Domicile

 

  Press release

       Date: April­ 11th- May 31st, 2015

Gallery hours: By appointment, opening reception Saturday April 11th, 4-7pm

 

Ernest Newman Contemporary is pleased to announce  “Domicile,” a group show presenting the work of Sarah Hollars, Kurt Lightner, and Heeseop Yoon. Each of the artist's work references his or her memories and connections to places and objects that are simultaneously deeply personal and communal. The artists' connections to their physical subjects serve as the vehicle for their individual and stylistic explorations and suggest a qualitative shift in the way we define domestic space.

Sarah Hollars asks the question “Where does the singular experience/memory stand in relation to the universal?” Treated with equal weight, images originating from both the shared and the private are forced to take part in the creation of an alternative dialogue with history and meaning where the collective is not privileged over the individual or vice versa.

In Kurt Lightners acrylic on paper “Cathedrals of work” series, Lightner focuses on how the role of work and labor formed his family's Midwestern farm-life identity. Visually referencing his family's agrarian past, the series depicts the interiors of his grandparents’ utilitarian barn structures, drawing parallels and disparities between the rituals performed within them to those of baroque cathedrals.

Heeseop Yoon’s mural-scaled “drawing” uses black masking tape to detail the clutter of objects found in basements, workshops and storage spaces. While referencing photographs of the environments, the drawings take on an exaggerated, organic life of their own, questioning one's memory and relationship to specific places and material items.

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Contemporaries

 

Press release

 Copyright Peter D. Gerakaris

Copyright Peter D. Gerakaris

Date: December 13- February 15, 2015

Gallery hours: By appointment 

 

With great pleasure, Ernest Newman Contemporary is presenting its inaugural exhibition 'Contemporaries', which includes a diverse range of artworks by 12 artists who have crafted their own expressive vernaculars. 

The show is organized to showcase works by a group of artists who are living through the advantages and challenges of creating work in New York City in our time. What is it like to be an artist in this day and age, and how do the social/cultural/economical situations shape an artist's studio practice? We are presenting works of artists who persevere, thrive, and move forward. Bringing together visually striking works from each of these individuals this show aims to draw attention to their collective presence that complement, inform, influence, and contrast each other. 

Featured artists: Steven Brahms, Bryan Chadwick, Alicia Gibson, Jill Galarneau, Peter D. Gerakaris, Jesse Langille, Kristine Moran, Jiyoung Park, Shawn Powell, Julien Roubinet, Jeremy Wagner, Seldon Yuan.