This group show highlights artists dealing with the idea of construction from a material sense, a literal sense and beyond. Look for compelling uses of both traditional and non-traditional mediums. Artists include Scott Hazard, Garry Noland, Margi Weir and Katie Vota.
Barry Anderson is known for his bright, colorful video works: bars and diagonals and bubbles, light-rich abstractions that act as moving collages. His art features regularly in group exhibitions around the country and is in a number of museum and private collections, and recently he has collaborated with bands such as the U.K.’s Written in Waters, making abstract videos for their music.
a cage went in search of a bird
Opening Reception: May 10th 7-9pm
May 10th – June 19th 2013
Radiatorarts | 10-61 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11106
Eve Bailey, Rachel Bernstein, Ryan V Brennan, Diana Heise, Roxanne Jackson, Coralina Meyer, Sono Osato, Malingering Uvula (Camilla Ha and Michael Merck) Gabriela Vainsencher.
Curated by Sarah Walko
The exhibition “The City of K. Franz Kafka and Prague” Continue Reading…
Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present The Janus Restraint: The Ascension, an exhibition featuring resident artist Barry Anderson, on view from 5.10.13 to 6.21.13 with an opening reception Friday, 5.10.13 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. The opening night of the exhibition will feature a special live performance by Kansas City-based electronic artists Gemini Revolution.
The Janus Restraint: The Ascension is the first entry in an ambitious new multi-faceted work Barry will be pursuing over the coming year. Using Janus, the Roman deity of crossroads Continue Reading…
By Michael J. Krainak
The Reader, April 1st 2013
The walls of the first floor gallery at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts haven’t seen anything quite like this. It is doubtful viewers have either. A current exhibit, The Unorganized Territory, features primarily large-scale tapestry forms by Kansas City artist Garry Noland, who was awarded this solo show as a 2012 Bemis Regional Juried Exhibition winner. But unless you saw that show last year, there is little to prepare you for Noland’s spin on fabric art in this exhibit, which continues Continue Reading…
By Tracy Abeln
The Pitch March 26, 2013
Until you read their titles, you might mistake the claw-shaped chandeliers, studded with old-fashioned Christmas lights, for alien helmets or some device ready to take over your mind. But go ahead, step under them. Dylan Mortimer’s “Motion-Sensor Halo (with Rays)” lights up, producing a twinkly aura that surrounds you with light. Anyone looking at you can see you glow, as if from within.
It’s a Sign! is Dylan Mortimer’s first solo exhibition as a resident of the Studios Inc, and he makes it a crisp and blocky expression of bold design. The show’s title shouts out at least two meanings. One is a plain announcement that these objects are merely signs, sharing a bloodline with every other ubiquitous indicator of shops, services and situations. And, considering Mortimer’s open-faced Christian faith, there’s also the suggestion that a higher power stands ready to convey a message through some symbolic presentation. (His artist’s statement leans this way, saying this body Continue Reading…
Eye-popping artworks mine Christian themes
BY ELISABETH KIRSCH
Special to The Star
March 20, 2013
In the past, Dylan Mortimer has plunked down artfully designed, plastic Bible-dispensing machines in such places as Westport. He has installed Prayer Booths with knee pads throughout the New York City park system; he has placed road signs that read “Prayer Allowed for 40 Yards” around the country.
He has designed hip-hop jewelry, with enough bling to blind you, which includes sayings such as “God hooks my ass up!” in reference to the 23rd Psalm. Mortimer graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2002 and received a master’s in fine arts from the School of the Visual Arts in New York in 2006. His art has been shown around the country, including at Columbia and the David Zwirner Gallery in NYC. He has been profiled in the New York Times and on National Public Radio.
“Religion,” he noted then, “is just one of those topics you don’t bring up at the dinner table. My hope and dream would be that there will be a respectful way to engage in dialogue.”
In his current show “It’s a Sign!” with its mix of religiosity and Vegas-style billboards, Mortimer once again produces eye-popping artworks that even Andy Warhol, the art world’s P.T. Barnum, would Continue Reading…
The Studios Inc provides a three-year residency to competitively selected mid-career artists intent on moving to the next level of success. Expansive private studio space provides room to expand the scale of works. A patron underwrites each artist’s studio, building mutually meaningful relationships between local artists and new and seasoned collectors. The Studios’ programs support the symbiotic relationship between artists and collectors essential for a thriving visual art community. The Studios nurtures symbiosis at a micro level with focus on a select group of artists and the patrons who support them. Combined, The Studios Inc is a vital part of the visual art community’s unprecedented growth. Continue Reading…
The Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present It’s a Sign!, an exhibition featuring resident artist Dylan Mortimer, on view from 3.8.13 to 4.19.13 with an opening reception Friday, 3.8.13 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Dylan will also present a discussion of his work, open to the public, on Saturday 3.9.13 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.
It’s a Sign! is an exhibition of work created during the last two years in residence at The Studios Inc. This body of work deals with signage very directly, so they are literal signs but also “signs” of my journeys and struggles with faith, health, and life. Pieces will include wall-mounted signage and sculptural motion-sensor halos suspended from the ceiling that light up when you walk into them. Continue Reading…
Featured Artist: Garry Noland
By BRITTANY FICKEN
Special to The Bohemian
The Bohemian, March 2013
There’s a bottle of whiskey and an empty PBR can on the table. Garry Noland has just buzzed us into his top floor Crossroads studio at The Studios Inc. We step into the space as Noland shakes our hands and offers us coffee. In a dark corner of his studio, Noland shares insight on his older paintings with Anna and I. Thick layers of oil paint coat the surfaces of National Geographic magazines, creating a topographic texture. Noland carves borders in the paint to separate the positive and negative space between land and water. Which is land and which is water? These divides are not easy to distinguish. The borders of the countries mimic borders of all kinds. Noland explains how borders which exist between people are always changing and are never as clear as the borders on a map. Continue Reading…