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Location: 530 West 25th Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10001
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am- 6pm

Deborah Kriger

September 26 - October 14, 2017
Opening Reception: September 28, 6-8

Paintings from observation, en pleine air and in the studio, of trees, bark textures, flowers and plants.



Nicolette Reim

September 26 - October 14, 2017
Opening Reception: September 28, 6-8

The alphabet as an art form exploring shape, rhythm and color; what letters can evoke when logic is suspended and voices inaudible; what happens if cohesion comes from pictorial harmony, how much of that is not about thought.



Juliet Martin

September 5-23, 2017
Opening Reception: September 9, 4-6

A group of woven sculptures that humorously–painfully–show my dating life’s trauma.



3rd Annual Fine Art Agency Exhibition Curated by O’Delle Abney

August 1 -5, 2017
Opening Reception: August 3, 5-7

This is the first of many annual summer
exhibitions of the WFA artists at Noho M55 Gallery.



" Artist-Run" Invitational

June 27- July 29, 2017
Opening Reception: June 29, 5-7

“Artist-Run, Invitational”
June 27–July 29, 2017
Reception: Thursday, June 29, 5–7 pm
Members and guests celebrate 65 years of artist-run galleries in New York.



Elaine Forrest " Reflections"

June6 - 24, 2017
Opening Reception: June 8, 5-7

Elaine Forrest
“Reflections”
June 6–24, 2017
Reception: Thursday, June 8, 5–7 pm
Paintings about life–with a quirky nobility.



Arlene Baker "Reflections'

May 16 - June 3, 2017
Opening Reception: May 20, 3-5

Arlene Baker
“Reflections”
May 16–June 3, 2017
Reception: Saturday May 20, 3-5 pm
An introspective–the evolution of Arlene Baker’s Silk Spaces series.
 



Emily Stedman "“Captured Moments–An Artist’s Slice of Life”

April 25 - May 13, 2017
Opening Reception: April 27, 5-7

Image: “Outside Morris Jumel Mansion, ca. 1850,” watercolor on paper, 18 × 24 inches



Karen Gentile | Eileen Mislove "Recent Work"

April 4-22, 2017
Opening Reception: April 6, 5-7



Richard Pitts "Paintings and Sculptures"

March 14 - April 1, 2017
Opening Reception: March 16, 5-7

Artist’s studio



TEN

February 21–March 11, 2017
Opening Reception: February 25, 4–6 pm

Image: Ten’s Art 2014-6-16, oil on canvas, 24 × 36 inches



Judy Russell & Robert Kent Anderson *Legacy”

January 31–February 18, 2017 Paintings and drawings
Opening Reception: February 11, 4–7 pm

Image: Robert Kent Anderson “Kinzie”



John Beardman "Big and Bad, Small and Sweet”

January 10, 2017 - January 28, 2017
Opening Reception: January 14, 4–6 pm

Image: “Oligarchy” acrylic on canvas,18 × 18 inches 2005-2016



The Artist's Book

December 20, 2016 - January 7, 2017
Opening Reception: December 22, 5-7



Guy Phillips "Figure"

November 29 - December 17
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 3

Paintings, cutouts, prints
Image: Figure on Tiled Steps, acrylic on masonite, 48 × 40 inches, 2015



Alexis Kuhr "Lineage"

November 8 - November 26, 2016
Opening Reception: November 10, 5-7

An extended series of mixed-media works on paper.



Margaret Sparrow " Painting" and Mario Busoni " Sculpture"

October 18 - November 5, 2016
Opening Reception: October 20, 6-8

Still life painting in oils and figurative sculpture in bronze, terra cotta and wood.
Image: (left) Margaret Sparrow, “Still Life with Pewter Pitcher,” oil on linen, 42 × 32 inches, 2003; (right) Mario Busoni, “Torso,” cast bronze, 11 inches high, 2002



“My Journey to Abstraction” Joy Saville

September 27 - October 15, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1st, 4-6

It is the essence of the moment of connection, interaction, recognition; an expression of the emotion I experienced when time stood still.
Image: “Evening Poppies,” fabric construction, 42 × 50 × 1 inches, 2011



" EL CAMINO II" Alfred Martinez

September 6 - 24, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 3-7

Mixed media paintings convey colorful imagery from a walk the artist made on the pilgrimage road to the city of Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain.



LIFE

August 9 - 20, 2016
Opening Reception: August 11, 5-7

From Japan: Contemporary Japanese art and craft.



Conventions 2016

July 12 -August 6, 2016
Opening Reception: July 14, 5-7

Conventions 2016 is a survey of Noho M55 artists in July 2016: Arlene Baker, Irving Barrett, John Beardman, Mati Bracha, Mary Christiansen, Elaine Forrest, Jessica Fromm, Karen Gentile, Marilyn Henrion, Anowar Hossain, Malka Inbal, Yosuke Ito, Jiwan Joo, Deborah Kriger, Alexis Kuhr, Juliet Martin, Daniele M. Marin, Alfred Martinez, Eileen Mislove, Annette Morriss, Pat Feeney Murrell, Dino Pazzanese, Guy Phillips, Virginia Crawford Pierrepont, Richard Pitts, Ed Rath, Nicolette Reim, Judy Russell, Joy Saville, Margaret Sparrow, Emily Stedman, Margaret Vickers, Martine Villandre, Hiroko Wada, Erma Martin Yost, Leon Yost, Anthea Zito.



Yosuke Ito "Toy- Twilight 2016"

June 21 -July 9, 2016
Opening Reception: June 25, 4-6

Through light projection and repetition, this art piece explores the duality at the heart of aesthetic language.



Anthea Zito "Noon"

May 10 - 28, 2016
Opening Reception: May 19, 6-8

Auras and resemblances under a warmer sun.
Image: “Median,” oil on linen, 42 × 36 inches, 2016



Irving Barrett "Selected Works 1996 -2016"

April 19 - May 7, 2016
Opening Reception: April 21, 5-7

A 20-year survey of work in various media including many dedicated to the memory of my wife, Julie
Image: “Lulu of Ghent,” colored pencil with watercolor, 22 × 29 inches, 2015



Jiwan Joo "Cardbord Room'

March 29 - April 16, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 7, 5-7

Reconfigured cardboard, incorporating industrial, commercial and everyday geometrics.
Image: Installation, reconfigured cardboard,2016



  Danièle M. Marin “Transience”

March 8-26, 2016
Opening Reception: March 12, 4-6

Seven painting installations and a video–each bringing a fleeting experience while inviting the viewer to step closer.



Erma Martin Yost “Felted Gardens”

February 16 - March 5, 2016
Opening Reception: February 20, 4-6

Hand-felted, resist-dyed and stitched constructions in a language of symbolic forms inspired by nature.



Dino Pazzanese “OUI”

January26 - February 13, 201`6
Opening Reception: February 2, 5-7

Seven large canvases portraying the drama of dying romances, and the release of the jazz album, “OUI,” all by Pazzanese.



  “NYC4PA–Greenland and Iceland, a Photographic Journey”

January 12 -23, 2016
Opening Reception: January 14, 5-7

Images from NYC4PA photo tour to Greenland and Iceland.



*INVITATIONAL*

December 22, 2015 - January 9, 2016
Opening Reception: December 22, 5-7

51 artists exhibit selected works.



Ed Rath "DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES"

November 10 - 28, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 12, 5-8



Malka Inbal "WHITE INK"

October 20 - November 7, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday October 24, 4-6



Marilyn Henrion "WINDOWS"

September 29 - October 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday October 3, 3-6



Anowar Hossain " RETHINKING ABSTRACTION"

September 8 -26, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday , September 10, 4-7



Jeff Woodger "Odyssey: Neo-Romantic Landscapes"

August 11-22, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 15, 4-6

Australian and Italian Romantic and plein air landscapes in oils.

Image: “On the Woods Point Road,” oil on canvas, 30 × 40 inches, 2014



Hiroko Wada "Someone, Somewhere"

July 28 - August 8, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 30, 5 -8 pm

The figure in paint and collage.

Image: “Blue Sky,” mixed media collage on linen, 20 × 14 inches, 2014

Concert: Saturday, August 1, 4–6 pm



"Black & White" Group Show

July 14 -25, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday July 16, 6 -8

Artists present works in black and white:

John Beardman
Mati Bracha
Ines Fagalde Busquets
Elaine Forrest
Jessica Fromm
Karen Gentile
Marilyn Henrion
Anowar Hossain
Malka Inbar
Jiwan Joo
Deborah Kriger
Alexis Kuhr
Daniele Marin
Juliet Martin
Alfred Martinez
Eileen Mislove
Annette Morriss
Pat Feeney Murrell
Dino Pazzanese
Guy Phillips
Virginia Crawford Pierrepont
Richard Pitts
Ed Rath
Nicolette Reim
Judy Russell
Joy Saville
Margaret Vickers
Martine Villandre
Erma Martin Yost
Anthea Zito



Juliet Martin "I would Wear That"

June 23 -July 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27 4-6 pm

A self-absorbed study in non-functional weaving.

Image: “Juju with hanging piece,” handwoven and machine made fabric, art board, stuffing



Pat Feeney Murell "Evolition"

June 2 -20, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 6, 4-6 pm

From printed skin to body wrappings in lithographs and handmade paper sculpture.

Image: “Red Dust I, II,” lithographic skin imprints in acrylic accordion “book nooks,” 24 × 27 × 8 inches



Arlene Baker "New Visions"

May 12 - 30, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday , May 16, 3-5 pm

Baker introduces the latest set of horizon-style paintings in her “Silk Spaces” series.

Image: “Silk Spaces 302,” mixed media painting, 8 × 20 inches, 2015



Deborah Kriger "Water" & Nicolette Reim "Lament - A Visual Poem"

April 21 - May 9,2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 23, 6-8 pm

Noho M55 Art Gallery
530 West 25th St. Suite 406, Chelsea, NY 10001 presents

Deborah Kriger “Water”
Oil pantings exploring reflections and translucency.

Nicolette Reim “Lament- A Visual Poem”
Poetic tropes in a visual context.

Images:
“Reflections in a Waterfall” oil on canvas, 16” x 20”, by Deborah Kriger, on the left
“Rain” acetate, acrylic, marker pen, 24” x !8”, by Nicolette Reim, on the right



Karen Gentile & Eileen Mislove "Recent Work"

March 31 - April 18, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 2, 5-8 pm

Noho M55 Art Gallery
530 West 25th St. Suite 406, Chelsea, NY 10001 presents

Karen Gentile & Eileen Mislove ‘Recent Work’
Paintings by Karen Gentile; drawings and paintings by Eileen Mislove

Images :
“Landscape” oil on canvas by Karen Gentile, on the left
“Labyrinth” oil & graphite on paper by Eileen Mislove, on the right

karengentile.com
eileenmislove.com



SHIHO " Abstract Life "

March 10 - 28, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 19, 6- 8 pm

Noho M55 Art Gallery
530 West 25th St. Suite 406, Chelsea, NY 10001 presents

Shiho ‘Abstract Life’
Japanese painter, Shiho, expresses a personal abstract world.

Image “ W 00 “ watercolor on paper, 18” x 24”

SH13art.com



Margaret Vickers "Above and Below"

February 17–March 7, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 19, 6–8 pm

Noho M55 Art Gallery
530 West 25th St.Suite 406, Chelsea NY 10001 presents

Margaret Vickers “Above and Below”
Ventures through the macrocosm and the microcosm, seemingly by many routes

Image: “Series 3 # 4,” Flashe Vinyl paint on Arches paper, 30” x 40” , 2014

margaretvickersartwork.com



Emily Stedman "Life Undressed"

January 27, 2015–February 14, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 29, 5–7 pm

Noho M55 Gallery
530 West 25th St. Suite 406, Chelsea NY 10001 presents

Emily Stedman “Life Undressed”
Paintings of nudes, portraying life stories

Image: “Nicola Tesla at the Hotel New Yorker,” watercolor, 18 × 24 inches, 2014

emilystedman.com



Riddles on the Rocks

January 6–24, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10, 4–6 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Riddles on the Rocks
Leon Yost

Photographs of Native American rock art

Image: “Bighorns Climbing,” pigment print, 32 × 24 inches, 2013



UPCYCLED

December 16, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Opening Reception: December 18, 6-8

Noho M55 Gallery
530 West 25th St. Suite 406, Chelsea NY 10001 presents

Elaine Forrest “Upcycled”
Reconstructed consumer packaging becomes pop art inspired social commentary.

elaineforrest.com



Upcycled

December 16, 2014–January 3, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 18, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Upcycled
Elaine Forrest

Reconstructed consumer packaging becomes pop art inspired social commentary

Image: “Birds,” mixed media on paper, 30 × 42 inches, 2014



FLOWERS: a Gossamer’s Glimpse

November 25–December 13, 2014
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 25, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

FLOWERS: a Gossamer’s Glimpse
John Beardman

The Flower as Metaphor

I like to think of myself as knowing flowers. I’ve spent my life experiencing flowers, from the time I was a small boy crushing a huge pink-white peony to my nose and running past the old dog on the porch to tell my grandmother, to now, as a man planting and caring for them and trying to shrink a 3-acre garden. Always sensing them, feeling them. And yet, I realize just how little I know of them, not just the namesI (for I rarely paid attention to those) but how little of the intricacies of those shoots and petals that focus energy and light.

I wished to make those discoveries new again and had hoped that I could make them free of all convention. Impossible! I had hoped to eschew techniques and gimmicks and paint fresh. Paradoxically I found that it was in the precise and skillful use of learned comparisons that I felt the most free. I used what I had learned so completely that it had become part of my body in order to find different ways of “seeing” flowers . Oddly enough, this gave the sensation of newness . Perhaps it’s not at all odd, but common, in
realigning what we thought we had learned, we constantly recover
freshness. We all remake the world as we are looking at it.

The flowers become a metaphor. They fight with each other for space. Yet ironically, it’s spatial ambiguity that merges them. Similarly, their beauty, with its particular energy, connects us with everything.

Image: “Swantree,” 52 × 48 inches



Painters Who Sculpt, Sculptors Who Paint

November 4–22, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 6, 5–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Sculptors who Paint, Painters who Sculpt*

David Boyajian
Boris Minkovskij
Richard Pitts
Peter Reginato
Robert Schecter

Five artists who both paint and sculpt exhibit their work. This exhibition shows painting and sculpture side by side and offers an opportunity to see how the two mediums interact.

David Boyajian’s strong steel fabrication of closed forms speak freely of the abstract motifs found in the themes of nature. His pastel painting and drawings quote more directly from the visual, figurative world of plant life and it’s natural structure that inspires the richness of imagination and the quality of craftsmanship.
The contrast of the passing delicacy of nature’s moments seem to inspire the strength and permanent quality of steel in Boyajian’s monumental sculpture.

The Sculpture of Boris Minkovsky casually constructs from wood an object that seems to be an implement from the past that had a mysterious purpose. Is it a farm implement? Is it a lost industrial tool? Now obsolete and morphing into some poetic memory, it seems to have an afterglow of a rich emotional life, now forgotten. This sculpture becomes the model and muse of his paintings. They are executed with the same spontaneous energy that brought the sculptures into being. There is something deeply nostalgic and profoundly new in these works.

The painting of Richard Pitts contrasts color, shape, line, mass, into an abstract pattern of paint and collage. Collisions and revisions of non-compatible fragments crash into an asymmetrical kaleidoscopic exploding multiverse.
Standing totemic like, the aluminum fabricated sculpture, painted pure white, gives the material a non-material presence. Like the panting, the forms twist, turn, bend, and clash into a swirling column. The top becomes a more symmetrical rectangle of torn and punctured shapes. The intensity of cyclonic movement generates the shape and form, while the pure white color validates and contains the swirling chaos.

The new paintings of Peter Reginato emanate a deep rich color space. A large single color expanse offsets smaller color shapes that give the larger space it’s scale. This feeling of
largeness is somewhat musical. Not Wagnerian but more like the optimism and vibrant space of Prokofiev. Reginato’s sculpture, with twisting lines through space intersecting and supporting colorful shapes here and there, explore the breath of dimensions that his paintings reflect. The optimistic spirit of space and shape enlighten the imagination and resonate feelings that seem to come from the lighted side of the moon.

Robert Schecter’s recent work uses canvas to construct three-dimensional forms. Schecter hot glues canvas strips into awkward matter of fact spheres that deny normal translation. They lie on the floor as elements of a thought process, too busy defying the why and reason of existence. As acts of troubled immediacy it is the nervous spontaneity that is the inherent subject matter, the intensity of feeling that becomes the substance.
Hanging sheets of canvas, with ripped, cut, and torn patterns, chew their way to imagery that resemble a flayed and tortured skin, as in the myth of Marsyas, tormented by the Gods for the audacity of competing with them. These forms hang like skeletons of elongated skulls, trophy like, in defiance of time.

Archie Gunn

“Painters Who Sculpt, Sculptors Who Paint”
Five artists who do both paintings and sculpture.



Basement Series

October 14–November 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 16, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Basement Series
Virginia Crawford Pierrepont
www.virginialakecrawford.com
www.virginiapierrepont.com

Virginia Crawford Pierrepont’s “Basement Series,” showcases large evocative oil paintings, goulash self-portraits and imploding reflections of a world in uncertainty at M55/Noho Gallery, October14th- November 6th. Virginia’s paintings explore a “head-on collision” of real events interfacing with unknown or suspected forces, a tension between the familiar and the nearly absurd. The thickly painted, evocative images of Basement Series conjure up a sense of chaos, imaginary narratives and mystery.

“I am interested in exploring the subconscious levels of emerging memories by actively painting, layering, scraping and erasing; the unforeseen marks left behind, often blurred and unclear, become metaphors of the struggles to maintain order in life’s chaos,” Pierrepont said. “Heightened color values, juxtaposing line and form, create a dialogue between what I see and feel, the conscious and unconscious psyche struggling to find balance within.” A dramatic narrative of light and color moves the viewer beyond dictated boundaries into altered states, and deteriorating connections manifest behind screens of layered grids and gradients. Her painting exhibits a strong textural presence and immediacy of the moment.

Her symbolism is redolent of Odilon Redon fused with Lucian Freud and Picasso yet updated and original. See-through circles and faces behind faces; human converging into animal in a vivid raw palette; a vortex of action from all sides in a jungle with close-ups of faces become an encyclopedic panoply of voices, an assertion of humanity and identity. All art is a type of self-portrait: here we see an introspection as well as a declaration. At times decorative without being ingratiating: the paintings’ color and patterns have a life of their own.

Image: © Virginia Crawford Pierrepont
Internal Combustion, 50” x 50”, oil on canvas, 2014



Again Again: Alexis Kuhr, New Work

September 23–October 11, 2014
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 23, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Again Again: Alexis Kuhr, New Work
Alexis Kuhr

The exhibition features over thirty intimately scaled drawings and five large oil paintings on canvas created between 2012 and 2014. For over three decades, Alexis Kuhr has produced intuitive abstract works. Beginning with the basic elements of perspective, Kuhr realigns planes—arriving at spaces that both advance and retreat to produce a realm of disquieting spatial ambiguity. Kuhr describes her process as producing “new structures that create visual interest,” through “slight visual disruptions that emerge out of irregular geometries.” The overall impact is one of contemplative, measured activity.

While the paintings deliver a quiet and contemplative experience characteristic of Kuhr’s previous work, the drawings represent a departure. In these ink and graphite drawings, Kuhr employs a stuttering line to render awkward forms within discordant spaces. Quite unlike the emotional restraint of her earlier work, these works insistently straddle playfulness and unease.

Alexis Kuhr received her MFA in painting from Stanford University. She lives and works in New York and Amherst, Massachusetts where she is the Chair of and professor in the Department of Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Kuhr has received fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the New England Foundation for the Arts and is represented by Noho – M55 Gallery in New York.

Image: © Alexis Kuhr



Abstract Acrylic Paintings

September 2–20, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6, 4–6 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Abstract Acrylic Paintings
Zarvin Swerbilov

Image: © Zarvin Swerbilov
“Death of Federico Garcia Lorca,” acrylic on canvas 32 × 40 inches



Undressed & Not

August 12–16, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 14, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Undressed & Not

Barebrush.com 3rd invitational members’ show, featuring art of the nude and other genres
Tour the gallery with a handful of kisses: the 3rd invitational, international, juried members show, features art of the nude, other genres, and chocolate. Yes, it’s a sweet show. Twenty-one artists from across the US, as well as Canada, Mexico and Russia are showing Barebrush calendar photography, paintings, drawings and sculpture. Of the 93 artworks, 63 are nudes and 30 are various non-nude genres: clothed people, portraits, landscape, still life, animal and abstract.
August 2014 completes the eighth year of Barebrush calendars published online by artist, anthropologist and entrepreneur, Ilene Skeen in her effort to increase the public awareness, acceptance and appreciation of art of the nude.

“Art of the nude carries a stigma in American society. Many galleries will not show it and discourage their artists from producing it, even in New York. With this program of monthly calendars and live gallery shows, I am proud to provide validation, exposure and recognition for these dedicated and worthy artists.”

Participating Artists
Cynthia Angeles (Washington DC), Peggy Dean (NY), Bruce Erikson (OH), Anthony Gordon (Canada), Svetlana Kanyo (Canada), Donald Kolberg (FL), Susan (SZN) Kraft (CA), Darlene Kuhne (CO), Sergey Jeliseieff (Russia), Jean Marcellino (NYC), Marie-Paule Martin (NYC), Joseph Mays (KY), Dan McCormack (New York), Joe Moroni (WI), Pacifico Palumbo (MA), Jerry Ralya (VT), Jon Rettich (NYC), Gabriel Sanchez (Mexico), Ilene Skeen (NYC), Emily Stedman (NYC).

In memoriam, the show includes a rare nude by Ronnie Cutler a Barebrush guest curator who died this spring. Ronnie was a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, and a member of the Salmagundi Club and Pen and Brush. Her work has appeared at the Whitney Museum in New York, the Delgado Museum of Art in New Orleans and the Berkshire Museum of art in Pittsfield, Mass.
Also available at the gallery and later online, is a full-color bound book that includes all of the art.

About Barebrush.com
Barebrush.com hosts three juried, monthly online exhibitions in a unique calendar format: Nudes-of-the-Month, Photo Art Nudes, the non-nude exhibition, Best of the Rest. Guest curators select the art. All of the art in each Barebrush “brick and mortar” gallery show have appeared in one or more Barebrush calendars. The two prior gallery shows were also in Chelsea (2011, 2013). Online since 2006.

Image:© Dan McCormack
“Allison Fay,” pinhole photograph, 2013,



The Nude as Muse

August 5–9, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 7, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

The Nude as Muse

Works by artists who participated in Life Drawing sessions at Noho-M55

A Pop-Up show of works on paper by Noho -M55 Gallery Life Drawing participants. Many of the drawings are of 2 or more models interacting. All works are reasonably priced and for sale. The best bargain in town.

“The Nude As Muse” show is the brainchild of Emily Stedman, who originated the Life Drawing sessions at the gallery.

“The show began as a combination of my name and my current artist focus on the nude. It’s also to provide an uncensored and free exhibition space for any artist or student interested in showing their work to the public who has attended the life drawing sessions,” Stedman said. “Life Drawing has been a popular activity at Noho-M55 for the past couple of years.”

Schedule of events for “The Nude As Muse”:

Opening reception—meet the artists and models:
Thursday August 7, 6-8 PM

Wine Tasting and closing party: Saturday August 9, 4-6 PM
Hosted by Court Wine & Spirits featuring a refreshing selection of summer wines for sale—

Free 3-hour Life Drawing Session with 5 models: Saturday August 9, 6:30-9:30 PM (by RSVP only; limited to 20 participants)



Forging Forces

July 22–August 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 24, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Forging Forces
Juan Gabriel c. Zorrilla
Recent drawings: Intricate line systems create complex compositions exploring order and form.

Forging Forces are the forces that make certain that everything remains alive.

Forces:
Many
Various
Several
All of them

Forging Forces are the forces which appear in all directions, with their intensities and emotions, with their colors, always one after another, always about themselves. They are the forces which demonstrate the power of life and its appearance in the process, and the realization that the force is also breathing.

They are the forces and intensities of light, of a hand, the random process of being tempted by desire, away from the right but always coming back to it when the flow takes hold and order should be.

Forging Forces are lines, black and luminous presence vessels, stroke colors, with winding leisure suits.

Forging Forces are the materialization of time, space and thought.

.amz.

Juan Gabriel c. Zorrilla, born in Cali, Colombia, lives and works in New York City. He studied at The Parsons School of Design, The New School for Social Research, and The Art Students League of New York. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions at galleries, book fairs, museums and salons in South America and NYC. He participated in the Contemporary Art and New Tendencies Conference at La Guardia Community College, LIC New York in 2011 and received an award from the Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogota, Colombia in 2002, where his work is included their permanent collection. Since 2010, while working at Space Womb, M55 Art, and Noho – M55 Gallery, Zorrilla has curated and produced over seventy exhibitions in New York City. He is currently employed as gallery director of Noho – M55 Gallery in Chelsea, New York.

Image: © Juan Gabriel c. Zorrilla
“Nodo” ink on paper, 27 × 20 inches, 2014

The opening reception for Juan Gabriel c. Zorrilla’s “Forging Forces – Recent Drawings” it is part of the special events of the 5th Annual Chelsea Art Walk, for more information visit artwalkchelsea.com



The Cat, The Sun and the Mirror

Saturday, July 12th
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 12. Festivities start at 6pm; reading starts at 7pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art members show celebrates the publication of

The Cat, The Sun and the Mirror
by Robert A. Anderson and Edward C. Sullivan
Illustrated by Hannah Way Rawe

A Cool Cat mystery-adventure for children and adults

Saturday, July 12th
Festivities start at 6pm;
Reading starts at 7pm

Featuring Robert A. Anderson assisted by Rose Marie Wright
with magical music by Jason Smeltzer, theremin and Kathy Wang, guzheng

The Cat, The Sun and the Mirror will be on sale at the event; also available from Amazon.com



Mixing Media

July 8–19, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Mixing Media
Works in paint, paper, fiber and steel by Noho-M55 artists

Arlene Baker, John Beardman, Ines Fagalde, Elaine Forrest, Jessica Fromm, Karen Gentile, Marilyn Henrion, Anowar Hossain, Malka Inbal, Jiwan Joo, Deborah Kriger, Alexis Kuhr, Daniele Marin, Alfred Martinez, Juliet Ann Martin, Eileen Mislove, Pat Feeney Murrell, Dino Pazzanese, Virginia Pierrepont, Richard Pitts, Ed Rath, Nicolette Reim, Judy Russel, Joyce Silver, Shiho, Emily Stedman, Margaret Sparrow, Margaret Vickers, Martine Villandre, Anthea Zito



Live Fax Drawings of Bridges

June 17–July 5, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 19, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Live Fax Drawings of Bridges
Yosuke Ito

Yosuke Ito presents “Live Fax Drawings,” A project that has been held in European cities since 2000 using fax machines with thermal paper rolls.

The gallery receives faxes of drawings and photographs of bridges from all over the world, each strip connecting with the next like a long bridge. The fax machines are displayed constantly working during the exhibition giving the title to the project, “Live Fax Drawings.” This idea comes from the concept that art helps connect an increasingly unstable world.

Ito is a Tokyo based artist who works in the intermedia field, coupling low technology and high ideas to show the processes by which we humans take in raw data and try to construct sense-making narratives. Recently his interest has turned to organizing renewable materials powered by light. The dispersal of light is transferred to the circular motion of propellers powered by solar cells, suggesting the far-reaching implications of current global environmental issues. Ito was the artistic director of the international exchange project, “Puddles,” an artist-run platform including more than 15 organizations between Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, USA and Japan.

All drawings of bridges are welcome, they will be shown as a part of the installation when you fax them at 212- 367-7068 during the exhibition dates and hours.

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The Mechanisms of Seeing
Yosuke Ito’s Lighting Loop

How we look at something determines (and is determined by) our experience of the world. For most of us it’s a seamless process going on in the networks of our brains, but shine a spotlight on that procedure and you can reach a kind of post-modern enlightenment—the kind that raises more questions than it answers.

Tokyo-based artist Yosuke Ito has always coupled low technology and high ideas to highlight for art-goers the processes by which we humans take in raw data and construct sense-making narratives. Yosuke considers himself an aesthetic architect, and his current gallery construction, “Lighting Loop,” at M55 Art, is a room-sized sculpture using light,electricity and air as raw material; it brakes new ground for the artist in that it is partly inspired by an overt political idea—the problems of the environmental crisis.

Colorful toy propellers stand propped in one corner of the gallery, powered in their spins by tiny solar cells. The digital image of these spinning propellers is sent to a light projector, which throws both the digital images as well as the shadows of the actual propellers onto the opposite gallery wall. The result is a kaleidoscopic array of giant wind machines, the colored images intermingling with their shadowy doppelgangers.

A visitor examining “Lighting Loop” soon realizes that you understand the piece thanks to two distinct modes of perception: the analytical scrutiny of the mini-infrastructure—the wires, little wind machines and playing-card-sized solar panels—and the visual absorption of the image projected onto the wall. You catch yourself in a left-brain/right-brain split; we analyze structures but absorb images. The implications are enormous, and not just for environmental issues: Do we analyze our political ideas, or simply absorb them?

Stephen Bracco
Art Writer
New York



Nature’s Melody

May 27–June 14, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 29, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Nature’s Melody
Joyce Silver

Joyce Silver’s exhibition at Noho/M55 Gallery is a discourse on the many aspects of nature. The first impression is of the light infused bright colors of midsummer fecundity – joyfully profligate. But, then there are other aspects of nature that subtly make their appearance. There is the transformation of the seasons as decay and dying replace the exuberance of budding and flowering. Finally, in the installation, “FOREST” we are in the realm of tragedy. The installation is a symbolic honoring of the Holocaust.

“My work exists on the border between realism and abstraction, where things are not always what they seem. Strong color and bold design force their way into awareness, playing with distortions of space and form. The subjects choose me because I am intrigued and curious about everything I see. I’m inspired by ideas that seem to come “out of the blue” – something I’ve seen or read, something someone mentions. Once I get an idea it grabs hold of me, so I often work in series. What the work looks like when it is finished is a surprise to me because I can’t remember making the decisions that created it. My hand seemed to move on it’s own. The pleasure of the surprise is a big part of why I make art.”

Joyce Silver
New York, 2014

Multimedia works inspired by nature including freestanding painted poles and wall-hung plein aire pastels

Image: Partisans’ Forest, 18 seven-foot painted poles



Falling Blocks

April 29–May 24, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 1, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Falling Blocks
Martine Villandre

It is the first time that French painter Villandre presents her series Falling Blocks in a New York gallery. These paintings from 2013-14 are a turning point in her oeuvre: the materiality of Villandre’s past work in sculpture is intrinsically present in these new paintings. As Adrienne Farb writes in the catalogue Falling Blocks/Timeless Stones that accompanies the exhibition: “Martine Villandre’s most recent series of paintings Falling Blocks are not what they first appear. The stone-like shapes feel prehistoric….the viewer needs quiet contemplation in the presence of Villandre’s Falling Blocks to understand how timeless they are indeed.”

Born and living in Paris, Martine Villandre studied the Fine Arts at Arts Decoratifs de Paris where she was influenced by Cezanne, Matisse, Malevich and Rothko. She mounted her first solo exhibition in 1999 and has had subsequent solos in Paris, Cannes, Nice and Toulouse. Villandre’s work is held in public and private collections world-wide, including Avignon, Cannes, Lyon, Nice, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, New York, Johannesburg, Mahé/Seychelles Islands and Beyruth.

Abstract paintings

Image: Falling Blocks #1, Acrylic on canvas, 30 × 60 inches, 2013



Kites & Darts

April 1– April 26, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 3, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Kites & Darts
Annette Morriss

Five large curvilinear images applied directly to the gallery walls



Thinking Occurrences

March 4 – 29, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 6, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Thinking Occurrences
Alfred Martinez

Wall collages

Noho Gallery – M55 Art is pleased to present “Thinking Occurrences,” a solo exhibition of recent work by mixed-media painter Alfred Martinez, open March 4 – 29. The show will feature a series of collages inspired by the artist’s travels through Europe and the United States, including his recent extended stay in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris, time spent as a pilgrim hiking the medieval trails of Southern France, and eight days of sailing New York’s Long Island Sound.

Martinez’s most recent works are comprised of draping curtains made of vinyl canvas, adorned with cutouts of photographic images carefully placed atop colorfully painted sections. Each curtain is embedded with digital frames that display slideshows of digital imagery that can be seen through cut holes on the vinyl surface. The visual effect is intensified by various
sounds of music emitted each piece. “Thinking Occurrences” is filled with vibrant, subjective ideas based on the Martinez’s experiences through his travels.

The “Body Coffin” is made from a once-functional 7-foot tall wicker casket, has been transformed by color, and electric light, and nearly comes alive as it plays the music of late rhythm and blues artist Ray Charles. The Body Coffin is in combination with the hanging collages are in keeping with Martinez’s continued interest of using consumer materials to make new art forms.

Alfred Martinez is a New York artist who works from his studio in Chinatown. He first garnered public attention through his exhibit at the 112 Greene Street Gallery in Soho in 1977. At the 112 Greene Workshop he initialed the ideas of painting on the surface of utilitarian objects. In 1981, at the O.K. Harris Gallery he exhibited a set of 28-foot multi-colored painted venetian blinds in the gallery windows. His 1986 drawing series of utilitarian guns produced a print , titled “Comfort…in the Streets?” which was included in the Whitney Museum’s “I, YOU, WE” exhibition last summer.

www.alfredmartinez.net



Painting Plus

February 4 – March 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 8, 5 – 8pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Painting Plus