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BRAND NEW GALLERY
NY: New Perspectives
in collaboration with Linda Yablonsky
22 September-29 October 2011
Opening: 22 September, 6.00pm-9.00pm
Ellen Altfest, Anna Betbeze, Joe Bradley, Anne Collier, Rosson Crow, Roe Ethridge, Teresita Fernandez, Jason Gringler, Tamar Halpern, Adam Helms, Josh Kolbo, Josephine Meckseper, Sam Moyer, Angel Otero, Janaina Tschape, Sara VanDerBeek and Lisa Yuskavage
Brand New Gallery is pleased to present NY: New Perspectives, an exhibition in collaboration with Linda Yablonsky.
This exhibition introduces some of the most interesting artists among the younger generations living and working in New York and explores the latest trends on the city's art scene.
For over fifty years New York has been the centre of contemporary art and despite the fact that globalization today has allowed for the recognition and development of other cities, such as Berlin or Los Angeles, New York still holds its place as one of the most important and dynamic meeting points on the international art scene. Inspired by the experience of living in one of the world's most creative and heterogeneous cultural centres, a city that constantly reinvents itself, the artists selected employ a wide range of artistic practices and processes, using a variety of media ranging from painting and sculpture to photography and video, exploring and analysing the aesthetic, cultural and sociological issues of our age.
The exhibition highlights the heterogeneity of languages employed by the artists chosen: from traditional materials such as oil or acrylic on canvas in the works of Lisa Yuskavage, Ellen Altfest, Rosson Crow, Joe Bradley, Angel Otero and Janaina Tschape we pass to new levels of painting made with non-conventional media such as woollen carpets corroded by acid from Anna Betbeze, broken plexiglass and glass mounted by Jason Gringler on a frame, natural graphite in the works of Teresita Fernandez, and ink and bleach used in Sam Moyer's canvases. A section of the exhibition is devoted to photography, both analogue and digital, with works by Anne Collier, Roe Ethridge, Adam Helms, Josephine Meckseper, Sara VanDerBeek, Tamar Halpern and Josh Kolbo.