Jul 23, 2016

Happy Summer!

Happy Summer!

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

Jul 8, 2016

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.

May 24, 2016

Opening Saturday Night |  Curated by Matthew Mahler

Opening Saturday Night | Curated by Matthew Mahler

SARDINE is pleased to present Space Oddity, a group show curated by Matthew Mahler. The exhibition will feature recent artwork by Christopher Dunlap, MaryKate Maher, and Alina Tenser. It opens with a reception from 6 to 9pm on Saturday, June 4 and runs through Sunday, June 26, 2016.

From the Curator MM:

"Space Oddity brings together three artists who perceptively navigate the concept of space. Dunlap, Maher and Tenser each subtly lure us in to their creative world by employing a variety of familiar materials and tropes. Not long after our initial experience with their work do we begin to question what drew us in the first place. Each artist challenges us to question our preconceptions of pictorial, physical, and perceptual space in a way that keeps us guessing at every turn, craving more. Space Oddity seeks not to offer conclusion, but rather incite curiosity by challenging us to question what we know or assume we know before replacing those ideas with notions of what can be.”

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. Christopher Dunlap lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

MaryKate Maher received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2004) and her BFA from Arcadia University (2001). She also studied at the Glasgow School of Art (1999) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2008). Maher has received fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, Franconia Sculpture Park, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo and Socrates Sculpture Park. Exhibitions have included Tiger Strikes Asteroid (NY), Interstate Projects (NY), Real Art Ways (CT), The Wassaic Project (NY), Franconia Sculpture Park (MN), with international exhibitions at Kunstwerk Carlshutte (Germany) and Das Gift gallery (Germany). Maher was a 2015 Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant nominee and will be a 2016-17 A.I.R. Gallery fellow.

Alina Tenser (b. Kiev, Ukraine) is an artist working in sculpture, video, and performance. She received her BFA from School of theVisual Arts and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Tenser has held solo exhibitions at AIR, New York, NY; Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY; and Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been exhibited at venues including The Kitchen, New York, NY; The Suburban, Chicago, IL; Jancar Jones, ‪Los Angeles, CA; Laurel Gitlen Gallery, New York, NY, and Gallery Diet, Miami. Most Recently Tenser's work was shown at Kate Werble Gallery and Susan Inglett gallery in NY. Tenser received the Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship and was a resident of Recess Sessions in 2012.

Matthew Mahler is an artist and organizer living and working in Ridgewood, NY. Mahler earned an MFA in painting from CUNY Queens College in 2009 and co-founded the now defunct small black door experimental art space in Ridgewood a year later. His personal work explores our perception of symbols in western culture. Most recently Mahler curated NURTURE/nature at 245 Varet in April 2016.

SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street, Brooklyn. Current open hours are Saturday & Sunday from 1-6 pm or schedule a viewing by appointment.  Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or sardinebk@gmail.com.

May 16, 2016

Bushwick’s Hot Summer Nights

Bushwick’s Hot Summer Nights

SARDINE will be participating in Bushwick’s Hot Summer Nights! Bushwick galleries will stay open until 9pm on the third Fridays of May, June and July. More information on which galleries you can visit can be found HERE.

FRIDAY, MAY 20: PETER O'KENENEDY | OVER AND OVER

FRIDAY, JUNE 17: SPACE ODDITY 

curated by MATTHEW MAHLER | work by DUNLAP, MAHER, + TENSER

FRIDAY, JULY 15: NATHANIA RUBIN | VIDEO SCREENING

(above work by Christopher Dunlap)

Apr 24, 2016

Peter O'Kennedy | OVER AND OVER

Peter O'Kennedy | OVER AND OVER

SARDINE is pleased to present its first ever entirely video show, a solo show titled OVER AND OVER of recent works by artist Peter O’Kennedy. The show opens with a reception from 6 to 9pm on Saturday, May 7 and runs through Sunday, May 22, 2016.

O’Kennedy works across a variety of time-based media, including video, installation, performance and photography. A concern with movement* and duration unites his work. OVER AND OVER presents a collection of single channel videos with its subjects in states of suspension, rotation and repetition. Children swing; pigs rotate; a dog wheels. A passive, fixed camera looks and looks and looks, and keeps looking, as the event cycles before it. The looking is blank; detached; mechanical, but perhaps only as a means of self-defense. Caught in the closed loop generated by the question “what does no meaning mean?,” and empathetic to Samuel Beckett’s notion of man as “non-knower” and “no-can-er,” the artist can only “run the tape one more time,” just in case he stumbles into some form of progression away from the circularity of the question, either inwards towards acceptance or outwards towards resistance. 

Peter O’Kennedy lives and works in Beacon, New York. He moved to New York in 2013 from Dublin, Ireland. He holds a Masters in Visual Arts Practice from IADT, Dublin, Ireland, class of 2008. He also attended the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and the School of Visual Arts, New York. Recent Shows include On and On, Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, NY and Tracking Beacon (NY 12508) + Situation, The Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam, Holland.

SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street, Brooklyn. Current open hours are Saturday & Sunday from 1-6 pm and by appointment. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or sardinebk@gmail.com.

*“What does he call movement, your fellow? If he defines it in opposition to rest, that doesn’t work, because nothing is at rest in the universe. So? His movement is nothing but a myth”. - Marcel Duchamp, 1969