Alex Massouras is having his first Solo Show in New York City this Thursday, April 7th with an opening reception from 6 - 8 at SkyLight Projects (551 West 21st Street #410A).
You can find works by Alex in the 7Eleven Shop Section
Alexander Massouras (b. 1981, England) currently lives and works in London. He has exhibited widely at numerous venues in the UK and US, including Muse at 269 (solo), London, UK; the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; Lyndhurst Way, London, UK; Jerwood Space, London, UK; the Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales; and 7Eleven Gallery, New York, NY. A selection of his work was shown at the Laing Art Museum in Newcastle, England for the most recent Northern Print Biennial, and he currently features in the Contra portfolio curated by Julian Page and Georgie Gerrish. Last year, he was shortlisted for the Gilchrist Fisher Award and the Jerwood Drawing Prize. This is his first solo show in New York City.
Object Image, March 10th- April 16th at Tibor De Nagy
Opening Reception Thursday, March 10th 5-7pm
Featuring artists John Newman, Kathy Butterly, Andrew Masullo, Thomas Nozkowski, George Ohr and Leslie Wayne
The Tibor de Nagy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of six artists, three sculptors and three painters. With the notable exception of ceramic sculptor George Ohr (1857-1918), the remaining five are contemporary artists and are represented by a selection of new work. Irrespective of their medium---whether a painter or sculptor----each of the artist’s pieces is modestly sized, and shares an intimacy and a painterly approach to abstraction. Their work shares sensibilities consisting, among many other things, of autonomy, movement, and playful use of color. The artists have each arrived at their own vocabulary and their work taken individually inhabits distinct and intimate worlds. Kathy Butterly uses seemingly-dissimilar materials and patterns, seamlessly intertwining them into vessels that seem to spiral around themselves. Though her process is labor-intensive, the end result feels improvised, fresh, and light. The fluidly curving forms of John Newman’s sculptures, with their small scale and gem-like quality, evoke little worlds of intimacy. Quiet and delicate, the works seem not to have a beginning or end; they emerge into space while seeming to draw into themselves. When one considers the time period in which George Ohr was working (he was born in 1857 and died in 1918), the sheer modernity of his ceramics becomes all the more astounding. His works convey spontaneity and confidence in his technique; his inventiveness exudes intelligence and an improvisational flair.Though working in oil paint, Leslie Wayne’s method of pinching, folding, pulling, and slicing her material cannot help but be seen as sculptural. Each twist and fold is energetic and surprising, revealing layers of exuberant color that reveal a pliable sensuality. Andrew Masullo’s paintings express an interest in shape, though a resistance against allowing shape to dominate color, movement, or surface. This push/pull serves to create a joyful and dynamic confidence in the manipulation of material. Thomas Nozkowski’s abstract oil paintings explore the realm in between the geometric and the organic, employing a seemingly limitless vocabulary of shapes within the confines of his small works. His use of subtle variation continually questions the figure/ground relationship, making his paintings seem at once two-dimensional and sculptural.The gallery will present an exhibition of Butterly’s recent work at the ADAA Art Show, March 2– 6, Booth D-28.
MARIA GIMENEZLISSI and the RABBIT, Amplitude 14/8
Curated by Karline MoellerFebruary 8 - March 6 2011
Opening Reception: Tuesday February 8 6-8 pm
APF LAB 15 Wooster Street, New York CityOpen by appointment.
Please call Karline Moeller: 9178215847 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Amplitude is the magnitude of change in the oscillating variable with each oscillation within an oscillating system. For example, sound waves in air are oscillations in atmospheric pressure and their amplitudes are proportional to the change in pressure during one oscillation. If a variable undergoes regular oscillations, and a graph of the system is drawn with the oscillating variable as the vertical axis and time as the horizontal axis, the amplitude is visually represented by the vertical distance between the extreme of the curve… In this specific case I chose amplitude 14/8.” –Maria Gimenez
Maria Gimenez is somewhat of a gypsy. Leaving high school before formally finishing, Gimenez pursued her interest in the arts: she was active in theatre, film and music, until finally acknowledging that her greatest passion lay in painting, or as she suggests “echte malerei,” (real painting). During the early aughts, Gimenez fell in love with New York City, and for three years she would divide her time between the Bowery and Berlin. Lissi and the Rabbit: Amplitude 14/8 will be the first solo exhibition of Gimenez’s in the United States.Gimenez’s painterly technique and thematic subjects are her own views and ideas that she develops and cultivates independently, unhindered by contemporary schools, idols, programs, fashion, and theories. Her images have a marked propensity for the perverse and she manages to seduce the viewer directly into her work. Gimenez’s imagery is intuitive, not conceptual, and unveils her wit and inspirations: the images she paints often rise out of her subconscious and then follow an autonomous artistic fantasy.
Swift decisions lie in Gimenez’s work. Her painterly gesture and her understanding of the volatile dialogue between brush and paint are easily and readily translated onto the canvas through her composition and form. On first consideration, her paintings evoke a rough and expressive tenor and although the titles of Gimenez’s work pare lighthearted and even comical, the work itself is not.Maria Gimenez was born in Germany in 1981. She currently lives and works in Berlin and Muelheim.
Karline Moeller received her degrees from Franklin College Switzerland and the New School in New York. Karline is an independent curator and co-owned Moeller Snow Gallery until the gallery closed in March 2009. Before opening the gallery in New York, Karline worked in the Contemporary Art department at Sotheby’s. She also worked alongside Tim Nye at Nyehaus Gallery in New York for two years. Recently, Karline has become a freelance curator for galleries as well as finding alternative exhibition spaces to showcase art in different formats. In the past year Karline has co-curated a group exhibition at Marlborough Gallery Chelsea as well as a solo show at Ramis Barquet Gallery. Karline continues to work with and represent artists that she has exhibited in the past few years and collaborates with various other curators and galleries.
Art Production Fund (APF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art. Projects include: SHOW, Vanessa Beecroft, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1998; PLAN B, Rudolf Stingel summer 2004, Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall and The Walker Art Center; Prada Marfa, Elmgreen & Dragset, Valentine, TX, 2005, permanent; Greeting Card, Aaron Young, Park Avenue Armory, 2007; Electric Fountain, Noble & Webster, Rockefeller Plaza, 2008; The Whitney Biennial, Park Avenue Armory, 2008.Kalup Linzy, Member's Only, Prospect. 1 New Orleans, 2008. Scribble, Karl Haendel, 2009; PAUSE, Yoko Ono and T.J. Wilcox, The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV, ongoing; White Ghost, Yoshitomo Nara, Park Avenue, NYC, 2010; Rob Pruitt: Holy Crap, Sotheby’s, New York City, 2010. ART ADDS 2, Chuck Close and Kehinde Wiley, New York City, 2011; Thanks to Saatchi & Saatchi for their ongoing support. Co-Founders: Yvonne Force Villareal & Doreen Remen; Director: Casey Fremont; Project Manager: Theodora Shamber.
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