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GREENPOINT GALLERY NIGHT (greenpointgalleries.org)
WORKS ON PAPER OUT OF OTHER MATERIAL
STEPHEN EAKIN- BEN GARTHUS- CHRIS HELD
Eakin, Garthus, and Held share an interest in creating sculptures that are activated by modular components. Often responding to a desire for organization, and ultimately categorization, these works explore primary formal qualities via found objects, design history, and applied craft.
Stephen Eakin was born in Panama City, Florida during the summer of 1981, and received his MFA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 2007. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and has exhibited sculpture and installation nationally and internationally. In 2009 he was an artist in residence at Kitchen Budapest, and in 2011 he spent six weeks on the road exhibiting works across the U.S. wth the arts collective Non Solo. Recently he mounted his second solo exhibition in New York City at Honey Ramka in Bushwick titled "Permanent Collection", and will be showing new work this March in "Land After Time" at E.Tay Gallery in TriBeCa.
Raised in rural Wisconsin, Ben Garthus received his MFA from the University of Minnesota and is now a Brooklyn-based sculptor, printmaker and designer. His work has been featured at Honey Ramka, Regina Rex, the Walker Art Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, Grounds for Sculpture and Queens Museum and published in Sculpture Magazine and Public Art Review.
Chris Held (b. 1978, Atlanta, GA) lives and works in Queens, New York. He received a BFA in Furniture Making from the Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2006 and an MFA in Sculpture from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2010. In 2007 he co-founded Von Tundra, a design and art collaborative specializing in the design of one-off and limited edition furniture, commercial spaces, and conceptual exhibitions. His work employs the languages of craft, minimalism, and contemporary design to recontextualize functional forms and their associate meanings. Held’s work has been presented in both gallery and commercial contexts, selected exhibitions and commissions include: Knife Hits, Spring Break Art Show, New York, NY (2016), Miami Beach Gift Shop, Satellite Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL (2015), 6/One, White Box Gallery, Portland, OR (2012), Space Post, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA (2011), Eins, Tapir Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2011), Southern Pacific, Lawndale Arts Center, Houston, TX (2011), High Desert Brunch Club, A-Z West, Joshua Tree, CA (2010), and The After Party, Specific Merchandise, Los Angeles, CA (2010).
Posted by Brooklyn Art Studios at 6:24 AM
Monday, February 29, 2016
Opening Reception: March 2nd, 6-9 pm
On View: Wednesday-Sunday, March 3-13, 11am-6pm
Likky Ruph, 122 Waterbury Street, Brooklyn, NY
The ambitious sculptural works of John Szlaza made from various construction and found street materials such as cement, plywood, rebar, and metal netting, reflect his background in the industrial and seemingly ecologically post-apocalyptic environment of urban New Jersey, his studio practice in industrial Brooklyn, and his involvement in skateboarding culture, itself so dependent upon the use and subversion of these same concrete landscapes.
Sergey Sapozhnikov photographs his self-constructed compositions made form the detritus of his hometown, Rostov-on-Don, which he carefully places in the surrounding natural and urban en-
vironment. Often including human subjects precariously inserted into his sculptural set pieces, his large-scale photographs poetically convey the tensions and uncertainty of contemporary Russia’s socio-political problems. His latest series for which he collaborated with Rostov-on-Don dancers are juxtaposed with recent architectural photographs of urban Rostov.
Through a series of sculptural and photographic works, documenting, reproducing and reinterpreting the Venezuelan phenomenon of utilizing and customizing the grilles of ordinary room fans into television antennae, Esperanza Mayobre explores the results of human resourcefulness in the face of political and economic adversity, and the contradictions and paradoxes of what access to a government controlled media ultimately represents. The ubiquitous antennae, themselves delicate metal constructions, inhabit their own strata of the urban landscape as a communal work of self made public art.
Ruy Sanchez Blanco’s photographic work primarily explores and addresses the physical characteristics of urban development and entropy, and what it means for people to exist among the noise, dust and decay of the cycles of rise and ruin of a contemporary metropolis. The images presented are among his latest work in a project that has spanned 20 years of documenting the ever-evolving city of New York, where the only stability left in architecture seems to be the constantly changing landscape, populated by cranes, scaffolds and power shovels.
Daria Irincheeva’s sculptural compositions made from objects found in environmentally devastated or geologically changing areas of New York City are juxtaposed with large prints of bodies of water from geographically diverse regions, that vary greatly in their ecological profiles, ranging from the pristine to the catastrophically polluted. The video and accompanying zine present a satellite-view of our planet illustrating and underlining the differences in land cultivation worldwide.
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Posted by Brooklyn Art Studios at 7:01 PM