Jan 30, 2016

Takeshi Arita 'TEN' closes Sunday, January 31, 2016

Takeshi Arita 'TEN' closes Sunday, January 31, 2016

Takeshi Arita's show 'TEN' comes down this Sunday! Please stop by to witness the deinstall and have a drink from 4 to 6pm!

We have some small thread drawings still available.

Jan 1, 2016

Takeshi Arita - TEN

Takeshi Arita - TEN

SARDINE is very pleased to present a solo show titled TEN by Takeshi Arita. The exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday, January 2, 2016 from 6-9pm, and runs through Sunday, January 31, 2016.

TEN is anchored by a large-scale site-specific installation, made with simple materials available at any hardware store. With this common language, Arita is able to create a complex work with many vantage points and surprises. SARDINE’s modest space is then expanded, activated, and transformed into a vessel of sculpture.  

Takeshi Arita was born in Saga, Japan and has lived in New York since 1980. He has been included in many group shows throughout Japan and in and around New York. He has shown with Gallery Shoshinkan, Studio 34, Gallery Onetwentyeight, White Columns, Glenlily Grounds, and Mass Moca.

Nov 4, 2015

 Veronika Pausova – Tasting the Waters

Veronika Pausova – Tasting the Waters

SARDINE is very pleased to present Tasting the Waters by Veronika Pausova. The exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday, Nov. 14th, 6-9pm, and runs through Dec. 13th.

Tasting the Water brings together a selection of recent paintings by Veronika Pausova. In her world, it’s subtly dramatic things that occur in locations of exposure – while fishing and camping, in the bathroom - that are imbued with a subverted, personal monumentality. As if you shuffled the chapters of the novels by a favorite author, each work gives you just enough information to elicit a story, but it comes in parts and layers. The immediately relatable and boldly seductive use of figuration invites you in, though at second glance, it’s not as easy to unravel where that leads you. The odd crops, awkward shifts in perspective and multiple points of view question the notions of reflections and reality. Things could break, evaporate, slip out of your hands or float away. But the incomparably wonderful touch of these small, but incredibly significant moments could also lead to things opening up, breaking free, or returning to calm.

Veronika Pausova was born in Prague, Czech Republic and grew up in Montreal, Canada. She now lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She received her BFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2009 and her MFA in painting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. She has shown with Era VI VII VI, 106 Green, and Lovely Town.

Image: Testing the Waters, 2015, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in.

 

 

Oct 4, 2015

Janine Polak - Thirsty

Janine Polak - Thirsty

SARDINE is very pleased to present Thirsty by Janine Polak. The exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday, October 10th, 6-9pm, and runs through November 1st.

Janine Polak’s second solo show at SARDINE, Thirsty is both a continuation and opening up of her previous explorations into the subtleties of human interaction and the power struggles within. By addressing precise moments remembered, expected, or longed after, she carefully imagines the things right and wrong with nature, sex, and beauty. A poetic fine-tuning of materials – stretched fabric, jewelry, ceramics, clothing, etc. – mimics their own uses and finds others. They are bold moments of insight and observation. Without telling the viewer how to feel, they remind us of and quietly poke fun at our own vulnerability, embarrassment, and fear.

Janine Polak earned dual undergraduate degrees in Studio Art and Economics at the University of Virginia in 2005, and an MFA in Sculpture from the Yale School of Art in 2008. She has participated in exhibitions in China, Australia, and New York including shows at Scott Charmin, Daily Operation, Essex Flowers, TSA New York, and Sardine. She lives and works in Queens, NY.

Image: Struggs: For Aaron B, 2015, Glazed ceramic, 6 x 17 x 2 inches