"Unseen": Group Exhibition

I am thrilled to be included in this exhibition at Collar Works curated by Akili Tommasino

http://www.collarworks.org

UNSEEN


Curated by Akili Tommasino, Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Carris Adams, Tanya Alvarez, Aurora Andrews, Jose-Aurelio Baez, Raina Briggs, Ryan Clow, Matt Crane, Richard Deon, Carla Dortic, Deborah Druick, Mark Eisendrath, Rebecca Flis, Gigi Gatewood, Chet Gold, Victoria van der Laan, Jesse Meredith, Sarah Pater, James Marshall Porter, Jr., Anne-Audrey Remarais, Eric Souther, Susanna Starr, Paula Stuttman, Sarah Sweeney.


October 25 - December 14, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, October 25 // 5 – 8 pm

621 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

518-285-0765


The torrent of centuries rolling over the human race has continually brought new perfections, the cause of which, ever active though unseen, is found in the demands made by our senses, which always in their turns demand to be occupied. -Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

We have all felt unseen and marginalized at some point. We overshare online to counteract our fear of going unnoticed, posting image after image, counting our tokens of approval. Our subconscious craves this positive reinforcement, and so, we post more. We choose the most flattering beach vacation photos. We glide through museums and stop just long enough to capture ourselves in front of a masterpiece. We seek validation through our social media posts. Yet, the complex algorithms that reinforce our behavior remain hidden to us. Our fear of being unseen makes us susceptible to manipulation.

The human eye can only perceive light at wavelengths between 390 and 750 nanometers, a range far narrower than many animals. Our conscious mind can process 40 bits of information per second. Meanwhile, our subconscious can process around 400 billion bits of information. The vast majority of our own mind remains unknowable to us. Since dark energy and dark matter make up approximately 95% of the universe, we can only understand our world through the remaining minute specs of matter that we can measure and observe. It is paradoxical, then, that our fear of being unseen is so prominent, when we are blind to most of the external world and most of our own inner thoughts. This should liberate us from the fear. Awe exists in the darkness. Potential emerges from the unseen.

Art has the ability to illuminate parts of the all-encompassing darkness. Art can draw out elements of the unseen and make them discernible.

This exhibition features work about what we do not see: the invisible, the hidden, the overlooked. Whether speaking to one’s relationship to digital, physical or psychological space, or to the effects of cultural blindness, the artists in this exhibition are united in their desire to unveil the unseen.

The Haven Foundation Grant
I am very honored and grateful to be a 2019 recipient of Stephen King's extraordinary grant for artists and writers.
"Fictitious Fiber": Group Exhibition

FICTITIOUS FIBER
TANSEY CONTEMPORARY
652 CANYON ROAD, SANTA FE, NM
OCTOBER 7 - NOVEMBER 4, 2016


I'm very pleased to be included in this dynamic exhibition curated by Jane Sauer at Tansey Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

 

Group Exhibition: "Defining Sculpture", Albright-Knox Art Gallery

I'm very pleased to announce my participation in Defining Sculpture
curated by Douglas Dreishpoon at The Albright-Knox Art Gallery


June 18 - October 9, 2016
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14222
716.882.8700


Press Release
Defining Sculpture Opens at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
June 17, 2016

Buffalo, NY – Tomorrow, June 18, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will open a new exhibition, Defining Sculpture, featuring works drawn exclusively from the museum’s collection and organized by Chief Curator Emeritus Douglas Dreishpoon.
During the heyday of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s, the Buffalo-born painter Ad Reinhardt jokingly defined sculpture as “something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting.” Reinhardt’s admittedly humorous dismissal of sculpture, as an object that occupies real space and ends up getting in the way, set it at odds with painting.
Paradoxically, many postwar sculptors—among them David Smith and Louise Bourgeois, both of whom are included in this exhibition—began their artistic careers as painters. This common ground, however, did not prevent others, particularly the influential New York critic Clement Greenberg, from drawing even finer distinctions.
Greenberg argued that color was exclusive to painting, that traditional painting was distinguished by its two-dimensional format, and that sculpture’s third dimension made color superfluous. Greenberg’s modernist stance of essentially denying sculpture all extraneous influences prevented him from seeing its imminent transformation; its cross-fertilization with dance, theater, film, music, and literature; and its innumerable extensions into the landscape. By the early 1960s the very notion of sculpture, as the thing you bump into, was about to crack open.
“Sculpture’s history, synonymous with the course of Western civilization, extends back thousands of years,” said Dreishpoon. “Defining Sculpture highlights some of the more recent developments of that history, from 1960 to the present, a period of accelerated experimentation, transformation, and innovation.”
Defining Sculpture offers a perspective on the medium’s remarkable development and hybridity from the postwar years to the present. Radically transformative Pop art sculptures by Marisol and Claes Oldenburg, inspired by Robert Rauschenberg’s all-but-the-kitchen-sink Combines, join sprawling and monumental abstractions by Polly Apfelbaum, Katharina Grosse, and Tara Donovan that celebrate the glorious possibilities of color, while selected statements by contemporary sculptors provide timely points of view.
Located in the museum’s 1905 Building, Defining Sculpture will be on view until October 9. 

Group Exhibition: "Abstraction Today" Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA GA), Atlanta, GA

I am thrilled to be included in this Exhibition curated by Marcia Wood,  Marcia Wood Gallery, Atanta, GA.  



ABSTRACTION TODAY AT MOCA GA
 
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia announces the opening of Abstraction Today. This exhibition features artists currently working in abstraction. Curated by some of Atlanta’s most prominent galleries: Alan Avery Art Company, Marcia Wood Gallery, Mason Fine Art, {Poem 88}, Sandler Hudson Gallery, and Whitespace Gallery. The opening and exhibition will take place in the upper level galleries at MOCA GA. Exhibition dates are May 7, 2016 – July 2, 2016. The opening reception will be Friday, May 6, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Abstraction Today includes artists: Kimber Berry, Benjamin Britton, Lucinda Bunnen, Brendan Carroll, InkYoung Chun, Ryan Coleman Jeff Conefry, Maggie Davis, Terri Dilling, Caio Fonseca, Bojana Ginn, Mike Goodlett, Hense, Carol John, Cynthia Knapp, Eric Mack, Michi Meko, Pascal Pierme, Kim Piotrowski, Thomas Prochnow, Phil Ralston, Seana Reilly, Rocio Rodriguez, Pete Schulte, Susanna Starr, Ben Steele, Ann Stewart, P. Seth Thompson, James Turrell, Venske & Spanle, and Zuzka Vaclavik.
For More Information Visit: MOCA GA


 

"hyperglo": Solo Exhibition
"Chromatic Reverb": Solo Exhibition

"Cut It Out": Two Person Exhibition
Museum Group Exhibition: "Auga Dolce" ("Fresh Water")

I am very pleased to announce my participation in this international museum exhibition at the new Museo Centro Gaias, Cidade Da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.


March 21, 2014 - September 14, 2014


Featured Artist on Foliocue.com


I am thrilled to be selected as one of the artists featured on the recently launched Foliocue.com - an online magazine and style guide featuring the work of contemporary artists. 




"Resplendent": Group Exhibition

I am thrilled to be included in this exhibition at the Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

September 9 - October 11, 2013

Gallery hours: M-F 9am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm

Please contact the curator, Cynthia Nourse Thompson, for more information:  cynthiat@uark.edu


phone: 479-575-7987




ArtPadSF - Art Fair in San Francisco with Beta Pictoris Gallery

I am very pleased to be participating in this year\'s ArtPadSF Art Fair in San Francisco, in an exhibition about Painting with Beta Pictoris Gallery.  


May 16 - May 19, 2013


The Phoenix Hotel, Rooms 44 & 45


601 Eddy Street


San Francisco, CA 94109



"An Intricate Exchange": Two Person Exhibition

Flippo Gallery, Pace-Armistead Hall


Randolph-Macon College


Ashland, VA, 23005


Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm or by appointment


tel. 804-752-3018


for more information, please e-mail: kshaw@rmc.edu



The Matter At Hand: Group Exhibition

Ventana 244 Gallery

244 North 6th Street (between Roebling and Havemeyer)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718.753.7363

Gallery hours:
Thursday & Friday 5-7 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12-6 pm


subway: L train to Bedford Avenue


"Domestic Objects": Group Exhibition

Domestic Objects explores concepts of our constructed private spaces, belonging, family, domesticity, and material possessions.

September 5, 2012 - October 18, 2012
Opening Reception September 5, 6-8pm

Bridge Gallery
98 Orchard Street (just below Delancey)
NY, NY 10002
212.674.6320


Gallery hours:
Sunday-Thursday 11am-5pm
Saturday 12pm-6pm

Subway:
F,J,M,Z Delancey/Essex
D Grand Street


MTA Arts For Transit Commission Featured in the NY Times August 2, 2012

Opening in August!


A sneak peak at one of my laminated glass windows at the 79th Street Station of the D line in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. 


"Susanna Starr: SOAKED": Solo Exhibition

Beta Pictoris Gallery


2411 Second Avenue North


Birmingham, AL 35203


August 31 - October 5, 2012


Opening Reception Friday August 31 6-9pm


Piet and Ida Sanders. A Life with Art: Exhibition of a Private Collection

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam


Hoogstraat 112


3111 HL SCHIEDAM, Netherlands


Tel. +31 (10) 246 3666




June 30 to October 21, 2012


Opening Reception Saturday June 30, 5pm


Pulp (pure xtraction): Group Exhibition

beta pictoris gallery
2411 Second Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
205-413-2999

July 20 - August 24, 2012
Opening Reception Friday July 20,  6-9pm



"PSYCHEDELICATE" solo exhibition

Marcia Wood Gallery
263 Walker Street, Atlanta, GA 30313
Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm
404.827.0030

April 26 - June 9, 2012

Opening Reception April 26, 6-9 pm


"A MODERN MARRIAGE": Marcia Wood Gallery Artists at Design Within Reach

A Modern Marriage
Design Within Reach Studio hosts Marcia Wood Gallery

February 20 - March 17, 2012

Opening Reception: February 20, 7-9 pm

Design Within Reach Studio
2451 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
404.841.2471

"i have a secret wish...": Group Exhibition

UAB Visual Arts Gallery, Ground Floor
Humanities Bldg. 900 13th Street South
Birmingham, AL
Director: John Fields
205.934.0815

February 3 - March 9, 2012
Opening Reception Friday February 17, 5 - 9 pm

"Textility": Group Exhibition

The Visual Art Center of New Jersey
68 Elm Street
Summit, NJ 07901

January 13 - April 1, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday January 13, 2012  6-8pm