SARDINE is very pleased to present SOMETHING RATHER THAN NOTHING, a solo exhibition by Tim Wilson. The show opens with a reception from 6 to 9pm on Saturday, March 5 and runs through Sunday, April 10, 2016.

    SOMETHING RATHER THAN NOTHING consists of a grouping of Wilson’s recent paintings of small floral still lifes and large-scale abstractions. Due in part to their scale, the all-encompassing fields of shifting color gradients in the larger works envelop one's body within a center-less universe, recalling the well-traveled histories of abstraction and the color field. This effect is then quickly undercut by the inclusion of small, deftly rendered flowers that invite an interior contemplation, in the even longer western tradition of nature morte.

    “There’s a presence: something about the physicality of the larger paintings in relation to the body that, when viewing the flowers, raises our attention to the physical impressions of optics, which then feeds back into an optical reading rather than the initial experiential reading of the larger pieces and so on. Ironically though, this loop somehow feels auditory to me.” -Tim Wilson

    This heightened sense of presence and sensory awareness is further amplified by the shifting scale of these micro and macro worlds. While there is a cognitive dissonance in this that relates to notions of the sublime, that dissonance also attempts to be self-corrective by slowing down the viewer in order to allow for a broader reflection on the nature of being.

    Tim Wilson was born in Virginia and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Wilson received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993 and his MFA from Yale University in 2013. He has had solo shows with Schroeder Romero and 31 Grand in New York and Bucheon Gallery in San Francisco. This is his first show with SARDINE.

  • 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.

  • 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.



  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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 ( or Holly Coulis ( 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Night Cap with Matthew F Fisher

    A Night Cap with Matthew F Fisher

    This is the last weekend to see Matthew F Fisher's "Black Water Don't Shine Like the Moon". Please join us during our open hours (1-6 Sat. and Sun.) or for a Night Cap with the artist this Sunday, February 22nd from 6 to 8 pm.

    Press Release:

    Sardine is pleased to present Black Water Don’t Shine Like the Moon, a solo exhibition of drawings by Matthew F Fisher. It opens Saturday, Jan. 31st, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 pm. It will be open through Sunday, February 22nd.

    This show brings together a group of drawings that are the soul of Fisher’s artistic process. Completed over the past few years, they reveal a time when Fisher finds his voice amidst the elements of land, sea, and sky. Combining ink and collage on book pages with hand-made or found frames, the simplest forms become timeless deliberations on existence. With all the beauty and heart one can muster, real, ideal and everything in-between, exist simultaneously.

    From the artist, Jan. 6, 2015:

    Drawings happen and are forgotten. Only to be remembered later. A nod before the wink. These forgotten moments, documents of a day's past, often act like bridges to the paintings. With the paintings, every action, decision, is over-thought. Drawing is truly the shortest distance from artist's hand to artist's mind. Even though my drawing process can be slow – they can easily linger for weeks, months, years, in various states -the idea is translated through movement, a record of that exact moment. Drawings often feel like a road map to my thoughts. This comfort of being in an unfinished state allows the drawings to be a marker of where I have been and a guidance of where I might want to go.

    Matthew F. Fisher lives and works in Brooklyn and completed his MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000. He has showed widely in NYC and across the country. This includes solo exhibitions at Ampersand Gallery, ADA Gallery, Mulherin + Pollard Projects, University of the Arts, and RARE Gallery. He has been in group shows at Novella Gallery, Brian Morris Gallery, and Sarah Lawrence College. His work was selected for inclusion in New American Paintings Northeast Issue #116 - 2015. His show, The World Outside, also featuring Ryan Schneider, opens on Jan. 24 at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.