I’ll be showing my large Iowa piece in the NARS’ exhibition ‘Bridges, Trees, Skulls, Pies & other Treasure Trails’ come October. You can find their website here, but I’ve listed the details below.
Reception: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 6:00-9:00pm
Show: October 1 – October 23, 2011
“New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is proud to present its annual fall exhibition of thirty five NARS studio artists. “Bridges, Trees, Skulls, Pies & other Treasure Trails” will include prints, collages, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs that explore a wide range of subject matters and styles. From delicate geometric abstractions that examine the purity of form to explosive expressions of color that strive to strike a balance between emotion and intellect, the audience will be able to enjoy a treasure hunt through the winding hallways and the gallery space in search of their perfect treasure. Some will marvel at the meticulous rendering of the hair and expression of the brow while others find delight in the gestural strokes and splatters. From abandoned buildings and fences to tranquil bodies of water to intriguing fables and stories to delicious pies, the exhibition will surely delight those who dare to venture down the halls of the NARS Foundation.”
I’m going to be participating in a group show called ‘Fragmentation’, opening September 7th. This is a show done entirely with SVA graduates, and the idea was to create a show that unified a group of artists coming from disparate backgrounds and disciplines while still recognizing the autonomy of each. To reach this goal, the artists have been split into 9 different galleries throughout the Lower East Side. There is a map that is the link through which a visitor is meant to approach the show– traveling from venue to venue. You’ll be able to grab a physical copy at any of the venues. I’ll be showing a few newer pieces that I have (just now!) put on my website for your digital pleasure. I’ll be showing at Krause Gallery, and the reception will be from 6-9pm.
One of the problems with large work is getting it places. I was notified that I was to be included in ‘ArtBridge’s’ Fall 2011 exhibition, and they needed Iowa III to photograph it. As I don’t have a car and the piece is 5x7ft, it was no easy task getting it from Brooklyn to Manhatten. Thanks to some careful rolling and a patient husband, we made it ok, despite trains and rush hour and countless jokes revolving around the theme of stuffing pot into the paper and making a large joint (hardy har!).
Anyway, I’m pretty excited to be involved with them. They take artists’ work, photograph it, and then blow it up to 20ft long banners to decorate scaffolding or other construction eyesores. This particular project is a collection of 20 artists called, ‘Works in Progress’. It goes up in Downtown Brooklyn sometime in October. I’ll update my website once I know more details.
I’m honored to have been invited to participate in a one-night show called Chain Letter in Boston. “Chain Letter is a global group show wherein 10 artists have been invited to participate. Those 10 then invite 10 artists that they admire. Those 10 invite 10 more and so on. This cycle continues for 30 days, then there are multiple shows at multiple venues across the world. The result is an exponentially massive, artist-curated group show based entirely on admiration.” It sounds large, and it sounds fun. I’ll post pictures as they come back to me!
Reception: Saturday, July 16th from 5 to 8
450 Harrison Avenue &/@ 29 Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118
Video documentation of ‘Grey Matter’ at The Painting Center:
Grey Matter at the Painting Center, New York
ARTISTS: Paul Behnke, Elia Bettaglio, Cat Balco, Katie Claiborne, Katie Crown, Rose DeSiano, Eric Dever, Donna Festa, David Fratkin, Danielle Goldsmith, Anki King, Michael Mancari, Michael Lee, Stephanie McMahon, Frank Meuschke, Tempest NeuCollins, Margaret Noel, Bruce Pollock, Anne Russinof, Tony Saunders, Julie Shapiro, Anita Thacher and Tamar Zinn.
Iowa I will be shown in The Painting Center’s show ‘Grey Matter’. The reception is June 23rd from 6 – 8 pm on W 27th Street. I’m very excited to be a part of this show–the artists they have chose are spectacular. I hope to see you-all at the opening!
I’m honored to be one of nineteen artists featured in Vuu Collective’s online magazine. Check it out!