Thursday, February 20, 2014
Have you seen our two shows yet? If you've come opening night, thank you for trekking all the way in the weather! The weather wasn't that bad but the puddles were an absolute mess. Here's O'Delle's footage of the opening. There's a really good detail shot of Jarrod Beck's work
on the 2:23 mark.
Here are some installation shots of the show, and you can see more on our website here
or on Artsy here
TAGS: exhibition / implicithorizon / katiebell
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
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, July 26, 2013
Larry Ossei-Mensah gives a tour of Crossing the Line
for Cooper Union students. #crossingtheline #mgsummershow
TAGS: crossingtheline / exhibition
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Be sure to check out Ruby Amanze's alter ego, Ada the Alien when you visit our current exhibition Crossing the Line: Contemporary Drawing and Artistic Process.
Amanze is a Brooklyn-based artist of Nigerian birth and British upbringing who has found empowerment in the authenticity of the hybrid.
She writes, "For expatriates, straddling multiple cultural identities often presents a challenge...To safely navigate this sensory collision of familiar yet strange, spaces, memories, and cultures, I have invented an alter ego named Ada the Alien. These drawings are a reflection of her layered experiences; living somewhere between reality and fantasy".
Her mixed media drawings represent the fractured experiences of those who have encountered the consequences of displacement. But Amanze embraces this discomfort and uses it within her work. She projects herself into each piece, using her fantastical drawings to explore her own identity. At their core, Amanze creates art about change whether it be the change that accompanies moving, the change of self as a result of leaving one place behind, or the small changes that shape day to day existence.
Watch her video here:
Ruby Amanze – Crossing the Line from Mixed Greens on Vimeo.
--Mixed Greens intern, Callie Herod
TAGS: crossingtheline / exhibition
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Crossing the Line: Contemporary Drawing and Artistic Process
Artists: Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, Firelei Báez, Oasa Sun DuVerney, Sanam Enayati, Heeseop Yoon
opens Thursday, July 11th
@ Mixed Greens
We're feeling extra social these days:
TAGS: exhibition / installation
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
TAGS: beck / event / exhibition
Friday, May 03, 2013
JOAN LINDER will be IN!
Visit Mixed Greens tomorrow, Saturday May 4th, and you're likely to see Joan Linder as she draws/performs in conjunction with artist Charley Friedman
It will also be the New Yorker's PASSPORT TO THE ARTS Day
Stop by and check out Joan's very large accordion-book-drawing entitled Counter, sink.
, on view through May 24th!
Hope to see you this Saturday. We'll be open 11am-6pm.
TAGS: event / exhibition / linder
Monday, January 14, 2013
MG ladies at the opening of COLOR SHIFT
last Thursday evening. Thanks Elisa for the picture!
IN OTHER NEWS:
Chelsea Galleries were back up to full speed, with 27th Street openings last Saturday night. Here's a great ArtInfo
article about Hurricane Sandy's lasting effect.
Be sure to check out Kimberley Hart
's work in the upcoming group exhibition, It's the End of the World as We Know it (and I Feel Fine)
curated by Amy Lipton, at Ramapo College
(MAHWAH, NJ) - An art exhibition exploring environmental concerns "It's the End of the World as We Know it (and I Feel Fine)" opens at Ramapo College on January 30 in the Kresge and Pascal galleries on campus. There will be an opening reception on January 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. Artist and curator's talks begin at 6 p.m. The exhibition continues through March 6. Additional programs will be announced.
The somewhat ironic title is taken from a 1987 song by the band R.E.M.
The 14 artists on view explore contemporary views of nature and habitat expressed through paintings and drawings of the landscape. They envision the natural world in relationship to pressing environmental issues such as climate change, industrial pollution, loss of habitat, consumption of natural resources and human-caused disasters.
Whether imagined or literal, the images in this exhibition directly confront feelings of shock and even despair at the forces of such radical changes taking place on our planet.
Exhibiting artists include George Boorujy, Adam Cvijanovic, Peter Edlund, Joy Garnett, Kimberley Hart, Eve Andree Laramee, Sarah McCoubrey, Jason Middlebrook, Aviva Rahmani, Lisa Sanditz, Charlotte Schulz, Eva Strubel, Sarah Trigg and Marion Wilson.
According to exhibition curator Amy Lipton, "Artists often have a prophetic role, and throughout history they have alerted us to problems that are unforeseen or overlooked. The artists in this exhibition attempt to meet the challenges of the new ecological imperative by bringing attention to the need for protection, preservation, and action. Using realism, fantasy or process as a source for imagination and transformation, they seek to create an awareness of loss and beauty in the marginal, the overused and the threatened."
Lipton is an independent curator and co-director of ecoartspace, a non-profit organization that creates opportunities for addressing environmental issues through the arts. Formerly
a New York City gallerist, she has organized exhibitions in museums, galleries, sculpture parks, environmental centers and in the public realm. Her writing has appeared in numerous books and publications, and she frequently lectures on art and environmental issues. Recent and past projects include "BiodiverCITY," a public art project in Washington, DC in 2012; "Nurturing Nature" at Concordia College in Bronxville, NY; "Ecovention" at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, OH; "Imaging the River" at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY; and "E.P.A., Environmental Performance Actions" at Exit Art in New York City.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Kresge and Pascal galleries are located in the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College. Hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, 1 to 7 p.m. For more information call 201.684-7147.
TAGS: exhibition / hart / news
Monday, November 28, 2011
I'm sure you're just finishing off the lingering leftovers and preparing for the upcoming holidays (and holiday parties), but believe it or not I'm already giving you something for your 2012 calendar: End of Days
, a group exhibition, will open on January 12, 2012 at Mixed Greens. Mark your 2012 calendar!
END OF DAYS
Jessica Cannon, Bonnie Collura, Erin Dunn, Susan Hamburger, Valerie Hegarty, Patrick Jacobs, Brian A. Kavanaugh, Sophia Narrett, Hilary Pecis, Seth Scantlen, Melanie Schiff, and Dana Sherwood.
January 12 - February 11, 2012
opening: Thursday, January 12, 6-8pm @ Mixed Greens
Thursday, September 08, 2011
It's probably safe to say that Breanne Trammell
's gotta thing for Cheetos
. Check out her new window installation, Cheetos in the Expanded Field
, in the windows of Mixed Greens
. On view through November 12.
The mixed media installation includes a serious of sculptures including "Organic Cheeto Cigarette", "Yves Klein Cheetos" vinyl decals, and a "Hot Orange Friendship Bracelet". Rosalind Krauss, eat your heart out.
view from inside
And join us for the opening reception tonight, at Mixed Greens, 6-8pm
TAGS: exhibition / windows
Thursday, September 08, 2011
detail from Stacy Fisher's Pink and Gold Wall Sculpture
In addition to Alessandra Expòsito
's Once-Blooming and Button-Eyed
opening tonight, we are also celebrating the opening of Functional Shift
, featuring work by Kim Faler, Stacy Fisher, and Joan Linder
. All three artists in this exhibition use familiar, functional objects to recalibrate the viewer's expectations of the materials and forms that populate our existence.
September 8 - October 8
opening: Tonight September 8, 6-8pm
detail from Joan Linder's Where Death Delights in Helping the Living
detail from Kim Faler's Saudade
detail from Kim Faler's Untitled (Endgame)
TAGS: exhibition / linder
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Adia Millett's When I Was a Little Boy
For those of you in the San Francisco area, mark your calendars for the opening of an exhibition of new work by Adia Millett
The Room Inside
(new work by Adia Millett
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
, San Francisco
September 1 - October 1, 2011
We hope you'll check it out!
TAGS: exhibition / millett