Town & Country
Town & Country Exhibition and Reception
Opening Reception: Tuesday June 28, 2011 6pm-11:30pm
320 West 37th Street, 14th Floor, NYC
(closest train is the A or C to 34th St.)
Jason Patrick Voegele of Republic Worldwide
Samson Contompasis of The Marketplace Gallery
Keith Schweitzer of M.A.N.Y.
Tyler Wriston of The B.K.A.C.
Concept by Jason Patrick Voegele
268 W 48th St at 8th Av 8pm-4am
(preview opening party with midnight fashion show)
in the Chelsea Hotel
222 W 23 bet 7+8 Av.
Scott Michael Ackerman
Tara de la Garza
Leon Ried IV
"Much of what we know and how we learn comes through the study of explicit or subtle comparisons and contrasts. Meaningful opportunities for these comparative studies invite us into a more explicit and intentional approach that can both broaden our understanding of contemporary American art and help us draw connections and distinctions between the studio practices and conceptual intentions of today’s American Artists.
Produced and developed by four of New York State’s premiere curatorial teams, Town & Country presents just such an opportunity.
Much like the rest of the western world, our press, politics, and creative arts thrive on the institutions we have erected to illuminate our differences. We are often reduced to the divisive labels of righteous and heretical, pious and secular, liberal and conservative, formal and conceptual, urban and rural. Dressed up in the costume of duality it appears that we are a bisected people from the fundamentals to our personal tastes. This exhibition challenges those preconceived notions and offers a unique window into the collaborative state of American art. As a people, our founding fathers had faith in the principals of open dialogue, freedom of expression and the multiplicity of our intellectual and creative capacity to bind various philosophies into one singular union. As an exhibition, Town & Country celebrates these great strengths and offers up a chance to draw attention to the ties that bind us as a great creative culture wherever we are from. Through this lens, Town & Country proposes a new vision of American art reinterpreted for a new generation." - Jason Patrick Voegele
On June 28th through June 30th at 320 West 37th Street in New York City, Republic Worldwide (www.republicworldwide.com), The Marketplace Gallery (www.themarketplacegallery. com), , Keith Schweitzer (www.manyproject.com), and The Brooklyn Art Collective (www.bkac.org) invite you to join the discussion and stoke the fires of debate as we present Town & Country: the very best of contemporary American art.
Hosted by 320 Studios.
Much appreciation to John Stavros - www.320studiosnyc.com.
For more information about the artists involved, the participating curators, or to schedule a private appointment please contact Jason Voegele at 917. 478. 7513, Samson Contompasis at 971. 207. 8937 Keith Schweitzer 917. 531. 5330 or Tyler Wriston 347. 546. 2870 or write to Townandcountrynyc@gmail.co m