Monday, March 03, 2014
The Vermont Studio Center
made a video feature our very own Sonya Blesofsky
. Sonya talks about her experience at VCS as well as her studio practice in general. It's a short and sweet video so watch it!
TAGS: blesofsky / center / sonya / sonyablesofsky / studio / vcs / vermontstudiocenter
Monday, December 09, 2013
Sonya Blesofsky on view until December 15, 2013 at BRIC House
. A life-sized theater marquee made entirely of paper. The building that houses BRIC House was once the Strand Theater. Sonya Blesofsky pays homage to that history with the theater marquee she has created entirely out of paper! You won’t believe that this replica is made entirely of foam core, vellum and glue!
Images Courtesy of Etienne Frossard.
TAGS: blesofsky / bric / sonya / sonyablesofsky
Monday, October 07, 2013
Everything inevitably comes to an end, Sonya's most recent show Renovations
being no exception. Rob is currently patching away the walls and columns while Sonya is taking down the paper sculptures.
If you haven't seen the show (shame on you), make sure to read the fantastic review of the show written by Darren Jones. You can read the article here
Meanwhile, we have received Conor Backman's new work today morning! Stay tuned for more photos of our staff and the artist installing tomorrow!
TAGS: blesofsky / deinstall / renovation / rob
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
SEPTEMBER 5 – OCTOBER 5, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 6-8PM
Join us this Thursday, September 12th
, for the opening of Sonya Blesofsky’s
second solo exhibition here at Mixed Greens!
is an exploration of the constant renewal and reconstruction of the temporal architectural structures in New York City. Inspired by a recent discovery that her DUMBO studio’s elevator had begun conversion from freight to passenger elevator, Blesofsky began to observe these alterations and modifications in detail, eventually examining remodeled and restored exteriors/interiors throughout the city. Within this inquiry, Blesofsky developed increased interest in the “visual evidence of a building’s evolution over time.” She writes, “I’m particularly drawn to makeshift architectural alterations and modifications that happen in an as-needed manner, as well as the layering that happens when architectural details fall apart and quick fixes are made around them.”
Through the use of found objects, layered wall drawings, blind embossing, paper sculptures and site-specific architectural interventions, Blesofsky creates a space of her own renovations, manipulating the gallery space into a material archive of its own history and evidence. In the work’s many stages, a truly complex and evolutionary process is presented, reflective of the constant shift and change of the city in which it exists. A microcosm is created in which the viewer is confronted with direct physical representations of time, in all its manifestations; from a column exposed, devoid of its plaster shield, to found baseboards and paint chips, standing alone as cells of an absent whole, to a large graphite drawing of a brick window, slowly peeling from the wall.
Sonya Blesofsky has shown extensively since receiving her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005. Solo exhibition venues include Diego Rivera Gallery, San Fran- cisco, CA; Plane Space, New York, NY; Gallery Diet, Miami, FL; Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, NY; and Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA. Group exhibition venues include Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; SHO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY; Transformer Gallery, Washington DC; and Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA. She has been a studio artist at numerous residencies including the Artists Alliance Lower East Side Studio Program, The Museum of Arts and Design, Smack Mellon, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swarm Gallery, Dieu Donne Papermill, and Plane Space. Blesofsky grew up in Los Angeles County; she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
- Mixed Greens intern, Delaney Allen-Mills
TAGS: 2013 / blesofsky / exhibition / exhibitions / renovation
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
This week has been an exciting one. Sonya Blesofsky is finishing her install, WonJung Choi installed her window installation, and the Paris-Scope to Hans van Meeuwen's show is up and ready to go. But it's also a sad time for us at MG... Courtney has moved to San Francisco. We will miss her greatly! Here's a screen shot of her on the staff page for posterity. Tear.
TAGS: blesofsky / choi
Monday, August 26, 2013
So far, the site-specific "renovations" are working! We've successfully exposed the original building columns. Extremely exciting stuff!
Sonya Blesofsky's Renovation
opens September 5th, with the opening reception taking place on September 12th, 6-8pm. We'll see you there!
TAGS: blesofsky / installation
Friday, August 23, 2013
Stay Tuned: Sonya Blesofsky's Renovation
will open to the public on September 5th, and we'll host an opening reception on Thursday, September 12th. The above photo was taken recently at Blesofsky's studio--she is preparing to install a variety of works on paper, including drawing, embossings, and site-specific architectural interventions.
Some of the research for the exhibition brought Blesofsky to early photographic evidence of the gallery's building: 531-525 West 26th Street!
Be sure to check it out.
will be on view at Mixed Greens
through October 5, 2013.
TAGS: architecture / blesofsky / exhibition / installation
Friday, April 19, 2013
We visited Sonya's DUMBO studio last night to see works in progress...stay tuned for her upcoming exhibition this September!
TAGS: blesofsky / studio
Friday, March 16, 2012
Check out Sonya Blesofsky
's site-specific installation above, currently on view at Plug Projects as part of the Superstruct
vellum, glue, graphite
Work By: Stephanie Snider, Sonya Blesofsky, Brady Haston, Kirsten Kindler, and Juniper Tangpuz.
March 16 – May 5, 2012
Exhibition Opening: March 16, 6pm - 9pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 10am - 5pm and by appointment
Click 'Read More' below for more on the exhibition.
TAGS: blesofsky / exhibitions
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Detail of the "ceiling medallion"
Finally on the ceiling!
Sonya puts the finishing touches on the "radiator"
A flurry of activity in the gallery today.
TAGS: blesofsky / installation
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Brown paper, aluminum foil, tape, glue and plastic: Various parts for the electric meters
Sections of the cornice, about to be assembled and installed.
Rob and Sonya delicately hang a window pediment.
Our super-helper, Graham, makes some very accurate measurements.
An all-vellum fence is already completed and standing.
Detail shot of the "metal studs" made from aluminum foil.
An all-vellum decorative ceiling medallion, ready to be installed on our ceiling.
Be sure to join us this coming Thursday night, 6-8pm at Mixed Greens
, to celebrate the opening of Sonya Blesofsky's Tenement
TAGS: blesofsky / installation
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Mark your calendars: Thursday, May 5th
, Sonya Blesofsky's Tenement
opens at Mixed Greens