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  • Kyle Vu-Dunn LEAVES DON'T THANK THE SUN

    Kyle Vu-Dunn LEAVES DON'T THANK THE SUN

    SARDINE is very pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work called Leaves Don't Thank the Sun by Kyle Vu-Dunn. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, October 14, from 6 to 9 pm and runs through Sunday, November 12, 2017.

    In Leaves Don't Thank the Sun, Vu-Dunn’s first solo exhibition with SARDINE, the artist focuses on the vulnerable side of masculinity. Working from memory and purely imagined scenarios, Vu-Dunn’s subjects inhabit a world wavering between reality and fantasy; one in which men are allowed to be soft and unguarded.

    Doubled in puddles or an eyeglass lens, the young men that lounge, pose, and embrace are surrounded by images of themselves, both subject and object of a carefree erotic gaze. Translucent dressing screens are erected but left open, underwear slips down half pulled on and seemingly forgotten, and platform shoes lay in what remains of a carelessly spilled drink. A broken pair of glasses is lifted for a second look at the man who basks cat-like in a luminous square of city night-light. Caught stripping down or in the middle of a weekend dress-up, the usual power dynamic of viewer and viewed is challenged by the figures' confidently jaunty stances, and their desire to be seen.  

    The works on view are painted and carved reliefs, each composition using layered surface color and volume to build a sense of space. Illusions in the painted surfaces are sometimes reinforced, and sometimes subverted by the physical form upon which the two dimensional images are drawn and painted. 

    The artist’s pleasure in making is obvious and echoes his subject’s pleasure in each other. The theatrical light that structures each composition breaks in geometric planes around the artist’s subjects and serves to enhance the expectancy of the figures. Although they are deeply absorbed in themselves and each other, they are aware of and pleased by the viewer's presence.

    Kyle Vu-Dunn (b. 1990, Livonia, MI) currently lives and works in New York. He holds a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from The Maryland Institute College of Art and attended the Option SCIE at La Haute Ecole d'art et de désign de Genève, Switzerland in 2011. This is Vu-Dunn's second NYC solo show after A Nail In A Cherry Pit at The Java Project, Brooklyn (2016).

    His work has been included in group exhibitions at Sleep Center (NY, NY), Ground Floor Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), 6 Month Space (NY, NY), All(Most) Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Los Ojos (Brooklyn, NY), and Circuit 12 (Dallas, TX). Vu-Dunn is a grant recipient of The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation (Québec, Canada) and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). He has been a resident at the Woodstock Byrdecliffe Guild hosted by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (Woodstock, NY) and at The Scholastic Atelier Artist in Residence Program (NY, NY).

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 pm when a show is in progress or by appointment. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or sardinebk@gmail.com.

  • Charlie Malgat TONGUE STORY

    Charlie Malgat TONGUE STORY

    Charlie Malgat 

     TONGUE STORY

    Saturday, September 9 - Sunday, October 8, 2017

    SARDINE is pleased to present a playful and visceral exhibition called TONGUE STORY by French video artist Charlie Malgat. It is her first solo exhibition with SARDINE and in the United States. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, September 9, from 6 to 9 pm and runs through Sunday, October 8, 2017.

    “This_ is the tongue story, of not just any tongue, 

    This_ is the story of a strong and curious organ 

    Who has found the vital force to break off the link 

    Between itself and her original body.”

    -Charlie Malgat, excerpt from her poem The Tongue Story

    The work assembled in TONGUE STORY is an imaginative installation of video, poetry, and sculptural forms. The video recounts the search for the destiny of all tongues who are alienated souls and want to liberate themselves and scream their deepest desires. The poem, The Tongue Story, is the score to the video and acts as a lyrical hymn, uniting all tongues. A pile of bean bags made of latex and cotton in the shape of huge red and pink tongues, acknowledge the humor and absurdity of this idea. Creating a world where perception and sensation are both acknowledged carnally, Malgat demonstrates her commitment to the manipulation of images and ideas. According to the writer Théo-Mario Coppola,  “By investing in the aesthetics of non-sense and producing a mythological discourse on language, Charlie Malgat deconstructs the values and beliefs of the relation to corporeality.”

    Her work explores the paradoxes of our contemporary world by mixing irony, digital FX, and melancholy. As an artist using digital media, she tries to create new beliefs using the potential provided by new technologies. With passion, she celebrates inside her videos the apparition of new contemporary figures and explores their aspirations.

    Charlie Malgat was born in France, in 1990 and currently lives and works in Paris. From 2009 to 2014 she studied at l’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. In 2013, she attended an exchange program at Columbia College in Chicago, where she learned more about simulation, animation and special effects. Malgat has shown her movies at Palais de Tokyo in the program of Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. More recently she was a part of the exhibition Take Me (I'm Yours) at the Monnaie de Paris curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and last year she showed with the Galleria Continua in The New Industrial World curated by Nicolas Bourriaud.

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 pm when a show is in progress or by appointment. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or sardinebk@gmail.com.

  • 'HEAVY MERGE' Andy Brown & Gabriel Hurier

    'HEAVY MERGE'  Andy Brown & Gabriel Hurier

    Opens Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm

    Saturday, July 8 - Sunday, July 30, 2017

    SARDINE is pleased to present a two person exhibition of new work by Andy Brown and Gabriel Hurier. HEAVY MERGE opens with a reception on Saturday, July 8, from 6 to 9 pm. It will run through Sunday, July 30, 2017.

    HEAVY MERGE combines the vision of Andy Brown and Gabriel Hurier, two friends and collaborators, in a gallery for the first time. The title, borrowed from a construction sign near the I-84 bridge in the Hudson Valley, is meant to describe a confluence of weighty ideas and freer flow abstractions. The show is anchored by four large scale spray paintings of an imaginary southwestern desert (Brown) and encroached upon by dozens of imaginary celestial objects hanging from the lights and ceiling (Hurier). Smaller individual pieces by each artist will fill the space. HEAVY MERGE invites the viewer to walk into another world with another sky, an escape into two artists’ minds.

    Andy Brown was raised and is now based in Phoenix, Arizona. Exploring wall art and large scale outdoor murals inspired by the passage of time and the desert, Brown is inspired by Sonoran Desert topography and the Saguaro cactus. He has travelled and shown his work extensively throughout the USA and in Japan. Currently he is transitioning to a more abstracted pace within his art works. While he is excited to bring the desert in room-size scale to SARDINE with Hurier, Brown will also be showing smaller works, the foundation of his art practice.

    Gabriel Hurier was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and lives and works in Newburgh, New York. He has participated in numerous group shows in the New York area including Gallery 128, ATM Gallery, Matteawan Gallery and has shown in Chicago, San Diego, Cincinnati, Zagreb, and Singapore. Hurier has had two solo shows at SARDINE (2012/ 2014), Bushwick, Brooklyn. He is currently exploring naturally occurring shapes and rethinking the inescapable cycles of life as a traveler and a father. His work often utilizes everyday materials leftover from 13 years of realizing wall drawings for Sol LeWitt. He studied painting and printmaking at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. 

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 pm when a show is in progress or by appointment. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or sardinebk@gmail.com. 

  • Matthew Mahler UP & DOWN

    Matthew Mahler UP & DOWN

    SARDINE is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Matthew Mahler. UP & DOWN opens with a reception on Saturday, June 3, from 6 to 9 pm. It will run through Sunday, June 25, 2017.

    UP & DOWN, Matthew Mahler’s second solo show with SARDINE, investigates consumer culture’s relationship to the art object with an installation of fifteen paintings on grid wall. The overt use of the grid has played an important role in the structure of painting for over a century. Here, Mahler uses the format of a commercial grid wall, to display his paintings.  The significance is double fold: first as a nod to its historical impact in art and secondly to draw attention to the commodification of the art object. The repeated motif within the paintings, a design inspired by the sole of a commonly collected Air Jordan 7 basketball sneaker is employed as a means of connecting a more common, accessible culture to the rarefied nature of painting. The palette of these paintings takes cues from the bright colors of athletic sneakers by blending to create unique gradients, reminiscent of those recognized in Josef Alber’s series Homage to the Square. 

    Matthew Mahler’s work generally critiques contemporary western culture through subject and process. His work has been exhibited nationally, including shows at Sardine, Centotto, and Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn; Denny Gallery, Lu Magnus, and Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC; THE REINSTITUTE, Baltimore, MD; and Klapper Hall Gallery, CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY. In 2010, Mahler co-founded Small Black Door, an experimental art space out of a basement in his neighborhood in Queens. He received an MFA from CUNY Queens College and lives in Ridgewood, New York.

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 pm when a show is in progress or by appointment. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or sardinebk@gmail.com. 

    Photo Credit: Johnny Cirillo

  • STACY FISHER 'How Far From Here'

    STACY FISHER 'How Far From Here'

    SARDINE is very pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Stacy Fisher. How Far From Here opens with a reception on Saturday, April 29, from 6 to 9 pm and will run through Sunday, May 21, 2017. 

    In How Far From Here, the process of making becomes an exploration of tactility through literal space and the language of abstraction. Paintings on layered sheets of paper are held up by push pins and are not entirely square. The act of pinning them up in this way along with their sometimes topographical composition refers to mapping, but the pathways they suggest are open-ended, filled with non sequiturs.  The presence of lumber or wood constructions leaning, hanging, and placed in front of the wall components lends structure and order against the handmade quality of the paper, whose edges are more natural, uneven, and raw.

    To travel is to move through time and space, to set out and encounter the unfamiliar. The experience of this exhibition shifts from imagery to abstraction in a way that mimics the digressive pace of a journey from one point to the next.

    Stacy Fisher lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently included in AVANT-GRAVE, a group show curated by William Crump at TSA NY which runs through May 7, 2017. Fisher has exhibited with Bravin Lee Programs, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Thierry Goldberg, Allegra LaViola and Horton (Manhattan), Regina Rex, Cleopatra’s, 106 Green, Outpost, Orgy Park, Ortega y Gasset (Brooklyn), LVL3 (Chicago), and Mass Gallery (Austin), among others. Her work has been reviewed by Sharon Butler in Two Coats of Paint, Andrew Russeth in 16 Miles of String, as well as Beautiful Decay, Art Critical, Artforum.com, ArtReview.com and The New York Times. Residencies include The Edward F. Albee Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and Chautauqua. In 2016 she was a participant in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space Program. She holds a BFA from Ohio State University. This is her first solo show with SARDINE.

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 pm when a show is in progress or by appointment. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or sardinebk@gmail.com. 

  • Christopher Dunlap 'You're Only a Stranger Once'

    Christopher Dunlap 'You're Only a Stranger Once'

    SARDINE is extremely pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Christopher Dunlap. You’re Only a Stranger Once opens with a reception on Saturday, March 11, from 6 to 9 pm. It will run through Sunday, April 16, 2017.

    The paintings in You’re Only a Stranger Once, engage the viewer through a playful, disruptive exploration of color and pattern. These forms create a multiplicity of relationships between simple shapes and complex structures. Through specific placement, repetition, and implied perspective, the paintings assert a sense of depth. By creating an image that can register spatially in multiple ways, the paintings draw the viewer to a heightened awareness of their own visual processes. This sustained attention seeks to bridge a gap between perception and sensation.

    Dunlap cites his mother's quilting as an early influence. Like quilting, his paintings also combine small colorful elements that unite to create a complex image.  Similarly, game boards and maps, which have their own dialectics and visual language, find their way into his paintings. His work does more than just reveal thoughts; it’s a method of thinking itself, one that operates on its own oneiric logic.

    Christopher Dunlap received his BFA from University of Washington and his MFA from Massachusetts College of Art. Recent exhibitions include GCA (solo), Brooklyn; Centotto, Brooklyn; Space Available, Brooklyn; Spring Break Art Fair, NYC; Parlour Bushwick, Brooklyn and Es Ef Eff, Brooklyn. In 2016, he was featured in Space Oddity, a group show at SARDINE curated by Matthew Mahler. The exhibition featured work by Christopher Dunlap, MaryKate Maher, and Alina Tenser. This is his first solo show with SARDINE. Christopher Dunlap lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 pm when a show is in progress or by appointment. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or sardinebk@gmail.com

  • Correspondence, Vol. 1 RELEASE PARTY

    Correspondence, Vol. 1 RELEASE PARTY

    Kate Harding’s Correspondence, Vol. 1

    RELEASE PARTY

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm

    SARDINE is pleased to announce the release of 'Correspondence, Vol. 1', the culminating publication of 'The Correspondence Project', which was presented at SARDINE in 2015. It was part of the exhibition, 'personal:interpersonal:connected', curated by Lacey Fekishazy. This collaborative work was conceived and produced by Kate Harding with artists from New York City and Los Angeles (Los Angeles: Michelle Andrade, Sally Bruno, Carole Caroompas, Meg Cranston, Sarah Cromarty, Carla Danes, Monique Prieto. New York City: Nat Castañeda, Lacey Fekishazy & Charlie Hurier, Heidi Hankaniemi, Sarah Heinemann, Mieko Meguro, Ellen Siebers, Alisha Wessler. Los Angeles/New York City: Redell & Jimenez).

    For this project, the structure of a correspondence course was used as instigation. Sixteen artists from the two coasts of the United States have received identical packets via regular mail with materials and “instructions.” Whether their affiliation was with the east or west coast (or in one case, both), each responded by mailing their materials back in the enclosed self addressed stamped envelopes. The resultant drawings, mailing materials as well as the instigatory package contents, were included in the installation at SARDINE, and have been reproduced within the project’s publication. Correspondence, Vol. 1 has been independently published in this limited first edition of 60, with a hand-lettered spine.

    From the publication: Correspondence exists in a to and fro, back and forth, defining a relationship whether intentional or not. Distance is traversed, a line is drawn. Information is carried, presumably read, interpreted and a response is given. Mark making is a process as old as time. Time itself existed before it was marked (depending on who you talk to), but as long as there has been anything at all in existence, relationships have existed. Marks made with any staying power whether in mind or material have always carried information, and as is now with literate culture, carried specific meaning and interpretation. A bird’s tracks in the snow, the wetness of ground, a wind, ocean’s current, stagnation, the letter A. 

    Currently on view at SARDINE, Process +/- Pattern features work by Shane Drinkwater, Willum Geerts, Heidi Hankaniemi, Keigo Takahashi, & Karen Tepaz. It runs from Saturday, January 28 - Sunday, March 5, 2017.

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1- 6pm or by appointment. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or sardinebk@gmail.com.

  • PROCESS +/- PATTERN

    PROCESS +/- PATTERN

    Process +/- Pattern
    Shane Drinkwater, Willum Geerts, Heidi Hankaniemi, Keigo Takahashi, & Karen Tepaz

    Saturday, January 28 - Sunday, March 5, 2017

    SARDINE is pleased to present Process +/- Pattern, an exhibition featuring works by Shane Drinkwater, Willum Geerts, Heidi Hankaniemi, Keigo Takahashi, and Karen Tepaz. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, January 28, 2016 from 6 to 9pm. It will run through Sunday, March 5, 2017.

    Delving into the idea that every artist has a process and every person has a pattern, Process +/-
    Pattern
    values series of actions or repetition in order to achieve a particular end. Often dismissed as merely decorative, pattern can be instrumental in creating strong statements: gestures on a surface; use of repeated forms; the measured progress of stitches; successive iterations of prints; a hand erasing letters on a grid so wholly worshipped it is essentially a pattern itself. Process +/- Pattern is a diverse collection of works that derive meaning through accumulation of movements, shapes, and objects.

    Shane Drinkwater was born in Tasmania (the South Island State of Australia). He studied for 3 years at the University of Tasmania, School of Art in Hobart and one year at the National Art School in Sydney. He then lived and worked in Paris as a recipient of the Alliance Française/Australia council fellowship. Drinkwater has exhibited widely within Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide...) and Paris as well as in New York with Gallery Molly Krom and Ky Anderson’s Dusk Editions in Brooklyn.

    Willum Geerts received his BFA from HKU University of the Arts in Utrecht. Geerts presents his multidisciplinary work all around the world, in and outside the regular art context. Bringing him, amongst others, from the Van Abbemuseum and Kröller- Müller Museum to Nhasan Studios in Hanoi; From Makan Art Space in Jordan to New York where he attended the LMCC studio program and Art Omi International Artist’s Residency. He teaches at the Fine Arts Department at the HKU University of Arts in Utrecht and is regularly a guest lecturer at various other universities. He has been awarded with numerous grants from the Dutch Art Foundation and Mondriaan Foundation. In addition he is involved in many socio-political and cultural organizations.

    Heidi Hankaniemi was born in Finland, though she has spent most of her life abroad in the other Nordic countries, Spain, Canada, and the Middle East. She holds a BA (Hons) in Critical Fine Art Practice from Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, London. Heidi has exhibited throughout Europe, in the US, and in Russia at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow Biennale for Young Art 2010, and at the St. Petersburg Metro Museum for Pro Arte Foundation 2012. Heidi is currently based in New York.

    Keigo Takahashi lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is a Master Printer who has been printing Fine Art Editions for 15 years, including in well-renowned printing establishments such as Watanabe Studio, Pace Editions, and Two Palms Press. Keigo Takashashi specializes in Screenprint and Woodcut printing. He runs KeigoPrints, a Brooklyn-based Fine Art Print Studio and Publishing Company which he founded in 2009.

    Karen Tepaz is a sculptor living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA in Ceramics from Cal State Long Beach and received a MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2013. Tepaz's work has been included in recent group exhibitions “Portrait of a Landscape” at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center at BMCC, New York, New York, "Silent Shout" at The Gallery at ATLAS, Newburgh, New York and “BOMB POP-UP!” curated by Drea Cofield in Brooklyn, New York.

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1- 6pm or by appointment. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or sardinebk@gmail.com. 

    Photos by Elliott Radner

  • Process +/- Pattern

    Process +/- Pattern

    Shane Drinkwater, Willum Geerts, Heidi Hankaniemi, Keigo Takahashi, & Karen Tepaz

    opens Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 6 to 9pm

  • Dana Powell CLOSER THINGS

    Dana Powell CLOSER  THINGS

    Saturday, November 12 - Sunday, December 18, 2016
    286 Stanhope Street, Ground Floor
    Brooklyn, New York 11237
    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 12, 6-9 pm 

    SARDINE is pleased to present Closer Things, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Dana Powell, curated by Amy Feldman. The exhibition opens on Saturday, November 12, 2016 with a reception for the artist that evening from 6-9pm. The exhibition represents the artist’s first solo exhibition with Sardine.

    Dana Powell isolates mundane objects and spaces, surpassing preconceived notions of the quotidian. Restrained palette and low-lit subjects establish a seductive and contemplative arena; they are meditations, for both the artist and her audience. The series of works presented at SARDINE carefully distill their subjects to essential means, awaking and allowing the viewer to see and feel that which is often overlooked. 

    A cornucopia of bananas, apricots, pears, and pumpkins, serve as intimate portrayals of life, decay, sex and desire. Apple pipe, depicting a granny smith apple punctured through its skin, becomes a symbol of forbidden pleasure and an object of desperate vice. Empty landscapes and hollow interiors, remnants of places once occupied, bridge time and space, invoking poignant, uncanny narratives.    

    With her banal subject matter, Powell questions the impulse to paint, and its imperative. She awakens the viewer to senses often under acknowledged, and creates sincere pictures that are at once, melancholic, euphoric, and tranquil.  

    Dana Powell (b. 1989, Milwaukee, WI) received her BFA from The Cooper Union (2015). She had her first solo exhibition with The Still House Group in March 2016 (Brooklyn, NY). Powell's work has been included in recent group exhibitions at Leila Heller Gallery (New York, NY), To____Bridges  (Bronx, NY), and Motel Gallery (Brooklyn, NY).

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1- 6pm or by appointment. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or sardinebk@gmail.com. 

    Image: Apricots, 2016, 8 x 10 inches, oil on linen 

  • 1: The Hesitant Dramaturge - part of Bushwick Exchange Rates 2016

    1: The Hesitant Dramaturge - part of Bushwick Exchange Rates 2016



    Opening Reception: Friday, October 21 from 6 to 9pm

    The Artists: Anthony Discenza,  Anna Solal, Perry Trollope, & Dennis Witkin

    The Actors: the artworks A-J

    The Director: the site, a Sardine

    The Assistant Directors/Stage Managers: the curators, normally used to a kind of autonomy accept a role in a more support capacity, more Scooter than Kermit.

    The Audience: the viewers. 
    Ah yes, but what sort of audience? The theatrical preview crowd of VIPs and critics deciding the fate of the production well before a general audience takes a turn in the dark. Or is it more like a classical audience where everyone knows the story, can join the chorus etc., and yet there is a thrill to having it unfold again before their eyes?

    Curated by Et al./Et al. etc. (Aaron Harbour & Jackie Im) and VI Dancer (Elliott Cost)

    1: The Hesitant Dramaturge is part of Exchange Rates II : The Bushwick Exposition organized by Sluice, Theodore:Art and Centetto. Special Hours for SARDINE are Thursday, October 20 from noon to 6pm, Friday, October 21st from noon to 9pm and Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 from noon to 6pm. The show will remain up for next two weekends with normal gallery hours through Sunday, November 6, 2016. For more information on the event visit Sluice.

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or sardinebk@gmail.com. 

    (Image: drawings by Jeffrey Scudder)

  • SILENT SHOUT at The Gallery at ATLAS in Newburgh, NY

    SILENT SHOUT at The Gallery at ATLAS in Newburgh, NY

    The Gallery at ATLAS and SARDINE are pleased to present SILENT SHOUT a group show curated by Lacey Fekishazy. SILENT SHOUT will feature recent work by Maria Calandra, Andy Cross, Gabriel Hurier, Elisa Lendvay, Eva LeWitt, Dana Powell, Karen Tepaz and Tim Wilson.

    The show will open at noon in conjunction with Newburgh Open Studios 2016 on Saturday, September 24 and a reception will be held that evening from 7 to 9pm. Gallery Hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 pm and by appointment through Sunday, October 9, 2016.

    From curator LF:

    “SILENT SHOUT is comprised of a group of eight artists with diverse practices. Silently, and subtly they work with their hands, but their art shouts back at you. Using quiet humor, strong palettes, and repetitious mark making; these artists express an experimental urgency and overall joy in the creative process. Their work reverberates as if it were a strong shout from the artist’s inner core.”

    Maria Calandra lives and works in Brooklyn. She is a graduate of Cornell University╩╝s MFA program and has previously exhibited with SARDINE, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Shrine and Romeo. She is the creator of the blog Pencil in the Studio.

    Andy Cross (b. 1979, Williamsburg, Virginia) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Cross received a MFA from Hunter College in 2005. His work has been exhibited in New York and Internationally. A larger installation titled “House Painter” received a solo show at the Max Mara, Maramotti Family Museum and Collection in Regio Emilia, Italy (2013). In New York and Brooklyn he has had 5 solo exhibitions with Martos (2013), Kravets Wehby (2006), Cathouse Funeral (2014), and Sardine (2014 / 2016). He has also had solo projects with Mario Diacono in Boston, Massachusetts (2005/2007).

    Gabriel Hurier was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and lives and works in Newburgh, New York. He studied painting and printmaking at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has participated in numerous group shows in the New York area including Gallery 128 and ATM Gallery, and has also shown in Chicago, San Diego, Cincinnati, Zagreb, and Singapore.

    Elisa Lendvay (b. 1975, Dallas, TX) holds an MFA in Sculpture from Bard College and a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and Bennington College. Recent exhibitions include a solo presentation at Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, and group shows at Kansas Gallery, New York; Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York; Rare Gallery, New York; Lesley Heller Workspace, New York; TSA, Brooklyn; Daily Operation, Brooklyn; Orgy Park, Brooklyn; and Klaus Von Nichtssagend, New York, among others. She lives and works in Queens and Brooklyn and just received a Newburgh Relocation Grant from the Orange County NY Arts Council.

    Eva LeWitt lives and works in New York, New York. She holds a BFA in Art from Bard College. She has shown in New York and internationally. Recently her work has been featured in a solo show at Gallery OneTwentyEight in New York and a group show London’s Studio_Leigh Gallery.

    Dana Powell (b. 1989, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her BFA from The Cooper Union in 2015. Her first solo exhibition, Life Paintings, concluded a three month residency with The Still House Group (2016, Brooklyn, NY). Her work has been included in group exhibitions High and Tight, to_____bridges_____ (2016, Bronx, NY) and Shrines to Speed, Leila Heller (2016, New York, NY).

    Karen Tepaz is a sculptor that works and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA in Ceramics from Cal State Long Beach and a MFA in Sculpture from Yale University 2013. She has shown in group shows in California and New York City, and was recently apart of a group show “Portrait of a Landscape” at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center at BMCC.

    Tim Wilson was born in Virginia and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Wilson received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993 and his MFA from Yale University in 2013. He has had solo shows with Schroeder Romero, 31 Grand, and SARDINE in New York and Bucheon Gallery in San Francisco.

    Lacey Fekishazy grew up in Newburgh, New York and currently lives and works there. She holds a BFA in Painting from SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, New York and an MFA in Art from Queens College CUNY, Flushing, New York. Fekishazy founded an art gallery called SARDINE in Bushwick, Brooklyn in 2011. As part of Newburgh Open Studios, she also organizes Glenlily Grounds, an outdoor exhibition now in its third year.

    Founded in 1993 by Thomas Wright and Joseph Fratesi, Atlas Industries is a multi-disciplinary design and manufacturing firm integrating interiors, furniture and objects in a craft-based sensibility. In 2013, after being based in Brooklyn for twenty-two years, they moved to Newburgh, in New York’s Hudson Valley. Newburgh is now home to their studio and shop, where they design, prototype, invent, build, and produce their work as well as run Atlas Studios. ATLAS is an historic industrial building converted into workshops & studios for artists, makers, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals seeking space in a dynamic environment. Dating to 1920, the building belongs to an era when Newburgh was a thriving industrial center with, among other things, large-scale textile manufacturing.

    The Gallery at ATLAS is located at 11 Spring Street in Newburgh, NY 12550. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon - 6pm or by appointment.

    A special thanks to Gerardo Castro and Michael Gabor of Newburgh Art Supply for organizing the sixth annual edition of Newburgh Open Studios and to Hannah Anderson and Emilia Norat of Atlas Studios for all their efforts and help, and to Newburgh Brewing Company and Palate Wines for their incredible generosity.

    Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or sardinebk@gmail.com.

  • Andy Cross - COSMIC SPANDEX

    Andy Cross - COSMIC SPANDEX

    Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 6-9 pm

    September 10 - October 9, 2016

    286 Stanhope Street, Ground Floor

    Brooklyn, New York 11237

    “We're made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” - Carl Sagan 

    SARDINE is pleased to present Cosmic Spandex, a solo exhibition by Andy Cross.  The show opens Saturday, September 10, with a reception that evening from 6-9 pm.  The exhibition runs through Sunday, October 9, 2016.  It represents Cross’ second solo show with the gallery, as well Sardine’s 5th anniversary as a venue in the vibrant Bushwick art scene. 

    For Cosmic Spandex, Cross has wrapped the gallery in a hand painted, 10 by 35 foot long, oil on canvas, painting of the cosmos.  On top of this backdrop Cross will hang a ‘constellation of drawings’.  The drawings are a survey of Cross’ diverse interests and travels, selected from his library of personal sketch books, spanning over a decade of work.  Each drawing is in a unique picture  frame that holds the same timeless quality; in that they were hand crafted by Roger William Cross II, Andy’s late grandfather.  It is a ‘cross-generational’ approach to collaboration and a way for Cross to honor his Grandfather as one of his earliest supporters and artistic influences.  The fabric of space (literally represented in Cross’ canvas) bends all the rules of linear time.  The same goes for this exhibition.  Filtered through the artist’s imagination and heighten by Cross’ fine draftsmanship, are historical references from Ancient Mesopotamia, through the High Renaissance into a New Age present, creating a curious ‘cross section’ of human thought.

    Andy Cross (b. 1979, Williamsburg, Virginia) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Cross received a MFA from Hunter College in 2005. His work has been exhibited in New York and Internationally.  A larger installation titled “House Painter” received a solo show at the Max Mara, Maramotti Family Museum and Collection in Regio Emilia, Italy (2013).  In New York and Brooklyn he has had 5 solo exhibitions with Martos (2013), Kravets Wehby (2006), Cathouse Funeral (2014), and Sardine (2014 / 2016).  He has also had solo projects with Mario Diacono in Boston, Massachusetts (2005/2007).  

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1- 6pm or by appointment. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.19874 or sardinebk@gmail.com.

  • Happy Summer!

    Happy Summer!

    We are closed until September. See you then for a drawing show by Andy Cross! #happysummer #stopandsmelltheflowers

  • Nathania Rubin : I Think I Made You Up Inside My Head

    Nathania Rubin : I Think I Made You Up Inside My Head

    SARDINE is pleased to present 'I Think I Made You Up Inside My Head', a screening of video work by Nathania Rubin. It will run for two nights only on Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15, 2016 from 6 - 9pm each night.

    Though short in duration, Rubin’s videos are laborious productions. Each minute of video represents 720 drawn alterations. The animations are produced through a process of pencil drawing and erasure. The drawings themselves ebb and flow along with the identity of Rubin’s characters. Some faces are hybrids involving cultural or historical icons such as Nina Simone, Sylvia Plath, Anne and Margot Frank. Others are faceless, shifting figures. 

    Many animations are drawn based on in-studio performances and constitute a kind of puppeteering whereby a public face acts as a mask for the artist. Others, namely Crowded, are formed via stream-of-consciousness wherein the drawing leads to more drawing and produces narrative fragments as biproduct. Rubin’s work examines the ways in which we project our own ideas of self onto others and the precarity of identity from one moment to the next. 

    Nathania Rubin lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She is originally from New York City and received her MFA from CUNY, Queens College. She held a two year fine arts research fellowship at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, the Netherlands. 

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street, Brooklyn. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or sardinebk@gmail.com.