REGINA SCULLY: MINDSCAPES

C24 Gallery proudly presents Mindscapes, a solo exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by New Orleans based artist Regina Scully.  Mindscapes will be on view November 2 – December 23, 2017 with an Opening Reception on Thursday, November 2 from 6pm- 8pm.

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ACAW Thinking Projects Pop Ups, Curated by ACAW Director Leeza Ahmady

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ACAW THINKING PROJECTS Pop Ups

Reception at C24 Gallery: October 12, 6-8pm

Nadiah Bamadhaj (Jogjiakarta), Irfan Önürmen (Istanbul), and Sumakshi Singh (Delhi)

Three highly accomplished artists from three different regions of Asia create new works, chronicling long-term projects that weave significant inquires about the obscure cultural, socio-psychological and sacred vernaculars of their respective localities in their expansive compositions of drawing, painting, sculpture and multimedia installation. Each of their projects on view presents compelling conceptual dialogues about humanity’s relationship with nature, the built environment, place, and identity.

Bamadhaj’s work focuses on the social intricacies of Indonesian society using myth, architecture, and dwelling to articulate her observations. Singh uses the history and physicality of materials as springboards for spatial interventions and philosophical inquiry, while Önürmen’s work shares similar tactics as the other two artists in revealing the relationships and discrepancies between personal and public experience as seen through the lens of contemporary media.

Curated by ACAW director Leeza Ahmady as part of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) 2017 signature program: THINKING PROJECTS— pop-up exhibition series presenting research-based on-going artistic endeavors by 9 noted artists from China, Indonesia, Turkey, India, and the United States. The series showcases the vibrancy of artistic activity inside of Asia while building deeper bonds between ACAW’s Asia and New York based Consortium Partner organizations and galleries.

Co-Presented in collaboration with Richard Koh Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur), Exhibit320 (New Delhi) and C24 Gallery.

About the artists

Nadiah Bamadhaj was initially trained as a sculptor at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand but now produces drawings, sculptures, installations and digital images. Her artwork continues to focus on the social intricacies of Yogyakarta society, using myth, architecture, and dwelling to articulate her observations. She was awarded the Nippon Foundation’s Asian Public Intellectual Fellowship in 2002 and elected to spend her fellowship period in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, where she currently lives. Her solo exhibitions have been presented at Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore in 2014 and 2012, and her works have been shown at the Art Central Hong Kong (2016, 2015), Bank Negara Museum and Gallery (2015), Paris Asian Art Fair (2015), Art Stage Singapore (2015), Art Taipei (2014) Saatchi Gallery, London (2014), Singapore Art Museum (2014), among other venues.

İrfan Önürmen graduated from the Istanbul Fine Arts Academy (now known as Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University), Department of Painting, in 1987. His work reveals the relationships and discrepancies between personal and public experience as seen through the lens of contemporary media. Önürmen addresses the impact of mass media on human experience and its visual representation through collage, painting, and sculpture. His recent solo shows were exhibited at C24 Gallery, New York (2016), Katara Art Center in Doha, Qatar (2012), Pi Artworks Galatasaray, Istanbul (2011). Önürmen’s work has been exhibited at several international art fairs including Volta NY (2017), PULSE New York (2013), Art Dubai (2012), and the Armory Show (2012).  

Sumakshi Singh’s work often uses the history and physicality of spaces as a springboard, involving interventions that she finds or creates in the walls, floors and ceilings (often in sterile seeming urban environments). These subtle interventions occasionally house microcosmic activity in the form of synthetic, miniature structures of painted polymer clay along with moss, fungi, plants and other organic materials. Her interactive installations, paintings, drawings and sculptures have been presented in solo and curated group exhibitions in India, China, USA, Canada, France, Italy and Switzerland. Recent venues include Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2016), Kochi Biennale, Kochi (2014) Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon (2013), and UCCA Beijing (2012). She was awarded a Zegna Grant in 2009, an Illinois Arts Council award in 2007, and Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award in 2005.

About ACAW

The 12th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week (October 5 - 26) kicks off with over 30 cutting-edge exhibitions, receptions, performances, discussions & festivities at leading Consortium Partner museums and galleries citywide.  In addition to ACAW’s annual signature art forum for arts professionals FIELD MEETING (October 14 &15 hosted at Asia Society Museum & SVA Theatre) ACAW 2017 introduces THINKING PROJECTS Pop-Up exhibitions at select venues.  ACAW is a curatorial and educational platform fiscally sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).

Complete Schedule Agenda and Details at ACAW.INFO

 

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CHRISTIAN VINCENT | THROUGH THE FRAME

C24 Gallery proudly presents Through the Frame, a new series of oil on canvas works by Los Angeles based artist Christian Vincent. Through the Frame will be on exhibition March 3 – April 26, 2017 with an Opening Reception on Thursday, March 2 from 6pm- 8pm.

In this brand new collection of dreamlike paintings, Christian Vincent explores and illuminates social behavior, conformity and isolation in the post-industrial world. Vincent’s distinctive use of perspective and color coupled with the device of defining and framing space with doorways, windows, and mirrors draw focus to the public and personal conflicts and complications of contemporary life.

The independent fictions Vincent portrays in Through the Frame explore existence and nature, and the relationships between the artist’s anonymous characters and the landscapes they inhabit. Within each scene is a metaphorically charged scenario, a miniature drama, which Vincent has become so famous for creating. Vincent’s poetic perspectives on the social and psychological behaviors that are fundamental to the American experience, cast the viewer in the twin roles of observer and voyeur, leaving them to question the nature of desire and individuality. Humanist themes present questions that resonate within all of us.

Vincent’s visual vocabulary sharpens the post-industrial American complex, and directs our attention to his concerns without relying on shock or cynicism. In Blind Spot, we see a large group, dressed exactly the same and painting the same image. The scene is taken off canvas and we are left to question how large the room and the group actually is. Are they learning to paint in the same style, or is it intentional mass production? Patterns in nature that mimic familiar human shapes are seen through multiple tableaus: Ocean waves mimic the faces of hurried people (Untitled, and Dissolve), and wallpaper evokes the ebb and flow of liquid currents, or crowds (Reflex). Within these patterns, we recognize something familiar. Vincent’s deft brush isolates us from others who linger just beyond the frames, creating both a sense of disconnection and a longing for fulfillment.

Art In America’s Gerrit Henry wrote:  “The artist Vincent most closely resembles is not a painter at all, but…novelist Sinclair Lewis. Like Lewis, with his knowing savaging of all things American, Vincent is at bottom a social commentator…[his] deep and perplexed love of his country is worked out in a melodrama of purely native characters and situations.”

Christian Vincent, born in 1966, lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and his work has been exhibited extensively in the United States, including at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Kansas City, MO; Naples Art Museum, Naples, FL; Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; and Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY. Vincent’s work is included in several prominent private collections internationally.

Through the Frame is Christian Vincent’s first solo exhibition at C24 Gallery.

For further information and interview requests:     
Meghan Schaetzle    
meghan@c24gallery.com
t: +1 646 416 6300