THE SILVER SHORE from seascape to abstraction
On Thursday, July 11th from 6-8 pm, GRAHAM will host an opening reception for its summer exhibition, The Silver Shore. There will be a concurrent performance of Fish out of Water, a new performance piece conceived specifically for the occasion by Brent Birnbaum.
Graham's contemporary program began with American realism and over the years has shifted toward abstraction. The Silver Shore is a thematically curated exhibition that pays homage to the core of our contemporary program while integrating the diverse approaches and new technologies that can be found in contemporary art today.
Among the participants are artists who have a history and association with GRAHAM, artists established on the Lower East Side, and emerging artists. From the passionate realism of Diane Andrews Hall's wave paintings to the conceptual abstraction of John Zinsser's snaking rivulets of flat paint, the exhibition as a whole has the lightness and playfulness of a summer retreat. A sound installation using live data feeds to explore the tides by Adam Bach and Ellery Royston, a floating videoscape by dNASAb, an interactive painting on digital canvas by globHammer, boundary pushing paintings by Ryan Michael Ford and Adam Parker Smith, and elegant sculptures by Afruz Amighi and Carolyn Salas are some of the diverse methods of expression brought to bear on a single theme.