Parasol Projects is pleased to announce that mykonos, a solo exhibition by Akiko Kawayanagi, is on view from November 28th, 2017 through December 3rd, 2017 at Parasol Projects with an opening reception on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Kawayanagi, an award-winning jewelry designer from Japan, established her own brand “mykonos,” which utilizes sophisticated jewelry making technique that embraces Japanese traditional craftsmanship and beauty. By combining her delicate and sensitive skills without influence of traditional jewelry making processes and her sense of contemporary art, she has developed her own style blending traditional Japanese craftsmanship and western jewelry. Using her intuition without drawing any design sketches, Kawayanagi uses many different types of materials, inspiring a creative beauty that allows us to imagine a borderless world without conflict.
Kawayanagi is quoted as explaining, “I hope my art will act as a bridge between Japan and the world and inspire people everywhere to come together and live in peace. I offer the Japanese sense of beauty to the world as a prayer for peace.”
Kawayanagi has received a prestigious award, the 15th Japanese Art and Japanese Selected Artist Award Exhibition, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan. In addition to the award, Kawayanagi’s work has been exhibited in Tokyo, Paris, and New York.
November 28 – December 3, 2017 / 12-6PM
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 30; 6 – 8pm
Asian Society of Arts presents a group exhibition “In time/Out of Place,” curated by Katya Grokhovsky, which explores alienation and ephemerality of time and place, through video, animation, prints, digital art, illustrations and architectural propositions. Contemplating the inescapable physical temporality of human life and promise of site, “In Time/Out of Place” suggests anxiously utopian, restless yet optimistically futuristic view of the world. The selected international artists investigate aspects of our realities, proposing alternative structures, decentralizing constructs of identity, geography and habitat through a variety of mediums and techniques.
Artists: Munjer Hashim, Maiko Kikuchi, Harshad Marathe, Kohei Urakami, Jerri Wei, Xiaoye Xing, Jian Yi
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251 Elizabeth Street
November 7 – 12, 2017 / 10:30am - 7:30 pm
Ronald Sosinski, Director of The Proposition/International Projects, is very excited and pleased to hold our first New York City pop-up exhibition for Ricardo Chavarria, an emerging Mexican-American artist. This will be his second solo exhibition in NYC.
For the past 30 years, Ronald Sosinski has been the director of The Proposition, a contemporary art gallery in NYC, as well as an avid collector and international art fair co-founder. Since closing the physical gallery space in NYC three years ago, he has concentrated on curating his artists internationally in London, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Salsburg, and St. Barts.
These new paintings explode beyond the physical boundaries of his former work, creating a new parameter in which improvisation takes place within the strict rules of symmetry and form.
In Chavarria’s practice, plastic syringes and squeeze bottles are used to control the flow of the paint. The color choices, textures and the forms created are arbitrary. The challenge is in finding ways to use these elements in a manner that creates the pulse or energy inevitably conveyed by these visual mantras.
Ricardo Chavarria will create a stunning visual atmosphere in which the works will appear both infinite and physically immediate. The surface is technically intricate, commanding close inspection while creating a seductive yet tranquil platform for viewing and dreaming. Ablaze with color and exciting to the senses, these works await their chance to confound and thrill a new audience.
Ricardo Chavarria was born in El Paso, TX in 1980. He studied at The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, AZ. His career as a sound engineer began in New York in 1999 at The Knitting Factory. Since then, he has worked in world-class recording studios in NYC and London including Quad Recording, Sony Studios, and The Hit Factory. Artists he has worked with include Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, AC/DC, and The Pet Shop Boys. He lived in Brooklyn, NY from 1999-2009. Since 2008 he has focused exclusively on painting and now has his studio in El Paso. His works are in private collections throughout the United States.
November 4 – 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4; 6 – 9pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm
For additional information please contact Ronald Sosinski, Director, 917.291.4444 email@example.com | www.theproposition.com
Heesun Shin: whimsical riddle
Curated by Da Seul Lee and James Chen
Opening reception: November 2, from 6 to 9 PM
New York – What isn’t immediately noticeable when one happens upon a three-dimensional work by Heesun Shin is the essence of the material used to create it. They are often prosaic in nature, comprised of tools that were made with only utility in mind, such as bricks or nails. They lack an aesthetic purpose but it is their absence of poetic beauty in which Shin’s fascination lies as she drenches them in shimmer and gleam. It is this mix of her own quirky personality with her technical background that results in a fanciful body of work that is both enigmatic yet inviting.
Da Seul Lee and James Chen are proud to present whimsical riddle, Shin’s first solo exhibition in New York. Consisting of a brand new body of work, this exhibition is the culmination of Shin’s spirited venture into sculpture and assemblage in the past few years, although she prefers to use the term “conversations” rather than sculptures. This use of the word stems from the exchange of information between her and the object—not in an otherworldly sense, but as a daily practice that we, as human beings, have with one another. Our social construct allows us to learn more about ourselves through interaction and dialogue, and that is precisely what Shin explores with her process. But by removing the human body altogether and thus exposing its superfluous quality, she leaves us with abstractions that similarly describe emotion and sentiment.
Raised in an artistic household, Shin has been around industrial mediums throughout her life and grown accustomed to their presence. Titles of the work, such as “I Had A Dream That You Married An LA King Hockey Star” or “The Day is Bright And The Sun Is High” suggest a certain nostalgia that further emphasizes her relationship to material and bridges the connection between herself, the work, and the audience; It is clear that there is less of an interest in popular culture and more with visceral interpretations and genuine reactions. It’s refreshingly honest and self-evident, especially in a time and place where the concept of conceptual art carries a heavy curtain of ambiguity and alienation to those on the other side.
Heesun Shin (b. 1979, South Korea) enlivens us by questioning our judgments of value on ordinary objects and their defined meanings. Shin was raised in Los Angeles and currently lives and works in New York. She received both her MFA and BFA painting degrees at the School of Visual Arts. Shin has exhibited throughout the New York and California area, including a solo exhibition at Gem of Life, Los Angeles, as well as multiple group exhibitions at Industry City, Brooklyn; The Whitney Biennial, New York; DAVID & SCHWEITZER, Brooklyn; and the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. Shin’s work has been published in numerous publications such as Elastic Magazine, CreativPaper, Studio Visit Magazine, and The Korea Times Newspaper.
She also has professional experience working at Suzanne McClellan Studio and Lisa Sigal Studio as well as On Stellar Rays Gallery, SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, and the Drawing Center. In early 2018, Shin will start her upcoming residency at The Studios in MASS MoCA.
Da Seul Lee (b. 1986, South Korea) first started her career as a global business development junior consultant at SK holdings C&C, after pursuing both her M.A and B.A education specialized in advertising and consumer behavior at Michigan State University. Following her entering the fashion industry as a brand assistant for the global menswear fashion masion, she has also assisted in curating three art collaborations with emerging international artists. These unique experiences fueled her desire to explore the art industry, which she is currently studying in the Art Business master’s program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Her current internship at the Elizabeth Dee gallery and various internship experiences keep expanding her aesthetic perspectives, and analysis in the arts.
James Chen (b. 1993, Canada) is an artist, curator, and art advisor based in New York City. He grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, but moved to the east coast to study painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. Shortly after, he completed his Master’s program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, graduating with a degree in Art Business and specializing in contemporary art. Chen has since worked on multiple curatorial projects throughout the city and continues to find opportunities to support emerging artists. He currently works at Pace Gallery where he serves as a Dealer’s Assistant. Previous experiences include gallery internships at both Paul Kasmin and The Suzanne Geiss Company. His academic background, combined with a magnetism to both the subject and industry of art, gives him a unique and sophisticated perspective of the art world.
251 Elizabeth Street
November 1 - 5 / 10am - 8pm
Opening reception: November 2 / 6-9pm
For all press and sales inquires, please contact: James Chen, 401-241-0758 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or Da Seul Lee, 917-565-2456 or email@example.com
The “Naughty Little Paintings” series stems from a place of fervent desire, which has proven to be a recurring source of ample inspiration. Each fantasy encourages a written contemplation that later serves as a guide for drawings. Some fantasies are based on true events, others come from dreams but most take shape in lustful meditation.These sensual scenarios are composed of four layers of parchment paper apiece, each of which represents a different part of the imaginative story. The drawings are mostly conceived with eyes closed to incite the mind to drift off uninterrupted into its naughtiest corners.
Manuela Garcés (Cali, Colombia, 1987), emerging Colombo-Italian artist lives and works between Colombia, Italy and NY, where she creates pieces predominantly on parchment paper inspired by love and all its ramifications. From her love stories, lived or made up, written contemplations are born, gaining greater relevance and importance in her most recent work. The artist has exhibited in group-shows at the GRIMMUSEUM in Berlin (2012), has shown in varying locations in Cali, her hometown (2013-2014) and at the Center for Performance Research in New York (2014). Her solo shows, two of which took place in Cali, were presented at the Falso Olivo art space (2014) and the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (2016) whereas her most recent solo show took place in Rome at the Pastificio Cerere di San Lorenzo (2016). Manuela participated at the Barcú Art Fair in Bogotá (2015), showing an extensive series composed of 105 different pieces and most recently exhibited at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan (2017). Her artwork can be found in private collections in different Colombian cities, New York, Paris, London, Rome, Milan, Shanghai and Manila.
2 Rivington St
October 26-29 / 11am-7pm
Opening Night: October 26, 6-9pm
MITCH + CO Gallery presents:
Best known for blurring the line between abstraction and representation, his paintings are a record of discussion on the potential of the painting to a culture dominated by new media. The main theme is "discovering" the image. In Piestrak's paintings, the modern world makes a conversation with tradition. He paraphrases fragments of artworks by the old masters, well known from the tradition of painting. The artist chooses motives according to the non-obvious key, drawing inspiration alternately from everyday life, the tradition of painting and sculpture, achievements of contemporary artists, or juggling quotes taken from photographs. Piestrak doesn't begin his work from thinking in terms of narration - he rather strives for this construction to appear at the audience, letting the images stimulate the viewer’s memory and make them start building the story themselves. The artist drifts through his own epoch, turning the source of inspiration into fiction. By multiplying parallel perspectives, the narration in his works is always multidimensional, fragmentary, foggy and depends strongly on the individual experience.
Mateuz Piestrak was born in 1991, Poland. Graduated from University of Arts in Poznan, Poland in the Faculty of Painting under the supervision of Professor Włodzimierz Dudkowiak in 2016. The same year he was nominated to 36th edition of the Maria Dokowicz Competition – The Best Diplomas in Art 2016 (Poznan International Fair) during which he won the Grand Prix in the category of Artistic Diploma and Special Prize of the Bank PKO SA. In 2016 he get Artistic Award in the National Painting Competition New Image/New View and he was finalist of Hestia Artistic Journey Competition (2014, 2016). He lives and works in Poznan where he continues his Phd. in painting. Since 2016 he collaborates with Assembly Gallery.
Selected exhibitions (solo and group):
2017 – Non-places, Berlin Gallery Weekend, Neukölln, Allerstrasse 15, Berlin
2017 – Now when I build, I shall begin with the smoke from the chimney, The Curators’LAB Gallery, Municipal Galleries of the University of the Arts in Poznan, Poland
2017 – MITCH + CO Gallery at SCOPE New York
2017 – Stream not found, Assembly Gallery Poznan, Poland
2016 – The Next Day, Assembly Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2016 – Can you imagine a luminous ruin?, Assembly Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2016 – BERLINER LISTE 2016, Fair for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
2016 – OSTRALE, error: X, 10. International Exhibition of Contemporary Arts, Dresden, Germany
2016 – International Contemporary Art Fair ARTVILNIUS’16, Vilnius, Lithuania 2016 – The 36th edition of the Maria Dokowicz Competition – Best Diplomas UAP
2016, International Art Fair, Poznan, Poland
2016 – New Picture/New View – Finalists Exhibition, Poznan and Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland
2016 – Hestia Artistic Journey Competition – Finalists Exhibition in Museum of Modern Art (MSN), Warsaw, Poland
2015 – Border, Nowa Gallery in Poznan, Poland
2016 – Temporary Autonomous Zone, Mona Inner Spaces, Poznan, Poland
2015 – Fallout Skies / Bad Weather, FLOW, MONA Inner Spaces, Poznan, Poland 2014 – Non-place, Fama, Swinoujscie, Poland
2014 – Liquidity of image FF Gallery, Łódź, Poland
2014 – The images of the real world, Ptapty, Poznan, Poland
2014 – Out, Art Pavilion Ergo Hestia, Warsaw, Poland.
2014 – The Competition Hestia Artistic Journey – Finalists Exhibition, Dom Towarowy Bracia Jabłkowscy, Warsaw, Poland
2013 – Woody Wood ago, Collegiate Art, Poznan, Poland 2013 – Recognition, Place of Art 44, Swinoujscie, Poland 2013 – Kontakte, Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany 2013 – Areas Figure, Gallery Jesuit, Poznan, Poland
2010 – Phototeque, ShowOff, Month of Photography in Krakow, Poland
Selected awards and achievements:
2016 – Grand Prix in the category of Artistic Diploma – the 36th edition of the Maria Dokowicz Competition – The Best Diplomas in Art 2016 (Poznan International Fair)
2016 – Special Prize of the Bank PKO SA – the 36th edition of the Maria
Dokowicz Competition – The Best Diplomas in Art 2016 (Poznan International Fair)
2016 – Main Award in the Competition New Image / New View 2014, 2016 – Finalist of the Hestia Artistic Journey Competition
About MICH + CO:
Established in 2016, MITCH + CO originated from a shared passion for art and a entrepreneurial vision. After a serendipitous meeting in 2015 at an art fair, an artist and a luxury hospitality professional found themselves in the midst of a long-time dream becoming a reality. Both spent many years calling New York City home and now each reside part time on separate coasts in charming, art & culture rich, towns. The partners bring over 20 years of experience in art, fashion, entertainment & hospitality to cultivating the evolution of the gallery. MITCH + CO focuses in contemporary art through collaborative projects with emerging and mid-career artists, curators, art dealers and institutions. The mission is to present innovative and progressive exhibitions that encourage creative experiences from the artists to the viewers. Art is a language, a passion, an emotion, a common ground, a connector. MITCH + CO can be found at regional art fairs nationwide as well as pop up exhibitions in New York and California. We also offer consultation for public, private, and corporate collections and projects Giuliana Mottin & Erika Lane Crawford.
171 Elizabeth St
October 24-29 / 11am-8pm
Opening Night: Thursday, October 26 / 5-10pm.
MITCH + CO | www.mitchplusco.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Drawn from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection in Istanbul, Turkey, an exhibition of recent media arts acquisitions will be on view in a temporary space at 208 Bowery in New York City, October 12–28, 2017. Overture: Selections from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection features time-based work by an international roster of influential artists: Jim Campbell, Daniel Canogar, U-Ram Choe, John Gerrard, Claudia Hart, Ali Kazma, Michal Rovner, and Allard van Hoorn.
Organized by Kathleen Forde, Borusan Contemporary’s Artistic Director at Large, the works on view explore a range of perspectives including an attention to human perception and memory and shifting concepts of identity and environment. “The selection also functions as a vibrant embodiment of the geographic reach, aesthetic range, and diversity of practices represented in Borusan Contemporary’s recent collecting activities in media arts. The works span digitized landscapes and recently commissioned videos to simulations, kinetic work, and beyond,” said Forde.
Overture is on view October 12–28, 2017. Gallery hours are Wednesday–Sunday 12:00pm–6:00 pm; Monday‒Tuesday by appointment only; at 208 Bowery, in the Lower Eastside gallery district. Overture will be accompanied by public programs. With the “Moving Image” series developed for and presented at the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor this year, Overture enables the Art Collection to be enjoyed by audiences in the U.S.
Oct 12 - 28 / 12-6pm
For more, please see the Press Release here.
Rowing Blazers is a cool, quirky, made-in-NYC menswear brand designed by archaeologist and former US national team rower Jack Carlson.
They will be unveiling limited-edition capsules with MISTER MORT and Merz b. Schwanen, as well as its new collection of rugby shirts and a selection of vintage pieces curated by Wooden Sleepers and Foundwell, at its October Pop Up.
2 Rivington Street
October 4-8 / 11am-8pm
Anonymous art blogger and curator @GirlSeesArt and co-curator Jean-Noel Moneton present UNCOMMON BEAUTY, a contemporary group show that challenges traditional notions of beauty, and finds it instead in the unconventional, the strange, and the exceptional.
Beauty is subjective. For each individual, notions of beauty are shaped not only by their culture and society, but also by their experiences and personalities. In Uncommon Beauty, nine contemporary artists explore their subjective beauty ideals through film, collage, portraiture, painting, photography, sculpture, street art, textile design and installation art. Within a primarily female roster, the participants represent four continents, a wide array of cultural viewpoints, and range from emerging to well-established. Participating artists include DAIN, Renee Phillips, Shoshanna Weinberger, Erica Prince, Lara Minerva, Kelsey S Brewer, Ventiko, Jes Gamble, and Joy Kim.
Social media, with its ability to connect the world in new ways, offers an outlet for an increasingly diverse array of voices to be heard by creating international platforms for those who previously had none. @GirlSeesArt uses her contemporary art-centric Instagram account as an effective resource to create opportunities for artists and, therein, exemplify social media’s sway. In fact, two of the show’s artists, neither of whom are NY-based, were identified by the curators through Instagram.
The two-week pop-up show will also feature special events and programming designed to engage the public and educate a wide audience about the artists, their work, and the overarching theme of ‘uncommon beauty.’ These include meditation and yoga sessions, artist talks, Transformational Makeovers and a performance event in which artist Ventiko literally devours a bust of a man made entirely of chocolate.
The opening night’s first 100 guests will receive a signed print of Lara Minerva’s ‘Bloom’ collage, pictured above. The full programming schedule can be found on @GirlSeesArt’s website.
- Thursday, September 28th, OPENING NIGHT, 208 Bowery in Soho, 6 - 10PM
- Saturday, September 30th, 5-elements themed meditation led by yoga guru Ira Ruiz, 11AM - 12PM
- Saturday September 30th, TRANSFORMATIONAL MAKEOVERS by Erica Prince
- Sunday, October 1st, TRANSFORMATIONAL MAKEOVERS by Erica Prince
- Tuesday, October 3rd, Artist talk by Shoshanna Weinberger, 6-7 PM
- Thursday, October 5th, Live performance and film screening by Kelsey Brewer and Ventiko, 7 - 9PM
- Friday, October 6th, TRANSFORMATIONAL MAKEOVERS by Erica Prince
- Saturday, October 7th, TRANSFORMATIONAL MAKEOVERS by Erica Prince
- Sunday, October 8th, WALK IN TRANSFORMATIONAL MAKEOVERS by Erica Prince
Sept 29 - Oct 08
Opening Reception: September 28/ 6-10pm
I have always been impressed with the buzzard. It is a large scavenging bird that catches thermals in order to glide thousands of feet above the ground without using up precious energy by flapping. Scientists have long known that thermal soaring requires complex decision making within the turbulent environment of a rising column of warm air from the earth, but have yet to fully understand how this bird is so efficient at catching and utilizing the wind.
To catch the wind; despite its challenge, is necessary for soaring
New works consist of plaster, oil, and mixed media on canvas
- Justin Stutzman
171 Elizabeth St
Sept 27- Oct 08 / 11am-7pm
Opening Night: September 28/ 6-8pm
Fitchwork, a collaborative design studio created by Travis Fitch, will launch its first collection of objects on with the Superpattern Pop-Up. The interactive showroom will be open to the public daily from 10am to 8pm, September 22 to September 30 at 2 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002.
The range consists of eight fundamental objects—a ring, a cuff, a bracelet, a necklace, a table lamp, a pendant light, a ceramic vessel, and an ottoman—which can be rendered as any one of 23 totally new patterns and manufactured on-demand. The collection was created through a novel combination of old and new technology. Each pattern is rooted in some combination of geometry, ancient architectural and textile patterns—digitally woven, rendered using CAD software, and mapped to the unique bends and curves of each object.
The pieces themselves are either 3D printed directly from laser-sintered nylon, cast in silver, gold, or brass via a lost wax process, or slip-cast with porcelain in 3D-printed mold. These processes allow for the bending of traditional rules of materiality, freeing detailed motifs to bend and flow around organic, curvilinear shapes in unprecedented ways. The result is an array of ornamental, highly functional designs meant to be worn and lived with daily.
Visitors to the Superpattern Pop-Up will be able to try on and play with examples from the line, which are available for pre-orders shipping in November. The shop will also host a few surprise events during the run, which will be announced via newsletter and Instagram.
2 Rivington Street
September 22-30 / 10am-8pm
Opening Night: September 21 / 6-9 pm
New York, NY, September 2017– New design studio, CASA BEYT HOME, launches its first pop up event & textile workshops in New York City – from September 19-24 – as a part of Li Edelkoort’s New York Textile Month.
Curated by Denise Maroney, a Rhode Island School of Design graduate and textiles artist, CASA BEYT HOME features objects for the home made by a collection of 16 artisans and designers from throughout the Middle East and Central America. Maroney met and worked with several of the featured artists during her travels across the two regions.
“I went from working in a surface design studio in Beirut, Lebanon to a textile mill in Guatemala and I was struck by the unexpected similarities between the two regions, in particular by the cultural signi cance of textile making,” says Maroney. “There is a deep resonance among these designers: they share a commitment to craftsmanship, a whimsical yet thoughtful perspective on their culture and heritage, and a grasp of the social impact design has on the local community.”
The name of the exhibit–a nod to the words for “home” in Spanish and Arabic– reflects Maroney’s desire to create a new type of home through intercultural dialogue. From Egyptian kilim rugs to alpaca pillows from Oaxaca, silk embroidered pillows from Lebanon to Guatemalan hand painted ceramic plates, the original designs reflect heritage, culture, and contemporary life from both regions.
“The artists use a mix of innovative and traditional techniques – mostly related to textiles, but also translat- ed into ceramics, metal, and recycled plastic – to create objects for the home that walk the line between art and design. They are weaving, embroidering, and painting a powerful story in each piece they produce.”
Visitors will also have the chance to take a piece (or two) of the artisanal pop-up home with them. A select number of objects are in fact made by refugee women living in Lebanon; all proceeds from the sale of their embroidery will go directly back to their textile co-ops and NGOs.
CASA BEYT HOME will also host two evening workshops for those curious about making textiles: Weaving in Central America, instructed by Audrey Ducas, a textile designer and artist working between Guatemala, France, and the USA; and Embroidery from the Middle East, led by Wafa Ghnaim, a Palestinian writer and artist.
CASA BEYT HOME has also been invited to Dubai this November for Dubai Design Week, and plans for a pop up in Mexico City are in the works for early 2018.
Initiated by Lidewij Edelkoort, the trend forecaster and Dean of Hybrid Studies at Parsons School of Design, New York Textile Month gathers all voices and expressions concerning fabrics, bringing together museums, galleries, showrooms, retailers, design studios, students, and the general public to discuss the importance of textiles. CASA BEYT HOME is proud to be a firrst time participant.
For more information, please contact: Denise Maroney, 646-541-1014 or email@example.com
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171 Elizabeth Street
September 19-24 / 11am– 8pm
A Pop Up featuring artisanal, handmade home decor from throughout Central America & the Middle East. Part of New York Textile Month.
Link to sign up for workshops: https://www.casabeythome.com/events/
Mayson Gallery is pleased to announce Art Attack, a group exhibition of twenty-five artists curated by Artlovenyc.
Art Attack is a group show featuring street artists based in and out out New York City. Curated by Artlovenyc, the exhibition will be presented in the Lower East Side at 208 Bowery from September 13, 2017 through September 17, 2017, with an opening reception on September 13 from 6 to 9pm.
The artists featured in the show are Dom Pattinson, Vexta, ASVP, Jeremy Penn, Sacsix, JPO, Icy & Sot, BD white, Greg Frederick, Destroy Rebuild NY, Sr. Lasso, Consumerart, John Arthur Carr, Stephen Bliss, Chris Mendoza, Frida Harari Sitton, Jenna Krypell, Briana Wills, Katy Hirschfeld, Sandy Cohen, Cavier Coleman, JOpenHeART, Dedebandaid and Manserart.
Bringing together established, emerging, local and international artists, Art Attack presents artists that work across a variety of visual arts media. They create art in different forms and formats, including painting, stencil, collage, sculpture and mixed media. With this wide range of techniques and variety of ethnicity, Art Attack investigates the uniqueness and the particular voice that each artist portrays his experience within the street art world.
September 13-17 *by appointment only
Opening Reception: September 13, 6pm - 9pm
Contact: Natalie Acevedo
Olderbrother is popping up in New York to present their latest Hand Me Downs collection.
Experience first-hand how they are re-innovating the lifecycle of clothing by breathing life into past seasons, damages and one-offs.
Calling on hand-dyed organic indigo, plant-based enzyme distressing and hand-patching Olderbrother invests each piece with the love of lived-in, made-new feeling.
171 Elizabeth St
Sept 13-17 / 11am-7pm
「Good Season」is a seasonal popup event by wrk-shp, botanica workshop, jujumade & friends. With a focus on craftsmanship, design and function, products featured include women's clothing, underwear, and swimwear, as well as ceramic and leather accessories.
wrk-shp designs architecture, home objects and clothing. We create high quality items that are both artful and useful. Our clothing is made of natural fiber textiles & trims all imported from Japan. Each seam of every garment is sewn in California USA.
Botanica Workshop is a lifestyle brand focusing on underwear and loungewear made of organic and sustainable materials. We partner with local artisans and technicians to create small production runs of well crafted pieces a few times a year in Los Angeles, CA.
Ceramics are typically stationary and utilitarian, jujumade breaks away from this mould and transforms ceramics into wearable pieces that is both sculptural and playful. Pieces can be worn in multiple ways, allowing the owner to experiment and find their own look. Our current collection is a play on porcelain, elevating it to something as precious as pearls.
2 Rivington St
Sept 12-14 / 11am-7pm
Sept 15-17 / by appointment only
Opening Night: Sept 12 / 6-9pm
The work of Malu Mesquita praises one of the most striking features of the history of photography; the urban landscape. This photographer from São Paulo is part of a group of image-makers who walk around the city carrying their cameras or mobile devices, and the result is a visual poetry that refers to the great mastering of the craft.
Since photography was invented in the nineteenth century, the figure of “flâneur” has emerged, the stilt that was dazzled by the new elements of the modern landscape. It is worth remembering that in this period the cities, as we see them today, were forming, thanks to the inventions of the Industrial Revolution. The urban space has widened, thus creating a perfect setting for new image producers to build their stories.
In this project, the photographer brings back to New York, two of his works - “On Same Wall" and "New York / São Paulo”. In the first one it presents a series of 10 images, printed in the methacrylate technique, and about the remnants that were left in the streets. In the background of the image we always see the same wall, but the foreground objects are changing in each photo, leading us to think about the memory of objects.
Through the series "New York / São Paulo", Mesquita makes a visual comparison between the two metropolises. The Photos are presented in a diptych form, where the viewer is aware of scenes encountered by the photographer in his wanderings in these cities that have much thing in common.
Street Photography, for Malu, does not only about wandering the cities looking for a good photo, but also she puts at her disposal the philosophical and cultural reflection on the singular way she sees her subject.
Renato Negrão - Curator.
171 Elizabeth St
Odele Zhang: LIVE Broadcast
Curated by Pablo Barrera
Parasol Projects @ Rivington will be hosting Odele Zhang’s solo exhibition titled, LIVE Broadcast.
LIVE Broadcast features Zhang’s sometimes playful, oftentimes somber, representation of fleeting encounters with her subjects. The paintings are produced live within a set time restriction, never to exceed a single day. At first glance, her paintings connote a seemingly figurative state, but Zhang’s subjects serve to render her momentary feelings while painting, rather than the subject itself. Classical traditions of painting train us to decipher the mimetic, but Zhang attempts to capture the tense moment when the artist is transcribing the shifting visuals of the physical object by making the object reflect her ephemeral reactions toward what she observes.
The pursuit of live painting emerged as a key practice for Zhang when she progressed from her earlier reliance on photography for her animals in collage-like paintings. Zhang's earlier work distorted the common representation of nature via landscape, choosing instead to evoke nature via animals that serve as the actants of an urban landscape. By placing them in unexpected, yet rational relationships to urban settings, nature became a heterotopic place, always in the mind's eye, yet not depicted in traditional format. Her previous works ejected standard shorthand for descriptive imagery, yet, was burdened with an overabundance of digital images from which to draw from. Photography become an easy way to gather thousands of images, and Zhang vainly attempted to process the plethora of material, frustrated by their incompleteness, and disillusioned by her inability to refer back to each fragment as her art was assembled.
In her newer work, Zhang, likewise, refuses to shy away from complex imagery, but is now prioritizing the opportunity painting offers toward achieving an ephemeral impression. Zhang’s new works rely on her personal observations and visual engagement with her topics, limited by tangible factors, such as time, lighting, and the intimacy fostered between her and what her subject decides to reveal while observed. Furthermore, while Zhang’s previous works relied on digital photography to produce and reproduce her imagery, in her new works, she discards photography’s filter on how an artist “sees,” instead, aiming for a live reading of her subject’s visual reality. The digital medium served her past works well, offering layered visuals and generating composites of animals and landscapes; however, in observing the shifting colors and textures of fur and hide, Zhang particularly grappled with how a “reality” of the layers of colors in a natural environment, or of a subject in nature, could hardly be captured by pixels. The same problem carried into rendering similarly varied, changing tones of human skin and clothes; photography facilitated the denial of these complex visual elements. Painting from real life allows Zhang to process the colors and textures that light reveals over time and through motion. Her attention is now drawn to the liveliness her subjects inherently possess.
In vying for this honest, constrained impression of her subject, Zhang deviates from the scientific and ocular preoccupations of impressionist painters, per se, as well as the emotional tone of abstract expressionists. Zhang is not trying to make a mark; she is leaving the traces she has managed to retrieve at the moment of painting, while fighting the commercial illustration style that informed the surfaces of modern painters. Past artists, like J. M. W. Turner, have already championed a “real-time” or plein air painting style, but while Turner’s works use light to masterfully execute a portrayal of the atmosphere and mood of nature, Zhang is interested in the nature of the relationship between herself and her subject, acknowledging how light governs how an artist sees, and using that moment to capture her selfish pursuit of engaging by painting. In this way, Zhang is learning how she feels as she paints, and painting what she learns.
In Zhang’s new body of work, a nude painting submits to this shifting light: the subtle, but present pink and purple skin tones are exaggerated, which clash with brushstrokes eager to depict motion. Still life depictions of lemons take on a psychological aura when juxtaposed with swimming goggles, evoking the uncanny light near beaches: yellows, greens, and blues accentuate that specific character such lighting summons. Zhang’s quickly executed paintings wrench these furtive qualities, as the painting toggles between abstraction and figuration, without respecting either. We are encouraged to glimpse Zhang's perspective, whether it is musings on fruit, insights on her friends, or bemusement toward a model’s futile erection. The figurative is not enough, as Zhang aims to equally prioritize undeniable primal instincts her subjects possess and share with her. Abstraction is insufficient; Zhang is just as preoccupied with the illusory elements the combination of physical presence, shifting light, and time produces. The viewer is then invited to shed trained modes of seeing, all while wrestling with the problematic need for self-presence during our voyeuristic perusal of the depictions she provides.
Zhang's quixotic effort toward a future-oriented type of painting does not look back at the previous self, refusing to return to the last painting, but, rather, enjoying how the use of a few lines can render her moving targets. The time is there to paint, but Zhang takes great effort to generate lively images via jarring, fun tactics, before tedium directs the image toward a sort of completion. Zhang’s moment of interaction is a selfish pursuit of that notion of liberated thought, action, and attitude towards painting. LIVE Broadcast is not about the fleeting subject, but about Zhang’s fleeting attention to the subject during the limited time of interaction, depicting an internalized sense of the moment that rendered the painting in that condition.
As a short-term pop-up space, Parasol Projects @ Rivington mirrors the type of constraints that Zhang’s recent works desire to capitalize on. The compressed time limit of the show drives Zhang to discard any unnecessary projections or attempts at quotation. The limited showing compliments Zhang’s momentary engagement with the subjects she is able to paint leading up to the exhibition. As a result, the viewer is offered an equally compressed, live engagement with the works themselves.
Parasol Projects’ pop-up nature invites the audience to live in the moment and to process these paintings in an ephemeral world, grasping your attention for that moment. Come, for a live broadcast.
Odele Eleanor Zhang resides in Brooklyn, New York. For more information on her extant work, please visit: http://www.odele.co/
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This event is open to the public.
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