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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…

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.…

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…

Artist in Focus: Rebecca Ness

By Catherine Haggarty / March 20, 2018

Rebecca Ness is currently a M.F.A candidate at Yale University New Haven, CT. Ness’s work tows the line between abstraction and representation, but is rooted in sensational compositional decisions that make the viewer question both physical and psychological space in humorous and relatable ways. Her paintings range in subject, with figures in static motion tying…

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…

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