Opening Saturday NOV 2, 6-8pm. with added References + Visual Notes Sunday NOV 17th
MICHAEL BERRYHILL NANCY BOWEN CARLA EDWARDS CHRISTOPHER CARROL PAOLA FERRARIO RAQUE FORD TOM FORKIN SARAH HEWITT ANTHONY IACONO NAT MEADE SONDRA PERRY BARBARA TAKENAGA
CONGREGATION is the work of a dozen artists gathered together using a rubric of organization lodged inside the mind of artist Sheila Pepe. Much like the field of operation used in her own work, Pepe gathers together a small cohort of colleagues into a chorus resonant with a rich expression of shared differences.
Each artist in the exhibition uses specific materials precisely within a large field of craft (and craft-less) operations. As we might expect, these paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and prints, map an array of image making, picturing and signage strategies. Objecthood is palpable in all works; bodies are present even if peripherally. Each artist claims a strong subject position, and yet no work succumbs to simple explication.
References + Visual Notes:
An additional group of artists – teachers, mentors and affiliates – have been asked to provide smalls works to stand as references and “ footnotes” to be added mid-exhibition. Each member of this group has been asked to address particular works or constellations thereof. These artists include: Stephen Westfall, Arthur Simms, RELAX: Chiarenza + Hauser +Co, Diana Puntar, Byron Kim, Lucy Fradkin, Mathew Brannon, and others …
106 Green is located at 104 Green Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222