7Eleven Gallery invites you to Alchemy, a group exhibition
 
January 12th - February 18th, 2012
 
Opening Reception: January 12th, 6 - 9 pm 
 
At our previous location: 711 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014
 
Featuring works by:
 
Thomas Beale, Lucas Blalock, Nick Doyle, Adam Fuss, GAINES, Elissa Goldstone, Eve Andrée Laramée, Eva Lewitt, Dylan Lynch, Thomas McDonell, Casey Neistat, Lesley Raeside, Jason Reppert, Alex Rickard, Keith Sonnier, Michael St. John, William Stone, John Torreano, Rob Wynne
 
Curated by Sabrina Blaichman, Caroline Copley & Genevieve Hudson-Price
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
I had discovered, early in my researches, that their doctrine was no mere chemical fantasy, but a philosophy they applied to the world, to the elements, and to man himself; and that they sought to fashion gold out of common metals merely as part of an universal transmutation of all things into some divine and imperishable substance; and this enabled me to make my little book a fanciful reverie over the transmutation of life into art, and a cry of measureless desire for a world made wholly of essences. - W.B. Yeats, Rosa Alchemica
 
7Eleven Gallery is pleased to announce “Alchemy”, a group exhibition, running from January 12th – February 18th at 711 Washington Street in the West Village. The exhibition features artists Thomas Beale, Lucas Blalock, Nick Doyle, Adam Fuss, GAINES, Elissa Goldstone, Eve Andrée Laramée, Eva Lewitt, Dylan Lynch, Thomas McDonell, Casey Neistat, Lesley Raeside, Jason Reppert, Alex Rickard, Keith Sonnier, Michael St. John, William Stone and Rob Wynne.
The most common definition of alchemy is the process of turning base metals into gold. Over the years it has also been interpreted, metaphorically, as the transmutation of materials into a higher form; scientifically, as a study of compounds and matter; religiously and mystically, as the union of man and the divine for the goal of achieving a level of perfect balance on a quest for the greater refinement of self.
 
These interpretations were the inspiration behind the work of the eighteen artists featured in 7Eleven Galleryʼs “Alchemy.” The making of art is alchemy. Artists have the ability to transmute ordinary objects into extraordinary works, giving new meaning to their previous purpose. The artists featured in this exhibition seized this power.
 
Many of the works directly reference alchemy, while others imply it. Some deal with elements found in nature and their transformation into art; others use science to create natural forms, such as light. Materials found in everyday life are distorted into various structures, which transcend their original significance. Nature, science, mysticism and the altering of common items give a sense of enchantment and wonder to the overall exhibition.
 
This exhibition was curated by Sabrina Blaichman, Caroline Copley and Genevieve Hudson- Price. 7Eleven is a nomadic art gallery first opened in the Summer of 2008 in the West Village. After two group shows in a warehouse in Chelsea, including 2010ʼs “Make Yourself At Home” featuring seventy-six artists, the gallery has found its way back to the West Village. 7Eleven is dedicated to showcasing the work of young and emerging artists as well as the more established of the art world.
 
For more information visit 7elevengallery.com
 
For press inquiries contact press@7elevengallery.com
 

That Work - Secret Lover

Posted By Sabrina In Art, Film, Music on December 10, 2011

Check out a great new music video by a 7Eleven artist and friend Harry McNally

Nick Poe TABLETS

Posted By Caroline In Art, Events on November 21, 2011

October 27 - December 10, 2011

Opening Reception October 27, 2011 6-8 pm
Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is pleased to present TABLETS, an exhibition of new work by Nick Poe. Tablets refers to the format of the objects exhibited, and alludes to prehistoric stone, clay, wax and wooden tablets, as well as contemporary electronic tablets: devices with which to capture and disseminate information. 
The pieces on view are serene, image-less, photo-sculptural compositions. They are hybrids that incorporate print, pigment and fine woodwork almost interchangeably. They dodge prescribed categories of photography, painting and sculpture.  
The series functions as a remedial reflection on the entropic experience of information-overload, and in particular, the burden of sensory and image deluge. The shaped tablets call to attention and contextualize the medium of framing itself and its position aside imagery. The frame serves to highlight and demarcate content (or lack thereof) both literally and conceptually, making a bid to decelerate, and purify, the act of looking and perceiving.

Nick Poe lives and works in New York. He graduated from New York University in 2007 with degrees in filmmaking, art history and drawing.

Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts

526 W. 26th Street #605 New York, NY 10001

(t) 212.463.8500

(f) 212.463.8501