surface | screen at Spaceworks
OPENING | Thursday. April 5th | 7-9PM
Please join me this Thursday night for surface | screen an exhibition by Stuart J. Gibson + John Richey at Spaceworks. This collection of process-driven fine art prints take as their impetus a set of unique artistic engagements with ‘the everyday’ as each artist teases out a creative conversation about facade, artifice, light, and illusions to the natural world.
Each series is a contemplation on liminal space. Gibson’s abstract silkscreen prints with monotype and hand painted elements call attention to the skin that lies between the sea and the sky, while Richey’s lush and ethereal cyanotypes are meditations on the woven mesh that separates indoor spaces from the world outside. Together these anthologies of grainy smears and smudges tell a story of how we mediate the world around us through and with surfaces and screens.
surface | screen | Stuart J. Gibson + John Richey
Spaceworks Gallery | Brooklyn NY
Opening | Thurs. April 5, 2018 | 7-9PM
Exhibition Dates | April 5 - April 30, 2018
by appointment only
540 President Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
MASS/MATTER at 77 Grove
Saturday. April 7th | 6-9PM
Join me in Rutland, Vermont this weekend for MASS/MATTER at 77 Gallery. This intimate group exhibition at the new 77 Art Rutland Vermont Art Center presents new work by 8 alumni of the Spring/Summer 2016 Studios at MASS MoCA residency.
Works vary in their literal and metaphorical masses. Some seem to have their own gravity, pulling viewers toward them, while others appear more ephemeral and weightless. Working away from home for an extended period of time required that each artist to realize the staples of their practice, in turn working with less. We cut, molded, burnt, ground, and distorted materials until our desires emerged and became palpable.
77 Gallery | Rutland VT
Reception | April 7th, 2018 | 6-8PM
77 Grove Street, Rutland VT 05701
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
SOCIETY OF 23's LOCKER DRESSING ROOM wrap up
SPRING/BREAK Art Show curated by Marly Hammer + John Richey
Thank you to everyone who came out for the SPRING/BREAK Art Show this year. Jeffrey Augustine Songco's SOCIETY OF 23's LOCKER DRESSING ROOM curated by Marly Hammer + John Richey was an overwhelming success! It was a pleasure meeting everyone, chatting, and sharing this phenomenal project.
Special thanks to Ambre Kelly, Andrew Gori, and the entire SPRING/BREAK Art Show team for their hard work and profound dedication to the success of this event. We are grateful for the opportunity to share such an important installation with the New York based audience. Thank you as well to all of those who visited the installation and posted shout outs or words of encouragement on social media and in the press including Hrag Vartanian from Hyperallergic, Jerry Saltz, and Klaus Biesenbach. For press highlights CLICK on the images below.
Artwork from Jeffrey Augustine Songco's SOCIETY OF 23's LOCKER DRESSING ROOM is still available for sale at SPRING/BREAK Art Fair's e-commerce site through April 30th. Check out the list of available work and read more about this exciting project.
UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITION
BLUE BY YOU at BAU Gallery
OPENING | Saturday. February 10th | 6-9PM
Please join me this Saturday night, February 10th for “Blue By You”, a solo exhibition of new works opening at BAU Gallery in Beacon NY. This exciting installation couples a recently completed series of black and white animations with a vivid and ethereal collection of cyanotypes. This ongoing body of work speaks to formal elements of line and pattern while simultaneously addresses themes of light, space, and movement. Hope to see you there!
BLUE BY YOU | new works by John Richey
BAU Gallery | Beacon NY
Opening | Sat. February 10, 2018 | 6-9PM
Exhibition Dates | February 10 - March 04, 2018
506 Main Street, Beacon NY 12508
POP UP ART EVENT
SUGAR IS SWEET at NU Hotel Brooklyn
Tuesday. February 13th | 6-9PM
Ground Floor Gallery is hosting "Sugar is Sweet: A Valentine's Art Pop-up for the Caribbean" on Tuesday, February 13th at NU Hotel Brooklyn in downtown Brooklyn. Original, small art works - conceived as Valentines - by dozens of local, emerging artists will be available for sale. Each will be priced at $75 with $25 from each sale supporting hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and St. John: two Caribbean-American territories that share a fraught history in the sugar industry and are oft synonymous with sunny escapes. As we all know, the day-to-day reality of these communities doesn't necessarily reflect that vision - especially now, mere months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated these cherished islands.
SILENT AUCTION + ART EVENT
AAO SHOW at Chango Rosa
Saturday. February 24th | 6PM-12AP
Mark your calendars and please join me on Saturday, February 24th in Hartford CT. The AAO Show is a one-night silent auction art event featuring local and regional artists, snacks, drinks, and more. AAO (Artists Against Overdose) in partnership with AIDS Connecticut (ACT) have organized this phenomenal community event from which all of the proceeds will go to the purchase and distribution of Narcan throughout the Greater Hartford Area to help battle the opioid epidemic.
Changa Rosa | West Hartford CT
Event Date | February 24, 2018 | 8PM
1 Union Place, Hartford, CT 06103
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
January is filled with events!
WHAT CAN I SAY? at 301 Gallery
OPENING | Thurs. January 18th | 5-7PM
“What Can I Say?” opens this week at 301 Gallery and brings together a group of artists whose work employs language as a tool for provocation and resistance. Drawing on personal experience, history, and current events, these artists respond poignantly to the salient issues of our time using humor, irony, and provocation. Through photography, painting, drawing, fiber art, sculpture, book arts, and performance, “What Can I Say?” collectively addresses national and social identities, the law, capitalism and greed, the news media, and more, illustrating how art can be used as an effective tool for change and resistance.
Artists: Ryan Arthurs, Taylor Clough, Johan Deckmann, Pat Falco, Andy Li, Daisy Parris, John Richey, Joanna Tam, Alok Vaid-Menon
WHAT CAN I SAY?
301 Gallery | Beverly MA
Opening | Thurs. January 18 | 5-7 PM
Exhibition Dates | January 10- March 3, 2018
301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Introductions 2018 at Trestle Gallery
OPENING | Fri. January 19th | 7-9PM
"Introductions 2018" is a group exhibition curated by Enrico Gomez at Brooklyn's Trestle Gallery. With an eclectic mix of works produced using variety of materials, this exhibition will have something for everyone. The curator has likened its organization to throwing a large dinner party. One is thrilled for who will be showing up; hopeful and expectant of the types of dialogue and exchanges that may take place - and delighted and often surprised by the associations and connections that might emerge.
Introductions 2018 | curated by Enrico Gomez
Trestle Gallery | Brooklyn NY
Opening | Fri. January 19 | 7-9 PM
Exhibition Dates | January 19 - February 28, 2018
850 3rd Ave, Suite 411, Brooklyn, NY 11232
20th Annual Postcards from the Edge at Gallery 524
PREVIEW | Fri. January 19th | 6-8PM
Postcards From the Edge offers a rare opportunity to acquire original, postcard-sized artwork from internationally renowned and emerging artists for only $85 each. Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, over 1400 works are exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased. With the playing field leveled, all participants can take home a piece by a famous artist, or one who's just making their debut in the art world. Nonetheless, collectors walk away with something beautiful, a piece of art they love!
All proceeds support the work of Visual AIDS, an organization founded in 1988 that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.
Postcards from the Edge
Hosted by Visual AIDS at Gallery 524 | New York NY
Preview Party | Fri. January 19 | 6-8PM
Exhibition Dates | January 19 - 21, 2018
524 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011