C24 Gallery continues to deepen our ongoing commitment to a more inclusive world view, amplifying the voices of artists from marginalized communities and focusing on narratives that seek to disrupt notions of mainstream and “other.” It is in this spirit that we offer the online exhibition, Weighing In, selections from work we have recently exhibited in our Gallery, work that both embodies and builds upon the values of the Black Lives Matter movement, in the hopes of stimulating new lines of thinking and re-orienting our perspective to allow for new ideas and new possibilities.
As New York City begins to slowly re-open, we are proud to share the news that Orit Ben Shitrit, one of two artists whose work is currently featured in the C24 Gallery exhibition, You Belong Here, has curated a large-scale video art projection opening today in Times Square, marking the 150th anniversary of San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI).
The Seventh View, which opened on January 30th at C24 Gallery, is an exhibition of works by 21 UK artists who were previously chosen to be part of the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, an annual event mounted by the London based Discerning Eye Charity. We recently had a conversation with Discerning Eye CEO Tony Humphreys, to learn more about the organization and its collaboration with C24 Gallery.
Today we’re inviting you to experience a dialogue between two luminaries from the art world, Sharon Louden and Karen Finley. Recently, Louden co-curated the exhibition, Word Up! at C24 Gallery, which featured the work of 15 artists in a multi-media exploration of language/text as a medium of creative expression. A centerpiece of the exhibition was the monumental piece by Finley, Moral History, an ongoing project she launched in 1994 that examines, with a sharp yet humorous eye, misogyny and racism within the male gaze in the art history canon.
Regina Scully is a New Orleans-based painter long known for her complex, abstract landscapes that represent multiple levels of society, its physical structures and its inhabitants moving about amongst them. Over the years, her Mindscape and Inner Journey series have both evolved to focus more deeply on the individual figures moving through her canvases and the threads and strings of unseen energy connecting them to each other and the earth.
Narrative and Abstraction in the Work of Nirit Takele
The work of Ethiopian-Israeli artist Nirit Takele, currently on display as part of the C24 Gallery exhibition, You Belong Here, has recently attracted the attention of art-writer and cultural critic, Enos Nyamor in an article he penned for the publication, africanah.org.
Cheryl Molnar’s art is an homage to the strange ways memories can imprint themselves on our consciousness. Places we have lived or visited appear to us as fleeting images, sometimes blended together in surreal landscapes containing disparate, juxtaposed elements. In dreams or fantasies, these combinations come to life, and we may find ourselves wandering or running through environments that are at once many things — neighborhoods, schools, malls, amusement parks…
This week, we are very excited to share new works by İrfan Önürmen, created while in self-quarantine at home in Istanbul, in his newly devised mini-studio. Building on the style of his recent collage works, Onurmen has created two new series of pieces inspired by the current global crisis, titled Don’t Touch Me! and Signal.
C24 Gallery is pleased to announce the publication of our new catalogue, Christian Vincent: Culture Keeper, following the success of Vincent’s recent solo exhibition at C24, Culture Keepers. The catalogue shares Vincent's newest collection of oil paintings along with an overview of other related work, as a celebration of his unique style that continues to deepen, even as it evolves. It also features an insightful essay by Audra Lambert, New York City based independent curator, art critic and Founder/Curator of Antecedent Projects. Here is an excerpt from Lambert's essay, along with some selected catalogue images:
Although our physical space is temporarily closed, C24 Gallery is pleased to remain connected with our community during this unprecedented time. We are re-launching our newsletter with “From the Salon,” a new weekly online series that will feature curated collections of work from our artists and other collaborators, as well as selections from our past programmed events. We are pleased to begin by showcasing the work of Viktor Popović, whose latest photo assemblages were chosen by curator Jamillah James to be exhibited in the Focus section at The Armory Show last month.