Nov
18
Dec 17

The History of the World

Paintings by Tom Judd

om Judd’s paintings are acts of accumulation. They reclaim visions from the past. The show, comprised of Judd’s recent paintings, explores the mythic patterns of post-war American society. More specifically it probes our uneasy relationships with nature and culture, and the memory of modernism. Drawing on influences such as Chicago Imagist Jim Nutt and the early work of David Hockney, his painting call attention to the interplay of narratives, both historical and artistic. What stories do we create to make sense of the past? What are the interactions between myth, memory, and painting? This show invites the viewer to bring his or her own meaning, understanding and associations to bear when interpreting the work. As Judd says, “ask a stranger what his life is about and he will talk about your life. Alas, the history of the world!”

Tom Judd was born in Utah and was studied at University of Utah and the Philadelphia College of Art. For his first show, he was part of a survey of contemporary drawing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He has since shown both paintings and installations internationally, is part of the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and has received fellowships from Tandem Press and MacDowell Colony. He lives in Philadelphia.

Oct
14
Nov 13

2nd Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6-9PM

Exhibition Juried by Kathy Caraccio

Artists:

Kellyann Monaghan, Maryanna Williams, Linda Whitney, Aaron Coleman, Bill Farran, Mark Sisson, Elenore Goldstein,Yuji Hiratsuka, Bernard Zalon, Bill Murphy, Joan Lane, Mark Bischel, Gail Flanery, Peach Tao, Phyllis Trout, Bob Tomolillo, Jim Nickel, Elizabeth Gourlay, Sarah Smelser, Rhea Nowak, Jo-Ann Acey, Adam Pitt, Jos Stumpe Florence Alfano McEwin, Eduardo Fausti, Chad Andrews, Lisa Bigalke, Marilyn Propp, Ricardo Roig, David Curcio, Linda Adato, Dirk Hagner, David Klein, Midori Curtis, Mary Teichman, Diana Behl, Denise Amses, Nikki Thompson, Karen Whitman, Johnny Plastini, Chris Warot, Kate Fleming, Donna Charging, Ellen Weider, Jon Goebel, John Cizmar, Colleen Pike- Blair, Michele Messenger, Becky Marie, Peter Baczek, Cynthia Marsh, Robert Schwieger, Leon Loughridge, Harold Wortsman, Enrique Leal, Polly Yim, William Waitzman, Evgenia Kim,Carrie Lingscheit, Elzbieta Sikorska, Lindsey Clark-Ryan

Sep
9
Oct 8

Up from Under – Video Art by Madeleine Altmann

Madeleine Altmann’s work interrogates the intersection of nature, technological change, and visual representation. Her video installations, created with reclaimed analog video monitors, re-appropriate seemingly obsolete objects, using them to explore the question of value in modern society. Often, Altmann inserts herself into the frame, disrupting the all too easy notion of a separation between nature and humanity.

The show, comprised of Altmann’s unseen installations, engages with our conflicted relationship between the natural world and technology. Her videoscapes are in a constant dialogue with Henry David Thoreau (Altmann lives a few miles away from Thoreau’s home and works in the same environment). His meditations are the starting point for a number of her themes: solitude, the connection between walking and artistic inspiration, and our conceptions of time. Just as Thoreau could speak of one killing time without injuring eternity, there is a paradoxical element to how this installation conceptualizes and presents time. Altmann’s rows and columns of monitors simultaneously compress and expand our immediate temporal experience. Many of these works took over three years to make, however, they are presented as a series of tightly bound yet simple moving images.

Her video installations are a combination of monitors ranging from old cathode ray tube monitors to the latest generation 4K displays. With the help of German video engineer Andreas Uthoff, the reclaimed video and computer monitors re-appropriate seemingly obsolete objects that explore the question of value in modern society.

Madeleine Altmann was born in São Paolo and has worked in the United States since the 1985. Her work is regularly shown at Petra Rietz Gallery in Berlin, and Gallery 555 in Boston. She has won awards from N.Y.U. and the American Film Institute. Building on a diverse set of influences, from the Edward Muybridge to Rebecca Solnit to Bill Viola, her works strives to present a landscape of both our internal and external worlds.  

Jul
15
Aug 12

Point of View: Contemporary Photography

Exhibition Juried by Mitra Abbaspour

Point of View presents the work of 45 artists, whose diverse perspectives indicate the breadth of photographic practices among artists today. Personal and observational, abstract and narrative, digitally-constructed and traditionally- crafted, photography remains a choice medium for artists both to frame the world as they see it and create the world as they wish to see it.Themes run through the selected photographs and draw them into conversations with one another, including: portraits of communities, landscapes rich with the markers of place, figures transformed into expressionist strokes and abstract gestures, the objects and detritus of contemporary consumerism and its anxieties, memorials to self and city, among others.Throughout, the photographs in this exhibition offer viewers an opportunity to look closely and reconsider our own point of view.”

– Mitra Abbaspour

May
26
Jun 26

Landscape: A Sense of Place

Exhibition Curated by Annette Rose-Shapiro

How does an artist frame a landscape? Inevitably, it is an act of choosing: what goes in, what goes out? Poussin and Lorraine first brought landscape, which was previously relegated to merely backdrop for other images, into a subject of its own. After the Impressionist revolution, by the 20th century, the definition of "landscape" expanded considerably. Photography became widespread. Also, it included cityscapes and the explosion suburban subjects, conceptualization, abstraction, and gesture. Artists also brought in other materials such as video, collage, or elements earth or city themselves.

Fundamentally, landscape posits the challenge of how we view and engage with the world around us. This exhibition seeks to show how contemporary artists take up this challenge. 

Mar
22
Apr 22

Drawing Lines Across Mediums

Drawing Lines Across Mediums, an exhibition of new drawing. Drawing Lines Across Mediums seeks to show the art form at its most dynamic and diverse. These pieces range from those which investigate the potential multi-dimensionality of drawing to conceptual geometric works to monochromatic figurative studies. Olga Valle Tetkowski, our guest curator, is responsible for the selection of the work. She has worked for many years at The Drawing Center, one of the premiere non-for-profit institutions in the world dedicated to the art of drawing. Her work there makes her especially well situated to understand both the classical place of drawing and its most exciting and important developments. We hope that this show gives the viewer the opportunity to encounter drawing in unexpected and challenging ways.

Dec
1
Dec 23

Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street

With this exhibition, our artists challenge the limitations of one’s perspective, reimagining seemingly banal street objects, into outdoor sculptures. While these images celebrate the crude elegance of the street, they attempt to probe its illusions. The duplicitous nature of the world around us becomes exposed and one is forced to take a closer look. As objects that may appear insignificant strive to make their imprint, our artists revive the old idea, of one’s trash becoming another’s treasure.

Exhibition Curated By Kimberly Marrero

Tony Luib, Blond Jenny, Marne Meisel, Helene Chandiok, Claire Breidenbach, Gina Kingsley, Pnina Gershon,  Chris Lacoste, Shira Gutgold, Curtis Singmaster, Lisa Reindorf, Barbara Redondo, Marian Stasiorowski, Denis Sivack, George Howlett,Lazar Milanovic, Hoppy Skip, Maxwell Ross, Reinhard Gupfinger, Dominic Incollingo, Ana Penalba, Ruth Raveh, Satoru Arichi, Kerrie King, Justin Stadel, Anna Eroshenko, Pam Cosper, James Woodside, Barbara Bryn Klare, Steven Solomon, Julian Sherman, Hiromi Niizeki

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
21
Nov 21

Radical Tenderness

Suran Song

Suran Song: Artist's Statement

Sanskrit and the civics of politics are both strong influences on my work. Radical Tenderness is inspired by the Rg Veda 3.26.10 which translates light as the guide for our thoughts. I am interested in manifesting love into forms that are not possible in conventional modes of conditioned perception, intention, and behaviors. I am also inspired by my routine practice of Yoga, which serves as a primary medium in my creative process, as another artist might use paint or the brush. My work encompasses printmaking, painting, installation, sculpture, photography, video, and performance art. I am interested in engaging with the public by making experiential art that transcends the viewer. Working in a multitude of disciplines further allows me to continually test the boundaries of the senses, the embrace of Sanskrit and the breath, all core elements that inform my artistic path.

Radical Tenderness presents an intense optic sensation comprised of vibrant colors that have been derived from nature's unique and incomparable palette. The colors selected are often used in yogic therapy to transmit uplifting and healing vibrations.  Radical Tenderness offers a unique opportunity to discover and fully experience a spectrum of color and organic patterns. In Sidewalk Video Mandalastransmit, one makes their way through the piece, essentially becoming part of the piece, along their walking path.

 

Sep
8
Oct 18

Men In Boats

Mike Howard

American artist Mike Howard’s paintings are immediately recognized for their striking, unexpected subject matter, and their monumental scale. His subjects are small but immediately recognizable images—the quiet, sometimes harmonious, sometimes discordant moments of everyday life in America. He paints these moments quickly and with great facility, with a compositional eye similar to Edouard Manet. His work taps into our collective visions. Hunting is depicted as both a means of solitude and camaraderie, the farm as creation that works with and against its natural surrounding.

This show, comprised of Howard’s new and unseen works, fundamentally engages with human’s conflicting and various relationships with the natural world. Made in a Plein-Air style, his paintings, though often presenting unpopulated or rural places (even when set in New York City), are not Thoreauvian meditations. Rather, they reimagine and rethink our images of what a farm or hunt should look like. They are, in a sense, social images—part of our collective social imagination.

Mike Howard is an American painter who began is career working as Donald Judd’s assistant, in the 1970s. He garnered a series of solo and group shows, including exhibitions at P.S. 1 and Gracie Mansion Gallery. Building on early ventures into performance art, Howard’s work during the 1980s, including his staged project “Win a Trip to Paris Sweepstakes”, was of a piece with the Fluxus movement. His later work, which has been exhibited all across the country, returns to Howard’s perennial themes: our vision of nature, pop culture, and rural life. 

Jul
27
Aug 26

Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking

Hand Pulled: The Current Practice in Printmaking is an exhibition of hand made prints that reflect the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in printmaking today. It highlights woodcut, linocut, intaglio, lithographic, silkscreen and monotype processes.

Exhibition Juried by Ruth Lingen

Erik Hougen, Gesine Janzen, Madeline Daversa, Tony Holmquist, Katherine Kadish, Crystal A. Johnson, Emily Lombardo, Pieter Myers, David O’Brien, Morgan Strahorn, Chetwynd Wooding, Brett Groves, Sam Smith, Janet Ballweg, Zach Fitchner, Joseph Lupo, Edgar Soberon, Philippe Mainguy, Elizabeth Klimek, Robert Creighton, Suzanne Chouteau, Nina Jordan, Anna Hutchings, Mary Hood, Lorna Galloway, Isabel Lederman, Karen Butler, Ben Hilario-Caguiat, Kent Rush, Eduardo Fausti, George Bates, Diana Djibirova, Candice Corgan, Breanne Trammell, Linda Seckinger, Natalie Stopka, Jim Lee, Sarojini Johnson, Osvaldo Ely, Shirley Bernstein, Yuchen Chang, Michael Yeomans ,Alice Stern, Colleen Pike-Blair, Joanna Anos, Lisa Brody, Douglas Osa, Mariangela Le Thanh, Sarah Hulsey, Samantha Buchanan, Kristen McMillion, Julia Samuels, Chad Nelson, Paulette Palacios, Frances Ashforth, Igael Gurin-Malous, Beth Fein, Jazmine Catasus, Lazar Milanovic, Zach Stensen, Linda Lowry


Jun
6
Jul 11

“FACE IT” The Face in Contemporary Art

Breaking free from its traditional constraints, portraiture offers something more than the tastefully composed and skillfully executed representations of a subject.

The exhibition highlights work that seeks to capture the distinct, unusual, symbolic, and expressive features of the human face—work that is made in an imaginative and compelling way.

Portraiture continually insists that the human face, or at least our perception of it, can be captured, constructed, and presented. At its best, it makes the familiar distinct and the distinct familiar.Face it explicitly sought out work that rendered human lineaments in a distinct and powerful way.

This show introduces a vivid selection of portraits, reflecting an unusually wide range of perspectives and experiences, manifest in a number of mediums. Juried by Annette Rose-Shapiro, the editor of ARTNews one of America’s foremost art magazines,Face It gathers some of the most innovative and beautiful work from around the country.

 

Exhibition Juried By Annette Rose-Shapiro

Keke Brown, August Burns, Betsy Bauer, Josepha Gutelius, Bryn Jays, Gayle Madeira, Michael Manente, Ann Piper, Tracy Bader, Justin Robinson, Jacqueline Tchakalian, Andre Veloux, Lisa Whittington, Daryl Zang, Donna Festa, Nayda Cuevas, Blake Conroy, Katherine Colborn, Lyle Kleinhans, Hollis Erickson, Brent Nakamoto ,Carolyn Cohen, Caroline Blum, Janet Boltax, Megan Foldenauer, Jack Rosenberg, Katrie Bonanno, Elizabeth Knowles, Rosy Aronson, Peggy Blei Hracho, Wook Hee Choo, Jo Hamilton, Lindsey Dunnagan, François Georget, Bao Hoang, Susan Case, Nicole Finger, Katherine McMahon, Leigh Cunningham, Matina Marki Tillman,Grant McGean, Neil Shigley, Brian Pannier, Jan Branham, Myra Eastman, Lizi Brown, Wendy Hansen, Ruth Miller, Maureen Bennett, Marisa Adesman, E. Thurston Belmer, Ryan Weatherly, Marc Addison Brown, Lauren Childs, Laurie Giangregorio, Colin Ferguson, Liz Adams-Jones, Brian DiNicola, Kristy Gordon, Elena Peteva

 

Apr
1
May 1

Reaching for Pi

Kitt Warren’s recent work draws on the interplay between the object of the painting and its furtive relationship with unseen and ever-shifting visual patterns. By using reflective paint, the connection between material, medium, and effect is given additional layers of complexity. In her work, both surface and image interact to form a painting that reaches the viewer in unexpected and unpredictable ways.

Sabine Friesicke's recent work investigates the line’s liminal place between drawing and painting, allowing her to explore and reinterpret space, light form and color.  Friesicke uses a metronome and clock to capture and unite the specific and disjointed movements of painting and time. Her works seeks to question the limits of measurability and immensurability. 

Hovey Brock’s work returns to the beginning of the western philosophical tradition, with a focus on the notion of “bounded” and “unbounded” as governing principles of philosophical, artistic, literary, and scientific inquiry. His freehand painting style combines the use of symbols, numbers and written words and engages with the formlessness and fluidity of the subject.

 

Sep
27
Oct 14

Drawing Breath

Jed Miner

American artist Jed Miner will present a series of drawings and a performance at Site:Brooklyn, opening on September 27 at 5:00 pm. This exhibition will showcase the artist’s visual and graphic explorations of intentionality, control, and the agency of the human body vis-à-vis artistic creation. This show is in connection with Miner’s current exhibition at the Governors Island Art Festival.

His work synthesizes Boolean Algebra, ancient Chinese calligraphy, free jazz, and the modernist poetry of Ezra Pound. More particularly, Miner has explored the idea of motif as an abstract symbolic system, which after a certain point, may take on its own visual life. His abstract calligraphic works are auto-generative, based on the idea that artistic intelligence arises, or emerges organically from a multitude of perspectives. 

Somewhat paradoxically, Miner’s work is also procedural: it unfolds with a logical and even mathematic formality. Each decision has the cumulative force of all previous decisions. Using a combination of pencil, watercolor, ink and paper, Miner’s paintings fruitfully engage with negative space and the artists’ compulsion to fill it. Each piece its colors, forms-- has an idiosyncratic relationship with the blank page, though viewed as a series; there is definitive continuity of method.