On the Works of Benjamin Reiss

By Jesse Greenberg / July 21, 2018

Benjamin Reiss’s work is intense and fun. Generally, his work looks like a schematic come to life, or a cross section and a “how it works” diagram. Machines interiors are treated like guts or dreamscapes. Items and objects of symbolism taken from larger societal narratives, as well as personal connections stack, float, flow, mutate, and…

The Video Art of Theodore Sefcik

By Jesse Greenberg / July 10, 2018

Theodore Sefcik’s What Comes Through – Trailer Watching Theodore Sefcik’s eerily naturalistic videos often seems like we are spying on an artificial intelligence. As it learns and corrects itself in front of our eyes, crudely, yet sufficiently animated simulations come across as struggling animals and human figures. But more so than often, basic shapes or…

The Work of Allora & Calzadilla

By Jesse Greenberg / May 2, 2018

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla have a collaborative practice that spans video, photography, sculpture, music, and performance. Allora is from Philadelphia and Calzadilla is from Puerto Rico. They both served as a unique and non-conventional choice to represent America in the 54th Venice Biennial in 2011. Generally selecting an individual artists to represent America, it…

September Gallery: ‘Sit In’ Organized by Kristen Dodge

By Jesse Greenberg / April 18, 2018

This last weekend I visited a show at September Gallery, run by Kristen Dodge in Hudson, NY. The show titled Sit-In, was a conglomeration of eighteen women’s sculptures that were either a chair, explored themes based on chairs or incorporated a chair as material. Some “could” technically be used to sit in, while others simply…

Hot Mud Arts and Music Festival

By Jesse Greenberg / April 7, 2018

In April of 2017 I closed my gallery, 247365 in the Lower East Side. High rent and a falling art market pushed our modest operation to an end. This story was common and happening to many of our peers galleries all over the city, so I didn’t feel alone. Though there was an upset feeling…

Rob Rhee: Occupations of Uninhabited Space

By Jesse Greenberg / March 30, 2018

Rob Rhee is a New York born artist now based in Seattle. Rob explains the crux of much of his work deals with distortion, normativity and the body. Through these interests, it leads him into many realms of materials and processes, much of it being organic materials, but sometimes more performative acts of social engagement.…

Wafaa Bilal: The Virtual vs. The Real

By Jesse Greenberg / March 21, 2018

Wafaa Bilal is an Iraqi born artist living in New York. Bilal’s works are presented in a multitude of materials and platforms. He has become best known for his interactive video installations. Much of his work addresses issues of the virtual versus the real, and  aims to convert the passive experience of viewing art to…

On the Works of Jessie Stead

By Jesse Greenberg / March 13, 2018

Jessie Stead is an artist living and working in Brooklyn NY. She works across multiple mediums including, video, sculpture, sound, installation and light. She also has multiple collaborative practices in sculpture and film. Additionally, she is the percussionist in an art-noise band called Haribo. One of the most remarkable things about Stead’s practice is her…

Why Henry Gunderson’s Work Will Surprise You

By Jesse Greenberg / March 2, 2018

Henry Gunderson’s paintings will always surprise you. He switches up his styles with each new body of work. From what looks like an assembly of instruction manuals of nonsensical parts to sneakers filled in with microcosms of objects, his work is always painted with remarkable skill. It is always done by hand, in acrylic and…

Artist Spotlight: David Altmejd

By Jesse Greenberg / February 20, 2018

David Altmejd’s work is hard to describe if you’ve never seen it, because there’s really nothing to compare it with. Altmejd’s (pronounced Alt-medg) work spans across many scales and materials. No matter the scale, the work is always based on an all-encompassing vessel, sometimes a figures head, whether human, animal or fantastical beast, or a…