Jul 12, 2015
FOR THE GOOD TIMES
July 17 – August 2, 2015
FOR THE GOOD TIMES brings together recent work by Ridley Howard, Matthew Kirk, Janine Polak, Conie Vallese, J.D. Walsh, and Letha Wilson.
For this exhibition value is placed in making no distinction between the factual and fictional aspects of memory. These mythical marks, love scenes, fantastical icons, delicate remnants, scattered tones, and natural wonders are nods to hazy remembrance, visionary creation, and the freedom that comes in moving along.
Ridley Howard has a M.F.A. at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. His has exhibited at numerous institutions including: the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; the Savannah College of Art and Design; the National Academy Museum; the High Museum of Art; and the Knoxville Museum of Art. Recent gallery shows include Fredric Snitzer; Koenig and Clinton; and Andrehn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm.
Matthew Kirk lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been shown at Louis B. James, Exit Art, and Sardine and Pr1mary Space Gallery; and others. In 2010 he was nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant.
Janine Polak lives and works in Queens, New York. In 2008, she earned an MFA from the Yale University School of Art, Department of Sculpture. She has exhibited throughout the US including at Sardine; Daily Operation; Essex Flowers; and Scott Charmin. She has also exhibited internationally in Beijing, China, and Australia.
Conie Vallese was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and lives in New York. She studied visual arts at the University of Buenos Aires and attended drawing workshops with Martin Kovensky and sculpture with Lee Tribe at NYSS. She has designed patterns for ONA SAEZ (Argentina) and collaborated with alldayeveryday and Red Bull Studios. Previous exhibitions include REA One Day Gallery, Buenos Aires; Schema Projects, and Con Artist Collective.
J.D. Walsh lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. He has exhibited nationally and abroad including; Sardine, Daily Operation, Halsey McKay, Nicole Klagsbrun, Cleopatra’s, and Galerie Steinek. In 2012, his public art installation “Ensemble for Mixed Use” was commissioned by the City of Toronto for the 2012 Nuit Blanche festival.
Letha Wilson was born in Honolulu, raised in Colorado and lives and works in Brooklyn. She earned an MFA from Hunter College. Wilson has exhibited at the Essl Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, Exit Art, Daily Operation, ARKO Art Center and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Recent solo exhibitions include: Higher Pictures; Light- work; Brand New Gallery; Christophe Gaillard.
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Jul 1, 2015
SARDINE is pleased to present a group show titled personal:interpersonal:co
It opens Saturday, July 11th from 6 to 9 pm and will be up through Sunday, August 2, 2015.
personal: idea particular thoughts beginning belief collection own vocabulary pure far apart place maker wonder interpersonal: link social association huddle message cross across tête-à-tête together engagement comingling sock it me between working exchange persuade parley connected: connection correspondence more communication audience head pants now dialogue reveals realms interactive persuasive nice time engage relationship grid
Kate Harding is an artist living and working between Los Angeles, New York City and Missouri. Harding has a degree from the School of Visual Arts’ MFA Art Practice program (2014), a BFA from Otis College and an AAS from FIT. Exhibitions and screenings include Echo Park Film Center, Beacon Arts Gallery, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, SeeLine, Track 16 Gallery, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles; East Central College Gallery, Union, MO; The Chelsea Hotel, 2/20 Gallery and Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY.
Deborah Hilert lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Hilert has exhibited in several group shows at Sardine and most recently she was included in Harthaus during Bushwick Open Studios.
Sarah Heinemann is a Brooklyn based artist. She was born in Chicago, IL. Sarah attended Smith College and holds a BFA in Painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received an Odyssey Travel Grant from SAIC. Her work has shown at Marwen Alumni Gallery and Open End Space in Chicago, as well as Ace Gallery in New York and Mass MoCA's 28 Holden St. Gallery in North Adams, MA.
Ellen Siebers is a painter based in New York. Siebers was born and raised in the Midwest. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa and her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Siebers recently had solo exhibitions as a part of Bushwick Open Studios and at Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, New York. Sieber’s work is currently part of a group show at frosch&portman called Cosmicomics up through August 16, 2015.
Elisa Soliven lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received an MFA in Painting from Hunter College in 2011. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Nudashank, Baltimore; Daily Operation at Bull & Ram, NYC; Grizzly, Grizzly, Philadelphia; and Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn. In 2014, Soliven had a solo exhibition of recent work at John Davis in Hudson, NY.
Kate Harding's collaborative project Correspondence features drawings by Michelle Andrade, Sally Bruno, Carole Caroompas, Natalie Castañeda, Meg Cranston, Sarah Cromarty, Carla Danes, Lacey Fekishazy, Heidi Hankaniemi, Sarah Heinemann, Mieko Meguro, Monique Prieto, Redell & Jimenez, Ellen Siebers and Alisha Wessler.
May 21, 2015
Sardine is very pleased to present New Drawings by Maria Calandra. The exhibition opens Saturday, May 30th from 6 to 9 pm and will be up through June 28, 2015.
New Drawings introduces a body of Calandra’s work in which she draws public and private art collections from direct observation. It is her second solo exhibition with Sardine and features a series of subtle graphite drawings on panel. Where her first show, Pencil In the Studio, was a series of drawings that depicted the contemporary artist’s immediate environs, New Drawings follows an artist’s work where it often ends up living: in homes and museums. More than simply documenting the world of art objects, they are poignant notes of admiration and homage to the presence of art and artists in our lives today. Whether it’s the Rothko room at the Met, or a collection of smaller, more contemporary work hung salon style in a home, they reflect the vibrancy of this experiential and intimate relationship. Lovingly rendered in Calandra’s signature style, the artist’s voice comes first and we are all the better for it.
Maria Calandra lives and works in Brooklyn. She is a graduate of Cornell University’s MFA program and has previously exhibited with Sardine, Sierra Nevada College, Kinz and Tillou Gallery, Norte Maar, Daily Operation, DNA Gallery, Shoot the Lobster and Storefront.
See her blog Pencil in the Studio online at: pencilinthestudio.com.
Apr 8, 2015
Sardine is pleased to present 'May We All Get What We Want', a solo exhibition of new work by Justin Q Martin. The show opens on Saturday, April 18th with a reception from 6-9 pm, and will be on view weekends through Sunday, May 17th.
'May We All Get What We Want' features a new body of work by Justin Q Martin in sewn fabric and collage on paper. He has also created a new sculpture of denim and satin that occupies unique dimensional space. In these works, basic features of faces (eyes, nose, mouth, ears, etc) are quietly manipulated, simplified, and altered. Though they are not specific individuals, each complex, textural rendering takes on unique personalities. Like emoji granted a taste of life, these cartoons of cartoons have a human-scale softness and gravity. Somewhat skeptical of the world, they take all in with caution. They may look back at you, but only on their own time.
Justin Q Martin lives and works in Brooklyn and has an MFA from Cornell University. This is his first solo exhibition in NY. He has shown with Gallery Rene Mele, Underdonk, Loom Gallery, and Flux Factory.
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