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HyperAccumulators - 1/18-3/23/19
10/8/2018


HyperAccumulators
January 18, 2019 - March 23, 2019
Curated by Alexandra Rutsch Brock and Elizabeth Saperstein

Christian Bazant-Hegemark, Joseph Fucigna, Valerie Hegarty, Cary Hulbert, Lina Puerta, Erika Ranee, Dorothy Robinson, Denise Sfraga and Jeanne Tremel.

Reception: Friday, January 18, 6:30-8pm

HyperAccumulators, a group exhibition that considers how contemporary artists explore connections between nature, toxicity, and the potential for regeneration. The show is inspired by imagery and stories about “hyperaccumulators” – plants capable of growing in soils with very high concentrations of metals.

“I feel like we have become HyperAccumulators dealing with the everyday environmental and political climate we are living in,” says curator Alexandra Brock. “The artists are taking in all this – and helping us return to a better state.”

Loaded in their use of color, surface and materials, the paintings, sculpture, mixed-media and site-specific works in HyperAccumulators engulf the galleries in a vibrant, lush, and futuristic landscape.

In The Bardo
10/8/2018

IN THE BARDO

As part of its "ABC No Rio in Exile" programming, the Lower East Side 
arts organization ABC No Rio is having the exhibition IN THE BARDO 
at 519 Evergreen Avenue in Bushwick.

As an analogue to the transition ABC No Rio is undergoing currently, for 
IN THE BARDO artists were asked to explore the liminal state between 
death and rebirth, as expressed primarily in the Bardo Thodol, known in 
the West as the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

Artists explore 
this state of being between death and rebirth as an opportunity for 
liberation, as a source of danger, as a transition or transcendence. In 
addition to this spiritual and existential interpretation, 
there are some explorations of the Bardo as applied to political, 
ecological, economic realities.

IN THE BARDO will open on Friday November 30 and run through December 
21, 2018
 

Civil Discourse - Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA
9/26/2018


But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized - at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do - it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.
Barack Obama
 
Civil Discourse creates a visual dialogue challenging us to move beyond the historical and current divisiveness of red state/blue state politics and the turmoil our country is presently experiencing.  
 
NYC and Atlanta artists, each pursuing a studio practice that connects in surprising ways,shift the present angry and finger-pointing discussions to one that finds common ground. Unbeknownst to these artists, the works they create are in conversation with each other.  Many works are not mirror images and their relationship to one another might not be immediately evident. Civil Discourse connects these artists through imagery, treatment of subject matter, materials, technique or concept and celebrates the collective dialogue discovered in their art.
 

Insomnia - Julia Schwartz
8/22/2018

Julia Schwartz mentions INSOMNIA in this powerful converstation with Mary Addison Hackett.
MAH recently caught up with Julia Schwartz on the occasion of Schwartz’s show, “tenderly cradled and lavishly flung” at Los Angeles Visitor Welcome Center, a gallery on W. 7th Street in LA. A few days later they had a frank dialogue through text messaging about family tragedy, the role of biography in understanding an artist’s work, grief, and how we process life through art.  Schwartz says her chief concern is to be “an honest painter….Not necessarily a technically good painter, but honest.”

Solo Show in Los Angeles!
7/25/2018


Thrilled and honored to be showing my work "Paths Of Life" inspired by my Patent Ductus Arteriosus surgery in 1973. I will be speaking with Dr. Enrique Ostrzega -Assoc. Professor of Clinical Medicine and Chair of the Year II Cardiovascular System at Keck School of Medicine.
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