Showing posts from September, 2018

John Walker at Alexandre Gallery

John Walker

Opening Reception: September 26, 5 -7 pm
Sept 15 - March 30, 2018

Alexandre Gallery
499 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Yes, I'm a Witch at FATVillage Projects, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The group exhibition curated, by Milly Cardoso, will feature Julia Oldham's Forest Maker, 2018

From the Press Release:

“The first time I called myself a 'Witch' was the most magical moment of my life.”
― Margot Adler, Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America

Yes, I’m a Witch explores feminism, the witch trials, and the mysticism and folklore surrounding witches. Taken from Yoko Ono’s 1974 song entitled, Yes, I’m a Witch, the exhibition is an ode to the strong woman who goes against societal norms, the woman that owns her power and sexuality and challenges the patriarchy. Exuding feminine strength wasn’t acceptable then, and it’s not acceptable now. The desire to punish is prevalent today. A coven of thirteen artists, whom all originate from different background and interests will be working in a variety of media.

Open the Door: Melissa Staiger at Kent Place School

From the Press Release:

The Kent Place Gallery presents a solo exhibition by New York artist Melissa Staiger from Friday, September 7 through Monday, October 1.  Staiger's exhibition, titled “Open the Door,” will fill the gallery with vibrant, powerful assemblages and collages, creating an atmosphere of harmony and surprise through color and texture. The artist has said that opening her heart (the door), and letting her emotions out through her work has become her guiding principle: “I carefully arrange objects, shapes, lines, and colors. I pay attention to relationships, patterns, and shifts of movement . . . I need time to immerse, experiment, listen, and draw in my sketch-book to push my work further . . . using color as the structure in my work opens up a glimpse of understanding that I crave within my inner self.” Staiger’s works in this show were selected from ones created over the last two years. She used acrylic, oil, stone, paper, ceramic, and found objects to develop an oeuv…

Wild World at Cross Contemporary Art

From the Press Release:
Wild World explores the power of the gestural mark inspired by the natural world. The artists of this show Ashley Garrett,Catherine Howeand Lily Princeall paint with a distinctive gestural calligraphy. Catherine Howe's monotypes assert bold, botanically-inspired forms while Lily Prince's watercolors exhibit a hypnotic, vibrating brushwork that walks the tightrope between light and color. Ashley Garrett's oil paintings combine calligraphic elements with deep, mysterious spaces conjuring up the ambiguity between "inside" and "outside" the self. United by the bravura of the artistic hand, these paintings, prints and watercolors by these three artists boldly express the subtle strength of nature and the ephemeral power of the brush.
Wild World: Ashley Garrett, Catherine Howe and Lily Prince opens Sat. September 8th and continues through Sun. September 30th, 2018.
About Ashley Garrett:Ashley Garrett graduated from The School of Visual Ar…

Drinks Night at SFA Projects

Had a great time last evening at SFA Projects' Drinks Night!

Gallery co-owners, Keith Schweitzer and artist Kay Sirikul Pattachote, hosted the lively event in conjunction with the spaces' current exhibit, Non-Place that features the work of Levan Mindiashvili and Grant Wells.

The event offered a great chance to meet the artists and discuss their work in an informal setting that included a complimentary bar.

From the gallery's press release:

The title of the show borrows a phrase coined by Marc Augé to refer to spaces where concerns of relations, history, and identity are erased. Mindiashvili’s practice explores the transitional, liquid state of historically accepted social forms and paradigms. Focused on in-between, transient conditions, his work itself can be placed in interstices between sculpture, drawing, tapestry, and painting. Hand-produced pigmented hydrocal sculptures visually and superficially mimic found concrete remnants from construction or archaeological sites and …

Trans-cen-der: Session - September 2018

Please join us on Tuesday, September 25 at Art During the Occupation Gallery for an event organized by Meer Musa.

I will be presenting and discussing the role Spirituality plays in my work along 
with Arlene Rush, Jackie Shatz, Martin Dull, Mary Devincentis Herzog and Sasha Hallock.

Session- September 2018
organized by Meer Musa 

Tuesday September 25, 7 - 8:30 pm

Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick
119 Ingraham Street
Brooklyn, NY

Will Corwin at Geary Contemporary

THE OLD GODS WILL CORWIN SEPTEMBER 6-OCTOBER 12, 2018 OPENING RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 6, 6-8PM Geary is pleased to present Will Corwin’s The Old Gods , an exhibition of metal and plaster casts that explore how objects absorb aspiration and desire and reflect back regenerative power. Based on sculptural types drawn from Sumerian, Babylonian, Eqyptian, and Hellenistic antiquity, Corwin distills these mythological and spiritual images of deities, demons and kings down into their pure symbolic content and finds their commonalities.  He scales his sculptures so that they insert themselves directly into the presence of the viewer: his goal is to instill in the spectator a desire to hold these pieces in their hands, activating unexpected emotions of tenderness, intrigue and delight not often associated with contemporary sculpture.
The sculptures are objects of personal devotion, based on amulets and idols as well monumental historical installations: he plays with the contrast between a gigantic form…