Monday, January 20, 2014

Review: ART F CITY

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Compass New Directions at Black and White Gallery in Williamsburg
by Art Fag City on November 8, 2007 · 4 comments Reviews

Yuki Nakamura, Dream Suspended, 2006, porcelain, neon wire, AC drivers, dimensions variable Katsura Okada, Zest, 2007, 1,020 rice paper rolls and color SUMI ink, Photograph: B.

An artist recently told me he found the effort of visiting shows outside Chelsea generally yielded better results, but that the allure of looking at a lot of work at once usually won over. Having spent a good deal of time this week looking at over sized and ostentatious spaces housing like minded art in that neighborhood, this conversation held particular resonance for me. In particular, it reminded me that I should really discuss Compass: New Directions, an exhibition curated by Jill Conner currently on display at Black and White Gallery in Williamsburg simply because it provides some relief to the showier Chelsea scene.
Carol Boram-Hays , Wall: Limbo, 2005, mixed media, 3 x12 feet, Ground: Lethe, 2007, mixed media, dimensions variable. Photograph: B.

If nothing else, the work of the nine artists showcased in Conner’s exhibition share an interest in formalism, frequently through repetition of motif and material. Yuki Nakamura employs numerous porcelain soccer balls that hang from color strings and are attached to a motorized pulley system on the ceiling to create a moving arrangement of forms. Katsura Okada displays yellow rice paper rolls in clusters that take on a beautiful amorphous shape on the wall, and the solid cement and rebar formations in the courtyard by Carol Boram-Hays suggest movement that is literalized by the sculptures within the gallery space.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year to All!!

    THE PADDY JOHNSON PRIZE               
January 2, 2014 at 6pm              
Come to A.I.R. Gallery for a fun-filled closing event for
Generations IX: The Red/Pink Show!
Paddy Johnson of Art F City will be awarding her favorite work in the exhibition 
The Paddy Johnson Prize!  

Courtesy of Katsura Okada

Generations IX: The Red/Pink Show!
A biennial benefit exhibition of art made by women.
December 5, 2013 - January 4, 2014
The Generations series was started in 1997 as a fundraising exhibition to commemorate the 25th anniversary of A.I.R. Gallery. Since then it has continued biannually. This year, Generations IX: The Red/Pink Show! showcases over two hundred distinguished as well as emerging artists from cities such as New York, Boston, and Los Angeles, as well as countries such as Korea and Italy.  
For a full press release, please CLICK HERE  


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