A tale about the hazards of power ties together a collection of large-scale photomontages of images from mass demonstrations around the US and Europe.
For many of us, although a decent chunk of our digital lives exists on our hard drives, it’s easy to not give the unremarkable metal boxes that quietly sit on our desks or shelves much thought.
2015 was the Year of the Whitney.
William Buchina’s disquieting, enigmatic, and prodigiously complex paintings are one artist’s answer to the relentless media barrage that defines our visual culture, counteracting its torrent of images with a seemingly inexhaustible barrage of his own.
On Tuesday, February 11, from 6 to 8pm, Garis & Hahn invite you to “Banal Zone,” the fourth in a series of five “Presentations” for the current exhibition, Jomar Statkun.
Two years ago, Sharon Butler came out with “Abstract Painting: The New Casualists,” an essay addressing the “studied, passive-aggressive incompleteness to much of the most interesting abstract work that painters are making today.”
Distilling the ethos of a national avant-garde is a daring act, but curator Marissa Bateman’s goal is to accomplish just that in Peripheral Visions: Contemporary Art from Australia at Garis & Hahn. The exhibition aims to showcase the most effervescent artists of Australia’s contemporary art scene, marking the New York debut of the participants. Artists include Australia’s Venice Biennale representatives Vernon Ah Kee, Claire Healy, and Sean Corderio as well as Joel Beerden, Stephen Bird, Nicholas Folland, Dan McKewen, Amanda Marburg, and Phoebe Rathmell.
Two billion cells make up the skin encasing our bodies, and 300 million of them are replaced every day. We need a sense of bodily integrity so much that if we lose a limb, we imagine it’s still there, itching and aching, and yet our skin, that exterior layer actually holding us together, is constantly dying off and renewing itself, sloughing off and repairing.
Garis & Hahn is a new gallery on the Lower East Side whose tagline — “Est. Now” — signals their commitment to provocative contemporary programming. Tonight, the gallery opens Borderline: Depictions of Skin, a show composed of a trio of artists, Gwen Hardie, Cynthia Lin, and Diana Schmertz, investigating the skin as a signifier of sensory boundaries.