Monday, November 18, 2013

Danielle Durchslag: Relative Unknowns Retrospective

I'm delighted to be collaborating on the first New York solo exhibition of rising star artist Danielle Durchslag.  Relative Unknowns will be a comprehensive retrospective of paper collage reliefs based on photographic images of family ancestors whose names and identities have been forgotten over time.  The show opens at Denny Gallery from December 12th, 2013 through January 26th, 2014.  

Works from the Relative Unknown series were originally included in the critically acclaimed exhibition A Cut Above: 12 Paper Masters (see previous post). Since then, Danielle Durchslag's career has gone from strength to strength.  This series has recently been included in various gallery exhibitions and institutions including the Brooklyn Public Library and the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York.   Several major private collections have kindly agreed to loan their Relative Unknown pieces for the show so visitors can enjoy the series in it's entirety.

Please join us for this unique exhibition and opening reception on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 from 6 to 8pm.   Further information and RSVP here.

Danielle Durchslag, Relative Unknown 4, 2011, Paper, tape, glue, vintage board, 12 x 9.25 in 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Nova Utopia

Stephen Walter's extraordinary hand drawn map of Nova Utopia revisits Thomas More’s famous fictional island state of Utopia a century after a capitalist revolution has transformed its very essence. Renowned worldwide as a luxury leisure destination, its different regions cater to a wide range of visitors, but risk becoming isolated from each other.  This stunning limited editioned print is hot off the press and was recently exhibited in his solo show Stephen Walter: Anthropocene in London. For further information contact Diana.

Stephen Walter, Nova Utopia, 2013, Paper size 133.5 x 171.5 cm

Nova Utopia is place of dreams! A large leisure island state about 200 miles across, defined by its isolation, its beauty and the immense diversity of its landscapes and resources. As a destination, Nova Utopia sits somewhere between the wonderful, the beautiful, the entertaining, the rich, the sublime and the ridiculous. Despite recent environmental and social concerns, there’s a wonderful array of places to visit, and a tour of the island provides a fascinating insight into this unique and ever-changing country. 

Archival digital print with protective and UV glaze
Somerset enhanced radiant white smooth 330gsm
Edition of 50, signed and editioned by the artist (detial)

Images courtesy of the Artist and TAG Fine Arts

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Cutting Edge: Contemporary Paper Art

I'm delighted to collaborate with the Brooklyn Public Library on a beautiful show of cut paper and book art exhibits.  Cutting Edge: Contemporary Paper Art runs until June 1 and includes delicate works by paper masters Doug Beube, Danielle Durchslag, Irwin Susskind and Thomas Witte.  The exhibition celebrates the renaissance of cut paper as an artist medium and includes work that directly relates to the library's archives and history.

Works are displayed in the main entrance Foyer Cases & Balcony Cases. See here for further information and exhibition notes.

Doug Beube, Masked Vocabulary