:IAM Pocket Sized UID:385289 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150628T160000 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150628T130000 GEO:40.7351896;-73.198218 LOCATION:Islip Art Museum\,50 Irish Lane \nEast Islip\, NY 11730 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:IAM Pocket Sized UID:385290 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Elaine Buckholtz has been work ing with aspects of moving light for the past 30 years. This exhibition foc uses on light sculpture\, video installation and manipulated video stills. The works produced for this show are made up of two different\, yet related \, ways of working.

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Firstly\, the man ipulated video stills&mdash\;or photographic prints&mdash\;from the artist& rsquo\;s experimentation with iconic works from art history. In the artist& rsquo\;s process\, Buckholtz tears out images from art history books\,takes the excised images and spins them on a contraption of her own design. She then films these pieces in motion while shaking the camera and the footage results in abstracted lines and patterns. The finished prints are video sti lls of these spun artworks.

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Adding an other layer to this process\, Buckholtz also projects video of the spinning pieces on to prints of the video stills. These meditative\, quiet pieces a re the result of still images with their slow-motion counterpart video proj ected on to the extracted prints. The two video projections pieces in the s how are formatted in the aspect ratio of two important moments in film hist ory. The first of these\, &ldquo\;Middlesticks\,&rdquo\; is a 1:1 (or squar e) format&mdash\;the format of É\;tienne-Jules Marey&rsquo\;s films\, one of the earliest forms of recorded moving image. (Marey&rsquo\;s Chrono photographe recorded the famous images proving cats always land on their fe et). The second\, &ldquo\;Spinning Night in Living Color\,&rdquo\; uses the iconic Cinemascope format (anywhere from 2.66:1 to 2.35:1)\, a format at o nce familiar and nostalgic (see &ldquo\;East of Eden&rdquo\;\, and &rdquo\; The Inn of The Sixth Happiness&rdquo\;). These pieces address not only the history of painting (through source material of images from textbooks)\, bu t also the history of cinema (through format and the use of moving image). Through these pieces\, the act of painting is reconsidered and leapfrogs fr om planar painting (second dimension) to time-based media (the fourth dimen sion).

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For Buckholtz\, who is also kn own for her longstanding career as a light installation artist and lighting designer for performance\, this body of work sits in a context of distilli ng the variables involved with lighting a 3D space for time-based performan ce into a gallery setting. The cohesive connectors between these practices are motion\, light\, time\, and an interest in harnessing these elements in an art-historical context.

DTEND:20150712 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150603 GEO:40.7175125;-73.9904759 LOCATION:Sasha Wolf Gallery\,70 Orchard Street \nNew York\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Spinning Light for Color Fields\, Elaine Buckholtz UID:385262 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150603T200000 DTSTAMP:20150604T005725 DTSTART:20150603T180000 GEO:40.7175125;-73.9904759 LOCATION:Sasha Wolf Gallery\,70 Orchard Street \nNew York\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Spinning Light for Color Fields\, Elaine Buckholtz UID:385263 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Chelsea: Viridian Arti sts is pleased to present &ldquo\;SILLY SCULPTURE&rdquo\;\,  \ ;an exhibition of new sculpture and prints by MATTHIAS MERDAN opening June 9th and continuing through June 27th with a reception on Thursday\, May 21s t\, 6-8PM.

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These days we often wonder how the discipline of visual arts could still have a perceivable chance of making an impact. Has art reached the end of its evolutionary possibilitie s? Is it stagnated in its existing forms?

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Artist Matthias Merdan&rsquo\;s answer is &ldquo\;Silly Sculptures&rdq uo\;. These slightly larger than life sculptures of figures bring together what the artist calls the &ldquo\;five futilities or &ldquo\;irrelevances&r dquo\;. The artist has carefully contemplated their actions\, gesticulation s\, positioning\, colors and outfits as unified contradictions\, so that th e sculptures radiate absurdity and clumsiness.

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The &ldquo\;actions&rdquo\; of the Silly Sculptures are character ized by everyday banality\, unfettered by pathos\, purity and compulsions. Their actions are not the gesticulations of heroes but instead they stand s hakily and illogically. Their colors too are inconsistent. Using chalk\, la cquer\, oil\, acrylic and adhesive tape\, the artist wants to prevent any s uspicion that he is creating a cohesive design and deliberately leaves his traces of fingerprints and wipes. It&rsquo\;s as if Merdan is attempting to provoke us to conduct comparisons  \;with the possible and to reorgani ze our knowledge.

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Accessories of hats and gasmasks are more than just additional visual attributes\, but serve a s a metaphor for the extreme distance he has traveled from the mind\, tradi tion and world of the beholder.

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Merda n&rsquo\;s sculptures are mobile\, changeable\, and anatomically adjustable \, responding to space as well as to situations. With the sculpture are pri nts and photos of their passing poses. With these highly expressive\, but d issonant works\, Merdan aims to bend the common cliché\;s of aestheti cs in an effort to bet on the inexhaustible potential of the visual arts. W ith these creations\, he seizes the innovative opportunity and evolutionary possibilities inherent in sculpture and consequently creates a novel form of expression.

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Mattias Merdan lives i n Zurich\, Switzerland and is presenting his first solo exhibit at Viridian . He has a Master of Philosophy and Theology from Bamberg University in Ger many. In 2000\, he did a residency in Nafpaktos\, Greece to study iconograp hy and from 2006-2011\, he led international workshop in the manufacturing of carbon and fiberglass. He has been a professional sculptor since 2008.\n

We look forward to your presence at th e event of &ldquo\;Silly Sculptures&rdquo\;.

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