AROUND TOWN: Wayfarers Exhibition, “Not Everyone Feels Like They Have To Win All The Time”

Not Everyone Feels Like They Have To Win All The Time
New works by
Renee Delosh and Craig Hein
Location: Wayfarers, 1109 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Exhibition Dates: January 31 – February 16, 2014
Gallery Hours: Sundays 1pm to 5pm and By Appointment
Gallery Contact: wayfarersbk@gmail.com

Wayfarers

Not Everyone Feels Like They Have To Win All The Time is an exhibition of new work by Renee Delosh and Craig Hein. Both artists share a similar approach in creating their work, lampooning the inherit seriousness of art-making and the significance of the art object, while concurrently addressing themes of faith and belief systems, death, failure and commodity culture.

Craig Hein’s small paintings and sculptures are intended to somewhat resemble gift shop souvenirs and collectables. His text-based work is also meant to reference “inspirational” posters like those that would be found on the wall of a high school guidance counselor’s office or more commonly infesting a Facebook or Twitter news feed. He is interested in the power dynamic between the “inspirer” and the “inspired,” whether it is through art, religion or the self-help industry.

Renee Delosh employs banal text and symbols in her work, exploring their relation to cartoons, cliché sayings and religious imagery. Her drawings, sculptures and paintings reference a Charlie Brownian view of the world – dashes of optimism tempered and often outweighed by sighs of grief. She works across a variety of media, choosing materials based on the idea behind each piece. The works share in common an anthropomorphic quality, through googley eyes peering outward or frames that lean toward one another like the resting heads of two friends.

Renee Delosh completed her BFA at the School of Visual Arts in 2009. She has exhibited in group shows in Brooklyn and New York City. Born in Huntington, NY, she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Craig Hein has a BFA and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. He has had one solo show in New York, and has been in group shows in New York, Philadelphia and a few other places. Craig is from New Jersey, currently lives in Manhattan and works on his artwork in Brooklyn.

Image details:

(left) Craig Hein, “Serenity Now”, 2013, oil and acrylic on canvas and clay, 5 in x 7 in

(right) Renee Delosh, “It Wasn’t Me”, 2013, cement and graphite with acrylic, 5.25 in x 3.25 in x 1.75 in

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TONIGHT: Opening Reception for NYC Pop Up Art Exhibition!

Open Call: NYC Pop Up Exhibition

Opening Reception: January 11th, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
Exhibition Dates: January 11th through January 17th, 2014
Gallery Location: The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Hours: 2pm to 6pm and by appointment

For Immediate Release
January 1st, 2014

2014 New Year Pop Up Exhibition

Katherine Emely Gomez is pleased to announce the opening of NYC Pop Up Exhibition. An exhibition that will be open for the new year of 2014. From January 11 through January 17. The exhibition will be open from 2PM to 6PM and also by appointment. NYC Pop Up Exhibition welcomes the New Year into the arts. Opening Night will be on January 11th from 7PM to 10PM. Event is located at The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221). Come and enjoy an eye opening & enriching experience: artworks of painting, printmaking, ceramic, photography, instillation, 3D and more.

Participating Artists

Aimee Hertog, Amanda Menezes, Amanda Saviñón, Annemarie Waugh, Asano Gomez, Bridget O’ Rourke, Diane Hawkins, Fred Gutzeit, Gregory Mason, Hillary Hostetler, Jamie Kates, Katherine Emely Gómez, Laura Jacobs, Lorena Kalaja, Alexis Martinez, Peter Pier, Roberto Ferrando, Shang-Ping Liu, Shifi Rathaus, Vanezza Cruz, Yi-Sun Ro

About Katherine Emely Gomez

Katherine Emely Gomez is a NYC based artist dedicated in organizing and curating a dynamic environment in which artists can share their ideas and encourage gallery exposure by supporting, promoting quality exhibitions. A notion of artists helping artists based on networking and collaboration. Gomez devotes her energy and resources in displaying a variety of emerging and established artists from an array of works including painting, print making, ceramic, photography, instillation, collage and more.

About The Living Gallery

The Living Gallery was founded in April of 2012 by Nyssa Frank. They offer emerging artists and teachers a platform for dreams to manifest. They seek to create an environment based on collaboration, not competition. The Living Gallery is a space where passion meets action. The Living Gallery will always be alive with new artwork, events, and idea. The New York Times Art & Design Article ”…Now it’s rising, and art is helping it, just as it is helping art by giving its makers a place to go. Ideally such synergy would hold; it can’t, because it never does. Still it’s hard not to feel a tug of hope under those big, open Bushwick skies.” – Written By Holland Cotter.

For more information on the exhibition, artists, and Katherine Emely Gomez please contact katherineemelygomez@gmail.com

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AROUND TOWN: Opening Reception TONIGHT at Robert Henry Contemporary, “Structural Tendencies”

Robert Henry Contemporary

“Structural Tendencies” by Mike Childs

Exhibition Dates: January 3 through February 2, 2014
Location: 56 Bogart St. Brooklyn, NY 11206
Gallery Phone: (718) 473-0819
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Contact: http://www.roberthenrycontemporary.com/contact

Opening Reception: January 3, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm

Left (2012) Mike Childs

Mike Childs
Left, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
30″ x 40″

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Here is their press release:

Mike Childs’s paintings attempt to create an internal order through space, color, and line, looking outward into the world for connections. His work has always been fundamentally abstract, however this latest imagery attempts to take that work one step further removed from identifiable representation.

In 10 new paintings (acrylic on canvas) and drawings (graphite on paper) included in Structural Tendencies, he concentrates on creating and juxtaposing shapes and patterns occurring in man-made structures with those formed in nature by bees, spiders and other animal builders. Childs says, “The urban, architectural environment which held sway in my earlier work is now being coupled with that of the natural world.”

While still allowing to be read as something related to the seen this new work pushes the boundaries of recognizable space. In subtle changes of colors, structure, and pattern these paintings fade, breakdown, and deteriorate, and in so doing, liberate and confine the spaces of his compositions in unanticipated and unexpected ways.

Intensive looking is integral to Childs’s studio practice and a prerequisite for viewing his work. His process of deconstruction and juxtaposition broadens the possibilities of meaning and experience of space and intensifies the activity of looking. On the second, third and subsequent viewings each composition reveals something new…some color or shape unnoticed before.  It is through careful analysis and patient observation that the internal order of his work slowly becomes evident.

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