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DTEND:20150610T210000 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150610T190000 GEO:40.7583563;-73.9903747 LOCATION:International Center of Photography (ICP)\,Museum / School / Libra ry / Collections / Store \nFor event addresses\, please check individual de scriptions. SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:NEW BUSINESS MODELS IN PHOTOGRAPHY | #ICPMEETUP UID:385670 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140413 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20140410 GEO:40.7682095;-73.9965054 LOCATION:Artexpo New York\,Pier 94 711 12th Ave\nNew York\, NY 10019 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Zina Zinchik at ArtExpo NY UID:385660 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140410T200000 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20140410T180000 GEO:40.7682095;-73.9965054 LOCATION:Artexpo New York\,Pier 94 711 12th Ave\nNew York\, NY 10019 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Zina Zinchik at ArtExpo NY UID:385661 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150913 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150626 GEO:40.7351896;-73.198218 LOCATION:Islip Art Museum\,50 Irish Lane \nEast Islip\, NY 11730 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:IAM Pocket Sized UID:385487 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150626T040000 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150626T020000 GEO:40.7351896;-73.198218 LOCATION:Islip Art Museum\,50 Irish Lane \nEast Islip\, NY 11730 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:IAM Pocket Sized UID:385488 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

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:20150602T053947 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:20150602T053947 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:20150602T053947 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:20150602T053947 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:20150602T053947 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:20150602T053947 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:20150602T053947 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:20150602T053947 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\;.

DTEND:20150627 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 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:Silly Sculpture\, Matthias Merdan UID:385260 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150611T200000 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150611T180000 GEO:40.7517031;-74.0040108 LOCATION:Viridian Artists\,548 West 28th St (6th Floor) \nNew York City\, N Y 10001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Silly Sculpture\, Matthias Merdan UID:385261 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150731 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150628 GEO:40.7227557;-74.0025888 LOCATION:Team Gallery - Wooster St.\,47 Wooster Street \nNew York\, NY 1001 3 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:BAD BOYS BAIL BONDS ADOPT A HIGHWAY\, Scott Marvel Cassidy\, Sara C lendening\, Sarah Conaway\, Liz Craft\, Erik Frydenborg\, Michael Henry Hay den\, Norm Laich\, Anthony Lepore\, Josh Mannis\, Pentti Monkkonen\, Lawren ce Pollman\, Melanie Schiff\, Kristen Van Deventer\, Robert Wedemeyer UID:385255 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150628T200000 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150628T180000 GEO:40.7227557;-74.0025888 LOCATION:Team Gallery - Wooster St.\,47 Wooster Street \nNew York\, NY 1001 3 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:BAD BOYS BAIL BONDS ADOPT A HIGHWAY\, Scott Marvel Cassidy\, Sara C lendening\, Sarah Conaway\, Liz Craft\, Kristen Van Deventer\, Erik Frydenb org\, Michael Henry Hayden\, Norm Laich\, Anthony Lepore\, Josh Mannis\, Pe ntti Monkkonen\, Lawrence Pollman\, Melanie Schiff\, Robert Wedemeyer UID:385256 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150731 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150628 GEO:40.7217091;-74.0025345 LOCATION:Team Gallery - Grand St\,83 Grand St. \nNew York\, NY 10013 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:BAD BOYS BAIL BONDS ADOPT A HIGHWAY\, Scott Marvel Cassidy\, Sara C lendening\, Sarah Conaway\, Liz Craft\, Erik Frydenborg\, Michael Henry Hay den\, Norm Laich\, Anthony Lepore\, Josh Mannis\, Pentti Monkkonen\, Lawren ce Pollman\, Melanie Schiff\, Kristen Van Deventer\, Robert Wedemeyer UID:385253 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150628T200000 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150628T180000 GEO:40.7217091;-74.0025345 LOCATION:Team Gallery - Grand St\,83 Grand St. \nNew York\, NY 10013 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:BAD BOYS BAIL BONDS ADOPT A HIGHWAY\, Scott Marvel Cassidy\, Sara C lendening\, Sarah Conaway\, Liz Craft\, Kristen Van Deventer\, Erik Frydenb org\, Michael Henry Hayden\, Norm Laich\, Anthony Lepore\, Josh Mannis\, Pe ntti Monkkonen\, Lawrence Pollman\, Melanie Schiff\, Robert Wedemeyer UID:385254 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150717 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150610 GEO:40.7632792;-73.9756657 LOCATION:Stux + Haller\,24 West 57th Street \nNew York\, NY 10019 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:viewer DISCRETION...the children of BATAILLE\, Aaron Johnson\, Thor dis Adalsteinsdottir\, Hans Bellmer\, Louise Bourgeois\, Jeff Burton\, Chiv as Clem\, William Copley\, Wei Dong\, Garry Gross\, Heide Hatry\, David Kra mer\, Cary Leibowitz\, Phillip-Lorca diCorcia\, Bjarne Melgaard\, Sean Mell yn\, Sarah Meyohas\, Pierre Molinier\, Pablo Picasso\, Walter Robinson\, Mi chael St. John\, Peter Saul\, Max Snow\, Betty Tompkins UID:385251 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150610T200000 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150610T173000 GEO:40.7632792;-73.9756657 LOCATION:Stux + Haller\,24 West 57th Street \nNew York\, NY 10019 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:viewer DISCRETION...the children of BATAILLE\, Thordis Adalsteinsdo ttir\, Hans Bellmer\, Louise Bourgeois\, Jeff Burton\, Chivas Clem\, Willia m Copley\, Phillip-Lorca diCorcia\, Wei Dong\, Garry Gross\, Heide Hatry\, Aaron Johnson\, David Kramer\, Cary Leibowitz\, Bjarne Melgaard\, Sean Mell yn\, Sarah Meyohas\, Pierre Molinier\, Pablo Picasso\, Walter Robinson\, Pe ter Saul\, Max Snow\, Michael St. John\, Betty Tompkins UID:385252 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to announce a major exhibition\, Burk Uzzle: American Puzzles\, t he first exhibition of the artist&rsquo\;s work at the gallery. The exhibit ion features over 70 vintage black and white photographs of the American so cial landscape from the 1960s through the 2000s. Like the photographs of th e New Topographics\, Uzzle&rsquo\;s work offers a formal simplification of the visual field with an emotionally complex rendering of American society. His puzzle-like images question \;and confront the tensions present in our individual and cultural psyches.

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Uzzle&rsquo\;s work utilizes nuanced compositions\, quirky and obscure. T hey feature a poignant yet empathetic sense of irony. Uzzle say\, &ldquo\;T hese photographs are an appreciation of America. Their structure\, like tha t of America itself\, evokes a melody of movement and collage &ndash\; not an explanation. These photographs represent moments selected\, intuitively\ , which complete a form. They could be called gestures of the dialogue betw een optical reality and personal vision. Unlike documents\, they play tag w ith layers of reality\, both interior and exterior. America is like that\, conditioning us to zig-zag and change with its constant\, energetic barrage of many and various realities. But there is a melody in all the movement\, and I can only feel it in America.&rdquo\;

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Henri Cartier-Bresson advised Uzzle to study the Quattrocento paint ers which\, as he says\, erased his laser vision that riveted on a single h eadline moment and opened his eyes to the play of planes &ldquo\;to head me into confusion\, riot\, and the camera&rsquo\;s gluttony and the simultane ous distraction of the world.&rdquo\; Alongside of his artistic work\, Uzzl e has produced some of the most recognizable images we have of Woodstock\, the Civil Rights Movement\, and the Cambodian War.

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Born in 1938 in Raleigh\, North Carolina\, Uzzle began workin g as a photographer at age 14.  \;He became a staff photographer for th e Raleigh News &\; Observer at 17\, and by 1957 was hired as a contract photographer for the Black Star Agency. In 1962\, at age 23\, he b ecame the youngest photographer ever hired by LIFE magazine. In 1967\, Uzzl e became a member of Magnum Photos\, the prestigious international cooperative founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa. An active co ntributor to Magnum for over sixteen years\, he was twice elected president .

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Five monographs of the artist&rsqu o\;s work have been published\; Landscapes (Magnum\, 1967)\; A ll American (Aperture\, 1985)\; Progress Report on Civili zation (Chrysler Museum\, 1992)\; A Family Named Spot (Five T ies\, 2006)\; and his first book of color photographs Just Add Water: P hotographs by Burk Uzzle (Five Ties\, 2007). His work has been include d in anthologies including Master Photographs (International Cente r of Photography\, 1988)\; Magnum: Fifty Years on the Front Line of His tory (Grove Press\, 1999)\; The Great LIFE Photographers (Bul lfinch\, 2004)\; American: The Social Landscape from 1940 &ndash\; 2006 \, Masterpieces of American Photography (Damiani Editore\, 2006)\; and Rethinking Landscape\, (Taubman Museum of Art\, 2008).

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Burk Uzzle&rsquo\;s photographs are held in th e permanent collections of numerous museums worldwide including the Metropo litan Museum of Art\, New York\; Museum of Modern Art\, New York\; National Museum of Modern Art\, Tokyo\; Philadelphia Museum of Art\; Smithsonian In stitution\, Washington D.C.\; \; Stedelijk Museum\, Amsterdam\; Art Ins titute of Chicago\; International Center of Photography\, New York\; the We atherspoon Art Museum\, Greensboro\; the Bibliotheque Nationale de France\, Paris\; Chrysler Museum of Art\, Norfolk\; Fogg Art Museum\, Harvard Unive rsity\; and the Library of Congress\, Washington D.C.

DTEND:20150731 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150611 GEO:40.7501399;-74.003542 LOCATION:Steven Kasher Gallery\,515 West 26th Street \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:American Puzzles\, Burk Uzzle UID:385249 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150611T200000 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150611T180000 GEO:40.7501399;-74.003542 LOCATION:Steven Kasher Gallery\,515 West 26th Street \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:American Puzzles\, Burk Uzzle UID:385250 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to announce Mister Finch&rsquo\;s Handmade Museum. This is Mister Finch&rsquo\;s debut gallery exhibition. Made from stained and painted cot ton fabric tailored to dazzling effect\, Mister Finch&rsquo\;s Handmade Museum showcases over 50 new sculptures by the artist. \; The exh ibition is a cabinet of curiosities housing specimens both pretty and poiso nous from the wondrous world of Mister Finch. The exhibition immerses the v iewer in slightly subversive wonderland where poetry awakens from decay. \n

Over-sized toadstools and fungus sculp tures take inspiration from bonsai trees\, antique naturalist specimens\, a nd the colors and textures of Japanese netsuke. They grow out of wooden bas es sourced from vintage lamps\, furniture legs and wooden bowls. They mimic the natural positions of fungi found in the wild and in the imagination.&n bsp\; A display case\, appointed as one might find in a 19th cen tury apothecary\, showcases a collection of tightly stitched birds. These i ntensely detailed pieces\, battered and frail\, are a quiet but poignant re minder of life&rsquo\;s cycle. A collection of huge and plump spiders\, the largest ever created by the artist\, sit in stark contrast to the minutely delicate works held in display cases. These enormous creatures\, the large st over 5 feet tall\, are ready to pounce at any moment\, some hanging down from a single thread\, shifting from peaceful to malevolent.

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Mister Finch writes\, &ldquo\;Folklore is so beau tifully rich in fabulous stories and warnings and never ceases to be at the heart of what I make: shape-shifting witches\, moon-gazing hares and a sma rtly dressed devil ready to invite you to stray from the path. Velvet curta ins from and old hotel\, a threadbare wedding dress and a vintage apron bec ome birds and beasts\, looking for new owners and adventures to have\, stor ytelling creatures for people who are also a little lost\, found and forgot ten. I want to inject a bit of old-fashioned magic back into the world.&rdq uo\;

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Mister Finch is a master puppet eer\, a silent but omniscient presence in an imagined narrative\, who quiet ly coaxes us into his work and his world. Justine Hand\, editor of Remodeli sta\, notes:  \;&ldquo\;In Finch&rsquo\;s commedia dell&rsquo\;arte the characters do not wish to make you stand outside their central dr ama&hellip\;Captured by their wit\, personality and pluck there seems nothi ng else to do but engage these creatures in a dialogue. As the conversation progresses\, Finch&rsquo\;s creations begin to inhabit our own story\, ado pting aspects of our nature\, and we relate to them all the more.&rdquo\;\n

Over the last several years\, Mister F inch has amassed an eclectic mix of upcycled and new materials: discarded w ire\, steel\, and wood\, vintage tablecloths\, antique silverware and rescu ed cottons. From these he creates his woodland creatures. British folklore and the life cycles of insects and flowers are literally and figuratively w oven together in his stuffed sculptures. Though he has no formal training o f any kind\, his mastery of the needle can be seen in intricate details of his impeccably hand-sewn menagerie.

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A textile artist from Leeds\, England\, Mister Finch began his career as a jewelry designer. After leaving the fashion world\, he devoted himself to w orking exclusively with textiles. After garnering a cult following on Etsy\ , he installed his debut exhibition\, Cinder Embers\, in November 2014 at the Anthropologie flagship on Kings Road in London. His first book\ , Mister Finch: Living in a Fairytale World\, was published by Gli tterati in 2014.

DTEND:20150731 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150604 GEO:40.7501399;-74.003542 LOCATION:Steven Kasher Gallery\,515 West 26th Street \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Mister Finch's Handmade Museum\, Mister Finch UID:385247 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150604T200000 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150604T180000 GEO:40.7501399;-74.003542 LOCATION:Steven Kasher Gallery\,515 West 26th Street \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Mister Finch's Handmade Museum\, Mister Finch UID:385248 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150712 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150607 GEO:40.7157124;-73.9877915 LOCATION:Ramiken Crucible\,389 Grand Street \nNew York\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Andra Ursuta UID:385245 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150607T200000 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150607T180000 GEO:40.7157124;-73.9877915 LOCATION:Ramiken Crucible\,389 Grand Street \nNew York\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Andra Ursuta UID:385246 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Robin Rice Gallery is plea sed to present the annual Summertime Salon\, a photographic exhibi tion featuring the works of the gallery artists as well as a few newcomers. This year's show opening reception will be held on Wednesday\, June 24\, f rom 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The show will run through September 6\, 2015.

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When one thinks of the summertime\, a million different smells\, sights\, sounds\, and memories manifest. Each year\, Ri ce curates a summertime salon show that captures this multiplicity\, displa ying a diversity of styles\, themes\, nuances\, and artist techniques. For 2015\, Rice has brought together the works of 51 artists mosaicking the wal ls of the gallery walls from floor to ceiling with nearly a hundred photogr aphs\, their various sizes\, color schemes and subject matter expertly laid out to fit together like the pieces of an eclectic puzzle.

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Rice's installation design is carefully orchestrated so that the individual pieces work off each other. "This is my favorite ex hibit even though it takes months to curate and a week to install. It is my curatorial showcase. Visitors always linger longer than any other show\; t here is something for everyone. I love the moment when the viewer is first drawn to an image\," says Rice. "Sometimes it's indefinable\; a moment when the viewer not only shares but also reconnects to an experience remembered ."

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The invitational image\, 1952 Vincent Black Shadow by Bill Phelps takes its title from the bike fame d for its record-breaking speeds. Within the faded sepia-toned pallet the s triking figure of a bikini-wearing woman is stretched horizontally\, as if flying\, upon this legendary motorcycle. She is juxtaposed against a backgr ound of silos shrouded in fog. She appears as if the force of the motorcycl e has streamlined her body backwards. Yet in this frozen moment the motorcy cle remains stationary upon a tabletop.

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From Phelps' photograph you gain entrŽe into a world of evocative images that invite you to while away the afternoon. At once modern and sentimenta l\, playful and reflective\, the exhibition is an expression of the aesthet ic cultivated by the gallery for the last 25 years. It is both an opportuni ty to display the artists Rice has nurtured for decades\, as well as a chan ce to invite newcomers into the gallery space.

DTEND:20150906 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150624 GEO:40.7357251;-74.0074529 LOCATION:Robin Rice Gallery\,325 West 11th Street \nNew York\, NY 10014-622 3 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Summertime Salon 2015\, Ted Adams\, Thomas Alleman\, Dorothee Brand \, Todd Burris\, Roger Camp\, Lynda Churilla\, Lance W Clayton\, Paul Dagys \, John Dolan\, Richie Fahey\, Chris Fan\, Stewart Ferebee\, Mindaugas Gabr enas\, Barbara Gentile\, ISABELLA GINANNESCHI\, Gladys\, Victoria Goldman\, Ron Hamad\, Kristen Hatgi\, Patricia Heal\, Benjamin Heller\, Melissa Inca mpo\, Hatice Nazan Isik\, Pete Kelly\, Haik Kocharian\, Tanya Malott\, Ever ett McCourt\, Patricia McDonough\, Micheal McLaughlin\, Steve Miller\, RJ M una\, Rosanne Olson\, Brian Pearson\, Bill Phelps\, Jose Picayo\, Lauren Pi sano\, Amy Postle\, Kim Reierson\, Robin Rice\, Kevin Ryan\, Laurence Salzm ann\, David Saxe\, Gesi Schilling\, Zack Seckler\, Keith Sharp\, Mark Sink\ , Gordon Stettinius\, Kathryn Szoka\, Lareo Vazquez\, Tina West\, Harriet Z ucker UID:385243 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150624T203000 DTSTAMP:20150602T053947 DTSTART:20150624T173000 GEO:40.7357251;-74.0074529 LOCATION:Robin Rice Gallery\,325 West 11th Street \nNew York\, NY 10014-622 3 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Summertime Salon 2015\, Ted Adams\, Thomas Alleman\, Dorothee Brand \, Todd Burris\, Roger Camp\, Lynda Churilla\, Lance W Clayton\, Paul Dagys \, John Dolan\, Richie Fahey\, Chris Fan\, Stewart Ferebee\, Mindaugas Gabr enas\, Barbara Gentile\, ISABELLA GINANNESCHI\, Gladys\, Victoria Goldman\, Ron Hamad\, Kristen Hatgi\, Patricia Heal\, Benjamin Heller\, Melissa Inca mpo\, Hatice Nazan Isik\, Pete Kelly\, Haik Kocharian\, Tanya Malott\, Ever ett McCourt\, Patricia McDonough\, Micheal McLaughlin\, Steve Miller\, RJ M una\, Rosanne Olson\, Brian Pearson\, Bill Phelps\, Jose Picayo\, Lauren Pi sano\, Amy Postle\, Kim Reierson\, Robin Rice\, Kevin Ryan\, Laurence Salzm ann\, David Saxe\, Gesi Schilling\, Zack Seckler\, Keith Sharp\, Mark Sink\ , Gordon Stettinius\, Kathryn Szoka\, Lareo Vazquez\, Tina West\, Harriet Z ucker UID:385244 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

WOMAN LOOKING AT A VASE OF FLO WERS

It was as if thunder took form upon
The piano\, tha t time: the time when the crude
And jealous grandeurs of sun and sky< br /> Scattered themselves in the garden\, like
The wind dissolving i nto birds\,
The clouds becoming braided girls.
It was like the sea poured out again
In east wind beating the shutters at night.

Hoot\, little owl within her\, how
High blue became particul ar
In the leaf and bud and how the red\,
Flicked into pieces\, points of air\,
Became--how the central\, essential red
Escaped its large abstraction\, became\,
First\, summer\, then a lesser time \,
Then the sides of peaches\, of dusky pears.

Hoot how the inhuman colors fell
Into place beside her\, where she was\,
Like human conciliations\, more like
A profounder reconciling\, an a ct\,
An affirmation free from doubt.
The crude and jealous form lessness
Became the form and the fragrance of things
Without cl airvoyance\, close to her.

Wallace Stevens\, 1937

DTEND:20150731 DTSTAMP:20150602T053948 DTSTART:20150607 GEO:40.720851;-73.984847 LOCATION:Rachel Uffner Gallery\,170 Suffolk Street \nNew York\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Old Truths & New Lies\, Wilder Alison\, Ana Cardoso\, Mae Fatto\, L ucas Knipscher\, Blaze Lamper\, Annabeth Marks\, Adele Röder\, Emi Winter\, Yoni Zonszein UID:385241 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150607T200000 DTSTAMP:20150602T053948 DTSTART:20150607T180000 GEO:40.720851;-73.984847 LOCATION:Rachel Uffner Gallery\,170 Suffolk Street \nNew York\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Old Truths & New Lies\, Wilder Alison\, Ana Cardoso\, Mae Fatto\, L ucas Knipscher\, Blaze Lamper\, Annabeth Marks\, Adele Röder\, Emi Winter\, Yoni Zonszein UID:385242 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR