opens tonight, Jan 11, 6-8p:
“Stairs and Ramps”
Feature Inc Gallery, 131 Allen St., NYC
Todd Chilton’s relatively small and intensely colored abstract oil paintings layer patterns that are bounded by the edge of the canvas, leading you to believe these paintings are easily graspable. The exhibition title, Stairs and Ramps, references the flat and manipulated space of computer games and, as well, ways to move by foot or wheelchair through architectural space. At the same time, it is also just two ways to graphically read a triangle, the shape that is the basis of the patterns in most of these paintings. Titles of the paintings point to alternate readings of what may be initially perceived. Geometry is undermined by handedness.
thru Jan 5:
Eleven Rivington, 11 Rivington St., NYC
Candela is comprised of a focused series of 10 x 8 inch oil paintings which the artist began last year, following a group of figurative works that were presented as a solo show at LISTE, Basel in June 2012. In these canvases, painted from observation, full figures were posed and defined by ambient candlelight. The new works featured in this exhibition focus even further on this initial, simple idea: a single, lit candle defining the object, figure or space adjacent to it. Each painting contains light and delineates the subject, proposing simple and poetic pictorial narratives.
“A Hawk from a Handsaw”
CANADA gallery, 333 Broome St., NYC
inaugural exhibition in CANADA’s new location on Broome Street near Bowery.
Polish-born New Yorker “Joanna Malinowska’s work is marked by obsession taken to logical, or illogical, limits. She spies on musicians, hires people to perform on the subway, and treks to the North Pole. Everything is fair game for this artist whose work ranges from performance to installation to sculpture.” (David Coggins, artnet Magazine) - thru Oct 20
Opens Tonight, Mar 15, 6-9p:
Joey Archuleta, Yevgeniya Baras, Thornton Dial and Matt Stone
Allegra LaViola Gallery, 179 East Broadway, NYC
an exhibition of painting and sculpture investigating the rel-tionship between materials, process and product. The exhibition examines the formality and informality of the object. The four artists in Materiality arrive at the same point by very different paths. Each is circling his chosen media before deciding on how and when to attack, though when the strike occurs it is with a precise violence. - thru Apr 21