HOSFELT - ALTER SPACE - 2ND FLOOR PROJECTS
60SIX - HASHIMOTO - SPOKE
02.07.15 Part II
(with assistance from RWM)
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Hosfelt Gallery: Eternal Return - Jutta Haeckel; Vantage - Nicole Phungrasamee Fein; Surabhi Saraf - Fold.
Comment by AB: Jutta Haeckel's paintings look like cross-sections of rock or crystalline forms, all exceptionally well-done. Also in the excellent category are Nicole Phungrasamee Fein's incredibly adept black and white watercolors, clearly requiring extreme discipline, control and steadiness of hand-- so precise they look like computer prints. Surabhi Saraf's video is divided into 96 mini-screens and focused on the act of folding, perhaps a nod to domesticity. At times all 96 show identical footage while at other times they divide into patterns, progressions and sequences of images-- continually showing acts of folding. It's all good here.
Art by Jutta Haeckel at Hosfelt Gallery.
Jutta Haeckel art.
Art by Jutta Haeckel.
Art in above image closer.
Painstaking watercolor art by Nicole Phungrasamee Fein.
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image (hard to believe it's so perfect).
Nicole Phungrasamee Fein closer (left center) and her art at Hosfelt Gallery.
Art by Nicole Phungrasamee Fein (superbly executed).
Nicole Phungrasamee Fein art.
Multi-screen video by Surabhi Saraf.
Playing field - Jutta Haeckel, Nicole Phungrasamee Fein & Surabhi Saraf
at Hosfelt Gallery.
Alter Space: William Emmert and Joey Enos - Practice in Paradise; Ma Li - Seeing, Peeping, and Scrying.
Review by RWM: Pop Art takes on new form with objects that are not just large, but also obviously created, and not the real thing. They do succeed as metaphors. Easy to get caught up in these rambunctious sculptures. Nice fun to be had with art providing entertainment and sometimes humor.
Comment by AB: Joey Enos concocts an incongruous landscape of florescent bricks and scrapyard sculptures while William Emmert seasons it up his ersatz everyday items, good enough to fool the casual viewer into believing they're the real deal, including a ladder, storage shelves filled with art, a cardboard box, a paintbrush and a Mountain Dew Big Gulp. They're actually sculpted painted paper! In the rear of the gallery, Ma Li's delicate sculptures rotate and sparkle like jewels in the darkness while bathed in changing light. The artist herself is engaged in a pre-scheduled series of private dances with show attendees in the decorated bathroom.
Entrance to the show - colorific sculpture by Joey Enos at Alter Space.
Art on storage shelves - paper sculpture by William Emmert (best of show).
L-R, art by Joey Enos & William Emmert (love the painted paper ladder).
Joey Enos sculpture.
Sculpture by Joey Enos.
Sculpture by Ma Li.
Ma Li between bathroom dances at Alter Space.
Sculpture through a porthole by Ma Li.
Long view - art by Joey Enos, William Emmert & Ma Li at Alter Space.
[2nd Floor Projects]: Nancy White, Courtney Johnson, Gregory Kaplowitz; Rob Halpern - House-scrub, or After Porn (limited edition chapbook).
Comment by AB: New directions in painting would be the order of the day with Nancy White's well-defined forms harking back to the American Abstract Artists group of the 1930s and 40s, sumptuous cascades of fabric and a graphical burst of color by Courtney Johnson, and mesh/textile/paint combinations by Gregory Kaplowitz.
Art by Courtney Johnson at 2nd Floor Projects.
Courtney Johnson art.
Art by Nancy White.
Art by Gregory Kaplowitz (2 on left) & Nancy White (right).
Gregory Kaplowitz art in above image closer.
Stretched mesh over paint art by Gregory Kaplowitz closer.
Gallery 60SIX: Jenny Bloomfield - Any Given Time.
Comment by AB: Jenny Bloomfield's spare linear compositions look a bit like tracks of subatomic particles.
Art by Jenny Bloomfield at Gallery 60SIX.
Jenny Bloomfield art.
Art by Jenny Bloomfield closer.
Hashimoto Contemporary: Limbus - 1010.
Review by RWM: Beautiful work explores the dimensions and depths of painting. Easy to get drawn into these colorful works that root themselves in the beyond of the walls where they hang.
Comment by AB: German street artist 1010 has mastered the magic of transforming two dimensions into three with his bottomless paint and collage illusions. The amorphous looking shapes are actually outlines of those countries with the most liberal tax and banking laws, sort of like black holes for stashing cash.
Illusionary art by 1010 at Hashimoto Contemporary.
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image.
Art by 1010.
Art by 1010 closer.
Really believable hole in the wall illusion by 1010 at Hashimoto Contemporary.
L-R, art by Redd Walitzki and Kaspian Shore at Spoke Art Gallery.
Ana Bagayan art closer - Prisma Collective show at Spoke Art Gallery.
Art by Audrey Pongracz (right) at Spoke Art Gallery.
L-R, art by Daria Hlazatova & Tom Bagshaw at Spoke Art Gallery.