Borusan Contemporary: Overture @ Bowery
Oct
12
to Oct 28

Borusan Contemporary: Overture @ Bowery

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Allard van Hoorn. 034 Urban Songline (Water Score), 2015. Ed. 1/2 + 1 AP. Courtesy the artist and Borusan Contemporary Art Collection.

Allard van Hoorn. 034 Urban Songline (Water Score), 2015. Ed. 1/2 + 1 AP. Courtesy the artist and Borusan Contemporary Art Collection.

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.

208 Bowery
Oct 12 - 28 / 12-6pm

For more, please see the Press Release here.

www.borusancontemporary.com
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MITCH + CO: MATEUSZ PIESTRAK @ 171 Elizabeth
Oct
24
to Oct 29

MITCH + CO: MATEUSZ PIESTRAK @ 171 Elizabeth

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"What is Contemporary", 78 x 60 inch

"What is Contemporary", 78 x 60 inch

MITCH + CO Gallery presents:
MATEUSZ PIESTRAK

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.

BIO
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.

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171 Elizabeth St
October 24-29 / 11am-8pm
Opening Night: Thursday, October 26 / 5-10pm.

MITCH + CO | www.mitchplusco.com | info@mitchplusco.com

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Manuela Garcés: Naughty Little Paintings @ Rivington
Oct
26
to Oct 29

Manuela Garcés: Naughty Little Paintings @ Rivington

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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

 

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Ricardo Chavarria @ Bowery
Nov
4
to Nov 26

Ricardo Chavarria @ Bowery

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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.

208 Bowery
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 info@theproposition.com | www.theproposition.com 

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Asian Society of Arts: In Time/Out of Place @ Rivington
Nov
21
to Nov 26

Asian Society of Arts: In Time/Out of Place @ Rivington

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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

Jian Yi, Untitled (Loop), 2016, video still

Jian Yi, Untitled (Loop), 2016, video still

2 Rivington St
Nov 21 - 26
Opening Reception: November 22 / 6-8pm
Closing Reception: November 26 / 6-8pm with performances by Anna Tsukervanik and Katya Grokhovsky at 7pm

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The Arcade Japan @ 251 Elizabeth
Dec
13
to Dec 24

The Arcade Japan @ 251 Elizabeth

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A Pop-Up Store Where You Can Experience Japanese Craftsmanship

In today's world, consumerism is common. Products are made, bought, and wasted - that's the cycle. However, there are people who are starting to look for something real. Something of high quality that is worth holding on to.

MADE IN JAPAN - the very proof of high quality

Yet, in New York, there is no place where only made-in-Japan products are gathered. To give New Yorkers an opportunity to feel closer to Japanese craftsmanship, a concept store, the ARCADE JAPAN is here.

 

Special Features

Free Coffee - It is cold in December in New York. Sometimes it even snows and makes people freeze. To welcome and warm people who come into the ARCADE JAPAN, they will be giving free coffee to everybody!

Tableware for Restaurants - There will be made-in-Japan tableware at the ARCADE JAPAN. They are all of high quality, carefully made by Japanese craftsman. Restaurant owners might be interested to come see, to renew their tableware at their restaurants!

 

Brands

AYUKO HISHIKAWA MILLINERY (@ayuko_millinery)
ayumi (@ooayumimoo)
BACKYARD (@backyard_com)
bag.bus (@bag.bus111)
DIARGE (@diarge_official)
Driftwood gear (@driftwood gear.japan)
EYL (@eyl_ike)
JOBU (@kurashikihanpu)
KU8URI (@ku8uri)
Letters (@letters2012)
Marumasu (@marumasuscarves)
moi.toi. (@moi_toi)
No.3710 by Minato F. (@no.3710_ny)
SAKUZAN (@sakuzan_jp)
studio trico
TENP (@tenp_10)
toumei (@toumei.asia)
TRICOTE (@tricote_net)
TSUKINO
UTSUWA NO SHIGOTO (@utsuwa_no_shigoto)

There will be clothes, accessories, lifestyle goods, small kitchen goods, etc...

 

251 Elizabeth Street
Dec 13-24 / 11am-8pm

Contact: Minato Fukuoka (minato@cosaten.com / 718-593-6330); Yuki Yamauchi (yusuke@cosaten.com / 929-340-4933)

 

 

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