Queer as A Clockwork PeachFish
Aug
7
to Sep 15

Queer as A Clockwork PeachFish

image: from the series Queer as a Clockwork Orange (Justin Vivien Bond and Amos Mac), Archival Print on Cotton Rag, 16 x 20

Artist's reception: September 8th, 7-9PM
On view August 7th - September 19th.

Trestle Gallery is pleased to announce Queer as a Clockwork PeachFish, a solo exhibition by m Holloway Burgess. Queer as a Clockwork PeachFish will feature an installation consisting of sculptural objects and two distinct editions of photographs. One edition is titled, Queer as a Clockwork Orange (portraits of notable GLBTIQ New Yorkers in handmade sets fashioned after drawings in Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange) and the other edition of photographs is titled, My Something (nudes). By creating a space in which to question and dislodge socially constructed mores, the artist embraces the fluidity of GLBTIQ culture. The installation provides a means for various considerations of the title to emerge. 

BIO:

Guggenheim Fellow m(artha) Holloway Burgess is an interdisciplinary installation artist living in New York City. Burgess uses photography and mixed media while also experimenting with collaborations and computer based works. The recipient of numerous grants (including New York State Council on the Arts and the Jerome Foundation) and residencies in the United States (including MacDowell and MassMoCa) and abroad, m has had solo exhibitions in Chelsea, Brooklyn, Texas and Vietnam and has participated within group shows nationally and internationally. m’s work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, the Paris Review, the Houston Press, and the New York Arts Magazine. An artist member of the Elizabeth Foundation Studio program where she has worked since 2011, m is also a part-time Associate Professor at New School University, teaching MFA and BFA photography candidates since 1998.

via http://marthaburgess.com/

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Objectify
Sep
22
to Nov 4

Objectify

image: Emma Langridge, medium cube 2, 2017

Objectify, a group exhibition of international artists, presents work that defies categorization and moves in a space between painting and sculpture, image and object. Much of the work is influenced by painting yet emphasizes its objecthood by using methods of presentation that reduce its spatial and pictorial implications. Some works can be viewed as sculpture that has moved to the wall or as painting that has moved to the floor, though, at times, these boundaries have been transgressed more than once before settling into place.

Many of the artists share an interest in process and materiality. Others are involved in the disembodiment and deconstruction of painting. The physicalization of ideas in real space subverts held assumptions and habits of viewing. One’s understanding of the work as an object in the world and the attendant categories is thrown into question.

—Daniel G. Hill & Mary Schiliro, guest curators

Participating Artists:
Richard van der Aa
Robert Bunier
Lemke van Dijk
Daniel G. Hill
Emma Langridge
Laura Nillni
Jim Osman
Mary Schiliro
Bogumila Strojna
Guido Winkler
Patricia Zarate

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Trestle Gallery Resident Show
Dec
15
to Jan 5

Trestle Gallery Resident Show

Image: Libby Rosa(2016-17 resident), Without Climax, 2016

Opening Reception: December 8th, 7-9pm
A curator walk through with Katherine Murdock will be taking place during the opening reception.

Work by 2017 Trestle Gallery Residents, Guest Curated by Katherine Murdock.

About Katherine Murdock:
Katherine Murdock is a freelance curator and artist.  For seven years, she was the Assistant Curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey which is one of the largest public institutions in New Jersey devoted exclusively to contemporary art.  She has managed over thirty curated group and solo exhibitions and organized over 60 community art exhibitions for the Art Center.  Murdock curated AdhereX-scapesElena Caravela: Girls in Sight, and in 2014 she began a curation series called Stair-Gazing which featured artists including Valerie Molnar, Claire Sherman, Louisa Armbrust, Philemona Williamson, Betty McGeehan, Rhia Hurt and Naomi Reis.  Murdock has also co-curated the exhibition Women Choose Women Again and collaborated with New Jersey curators for the exhibition Jersey Bounce.  As a freelancer she curated Black, White and Green for Gallery at 14 Maple headquarters of Morris Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morristown, NJ; Mystic Geometry — Circling the Square at Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and the Curator’s Choice exhibition at Village West Gallery in Jersey City for Pro Arts Jersey City, Jersey City, NJ.  Murdock received her BA from Drew University, Madison, NJ.

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Small Works 2017
Jul
6
to Jul 27

Small Works 2017

Image: Maeve D'arcy, Van Life, 2017

Annual open call Guest Curated by Bill Carroll

About Bill Carroll:
Presently the Director of the Studio Program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Mr. Carroll has been involved with the New York art world for more than 25 years.  In the 1980’s he worked for the Dia Art Foundation and The Brooklyn Museum. He was the Director of the Charles Cowles Gallery from 1987 to 1995 and the Elizabeth Harris Gallery from 1996 to 2005.  Bill has curated numerous exhibitions with artists such as Mary Heilmann, Jonathan Lasker, Ken Price, Chris Martin, Marilyn Minter and Juan Usle. He received his BFA is from Pratt Institute, and after completing his MFA at Queens College in 2007, he taught a Professional Practice course to MFA students at Parsons the New School for Design.  At the same time he was consulting for private clients and worked as the Grants Administrator for the Nancy Graves Foundation.  He has lectured at NYFA, Bard College, Cranbrook Academy of Art, NYU, Pratt Institute, and SVA.  Recently he has been exhibiting his own paintings and was reviewed in Art in America.

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Artist as Curator Talk: Melissa Staiger
Jun
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Artist as Curator Talk: Melissa Staiger

Melissa Staiger is a Brooklyn, New York City based artist and independent curator. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Maryland Institute, College of Art and a Master of Fine Art from Pratt Institute. 

Her work has been in group shows at ABC No Rio, Arts@Renaissance, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Heliopolis Project, The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, The Painting Center, Schema Projects, Sideshow Gallery, Trestle Contemporary Art Gallery, Trestle Gallery, TSA, Ventana 244, and the Wilmer Jennings Gallery. Staiger has had solo shows at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery and Trestle Projects in New York City.

She was nominated and attended the Robert Rauschenberg Artist Residency in Captiva, Florida in 2013. In 2015-2016, she was selected to be the Curator-in-Residence at Trestle Gallery at their satellite location Trestle Projects.

Staiger teaches Abstract Painting at Trestle Contemporary Art Gallery and Oil Painting for Absolute Beginners and Collage & Mixed Media at the 92Y in New York City.

via http://www.melissastaiger.com

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Member Salon
Jun
8
to Jun 29

Member Salon

Image: Mother, a painting by TAS artist Myla Seabrook.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8th, 7-9pm
On view through June 29th.

Curated by Melissa Staiger

Melissa Staiger is a Brooklyn, New York City based artist and independent curator. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Maryland Institute, College of Art and a Master of Fine Art from Pratt Institute. 

Her work has been in group shows at ABC No Rio, Arts@Renaissance, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Heliopolis Project, The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, The Painting Center, Schema Projects, Sideshow Gallery, Trestle Contemporary Art Gallery, Trestle Gallery, TSA, Ventana 244, and the Wilmer Jennings Gallery. Staiger has had solo shows at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery and Trestle Projects in New York City.

She was nominated and attended the Robert Rauschenberg Artist Residency in Captiva, Florida in 2013. In 2015-2016, she was selected to be the Curator-in-Residence at Trestle Gallery at their satellite location Trestle Projects.

Staiger teaches Abstract Painting at Trestle Contemporary Art Gallery and Oil Painting for Absolute Beginners and Collage & Mixed Media at the 92Y in New York City.

via http://www.melissastaiger.com

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Artist as Curator Talk: Katerina Lanfranco
May
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Artist as Curator Talk: Katerina Lanfranco

Katerina is a Brooklyn based artist working in a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture and installation. Her work centers on themes of nature, science, and fantasy. It often explores the boundaries of what is real and what is not. Some of the subjects that she explore are bio-genetic engineering, hybrids, botanical illustration, scientific specimens, and nature as metaphor for philosophical inquiry.

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Mystic Geometry - Circling the Square
May
8
to Jun 4

Mystic Geometry - Circling the Square

Solo Project by Katerina Lanfranco
Curated by Katherine Murdock
Opening Reception: Friday May 19th, 7-9pm
On view May 8th to June 4th, 2017

Special Events:
May 8th-18th: 2 week open installation process
May 23rd: Curator as Artist Talk: Katerina Lanfranco

Exhibition website: mysticgeometry.com

Extended Hours:
Sat May 20th & Sun 21st: 12-6pm,
coinciding with Sunset Park Open Studios
Sat May 27 & Sun 28th: 1-5pm
Sat June 3rd & Sun 4th: 1-5pm


Mystic Geometry - Circling the Square is an immersive and site-specific installation that centers itself around an octagonal floor mandala and sculpture situated at the center of the square gallery. The walls of the gallery are composed of seven large-scale paintings that feature geometric forms creating a panoramic sanctuary for the viewer. The geometric forms found in Lanfranco’s artwork represent the elements of nature and mystical concepts. This exhibition provides a reprieve from everyday life and offers an inviting and encompassing aesthetic experience. Through her installation, Lanfranco investigates the symbolic characteristics and allegorical narratives of Platonic solids and geometric forms that exist in nature. Lanfranco explores the physical and esoteric mysteries of such naturally occurring forms that have been referenced throughout art history, spirituality, and philosophy.

Coinciding with the exhibition, Trestle Gallery is pleased to host: Curator as Artist: Katerina Lanfranco a gallery talk on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7pm. 

In the spirit of Trestle Gallery’s 2017 exhibition theme “Artist as Curator,” Chief Curator, Katerina Lanfranco reverses her roll from curator to artist. Lanfranco reveals her studio practice through an open dialogue during the fabrication and installation of her site-specific work with guest curator Katherine Murdock.


Katerina Lanfranco makes paintings, drawings, sculptures, and mixed media installations. Through her studio practice, she studies the intersection between nature, science, and fantasy.

Lanfranco earned her BA from UC Santa Cruz and MFA from Hunter College, CUNY. Her artwork is represented by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, and is in the permanent collections of the MoMA, the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin, and the Corning Museum of Glass. Lanfranco is the founder of Rhombus Space.


Katherine Murdock is the Assistant Curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey which is one of the largest public institutions in NJ devoted exclusively to Contemporary Art.  Since 2010 she has managed over thirty curated group and solo exhibitions and organized over 60 community art exhibitions for the Art Center.

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      Special brunch and soft open studios event!  On April 29th,  Creative Time  is having an event in collaboration with  artist Sophie Calle  at the  GreenWood cemetery , right in our neighborhood! Come visit us between 11am-1pm at our 850 3rd Ave location to drop in some of our member's studios before we head to Sophie Calle's event.
Apr
29
to Apr 30

Untitled Event

Special brunch and soft open studios event!

On April 29th, Creative Time is having an event in collaboration with artist Sophie Calle at the GreenWood cemetery, right in our neighborhood! Come visit us between 11am-1pm at our 850 3rd Ave location to drop in some of our member's studios before we head to Sophie Calle's event.

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Artist as Curator Talk: Sam Jablon
Apr
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Artist as Curator Talk: Sam Jablon

SAMUEL JABLON (USA, b. 1986) is an artist, poet and performance artist who lives and works in New York City. Jablon received his MFA from Brooklyn College/CUNY (2013) and his BA from Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado (2009). Jablon’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Museum Of Modern Art, The Queens Museum and Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York. Recently, he had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles at Diane Rosenstein, and in New York at Freight + Volume (LES) and Arts + Leisure (Harlem). He has been written about in The Wall Street Journal, Interview Magazine, Art in America, ARTnews, Hyperallergic, BOMB, the Brooklyn Rail and others. 

via www.samueljablon.com

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Vatic Utterance
Apr
8
to May 5

Vatic Utterance

image: Wendy White, K2, 2015

Participating Artists:
Mike Cloud
Ron Ewert
EJ Hauser
James Hyde
Sam Jablon
Ezra Johnson
Margaux Ogden
Tracy Thomason
Siebren Versteeg
Wendy White
Seldon Yuan

Curated by Sam Jablon

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8th, 6-8pm
On view through May 5th, 2017

Vatic Utterance is about the subtleties of abstraction and language and how the two can morph together and be separate. The work ranges from fragments of words and coded language, to visual poetry. It involves a mix of artists working today who incorporate language in the work through different means. The artists in the show might clash and might coalesce and represent different ideas about art, language, and painting. The show’s title is taken from the poem Vatic Utterance by Rene Ricard. Ricard used poetry to create paintings. This poem captures the reality of life... the rent must be paid.

    Vatic Utterance

    If I love you
    There is no limit
    But love is Luxury
                              Housing
    The rent must be
                            paid
    The lease expires
    Evictions are noticed
    And a new Tenant
    Moves in

    2005 Oct 24

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Artist as Curator Panel: Kirk Stoller, Vince Contarino & Catherine Haggarty
Mar
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Artist as Curator Panel: Kirk Stoller, Vince Contarino & Catherine Haggarty

image: installation shot of Trestle Gallery's Current Exhibition, Echo Spectrum

Participants:
Kirk Stoller, co-curator of Echo Spectrum and proprietor of c2c project space
Vince Contarino, of Present Company
Catherine Haggarty, of Ortega y Gasset Projects

Trestle Gallery is pleased to present a discussion on "Artist as Curator" March 21st, 7pm at Trestle Gallery (850 3rd Ave, Suite 411, Sunset Park, BK). This special talk will feature curators Kirk Stoller, Vince Contarino, and Catherine Haggarty. They will be coming together to discuss their curatorial efforts as artists, and how these experiences work into or influence their own art practices. Kirk Stoller will also be discussing his role as co-curator (with artist/curator Mel Prest) of our current exhibition Echo Spectrum at Trestle Gallery.

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Echo Spectrum
Feb
24
to Mar 28

Echo Spectrum

Opening Reception: Friday, February 24th, 7-9pm
On view through March 28th, 2017
*image: Leslie Smith III, Tall Tales, 2015

Andy Parkinson, Script, 2017

Andy Parkinson, Script, 2017

Curated by Mel Prest and Kirk Stoller

Participating Artists:
Sarah Bednarek
Nelleke Beltjens
Vivien Collens
Hanz Hancock
Lauri Hopkins
Anna Kunz
Patrick Morrissey
Andy Parkinson
Leslie Smith III

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Introductions 2017
Jan
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Introductions 2017

Our annual open call to kick off the new year. Curated by Julie Torres.
Opening Reception: January 13, 2017 7-9pm
On view through February 17, 2017.

Image: Jennifer Kirkpatrick, Slouch, 2015

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Participating Artists:
Luke Ahern
Julie Alexander
Natessa Amin
April Bachtel
Frid Branham
Mark Brosseau
Philippa Brown
Malina Busch
Susan Carr
Donna Cleary
Julie Combal
Sue Danielson
Diane Englander
Lea Fales
Robin Green
Jay Hendrick
Jesse Hickman
Jennifer Kirkpatrick
Susan Klein
Barbara Laube
Madison LaVallee
Danielle Lawrence
Lynda Litchfield
Rosie Lopeman
Adam Lovitz
Cynthia Mason
Anne-Marie McIntyre
Jamie Powell
Anjuli Rathod
Ann Reichlin
Julia Schwartz
Christina Tenaglia
Jill Vasileff
Kelly Worman
Pier Wright
Cay Yoon
Rebecca Young
Maria Kondratiev
Alexandra Rubenstein
Claudia Tienan

Portrait courtesy Brenda Zlamany

Portrait courtesy Brenda Zlamany

About Julie Torres:

Julie Torres is a New York based painter and independent curator, specializing in community-expanding collaborations with likeminded artists. Her goal to support and connect kindred makers, thinkers and organizers led to recent curatorial projects 'Art in America,' 'Family Style' and 'Do it Yourself.' Torres is thrilled to join Trestle Gallery for Introductions 2017. She can't wait to meet you.

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2016 Resident Show Pop-Up
Dec
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

2016 Resident Show Pop-Up

Work by our residents from the 2016 year, spanning both of our locations - Trestle Gallery (168 7th Street) & Trestle Projects (400 3rd Ave). Curated by Trestle Project CIR Jessie Firestone

2016 Residents:
Paul Anagnostopoulos, Marilee Bogaert, Rachel Chicaguala, Dean Christensen, Lily Coleman, Julie Combal, Charlotte Corini, Anne Croken, Beth Duerr, Joshua Gabriel, Jessica Gramza, Katie Hector, Bonam Kim, Zanne Kuhlman, Kat JK Lee, Carlos Torres Machado, Sarah Mallory, Jen Nista, Natasa Prljevic, Erika Roth, Libby Rosa, Aparna Sarkar, Shana Siegel, Skye Asta Devine Schirmer, Annie Trincot

Image: Rachel Chicaguala, Kudzu Monster, 2016

About Jesse Firestone:
Jesse Firestone is an independent curator and our 2017 Curator in Residence. Firestone is interested in using art as a nexus to open a wide range of topics and create public space outside the market through discourse and interaction. He looks to organize exhibitions that feature traditional, non­traditional, local, and international artists whose work generally has relevance outside the gallery. By using the gallery as a zone for production, experimentation, and staging information, Firestone’s exhibitions lend themselves more towards critical reflection, meditative respite, action, catharsis, or celebration as opposed to blind worship and alienation.

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Art Talk: Matthew Deleget
Dec
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Art Talk: Matthew Deleget

Matthew Deleget is an artist, curator, and arts worker. Matthew has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions in the US, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. His work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial by Michelle Grabner at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. His additional museum exhibitions include MoMA/P.S.1 (Long Island City, NY); Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx, NY); Herbert F. Johnson Museum (Ithaca, NY); Bass Museum of Art (Miami, FL); and Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (Indianapolis, IN).

Matthew’s work has been reviewed in Artforum, The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Flash Art, Artnet Magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, among others. He is a member of American Abstract Artists, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation’s Artist Advisory Committee, and the board of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.

In 2003, Matthew co-founded MINUS SPACE (www.minusspace.com), a gallery based in Brooklyn, NY, specializing in contemporary reductive abstract art, and represents pioneering emerging and established artists and estates from the United States, Europe, South America, and Australasia. Since 2006, he has organized more than 60 solo and group exhibitions at both MINUS SPACE’s gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn, as well as other collaborating venues on the national and international levels, including in Mexico, Belgium, Australia, and New Zealand.

MINUS SPACE exhibitions have been reviewed in Art in America, Artcritical, Artforum, Artnet Magazine, ArtNews, The Brooklyn Rail, Houston Public Radio, Huffington Post, The New Criterion, New York Magazine, NYFA Current, New York Sun, Time Out New York, Village Voice, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.

Matthew is represented by Alejandra von Hartz Gallery (Miami, FL) and Dr. Julius | AP (Berlin, Germany). He teaches in the MFA Fine Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts, NY. He holds an MFA in Painting and an MS in Theory, Criticism and History of Art, Design and Architecture from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and a BA in Art and German from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN. Matthew lives with his wife, artist Rossana Martinez (www.rossanamartinez.com), and son Mateo in Brooklyn, NY.

Vanitas (True Blue), 2014

Vanitas (True Blue), 2014

Failed State, 2014

Failed State, 2014

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Plus One
Nov
18
to Jan 6

Plus One

Plus One
Opening: November 18th, 7pm
On view through January 6th, 2017
Organized by Melissa Staiger
By appointment only

Trestle Gallery
850 3rd Ave, Ste 411

We are thrilled to announce the inaugural exhibition Plus One at our new exhibition space, Trestle Contemporary Art Gallery, at 850 3rd Ave in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The gallery is located within our newly developed artist studio complex, Trestle Art Space, that opened November 1st. Melissa Staiger organized Plus One by inviting 22 artists to participate and extend their invite, as a “plus one”, to another artist whose work is in a creative dialogue with their own. Formal and conceptual relationships reveal themselves within this exhibition that celebrates unexpected connections. This exhibition is based on how we are interconnected as working artists, curators, educators, and community builders. Plus One acknowledges and celebrates how top contemporary artists wear many hats in our current art world.

Please join us for the opening reception for Plus One is November 18th at 7pm, and coincides with our Trestle Art Space open house.
Jim Osmon writes about selecting fellow artist Scott Reeds, as his “plus one” for the exhibition: "There are a few common sensibilities shared between Scott Reeds' work and mine. We both have a distinct interest in abstraction as a language. And how color can both define form and organize it." 

Austin Thomas invited painter Michele Mirisola. Austin Thomas works primarily in sculpture and drawing. While their work work is very different Austin Thomas reflects: “Maybe our work is more similar than one would first think?”

Paul Behnke selected Rebecca Murtaugh because their work share a common dialogue, and formal concerns. Paul Behnke writes: “Our forms interact and are bound together by ideas of color, structure, texture, and a sense of monumentality. At times I believe I am a sculptor who paints and Rebecca is a painter who sculpts.”

Paul Behnke + Rebecca Murtaugh
Michael Brennan + Nat Meade
Bill Carroll + Howard Smith
Beth Duerr + Jes Cannon
Enrico Gomez + Nick De Pirro
Clarity Haynes + Jess Whittam
Erik Hougen + Brad Ewing
Rhia Hurt + Mary Negro
Will Hutnick + Eleanna Anagnos
Christina Kelly + Celeste Fichter
Katerina Lanfranco + Dan Gratz
Allison Maletz + Michael Sherman
Jim Osman + Scott Reeds
Alex Paik + Alexis Granwell
Mel Prest + Rob de Oude
Erika Roth + Maria Liebana
Polly Shindler + Robert Nava
Melissa Staiger + Beatrice Wolert
Jason Stopa + Grace Summerfield
Adrienne Tarver + Rita Leduc
Austin Thomas + Michele Mirisola
Julie Torres + Ellen Letcher

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Women In Art: Pathways
Nov
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Women In Art: Pathways

A panel discussion featuring female curators, artists and fine art professors with diverse backgrounds discussing their navigation of the art world. How they have gotten where they are today and how being a woman influenced, altered, and authored their paths.

Organized & Moderated by Jen Nista & Katie Hector of Waves Collective
 

Participants:

Nona Faustine is a photographer and visual artist born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts and The International Center of Photography at Bard College MFA program 2013. Her work focuses on history, identity, representation and what it means to be a woman in the 21st century.

Rebecca Jampol is an arts educator, gallery director and independent curator based in Newark, New Jersey. Graduating from Rutgers University-Newark in 2008, she took a leading role in furthering the development of the city’s burgeoning arts scene. Ms. Jampol moved forward to become the driving force in a myriad of cultural and educational initiatives including: Jajo Art Gallery (08-09); Glocally Newark (2010); The 239 Collective (2010); Rutgers Future Scholars “I am” Program; The NeWWalls Newark Public Art Conference (2014), The Gateway Project Public Art Initiative (2014/present), Portals, Newark, (2016/Present) and most recently, The Newark Downtown District’s Entryway Program “Gateways to Newark” (2016).

Barbara Madsen is an artist working in the New York metropolitan area. Madsen is known for her vivid color in photography, print, sculpture, and installation. Madsen delves into the urgent effects of plastic on the environment documenting everyday objects from the dollar store. An avid fan of fiction and art history she is inspired by the literary works of Edwin Abbott's, Flatland; Kurt Vonnegut's, Slaughter House Five; and the art of Kurt Schwitters's, Merzbau. Madsen speculates about two dimensional, three-dimensional, perception and the multi-dimensional universe.

Tinuade Oyelowo is a highly-qualified professional interdisciplinary artist. As an artist Tinu centers her world around social justice issues such as race, gender, political oppression, environmental deterioration, and classism.  With every project Tinu embraces, she begins with a series of open ended questions that guide her into her to her creative platform. Tinuade's goal is to create and communicate her visions with same perplexity she is haunted with.

Denise Treizman is an artist born in Chile, currently based in New York City, who has an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. (NY, 2013) Her work has been exhibited in several cities of the world, including Santiago (Chile), Valparaiso (Chile), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Shanghai (China) and the United States in San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, New Jersey and New York.

 

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Paper Pushers
Sep
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Paper Pushers

Paper Pushers: Taking a two-pronged approach toward the use of paper, this exhibition brings together works that are composed of re-purposed materials, applied in a rhythmic and serial manner.  On one hand the works share the choice of materials and on the other hand introduces a shared esthetic. In transforming the properties of the material the artists are employing a sculptural and/or reductive approach to the possibilities of working with paper.

By cutting, folding, weaving, bending, collage-ing and sewing these artists explore the diverse properties and applications of paper while moving away from utilizing it’s illusionistic aspects. The manifold possibilities of paper, combined with its humble nature, make it the preferred material for a democratic and direct approach as an artist medium.

Guest Curated by Mel Prest & Rob de Oude
On view through November 4th.

Participating Artists:
Sarah Bednarek
Hedwig Brouckaert
Joan Grubin
Nils Karsten
Paul Loughney
Francesca Pastine
Zachary Royer Scholz
Viviane Rombaldi Seppey
Oriane Stender
Lawrence Swan

Image: Oriane Stender, Bookpage Totem IV (detail), 2015

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Feminist Tea Party
Sep
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Feminist Tea Party

In order to further explore the complex topics in the Desire on Edge exhibition, Katz and Piontkowski have organized The Feminist Tea Party.  Speakers will touch on a variety of issues around sexuality with the goal of opening up a dialogue about desire and sexuality beyond how it is currently presented in mainstream culture.

Image: Tinuade Oyelowo, fist slips head 2

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Art Talk: Kira Nam Greene
Sep
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Art Talk: Kira Nam Greene

Kira Nam Greene’s work explores female sexuality, desire and control through lush still-life paintings of food, surrounded by complex patterns and abstract designs. Imbuing the feminist legacies of Pattern and Decoration Movement with transnational/multicultural patterns, Greene creates colorful paintings that are unique combinations of realism and abstraction, employing diverse media such as oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor and colored pencil. More recently, Greene’s interest in food has expanded into examining ethical aspects of modern food consumption and the proliferation of advertising imagery on our visual culture in a series of paintings of mass produced and brand name food products. In this latest series, Greene combines typical Pop Art tropes with global motifs, subverting the marketing slogans out of context among highly crafted patterns rooted in older cultural traditions. 

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Desire
Aug
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Desire

On view through September 16th.

Desire on the Edge, guest curated by Emma Katz & Megan Piontkowski, features the work of a diverse group of artists, Heather Elizabeth Garland, Sandra Mack-Valencia, Tinuade Oyelowo, Aiden Simon, and Jade Yumang, whose work grapples with expressions of sexual desire. The exhibition proposes that desire, lust, and passion are seen as essential elements to sexual and romantic happiness. But when it comes to non-normative sexuality, how can we know what we desire when we live in a culture dominated by the heterosexual male viewpoint? If our desires are born under the influence of a repressive culture, is it still empowering to pursue them? And if not, what is the alternative and how do we live with the uncertainty? 

Image: Sandra Mack-Valencia, Fruit Of The Loom, 2010

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Art Talk: Archie Rand
Apr
27
5:30pm 5:30pm

Art Talk: Archie Rand

Archie Rand is an artist from Brooklyn, New York, and is featured in our current gallery exhibition, Laughing Out Loud. Rand’s work is in the collections of major national and international museums. His first exhibition was in 1966, at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York. He has since had over 100 solo exhibitions, and his work has been included in over 200 group exhibitions. Achie Rand recently published The 613 -  a book representing an ambitious project which transforms each of the 613 mitzvahs (commandments) into its own painting, a series that took five years to complete.

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