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October 8, 2014

Ariel Orozco ‘Presente Continuo’ at Spencer Brownstone Gallery

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Presente Continuo
October 9 – November 22
Opening reception, October 9 at 6 pm

It is with pleasure that Spencer Brownstone Gallery announces Presente Continuo, the first solo exhibition in New York of Mexico City-based artist, Ariel Orozco.

Ariel Orozco draws from his roots in performance in this exhibition of new work, stemming from an earlier piece by the artist, Peces. In this, a fishbowl was filled with ink, its liquid state representative of the potential of what the ink may become in the hand of the artist. Many of the works shown here hold the vestiges of the artist’s presence in the implied actions needed for their completion. But moreover, it is the potential that Peces represents which Orozco draws from, manipulating our perception of time to create a space of contemplation. In the titular artwork, a call bell has been manipulated so its ring is drawn out to an unnatural length – a “continuous present”. This frozen moment is repeated throughout the exhibition, capturing the potential of object and material that the artist reveals by his interventions.

We would like to thank Belén Moro Mori for her assistance in organizing this exhibition.

Please contact the gallery for more information at, info@spencerbrownstonegallery.com

June 14, 2014

Spencer Brownstone Gallery at VOLTA10

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Spencer Brownstone Gallery is pleased to announce that we will be showing at this year’s edition of VOLTA, held at Markthalle in Basel, CH.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the fair, the Gallery will be presenting a special project featuring the work of gallery artists Olivier Mosset and Fred Eerdekens.
Find us near the main entrance to the fair, across from booths B2 and B3.

Vernissage:
June 16, 2 – 8 pm

Open to the Public:
June 17 – 21, 12 – 8 pm

VOLTA10 // Markthalle
Viaduktstrasse 10
4051 Basel
Switzerland
voltashow.com

Please direct all inquiries to, info@spencerbrownstonegallery.com.

May 9, 2014

Jaime Pitarch at Spencer Brownstone Gallery

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Currently on view at Spencer Brownstone Gallery is a selection of new and previously unseen works of Jaime Pitarch.
With the artist’s ‘Momentum’ series as the starting point, this grouping displays the breadth of creativity present in his work. Using humble, mundane objects, through clever manipulation and repurposing, he creates sculptures that are overwhelming in both their simplicity and beauty.

Jaime Pitarch: Momentum
May 9 – June 15, 2014

For more information, please contact the gallery.

April 8, 2014

Jane South’s Raked: Opening Reception

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Jane South’s Raked continues through April 30, 2014.

More information and images of the installation can be found here.

March 22, 2014

Jane South at Spencer Brownstone Gallery

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Jane South
Raked

March 29 – April 30, 2014
Opening reception: March 29, 6-8 pm

Spencer Brownstone Gallery is pleased to announce Raked a new, major, site-specific installation by Jane South.

Raked was envisioned by the artist as a continuation of her installation Floor/Ceiling, shown at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art last year. Making use of many of the same elements, this new installation develops the themes and inspirations present in its earlier iteration. Built around a frame evoking a stage, Raked is not only a shift from the hanging structure of Floor/Ceiling, but a change in the entire dynamic of the installation. The title references the theatrical practice of sloping the stage to allow the entire audience access to the action; in the context of this installation, it emphasizes the reference to theater, while further serving to destabilize the objects strewn across it.

Also on view will be new work from the artist’s ongoing series, Flats. The result of deeper examination into her sculptural practice, these wall pieces are the two-dimensional analogue to South’s three-dimensional work. 

For more information, please contact the gallery.

November 8, 2013

Olivier Mosset at the Kitchen

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Olivier Mosset presents, Exposition de groupe, a collaborative show currently on view at two locations in New York: The Kitchen and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

At The Kitchen, Mosset is showing large letter-shaped monochromatic paintings spelling out various words like “Tu’m” and “Mutt”, referencing Marcel Duchamp and his notion of the readymade. These monochromes are on view alongside a projection of Serge Bard’s 1968 Fun and Games for Everyone, a film of the viewers who attended Mosset’s first gallery opening in Paris.

Uptown at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Mosset has installed nine large-scale monochromes alongside custom Harley Davidson and Triumph motorcycles made in collaboration with Indian Larry (Lawrence DeSmedt). Also shown is T.S.O.Y.W. (“The Sorrows of Young Werther”),  a video collaboration Mosset created with Amy Granat and Drew Heitzler which follows a young protagonist as he rides a motorcycle across America, passing famous earthworks along the way.

Exposition de groupe

The Kitchen
512 W 19th Street
New York, NY

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy
972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

October 31- December 21, 2013

Find more information here.

September 26, 2013

goldiechiari in the 2013 Sélestat Biennial

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Italian artist-duo, goldiechiari is participating in the 20th Sélestat Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Marc Bembekoff and Julien Fronsacq. This year’s iteration is titled, Sletto & Corso in reference to the folklore and traditions of the city and in particular, focuses on the history and heritage of the city of Sélestat and the greater Alsace region.

For their contribution, goldiechiari have created another installation in their on-going series, Genealogia di Damnatio Memoriae, in this case referencing the cultural trauma of the Nazi occupation of the area.
From the catalog:

“[The] installation consists of two trees, one carved with a list of French names, the other echoing these with their German equivalents. It refers to damnatio memoriae – [the practice of removing all traces of a person’s existence, usually for political reasons] – under the Third Reich, when French signs and even personal names were replaced with German ones.”

Sletto & Corso
Sélestat, France
September 21 – October 27, 2013

For more information, click here.

July 13, 2013

Olivier Mosset at the Swiss Institute

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Olivier Mosset has work in the current group show at the Swiss Institute, New York, “A Summer in the Mountains.” Named for the 2006 novel recounting the events leading up to an arson attack, the exhibition focuses on artwork relating to themes surrounding revolution, sabotage and explosives – both literal and figurative.
Mosset will be showing work from his Toblerones series, sculptures based on both the military installations erected across Switzerland during WWII as well as the popular treat.

A Sunday in the Mountains
Swiss Institute
18 Wooster Street
New York, NY
June 30 – August 25, 2013

For more information, click here.

June 19, 2013

TESSA FARMER RESPONDS TO THE RED QUEEN AT MONA

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Tessa Farmer is participating in a new exhibit, “The Red Queen,” opening on June 18 at MONA, Australia. Using Lewis Carroll’s character, the Red Queen, as a starting point, the exhibition interrogates how art relates to the evolution of species.

The Red Queen
MONA Museum of Old and New Art
Hobart, Tasmania
June 18, 2013 to April 21, 2014

ArtsHub spoke with Tessa about her installation, read more below:

TESSA FARMER’S FAIRIES ARE INVITED TO THE COURT OF THE RED QUEEN

By Paul Isbel, Tuesday June 4 2013

The Red Queen asks why we make art. Sculptor Tessa Farmer’s fairies may have one answer in their microworld of evolution in action.

The Red Queen wants to know what drives us to make art and how it serves our survival as a species. English sculptor Tessa Farmer has spent a month at MONA creating a commissioned work that adds to the answers 46 artists have for the curious queen in the upcoming exhibition that opens on June 18.

Her installations freeze evolution in action. In macabre mise-en-scènes, gangs of skeletal fairies contest real creatures for the right to rule a microworld that is a mirror of our own. Anatomy and entomology lend scientific credibility to the narratives to tip them from fantasy to a very-near reality. That blurred boundary can be a challenge to new viewers. ‘If people haven’t seen my work before, they see the insects and they see the fairies and they try to work out what kind of insect they are,’ Farmer observes. ‘I think that’s a good response because that leads into this state of wonder fuelled by curiosity. Once they realize the fairies are kind of humanoid in terms of representation, they shrink themselves down to that scale because we can’t help but do that and then engage with the narrative. My aim is to tell a story really. It’s like an action-packed scene that has been frozen, so I want the viewer to reanimate it in their mind.’

To read the full article online, click here.

Find more information about the exhibit here.

June 13, 2013

Skip Arnold video work on view

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Skip Arnold is showing two video works at Christine Koenig Galerie in Vienna, as part of the Window 24 series which allows passers-by to see the work installed in the gallery window. On view is Spin, 1999 along with one of the artists newest works, Action #5, 2013.

Additionally, his work is included in a group exhibition in West Hollywood, “The Furthest Distance Between Two Points.”

Window 24: Skip Arnold
Christine Koenig Galerie
Vienna, Austria
May 17 – June 22, 2013

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