November 11th – December 21, 2012
One River Gallery, Englewood, NJ, is excited to announce LOVE, an exhibition of abstract paintings by eleven artists active today in New York, curated by Stephen Truax.
LOVE features new work by:
The exhibition will be accompanied by an online catalog, and an essay on conceptual strategies in contemporary painting written by Stephen Truax.
ART BLOG ART BLOG is a curatorial project by Joshua Abelow. ART BLOG ART BLOG presented a two-part series of exhibitions at Gallery Diet, Miami, in 2012: Leave it to Beavers, curated by Gina Beavers, and ASTRAL WEEKS, curated by Van Hanos. In 2011, ART BLOG ART BLOG presented ten exhibitions at a temporary location on the 11th floor of 508 West 26th Street. The location was generously donated to Abelow by the painter, Ross Bleckner.
“Intitially the blog was a way for me to contextualize my own work alongside artworks and text by other artists and writers I was interested in, and it still is that. But, it’s also a way for me to curate in the simplest way possible. To call a gallery space a blog is something that had never been done before and I think it generated a lot of interest because of that simple gesture. It created an element of confusion – like what is ART BLOG ART BLOG – a gallery, a blog, or a website? And, for a temporary period, it was all three.” – Joshua Abelow
Joshua Abelow is an artist based in New York, and is represented by James Fuentes, New York, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, and Brand New Gallery, Milan. Abelow received an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2008, and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998.
Stephen Truax is an artist, writer, and independent curator based in New York. His work will be included in DONUT MUFFIN, 2013, curated by Jessica Duffet and Tamara Gonzales, at the Dorsky Foundation, New York, and The Escape from the Banal…, 2012, curated by Brooke Moyse, at NURTUREart, New York. He is a regular contributor to ARTPULSE magazine, and Hyperallergic. He earned his BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2007.
One River Gallery is dedicated to presenting innovative exhibits of contemporary art. Our program brings new work by emerging and mid-career artists to a new audience in Englewood, New Jersey. The space is also home to One River School of Art and Design, a new direction in art and digital design education. Focused on the importance of lifelong creative learning, One River School offers a wide variety of classes and programs for all ages. Working together, One River Gallery and School will introduce leading artists and curators to the public in New Jersey, providing valuable insight and education into the forefront of contemporary art.
For more information, contact Matt Ross.