Wednesday, April 19, 2006

NATIVE SPIRIT 2006

March 24 - April 29, 2006

SUPREME TRADING
213 North 8th Street between
Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street


Michael Anderson, Amy Beecher, Marcy Brafman, Andrew Chesler, Molly Crabapple, Georgia Elrod, Jonathan Feldschuh, Limor Gasko Sara Klar, Liz Magic Laser, Susan Lipper, Dean Monogenis, Andrea Morganstern, Leemour Pelli, Rick Prol, Diana Puntar, Grace Roselli, Dan Rosenbaum, Debra Steckler, Emma Tapley, Ruth Waldman


MICHAEL ANDERSON Chinese Cell Phone Mafia, 2005
Street posters from NYC (Chinatown), 26 x 40 inches


AMY BEECHER Tickle Mountain, 2005.
Latex and cotton, 10 x 5 inches


MARCY BRAFMAN Siamese Facing Brackets, 2005
Oil enamel on canvas, 36 x 48 inches


ANDREW CHESLER Untitled (Blue), 2006. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches


ANDREW CHESLER Untitled (Orange), 2006.
Acrylic on panel
, 20 x 16 inches


MOLLY CRABAPPLE Buck Angel, 2005.
Pen, ink, and watercolor
, 11 x 17 inches


GEORGIA ELROD How Long Does it Take, 2005.
Oil on linen, 39 x 29 inches


GEORGIA ELROD You Decide, 2005.
Oil and gold leaf on linen
, 48 x 28 inches



LIMOR GASKO Elephants, 2004.
Oil on Canvas
, 22 x 18 inches.
Courtesy Ricco Maresca Gallery



LIMOR GASKO Vivisection, 2004.
Oil on canvas, 37 x 33 inches.
Courtesy Ricco Maresca Gallery



SARA KLAR Out of Water's Fire, 2005
Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 78 inches



LIZ MAGIC LASER Back To Nature 26, 2005.
Lambda Print, 30 x 36 inches, Edition 1/6


LIZ MAGIC LASER Back To Nature 32, 2005. Lambda Print
36 x 30 inches, Edition 1/6


SUSAN LIPPER Not Yet Titled No. 3, 1999-2004
Gelatin silver prints on aluminum , 22 x 56 inches




DEAN MONOGENIS Not Here, Not There, but Somewhere, 2006. Acrylic on wood panel,
30 x 40 inches, Courtesy Stux Gallery


ANDREA MORGANSTERN By the Lake, 2005. Oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inches


ANDREA MORGANSTERN Metamorphing, 2005. Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches


LEEMOUR PELLI Crows, 2005. Oil on canvas, 40 x 70 inches


RICK PROL Tub at night, 2003-05. Oil on linen and wood, 14 1/2" X 11 ½ inches


RICK PROL Playing the Guitar (Self Portrait), 2005. Pastel and charcoal on paper 12 x 9 inches


GRACE ROSELLI Golden City, 2005. Oil on linen 50 x 70 inches


DEBRA STECKLER Virginia Woolf, 2005. Acrylic on pre-painted paper, 3 x 3 ¾ inches


EMMA TAPLEY Untitled (Brook Myriad), 2004. Oil on Panel 18 x 24 inches, Courtesy Fischbach Gallery


RUTH WALDMAN Spray, 2005. Ink on paper, 30 x 24 inches

Saturday, April 08, 2006

APRIL 8-MAY 21, 2006: THE SOCIAL BODY

APRIL 8-MAY 21, 2006
Opening Saturday, April 8, 6-9 PM

Rocket Projects
3340 North Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida 33127







KRISTIN ANDERSON: July 4, 2004, Schoolcraft, MI, 2004
Video Installation, 34 minutes





FRITZ CHESNUTRockaway Beach, 2006
Charcoal on blue paper, 18 x 24 inches












 



FRITZ CHESNUT
Back In Black (Blue), 2006

Charcoal on blue paper, 18 x 24 inches

CARLA GANNIS
Sissy Throws A Tantrum at the Dam, 2005
Digital pigment print, 22.5 x 16.5 inches



JENNIFER KARADYPageant Talent: Katrina Johnson, Miss Nimrod 2003,
Nimrod, Minnesota
, 2004. Chromogenic color print

on Fujiflex mounted on Plexi and framed, 31 x 31 inches




HOLLY LYNTON: Parturient, 2005, C-print.30 x 30 inches


HOLLY LYNTON

DIANA SHPUNGIN AND NICOLE ENGELMANN
Far from Lost, Close to Found, 2005

This exhibition explores the common disparity between the classical and conceptual uses for the body and its actual use in everyday life. The body has typically been isolated and idealized through art, whether to provide a model for representational scale and beauty, or to show how the body belongs to the person, as do all of the significations attached to it. Useful as both of these approaches may be, they also push us away from any comprehension of how the body exists as a means of social expression. In most cases, we cannot help but contribute to the context of social expression which the body controls. From an early age, we are made superconscious of the type of body that we have, how we perceive its merits and its shortcomings, and how others perceive them as well. The disparity between one manner of perception and the latter fills in many of the gaps of early socialization. Bodies have a language all of their own, which may be a product of ethnic or sexual identity, a response to the population in which we move, and to a sense of our innate self-worth.