Oct 6, 2014



Sardine is pleased to present MIRROR VENUS, a solo exhibition by Andy Cross. It opens Saturday, October 11, with an opening reception from 7 to 10 pm. It will be up through Sunday, November 2, 2014.

“The world is becoming more and more specialized, and art is no different. I do not want to define myself as a figurative or abstract painter, as a minimalist or conceptualist etc, etc; the ‘isms’ go on and on. I love painting, and find true meaning in its expansive, creative, and overall potential of expression. It is a meta-language. I want to approach the totality of it, and try to paint everything in every style.”
– Andy Cross

MIRROR VENUS features a selection of Cross' paintings executed over the past few years. This grouping is anchored in his ability to evoke the indefinable remnants of human interaction. Exchanging glances and colors connect. Quiet expressions and slow moving, inner-thoughts reflect. Artist or sitter, you can identify with both. Woman or man, the layered connections are apparent. Whether a portrait or more literally his resin mirrors, you are provided with a chance to be the sitter and viewer in one. Seeing your self amidst the painting is a simple, but timeless touch. Smile at these paintings and they will smile back at you.

Andy Cross was born in Richmond, Virginia. Having moved to NY in 2001, he received his MFA at Hunter College, in 2005. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn. This month marks two solo exhibitions in Brooklyn: one at Sardine and the other at Cathouse FUNeral. Last year the second installation of “House Painter, was exhibited at the Max Mara, Maramotti Collection in Reggio Emilia, during May 2013. In New York he has also shown at Martos Gallery, Peter Blum, ATM, Museum 52, Kravets Wehby, and with Mario Diacono.

Sep 3, 2014

Leah Tacha - TROPHY

Leah Tacha - TROPHY

Sardine is pleased to present TROPHY, a solo exhibition by Leah Tacha. It opens Saturday, September 13th, with an opening reception from 6 to 9pm. It will be up through October 5, 2014.

TROPHY features Tacha's recent body of sculptures using painted and glazed ceramic in combination with photographs. With this group, there was an evolution in her approach to materials, scale and concept. There's a confidence that comes with trusting your gut in the studio. With the works in TROPHY, she celebrates that, with an ear to art history and a love of putting your hands to work. By forcing two mediums to coexist that don’t necessarily relate, they reflect the unmistakable feeling of freedom that every artist has when they no longer concern themselves with certain rules.  She owns and exploits what’s happening in front of her, giving herself permission to make functional yet intuitive objects paired with exaggerated snapshots from nature to become their own weird autonomous beings. We hope that you'll find something within these works that you can also celebrate: fighting for it, relaxing, freedom, finding home, loving, listening, making it perfect, realism, complaining, making your mark, calling bullshit, and finding joy.

Leah Tacha was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas.  She received her BFA in Painting from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 2007 and her MFA from SUNY Purchase College in 2009.  She has shown with Daily Operation, RARE Gallery, New Baroque, and Reinberger Gallery.  Currently living and working in Bushwick, Brooklyn.


Jul 21, 2014

Haus Party organized by Jaime Gecker

Haus Party organized by Jaime Gecker

Saturday, July 26 at 7:30pm

Please come out to Haus Party for a night of film, fun, beer and a six-foot hero.

Some Bauhaus and Surrealist short films, followed by a feature film to watch while eating and hanging out.

Organized by Jaime Gecker

Jul 14, 2014

Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

Sardine is pleased to present 'Difficult Conversations', a dance performance curated by Lara Gemmiti, featuring Alex M. Schell and Kate Morales. The performance will start promptly at 8 pm with the doors opening a 7:30 pm on Saturday, July 19th. A reception will follow.

'Difficult Conversations' is an exploration of lost memories and ones battle with time. We often hold on to a memory in hopes that the feelings of the original experience will return unchanged. Those memories so easily resurface with a touch, smell, or taste. We obsess over and live inside of them, until time gently dissolves them. For this piece, dancers Alex M. Schell and Kate Morales were guided to revisit specific memories that lingered or continue to reappear in their lives. They were directed to engage with this idea and to find resolve within three, five-minute segments. These segments were then repeated, reversed and elongated to emphasize the dancers’ story.

The participants:

Lara Gemmiti is a dancer, choreographer and director, originally from Toronto, Canada. Lara is interested in movement that is informed through personal experiences, organic interactions and interpersonal relationships. She holds an MFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She has performed and worked with choreographers and companies in New York, Boston and Toronto they include, Jim Marten, (NY) Brook Notary, (NY) dance critic Deborah Jowitt (NY), Beth Soll and Dancers,(Boston) D.A Hoskins, (TO) Andrea Nann, (TO) Robert Glumbeck, (TO) Malgorzata Nowacka, (TO) Ryan Lee (TO) and was a company member of Typecast Dance Company (TO).

A native North Carolinian, Alex M Schell graduated with a BFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She has performed at venues including The Highline, Washington Square Park, La MaMa, the Joyce SoHo, Joe's Pub, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, the Skirball Center, HERE Arts Center, Cloud City, and CPR in works by Stacy Spence, Naomi Goldberg Haas (Dances for a Variable Population), Sarah A. O. Rosner (A. O. Movement Collective), Katie Rose McLaughlin and Dan O'Neil (DESIGNATED MOVEMENT Co.), and Amanda Szeglowski (cakeface). She is currently working as a dancer and rehearsal director with MATYCHAK (Nathalie Matychak, artistic director) and is the creator/artistic director of AMS Project.

Kate Morales is a dancer and choreographer from Los Angeles. She holds a degree in Dance Performance from Cal Arts and has been seen on stage from Venice Beach to downtown LA, the Lower East Side to Midtown Manhattan in performances ranging from burlesque, solo work and site specific performance art. Her non-dance work can be found in print and online in GLASS Quarterly, Broadway World Dance, and xojane and xovain.

Jul 7, 2014

Nothing Less, curated by Matthew F. Fisher

Nothing Less, curated by Matthew F. Fisher

For July, Sardine is pleased to present a series of events on Saturday nights, beginning with Nothing Less, curated by Matthew F. Fisher.

Nothing Less opens Saturday, July 12 from 7-10 pm. It will be also open Sunday, July 13, from 1-6 pm.

Patrick Allen
Michele Hemsoth
Matthew Kirk
Denise Kupferschmidt
Billy Malone
Carrie Pollack

curated by Matthew F. Fisher

Nothing Less features a collection of artists working in New York City who explore meditation through their process of drawing. From the white noise, all over compositions of Patrick Allen and Carrie Pollack, to the pure perfection of a single form by Denise Kupferschmidt and Michele Hemsoth, to Billy Malone’s active doodling contemplation on mundane detail and patterns, to the never ending, sparsely populated expanses of Matthew Kirk's panels, each artist knows by doing. Through the making of the marks, they harness a force of understanding and clarity particular to themselves.

May 30, 2014

Mitchell Wright | hard feelings opens Saturday, May 31 from 7 to 10pm

Mitchell Wright | hard feelings opens Saturday, May 31 from 7 to 10pm

cenotaph, acrylic on canvas, 10 in x 10 in, 2014