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

Sep 2, 2015

Jacob Goble BANKRUPT opens Saturday, September 12th from 6 to 9pm

Jacob Goble BANKRUPT opens Saturday, September 12th from 6 to 9pm

SARDINE is pleased to present BANKRUPT, a solo exhibition of a new series by Jacob Goble. The show opens Saturday, September 12 from 6 to 9pm and will be up through Sunday, October 4, 2015.

For BANKRUPT, Goble steals, and then runs with the icons, color, and language of the television game show “Wheel of Fortune”. Over 30 years that it’s been on air, it’s rules, prizes, and even hosts have remained the same. It’s a benign institution. A dependable place for easy chair fantasies. For Goble, it's as a template to bring up cutting analogies on making art, the art world and life as a whole. He reminds us that the saving grace among these familiar rules and traditions, is the presence of the artist’s hand and vision.

Jacob Goble lives and works in Croton on Hudson, NY. In 2007 he received his MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has exhibited throughout the US including at Sardine; Queens Museum of Art; Richard Levy Gallery; Carrol and Sons; and The Dorsky Gallery. In 2008 His work was included in the 13th Pancevo Biennial in Pancevo, Serbia.

Image: Free Play, 2015, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in.

Aug 6, 2015

Fundraiser for Bryan Osburn @gallery106green this Sunday

Fundraiser for Bryan Osburn @gallery106green this Sunday

Bryan Osburn 'Blue Sun'

Saturday 1-5 is your last chance to submit something for the Fundraiser for Bryan Osburn @gallery106green this Sunday.

OR to purchase a raffle ticket to receive a work by an incredible group of artists, please go http://www.106green.com/

More info on the fundraiser: We know it is an imposition to be asked, as an artist, to give your work away for free, but we think this is a good cause.

Fellow artist and friend, Bryan Osburn, was attacked while walking home from his studio in Greenpoint. He has undergone extensive surgery to put his jaw back together. And he will need financial help as his body and mind heal.

Please consider donating a small drawing, painting, print, doodle, etc. to our fundraiser. All the proceeds will be going to Bryan. It's empowering to be able to come together as a community of artists when someone we know needs help.

Please consider donating a small work or buying a raffle ticket to help Bryan.

There are 2 ways to support Bryan: Donate an artwork. This can be anything you don't mind parting with, smaller is great. We are looking for work under 12 x 12"(ish). They can be dropped off to either Matt Fisher (matthewffisher@gmail.com) or Holly Coulis (hcoulis@yahoo.com) prior to the event, or brought to 106 Green on Saturday, August 8 any time from 1pm to 5pm. Buy a raffle ticket for $100. All names will be put into a box and drawn at random.When your name is called, you will be able to choose any art work available and take it home with you!

Please take note that the fundraiser will take place at: 104 Green Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Sunday, August 9 from 4 to 7pm

The raffle will begin at 5pm

Jul 12, 2015

FOR THE GOOD TIMES opens July 17, 2015

FOR THE GOOD TIMES opens July 17, 2015

U:L:O: Part II | L: Curated by Sardine at INTERSTATE


July 17 – August 2, 2015

brings together recent work by Ridley Howard, Matthew Kirk, Janine Polak, Conie Vallese, J.D. Walsh, and Letha Wilson.

For this exhibition value is placed in making no distinction between the factual and fictional aspects of memory. These mythical marks, love scenes, fantastical icons, delicate remnants, scattered tones, and natural wonders are nods to hazy remembrance, visionary creation, and the freedom that comes in moving along.

Ridley Howard has a M.F.A. at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. His has exhibited at numerous institutions including: the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; the Savannah College of Art and Design; the National Academy Museum; the High Museum of Art; and the Knoxville Museum of Art. Recent gallery shows include Fredric Snitzer; Koenig and Clinton; and Andrehn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm.

Matthew Kirk
lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been shown at Louis B. James, Exit Art, and Sardine and Pr1mary Space Gallery; and others. In 2010 he was nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant.

Janine Polak lives and works in Queens, New York. In 2008, she earned an MFA from the Yale University School of Art, Department of Sculpture. She has exhibited throughout the US including at Sardine; Daily Operation; Essex Flowers; and Scott Charmin. She has also exhibited internationally in Beijing, China, and Australia.

Conie Vallese was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and lives in New York. She studied visual arts at the University of Buenos Aires and attended drawing workshops with Martin Kovensky and sculpture with Lee Tribe at NYSS. She has designed patterns for ONA SAEZ (Argentina) and collaborated with alldayeveryday and Red Bull Studios. Previous exhibitions include REA One Day Gallery, Buenos Aires; Schema Projects, and Con Artist Collective.

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

Letha Wilson was born in Honolulu, raised in Colorado and lives and works in Brooklyn. She earned an MFA from Hunter College. Wilson has exhibited at the Essl Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, Exit Art, Daily Operation, ARKO Art Center and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Recent solo exhibitions include: Higher Pictures; Light- work; Brand New Gallery; Christophe Gaillard.

Interstate Projects
66 Knickerbocker Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237

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.