Jean-Guerly Pétion

Americana Dreaming, 2020, Acrylics on board, barbed wire, 27 x 27 in.

 

Jean-Guerly Petion uses symbols from Haiti, his country of birth, as well as imagery suggesting the extremes of wealth and poverty which exist there. His paintings confront emotionally charged first- and third-world class issues via theoretical texts and compelling images, such as that of his black man vaulting skyward over a strand of barbed wire. Often quoting theoretical texts drawn from Freud, Lacan, Deleuze and others, he refuses any simplistic reading of Voudoun symbology: Marcel Duchamp is stepping on Jean-Michel Basquiat! Petion’s depiction of power plays directly invokes the contemporary art scene itself in assemblage and mixed-media sculpture and painting. The work issues demands for a new reading of gods and commoners, hope and despair. Pétion holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and an MFA from CalArts. 

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“Per Adolfsen at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel”, By Jonathan Goodman, Tussle Magazine December 2020

 

Per Adolfsen is a Danish artist who regularly makes forays into the countryside with only a pencil and paper to retrieve images from the landscape in highly lyric ways. His color drawings are extraordinarily precise if not very accurate in color, resulting in a hallucinatory image that is as beautiful as it is unusual. Working within a small format, Adolfsen has made a group of drawings that celebrate nature on the scale of chamber music, in which poetry combines with a formal accuracy based on the precise report of the land. The trees and meadows and rocks, with bodies of water and snowy heights, all combine to create a world of unusual, and also innocent, beauty. This is an unusual time for an innocent view of nature, stuck as we are in the morass of decades, if not centuries, of the abuse of the natural world. Adolfsen, who rejects all technology in his practice, working with paper and pencil alone, might be accused of being old-fashioned. But perhaps the greater truth is that the deliberate constraints that he places on materials return him to a past when a romantic view of nature had not been tarnished by exploitation….

Read the Full Article: “Per Adolfsen at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel (link)

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“Treasures from Iraq at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum”, by Tim Hughes, Oxford Times December 2020

 

A cultural melting pot in the cradle of civilization, its history stretches back to 401BC.

Astride the Tigris, opposite the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh, it was a cultural treasure house of mosques and churches containing the tombs of Old Testament prophets. But it is not so much its ancient glories which have fixed it in our consciousness, but the horrors of the past two decades.

It was battered by the Americans after the 2003 invasion, devastated by suicide attacks, then suffered the worse excesses of Islamic extremism, resulting in a Christian exodus before falling into the hands of Islamic State. ISIS or ‘Da’esh’ left the place a ruin, smashing many of its precious artefacts – not least those in the Mosul Museum where Assyrian sculptures were smashed.

Moved by the destruction, artist Piers Secunda visited the Mosul Museum in 2018, and was given permission by Iraq’s Minister of Culture to mould the broken stone surfaces of destroyed treasures from the Assyrian Rooms…

 

Read The Full Article: “Treasures from Iraq at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum” (link)

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Per Adolfsen: Landscapes

 

Per Adolfsen

Landscapes

December 3, 2020 – February 27, 2021 (Extended)

 

Chelsea, New York: In his third solo show with 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, Danish artist Per Adolfsen presents recent landscape drawings in graphite and colored pencil mounted on natural maple wood panels.

The works are the product of Adolfsen’s abiding interest in keeping his artistic practice grounded in the fundamental relationship of eye, mind, and hand, without reliance on technologies and tools more modern than those used by the Old Masters and their disciples through the centuries.

Adolfsen describes his process thus: “Very simple: a man, a pencil and a piece of paper. I go out into my environment every day. I study it and I draw what I see. The sky, the trees, the sea.” He thereby hopes to sink into a communion with nature that reveals otherwise veiled aspects of its being. “I feel that it gives way to a deeper understanding of the way the world is constituted,” he comments. “I study interconnections on different levels. How nature is constituted. How the interconnections for life, death and growth are constituted.”

While mostly naturalistic at first glance, some of Adolfsen’s drawings veer toward an almost Fauve exuberance in their use of color, as seen, for example, in the densely rendered, primary-blue clouds of Dunes by the West Coast.

Within all of these drawings, Adolfsen constructs rocks, trees, hills, clouds, and water with tightly controlled arrangements of contour lines and hatches deployed with almost Cézanne-like precision, giving these forms a solidity that sometimes belies their actual flatness. Often these elements come together in ways that are both whimsical and profound, as in By the Canal, where four rocks in almost outlandish tones of orange and magenta nestle within in a pile of stones rendered in more mundane terrestrial shades of black and brown. The hints of a deeper life that Adolfsen is seeking within the phenomena nature is perhaps revealed best in these moments.

 

View the Full Show on Artsy (link)

Press Release: Per Adolfsen – Landscapes (link)

“Postcards from Per Adolfsen: Portrait Landscapes”, by Cori Hutchinson, Whitehot Magazine December 2020 (article link)

“Per Adolfsen at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel”, by Jonathan Goodman, Tussle Magazine December 2020 (article link)

 

 

 

For further information or to schedule an interview with the artist, please contact us at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel by e-mail at info@532gallery.com

 

 

 

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Nov. 19: Virtual lecture with artist Lien Truong

Nov. 19: Virtual lecture with artist Lien Truong

 

 

A virtual lecture with artist Lien Truong will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m. on Zoom. Truong’s art practice examines the social and cultural influences that shape belief systems and heritage. Landscapes symbolizing violence and tragedy and significant American icons in the civil rights movement are translated through oil paint and painting on silk. Through a type of blended narrative painting, the work is created through a hybridity of painting materials, techniques and philosophies, embedding in it, the complex cultural histories that mirror the Asian American lens. The lecture is made possible through the Forst Endowed Fine Arts Visiting Artist Program.

 

Lien Truong is an assistant professor of painting and drawing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions, including the National Portrait Gallery. She has received reviews and mentions in Art Asia Pacific, The San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, New American Paintings, and ARTit Japan. Truong is a recipient of a 2019 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant.

 

Virtual lecture on Thursday, November 19 at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://wsu.zoom.us/j/94949316640?pwd=VnlUQ08xUFJWT0ZUSENxMTk0QmJmUT09

More info at finearts.wsu.edu/event/lien-troung-artist-talk

Full Article link: https://news.wsu.edu/2020/11/16/nov-19-virtual-lecture-artist-lien-truong/

 

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Group Exhibition: Fall Breeze

Fall Breeze

October 6, 2020 - November 28, 2020

Fall Breeze, Install shot
Fall Breeze, Install shot

Chelsea, New York: 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel is pleased to present "Fall Breeze". Among a variation of themes and motifs, from abstract to figurative, this group exhibition presents a selection of distinct works of art relevant to the current time. Artists featured from the gallery’s programme: Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez, Brian Cirmo, Carlos Rodriguez Cardenas, Danny Rolph, Diana Copperwhite, Electric Coffin, Elio Rodriguez, Jose Angel Vincench, Lennart Rieder, Lien Truong, Per Adolfsen, Piers Secunda, Sky Kim, Susana Guerrero. The exhibition is on view until November 28.

Fall Breeze, Install shot #2
Fall Breeze, Install shot #2

Lennart Rieder

You die - the end

2019

Oil on linen

22 x 16 inches

Lennart Rieder, You die - the end, 2019, Oil on linen, 22 x 16 inches

Elio Rodriguez

Ceiba Negra I

2009

Felt, plastic, string

106 x 78 x 15 inches

Elio Rodriguez, Ceiba Negra I, 2009, Felt, plastic, string, 106 x 78 x 15 inches

Jose Angel Vincench

Revolucion Con Impuridad (Revolution of Impurity)

2018

Gold leaf on canvas

19 1/2 x 19 1/2  inches

Jose Angel Vincench, Revolucion con Impuridad (Revolution of Impurity), 2018, Gold leaf on canvas, 19 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches (each panel)

Jose Angel Vincench

Gusano

2017

Bronze sculpture, marble base

45 x 35 x 5 inches

Jose A Vincench, Gusano, 2017, Bronze sculpture, marble base, 45 x 35 x 5 inches

Lien Truong

... And still we banter with the devil

2017

Oil, silk, acrylic, antique 24k gold leaf obi thread, 19th century American cotton on canvas

76 x 92 x 2 inches

...and still we banter with the Devil (2017), oil, silk, acrylic, antique 24k gold leaf obi thread, 19th century American cotton on canvas, 72 x 96 inches

Sky Kim

Rain Wall (Triptych)

2020

Watercolor on paper

144 x 70 inches

Sky Kim, Rain Wall (triptych), 2020, Watercolor on paper, 144 x 70 inches

Brian Cirmo

Snowflake

2019

Oil on canvas

22 x 20 inches

Brian Cirmo, Snowflake, 2019, Oil on canvas, 22 x 20 inches

Per Adolfsen

Girl With A Pearl Earring

2014

Oil on canvas

59 x 47 inches

Per Adolfsen, Girl With A Pearl Earring, 2014, Oil on canvas, 59 x 47 inches

Piers Secunda

ISIS Bullet Hole Painting (Crucifix)

2017

Industrial floor paint

30 x 30 x 2 1/2 inches

Piers Secunda, ISIS Bullet Hole Painting (Crucifix), 2017, Industrial floor paint, 30 x 30 x 2 inches

Danny Rolph

1929

2017

Mixed media on Triplewall

39 x 59 inches

Danny Rolph, 1929, 2017, Mixed media on triplewall, 39 x 59 inches

Carlos Rodriguez Cardenas

Horizons

2019

Oil, mixed media on linen

60 x 144 inches

Carlos Rodriguez Cardenas, Horizons, 2019, Oil, mixed media on linen, 60 x 144 inches

Electric Coffin

Bloodlust Trans Am Wolf

2019

Glass, acrylic paint, wooden frame

40 x 49 x 1 inches

Electric Coffin, Bloodlust Trans Am Wolf, 2019, Glass, acrylic paint, wooden frame, 40 x 49 x 1 inches

Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez

Destruktion

2019

Mixed media

20 2/5 × 28 3/10 × 2 3/10 in

Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez, Destruktion, 2019, mixed media, 20 2/5 × 28 3/10 × 2 3/10 inches

Susana Guerrero

Agave Corset (Corse De Agave)

 2017

Brass and stitched agave stalk

14 x 14 x 24 inches
Susana Guerrero. Agave Corset (Corse De Agave), 2017, brass and stitched agave stalk, 14 x 14 x 24 inches

Diana Copperwhite

A Flash in a Dark Night

2020

Watercolor on paper

9 4/5 x 7 9/10 inches

A Flash in a Dark Night, 2020, Watercolor on paper, 9 4/5 × 7 9/10 in
Pictured from left to right: Head and Shoulders, A Flash in a Dark Night, Duality, Tree Hugger
Pictured from left to right: Head and Shoulders, A Flash in a Dark Night, Duality, Tree Hugger

Categories: Exhibitions Past

Coup De Ville 2020: Chasing Flowers (Lennart Rieder)

 

COUP DE VILLE 2020 – CHASING FLOWERS

 

Every few years, contemporary art platform WARP immerses the city of Sint-Niklaas (Belgium) in the hottest new contemporary art with the ‘Coup de Ville’ arts tour.  Previous editions in 2010, 2013 and 2016 attracted over 10,000 visitors to our city.

 

The fourth edition of Coup de Ville in 2020 – ‘Chasing Flowers’ – will be a quest for flowers. For the first time since its launch WARP has given the artists a specific theme. The flower is a unique symbol connecting nature and culture. A question is, how we can – through art – create space where not only economical, but also ecological and social values are at stake.

 

Coup de Ville 2020 combines new site-specific creations, with already existing historical art pieces or oeuvres of sometimes underestimated artists. From the concept of beauty, to economics and migration, and reproduction – all the artists choose their own angle to add to a concept that takes over the city. Visitors discover both public and private spaces, historical landmarks, hidden gardens or undefined space with its own potential.

 

This edition will take place in the autumn of 2020 (September 11th – October 11th).

 

Participating artists:

Grace Ellen Barkey (BE), Boris Beja (SLO), Stefan Bertalan (RO), Marie Cloquet (BE), Gabriella Ciancimino (IT), Larissa Cluzet (FR), Jana Cordenier (BE), Peter De Cupere (BE), A.T. De Keersmaeker/ Thierry De Mey (BE), Hélène Durand (BE), Nick Ervinck (BE), Laura Fitzgerald (IRL), Nilbar Güres (TUR / AT), Eric Joris / CREW (BE), Koyuki Kazahaya (JAP), Ermias Kifleyesus (ETH / BE), Stéphanie Leblon (BE), Benny Luyckx (BE), Marc Maet (BE), Tuur & Flup Marinus (BE), Lisa Matthys (BE), Robert Mitchell (UK – statenloos), Sofie Muller (BE), Astrid Nobel (NL), Nathalie Perret (FR), Lennart Rieder (DE), Maria Roosen (NL), Ibe Ryde (BE), Jinoos Taghizadeh (IRN), Nadine Tasseel (BE), Stefanos Tsivopoulos (GR), Greet Van Autgaerden (BE), Maarten Vanden Eynde (BE), Nils Verkaeren (BE) – Pieter Léon Vermeersch (BE), Filip Vervaet (BE), Lois Weinberger (AT), Tom Woestenborghs (BE), Dirk Zoete (BE), Sarah-Joy Zwarts (NL).

 

Before this main exhibition period, a whole year programme will be dealing with the theme of ‘Chasing Flowers’, including artist talks, lectures, a film and poetry program, etc.

 

Every edition of Coup de Ville includes the publication of an extensive catalogue in Dutch and English. Guided tours in several languages are available for groups and schools. You can already make your reservation and mail us: reservaties@coupdeville.be.

 

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Danny Rolph’s painting “Gallurese” acquired by The Highlanes Art Gallery in Ireland

Gallurese, Acrylic on canvas, 2018, 40 x 30 inches

 

We are pleased to announce that Danny Rolph’s painting “Gallurese” has been acquired by The Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery collection in Ireland. Exhibited in the exhibition “Vision X” (curated by Diana copperwhite) at The Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin late last year, it becomes the third work held by Danny in Public Collections alongside the Metropolitan Museum NY and the Tate Collection London. This work is part of the series of canvases completed between 2017-2019 titled  “endangered languages of Italy”  This list of languages was defined by UNESCO a few years ago and prompted the artist, a former Rome Scholar, to create a body of work that would draw attention to this situation. Gallurese is a language spoken in north east Sardinia and is part of the Italo-Dalmation family of languages. Each painting in this series has a fiercely independent character which reflects the particular language in the title. 

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Group Exhibition: Summer Loving

Summer Loving

August 5, 2020 - September 19, 2020

Empty Beach July
Chelsea NYC: 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel is back open with our group exhibition “Summer Loving”, on view through September 19, 2020. The exhibition brings together a diverse array of evocative works drawn from the object-based practices of 22 of our favorite contemporary artists: Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez, Bernard Ammerer, Brian Cirmo, Carlos Rodriguez Cardenas, Danny Rolph, Darcie Abbatiello, Diana Copperwhite, Electric Coffin, Elio Rodriguez, Ian Hughes, John Parks, Julie Langsam, Jose Angel Vincench, Karl Petion, Lien Truong, Lennart Rieder, Lynn Stern, Marlon Portales, Paco Marcial, Per Adolfsen, Sky Kim, Susana Guerrero.

Lennart Rieder

Jungle

2019

Oil on linen

82 7/10 x 56 7/10 x inches

Lennart Rieder, Jungle, 2019, Oil on linen, 82 7/10 × 56 7/10 × 1 1/5 in

Elio Rodriguez

Tropical Garden

2018

cotton, leather, mixed media

40 × 26 × 6 inches

Elio Rodriguez, Tropical Garden, 2018, Cotton, leather, mixed media, 40 × 26 × 6 in

Jose Angel Vincench

Exilio

2016

Acrylic on sand, artist frame

10 x 10 inches

Jose A. Vincench, Exilio, 2016, acrylic on sand, 10 x 10 in.

Lien Truong

The Neurosis of Blood and Stone

2019

Oil, silk, acrylic, 19th century American cotton on canvas

60 x 72 inches

The Neurosis of Blood and Stone, 2019, Oil, silk, acrylic, 19th century American cotton on canvas, 60 × 72 in

Sky Kim

Untitled

2020

Watercolor on paper

59 x 59 inches

Sky Kim, Untitled,2020, Watercolor on paper, 59 x 59 in

Brian Cirmo

Wonder Wheel

2019

Oil on canvas

54 x 40 inches

Wonder Wheel, 2019, Oil on canvas, 54 x 40 in

Per Adolfsen

Stairs to the Beach

2020

Graphite, pencil, crayon

18 x 14 x 2 inches

Stairs to the beach, 2020, Graphite, pencil, crayon, 18 × 14 × 2 in

John Alexander Parks

Madison Square Park (Shake Shack Line)

2014

Oil on Linen

30 x 40 inches

Madison Square Park (Shake Shack Line), Oil on Linen, 30 x 40 in

Bernard Ammerer

Interface

2016

Oil on Canvas

71 x 71 inches

Bernard Ammerer, Interface, 2016, Oil on Canvas, 71 x 71 in

Danny Rolph

The Day After

2018

Mixed media on Triplewall

39 x 39 inches

The day after, 2018, Mixed media on Triplewall, 39 x 39 in

Julie Langsam

Rudolph Floorplan, Rudolf House, Sarasota

2016

Oil on panel

8 x 10 inches

Julie Langsam, "Rudolph Floorplan, Rudolf House, Sarasota", oil on panel, 8 x 10 in

Diana Copperwhite

Dreamer

2019

Oil on canvas

24 x 20 inches

Diana Copperwhite, Dreamer, 2019, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 "

Karl Petion

Auto Portait

2010

Acrylic on canvas

14 x 18 inches

Auto Portrait, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 14 x 18 in

Paco Marcial

Dolce Color di un Rosso Efesto

2019

Mixed Media: aluminum, carbon fiber, epoxy resin, Lamborghini Rosso Efesto + HS UV Karlack, 1960 English Braime oil can.

24 x 13 x 11 inches

Paco Marcial, Dolce Color di un Russo Efesto, mixed media, 24 x 13 x 11 in

Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez

For that the world exists it is necessary first that the world has a shape

2018

Paper sculptures

8.6 x 8.6 x 5.8 inches (each)

For that the world mirror exists it is necessary that the world has a shape, 2018, paper sculptures, 8.6 x 8.6 x 5.8 in (each)

Susana Guerrero

Camison De Espinas (Thorn Nightdress)

2018

Agave, cotton

42 x 17 x 15 inches

Camison De Espinas (Thorn Nightdress), 2018, ALS, Agave, cotton, 32 x 17 x 15 in

Electric Coffin

Fox Van Bass Line

2019

Glass, acrylic paint, wooden frame

39 x 49 x 1 inches

Fox Van Bass Line, 2019, Glass, acrylic paint, wooden frame, 34 x 49 × 1 in

Darcie Abbatiello

Christmas Memory

2019

Oil on board

9 x 12 inches

Darcie Abbatiello “Christmas Memory” 2019, Oil on board, 9 x 12 in.

Ian Hughes

Blue Twist

2015

Acrylic on canvas

46 x 36 inches

Blue Twist, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 46 x 36 in

Lynn Stern

Nude (Curvilinear)

1978

Gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Lynn Stern, Nude (Curvilinear), 1978, Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 in

Carlos Rodrigyez Cardenas

The Journey

2007

Acrylic on canvas

15 x 30 inches

The Journey, 2007, Acrylic on canvas, 15 x 30 in

Marlon Portales

Patria III

2016

Oil on canvas

78 x 50 inches

Patria III, 2016, Oil on canvas, 78 x 50 in

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