Holiday Fundraiser 2018
12/20/2018

Gallery Dinner Party & Fundraiser
Join ArtsClub for a dinner party at M. David & Co. in Bushwick, featuring over 20 artists, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Planned Parenthood. Formerly called Life On Mars, M. David & Co. has been the leading gallery in Brooklyn for 5 years, showcasing intergenerational relationships between artists in NYC, from emerging to mid-career to blue-chip. The exhibition will feature a curated selection of artists represented by the gallery and those selected specifically for this show. During this event, we’ll hear about the history of Bushwick and the evolution of the NY art scene from the 1970’s to the present.

Civil Discourse @ Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA
11/10/2018

Civil Discourse @ Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Happy to have one of my Ecstacy Series self portraits (green in pic)  

Civil Discourse
curated by Jaynie Crimmins
Opening Reception Saturday November 10, 6-10pm
Show dates - Nov 10 - Dec 29, 2018
This is a large group show that matches NYC artists work with work of Atlanta artists. There will be interesting connections between the 73 artists. This is a unique show that should not be missed.

“But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized - at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do - it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”
Barack Obama

Civil Discourse creates a visual dialogue challenging us to move beyond the historical and current divisiveness of red state/blue state politics and the turmoil our country is presently experiencing.
NYC and Atlanta artists, each pursuing a studio practice that connects in surprising ways, shift the present angry and finger-pointing discussions to one that finds common ground. Unbeknownst to these artists, the works they create are in conversation with each other. Many works are not mirror images and their relationship to one another might not be immediately evident. Civil Discourse connects these artists through imagery, treatment of subject matter, materials, technique or concept and celebrates the collective dialogue discovered in their art.

Artists' Talk
9/8/2018

Artists' Talk
I participated in Paradice Palase's Summer Camp for Creatives. I gave an artist slide talk with Yvette CohenJoanne UngarPatty Fabricant and Christina Massey - curated by Jaynie Crimmins

Paradice Palase -  1263 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Among Friends mentioned in "Two Coats Of Paint"
4/28/2018

Among Friends mentioned in "Two Coats Of Paint"
“Among Friends,” detail.

Co-curated by Beth Dary, 
Alexandra Rutsch Brock, and Patricia Fabricant, the project featured small works on paper by nearly 140 artists, zipped together to create several long scrolls. A portion of each sale went to help support Planned Parenthood.
 
Inspired by the Robert Rauschenberg artwork "Hiccups", seen last summer in the "Among Friends" exhibition at the MoMA, AMONG FRIENDS reflects and responds to the strength and illumination we find through art, friendship and community. 
The show will consist of 132 pieces of 9 x 7" handmade paper, each worked on by a different artist, zipped together into one continuous, exuberant piece. 
Each individual piece will be for sale for $250 with 10% going to Planned Parenthood.
Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29th, 1 to 6 pm
In conjunction with DUMBO Open Studios
55 Washington Street, Studio 257, 2nd Floor

Among Friends
4/13/2018

Among Friends
Happy for this mention in Two Coats Of Paint!

Beyond thrilled with
Among Friends, a group show I co-organized with Beth Dary and Patrica Fabricant. Inspired by the Robert Rauschenberg artwork "Hiccups", seen last summer in the "Among Friends" exhibition at the MoMA, AMONG FRIENDS reflects and responds to the strength and illumination we find through art, friendship and community. The show consisted of 132 pieces of 9 x 7" handmade paper, each worked on by a different artist, zipped together into one continuous, exuberant piece. Each individual work was for sale for $250 with 10% going to Planned Parenthood. We sold 95, raising over $3000 for PP! The installation was described as "a group hug" by artist Jason Rohlf. It exceeded our wildest expectations. We hope to make it an annual event.

HyperAccumulators Artist Talk
3/1/2018

ARTIST TALK
Saturday March 2nd 2:00-4:00PM
Please join us for reflections by the artists, light refreshments, meet the curators, and explore our exhibit!
HyperAccumulators considers how contemporary artists explore connections between nature, toxicity, and the potential for regeneration.
On view through March 23.

Near To You
1/10/2018

Near To You
painting image - Heather Morgan

The Pelham Art Center ushers in 2018 with a stunning new portrait exhibition
Near To You - curated by Alexandra Rutsch Brock & Elizabeth Saperstein

On view will be painting and sculpture by six exciting artists committed to the language and texture of paint and painting as well as challenging approaches to portraiture itself. What does it mean to capture the impression or image of a person? What is it that the viewer recognizes in a portrait?

The exhibition will be on view January 19 – March 24, with an opening reception on Friday, January 19, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. A catalog will be published to accompany the exhibition.
 
Near To You features the work of Tim Doud, Jenny Dubnau, Donna Festa, John Mitchell, Heather Morgan, and Julia Schwartz and includes self-portraits and portrait subjects. Two of the artists, Dubnau and Festa, are 2017 Alexander Rutsch Painting Award finalists.

The exhibition title is inspired by Nina Simone's haunting version of the Adler-Ross show tune of the same name, and makes us wonder if we are seeing the so-called real person or a trace element, fleeting in time.