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Naomi Reis Artist Talk

TSA member Naomi Reis has work in Back to Eden at the Museum of Biblical Art, which is open through September 28. 2014.

Lina Puerta, Naomi Reis and curator Jennifer Scanlan will be giving an artist talk and walk-through of the show on August 5 at 6:30pm:

Planting the Seed: The Garden as Symbol in Contemporary Art
Artist talk with curator Jennifer Scanlan and Lina Puerta
Tue August 5, 2014, 6:30pm
Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway at 61st Street, NY, NY

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To Tiger with Love reviewed on KnightArts


Thanks KnightArts for reviewing To Tiger with Love featuring the work of TSA NY member, Rachael Gorchov. To read the full review, click here.

Alex Paik and Rachael Gorchov in Family Style


Family Style
Formerly Pocket Utopia
191 Henry Street, LES, NYC 10002
Opening Reception: Tuesday July 22, 6-9pm.
On view July 22 - August 24
Wed - Sun, 12 - 6pm

Curated by July Torres

Featuring: Ky Anderson, Meg Atkinson, Liz Atzberger, John Avelluto, Inna Babaeva, Emily Berger, Annie Blazejack, Maria Britton, Melissa Capasso, Ginny Casey, Lauren Collings, Jonathan Cowan, William Crump, Kevin Andrew Curran, Georgia Elrod, Sessa Englund, Ryan Michael Ford, Matthew Neil Gehring, Enrico Gomez, Rachael Gorchov, Libby Hartle, Jay Henderson, Fran Holstrom, Mary Judge, Mona Saeed Kamal, Leslie Kerby, Wendy Klemperer, William Eckhardt Kohler, Ellen Letcher, Geddes Levenson, Amy Lincoln, Meg Lipke, Rebecca Litt, JJ Manford, Chris Moss, Seth Mulvey, Rebecca Murtaugh, Fran O’Neill, Alex Paik, Jamie Powell, James Prez, Ben Pritchard, Jenna Ransom, Alexandra Rubinstein, Anne Russinof, Karen Schifano, Jennifer Shepard, Julia Sinelnikova, Elisa Soliven, Maxwell Stevens, Austin Thomas, Kati Vilim, Maria Walker, Albert Weaver, Rachael Wren, Becky Yazdan

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To Tiger with Love: A Five Year Anniversary


To Tiger with Love
A Five Year Anniversary
Tiger Friends Forever
July 11 - July 26, 2014
Reception Friday July 11, 6-10pm

You are cordially invited to attend the joyous and auspicious event of Tiger Strikes Asteroid’s five year anniversary!!! We will be featuring small works from Tiger Strikes Asteroid members, past and present and from our sister space, TSA / New York. Due to the July 4th Holiday, the opening celebration/reception will be on Friday, July 11th from 6-10pm.

Featuring: Jaime Alvarez, Todd Baldwin, Adam Blumberg, Vincent Como, Keith Crowley, Will DiBello, Terri Saulin Frock, Tim Gierschick, Rachael Gorchov, Yin Ho, Ezra Masch, Ryan Mccartney, Alex Paik, Nathan Pankratz, Matt Phillips, Joanna Platt, Caroline Santa, Anne Schaefer, Matthew Sepielli, Douglas Witmer

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In the Office of the Drunken Monkey


Left: Dustin London, Untitled, 2012, 12”x10”, Micaceous Iron Oxide on Panel (Lines Incised)
Dona Nelson, Small Animal Painting One, 2014,12”x16”, string, acrylic paint and acrylic mediums on canvas

In the Office of the Drunken Monkey
Curated by Christopher Ulivo and Julian Kreimer

August 8 – September 7, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, August 8, 7pm-10pm

Featuring: Brian Scott Campbell, Rubens Ghenov, Rachael Gorchov, Lucia Hierro, David Humphrey, Julian Kreimer, Margrit Lewczuk, Dustin London, Rebecca Morris, Dona Nelson, Devin Troy Strother, Christopher Ulivo, Stephanie Washburn.

Drunken Monkey is a Kung Fu style that uses (real or faked) intoxication to create confusion and deflection. It relies on an intimate knowledge, and canny disregard for the rules of the game.

The office is a removed place where abstract symbols—charts, maps, and visualizations—are manipulated to impact the outside world. It demands an understanding of complex organization, and of the delicate interactions between meaning-systems and individuals.

These artists, cross-geographical and cross-generational, rely on the tension between structured systems (the office) and the intuitive, unexpected moves usually associated with elevated or altered states.

The extremes of that spectrum can be seen in Dona Nelson’s material wildness and fervent splashes to the tight control on display in Dustin London’s floorplan-like drawings. Margrit Lewczuk’s rhythmic painting elicits the kind of mind-bending patterns that emerge after hours of staring at screens while David Humphrey’s Flower with its smooth curved leaves and chunky petals looks like it was made before and after happy hour. The frustrations and manic energy of production are depicted by Brian Scott Campbell’s drawings, and underlie Julian Kreimer’s space-clashing abstraction.

The office emerges as an architectural and mental touchstone in many of the works: Rachael Gorchov’s blue-glaze painting on ceramic literally depicts the exterior of an office park, and the geometry of office interiors emerges from Rubens Ghenov’s abstraction. Stephanie Washburn’s juxtapositions of found photos and objects evoke the everyday jumbled aesthetics of workplaces, while Lucia Hierro’s felt pieces stitch together different worlds coexisting in New York. Several of the artists mess with the ‘structure’ of history: Devin Troy Strother merges modern art myths with tropes of contemporary blackness, Rebecca Morris brings unexpected intensity to the playful aesthetic commonly associated with Memphis Milano designs, and Christopher Ulivo’s egg-tempera paintings depict history that might have been.

Naomi Reis in Back to Eden at The Museum of Biblical Art

Back to Eden
Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden

The Museum of Biblical Art

1865 Broadway at 61st Street
New York, NY 10023

Lynn Aldrich, Anonda Bell, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Sean Capone, Mat Collishaw, Jim Dine, Mark Dion, Barnaby Furnas, Adam Fuss, Rona Pondick, Lina Puerta, Naomi Reis, Pipilotti Rist, Alexis Rockman, Dana Sherwood, Mary Temple, Fred Tomaselli, Marina Zurkow

June 27—September 28, 2014

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Vincent Como in About a Mountain at Asya Geisberg Gallery


About a Mountain
Asya Geisberg Gallery
537b West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

featuring: Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Rachel Niffenegger, Elisa Lendvay, Vincent Como,Gerhard Frommel, Don Dixon, Anonymous
Curated by Holly Jarrett

June 26 - August 15, 2014

Opening Reception: June 26, 6-8PM

Matt Philips in Second Sight at Brian Morris Gallery


Second Sight

Brian Morris Gallery
163 Chrystie Street, New York, NY
New York, NY 10002

Sean Greene, Matt Phillips, Russell Tyler
June 19-July 19, 2014

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Good Job, Everybody


                         Ben Bertocci, Demon II, 2010, Oil on mixed media, 19 x 23 inches

Good Job, Everybody
Curated by Will Gabaldon

June 27 – August 3, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, June 27, 7pm-10pm

Featuring works by Ben Bertocci, Monica Haak, Dustin London, Eileen Murphy, James L. Seward and Brian Zegeer.

Most group exhibitions stress the works stylistic similarities, conceptual processes or are so bogged down in nonsensical art double speak as to be intellectually and emotionally impenetrable. In a time of pluralistic artistic practices can any unifying themes be stressed? Such themes usually illustrate only superficial trends in art making – not so much new styles as much as different packaging. Style is plastic and can be applied towards many different ends. It is particular to an individuals work and should be judged as such. This exhibition is concerned with the agendas of individual artists, showing their work whether it fits a current stylistic trend or not. This is an eclectic show made up of work by serious, dedicated artists who give thoughtful consideration to their artistic practices.

Norm Paris in a group show at Monya Rowe


Vintage Violence

Curated by Monya Rowe and George Rush

Nayland Blake, Richard Bosman, Angela Dufresne, Carroll Dunham, Judy Glantzman, Nancy Grossman,

Lyle Ashton Harris, Vera Iliatova, Tony Matelli, Norman Paris, Dasha Shishkin, Tommy White

May 25 – July 18, 2014
Opening reception: Sunday, May 25, 6 - 8 PM

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Vincent Como and Alex Paik BOS 2014 Event

at Bushwick Open Studios 2014
Curated by Key Projects and Hosted by Carol Salmanson
May 31 – June 1, 2014
Opening Reception: May 31, 2014, 12 - 2 PM
Hours: Saturday, May 31 & Sunday, June 1 from 12 - 7 PM

56 Bogart St./1 Grattan St., #4G
Brooklyn, NY 11206

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Naomi Reis at Mixed Greens

Naomi Reis
May 29 – August 29, 2014
Opening: Thursday, May 29, 6-8pm
Mixed Greens is thrilled to present Planted, an ambitious, site-specific window installation by Brooklyn-based artist Naomi Reis. Using mylar collages that incorporate real and artificial houseplants sourced from the nearby Flower District, Reis creates a mixed-media installation that traverses two-and three-dimensions and transforms the windows into luscious verdure.
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DELVE Networking: Collaboratives + Art at TSA New York


On Thursday, May 22 we will be hosting an event with DELVE exploring Collaborative + Art with speakers Alex Paik and Jason Andrew.

We invite all artists, creatives, arts professionals and art appreciators to join us for lively DELVE Networking events. We celebrate and discover everyone’s unique paths as artistic and creative forces. It’s a chance to learn from others and see where our worlds overlap. Each event begins with presentations by inspiring individuals, followed by complimentary drinks and meeting new people. We are interested in creating community and sharing information to help you succeed.

Alex Paik, artist and member of TSA.


Jason Andrew, a Brooklyn based independent curator and producer. A prominent figure in the Bushwick art scene since 2006, Mr. Andrew is the founding director of Norte Maar. In 2010, he and the artist Deborah Brown opened Storefront. For his curatorial projects Mr. Andrew was voted Best Exhibitionist by the Village Voice, and was a feature in L Magazine’s Who Made the New Brooklyn. His exhibitions have been critically reviewed by Artforum, Art in America, and The New York Times among others. Recent curatorial projects include, To be a Lady, featuring an international selection of historic, mid-career, and emerging women artists currently on view at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery during the Singapore Biennale (2013).

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Guest blog post on Kind Aesthetic by TSA member Alex Paik

TSA member Alex Paik guest-authors a blog post on Read the full post here.

Vince Contarino: For Your Eyes Only


Vince Contarino: Elegy, 2012, Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 36 inches

Vince Contarino: For Your Eyes Only

May 16 – June 22, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 7pm-10pm


While working within the historical lineage of abstraction in New York, Vince Contarino operates within a specific and clearly-defined approach to painting. Central to Contarino’s work is a balancing act articulating form, pattern, and movement through his materials with a sensitivity to painting’s esoteric tendencies as an art form. By negotiating a space which simultaneously embraces the tight stylistic language of graphic relationships, while also subverting the same with a keen awareness of gesture and materiality, Contarino entices the viewer with immediate, slashing gestures and slow, deliberate forms. These decisions act as a control mechanism taming the wild anima of painterly expression, while imbuing hard-edge uniformity with a graceful independence. In constructing the paintings through formal invention, he is also playing with the idea of abstraction as a subjective experience. These works imply an intimacy between the maker and the viewer, and Contarino deftly guides us through these locales with his subtle and nuanced mastery of color, motion, and shape.

Vince Contarino was born in Woodbury, NJ and received his BFA from Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, FL in 1997. Recent exhibition venues include Jason McCoy Gallery in New York; Laroche/Joncas Galerie in Montreal; Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, MA; and The Essl Museum in Vienna. He co-founded the artist-run initiative, Progress Report in 2010, was an artist-in-residence at The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program 2010-11, and was a 2012 Fellow in Painting from the New York Foundation of the Arts. His work has been featured in Abstract Critical, Hyperallergic, New American Paintings, and SFAQ.