BRIC Biennial in Brooklyn / Isak Berbic

BRIC Biennial

September 20 – December 14, 2014

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 12noon – 8:00pm

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 19, 7:00pm–9:00pm

The artists:
Fariba Salma Alam
Richard Baker
Katie Bell
Isak Berbic
Ben Thorp Brown
Youmna Chlala
Vince Contarino
Joe Diebes
Seth Michael Forman
Scherezade Garcia
Valérie Hallier
Nene Humphrey
Nina Katchadourian
Despo Magoni
Karyn Olivier
ruby onyinyechi amanze
Jenny Polak and Dread Scott
Eleanor Ray
Wendy Richmond
Niv Rozenberg
Jean Shin
Jenna Spevack
Daniel Terna
Penelope Umbrico
Daniel Wiener
Martha Wilson

co-curated by:
Elizabeth Ferrer, BRIC Vice President, Contemporary Art
Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator
Leslie Kerby (guest curators)
Fawz Kabra (guest curators)

the BRIC Biennial Brooklyn
647 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn (just near LIRR Atlantic Terminal and the 4/5 2/3 B/Q/R and G)

Preliminary press releases:
The New York Times, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic


2014 Satellite EXhibition

2014 Satellite Exhibition

August 25 – October 2, 2014

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 12noon – 8:00pm

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 11, 4:00pm–7:00pm

The artists:
Krista Biedenbach
John C. Casper
Heather Cruce
Rosemaria Eisler
Ruhan Feng
Nicole Hixon
Sarah Kain
Catherine Katsafouros
Tavleen Kaur
Wendi Lui
Logan Marks
Dawn Pappas
Lorena Salcedo-Watson
Julia Tomasello
Greg Tsontakis-Mally
Zijie Zhu

co-curated by:
Chris Vivas

The SAC Art Gallery
Student Activity Center, Stony Brook University

Kate Gilmore Artist Talk: September 15, 1pm

Artist Talk:
Kate Gilmore

Date & Time:
Monday September 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

The Artist Talk is in conjunction with the exhibition Kate Gilmore: Top Drawer at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center for the Arts, on view from Sept 6 – Oct 18, 2014. In addition to the Artist Talk, please join us for a Reception and Performance on Saturday, September 27, 6-8pm.

Kate Gilmore’s video, sculpture, performance and installation work is shown internationally, including the Whitney Biennial, MoMA PS1, J. Paul Getty Museum, and in London, Madrid, and Turin. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Gilmore holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and is Associate Professor of Art and Design at SUNY Purchase College.

The Artist Talk is generously sponsored by the Staller Center for the Arts and is free and open to the public.

Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center for the Art

Information: 631.632.7240


IMPRESSIONS at Gallery North


July 25 – August 22, 2014

Tues–Sat 10:00am-5:00pm, Sun 12noon-5:00pm

Opening Reception:
Friday, July 25, 5:00pm–7:00pm
(Generously sponsored by Nancy Goroff)

Featured artists:
Ann Aspinwall
Jeff rey K. Fisher
Martin Levine
Mel Pekarsky
Lorena Salcedo-Watson
Dan Welden
Ellen Wiener

co-curated by:
Lorena Salcedo-Watson

gallery north
A not-for-profit gallery promoting the finest contemporary Long Island art and craft since 1965
90 North Country Rd Setauket, NY 11733

IMAGEs from left to right: Ellen Wiener, Ivory Lithics (detail of edition #7 of 8), 2010, archival ink jet print on rag paper, 5.5″x3″. Dan Welden, Antarctic Thirst, 2007, relief/intaglio, 12″x16″. Martin Levine, Tribeca, 1993, etching and aquatint, 10 1/4″x7″. Mel Pekarsky, Roundels, 1974, silkscreen print, 24″x36″. Lorena Salcedo-Watson, Amber Beetle, 2004, intaglio, 17.4″x7″. Jeffrey Fisher, Sergeant Josh Elliott USMC, 2011, etching, 17 1/4″x19 3/4″. Ann Aspinwall, London, 2013, collagraph, 29 1/4″x36 3/4″.


The Appearance of Clarity: Works in Black and White

The Appearance of Clarity: Works in Black and White

June 20-August 31, 2014

Featured artists:
Louis Cameron
Sharan Elran
Marietta Hoferer
Jenny Holzer
Sarah Horne
Chelsea Martin
Lynn Newcomb
Andreas Rentsch (SBU Art 2013 M.F.A.)
Suzy Spence
Nan Tull

Helen Day Art Center
90 Pond Street
Stowe, VT 05672

This show was curated by Amy Rahn (PhD candidate in Art History at SBU)

This exhibition explores the subtle, double, and hidden meanings the apparent clarity of black and white might obscure. The show includes, among its ten contributors, an artist who makes paintings from redacted government documents, a sculptor who forges metal into unreadable script, and a painter who rendered a portrait in the form of a novel. With its visual and conceptual twists and turns, the exhibition invites viewers to encounter these works in all their lucid complexity.

Identity of Place / Mel Pekarsky

Duration: April 27 – August 31 September 26, 2014
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 6:00PM
Special Reception: Sunday, June 29, 3:00 – 5:00pm


    (Curated by Dawn Lee)

  • JoAnne Dumas
  • MaryEllen Hackett
  • Mel Pekarsky
  • Anne Seelbach
  • Annie Wildey

Place: OMNI Gallery
Location: 333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Uniondale, NY 11553 / Across from the Nassau Coliseum

Mel Pekarsky, Dry Season, pencil, 26x 40.75"
Mel Perkasky, Dry Season, pencil, 26x 40.75″

(Cover image [left-right]: Wildey, Seelbach, Dumas, Hackett, Pekarsky)


Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art

Andrew V. Uroskie, Associate Professor and Director of the MA/PhD in Art History, Criticism and Theory, at the book release party for “Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art” (University of Chicago Press, 2014) at the College Art Association Annual Conference in Chicago. Art Libraries Review

Update 05/08/2015:
Review of “Between the Black Box and the White Cube” for the College Art Association’s “Critical Reviews”:


Re-Tracing The Land: Americana I by Stephanie Dinkins

Exhibition: Re-Tracing the Land
Duration: July 11 – August 15, 2014
Hours: Monday – Friday 12noon – 5:00PM and by Appointment Only
Opening Reception: Friday, July 11, 6:00 – 9:00PM

Curator: Allison Young, winner of the 2014 NARS Emerging Curator Program Open Call
Participating Artists:
Stephanie Dinkins, Aikaterini Gegisian, Soraya Marcano, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, and Jared Thorne

Place: NARS Foundation
Location: 201 46th Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220
Phone: 718.768.2765

For further information, please contact us at / / 718-768-2765.

(Image: What I Don’t See, 2010, by Viviane Rombaldi Seppey: Courtesy of the Artist)

Off The Block – Andreas Rentsch, MFA 2013

Off The Block: An exhibition of work by NYFA Fellows at Southampton Arts Center

June 26 – July 20, 2014

Thursday 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Place: Southampton Arts Center
Location: 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968

Artists: Claire Watson, Hiroyuki Hamada, and Andreas Rentsch (SBU Art 2013 M.F.A.)


Jason Paradis: Residency at Watch Hill, Fire Island National Sea Shore

Residency at Watch Hill, Fire Island National Sea Shore

May 24 – June 10, 2014

“I will continue to explore Watch Hill at the Fire Island National Sea Shore during this residency.  My work will investigate the shipwreck of the Bessie A. White.  I will continue a series of mixed media work that extends from my short stay at Watch Hill last summer.  During that time, I started some drawings that used the shipwreck as a reference.  The Bessie A. White sunk in 1919-1920 and was subsequently buried by the dunes.  When Hurricane Sandy hit Fire Island in October of 2012, it exposed the ruins of the ship.  Newspaper photographs from November of 2012 show that the shipwreck was completely exposed, however by the time I visited in June of 2013, a significant portion of the ship was buried again.  The ability of the dunes to quickly migrate and cover what is around them will be the inspiration for this new body of work.”

Jason Paradis

Guest Critic: Boshko Boskovic

Image © Ara Qui
Image © Ara Qui

MFA Final Critiques | Saturday, May 17th, 2014 | 10am – 4pm

The Department of Art at Stony Brook University Studio Art MFA invites guest critic Boshko Boskovic.

Boshko Boskovic is the Program Director of Residency Unlimited, a New York based residency program for international artists and curators. He curated numerous exhibitions such as Videozones 2012 at Interstate Projects, New York, Paint Me Sculpturly 2013, Artopia Gallery, Milan, Italy, Sara Bichao & Manon Harrois – Soundless Harmonies 2014, Artopia Gallery, Milan, Ellie Krakow – Bring the Lights Into the Shot 2013, Cuchifritos Gallery & Project Space, New York. Boskovic previously worked at the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation managing the European retrospective Specific Objects Without Specific Form 2009-2010, an exhibition that traveled to the Wiels Contemporary Art Center in Brussels, The Beyeler Foundation in Basel and the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt. During his tenure as Associate Director at the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York he worked closely with artists such as Los Carpinteros, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov and Johan Grimonprez.

MFA Final Critiques
At the end of each academic year the MFA candidates and Art Faculty meet for critiques at the artists’ studio spaces located in Nassau Hall, south campus, Stony Brook University. Accompanied by Adjunct Faculty, select Art History Faculty and peers, and invited Guest Critics, these sessions are an intensive day of presentations and critical discussions.