When artist Jennifer Riley saw a cavernous vacant storefront on Front Street in DUMBO, she thought it would make a good exhibition space, so she contacted the building’s owner (Two Trees Management) and asked if they would be interested in hosting a pop-up show. They agreed, and the result is “Machines of Paint and Other Materials,” a sprawling exhibition of artists who have studio-driven practices in which making and materiality are primary concerns. Riley began inviting artists, and eventually the roster grew to twenty. In case readers can’t make it over to DUMBO, here are some shots of the installation.
“The work is made of both conscious and unconscious intention that transcends the anecdotal or thematic,” Riley writes in her curatorial statement. “And, by encompassing qualities that range from fiery dynamism, powerful color and fierce movement, to a sense of equilibrium and eloquence, these works seen together are a poignant representation of painting and sculpture today.”
“Machines of Paint and Other Materials,” curated by Jennifer Riley. Artists include: Sharon Butler, Cora Cohen, Elizabeth Hazan, Kathleen Kucka, Doreen McCarthy, Marci MacGuffie, Laura Newman, Erin O’Brien, Nakima Draper-Ollin, Lisa Stefanelli, Jennifer Riley, Patrick Burns, Nathaniel Flagg, Craig Fisher, Michael Geshwer, Julian Hatton, Erick Johnson, Russell Roberts, Steve West, Kelly Wilson. Studio 1046, a temporary space at 72 Front Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY. Through October 24, 2016 / Gallery Hours: Friday 3-6 / Saturday, Sunday 12-6, And By Appointment / An artist will always be present during these times / (212)203-5055 For Appointments and Inquiries
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