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Rock Paper Scissors
September 18, 2017 - October 13, 2017
One Liberty Plaza, New York

Rock Paper Scissors not only refers to the popular game enjoyed by children and adults the world over, but also to three fundamental materials and techniques in the making of visual art. Since ancient times, stone has been a ubiquitous material in sculpture. Ever since paper has existed, artists have used its flexible nature to make everything from drawings to three-dimensional structures. Cutting, folding and attaching various materials together to create collage is a timeless technique employed by artists through the centuries. The six contemporary artists in Rock Paper Scissors utilize aspects of all three materials and methods creating works of beauty and surprise.  Though they differ in practice and approach, these artists reveal interconnectivity to each other through the materials they prize. ” Tom Kotik, curator

Rock Paper Scissors features new work by Noriko Ambe, Josh Dorman, Jim Osman, Steve Pauley, Claudia Pena, and Jen Schwarting. The exhibition is the fifth commissioned pedestal project. Previous themes were Fluid (2013), Bright (2014), SYNC (2015), and Urbanscapes (2016).

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Noriko Ambe was born in Saitama, Japan in 1967, gained a BFA in oil painting from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, and now lives and works in New York.

Ambe creates elegantly-flowing elaborate three-dimensional forms that tug at viewers’ senses, as can be seen in her cutting project works that involve cutting by hand into hundreds of sheets of paper one by one, and stacking them so that the minute graduations of height introduced by each out sheet produce geological strata. In 2011, she became an AICA Award winner when AICA-USA selected her for second place in the Best Show in a Commercial Gallery Nationally category. She was also a finalist for the Nissan Art Award 2013.

Recent solo exhibitions include “Satellite View” Lora Reynolds Gallery (2015), “Cutting without an Outline” Castelli Gallery (2013), “Inner Water” Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University (2012), “キル – Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project” The FLAG Art Foundation, 2010. Her works are included in many collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Josh Dorman was born in Baltimore, 1966. He lives and works in New York City. His work is represented by Ryan Lee Gallery in New York City, Koplin Del Rio in Seattle, and John Martin Gallery in London. In 2009, he received a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts and he has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Millay Colony and Art Omi. His work is in many museum and private collections across the country and has been reviewed in ArtNews, Art in America, LA Times, Modern Painters, ArtForum, and The New Yorker, and has been the subject of essays by acclaimed authors Paul Auster and Nam Le. From 2009 to 2014, Dorman created seven animated short films to accompany Anna Clyne’s The Violin, (DVD available on VMA Records). To see more of his work, go to www.joshdorman.net

Jim Osman was born in New York City. He received his BA & MFA from Queens College (CUNY) in Flushing, NY where he studied with Tom Doyle, Mary Miss and Lawrence fane. He has had solo exhibitions at Lesley Heller Workspace, Long Island University’s Kumbal Gallery and Dartmouth College. His work has been included in group shows at Metaphor Gallery NYC, Brooklyn Museum, and University of Texas at San Antonio. He teaches courses in three-dimensional design, sculpture and public art classes at Parsons School of Design. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Steve Pauley lives and works in Brooklyn NY. Originally from North Carolina, he received his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. As a sculptor, he has made thousands of tombstones for his community. As an apprentice, he learned to engrave photo-realistic portraits, which is a process where he uses a diamond tipped pencil (or scribe) to lightly scratch the surface of the stone. He also learned to sandblast, which involves forcing sand at high air pressure through hand-cut stencils, effectively carving away the stones surface. He carried these skill sets, as well as his photographic experience as a teacher at West Virginia State University (WVSU), into his own unique art making practice.

Claudia Peña Salinas was born in 1975 in Montemorelos, Mexico and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Hunter College in New York. Peña Salinas has exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, and project spaces such as Embajada (Puerto Rico), Curro (Mexico), as well as Present Company, Forever & TOday, Momenta, Underdonk, TSA, Helper, Queens Museum, and El Museo del Barrio -all in New York. Recent residencies and awards include: Lower Manhattan City Council, Process Space (New York), and SOMA (Mexico. She is also a recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship (2007).

Jen Schwarting is an artist and writer born in Bronx, NY, living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She received an MFA in sculpture from CalArts and a BFA in painting from Cornell University. She has shown her work at galleries and museums in New York including the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Islip Art Museum, Smack Mellon, Present Company, TSA, Regina Rex, as well as galleries in Los Angeles and abroad. An interview featuring her most recent painting series was published in Art:21 and her work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, L Magazine and the New York Times. Schwarting teaches studio art at Pace University in lower Manhattan.

 

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Tom Kotik is an artist, curator and musician based in Brooklyn, New York.  Since the 1996 Tom has exhibited his work nationally and internationally including solo shows at Lesley Heller Workspace in 2015 and 2011, as well as solo exhibitions at the Juan Miro Foundation in Barcelona (2010) and Kostka Gallery Prague (2014).  He has exhibited his work at many diverse venues such as Socrates Sculpture Park (2000), Meet Factory Prague (2013), Field Projects (2014) and the Miami Museum of Science (2004).  Since 2013 Tom has been a curator at large for Arts Brookfield, organizing various exhibitions for their spaces in New York and Los Angeles including Construct; an installation by David Baskin (2015), American Soil; an installation by Josh Dorman (2015) and Bright!, a group show exhibited in both New York and LA (2014).  Tom has also curated exhibitions for Lesley Heller Workspace (2012), Long Island University (2011), and Five Myles (2003).  In addition to his artistic activities, Tom is an avid musician who has recorded and performed with many bands over the years including Stresovicka Kramle (Prague), Sportsman’s Paradise, Mighty High and Jonny Chan and the New Dynasty  Six (all NYC).  He recently returned from Prague where he recorded a forthcoming album with Stresovicka Kramle to be released in 2016.

Tom Kotik received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Hunter College in 2004 and his Bachelors Degree from New York University in 1993.  He has been a resident artist at Art OMI (2001), Yaddo (2006), LMCC Workspace Program (2005), and the Bronx Museum AIM Program (2005).

Snoopy & Belle in Fashion
September 7, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Brookfield Place New York, New York

Just in time for New York Fashion Week, style icons Snoopy and his sister Belle are featured in this exhibition of couture creations crafted exclusively for the beloved beagles from the Peanuts comic strip by the world’s foremost designers.

Past designers include:
Anna Sui, Betsey Johnson, Bibhu Mohapatra, Calvin Klein Collection, Children of our Town, Christian Siriano, Colleen Atwood, Costello Tagliapietra, Cristiano Burani, DSquared2, Diane Von Furstenberg, DKNY by Donna Karan, Dries Van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Edwin Oudshoorn, Isaac Mizrahi, Isabel Marant, J. Mendel, Jenna Dewan Tatum x Danskin, Kaviar Gauche, Kenneth Cole, Le Mont St Michel, Le Snob, Lisa Perry, MAC Cosmetics, Macario Jimenez, Marta Larsson, Opening Ceremony, Philip Treacy, Rachel Zoe, Rodarte, Royal Asscher x Pluma, Swarovski, Tracy Reese, Trussardi, Venera Arapu, VPL by Victoria Bartlett, and Zac Posen


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ponsored in part by Arts Brookfield

Rock Paper Scissors
August 14, 2017 - September 15, 2017
300 Madison, New York

Rock Paper Scissors not only refers to the popular game enjoyed by children and adults the world over, but also to three fundamental materials and techniques in the making of visual art. Since ancient times, stone has been a ubiquitous material in sculpture. Ever since paper has existed, artists have used its flexible nature to make everything from drawings to three-dimensional structures. Cutting, folding and attaching various materials together to create collage is a timeless technique employed by artists through the centuries. The six contemporary artists in Rock Paper Scissors utilize aspects of all three materials and methods creating works of beauty and surprise.  Though they differ in practice and approach, these artists reveal interconnectivity to each other through the materials they prize. ” Tom Kotik, curator

Rock Paper Scissors features new work by Noriko Ambe, Josh Dorman, Jim Osman, Steve Pauley, Claudia Pena, and Jen Schwarting. The exhibition is the fifth commissioned pedestal project. Previous themes were Fluid (2013), Bright (2014), SYNC (2015), and Urbanscapes (2016).

 

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE:

August 14 – September 15

300 Madison Avenue

 

September 18 – October 13

One Liberty Plaza

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Noriko Ambe was born in Saitama, Japan in 1967, gained a BFA in oil painting from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, and now lives and works in New York.

Ambe creates elegantly-flowing elaborate three-dimensional forms that tug at viewers’ senses, as can be seen in her cutting project works that involve cutting by hand into hundreds of sheets of paper one by one, and stacking them so that the minute graduations of height introduced by each out sheet produce geological strata. In 2011, she became an AICA Award winner when AICA-USA selected her for second place in the Best Show in a Commercial Gallery Nationally category. She was also a finalist for the Nissan Art Award 2013.

Recent solo exhibitions include “Satellite View” Lora Reynolds Gallery (2015), “Cutting without an Outline” Castelli Gallery (2013), “Inner Water” Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University (2012), “キル – Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project” The FLAG Art Foundation, 2010. Her works are included in many collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Josh Dorman was born in Baltimore, 1966. He lives and works in New York City. His work is represented by Ryan Lee Gallery in New York City, Koplin Del Rio in Seattle, and John Martin Gallery in London. In 2009, he received a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts and he has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Millay Colony and Art Omi. His work is in many museum and private collections across the country and has been reviewed in ArtNews, Art in America, LA Times, Modern Painters, ArtForum, and The New Yorker, and has been the subject of essays by acclaimed authors Paul Auster and Nam Le. From 2009 to 2014, Dorman created seven animated short films to accompany Anna Clyne’s The Violin, (DVD available on VMA Records). To see more of his work, go to www.joshdorman.net

Jim Osman was born in New York City. He received his BA & MFA from Queens College (CUNY) in Flushing, NY where he studied with Tom Doyle, Mary Miss and Lawrence fane. He has had solo exhibitions at Lesley Heller Workspace, Long Island University’s Kumbal Gallery and Dartmouth College. His work has been included in group shows at Metaphor Gallery NYC, Brooklyn Museum, and University of Texas at San Antonio. He teaches courses in three-dimensional design, sculpture and public art classes at Parsons School of Design. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Steve Pauley lives and works in Brooklyn NY. Originally from North Carolina, he received his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. As a sculptor, he has made thousands of tombstones for his community. As an apprentice, he learned to engrave photo-realistic portraits, which is a process where he uses a diamond tipped pencil (or scribe) to lightly scratch the surface of the stone. He also learned to sandblast, which involves forcing sand at high air pressure through hand-cut stencils, effectively carving away the stones surface. He carried these skill sets, as well as his photographic experience as a teacher at West Virginia State University (WVSU), into his own unique art making practice.

Claudia Peña Salinas was born in 1975 in Montemorelos, Mexico and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Hunter College in New York. Peña Salinas has exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, and project spaces such as Embajada (Puerto Rico), Curro (Mexico), as well as Present Company, Forever & TOday, Momenta, Underdonk, TSA, Helper, Queens Museum, and El Museo del Barrio -all in New York. Recent residencies and awards include: Lower Manhattan City Council, Process Space (New York), and SOMA (Mexico. She is also a recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship (2007).

Jen Schwarting is an artist and writer born in Bronx, NY, living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She received an MFA in sculpture from CalArts and a BFA in painting from Cornell University. She has shown her work at galleries and museums in New York including the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Islip Art Museum, Smack Mellon, Present Company, TSA, Regina Rex, as well as galleries in Los Angeles and abroad. An interview featuring her most recent painting series was published in Art:21 and her work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, L Magazine and the New York Times. Schwarting teaches studio art at Pace University in lower Manhattan.

 

ABOUT TOM KOTIK

Tom Kotik is an artist, curator and musician based in Brooklyn, New York.  Since the 1996 Tom has exhibited his work nationally and internationally including solo shows at Lesley Heller Workspace in 2015 and 2011, as well as solo exhibitions at the Juan Miro Foundation in Barcelona (2010) and Kostka Gallery Prague (2014).  He has exhibited his work at many diverse venues such as Socrates Sculpture Park (2000), Meet Factory Prague (2013), Field Projects (2014) and the Miami Museum of Science (2004).  Since 2013 Tom has been a curator at large for Arts Brookfield, organizing various exhibitions for their spaces in New York and Los Angeles including Construct; an installation by David Baskin (2015), American Soil; an installation by Josh Dorman (2015) and Bright!, a group show exhibited in both New York and LA (2014).  Tom has also curated exhibitions for Lesley Heller Workspace (2012), Long Island University (2011), and Five Myles (2003).  In addition to his artistic activities, Tom is an avid musician who has recorded and performed with many bands over the years including Stresovicka Kramle (Prague), Sportsman’s Paradise, Mighty High and Jonny Chan and the New Dynasty  Six (all NYC).  He recently returned from Prague where he recorded a forthcoming album with Stresovicka Kramle to be released in 2016.

Tom Kotik received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Hunter College in 2004 and his Bachelors Degree from New York University in 1993.  He has been a resident artist at Art OMI (2001), Yaddo (2006), LMCC Workspace Program (2005), and the Bronx Museum AIM Program (2005).

dOGUMENTA
August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Brookfield Place New York, New York

America’s first art exhibition for dogs, dOGUMENTA, opens at Brookfield Place New York this August! Not by or about dogs, dOGUMENTA is a curated art show for dogs. The exhibition is the first in America to ask artists to address the canine community’s concerns, interests and worldview and to make artwork catering to a four-legged sensibility.

The concept for dOGUMENTA was born during art critic Jessica Dawson’s New York gallery walks with her rescue dog, Rocky. It was clear that Rocky saw art differently than humans, ignoring New York Times reviews and artist resumes and engaging directly with the work. Dawson realized that Rocky had something to teach human art lovers, and that he and his friends deserved an exhibition of art all their own. dOGUMENTA offers an unprecedented opportunity for the creative community to engage with a new breed of art lover and to consider its new points of view.

dOGUMENTA’s curatorial team is commissioning ten new artworks by established and emerging New York City artists. Artworks will align with the artists’ established practice and also take into account canine experience and perception. 4-legged exhibition-goers will encounter work in a range of media that address formal, conceptual and experiential elements such as color, sound, scent and touch.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Eleanna Anagnos

Graham Caldwell

Kathryn Cornelius

Merav Ezer

Eric Hibit

Margarita Korol

Tibi Tibi Neuspiel

Noah Scalin

Dana Sherwood

Paul Vinet

A radical, pioneering exhibition, dOGUMENTA takes its name from Documenta, the major art survey that takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. Considered the gold standard of exhibitions of contemporary art, Documenta, like dOGUMENTA, is energizing, exciting and unexpected.

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ABOUT THE dOGUMENTA CURATORIAL TEAM

An NYC-based art critic, reporter and professor of art history, Jessica Dawson has written for national and international publications including the Wall Street Journal, Art in America and the Washington Post. She was a UCLA visiting professor from 2010-2014 and is currently at work on a memoir.

A creative development consultant and partner at Another Limited Rebellion an Art & Innovation Studio, Mica Scalin is the author of “Creative Sprint: Six 30-Day Challenges to Jump Start Your Creativity” (2017). She has worked with NBC Universal, Showtime Networks, CBS, GE, Altria and Capital One.

A Chelsea, NYC-based Morkie, Rocky has been sniffing out New York City’s best art since 2013.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

ELEANNA ANAGNOS (b. 1980, Evanston, IL) is a New York-based artist. Her work explores the nature of human perception and our awareness of space and consciousness. Eleanna has exhibited in the US and abroad at: The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City; The National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, IL; South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN; 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany, among others. She has received awards from Yaddo; BAU Institute; The Anderson Ranch, The Atlantic Center for the Arts and The Joan Mitchell Foundation. She earned her MFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art (2005) and a BA with honors and distinction from Kenyon College with a concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies (2002). Eleanna is a Director at Ortega y Gasset Projects, an artist-run gallery and curatorial collective located in Brooklyn, NY. Her most recent curatorial project, debuting the work of Monica Palma, Wish Me Good Luck, was reviewed in the February issue of Art in America. Recently, a profile discussing Eleanna’s practice was published in The Coastal Post.

GRAHAM CALDWELL was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1973. He grew up in Washington DC and received a BFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998. Graham Caldwell has had solo shows at Martos Gallery in New York; G Fine Art, The Millennium Arts Center, and Addison Ripley Fine Art in Washington DC; Bank in Los Angeles; Luis de Jesus Seminal Projects in San Diego; and Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum in Santa Barbara, CA. Collections include: Hall Wines, Tiffany’s (Prague), Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Certus Bank, Arlington County, VA Public Art Permanent Collection, ART in Embassies, U.S. Department of State, Permanent Acquisition for US Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia and Kyiv, Ukraine. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

KATHRYN CORNELIUS is a Brooklyn-based artist, healer, and consultant that integrates body, spirit, and mind in her work. As an interdisciplinary artist, her practice combines performance, video, installation, photography, writing, sound, social media, and sculpture. Cornelius has exhibited and performed nationally — in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC — and internationally — in Hereford, Berlin, Frankfurt, Barcelona, and Naples. She studied performance art with Hayley Newman at The Tate Modern and has participated in public performances with Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Tania Bruguera, and Marina Abramović. At the Mildred’s Lane artist residency program, she collaborated with artists Mark Dion and Robert Williams, alongside other residency fellows, to produce “An Ordinall of Alchimy,” exhibited at Cabinet Magazine (Brooklyn, NY) and The Slought Foundation (Philadelphia, PA). Cornelius served on the Phillips Collection Contemporaries Board from 2001-2005 and served as the Chair of the Education Subcommittee. She was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Arlington Arts Center from 2008 – 2012. Cornelius was a New Media faculty member in the Fine Art & Art History Department at George Washington University, and taught Contemporary Culture in the Art History Department at the Corcoran College of Art & Design. She is available for individual consultations outside of the white cube.

MERAV EZER is an Israeli-born sculptor and video artist, who has been living in Brooklyn since 2002. Ezer holds a BFA from Hamidrasha College and MFA from SUNY Purchase. She participated in exhibitions both internationally and in New York City. Her work has been displayed at the Andy Warhol Factory, the Cypress Video Art Festival, The Abington Arts center, among other venues. In 2007 Ezer was selected to Smack Mellon Hot Picks and also won the Finishing Funds award for her video ‘Air Condition’. Her work received favorable reviews in periodicals such as Sculpture Magazine, Journal of International Women’s Studies, and World Sculpture News. In 2016 Ezer produced and published together with her husband the artist Adi Shniderman their first printed magazine called ‘Royal Flush’ as part of their collective ‘A Couple of Artists’ in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

ERIC HIBIT (born Rochester, NY 1976) lives and works in New York. He attended the Corcoran College of Art + Design (BFA,1998) and Yale University School of Art (MFA, 2003). In New York, he has exhibited at Max Protetch Gallery, Anna Kustera Gallery, C24 Gallery, Zurcher Studio, Field Projects, TSA Gallery, and Ortega y Gasset Projects. He has exhibited nationally at Curator’s Office in Washington, DC, Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, MA, The Cape Cod Museum of Art, The University of Vermont, and internationally in Giverny, France and Paris, France. His work has been reviewed in the Village Voice and the Washington Post. Hibit has taught studio art at Tyler School of Art, Hunter College, NYU, and Cooper Union. In 2014, he joined the artist-run curatorial collective Ortega y Gasset Projects.

MARGARITA KOROL began exhibiting in New York in 2011 when she launched the “Transparency Project” at the KGB Bar to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl. In 2012, the publication of her book “Spoils of War: Ode to a Refusenik Mother” led to a solo show during New York’s Russian Heritage Month at The National Arts Club as well as a City of New York Citation of Worth for art, design, and writing. A native of Chicago, Korol was named that city’s Best New Visual Artist in 2013. She has shown her “Immigrating City” installation at Chicago’s Ravenswood Tap gallery and her “Die, Mauer” installation at Harper College’s 20th anniversary commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Korol’s work is held in private and public collections including the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center Chicago and Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Cultural Center New York. She has been Artist in Residence at Intel’s Maker Education Initiative and currently applies her MFA in Design for Social Innovation (School of Visual Arts) and BS in Anthropology (Loyola University Chicago) to her work as founding studio manager of AdaptLab Productions, a video production house supporting the careers and works of filmmakers with learning differences. She lives and works in Washington Heights, NYC, with her Jack Russell terrier Squirt Lion Patelito.

TIBI TIBI NEUSPIEL works in a diverse range of media including performance and video, but is perhaps best known for his wryly humorous sculptures. His practice frequently involves the construction of logical and humorous structures, which are subverted in order to create doubt. Neuspiel’s projects intend to better our understanding of troubling aspects of contemporary life. Questions that he has recently addressed include: Do dogs like art? How can you survive a school shooting? What will our progeny make of our search histories? While pursuing these inquiries through art-making may not resolve any of these issues, they create a space in which further thought can occur. He has exhibited his work at institutions and art fairs throughout the Americas, Europe, and Japan, including at The Art Gallery of Ontario, MOMA PS1, Art Basel, and Tokyo Wonder Site. His work has been featured extensively in print and television including in the Chicago Tribune, Vice Magazine, and The New York Post, as well as screenings of his video works on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Neuspiel has been granted numerous awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, as well as recognition at the National Magazine Awards. He holds a BFA in Sculpture/Installation from OCAD University in Toronto, and an MFA from New York University.

NOAH SCALIN is the first artist-in-residence at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business. He is creator of the Webby Award-winning project Skull-A-Day and the collaborative science fiction universe & performance art project League of Space Pirates. His fine art has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Mütter Museum and Krause Gallery in NYC. His work has been featured in dozens of publications including Fast Company, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, Beautiful/Decay, USA Today, The Telegraph, and the New York Times. Noah co-runs Another Limited Rebellion an art & innovation consulting firm and is a sought-after public speaker on creativity. He is the author and co-author of six books, including most recently “Creative Sprint: Six 30-Day Challenges to Jumpstart Your Creativity.”

DANA SHERWOOD (b. 1977, New York) is a New York based artist whose work lies in the boundary-lines of the domestic and the wild, and interrogates the semiotics of desire and melancholia present at the intersection of the two worlds. The complexity of interpretation lies in the use of non-traditional materials and unconventional methodologies, which can sometimes involve organic materials and elaborate confectionery as well as interventions by animals. Since receiving a BFA from the University of Maine in 2004 Sherwood has exhibited her work at Marianne Boesky Gallery, Mixed Greens Gallery, Socrates Sculpture Park, Flux Factory, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, the Biennial of Western NY, Mass MoCA, dOCUMENTA 13 and Prospect 2 New Orleans, among others. Sherwood’s most recent solo exhibitions were at Denny Gallery (New York, 2016), and Nagel-Draxler Reisbureau Galerie (Cologne, Germany, 2015). Her work has been featured or reviewed in publications including The New York Times, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, Art F City, and the Miami Rail. Sherwood has received several prestigious residencies including Swing Space by LMCC and OMI International Arts Center. In New York she is represented by Denny Gallery. She currently lives in Washington Heights, NYC, with her husband and frequent collaborator, Mark Dion.

PAUL VINET is a French-born artist who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He explores how we read images, how we worship them and how they shape our identity by using an unusual technique of painting or gold leaf on photographs. He completed his education in Paris where he earned two bachelor’s degrees, one in graphic design and photography from Academie Charpentier and one in Art History from Ecole du Louvre with a major in contemporary art and a master’s degree in Museum Studies also completed at the Louvre. He has had solo exhibitions in galleries in Paris, Brussels, New York and Washington, DC, and in Museum Arthur Batut in Labruguiere, France. In 2005, he was represented by Senior and Shopmaker Gallery, New York. In 2008, he did a large public art commission in Washington DC. In 2015, he had an exhibition at Hamburg Kennedy Photographs in New York. He is in the public collections of the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music in Paris and the Arthur Batut Museum, France.

Rock Paper Scissors
July 17, 2017 - August 11, 2017
Grace Building, New York

Rock Paper Scissors not only refers to the popular game enjoyed by children and adults the world over, but also to three fundamental materials and techniques in the making of visual art. Since ancient times, stone has been a ubiquitous material in sculpture. Ever since paper has existed, artists have used its flexible nature to make everything from drawings to three-dimensional structures. Cutting, folding and attaching various materials together to create collage is a timeless technique employed by artists through the centuries. The six contemporary artists in Rock Paper Scissors utilize aspects of all three materials and methods creating works of beauty and surprise.  Though they differ in practice and approach, these artists reveal interconnectivity to each other through the materials they prize. ” Tom Kotik, curator

Rock Paper Scissors features new work by Noriko Ambe, Josh Dorman, Jim Osman, Steve Pauley, Claudia Pena, and Jen Schwarting. The exhibition is the fifth commissioned pedestal project. Previous themes were Fluid (2013), Bright (2014), SYNC (2015), and Urbanscapes (2016).

 

OPENING RECEPTION: 

July 20 | 6 PM – 8 PM

Grace Building Lobby

 

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE:

July 17 – August 11

Grace Building

 

August 14 – September 15

300 Madison Avenue

 

September 18 – October 13

One Liberty Plaza

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Noriko Ambe was born in Saitama, Japan in 1967, gained a BFA in oil painting from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, and now lives and works in New York.

Ambe creates elegantly-flowing elaborate three-dimensional forms that tug at viewers’ senses, as can be seen in her cutting project works that involve cutting by hand into hundreds of sheets of paper one by one, and stacking them so that the minute graduations of height introduced by each out sheet produce geological strata. In 2011, she became an AICA Award winner when AICA-USA selected her for second place in the Best Show in a Commercial Gallery Nationally category. She was also a finalist for the Nissan Art Award 2013.

Recent solo exhibitions include “Satellite View” Lora Reynolds Gallery (2015), “Cutting without an Outline” Castelli Gallery (2013), “Inner Water” Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University (2012), “キル – Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project” The FLAG Art Foundation, 2010. Her works are included in many collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Josh Dorman was born in Baltimore, 1966. He lives and works in New York City. His work is represented by Ryan Lee Gallery in New York City, Koplin Del Rio in Seattle, and John Martin Gallery in London. In 2009, he received a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts and he has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Millay Colony and Art Omi. His work is in many museum and private collections across the country and has been reviewed in ArtNews, Art in America, LA Times, Modern Painters, ArtForum, and The New Yorker, and has been the subject of essays by acclaimed authors Paul Auster and Nam Le. From 2009 to 2014, Dorman created seven animated short films to accompany Anna Clyne’s The Violin, (DVD available on VMA Records). To see more of his work, go to www.joshdorman.net

Jim Osman was born in New York City. He received his BA & MFA from Queens College (CUNY) in Flushing, NY where he studied with Tom Doyle, Mary Miss and Lawrence fane. He has had solo exhibitions at Lesley Heller Workspace, Long Island University’s Kumbal Gallery and Dartmouth College. His work has been included in group shows at Metaphor Gallery NYC, Brooklyn Museum, and University of Texas at San Antonio. He teaches courses in three-dimensional design, sculpture and public art classes at Parsons School of Design. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Steve Pauley lives and works in Brooklyn NY. Originally from North Carolina, he received his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. As a sculptor, he has made thousands of tombstones for his community. As an apprentice, he learned to engrave photo-realistic portraits, which is a process where he uses a diamond tipped pencil (or scribe) to lightly scratch the surface of the stone. He also learned to sandblast, which involves forcing sand at high air pressure through hand-cut stencils, effectively carving away the stones surface. He carried these skill sets, as well as his photographic experience as a teacher at West Virginia State University (WVSU), into his own unique art making practice.

Claudia Peña Salinas was born in 1975 in Montemorelos, Mexico and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Hunter College in New York. Peña Salinas has exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, and project spaces such as Embajada (Puerto Rico), Curro (Mexico), as well as Present Company, Forever & TOday, Momenta, Underdonk, TSA, Helper, Queens Museum, and El Museo del Barrio -all in New York. Recent residencies and awards include: Lower Manhattan City Council, Process Space (New York), and SOMA (Mexico. She is also a recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship (2007).

Jen Schwarting is an artist and writer born in Bronx, NY, living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She received an MFA in sculpture from CalArts and a BFA in painting from Cornell University. She has shown her work at galleries and museums in New York including the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Islip Art Museum, Smack Mellon, Present Company, TSA, Regina Rex, as well as galleries in Los Angeles and abroad. An interview featuring her most recent painting series was published in Art:21 and her work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, L Magazine and the New York Times. Schwarting teaches studio art at Pace University in lower Manhattan.

 

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Tom Kotik is an artist, curator and musician based in Brooklyn, New York.  Since the 1996 Tom has exhibited his work nationally and internationally including solo shows at Lesley Heller Workspace in 2015 and 2011, as well as solo exhibitions at the Juan Miro Foundation in Barcelona (2010) and Kostka Gallery Prague (2014).  He has exhibited his work at many diverse venues such as Socrates Sculpture Park (2000), Meet Factory Prague (2013), Field Projects (2014) and the Miami Museum of Science (2004).  Since 2013 Tom has been a curator at large for Arts Brookfield, organizing various exhibitions for their spaces in New York and Los Angeles including Construct; an installation by David Baskin (2015), American Soil; an installation by Josh Dorman (2015) and Bright!, a group show exhibited in both New York and LA (2014).  Tom has also curated exhibitions for Lesley Heller Workspace (2012), Long Island University (2011), and Five Myles (2003).  In addition to his artistic activities, Tom is an avid musician who has recorded and performed with many bands over the years including Stresovicka Kramle (Prague), Sportsman’s Paradise, Mighty High and Jonny Chan and the New Dynasty  Six (all NYC).  He recently returned from Prague where he recorded a forthcoming album with Stresovicka Kramle to be released in 2016.

Tom Kotik received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Hunter College in 2004 and his Bachelors Degree from New York University in 1993.  He has been a resident artist at Art OMI (2001), Yaddo (2006), LMCC Workspace Program (2005), and the Bronx Museum AIM Program (2005).

VICARIOUS TRAVEL
June 29, 2017 - August 17, 2017
Republic Plaza, Denver

Travel vicariously through the magical creativity of artwork featuring places real and imagined. From landscapes and cityscapes,  to glimpses into outer-space and to places of dreams, Vicarious Travel  features artwork by 25 emerging and seasoned Front Range artists that represent a variety of media, styles and dimensions. The exhibition is curated by Andra Archer.

 

OPENING RECEPTION (Free and open to the public)

Thursday, June 29 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS for Vicarious Travel

Evan Anderman

Christopher Brown

Terry Decker

Lanny DeVuono

Gifford Ewing

Jerry Johnson

Sandra Kaplan

Bryan Leister

Dana McGrath

Jennifer Nehrbass

Martha Pinkard

Laura Phelps Rogers

Ron Ruscio

Ashley Eliza Williams

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS for The Armchair Traveler

Mark Friday

Owen Gordon

Deborah Jang

Bill Nelson

George Peters

Melanie Walker

Mural: Georges Loewenguth, Andra Archer, Karel Moyer, Samantha Weston

 

 

50@150 Art Tours
June 20, 2017 - July 6, 2017
First Canadian Place, Toronto

Join artist and co-creator of 50@150, Alex Park for free guided tours of the exhibition. Alex will share hidden references and clues embedded in many of the art pieces.

Canada’s evolving history is filled with rich stories of heroes, heroines and heartbreakers. Join the 50 @ 150 exhibition tour and find out, first hand, about the hidden stories behind the creation of these unique visual treatments of Canada’s great leaders.

Alex will share hidden references and clues embedded in many of the pieces, the process of choosing the 50 personalities and the nature of the creative collaboration between Calgary artists Paul Scott Birnie and Alex Park.

And to challenge the viewer, we’ll discuss the unique curatorial approach of “dynamic pairings” used to generate discussion, insight and understanding of the nature of leadership and nation building.

You’ll come away with a greater appreciation of the strength, resiliency and creativity of our nation as seen through the inspiring lives of these 50 remarkable Canadians.

Throughout the exhibition join artist and co-creator Alex Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays for an art tour.

50@150 Exhibition: A Moment in Time – A Time to Imagine
June 19, 2017 - July 7, 2017
First Canadian Place, Toronto

Come celebrate the heroes, heroines and heartbreakers who helped build Canada over the past 100 years. 50 lives lived with courage, passion and determination.

In 2017 Canada celebrates its 150th Anniversary as a Nation. The 50@150 exhibition features 50 Canadians who have built Canada through their ingenuity, risk-taking and will-power. They are not without controversy or failure, but they do provide us with remarkable stories and examples of great leadership and nation building.

Come and celebrate excellence and pride in what we have become – a nation envied around the world for our ingenuity, tolerance, our natural beauty and creativity.

All-Day Breakfast Exhibition
June 12, 2017 - July 21, 2017
First Canadian Place, Toronto

We all love Breakfast! And at Katzman they love contemporary art. In light of all-day breakfast being the new norm, we thought, lets put together a millennial group exhibition that questions the paradigms of modern society and responds with art that is creating a new mythology. Why? Because time no longer has meaning!
Join us at the FCP Gallery to enjoy tasty selections from our new art menu of the top six millennial artists to collect – with selections from Broadbent Sisters, James Gardner, Meryl McMaster, Tian Xiaolei, Yi Xin Tong, and and VSVSVS.

La Mer Wave Walk in Support of Project 0
New Wave by Jules L'Atlas
May 22, 2017 - June 20, 2017
Brookfield Place New York, New York

Project 0, in partnership with La Mer, brings together 50 of the world’s most influential artists and culture-makers to create unique works of art. Displayed throughout New York City, the La Mer Wave Walk uses art to inspire people to connect with the beauty of our ocean and the need to protect it. At the end of the city-wide exhibition, the sculptures will be auctioned off to benefit the La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund for Project 0 to help support the restoration and protection of Marine Protected Areas worldwide.

 

Arts Brookfield is proud to participate in La Mer Wave Walk by hosting Jules L’Atlas’ sculpture, New Wave, at 225 Liberty in Brookfield Place.

 

ABOUT JULES L’ATLAS

French artist, Jules Dedet Granel, aka L’Atlas, is a major figure and internationally renowned street artist. He is known for his painted facades and for his monumental performances carried out directly on the ground on historical sites in cities, like with the immense compass commissioned by the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 2008, or at the Place du Capitole in 2012, in partnership with the city of Toulouse. These performances are captured frame by frame by the artist in video recordings.

Born in 1978, L’Atlas found in his research around writing the starting point for his work in the fine and pictorial arts. He studied calligraphy in different countries and cultures, in this way creating his own original fonts. He was particularly interested in the idea of creating a universal pictorial language, a balance between form and letter, between act and intent; a game with endless variations, drawing near and diverging from optical art and the abstract and geometric art movements. In the 90s, he took radical action in the public sphere, making a name for himself in the field of graffiti; as of 2000, he developed studio work and exhibited his works in contemporary urban art galleries.

He has also collaborated with brands such as Perrier whose mythical bottles he adorned with “Poptic’art,” a movement mixing optical and pop art that he is considered to have coined; and Agnès b, adding his touch to the clothes of the designer, one of his most loyal collectors. Today he is an artist whose rigorous work justifies the success he has met with collectors, the public and institutions.

Threshold
Monumental photography by Gifford Ewing
May 18, 2017 - July 28, 2017
1801 California, Denver

“As the trends and movements in photography sway toward alternative techniques and digital imagery, my work captures the purity and natural beauty of the landscape on more traditional black and white or color film. I like to think that my photography displays the ‘artistic forms created by a landscape’ – the texture of the land and the tones and interplay of light in pristine environments.” – Gifford Ewing

Gifford Ewing has long captured in powerful and enigmatic ways the rural and urban landscapes of the American West, using traditional photographic techniques. So it is with Threshold, on display at 1801 California. The rich tonality and sheer size of his newer, larger format works transcend the limitations of scale and offer the viewer not just a window to the natural world, but a doorway. One feels as if they are standing on the precipice of reality, invited to step across the threshold and into the grandeur of the environment itself. Smaller color photographs extend the same invitation through quiet and dramatic play of light and hue upon remote locations. Take a moment out of your day to cross the threshold into Ewing’s majestic works.

Curated by Andra Archer.

 

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, May 18 | 4:30 – 7:00 PM

 

ABOUT GIFFORD EWING

Gifford Ewing is a Denver-based photographer who specializes in fine-art black and white photography using a Deardorff field camera. “I enjoy the more traditional photographic methods in my work. They serve the purity and natural beauty of the landscape. I capture the majority of my images in black and white with a 5×7 Deardorff wooden field camera using the zone system for exposure. I develop and print all images using archival silver gelatin paper finishing them in selenium to bring out the richness and increase the archival qualities.”

Gifford has captured urban and natural landscapes, both nationally and internationally, concentrating on Maine and the American West. His photographic focus is on natural elements such as rock formations, water and snowy hills, alone or with man-made elements like boats, fences, buildings, even cityscapes. Through Gifford’s lens these images became peaceful, mysterious ad evocative.

His portfolio includes central grasslands and numerous National Parks, including Acadia, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Yellowstone, Great Sand Dunes, and Death Valley. He also documents urban landscapes and architecture throughout the Denver area including exclusive images of the Union Station transformation in July 2014.

It’s Unreal!
Adela Andea
May 15, 2017 - September 8, 2017
Total Plaza, Houston

Houston artist Adela Andea is known for transforming indoor spaces. Her installations create sensory experiences for her viewers. In Arts Brookfield’s latest exhibition, It’s Unreal!, Andea uses LED lights and various recycled plastic materials to provoke a dialogue about the interaction between people and new technologies. Of her “conversations in light,” Andea says, “My work relies on human-made materials to create artificial environments that suggest ‘beauty’ assigned to the natural landscapes or environments. My installations insist on the visual transformation of inorganic into organic matter, and the blending of the organic with geometric.”

Curated by Sally Reynolds.

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Open to the public with music, giveaways and more!

May 16 | 4 – 6:30 PM

 

ABOUT ADELA ANDEA

Born in Romania in 1976, Adela Andea came to the United States in 1999.  Her work was included in several exhibitions in California, Pennsylvania, New York and Texas.  She graduated Valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude from the Painting program at the University of Houston.  She holds a Master in Fine Arts in New Media with a minor in sculpture from the University of North Texas in Denton.  She is currently an adjunct professor at Lone Star College and Houston Community College teaching 2D and 3D media, art appreciation and sculpture.  She recently completed a permanent installation in the Human Sciences Building at Texas Tech University.

San Marco Quartet
Video Installation by David Rokeby
May 15, 2017 - February 21, 2018
5 Manhattan West, New York

SAN MARCO QUARTET, 2009

San Marco Quartet layers all the actions of people and pigeons on Piazza San Marco in Venice into a pair of evolving images showing two views. The images are lit by movement; things that are not moving are invisible. Walking pigeons leave worm-like traces. Gathered people disappear through their shifting motions. Tour groups flow across the image like a river. The left side combines the activities into a very long exposed image that develops over several minutes. In the projection on the right, the past fades more quickly. The moving images are presented as two video projections mirrored at their point of meeting. They use the same material and with differences in how time is portrayed. They present a record of the temporary social architecture that is shaped by the permanent physical architecture of the piazza.

Curated by Pari Nadimi.

 

ABOUT DAVID ROKEBY

David Rokeby is an installation artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating and exhibiting since 1982. For the first part of his career he focused on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. In the last decade, his practice has expanded to included video, kinetic and static sculpture. His work has been performed and exhibited in shows across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Awards include the first BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award for Interactive Art in 2000, a 2002 Governor General’s award in Visual and Media Arts and the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica for Interactive Art 2002. He was awarded the first Petro-Canada Award for Media Arts in 1988, the Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction for Interactive Art (Austria) in 1991 and 1997.

 

For inquiries about this video, please contact Pari Nadimi at parinadimigallery.com  

 

 

Nous ne somme pas des heros
Valérie Blass
April 27, 2017 - May 31, 2017
Brookfield Place Toronto, Toronto

Through the lens of sculpture, and both formal and material experimentation, Montreal-based artist Valérie Blass transforms the human body into choreographed, abstract compositions. Commissioned to create a site-specific installation in Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place, she deconstructs the photographic view to confront the limitations of figurative representation and the instability of form.

For Nous ne somme pas des héros, which translates to “We are not heroes,” Blass produced a series of still photographs solely for the purpose of creating three-dimensional objects. Working with live models, she orchestrated their movements to create living sculptures, then documented each configuration from five vantage points. Dressed in contrasting pattern and solid colour clothing — lending further pictorial complexity and textural definition to the scene — her subjects re-formed their pose between shots to create essentially the same, but slightly different shape each time. The resulting photographs were cut into sections, adhered to a series of blocks, and stacked into assemblages that reflect the precarious nature of each arrangement. In Bleached Jeans (2017), the figures entwine in a type of pyramid pose atop a pedestal-like object, while in One Piece Mohair (2017), two figures stand in a close embrace, propping up the third figure between them.

Situated along the pedestrian thoroughfare of Brookfield Place Toronto, Blass’ theatrical, organically formed sculptures echo the dramatic arch of the glass ceiling and its freestanding support structure, generating a visual dialogue surrounding expressions of balance and biomorphic form. Looking to traditions of art history and monumental statues, Blass challenges conventional approaches to grandeur, static perspectives, and singular subjects. By contrast, the subjects of her sculptures are anonymous, their individuality metamorphosing into an abstraction. As these bodies fold inward, their differences intertwine and merge into single entities. The stacked blocks disorient the gaze of passersby, inviting viewers to conceptually reconstruct the scenes.

Collectively, these sculptures occupy and transform the surrounding environment, offering a sense of unabashed intimacy, balanced with a sense of humour. Blass’ installation invites a physically engaged method of viewing, opening up a dialogue in public space about shared activity that embraces forms of social change.

Curated by Bonnie Rubenstein.

 

ABOUT SCOTIABANK CONTACT FESTIVAL

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is an annual event in May with well over 1500 Canadian and international artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1997 and now a charitable organization, the Festival is devoted to celebrating, and fostering the art and profession of photography, through a diverse range of programs.

As a leading proponent of photography, the Festival increases exposure and recognition for local, Canadian and international artists and is committed to advancing knowledge, creativity and innovation in photography. It stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1.8 million. CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.

 

ABOUT VALERIE BLASS

Through the lens of sculpture, Valérie Blass explores the tensions between form, figure, materials and art historical tropes. She often uses everyday objects and industrial materials, such as fractured figures and shattered artifacts, as a starting point to organically explore voids and absences in both natural history and art history. Blass reimagines and reinvents the present by borrowing from different sources, such as hunting supply catalogues or discount stores. In turn, the artist creates new worlds by observing and reintroducing the details of time and space. She anthropologically uses negative space in material culture to (re)present history as we know it.

Blass has a vision of a curious present: a place where seemingly stoic objects become alert sentinels, spent warriors, princesses and other mystical figures. She remains loyal to a sculptural tradition in her new versions of icons and figures. Using a variety of color, pattern, texture and scale, Blass fuses these elements together in the suggestion of an alternate reality—one that opposes sameness. Her work relies on the responses and reactions of an engaged audience. The immediate present and future are now anticipated with an unexpected ‘tour de force’.

The Roof
Pinaree Sanpitak
April 19, 2017 - July 5, 2017
Brookfield Place New York, New York

Floating above the Winter Garden, The Roof is a site-specific suspended sculpture by Thai artist, Pinaree Sanpitak that celebrates collaboration and coexistence. The Roof is composed of translucent canopies hanging among the Winter Garden palm trees that create a literal but temporary ‘roof.’ Made from raw silk, glass fiber, non-woven fabric, wires, hooks, chains and aluminum modular truss, The Roof was constructed to interact with the architecture of Brookfield Place — as well as the palms and the people who pass through each day, forming a delicate, surreal shelter within the walls of the Winter Garden.

 

ABOUT PINAREE SANPITAK

Pinaree Sanpitak is one of the most compelling and respected Thai artists of her generation, and her work can be counted among the most powerful explorations of women’s experience in all of Southeast Asia. Her primary inspiration has been the female body, distilled to its most basic forms and imbued with an ethereal spirituality. The quiet, Zen-like abstraction of her work owes something to her training in Japan and sets it somewhat apart from the colorful intensity of much Thai art. Her rigorous focus on the female form, explored through a variety of media – painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, performance, and culinary arts, to name but a few – has resulted in an astoundingly varied and innovative body of work. For the past twenty years, a central motif in her work has been the female breast, which she relates to imagery of the natural world and to the iconic forms of the Buddhist stupa (shrine) and offering bowl. Often called a feminist or Buddhist artist, she resists such easy categorizations, preferring to let her work speak to each viewer directly, to the heart and soul, with the most basic language of form, color, and texture. Her work is not lacking in a conceptual framework, but it is one informed primarily by a deeply felt spiritual sense rather than by rigid dogmas or ideological constructs.