Jul 21, 2014

Haus Party organized by Jaime Gecker

Haus Party organized by Jaime Gecker

Saturday, July 26 at 7:30pm

Please come out to Haus Party for a night of film, fun, beer and a six-foot hero.

Some Bauhaus and Surrealist short films, followed by a feature film to watch while eating and hanging out.

Organized by Jaime Gecker

Jul 14, 2014

Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

Sardine is pleased to present 'Difficult Conversations', a dance performance curated by Lara Gemmiti, featuring Alex M. Schell and Kate Morales. The performance will start promptly at 8 pm with the doors opening a 7:30 pm on Saturday, July 19th. A reception will follow.

'Difficult Conversations' is an exploration of lost memories and ones battle with time. We often hold on to a memory in hopes that the feelings of the original experience will return unchanged. Those memories so easily resurface with a touch, smell, or taste. We obsess over and live inside of them, until time gently dissolves them. For this piece, dancers Alex M. Schell and Kate Morales were guided to revisit specific memories that lingered or continue to reappear in their lives. They were directed to engage with this idea and to find resolve within three, five-minute segments. These segments were then repeated, reversed and elongated to emphasize the dancers’ story.

The participants:

Lara Gemmiti is a dancer, choreographer and director, originally from Toronto, Canada. Lara is interested in movement that is informed through personal experiences, organic interactions and interpersonal relationships. She holds an MFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She has performed and worked with choreographers and companies in New York, Boston and Toronto they include, Jim Marten, (NY) Brook Notary, (NY) dance critic Deborah Jowitt (NY), Beth Soll and Dancers,(Boston) D.A Hoskins, (TO) Andrea Nann, (TO) Robert Glumbeck, (TO) Malgorzata Nowacka, (TO) Ryan Lee (TO) and was a company member of Typecast Dance Company (TO).

A native North Carolinian, Alex M Schell graduated with a BFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She has performed at venues including The Highline, Washington Square Park, La MaMa, the Joyce SoHo, Joe's Pub, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, the Skirball Center, HERE Arts Center, Cloud City, and CPR in works by Stacy Spence, Naomi Goldberg Haas (Dances for a Variable Population), Sarah A. O. Rosner (A. O. Movement Collective), Katie Rose McLaughlin and Dan O'Neil (DESIGNATED MOVEMENT Co.), and Amanda Szeglowski (cakeface). She is currently working as a dancer and rehearsal director with MATYCHAK (Nathalie Matychak, artistic director) and is the creator/artistic director of AMS Project.

Kate Morales is a dancer and choreographer from Los Angeles. She holds a degree in Dance Performance from Cal Arts and has been seen on stage from Venice Beach to downtown LA, the Lower East Side to Midtown Manhattan in performances ranging from burlesque, solo work and site specific performance art. Her non-dance work can be found in print and online in GLASS Quarterly, Broadway World Dance, and xojane and xovain.

Jul 7, 2014

Nothing Less, curated by Matthew F. Fisher

Nothing Less, curated by Matthew F. Fisher

For July, Sardine is pleased to present a series of events on Saturday nights, beginning with Nothing Less, curated by Matthew F. Fisher.

Nothing Less opens Saturday, July 12 from 7-10 pm. It will be also open Sunday, July 13, from 1-6 pm.

Patrick Allen
Michele Hemsoth
Matthew Kirk
Denise Kupferschmidt
Billy Malone
Carrie Pollack

curated by Matthew F. Fisher

Nothing Less features a collection of artists working in New York City who explore meditation through their process of drawing. From the white noise, all over compositions of Patrick Allen and Carrie Pollack, to the pure perfection of a single form by Denise Kupferschmidt and Michele Hemsoth, to Billy Malone’s active doodling contemplation on mundane detail and patterns, to the never ending, sparsely populated expanses of Matthew Kirk's panels, each artist knows by doing. Through the making of the marks, they harness a force of understanding and clarity particular to themselves.

May 30, 2014

Mitchell Wright | hard feelings opens Saturday, May 31 from 7 to 10pm

Mitchell Wright | hard feelings opens Saturday, May 31 from 7 to 10pm

cenotaph, acrylic on canvas, 10 in x 10 in, 2014

Sardine at NEWD

Sardine at NEWD

Sardine is very pleased to announce that we are participating in the NEWD Art Show and featuring work by Holly Coulis, Leah Tacha and JD Walsh. Please see the info about our artists and the show below:

Holly Coulis was born in Toronto, Canada and has lived and worked in Brooklyn since 1999. Her work has been shown in Toronto, Zurich, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, and New York. She is represented by Cherry and Martin Gallery in Los Angeles and LaMontagne Gallery in Boston. Her most recent shows were at Sardine and at Susanne Hilberry Gallery in Detroit.

Leah Tacha was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas and lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She received her BFA in Painting from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 2007 and her MFA from SUNY Purchase College in 2009. She has shown with the Daily Operation, RARE Gallery, New Baroque, and Reinberger Gallery.

JD Walsh lives and works in Brooklyn. He is a graduate of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College.  He has exhibited at galleries nationally and abroad including Sardine, Daily Operation, Halsey McKay, Nicole Klagsbrun, Cleopatra’s, and Galerie Steinek in Vienna, Austria.  In 2012 his public art installation “Ensemble for Mixed Use” was commissioned by the City of Toronto for the 2012 Nuit Blanche festival.

NEWD Art Show

May 21, 2014

Mitchell Wright | hard feelings

Mitchell Wright | hard feelings

Sardine is pleased to present "hard feelings" a solo exhibition by Mitchell Wright. The show opens Saturday, May 31 from 1 pm, with a reception that evening from 7-10 pm. It will be up through Sunday, June 29, 2014.

"hard feelings" features a group of Wright’s recent paintings that are not afraid to be read as romantic, beautiful or dark. Comprised of subdued color and repeated marks (both physical and suggested), they favor intimacy over grand gestures, but also imply monumentality, not in scale but in recollection. The artist’s hand is very present, but there’s still a distinct mystery to the way that they are produced and an open ambiguity. Like the work in the show titled, "i’m not here, but i was", they present a place where time and its contradictions are compressed; obsession and absence are both at play.

"When you can't stop thinking about something. When you completely forget the things that would be really good to remember. When you're reminded of these things out of the blue. When the past runs parallel to the present."

Mitchell Wright was born in Mississippi and lives and works in Brooklyn. His work has been exhibited with The University of Mississippi, Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Museum, VCU Fine Arts Gallery, Daily Operation, White Columns and Cinders Gallery.