Jen DeNike

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A Fair(l)y (darker) Tale   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Meghan Boody, Julia Chiang, Sue de Beer, Jen DeNike, Ghost of A Dream, Damien Echols, Alexa Gerrity, Leor Grady, Ichiro Irie, Ragnar Kjartansson, Nelson Loskamp, Center For Tactical Magic, Marilyn Manson, Bjørn Melhus, Kneil Melicano, Donald Moffett, Trong Gia Nguyen, Galia Offri, Randy Polumbo, Gilad Ratman, Ugo Rondinone, Lorna Simpson, Zomo at Hendershot Gallery January 16th, 2011 - February 24th, 2011
Posted 1/30/11
In keeping with the duality set up by its title, “A Strange Affinity to the Beautiful and the Dreadful” explores the antipodal forces of dark and light, death and life, good and evil that shape our imagination, and, the show suggests, our reality. Nimbly curated by Maureen Sullivan, the exhibition boasts an extensive roster of contemporary heavy-hitters – including Marilyn Manson, Ugo Rondinone, Sue De Beer, Alexa Garrity, and Artslant’s own Trong G. Nguyen – and posits as its framework the... [more]
Jen DeNike   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Jen DeNike at DUVE Berlin October 22nd, 2010 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Posted 10/19/10
      DUVE Berlin is pleased to present the first solo exhibition at the gallery by New York artist JEN DENIKE.   The Scrying Trilogy encompasses three new works from 2010: Another Circle, Crystal Forest and Hydromancy, incorporating ballet choreography, video, performance, and sculptural installation. On the opening night, the artist will be showing two performances, each expanding on themes from her ballet SCRYING , which debuted earlier this year at the Museum of Modern Art in New York,... [more]
Performative Magical Minimalism   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Jen DeNike at Anat Ebgi September 17th, 2010 - October 16th, 2010
Posted 9/27/10
        1. Two ballerinas (or rather one ballerina projected twice) pirouettes in an endless cycle in the awkward room, the intimacy of a motel office of Chinatown's unexpectedly iconic Moytel, a former inn converted to apartments. With gray painted floors, the office has been white-cubed as much one can actually convert the former motelier’s quarter’s (or should I write Moytelier) into the late twentieth century’s spare showroom for art. 2. Crystal Forest Individual shards of subtle... [more]
"Deep End" In Chinatown   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Jen DeNike, Carlton DeWoody, Alexa Gerrity, Elizabeth Huey, Susan Lipper, Eric Payson, Ali Prosch, Lucy Stein at Anat Ebgi August 15th, 2009 - October 4th, 2009
Posted 8/23/09
    Even though many (if not most) of the eight artists in this swimming pool-themed summer group show are neither from nor based in Southern California, “Deep End” intriguingly taps into regional tropes of sunshine and noir in addition to seasonal tanlines. As curator Anat Ebgi reminds us in her exhibition text, the swimming pool is a fraught cultural symbol of both leisure and lust, childhood and drowning, suburban daydreams of the good life and shady visions tainted with danger. The pool,... [more]
Starry, Starry Night   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Sebastian Bear-McClard, Vija Celmins, David Claerbout, Jennifer Coates, Gregory Crewdson, Susan Crile, Russell Crotty, Tim Davis, Jen DeNike, Stan Douglas, Juliane Eirich, Spencer Finch, Ewan Gibbs, Susan Graham, Laurent Grasso, Neil Gust, David Hammons, Todd Hido, Yvonne Jacquette, Yeon Jin Kim, Halina Kliem, Doina Kraal, Barney Kulok, Charles LaBelle, Claude Leveque, Robert Longo, Britta Lumer, Vera Lutter, Florian Maier-Aichen, Vik Muniz, Lauren Orchowski, John Pilson, Thomas Ruff, Pat Steir, Deborah Stratman, Marc Swanson, Susanna Thornton, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol, Thomas Weaver, Shizuka Yokomizo, Kohei Yoshiyuki, John Zurier at Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery September 25th, 2008 - December 6th, 2008
Posted 10/26/08
In addition to the blockbuster exhibit currently at MOMA, curator Joachim Pissarro, along with Hunter MA students Mara Hoberman and Julia Moreno, organized a companion show to his  that plays off our beloved Dutch Post-Impressionist’s fascination with the night. To:Night - Contemporary Representations of the Night fills both Hunter’s sprawling Times Square Gallery and the college’s more elegant, midtown exhibition space, with works by over 40 international contemporary artists. The show... [more]
ArtSlant's writer, Nicholas Weist, spent some time with Jen DeNike shortly after her show, opened at Smith-Stewart Gallery in February, 2008, in New York. They talked about the new work, as well as magic and ritual. To learn more about Jen DeNike, visit her ArtSlant Profile (here) Nicholas Weist: Jen, your new show at Smith-Stewart Gallery uses the American flag as an object rather than a symbol. How did you arrive at that decision? How did it impact your use of semaphore signs, which... [more]
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