Monday, June 22, 2009

PAPER IN THE WIND III

Grace Roselli


July 9 - July 31, 2009

Reception: Thursday, July 9, 6-8 PM


Gallery Thomas Jaeckel
532 West 25th Street, New York




Rosa Almeida, Marcy Brafman, Zac Braun, Amy Chaiklin
Chrissy Conant, Veronica Cross, Alicia Gibson, James Gilroy
Ian Hughes, Liz Insogna, Yuliya Lanina, D. Dominick Lombardi
Sandra Mack-Valencia, Norma Markley, Jesse McCloskey
John Monteith, Mary Murphy, Mark Power, Grace Roselli
Mary Ann Strandell, Roya Tabib, Adam Thompson, Ginna Triplett
Chris Twomey, Kathleen Vance, Ruth Waldman, Deborah Wasserman


Rosa Almeida




Marcy Brafman




Zac Braun




Amy Chaiklin




Veronica Cross





Alicia Gibson




James Gilroy




Ian Hughes




Elizabeth Insogna
Courtesy Winston Wachter Gallery




Yuliya Lanina




D. Dominick Lombardi



Sandra Mack-Valencia




Norma Markley





Jesse McCloskey
Courtesy Christopher Henry Gallery




John Monteith




Mark Power




Grace Roselli




Mary Ann Strandell



Roya Tabib




Adam Thompson




Chris Twomey



Kathleen Vance




Ruth Waldman





Deborah Wasserman

Thursday, June 11, 2009

MY HEROES



Jack The Pelican Presents

487 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211

June 26 - July 12, 2009

Reception: Friday, June 26, 7-9 PM


Zac Braun




Amy Chaiklin




Alicia Gibson




James Gilroy




Rebecca Goyette





Scott Kiernan





Tine Kindermann





Liz-N-Val




Rachelle Mozman




Grace Roselli




Rosemary Taylor





These artists are my heroes because they attempt to make art (create vision, communicate with society, speak for a community) in a world that doesn’t need it, doesn’t ask for it, and only benefits from what they can give. Each of them grapples with the demands of their craft, their thematic agendas, and with how they feel their work will be received within the art world, knowing full well that the cards can easily be stacked against them. Yet they persevere. They strive, and sometimes they thrive. I have selected artists who come from vastly different generations, and whose work generally speaks to an edgy urban quality; to a sense of perverted idealism; to sensory overload and transient reflection; to innocence, intimacy, and its place within the building of community values; to abstractions that become landscapes and vice versa; to images of real people emerging from or becoming lost in the overwhelming vibrancy and squalor of the street; to effigies of forbearance; to caricatures of presence; to the intersection of humor, sexuality, and the poignant quality generated between them; and to the randomness of language as both found and made. These are some of the many possible perspectives which artists provide us with. If some of my statements about them seem abstruse, it’s because I feel that each of them restyles the concept of knowledge, and I am like a babe in the woods, learning at their feet.