Slag Gallery

Slag Gallery Slag Gallery is committed to present work by emerging artists and to support and sustainably nourish their careers. With this at its’ core, the gallery’s efforts concentrate on local and international exposure of works by artists in its’ roster, by providing the cultural exchange with art institutions and organizations, publishing catalogs, collaborating with other galleries, and participating in Art Fairs.
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The artists of Slag Gallery have been included in a number of internationally recognized exhibitions, such as the Venice Biennale (2001), the Istanbul Biennale (2011), Prague Biennial (2011), along with shows at museums and institutions such as PS1 in New York; The Drawing Center, NY; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Marina Abramović Institute, San Francisco; Kunsthalle Budapest (Mucsarnok); MODEM Modern and

The artists of Slag Gallery have been included in a number of internationally recognized exhibitions, such as the Venice Biennale (2001), the Istanbul Biennale (2011), Prague Biennial (2011), along with shows at museums and institutions such as PS1 in New York; The Drawing Center, NY; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Marina Abramović Institute, San Francisco; Kunsthalle Budapest (Mucsarnok); MODEM Modern and

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07/03/2021

Current solo show on view @slaggallery “Sommerreise”presenting paintings by @paulwesenberg

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Paul Wesenberg is a painter with a special interest in the materiality of paints and canvas. His approach reflects both the deeply considered foundations of his own position and the unbridled delight he takes in demonstrating—with maximum opulence—the ambition and autonomy of his paintings. His free-flowing forms—now abstract, now concrete, here chaotically agglomerated, there docilely linear, in some places densely impastoed, in others blithely fluid—turn his paintings into sensory events.
Recently Paul Wesenberg has allowed his paintings to expand into the space around them, either by means of boxes (Painter's Garden, 2018) or (as in his Magical Paintings, 2019) by allowing the paint skin to float if directed by a magical hand. The raised section of paint skin forms a rupture; it leaves a material defect. And lurking underneath the raised area, there is nothingness. Profound meaning is an emotional category, which Wesenberg addresses via his fascinatingly conceived surface structures.
-Christoph Tannert @christophtannert
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#paintings #contemporarypainting #kunst #mixedmedia #canvas #fineart #berlin #newyorkcity #collectors #slaggallery

07/03/2021

Current solo show on view @slaggallery “Sommerreise”presenting paintings by @paulwesenberg

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Paul Wesenberg is a painter with a special interest in the materiality of paints and canvas. His approach reflects both the deeply considered foundations of his own position and the unbridled delight he takes in demonstrating—with maximum opulence—the ambition and autonomy of his paintings. His free-flowing forms—now abstract, now concrete, here chaotically agglomerated, there docilely linear, in some places densely impastoed, in others blithely fluid—turn his paintings into sensory events.
Recently Paul Wesenberg has allowed his paintings to expand into the space around them, either by means of boxes (Painter's Garden, 2018) or (as in his Magical Paintings, 2019) by allowing the paint skin to float if directed by a magical hand. The raised section of paint skin forms a rupture; it leaves a material defect. And lurking underneath the raised area, there is nothingness. Profound meaning is an emotional category, which Wesenberg addresses via his fascinatingly conceived surface structures.
-Christoph Tannert @christophtannert
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#paintings #contemporarypainting #kunst #mixedmedia #canvas #fineart #berlin #newyorkcity #collectors #slaggallery

07/03/2021

Current solo show on view @slaggallery “Sommerreise”presenting paintings by @paulwesenberg

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Paul Wesenberg is a painter with a special interest in the materiality of paints and canvas. His approach reflects both the deeply considered foundations of his own position and the unbridled delight he takes in demonstrating—with maximum opulence—the ambition and autonomy of his paintings. His free-flowing forms—now abstract, now concrete, here chaotically agglomerated, there docilely linear, in some places densely impastoed, in others blithely fluid—turn his paintings into sensory events.
Recently Paul Wesenberg has allowed his paintings to expand into the space around them, either by means of boxes (Painter's Garden, 2018) or (as in his Magical Paintings, 2019) by allowing the paint skin to float if directed by a magical hand. The raised section of paint skin forms a rupture; it leaves a material defect. And lurking underneath the raised area, there is nothingness. Profound meaning is an emotional category, which Wesenberg addresses via his fascinatingly conceived surface structures.
-Christoph Tannert @christophtannert
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#paintings #contemporarypainting #kunst #mixedmedia #canvas #fineart #berlin #newyorkcity #collectors #slaggallery

07/03/2021

Current solo show on view @slaggallery “Sacred Landscapes” presenting works by @_renategraf_ Curated by @wendelporay

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Renate Graf unravels the pungent beauties of Calcutta, combing through the remnants of the mystic, the profane, and the sacred, glimpsing the ancient rituals of Hinduism as they have been practiced for millennia.
Her photographs allow you to follow her gaze through the streets of the Bengali capital; perhaps at an early morning hour, the dust hardly settled after the passage of throngs of revelers and celebrants, both mundane and holy. Her lens fixes on a bit of pottery, leading to the scene where a cremation took place hours earlier, a tangle of incense, beads, dust, ash, and cloth become her subject.
As in the adage of Roland Barthes, Renate Graf's photography: "is a kind of primitive theater, a kind of Tableau Vivant, a figuration of the motionless and made-up face beneath which we see the dead." (Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida, Reflections on Photography)
Each photo spans three moments: that which has just transpired, the present we are witnessing, and the transformation of that present moment into countless reincarnations.
Renate Graf is a poet with a camera; the images are like voices from the past, intonations as distinctive as the spoken word but with multiple meanings; there is a degree of disorder or randomness—entropy.
Renate Graf is a nomad; there is a sense in her photos of returning to a place visited years ago and finding that little stone exactly where it was, unmoved. It's a signpost, showing the way to something new but familiar, "eternal recurrence."
Denise Wendel-Poray, curator.
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#photography #contemporaryart #visualpoetry #journey #calcutta #mystical #rolandbarthes #literature #kunst #collectors #slaggallery

07/03/2021

Current solo show on view @slaggallery “Sacred Landscapes” presenting works by @_renategraf_ Curated by @wendelporay

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Renate Graf unravels the pungent beauties of Calcutta, combing through the remnants of the mystic, the profane, and the sacred, glimpsing the ancient rituals of Hinduism as they have been practiced for millennia.
Her photographs allow you to follow her gaze through the streets of the Bengali capital; perhaps at an early morning hour, the dust hardly settled after the passage of throngs of revelers and celebrants, both mundane and holy. Her lens fixes on a bit of pottery, leading to the scene where a cremation took place hours earlier, a tangle of incense, beads, dust, ash, and cloth become her subject.
As in the adage of Roland Barthes, Renate Graf's photography: "is a kind of primitive theater, a kind of Tableau Vivant, a figuration of the motionless and made-up face beneath which we see the dead." (Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida, Reflections on Photography)
Each photo spans three moments: that which has just transpired, the present we are witnessing, and the transformation of that present moment into countless reincarnations.
Renate Graf is a poet with a camera; the images are like voices from the past, intonations as distinctive as the spoken word but with multiple meanings; there is a degree of disorder or randomness—entropy.
Renate Graf is a nomad; there is a sense in her photos of returning to a place visited years ago and finding that little stone exactly where it was, unmoved. It's a signpost, showing the way to something new but familiar, "eternal recurrence."
Denise Wendel-Poray, curator.
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#photography #contemporaryart #visualpoetry #journey #calcutta #mystical #rolandbarthes #literature #kunst #collectors #slaggallery

07/03/2021

Current solo show on view @slaggallery “Sacred Landscapes” presenting works by @_renategraf_ Curated by @wendelporay

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Renate Graf unravels the pungent beauties of Calcutta, combing through the remnants of the mystic, the profane, and the sacred, glimpsing the ancient rituals of Hinduism as they have been practiced for millennia.
Her photographs allow you to follow her gaze through the streets of the Bengali capital; perhaps at an early morning hour, the dust hardly settled after the passage of throngs of revelers and celebrants, both mundane and holy. Her lens fixes on a bit of pottery, leading to the scene where a cremation took place hours earlier, a tangle of incense, beads, dust, ash, and cloth become her subject.
As in the adage of Roland Barthes, Renate Graf's photography: "is a kind of primitive theater, a kind of Tableau Vivant, a figuration of the motionless and made-up face beneath which we see the dead." (Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida, Reflections on Photography)
Each photo spans three moments: that which has just transpired, the present we are witnessing, and the transformation of that present moment into countless reincarnations.
Renate Graf is a poet with a camera; the images are like voices from the past, intonations as distinctive as the spoken word but with multiple meanings; there is a degree of disorder or randomness—entropy.
Renate Graf is a nomad; there is a sense in her photos of returning to a place visited years ago and finding that little stone exactly where it was, unmoved. It's a signpost, showing the way to something new but familiar, "eternal recurrence."
Denise Wendel-Poray, curator.
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#photography #contemporaryart #visualpoetry #journey #calcutta #mystical #rolandbarthes #literature #kunst #collectors #slaggallery

06/25/2021

Current solo show on view @slaggallery “Sommerreise”presenting paintings by @paulwesenberg

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Paul Wesenberg is a painter with a special interest in the materiality of paints and canvas. His approach reflects both the deeply considered foundations of his own position and the unbridled delight he takes in demonstrating—with maximum opulence—the ambition and autonomy of his paintings. His free-flowing forms—now abstract, now concrete, here chaotically agglomerated, there docilely linear, in some places densely impastoed, in others blithely fluid—turn his paintings into sensory events.
Recently Paul Wesenberg has allowed his paintings to expand into the space around them, either by means of boxes (Painter's Garden, 2018) or (as in his Magical Paintings, 2019) by allowing the paint skin to float if directed by a magical hand. The raised section of paint skin forms a rupture; it leaves a material defect. And lurking underneath the raised area, there is nothingness. Profound meaning is an emotional category, which Wesenberg addresses via his fascinatingly conceived surface structures.
-Christoph Tannert @christophtannert
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#paintings #contemporarypainting #kunst #mixedmedia #canvas #fineart #berlin #newyorkcity #collectors #slaggallery

Current solo show on view @slaggallery “Sommerreise”presenting paintings by @paulwesenberg .Paul Wesenberg is a painter ...
06/25/2021

Current solo show on view @slaggallery “Sommerreise”presenting paintings by @paulwesenberg

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Paul Wesenberg is a painter with a special interest in the materiality of paints and canvas. His approach reflects both the deeply considered foundations of his own position and the unbridled delight he takes in demonstrating—with maximum opulence—the ambition and autonomy of his paintings. His free-flowing forms—now abstract, now concrete, here chaotically agglomerated, there docilely linear, in some places densely impastoed, in others blithely fluid—turn his paintings into sensory events.
Recently Paul Wesenberg has allowed his paintings to expand into the space around them, either by means of boxes (Painter's Garden, 2018) or (as in his Magical Paintings, 2019) by allowing the paint skin to float if directed by a magical hand. The raised section of paint skin forms a rupture; it leaves a material defect. And lurking underneath the raised area, there is nothingness. Profound meaning is an emotional category, which Wesenberg addresses via his fascinatingly conceived surface structures.
-Christoph Tannert @christophtannert
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.

#paintings #contemporarypainting #kunst #mixedmedia #canvas #fineart #berlin #newyorkcity #collectors #slaggallery

Current solo show on view @slaggallery “Sommerreise”presenting paintings by @paulwesenberg .Paul Wesenberg is a painter ...
06/25/2021

Current solo show on view @slaggallery “Sommerreise”presenting paintings by @paulwesenberg

.
Paul Wesenberg is a painter with a special interest in the materiality of paints and canvas. His approach reflects both the deeply considered foundations of his own position and the unbridled delight he takes in demonstrating—with maximum opulence—the ambition and autonomy of his paintings. His free-flowing forms—now abstract, now concrete, here chaotically agglomerated, there docilely linear, in some places densely impastoed, in others blithely fluid—turn his paintings into sensory events.
Recently Paul Wesenberg has allowed his paintings to expand into the space around them, either by means of boxes (Painter's Garden, 2018) or (as in his Magical Paintings, 2019) by allowing the paint skin to float if directed by a magical hand. The raised section of paint skin forms a rupture; it leaves a material defect. And lurking underneath the raised area, there is nothingness. Profound meaning is an emotional category, which Wesenberg addresses via his fascinatingly conceived surface structures.
-Christoph Tannert @christophtannert
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#paintings #contemporarypainting #kunst #mixedmedia #canvas #fineart #berlin #newyorkcity #collectors #slaggallery

06/23/2021

Current solo show on view @slaggallery “Sacred Landscapes” presenting works by @_renategraf_ Curated by @wendelporay

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Renate Graf unravels the pungent beauties of Calcutta, combing through the remnants of the mystic, the profane, and the sacred, glimpsing the ancient rituals of Hinduism as they have been practiced for millennia.
Her photographs allow you to follow her gaze through the streets of the Bengali capital; perhaps at an early morning hour, the dust hardly settled after the passage of throngs of revelers and celebrants, both mundane and holy. Her lens fixes on a bit of pottery, leading to the scene where a cremation took place hours earlier, a tangle of incense, beads, dust, ash, and cloth become her subject.
As in the adage of Roland Barthes, Renate Graf's photography: "is a kind of primitive theater, a kind of Tableau Vivant, a figuration of the motionless and made-up face beneath which we see the dead." (Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida, Reflections on Photography)
Each photo spans three moments: that which has just transpired, the present we are witnessing, and the transformation of that present moment into countless reincarnations.
Renate Graf is a poet with a camera; the images are like voices from the past, intonations as distinctive as the spoken word but with multiple meanings; there is a degree of disorder or randomness—entropy.
Renate Graf is a nomad; there is a sense in her photos of returning to a place visited years ago and finding that little stone exactly where it was, unmoved. It's a signpost, showing the way to something new but familiar, "eternal recurrence."
Denise Wendel-Poray, curator.
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.
#photography #contemporaryart #visualpoetry #journey #calcutta #mystical #rolandbarthes #literature #kunst #collectors #slaggallery

Current solo show on view @slaggallery “Sacred Landscapes” presenting works by @_renategraf_  Curated by @wendelporay .....
06/23/2021

Current solo show on view @slaggallery “Sacred Landscapes” presenting works by @_renategraf_ Curated by @wendelporay

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.

Renate Graf unravels the pungent beauties of Calcutta, combing through the remnants of the mystic, the profane, and the sacred, glimpsing the ancient rituals of Hinduism as they have been practiced for millennia.
Her photographs allow you to follow her gaze through the streets of the Bengali capital; perhaps at an early morning hour, the dust hardly settled after the passage of throngs of revelers and celebrants, both mundane and holy. Her lens fixes on a bit of pottery, leading to the scene where a cremation took place hours earlier, a tangle of incense, beads, dust, ash, and cloth become her subject.
As in the adage of Roland Barthes, Renate Graf's photography: "is a kind of primitive theater, a kind of Tableau Vivant, a figuration of the motionless and made-up face beneath which we see the dead." (Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida, Reflections on Photography)
Each photo spans three moments: that which has just transpired, the present we are witnessing, and the transformation of that present moment into countless reincarnations.
Renate Graf is a poet with a camera; the images are like voices from the past, intonations as distinctive as the spoken word but with multiple meanings; there is a degree of disorder or randomness—entropy.
Renate Graf is a nomad; there is a sense in her photos of returning to a place visited years ago and finding that little stone exactly where it was, unmoved. It's a signpost, showing the way to something new but familiar, "eternal recurrence."
Denise Wendel-Poray, curator.
.
.
#photography #contemporaryart #visualpoetry #journey #calcutta #mystical #rolandbarthes #literature #kunst #collectors #slaggallery

Current solo show on view @slaggallery “Sacred Landscapes” presenting works by @_renategraf_ Curated by @wendelporay

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.

Renate Graf unravels the pungent beauties of Calcutta, combing through the remnants of the mystic, the profane, and the sacred, glimpsing the ancient rituals of Hinduism as they have been practiced for millennia.
Her photographs allow you to follow her gaze through the streets of the Bengali capital; perhaps at an early morning hour, the dust hardly settled after the passage of throngs of revelers and celebrants, both mundane and holy. Her lens fixes on a bit of pottery, leading to the scene where a cremation took place hours earlier, a tangle of incense, beads, dust, ash, and cloth become her subject.
As in the adage of Roland Barthes, Renate Graf's photography: "is a kind of primitive theater, a kind of Tableau Vivant, a figuration of the motionless and made-up face beneath which we see the dead." (Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida, Reflections on Photography)
Each photo spans three moments: that which has just transpired, the present we are witnessing, and the transformation of that present moment into countless reincarnations.
Renate Graf is a poet with a camera; the images are like voices from the past, intonations as distinctive as the spoken word but with multiple meanings; there is a degree of disorder or randomness—entropy.
Renate Graf is a nomad; there is a sense in her photos of returning to a place visited years ago and finding that little stone exactly where it was, unmoved. It's a signpost, showing the way to something new but familiar, "eternal recurrence."
Denise Wendel-Poray, curator.
.
.
#photography #contemporaryart #visualpoetry #journey #calcutta #mystical #rolandbarthes #literature #kunst #collectors #slaggallery

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Slag Gallery was founded in 2008, Chelsea, NY by Irina Protopopescu. The gallery actively exhibits, represents and upholds a diverse group of national and international, emerging artists embracing diverse practices. With a dynamic exhibition schedule, the gallery is characterized by its commitment to support and sustainably nourish the careers of the artists in its roster. Furthermore, the gallery's efforts concentrate on local and international exposure of works by its artists providing cultural exchange with art institutions and organizations, publishing catalogs, and collaborating with other galleries.

Artists represented have exhibited extensively in museums and galleries worldwide and were included in exhibitions such as Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, and Prague Biennial. Their work was shown in exhibitions at museums and institutions such as MoMA PS1 in New York; The Drawing Center, NY; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Marina Abramović Institute, San Francisco; Kunsthalle Budapest (Mucsarnok); MODEM Modern and Contemporary Art Center, Debrecen; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; MKM Museum Kuppersmühle, Duisburg; Kultur Fabrik, Luxembourg; Brukental Museum, Sibiu; The Museum of New Art, Detroit; NJMoCA; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; Queens Museum of Art, NY; Birmingham Museum of Art: Boulder MoCA; the Islip Museum of Art, NY; Marfa Contemporary, TX; Kunsthaus Worms, GE; Kunstverein Viernheim, GE, Museum of Art and Design, NY, Socrates Sculpture Park.

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