[masked] West 25th Street Ground Floor
Rhode Island School of Design 2013 MFA Graduate Show
July 11, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 PM
David Zwirner Gallery
525 West 19th Street
Folk Devil brings together a diverse group of international artists. The exhibition’s title is a reference to sociologist Stanley Cohen’s description of the British media’s hostile reaction towards deviant youth groups in the 1960s, and embodies a deep-rooted fear of subcultures and the morally aberrant.
Opening reception: Thursday, July 11, 6 – 8 PM
hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK
529 West 20th St. 2W, New York NY
“Borderlands Crossed” by CJ Collins
The tension between form and line has been a subconscious American pre-occupation from our earliest days. C J Collins’ vibrant work dances on the edge of the precarious moment where line and mass are reconciled. Her intuitive moves, running in layers which snuggle and snag each other, form less a dance than a ritualistic walkabout of discovery. Big scale is evident no matter the dimension. Never claustrophobic, they breathe with the freedom of the open sky, the riff of a jukebox tune and the vast distance of possibility. It is a freedom which implies not Nature, but the mind’s conjectured landscape. Collins’ powerful results are squeezed from a deceptively straightforward process. Drawing from life in freely calligraphed moves, the sketches are then xeroxed onto acetate transparencies. She layers and positions one atop the other until she discovers what she wants. Picasso called it making a find. The artist uses a dominant buzz color, electronic in intensity, on which she intervenes an intuitive graphic activity. These compounded arrangements interact with her color solids. Even her blacks read as full palette! Lines race across the layered field of tangled automatic writing and the two, calligraphed and color block, form a teasing argument between hand and LCD screen glow in an otherwise formalist set up. Their humor, their reach and their insistence on gaze make them stretch-your-arms-wide works. The effect is surprising for its power and attitude. It is unrepentant, fully charged and with a take-it-or-leave-it confidence by the hand of an artist fully committed to her own path.Catherine Redmond, New York, NY
“Black: Fragrance of the Universe” by Uko Morita
The exhibition will show his ceramic sculptures using materials in natural color and his black color.
The colors work together creating a refined, elegant works with dignified atmosphere.
Uko Morita: http://ukomoritadesign.com/Uko_Morita_Design/Home.html
“I am Leaving this City” by I-Hsuen Chen
The exhibition will take the form of a rich sampling of several bodies of recent photographic work, manifesting Chen’s experience of omnipresent middleness between time and place. “CHEN, under the spell of the classic road-trip photographers Robert Frank, Stephen Shore, and Joel Stern- feld, idylls through Taiwan, but instead of finding the drama of Frank’s diverse demographics, or the wonder of Sternfeld’s American anecdotes, he discovers a society in a state of suspension. Time seems to have stopped for this island culture, and Chen focuses on the inadvertent poise of routine and the everyday.” -Allen Frame,
Opening Reception: Thursday July 11, 2013 From 6pm to 8pm
Paul Kolker Gallery
511 West 25th street
Standards and Horizons
Paul Kolker is pleased to present Standards and Horizons, an exhibition of light sculptures and paintings opening on July 11, 2013 at the artist’s Chelsea gallery. Kolker creates new works and curates this exhibition to serve as an experiment in the perception of imaginary spaces of vertical and horizontal intersecting planes. His general body of work is distinguished through the synthesis of his unique art production processes, the variety of media he uses, including reflected light, and his accomplished curatorial skills in having thus far put together thirty-nine of his own solo shows, including this one.
Pictured above is standard iterati, 2013 – leds, mirror, and mdf = 48x12x14.25 inches
Opening reception July 11th 6-8:00PM