A group exhibition with Shai Azoulay, Guy Ben Ari, Boyan, Ofir Dor, Bar Dvir, Liat Erdberg, Moshe Gershon, Elad Larom, Marik Lechner, Rona Perlman, Rotem Rozenboim and Netally Schlosser.
Curated by Ofir Dor.
The exhibition features 12 painters from Israel whose work is personal, emotional and somewhat restless. They are engaged in painting that tells a story, paintings that are humanistic in their philosophizing, and they are direct, sincere and simple.
For painters who grew up in Israel, painting was something of an anecdote, with no clear place in the local culture and with little knowledge, if any, conveyed systematically. They were fed on images that were essentially remote, and consequently reacted to a culture that was alien.
In these cases, the alienation brought forward devotion, as well as an awkward perspective, loaded with tension, a high state of excitement and a brand of restlessness. The paintings presented here synthesize a variety of thematic aspects (intellectual, sensual, reflective, expressive, ironic and symbolic) into one physical object.
By bonding intellectual and historical threads, with personal matters, contemplative reflections, while leaving enough places for the intuitive or the unpredictable, these paintings serve as an instrument to record a struggle as well as to provide testimony to its findings and conclusions.
The painters are constantly reflecting, frequently changing their perspective, measuring energies and attitudes while simultaneously summing up values to arrive at a living and sensible philosophy.
Sing While You’re Burning – Restless Painting from Israel
1.4.17 – 20.5.17
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 1.4.17 at 19:00
Mittenwalder Straße 47
Planthouse is pleased to present Victory Garden—a salon style exhibition scheduled to run from December 8, 2016 through January 13, 2017. During World War I and II, victory gardens were planted next to private homes and in public parks throughout North America, Europe and Australia. Designed to reduce pressure on the food supply, the gardens were also considered to be morale-boosting symbols of solidarity. Government-led campaigns were mounted, with lithographic posters targeting urban and rural dwellers alike and inspiring them to plant fruits and vegetables. Citizens felt empowered by their contributions to the war effort and rewarded by the produce grown. Today, our world is again in political and environmental turmoil and we are similarly in need of nourishment and unification at the community level, this time in the form of collective political engagement. The show will feature small paintings, prints, and works on paper, with the goal of initiating conversation and action.
More info: planthouse.net/victory-garden-2/
Participating artists include:
Guy Ben-Ari, Anders Bergstrom, Shawn Bitters, Jon Bocksel, Katherine Bradford, Noah Breuer, Brice Brown, Caroline Chandler, Katie Commodore, Grayson Cox, Jeremiah Dine, Ellen Driscoll, Kelly Driscoll, Louise Eastman, Carrie Elston, Brad Ewing, Jasper Ewing, Jess Frost, Tara Geer, Glenn Goldberg, Tamara Gonzales, Wayne Gonzales, Valerie Hammond,Erik Hougen, Amy Jacobs, Butt Johnson, Austin Kennedy, Anki King, Aaron Krach, David Kramer, Michael Krueger, Nancy Kuhl, Daft Kuntz, Nick Lamia, Marco Lawrence, Martha Lewis, Ruth Lingen, Melissa Marks, Martin Mazorra, Ryan McIntosh, Anne-Marie McIntyre, John Mitchell, Michael Neff, Adam Ogilvie, Ester Partegàs, Pedro Ramirez, Katia Santibañez, Justin Sanz, Mae Shore, Wendy Small, Paul Anthony Smith, Janis Stemmermann, SuttonBeresCuller, Christopher Ulivo, Chuck Webster, and Leah Wolff
Art &… Democracy as Medium
Thursday, October 13, 2016
20 Jay St. #317
Brooklyn, NY 11201
In the lead up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Triangle invites artists Guy Ben-Ari, Eric Gottesman and Elizabeth Orr to present their work in response to the current state of the political process. The discussion will examine the sea changes that have occurred in the American political landscape over the past four years and address how, as artists and as citizens, we are to contend with a situation, in which facts, truth, and policies are “trumped” by reality television-driven drama and antics, which seem to be fueled by critique rather than quelled.
The event takes its title from For Freedoms’ description of their artist-run Super Pac, presented at Triangle by Eric Gottesman. Interested in American democracy as medium, the project co-founded by Gottesman and Hank Willis Thomas, asks how artists might reshape democracy into a more transparent and representative form. For Freedoms encourages new forms of critical discourse surrounding the upcoming 2016 presidential election. As artists, they offer a way of working that intervenes in the actual, political system, using the Super Pac structure to comment on democracy and distribute funds to artists.
Recent Triangle artist-in-residence Guy Ben-Ari is a painter whose latest works center on the aesthetics of news media, election coverage, and the “staging” involved in public political events; his work examines how visual information in these realms tacitly effects our interpretation of political processes by carefully selecting and rendering scenes as large scale-oil paintings and more abstracted, intimate ink drawings. The event also serves as a launch for Ben-Ari’s new book of drawings, Democracy Soup, published by Meta Meta Meta, LLC.
Elizabeth Orr’s recent video MT RUSH uses campaign emails and fundraising appeals which "perform the pervasive political rhetoric in today's systems of governance" to script a humorous, sci-fi narrative centered on a park ranger. Orr will address her decision to respond artistically to the aesthetic shift she noted in the political material sent to her over the past eighteen months from both presidential parties, and how she decided to use the material to structure a new video work. MT RUSH will be screened at PSSST (LA), Rutgers University, Denison University, and the University of Nebraska.
Art & ... is a multi-disciplinary public program series at Triangle in conjunction with its Residency Programs. Artists, collectives and curators in-residence as well as recent Alum present talks, screenings, performances and more in relationship to their research, ideas and work at Triangle. Past iterations include: Ana Vaz with Anthropologist Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Justin Davy with International Affairs Professor Sean Jacobs, James N. Kienitz Wilkins with artist and writer David Levine, and artists of color bloc with architect Aurora P. Robinson.
The Ballot Show
The Front Room
147 Roebling Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Exhibition Dates: October 14 - 23, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, October 14, 7:00pm-9:00pm
More info at http://www.frontroom.org/upcoming.htm
Please join us on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, for an Open Studio event at Triangle Arts Association in DUMBO.
Current resident artists include:
James N. Kienitz Wilkins
Triangle Arts Association aims to support emerging and mid-career international and U.S. visual artists, encouraging dialogue and experimentation through workshops, residencies and exhibition opportunities.
Triangle runs two main programs: the biennial Triangle Artists’ Workshop and the year-round Triangle Residency. Both programs pair international artists with their New York colleagues, creating a lively environment for exchange and creative experimentation.
In addition, Triangle coordinates and produces exhibitions, panel discussions, and events throughout the calendar year.
Finally, Triangle plays an active roll in monitoring and promoting the activities of our alumni artists by maintaining an up-to-date blog and by creating opportunities for alumni to continue to work amidst the ever-expanding Triangle Network.
For more information about the Triangle Network visit:
Of the people
Curated by Erin Donnelly
Exhibition Dates: June 17 – July 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 18, 5 – 8pm
Closing Reception and Events: Sunday, July 31, 3-6pm
Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Lauren Frances Adams, Daniel Bejar, Guy Ben-Ari, Brooklyn Hi-Art Machine, (Mildred Beltre & Oasa DuVerney), Isabella Cruz-Chong, Peggy Diggs, Esteban del Valle, Nicholas Fraser, Emily Greenberg, Alicia Grullon*, Jeremy D. Olson, Sheryl Oring, Ben Pinder, Brittany M. Powell, Kate Sopko, t.Rutt (Mary Mihelic & David Gleeson)*, Martha Wilson*, Leah Wolff.
*Public event artist
The exhibition Of the people curated by Erin Donnelly, opens at Smack Mellon on June 17 and will be on view through July 31, reflects of-the-moment political opinions shaping the 2016 presidential race in the United States. With video, drawing, photography, painting and sculpture as well as socially engaged projects and site-specific installation, the exhibition features artists selected through an open call who hail from California, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina and Ohio. Artworks included in the group show offer critical perspectives on the current electoral process while challenging notions of American democracy today.
Visit www.smackmellon.org for more information
Curated by Meta Meta Meta, LLC
April 3 - April 24, 2016
Reception: Sunday, April 3, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Kunstraum LLC, 20 Grand Ave, #509, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Participating artists: Erica Allan, Guy Ben-Ari, Tryn Collins, Kerry Downey, Hilary Doyle, Carrie Gundersdorf, Sacha Ingber, Emily Roz, Leah Wolff and Raphael Zollinger.
The Split between the Eye and the Gaze includes works by 10 New York based artists. The title for this group exhibition is borrowed from Jacques Lacan’s text of the same title from 1964, as published in The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis. Each of the works in the exhibition can be viewed through a Lacanian scope of interpretation of what Merleau-Ponty identified as a fundamental "reversibility" in vision: The body is simultaneously a subject and an object: The body is the seeing and also the seen, and even more so, it can be observed. The artists included in this exhibition explore different notions of this reversibility in vision, and its implications over our contemporary everyday experience.
For more information: kunstraumllc.com/gallery
A group exhibition curated by Beth Citron.
On view: September 29 through November 15, 2015
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 29th, 6-8pm.
Lower East Side Printshop
306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to present Alone Together guest curated by Beth Citron. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from September 29 - November 15, 2015 with a public reception on Tuesday, September 29, 6 - 8pm.
The phrase "Alone Together" alludes to two seemingly opposing themes: the particularity of alienation today in spite of urban living and technology that are meant to bring us closer, and the comforting state of being 'alone, together' with a loved one or community. The exhibition includes work encompassed by both meanings, on the one hand reflecting emptied out landscapes and an image of a television news anchor joined only by virtual companions: projections of two correspondents and her own mirror image; the second expression can be seen in two representations of mothers breastfeeding their babies and in a print depicting a flock of birds isolated in space. Taken together, the works in this exhibition comprise a partial portrait of the contradictions and evolution of contemporary life, as articulated through a range of printmaking techniques and processes.
The title is taken from a series of prints in the exhibition, and in the context of those works by So Yoon Lym it refers specifically to the changing urban landscape of the "silk city" Paterson, New Jersey, and to the CMYK printing process. The exhibition includes works by Guy Ben-Ari, Noa Charuvi, Dana Kadison, So Yoon Lym, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Felix Plaza, and Anya Zelinska.
Organized by Erik Hougen
On view: September 10 - September 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 10, 6-8pm
Preview for Press, Artists & IPCNY Members: 5-6pm
International Print Center New York
508 West 26th Street, Room 5A
New York, NY 10001
International Print Center New York (IPCNY) presents Published By The Artist, an exhibition and sale of self-published editions organized by Erik Hougen, artist and master printer based in NYC. The works will be on view at 508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor, from September 10th through September 17th, 2015. The prints have been provided by independent artists active in the world of printmaking as printers, academics, and art professionals. Proceeds of all sales to be shared equally by the artist and IPCNY to benefit its exhibitions and programming. More than one-hundred artists will be included in the exhibition. IPCNY is grateful to Mr. Hougen and the artists for their generous support of this project.
Curated by Priya Singh and Daniel Nelson
On View: September 2nd - October 22nd, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 10th, 7-9pm
Artists Walk Thru: Thursday, October 1st, 7-9pm
The Church of Saint Paul the Apostle
Corner of West 60th and Columbus (9th) Avenue
New York, NY
The exhibition is premised on the understanding that the subject of the installation, its central concept and title, the Self, is ultimately not limited, nor can it be limited by any concept that may be imposed upon it. The exhibition includes (28) artists whose work reflects or departs from this concept in ways that are open to multiple lines of approach and yet as specific to direct human experience as possible. Many artists have responded with site-specific projects that are intended to intimately engage in the content of the space at hand; others have projected their work over great distances. The sum intention is a particular mood, an atmosphere, a new-found way of looking.
Participating artists: Ibrahim Ahmed, Robert Aitchison, Zeren Badar, Guy Ben-Ari, Michael Berube, Timothy Matthew Collins & Penley Chiang, Dan Crews, Joy Curtis,Baris Gokturk, Keena Gonzalez, Peter Hoffmeister, Alessandro Keegan, Ellie Krakow, Dawoud Kringle, Christopher Lin, Kylie Lockwood, Daniel Mantilla, Buzz McCall, Lori Merhige, Willemien Mostert, McIntyre Parker, Katya Pronin, Anthony Santella, Nadia Tayeh, James Vanderberg, Nikita Vishnevskiy, Nari Ward, William Wasserman.
RBPMW SIP Fellowship Show I
An Exhibition of Recent Work
by 2014 Studio Immersion Project Fellowship Recipients
June 11 - July 5, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 11, 6 – 8 pm
Participating Artists: Guy Ben-Ari, Jared Buckhiester, and Aurélien Couput
Blackburn 20|20 Gallery
323 West 39 St., FL 5, NYC
We are delighted to welcome back our 2014 Studio Immersion Project (SIP) Fellows for a two-part summer exhibition series. Show I will feature recent work by Guy Ben-Ari, Jared Buckhiester, and Aurélien Couput.
The SIP Fellowship is a three-month intensive program designed to immerse artists in the printmaking medium. Many of our fellows have never made a print before entering the workshop. However, as artists with dedicated studio practices they bring their interests and experience in other disciplines, including painting, drawing, and sculpture, to the tradition of print, very often in surprising and unexpected ways.
One year after their fellowship at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop (RBPMW) our fellows reflect on the ways in which printmaking has continued to play a role in their broader artistic practices. In his recent work, Ben-Ari translates the political imagery of his paintings into monotypes. This process offers an immediacy and variation in mark making not possible in painting. These elements, unique to printmaking, imbue his figures and interior spaces with a ghostly and foreboding presence. Similarly, Buckheister has continued making prints. His fragmented images masterfully come together through a combination of chine collé, etching, and watercolor monotype techniques to form a series of symbolic vignettes that speak to issues of gender and otherness. Couput, who paints appropriated images from the media and contemporary culture, challenges “the notion of truth and the American Dream”. In recent work, he employs screenprinting as a means of slyly disrupting both iconic images and his painted surfaces.