~SHADOWS of the MOONLIGHT . . CURATED by JERRY BLACKMAN / opens to-nite – THURS
‘SHADOWS of the MOONLIGHT’ . . . with:
MARYSIA GACEK, ANNA MIKHAILOVSKAIA, TIM WILSON
CURATED by JERRY BLACKMAN
OPENS THURS DEC 15, 2016 / 6 – 9 PM
326 GALLERY, 326 7th AVE, NYC
HRS: by appointment
SOME NOTES: FROM THE CURATOR . . . artist/sculptor JERRY BLACKMAN:
“LIGHT . . is a central focus here. Handled as either subject to be considered, material to be reflected, or energy to be absorbed.
Within GACEK’S melancholic sculptures, matte neoprene fabric not only insulates physically, but akso visually, and offers a strong contrast against the glazed ceramic hands that punctuate the pieces.
Similarly, there is a formal disconnect between the image of light in WILSON’S revisiting of baroque painter Georges de La tour’s candle paintings, and the palette which borrows from Josef Albers’ studies on the optical effects of light.
MIKHAILOVSKAIA’S sculptures play with light as her matte, celestial-like constructions absorb it and emphasize the resultant shadow ed effects.”
MARYSIA GACEK . . b. 1986, Nowy Targ, Poland, received her MFA from the GLASGOW SCHOOL of ART, SCOTLANE, and BFA from the SCHOOL of VISUAL ARTS, here in NYC. Now NYC-based, Marysia is a co-founder of the publishing imprint MARIA+. editions.
see: MARYSIA GACEK – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE
follow . . @mariaeditions on Instagram
ANNA MIKHAILOVSKAIA . . b. 1982, Kiev, Ukraine, received her MFA in sculpture from the RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL of DESIGN, and her BA in sculpture and philosophy from BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY. Now NYC-based she recently had work in the ‘Tropic-Aire Market’ at REGINA REX, NY (2015).
see: ANNA MIKHAILOVSKAIA – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE
TIM WILSON . . b. 1970, Newport News, Virgnia, USA, received his MFA in painting form YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL of ART and his BFA from VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY. currently NYC-based, his work was featured, among other exhibits, in ‘See Me, Feel Me’ at 31 GRAND in Brooklyn.
see: TIM WILSON – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE
the show’s curator – JERRY BLACKMAN, b. 1984 NY, was born and raised in New York, and is NYC-based. He received his MFA in Sculpture from YALE UNIVERSITY in 2014. His work was most recently featured in ‘OUROBOROUS IS BROKEN’ at HOMETOWN, in Brooklyn.
see: JERRY BLACKMAN – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE
JERRY BLACKMAN, YALE GRADUATE PROGRAM OPEN STUDIOS, APRIL 27, 2013
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
see: photos from the studio visit – artlovers archive