Group Exhibition: Fall Breeze

Fall Breeze

October 5, 2020 - November 7, 2020

Fall Breeze, Install shot
Fall Breeze, Install shot

Chelsea, New York: 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel is pleased to present "Fall Breeze", a collaborative group exhibition of recent works from several of our mainstay artists, on view through November 7, 2020. The exhibition brings together a diverse array of evocative works. Featuring works from 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.

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

Flash in the Dark

2020

Watercolor on paper

9 4/5 x 7 9/10 inches

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

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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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Summer Loving

Summer Loving

August 5 – September 19, 2020

 

 

Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez, Bernard Ammerer, Brian Cirmo, Carlos Rodriguez Cardenas, Danny Rolph, Darcie Abbatiello, Diana Copperwhite, Electric Coffin, Elio Rodriguez, Ian Hughes, John Parks, Jose Angel Vincench, Lien Truong, Lennart Rieder, Lynn Stern, Marlon Portales, Paco Marcial, Per Adolfsen, Susana Guerrero, Sky Kim.

 

For more information contact the gallery at info@532gallery.com

 

Hours Wed and Thursday 11 – 5 pm, other hours by appointment. Facial protection required. Up to 10 visitors at one time.

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Online Exhibition: Ian Hughes

Online Exhibition: Ian Hughes

June 8, 2020 - July 27, 2020

IAN PORTRAIT(WEB)

"Hughes’ central images are like disembodied viscera which seem to continue living apart from the entire bodily system. It’s as if they have, like separatist protesters, decided that they are the core or essential aspect of the body and that other systems are just not worth supporting.  These viscera must have their independence. [Hughes’ paintings] are desire embodied as biological conduits, showing that bodily desire is never consummated fully, which is in contrast to our belief that spiritual desire can be consummated fully and finally, leading to eternal bliss." -- Daniel Gauss, Arte Fuse

Scrum

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

42 x 36 inches

Scrum, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 42" x 36"

Loose Thread

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Loose Thread, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 72" x 60"

Constructivist Contortionist

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Constructivist Contortionist, 2019, Acrylic on canvas 72" x 60"

Saturn

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

78 x 64 inches

Saturn, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 78" x 64"

Tangled

2017

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Tangled, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"

Through Line

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Through Line, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 72" x 60"

Whiplash

2017

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Whiplash, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"
Whiplash, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"

Under Over

2017

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Under Over, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"

"My paintings represent a longstanding belief in the possibility of translating human experience and feeling through the raw materials of painting. For quite some time I have been probing an artistic vein in which naturalistic forms shape-shift on top of an abstract color space. Regardless of what form they take, the images are rooted in the human body and more specifically, the psychological and emotional link between brain and viscera. I think this also explains my preference early on for working large scale, usually on the floor. The physicality of working large allows the body to override the brain. Only then does the door open to serendipity. Ultimately, what matters most is that, when successful, the imagery and the materials are psychologically charged and form a kind of connective tissue with the viewer." -- Ian Hughes

 

More About Ian Hughes (Artist page link)

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Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez – Destruktion

 

 

Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez

Destruktion

February 13 – May 23, 2020.

 

Full Article: “Alberto Alejandro Rodríguez: Destruktion”, by Robert R. Shane, June 2020 (link)

Works Available on Artsy (link)

Destruktion is a project presenting painting, sculpture, and artist books by Alberto Alejandro Rodríguez all centered on the different forms that ruins can take in modern society. Not simply as partially or completely destroyed architecture but as a changing structure woven into the urban fabric, a byproduct of indifference as humans reflexively think and interact with the space around them. The series of works in Destruktion highlight the consequences for today’s society, both negative from a practical point of view and positive from a poetic point of view.

“Destruktion” a term coined by Heidegger that influenced Jacques Derrida’s philosophy of Deconstruction, refers to dismantling a phenomenon in order to analyze and comprehend it. Every concept has a deconstructable metaphysical aspect.

Brian Cirmo: Gray Matters

 

Brian Cirmo

Gray Matters

November 14 – February 1, 2020

Chelsea, New York: 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel is pleased to announce Gray Matters, an exhibition of new paintings by Brian Cirmo. This is the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery and his first New York solo exhibition. Like a novelist working in paint, Brian Cirmo invites the viewer to witness his characters’ moments of tenderness and turmoil. Reading books or looking at photographs, or sitting with eyes closed, perhaps thinking or dreaming, the people in his interiors can be miles apart emotionally, but we still sense their need to be near each other. These large-scale paintings envelop the viewer in the visceral worlds Cirmo creates, while smaller scale portraits in the exhibition, set in snowy landscapes or on moon-lit beaches, offer moments of reflection. In Gray Matters, the color gray figures in many of the works, even those ablaze with luminous color, but Cirmo also asks viewers to think about the gray areas that we navigate in our relationships or in solitude.

 

Brian Cirmo (b. 1977, Utica, NY) received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University at Albany, and his work has been exhibited in Boston, Sonoma, New Orleans, and Washington DC. His residencies include the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Granville, NY; and Salem Art Works Residency, Salem, NY. Cirmo lives and works in Albany, NY, and is Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at SUNY Onondaga, Syracuse, NY.

 

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

 

Press Release: Brian Cirmo — Gray Matters (link)

 

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Lynn Stern: Toward the Invisible

Lynn Stern

Toward the Invisible

October 10 – November 9, 2019.

 

An overview of Lynn Stern’s work, this exhibition features prints from 18 of her 24 series of photographs, tracing the increasing abstraction of her imagery. From the interior spaces of the early Interior Light series in which she thinks of “the architectural planes as vehicles that make the light reverberate,” to the in-progress Mystic Light series, her goal is to “make the light palpable.” Since the mid-80s Stern has been working in the studio with backlit translucent scrims of white or black fabric, sometimes creating pure abstractions of light and shadow, sometimes combining the scrims with objects – most notably skulls, both human and animal. The latter are highly charged, the skulls’ expressiveness made more dramatic by their interaction with the scrim’s gestural folds of light and dark. Since the late 80s Stern has also become increasingly interested in the form of the circle as a fraught symbol that can convey either a sense of oneness and harmony or “the black hole of an endless abyss.” While rigorously formal, Stern’s work is always charged with emotion.

 

“Lynn Stern: Scrimming the Invisible”, by Cori Hutchinson, Whitehot Magazine November 2019 (link)

 

3D Walkthrough of Exhibition (link)

 

Full Press Release: Toward the Invisible (link)

 

 

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Marlon Portales: The Voyeur

 

 

Marlon Portales

The Voyeur

September 5 – October 5, 2019

 

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5th, 6 – 8 PM

 

Artist will be in attendance

 

 

Chelsea, New York: Marlon Portales’s first solo show in the U.S., The Voyeur, brings together a series of medium and large format paintings portraying spectators in different New York museums. The artist observes viewers in a museum space and their expressions. In the intimacy of the studio, he reinterprets those impressions in painting. The Voyeur analyzes art spectators, converts them into models and places them at the center of artistic discourse. The reception of works of art, the pleasure and the impact that they produce in the subject, captivates Portales; he wishes not only to contemplate it but also to represent it.  As they view his paintings of other people viewing art, Portales’s audiences are invited to think about their own roles as spectators.

 

Marlon Portales (Cuba, 1991) graduated with the highest honor for his academics and professional achievements from the Superior Institute of Arts (ISA 2018). Portales is a multidisciplinary artist, working with several media, including painting, performance, installation and video. His political and ideological worldview results in works that pose sociological and philosophical questions, creating dialogues that invite universal reflection. Portales has been included in several group exhibitions and solo shows in Cuba, the United States, Spain, Germany, and Italy. He has participated in residencies such as Art OMI at OMI International Art Center, Ghent, New York (2015); Illy & UNIDEE in Citta del Arte – Fundazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy (2016); and Fountainhead Residency, Miami, Florida (2018).

 

Full Press Release (link)

 

For further information, please contact 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel by phone at 1.917.701.3338, or by e-mail at info@532gallery.com

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On The Edge Of The Wilds

 

 

On the Edge of the Wilds

Amy Wilson, Electric Coffin, Elio Rodriguez, Lennart Rieder

July 2 – August 1, 2019

 

Chelsea, New York: On the Edge of the Wilds, a new exhibition of works at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, features five artists who each make use of a distinct set of materials, methods, and artistic concerns to create works that reflect a sense of ambivalence about modern culture and our relation to nature at a time when both are in a precarious state of flux.

 

Seattle-based collaborative duo Electric Coffin (artists Duffy de Armas and Stefan Hofmann) have fabricated four works that look something like gigantic stickers peeled from the deck of a gargantuan hipster’s skateboard. 

 

Amy Wilson presents four new knit and crochet pieces that reference traditional women’s crafts, political manifestos, and the general doom, gloom, and uncertainty of 2019. 

 

In a set of four recent oil paintings that include the aptly-titled Jungle and three floral still lifes embedded within undulating, wavelike backgrounds, German artist Lennart Rieder seems to point toward the profound gulf between humanity and the natural matrix from which we once emerged. 

 

Cuban artist Elio Rodríguez returns to Jaeckel Gallery with a selection of his wall-mounted monochromatic soft sculptures. 

 

Full Press Release (link)

 

For further information, please contact 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel by phone at 1.917.701.3338, or by e-mail at info@532gallery.com

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Lien Truong: In The Shadow of a Vessel

 

Lien Truong

In the Shadow of a Vessel

June 6 – July 2, 2019

 

Chelsea, New York: 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel presents In the Shadow of a Vessel, an exhibition of paintings by Lien Truong, opening June 6th. This is Truong’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Lien Truong’s recent paintings layer different times. Situated between the past and the future, they represent significant events in American history, pointing to an ambiguous present that conflates defiance with prejudice and moral risk. Alluding to America’s legacy of perpetual war, Truong melds a soft, painterly palette with references to symbols that overflow with historical meaning.

Part of Truong’s technique involves reference to historic Asian silk painting. Patterns of cloth seem to absorb the lineage of violence in the collective American psyche. In a work like “A Delicate History between the Harpy and an Angel” (2019) fabrics are set vertically, and between them cartoon nooses have been interposed. These modernized cartoon nooses emotively comment on the silk prepared and painted by the artist, in cropped, dark, figurative narrations. In “The Neurosis of Blood and Stone” (2019) strips of fabric seem to burst from the belly of a severed horse—a beast of burden too often used in wars. In both paintings, the physicality of the body becomes a ghost-like abstraction.

Vessels, like any other object that contains space within itself, can be broken; they can spill over. In the Shadow of a Vessel refers to, on the one hand, objects, figures, and persons ravaged by war and other affronts to personal autonomy. On the other hand, the paintings themselves are vessels, setting in relief historical indignities suffered by individuals at the hands of the state. In this latter sense, the paintings ensheath specific histories along with a retroactive desire for justice. The vessels on view give rhythm and shape to people and places whose histories have been all but erased.

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