September 24, 2009 to November 07, 2009
A grim faced man perches precariously on a stepladder, leaning forward as if to dive toward the floor. A pair of women dressed in the fashion of the fifties stand with their backs to us, apparently engrossed by the blank gray wall in front of them. A man in a brown suit and fedora lies curled in a near fetal position on the ground. These scenes, the creations of painter Mircea Suciu, are realized with muted colors and presented in settings devoid of detail. The titles (respectively Final Speech, The Abstract Painting and Nightmare) are as enigmatic as the images.
Grimanesa Amoros, Jarrod Beck, Heather Benjamin, Michael Bilsborough, AA Bronson, Donnie & Travis, TM Davy, Bill Durgin, Lesley Maia Horowitz, Brian Kenny, Kristian Kozul, Fabienne Lasserre, Slava Mogutin, Keren Moscovitch, Carlos Motta, Metehan Özcan.,
July 02, 2009 to September 19, 2009
“Turn On” presents works with the theme of sexuality; it questions what makes an artwork erotic and examines the sometimes-obscure line between art and pornography.
May 14, 2009 to June 29, 2009
With this new body of work, Gorzo has concocted a formula of clay and glue on paper and canvas as his focal medium. For him, the use of paper is extremely important—its’ properties possess a vulnerability, or permeability of sorts, that literally allows the surface to vibrate with feeling. Given the earthen qualities of these materials, it is no surprise that the artist often drew with mud as a child and found the Romanian landscape as an early inspiration, further pointing to his works’ direct connection to his homeland. The intensity of pigment attained through oil or watercolor coupled with the tactility of clay, coalesce in a way that could be seen as bringing sculpture to canvas or paper.
A World I Never Made
April 02, 2009 to May 11, 2009
Downs draws every day and everywhere, and he never throws any drawing away. His work acts as an exhaustive, if coded, record of his life, and each drawing he unearths conjures the precise place, time, and frame of mind he was in when he made it. For the past few years, Downs has commuted back and forth to Baltimore once a week by train to teach, and he spends the time drawing—the landscape flitting by like thoughts.
April 02, 2009 to May 11, 2009
“Strange worlds meet on the surfaces of Gheorghe Fikl’s opulent paintings. The grand and awe-inspiring kingdom of Life, of animals and nature, is set against the luxurious backdrop of lavish objects and decadent settings. In Fikl’s paintings two forms of bounty collide to produce a hybrid world in which glory, beauty, and elegance reign supreme.” —from the catalog essay by Chen Tamir
Dear Sir Or Madam
February 19, 2009 to March 30, 2009
“[Özkaya] is a provocateur, a utopianist, a kind of merry prankster in the tradition of Duchamp and the Dadaists, shuttling between the hyperbolic, the deadpan and the serious as he explores and expands the meaning of history, creativity and authenticity.” — from the catalog essay by Lilly Wei