~CHANGECASE/CURATED BY STEVEN STEWART & YASHA WALLIN/opens to-nite
CHANGECASE – CURATED BY STEVEN STEWART & YASHA WALLIN – OPENS TO-NITE !!
SATURDAY – JANUARY 12, 2008 – 7-10 PM
THE SHOW RUNS: JANUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 10, 2008
94 PRINCE ST – #2 – SOHO – NY – ABOVE FANELLI’S BAR !!
HOURS: WEEKENDS ONLY SAT + SUN 12-7PM & BY APPOINTMENT
FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
FEATURING THE WORK OF:
JAMES BRITTINGHAM, DEVON COSTELLO, MICHAEL GREATHOUSE, JIM LEE, SYLVAN LIONNI
& PETE PEZZIMENTI
JAMES BRITTINGHAM/IMAGE COURTESY: CHANGECASE
MICHAEL GREATHOUSE/IMAGE COURTESY: CHANGECASE
PETE PEZZIMENTI/IMAGE COURTESY: CHANGECASE
JIM LEE/IMAGE COURTESY: CHANGECASE
SYLVAN LIONNI/IMAGE COURTESY: CHANGECASE
DEVON COSTELLO/IMAGE COURTESY: CHANGECASE
UP-DATE: SUNDAY, JAN 13, 2008
it’s really interesting to go to the show and see the actual sizes of the pieces above. the jpegs were pretty much posted – sized as they came in (most likely, web/formatted by the artists individually) – and, there are some real surprises.
The JAMES BRITTINGHAM piece is much larger than it appears to be, above. The MICHAEL GREATHOUSE piece is much, much smaller in reality, and the PETE PEZZIMENTI painting, is probably the largest painting in the show !!
The show is hung beautifully, and all things taken into account – one has to say: there is a definite & dynamic visual and conceptual edge to this show. The rawness of the space and its off-the-beaten track feel – only add to the almost tangible, yet mysterious and provocative visual experience.
INDEPENDENT CURATORS, YASHA WALLIN, AND STEVEN STEWART, IN A PHOTO TAKEN THE NIGHT BEFORE THEIR ‘CHANGECASE’ OPENING, on 27TH ST – AT THE OPENING OF MIGUEL ANGELO ROCHA AT ATM GALLERY, JAN 10, 2008
(that’s – ‘Letter #1’ – by MIGUEL ANGELO ROCHAS ON THE WALL BEHIND THEM)
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
UP-DATE: WED, JAN 16, 2008 – PIX FROM THE OPENING !!
JAMES BRITTINGHAM, ‘Take Your Medicine’, 2006, acrylic and mylar, 50 x 46 ins.
. . . . as in “poured acrylic and mylar” !!
JAMES BRITTINGHAM, ‘Closing Down’, 2007, acrylic and mylar, 72 x 58 ins.
. . . . “The absence of structural support beneath the ‘skin’ of these paintings emphasizes the necessity for material invention while charting the periphery of conventional picture making” – PRESS RELEASE
from left: JAMES BRITTINGHAM and show co-curator STEVEN STEWART.
JAMES BRITTINGHAM RECENTLY GRADUATED FROM COOPER UNION (BFA 2007)
MICHAEL GREATHOUSE, ‘I think I must have one of those faces you can’t help believing’
MICHAEL GREATHOUSE with his ‘I think I must have one of those faces you can’t help believing’, 2006, painted plywood and MDF
“MICHAEL GREATHOUSE includes two of his sculpted paintings that contain an unabashed allegiance to three-dimension, narrowly before that of surface. Machine-like fragments rendered with machine-like exactness virtually obliterate any trace of the artists’s hand, which (in fact)
the sculptures are wholly generated by.” – PRESS RELEASE
MICHAEL GREATHOUSE, ‘The beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart’, 2005, painted plywood and MDF
a view of PETE PEZZIMENT’S LARGE PAINTING – ‘Untitled’ 2007, oil and acrylic on carpet, 72 x 72 ins
(wow, that’s a great deal, see the price at the show – artlovers !!)
CHANGECASE CO-CURATOR YASHA WALLIN, with MICHAEL SCHUR of METHOD+CONSTRUCTION,
in front of PETE PEZZIMENTI’S LARGE PAINTING.
we missed catching a photo of PETE at the opening – he had to run off early, his band, THE RAMBLERS, (he’s the drummer), had a gig the same nite,
but – here’s:
PETE at BRIAN BELOTT’S STUDIO, and, here’s a link to pix from his: MAY 17, 2007 ‘Kings Don’t Mean A Thing’ opening, last year at MONYA ROWE.
another view of PETE PEZZIMENTI’S PAINTING AT THE CHANGECASE OPENING.
“PETE PEZZIMENTI’S ability to locate a common denominator within dichotomous artistic vantage points is demonstrated by his contribution of a coy, blocky painting on carpet which muses on high and low brows of modernism. This cobbling together of grandfather influences along with his ripe brand of folk formalism continues to generate his unique visual vernacular.” – PRESS RELEASE
on the left, PETE PEZZIMENI, ‘Untitled’, and then, JIM LEE’S white canvas “sort of free-standing” ‘Untitled (Nimbus)’, 2007, acrylic on canvas over wood with pin, and his smaller piece, JIM LEE, ‘Foam Noir’, 2007, oil on linen, carpet foam, corrugated cardboard and latex on wood, 6-3/4 x 11 x 3 ins.
at the opening, performance artist, JENNIFER SULLIVAN, with JIM LEE’S ‘Foam Noir’ behind her.
check out: JENNIFER SULLIVAN’S website !!
from left: JIM LEE and ARTHUR COHEN – both are currently teaching in the FINE ARTS PROGRAM AT QUEEN’S COLLEGE, in FLUSHING, QUEEN’S
DEVON COSTELLO, the ‘hanging’ green piece, ‘Untitled’, 2007, oil on canvas, 25 x 19-1/4 x 3/4 ins.
see: photos of DEVON COSTELLO & his recent show at SPENGEMANN & TAXTER
a view of SLYVAN LIONNI’S ‘Isolation’, 2008, acrylic on aluminum with screws, 54 x 90 ins. – on the opening night.
OPENING PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, JAN 12, 2008