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5-50 Gallery is pleased to announce REARVIEW MIRROR, a reprise show: bringing together eight artists we have displayed i...
02/26/2023

5-50 Gallery is pleased to announce REARVIEW MIRROR, a reprise show: bringing together eight artists we have displayed in various past shows.

Included in the show are: Debbi Kenote, Kyle Gallagher, Theresa Bloise, Matthew Uebbing, Hayley Youngs, Kelli Thompson, Jenny Kemp & Jack Arthur Wood

Join us at the opening reception next Saturday, the 4th of March, 4 - 7 pm!

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Debbi Kenote
Hands All Around, 2022
Acrylic on dyed canvas over shaped stretcher bar, 28 x 28”

👀👀 Take a look at these gems by Brooklyn-based artist Claire Weaver-Zeman! ✨ We found Weaver-Zeman in our last open call...
02/08/2023

👀👀 Take a look at these gems by Brooklyn-based artist Claire Weaver-Zeman! ✨ We found Weaver-Zeman in our last open call and featured her paintings in ‘FEE-FI-FO-FUM’, alongside works by Lauren Walkiewicz and Tom Prinsell.

‘FEE-FI-FO-FUM’ offers insight into contemporary life via the ancient themes of mythology, myth-making, and fables.

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Claire Weaver-Zeman’s paintings are physical manifestations of her interest in the uncomfortable, strange feelings of transitional states, and the awkwardness, disorientation and anxiety that exist in these spaces. These interests are revealed through the odd, anxious creatures that populate her works. Mythology and narrative, specifically myths featuring goddesses and composite creatures, form the foundation of her practice. Allow her works about transformation to create a transformative experience for you!

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Left to right:

Trouble, 2021
Oil on canvas, 18x24 inches

Planning, 2021
Oil on canvas, 30x40 inches

Daphne, 2021
Oil on canvas paper, 9x12 inches

Good afternoon everybody! You might have seen it —> our yearly open call is open for submissions! ✨We've extended the de...
01/30/2023

Good afternoon everybody! You might have seen it —> our yearly open call is open for submissions! ✨We've extended the deadline until February 12th, so a little more time to apply! More info below + link in bio

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5-50 Gallery is inviting all artists to apply to our Open Call! All submissions will be considered for various exhibitions this coming season. Selected artists will be informed before the end of February.

Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium. Please upload 3 – 5 images, information on the works you are submitting, your artist statement, and resume.

Works need to be ready to hang, and works on paper must be framed. Artists are responsible for delivery of work to and from the gallery. International artists and artists from outside the NYC area are welcome to apply, just know that you -if selected- you will be responsible for shipping the artwork.

Thank you very much for applying! We're looking forward to seeing your work!

APPLY: [link in bio]
DEADLINE [extended]: February 12th
FEE: $35

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✨✨ Artist Spotlight ✨✨ Sally Scopa ✨✨Sally Scopa is an artist based in Bellingham, WA and Mexico City, MX. 5-50 has show...
01/24/2023

✨✨ Artist Spotlight ✨✨ Sally Scopa ✨✨

Sally Scopa is an artist based in Bellingham, WA and Mexico City, MX. 5-50 has shown her work in the group show ‘Jungle Jinx’, alongside works by Hannah Antalek, Rachel Hayden & Anthony Padilla. And, most recently, we included her works in our virtual booth of the Future Fair Holiday Show, last December.

Scopa uses the formal language of painting, which is replete with rules and expectations, to question the equally timeworn standards that govern the female body. In her paintings, diagrams of cellulite become mountainous landscapes; curiously shaped holes in the earth morph into sensuous pairs of legs; white, abstract grids, upon further inspection, reveal themselves to be plump and inviting mattresses. Join her celebration of the female body and dive into these amazing paintings!

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Left to right:

Molecular Vista, 2022
Acrylic on linen, 12” × 9”

Molecular Landscape, 2022
Acrylic on linen, 9” × 12”

Nether Regions, 2022
acrylic on linen, 5.5” x 7.25”

Excited to participate in Future Fair’s Holiday Market again! Proud to feature works by these five amazing artists: Abbi...
12/13/2022

Excited to participate in Future Fair’s Holiday Market again! Proud to feature works by these five amazing artists: Abbi Kenny, Hannah Antalek, Buket Savci, Rachel Hayden & Sally Scopa!

Check out our virtual booth on ARTSY >> link in bio

Last days to see 'FEE-FI-FO-FUM'! Stroll by this weekend and come check out these wonderful pieces in real life!'FEE-FI-...
12/09/2022

Last days to see 'FEE-FI-FO-FUM'! Stroll by this weekend and come check out these wonderful pieces in real life!

'FEE-FI-FO-FUM' includes work by Claire Weaver-Zeman, Lauren Walkiewicz & Tom Prinsell.

This exhibition offers insight into contemporary life via the ancient themes of mythology, myth-making, and fables. Each artist in this exhibition builds their own mythologies, exploring what it means to use legends and fanciful imagery to make sense of the world. By including a variety of media such as acrylic on hand-cut sintra and oil paint, this show reveals the relevance of mythology and myth-making to different artists working in different media.

Last days to see 'FEE-FI-FO-FUM'! Stroll by this weekend and come check out these wonderful pieces in real life! 'FEE-FI...
12/09/2022

Last days to see 'FEE-FI-FO-FUM'! Stroll by this weekend and come check out these wonderful pieces in real life!

'FEE-FI-FO-FUM' includes work by Claire Weaver-Zeman, Lauren Walkiewicz & Tom Prinsell.

This exhibition offers insight into contemporary life via the ancient themes of mythology, myth-making, and fables. Each artist in this exhibition builds their own mythologies, exploring what it means to use legends and fanciful imagery to make sense of the world. By including a variety of media such as acrylic on hand-cut sintra and oil paint, this show reveals the relevance of mythology and myth-making to different artists working in different media.

Let's meet carrie R! Her work was included in the group show BEAM ME UP, which was curated by Lauren Hirshfield and on v...
11/23/2022

Let's meet carrie R! Her work was included in the group show BEAM ME UP, which was curated by Lauren Hirshfield and on view earlier this year. We got a little glimpse of where her art comes to life and asked her all about her work!

❓Can you tell us something about the process in your work?

✨Sometimes I start with a form in mind, and sometimes I begin totally off the cusp. Generally working on the floor with snips and wire, I construct a skeleton and give it an aqua veil skin for stability. This part is when I wish I had 6 hands, but the contraptions I make to hold things in place suffice for now. Then it’s layers of brushing and hand-smearing pigmented aquaresin and hydrostone. My favorite moment is when I step away and realize an angle or curve is off, and I have to smash or break areas to reshape them. The labor makes me feel like a mad surgeon meets archaeologist. The final move is coloring over it with various media, and sometimes a piece will sit for months before it fully comes to me.

❓What is currently influencing your practice the most?

✨Currently, my exhaustion. I’ve been feeling exceptionally tired lately, and my work in the studio is responding to this, along with my day-to-day environments. The forms generally come from the simple things around me and my moods, so there are some pieces in progress in the corner right now that look like they could use a nap.

❓What memorable responses have you had to your work?

✨ I’ve been told several times that my sculptures remind people of the work of Delia Deetz from Beetlejuice, and until recently I actually hadn’t seen the full movie. I like the idea that my work might be compared to a fictitious artist. It makes sense to me—fiction is the world I’m currently most interested in. Other memorable responses… people want to see this stuff bigger, and I’m working on it😊

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Join us at the opening of ‘FEE-FI-FO-FUM’ today, 4 - 7pm! And check out these exciting works by Lauren Walkiewicz, Clair...
11/18/2022

Join us at the opening of ‘FEE-FI-FO-FUM’ today, 4 - 7pm! And check out these exciting works by Lauren Walkiewicz, Claire Weaver-Zeman and Tom Prinsell!

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Join us at the opening reception of ‘FEE-FI-FO-FUM’ today, 4-7pm! And come check out these exciting works by Lauren Walk...
11/18/2022

Join us at the opening reception of ‘FEE-FI-FO-FUM’ today, 4-7pm! And come check out these exciting works by Lauren Walkiewicz, Claire Weaver-Zeman and Tom Prinsell in real life!

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‘Animal Gathering’ by Claire Weaver-Zeman, now on view in ‘FEE-FI-FO-FUM’!Come check out this exciting group show & Join...
11/16/2022

‘Animal Gathering’ by Claire Weaver-Zeman, now on view in ‘FEE-FI-FO-FUM’!

Come check out this exciting group show & Join us at the opening reception coming Friday: Friday the 18th of November, 4 - 7pm!

‘FEE-FI-FO-FUM’ offers insight into contemporary life via the ancient themes of mythology, myth-making, and fables. The show features paintings by Claire Weaver-Zeman, Lauren Walkiewicz and Tom Prinsell.

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Claire Weaver-Zeman
Animal Gathering
oil on canvas, 16”x20", 2021

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✨Currently on view✨ Our new super exciting group show 'FEE-FI-FO-FUM'! Including work by Claire Weaver Zeman, Tom Prinse...
11/09/2022

✨Currently on view✨ Our new super exciting group show 'FEE-FI-FO-FUM'! Including work by Claire Weaver Zeman, Tom Prinsel and Lauren Walkiewicz

This exhibition offers insight into contemporary life via the ancient themes of mythology, myth-making, and fables. Each artist in this exhibition builds their own mythologies, exploring what it means to use legends and fanciful imagery to make sense of the world. By including a variety of media such as acrylic on hand-cut sintra and oil paint, this show reveals the relevance of mythology and myth-making to different artists working in different media.

Unfortunely the gallery is closed Thursday through Sunday due to unforeseen circumstances. We will be back next week - there will be plenty of time to see all these GEMS in real life!!

More coming soon!

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from left to right:

✨'Quiet Time II' by Tom Prinsell

✨ 'Trouble' by Claire Weaver-Zeman

✨ 'a Midsummer Night's Spawn' (plus detail shot!) by Lauren Walkiewicz

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Let's meet  Savci! If you're just like us and love to read more about the story behind our artists we definitely recomme...
10/19/2022

Let's meet Savci!

If you're just like us and love to read more about the story behind our artists we definitely recommend heading over to . The art magazine sat down with Buket Savci to talk about the works of her first solo show at 5-50 Gallery, her journey from Turkey to New York, and her inspiration.

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“Even though my mind wanders into the past, I can let go as my hand keeps painting. When I get into that state, nothing can compare to it.”
Buket Savci

[Find the link to the full interview in our bio]

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Artist Spotlight: Alex Hutton We found Alex Hutton through our last open call, and are super happy that we did! He was o...
10/04/2022

Artist Spotlight: Alex Hutton

We found Alex Hutton through our last open call, and are super happy that we did! He was one of three artists featured in our recent exhibition, GOTHAM GOTHIC. This show displayed mysterious night scenes by New York City based artists Ben Cowan, Theresa Bloise, and Alex Hutton.

Hutton’s recent imagery comes from a fascination with the way animals move through a field, their experience of vulnerability, and our tendencies toward anthropomorphism. His impeccable brushwork and use of color draws us in and emphasizes materiality. The bats in these images, or the ‘Hangers On’ as Hutton calls them, are striking in a somewhat creepy yet fascinating way.

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Images:
All from the ‘Hangers On’ series
oil on canvas, 21.5” x 21.5”, 2021

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Currently on view: ‘DRIFTERS OF THE DREAMPOND’, Buket Savci's solo show. The show features vibrant oil paintings populat...
09/30/2022

Currently on view: ‘DRIFTERS OF THE DREAMPOND’, Buket Savci's solo show. The show features vibrant oil paintings populated with people, toys, and inflatables. Savci’s work probes questions of community, immigration, ephemerality, freedom, and happiness.

As an immigrant from Turkey, having to create community and a sense of belonging in an unfamiliar place has inspired Buket Savci to convey radical love through paintings with an explosion of color, light, and sense of touch, expressing the emotions of —or aspiration towards– belonging and play.

Savci distills the many reasons that made her immigrate into playful and joyful paintings to inspire a more hopeful and positive future. Underscoring issues of displacement while emphasizing the values that give us hope. Through her art she promotes love, trust and togetherness.

On view through October 23rd!

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Join us at the opening reception of Bucket Savci’s solo show ✨‘DRIFTERS OF THE DREAMPOND’✨ coming Saturday, 4 - 7pm!  Sw...
09/15/2022

Join us at the opening reception of Bucket Savci’s solo show ✨‘DRIFTERS OF THE DREAMPOND’✨ coming Saturday, 4 - 7pm!

Swipe right for a sneak peak:
‘Free as a Maenad’
Oil on Panel, 24” x 24”, 2022

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Thanks everyone for visiting our last show 🚀 ‘BEAM ME UP’!🚀We had a blast working with   💫 who did an amazing job curati...
09/14/2022

Thanks everyone for visiting our last show 🚀 ‘BEAM ME UP’!🚀
We had a blast working with 💫 who did an amazing job curating this show!

One more shout out to these four fantastic artists: ✨ ✨ ✨


Now up to our next show! 🚀

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Last week to see 'BEAM ME UP'!  ‘BEAM ME UP’ features new and recent work by Jack Arthur Wood, Alessandro Keegan, carrie...
09/06/2022

Last week to see 'BEAM ME UP'!

‘BEAM ME UP’ features new and recent work by Jack Arthur Wood, Alessandro Keegan, carrie R, and Charles Sommer, curated by Lauren Hirshfield. Incorporating oil painting, mixed media, colored pencil drawing, graphite drawing, and sculpture this curation offers a glimpse at a place just beyond our tangible grasp. Inspired by the fantastical and alien, divination, emotional histories, and escapist desires Hirshfield offers her selections for consideration as a playful utopic future.

This is 'Gateway no. 5 (it took me this far)' by Charles Sommer, we're big fans of his work! Definitely a must see in real life!

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Primarily working in drawing, Charles Sommer’s work generally consists of meticulously rendered graphite compositions depicting a sort of abstract, science fiction-esque landscape. Drawing from his fascination with the paranormal, fantastical and alien as well as his own experience as a q***r person navigating through this world, he makes drawings that exude an often unsettled space. Sommer’s work is often obsessive in regards to control and compositional balance, often utilizing a set of rules and rigid visual vocabulary. The work connects disparate elements and ideas about space and how it can be depicted, shifting between representational and q***r coded abstraction.

By restricting his material usage Sommer is able to focus on the language of form, composition and the associations those elements can conjure. Polishing and embossing the paper with a mechanical graphite pencil and powdered graphite allows him to explore the material for its inherent matte and reflective qualities. Thinking of his most recent drawings as autonomous objects rather than images allows the work to exist not just as representations of a world but rather the world itself that Sommer is creating.

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Charles Sommer
'Gateway no. 5 (it took me this far)'
graphite on paper, 16” x 18”, 2022

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'Cold Fire', one of Jack Arthur Wood's works currently on view in 'BEAM ME UP'. Come visit us in Long Island City to adm...
08/31/2022

'Cold Fire', one of Jack Arthur Wood's works currently on view in 'BEAM ME UP'. Come visit us in Long Island City to admire them from up close! 👀 Wednesday through Sunday, 11.30 – 3.30

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In a garden, kicking at a cobblestone path. Ignoring the other children, he moves toward his favorite plant. He calls it the licking leaf tree. He pulls one of the leaves away and raises it to his open mouth like a question. Turning it over, feeling the hairy side with his thumb as he runs his tongue over the back of the leaf until it is floppy and creased, relishing the magic of sensation, absorbing fascination through mouth and fingertips.

Having always explored his world sensorially, Jack Wood builds spaces of color, light and material through multilayered painted and collaged surfaces. In his work he explores the inseparable anxiety and joy felt while anticipating the nature of things oscillating between two points. Wood turns paint into an object when he cuts it from the page. Color, mark and shape rearrange freely in a process he likens to divination, an unconscious knowing.

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Jack Arthur Wood
'Cold Fire'
acrylic, pigment and paper on panel 14” x 18” 2022

COMING UP ✨ COMING UP ✨ COMING UPSuper excited to announce BUKET SAVCI's Solo Show at 5-50, coming up in September! Save...
08/23/2022

COMING UP ✨ COMING UP ✨ COMING UP

Super excited to announce BUKET SAVCI's Solo Show at 5-50, coming up in September!

Save the date & join us at the opening reception on Saturday the 17th of September, 4 - 7pm. !...Soon more...!

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Buket Savci
"Strangers In A Strange Land"
oil on linen, 40” x 52”, 2022

This – absolutely mesmerizing – painting by Alessandro Keegan, 'Visitor', is now on view in 'BEAM ME UP'. Tomorrow's the...
08/19/2022

This – absolutely mesmerizing – painting by Alessandro Keegan, 'Visitor', is now on view in 'BEAM ME UP'.

Tomorrow's the opening reception of the show, join us and take a closer look at this GEM and two of Keegan's drawings, also included in the show: 'Risen' & 'All Possible Worlds' (equally mesmerizing, I promise!).

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Alessandro Keegan's oil paintings and colored pencil drawings of crystalline orbs and geometric shapes are created to house inside them the intangible essence of the invisible world that surrounds us. With subtle but varied colors, ambiguous spaces, schematic lines, transparent teardrops, and cellular blobs, Keegan’s paintings slip around the definitions of abstract and representational art. These paintings are bodies to be occupied by disembodied beings, architecture to be lived in by entities that will never have a form. Though they may be abstract, geometric, and hard to describe with familiar terms, the consciousness that emanates from within these works is familiar. It is like the human spirit that irradiates the technological and synthetic landscape of our own century.

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'BEAM ME UP' features works by Alessandro Keegan, carrie R, Charles Sommer and Jack Arthur Wood and is curated by Lauren Hirshfield. The show will be on view through the 10th of September with an opening reception TOMORROW , Saturday, the 20th of August, 4 - 7pm!



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'Visitor' by Alessandro Keegan
oil on wood panel, 6”x8”, 2022

Sculpture by carrie R now on view in 'BEAM ME UP'! Visit us this week, join us at the opening reception coming Saturday,...
08/16/2022

Sculpture by carrie R now on view in 'BEAM ME UP'! Visit us this week, join us at the opening reception coming Saturday, to see R's surreal sculptures in real life!

carrie R’s recent sculptures are made in hydrostone and aqua resin and treated with quick applications of pigment, markers, and oil bars. These works are vague expressions of the artist as obscure forms, appearing surreal and plant-like. Influenced by psychological fiction and domestic environments — both indoor and outdoor, and referencing heightened emotional reactions to personal histories from freak accidents to solitary moments, these objects sit as relics of an imagined but emotionally real environment, containing thematic elements of fear, solitude, self-preservation, and beauty.

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'BEAM ME UP' features works by Alessandro Keegan, carrie R, Charles Sommer and Jack Arthur Wood and is curated by Lauren Hirshfield. The show will be on view through the 10th of September with an opening reception coming Saturday, the 20th of August, 4 - 7pm!



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left:
'Blue Tongs'
hydrostone, aquaresin, mesh wire,
pigment, oil
bar, 21.5” x 18” x 24”, 2021

middle:

carrie R
'Fountain'
hydrostone, aquaresin, plaster cloth, mesh wire, pigment, oil bar, 30.5” x 20.5” x 17”, 2021

right:

Jack Arthur Wood
'What Light Mountains Hold of Being Here'
acrylic, paper, pigment, muslin and leather on panel 30” x 40”. 2021

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carrie R
‘Stretch’
hydrostone, mesh wire, pigment, oil bar, marker,17” x 29.5” x 2.5”, 2021

!! We've got a very exciting new show up: 'BEAM ME UP', a group show of new and recent work by Jack Arthur Wood, Alessan...
08/14/2022

!! We've got a very exciting new show up: 'BEAM ME UP', a group show of new and recent work by Jack Arthur Wood, Alessandro Keegan, carrie R, and Charles Sommer, curated by Lauren Hirshfield.

Incorporating oil painting, mixed media, colored pencil drawing, graphite drawing, and sculpture this curation offers a glimpse at a place just beyond our tangible grasp. Inspired by the fantastical and alien, divination, emotional histories, and escapist desires Hirshfield offers her selections for consideration as a playful utopic future.

'BEAM ME UP' will be on view through the 10th of September, join us at the opening reception: Saturday the 20th of August, 4 – 7pm

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from left to right:

Charles Sommer
'Gateway no.6 (it was nice being away so long)'
graphite on paper, 16” x 18” 2022

Alessandro Keegan
'All Possible Worlds'
colored pencil on gray paper, 9”x 12”, 2020

carrie R
'Stretch'
hydrostone, mesh wire, pigment, oil bar, marker,17” x 29.5” x 2.5”, 2021

Jack Arthur Wood
'Cold Fire'
acrylic, pigment and paper on panel 14” x 18” 2022

Artist  in her studio! Theresa Bloise’s works have been included in two of our group shows; ‘No Man’s Land’ in March ’21...
08/12/2022

Artist in her studio! Theresa Bloise’s works have been included in two of our group shows; ‘No Man’s Land’ in March ’21 and most recently in our last show ‘Gotham Gothic’. Three of her moon paintings were featured alongside works by Ben Cowan and Alex Hutton.

We are big fans of Theresa Bloise’s work! So, good reason to take a dive into her work:
Science that feels like science fiction inspires her most recent paintings. Bloise uses small earthly objects as a reference, meteorite like slag stones and pebbles on the sidewalk. Collecting and arranging small objects to create a scene meant to inspire awe is a routine practice in the way she works. The work is intended to be read as both still life and landscape: microscopic and monumental, primordial and apocalyptic.

While her compositions are well planned out, how she makes a painting is fairly improvisational. Each painting is made with a combination of techniques. This involves experimentation with spraying, pouring, masking and stencilling as well as playing with different materials such as gold or silver leaf.

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Left to right:

Theresa Bloise in the studio

‘Little Moon’
Acrylic on Paper, 14” x 11”, 2022

‘Firework Moon’
Acrylic and Glitter on Paper, 22” x 30”, 2022

‘Pink Moon’
Oil, Acrylic and Mixed Media on Paper, 30” x 22, 2022

instal shot ‘Gotham Gothic'

‘Drippy Mountain’
acrylic on canvas, 66” x 63”, 2017

‘Pink Mountain’
acrylic and silver leaf on paper, 16” x 20”, 2019

instal shot ‘No Man’s Land’
‘No Man’s Land’: Radka Salcmannova, Su A Chae & Theresa Bloise

  to our booth at  last May, featuring work by Hannah Antalek and Rachel Hayden. Their subjects, seemingly taken from th...
08/07/2022

to our booth at last May, featuring work by Hannah Antalek and Rachel Hayden. Their subjects, seemingly taken from the world of fiction, range from the figure, still life and landscape. Always paying attention to the quandary of modern life.

Today we're highlighting Rachel Hayden's work!

When arranging a painting, Hayden removes clutter. The paintings are full, but everything is in its correct place. Objects float harmoniously in midair without touching. Hayden choses a handful of objects to paint, and paints iterations of those objects again and again in various sizes, colors, and contexts. She thinks of the objects in her paintings as prized possessions, somewhere between souvenirs and icons. Choosing objects whose existence in nature she finds mystifying: rainbows, colorful fruits, shooting stars, tropical flowers and iridescent butterflies. Objects are often anthropomorphized, with sleepy, anxious, or mischievous human faces.

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left:
'Sweating Bust' by Rachel Hayden
Acrylic on Panel, 14" × 11", 2021

right:
Rachel Hayden, 'Untangling Two Blue Roses at Sunset'
Acrylic on Panel, 20" × 16", 2021

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‘GOTHAM GOTIC’, featuring works by Alex Hutton, Theresa Bloise & Ben Cowan, on view for a couple more days! Join us at t...
07/28/2022

‘GOTHAM GOTIC’, featuring works by Alex Hutton, Theresa Bloise & Ben Cowan, on view for a couple more days! Join us at the closing reception coming Saturday, 4 - 7!

Three moons, gates covered with greens and flowers, scenes of Brooklyn brownstones at nightfall in a quiet duet with a group of bats, comfortably ‘hanging on’ in their natural habitat. While balancing the borders of dreamscapes and nightmares, ‘GOTHAM GOTHIC’ offers a celebration of painting — Alex Hutton’s impeccable brushwork, seemingly effortless and exact at the same time. Theresa Bloise’s mixtures of techniques and ever exciting painting experiments and Ben Cowan’s subtle color shifts, carefully executed cityscapes.

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These exquisite paintings by Ben Cowan are all on view in 'GOTHAM GOTHIC', alongside works by Theresa Bloise and Alex Hu...
07/20/2022

These exquisite paintings by Ben Cowan are all on view in 'GOTHAM GOTHIC', alongside works by Theresa Bloise and Alex Hutton. Come check out the show – on view through July 31st & Join us at the closing reception , Saturday 30th July, 4 - 7pm!

Ben Cowan’s paintings feature familiar Brooklyn sights cropped, collaged and simplified in order to capture a concentrated experience that refers to the interpersonal and supernatural. Wrought iron gates, stoops and architecture are the background in every glance of Brooklyn’s surroundings. Cowan uses these ordinary and accessible objects to anthropomorphize the narratives in his life.

Pairing the inviting domestic architecture with firm boundaries of decorative gates, the paintings offer an invitation and denial. A deep space is implied but the depth is fragile. Color, sensuous surface, and familiar foliage entice; but, still a longing to enter remains.

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[from left to right]

'Out Of The Box'
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 24x30” 2021

'Get To The Point'
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 30” 2021

'Parenthetical Roses'
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 16” x 20”, 2021

'In The Loop'
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 24x30” 2020

'Core Crew'
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 16” x 20”, 2022

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'Pink Moon', one of Theresa Bloise’s three moons currently on view in 'GOTHAM GOTHIC'. Science that feels like science f...
07/18/2022

'Pink Moon', one of Theresa Bloise’s three moons currently on view in 'GOTHAM GOTHIC'.

Science that feels like science fiction inspires Theresa Bloise’s most recent paintings. Bloise uses small earthly objects as a reference, meteorite like slag stones and pebbles on the sidewalk. Collecting and arranging small objects to create a scene meant to inspire awe is a routine practice in the way she works. The work is intended to be read as both still life and landscape: microscopic and monumental, primordial and apocalyptic.

While her compositions are well planned out, how she makes a painting is fairly improvisational. Each painting is made with a combination of techniques. This involves experimentation with spraying, pouring, masking and stencilling as well as playing with different materials such as gold or silver leaf.

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Theresa Bloise
‘Pink Moon’
Oil, Acrylic and Mixed Media on Paper, 30” x 22, 2022

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Alex Hutton is one of the artists we found through our last open call — and we’ve been fans from the moment we opened hi...
07/08/2022

Alex Hutton is one of the artists we found through our last open call — and we’ve been fans from the moment we opened his application! We absolutely love his painterly brushwork (swipe right for a detail pic), his dark, subtle color palette and the way he depicts his subjects, animals at night, flocking together.

Alex Hutton’s ‘Hangers On’ paintings are currently on view in ‘GOTHAM GOTHIC’, alongside works by Theresa Bloise and Ben Cowan. Come check them out & take a look up close! We’re open Wednesday through Sunday, 11:30 - 3.30

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‘Hanger On ( #2)’ by Alex Hutton
Oil on canvas, 21.5” x 21.5”, 2021

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