2.03.2016

Keenan Bennett and Rich Hogan (both MFA '16) @ New Boon(e) Friday 2/5


 











This February 5th, New Boon(e) will open it’s doors for Lady In The Water II: Maiden Voyage, an exhibition & collaboration by artists Keenan Bennet & Richard HoganLady In The Water II: Maiden Voyage is the latest iteration of an ongoing collaboration between artists Keenan Bennett and Rich Hogan. Building on a previous collaborative exhibition inspired by the 2006 M. Night Shyamalan cinematic flop, Lady in the Water and plot-twisting Arthurian character lady in the lake, these artists take on legacy, expectation, hubris, and possibility in a variety of media.
Lady In The Water II: Maiden Voyage is comprised of kinetic sculpture, video, photography, and drawings that create an uncanny space, that is both family-freindly and a tad gross.
The exhibition will open for First Friday, February 5th from 7-10pm

Gallery Hours:
Saturday, Feb 6th from 12-3pm
Sunday, Feb 7th from 12-3pm

Weekend Events:

Candying Making Workshop via Experimental Pedagogical Community Building
Saturday, Feb 6th from 1-2pm

Artist Talk by Gee Wesley, Spiegel Wilks Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
Sunday, Feb 7th 1pm

ECHOLOCATION feat. Richard Hogan, Doa E. Lee, Sarah Legow, and Heather Raquel Phillips (all MFA '16) Opens 2/5 @ Grizzly Grizzly

 
     
   
0216_echolocationCurated by Haely Chang, Kirsten Gill, and Hilary R. Whitham
February 5 - 28, 2016
Opening Reception: First Friday, February 5, 6-10 PM
   
This February, Grizzly Grizzly hosts "Echolocation" a group exhibition featuring Richard Hogan, Doa E. Lee, Sarah Legow, and Heather Raquel Phillips. The provocative selection of painting, collage, photography and video engages mimesis, mimicry, and replication as formal principles and conceptual approaches. Echolocation is curated by Haely Chang, Kirsten Gill, and Hilary R. Whitham as a part of The Incubation Series, a collaboration between the Fine Arts and History of Art Graduate Programs at the University of Pennsylvania.

In Eunyoung Lee's paintings, amalgams of recognizable, quasi-universal symbols and unruly yet familiar abstractions, oscillate between almost and barely recognizable. In site-specific installations and collage- and text-based pieces, Sarah Legow juxtaposes seemingly arbitrary found objects in complex visual phrases. Heather Raquel Phillips creates stylized, staged photographs, primarily portraits that revel in saturated color and burlesque visual drama. Her recent work contemplates the adoption of disguise and personae, and behavioral miming more generally. Richard Hogan's photos interrogate canonical approaches to both the style and subject matter of photography, moving towards a transcendent critique of not only the medium itself, but also a broader history of image- making. Through his seemingly unassuming investigations, the unique abilities of photography to imitate, heighten, and subvert reality are gradually revealed.

This is the second exhibition in The Incubation Series, which takes its name from the idea that graduate school is a laboratory where one can test out new ways of thinking. Fostered by Keenan Bennett, Haely Chang, Kirsten Gill, and Hilary R. Whitham, the program aims to showcase the work of MFA candidates, while offering an opportunity for art history graduate students to expand their curatorial practices.
319 N 11th Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia PA

1.29.2016

Laura Bernstein (MFA '14) in Galactic Whispers opening TONIGHT!

GALACTIC WHISPERS


Laura Bernstein        Daniel O’Neill          Jimi Pantalon


Reflecting upon humanity as viewed from deep space, Galactic Whispers explores transmission and transmutation through sculpture, video and sound. An interactive experience inspired by the launching of Voyager 1 and the premise of The Golden Record, a 12-inch copper plated phonograph record included in the spacecraft “containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth.” The Golden Record functions as a “time capsule, intended to communicate a story of our world to extraterrestrials.” This installation examines the breakdown of stories and information in our hyper mediated world. Like a palimpsest, the recorded audio/video interactions from visitors build and form new content, continually rewriting information throughout the duration of the show. We are preserving stories from the scale of small group interactions for new perspectives on social action.
Jan. 29 --- Feb. 26 2016
LIU Brooklyn Humanities Building
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn NY 11201

PLEASE JOIN US FOR  THE OPENING RECEPTION
FRIDAY JAN.  29TH  6-8PM

1.10.2016

Jessiva Slaven (MFA '05) in IN OUT UNDER THROUGH @ Gallery 263

in over out under through

Sean Riley & Jessica Slaven


Paper Shield l
Paper Shield l, 2015 acrylic & colored pencil on paper, nails 39" x 23.5" 1.5"

Jan 7 - Feb 6, 2016

Reception: Fri, Jan 15, 6-8 pm

Gallery 263

Hello All
Happy New Year!
Proud to announce an exhibition with my good friend Jessica Slaven of new, colorful and visually charged abstract works on paper at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA.
In our work the processes of weaving, unweaving, embroidering, dyeing, and sewing—typically reserved for fabrics and fiber—have come to inhabit our drawing and painting practices. I have used inherited clothing to create quilts and embroidered pieces, and have since moved towards examining the weave structure of fabric and translating it into 2-D. Sewing was integral to Jessica’s sculptural work, and for four years she built her career as a commercial textile designer, weaving and putting textiles into production. Now, she adapts those skills and experiences for painting.
Gallery Hours​: W-Sa/12-7pm
263 Pearl Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Aditi Singh (MFA '01) on view at Thomas Erben Gallery until Feb 13


Aditi Singh, Untitled, 2014-15, graphite and ink on Arches paper, 35 x 45 in.
Aditi Singh
All that is left behind


January 7 - February 13
Opening reception: Thursday, January 7 from 6 - 8:30pm
Aditi Singh's densely worked, often large scale drawings are generated - over extended periods of time - through the meeting and clashing of mediums: paper, ink, graphite, and charcoal.

It is the transcendental quality of Yoga and art I am drawn to; of quietly, rhythmically, getting rid of all that is extraneous, of reaching a place of resonance, where there isn't a distinction between the inside or outside of an experience.

What interests me is the interplay between letting an image hover and allowing it to settle into a geography. The tenacity of a mark depends on the velocity of touch. There is a synergy, a tension, in watching ink and charcoal slide against each other building tone, texture, and rhythm; gathering nuances of connection or dissolution, each lending an emotional hue. 


Singh (b.1976) lives and works in Mumbai, India. Her works have been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions, including DECK, Singapore; Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India; SOMA Drawing Center, Seoul, Korea; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia; and Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Matt Freedman, Two Events - Jan. 15 @ Valentine Gallery, Jan 16 @ Studio 10

Valentine is pleased to present


OK for Now


Matt Freedman and Jude Tallichet
Opening Friday January 15, from 6:00 - 9:00
The exhibit runs through Sunday February 14

valentinegallery.blogspot.com for more information










ENDLESS BROKEN TIME

Matt Freedman and Tim Spelios; "Mirror Mirror"

Performance: Saturday, January 16th at 8 p.m.

STUDIO10 is located at 56 Bogart Street (Morgan Avenue stop on the L train) in Bushwick.
www.studio10bogart.com



e. jane (MFA '16) in PEOPLE SOMETIMES DIE

Jacob Rivkin (MFA '13) included in Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2016 Exhibition


University of Mary Washington
Ridderhof Martin Gallery January 15 - February 26, 2016
Juried by Lauren Ross, curator of the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Opening Reception and juror’s talk, Thursday, January 14: 5PM-7PM
1301 College Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

12.04.2015

Anthony Bowers, MFA '14 at NAPOLEON Gallery in Phila.

Aim At What You See

A Photography & Printmaking Invitational Curated by the Members of NAPOLEON In Celebration of the Print Center’s Centennial

In this invitational exhibition, members of NAPOLEON selected works by artists whose work they value and admire, showcasing the diverse interests of the collective. This body of selected works incidentally features a subtext indicative of printmaking and photography: the indirect translation of an idea from the artist to the final product, from the real to the representation.
Opening Reception
First Friday, December 4th
6pm – 10pm
NAPOLEON
319 N 11th Street, 2L
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibition Dates: 12.4.2015 – 12.20.2015
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 2pm – 6pm or by appointment
Artists:
Anthony Bowers
Nicole Campanale
Matt Colaizzo
Evan Paul English
CJ Harker
Kay Healy
Courtney Mandryk
Anne Schaefer
Kate VanVliet
Keith Yahrling
Top image: Anthony Bowers, Actual Nitty Gritty, acrylic transfer print on wood and screenprint acid etch on mirror mounted to wood, 2015. Bottom image: Kay Healy, Body Building, Screen printed, painted, and stuffed fabric, 2015.
NAPOLEON * 319 N 11th Street, 2L * Philadelphia, PA 19107 * www.napoleonnapoleon.com

Kathryn Lynch, MFA '91, Included in CITY LIVES


10.14.2015

Jackie Tileston, MFA Faculty, EVERYTHING IS EERYTHING at Pentimenti Gallery 10/29 - 11/28


Displaying
Super Altogether Gone, 2015, oil, oil enamel, pigment on linen, 72" x 60"



Pentimenti Gallery is excited to present
JACKIE TILESTONEverything is Everything, a solo exhibition at Pentimenti Gallery. 

 
This show includes paintings on linen, mixed media works on paper, and digital prints. Each piece acts as a gateway to spaces that are vast and all encompassing, while also feeling strangely close and familiar.
 
Calling on the interaction of contrasting visual elements and art historical references, Tileston has created an atmosphere that plays by its own rules, while paralleling our own in a heterotypic fashion. Ecosystems in themselves, they are alive with opaque mandala-like ornamentation, trails that surface and recede on vaporous threads, murky rifts, fields of nebulous color, and landmasses built of thick oil paint. Each element is actively engaged with the others, sometimes violently, other times harmoniously. These visual structures succeed in developing a synchronized habitat of “otherness”, a place that is collectively neither here nor there.
 
“Painting has an ability to open up alternative visual experiences that can specifically align us with internal spaces, altered states of consciousness, euphoria, complexity, and the unpresentable.  Abstraction, especially, is an expert intermediary, translating the nonverbal and not quite visible realities into perceivable, material form. Paintings can function as runners between realms, physical and philosophical both.” (Tileston)
 
Jackie Tileston received her BFA from Yale University, New Haven,CT, and her MFA in painting from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Tileston has had exhibitions at the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport,CT; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX; Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY; Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack,NY; The Rutgers University, Camden, NJ; and more. Her work is in collections including: JP Morgan Chase; Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; Dallas Museum of Art; West Virginia University Art Museum, and more. She has been awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation 2011 Painters and Sculptors Grant. The 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for Painting as well as many others. Jackie Tileston is represented by Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia.
 
For all inquiries, please contact Pentimenti Gallery at mail@pentimenti.com or +1 215.625.9990.
GALLERY HOURSTuesday by appointment, Wednesday - Friday11 AM - 5 PM, SaturdayNoon - 5 PM.

10.05.2015

NYTimes Magazine Articles Features Cristina Tufino (MFA '12)



Cristina Tufino (MFA '12), will have work in Puerto Rican gallery's inaugural exhibition.

Full text of the article is available here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/01/t-magazine/puerto-rico-art-gallery-embajada.html?_r=1

10.01.2015

Interview with Jayson Musson MFA '11




Penn graduate Jayson Musson (MFA '11) was recently interviewd for NAT. BRUT.

Follow link for text:

http://www.natbrut.com/interview-jayson-musson-bum-in-suit-mistaken-for-important-man.html

9.24.2015

Tadashi Moriyama MFA '06 Sprawl at EBK Gallery









TADASHI MORIYAMA

"Sprawl”

Show runs thru Sep 28 - Oct 11, 2015
Opening Reception Saturday October 8, 6-8pm.

at EBK Gallery
218 Pearl Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Rachael Pease MFA '06 Metamorphosis at BEAUX-ARTS DES AMÉRIQUES

Metamorphosis

Her ability to convey both the vitality of growth and the natural cycle of decay has opened up a new window into the mystery and fascination that trees will always have. Sensitive to her place, her time, knowing that the world changes and hoping that trees will remain, she has taken to documenting specific trees.  She has taken the trouble to learn their history and documents their location as well as their age and their background.

Excerpt from catalog essay
by Adelheid M. Gealt

Director Emeritus of the Indiana University Art Museum

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Oct 8 - Nov 14, 2015
Opening Reception Thursday October 8, 5-7pm. at BEAUX-ARTS DES AMÉRIQUES
3944 St-Denis, Montréal, QC  H2W2M2
www.beauxartsdesameriques.com
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Rachael Pease
Web: http://rachaelpease.com

9.18.2015

Siyoung Lee (MFA '04) in Solo Exhibition at ART SPACE - ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE BUSAN, Korea




Siyoung Lee (MFA Alum) is exhibiting a new series of sculpture in his solo exhibition "Figuration". The Exhibition is on view until September 29th.

For more information about the show and about Siyoung's Work, please view

Figuration

On ViewSeptember 10 - September 29, 2015

Art SPACE - ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE BUSAN
612-825 Busan, South Korea
+82.51.746.0342

8.25.2015

Joan Oh (MFA '15) "Tutorial" Opening at Vox Populi Sept. 4

 Joan Oh, PRB Gong

Joan Oh is a Chicago native with a BFA in Photography at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. Subsequent to that, she attended the University of Pennsylvania and received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
Focusing on the spatial elements between video and installation, Oh’s practice analyzes tradition and unspoken codes of behavior; turning to the context of the ordinary to resurface artifacts of human experiences.
Joan Oh’s Tutorial presents an installation of trial and errors. HowTo.com undertakes the process of butchering a chicken and roasting it to eat, only using instructions found online. PBR Gong attempts to achieve positive karma through the strike of a Pabst Blue Ribbon, as it provides an interesting study on the autonomy of contemporary alternative coolness. Her videos appropriate the genre of guidance, commenting on an emergent culture while occupying the space in order to stage an intervention within it.

8.11.2015

DRIP DROP DRAG - Chiara No (MFA '15) in Two Person Show with Nick Mayer at Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD - Opens 8/15 6pm


DRIP DROP DRAG
“I identify my work as drawings, with reflections of painting. By transcoding painting's novelty and ability to act as communicative object, I create a platform to play out inherent relationships between hegemonic masculinity, sexual slang, simulation and sensibility.” - Nick
“My approach to materials and manipulations stems not from postmodern parody of minimalism but more as a compulsive and repetitive impregnation of loss through material, process and history.” - Chiara
We have entered a state of co-acting; Taking cues from each other by means of image, technique, vocabulary and historical reference. It’s a relationship where we memorialize each other's material and manipulative processes. In turn, making work that exists independently on top of one another as a man and a woman.
BIOs:
Chiara No was born in 1981 and raised in Maryland. She studied Art and Theory at the Glasgow School of Art in 2002-2003 and received a BA in Art History from Towson University in 2005. She has also received a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. She earned her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. She currently lives in Philadelphia, PA.
Her work has been shown at Vox Populi, Space 1026, Little Berlin and The Ice Box, all in Philadelphia, PA; H18 Gallery, Brussels, Belgium; The Institute for American Art, Portland, ME; MINT, Columbus, OH; Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL; Comfort Station, Chicago, IL; Nudashank, Baltimore, MD and Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Nick Mayer was born in 1982 and raised on Long Island. He attended Maryland Institute College of Art from 2000-2004 and received a BFA in Painting. In the summer of 2014, he attended Tyler School of Art’s Summer Painting Intensive under the mentorship of Bruce Pearson, Erica Prince, and Tim Belknap. This fall Nick is moving to New Haven to begin his studies in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale School of Art as a 2017 MFA candidate.
His work has been shown in artist-run-spaces nationally including: Butter Projects, Royal Oak, MI; Franklin St, Baltimore, MD; MINT, Columbus, OH; The Ice Box, Philadelphia, PA. 
www.nick-mayer.com

This show was organized with the help of Lease Agreement. Lease Agreement was a collaborative curatorial project by artists Adam Farcus and Allison Yasukawa. Set in the living room of the couple’s rental house, Lease Agreement continued in the tradition of apartment gallery exhibition spaces by exhibiting conceptually rigorous, engaging work within the context of a home.
ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a generative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects. More information about ACRE can be found at www.acreresidency.org.
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7.12.2015

Jacob Rivkin ('13) Animation at the Experimental Films Screening at Animation Block Party

Jacob Rivkin ('13) animation flats and wagons included in the Experimental Films Screening at Animation Block Party

Animation Block Party is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. The 12th annual festival is July 30 — August 2, 2015.

Experimental Films, Graphic Design, and Music Videos
DATE: Sunday, August 2, 2015, 9PM
LOCATION: Peter Jay Sharp Building, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Rose Cinemas
SCREENING RUN TIME: 70min

5.13.2015

Mark Pease is showing in "New American Paintings: Midwest Edition” May 16 to August 23 at the Elmhurst Art Museum

For the first time in its 20 year history, the critically acclaimed publication, New American Paintings, which presents a juried exhibition-in-print with each issue, will jump from the page to the Museum walls. New American Paintings: The 2014 Midwest Edition features 40 artists selected by Elmhurst Art Museum Chief Curator, Staci Boris.

Donors’ Preview and Opening Reception
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Opening Weekend Public Program: Conversation with NAP Artists
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:45pm

More information:

5.12.2015

UPenn/Tyler Class of 2015 in group show - Opening Reception is May 14th 6-9pm


Is a group show of the 2015 MFA students from Tyler School of Art and the University of Pennsylvania @ Crane Arts. 1400 N. American St. Philadelphia, PA 

Opening Reception: May 14th 6-9 PM 

Exhibiting Artists: María G. Albornoz, Natessa Amin, Antony Anderson, Grimaldi Baez, Jennifer Berman, Martin Blake, Elizaveta Buzytsky, Kate Clements, Moira Connelly, Dominic D’Andrea, Lindsay Deifik, Alex Echevarria, Jorge Galvan, Charles Hall, Jacob C. Hammes, Ava Hassinger, Daniel Haun, Sascha Hughes-Caley, James Howzell, Ashley Kuhn, Katie Locke, Julia Mead, Chiara No, Jen Nugent, Megan Nolde, Joan Oh, Rebecca Ott, Haigen Pearson, Jing Qian, Nate Ricciuto, Derek Rigby, Lydia Rosenberg, Kasey Short, Julia Six, Michelle Wang, Comfort Wasikhongo, Wilmer Wilson, Seneca Weintraut, Dean Yasko, Annie Zverina 

NO MEAT IN TEAM is an exhibition featuring 40 artists graduating from the MFA programs at Tyler School of Art and the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. Organized and curated by a team of MFA candidates from both schools, this exhibition congregates two of Philadelphia’s most prominent academic programs in an effort to visualize the concerns common to both institutions. The title, No Meat in Team, plays with the collaborative nature of the project and the shared objective of both programs to come together in a productive way. This exhibition, initiated, organized and curated by students, signals a critical step made by both communities to begin actively addressing each other not simply as mutual residents of a city but as contemporaries working in the same field. 

Curated by: Natessa Amin, Filipe De Sousa, Andrew Negrey Joan Oh Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez, and Michael Taylor 

Organized by: Martin Blake, Alex Echevarria, Jacob C Hammes, Joan Oh, Chiara No, and Annie Zverina

4.17.2015

Help the UPenn Graduating class of 2015 have a Philadelphia group show with Tyler School of Art


At the end of each academic year, MFA programs around the Nation have thesis shows presenting the achievements of their respective programs. Philadelphia boasts a strong history of Fine Arts education that has, for better or for worse, long been relatively insular between institutions. We, at PennDesign are excited to be given the opportunity to mount the first ever joint curated exhibition of graduating MFA candidates from UPenn and Tyler School of Art, organized and curated by a team of MFA candidates and Art history PhD candidates from both schools. 

Our intention is to contribute to the Philadelphia community through collaboration among programs. We hope, through our success of our first show, to be able pass the torch to our successors and have it become a tradition for years to come.

Because of the parallel pursuits of artmaking that both PennDesign and Tyler share in common, we have been asking ourselves the these questions: How do educational environments shape students into the artists they will become? How are artists able to translate the work they do into a life and career outside of the school where they receive so much support? Most importantly, we agree that visibility is vital for art forms of all kinds.

The exhibition is to be installed at the ICEBOX gallery in the beautiful and historic Crane Arts building. We, the graduating MFA students of 2015 are attempting to independently raise the money for our group show. This is where you, our friends and family, come in! We have pulled what money we have to fund the show but we still need $2500. This amount covers the rent for one month, building and paint supplies to construct walls in the gallery and for transportation costs. 


This is not a PennDesign funded event. It is funded by us, the graduating class of 2015 so any amount will be help, even if it is just $5. We need to raise the money by April 30th. You can donate money to our GoFundMe account. Just click on the link!

We thank you for taking the time to read our plea for help!

Artist Talk with Mohammadreza Mirzaei (MFA '14) at Sazmanab Center for Contemporary Art

On the occasion of his recent exhibition at O Gallery, Mohammadreza Mirzaei will speak about his work with a focus on his recent published photobook and his two latest exhibitions at O Gallery and No.6 Gallery in Tehran. The two exhibitions with ironic titles "New Photographs" and "Newer Photographs" featured photographs that were shot in Iran and abroad, and mostly in public places.
During the artist talk, we will have a closer look at Mirzaei’s recent book "Here Comes the Sun" published by University of Pennsylvania Common Press. The book was designed by Italian graphic designer Filippo Nostri and contains twenty one photographs, a writing by Mirzaei and an essay written by curator Carlos Basualdo.

Mohammadreza Mirzaei (b.1986) is an Iranian photographer and writer based in Tehran. He is the founder and the editor of Dide Magazine, an online magazine dedicated to contemporary Iranian photography. Mirzaei was one of the jurors of International Photobook Award in 2011. He holds an MFA from University of Pennsylvania and he now teaches Photography and History of Art at the Professional Photography Institute in Tehran.

Monday, April 20th, 6 pm
The talk is held in Farsi.
Admission is free.

Sazmanab Center for Contemporary Art
No. 2, Roshan Manesh Alley, Khaghani St., Bour Bour St., South Mofatteh St., Haftetir Sq., Tehran, Iran

T : +98 (0) 21 888 66 345

4.13.2015

Maya Brym (MFA Alum) in group show in NYC - OPENS April 16 6-8pm


frosch&portmann is pleased to present “so different, so appealing”, a group exhibition  with Maya Brym, Paul Loughney, Vicki Sher and Sheri Warshauer.
so different, so appealing”—a title in loose reference to the 1956 pop art collage Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing? by British artist Richard Hamilton—brings together four artists whose works are distinctive but share a fascination with the domestic space. Working in different media such as collage, drawing and painting, the artists create a shifting landscape of domesticity. In exploring tensions between interiors and modern architecture, the exhibition offers different views into the private space by juxtaposing familiarity with the unknown.
 
With her paintings, Maya Brym creates still lifes of exterior and interior modern architecture. Her houses, set in front of dark mountain formations, are cut open and reveal shifting perceptions allowing a glimpse into alternate spaces. The artist grew up in a 1970s modern house which influenced her imagery; intrigued by the optimism of modern architecture and lifestyle, the artist is interested in transforming and re-contextualizing in a way that acknowledges flux and a space for the unknown.
 
Using negative space and shadows, Paul Loughney’s collages reconfigure the interior  and render different perspectives on presence. These new narratives lead to a sense of ambiguity and mystery in the nebulous realm between the familiar and unrecognizable forms. While Richard Hamilton’s collage focuses on the materials and symbols of comfort that define the era in which they were consumed, Loughney’s work displays the interior as a timeless entity. Devoid of bodies and objects, they encapsulate the many previous lives which inhabited them.
 
Just like breezing through lifestyle magazines, Sheri Warshauer's work takes a voyeuristic look at architecture and interior design of the tastefully affluent. Her paintings and collages poke fun at the efforts behind displaying wealth through art and furniture in modern homes. Warshauer uses layers of paint, colored pencil and cut paper images to bring her scenes to life. She puts the Modernist’s American Dream on display for all to see what can be attainable if one has the eye, money and taste to acquire it.
 
Vicki Sher is interested in the quiet moments of everyday life. Furniture, houseplants and bowls of fruit populate her images alongside whimsical lines and color, suggesting just enough of an interior to set the stage for contemplative wandering. Sher wants you to fill in the empty space, but also wants you to understand the value of limited information. Hereditary subjects are commonplace, crummy couches and generic plants, but each character gets to take center stage, every line is elevated to a solo note by the removal of surrounding noise.
 
April 16 - May 24, 2015
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday from noon - 6