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Norte Maar Presents ‘Ways and Means: A New Look at Process and Materials in Art’

Bruce Dorfman, “Kizuki,” 2016, Canvas, wood, metal, paper, fabric, acrylic paint, pencil 62 x 60 x 6 inches (courtesy June Kelly Gallery, New York. Photo by Deborah Winiarski)

Norte Maar is pleased to return to 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery with a major exhibition titled Ways and Means: a new look at process and materials in art. The exhibition marks the fourth exhibition curated by Jason Andrew and organized by Norte Maar for 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery (previous exhibitions have included: Jack Tworkov: A Retrospective; To be a Lady: Forty-Five Women in the Arts; between a place and candy: new work in pattern, repetition, and motif). Ways and Means will open with a reception on Monday, July 18 from 6–8pm. The show continues through Friday, October 7. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8am–6pm.

Curated by Jason Andrew, Ways and Means offers an eclectic group of 25 artists who through a combination of their process and materials, challenge traditional means. More concerned with the ways and means than the why and how, these artists are linked to an aesthetic where product is not the principal focus, where process is not the means but an end, and where materials are far from conventional, moving beyond paint and brush, stone and chisel, clay and wheel, thread and loom.

Featuring works by: Chakaia Booker (Courtesy Marlborough Gallery), Amanda Browder, Maud Bryt, Ali Della Bitta, Bruce Dorfman (Courtesy June Kelly Gallery), Bruce Dow, Max Estenger, Ben Godward (Courtesy Slag Gallery), Charles Goldman, Jenny Hankwitz, Norman Jabaut, Bryn Jayes, Hildur Asgeirdottir Jonsson (Courtesy Tibor de Nagy Gallery), Steve Keister (Mitchell Algus Gallery), Jill Levine (Courtesy Hionas Gallery), Robert Moskowitz (Courtesy Kerry Schuss), Frank Owen (Courtesy Nancy Hoffman Gallery), Robert Raphael, Dorothea Rockburne, Naomi Safran-Hon (Courtesy Slag Gallery), Richard Serra (Courtesy Richard Serra and Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Weyl), Donald Traver, Susan Wanklyn, Daniel Wiener (Courtesy Lesley Heller Workspace), and Letha Wilson (Courtesy Higher Pictures).

Ways and Means: a new look at process and materials in art is organized by Norte Maar. The exhibition is sponsored by the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, in partnership with RXR 1285 Owner LLC, as a community-based public service.