Studio Visit with Danielle Orchard

By Catherine Haggarty / April 20, 2018

Danielle Orchard is a painter living and working in Brooklyn New York. Orchard is represented by Jack Hanley Gallery and is a member of the artist run curatorial collective, Underdonk which is based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I recently did a studio visit with Dani and we spoke about painting, habits, work ethic, rejection and much…

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…

On the Works of Chris Arabadjis

By John O'Connor / April 17, 2018

The Butterfly Effect was named in the 1960’s by Edward Lorenz. He used to describe how a very simple system could yield immensely greater effects in varyingly unpredictable ways. Lorenz described the details of a tornado: its form, its velocity, path, etc., as being influenced by exceedingly minor disturbances in the weather. As the story…

Moving to His Own Beat: Jesse Greenberg

By Matt Ross / April 13, 2018

There is no question that artists move to a different beat. Jesse Greenberg’s beat happens to be smarter and more interesting than most. When you meet Jesse for the first time you instantly like him, but you aren’t struck with the immediate notion that Jesse is a sculptor. He presents in a multitude of ways…

On the Works of Nicholas Buffon

By Matt Ross / April 10, 2018

Nick Buffon is an emerging artist with a practice that goes against the grain.  While there are a lot of artists who make art that is focused on architecture, Nick’s subject matter ranges from tenements to bodegas to supermarkets on the Lower East Side of New York City!  Not exactly imagery that is in vogue,…

On Scale: Corydon Cowansage Paintings

By Catherine Haggarty / April 6, 2018

When I look at Corydon Cowansage’s paintings two things come to mind immediately: scale & value. Although these are simple observations, the work’s reach does not fall short of complex and innovative. The manner in which Corydon chooses her paint format, crops her subjects, and economically applies her paint makes her paintings about so much…

Artist in Focus: Michael Berryhill

By Matt Ross / April 4, 2018

In 2012, we had our first solo show with Daniel Rios Rodriguez, a painter whose work I really love. Shortly after the opening, Daniel called me and asked if I was going to be around; he wanted to show his artwork and our space to some artist friends. The next day, Daniel showed up with John…

Chris Taylor: Trying to Draw Billabongs

By John O'Connor / April 3, 2018

Chris and I are both from Westfield, Massachusetts so I know something of what he saw as he grew up. We lived near Northampton, in the midst of the western Massachusetts alternative music scene, and both loved the music of Dinosaur Jr., Steve Westfield, Pangloss, Sebadoh, and others. This music was being made in the…

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.…

The Work of Raha Raissnia

By John O'Connor / March 23, 2018

I first met Raha when we were in graduate school at Pratt Institute and have followed her work ever since. She works across and within many mediums (film, collage, painting, etc.), each informing the other and crossing into the other, yet her work in drawing has always been central to her practice. Raha’s drawings fuse…