PITCHERS features Holly’s recent body of still life paintings. Having worked with portraiture and landscape in the past, she continues to subtly recontextualize these traditional genres. Here, the still life is an open platform to talk about painting and to display the nuances of everyday life. The pitchers, vases, fruits etc. are immediately familiar but with time, they bend away from the commonplace into floating shadows, bright lines, and dreamy color. Oftentimes, the perspective is slightly skewed, awkward shapes replace naturally occurring shadows, and minute details contrast with broad strokes. Instead of being dramatic or idealized, everything that happens is poetic, humorous and personal.
Holly Coulis was born in Toronto, Canada and has lived and worked in Brooklyn since 1999. Her work has been shown in Toronto, Zurich, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, and New York. She is represented by Cherry and Martin Gallery in Los Angeles and LaMontagne Gallery in Boston. Her most recent show was at Susanne Hilberry Gallery in Detroit.
Sardine is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy and Jon Lutz at firstname.lastname@example.org
LOTS OF OPENINGS AROUND BUSHWICK TODAY!
“Glorious Creatures,” an exhibition featuring artworks
by Jeff Davis, Deborah Mesa-Pelly, and Michael Wetzel.
56 Bogart St.
Adam Simon: Swipe
56 Bogart Street
Amos Eno Gallery
1087 Flushing Avenue, Suite 120
OUTLET Fine Art
253 Wilson Ave
Reva Castillenti | Corporeal Digest
et al projects
56 Bogart Street
Things That Barely Exist by Pancho Westendarp
Robert Henry Contemporary
56 Bogart St
Loft 594 Gallery
594 Bushwick Avenue
and a performance at
Grace Exhibition Space
by Faith Johnson, Nyugen E. Smith,
Geraldo Mercado and Thomas Albrecht
Curated by Samuel Burhoe (with Jill McDermid and Esther Neff)
Doors 9:00 Performances 9:30-11:00 pm
Donation suggested $5-15
840 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Location: The Parlour Bushwick, 791 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Exhibition Dates: January 25 through March 9, 2014
Opening Reception: January 25, 2014 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Gallery Hours: Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm and By Appointment
Contact: email@example.com or (718) 360-3218 / (718)360-6973
The Parlour Bushwick is pleased to present “Show #9”. The opening reception will take place Saturday, January 25 from 6 – 9pm. The Parlour Bushwick is located at 791 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11221. The exhibition will run until Sunday, March 9, 2014. The gallery is open Sunday from 12 pm – 6 pm and by appointment.
The work in show # 9 exudes a minimal aesthetic. Simplicity rather than decoration guarantees the essentialness of the piece. The work speaks to you thoughtfully as if carefully controlled. That is not to say that chance does not play a role in their process. In fact, all the artists’ experiment with the materials they work with whether it is a printer, a form or a surface. The decisions made during their process, calculated or random have an introspective quality.
Andrea Monti’s polaroids are a result of playing with different techniques, including multiple-exposure, long exposure, interference, addition of filters, as well as straightforward shots documenting his life. The accumulation of these images creates a sensory experience that describes a quiet and pensive solitude. On the other hand, much of his work can be playful. His piece entitled “The Most Useless Machine Ever” not only is a study in futility but is also a documentation of what has become a universal pastime – obsessively watching seemingly ridiculous and random subjects on the Internet. Combining YouTube videos of other peoples’ obsession with building and then displaying machines that immediately shut themselves off is a meditation in the act of nonsense and displays a sense of mischief.
Stacy Scibelli’s work is a contemplation on form. Intuitive and conceptual, her pieces are made to look like clothing but are impossible to wear. They call to mind minimalist art and fashion while denying the functionality of the clothing adding an element of frustration and suprise.
MaryKate Maher makes terrestrial-like objects that are based on notions of how to manipulate and control nature. The perilous arrangement of rocks in “Cairn,” convey a metaphorical unease. You don’t expect the rocks to fall nor the paper bag that supports it. The piece stands as its own entity, free from the laws of gravity. It is the restrained elegance and careful placement of parts that draw associations and mood while defying a narrative.
Images courtesy of The Parlour Bushwick.
Book Release and Signing, Joe Leavenworth, at VUU
Location: VUU Studio, 56 Bogart St, 1st Fl., Brooklyn, New York
Event Date/Hours: January 24, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm (Signing 7pm to 8pm)
VUU is pleased to present their first monograph, Native Son by Joe Leavenworth, a series of photographs made between 2009-2012 while crisscrossing the Southeastern United States. Please join us for the book release and signing!
ALMA ALLORO || APOPHENIA
Location: Transfer Gallery, 1030 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Exhibition Dates: January 4 through January 25, 2014
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 2pm to 7pm and By Appointment
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org || email@example.com
Exhibition Publication: Download Here (PDF, 15 MB)
Apophenia /æpɵˈfiːniə/ is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data.
Apophenia is a collection of works by Alma Alloro exploring the possibilities — and limitations — of an artist’s aura in a digitally-oriented world. The exhibition consists of a series of hand drawings and animations, installed alongside a machine that manually creates animation. Alloro’s works invite the viewer to simultaneously experience both the animation itself alongside the exposed analog apparati that produces it.
Alloro’s meticulous hand drawings make manifest the notion of repetition, a yearning for the infinite. Within the patterns that emerge, however, individual fragments of the animation reveal their lack of continuous identity — a tacit acknowledgement of the imperfections of the human hand.
Meanwhile, a kinetic machine generates colorful spinning surfaces broadcast via closed-circuit television. This screen — part of a device intended for the reading of printed matter, and which once helped Alloro’s late grandfather compensate for his low vision — becomes a site of color and motion. Says Alloro:
“In its afterlife, the device exposes a ubiquitous short sightedness, rendering users of every generation blind to other potential (mis)uses of technology.”
With Apophenia, Alloro considers the kinds of aesthetic effects that still lie beyond the scope of digital practice: what can be made with bare hands that can’t be made with a computer? And further, what new means still belong to the realm of tradition, yet embrace new potentials made possible by the digital?
ALMA ALLORO (b. 1982, Tel Aviv) is a contemporary retro-futuristic artist living and working in Berlin. Her work spans a variety of media, including drawing, sculpture, and music composition and performance. She has shown with The Store in Berlin, P8 Gallery in Tel Aviv, Furtherfield Gallery in London, Spacebar Gallery in Linz, and Eigenheim Gallery in Weimar.
Alma studied fine art at the Midrasha School of Art, Beit-Berl, Israel, and received her MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies from Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar, Germany.
More info at AlmaAlloro.com
has moved to
The Loom, 1087 Flushing Ave, Suite 120, Brooklyn, NY 11237
they are having a Launch Party
starting at 6:00pm
to celebrate the new space and their 40th anniversary!
The text/image from their Facebook Event Page:
Amos Eno Gallery is hosting a party to celebrate their new home at The LOOM in the vibrant Bushwick art community on Saturday, January 18, 2014! The launch party will include the premiere of “I Shut My Eyes,” the second collaboration between Bushwick-based filmmaker Steven S. Harrington (crew, MGMT, “Alien Days”) and New York-based experimental music group Small Dream Ada. The event is sponsored by Société Perrier and will feature live music from Small Dream Ada’s co-founders Alaina Ferris and Tyler Gilmore, followed by the debut of the video for “I Shut My Eyes,” and concluding with a DJ set curated by Gilmore.
“Big Strokes and Tiny Lines”
Opening today at Brooklyn Fire Proof East
LISA LEVY: “Everyone is a Winner”
Opening today at Auxiliary Projects
Location: 2 St. Nicholas Avenue, Space 25, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00pm to 6:00pm and By Appointment
Reception: 7:00pm – 9:00pm