Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Opening reception tonight, Thursday September 12, 6-8 pm
Andrew Edlin Gallery
134 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to present How to Disappear Completely, a solo exhibition of collages and drawings by Brian Adam Douglas. The show, which runs from September 12 – October 26, 2013, is the artist’s first with the gallery, and Douglas’ first solo in New York.
Brian Adam Douglas, who first came to public attention for his work on the streets of New York City under the moniker Elbow Toe, has contributed significantly to making collage relevant to the fine art discourse in recent years. Virtually all of the works in Douglas’ new series deal with the rebuilding of life and purpose in the wake of catastrophic deconstruction brought on by natural disasters and climate change(including overt references to Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy). They are not merely about the breaking down of things but about an innate capacity to cope with disaster and the rehabilitation of purpose. Spending up to half a year on a single piece, Douglas’ laborious process demands a pictorial integrity where nothing is wasted and everything serves his intensity of purpose. Forgoing the relative ease and fluidity of the brush stroke, the artist methodically builds his compositions through shards of color incised from sheets of paper he has painted, forging a novel way to combine painting and collage into a singular hybrid.
What is different about the works in How to Disappear Completely is that the human figures Douglas depicts, which have previously dominated his works, have receded in scale and are now subsumed by his landscapes that take foreground precedence. As a result the viewer falls further and further back from the pictorial event itself. It’s a distance that seems as psychological as it is physical, as if the artist has found a way to step back from the world as a way of stepping into it.
Brian Adam Douglas was born in Dallas in 1972, and received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 1994. Previous solo exhibitions include Black Rat Projects (2011), London, and the Warrington Museum (2010), Warrington, UK.
Saturday, February 16th, 2013
Anthony Dominguez a homeless artist who paints most of his work at a table in the New York Public Library is showing his work at the Clayton Gallery and Outlaw Art Museum at 161 Essex Street on the Lower East Side.
His work reminds me of one of my favorite artists, Lynd Ward, the storyteller without words. When I mentioned this to Anthony he said “God’s Man” yes I am God’s man.
Thursday, February 24th, 2011
A group show celebrating the artwork of artist Royce Bannon, Abe lincoln Jr., infinity, Chris RWK, Moody, Nose Go, Matt Siren, Sno Monster, Keely, Darkclouds, and Celso
The show will run from Febraury 26th-March 26th. The opening reception is Feb 26th at 6pm.
Monday, September 20th, 2010
Last Saturday night at the Fuse Gallery on Second Avenue in the East Village.
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
Mighty Tanaka presents:
Iconography, A Reflection of Anonymity
Featuring the work of Matt Siren, Peat Wollaeger (stenSOUL), Royce Bannon, Chris & Veng of Robots Will Kill and 2Esae & SKI of URnewyork
New York City is rich with colors, sounds, textures, personal exchanges and human interactions, a scene constantly in motion. Through the busy veil of urban lifestyles is an artistic detail that binds the city together. Mighty Tanaka is excited to present: Iconography, A Reflection of Anonymity. Featuring the artwork of Matt Siren, Peat Wollaeger (stenSOUL), Royce Bannon, Chris and Veng of Robots Will Kill and 2Esae and SKI of URnewyork, they represent an accurate cross section of the street art one finds in NYC and beyond.
Each artist demonstrates their own personal blend of techniques and styles as they have developed a highly personalized means of branding their work, and ultimately, themselves. The icons they choose to place on the streets hold an individualized significance, a means of projecting self onto a surface interpreted by the general public. Their work represents a generation’s visionary artistic approach to the urban landscape.
Through a variety of methods including wheat paste, screen print, spray paint, stencils and more, their chosen techniques encompass a broad spectrum of what one encounters on the streets today. However, it is the integrity of the iconic imagery that translates the rawness of the streets into the refinement of the gallery setting.
Friday, September 10, 2010
(Show closes October 8, 2010)
68 Jay St., Suite 416 (F Train to York St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: M-F 12:30PM to 7PM,
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
A kinetic sculpture installation by Gregory James, opening at the Ideal Glass Glass Gallery on East Second Street in the East Village on Thursday. Looks pretty wacky if you can navigate the annoying Flash website.
Thursday, May 20th, 2010
Babel Code : osmotic transmissions, Art from the minds of AVOID & Infinity – details
# Location: Mighty Tanaka Studio in D.U.M.B.O
# Duration: May 21st – Jun 11th, 2010
# Cost: FREE
# Contact: Mighty Tanaka , email@example.com
Thought provoking Street Artists AVOID pi & infinity team up for their first duo show together entitled Babel Code. Peering through a semiotic Petri dish intermixed with sub-conscious communication, Babel Code uses primitive and mystical sources as well as runic references, which charges the works of art with a power and energy beyond the objects themselves.
Babel Code challenges the viewer to reconsider the basic notions of communication and cultural change, while providing a closer look into the artist’s own techniques of non-verbal interactions. Building upon a symbolic language shared by both artists, their influences range from a resonance of mixed signals and errant transmissions.
Their symbolism ranges from introverted Platonic deliberation and chemical structures to numerology and DNA; anything and everything from hobo marks and astronomy to grammar diagrams and physics equations.
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…….. Mighty Tanaka gallery, DUMBO………
+++ 68 Jay Street ( F train York street stop then two blocks down the hill on the left ) +++
==== general opening friday may 21, 6-9pm ====
Sunday, April 25th, 2010
One of the Blackwater Series from Marianna Fox. At the Salomon Art Gallery, 83 Leonard Street, Manhattan.
Insulated electrical wire and carpet tacks from Len Rosenfeld.