~EAST MOVES WEST/ATM’S NEW SPACE !!
EAST MOVES WEST / OCT 17-NOV 15, 2007
ATM GALLERY – 621 WEST 27th St – CHELSEA – NYC
BILL BRADY and ATM GALLERY CELEBRATE their new (large !!) space – a couple of doors over, or to the west of the former 27th St. location, hence the title !! – with a big survey show of new works by the gallery’s artists.
ATM GALLERY first opened in a storefront on AVE B in the East Village, in 2001.
BILL is also proud to be able to say that: ATM “facilitated the first debut New York solo shows
for most of these artists, including TOMOO GOKITA, HUMA BHABHA, MIN KIM, YAYOI DEKI, MIKE PARE and SAEKO TAKAGI, among others.” !!
PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING RECEPTION, FRIDAY, OCT 17, 2008
HUMA BHABHA !! outside the gallery’s new storefront location.
HUMA BHABHA look sat new ATM logo.
the new space effectively more than doubles the gallery’s former exhibition space, and gives Bill a front office !! as well as private storage space in the back.
the new ATM location – 621 West 27th St.
BILL BRADY at the the new ATM GALLERY inaugural show !!
a new series of large TOMOO GOKITA black and white drawings – greets guests, in the new front office !!
(note: the ambient light fixtures etc, are reflections in the glass frames)
TOMOO GOKITA also had a new !! very striking, huge black and white paint on canvas, painting
in the show.
TOMOO GOKITA, ‘Slash and Thrust’, 2008, acrylic gouache on linen, 102 x 78 in. ($40,000)
(we’re informed – the painting got snapped up, pretty much right away !!)
TOMOO GOKITA – as well as small cast sculpture, something we’ve never seen before from him.
TOMOO GOKITA. it was quite whimsical and funny, expertly balanced.
TOMOO GOKITA, ‘Supermodel’, 2008, Fibeglass, 28 h x 12w x 13 in, ($8,500)
another very striking black, white and gray piece – very different, but equally striking – a large Navajo
blanket/cosmos inspired drawing by – MIKE PARE !!
MIKE PARE, ‘Navajo Space’, 2008, Graphite on paper, 50 x 38 in. ($4,500)
detail, MIKE PARE Navajo blanket inspired drawing.
(on the wall beside him, at right – a GORDON TERRY acrylic on acrylic panel/piece !!)
another star in the ATM stable – MIN KIM !! with her new work, her first series of oil paintings, on board.
she previously worked almost exclusively in drawings and collage, on (large) paper mounted on board.
MIN KIM, ‘Untitled’, oil on board with rope, 2008. ($6,500)
MIN KIM – another oil painting !!
detail, MIN KIM painting.
MIKE PARE, MIN KIM and BILL BRADY.
a video by ANNE EASTMAN – ‘You are not just a Meaningless Fragment’ , 2008
on the left, a wall based 3-D construction by NOAM RAPPAPORT. at the right, the ANNE EASTMAN video.
NOAM RAPPAPORT, ‘Untitled’, 2008
another 3-D wall based construction, this one by the Portuguese artist, MIGUEL ANGELO ROCHA,
‘Eighteen days, Eleven hours, and Nineteen minutes’, 2008
at the opening painter MICHAEL LAZARUS, with ATM artist GORDON TERRY, at right.
one archival, and one new piece by GORDON TERRY !!
at left – ‘Study for a Tentative Space Somewhere Between the World and the Mind’, 2006,
acrylic on acrylic panel, 12 x 12 in. ($3,600), and at right, ‘Study Messages at Milk Hill’, 2008,
acrylic on acrylic panel. ($3,600)
GORDON TERRY’S beautifully colored, spatial, rhythmic and abstract, reflective, plastic-evoking piece,
has a 3 dimensional aspect.
very 3-Dimensional !! a primal head by HUMA BHABHA !!
HUMA BHABHA, ‘Danglars’, 2008. clay, wood, wire, styrofoam. ($35,000)
HUMA BHABHA, ‘Danglars’.
in the pink shirt, TAKA KAWACHII, independent curator and screen print entrepreneur.
His first print edition is by TOMOO GOKITA.
HUMA BHABHA’s ‘Danglars’ – very different – seen from the back !!
a new large painting, oil on canvas, by ERIC SALL, titled ‘Sweet Return’.
ERIC SALL, ‘Sweet Return’, 2008, oil on canvas, 72 x 96 in. ($12,000)
in the small back room – SAEKO TAKAGI – ‘Untitled/Zert Tree’, 2007, acrylic on canvas,
30 x 30 in. ($4,000)
SAEKO TAKAGI, ‘Untitled/Zert Tree’.
a glimpse of YAYOI DEKI – ‘Faces’ !!
YAYOI DEKI, ‘Faces’, 206, acrylic on kent board, 12 x 12 in. ($4,000)
TAMAMI KOBUTA, ‘Untitled’, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 in. ($4,000)
in front of the TOMOO GOKITA painting – Bill Brady’s wife – YOUNG MEE.
at the after party: BELLA FOSTER, ANNE EASTMAN, and NOAM RAPPAPORT.
also at the after party, STEPHEN LIPUMA, and former ATM GALLERy associate SARAH MATTES.
Sarah now works at COHAN, LESLIE GALLERY.
WE know STEPHEN LIPUMA from that crazy great wild Sixtyseven Gallery show – ‘SASQUATCH SOCIETY’,
Summer of 2005 – see: ‘SASQUATCH SOCIETY’/artlovers photo report
STEPHEN LIPUMA contributed 2 great (skateboard) decks, ‘Wander and Ponder’ & ‘Who follows Who’ !!
see: STEPHEN LIPUMA/decks
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH