Liv Mette Larsen and Carol Salmanson, Williamsburg Location
November 20, 2015 to January 10, 2016
The first collaborative show between the two artists with Slag Contemporary, Urban Juxtapositions is comprised of works whose subjects touch on themes of memory, fragmentation, or story through form, color, light, and a spatial dialogue between these matters. Through particular techniques of abstractions, monochrome, or light technology, the works act as hieroglyphs for the everyday.
Ben La Rocco
October 30, 2015 to December 13, 2015
Saturn’s Gates is comprised of a series of mixed media paintings on Masonite. For La Rocco, Masonite, a common utilitarian board, functions as a symbol for foundation, which he then uses as a surface to explore aspects of human consciousness through his work with color and line.
Stephen Loughman, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Geraldine O’Neill
October 16, 2015 to November 15, 2015
Stephen Loughman, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, and Geraldine O’Neill take paint as their medium though with vastly different results, each granting sophisticated articulations that span a broad range of interests. These three highly regarded artists have sought out a unique language of their own through paint, though in three very different ways.
September 11, 2015 to October 11, 2015
In Absently Yours, Romanian artist Dan Voinea has created a human menagerie of characters with unclear, diffused identities. They belong to a schizoid world of Voinea’s creation, trapped in spite of their attempts to escape death. For Voinea, these characters occupy and fill the pages of what he calls his “family album”, comprised entirely of strangers without biography, childhood, or even birth.
Avital Burg and Tina Schwarz
July 10, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Slag Gallery is pleased to present Fancy Seeing You, a collection of works by Avital Burg, and Involuntary Voyeurs, by Cologne-based artist Tina Schwarz. Both artists create an overlap between fantasy and the actual world, and exhibit an interest in the ambiguities of memory and daydreaming, along with the relationship of an individual to the past.
June 04, 2015 to July 05, 2015
In Starlings over Yellowstone, at Slag Contemporary, Hartmut Stockter will present a number of his naturalist-inspired “day trip” contraptions and zoological sculptures. A German living in Denmark, Stockter is no less curious about the American landscape, and some of the work presented has been inspired in part by peculiar, forgotten tales such as that of the starlings, which proved fodder for his life-size bird sculptures made from discarded materials. This is not Stockter’s first appearance in New York, as he has previously made a name for himself in Brooklyn with his quixotic, pseudo-scientific sculpture works; most notably an installation on Governor’s Island in 2008 (In Site, Portable Rat-Converter) and a collaborative, floating installation on the Gowanus Canal (Gowanus
Tirtzah Bassel and Dumitru Gorzo
April 24, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Slag Gallery is pleased to present RITES, an exhibition featuring the latest works of Brooklyn-based artists Tirtzah Bassel and Dumitru Gorzo.
Ben Godward and Catalin Moldoveanu
March 20, 2015 to April 20, 2015
Both artists are currently investigating color and form, using distinct styles to create process-oriented, intuitive works. Godward utilizes plastic, rubber, found objects, urethane foam, and occasionally of nail polish to form contemporary monuments of toxic excess. Moldoveanu, for his part, toys with a variety of painting methods in a thickly layered, yet spontaneous take on abstract expressionism without the machismo.
February 13, 2015 to March 13, 2015
Tim Kent charts the architecture of dreamscapes in “A World After Its Own Image”, a solo show featuring his latest paintings. Kent takes a draftsman’s eye to his energetic abstractions, using the visual language of buildings—elevation lines, orthographic projections, and elements such as stairs, doors, and windows—to inject order into disordered spaces. Challenging hierarchies of perspectives, Kent’s works encourage viewers to reconsider the dialectical relationship between artist and viewer, between imaginary and tangible places, and between abstraction and formalism.
Johee Kim and Kate Minford
January 09, 2015 to February 08, 2015
Minford’s works exist within themes of female identity and the (dis)junction of craftsmanship and fine art, while Johee Kim investigates intimacy, tension, and mortality through an exploration of video, photography and sculpture. Being Becomes focuses on the nature, possibility and value of the at-times gendered, “female” materials the artists use, while straddling the line between sculpture, craft and painting.