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  • Christopher Dunlap 123 / XYZ opens Saturday, November 9, 6 - 9 pm

    Christopher Dunlap 123 / XYZ opens Saturday, November 9, 6 - 9 pm

    Christopher Dunlap

    123 / XYZ

    Saturday, November 9 - Sunday, December 15, 2019

    SARDINE is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Christopher Dunlap.  123 / XYZ opens with a reception on Saturday, November 9, from 6 to 9pm.  It will run through Sunday, December 15, 2019.

    The paintings in Christopher Dunlap’s second solo show at Sardine, 123 / XYZ, all begin with a grid. When starting a painting, Dunlap returns to two simple directions: vertical and horizontal. And within that grid, one deviation outside of the composed verticals and horizontals, can cause the canvas to spill open with possibility and multiplicity. This sense of opening up the canvas through the depiction of unfolding space creates the ability for the viewer to inhabit his paintings both visually and conceptually.  A sense of intimacy, and familiarity is also achieved through Dunlap’s approach to both size and scale. His paintings reinforce the fact that he is making an object while at the same time depicting a pictorial space within the confines of a specific geometry. Each painting opens a world both imagined and created. 

    Christopher Dunlap was born in Pullman, Washington. He received his BFA from University of Washington and his MFA from Massachusetts College of Art. He has had recent solo shows at Hiromart Gallery, Tokyo, Japan in 2019 and Sardine Gallery in 2017. His work has also been exhibited in various group shows including Albada Jelgersma Gallery, Amsterdam, NL; Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; No Place Gallery, Columbus, OH; Site 131, Dallas, TX; Mckenzie Fine Art, NYC and Spring Break Art Fair, NYC. He has been reviewed in The New York Times, ArtFCity and Travel Magazine. Dunlap lives and works in Harlem, New York City. 

    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.

  • Closing Reception for 'The Mushroom Show'

    Closing Reception for 'The Mushroom Show'

    THE MUSHROOM SHOW

    Organized by Dan Gratz & Lacey Fekishazy

    Closing Reception: Sunday, November 3, 3 - 5 pm

    Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, November 3, 2019

    SARDINE is pleased to present THE MUSHROOM SHOW, featuring artwork by Conor Backman, Conrad Bakker, Zach Bruder, Andrew Cannon, George Carr, Drea Cofield, Vince Contarino, Andy Cross, Alex Da Corte, Lacey Fekishazy, Amy Feldman, Matthew F Fisher, Paul Gabrielli, Tamara Gonzalez, Quinn Gorbutt, Dan Gratz, Laurie Hogin, Brook Hsu, Gabriel Hurier, Sam Jablon, Roxanne Jackson, Butt Johnson, Robin Kang, Jim Lee, Paul Lee, Tara Long, Esperanza Mayobre, Matthew Mahler, Lydia McCarthy, Benny Merris, Doug Melini, MMAS, Ben Pederson, Eric Shaw, Kate Steciw, Karen Tepaz, Richard Tinkler, Tim Van Laar, Anne Vieux, Letha Wilson, and Alex Yudzon.

    THE MUSHROOM SHOW was initially organized by Letha Wilson and Dan Gratz in Letha’s upstate New York studio in the summer of 2018, and like a mushroom, it was only up for a few days. Bringing a version of the show back to New York City, where many of the artists in the show live and work, was natural enough. It’s also significant that this particular iteration of The Mushroom Show is at Sardine, an artist-run space and focal point for connectivity. Coincidentally, Sardine celebrates 8 years in existence this month.

    Artists and fungi both have extensive unseen networks, and both change and enhance their surroundings in ways that often go unnoticed by the casual observer. Mycelium, the root-like vegetative structure beneath mushrooms, has been called a “natural internet,” where fungi and other plants can communicate by sharing nutrients or information. The artists in THE MUSHROOM SHOW are similarly connected through their own network, sharing ideas and energy. Sometimes the connections between artists are direct, but perhaps more often these connections occur on a nearly imperceptible level and have many paths.

    Connectivity goes hand in hand with what might be the most important quality of THE MUSHROOM SHOW: its openness. In this show the theme is approached from many perspectives, by artists from a wide range of ages and backgrounds working across different mediums. There are paintings, photographs and sculptures of mushrooms in a literal sense, cartoon mushrooms, mushroom clouds, references to fungi in general, networks that reference mycelia, and of course psychedelic mushrooms and imagery alluding to experiences that transcend conventional reality. Perhaps the fact that almost any kind of art in any medium could have been included hints at a deeper relationship that humans, and artists in particular, have to the mushroom.

    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.

  • The Mushroom Show opens Saturday, October 5 from 6 to 9 pm

    The Mushroom Show opens Saturday, October 5 from 6 to 9 pm

    THE MUSHROOM SHOW   

    Organized by Dan Gratz & Lacey Fekishazy

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

    Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, November 3, 2019

    SARDINE is pleased to present THE MUSHROOM SHOW, featuring artwork by Conor Backman, Conrad Bakker, Zach Bruder, Andrew Cannon, George Carr, Drea Cofield, Vince Contarino, Andy Cross, Alex Da Corte, Lacey Fekishazy, Amy Feldman, Matthew F Fisher, Paul Gabrielli, Tamara Gonzalez, Quinn Gorbutt, Dan Gratz, Laurie Hogin, Brook Hsu, Gabriel Hurier, Sam Jablon, Roxanne Jackson, Butt Johnson, Robin Kang, Jim Lee, Paul Lee, Tara Long, Esperanza Mayobre, Matthew Mahler, Lydia McCarthy, Benny Merris, Doug Melini, MMAS, Ben Pederson, Eric Shaw, Kate Steciw, Karen Tepaz, Richard Tinkler, Tim Van Laar, Anne Vieux, Letha Wilson, and Alex Yudzon.

    THE MUSHROOM SHOW was initially organized by Letha Wilson and Dan Gratz in Letha’s upstate New York studio in the summer of 2018, and like a mushroom, it was only up for a few days.  Bringing a version of the show back to New York City, where many of the artists in the show live and work, was natural enough.   It’s also significant that this particular iteration of The Mushroom Show is at Sardine, an artist-run space and focal point for connectivity. Coincidentally, Sardine celebrates 8 years in existence this month.

     Artists and fungi both have extensive unseen networks, and both change and enhance their surroundings in ways that often go unnoticed by the casual observer.  Mycelium, the root-like vegetative structure beneath mushrooms, has been called a “natural internet,” where fungi and other plants can communicate by sharing nutrients or information.  The artists in THE MUSHROOM SHOW are similarly connected through their own network, sharing ideas and energy.   Sometimes the connections between artists are direct, but perhaps more often these connections occur on a nearly imperceptible level and have many paths.

    Connectivity goes hand in hand with what might be the most important quality of THE MUSHROOM SHOW: its openness.  In this show the theme is approached from many perspectives, by artists from a wide range of ages and backgrounds working across different mediums.  There are paintings, photographs and sculptures of mushrooms in a literal sense, cartoon mushrooms, mushroom clouds, references to fungi in general, networks that reference mycelia, and of course psychedelic mushrooms and imagery alluding to experiences that transcend conventional reality.   Perhaps the fact that almost any kind of art in any medium could have been included hints at a deeper relationship that humans, and artists in particular, have to the mushroom.

    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.

  • 'We Woke Up This Way' opens Saturday, June 22, from 6 to 9 pm

    'We Woke Up This Way' opens Saturday, June 22, from 6 to 9 pm

    We Woke Up This Way

    Mairikke Dau, Jon Lutz, & Mike Olin

     Opening Reception: Saturday, June 22, 6 - 9 pm 

    Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, July 28, 2019

    286 Stanhope Street, Ground Floor
    Brooklyn, New York 11237

    SARDINE is pleased to present a group show titled We Woke Up This Way featuring new paintings by Mairikke Dau, Jon Lutz and Mike Olin. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, June 22, from 6 to 9pm and will run through Sunday, July 28, 2019.

    The exhibition title, We Woke Up This Way, is a playful nod to the apparent ease and finesse of these artists' approach to painting. They embrace and cultivate their own quirks while maintaining a strong relationship to art history and evolving ideas of beauty. In this way, their works are less than perfect for Instagram and not reliable as decoration, but encountered face to face, they are alive with possibilities.

    Mairikke Dau lives and works in NYC. She received her BFA from the University of California Santa Cruz and her MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has shown her work at Safe Gallery, 808 Gallery, Bakalar Paine Galleries, Wildlife and hosts a performance art event ‘Home Perm.’ Her current body of work is about autonomy, play, and following the logic of decision making.

    Jon Lutz is an independent curator, writer, gallery director, and artist that lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He began an independent curatorial project entitled Daily Operation in 2005, and was a director at Sardine from 2013-2015 and then at 106 Green from 2016-2018. 

    Mike Olin was born in Los Angeles, he has lived and worked in NYC since 1999.  You can see the influence of Southern California in Olin’s interest in light, color and natural forms.  When Olin moved to Bushwick, Brooklyn he was struck by the varieties of trash in his new neighborhood and began collecting it.  Adding detritus and other mixed media to his canvases eventually became part of the process of creating his landscape-like paintings.  Mike has shown his work throughout the US and internationally, including NYC shows at Edward Thorp Gallery, Klaus von Nichtssagend, Regina Rex, and George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco. 

    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.

  • Closing Reception for 'Freehand'

    Closing Reception for 'Freehand'


    'FreeHand'
    curated by Angela Conant

    Featuring work by Juan Pablo Baene, Angela Conant, Beka Goedde, Bradford Kessler, Elisa Lendvay, Rachel Ostrow, and Kiki Smith


    Closing Reception: Wednesday, June 5 from 6 to 9 pm 
    Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, June 9, 2019

  • 'Freehand' opens Saturday, April 27, from 6 to 9 pm

    'Freehand' opens Saturday, April 27, from 6 to 9 pm
    'FreeHand'
    curated by Angela Conant

    Featuring work by Juan Pablo Baene, Angela Conant, Beka Goedde, Bradford Kessler, Elisa Lendvay, Rachel Ostrow, and Kiki Smith

    Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27, 6 - 9 pm
    Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, June 9, 2019

    SARDINE is pleased to present a group show titled FreeHand, curated by Angela Conant, which features a diverse range of artwork by Juan Pablo Baene, Angela Conant, Beka Goedde, Bradford Kessler, Elisa Lendvay, Rachel Ostrow, and Kiki Smith. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, April 27, from 6 to 9 pm and will be up through Sunday, June 9, 2019.

    From curator Angela Conant:

    'FreeHand' presents work that is made without plan or premeditation, other than a kind of bodily memory. Each work by the seven artists in this exhibition came to being not from a template, but as readily as a spoken word borne directly from a thought. Unlike verbal language, each move or mark was made ad hoc, in response to the last, as the artist’s inner thinking was assembled into visual form.

    While improvisational methodology has been well traversed in drawing, notably by the surrealists, 'FreeHand' shows how intuition can lead in other media, such as stone, painting, and printmaking. The artists in this group see-saw from representation to abstraction, from two-dimensions to three, making real-time decisions using X-Actos, Dremmels and squeegees.

    This exhibition celebrates the unique individual viewpoint as a hopeful guide forward. While consensus functions to merge and smooth diversity, these artworks delineate distinct facets of perspective. The works on view each present a progression of ideas like points to be connected, rather than didactic connective material between points. They present unassuming options and questions, and do not insist on their own correctness. Reveling in the honesty of instinct, they seek not the dull comfort of homogeneity. In a global consciousness wherein generalization has reached a dangerous zenith, 'FreeHand' elevates the invaluable, minute intricacies of individual thought.

    Juan Pablo Baene
    Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Juan Pablo Baene currently lives in Brooklyn. He received his BFA from Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota and his MFA from the Universidad de Barcelona. He is a PhD candidate at the Universidad de Barcelona and is represented in Spain by La Fiambrera Art Gallery.

    Angela Conant
    In Angela Conant’s work, content traverses through stone, painting and video. Her larger-scale works in marble act as matrices: she takes rubbings of her marble carvings, which yield bodies work on paper. In her videos, sculpture and paintings function as props and characters, and parody politics of gender and media. Her practice encompasses curating as well as collaboration on artist-run projects. Conant’s work has been exhibited at Electronic Arts Intermix (New York City), EFA Project Space (New York City), Planthouse (New York City), SPRING/BREAK art show (New York City); Glasshouse Projects (Brooklyn, NY), Interstate Projects (Brooklyn, NY); the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (Wilmington, DE), Neter (Mexico City, MX), The Sunview Luncheonette (Brooklyn, NY), ICA Baltimore (Baltimore, MD), La Mama Gallery (New York City), SARDINE (Brooklyn, NY), Galerie ReneĢ Blouin (Montreal, QC) and Agency (Brooklyn, NY). She has spoken at Boston University's School of Fine Art and at New York Foundation for the Arts, and was awarded a Critical Writing residency at Recess (New York City) in 2013 and an Artist Residency at the Millay Colony (Austerlitz, NY) in 2014. In 2007, she co-founded The Gowanus Studio Space, an artist-run collaborative in Brooklyn where she served as Artistic Director until 2014. She earned a BFA in Painting from Boston University in 2004 and an MFA in Art Practice from School of Visual Arts in 2013, and she is currently Fine Arts faculty at Pratt Institute.

    Beka Goedde
    Beka Goedde has exhibited work at American Academy of Arts and Letters, Galerie Rene Blouin, Soloway, Sunday Takeout, Inside Out Art Museum, Deborah Berke Partners, and Helen Day Art Center. Goedde received an MFA in Sculpture from Bard College, and holds a BA from Barnard College in Behavioral Neuroscience and Philosophy. Goedde has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, JTHAR, Millay Colony, and PS122. Goedde was the recipient of a 2015 Brooklyn Arts Council grant. She is currently on the Studio Arts faculty at Bard College.

    Bradford Kessler
    Bradford Kessler's wide-range of works include sharply shaped canvases, customized weapons, chaotic drawings, and biomorphic figurative sculptures; all of which share a uniquely sinister vision that calls upon the animality of human nature to address conflicting impulses toward rules of behavior, civilization, technological advancements, and institutionalized theologies. Kessler’s work has exhibited internationally, including solo shows at 15 Orient, Brooklyn, Valentin, Paris; Ashes/Ashes, Los Angeles; and 247365, New York; and group shows at MonCheri, Brussels; False Flag, Queens; Springsteen, Baltimore; and Witte de With, Rotterdam. His work has been reviewed in Modern Painters, Mousse, CURA, Flash Art, Dis, Vulture, NY Post, and The New York Times.

    Elisa Lendvay
    Recent solo exhibitions have been at Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY and Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT, and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Lendvay holds an MFA in Sculpture from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and Bennington College. Lendvay has been awarded honors from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, the New York Foundation of the Arts, the Santa Fe Art Institute, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, the Dallas Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, and the Marie Walsh Art Foundation, and most recently, The Mable Residency at the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middleton, RI. She was a visiting faculty member at Bennington, Fall 2017, and is an adjunct professor at Marist College.

    Rachel Ostrow
    Rachel Ostrow earned a B.A. in fine arts from Wesleyan University, a post-baccalaureate degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an M.F.A. in painting from Hunter College. She has had solo exhibitions at Planthouse, 42 Social Club, Sunday Takeout, The Kenan Center, John Davis Gallery, Saffron, Todojunto Gallery, and The Plant. She has been awarded residencies at the Gowanus Studio Space, The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, The Millay Colony, The Kimmel Harding Nelsen Center and the Cill Rialag Project.

    Kiki Smith
    Kiki Smith has been known since the 1980s for her multidisciplinary practice relating to the human condition and the natural world. She uses a broad variety of materials to continuously expand and evolve a body of work that includes sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing and textiles. Smith has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions worldwide including over 25 museum exhibitions. Her work has been featured at five Venice Biennales, including the 2017 edition. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2017 was awarded the title of Honorary Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Previously, Smith was recognized in 2006 by TIME Magazine as one of the “TIME 100: The People Who Shape Our World.” Other awards include the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture in 2000; the 2009 Edward MacDowell Medal; the 2010 Nelson A. Rockefeller Award, Purchase College School of the Arts; the 2013 U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts, and the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center, among others. She is an adjunct professor at NYU and Columbia University. Kiki Smith has been represented by Pace Gallery since 1994.

    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

     

  • Ryan Scails 'Another Now' up through Sunday, April 21, 2019

    Ryan Scails 'Another Now' up through Sunday, April 21, 2019

    SARDINE is pleased to present a solo show of new work by Ryan Scails titled Another Now. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, March 23, from 6 to 9 pm and will be up through Sunday, April 21, 2019.

    Another Now, in a different here, these rendered objects are rooted in the conscious of a parallel mind. Every millimeter of surface, density and thickness displays itself not as proposal but as preconceived truth. In that same place - batteries run on the conductivity of their very existence; they resonate wildly with the frequency of what’s possible. In Another Now, materials are routinely assembled, disassembled and processed all over again. In this other now, things are powered by the purity of invention and extant information is re-contextualized through drawing, sculpture and mixed media to work within a fluid materiality unabated by fear. Loosely inspired by the formal properties of glass vessels and instruments, this work represents the potential of ingenuity and the limitations that can hinder it.

    Ryan Scails (b. 1987, Danbury, CT) Scails' most recent exhibitions include Here Today | Gone Tomorrow at Space Create (Newburgh, NY) Able Bodies at 287 Gallery (Danbury, CT) Object Lessons|Adaptive Research at High Desert Test Sites HQ (Yucca Valley, CA). In between shows Scails has also participated in residencies at MASS MoCA (MA) and A-Z West (CA). Scails received his BFA from Cooper Union in 2014. He 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

  • Ryan Scails 'Another Now' opens Saturday, March 23 from 6 to 9 pm

    Ryan Scails 'Another Now' opens Saturday, March 23 from 6 to 9 pm

    SARDINE is pleased to present a solo show of new work by Ryan Scails titled Another Now. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, March 23, from 6 to 9 pm and will be up through Sunday, April 21, 2019.

    Another Now, in a different here, these rendered objects are rooted in the conscious of a parallel mind. Every millimeter of surface, density and thickness displays itself not as proposal but as preconceived truth. In that same place - batteries run on the conductivity of their very existence; they resonate wildly with the frequency of what’s possible. In Another Now, materials are routinely assembled, disassembled and processed all over again. In this other now, things are powered by the purity of invention and extant information is re-contextualized through drawing, sculpture and mixed media to work within a fluid materiality unabated by fear. Loosely inspired by the formal properties of glass vessels and instruments, this work represents the potential of ingenuity and the limitations that can hinder it.

    Ryan Scails (b. 1987, Danbury, CT) Scails' most recent exhibitions include Here Today | Gone Tomorrow at Space Create (Newburgh, NY) Able Bodies at 287 Gallery (Danbury, CT) Object Lessons|Adaptive Research at High Desert Test Sites HQ (Yucca Valley, CA). In between shows Scails has also participated in residencies at MASS MoCA (MA) and A-Z West (CA). Scails received his BFA from Cooper Union in 2014. He 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

  • Daniel Giordano 'The Big Linguini' opens 2/16/19 from 6 to 9 pm

    Daniel Giordano 'The Big Linguini' opens 2/16/19 from 6 to 9 pm

    Opening Reception: Saturday, February 16, 6 - 9 pm 

    Saturday, February 16 - Sunday, March 17, 2019
    286 Stanhope Street, Ground Floor
    Brooklyn, New York 11237

    SARDINE is pleased to present The Big Linguini, a solo exhibition of new sculptural work by Daniel Giordano. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, February 16, from 6 to 9 pm and will be up through Sunday, March 17, 2019.

    On the occasion of The Big Linguini, the artist has asked his brother Anthony Giordano to write a short story to accompany the work.

    ____________________________

    A mere week after he had arrived by boat to bright skies and frigid air, Willis found himself in some trouble, haunted by all that he had left behind. He ran through the thickening darkness towards a lumber mill, the howls of wolves in the distance.

    Hauling himself into a tall lumber bin, Willis wrapped his scarf around his mouth to stifle the heat of his breath and laid out as though he were a piece of wood himself. He laid there like this in stillness for some time, the wolves howling around him like they had nothing better to do.  Amid the lumber, its wood covered in claw marks, Willis was confronted with uncertainty.  Outside was death, and above him was the rounded silver moon.    

    He spent that time focusing on the moon, and the last thing he saw before a veil of sleep took over were two foreskins, silver and shriveled, linked like two bright rings.

    When he awoke the next morning, his nose bleeding, he headed towards the call bell for the workers at the mill. He found himself among friends, and stale coffee brewed with eggshells served in old tin cups.  He managed to get a ride later that day to a train station, and got on his way out of Canada, southbound for the United States.

    Years later, perhaps long after his physical form left this world, a pair of brothers went rooting through a drawer full of knick-knacks and found hidden at the bottom a yellowed lacework box with a toggle clasp.  Inside were a pair of luminously fossilized foreskins, two perfect rings intertwined.

    The mummified rings of skin sat there amid other faded relics: a pocket knife with a mother-of-pearl handle, a two-cent stamp depicting inner joy, and a tin model of a grocery scale.

    “I have good news brother,” said the younger of the two. “Good news.”

    “Wait, do you hear something?” interrupted the older of the two. “I think something is scratching at the window.”

    ____________________________

    Daniel Giordano lives and works in Newburgh, NY.  He earned his MFA from the University of Delaware, and has shown nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include ‘Menage/rie' at Super Dutchess; ‘A Salve of Sorts’ at Vacation; and ‘Living/Breathing’ at Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York, NY.  Giordano currently has work on view at the Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum in Newburgh, NY, and  has a forthcoming exhibition at Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver, Canada.  Danial Giordano also co-founded and runs Vicki, a project space in upstate 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

  • Karen Tepas SOFT BLOOM closes Saturday 1/19/19

    Karen Tepas SOFT BLOOM closes Saturday 1/19/19


    Due to the snow storm warnings and severity of the wind chill factor predicted on Sunday, we at SARDINE are making Saturday, January 19, 2019 the last day to see Karen Tepaz's 'Soft Bloom'. Join Karen for a little closing reception from 4 to 6 pm. Stay warm!

  • Karen Tepas SOFT BLOOM opens Saturday 12/8 from 6-9pm

    Karen Tepas SOFT BLOOM opens Saturday 12/8 from 6-9pm

    Opening Reception: Saturday, December 8, 6 - 9 pm 

    Saturday, December 8, 2018 - Sunday, January 20, 2019
    286 Stanhope Street, Ground Floor
    Brooklyn, New York 11237

    SARDINE is pleased to present SOFT BLOOM, a solo exhibition by Karen Tepaz. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 6 to 9 pm and will be up through Sunday, January 20, 2019. 

    In SOFT BLOOM, Tepaz continues her investigation of form and material while experimenting with the scale and presentation of her work. She depicts symbols and forms with no premeditated structure, only an immediate moment, dissected and rearranged. Tepaz works the balance between surface treatment and color selection and draws correlations from her influences of flowers, language, the body and sounds of fluidity. The bold curved edges of the sculptures cut through the space around them activating a lyrical energy and force, organic shapes open like petals or gaping mouths. Both the work and the viewer are free to shift and transform perspectives at every angle as each form unfolds naturally, creating an environment for mindful contemplation.

    Karen Tepaz is interested in the expressive potential of objects blending the use of color, form and material in a compositional lexicon.  Tepaz received her M.F.A in Sculpture from Yale University School of Art and a B.F.A in Ceramics from California State University, Long Beach.  Recent exhibitions include a solo show at CACTTUS gallery (Long Beach, CA), and group shows at The Shirley Fiterman Art Center, BMCC (NY, NY), The Gallery ATLAS (Newburgh, NY) The Whitney Houston Biennial (NY, NY)  BOMB POP-UP (Brooklyn, NY), GlenLily Grounds (Newburgh, NY) Basement Projects (Santa Ana, CA) among others. In 2018 Tepaz co-curated “Flat Touch” and “In Between the Lines” in Steuben Gallery at Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY). She is the recipient of the Art Farm Nebraska Residency, and this spring she was invited to exhibit new work at Thomas Hunter Project Space, at Hunter College (NY, NY). Tepaz 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.

  • Closing Reception for SUN YOU 'Won't You?' on Sunday, 12/2, 4-6 pm

    Closing Reception for SUN YOU 'Won't You?' on Sunday, 12/2, 4-6 pm

    It's the last weekend to see our current show Sun You Won’t You? open both Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 pm. Please join us for a closing reception on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 4 to 6 pm.

    Won’t You? features You’s new tabletop and wall sculptures made for the gallery’s built-in furniture and space. You continually plays with and investigates everyday objects and craft materials to create provisional sculptural tableaus that evoke abstraction, craft traditions, and domestic settings.

    Sun You is a Seoul born, New York-based artist. You has exhibited her work in galleries and museums internationally. Exhibition venues include The Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; Queens Museum, New York; The Korean Cultural Center; New York, Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems; Seoul Arts Center, Seoul; The Suburban, Chicago and The Pit, Glendale, CA. You is currently an artist residence at Sharpe Walentas Studio Program and Hunter 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.

  • SUN YOU 'Won't You?' opens Saturday 10/27/18 from 6 to 9 pm

    SUN YOU 'Won't You?' opens Saturday 10/27/18 from 6 to 9 pm

    SARDINE is pleased to present Won’t You?, a solo exhibition by Sun You. The show opens Saturday, Oct 27, 2018, from 6 to 9 pm and will be up through Sunday, December 2, 2018. 

    Won’t You? features You’s new tabletop and wall sculptures made for the gallery’s built-in furniture and space. You continually plays with and investigates everyday objects and craft materials to create provisional sculptural tableaus that evoke abstraction, craft traditions, and domestic settings.

    Sun You is a Seoul born, New York-based artist. You has exhibited her work in galleries and museums internationally. Exhibition venues include The Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; Queens Museum, New York; The Korean Cultural Center; New York, Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems; Seoul Arts Center, Seoul; The Suburban, Chicago and The Pit, Glendale, CA. You is currently an artist residence at Sharpe Walentas Studio Program and Hunter 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.

  • Sunday, October 14 from 3 to 6 pm

    Sunday, October 14 from 3 to 6 pm

    October marks seven years of operation for SARDINE.  Please join us for the closing reception of Italicized Reality and the gallery's anniversary celebration on Sunday, October 14 from 3 to 6 pm.

  • 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.