Red/Valentine @ Concepto Hudson
February 7 through March 7, 2015.
Opening reception for the artists will be held Saturday, February 7th
from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Stephan Delventhal expresses the sentiment of moving on and letting go of his old self in romanticism with a twist through his mixed media sculpture “Shedding 2”. Combining colorful industrial materials of
hard and soft with his abstract form “Big Drip."
Joe Fucigna conveys an innate sensuality. Organic, soft free form shapes with use of minimal color highlight the sculptures by Andrea Hersh, evoking fragments of dreams and fantasies. With the use of found objects, plastic containers and commercially produced items.
Bernard Klevickas states his intention to “subvert their original purpose and remake the familiar into the sublime.”
JR Larson expresses his works to be an exploration of primal force, “a yearning to investigate the spaces between the moments.”
The paper cut installation by Wendy Letven synthesizes fragments of shape, line, and pattern observed in both the organic and man-made structures that surround her to create a personal language of form and space.
Abe McNally explores the idea of architecture as a container for memory, to create narratives that integrate the psychological space of past and present.
In Matt Miller's chemically sculpted painting of polystyrene, the expression of freedom and emotion is sensed as is “the creative moment”.
Relying on hindsight, Shane Morrissey processes his experiences
through layers of memory interpreted and abstracted into sculptures and installations.
The drawings of Alan Neider express the complexities of relationship between men and women. His multi-layered technique stitches shaped paper that is drawn and colored with pastels. This layered technique highlights his drawing depth and also gives sculptural dimension.
741 warren street
hudson, new york 12534
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Cut Carve Chisel Sculpt @ Lesley Heller Workspace
December 14 through February 1, 2015
Opening reception: December 14, 2014, 6-8pm
Lesley Heller Workspace presents, Cut, Carve, Chisel, Sculpt - featuring the work of Nancy Bowen, Carol Hepper, Daisuke Kiyomiya, J.R. Larson, and Daniel Wiener. This exhibition focuses on artistic process. Two generations of sculptors are exhibited, all utilizing time honored methods to create their work. The artists employ a combination of woodworking, welding, molding, cutting, and chiseling, to achieve their vision. Each works with a diverse group of materials including tree branches, clay, blown glass, Apoxie Sculpt, terra cotta, beads, and dried flowers. The results remind the viewer of an artist’s ability to transform the everyday world around them.
Like an artistic archeologist, Nancy Bowen salvages disappearing ornament and craft traditions and incorporates them into her sculptures and drawings. Early New England visual culture (grave rubbings, almanacs, astrology books) are combined with patterns and images of objects found on her travels to Asia. Beads cascade from the top of her wall pieces, creating patterns or words. Shells are decorated with far eastern patterns. Blown glass and concrete are meshed into a single composition, standing together in an uneasy union.
Carol Hepperreceived her art first lesson when her father plugged a leak in a gas tank with a piece of her bubble gum. Seeing the bubblegum against the tank, realizing it had transformed into a tool, made a significant impression on her. Combining disparate materials and transforming them into an object that conveys the method of its making while leaving evidence of a solution to a problem is something Hepper searches for in her work.
Daniel Wiener is entranced by the formal possibilities and emotional power of facial structure. He is fascinated with the discovery that despite endless distortion, the face is universally recognizable. Influenced by Philip Guston’s Poor Richard, along with Romaneque Gargoyles, Himalayan Cloth paintings, and the Rat Fink comics of Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth, Wiener’s heads are anything but ordinary.
Daisuke Kiyomiya uses a more intimate scale and process in his recent work. Inspired by his fascination with a single object created by a myriad of individual pieces, his ceramic work recalls a puzzle, and reflects his belief that everyone has a natural desire to unravel the mechanisms of the universe.
Raised in the Cajun South, J.R. Larson embraces a multitude of cultures, combining ritual festivities, including Mardi Gras and the mysticism surrounding voodoo, to create his spirited objects. His woven, torn, pierced and burned work is both personal and transformative.
Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism @ Denny Gallery
December 12, 2014 through January 25, 2015
Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism is an exhibition of artists who appropriate the work of other artists. Running from December 14 through January 25, it is a continuation of programming at Denny Gallery that explores alternative modes of exchange between artists, collectors, curators and exhibitors.
Having an ostensibly unique and innovative practice with strong visual branding has become increasingly important to artists. At the same time, it has become complicated due to high financial stakes in the art market, the increasing visibility of images of art on the internet, and the increasing number of artists graduating with fine arts degrees and competing for studio space, residencies, gallery representation and sales. Yet the modern era is seemingly founded on the very notion that ownership, authorship, and the application of artistic endeavors should be consistently questioned. What are the implications of stealing an idea, a technique, an image, or an artwork itself? Share This! ultimately becomes a show of questions about process, intention, value, and understanding what it means to be “original”. The imperative “Share This!” invites the viewers and the artists to collaborate and to encourage the dispersal of images of their work.
Work displayed will also include:
Liz Ainslie, Liz Atzberger, Joe Ballweg, Guy Ben-Ari, Andrea Bergart, Amanda Browder, Caroline Burghardt, Maureen Cavanaugh, Andy Cross, Joy Curtis, Ben Godward, Taskashi Horisaki, Roxanne Jackson, Irena Jurek, Dennis Kardon, Noah Klersfeld, Emily Noelle Lambert, JR Larson, Matthew Mahler, Caitlin Masley, Patrick Mohundro, Mike Olin, Jason Peters, Gary Petersen, Anna Plesset, Lauren Portada, Carolyn Salas, Kristen Shiele, Alfred Steiner, Kirk Stoller, Scott Teplin, George Terry, Stephen Truax, Aaron Williams, Brett Day Windham, Leah Wolff, Raphael Zollinger
METRIC SYSTEMS @ Abrons Art Center
September 10, 2014 through October 26, 2014
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 10 | 6-8 PM
Curated by Adrian Geraldo Saldaña
In METRIC SYSTEMS, artists Miriam Costanza, Jason Kachadourian, JR Larson, Christian Maychack, and Wilfredo Ortega present work that mine the visual experiences of geometry and architecture through their use of highly reductive compositions.This show reasserts some analytical possibilities within geometrical abstraction, punctuated by organic elements such as wood and calcium. The painters apply a language of sculpture to their work, and vice versa, playing off one another and synthesizing simple forms with complex strategies. Each artist then attempts to map the spiritual realm or the seemingly opposite contemporary urban landscape, buoyed by the limitlessness of either system. Measured out in color fields and reductive shapes, they yield numerous resolutions for personal and social transformation.
AIRspace Resident @ Abrons Art Center
September 2014 through August 2015
The Abrons Arts Center is proud to announce the five 2014-15 AIRspace artists-in-residence: Rochelle Goldberg, Chelsea Knight, JR Larson, Sean Micka, Jessica Segall, and AIRspace curator-in-residence Amanda Parmer.
Thanks @ Lu Magnus
March 29 through April 26, 2013
Opening reception on Friday March 29th, 6 - 9pm
Curated by Adam Parker Smith
55 HESTER STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10002
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What Possessed You @ Fowler Arts
Fowler Arts, Brooklyn, NY
Curated by George Terry
What Possessed You
Opens Friday, May 10, 6-9pm.
Fowler Arts 67 West Street,
Suite 216, Brooklyn, NY, 11222.
Resurrection @ Active Space
566 Johnson Ave
Bushwick, Brooklyn NY
Curated by James Prez
Rock Street 2013 @ Rock Street Bushwick NY
June 1 and 2nd, 2013
Opening reception on the June 1st, between 3 and 5 p.m.
Rock Street between Flushing and Grattan, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Curated by Lesley Heller and Deborah Brown
Warrior Dash @ Grizzly Grizzly
February 1 through 23, 2013
Jamison Brosseau & JR Larson
319 N 11th Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA
Warrior Dash is a two-person show of paintings and sculptures by Jamison Brosseau and JR Larson, curated by Fran Holstrom. Both artists have developed their own visual language that, on the surface, alludes to primitive cultures. Brosseau’s colorful figurative abstractions could easily be interpreted as records of exchange, visual almanacs or depictions of real or imagined monsters; while Larson’s installations include hybrid paintings and sculptures, combining modern materials with handmade “tools” that could function in the life of a hunter, or as adornment during rituals. Both Brosseau & Larson offer sincere material investigations, and through prolific repetition, a system of symbols emerges.