Monday, July 25, 2011

Dispatch from the Bohemian Sub-Economy

recess! organizers David Muenzer and Tucker Rae-Grant are still on the move; check out this article from the New York Times City Room blog about their exhibition in the Lipstick Building, 14 & 15.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mise en place - Sowon Kwon



dongghab (jackson, mississippi),
colored pencil on paper
12 x 15 in.
2007



dongghab (hochiminhcity, vietnam),
colored pencil on paper
12 x 15 in.
2007

Mise en place - Liana Moskowitz



Marble Slide
oil on canvas
12 x 17 in
2010



untitled
arcylic, paper mache, and plaster on cardboard
24 x 3in.
2010

Mise en place - David Muenzer





Vitamin A Viewing Station
carrot juice, plexiglass tray
60 x 14 x 3in.
2009-10



Mozart Balls
oil, spray paint, cavnas, wood
28 x 14in.
2010



imperturbable equanimity
archival inkjet print, spray paint, MDF
40 x 29 x 4in.
2010

Mise en place - Eleanor Swordy



Monte-en-L'air
oil on canvas
54 x 54 in.
2009

Mise en place - Erick Mack



untitled (hero)
mixed media
2010

Mise en place - Alana Fitzgerald



Come any closer and I will stab you in the heart.
acrylic oil on canvas
72 x 60in.
2010

Mise en place - unknown, Dutch



Pirated, after Crispijn van der Passe's Hortus Floridus
colophon engraving
5 x 8 in., framed
ca. 1650

Mise en place - Sascha Braunig



Papaya
oil on canvas
20 x 16in.
2009

Mise en place - Mary Reid Kelley



Leger
phototransfer and acrylic on canvas
20 x 30 in.
2009

Mise en place - Jeffrey Stuker



Le Poison
vinyl
60 x 14in.
2010

Mise en place - Tucker Rae-Grant





Two rival factions crystallized following the discovery of vast diamond fields on Mars: those who favored imposing limits on the gems' terrestrial market distribution, and those who wept for the past and future of humanity.
silk, poplar, acrylic, IKEA © Pyssla, brass, grit, cotton
9 x 12in .
2010



"The early models included viewports to counteract their necessarily claustric design," she said. "Their engineers hadn't realized the effect that looking out and seeing one's reflection superimposed on the image of an exploding spaceliner would have."
Silk, poplar, mahogany, gauze, tacks, acrylic
4 x 6in.
2009

Mise en place



Tucker Rae-Grant, Eleanor Swordy, unknown Dutch, Erick Mack, Sowon Kwon, David Muenzer


Alana Fitzgerald, David Muenzer, Jeffrey Stuker, Sascha Braunig, Mary Reid Kelley, Liana Moskowitz, Tucker Rae-Grant

Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Not Merely a Diced Onion

MISE EN PLACE

Recess Gallery
467 W Amsterdam Ave
(between 82nd and 83rd Streets)
Upper West Side

recessgallery@gmail.com

Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 86th, 79th Streets

Sascha Braunig, Alana Fitzgerald, Mary Reid Kelley, Sowon Kwon, Eleanor Swordy, Erick Mack, Liana Moskowitz, David Muenzer, Tucker Rae-Grant, Jeffrey Stucker and an unknown artist ca. 1650.

Opening March 6th, 6-10pm

Mise en place is not merely a diced onion, stacks of pappardelle, and a wooden spoon resting by the stove—it is also the very moment of readiness embodied by the placement of these objects.

Similarly, the works in this show resist reduction to either the material qualities that they exhibit or the subjects to which they often refer.

Although the name "still life" suggests inaction—even to that extreme end of activity, death—the paintings in this show instead take on an active task, approaching the still life as a continual process of arrangement and re-arrangement. The artists center their inquiry on textures, objects, and external references.

As simultaneously images of a subject and themselves the object of interest, the still-lifes in this show offer to their viewers the activity of this arrangement—in all its neurotic, pragmatic, and energetic forms—while remaining inextricably bound to its means.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

recess! - opening









All of these photos are courtesy of the night's illustrious DJ and photographer Ted Gordon.

467 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10024
(between 82nd & 83rd)
recessgallery@gmail.com

Friday, January 8, 2010

recess! - installation views


above, from left: David Muenzer, Elise Adibi, Tucker Rae-Grant, David Muenzer




above, by Elise Adibi:

Landscape
oil on canvas
20 x 40in.
2009

Landscape on a Stool
c-print
12 x 15in. framed
2009




above, by Liana Moskowitz:

Ropes (four paintings)
cardboard, foam core, acrylic paint, rope
6 x 5 x 2ft.
2009




above, by David Muenzer:

Tulip Table (from "Coffee in the Study")
oil on canvas
40 x 12in.
2009

recess! - Hannah Burnett, Sharon Madanes

video




above, by Hannah Burnett:

Hole
digital video
37 sec.
2009

Push/Outie
latex, latex paint, cheesecloth
24 x 24 x 18in.
2009

November Muff
in collaboration with Sharon Madanes
synthetic fabric, polyester fiberfill
48 x 12 x 18in.
2009


The photo of the muff in action (middle) is courtesy Ted Gordon.

recess! - David Muenzer


video



Vitamin A Distribution Center
carrot juice, plexiglass
60 x 14 x 3in.
2009

Foam
digital video
15 sec.
2009

photos courtesy Ted Gordon

recess! - Tucker Rae-Grant






above, by Tucker Rae-Grant:

Solaris (morning)
silk, poplar, acrylic, urethane, PVA, emulsion, chalk
4 x 7in.
2009

Learning to live with what you have (Space Exploration in the 21st Century)
gingham, poplar, copper, acrylic, silica
16 x 14in.
2009

Years later, she forgot, or, What are you going to do when the money runs out?
silk, pine, copper, acrylic, urethane, pigment, polyurethane glue
4 x 6in.
2009

The traveler is struck by the unimagined vastness of the new world.
silk, canvas, poplar, acrylic, urethane, silica, glitter, steel
16 x 10in.
2009