Objectify

Co-Curated by Daniel G. Hill & Mary Schiliro

Opening reception: Friday, September 22nd, 7-9PM
On view September 22nd - November 4th.
Special hours: for the duration of this exhibition, the gallery will be open on Saturdays from 1:30-6:30pm.
Art Talk: Objectify will be held at Trestle Tuesday, October 10th, 7pm.

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.

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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

 

About the curators:

Daniel G. Hill is a multi-disciplinary artist who has worked in sculpture, installation, painting, photography and digital media. He has exhibited in the U.S. for over 35 years and, more recently, in Europe, Asia and Central America. A solo exhibition of his work, Connections and Correspondences, will take place at the Mary Ed Mecoy Hall Gallery at Murray State University, Kentucky (US) January 17 – February 23, 2017. Recent group exhibitions include those at Sculpture Space NYC (US), Galerie Claudia Weil (DE), RCM Galerie (FR), Shirley Fiterman Art Center (US), Transmitter Gallery (US), dr. julius | ap (DE), Galerie Victor Sfez (FR) and Schema Projects (US). His work is held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; MoMA Library Special Collection; Whitney Museum of American Art, The Frances Mulhall Achilles Library; New York Public Library; Phillips Collection; Cleveland Museum of Art; Yale University Art Gallery; US Embassy, Beijing Embassy Annex; and the Arkansas Art Center. He is the recipient of a fellowship in painting from the National Endowment for the Arts. He received an A.B., Magna Cum Laude, from Brown University and an M.F.A. from Hunter College, C.U.N.Y. He lives and works in New York City. He is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the Parsons School of Design and has been the President of American Abstract Artists since 2013.

Mary Schiliro is an artist based in New York City who creates paintings and installations using acrylic paint on Mylar. Her films of translucent, fluid color suspended in spaceexpand the boundaries of painting and explore new possibilities for presentation. Schiliro’s work has been exhibited nationally in New York, California, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. Schiliro has created site-specific installations for PS122 Gallery, The Art Lot and Norte Maar in NYC, as well as for the Islip Art Museum in East Islip, NY, and most recently for the Imogen Holloway Gallery in Saugerties, NY. Internationally, she has exhibited at ParisCONCRET in Paris, France and her work will be included in the exhibition From Mondriaan to Dutch Design, in Leiden, The Netherlands, in the summer of 2017. Schiliro’s works are in numerous private collections as well as Swiss Re’s internationally recognized contemporary collection. Her work has been reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, The New Criterion and On-Verge. Schiliro was the recipient of two Project Studio residencies at PS122. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York and is a Member of American Abstract Artists.