EXHIBITION DATES: April 29 – June 15, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Brooklyn-based painter Austin Eddy creates autobiographical paintings that straddle the line between figuration and abstraction. His monochromatic works—mixtures of oil pastel, cardboard, spray-paint, and newsprint—have been described as Picassoeque, with their flattened and fractured forms harkening back to 20th century Cubism. These works take inspiration from relationships in the artist’s personal life, whether a case of romantic rejection or a lost encounter with a stranger at a bar. Eddy’s more recent works feature abstract compositions of colorful, curvilinear shapes, which often resemble landscapes, hands, or portraits of women.
EXHIBITION DATES: July 6 – September 10, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, July 6, 2017
b. 1984 is an artist living and working in Jersey City, NJ. Haggarty received her M.F.A from Mason Gross, Rutgers University in 2011 and is currently the co-director of Ortega y Gasset in Brooklyn, NYC and the East Coast Editor for The Curator.
Haggarty has had solo shows at Proto Gallery (2017) and This Friday Next Friday (2016). Her work on paper traveled to Paper Paris in 2016 and has been exhibited at Art on Paper, Armory Week, in both 2016 & 2017. Select group exhibitions include but not limited to Geoffery Young Gallery, Transmitter, Bowery Gallery, Opera Gallery and Bridget Mayer Gallery.
Haggarty is the recipient of the ESKFF Emerging Artist Grant and Residency, DNA Gallery Residency, Vermont Studio Center Residency and most recently, the Look e Listen Residency in Marsielle France (2017). Her work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic and Two Coats of Paint.
Her curatorial work and writing includes Curating Contemporary, The Curator, Ortega y Gasset Projects, White Box and Proto Gallery.
EXHIBITION DATES: September 15 – November 12, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 15, 2017
One can view a painting by Matt Phillips through the lens of several filters. Architectural elevations, terrains and topographies, maps, woven textiles, Cubism and traditional stained glass; each results in its own limitations. The visible references are there but the work won’t lie comfortably within any of these contexts—it doesn’t stay put. Instead, Phillips’ paintings reveal how the processing of multivalent experiences and sources can result in refreshing and entirely new possibilities. It’s this balance of the familiar with the unnamable that makes the work nimble but reassuringly sound.
Matt Phillips has shown his paintings and drawings in Europe, Israel, and the United States. He has had two solo shows at Steven Harvey Projects (NY, NY) as well as solo exhibitions at Devening Projects and Editions (Chicago, Illinois), and The University of Maine Museum of Art (Bangor, ME). Phillips has an upcoming solo exhibition at Studio d’Arte Raffaelli in Trento, Italy (April, 2017). Matt is a MacDowell Colony fellow and a full-time faculty member at Fashion Institute of Technology (NY, NY). He is also a founding member of TSA New York, an artist-run gallery in Brooklyn.
EXHIBITION DATES: November 16 – January 13, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Michael Berryhill (b. 1972, El Paso, TX) received his BFA at the University of Texas (Austin, TX) and his MFA from Columbia University (New York, NY). He has held solo exhibitions at KANSAS (New York, NY); Jeff Bailey Gallery (Hudson, NY); and Okay Mountain (Austin, TX). Berryhill’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, at Kate Werble
Gallery (New York, NY); Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder (Vienna, Austria); and Lulu (Mexico City, Mexico), among others. Writing on his work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Art in America, and The New York Times,among other publications. Berryhill lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.