January 7, 2013

2 Openings: LES Sunday

Forget About the Sweetbreads
January 6th- February 3rd, 2013
James Fuentes is pleased to announce Forget About the Sweetbreads,curated by artist Joanne Greenbaum and associate director of the gallery Adrianne Rubenstein. The motive for this exhibition was a conversation that happened nearly a year ago, which we wanted to extend by engaging in a curatorial project. Our mutual interest in ceramic sculpture and the way it activates traditional yet internal sensibilities helped to inform our choices. We looked at the work of many artists of different generations, and came to think of them as part of a continuum. Barath, Cahn, Gronemeyer, Mackler, Messager, Prangenberg, and Saulson each represent a facet of our inquiry

Sharon Butler: a solo exhibition of new paintings: "Precisionist Casual"
January 6 - February 17, 2013

Pocket Utopia is pleased to present "Precisionist Casual," a solo exhibition of new paintings by Sharon Butler. The exhibition will feature Butler's stapled, washed canvases, unstretched yet arranged on stretchers.

Butler finds herself pulled between the worldly confines of the Precisionists of the early twentieth century and the fey liberation of today's Casualist abstraction. Like the Precisionists, Butler is drawn to urban settings, structures, and HVAC architecture - all in evidence from the windows of her Bushwick studio. Yet, like the Casualists, she seeks a mode of presentation that evokes more than the triumphs and laments of industrialization that earlier artists have already plumbed so well, embracing those inconsistent realities and searching for new ones.

Posted by Dennis at January 7, 2013 8:26 AM

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