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  • Opening Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm

    Opening Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm

    Italicized Reality  

    SARDINE is pleased to present a group show titled Italicized Reality  featuring work by Liz Ainslie, Andy Cross, Christopher Dunlap, Robin Kang, Jennifer J Lee and Dana Powell. The exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm. It will run through Sunday, October 14, 2018. 

    “Access to an alternative reality, a “beyond” where the usual physical laws don’t apply and various manifestations of cosmic consciousness or divinity present themselves as unmistakably real” – Michael Pollan, How to Change your Mind

    Many parallels can be drawn between Michael Pollan’s new book regarding the science of psychedelics, and the artistic experience of creation.  In both, personal visions are explored. Space becomes defined, by modeling forms using value and color. Time is necessary for creation. The idea, the ephemera, becomes grounded in material richness. Through the hands of these artists the ineffability of a mystical experience is underscored, and reality is italicized. 

    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.  

    Image:  Jennifer J Lee, Window, 2018, Oil on jute, 10 x 16 inches

  • 'LINE splitter' organized by Yvonne Olivas

    'LINE splitter' organized by Yvonne Olivas

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    Karen Tepaz, William Schmiechen, & Ricardo Woo
    Organized by Yvonne Olivas

     

    Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14, 6 - 9 pm 
    Saturday, July 14 - Sunday, August 5, 2018
    286 Stanhope Street, Ground Floor
    Brooklyn, New York 11237

     

    SARDINE is pleased to present a group show titled LINE splitter organized by Yvonne Olivas and featuring work by Karen Tepaz, William Schmiechen, & Ricardo Woo. The exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm. It will run through Sunday, August 5, 2018. 

    LINE splitter
    In “Some Kinda Love” Lou Reed sings, “between thought and expression, lies a lifetime…” The idea for the show fixates on this passing refrain, and of things that take hold, bloom and blossom in New York City. One hears it and imagines tracing a line that is neither life, nor the written word, but which paces them and bears something of their frequencies. It evokes a step between language and symbol, which, though personal, intimates wordless conversation, bespeaks meaning, openings and worlds. It is with this understanding that the work of these artists—drawings, and the leaps from there—are presented here.

    Karen Tepaz (b. 1984, Los Angeles, California) is interested in the expansive potential of objects and their ability to open and close a space simultaneously. Her sculptures blend the use of color, form and material in a compositional lexicon. Tepaz received her MFA in Sculpture at Yale School of Art in 2013 and a BFA in Ceramics from California State University Long Beach in 2010. She had a solo exhibition at CACTTUS Gallery in Long Beach, CA and a residency at Art Farm in Nebraska in 2017. Group exhibitions include Cortina de Nopales at Basement Projects in Santa Ana, CA; and in New York: The 2017 Whitney Houston Biennial; Centerpiece curated by Bomb Pop-Up; Process+-Pattern at SARDINE; and Portraits of a Landscape at The Shirley Fiterman Art Center BMCC. This past spring Tepaz co-curated Flat Touch at Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute; In Between The Lines, also at Pratt, opens this fall. Tepaz lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. 

    William Schmiechen (b. 1986, Northampton, Massachusetts) is an artist and musician living in New York, New York. He released his first book of drawings entitled Peephouses in the fall of 2016. He is currently working on a second book of drawings in collaboration with the musician and poet Mike Bones. He could really go for an egg cream right about now.

    Ricardo Woo was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and South Bahia, Brazil. His installation is composed of drawings within circles that cover the wall. Woo refers to the circles as “emoji.” Playing upon the notion of these familiar icons, he presents his own “abstract sketches.” Woo has a B.Arch. in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo FAU USP and an MFA from NYU. Ricardo Woo explores different fields of art such as printmaking, drawing, installation, performance and ceramics. His work has been exhibited at Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo, Brazil; DEOA Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan; KonzeptionArt, Munich, Germany; and other institutions.

    Yvonne C. Olivas is an art historian. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she lives and works in Brooklyn. Olivas is working on her dissertation at SUNY Stony Brook, focused on the painter and conceptualist Lee Lozano, specifically the artist’s 1969 ‘General Strike Piece’. Olivas holds a MFA in Art Writing and Criticism from SVA and a B.A. in Art History from Smith College. 

    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.

  • Trevor Reese 'Buster Keaton'

    Trevor Reese 'Buster Keaton'

    Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9, 6 - 9 pm 

    Saturday, June 9 - Sunday, July 8, 2018
    286 Stanhope Street, Ground Floor
    Brooklyn, New York 11237

    SARDINE is pleased to present a solo show of new work by Trevor Reese titled Buster Keaton. It opens with a reception on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm. It will run through Sunday, July 8, 2018. 

    The construct of Buster Keaton’s film characters becomes the basis for the overall show. Buster Keaton was a director/writer/actor during the silent-film era of the 1920’s. Reese’s sculptures are charged with pathos much like Keaton’s downtrodden, but never defeated, everyman. The sculptures and their arrangement also share a sense of instability and illogical combinations. Reese typically sources materials that are new or used and, with subtle manipulation, attempts to modify viewers’ preconceived ideas. These modifications imbue the works with a vulnerability and somewhat human sensitivity. For instance, included in the show are sculptures that incorporate a sterile aortic heart valve, crutches, a cactus, a weather radio, and a pair of worn shoes on the sidewalk next to the gallery entrance.

    Trevor Reese (b. 1979 Augusta, GA) lives and works in Savannah, GA. His recent exhibitions include pyrrhic victory at Whitespace Gallery and two simultaneous shows at Day & Night Projects – And yet* / the squid and the whale. Reese completed his MFA at Georgia State University in Atlanta as a recipient of The Dean’s Fellowship. His work has also been included at PS122, Mixed Greens Gallery, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, among others. His work will be included in Stove Works’ (Chattanooga, TN) inaugural exhibition series, Land and Sea, curated by Mike Calway-Fagen and Daniel Fuller. This is his 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.

  • Jamison Brosseau 'Skittles'

    Jamison Brosseau  'Skittles'

    Opening Reception: Saturday, May 5, 6-9 pm 

    Saturday, May 5 - Sunday, June 3, 2018
    286 Stanhope Street, Ground Floor
    Brooklyn, New York 11237

    SARDINE is pleased to present Skittles, a solo exhibition by Jamison Brosseau. The show opens Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm and will be up through Sunday, June 3, 2018. 

    Brosseau’s second solo show at SARDINE, Skittles, will be comprised of minor architectural modifications to the gallery space, and the installation of 140 plywood boxes on individual plywood shelves. The boxes are 9.25 in. x 9.75 in. x 11.5 in., they are split into 7 groups of 20 and represent the colors of the visible spectrum ROYGBIV. The work draws from ideas and imagery relating to topics, like cave painting, trophy rooms, drama masks, death masks, mausoleums, catacombs, colors representing tastes, and grocery store display.

    Jamison Brosseau was born in Des Moines, Iowa and lives and works in Ridgewood, New York. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been exhibited at Halsey McKay Gallery, Daily Operation, Dodge Gallery, Grizzly Grizzly, Apartment Show and Southfirst.  Brosseau had a solo exhibition entitled The Sea Wolf at SARDINE in 2014 and was also represented by SARDINE at the NEWD Art Show at The 1896 Studios and Stages in 2015. The solo selection featured a series of paintings and benches in an arrangement entitled Nature Boy.

    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.

  • TOM COSTA 'short distances'

    TOM COSTA 'short distances'

    SARDINE is pleased to present a solo show of new work by Tom Costa called short distances. It opens with a reception on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm. It will run through Sunday, April 22, 2018. 

    In short distances, Tom Costa presents a mix of small oil paintings and large ink on paper works. The pieces in the show are composed of remembered and imagined imagery, location, and event. Obsessively rendered without the aid of projectors or photo reference, the works are an uncanny blend of realism and impossibility. This duality is echoed in the subject matter of the works, which seem to be both loaded with playful allegory, while also nihilistically vacant. It is about loss and entropy, tedium and vice, loneliness, a moment of self reflection.

    A constant in Costa’s work, landscape is the most direct way to talk about our place in the world and our relationship to it. As a child he was captivated by the epic works of Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Cole, which he spent hours attempting to recreate in colored pencil. More formative however, where the years he spent exploring the wilderness of central Virginia, and the sleepy back alleys of his hometown. Through his work, Costa speaks of the landscape as the embodiment of beauty and horror, the simultaneous location of life and death, of growth and entropy. The landscape is a location of endless potential, a constant junction between the cerebral world of humans and the physical world, and a universal symbol of our changing relationship with the natural world we emerged from.

    Tom Costa has had solo shows at Hood Gallery, Audio Visual Arts, and Clementine Gallery. His work has been included in shows at Leo Koenig Gallery and Lesley Heller work space, as well as galleries and spaces throughout New York, nationally, and abroad. Costa received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Tom Costa lives and works in Peekskill, 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.

    Image: Tom Costa, Depleted, 2017, ink on paper, 45 in. x 75.25 in.

  • spirit rose a metre

    spirit rose a metre

    spirit rose a metre

    Melissa Dadourian, Sarah Heinemann, and Debra Pearlman 

    Saturday, February  3 - Sunday, March 18, 2018  (extended)

    Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm

    SARDINE is pleased to present spirit rose a metre, a three person exhibition of new work by Melissa Dadourian, Sarah Heinemann, and Debra Pearlman. spirit rose a metre opens with a reception on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm. It will run through Sunday, March 18, 2018.

    This serious moonlight, hesitation, as days go by, tremble like a flower, blue, moment, let’s dance, captured, comfort, soft isolation, maybe, mark your time, inspiration, innocence, sometimes, texture, geometry from mars, mediation, spirit rose a metre, we will be kings.

    Melissa Dadourian is a Brooklyn based artist working in textile media, painting and sculpture. She received a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA in Combined Media and Painting from Hunter College. Dadourian has exhibited internationally and in New York. Recently Dadourian presented her solo show Domestic Specimens at Mushroom Project Space in Brooklyn NY. Her work was also included in Radius 50 curated by David A. Ross at Woodstock Artist Association & Museum  in Woodstock NY. Residencies include Vermont Studio Center, The Textile Arts Center, and the American Academy in Rome. Dadourian reinterprets abstract painting with a feminine bend, which she refers to as “soft geometry”. The female condition and female empowerment is inspiration for all of Dadourian’s work.

    Sarah Heinemann is a painter based in Brooklyn. Originally from Chicago, IL, Heinemann attended Smith College in Northampton, MA., and holds a BFA in painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Sarah's first large scale wall-based work titled Skagit was on view at the Knockdown Center from 2016-17, inaguarating the institution's wall-based painting series. Her work was also recently included in the 2017 Whitney Houston Biennial: Great Love of All.  She has shown with The RE:Institute, SARDINE, and Jason Rulnick Gallery in New York, Marwen Alumni Gallery and Open End Space in Chicago, as well as Mass MoCA’s 28 Holden Gallery in North Adams, MA. Sarah has worked for the studio of Sol LeWitt since 2000, realizing LeWitt wall drawings for museums, galleries, and private collections. In December 2017 she was comissioned by Warby Parker in partnership with the Estate of Stuart Davis to paint the murals Allee and Outside for their flagship store at Rockefeller Center.

    Debra Pearlman is an artist based in Brooklyn. Her work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, The Walker Art Center, New York Public Library, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Museum Sztuki and Smith College Museum, among other institutions. She has been a recipient of residencies and grants from The Meredith S. Moody Residency at Yaddo, The Peter S. Reed Foundation and The Lower East Side Print Shop. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including at SLAG Gallery, Anthony Philips, Sue Scott, Exit Art, The international Print Center, Delicatessenhaus, The Biennial in Lodz, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and The Chicago Renaissance Society, and has been reviewed in The New York Times, Time Out (critic’s choice), Art in America, and The Chicago Sun-Times (critic’s choice). Pearlman received an M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts.

    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.

  • Olivia Drusin DARK HUMORISM

    Olivia Drusin DARK HUMORISM

    DARK HUMORISM by Olivia Drusin is EXTENDED until January 7, 2018 by appointment.

    SARDINE is very pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings called DARK HUMORISM by Olivia Drusin. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, November 18, from 6 to 9 pm and runs through Sunday, December 17, 2017.

    Olivia Drusin paints minimal corporeal compositions that relate to visual phenomena, which unfold in the dark. Colors, washes, and gradients, combined with variations of the work’s content, situate the subject in atmospheric spaces to convey an underlying anxiety. The color relationships in the paintings are both harsh and subtle, producing vibrations that mimic the sense of grasping for an image in a dark space. Drusin examines the human body’s relationship to the way the mind works, and its descriptive response to the base amount of information one’s eyes are able to register in darkness. 

    The title DARK HUMORISM is a nod to the study of the four humors, the Ancient Greco-Roman system of medicine based on the four fluids of the body; it was believed that these fluids had a direct effect on a person’s overall health and temperament. In these new paintings, Drusin carves out bodies, caves, doorways, and ectoplasm portals to unknown landscapes.

    Olivia Drusin lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art, and has recently been included in Laurel curated by Laurence Dujardyn, Tatiana Kronberg, and Rosemary Motley in Brooklyn, NY, and post-magic symbiosis, curated by Lacey Fekishazy at Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, NY. This is her first solo exhibition 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.

  • 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