Tuesday, October 17, 2017

George Billis Gallery/ Print all In new window Christopher Stott, Piero Spadaro & kinetic sculpture by Ken Bortolazzo on view through November 4

Christopher Stott

October 3 - November 4, 2017

Christopher Stott: Press Release

Piero Spadaro

October 3 - November 4, 2017

Piero Spadaro: Press Release

Ken Bortolazzo

October 3 - November 4, 2017

Ken Bortolazzo: Press Release


David Barnett

David Barnett is featured in ODD BEAUTY: The Techno-Eccentric World of Steampunk, September 23 - November 12 at the Southampton Arts Center in the Hamptons. In the 10 years since this small, eccentric genre exploded to life on the internet, Steampunk has globally grown to influence virtually every form of the visual arts and design. Beginning with the re-imagined, visual language of the 19th Century Victorian Era, Steampunk now counts its inspirations as far back as the mechanical drawings of Leonardo da Vinci to the bold, streamlined locomotives of Raymond Lowey. But what gives this art form its singular identity is the artists’ visual and cultural fascination with mechanical, gear-driven technologies of the past.  

This exhibition presents works from the most notable Steampunk artists and designers in the field and features visual art, technologies, and contraptions extraordinaire, all of which richly illustrate the need for a messy vitality which allows the imagination to soar. ODD BEAUTY is the most ambitious International Steampunk exhibition since it made its wildly successful premiere at Oxford University’s Museum of the History of Science in 2009 and later at South Korea’s Seoul National Museum in 2014. 

David Barnett: Artist Page

Peggie Blizard

A new painting on view by Peggie Blizard. 

“Ideal Twins”, oil on panel, 30x40”

Peggie Blizard: Artist Page

NEW YORK, NY 10001
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Reyes Projects, October 28th -November 25th


October 28 - November 25, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Reyes Projects: 100 S. Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, MI

Marie Herwald Hermann, A Gentle Blow to the Rock, 2013

Reyes Projects is pleased to present two solo exhibitions featuring new works by Detroit-based artists Marie Herwald Hermann: Shields and parergons and Nancy M. Mitchnick: Dog Show. The gallery will host an opening reception on SaturdayOctober 28 from 6-8PM. The works will remain on view through November 25.
Marie Herwald Hermann’s work will fill the ground floor of the gallery – a site-specific installation inspired by the architectural lines of the space.  This presentation marks Reyes Projects’ first venture with the artist and sets the tone for their inaugural participation in NADA Miami (December 7-10), which will include a solo booth of Hermann’s work, co-curated by Al Moran. 
Upon entering the gallery, visitors will encounter several of Hermann’s large-scale objects, barriers that diffuse noise from the outside world. Hermann’s work is quiet and should be experienced in tranquility,  shielded from urban commotion. Walls are donned with shelves, also designed by Hermann, that carry groups of delicate, unfixed clusters of ceramics. Such groupings encourage viewers to understand the pieces through their interactions with each other; they are approachable but distinctly self-contained. Hermann’s ceramics estrange the domestic landscape to create beautifully simple pieces that preclude the functionality their shapes suggest, promoting a reevaluation of ceramics as an art form.
An exhibition of new works by Nancy Mitchnick inhabits the lower level. Acclaimed as both a painter and teacher, Mitchnick is known for her bold use of stroke and color to create impactful images depicting a variety of subjects. She masks narrative and illusion with an expressionistic hand, her compositions calling viewers to pause and reflect on a confident dexterity. 
Mitchnick is one of the few women to emerge from the 1970’s Detroit Cass Corridor movement. Her work is free of references to aesthetic doctrine and the sociopolitical themes often found in the work of her contemporaries. Instead, her paintings are subject-driven, almost humanizing, and often depict the urban, domestic architecture of the Detroit area. 
Together, the work of Hermann and Mitchnick becomes a silent meditation on artistic craft – a gesture that creates a space filled with a sense of calm familiarity and pure intention.

Nancy Mitchnick, Olivia, 2017
For more information, please visit www.reyesprojects.com or email info@reyesprojects.com