Excited to assist in the rebranding of The School of Practical Philosophy in New York and the retreat center in Wallkill, upstate New York. In the works for almost a year I performed; brand market research, consulted on rebranding creative direction, color consultation and finally as asset creation for Sub Rosa, New York.
Enjoyed designing and launching a new website for Linda Levit’s Studio.
Linda Levit lives and works in NoHo in downtown Manhattan since the late 1970’s and has exhibited work in solo and group exhibitions in New York City and Internationally. Her work has been included in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, A.I.R. Gallery, Exit Art, Flowers, all New York, NY; Reading Museum, Reading, PA; Museum Gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany; Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark; Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm, Sweden; Galeria Dels Angels, Barcelona, Spain; Grace Project, Seoul South Korea, among others. Levit’s works are fully abstract, combining soft edge shapes such as triangles, squares, rectangles and circles coupled with vivid colors invoking the work of Mark Rothko and Henry Matisse. Levit’s studio practice focuses on paintings, watercolors, works on papers, printmaking and stained glass. Levit is a recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and a guest editor at New Observations and Zabtuze magazine. Levit’s work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Art Museum, New York, NY; Reading Museum, Reading, PA; Museum of Modern Glass Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; Oppenheimer and Company, New York, NY, among others.
On the occasion of the exhibition Ted Stamm: Woosters, on view earlier this year at Lisson Gallery New York, Lisson gallery published the first major monograph on the American artist. A comprehensive survey of the entire “Wooster” series, the hardcover book also includes new scholarship by art historian Alex Bacon and an illustrated chronology of the artist’s career.
Stamm lived and worked on the top floor of 101 Wooster Street in the downtown Manhattan neighbourhood of SoHo from 1972 to his untimely death in 1984. In 1974, Stamm encountered an irregular shape on his street — a rectangle joined on the left by a slightly shorter triangle. Using this form as the inspiration, he began what he titled the “Wooster” series. These geometric forms with hard edges furthered the artist’s earlier experimentations of formalist elements of the line and literal as well as depicted shapes. The exhibition at Lisson Gallery includes a selection of paintings from this series, including a large-scale “Lo Wooster” (a variation of the aforementioned shape, hung close to the ground) as well as works on paper, archival material and photographs. A diligent archivist and record keeper, Stamm kept exhaustive documentation related to the making of his paintings, a selection of which will is installed in a vitrine in the gallery space and reproduced in the catalogue.
While painting and drawing was always his primary focus, Stamm regularly extended his practice into the streets where he made proto-graffiti interventions in the urban environments of New York. Known as “Designators”, these works were executed in locations around the city and on varying objects. Stamm placed “Wooster Designators” primarily on the bumpers and license plates of cars, so that the vehicles would travel beyond the neighbourhood or city, bearing Stamm’s “Wooster” shape, to be seen by numerous more people. Photographs of these projects, documented in 1980, are also in the exhibition and the catalogue.
Excited to design and launch a new website for SOLID
SOLID is an architectural design build firm located in New York, founded in 2010 by French architect Guy Reziciner. SOLID’s multidisciplinary projects spans art, design, and architecture, combining a insider knowledge of the art world and cultural sector with impeccable technical expertise and a thorough understanding of zoning, building code, and historical preservation guidelines.
Happy to see the signage and menu board I designed for the new MoMaCha cafe/gallery next to The Hole Gallery on the Bowery in New York, grand opening March 29th.
Dan Lam “Hands On” on view through July 15th
Dan Lam (b. 1988, Philippines) is known for her drips, blobs and squishes: inventive new sculptures made of foam, resin and acrylic. Adorned with acrylic “spikes” or Swarovski crystals, these works play with notions of body image, imperfection and decadence. In this show “Hands On” she exhibits for the first time iridescent ceiling drips and cushiony floor blobs; all touchable and interactive. Her futuristic color sensibility combined with the tactile quality of her work is so enticing! It’s hard to tell whether the urge is to touch it, take it home or try to eat it. Here, you can touch any works that say “TOUCH ME”, you can take home a work if you want to purchase it and you can also eat a Dan Lam-designed dessert! Follow her @sopopomo
Ted Stamm Woosters
9 March – 14 April 2018
Lisson Gallery presents the first exhibition of Ted Stamm’s work at Lisson Gallery New York, featuring paintings, works on paper, archival material and photographs from the artist’s "Wooster" series.
Ted Stamm was born and raised in Brooklyn and Long Island, and rarely strayed from the New York metropolitan area. After beginning his career painting colourful lyrical abstraction in his post-graduate days in the late 1960s, Stamm quickly set out to explore painting beyond tradition and to introduce further layers of complex colour, form and line. While many other painters of the period like Alan Charlton, Robert Ryman and Brice Marden were also experimenting in monochrome, following the success of late Modernist post-war artists such as Yves Klein, Ellsworth Kelly and Robert Rauschenberg, among others, Stamm quickly furthered his experimentation of the use of a minimal palette by introducing composition, through the precision of the line and the shaped canvas.
Stamm lived and worked on the top floor of 101 Wooster Street in the downtown Manhattan neighbourhood of SoHo from 1972 to his untimely death in 1984. In 1974, Stamm encountered an irregular shape on his street — a rectangle joined on the left by a slightly shorter triangle. Using this form as the inspiration, he began what he titled the "Wooster" series. These geometric forms with hard edges furthered the artist’s earlier experimentations of formalist elements of the line and literal as well as depicted shapes. The exhibition at Lisson Gallery will include a selection of paintings from this series, including a large-scale "Lo Wooster" (a variation of the aforementioned shape, hung close to the ground) as well as works on paper, archival material and photographs. A diligent archivist and record keeper, Stamm kept exhaustive documentation related to the making of his paintings, a selection of which will be installed in a vitrine in the gallery space.
While painting and drawing was always his primary focus, Stamm regularly extended his practice into the streets where he made proto-graffiti interventions in the urban environments of New York. Known as “Designators”, these works were executed in locations around the city and on varying objects. Stamm placed “Wooster Designators” primarily on the bumpers and license plates of cars, so that the vehicles would travel beyond the neighbourhood or city, bearing Stamm’s "Wooster" shape, to be seen by numerous more people. Photographs of these projects, documented in 1980, will be included in the exhibition.
On the occasion of the exhibition, Lisson Gallery will publish the first major monograph on Stamm, a comprehensive survey of the entire "Wooster" series, including an essay by art historian Alex Bacon and an illustrated chronology of the artist’s career.
Happy to see the signage I designed for Framing Community: Magnum Photos 1947-Present at Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College Art Galleries, 132 East 68th Street, through November 26, 2017
Curated by Prof. Maria Antonella Pelizzari with graduate students enrolled in the Advanced Curatorial Certificate
On the occasion of Magnum Photos’ 70th Anniversary, the Hunter College Art Galleries presents Framing Community: Magnum Photos, 1947–Present, an exhibition that revisits the history of the cooperative photo agency, focusing on the idea of “Community”—a subject that has been central to the practice of photographers and continues to be crucial in our time.
Installation view photographs by Stan Narten
Happy to design and launch a new website for Alchemy Paintworks
Alchemy Paintworks is dedicated to providing the highest quality spray coatings for artists and the design industry, specializing in paint finishing for metal sculpture as well as repair and restoration. As a trusted source for artists, galleries, auction houses and conservators, we’re committed to executing the perfect finish. Our highly skilled team has helped realize and conserve the visions of some of the world’s most innovative contemporary artists, including Urs Fischer, Carol Bove and Sol LeWitt.
Robert Longo Installation Will Come to Hunter College
After two years of construction, Tower 49 opened its doors to a roster of international and high profile tenants in 1984. Tower 49 is designed by the renown architectural company, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). The original tenants included, The First Boston Corporation (now Credit Suisse), Saks Fifth Avenue and Bank Generale. Many of the original tenants and successors continue to occupy or lease space more than 25 years after Tower 49 opened.
In 1992, Tower 49 began art programming in the main lobby, establishing Tower 49 Gallery. The expansive wall and ceiling heights are a great space for exhibiting site-specific installations, paintings and sculptures. Over the years, Tower 49 Gallery has exhibited artists including: Frank Stella, Mark Di Suvero Jules Olitski and Shigeno Ichimura. For the past 7 years Tower 49 Gallery has been working with The Arts Student League of New York as well.
Launched new website for Hunter East Harlem Gallery
Hunter East Harlem Gallery is a multidisciplinary space for art exhibitions and socially minded projects. Located on the ground floor of Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work at 119th Street and Third Avenue, the gallery presents exhibitions and public events that foster academic collaborations at Hunter College while addressing subjects relevant to the East Harlem community and greater New York City. The Gallery seeks to initiate partnerships with publicly oriented organizations and focuses on showcasing artists who are engaging in social practice, public interventions, community projects, and alternative forms of public art. Since its inception in 2011, all exhibitions and programs at Hunter East Harlem Gallery are free and open to the public.
Elective Affinities: A Library
Curated by Jocelyn Spaar and Sarah Watson
February 18–April 9, 2017
205 Hudson Gallery
Hunter College Art Galleries
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
Entrance on the south side of Canal Street between Hudson and Watts
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 1–6pm
With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one—but no one at all—can tell you what to read and when and how. —Doris Lessing
The library includes selections from Archipelago Books, Blonde Art Books, Ediciones Popolet, Explorers Club of Enrique de Malacca, Melville House, Miniature Garden, New Directions, Primary Information, Purgatory Pie Press, Roof Books, Seven Stories Press, Small Editions, The Song Cave, Stonecutter, Ugly Duckling Presse, Verso, Wendy’s Subway and Word Up Books, with works by artists Erica Baum, Joey Carducci, Kevin Everson, Barbara Hammer, Shigeko Kubota, Sondra Perry, and Bryan Zanisnik.
Just returned from a Study Field Trip around Denmark with 53 students from the Kadk Visual Design department.
We visited The Islands of Nyord and Møn, the frescos at Elmelunde Church and Møns Klint (Cliffs). Stayed overnight at Møns Klint Campsite. The next morning we drove to Jutland for a two day stay in Aarhus. Visiting the Narayana printing press, Hello Monday, Aros and Moesgaard Museums. Sunday, back to Copenhagen with stops at Trapholt Museum in Kolding and the Clay Museum for ceramics on the Island of Fyn.
Instragram photo tag #kadkvd2016fieldtrip
I designed the communication materials for the Daniel Buren site-specific work "Bayadères for Two Skywalks" organized by Hunter College Art Galleries on the Upper East Side, New York until September 2016. Photograph by Bill Orcutt.