Jul 1, 2015

personal:interpersonal:connected opens July 11th from 6-9

personal:interpersonal:connected opens July 11th from 6-9

SARDINE is pleased to present a group show titled personal:interpersonal:connected. The exhibition features work by Kate Harding, Deborah Hilert, Sarah Heinemann, Ellen Siebers and Elisa Soliven. 

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

Maria Calandra - New Drawings opens May 30th from 6 to 9pm

Maria Calandra - New Drawings opens May 30th from 6 to 9pm

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

Justin Q Martin – May We All Get What We Want opens April 18th

Justin Q Martin – May We All Get What We Want opens April 18th

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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Feb 26, 2015

Jaime Gecker | pleasure principle

Jaime Gecker | pleasure principle

SARDINE is pleased to present pleasure principle, a solo exhibition of recent work by Jaime Gecker. It opens on Saturday, March 7 with an opening reception from 6-9 pm and will be on view through Sunday, March 29.

In pleasure principle, Jaime Gecker, referencing both Janet Jackson and Sigmund Freud, lays out an imperfect, but personal plan for seeking pleasure in making things that don’t exist. Lush, textured paintings with ground up minerals and gemstones are collections; remembered experiences and fantasies at the same time. The paintings may be a detail view or an aerial one. A precise collection of books of history and geography are collaged with minimal interventions but pivotal touches. Her distinctive experiences and memories have left an indelible fingerprint. In the ambiguous landscapes of the paintings and books, there is an underlying preoccupation with escaping a city with the same fantastical vigor that draws many of us to it in the first place. Born directly out of Gecker’s diverse studio practice, pleasure principle is a delicate arrangement of these competing and layered parts.

Jaime Gecker lives and works in Brooklyn. This is her first solo show with Sardine. Her work has been exhibited at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Monya Rowe Gallery and Daily Operation in New York, and Don’t Projects in Paris.