• Opening Saturday Night | Curated by Matthew Mahler

    Opening Saturday Night |  Curated by Matthew Mahler

    SARDINE is pleased to present Space Oddity, a group show curated by Matthew Mahler. The exhibition will feature recent artwork by Christopher Dunlap, MaryKate Maher, and Alina Tenser. It opens with a reception from 6 to 9pm on Saturday, June 4 and runs through Sunday, June 26, 2016.

    From the Curator MM:

    "Space Oddity brings together three artists who perceptively navigate the concept of space. Dunlap, Maher and Tenser each subtly lure us in to their creative world by employing a variety of familiar materials and tropes. Not long after our initial experience with their work do we begin to question what drew us in the first place. Each artist challenges us to question our preconceptions of pictorial, physical, and perceptual space in a way that keeps us guessing at every turn, craving more. Space Oddity seeks not to offer conclusion, but rather incite curiosity by challenging us to question what we know or assume we know before replacing those ideas with notions of what can be.”

    Christopher Dunlap received his BFA from University of Washington and his MFA from Massachusetts College of Art. Recent exhibitions include GCA (solo), Brooklyn; Centotto, Brooklyn; Space Available, Brooklyn; Spring Break Art Fair, NYC; Parlour Bushwick, Brooklyn and Es Ef Eff, Brooklyn. Christopher Dunlap lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

    MaryKate Maher received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2004) and her BFA from Arcadia University (2001). She also studied at the Glasgow School of Art (1999) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2008). Maher has received fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, Franconia Sculpture Park, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo and Socrates Sculpture Park. Exhibitions have included Tiger Strikes Asteroid (NY), Interstate Projects (NY), Real Art Ways (CT), The Wassaic Project (NY), Franconia Sculpture Park (MN), with international exhibitions at Kunstwerk Carlshutte (Germany) and Das Gift gallery (Germany). Maher was a 2015 Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant nominee and will be a 2016-17 A.I.R. Gallery fellow.

    Alina Tenser (b. Kiev, Ukraine) is an artist working in sculpture, video, and performance. She received her BFA from School of theVisual Arts and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Tenser has held solo exhibitions at AIR, New York, NY; Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY; and Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been exhibited at venues including The Kitchen, New York, NY; The Suburban, Chicago, IL; Jancar Jones, ‪Los Angeles, CA; Laurel Gitlen Gallery, New York, NY, and Gallery Diet, Miami. Most Recently Tenser's work was shown at Kate Werble Gallery and Susan Inglett gallery in NY. Tenser received the Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship and was a resident of Recess Sessions in 2012.

    Matthew Mahler is an artist and organizer living and working in Ridgewood, NY. Mahler earned an MFA in painting from CUNY Queens College in 2009 and co-founded the now defunct small black door experimental art space in Ridgewood a year later. His personal work explores our perception of symbols in western culture. Most recently Mahler curated NURTURE/nature at 245 Varet in April 2016.

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street, Brooklyn. Current open hours are Saturday & Sunday from 1-6 pm or schedule a viewing by appointment.  Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or

  • Bushwick’s Hot Summer Nights

    Bushwick’s Hot Summer Nights

    SARDINE will be participating in Bushwick’s Hot Summer Nights! Bushwick galleries will stay open until 9pm on the third Fridays of May, June and July. More information on which galleries you can visit can be found HERE.



    curated by MATTHEW MAHLER | work by DUNLAP, MAHER, + TENSER


    (above work by Christopher Dunlap)

  • Peter O'Kennedy | OVER AND OVER

    Peter O'Kennedy | OVER AND OVER

    SARDINE is pleased to present its first ever entirely video show, a solo show titled OVER AND OVER of recent works by artist Peter O’Kennedy. The show opens with a reception from 6 to 9pm on Saturday, May 7 and runs through Sunday, May 22, 2016.

    O’Kennedy works across a variety of time-based media, including video, installation, performance and photography. A concern with movement* and duration unites his work. OVER AND OVER presents a collection of single channel videos with its subjects in states of suspension, rotation and repetition. Children swing; pigs rotate; a dog wheels. A passive, fixed camera looks and looks and looks, and keeps looking, as the event cycles before it. The looking is blank; detached; mechanical, but perhaps only as a means of self-defense. Caught in the closed loop generated by the question “what does no meaning mean?,” and empathetic to Samuel Beckett’s notion of man as “non-knower” and “no-can-er,” the artist can only “run the tape one more time,” just in case he stumbles into some form of progression away from the circularity of the question, either inwards towards acceptance or outwards towards resistance. 

    Peter O’Kennedy lives and works in Beacon, New York. He moved to New York in 2013 from Dublin, Ireland. He holds a Masters in Visual Arts Practice from IADT, Dublin, Ireland, class of 2008. He also attended the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and the School of Visual Arts, New York. Recent Shows include On and On, Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, NY and Tracking Beacon (NY 12508) + Situation, The Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam, Holland.

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street, Brooklyn. Current open hours are Saturday & Sunday from 1-6 pm and by appointment. For more information, please visit Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or

    *“What does he call movement, your fellow? If he defines it in opposition to rest, that doesn’t work, because nothing is at rest in the universe. So? His movement is nothing but a myth”. - Marcel Duchamp, 1969

  • Angela Conant + Kate Harding with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

    Angela Conant + Kate Harding with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

    Artist Talk: Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3pm

    SARDINE is pleased to present an event hosted by the MFA Art Practice department from the School of Visual Arts. An artist talk by Kate Harding (AP ’14) and Angela Conant (AP ’13) in conversation with writer and critic Thyrza Nichols Goodeve (AP Faculty) this coming Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3pm. The artists will discuss their work in situ at the gallery, where their exhibition MAKE DO is currently on view.

    SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

  • MAKE DO | Angela Conant + Kate Harding

    MAKE DO | Angela Conant + Kate Harding

    SARDINE is pleased to present a two-person show titled MAKE DO by artists Angela Conant and Kate Harding. The show opens with a reception from 6 to 9pm on Saturday, April 16 and runs through Sunday, May 1, 2016.

    To MAKE suggests the manifestation of form. To DO is to carry out an action. To MAKE DO is to work with what is around. Observation, memory, economy and invention born of necessity serve the function of doing-what-one-can with what one has available. In the practices of Angela Conant and Kate Harding, both manifest actions into form, a site that considers the reach of the gesturing body and it’s less physical extensions. The objects shown at SARDINE are deictic to action, and could be considered portraits of impressions or movement. Conant’s displacement of dirt or sand by way of sunken fingertips freezes time into a humble monument to an ephemeral impression. Harding’s footfalls, mapping the wooded terrain, articulate a traversed “conversation” and become solid as space folded with time.

    Contemporaries in their master’s studies, Conant and Harding did not uncover the similarities in their practices until invited to exhibit together at SARDINE. Through the collaborative process, they discovered parallels in their ways of working, and, more surprisingly, throughout the histories that formed each of their artistic and life perspectives. Though far flung from one another in Harding’s Missouri and Conant’s Vermont, each artist came to know the world in a rural setting, which has fostered remarkably sympathetic interests. In particular, both practices share a process of mining the wonder of the intangible. The works on view at SARDINE for MAKE DO translate an idea through multiple forms by articulating and re-articulating meaning.

    In her work for this exhibition, Angela Conant finds space exploration as an example of this search for meaning. Each form is built on her own gesture; her fingers and hands clear components that form celestial bodies. These objects’ evident process of being cast in sand speaks to a notion of the makeup of the world on a particular, human and galactic level. Conant’s recent work repeats content through painting, light and cement. Her video work parodies gender and media politics, incorporating objects and painting. Her practice also encompasses curating and collaborating on artist-run projects. Her work has been exhibited at Electronic Arts Intermix (New York City), The Elizabeth Foundation Project Space (New York City), SPRING/BREAK art show (New York City); Glasshouse Projects (Brooklyn), Interstate Projects (Brooklyn); the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (Wilmington, DE), Neter (Mexico City, MX), The Sunview Luncheonette (Brooklyn), ICA Baltimore (solo) (Baltimore, MD) and La Mama Gallery (New York City). 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 February 2014. She received an MFA from School of Visual Arts in 2013.

    Kate Harding is an artist living and working between Los Angeles, New York City and rural Missouri. Harding’s work examines the specificity of site and the local to explore concepts of landscape, perception and inter-subjectivity.  Seeing her practice as a continuation of purposeful ramblings in the woods that began in early childhood, she undertakes engagement with site as a resonant field and collaborator. Interdisciplinary in material and approach, Harding’s background in garment design and construction often provides a metaphoric structure to her work, as does history, critical philosophy, folklore and the colloquial phrase. Harding received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2014, holds a BFA from Otis College (Los Angeles, CA), and an AAS from Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, NY).  Exhibitions and screenings include Vanity Projects, CP Projects Space, Visual Arts Gallery, Electronic Arts Intermix, The Chelsea Hotel New York, NY; Grace Exhibition Space (solo), SARDINE, Glasshouse, Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY; Imperfect Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; On the Ground Floor, Rosamund Felson, Echo Park Film Center, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, SeeLine, Track 16 Gallery, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; East Central College Gallery, Union, MO. Her writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail.

  • Closing for Tim Wilson

    Closing for Tim Wilson




    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.