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2018 Residency Exhibition
Nov
16
to Dec 12

2018 Residency Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, November 16th, 7-9pm
Art Talk: coinciding reception
On view through December 12th.

Part of the Trestle Artist Residency program is the option to participate in an end of year Residency Exhibition with rotating prominent guest curators. The guest curator for the upcoming residency cycle will be Carmen Hermo, an assistant curator at the Brooklyn Museum. Incoming residents will have the opportunity to meet with her and show her their work before the exhibition.

About Carmen Hermo:
Hermo joined the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art’s curatorial team as Assistant Curator in June 2016. She is organizing and co-curating several of the initiatives and exhibitions celebrating the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Sackler Center, A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum.  

Previously, she was Assistant Curator for Collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2010–16), where she served on the museum’s Young Collectors Council acquisition committee devoted to acquiring and supporting the work of emerging artists. While there, she researched and promoted the Guggenheim’s permanent collection, overseeing the Collection Online and the outgoing loans program, and worked on acquisitions, collection management, and special projects. She co-curated the contemporary collection exhibitions Now’s the Time: Recent Acquisitions (2012–13) and Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim (2015). She has previously worked with the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art.

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Art Talk: Nooshin Rostami
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Art Talk: Nooshin Rostami

Image: Nooshin Rostami, Corner of my room and the alleyway to the prison's garden, 2018, video still

the alleyway to the prison's garden

Solo exhibition by Nooshin Rostami
Art Talk: Tuesday, October 9th, 7pm
RSVP with a suggested $5 donation

Join us, Tuesday, October 9th at 7pm for an art talk by exhibiting artist Nooshin Rostami. Rostami will be discussing her process over the past year in creating the body of work surrounding her Trestle Gallery exhibition the alleyway to the prison's garden, and the development of it's concept.

Nooshin Rostami is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist and educator born in Shahroud, Iran. She immigrated to the United States to pursue her graduate studies, but soon after her move, she found herself in a place of exile and uncertain of the possibility to return to her home country. This displacement shaped the core questions of her practice. As a multidisciplinary artist, Rostami works predominantly in performance, installation, and sculpture where a series of abstract forms mutate into an amalgam of objects, constituting personal, social & political narratives.

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Liminality in Art: Art as Ritual
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Liminality in Art: Art as Ritual

Image: Anne Polashenski, Aliens in a New Land: Josef & Francziska Podleszanski (Great Grandparents), 2015, C-prints, cut paper collage & gouache on paper, 23 x 19"

Katerina Lanfranco, Curator
Ashley Hope, Artist
Elizabeth Insogna, Artist
Anne Polashenski, Artist
Greg Thielker, Artist

Tuesday, May 8th, 7pm
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 with a $5 Suggested Donation

Trestle is pleased to host the panel discussion “Liminality in Art: Art as Ritual” with the curator and artists in the exhibition on Tuesday, May 8th, at 7pm.


 Left to Right: Anne Polashenski, Gregory Thielker, Katerina Lanfranco, Elizabeth Insogna (Ashley Hope is not pictured but will be attending the event).

Left to Right: Anne Polashenski, Gregory Thielker, Katerina Lanfranco, Elizabeth Insogna (Ashley Hope is not pictured but will be attending the event).

Trestle is pleased to host the panel discussion Liminality in Art: Art as Ritual with the curator and the four artists in our current exhibition Liminal Worlds. Liminality is a state of ambiguity and/or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of a ritual. The artists in Liminal Worlds, search for insight and wisdom through ritual-like practices in their studio work. Hope quotes Byzantine techniques, while Insogna explores hydromancy and non-Western Goddess mythologies. Polashenski investigates her family’s history and domestic rituals, scratching the surface of memories. Thielker makes pilgrimages to geographic sites of inquiry and collects objects and material relics

 (Artwork credit, top to bottom: Ashley Hope,Crossing II: 08:14:2014 4:26:19, 2017; Ashley Hope, Crossing I: 12:26:20156:04:54, 2017; Ashley Hope, Crossing III: 07:26:2015 5:02:33, 2017).

(Artwork credit, top to bottom: Ashley Hope,Crossing II: 08:14:2014 4:26:19, 2017; Ashley Hope, Crossing I: 12:26:20156:04:54, 2017; Ashley Hope, Crossing III: 07:26:2015 5:02:33, 2017).

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Dissolving Borders in the Art World
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Dissolving Borders in the Art World

Image: Bonnie Collura, On Target

Coinciding with Borderline, Trestle is pleased to host the discussion “Dissolving Borders in the Art World” with The Remix co-founders, Heather Bhandari, Courtney Colman, and Steven Sergiovanni on Tuesday, April 17, at 7pm. Along with audience participants, they will discuss the changes they’ve seen in the art world over the last decade.

RSVP with a $5 Suggested Donation


The REMIX is a project-based curatorial team, established to exhibit the work of underrepresented artists. Founded in 2017 by three former colleagues from Mixed Greens gallery—Heather Bhandari, Courtney Colman, and Steven Sergiovanni—it strives to create and promote new platforms that foster transparency, community, generosity, and the sharing of resources among artists and arts workers alike.

BIOS:
Heather Bhandari
is an independent curator, consultant, and author based in Brooklyn. The second edition of her book, ART/WORK, was published by Simon and Schuster in October 2017. Bhandari is currently an adjunct lecturer at Brown University. In addition to lecturing and participating in portfolio reviews and panel discussions across the country, she is on the Board of Directors of Visual Arts at Art Omi (Ghent, NY), and is on the advisory boards of Artfcity (artfcity.com) and Trestle Gallery (Brooklyn). From 2000 to 2016 she was a Director of Mixed Greens gallery (New York City). She previously served on the board of NURTUREArt (Brooklyn), and most recently was the Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon (Brooklyn). Bhandari received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Pennsylvania State University. Her career began at contemporary galleries Sonnabend and Lehmann Maupin, both in New York City.

Courtney Colman is an art advisor and curator based in New York City. She is the founder of Colman Art Advisory. In 2015, she was named by the San Francisco Chronicle as being a member of “S.F.’s New Art Guard: 5 Women Curating the City.” From 2005 to 2013 she was the Exhibitions Coordinator of Mixed Greens gallery (New York City). She previously was an adjunct instructor at FIT (New York City), and has served as a portfolio reviewer for RISD, NURTUREArt, and the American Society of Media Photographers. She currently serves on the advisory board of Projex Connect (San Francisco). Colman received a BA in Art History from Wellesley College and an MA in Art Market Practices from FIT. Her career began at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy.

Steven Sergiovanni is an art advisor and curator based in New York City. With over 20 years of experience in the gallery world, Sergiovanni has previously worked at a number of commercial galleries including Charles Cowles, Holly Solomon and Andrea Rosen. Most recently he was a Director of Mixed Greens gallery (New York City). Currently, he is a visiting professor at Pratt Institute (Brooklyn). He regularly speaks at institutions such as FIT, NYU, and New York Academy of Art. He was the former Vice President of the Board of Directors for Visual AIDS (New York City). He holds a BA in Art History from Southwestern Univeristy (Georgetown, TX) and an MA in Arts Administration from NYU. His career began at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City.

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Unrestricted: 2017 Trestle Gallery Resident Show
Dec
15
to Jan 5

Unrestricted: 2017 Trestle Gallery Resident Show

Image: Charlie Crowell, Corroborate, 2017

Opening Reception: December 15th, 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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Trestle Art Benefit Walkthrough
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Trestle Art Benefit Walkthrough

Image: Mark Brosseau, Extralocal, 2017, acrylic, enamel and Flashe on wood panel, 11 x 14"

Wednesday, November 15th, 7pm
Free and open to the public! 
RSVP: Trestle@brooklynartspace.org

Join Chief Curator Katerina Lanfranco as she walks attendees through the artworks donated to this year's Trestle Art Benefit. Enjoy snacks and refreshments while hearing about the artists and their artworks. Lanfranco will additionally be discussing building an art collection tailored to your personal interests and tastes.

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Art Talk: Objectify
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Art Talk: Objectify

 Jim Osman,  Picnic , 2015

Jim Osman, Picnic, 2015

Event image: Bogumila Strojna, "Space Generator", 2017

An Art Talk coinciding Objectify, an exhibition co-curated by Daniel G. Hill & Mary Schiliro. Join guest curators Daniel G. Hill and Mary Schiliro for a conversation about the exhibition with participating artists, Jim Osman and Patricia Zarate.

Check out the "Objectify" catalogue!

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Artist as Curator Talk: Melissa Staiger
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

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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Artist as Curator Talk: Katerina Lanfranco
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

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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Artist as Curator Talk: Sam Jablon
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

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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Artist as Curator Panel: Kirk Stoller, Vince Contarino & Catherine Haggarty
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

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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Art Talk: Matthew Deleget
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

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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Women In Art: Pathways
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

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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Art Talk: Kira Nam Greene
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

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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Art Talk: Dannielle Tegeder
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Art Talk: Dannielle Tegeder

Dannielle Tegeder was born in Peekskill, NY. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and maintains a studio at The Elizabeth Foundation in Manhattan. She received a BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.

For the past ten years, Tegeder’s work has explored abstraction. While the core of her work is paintings and drawings, she has recently begun to include large-scale installation, and sculptural objects.....

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