BOMB's 36th Anniversary Gala & Art Auction

BOMB's 36th Anniversary Gala & Art Auction

Featuring work by Samuel Jablon

Exhibition Featuring Samuel Jablon at LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, Among Artnet's Top 10 Things to do in NYC This Week

Exhibition Featuring Samuel Jablon at LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, Among Artnet's Top 10 Things to do in NYC This Week

“THE TYRANNY OF COMMON SENSE HAS REACHED ITS FINAL STAGE” at the LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University

Freight+Volume to Participate in VOLTA 13 in Basel this June

Freight+Volume to Participate in VOLTA 13 in Basel this June

"SHOW UP: Robert Hodge," by Michael McFadden on Arts and Culture Texas

"SHOW UP: Robert Hodge," by Michael McFadden on Arts and Culture Texas

"Vatic Utterance," curated by Sam Jablon, on Art F City's "This Week's Must See Art Events"

"Vatic Utterance," curated by Sam Jablon, on Art F City's "This Week's Must See Art Events"

Robert Hodge Participates in the Artpace Spring Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

Robert Hodge Participates in the Artpace Spring Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

"Artpace Spring Artist-in-Residence Exhibition" by Neil Fauerso

Jennifer Coates "All U Can Eat" recommended by Wall Street International

Jennifer Coates "All U Can Eat" recommended by Wall Street International

"Jennifer Coates’s Sweet and Savory Fare" by Chris Bors

"Jennifer Coates’s Sweet and Savory Fare" by Chris Bors

Jennifer Coates "All U Can Eat" reviewed on The Huffington Post

Jennifer Coates "All U Can Eat" reviewed on The Huffington Post

Jennifer Coates at Mrs. Gallery, featured on Hyperallergic

Jennifer Coates at Mrs. Gallery, featured on Hyperallergic

"Digging into the History of Cake at Mrs. Gallery", written by Benjamin Sutton

Rebecca Goyette featured in Studio Potter article, "Rock-Hard Feminism"

Rebecca Goyette featured in Studio Potter article, "Rock-Hard Feminism"

Featuring the work of Jessica Stoller, Nicole Gugliotti, Rebecca Goyette, and author Dani Sigler, "Rock-Hard Feminism" hones in on the rise of female ceramists and their relation to Fourth Wave Feminism, which Sigler describes as focusing on "technology, a strong online presence, sexuality, body -and sex- positivity, and the self as subject". The article showcases Goyette's Horsies and Butterflies Bride as one of many examples of the artist's use of clay as her mode of commentary in her Bride series, based on female-oppressive marriages carrying sexual and childbearing 'obligations'. Goyette undoubtedly fits into this Fourth Wave Feminism with her "blunt" and unapologetic imagery. 

 

 

Artwork pictured: Horsies and Butterflies Bride, hand-built ceramic sculpture with silicone dildo insert, 19" x 8" x 8", 2008.

Jennifer Coates "All U Can Eat" at The Review Panel at the Brooklyn Public Library, April 4

Jennifer Coates "All U Can Eat" at The Review Panel at the Brooklyn Public Library, April 4

The Review Panel at the Brooklyn Public Library will discuss Jennifer Coates' exhibition All U Can Eat on April 4th. The Review Panel, organized by artcritical.com, now in its eleventh year and its second season in Brooklyn, is a monthly critics' forum in which moderator David Cohen is joined by three other critics for a live discussion, with an audience, of selected current exhibitions of contemporary art in New York City. The event is recorded for later podcast. 
All U Can Eat is on view at Freight+Volume through April 16th.

"Beer with a Painter: Jennifer Coates" on Hyperallergic

"Beer with a Painter: Jennifer Coates" on Hyperallergic

Jennifer Coates talks to Jennifer Samet of Hyperallergic about her paintings in All U Can Eat, on view at Freight+Volume March 4th to April 16th, 2017.

Samuel Jablon on Mike Cloud featured on "Painters on Paintings"

Samuel Jablon on Mike Cloud featured on "Painters on Paintings"

Samuel Jablon discusses the generosity and vulnerability of Mike Cloud's paintings. 

"Vatic Utterance", curated by Sam Jablon, Opening at Trestle Gallery

"Vatic Utterance", curated by Sam Jablon, Opening at Trestle Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday April 8th, 6-8pm 

On view through May 5th, 2017

 

Participating Artists: Mike Cloud, Austin Eddy, Ron Ewert, EJ Houser, James Hyde, Sam Jablon, Ezra Johnson, Margaux Ogden, Tracy Thomason, Siebren Versteeg, Wendy White, Seldon Yuan

 

 

Alec Egan "Welcome Home" Exhibition Opening Friday, March 17

Alec Egan "Welcome Home" Exhibition Opening Friday, March 17

Alec Egan would like to invite you to "Welcome Home", a solo exhibition of his work at the California Heritage Museum, opening on March 17th until May 21st. He is also pleased to announce the publication of a book of his work by Ampersand Gallery and Fine Books that debuted last week at the LA Art Book Fair.

Opening Reception: Friday March 17th, 2017, 6:30-10:00pm @ The California Heritage Museum - 2612 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Hosted by The Victorian & Calamigos Ranch. 

Rebecca Goyette "Golden Showers: A Sex Hex" at VOLTA NY featured in artnet News

Rebecca Goyette "Golden Showers: A Sex Hex" at VOLTA NY featured in artnet News

03/02/2017

Charles Platt "encrypted messages" featured in Hyperallergic

Charles Platt "encrypted messages" featured in Hyperallergic

2/24/2017

Reviewed by Seph Rodney

The Kalm Report visits Erik den Breejen's "Song of the Earth"

The Kalm Report visits Erik den Breejen's "Song of the Earth"

James Kalm has reported on the work of den Breejen for several years and brings viewers this walking interview with the artist as a recap of his latest body of work. With “Song of the Earth” den Breejen has shifted the focus of his text based paintings from images of Rock-n-Rollers and celebrity bad actors, to more abstract color and poetry based near abstractions. Melding ideas from color theory and Concrete poetry, these pieces probe and disrupt the standard notions of textual structure and syntax, bringing elements like font scale, color intervals and directional layout into play. He thus requires the viewer to rethink their learned habits of reading and deriving “meaning” from words. This program was recorded November 20, 2016.

i-D talks to Sophia Narrett about eroticism and role play

i-D talks to Sophia Narrett about eroticism and role play

Sophia Narrett is turning a traditional craft on its head, stitching escapist narratives into expertly layered works of art.

Rebecca Goyette group show featured in The Huffington Post

Rebecca Goyette group show featured in The Huffington Post

Since the very beginning of election season, the political art scene has been alight with anger directed almost entirely at Donald Trump. The latest group of artists to oppose Trump have gathered in an exhibition not so subtly titled “Why I Want To Fuck Donald Trump.” 

Sophia Narrett interviewed for D/railed Magazine

Sophia Narrett interviewed for D/railed Magazine

D/railed Magazine spoke with Sophia Narrett in an exclusive interview about her unique choice of medium and the inventive narratives that arise throughout her work. 

"Sophia Narrett: Sewing Subversion" featured in Frontrunner Magazine

"Sophia Narrett: Sewing Subversion" featured in Frontrunner Magazine

From a sex scene outside a local bank to a sleazy round of golf in a finished basement to a shrine to Entourage’s Ari Gold with a nearby copy of Aziz Ansari’s book Modern Romance, Brooklyn-based artist Sophia Narrett combines the surreal and abject with popular culture and the everyday.

Sophia Narrett "Early in the Game" featured on Artsy's list of "16 New York Gallery Shows Where You'll Find Exciting Young Artists This October"

Sophia Narrett "Early in the Game" featured on Artsy's list of "16 New York Gallery Shows Where You'll Find Exciting Young Artists This October"

In radical wall-mounted textiles Narrett challenges the aged associations between embroidery and femininity, filling her works with distinctly contemporary, psychologically charged scenarios. 

Sophia Narrett participates in the Artist Studios Residency Program at the Museum of Arts and Design

Sophia Narrett participates in the Artist Studios Residency Program at the Museum of Arts and Design

The Artist Studios host artists and designers daily as they produce their work in a live studio environment. Visitors to MAD meet working artists who openly welcome questions and dialogue, and discuss their processes, materials, and concepts with diverse members of the public. This program serves as an innovative model of interactivity and engagement that benefits local artists and Museum visitors through observation, making, and discussion of creative processes. Come visit Sophia Narrett at MAD every Wednesday from 10 am - 5 pm until January 27th, 2017. 

Sophia Narrett on Art F City's "This Week's Must See Art Events"

Sophia Narrett on Art F City's "This Week's Must See Art Events"

One could describe Sophia Narrett’s fantastical, semi-narrative embroideries as “painterly” were it not for their refusal to stay in one figurative plane. Fruit-bearing vines spill out from surreal vignettes, threads dangle down, and negative space such as a window in an interior might open to reveal the bare wall behind it. The press release speaks of “hedonism” and “escapism”, and it’s easy to apply those concepts here in more than one way—Narret’s work is an immersive feast for the viewer’s eyes, but must also be an all-consuming passion for the artist’s hands. It’s easy to imagine the artist losing herself to process for hours upon hours in the construction of a single piece.

Samuel Jablon speaks with Stephen Truax for CRUSHfanzine

Samuel Jablon speaks with Stephen Truax for CRUSHfanzine

Sam Jablon writes his paintings. They begin with a deceptively simple group of words. Through the process of editing, the painting is built up in multiple layers of acrylic. Letters are pushed to the foreground, some bedazzled with jewels or shards of mirror; others are erased, but their trace remains. The poem-paintings are extremely physical, often completely covered over, or sanded down, or built up thickly. They’re painted fast, but take a long time to resolve themselves in the studio.

Samuel Jablon Interview on Arte Fuse

Samuel Jablon Interview on Arte Fuse

Arte Fuse interviews Freight+Volume artist Samuel Jablon on the occasion of his solo show "Over Heard" at Diane Rosenstein in Los Angeles, up until October 15th, 2016. 

In the Studio: Sophia Narrett

In the Studio: Sophia Narrett

Tequila & Denim recently caught up with up and coming artist Sophia Narrett in her Bushwick studio to talk embroidery, eroticism, and the power of melodrama.

Rebecca Goyette: Ghost Bitch U.S.A. featured in the Village Voice

Rebecca Goyette: Ghost Bitch U.S.A. featured in the Village Voice

The easily offended should skip Ghost Bitch U.S.A., Rebecca Goyette's fourteen-minute video farce in her Freight + Volume exhibition of the same name. Think extreme politics and extreme crazy: Witness a trio of witches torturing Donald Trump (played by an actor, as if we need to say this) and cutting off his (fake) member. The rest of the show — complete with sculptures featured in Ghost Bitch U.S.A. and a companion movie, the nearly forty-minute-long Ghost Bitch: Arise From the Gallows — offers further proof that this is an artist who really goes there. Expect to pick your jaw up off the floor after watching Gallows, a Fifty Shades–meets–Salem witch trials romp starring a historical re-enactor (Goyette) who trades her Puritan day garb for a plastic-nipple-covered getup and a nighttime dominatrix gig. Her sub's safe word? "Peabody."

The Creators Project: Psychosexual Fantasy Art Recasts the Salem Witch Trials

The Creators Project: Psychosexual Fantasy Art Recasts the Salem Witch Trials

Loud moans reverberate down the long and narrow corridor of Freight + Volume gallery. The walls are covered in drawings and sculptures exhibiting psychosexual and violent tendencies, dark humor, and a deep resentment. For the intense and sometimes disturbing show Ghost Bitch U.S.A.Rebecca Goyette transforms into her ancestor, Rebecca Nurse, who was hung during the Salem Witch Trials, and engages in an “erotic historical roleplay” as well as a commentary on the current political climate. Through drawings, sculptures, and video, Goyette rewrites history, using sexuality as a powerful force.

Lobsta Girl Made a New Porn

Lobsta Girl Made a New Porn

It seems that artist Rebecca Goyette made some weird and bizarre porns during these years. At the very beginning, the “Lobsta Girl” series would be some kind of great hits: Artist Rebecca wears a special lobster costume she made, performing a sexy tease by taking the “shell” off, or having a sex party with some “male lobsters”. The series’ idea was inspired by the shocking sex position that nature lobsters always take:

Making America Great Since 1692: Rebecca Goyette’s Ghost Bitch U.S.A.

Making America Great Since 1692: Rebecca Goyette’s Ghost Bitch U.S.A.

By Jennifer Wolf 

 

At once crude yet intelligent, entertaining yet political, Rebecca Goyette’s summer exhibition at Freight + Volume, Ghost Bitch U.S.A.,takes a pornographic poke at our social mores. Conceived in part as a tribute to her ancestor Rebecca Nurse, who was convicted and hanged as a witch in Salem, Goyette constructs the character Ghost Bitch that populates the videos, paintings, drawings and sculptures in the exhibition.

Sophia Narrett on Edgar Degas

Sophia Narrett on Edgar Degas

When I first saw Degas’s Portrait of Mlle Fiocre in the Ballet “La Source” I felt like I was experiencing the actual ballet as an audience member might have, accessing the elusive suspension of disbelief that allows viewers to get swept up in the narrative experience. Theatrical bracketing has always interested me. The title tells us that the figures are on stage, and this location alone suggests that any action that might take place could be scripted. Yet the set design for “La Source” actually incorporated a live horse and pools of water, so in some ways the image maintains a realistic spirit, and might be a depiction of a pause in rehearsal, as Eugénie Fiocre’s cast off ballet slippers hint.

Erik den Breejen Mural at the Wythe Hotel

Erik den Breejen Mural at the Wythe Hotel

'Bad Habits' named one of Blouin ArtInfo's '5 Can't Miss Shows'

'Bad Habits' named one of Blouin ArtInfo's '5 Can't Miss Shows'

"This Spanish painter loves things messy, wild, and a bit rude, although her classical training is often apparent beneath the colorful mess. "

Read the full article here.

Erik den Breejen at Earl's Kitchen + Bar

Erik den Breejen at Earl's Kitchen + Bar

Rebecca Goyette featured on Huffington Post

Rebecca Goyette featured on Huffington Post

Rebecca Towne Nurse was one of 20 people executed by the government of Salem, Mass., in 1692. Her crime, allegedly, was the practice of witchcraft. In reality, Nurse was likely targeted by prosecutors because she had inherited land from her family, making her one of the few women landowners of the time. 

Sophia Narrett featured in RISD XYZ Magazine

Sophia Narrett featured in RISD XYZ Magazine

Samuel Jablon "Life is Fine" CLOSING PARTY!

Samuel Jablon "Life is Fine" CLOSING PARTY!

Freight+Volume, Arts+Leisure and the Bowery Poetry Club will host the closing reception and book launch of Samuel Jablon's exhibition, Life is Fine. Bob Holman will host a poetry reading featuring Yuko Otomo, Steve Dalachinsky, Raphael Rubinstein, Vincent Katz, Todd Colby and Jeffrey Grunthaner. Jablon's Poet Sculpture will be the platform the performers engage with. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

Image: Life is Fine, Freight+Volume (97 Allen Street). On view through May 15th, 2016.

Samuel Jablon reviewed on Hyperallergic

Samuel Jablon reviewed on Hyperallergic

Reviewed by Jeffrey Grunthaner

Sophia Narrett in Grazia Magazine

Sophia Narrett in Grazia Magazine

Samuel Jablon featured on Art News

Samuel Jablon featured on Art News

Meg Lipke reviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer

Meg Lipke reviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer

According to Edith Newhall, "the presence of Lipke... that makes this show the quirky delight it is"

Meg Lipke reviewed in ArtForum

Meg Lipke reviewed in ArtForum

As a part of the group show "Repeater" with Mark Brosseau and Lee Arnold at Tiger Strikes Asteriod in Philadelphia

Ezra Johnson featured as Los Angeles Times Critic's Choice

Ezra Johnson featured as Los Angeles Times Critic's Choice

Leah Ollman describes Johnson's exhibition at Young Projects as "magnetically compelling"

Samuel Jablon on ArtDaily News

Samuel Jablon on ArtDaily News

Recent Photo Collages by Peter Hutchinson + Jeffrey Shagawat + Jean-Paul Gomez

Recent Photo Collages by Peter Hutchinson + Jeffrey Shagawat + Jean-Paul Gomez

PHOTO LES

April 17th, 2016

3-person photography show located in the F+V viewing room will coincide with AIPAD, running Wednesday April 13th - Sunday April 24th. Light food and refreshments will be served on Sunday, April 17th from 12-6 pm. The artists will be present.

Sophia Narrett Interviewed in Format Magazine

Sophia Narrett Interviewed in Format Magazine

Sophia Narrett discusses her work with embroidery and what drew her to the medium after her foundation in painting.

Samuel Jablon Interviewed in Whitehot Magazine

Samuel Jablon Interviewed in Whitehot Magazine

Interviewed by artist Rashawn Griffin, Samuel Jablon discusses the language of his work and the ways he combines poetry and painting in his practice. 

Samuel Jablon in the April Issue of Interview Magazine

Samuel Jablon in the April Issue of Interview Magazine

Profiled by Ed Winstead in a studio visit, Samuel Jablon discusses the process behind his new exhibition, Life is Fine

Samuel Jablon featured in NY Observer's 11 Things to Do in the Art World

Samuel Jablon featured in NY Observer's 11 Things to Do in the Art World

Samuel Jablon Interviewed on Two Coats of Paint

Samuel Jablon Interviewed on Two Coats of Paint

In an interveiw with Adam Henry, Samuel Jablon discusses his painting process, his poetry, and how the two converge in his current artistic practice.

Meg Lipke in Conversation with Gorky's Granddaughter

Meg Lipke in Conversation with Gorky's Granddaughter

Conversation captured by Zach Keeting, Meg Lipke discusses her artistic practices for her works. 

Meg Lipke Interviewed by Adhoc

Meg Lipke Interviewed by Adhoc

Interviewed by Leah Constantine, Meg Lipke discusess growing up in the arts and the evolution of her practice from two- to three-dimensional works.

Sophia Narrett in Conversation with [Silence Is Accurate]

Sophia Narrett in Conversation with [Silence Is Accurate]

Sophia Narrett discusses her practice, her studio, and life as an aritst in New York with [Silence Is Accurate]

Richard Butler Interviewed for Whitehot Magazine

Richard Butler Interviewed for Whitehot Magazine

In a talk with artist Hayley McCulloch, Richard Butler discusses his artistic practice.

Blouin ArtInfo names George Jenne a Highlight of Moving Image

Blouin ArtInfo names George Jenne a Highlight of Moving Image

Blouin Art Info released slideshow recaps of all the art fairs during Armory week and featured George Jenne's Invisdus Vermem One as a highlight of Moving Image New York 2016.

George Jenne at Moving Image Fair New York

George Jenne at Moving Image Fair New York

The Moving Image Fair lasts from March 3-6 and is located at the Waterfront Tunnel in Chelsea

Meg Lipke featured on Pencil in the Studio

Meg Lipke featured on Pencil in the Studio

Meg Lipke was visited in studio by Maria Calandra, who draws artists as she interviews them.

Margaux Ogden on cover of Little Star Weekly

Margaux Ogden on cover of Little Star Weekly

Little Star is a journal of poetry and prose founded in 2009 by Ann Kjellberg and Melissa Green.

Samuel Jablon and Rebecca Goyette featured in "Make America Great Again" NYC art exhibit

Samuel Jablon and Rebecca Goyette featured in "Make America Great Again" NYC art exhibit

 

 

Richard Butler featured in Harvard Review 48, Fall 2015

Richard Butler featured in Harvard Review 48, Fall 2015

Three paintings by Richard Butler, whenisaidilovedyouilied (2012), thelastaugeriesofjuanitadelacruz (2013), and naturalhistory (2014) were published in Harvard Review 48. 

Sophia Narrett Voted New American Paintings Reader’s Choice Artist of 2015

Sophia Narrett Voted New American Paintings Reader’s Choice Artist of 2015

In 2015 New American Paintings' jurors reviewed the work of more than 20,000 individual works of art by over 5000 artists. Their jurors had the impossible task of selecting the 240 artists to be featured in the 6 issues of New American Paintings. Of those artists, twelve (two from each issue) were distinguished as being “Noteworthy,” by the juror and their editorial staff. Readers then voted to select the best of the best.

Samuel Jablon Studio Visit on MTV's RE:DEFINE

Samuel Jablon Studio Visit on MTV's RE:DEFINE

Samuel Jablon mixes poetry and painting fluidly. His work challenges the viewer to step closer and dig deeper. Spending time observing the intricacies of his paintings, one realizes that they are far more than just words. Samuel sat down with us to talk about upcoming projects, his performance pieces and the themes that drive him forward.

Mindy Solomon Gallery Exhibits New Paintings by Ezra Johnson

Mindy Solomon Gallery Exhibits New Paintings by Ezra Johnson

12/19/2015

Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to present Cut Rate Paradise, a new exhibition of paintings by Ezra Johnson.

Samuel Jablon's Poet Sculpture: Reading and Performance hosted by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation

Samuel Jablon's Poet Sculpture: Reading and Performance hosted by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation

1/21/2015

Conceived and created by artist Samuel Jablon, The Poet Sculpture is an installation and moveable platform comprised of soapboxes of various sizes. Each individual box is designed for an influential poet, and the formation and words of poets are then configured during each performance to define the sculpture. The Poet Sculpture is continually in flux as poets physically interact in real time with the structure to create and manipulate a three-dimensional visual poem while performing their own language based works.

Sophia Narrett featured in the San Diego Tribune

Sophia Narrett featured in the San Diego Tribune

By Michael James Rocha

January 22

In a paradisiacal world, Sophia Narrett would play with dolls all day.

“I had this doll house that my dad and brother made me,” Narrett recalls of the wooden structure in her hometown of Ellicott City, Md. “I made tons of things to go in it … and I was always acting out narratives between the dolls.”

She was 8 years old.

Samuel Jablon interviewed on The Coastal Post

Samuel Jablon interviewed on The Coastal Post

Samuel Jablon in conversation with Peter Freeby

Sophia Narrett is Artist-in-Residence at Lux Art Institute

Sophia Narrett is Artist-in-Residence at Lux Art Institute

Her work will be on display January 16-March 12, 2016. 

Rebecca Goyette listed as one of '17 Visual Artists You Should Know in 2016' in Huffington Post

Rebecca Goyette listed as one of '17 Visual Artists You Should Know in 2016' in Huffington Post

Mi Ju featured in the Ventura County Star

Mi Ju featured in the Ventura County Star

"Many artists are inspired by the world they inhabit, and the current exhibition, 'Environmental Impact: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation,' showcases some artistic views of a changing environment."

Rebecca Goyette featured on The Huffington Post

Rebecca Goyette featured on The Huffington Post

"I draw inspiration from what I see that’s very structured and conservative in art, I draw inspiration from that, I also get inspiration from history," she told Posture Mag. "I’m nerding out on Puritan history all of the time. I like to read a lot of non-fiction."

 

Rebecca Goyette interviewed in Art F City: "The Terrifying Experience of Extra Teats"

Rebecca Goyette interviewed in Art F City: "The Terrifying Experience of Extra Teats"

Rebecca Goyette-curated film screening "EXTRA TEATS" comes to ART BASEL MIAMI

Rebecca Goyette-curated film screening "EXTRA TEATS" comes to ART BASEL MIAMI

Presented by Satellite Fair

"These digital artists perform individualized forms of magic, creating veils of protection and intimate ritual toward a fearless 'New World' the Puritans could never imagine."

Sophia Narrett interviewed on MTV RE:DEFINE

Sophia Narrett interviewed on MTV RE:DEFINE

"Originality in concept and medium is at times difficult for artists to achieve. Sophia Narrett has developed a style and body of work that is distinctly moving, and completely her own."

Maria Walker featured on Examiner.com

Maria Walker featured on Examiner.com

"Notable works in this series include Dawn, featuring two wooden boards covered in white acrylic and gesso, and Ohio Living Rooms With Trees featuring a zigzag pattern of tree branches and leaves." 

 

 

 

Freight+Volume at Salon Zürcher | October 19-25, 2015 | Paris

Freight+Volume at Salon Zürcher | October 19-25, 2015 | Paris

Freight+Volume is pleased to present works by Cristina de Miguel, Sam Jablon, Sophia Narrett, and Michael Scoggins at the 11th edition of Salon Zürcher in Paris, France. 

 

For more information please click here

Freight+Volume at Salon Zürcher Paris Oct. 19-25 2015

Freight+Volume at Salon Zürcher Paris Oct. 19-25 2015

Freight + Volume is excited to participate in Salon Zürcher in Paris taking place from October 19-25, 2015. The gallery will exhibit works by Samuel Jablon, Michael Scoggins, Sophia Narrett and Cristina de Miguel. 

 

For more information please click here

Ezra Johnson "Stranded in a House" at Moving Image Istanbul 2015

Ezra Johnson "Stranded in a House" at Moving Image Istanbul 2015

Stranded in a House, 2013, presents a simple narrative of a male figure moving through a series of rooms. Johnson uses the pages of furniture catalogs to represent domestic interiors. On these pages, he paints the figure moving through each room and onto the next. The man-figure is loosely rendered in wet paint which helps spread an idea of continuous motion. Sometimes he is replicated with each forward step until occupying the whole room, while at other times he leaves behind an unctuous cloud of wiped-away paint. The figure’s cyclical motion and fluid physical shape create an increasing sense of existential anxiety that is thematically underscored by the film’s title borrowed from a line in Bob Dylan’s 1967 song, The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest—a song that in its closing phrases also includes the line; “one should never be where one does not belong.”

 

Moving Image was conceived to offer a viewing experience with the excitement and vitality of a fair, while allowing moving image-based artworks to be understood and appreciated on their own terms. Participation is by invitation only. 

 

For more information please click here

FREIGHT+VOLUME ANNOUNCES RELOCATION TO LOWER EAST SIDE, OCTOBER 10TH, 2015

FREIGHT+VOLUME ANNOUNCES RELOCATION TO LOWER EAST SIDE, OCTOBER 10TH, 2015

David Baskin "Construct" | Grace Building Lobby | Opening Wednesday Oct 7, 6-8pm

David Baskin "Construct" | Grace Building Lobby | Opening Wednesday Oct 7, 6-8pm

Freight+Volume at Expo Chicago | booth 707 | Sept 14–20

Freight+Volume at Expo Chicago | booth 707 | Sept 14–20

This Week: Michael Scoggins Pop Up Show with Cathy McClure in Seattle

This Week: Michael Scoggins Pop Up Show with Cathy McClure in Seattle

Opening Tonight: Freight + Volume at Seattle Art Fair | Booth 505 | July 30 - August 2, 2015

Opening Tonight: Freight + Volume at Seattle Art Fair | Booth 505 | July 30 - August 2, 2015

The Seattle Art Fair showcases the vibrant culture and diversity of the Pacific Northwest by building on the region’s existing momentum to create a truly unique, innovative art event that further establishes Seattle as an influential player in the global art landscape.

Erik den Breejen is featured in Observer

Erik den Breejen is featured in Observer

Alanna Martinez

Sophia Narrett featured in Ultra Vie

Sophia Narrett featured in Ultra Vie

Aaron Price

Freight + Volume at Seattle Art Fair | Booth 505 | July 30 - August 2, 2015

Freight + Volume at Seattle Art Fair | Booth 505 | July 30 - August 2, 2015

Freight + Volume is pleased to announce its participation in the inaugural Seattle Art Fair.

 

The Seattle Art Fair will showcase the vibrant culture and diversity of the Pacific Northwest by building on the region’s existing momentum to create a truly unique, innovative art event that will further establish Seattle as an influential player in the global art landscape.

 

Booth 505

July 30 - August 2, 2015

Location:
Century Link Field Event Center

 

Erik den Breejen is awarded 2015 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship

Erik den Breejen is awarded 2015 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship

Freight + Volume Relocation

Freight + Volume Relocation

Alex Greenberger

Michael Scoggins featured in Artsy

Michael Scoggins featured in Artsy

K. Sundberg

Sophia Narrett featured in the Huffington Post

Sophia Narrett featured in the Huffington Post

Katherine Brooks

Sophia Narrett featured in Hyperallergic

Sophia Narrett featured in Hyperallergic

Jillian Steinhauer

Sophia Narrett featured in Studio International

Sophia Narrett featured in Studio International

ALLIE BISWAS

Samuel Jablon featured in Timeout NY

Samuel Jablon featured in Timeout NY

Samuel Jablon featured in Hyperallergic

Samuel Jablon featured in Hyperallergic

Samuel Jablon featured in Storefront News

Samuel Jablon featured in Storefront News

Samuel Jablon's "Poet Sculpture" at the New Museum’s IDEA CITY

Samuel Jablon's "Poet Sculpture" at the New Museum’s IDEA CITY

Max Razdow exhibits at Galerie Jan Dhaese in Gent, Belgium

Max Razdow exhibits at Galerie Jan Dhaese in Gent, Belgium

Peter Wilde mentioned in "Best of Art Miami New York" in Whitewall Magazine

Peter Wilde mentioned in "Best of Art Miami New York" in Whitewall Magazine

Sam Jablon interviewed by Cheap & Plastique

Sam Jablon interviewed by Cheap & Plastique

Freight+Volume at Art Miami New York 2015

Freight+Volume at Art Miami New York 2015

May 14-17

Mi Ju's "Nest" reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

Mi Ju's "Nest" reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

Smarts, Serious Fun in Painting Exhibitions

Too often, critics argue right off the bat with a work of art, as though it were a political campaign statement, when it would be more profitable, not to say enjoyable, to relax and let it wash over them. 

Mi Ju's "Nest" featured on Let My People Show blog

Mi Ju's "Nest" featured on Let My People Show blog

by Robin Cembalest

Margaux Ogden featured in BLOUIN ARTINFO

Margaux Ogden featured in BLOUIN ARTINFO

BroLab will be at this year's Artscape

BroLab will be at this year's Artscape

See BroLab at Baltimore's free art festival, Artscape, this July. Check back for more details.

BroLab at the Bushwick Open Studios June 6th and 7th

BroLab at the Bushwick Open Studios June 6th and 7th

BroLab will be showing in Home Improvement on Rock Street.

Mi Ju's "Nest" featured on Observer's Art Scout

Mi Ju's "Nest" featured on Observer's Art Scout

South Korean Artist Mi Ju Paints on a Micro Scale at Freight + Volume by Alanna Martinez

"Mi Ju is a master of visualizing the smallest inhabitants of the largest worlds. It has taken her nearly two years to produce all the paintings and drawings for her new show, “Nest,” which runs through May 16 at Freight + Volume Gallery in Chelsea. But that’s an impressively short amount of time considering just how meticulously detailed her pieces are. Look closely, and you’ll discover an entire ecosystem in a square inch."

 

Opening of Mi Ju's "Nest" featured in Whitehot Magazine

Opening of Mi Ju's "Nest" featured in Whitehot Magazine

Mi Ju's "Nest" on NYC Art Scene

Mi Ju's "Nest" on NYC Art Scene

Mi Ju featured in Wall Street International

Mi Ju featured in Wall Street International

"Mi Ju went out West. She ate a tangerine one night, and the fruit dribbled all over her dreams, which were suddenly sweet and orange - tinted and bizarre. Later, in her Long Island City studio, a painting was born from this citrus - soaked fantasia, one aptly titled I Dreamt a Big Cat After Seeing a Tangerine."

Mi Ju Reimagines Korean Folk Art in her Wild, Whimsical Paintings

Mi Ju Reimagines Korean Folk Art in her Wild, Whimsical Paintings

M. Osberg

04/16/2015

Richard Butler featured in HG Issue magazine

Richard Butler featured in HG Issue magazine

Samuel Jablon featured in The Brooklyn Rail

Samuel Jablon featured in The Brooklyn Rail

Samuel Jablon featured in Two Coats of Paint for SPRING/BREAK

Samuel Jablon featured in Two Coats of Paint for SPRING/BREAK

Samuel Jablon featured in Elle Mexico for SPRING/BREAK Art Fair

Samuel Jablon featured in Elle Mexico for SPRING/BREAK Art Fair

Please come join Anthony Haden-Guest for a night of performances and readings in celebration of Manhattan’s Nightworld/Clubland between 1975 and 1995. TONIGHT Acme, 9 Great Jones, at 7 PM

Michael Scoggins featured in Hyperallergic in "Art on Paper Joins the Armory Week Fold"

Michael Scoggins featured in Hyperallergic in "Art on Paper Joins the Armory Week Fold"

by Allison Meier

Cristina de Miguel featured on BLOUIN ARTINFO as one of the 5 picks of Moving Image Fair

Cristina de Miguel featured on BLOUIN ARTINFO as one of the 5 picks of Moving Image Fair

By Craig Hubert

Samuel Jablon highlighted at SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Samuel Jablon highlighted at SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya

Cristina de Miguel at Moving Image

Cristina de Miguel at Moving Image

March 5-8, 2015 at Waterfront New York Tunnel

Waterfront New York Tunnel
269 11th Avenue
Between 27th and 28th Streets

Moving Image

Freight + Volume is pleased to present Cristina de MIguel's Extraños en la noche intercambiando miradas: 8 Recent GIFs.

 

Opening reception: 
Thursday, March 5,  6-8pm 

Daily Hours:
Thursday March 5 – Saturday March 7, 11am – 8pm
Sunday, March 8, 2015: 11am – 4pm

Max Razdow and JJ Manford in "Apples Turn to Water" at the SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Max Razdow and JJ Manford in "Apples Turn to Water" at the SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Curated by Kari Adelaide and Max Razdow (Room 4014)

Max Razdow and JJ Manford in "Apples Turn to Water" 
Curated by Kari Adelaide and Max Razdow
SPRING/BREAK Art Show
Room 4014

"Apples Turn to Water presents works which engage with the paradoxical transaction of gaining favor from the spirit world, where echoes arrive in our own sphere as vexing forms, sublime vision or intricate riddles. An exchange across this border involves a two-folded fate of luck or misfortune: one may be glamoured and enchanted, led astray, and entrapped as wanderer; or, one may be given rewards and imparted with magical knowledge, granted wishes, luck, and kindness to fulfill the tasks of the human world."
F+V at Art On Paper

F+V at Art On Paper

March 5-8, 2015 at Pier 36, New York City

Freight+Volume will be at Booth 213 at the Art On Paper fair.

We will be featuring Michael Scoggins' paper plane pieces, Dogfight, along with other works by: Joshua Abelow, Donald Baechler, Cristina de Miguel, Peter Hutchinson, Mi Ju, Peik Larsen and Jeffery Shagawat.

Hyperallergic mentions Art On Paper fair in their "Concise Guide to Armory Week 2015".

Samuel Jablon's, The Poet Sculpture at Bowery Poetry

Samuel Jablon's, The Poet Sculpture at Bowery Poetry

The Poet Sculpture is a performance based sculpture that is performed by poets. It was conceived and created by artist Samuel Jablon.


On March 2nd the Bowery Poetry Club will host a performance of the Poet Sculpture to raise funds for a new book filled with the poetry from and performance photographs of the poets who have performed on the sculpture.


Poets:
Sam Jablon
Nikhil Melnechuk
Steve Dalachinsky
Yuko Otomo 
Amiee Herman
Homa Zarghamee

Tickets: $10 online advance / $15 at the door

Samuel Jablon in "Material Transaction" at the SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Samuel Jablon in "Material Transaction" at the SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Curated by Alejandro Jassan

Curator Alejandro Jassan is proud to present Material Transaction, a curatorial project on view at SPRING/BREAK Art Show. The works in the show feature artworks that reveal the process behind the formation of art: the gathering, sorting, collating, associating, patterning, and moreover the initiation of actions and proceedings. Material Transaction will present works in a variety of media by Christopher Beckman, Christian Berman, Samuel Jablon, Christian Maychak, and Anne Vieux.

 

On view at SPRING/BREAK Art Show
New York City's curator-driven art fair during Armory Arts Week.
 
Skylight at Moynihan Station
307 West 31 Street, NYC at 8th Avenue
March 3-8, 2015
Erik den Breejen in "The Ecstasy of Influence" at SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Erik den Breejen in "The Ecstasy of Influence" at SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Curated by Progress Report

 
SPRING/BREAK Art Show

New York City's curator-driven art fair during Armory Arts Week.

The fourth annual fair will be held from March 3rd – March 8th, 2015.

NEW LOCATION:

Skylight at Moynihan Station (31st Street Entrance)

307 West 31 Street, NYC at 8th Avenue

Margaux Ogden's "Down the Rabbit Hole" is a Must-See

Margaux Ogden's "Down the Rabbit Hole" is a Must-See

2/20/15

Scott Indrisek selected "Down the Rabbit Hole" as one of his 5 Must-See Gallery Shows 

Margaux Ogden's "Down the Rabbit Hole" featured on The Stylish Flaneuse

Margaux Ogden's "Down the Rabbit Hole" featured on The Stylish Flaneuse

2/20/15

Rebecca Goyette featured in The L Magazine

Rebecca Goyette featured in The L Magazine

by Paul D'Agostino

2/19/2015

Margaux Ogden "Down The Rabbit Hole" featured on Examiner.com

Margaux Ogden "Down The Rabbit Hole" featured on Examiner.com

by Alison Martin

"The Freight + Volume gallery in Chelsea is currently presenting a collection of new works by Margaux Ogden for the exhibition Down the Rabbit Hole. For her first show at the gallery, Ogden unveils some rather imaginative drawings and paintings where she is not bounded by rules or convention. The title of the show references the alternate universe that Alice, the heroine in Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Through the Looking Glass, enters into where she encounters new and unusual creatures and characters."

Margaux Ogden "Down The Rabbit Hole" featured show on Artsy's homepage

Margaux Ogden "Down The Rabbit Hole" featured show on Artsy's homepage

"Don't Shoot", a poetry reading curated by Samuel Jablon

"Don't Shoot", a poetry reading curated by Samuel Jablon

Hosted by SmackMellon

February 5th, 2015

Don’t Shoot, a poetry reading curated by Samuel Jablon, including poets: Anomalous Who, Steve Dalachinsky, Patricia Spears Jones, Joyce LeeAnn, Bob McNeil with Fred Simpson, Yuko Otomo, Peter Rugh, and Visual Poetics.

 

Erik den Breejen interviewed in California College of the Arts News

Erik den Breejen interviewed in California College of the Arts News

by Rachel Walther

"Talking Heads: Erik den Breejen’s Paintings Speak Volumes"

New York-based alumnus Erik den Breejen’s (BFA Painting 1999) paintings from afar read as simple pop art portraiture, but from up close they acquire another dimension entirely.

Samuel Jablon lectures at Tyler's School of Art MFA Program

Samuel Jablon lectures at Tyler's School of Art MFA Program

March 25, 2015 - 6-8pm

Lecture Series part of the Critical Dialogues Seres. 

Location: Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Tyler Auditorium- B004

Ezra Johnson featured in ARTNEWS

Ezra Johnson featured in ARTNEWS

by Stephen Maine

New York's Art History: An Interactive Map, Help Made by Loren Munk:

New York's Art History: An Interactive Map, Help Made by Loren Munk:

by Jerry Saltz

Vampires must never live alone. And in New York they don’t. A visible river of imagination, inspiration and vision has long coursed through our city, sustaining, feeding, and feeding off of artists. Artists staying up late together, working alone, in groups, or away from prying eyes. All living interior lives in our midst. From the earliest days of America to today New York has been an extraordinary creative estuary where tens of thousands of artists have lived and worked, struggled and made art here. Some of them are known, most are not. No matter - all had lives lived in art. I often think that we ought to honor our artists by placing plaques on the buildings in which they lived or worked or gathered. These would be silent witnesses to something epic, a creative miracle of almost never ending talent happening all around us all the time. With the amazing database of painter-mapmaker extraordinaire Loren Munk we pay a little tribute to a small number of them here.

Jeffrey Shagawat "SELFIE", in The Wall Street International: Art

Jeffrey Shagawat "SELFIE", in The Wall Street International: Art

New Jersey-born Shagawat lives and works in New York City. He attended The New School, where he developed an eye for portraiture and urban landscapes. Using vintage cameras, hand-printed processing and film, Shagawat eschews digital manipulation in favor of the traditional analog approach. His work has been displayed in galleries across the U.S. and abroad including Anna Kustera and Freight+Volume in Chelsea; 116 Suffolk in LES, the Parallax Art Fair in the Flatiron, the Salmagundi Club in the West Village; the Scott Eder Gallery in DUMBO ; Produce in Phoenix ; Dream Space Gallery in London ; and Cafe Diskaire Gallery in Lille, France. In Los Angeles, he has shown at Unitard, 72 Degrees & Sunny, UCLA Med School, Melt Down Gallery, and Eat Your Art Out III & IV.

F+V @ Miami Project, Booth 225

F+V @ Miami Project, Booth 225

Dec. 2 -7, 2014

F+V will be at Miami Project with works by the follwing artist.

 

Katherine Bradford, Richard Butler, Erik den Breejen, Joshua Dildine, Alejandro Guzman, Peter Hutchinson, Samuel Jablon, Mi Ju, Cristina de Miguel, Greg Miller, Loren Munk, Römer + Römer, Tom Sanford, Michael Scoggins, Andrew Smenos, Damian Stamer and Peter Wilde.

Samuel Jablon reviewed in ArtNews

Samuel Jablon reviewed in ArtNews

by Trent Morse

"Words become visceral things in the mosaics of Samuel Jablon, who creates beautifully messy concrete poetry by affixing bits of mirror, fused glass, precious metals, and semiprecious stones to painted wood panels. Certainly, there was a crafty folksiness to the pieces in this show “Word:Play,” but that didn’t make them any less cerebral."

Dear Diary: Michael Scoggins Explores the Art of The Confessional

Dear Diary: Michael Scoggins Explores the Art of The Confessional

by Haniya Rae

Very few of us would reveal our shameful memories or hidden issues to the public, but artist Michael Scoggins isn’t afraid of putting his inner self on display. A new show atFreight + Volume, “if you can’t say something nice...,” captures Scoggins’ confessional sculptures, which are realized as chalkboards or over-sized pages torn out of a journal.

JJ Manford interviewed in On Verge

JJ Manford interviewed in On Verge

by Kathy Bradford

"In this interview, painter Katherine Bradford talks with painter JJ Manford. Manford makes paintings that are visionary, ecstatic and luminous. The two talk about his practice, fatherhood and the intersection of art and life."

Samuel Jablon"Word:Play" reviewed in Art in America by Jeff Frederick

Samuel Jablon"Word:Play" reviewed in Art in America by Jeff Frederick

"Samuel Jablon's wonderful paintings indicate a worldview both joyful and anxious."

Evoking the Erotics of the Art Object - Ezra Johnson "It's Under the Thingy" reviewed in Hyperallergic

Evoking the Erotics of the Art Object - Ezra Johnson "It's Under the Thingy" reviewed in Hyperallergic

by William J. Simmons

In this way, the erotics of the art object become Johnson’s subject. In the gallery’s back room he presents a seemingly ludicrous comparison: “Ser” (2011), a tiny painting of two flamboyantly fleshy hands stretching Saran wrap, and “Der, Die, Das” (2014), three enormous sponges made of Polystyrene, resin, bondo, enamel that could be props for a children’s show. The Saran wrap, erotic and tactile, is reminiscent of translucent skin, yet the materiality upon which Johnson insists renders what should disappear into something concrete. Paint becomes flesh and vice versa, begetting a corporeal layering that imbues the canvas with a life of its own.

Ezra Johnson - "It's Under the Thingy" reviewed in ArteFuse

Ezra Johnson - "It's Under the Thingy" reviewed in ArteFuse

by Alison Martin

Ezra Johnson has unveiled his latest collection of paintings, sculptures, animation, and other installations for his debut exhibition titled It’s Under the Thingy at Freight & Volume gallery in Chelsea.

The works in this show bring out Johnson’s dynamic and innovative approach that he delivers to his intriguing creations. He uses a wide variety of materials to capture this energy.

POET SCULPTURE @ Art In Odd Places - Oct. 10th -12th

POET SCULPTURE @ Art In Odd Places - Oct. 10th -12th

The Poet Sculpture is a performance based sculpture that is performed by poets. It was conceived and created by artist Samuel Jablon.

Donald Baechler: Sixteen Bad Neighbors at Arts+Leisure

Donald Baechler: Sixteen Bad Neighbors at Arts+Leisure

October 9 - November 9,2014

JJ Manford & Max Razdow's "Through Every Leaf" featured in Huffington Post

JJ Manford & Max Razdow's "Through Every Leaf" featured in Huffington Post

by Peter Frank

09/05/2014

"JJ Manford and Max Razdow each practice a lush, expansive, almost hallucinatory kind of picture-making; exhibited together, their distinct but mutually resonant bodies of work suggest that visionary pictoriality has returned to the vocabulary of younger painters (and draughtspeople). This new visionary art not only accepts but goes beyond the illustrative macabre of Pop Surrealism, allowing for both naïve figuration and neo-art nouveau, painterly abstraction and psychedelic bedazzlement. Manford and Razdow have developed highly sophisticated, extremely aware and even syncretic styles, but have determined those styles specifically to serve the description of ecstatic, impossible conditions."

Freight + Volume artists shown in group exhibition at Children's Museum of Art

Freight + Volume artists shown in group exhibition at Children's Museum of Art

Drawn to Language - Sept 18 - Jan 11, 2014

09/18/2014

Freight + Volume is proud to have artists Erik den Breejen, Sam Jablon, and Michael Scoggins exhibiting in a new exhibition at the Children's Museum of Art, Drawn to Language.

"In Drawn to Language, words are given visual form. Letters, words, or phrases are transcribed, visualized, verbalized, symbolized, morphed into patterns, scrambled, or even erased. While the works in the exhibition vary conceptually – from amusing to political to philosophical – each work is defined by its use of words to create an image, a deeper meaning, or both."

Michael Scoggins exhibits CHALK, an installation in association with Bass Museum of Art

Michael Scoggins exhibits CHALK, an installation in association with Bass Museum of Art

Aug 30 – Nov 2, 2014

09/18/2014

Armed with sticks of white chalk, an eraser and the requisite chalkboard, Brooklyn-based artist Michael Scoggins has created a new work for Miami entitled Chalk as part of the Bass Museum of Art’s tc: temporary contemporary program in Walgreens’ windows at 2300 Collins Avenue.

Damian Stamer showing at the 43rd Art on Paper Biennial at Weatherspoon Art Museum

Damian Stamer showing at the 43rd Art on Paper Biennial at Weatherspoon Art Museum

Sept 28th - Dec 14, 2014

09/18/2014

Samuel Jablon interviewed by Whitehot Magazine

Samuel Jablon interviewed by Whitehot Magazine

by Jeff Grunthaner

09/16/2014

Jablon's art quite literally incorporates the phrasal aspects of poetry—at times using quotes from canonical writers, such as Frank O'Hara or Samuel Beckett—without conceding to the "on the page" linearity that written language tends to follow. It's as though absorption in the spectacle of language become hyper-graphic has created a new prospect of poetic textuality—words can now inhabit the space intuited by the body as distinguished from the representational space reserved for works on canvas. Following a recent studio visit, I decided to ask Jablon about how his practice has developed, the insights guiding it, and the relationship between language and art.

Samuel Jablon's "Word:Play" in Artinfo

Samuel Jablon's "Word:Play" in Artinfo

by Scott Indrisek

9/11/14

Samuel Jablon's "Word:Play" reviewed in Art-Rated

Samuel Jablon's "Word:Play" reviewed in Art-Rated

by Elliot Purse

9/10/14

When you walk into Samuel Jablon’s debut solo exhibition at Freight + Volume, the first thing you notice is the surprising physicality of the work. Maybe it’s memories of Christopher Wool’s thin, nearly monochromatic retrospective last fall, but generally when I think of text, I think flat and uniform. Jablon’s work is quite the opposite: they are big, bright, sensously labored three-dimensional objects that exude an authentic joy of process and heterogeneous thought.

Samuel Jablon interviewed in Carets and Sticks

Samuel Jablon interviewed in Carets and Sticks

by Jacquelin Gleisner

9/9/14

A series by artist and writer Jacquelyn Gleisner, “Styx & Stones” is a monthly column that features short, experimental interviews with visual artists of all backgrounds.

Each interview highlights the relationship between music, artists, and the creative process. Posts the second Tuesday of each month. 

Samuel Jablon's "Word:Play" reviewed in Staring at the Wall

Samuel Jablon's "Word:Play" reviewed in Staring at the Wall

by Meena Hasan with Cal Siegel

09/09/14

Text based art practice is not an easy endeavor, albeit a noble pursuit within our hyper-visual, daily lives. Artists attempting these methods find out quickly how vast the shadow cast by Holzer, Ruscha, Nauman, Kruger et al can be. With such a strong tradition, creativity of presentation as well as impeccable text selection are paramount. This is where Samuel Jablon excels. The title of his first solo exhibition at Chelsea’s Freight + Volume Gallery, Word:Playsums up nicely the tone of these paintings as both a visually playful and structurally complicated group.... 

Word:Play featured in Two Coats of Paint

Word:Play featured in Two Coats of Paint

September 2: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

Samuel Jablon reviewed in The Wall Street Journal

Samuel Jablon reviewed in The Wall Street Journal

"Artist Mixes Texts, Images in Exhibition Titled 'Word: Play'" by Peter Plagens

"Samuel Jablon Produces Art that is a Hybrid of Poetry, Painting, Sculpture."

"Word:Play" With Samuel Jablon featured in The Wild Magazine

"Word:Play" With Samuel Jablon featured in The Wild Magazine

by Alejandro Jassan

"Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway gets crossed, causing you to smell a word or hear a color. Word:Play, a new body of work by Samuel Jablon isn’t exactly poetry, painting or sculpture: it is a crossing of senses that opens a new way of seeing.  Now on view at Freight+Volume in Chelsea, this exhibition presents a very strong collection of paintings of all sizes, colors, and textures."

Samuel Jablon's "Word:Play" featured in Artsy Editorial

Samuel Jablon's "Word:Play" featured in Artsy Editorial

"The Sculptural Wordplay of Samuel Jablon Gives Readers Pause For Thought" by Haniya Rae

“It’s the art of language, rather than the language of art, that surfaces in the visual phrases of artist, poet, and performer Samuel Jablon. Hybrids of poetry, painting, and sculpture, Jablon’s works are crafted from found materials and texts, created from vibrant swathes of paint, sequins, mirrors, and tiles. This fall, Chelsea gallery Freight + Volume welcomes Jablon’s mixed-media poetry in a new solo exhibition titled “Word:Play.”

Word:Play featured in HOAX

Word:Play featured in HOAX

Samuel Jablon's Exhibition "Word:Play" at Freight + Volume

Samuel Jablon's Word:Play listed in Village Voice events

Samuel Jablon's Word:Play listed in Village Voice events

Word:Play featured in Stage Buddy

Word:Play featured in Stage Buddy

Samuel Jablon's exhibition at Freight+Volume recommended for events in New York

Samuel Jablon featured in Wall Street International

Samuel Jablon featured in Wall Street International

The international magazine announces Samuel Jablon's exhibition "Word:Play".

Through Every Leaf featured in Eyes Towards the Dove

Through Every Leaf featured in Eyes Towards the Dove

Reviewed by Katy Diamond Hamer

"On view until August 16th at Freight and Volume in New York, is Through Every Leaf, a two-person exhibition with work by Max Razdowand JJ Manford. Both Razdow and Manford conceptually express interest in visual exploration of the unknown, the metaphysical and psychological nature of things unseen."

Through Every Leaf featured in Art Fuse

Through Every Leaf featured in Art Fuse

by Daniel Gauss

JJ Manford and Max Razdow featured in Arte Fuse by Daniel Gauss.

Surf and Turf - A two person exhibition with Rebecca Goyette and Julia Oldham opens at Slag Gallery

Surf and Turf - A two person exhibition with Rebecca Goyette and Julia Oldham opens at Slag Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, July 18, 7-9 PM, Exhibition: July 18-September , 2014
56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY

JJ Manford & Max Razdow's show featured in Phantasmaphile

JJ Manford & Max Razdow's show featured in Phantasmaphile

07/16/2014

"Happily for NYC, Razdow's work can be seen alongside JJ Manford's ecstatic abstract paintings via their show "Through Every Leaf" opening tomorrow at Freight + Volume.  Truly can't wait for this one..."

Freight + Volume's booth at Art Market Hamptons is featured in Artsy's homepage

Freight + Volume's booth at Art Market Hamptons is featured in Artsy's homepage

7/12/2014

Freight + Volume's booth at Art Market Hamptons is featured on Artsy's homepage.

Visit the website and see various photos of Freight + Volume's booth and the art that is being exhibited!

Michael Scoggins' G.I. Joe mentioned on artnet

Michael Scoggins' G.I. Joe mentioned on artnet

Artnet News reviews Art Market Hamptons

7/12/2014

Artnet News reviews Art Market Hamptons. The article contains a photograph of Michael Scoggins' larger than life notebook drawing of G.I. Joe.

 

"artnet News spotted a few mini-trends across the two fairs. A little bit of celebrity, a little bit of of pop culture, and a little bit of… hipster Brooklyn? The same image of actress Audrey Hepburn inspired works at both fairs, while nostalgic icons such  Superman, Wonder Woman, and G.I. Joe were also on hand."

Freight + Volume interviewed at Art Market Hamptons

Freight + Volume interviewed at Art Market Hamptons

Highlights from Art Market Hamptons 2014

7/12/2014

Freight + Volume is at Art Market Hamptons (July 10 - July 13, 2014).

Ashley Dillman, Sales Director at Freight + Volume, was interviewed at Art Market Hamptons by ArtInfo.

Peter Wilde's exhibition "Following G" reviewed in Artforum

Peter Wilde's exhibition "Following G" reviewed in Artforum

Artforum Critics' Picks: Berlin

7/05/2014

"For “Following G,” painter Peter Wilde constructs a portrait of a young Berliner based on photographs from her Facebook profile. In the tradition of such pioneers of Photorealism as Robert Bechtle and Charles Bell, Wilde generates conceptual tension by meticulously, even lovingly, reproducing snapshots of fleeting moments and easily overlooked subject matter as large-scale oil paintings."

Cristina de Miguel debut solo show "Absolutely Yours" reviewed in ArtInfo

Cristina de Miguel debut solo show "Absolutely Yours" reviewed in ArtInfo

June 16, 2014

"Cristina de Miguel may have trained at a classically inclined art academy in Seville, Spain, but you’d be hard pressed to recognize that given the exuberant, large-scale paintings in “Absolutely Yours,” the artist’s debut solo show with Freight + Volume in New York ... [with] scenes that respond either to moments the artist has witnessed in New York, or to the act of painting itself."

Erik den Breejen Whitehot interview featured in Painter's Table

Erik den Breejen Whitehot interview featured in Painter's Table

Maria Calandra interviews painter Erik den Breejen on the occasion of his recent exhibition "There's a Riot Goin' On" at Freight + Volume, New York.

June 8, 2014

"Erik den Breejen’s work has had a long lasting love affair with the seductive poetry of popular music and rock and roll, finely tuned painted marks, and hues that are turned on by complimentary and sometimes less than complimentary color schemes. In the event of his recent show at Freight + Volume gallery in Chelsea, I had the opportunity to talk to him about his perspective on this new body of work and what was involved in making it. I am no stranger to Den Breejen’s paintings — believe me — but still I learned quite a lot from asking him questions a few weeks after the show’s opening."

NYC Street Art Blog features Erik den Breejen's work

NYC Street Art Blog features Erik den Breejen's work

Erik Den Breejen: “There’s a Riot Goin’ On” at Chelsea’s Freight + Volume

May 27, 2014

"We discovered Erik den Breejen’s distinctly brilliant aesthetic when his mosaic-like portrait of David Bowie surfaced on the wall outside rag & bone off Houston Street last year. Many more portraits of iconic figures of the 1970’s are now on view in There’s a Riot Goin’ On at Chelsea’s Freight + Volume Gallery. Weaving text into patterns that create the portraits in his paintings, Brooklyn-based painter and musician Erik den Breejen takes us on a journey into his subjects’ minds and times."

Erik den Breejen at Freight + Volume

Erik den Breejen at Freight + Volume

The Huffington Post covers Erik den Breejen's Current Show: There's a Riot Goin' On

May 27, 2014

"Erik den Breejen's exhibition, There's a Riot Goin' On, at Freight + Volume includes paintings embedded with blocks of letters that devotedly trail into one another, line by line. The acrylic paintings are framed as tributes to cultural icons (mostly from the 1970s), with titles such as Joan Baez (Diamonds and Rust), As Pure and Strange as What I See (For Lou Reed), Karen Carpenter, and Allen Ginsberg."

An Interview with Artist Peter Wilde in Canadian Art Magazine

An Interview with Artist Peter Wilde in Canadian Art Magazine

Peter Wilde's Berlin Spring: A Midlife Art Manifesto

May 24, 2014

Artist Peter Wilde is interviewed by R.M. Vaughan for Canadian Art Magazine.

Erik den Breejen’s ‘There’s a Riot Goin’ On’ Showing At Freight + Volume Gallery [INTERVIEW]

Erik den Breejen’s ‘There’s a Riot Goin’ On’ Showing At Freight + Volume Gallery [INTERVIEW]

May 23, 2014

Featured artist Erik den Breejen sits down with Bowery Boogie to discuss his work as well as the current show 'There's a Riot Goin' On' showing until June 7th 2014.

Feminist Protest Disrupts the Whitney Biennial

Feminist Protest Disrupts the Whitney Biennial

Artist Rebecca Goyette and her Cliterati invade the Whitney Biennial

May 22, 2014

'Envision an art world utopia in which every artist, irrespective of gender or race, is valued for their work!'

JAMES KALM and ERIK DEN BREEJEN at F+V

James Kalm interviews Den Breejen at the gallery.

May 17, 2014

THERE'S A RIOT GOIN' ON was covered by James Kalm at Freight and Volume. Watch the interview with Erik Den Breejen.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Damian Stamer featured in Herald Sun, NC

Damian Stamer featured in Herald Sun, NC

Memory and nostalgia in two Stamer exhibits

May 15, 2014

"Damian Stamer (b. 1982) is into nostalgia, not just with his images, but the way he paints those images. His canvases are filled with dilapidated barns and sheds buckling under debris. "

Poet Sculpture at PULSE featured on examiner.com

Poet Sculpture at PULSE featured on examiner.com

F+V artist Sam Jablon's Poet Sculpture featured on Examiner.com

May 14, 2014

Freight+Volume mentioned in Two Coats of Paint

Freight+Volume mentioned in Two Coats of Paint

May 13, 2014

"Freight + Volume (complementing its showcase of abstract painter Ezra Johnson at NADA) featured a sardonic Katherine Bradford painting referencing Guston and the explorer Ernest Shackleton, Erik den Breejen’s witty 1970s-throwback text-portraits, and one of Loren Munk’s vividly replete New York art chronicles. "

Erik den Breejen featured in The Worleygig

Erik den Breejen featured in The Worleygig

May 10, 2014

Erik den Breejen's "There's A Riot Goin' On" was featured on The Worleygig.

Erik den Breejen featured on Art Lovers New York

Erik den Breejen featured on Art Lovers New York

ERIK DEN BREEJEN . . PIX FROM THE OPENING

May 10, 2014

ERIK DEN BREEJEN: THERE'S A RIOT GOIN' ON.

ARTS+LEISURE opening featured on ARTINFO

IN THE AIR

May 10, 2014

Here's your East Harlem Frieze Saturday

Ezra Johnson at NADA

Ezra Johnson at NADA

May 9, 2014

Check out Freight+Volume at Booth 700 at NADA to view Ezra Johnson's work.

Artefuse Interview with Erik den Breejen

Artefuse Interview with Erik den Breejen

May 9, 2014

"5 Questions for Artist Erik den Breejen"

Erik sits down with Jamie Martinez of Arte Fuse to answer questions about his current exhibition "There's A Riot Goin' On". Take the time to get the answers from the artist himself.

Bant Magazine: Loren Munk

Bant Magazine: Loren Munk

May 7, 2014

F+V represented artist Loren Munk is Bant Magazine's May 2014 cover story. Included is an interview with the artist himself entitled, Logistics of Art: Loren Munk

View the interview here.

Anthony Haden-Guest “The Further Chronicles of Now”

Anthony Haden-Guest “The Further Chronicles of Now”

May 6, 2014

Readings by Anthony Haden-Guest will be conducted at Cutlog Contemporary Art Fair, from May 8th-11th, presented by Whitebox Art Center.

Details here.

"Römer + Römer’s Impressionistic Pixel Art Will Make Your Reality Spin"

"Römer + Römer’s Impressionistic Pixel Art Will Make Your Reality Spin"

April 23, 2014

The Creators Project features Römer + Römer on their blog.

"But what are they really? Are they pixelated digital photos? Could they be photos processed to look like pixelated art? Or, better yet, are they digital photographs of digital art then passed off as digital art?"

See what else The Creators Project's Bogar Alonso has to say.

New York Art Tours

New York Art Tours

April 22, 2014

Römer+Römer's Party-Löwe was featured on New York Art Tour's Facebook

Jester Jacques Art

Jester Jacques Art

April 22, 2014

Online Arts Publication, Jester Jacques Art wrote about Freight+Volume's Römer+Römer current exhibition Party-Löwe.

The exhibition runs until Saturday, April 26th.

According2g features Römer+Römer'

According2g features Römer+Römer'

April 22, 2014

According2g is a blog dedicated to showcasing the latest in music and art.
"Everything you need to know from A to G and beyond."

Check out what Geoffrey Dicker said about Party-Löwe

The Whitney Biennial LaTableRonde

The Whitney Biennial LaTableRonde

April 16, 2014

F+V's Sam Jablon will join the Whitney's LTR.

Pattern Pulp Tuesday's Gallery PIcks

Pattern Pulp Tuesday's Gallery PIcks

April 16, 2014

Pattern Pulp, dedicated to showcasing emerging ideas and trends, includes F+V's exhibition of Römer + Römer in their "Tuesday's Gallery Picks" for April 15th.

RÖMER + RÖMER featured in The Absolute Mag

RÖMER + RÖMER featured in The Absolute Mag

April 12, 2014

Artist couple Römer+Römer were featured on The Absolute Mag.

Black Lake CD Release Event

Black Lake CD Release Event

April 11, 2014

Freight+Volume is hosting Black Lake's CD Release Event
Sunday, April 27th, from 6-8:30pm

There will be a fantastic line-up including LoVid, Daniella Dooling, Rebecca Wolff, Jason Martin Power Animal Systems, Ariana Reines, Paul McMahon and Black Lake. Event co-produced by F+V and SEEK-ART. The album will also be available via Bandcamp after the 27th. Snap!

Check Out Their Album
View Their Website

Bomb Magazine's 33rd Annual Art Auction

Bomb Magazine's 33rd Annual Art Auction

April 10, 2014

Powered by Artspace, Bomb Magazine's Silent Auction is currently live for advance bids. Check out the artists and their works, which includes F+V represented artist, Sam Jablon.

View the auction here.

RÖMER + RÖMER featured in The Jealous Curator

RÖMER + RÖMER featured in The Jealous Curator

April 4, 2014

Römer+Römer were featured in the blog The Jealous Curator.

Samuel Jablon featured in BOMB Magazine

Samuel Jablon featured in BOMB Magazine

April 1, 2014

Congratulations to our artist Samuel Jablon for being featured as an artist on artist in the current issue of BOMB Magazine.

RÖMER+RÖMER mentioned on NY Art Beat

RÖMER+RÖMER mentioned on NY Art Beat

April 1, 2014

Freight+Volume's current artist Römer+Römer's first solo exhibition at the gallery was featured on NY Art Beat's event page

UnDo features Römer+Römer

UnDo features Römer+Römer

March 29, 2014

The Italian online magazine promotes Römer+Römer's latest show in NYC here at F+V.

Check it out

RÖMER + RÖMER Featured on Examiner.com

RÖMER + RÖMER Featured on Examiner.com

March 22, 2014

Römer+Römer were featured on Examiner.com. Read about the artists and their show here at F+V

Wall Street International feature Römer + Römer

Wall Street International feature Römer + Römer

March 19, 2014

The international magazine announces Römer + Römer's debut solo exhibit in NYC.

The Art of the Chart

The Art of the Chart

March 13, 2014

David Carrier of artcritical reviews Loren Munk's, "You are Here"

Museum Starter Kit: Open with Care

Museum Starter Kit: Open with Care

March 11, 2014

Go see F+V represented artists, Brolab at El Museo del Barrio in the UES. Opening reception is Wednesday, March 12th at 7pm.

"Home Studio" at Spring/Break Art Show

"Home Studio" at Spring/Break Art Show

March 11, 2014

ArtFCity's David Matorin reviews Spring/Break Art Show which includes "Home Studio," curated by Kari Adelaide and F+V represented artist, Max Razdow.

F+V featured in New American Paintings

F+V featured in New American Paintings

March 9, 2014

F+V included in the magazine's article, "40 GALLERIES YOU SHOULD KNOW IF YOU LOVE PAINT: REDUX"

Samuel Jablon's "Poet Sculpture" is being performed at the Queens Museum: ETERNiDAY

Samuel Jablon's "Poet Sculpture" is being performed at the Queens Museum: ETERNiDAY

March 8, 2014

Samuel Jablon's installation the "Poet Sculpture" is being performed at the Queens Museum: ETERNiDAY: Queens Poet Lore Festival Of The Language Arts @ 2:30 on March 15, 2014

RÖMER + RÖMER: Party-Löwe featured on Wall Street International

RÖMER + RÖMER: Party-Löwe featured on Wall Street International

March 7, 2014

Freight + Volume's upcoming exhibition of RÖMER+RÖMER: Party-Löwe was featured on the Wall Street International

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Loren Munk's World View

Loren Munk's World View

March 6, 2014

Another great article on Loren Munk's show here at F+V by Sharon Butler on her blog, Two Coats of Paint.

A Brush with the Real: Figurative Painting Today

A Brush with the Real: Figurative Painting Today

March 4, 2014

Kent Dorn is included in A Brush with the Real, by Marc Valli and Margherita Dessanay, available for purchase in April.

In The Wild, GALLERY SPY: Lost and Found and Lost Again

In The Wild, GALLERY SPY: Lost and Found and Lost Again

February 27, 2014

"Art is lost. Or did we just misplace it? This week in the galleries we find lost objects, lose our balance, lose our minds, and find ourselves. All in the name of art."

Cool Whisper: Painter's Table

Cool Whisper: Painter's Table

February 27, 2014

Maria Calandra visits the studio of painter Loren Munk, whose show "You Are Here" will be on view at Freight + Volume Gallery, New York from February 13 - March 15, 2014.

CINEMAGEBOOKS by Ira Joel Haber

CINEMAGEBOOKS by Ira Joel Haber

February 27, 2014

Blogger Ira Joel Haber reviews Loren Munk's show here at F+V.

Arts for Transit

Arts for Transit

February 27, 2014

Arts for Transit and F+V represented artist, Loren Munk, included on the AFT Tumblr for his work from Downtown Brooklyn-Fulton Mall to his solo exhibit, "You are Here."

Michael Schultz Galerie

Michael Schultz Galerie

February 26, 2014

F+V represented artist, Damian Stamer, travels to Berlin to the Galerie Michael Schultz for his upcoming show on March 1st till April 5th.

Check out the exhibit here.

New American Paintings

New American Paintings

February 25, 2014

40 Galleries You Should Know if You Love Paint: Redux

Hyperallergic "Communal Spirits: Artists, Advocates and Unlocked Rooms"

Hyperallergic "Communal Spirits: Artists, Advocates and Unlocked Rooms"

February 22, 2014

Artist Loren Munk is featured in Hyperallergic's article "Communal Spirits: Artists, Advocates and Unlocked Rooms" by Thomas Micchelli

Max Razdow in "Prep School," Torrance Art Museum, CA

Max Razdow in "Prep School," Torrance Art Museum, CA

February 21, 2014

"Prep School" at the Torrance Art Museum, CA
March 29 - May 15

WhiteHot Magazine comes to F+V

WhiteHot Magazine comes to F+V

February 20, 2014

A selection of Philip Seymour Hoffman movies will be shown at F+V

Loren Munk on ARTnews

Loren Munk on ARTnews

February 20, 2014

10 Amazing Data Visualizations of Creativity and Art History

F+V and The Brooklyn Rail present

F+V and The Brooklyn Rail present

February 20, 2014

"LOREN MUNK IN CONVERSATION WITH PHONG BUI"

Revista Picnic

Revista Picnic

February 19, 2014

F+V's Nick Lawrence in Revista Picnic (Picnic Magazine)

Art Lovers New York

Art Lovers New York

February 19, 2014

Photos from the opening reception of "You Are Here"

ART BLOG ART BLOG

ART BLOG ART BLOG

February 18, 2014

Loren Munk's, "You Are Here," headlines Joshua Abelow's February 17th entry

Freight+Volume and Loren Munk featured on Gallerist

Freight+Volume and Loren Munk featured on Gallerist

February 14, 2014

"10 Things to Do in New York's Art World before February 15"

The L Magazine article on Loren Munk

The L Magazine article on Loren Munk

February 13, 2014

"Loren Munk: Art’s Cartographer"

F+V featured in Juxtapoz Magazine

F+V featured in Juxtapoz Magazine

February 11, 2014

Juxtapoz features F+V at Zona Maco

Loren Munk featured on Pencil in the Studio

Loren Munk featured on Pencil in the Studio

February 7, 2014

Maria Calandra's Pencil in the Studio talks about Loren Munk's artwork and upcoming show "You are Here"

Freight and Volume is pleased to announce our participation in Zona Maco Contemporary Art Fair

Freight and Volume is pleased to announce our participation in Zona Maco Contemporary Art Fair

February 4, 2014

February 5-9 2014 | Booth# B213 | Main Section
Avenida Conscripto 311, Lomas de Sotelo, Miguel Hidalgo,11200
Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Panel Discussion moderated by Tim Rollins Saturday, January 25

Panel Discussion moderated by Tim Rollins Saturday, January 25

January 23, 2014

Hybrid Dynamics
Saturday, January 25, 2014 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Freight + Volume is excited to present a discussion panel featuring Tim Rollins as moderator, with members of KOS, William Powhida, and BroLab. Organized for BroLab's solo exhibition, Dead Lift, this conversation is part of the ongoing panel discussions associated with the malleable installation, Moses Transpo, which first premiered at Untitled, Miami Beach in 2013. This panel will focus on themes surrounding models of sustainable collaboration, the art of community engagement and the dynamic design found in socially engaged art.

To be followed by a Q&A.

New album by Black Lake launching this Spring

New album by Black Lake launching this Spring

January 15, 2014

Black Lake, made up of artists Susan Jennings and Slink Moss, are launching a new album this Spring with production assistance by SEEK-ART. Stay tuned for further release details and events hosted by Freight + Volume.

Read more.

Peter Allen Hoffmann interviewed by Cow House Studios

Peter Allen Hoffmann interviewed by Cow House Studios

January 13, 2014

"Peter is a painter based in Brooklyn, New York. In 2005, he graduated with an MFA from Hunter College. He’s exhibited in Ireland, Germany and throughout the US. In 2008 he was one of our first residency artists, and has remained a close friend.."

View full article.

Michael Scoggins "ART STAR" at Guest Spot

Michael Scoggins "ART STAR" at Guest Spot

January 10, 2014

Michael Scoggins solo show "ART STAR" exhibited by Guest Spot at The Reinstitute in Baltimore, Maryland on view from January 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014.

Read more.

NYC Artists Respond to Typhoon Haiyan With Benefit Auction

NYC Artists Respond to Typhoon Haiyan With Benefit Auction

December 9, 2013

Michael Scoggins, Rebecca Goyette and Kristen Schiele are among a group of artists auctioning off their work to benefit The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns.

F+V at PULSE Miami 2013

F+V at PULSE Miami 2013

December 7, 2013

Come visit Booth C-200 at PULSE Miami!

UNTITLED Art Fair: Booth #A06, Miami 2013

UNTITLED Art Fair: Booth #A06, Miami 2013

December 3, 2013

Visit DNA Gallery at Booth #A06 from December 5th to 9th, 2013.

Featuring the work of artists Peter Hutchinson, Ezra Johnson, Gina Magid, Kristen Schiele.

F+V at Miami Projects 2013

F+V at Miami Projects 2013

December 3, 2013

Visit us Booth #507 at Miami Projects! December 3rd-8th, 2013.
Click here for tickets.

Damian Stamer's "Sundays" featured in Arte Fuse!

Damian Stamer's "Sundays" featured in Arte Fuse!

November 27, 2013

"If you build it, they will come. But how about if you wreck it or rather let it fall apart, will they still come?" -Oscar Laluyan

Damian Stamer's "Sundays" also appears in Art Lovers New York!

Damian Stamer's "Sundays" also appears in Art Lovers New York!

November 27, 2013

Rebecca Goyette featured on the Undergrowth Podcast

Rebecca Goyette featured on the Undergrowth Podcast

November 9, 2013

The Undergrowth Podcast Episode 26 featuring Rebecca Goyette discussing "Masshole Love," on view at Freight and Volume until November 16, 2013.


Read Article & Listen to full Podcast here.

Michael Scoggins "A Day in the Life" at Cress Gallery

Michael Scoggins "A Day in the Life" at Cress Gallery

November 9, 2013

"Michael Scoggins examines the incongruities, irrationalities, and anxieties of our 21st century culture. Supported by the legacies of the Dada and Pop Art movements of the 20th century, Scoggins objectifies paper materials common to communication and thought, most prominently the pages of the humble spiral bound notebook that he meticulously recreates by hand at colossal scale."

Artinfo's Review of Kent Dorn's "Shadowland"

Artinfo's Review of Kent Dorn's "Shadowland"

November 1, 2013

"For paintings that employ such dark and mossy palettes, transporting viewers literally to dark holes in forgotten forests inhabited by the society’s outliers, Dorn’s landscapes manage to be strangely inviting..."

Read more here.

Kent Dorn "Shadowland" in NYC Art Scene

Kent Dorn "Shadowland" in NYC Art Scene

October 12, 2013

"Dorn further explores a distinctly haunting wooded world and its unsettled inhabitants. With a nod to horror movies, hippie counterculture, and the rural Southern landscape of his youth, Dorn’s distinct landscape paintings are not as concerned with an idyllic representation of nature..."

See full article here.

Decline and Fall of the Art World, Part I & II reviewed in ArtLoversNewYork "The Bomb"

Decline and Fall of the Art World, Part I & II reviewed in ArtLoversNewYork "The Bomb"

October 11, 2013

Freight+Volume @ Texas Contemporary 2013

Freight+Volume @ Texas Contemporary 2013

October 9, 2013

Freight+Volume at Texas Contemporary 2013, October 10th - 13th in Houston, TX.

Please visit Booth #207!

View more pictures.

"The Decline and Fall of the Art World, Part II" on the James Kalm Rough Cut channel

"The Decline and Fall of the Art World, Part II" on the James Kalm Rough Cut channel

October 1, 2013

"As the sequel to one of this summer's most highly praised and critically received exhibitions, The Decline and Fall of the Art World, Part II presents works by a younger generation of artists. This group of recent art school grads share a similar innocence and naivety along with a "slacker" nonchalance and de-skilled aesthetic. Featuring works by: Damien Crisp, Cristina de Miguel, Noah Lyon and Laurina Paperina."

See full video here.

Erik den Breejen featured in Philly.com's review of "DIALOGIC"

Erik den Breejen featured in Philly.com's review of "DIALOGIC"

September 30, 2013

"Do not miss two terrific group shows that have little more than a week to go.

Yes, Rowan University is a hike from the usual urban art enclaves, but Dialogic, an engrossing and thoroughly entertaining show of 17 artists who explore language and its hidden, implicit, and contradictory meanings, is well worth your time and the bridge toll. There are more than a few internationally known artists here - Lesley Dill, Erik Den Breejen, Barbara Hashimoto, Jenny Holzer, Glenn Ligon, and Jaume Plensa among them - and some local talent as well (Keith Brand, Buy Shaver, Chris Vecchio, Susan White)..."

See full article here.

Mi Ju featured on Juxtapoz.com

Mi Ju featured on Juxtapoz.com

September 20, 2013

"This morning we take a look at the work of South Korean-born artist Mi Ju. Mi received her BFA in painting at and later went on to earn and MFA at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.."

See full article here.

Freight+Volume @ Berliner-Liste 2013

Freight+Volume @ Berliner-Liste 2013

September 20, 2013

Freight + Volume at Berliner-Liste 2013, September 19th - 22nd. Berlin, Germany.

Please visit Booth #G 0.32!

View more pictures.

"The Other 99%" on the cover of BLOUIN ARTINFO Newspaper

"The Other 99%" on the cover of BLOUIN ARTINFO Newspaper

September 18, 2013

"The Decline and Fall of the Artworld Part II: The Other 99%" with paintings and media by Cristina de Miguel, Damien Crisp, Noah Lyon, and Laurina Paperina.

Check out the show anytime from 9/12/13-10/12/13!

See the full article here.

Freight+Volume @ Berliner-Liste 2013

Freight+Volume @ Berliner-Liste 2013

September 17, 2013

Please come visit us at Booth # G 0.32 from September 19th - 22nd!

Kent Dorn in Art Ltd.'s Texas Biennial Artist Highlights by Kelly Klaasmeyer

Kent Dorn in Art Ltd.'s Texas Biennial Artist Highlights by Kelly Klaasmeyer

September 12, 2013

"The nature Kent Dorn paints would make the Hudson River School turn over in their collective graves. Dorn gives us forests, clearings and ponds tainted by human occupation–the wandering dirt bag stoner variety..."

View full article here.

The Brooklyn Rail: "About The Art World"

The Brooklyn Rail: "About The Art World"

September 5, 2013

"With The Decline and Fall of the Art World, Part I: The One-Percenters, Freight + Volume assembles several subversive gestures that expose the various dysfunctions and inequalities of contemporary art production. Michael Scoggins produces oversized replicas of ruled notebook paper bearing incendiary messages that mock the collector’s impulse and the value system that supports it..."

Read full article here.

Blouin Artinfo ranks us One of the Top Galleries in North America

Blouin Artinfo ranks us One of the Top Galleries in North America

August 28, 2013

Daily Serving remarks on a piece by William Powhida and & Jade Townsend

Daily Serving remarks on a piece by William Powhida and & Jade Townsend

August 27, 2013

"As the values of the contemporary art elite veer ever farther toward commerce, art with a social justice conscience is rallying in New York—arguably the center of the global art market. This summer, three prominent artists known for their political consciences have been drawing attention for thoughtful, research-heavy projects..."

Read article here.

Wall Street International: "The Decline And Fall Of The Art World, Part II"

Wall Street International: "The Decline And Fall Of The Art World, Part II"

August 21, 2013

"The Ultimate Map of Art-World Feuds" by Robin Cembalest for ARTnews

"The Ultimate Map of Art-World Feuds" by Robin Cembalest for ARTnews

August 15, 2013

William Powhida and Jade Townsend are back with a satirical drawing of a lurid battleground where artists, posers, critics, dragons, Internet trolls, and Modernist ghosts fight for their lives

View Here

"Art Attack at 'The Decline and Fall of the Art World, Part I'" in Societe Perrier

"Art Attack at 'The Decline and Fall of the Art World, Part I'" in Societe Perrier

August 15, 2013

"Just as every New Yorker has a love-hate relationship with the Big Apple in lieu of its ridiculous rents to its steamy summer subways, every participant in the art world has a similar love-hate relationship with the current incarnation of the art world..."

See full article here.

Max Razdow’s "Double Man" (2011) is featured in the new issue of N+1, Issue 17: The Evil Issue!

Max Razdow’s "Double Man" (2011) is featured in the new issue of N+1, Issue 17: The Evil Issue!

August 14, 2013

Jerry Saltz's Annotations on Loren Munk’s "The East Village" Map Painting on nymag Vulture

Jerry Saltz's Annotations on Loren Munk’s "The East Village" Map Painting on nymag Vulture

August 6, 2013

The standout part of the show is the map paintings by Loren Munk, and the best of the best is The East Village, a large-scale love note to the distant eighties scene. It is jam-packed, to the point of being dizzying, and an incredible historical document of this time of parallel universes.

See the full article here

F+V's "The Decline and Fall of the Art World, Part I" featured in AIA's The Lookout

F+V's "The Decline and Fall of the Art World, Part I" featured in AIA's The Lookout

August 1, 2013

"In case you hadn't noticed, the art world is not perfect. This six-person show takes a lighthearted look at the baleful effects of big money on bohemian neighborhoods and the camaraderie they once fostered..."

See the full guide here.

"Single Point Perspective: Munk and Me" Loren Munk featured on Hyperallergic

"Single Point Perspective: Munk and Me" Loren Munk featured on Hyperallergic

July 27, 2013

"In Loren Munk’s painting “An Attempted Documentation of Williamsburg, 1981-2008” (2008-2011), now on view at Freight + Volume in Chelsea, I recognized a slice of my own history in a place I had known well. After a lifetime of looking at paintings, this experience was oddly new to me."

View article here

"The Decline and Fall of the Art World, Part I" in the L Magazine's 4 Art Exhibits You Need to See

"The Decline and Fall of the Art World, Part I" in the L Magazine's 4 Art Exhibits You Need to See

July 18, 2013

"This group show takes as its muse, quite clearly, not the art world, but the Art World, and in doing so it might be aimed at reaffirming the validity of variably understood lower cases. Or maybe not..."

See the article here.

Freight + Volume's "The Decline and Fall of the Art World, Part 1: The One-Percenters" is listed as "July's 2nd most "Must See" art show by Flavorwire!
Freight+Volume @ artMRKT Hamptons 2013
Michael Scoggins interviewed by "Bad at Sports"

Michael Scoggins interviewed by "Bad at Sports"

July 9, 2013

"This week: The Amanda Browder Show rolls back into town! Amanda talks to artist Michael Scoggins."

F+V featured in WSJ's Amazon.com article

F+V featured in WSJ's Amazon.com article

June 28, 2013

"Moving into more upscale markets, Amazon.com Inc. is quietly laying plans to sell high-end art..."

Bloomberg covers Erik den Breejen's mural for Rag & Bone

Bloomberg covers Erik den Breejen's mural for Rag & Bone

June 19, 2013

"Artist Erik den Breejen spent most of his 37th birthday earlier this week on the corner of Elizabeth and Houston streets in Manhattan, with a paint brush in his hand..."

Erik den Breejen paints Rag & Bone's Houston Wall

Erik den Breejen paints Rag & Bone's Houston Wall

June 18, 2013

Erik den Breejen paints FASHIONHEROESBOWIE on Rag & Bone's Houston Wall in Soho, located on the corner of Elizabeth St. and E Houston St.

See the in-progress photos on our Facebook page.

To see Global Graphica's coverage, click here.

And for another great shot of the mural, click here.

Bowery Boogie coverage on Erik den Breejen's mural

Bowery Boogie coverage on Erik den Breejen's mural

June 14, 2013

"Brooklyn-based artist and musician Erik den Breejen specializes in painting mosaics using song lyrics, in which the words ultimately form a portrait of the musician in question..."

Peter Hutchinson Reviewed in Kolaj Magazine

Peter Hutchinson Reviewed in Kolaj Magazine

June 12, 2013

"Freight + Volume Gallery presents a 50-year survey of the works of Peter Hutchinson in The Logic of Mountains (7 March-13 April 2013)..."

WSJ Reviews Peter Allen Hoffmann's "Outer Space"

WSJ Reviews Peter Allen Hoffmann's "Outer Space"

June 8, 2013

"Peter Allen Hoffmann (b. 1979) used to paint—with a tender touch—small landscapes that were seen to have a lot in common with the work of Milton Avery, Arthur Dove and Marsden Hartley, and to evince an environmentalist's concern for nature."

Erik den Breejen featured on Two Coats of Paint for BOS

Erik den Breejen featured on Two Coats of Paint for BOS

June 2, 2013

"Erik den Breejen, the guy who paints images of musicians using lyrics from their songs, presented three small studies on canvas along with some larger work @ St Nicholas Studios."

For more Bushwick Open Studios pictures, click here.

Arte Fuse Reviews Peter Allen Hoffmann's "Outer Space"

Arte Fuse Reviews Peter Allen Hoffmann's "Outer Space"

June 2, 2013

"What one perceives as the space outside is a reflection of what’s happening within..."

Peter Allen Hoffmann Interviewed by Studio Beat

Peter Allen Hoffmann Interviewed by Studio Beat

May 21, 2013

"For years and years, I worked in my living room in Harlem. It forced me to keep things clean and tidy..."

Freight+Volume at Pulse NY 2013

Freight+Volume at Pulse NY 2013

May 10, 2013

Freight+Volume booth installation at Pulse New York 2013 (booth C-6)

Peter Hutchinson Completes Thrown Rope Installation for ARTATLANTIC

Peter Hutchinson Completes Thrown Rope Installation for ARTATLANTIC

May 9, 2013

"On Monday, May 6th, seminal land art artist Peter Hutchinson completed his largest Thrown Rope installation for ARTLANTIC, located in Atlantic City..."

Peter Hutchinson featured on ARTINFO One-Line Reviews

Peter Hutchinson featured on ARTINFO One-Line Reviews

April 12, 2013

"The delicate, diaristic, and fragmented poetry with which Peter Hutchinson adorns his photographic collages and assemblage pieces is more honest and intelligible than any artist statement could be..."

Peter Hutchinson in Musée Magazine

Peter Hutchinson in Musée Magazine

March 21, 2013

"Born in England, Peter Hutchinson has lived in the United States for over half a century and has practiced art for nearly as long..."

Peter Hutchinson on Examiner.com

Peter Hutchinson on Examiner.com

March 14, 2013

"The Freight + Volume Gallery in Chelsea is currently presenting The Logic of the Mountains, an exhibition of collages, constructions, books, and film, by Peter Hutchinson completed over the past 50 years..."

Peter Hutchinson in Art Lovers New York

Peter Hutchinson in Art Lovers New York

March 11, 2013

Pictures from the opening of Peter Hutchinson: The Logic of Mountains
1963-2013: A 50-Year Survey of Constructions, Collages, Books and Film...

See the pictures here.

"What's the Story?" in Huffington Post

"What's the Story?" in Huffington Post

January 24, 2013

"If one had a thousand eyes - O the things we could see! Useful, they would be, when visiting "What's the Story", the current group show up at Freight + Volume with Cesare DeCredico, Black Lake, Peik Larsen and Max Razdow...."

Michael Scoggins featured on the cover of New York Magazine

Michael Scoggins featured on the cover of New York Magazine

January 22, 2013

Michael Scoggins on the cover of New York Magazine, with article on the sadistic nature of high school.

"What's the Story?" Opening night on ARTE FUSE

"What's the Story?" Opening night on ARTE FUSE

January 22, 2013

"Weeding out fact from fiction in media images or online information as explored in the latest group show at the opening for What’s the Story? AF came to view the works and dig around to find out what is indeed the story for the works shown by the following artists: Cesare DeCredico, Black Lake, Peik Larsen and Max Razdow..."

Max Razdow in The L Magazine's Must-See Art Events

Max Razdow in The L Magazine's Must-See Art Events

January 14, 2013

Max Razdow listed in the weekly Must-See Art Events in The L Magazine.

Kent Dorn on Mapanare.us

Kent Dorn on Mapanare.us

January 8, 2013

"Kent Dorn is from South Carolina and his piece, Asylum (2011) was shown at Pulse Miami by Freight + Volume (New York City)..."

Andrew Smenos featured on the Daily Beast's Daily Pic

Andrew Smenos featured on the Daily Beast's Daily Pic

December 26, 2012

"A sculpture and a painting by Brooklyner Andrew Smenos, shown together in a tight group show at Freight + Volume gallery in Chelsea in New York..."

ARTINFO's Quick Review on "Do Something (Else) to It"

ARTINFO's Quick Review on "Do Something (Else) to It"

December 13, 2012

"Taking Jasper John's memo-to-self to keep doing something other than what is done, the three artists here engage in varying levels of transformation..."

Michael Scoggins & Erik den Breejen in New American Paintings' Miami Highlights

Michael Scoggins & Erik den Breejen in New American Paintings' Miami Highlights

December 12, 2012

Michael Scoggins & Erik den Breejen are in New American Paintings' Miami Highlights from Art Miami/Context and Untitled

Erik den Breejen & Kristen Schiele on ARTINFO's Greatest Hits in Miami

Erik den Breejen & Kristen Schiele on ARTINFO's Greatest Hits in Miami

December 12, 2012

Erik den Breejen and Kristen Schiele on ARTINFO's 50 Greatest Hits in Miami's Art Fair Extravaganza

F+V in ARTINFO's feature on PULSE Miami

F+V in ARTINFO's feature on PULSE Miami

December 7, 2012

“'What I’ve always loved about PULSE,' says the fair’s director, Cornell DeWitt, 'is that it’s a deeply pleasant experience for looking at art.' Many of the dealers in attendance agreed, with Nick Lawrence of New York’s Freight + Volume praising the 'convivial atmosphere,' and the event pulled in an attendance of 5,000 on the first day..."

Freight+Volume at Pulse Miami 2012

Freight+Volume at Pulse Miami 2012

December 5, 2012

Freight+Volume booth installation at Pulse Miami 2012 (booth #D100)

Freight+Volume at Pulse Miami 2012

Freight+Volume at Pulse Miami 2012

December 5, 2012

Freight+Volume booth installation at Pulse Miami 2012 (booth #D100)

Michael Scoggins at Art Miami/Context 2012

Michael Scoggins at Art Miami/Context 2012

December 4, 2012

Michael Scoggins booth installation with Freight+Volume at Art Miami/Context 2012 (booth #D41)

Erik den Breejen at UNTITLED in Miami

Erik den Breejen at UNTITLED in Miami

December 4, 2012

Erik den Breejen booth installation with DNA at UNTITLED 2012 (booth #A04)

Empty Kingdom Reviews Mi Ju "Gaia"

Empty Kingdom Reviews Mi Ju "Gaia"

October 20, 2012

2010 Top 100 artist Mi Ju is young and incredibly talented. Her large works of intricate, colorful art is deep and full of themes and symbols that suck you in.

Christina von Messling of Studio Visit Goes to Mi Ju's Studio

Christina von Messling of Studio Visit Goes to Mi Ju's Studio

October 20, 2012

Korean artist Mi Ju is interested in the way humanity interacts with nature, in a historical as well as an ecological sense.

Max Razdow in the Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts Open Studios

Max Razdow in the Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts Open Studios

October 18, 2012

Open Studios @ the Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts from Oct. 18-20.

Kent Dorn featured on the cover of New American Paintings Issue #102 (West Issue)

Kent Dorn featured on the cover of New American Paintings Issue #102 (West Issue)

October 10, 2012

"Within the next few weeks the West issue of New American Paintings, #102, will be received by subscribers and newsstands across the country..."

NY Times Reviews "The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)"

NY Times Reviews "The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)"

September 6, 2012

"What would Freud say?"

James Kalm at "The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)"

James Kalm at "The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)"

August 31, 2012

"James Kalm makes it into Chelsea to view this late summer group show..."

Damian Stamer on "A Life, Still"

Damian Stamer on "A Life, Still"

August 31, 2012

"I remember when the stale summer air would hang low in the fields near our house, hugging my childhood body..."

"The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)" on WhiteHotMagazine.com

"The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)" on WhiteHotMagazine.com

August 29, 2012

Photos of our opening for "The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)" posted by White Hot Magazine

"The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)" in L Magazine

"The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)" in L Magazine

August 29, 2012

“Whatever you think of the art, it has to be applauded for taking risks," a friend told me recently. "The art in Chelsea is so safe." He was talking about Freight + Volume’s The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)...

Nicole Wittenberg in Modern Painters

Nicole Wittenberg in Modern Painters

August 28, 2012

"These paintings of people, bedrooms, and ballrooms stand in sharp contrast to the speed of modernity..."

"The Double DIrty Dozen (& Friends)" on Artlog

"The Double DIrty Dozen (& Friends)" on Artlog

August 28, 2012

"For Adult Eyes Only..."

Arte Fuse Reviews "The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)"

Arte Fuse Reviews "The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)"

August 20, 2012

"Art is not for the faint of heart. Last August 16th, Arte Fuse dared to cross the front doors of Freight + Volume with the warming sign posted 'No One Under 18 Admitted'..."

"The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)" in Huffington Post

"The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)" in Huffington Post

August 20, 2012

"What happens when you invite 50 artists, described as "rabble-rousers" in the press release, to make art about sex — whether dirty, funny or just plain bizarre?"

ARTINFO's One-Line Take on "The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)"

ARTINFO's One-Line Take on "The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)"

August 17, 2012

"This exploration of sexual fetishes by what the gallery calls an “unruly group” of artists purports to have its roots in Robert Aldrich’s 1967 war film “The Dirty Dozen” about outcast ex-cons assembled for a WWII-era suicide mission..."

"The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)" featured in Art Lovers NY

"The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)" featured in Art Lovers NY

August 17, 2012

"FILE UNDER: well they can try all they want, but they can’t take away – our super-collider of a bio-reproductive sex drive.
sex and the machine, NOT !!"

"The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)" featured in Modern Painters

"The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends)" featured in Modern Painters

August 16, 2012

"Oh, sleepy Chelsea summer…what better time for a massively overstuffed group show in which all the work is about sex?"

Panni Malekzadeh interviewed by The Morning News

Panni Malekzadeh interviewed by The Morning News

July 27, 2012

Artist Panni Malekzadeh interprets her conservative Iranian upbringing into a fantasy world of longing and innocence.

Max Razdow in THAT SINKING SENSE OF WONDER @ SOUTHFIRST

Max Razdow in THAT SINKING SENSE OF WONDER @ SOUTHFIRST

July 20, 2012

"Almost every artwork comes with questions. If not related to subject matter or meaning, then to maker or context. Great art, and art shows as it were, is about asking great questions. . ."

Panni Malekzadeh on Trendland

Panni Malekzadeh on Trendland

July 19, 2012

"Panni Malekzadeh‘s beautiful portraits of contemporary women take us back to that magical time in our life when we realized we were completely in the midst of womanhood, yet still felt young and girly at heart..."

Panni Malekzadeh & Kelly McCafferty show featured on the Examiner

Panni Malekzadeh & Kelly McCafferty show featured on the Examiner

July 12, 2012

"The Freight + Volume Gallery in Chelsea is currently presenting a two-part exhibition."

Kristen Schiele on Mill Fine Art

Kristen Schiele on Mill Fine Art

June 28, 2012

"Showing work alongside Verne Stanford on June 29 will be mixed-media artist Kristen Schiele."

Kent Dorn interview featured in Art-Rated

Kent Dorn interview featured in Art-Rated

June 27, 2012

Michael Scoggins featured on Artlog

Michael Scoggins featured on Artlog

June 21, 2012

"Children draw to express their feelings and fantasies. . ."

Greg Miller featured in San Francisco Chronicle

Greg Miller featured in San Francisco Chronicle

June 20, 2012

"Consider the paintings of Greg Miller as the Pop Art homage to a codger's dusty man-cave - one that might be a candidate for "Hoarders: Buried Alive" or, better, a treasure trove of well-patinated collectibles."

Nicole Wittenberg on Artforum Critic's Picks

Nicole Wittenberg on Artforum Critic's Picks

June 6, 2012

"On the black-painted walls of “The Malingers,” Nicole Wittenberg’s debut solo exhibition in New York, thirteen canvases from the 2010 “Interior” series reiterate images of stagelike rooms."

Max Razdow interviewed on Art Fag City

Max Razdow interviewed on Art Fag City

May 31, 2012

"Techniques of Artists investigates the interaction of people with various objects and spaces, which are both catalysts and obstacles to their intentions. I don’t really think of the figures in the works as artists per se, but find that they are striving for some sort of peculiar (but pointed) resolution via these seemingly nonsensical actions, which sometimes reminds me of myself and other art makers. . . "

MIE: a Portrait by 35 Artists reviewed in Asian Art News

MIE: a Portrait by 35 Artists reviewed in Asian Art News

May 29, 2012

Black Lake digital release party "Flutter" tomorrow, Sunday May 20th, 6-9 PM @ F+V

Black Lake digital release party "Flutter" tomorrow, Sunday May 20th, 6-9 PM @ F+V

May 20, 2012

Since 2009, Black Lake (comprised of Susan Jennings and Slink Moss) has collaborated to produce over a dozen multi-media art installations with performances including "Gray Rainbow" (2011), “Snow” (2011), "Bloom" (2011) "Seek" (2010) "Toasting the Trees" (2009). Their signature sound includes shimmery percussion from hand-made sculpture/instruments by Susan Jennings. Their upcoming release of new music will be accompanied by a multi-media art and music performance at Freight+Volume in NYC on May 20th. They will be joined by David Humphrey on bass and Jesse Gammage as Technical Director.

David Kramer exhibit at F+V booth makes ARTINFO's picks from PULSE NY

David Kramer exhibit at F+V booth makes ARTINFO's picks from PULSE NY

May 5, 2012

"Kramer’s kitschy studio drawings brightened up the booth for this eclectic New York gallery. Only one of his large-scale paintings, illuminated by a single yellow fluorescent-light, made it to the fair, but it was strikingly different from the smaller studies for sale, which incorporate a sloshy rainbow of messy ink and slogans, touting tongue-and-cheek jokes about the American dream. "

Freight + Volume at PULSE NY

Freight + Volume at PULSE NY

May 3, 2012

F+V opens booth B-13 at PULSE NY!
The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th st between 6th and 7th ave. Hours
12 - 8 Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and 12 - 5 Sunday.

Damian Stamer in Modern Painters

Damian Stamer in Modern Painters

April 11, 2012

“If you were sending a letter to Matthias Weischer, and this letter was a painting, what would you want to say?” Damian Stamer, a 29-year-old painter from North Carolina, mused. We’d been standing in front of a completely blank canvas in his studio at the University of North Carolina, where he’s pursuing an MFA. It was January. Within three short months, he had to turn the canvas into one of the centerpieces of his first solo show in New York, opening at Freight + Volume on April 12."

Ali Smith reviewed by LA Times

Ali Smith reviewed by LA Times

April 10, 2012

"With their rough edges, fractured compositions and unpredictable scale-shifts, the L.A. artist paints energetic pictures whose wild swipes and slashes are not expressive — in any way, shape or form. Rather than standing in as authentic emblems of inner turmoil or heartfelt emotions, the whiplash gestures in Smith’s paintings take on lives of their own."

Mie Iwatsuki interviewed by Noah Becker in ArtVoices

Mie Iwatsuki interviewed by Noah Becker in ArtVoices

March 28, 2012

Ali Smith interviewed on Huffington Post's "Not Dead Yet: 10 Questions for Painters"

Ali Smith interviewed on Huffington Post's "Not Dead Yet: 10 Questions for Painters"

March 23, 2012

"Oil paint is incredibly versatile to me: it can take on so many different qualities; it can be sculptural, sensual, poetic, plastic. It can evoke so many varied reactions in people and it has a certain richness that you can't find in other materials. It parallels what I want to express about my life." – Ali Smith

"Us Against Them" makes Doug McClemont's Top Ten Shows for March on Saatchi Online

"Us Against Them" makes Doug McClemont's Top Ten Shows for March on Saatchi Online

March 15, 2012

Nicole Wittenberg receives the John Koch Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters

March 10, 2012

In 1989 Dora Koch, the widow of Academy member John Koch (1908-1978), left the Academy a bequest to establish an award in art to be given from time to time to a young artist of figurative work.

"Us Against Them" listed on Modern Painters as a Chelsea show not to miss during Armory

"Us Against Them" listed on Modern Painters as a Chelsea show not to miss during Armory

March 10, 2012

Nicole Wittenberg in the American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts

Nicole Wittenberg in the American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts

March 8, 2012

Nicole Wittenberg is a participating artist in The American Academy of Arts and Letter's Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts.

Anthony Haden-Guest to host a benefit on February 15th

Anthony Haden-Guest to host a benefit on February 15th

February 11, 2012

"Public Storage Blues"
$30
Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel
371 W 16th St New York, NY 10011

"Pictures of Mie," an interview with MIE curators Nick Lawrence and Mie Iwatsuki on Art in America Magazine

"Pictures of Mie," an interview with MIE curators Nick Lawrence and Mie Iwatsuki on Art in America Magazine

February 9, 2012

"MIE: A Portrait by 35 Artists," on view through Feb. 25 at Freight + Volume gallery in Chelsea, is one of the more unusual group surveys of the new season, and casts a fresh light on the venerable theme of artist and model. The show includes a few star artists (Alex Katz, Robert Frank), many who have stirred recent critical interest (Ryan Schneider, Kurt Kauper, Andrew Guenther, David Humphrey), one pop-cult figure (Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky) and several participants who, well-known abroad, are emerging in the West (Lin Yilin, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Qi Zhilong). Even more striking is the curatorial approach. The exhibition was co-organized by gallery owner Nick Lawrence with the portrait subject herself—Mie Iwatsuki, a Japanese-born model and independent curator who has lived in New York since 1999.

Check out the article here

MIE review in Yomi Time

MIE review in Yomi Time

February 3, 2012

この展覧会は35人の世界中から集まった巨匠や新進気鋭のアーティストたちが、それぞれバラエティーに富んだ表現方法で、共通のモデルを対象にポートレートを制作するという画期的な試みだ。全アーティストのモデルを務めた「MIE」(岩月美江さん)は、モデルとしての「第3の観点」から、フルカラーの展覧会カタログに、それぞれのアーティストとのポートレート・セッションでの体験を「モデルの声」として緻密な文章で記述している。

 This exhibition is a groundbreaking attempt masters and emerging artists from around the world of 35 people, in a way that a wide variety of expression, respectively, to produce a portrait that target the common model. Served as a model of all the artists "MIE" (Mr. Mie Iwatsuki), from the model as a "third perspective", in full color exhibition catalog, the experience in portrait session with each artist " has been described in the text dense as the "Voice of the model.

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Beach Boys lyricist responds to Erik den Breejen's "Smile"

Beach Boys lyricist responds to Erik den Breejen's "Smile"

January 31, 2012

Perhaps no one was more excited by the long-awaited release of the Beach Boys’ unfinished 1966 album Smile than Erik den Breejen. Even before Smile came out late last year, the young painter (and lifelong Beach Boys fan) had set to work on a series of paintings that transformed the lyrics into brightly colored text-blocks, assembled into shapes of ocean waves and smiling lips.

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MIE selected as one of the top ten weekly shows in Art in America.

MIE selected as one of the top ten weekly shows in Art in America.

January 27, 2012

Having posed for some 10 paintings by Alex Katz, Mie Iwatsuki—a Japanese model and independent curator based in New York—collaborated with dealer Nick Lawrence to solicit portraits of her by an additional 34 artists, ranging from Robert Frank to DJ Spooky, from New York's David Humphrey to China's Lin Yilin and Korea's Min Hyung (who, in one of the show's most imaginative leaps, depicts Itwatsuki as a male Maasai warrior in Kenya).

Check out the article here

MIE featured on The Examiner.com

MIE featured on The Examiner.com

January 24, 2012

The Freight + Volume Gallery in Chelsea is currently featuring an exhibition titled Mie: A Portrait of 35 Artists curated by Nick Lawrence and Mie Iwatsuki. As the title suggests, the show is comprised of a series of portraits, by 35 rising contemporary artists, of Mie Iwatsuki who is regarded as a muse and model in contemporary art. The participating artists work in mediums such as painting, drawing, video, sculpture, and performance art.

Check out the article here

MIE featured on Bloomberg.com News

MIE featured on Bloomberg.com News

January 24, 2012

Japanese model Mie Iwatsuki has inspired painter Alex Katz, photographer Robert Frank and Nouriel Roubini, aka “Dr. Doom.”
On the artistic side, the results can be seen at Freight + Volume gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan. “Mie: A Portrait by 35 Artists” includes paintings, sculpture, drawings and video.

Check out the article here

Erik den Breejen's Smile reviewed by Charlie Finch on Artnet.com

Erik den Breejen's Smile reviewed by Charlie Finch on Artnet.com

January 7, 2012

Two decades ago I had dinner in Williamsburg, Va., with a business colleague and close friend of my father’s named Wilkinson, who had devoted much of his intellectual life to trying to solve the origins and purpose of Stonehenge...

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David Kramer featured in Roven Magazine

David Kramer featured in Roven Magazine

January 7, 2012

Roven is a new biannual critical magazine devoted to contemporary drawing, structured around numerous monographic and thematical texts, a portfolio by one emerging artist, some interviews, and a creative section of unpublished works.

Check out the magazine here

Erik den Breejen's Smile reviewed in The New York Times

Erik den Breejen's Smile reviewed in The New York Times

January 6, 2012

As painting lost prestige in the ’60s, a cult of Orpheus emerged to become a formidable influence on visual art. Since then artists from Laurie Anderson to Christian Marclay and beyond have been worshiping at the church of music, rock ’n’ roll in particular...

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Erik den Breejen's Smile featured on the James Kalm Report

Erik den Breejen's Smile featured on the James Kalm Report

December 21, 2011

"James Kalm never surfed in California, never drove a "Little Deuce Coupe" and never dated a surfer girl, but these images, created by Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, provided a beautiful fantasy sound track for a big chunk of his adolescence. Eric den Breejen also came under the sway of this West Coast band, and has spent the last year or two making painting in homage to "Smile" Brian Wilson's legendary unreleased album. Using blocks of text and color shifts, the paintings exist somewhere between a song script and a blown up Pop Art cartoon. The works might be a manifestation of the idiom "one picture is worth a thousand words" or conversely "words are worth a thousand pictures", especially if the harmony is good."

See the video here

Erik den Breejen's Smile featured on artloversnewyork.com

Erik den Breejen's Smile featured on artloversnewyork.com

December 21, 2011

Profile on Erik den Breejen in The New Inquiry

Profile on Erik den Breejen in The New Inquiry

December 16, 2011

"Pop music is a source of inspiration for den Breejen that is both primal and spiritual, though his relationship to the music he works from is ambiguous at times. Den Breejen, a musician in his own right (currently the lead singer of Big Game), uses musical experience as the subject of much of his painting, but the lyrics are the only element he appropriates. The colors, shapes, textures, and size are completely his own."

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Kristen Schiele's "Beyond the Rocks" reviewed on Whitehot Magazine

Kristen Schiele's "Beyond the Rocks" reviewed on Whitehot Magazine

December 13, 2011

Owner/Director Nick Lawrence featured in The Midtown Gazette

Owner/Director Nick Lawrence featured in The Midtown Gazette

November 30, 2011

Gallery owner Nick Lawrence came to Chelsea more than a decade ago. Previously, Lawrence had been curating galleries just outside of Boston and in Williamsburg, but Chelsea’s bustling art scene drew him to the city.

Freight+Volume at Pulse Miami

Freight+Volume at Pulse Miami

November 30, 2011

Freight + Volume Gallery is excited to announce their participation in PULSE Contemporary Art Fair's Miami show. Located in Miami's Wynwood Arts District, the fair will run from Thursday, December 1st, and close Sunday, December 4th.

http://www.pulse-art.com/miami/index.htm

Kristen Schiele's "Beyond the Rocks" reviewed in ArtSlant

Kristen Schiele's "Beyond the Rocks" reviewed in ArtSlant

November 11, 2011

"When we step into Schiele’s worlds, it is hard to tell if we’re walking into the static of a television screen, a warbled version of magazine adverts, or onto a pulsing dance floor. The use of collage in the smaller works, and a collage-like fusion effect in the large scale paintings, creates landscapes, some more literal than others, with the volume turned all the way up."

See the full article here

Erik den Breejen's article "A Brief History of Smile" in Pork magazine

Erik den Breejen's article "A Brief History of Smile" in Pork magazine

November 8, 2011

Max Razdow's "Future Myths of the Surface" @ Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent, Belgium

Max Razdow's "Future Myths of the Surface" @ Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent, Belgium

November 6, 2011

Max Razdow's second solo exhibition at Galerie Jan Dhaese, from 11/06/2011 to 12/18/2011

Andrew Guenther in "Paper Chasers," Nudashank, Baltimore

Andrew Guenther in "Paper Chasers," Nudashank, Baltimore

November 1, 2011

November 5 - November 26
A group show of works on paper; click below for a full list of artists.

Andrew Guenther in "Matthew Day Jackson and Guest Artists - Heel Gezellig", Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam

Andrew Guenther in "Matthew Day Jackson and Guest Artists - Heel Gezellig", Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam

November 1, 2011

Matthew Day Jackson and guest artists - Heel Gezellig: Larry Bamburg, Adam Helms, Andrew Guenther, Erin Shirreff, Sarah E. Wood, Jonathan Marshall, Gretchen Bennett and Maarten Baas

6 OCT - 20 NOV 2011

Mi Ju's paintings at Pulse LA featured on Vernissage.TV

Mi Ju's paintings at Pulse LA featured on Vernissage.TV

October 19, 2011

http://vernissage.tv/blog/2011/10/03/pulse-los-angeles-art-fair/

Pulse Art Fair, too, has made it to Los Angeles. The fair has pitched its tent on the deck of a car park not far from Art Platform. The fair is dedicated solely to contemporary art. It is devided into two sections. The IMPULSE section presents galleries invited by a committee to present solo exhibitions of exhibitions of artist’s work created in the past two years. There are also large-scale installations, a video lounge, performance events, and talks. This video takes you an a tour on the opening evening on September 30, 2011.

Freight+Volume at Pulse LA!

Freight+Volume at Pulse LA!

Sept. 30th - Oct. 3rd, 2011

September 30, 2011

Freight + Volume Gallery is thrilled to announce their participation in PULSE Contemporary Art Fair's inaugural Los Angeles show. Held at the Event Deck at L.A. Live, the fair will open today, Friday, September 30th and close Monday, October 3rd.

http://www.pulse-art.com/losangeles/index.php

Andrew Guenther's Opening Reception Pictures

Andrew Guenther's Opening Reception Pictures

by Nancy Smith

September 29, 2011

Pictures of Andrew Guenther's Talking to a Fish and Paraphernalia Opening Reception.

See the Pictures here

Andrew Guenther's "Talking to a Fish and Paraphernalia" on NY Art Beat

Andrew Guenther's "Talking to a Fish and Paraphernalia" on NY Art Beat

September 16, 2011

"As a multi-media artist Andrew Guenther defies quick categorization. To experience his art is to embrace a combination of experiences and visual sensations simultaneously: spiritually, physically, conceptually. He trips the light fantastic between a variety of media with ease, and his new exhibition "Talking To A Fish and Paraphernalia" @ F+V is no exception."

See the article here

Andrew Guenther's "Talking to a Fish and Paraphernalia" on Artloversnewyork.com

Andrew Guenther's "Talking to a Fish and Paraphernalia" on Artloversnewyork.com

By Nancy Smith

September 15, 2011

“like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination – indeed, everything and anything except me.” – RALPH ELLISON (Invisible Man).

See more here

Andrew Guenther "Talking to a Fish and Paraphernalia" on Undo.net

Andrew Guenther "Talking to a Fish and Paraphernalia" on Undo.net

September 13, 2011

"Talking to a Fish and Paraphernalia. The central motif in Guenther's installation is an aquarium with a "talking fish" - a microphone immersed in the water broadcasts any communication the fish may emit during the course of the show. In addition he presents a series of new mixed-media, papier-mache on canvas collages featuring his trademark "plate-face" women and hotdog men."

See the article here

Jay Critchley "Deep Bones" and Chad Person "A Hero Never Fails" mentioned in the New York Times

Jay Critchley "Deep Bones" and Chad Person "A Hero Never Fails" mentioned in the New York Times

by Ken Johnson

September 8, 2011

"Two Cassandras in separate but complementary shows decry our addictions to oil, drugs and competition. Mr. Critchley has mummified, Egyptian-style, a whole ’70s-era sports car using plastic bags instead of fabric as wrapping. Mr. Person offers faux folk signs that say things like “Resign” and “Accept Less,” as well as a depressed-looking inflatable representing the cartoon character Underdog."

See the article here

Art and Old Cars: Jay Critchley's "Deep Bones" in Forbes.com

Art and Old Cars: Jay Critchley's "Deep Bones" in Forbes.com

by Tamara Warren

August 30, 2011

For the performance installation “Deep Bones,” artist Jay Critchley removed the engine of an MG sports car, and wrapped it with recycled plastic shopping bags. The hollowed out shell of the MG is parked in a state of abandon. Plastic bags hang from the ceiling. It is a solemn funeral for the planet, with the relics of recycled bags and deconstructed car chassis setting the mood.
For the second part of the installation, Critchley shows video segments from his 1988 trip to abandoned, un-built nuclear power sites and facilities in middle America. It is projected above material goods covered in motor oil. The work is on display at Freight + Volume Gallery in Manhattan through Sept. 10.

It’s not Critchley’s first mummification of a car — in the 2008 piece “Final Passage” he made a Chevy Impala into a mummy out of muslin that was installed in an abandoned Jay Critchley, mausoleum in North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island. In the early ‘80s, he began to experiment with a sand car series.

Best in Show: Jay Critchley "Deep Bones" and Chad Person "A Hero Never Fails" reviewed in The Village Voice

Best in Show: Jay Critchley "Deep Bones" and Chad Person "A Hero Never Fails" reviewed in The Village Voice

By Robert Shuster

August 24, 2011

"Goofball activism may be, for most, a fleeting phase of youth, but the dogged Jay Critchley has made a career out of donning odd headwear and presiding, preacher-like, over vaguely politicized rituals. Recalling his sand-encrusted cars from 30 years ago, which mocked our oil addiction, the artist has this time mummified a 1979 MG convertible—a process that involved the removal and wrapping of the automobile's "organs" and the recitation (by Critchley, wearing a leather helmet) of verses from the Egyptian Book of the Dead."

"Not to be outdone, Chad Person has designed a giant, inflatable Underdog—that canine superhero from the 1960s cartoon who always popped an energy pill for strength. Modernized, rebuking Jeff Koons kitsch, the figure slumps next to oversized meds and stares into a smartphone while, before him, a monitor reruns those long-ago rescues of Sweet Polly Purebred."

See the full review here

Jay Critchley "Deep Bones" and Chad Person "A Hero Never Fails" featured on Examiner.com

Jay Critchley "Deep Bones" and Chad Person "A Hero Never Fails" featured on Examiner.com

By Alison Martin

August 23, 2011

"The Freight + Volume Gallery in Chelsea is currently featuring a joint installation of works by artists Jay Critchley and Chad Person. Critchley’s two part installation Deep Bones features a sports car, in the main gallery area, with its parts removed and wrapped in hundreds of recycled plastic shopping bags, and placed back in the car. Right above the mummified car, there are more recycled plastic shopping bags covering the ceiling."

"Chad Person’s exhibition A Hero Never Fails revolves around themes of heroism, manifest destiny, and apathy. The primary attraction of Person’s exhibition is an inflatable balloon caricature of the 1950’s cartoon character “Underdog,” who is designed to project apathy as he sits slumped forward staring tiredly at his iPhone."

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Max Razdow, in exhibition "Take-Out" reviewed in the New York Times

Max Razdow, in exhibition "Take-Out" reviewed in the New York Times

By Holland Cotter

August 18, 2011

"Bats, along with ravens, also turn up in Max Razdow’s intricate, Rodolphe Bresdin-like ink landscapes, each of which is accompanied by a spidery poem. And the spoiled-Romantic flavor of Mr. Razdow’s work is in sync with collaborative pieces by Grant Worth and Micki Pellerano: blurry Polaroid photographs, marked with cryptic symbols of fetid-looking still lifes, all very Black Sabbath. At one point in the past I encountered drawings by Mr. Pellerano at the Live With Animals gallery in Brooklyn, and they were so odd and strong that I’ve been looking forward to seeing more, though there aren’t any here."

See the full review here

Jay Critchley "Deep Bones" and Chad Person "A Hero Never Fails" reviewed in the New York Times

Jay Critchley "Deep Bones" and Chad Person "A Hero Never Fails" reviewed in the New York Times

By Ken Johnson

August 18, 2011

"In art as in life, desperate times call for desperate measures. That may mean mummifying an old car Egyptian style using plastic bags instead of fabric, which Jay Critchley has done as a quasi-magical ritual in the Freight + Volume gallery. He has partly dismantled a ’70s-era MG sports car, carefully wrapped its viscera — seats, engine and other parts — in strands of crumpled plastic and put it back together."

"In the rear gallery Chad Person offers a complementary solution in the form of folksy signs jig sawed from wood or collaged from pieces of United States currency. They say things like “Resign” and “Accept Less.” A giant inflated representation of the cartoon character Underdog sits irresolutely in the gallery too, while video montages show him performing frantic acts of heroism fueled by energizing vitamin pills. Two Cassandras, Mr. Critchley and Mr. Person, deplore our addictions to oil, drugs and competition. Give them credit for trying."

See the full review here

Chad Person interview with Artlog.com
Matt Jones participates in Tampa Museum of Art exhibition "Syntax"

Matt Jones participates in Tampa Museum of Art exhibition "Syntax"

July 15, 2011

Exhibition Dates
July 9 - September 25, 2011

The Tampa Museum of Art is pleased to present Syntax, an exhibition that examines the current generation of artists' interest in text, symbolism, and means of information transference. Drawn from the Hadley Martin Fisher collection in Miami, this project is the first opportunity to experience the depth of this fascinating new collection of contemporary art. More than 30 artists are featured in this exhibition, including Fiona Banner, Natalie Djurberg, Tracey Emin, Olafur Eliasson, Robert Gober, Sean Landers, Christian Marclay, Seth Price and Jason Rhoades. Matt Jones piece "Every Expression Possible" will be apart of this collection.

Matt Jones
Every Expression Possible, 2011
Alcohol-based marker, Elmer’s glue, toner and paper on wood

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Matt Jones’s Multiverse reviewed in Art Critical

Matt Jones’s Multiverse reviewed in Art Critical

By Eric Sutphin

July 14, 2011

Matt Jones’ Multiverse was a generously dense exhibition with works covering the entire gallery space including two floor-to-ceiling wall installations. Jones takes a fairly simple set of materials and through a process of contemplation and punk rock slapdash creates iconic wall pieces and propped figures. There was a video work titled Every Expression Possible (2011) that featured a masked Jones acting out many different faces and expressions against the background of a Karma Charger. As in his paintings, Jones uses repetition here to evoke a meditative calm.

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Oliver Dorfer Solo-Exhibition "The Red Chamber" at St.Peter an der Sperr/ Museum of the City of Wiener Neustadt

Oliver Dorfer Solo-Exhibition "The Red Chamber" at St.Peter an der Sperr/ Museum of the City of Wiener Neustadt

July 12, 2011

We are pleased to announce the new institutional exhibition of Oliver Dorfer.
The artist was invited by the Museum of the City of Wiener Neustadt for a solo-exhibition at the former church St.Peter an der Sperr. Oliver Dorfer created a series of 14 paintings in dimensions of 100cm x 100cm. The paintings are made in Dorfer's unique style of reverse glass painting and as the tile "The Red Chamber" already indicates, red is the dominant color.

Russell Tyler in "Mr. Killer and Lady Paranoia" at Polad-Hardouin reviewed in Le Monde

Russell Tyler in "Mr. Killer and Lady Paranoia" at Polad-Hardouin reviewed in Le Monde

July 3-4, 2011 by Philippe Dagen

July 8, 2011

Under the singular title "Mr. Killer and Lady Paranoia" is a reunion of ten painters and drawers of all nationalities, all young, some still emerging. Their commonality? Boundless energy is in abundance in all the works together, as well as a taste for the wacky, extravagant, and absurd on paper and on canvas. Andrew Gilbert takes on a very personal and sacrilegious concept of the history of paintings - applying both to the Napoleonic legend and colonial conquest. Christophe Boursalt puts the human figure to torture, seconded by Guillame Bruere. American artist Russell Tyler himself has an obsession, werewolves, dressed in shorts and striped shirts of the best burlesque. But he is also a virtuoso of materials and strident colors. Raynald Driez also has an obsession, Manet's "L'Olympia". It offers two versions - one where the glorified woman kills Manet or the cat becomes angry. They are strongly drawn to one more than the other, and very persuasive. Driez's ink drawings and ceramic works are no less.

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Migration reviewed by Idiom Magazine

Migration reviewed by Idiom Magazine

by LAILA PEDRO

July 8, 2011

Migration, currently at Freight + Volume, is an intimate show with a broad title. The gallery defines the rapport between four artists as a nomadic quality that brings them to the “support and camaraderie of…large urban areas” like “New York (or London or Berlin).” And if this feels a bit too vague and general, the exhibition is minutely scaled and benefits from the attendant specificity; it doesn’t miss the mark, but it could go further.

The work is interesting less for its nomadic creators or themes – whose divergences often make cohesion difficult – than for its focus on the perceptual refractions of the physical, often-feminine and unstable body. This is especially true for the most compelling pieces on display, by Min Hyung and Eunah Kim.

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Migration featured on James Kalm

Migration featured on James Kalm

July 2, 2011

Max Razdow participates in "Take-Out" at Andrew Edlin Gallery

Max Razdow participates in "Take-Out" at Andrew Edlin Gallery

July 7 – August 20, 201, Opening reception: Thursday, July 7th 6-8pm

July 1, 2011

Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to present TAKE-OUT, an exhibition of works by Lucky DeBellevue, Jeremy Everett, Rachel Howe, Max Razdow, Ben Schumacher, Ramon Vega, Lyndsy Welgos, Grant Worth and Micki Pellerano, curated by Scott Hug. These artists explore formal, conceptual and metaphorical ways of removing and reconsidering the relationships between the self, the real, the virtual and the other. As each new generation grows further removed and alienated from our natural environment, this exhibition offers a response to that estrangement and to the current, prevalent culture of consumption.

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Eunah Kim featured on Art Critical

Eunah Kim featured on Art Critical

by Jonathan Goodman

June 23, 2011

At the memorial service given on June 21st for Eunah Kim, I found a powerful upwelling of emotion in the talks and readings given in honor of her memory. I myself was not prepared for the deep feeling her short but exemplary life occasioned, but almost without my knowing it, she had reached me as a gifted person and sculptor. At once a practicing Buddhist (from 1998-2000 she was a nun novitiate at the Hwa Gye Sa Buddhist Temple), a devoted friend, and a committed artist, Eunah transformed her many roles into a unity that was compelling from the start and unforgettable for those who knew her. People at the service noted that Eunah passed in and out of their lives; sometimes there would be no contact for months at a time. But the joy she occasioned when she was in our presence only made us feel just how remarkable she was.

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Russell Tyler participates in "Mr. Killer and Lady Paranoia, Act I" at Polad-Hardouin, Paris, June 30 - July 30, 2011

Russell Tyler participates in "Mr. Killer and Lady Paranoia, Act I" at Polad-Hardouin, Paris, June 30 - July 30, 2011

June 15, 2011

Hye Rim Lee's "Strawberry Garden" will be presented at GLASSTRESS 2011

Hye Rim Lee's "Strawberry Garden" will be presented at GLASSTRESS 2011

Project Conceived and Organized by Adriano Berengo. Curators: Lidewij Edelkoort, Peter Noever, Demetrio Paparoni, with the contribution of Bonnie Clearwater

June 4, 2011

GLASSTRESS 2011 Collateral Event
of the 54th International Art Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia

RECEPTION: June 4
June 4- November 27, 2011


Opening in Venice on 4 June 2011 will be the second edition of Glasstress, the contemporary art exhibition in which important stars on the international scene match their talents with the use of glass. The exhibition will be held at Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti (seat of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti), the Berengo Centre for Contemporary Art and Glass and will include a special installation at the Wake Forest University, Casa Artom. Promoted by The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) of New York, conceived and organized by Adriano Berengo and produced by Venice Projects, Glasstress 2011 is curated by an international cadre of renowned curators, Lidewij Edelkoort, Peter Noever and Demetrio Paparoni, with a contribution of Bonnie Clearwater.


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In Conversation with Kaycee Olsen: Andrew Guenther

In Conversation with Kaycee Olsen: Andrew Guenther

June 3, 2011

This month features a special edition to the In Conversation with Kaycee Olsen series, featuring Andrew Guenther. Watch here to find out why.

Kaycee Olsen is pleased to announce Andrew Guenther: Corn, Tobacco and Other Stories, the next exhibition in her gallery at 2685 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, and photographs executed over the past year. This is Guenther's first one-person exhibition at Kaycee Olsen Gallery.

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Freight+Volume is pleased to announce Hye Rim Lee's participation in the 54th La Biennale di Venezia.

Freight+Volume is pleased to announce Hye Rim Lee's participation in the 54th La Biennale di Venezia.

"Crystal Candy High Gloss Dolls" at "Future Pass-From Asia to the World." Curated by Victoria Lu, Renzo di Renzo, and Felix Schöber.

June 2, 2011

RECEPTION: June 2, 6-10 PM
June 4 - November 6, 2011

Abbazia di San Gregorio
Dorsoduro 172
30121 Venice, Italy

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Ali Smith  reviewed in ARTIST ORGANIZED ART by Barbara Neulinger

Ali Smith reviewed in ARTIST ORGANIZED ART by Barbara Neulinger

May 31, 2011

Please join Gagosian Shop for the book signing and reading of: Anthony Haden-Guest In the Mean Time: The Other Ends of the World, 2010

Please join Gagosian Shop for the book signing and reading of: Anthony Haden-Guest In the Mean Time: The Other Ends of the World, 2010

Thursday, June 2, 2011 6 - 8 PM. Gagosian Shop, 988 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10075

May 26, 2011

Anthony Haden-Guest
In the Mean Time: The Other Ends of the World, 2010
8 x 8 inches (20.3 x 20.3 cm)
Published by Freight + Volume, NY
$20.00

New York legend and bon vivant Anthony Haden-Guest, author of The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco and the Culture of the Night and True Colors: The Real Life of the Art World, launches In the Mean Time: The Other Ends of the World, a book of Cartoons and Light Dark Verse, published by Freight & Volume.

Anthony Haden-Guest is a writer, reporter and cartoonist. He is also an occasional peformer and received a New York Emmy for writing and narrating a documentary about affluent Europeans in New York. He was born in Paris and lives in London and New York. He has covered war, crime and various social functions and disfunctions and continues to do so but now largely writes about the art world in newspapers, magazines and online. He still thinks he’ll get married some day. If he’s not careful.

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Erik den Breejen participates in Temporary Antumbra Zone at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery

Erik den Breejen participates in Temporary Antumbra Zone at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery

Curated by Udora Hjahimik

May 24, 2011

June 3 - 26, 2011

The art world experienced a caesura in the 1960s when the paradigm of the artist, working in solitary fashion, was taken apart by the advent of collaborative art. Through collaboration, the definition of what art was, and how it could be produced, shifted. No longer was the cult of the artist, producing a singular vision understood to be the only viable artistic model. Instead, this now re-evaluated model began to generate questions about authenticity, authorship,audience and methodology. Such collaborative projects as those executed by Gilbert and George, Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen, Jeanne Claude and Christo, and Marina Abramovic and Ulay were instrumental in the development of such major evolutions in conceptual art as Body Art, Systems Art, Earth Art, and Performance Art.

The artists in Temporary Antumbra Zone have come together, collaborating through the lenses of painting, photography, and mixed media sculpture to promote collaboration as an invaluable mode of artistic production.

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Matt Jones' Multiverse reviewed by Eric Sutphin, Beard & Brush

Matt Jones' Multiverse reviewed by Eric Sutphin, Beard & Brush

May 13, 2011

Matt Jones’ Multiverse (closed 5/7) was a generously dense exhibition with works covering the entire gallery space including two floor-to-ceiling wall installations. Jones takes a fairly simple set of materials and through a process of contemplation and punk rock slapdash creates iconic wall pieces and propped figures. There was a video work titled Every Expression Possible(2011) which featured a masked Jones acting out many different faces and expressions against the background of a Karma Charger. Like the paintings Jones uses repetition to evoke a meditative calm.

The work here is all about contradictions and that makes it all the more exciting. Contradictions abound. On one hand Jones looks to Buddhist practices and meditation as a source of energy in the creation of his work yet everywhere we look we see Wolverine masks and Black Flag logos (originally designed by Raymond Pettibon in the late 70’s) which conjure a kind of brash male ego enterprise (the rocker, the comic book character) The use of these two archetypal symbols feel earnest. It feels as though Jones has looked back at adolescence and rescued these symbols from infinity. He dusted off these two icons, colored over them and reverently slathered them with Elmer’s glue.


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Andrew Guenther, "Corn, Tobacco, and Other Stories" at Kaycee Olsen Gallery, LA

Andrew Guenther, "Corn, Tobacco, and Other Stories" at Kaycee Olsen Gallery, LA

May 21 - July 30, 2011

May 11, 2011

Kaycee Olsen is pleased to announce Andrew Guenther: Corn, Tobacco and Other Stories, the next exhibition in her gallery at 2685 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, and photographs executed over the past year. This is Guenther's first one-person exhibition at Kaycee Olsen Gallery.

The subjects of the work include; tobacco plants, corn stalks, women with paper plate faces, a whale, hot dogs, Grecian urns, the folds of the canvas itself, a silver sail; symbols from Guenther's personal lexicon alluding to both familiar and foreign stories. The artist used fewer than three colors for each of most paintings for this exhibition. The nature of the paintings' ground is allowed to be it's own color as is the texture of each material.

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Matt Jones featured on PAPERMAG

Matt Jones featured on PAPERMAG

Last Call Gallery Hop! Catch Matt Jones and Oliver Vernon's Shows Before They Close BY MONICA LOCASCIO

May 6, 2011

At Freight + Volume Matt Jones' "Multiverse" show is packed with work in which he explores themes varying from those anchored in science (space, time, parallel universes, the Big Bang Theory) to those decidedly more pop-culture (Wolverine, Henry Rollins and his graphic expression of anarchy, "karma chargers" from the video game Left 4 Dead 2 and Star Wars). Influenced by a childhood obsession with Ghostbusters and the "science" behind the devices they used to zap their pray, Jones has created a powerhouse of a show. Head over to the gallery at 530 W. 24th St. to get karmically charged and optically dazzled!

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Erik Den Breejen participates in exhibition "GOLD RECORDS," curated by Jon Lutz

Erik Den Breejen participates in exhibition "GOLD RECORDS," curated by Jon Lutz

May 13th - May 28th, ART BLOG ART BLOG, 508 W. 26th, 11th fl, NY NY

May 3, 2011

ART BLOG ART BLOG is extremely pleased to announce the opening of "Gold Records", curated by Jon Lutz of Daily Operation. This show is the first in a series of exhibitions ART BLOG ART BLOG will present at a temporary location in Chelsea, NY on the 11th floor of 508 West 26th St. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 13th from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition runs through Saturday, May 28th. Open hours will be Wednesdays - Saturdays from 1-6 p.m. and by appointment.

“Gold Records” takes its lead from a selection of the artists whose works and interviews can be found on my former blog, The Old Gold. Though it manifests itself in very different ways, these artists have in common a type of retrospective interpretation of cultural developments from the 60ʼs on. Art history, television, consumer culture, pop music, design, news, and advertisements are integrated to the point where they are recognizable, but not ultimately decipherable. As a result, many of the works have a record-keeping aspect that is turned into a “record-recreation”. The sources are effectual placeholders for the time and circumstances of the original but the end result is a new, fragmented narrative with a definitive and original sound.

Anthony Haden-Guest's "In the Mean Time" book launch at The Clic Gallery

Anthony Haden-Guest's "In the Mean Time" book launch at The Clic Gallery

March 9, 2011

Andrew Guenther featured on artcards.cc

Andrew Guenther featured on artcards.cc

by Carissa Pelleteri

March 8, 2011

Paper Plate people, hotdogs and drug paraphernalia. These are some of Andrew Guenther’s subject matter. Referenced from his own life and pop culture, his work is highly personal even though it may seem even the slightest bit anonymous. Guenther’s unique aesthetic sensibility combined with vibrant colored drawings and paintings, immediately grab the viewer. His silver gelatin photographs look like they could have been taken decades ago. His latest sculptures of fish and naked ladies accompanied by a photograph of the full moon seem pure and earthly.

Andrew Guenther is based in Brooklyn and was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois. Andrew has exhibited widely both in the US and abroad, and curated an artist’s storefront space in Brooklyn for a few years called Arts Tropical. He is represented by Freight and Volume Gallery in New York.

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Kent Dorn reviewed in Art Lies

Kent Dorn reviewed in Art Lies

by John Ewing

January 17, 2011

In Remains, Kent Dorn’s New York solo debut at Freight + Volume, the South Carolina-born artist returns to his rural roots or, rather, an idealized vision of “youth in the woods.” In the painting Down by the River, a group of teens skinny-dip at night under a full, butter-yellow moon. The gallery press release describes this image as a “slacker’s Dejeuner sur l’herbe,” referencing Edouard Manet’s controversial masterpiece. Indeed, like Manet, Dorn is an able chronicler of his time (its physicality and vibe), while pushing the envelope of what painting may depict, and how.

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Anthony Haden-Guest's "In the Mean Time" covered by The Huffington Post

Anthony Haden-Guest's "In the Mean Time" covered by The Huffington Post

"An Artist's Book With Bite -- From the Mighty Pen of Anthony Haden-Guest" by Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

January 17, 2011

Far from the right wing diatribe, Anthony Haden-Guest's new book is a hilarious and terrifying ride in words and pictures through the times in which we live. "In The Mean Time" presents Haden-Guest's signature cartoons and drawings alongside passages in verse, which he explains is not poetry ("The difference is rather like the difference between cartoons and fine art, I think."), but storytelling in the tradition of the likes of Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear and Hilaire Belloc.

Published by Freight and Volume, the limited-edition book will also be available in a smaller edition including some original artwork. It was welcomed enthusiastically by an invited audience at a January 4th reading, with music - by the author and friends - at NYC's Gershwin Hotel.

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Kent Dorn & Jennifer Sullivan reviewed in the New York Times

Kent Dorn & Jennifer Sullivan reviewed in the New York Times

Kent Dorn, ‘Remains,’ and Jennifer Sullivan, ‘One-Week Walden’ by Ken Johnson

December 9, 2010

Many young artists these days seem to be haunted by the legacy of their parents’ — and now grandparents’ — hippie revolution. Some, like the group Assume Vivid Astro Focus, try to keep the tie-dyed euphoria of the ’60s alive. Others, like the painter Kent Dorn and the video performance artist Jennifer Sullivan, who are perfectly matched in this affecting show, obliquely and sadly reflect on the lingering memories of those bygone days.

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Okay Mountain's Benefit Plate reviewed in Art Lies

Okay Mountain's Benefit Plate reviewed in Art Lies

Okay Mountain by Marie-Adele Moniot

November 13, 2010

For Benefit Plate, Okay Mountain’s New York solo debut, the Austin-based collective offers an homage to the high art and lowly failures of customization. Despite the displacement of some of its members to metropolises like Chicago and Los Angeles, the team still holds tight to its Central Texas tailgating roots. This loyalty is evident in Benefit Plate, which dissects the highly individualized subculture of customized cars and food trucks through the views of multiple players.

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Kent Dorn featured in Art Lovers New York

Kent Dorn featured in Art Lovers New York

November 5, 2010

Okay Mountain's Benefit Plate reviewed in the New York Times

Okay Mountain's Benefit Plate reviewed in the New York Times

August 20, 2010

Jack Kerouac once said that if you own a rug, you have too much stuff. But for many middle-class Americans, too much is not enough. That is the subject of this amusing installation by Okay Mountain, a 10-person collective from Austin, Tex.

The centerpiece is an elaborately customized barbecue trailer, a little house on fancy-rimmed tires stocked with everything a backyard chef could want: a grill, electric stovetop burners, pots and pans, audio speakers, two flat-screen televisions, a toilet, a basketball hoop and other sports paraphernalia, mounted steer horns and much more. The gallery walls are partly paneled in unfinished wood fencing, enhancing the suburban ambience, while two cartoon-style paintings, “Puke 1” and “Puke 2,” in which pea-soup-colored vomit floods backgrounds painted to resemble red-and-white picnic tablecloths, allegorize the bulimic binge and purge of mindless consumerism.

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Okay Mountain's Benefit Plate featured in the Village Voice "Best In Show".

Okay Mountain's Benefit Plate featured in the Village Voice "Best In Show".

August 11, 2010

Trudy Benson was visited by ArtBeat

Trudy Benson was visited by ArtBeat

May 18, 2010

Trudy Benson reviewed by the James Kalm Report

Trudy Benson reviewed by the James Kalm Report

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May 18, 2010

Trudy Benson featured on the blog Can You Dig it Too

Trudy Benson featured on the blog Can You Dig it Too

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May 18, 2010

Trudy Benson's exhibition "Space Jam" reviewed by Artinfo.com

Trudy Benson's exhibition "Space Jam" reviewed by Artinfo.com

May 13, 2010

The economy’s dead, our environment is on the verge of collapse, and responsible citizens everywhere are struggling to conserve in order to survive. Which is exactly why Trudy Benson’s luridly maximalist new show, “Space Jam,” is such a visceral, flippant punch to the gut. Large canvases explode a faux-naif wonderland — part Philip Guston, part sloppy ‘zine comic — using enough paint to cover a very large house. Reproductions of these images don’t do justice to the sheer amount of pigment that Benson has loaded on here: slathered is really the only appropriate verb.

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Trudy Benson's exhibition "Space Jam" reviewed by ArtSlant.com

Trudy Benson's exhibition "Space Jam" reviewed by ArtSlant.com

"Material Girl" by Emily Nathan

May 12, 2010

Space Jam is recent Pratt graduate Trudy Benson’s first solo exhibition; her large-scale “paintings”—though “paint” is perhaps a more apt description of what they are—occupy their space on the wall aggressively, physically. They are bold and bright, comprised of strokes and smears, dollops and gobs, scumbles, even. Considering that they are the products of a contemporary culture that touts, inspires, and is often comprised of the eye-roll, the esoteric allusion, the ironic appropriation, Benson’s works are refreshingly concrete, genuine. Their ontological status as works of paint on canvas is bound-up in and brazenly inseparable from its physical, material manifestation as such.

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Trudy Benson featured on chicagoartreview.com

Trudy Benson featured on chicagoartreview.com

May 10, 2010

Andrew Guenther's	exhibition Recent Works on Paper is reviewed on www.drawingcenter.org

Andrew Guenther's exhibition Recent Works on Paper is reviewed on www.drawingcenter.org

April 15, 2010

Andrew Guenther’s most recent show, simply titled Recent Works on Paper, at Freight + Volume is easy to miss. Tucked into the gallery’s back corner, the show can appear to look like a private office, but persevere—it’s worthy of discovery. Included are eight small drawings and paintings, and most interestingly, a small table and folding chair, a mug of pens, a white noise machine, and a chained copy of the artist’s Hot Dog in a Banana Costume.

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Heartbreak Hotel reviewed on Leaves of Glass

Heartbreak Hotel reviewed on Leaves of Glass

August 14, 2009

Despite the extreme latitude of the medium, style, and approach of works in “Heartbreak Hotel,” this summer group show at Freight + Volume including 21 artists offers a galvanizing conversation on whether—despite solidity of identity—“together we are alone, alone we are together.” In this reverb and progression, implicit sadness resounds in this show’s metaphorical array. So many “walk a lonely street.” Ultimately, “Heartbreak Hotel” asks about regeneration and renewal. How appropriate, as we continue to deal with the fallout of the credit crisis, crazies at health care forums, draining effects of fighting two wars simultaneously, revelations of torture, continuing bailouts of corporate giants, and unacceptable levels of unemployment, underemployment, and general despair. None of this has been good for artists or the art market. In this show, Freight + Volume has provided a refuge for these artists—guests as well as gallery regulars—to participate in this rich dialogue across media. Importantly, they’ve been given an opportunity to regroup, rethink, and recreate their identities in a kind of “half-way house.”

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Kim Dorland's "Super! Natural!" reviewed by the New York Times

Kim Dorland's "Super! Natural!" reviewed by the New York Times

by Roberta Smith

June 19, 2009

In the landscapes in Kim Dorland's second New York gallery show, both painting and nature are defiled, but bright, electric color keeps things from getting too ugly. Like many painters today, Mr. Dorland operates in the gap between legible imagery and paint's luscious, even oppressive materiality. His exaggeration of the medium has precedents in the work of artists as diverse as Eugene Leroy, Leon Kossoff and Joe Zucker.

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Kim Dorland's "Super! Natural!" reviewed on artnet

Kim Dorland's "Super! Natural!" reviewed on artnet

by Aaron Rosen

June 17, 2009

Face it, real country folk are as likely to toss a beer can into a ravine as they are to contemplate its natural beauty. And think that pine trees are pretty but could be improved with some initials carved into the bark.

This anti-romantic view of nature is the stuff of Canadian artist Kim Dorland’s new paintings at Freight + Volume on West 24th Street in New York’s Chelsea art district. Dubbed "Super! Natural!," the show presents landscapes done with an almost radioactive palette. Indeed, the riot of colors not only makes the eyes swim, but the sheer weight of oil paint applied to the canvases produces a heady, slightly woozy experience.

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Kim Dorland interviewed in Beautiful Decay

Kim Dorland interviewed in Beautiful Decay

June 8, 2009

Kim Dorland is a Toronto based painter who examines the psychic, nostalgic spaces of his upbringing in Canada through sumptuous impasto layers. At once playfully calling attention to their own physicality, as well as the nostalgia of Dorland’s personal narratives, the paintings are at once visceral and expansive. Beautiful/Decay recently interviewed Kim about his artistic inspirations, painting technique and more.

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Nick Lawrence reviewed in the LA Times

by David Pagel

April 10, 2009

Nick Lawrence’s paintings at Angstrom Gallery fall into two groups: small square canvases from 1997 and larger, generally rectangular ones from 2009. This split highlights the differences between the two bodies of work and reveals the core of Lawrence’s art: burrowing into life’s loamy underbelly, where plants, animals and minerals thrive and die in a cycle ugly and beautiful.

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Jim Lee's "Paranoid" reviewed in the Brooklyn Rail

Jim Lee's "Paranoid" reviewed in the Brooklyn Rail

by Craig Olson

April 4, 2009

Any experienced coyote knows the only reasonable response to a trap is to dig it up, turn it over, and defecate on it. It’s an offering to the trapper’s pride, a piss stain on assumptions of rational authority. By confusing the roles of predator and prey, the coyote keeps things interesting, reminding us we’re not the only beings with a sense of humor. Jim Lee’s recent exhibition presents a similar situation. However, where the artist’s work sits in relation to the aforementioned archetypes is unclear. Surely, deciding whether it’s trap or trick (or painting with or without a capital P) seems decidedly foolish. It’s the slippages in between that count.

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Oliver Dorfer's "thepulpproject/..." reviewed on artinfo.com

Oliver Dorfer's "thepulpproject/..." reviewed on artinfo.com

by Robert Ayers

January 15, 2009

This is a first New York outing for the young Austrian Dorfer, and the works he is showing come from his ongoing “pulpproject” series, so named for his source material drawn from the pages of comic books and other cheap publications. Subjecting them to collaged and Photoshopped mutation, Dorfer then paints them on the reverse side of large sheets of Plexiglas. The remarkable results, super-smooth and more than six feet square in the full-scale pieces, meld the appearances of Pop art, shop windows, and medieval woodcuts. It makes for an unsettling mix.

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Andrew Guenther's "Looking for Culture Part III" reviewed in the New Yorker

Andrew Guenther's "Looking for Culture Part III" reviewed in the New Yorker

January 5, 2009

The artist devilishly flattens hierarchies of high and low, art and stuff, presenting his paintings and drawings alongside a miscellany of bric-a-brac on shelves—a cross between Carol Bove and Dave Miko. At times, the show feels breezy, as when a tattered pair of paint-splashed sandals dangles from a ledge near Guenther’s stylized seascape of soaring gulls. Over all, though, a macabre mood prevails, like that of a vanitas still-life. A sign reading “Go to Hell” and a pair of blood-red Ray-Bans share space with a painting of the cigar-smoking ghost of Monet. Through Jan. 10. (Freight + Volume, 542 W. 24th St. 212-989-8700.)

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Andrew Guenther's "Looking for Culture Part III" reviewed on whitehot magazine

Andrew Guenther's "Looking for Culture Part III" reviewed on whitehot magazine

by Dan Tarnowski

January 1, 2009

The personal, obscure, and sometimes macabre, work in Andrew Guenther’s Looking For Culture Part III: Back to My Old Ways is charged with an uplifting and peculiar energy.

The exhibit, going on at Freight and Volume in Chelsea through January 10, presents a survey of Guenther’s old and new paintings, as well as a treasure trove of found objects, sculptures, photographs, and assemblages.

Guenther’s unique aesthetic sensibility immediately grabs the viewer. The vibrant oranges, pinks, and greens of his expressive paintings mingle with his colorful knick-knacks. These include such curiosities as used lotto tickets, a framed greeting card screenprinted by the artist, sticks of charcoal, a pack of cigarettes, playing cards, and a paper-mache sculpture of someone having sex with what looks to be a tortoise.

Paintings, wooden shelves, and accessories become one to create an overall artistic experience. The visual atmosphere is reminiscent of a thrift shop, but things are delicately harmonious rather than mismatched. Perhaps a surf shop would be a more accurate comparison, as coconuts, seashells, and sunglasses all appear in Guenther‘s visual tapestry.

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Kim Dorland and Freight + Volume are featured on artfagcity

Kim Dorland and Freight + Volume are featured on artfagcity

December 6, 2008

I wish Pulse Miami looked a little bit more like its New York incarnation because it would likely be a lot less cheesy. I suppose this is overkill but I visited the fair three times this week to be thorough, and each time I went I became more bothered by the quality of work. To the fair’s credit however, their building design and exhibition layout is so good it initially makes the work appear better than it really is. This is a noticeable improvement over last year; thankfully the ghastly tent ghettoizing a few lucky dealers has been scrapped.

While Pulse easily takes the second place position within the contemporary fairs here, they are still a far weaker than NADA. Certainly, you’d never see FTC Gallery’s dime a dozen stripy resin paintings by Markus Linnenbrink at the New Art Dealers Association, nor Margaret Thatcher Project’s similarly contrived paintings by Robert Sagerman. This is work that belongs at Red Dot, not Pulse.

Not to state the obvious, but the problem with the number of mediocre to outright bad booths in the fair, is that even the stronger galleries begin to look a little tacky. Torch gallery’s Yves Klein-esque Plexiglas table of pink pigment, by the hilariously named Judd Klein simply doesn’t need to be there. Meanwhile, Angles Gallery has a great Kevin Appel painting, Freight and Volume a moving Kim Dorland landscape, and Kinz + Tillou Fine Art — an unusual pick for us — a strong, if slightly limited series of Brian Dettmer altered books. All take some time to spot due to the surrounding visual noise.

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Sylvan Lionni gives an Artist's Talk in conjunction with the exhibition "Before the Flood"

Sylvan Lionni gives an Artist's Talk in conjunction with the exhibition "Before the Flood"

November 5, 2008

Join us for an artist's talk at Freight + Volume with Sylvan Lionni in conjunction with the exhibition "Before the Flood," from 6 - 8 pm.

Michael Scoggins' solo exhibition Sic Semper Tyrannis at The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, VA, opens October 16 and runs through December 30, 2008.

Michael Scoggins' solo exhibition Sic Semper Tyrannis at The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, VA, opens October 16 and runs through December 30, 2008.

October 16, 2008

Michael Scoggins meticulously creates giant sheets of notebook and graph paper, complete with binder holes and ragged edges, to emulate the larger-than-life world that children experience. Onto these surfaces he scrawls musings that vacillate between childhood innocence and adult worldliness, with a baffling sincerity. Ironic, humorous, meaningful and socially critical, these large scale works on paper utilize the perspective of a child to address fears, politics, crushes, and mass-media messages that face us all.

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Nick Lawrence's solo exhibition "Notes from Underground: 1982 - 2007, A 25 Year Survey" at Pierre Menard Gallery, MA, opens and runs through November 7, 2008

Nick Lawrence's solo exhibition "Notes from Underground: 1982 - 2007, A 25 Year Survey" at Pierre Menard Gallery, MA, opens and runs through November 7, 2008

September 26, 2008

Sylvan Lionni will be included in the exhibition Minus Space at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NY opens October 18, 2008 and runs through January 19, 2009.

Sylvan Lionni will be included in the exhibition Minus Space at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NY opens October 18, 2008 and runs through January 19, 2009.

September 25, 2008

As part of the Fall 2008 International and National Projects, P.S.1 has invited Minus Space, a collective based in Brooklyn, New York, to present an exhibition of “reductive art”: art characterized by minimalism and abstraction in its use of monochromatic color, geometry, and pattern. As a movement concentrating on abstraction, Minus Space bucks the trend toward figuration that took hold in the 1990s. For P.S.1, Minus Space has brought together 54 artists working internationally, ranging from Australia to Brazil to New York City, for a dense and playful show in the Café.

Artists include Soledad Arias, Shinsuke Aso, Marcus Bering, Hartmut Böhm, Richard Bottwin, Sharon Brant, Michael Brennan, Henry Brown, Vicente Butron, Bibi Calderaro, Melanie Crader, Mark Dagley, Julian Dashper, Christopher Dean, Matthew Deleget, Lynne Eastaway, Gabriele Evertz, Daniel Feingold, Kevin Finklea, Linda Francis, Zipora Fried, Daniel Göttin, Julio Grinblatt, Billy Gruner, Terry Haggerty, Lynne Harlow, Gilbert Hsiao, Andrew Huston, Simon Ingram, Inverted Topology, Kyle Jenkins, Mick Johnson, Steve Karlik, Sarah Keighery, Andrew Leslie, Daniel Levine, Sylvan Lionni, Lotte Lyon, Gerhard Mantz, Rossana Martinez, Juan Matos Capote, Douglas Melini, Manfred Mohr, Salvatore Panatteri, Dirk Rathke, Karen Schifano, Analia Segal, Edward Shalala, Tilman, Li-Trincere, Jan van der Ploeg, Don Voisine, Douglas Witmer, and Michael Zahn.

For more information, see the link here.

Jim Lee's solo exhibition Pioneer Stock at Recitation Gallery, University of Delaware, DE opens tonight and runs through October 1, 2008.

September 8, 2008

Ophrah Shemesh's "I AND THOU" is reviewed in Art in America

Ophrah Shemesh's "I AND THOU" is reviewed in Art in America

August 31, 2008

Nora Griffin reviews Tensegrity at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery featuring Jim Lee in artcritical.com

Nora Griffin reviews Tensegrity at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery featuring Jim Lee in artcritical.com

August 16, 2008

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery’s storefront entrance on Williamsburg’s Union Avenue bears minimal signs of a commercial gallery space, seamlessly blending in with the neighborhood’s perpetual state of transformation. As such it is an appropriate setting to view the work of five artists who each in their own manner transform the “non-art” materials of urban refuse and raw construction to create restrained and complex abstractions.

See the review here

Ingrid Chu reviews Accident Blackspot curated by Jim Lee and Rob Nadeau in Time Out NY.

Ingrid Chu reviews Accident Blackspot curated by Jim Lee and Rob Nadeau in Time Out NY.

August 8, 2008

Agreement Room, Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg’s video loop of hockey fights, provides the perfect metaphor for the group show curated by Jim Lee and Rob Nadeau, which features 17 works duking it out for attention in this diminutive Chelsea space.

Dominating the entryway is Daniel Seiple’s huge signboard, reading: love thy neighbor, which comes with a rich backstory: Apparently a farmer in rural Pennsylvania dumped chicken poop on the property of the local preacher—who then went after the farmer’s landlord by planting a placard in his front yard with a message telling him, in effect, what to do with the droppings. The object in the gallery is the landlord’s reply, appropriated here by Seiple to update Robert Smithson’s “non-site” series (whereby the earthwork pioneer would bring rocks and soil collected from other places into the gallery).

Wendy White, Tamara Zahaykevich and Ivin Ballen offer self-contained paintings-cum-sculptures that highlight the ongoing tussle between the ready-made and the handmade art object. But it is Rob Erickson’s diminutive, blink-and-you-miss-them Xerox wall transfers of photos of street cultures (e.g. skater punks) that are the true gems. Scattered throughout the gallery, these pieces remind us how art can create contemplative and imaginative spaces beyond the limits of real estate.

By and large, the organizers successfully utilize the well-worn group-exhibition format without crashing and burning. “Accident Blackspot,” which refers to the roadside designation for crash scenes in Britain, proves how this approach can still offer exciting results, even if, as it’s become increasingly clear this summer, other shows haven’t proved so lucky.

See the review here.

Pepe Mar is included in the group exhibition Refraction, opening August 1 - September 6, at Loop, Berlin.

Pepe Mar is included in the group exhibition Refraction, opening August 1 - September 6, at Loop, Berlin.

August 1, 2008

loop-- raum für aktuelle kunst is proud to present its new group show, entitled "Refraction." Featuring works by gallery artists Andreas Koch, Karsten Konrad, and Andreas Schimanski, loop will also showcase Pepe Mar, Alexandra Schlund and Alexander Wagner.

The term “refraction" refers to the process of bending of light when passing from one medium to another. Karsten Konrad's perfectly epitomize this “bending of perception,where the raw source-material of found objects and furniture is still immediately recognizable even as it is consciously deconstructed and re-shaped into stylized forms. Pepe Mar also utilizes found materials in his work, but their sources are insignificant to their vivid, prismatic colors that create these anthropomorphic forms. Whereas Konrad's sculptures adopt geometric and architectural lines, Mar revels in an anarchist joys in chaos and expression. Although Alexandra Schlund works more figuratively with line and Alexander Wagner examines it empirically, the color surfaces of both of their works are blurred and broken by the power of the geometric line. Only a few, fixed points—a window, a point, or a horizon line—permit the viewer to fleetingly orient himself in the painted landscape before plunging into a flurry of color. By dissolving the usual yardstick of time and arranging and re-arranging space, Andreas Koch's video work fully explores the way that the brain classifies, receives, and refracts image information. However, Andreas Schimanski approaches the term word by word. Fine, hard lines and intensive color fields coalesce, only to break apart. But through these lines, color fields, cutouts and details, there is play, spontaneity, and infinitive imaginative possibilities.

For more information, click here.

George Ducker reviews Cover Version curated by Timothy Hull in the LA Times online.

George Ducker reviews Cover Version curated by Timothy Hull in the LA Times online.

July 1, 2008

Q: What does the cover of a book tell you about the book itself?
A: Nothing / Everything.

Can an uninitiated reader know anything more about the contents of James Joyce's Ulysses simply from seeing that iconic, large-lettered cover? Do J.D. Salinger's white-white paperback editions offer any guidance? The little enigmatic rainbow at the top corner certainly doesn't help.

These kinds of things were on my mind as I visited the opening reception for "Cover Version," a bookishly-themed group show at Culver City's Taylor De Cordoba gallery. The premise was simple: artists had been asked to redesign the covers of their favorite books. The end result was offerings from over twenty New York and Los Angeles based artists that ranged from the literal to the oblique.

See the rest of the review here.

Timothy Hull is curating the group exhibition Cover Version opening June 28 running through August 9, at Taylor de Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA.

Timothy Hull is curating the group exhibition Cover Version opening June 28 running through August 9, at Taylor de Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA.

June 25, 2008

Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Cover Version, a group exhibition curated by NY-based artist Timothy Hull. Hull has asked approximately twenty artists from around the country to create their own version of the cover of their favorite book. The only parameters are that the piece must be average book size and include the title and author in the composition. Scott Hug, Mathew Cerletty, Kadar Brock, Jennifer Sullivan, Ryan Callis and Frohawk Two Feathers are among the participating artists. The exhibition will run from June 28 – August 9. The gallery will host an opening reception on Saturday June 28 from 6-9PM.

For more information, see the link here.

Jim Lee is included in the group exhibition Tensegrity opening June 20 - July 20, at Klaus von Nichtassagend, Brooklyn, NY.

Jim Lee is included in the group exhibition Tensegrity opening June 20 - July 20, at Klaus von Nichtassagend, Brooklyn, NY.

June 22, 2008

For more information, see the link here.

Michael Killeen reviews Erik den Breejen's exhibition Throwaway Lines Often Ring True in The Bloomberg News.

Michael Killeen reviews Erik den Breejen's exhibition Throwaway Lines Often Ring True in The Bloomberg News.

June 12, 2008

Erik den Breejen's first solo show at Freight and Volume gallery shows the artist enmeshed in rock 'n' roll and painterly movements.

Lyrics from rock songs are seen amid swaths of vibrant green, orange and yellow. Words, rendered in script, block lettering or individually highlighted, recede into or come up through clouds of color. Broad brushstrokes cut a path through a patch of words just as you were deciphering them.

The Who's "Can You See the Real Me'' punches its way through the paint as does a chunk of "All the Young Dudes,'' written by David Bowie for Mott the Hoople.

Reading the paintings kicks in your internal soundtrack as you recognize the music. If not, the words, some evocative, some throwaway, stand or fall on their own. It is a pleasant, hazy mix of layered text and paint. One is curious how lyrics from den Breejen's own band, Acid Crayon, might leaven the homage and cut deeper.

See the review here.

Timothy Hull will be included in the group exhibition The Dulcet Climb of the Bedchamber curated by Nicholas Weist opening June 13- August 2, at Goff + Rosentha

Timothy Hull will be included in the group exhibition The Dulcet Climb of the Bedchamber curated by Nicholas Weist opening June 13- August 2, at Goff + Rosentha

May 17, 2008

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James Kalm reviews Kim Dorland's North exhibition in The Brooklyn Rail.

James Kalm reviews Kim Dorland's North exhibition in The Brooklyn Rail.

May 1, 2008

I can still remember the exact moment, the exact brush stroke. I rounded a corner and fixed my eyes on “Marschland (Dangast),” a 1907 painting by Erich Heckel. I was visiting the small, secluded Brücke Museum in the Grunewald in what was still at the time West Berlin. The landscape, measuring about two by three feet, is a panorama with a couple of massed trees and a scarlet and vermilion path that angles off to the horizon. Situated in the lower-right corner is a clunky slab of striated paint which, due to its broad mass, is out of character with the rest of the surface. Because of its insistent presence (and not so much that it represented anything beyond itself), it seemed to command the rest of the picture plane. I’d seen a lot of paintings go from thick to thin by Rembrandt, Courbet and Van Gogh, but I fixed on this clump of pigment as something different, an odd mutation in my thinking about physical matter and the sticky subject of paint’s ability to change perception. When I first came to New York during the heyday of Neo-Expressionism, the question of paint as a vehicle for developing spatial illusion versus paint as a significant substance with alchemical properties embodying its own unique set of forces was a significant factor in the debate that attracted international attention to the “new” painting.

North, the New York debut by Canadian artist Kim Dorland, emphatically declares that “chunky painting” is still a viable direction for practitioners not afraid to get their hands dirty. I’ve been following Dorland’s work for years, since stumbling across it at the room of the Toronto gallery Jamie Angell during a SCOPE New York Art Fair. It wasn’t that I liked the work so much (though, as mentioned above, I’m a fan of “gooby paint”), but that I found its acidic fluorescent orange and red underpainting, clunky, quotidian subject matter, and slacker urgency—somehow evoking your favorite garage band with all the bad production values and strip mall expediency—kept resurfacing in my memory. With each subsequent encounter the works grew in scale, and the subject matter veered from a somewhat kitschy focus on deer in forests (what was the deer image craze anyway?) to a dreary rendition of kids sauntering through the unpaved back alleys of sub-suburbs, cruising among the parked pickups, RVs and camping trailers.

Alberta, identified as the site of these pictures, is known as the breadbasket of Canada. I imagine vast plains and overwhelming skies with widely scattered hamlets, a few thousand families clustered around a local railroad hub, phosphate mine or lumber mill. There’s a palpable tinge of desperation in the wandering figures central to many of the compositions in North, as if these skate punks are aimlessly trudging in search of some action, some mischief, some beer, some joints or some sex that might deaden the pain of their tedious, irrelevant existence. In “Alley # 4” and “Shortcut,” both from 2007, we see departing youngsters rendered as blocky squibs of paint walking through anonymous back streets. The figures are surrounded by haloes of hot underpaint, a kind of illuminated shade, as if they’re in the focus of some electric force-field that designates them as “slacker saints” or conveyers of a vibrant life

See the review here

Stephanie Buhmann reviews Jim Lee's exhibition "Altamont" in Sculpture Magazine

Stephanie Buhmann reviews Jim Lee's exhibition "Altamont" in Sculpture Magazine

April 23, 2008

Pepe Mar's solo exhibition "Raw Sewage" opens Saturday, April 12, 7-10pm at David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

Pepe Mar's solo exhibition "Raw Sewage" opens Saturday, April 12, 7-10pm at David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

April 5, 2008

Ion Birch will be participating in the Benefit for Vanina Holasek. Monday, April 7, 6 - 9 pm

April 4, 2008

Timothy Hull and Jim Lee will participate in the BAMart Silent Auction, April 3 - 13, 2008

March 15, 2008

Marlene Mocquet solo exhibition opens at L'Ecole Municipale des Beaux-Arts - Galerie Edouard Manet Genneviliers Paris, FR. March 13 - April 19, 2008.

March 13, 2008

David Cohen reviews Ophrah Shemesh's "I and Thou" exhibition in The New York Sun

March 13, 2008

Sylvan Lionni in the group exhibition "Synesthetics" curated by Felice Grodin at Locust Projects, Miami, FL. March 8 - April 26, 2008

March 8, 2008

Locust Projects presents Synesthetics, a group exhibition curated by local architect and artist Felice Grodin. Grodin has assembled five artists from all over the world and the US including Lawrence Blough from New York, Monica Tiulescu from Washington, Sylvan Lionni from England, Marcia Lyons from New Zealand and Samantha Salzinger from Miami. Each artist combines notions inherent in the practices of art and architecture, in an experimental exhibition that includes site- specific installation, sculpture, painting, photography and video to create five very different and exciting works. Synesthetics opens in conjunction with the Wynwood Art District walk on Saturday, March 8, 7-11pm and is on view until April 26, 2008. A panel discussion featuring five experienced architects, artists and collectors will be moderated by collector and businessman Dennis Scholl, and will be held on Thursday, April 17th at 7pm. Seating is limited.

The Greek translation of Synesthesia translates to ’together + perception’ or “joined sensation”. It has been described as a neurological occurrence that mixes and matches the different senses so that perceptual experience and information are one. Borrowing from this occurrence, this exhibition explores the notion of blending phenomenon in both a rigorous and visceral way. Unlike the endless linking of hypertext or excessive piling of imagery and data often associated with “the age of information,” the work exhibited will consist of studied and specific subject matter both in concept and execution.

For more information, see the link

Joseph Hart is included in the group exhibition The Boys Are Back in Town at Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA. February 22 - April 12, 2008.

February 22, 2008

Edith Newhall reviews Jim Lee's "Nature Morte" exhibition in Philadelphia Inquirer

February 22, 2008

Been to the Gershman Y lately? If so, you may have noticed that its Open Lens Gallery has been temporarily transformed into University of the Arts exhibition space, the result of an arrangement between the Gershman and the university, which owns the building, that has both entities alternating programming in the lobby from now on.

What you can't help noticing is that there are no photographs on the walls, as there are when the space is the Open Lens; instead, there are paintings, or, more properly, painted constructions, in places you would never expect to find them.

I walked past Jim Lee's unassuming floor piece, a tentlike construction of battleship gray-painted canvas over a wood armature, without even seeing it, probably thinking it was something a janitor had left behind. When I suddenly recognized it as an artwork, it came into focus as a surprisingly sophisticated piece, with a cut slit for an opening that reminded me of Lucio Fontana's "slash" paintings of the late 1950s.

See the full review here.

Timothy Hull is included in the group exhibition Brevity's Rainbow at Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, February 8 - 17th, 2008. Opening reception Friday, February 8,

Jim Lee's solo exhibition "Nature Morte" opens at University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Friday, Feb. 1, 5-8pm through Feb. 19, 2008

January 26, 2008

Accident Black Spot co-curated by Jim Lee opens Friday, January 18, 6pm at Markus Winter Gallery, Berlin.

January 18, 2008

Laurina Paperina's solo exhibition opens at Siemens_artLab - Galerie Ernst Hilger Thursday, January 24, 2008, 6:30 pm.

Laurina Paperina's solo exhibition opens at Siemens_artLab - Galerie Ernst Hilger Thursday, January 24, 2008, 6:30 pm.

January 16, 2008

CHANGECASE curated by Steven Stewart and Yasha Wallin opens Saturday,January 12 running through February 10, 2008. Pictures of the work and opening on Artlovers

CHANGECASE curated by Steven Stewart and Yasha Wallin opens Saturday,January 12 running through February 10, 2008. Pictures of the work and opening on Artlovers

January 11, 2008

Freight + Volume is pleased to announce its participation in Pulse, NY, March 27 - 30, 2008.

January 6, 2008

New issue of Freight + Volume Magazine available now featuring Ion Birch, Erik den Breejen, Joseph Hart and Laurina Paperina.

January 1, 2008

Pepe Mar included in the publication, Miami Contemporary Artists by Paul Clemence and Julie Davidow.

Pepe Mar included in the publication, Miami Contemporary Artists by Paul Clemence and Julie Davidow.

December 15, 2007

Sarah Dotts discusses the work of James Everett Stanley in the Jan/Feb issue of NY Arts Magazine.

December 14, 2007

Nicholas Hayes discusses James Everett Stanley's exhibition at Bucket Rider Gallery on Saatchi Online.

December 14, 2007

Timothy Hull is included in the group exhibition Brief Encounters at Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, December 4 - 21, 2007. Opening reception December 13, 6 -

Timothy Hull is included in the group exhibition Brief Encounters at Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, December 4 - 21, 2007. Opening reception December 13, 6 -

December 11, 2007

Michael Scoggins is included in the group exhibitions Line, Form and Color and Show Me the Munny at Diana Lowenstein Fine Art, Miami, FL, December 8, 2007

December 5, 2007

James Everett Stanley is included in the Campari sponsored exhibition Highlights of Distinctive Messengers LA and NY, Miami, FL, Dec. 6-9, 2007.

James Everett Stanley is included in the Campari sponsored exhibition Highlights of Distinctive Messengers LA and NY, Miami, FL, Dec. 6-9, 2007.

December 4, 2007

Freight + Volume is pleased to participate in Pulse Miami, December 5 - 9, 2007.

December 4, 2007

Pepe Mar in the "THE EXPANDED PAINTING SHOW" curated by Nina Arias & Paco Barragn presented by M*A*S*H Miami, December 1-10, 2007

Pepe Mar in the "THE EXPANDED PAINTING SHOW" curated by Nina Arias & Paco Barragn presented by M*A*S*H Miami, December 1-10, 2007

December 1, 2007

Charles Dee Mitchell reviews Jim Lee's exhibition "Altamont" in the December issue of Art in America

November 24, 2007

James Everett Stanley solo exhibition opens November 30 - December 22, 2007 at Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago.

November 10, 2007

Timothy Hull featured on Vernissage TV for his exhibition The Swarm of Possible Meanings Surrounding the Ancient Pyramids

Timothy Hull featured on Vernissage TV for his exhibition The Swarm of Possible Meanings Surrounding the Ancient Pyramids

November 6, 2007

Ion Birch in traveling exhibition "Nothing Moments" opening Oct. 13 @ MOCA at the Pacific Design Center and Steven Turner Contemporary

October 15, 2007

Freight + Volume is pleased to participate in PULSE London, October 11 - 14, 2007.

October 11, 2007

Jim Lee in the exhibition "Finding Form" at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center through December 22, 2007

October 8, 2007

Timothy Hull featured on The Huffington Post.

Timothy Hull featured on The Huffington Post.

October 6, 2007

Laurina Paperina is included in FROM&TO curated by Valerio Dehe Denis Isaia at Kunst Merano arte Merano, October 6th, 2007 - January 6

Laurina Paperina is included in FROM&TO curated by Valerio Dehe Denis Isaia at Kunst Merano arte Merano, October 6th, 2007 - January 6

October 6, 2007

Pepe Mar interview in the current issue of Beautiful Decay.

Pepe Mar interview in the current issue of Beautiful Decay.

October 4, 2007

Laurina Paperina is included in Inner Child: Good and Evil in the Garden of Memories at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, NJ, October 3rd, 2007 - Ja

October 2, 2007

Joseph Hart is in the group exhibtion "In Full Cry" curated by Matt Leines and Taylor McKimens at New Image Art Gallery, LA opening Sept. 29 - Oct. 28, 2007

Joseph Hart is in the group exhibtion "In Full Cry" curated by Matt Leines and Taylor McKimens at New Image Art Gallery, LA opening Sept. 29 - Oct. 28, 2007

September 29, 2007

Timothy Hull is included in the group exhibition "Divine Find" curated by Lauren Ross at Stonefox Artspace opening Sept. 18 - Nov. 6, 2007

Timothy Hull is included in the group exhibition "Divine Find" curated by Lauren Ross at Stonefox Artspace opening Sept. 18 - Nov. 6, 2007

September 14, 2007

Timothy Hull and James Everett Stanley are included in the exhibition "Painted Faces," The Mask in Contemporary Art, Kinkead Contemporary, LA.

Timothy Hull and James Everett Stanley are included in the exhibition "Painted Faces," The Mask in Contemporary Art, Kinkead Contemporary, LA.

September 10, 2007

Pepe Mar in the exhibition "All is Well that Begins Well and Has No End" curated by Jan Van Woensel, Ernesto Burgos, and Jonah Groeneboer @ 80 Washington Square

Pepe Mar in the exhibition "All is Well that Begins Well and Has No End" curated by Jan Van Woensel, Ernesto Burgos, and Jonah Groeneboer @ 80 Washington Square

September 2, 2007

Roberta Smith reviews Marlene Mocquet: Recent Paintings in today's New York Times.

Roberta Smith reviews Marlene Mocquet: Recent Paintings in today's New York Times.

August 10, 2007

MARLèNE MOCQUET: RECENT PAINTINGS This young French painter presents small, vaporous, psychologically charged canvases -- occupied by hapless, mostly hybrid beings -- that might be called illustrational, not the least for the way their titles narrate very specific events. But the paint handling is deft and dazzlingly varied and the color sense exciting. Like Indian miniatures, these Symbolist-Surrealism cartoons reward close viewing. Freight & Volume, 542 West 24th Street, Chelsea, (212) 989-8700, volumegallery.com, closes Friday. (Smith)

See more here

James Everett Stanley will be included in the upcoming exhibition Distinctive Messengers at the House of Campari, NY curated by Simon Watson Craig Hensala of Sc

August 6, 2007

Sylvan Lionni will be included in the upcoming exhibition Minimalism and Applied at DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin. September 21 - January 7, 2008

Sylvan Lionni will be included in the upcoming exhibition Minimalism and Applied at DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin. September 21 - January 7, 2008

August 3, 2007

Sylvan Lionni featured in the essay "What's This Shit Called Love" by Michael Zahn on NYFA.org.

Sylvan Lionni featured in the essay "What's This Shit Called Love" by Michael Zahn on NYFA.org.

August 1, 2007

Michael Scoggins solo exhibition at D3PROJECTS, Los Angeles, in partnership with ADLER & Co. GALLERY of San Francisco runs through August 31, 200

Michael Scoggins solo exhibition at D3PROJECTS, Los Angeles, in partnership with ADLER & Co. GALLERY of San Francisco runs through August 31, 200

July 25, 2007

See exhibition here

Michael Scoggins is featured in New American Paintings this month, edition No. 70.

July 18, 2007

Alan Artner reviews Peter Allen Hoffmann's solo exhibition at Thomas Robertello Gallery in the Chicago Tribune

Alan Artner reviews Peter Allen Hoffmann's solo exhibition at Thomas Robertello Gallery in the Chicago Tribune

July 13, 2007

Michael Scoggins is included in the group exhibition "Messages Abroad" at Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France, through July 28
Peter Allen Hoffmann solo exhibition, "Given," on view through August 4 at Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL

Peter Allen Hoffmann solo exhibition, "Given," on view through August 4 at Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL

July 5, 2007

Pepe Mar Cooper Union Summer Residency Program 2007 exhibition opens July 10, 6 - 8 pm and runs through July 13 at The Foundation Building 7 East

June 28, 2007

James Everett Stanley is included in the group exhibition curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala All in Together Now opening Saturday, June 30

June 22, 2007

Tom Ellis' solo exhibition "Klever Strasse" runs through July 21, 2007, at MOT International , London, UK

Tom Ellis' solo exhibition "Klever Strasse" runs through July 21, 2007, at MOT International , London, UK

June 18, 2007

Craig Olson reviews Jim Lee Altamont in the June issue of The Brooklyn Rail.

Craig Olson reviews Jim Lee Altamont in the June issue of The Brooklyn Rail.

June 9, 2007

Michael Harvey reviews Laurina Paperina ro(t)fl in the June/July issue of Art In America.

June 1, 2007

Timothy Hull's exhibition Life Is Real Only Then When I Am reviewed in the LA Weekly.

May 26, 2007

Read review here

Joseph Hart's solo exhibition Beautiful Balance at Galerie Vidal Saint - Phalle, Paris, France opens May 24 - July 7, 2007.

May 16, 2007

Timothy Hull solo exhibition Life is Real Only Then When I Am at Taylor de Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA opens May 26 - June 23, 2007.

Timothy Hull solo exhibition Life is Real Only Then When I Am at Taylor de Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA opens May 26 - June 23, 2007.

April 30, 2007

Through a wide range of media, Hull explores the dynamics of the cult of personality, the plausibility of esoteric knowledge, notions of orientalism, charismatic icons, diagrams and mysticism.

Visit exhibition here

Chris Gilmour solo exhibition Disposable at Perugi Artecontemporanea Padova, Italy opens May 26, 2007.

Chris Gilmour solo exhibition Disposable at Perugi Artecontemporanea Padova, Italy opens May 26, 2007.

April 25, 2007

View exhibition here

Erik den Breejen will recite the lyrics to the entire double album of Pink Floyd's The Wall at F+V this Saturday, April 28 @ 6pm.

April 23, 2007

Alice Neel documentary directed by Andrew Neel premiers Friday, April 20, 7:15 pm at Cinema Village.

Alice Neel documentary directed by Andrew Neel premiers Friday, April 20, 7:15 pm at Cinema Village.

April 17, 2007

More information on the film here

Tom Ellis is featured in the Newer Than Ever, Issue #5 of Useless Magazine.

April 16, 2007

Laurina Paperina is included in the exhibition Conversations with Takashi Murakami, Carolina Silva, John Isaacs, Neil Farber, Guillermo Martn Bermejo, Vicky Us,

April 15, 2007

Michael Scoggins solo exhibition at Diana Lowenstein, Miami, FL opens Friday, April 14, 2007.

April 14, 2007

Joseph Hart is included in the group exhibition All in Together Now opening Saturday, April 7, at Receiver Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Joseph Hart is included in the group exhibition All in Together Now opening Saturday, April 7, at Receiver Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

April 6, 2007

View more photos from exhibition Here

Timothy Hull's exhibition Until I Know the Pattern opens Friday, April 6, 7 - 9 pm, at Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

April 5, 2007

David Humphrey reviews Brendan Cass' Europa exhibition in this month's Art In America.

April 3, 2007

James Everett Stanley solo exhibition at Kinkead Contemporary, Culver City, CA opens April 21, 2007.

James Everett Stanley solo exhibition at Kinkead Contemporary, Culver City, CA opens April 21, 2007.

March 22, 2007

Ion Birch interview in Slash Magazine.

March 21, 2007

Pepe Mar show at Braunstein Quay Gallery opens Saturday, March 15 through April 14, 2007.

Pepe Mar show at Braunstein Quay Gallery opens Saturday, March 15 through April 14, 2007.

March 15, 2007

In celebration of the California College of the Arts' (CCA) one-hundredth anniversary, Braunstein/Quay Gallery presents a group show of alumni organized by guest curator Mary Snowden, the Chair of Painting and Drawing at CCA. The five artists chosen for this exhibition are among her most recent, memorable, and talented students.

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Freight + Volume featured in Art Review Digital.

February 28, 2007

Freight + Volume in the Brooklyn Rail.

Freight + Volume in the Brooklyn Rail.

February 21, 2007

Brendan Cass's solo exhibition opens March 31, 2007 at Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden. Exhibition runs through May, 2007.

Brendan Cass's solo exhibition opens March 31, 2007 at Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden. Exhibition runs through May, 2007.

February 20, 2007

Joseph Hart will be featured in the exhibition Here and Elsewhere at The Bronx Museum opening April 1 - July 29, 2007.

Joseph Hart will be featured in the exhibition Here and Elsewhere at The Bronx Museum opening April 1 - July 29, 2007.

February 15, 2007

Here and Elsewhere features a range of work by 36 artists from throughout the metropolitan area, all of whom have participated in the most recent incarnation of Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, one of the most celebrated and competitive programs for emerging artists in the country. The title alludes to both the global reach of the program, now in its 27th year, and to the fluidity of art practices in today’s global life.

Jim Lee solo exhibition, Moro Bottom, at Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University opens. On view until February 28, 2007.

February 7, 2007

Alejandra Villasmil reviews Pepe Mar: Hunga Bunga in this month's Arte al Dia. Read it here.

January 19, 2007

Chris Gilmour featured on the cover of this month's Arte Magazine.

Chris Gilmour featured on the cover of this month's Arte Magazine.

January 17, 2007

Jamie Shovlin will participate in the upcoming exhibition Elephant Cemetery, opening Thursday, January 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Artists Space.

Jamie Shovlin will participate in the upcoming exhibition Elephant Cemetery, opening Thursday, January 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Artists Space.

January 16, 2007

Joseph Hart featured in the recent issue of Color Magazine

Joseph Hart featured in the recent issue of Color Magazine

January 15, 2007

Brendan Cass will particpate in the inagaural exhibition of Galleri Loyal's new space in Stockholm, Sweden, opening Friday, January 19.

January 15, 2007

Brendan Cass studio visit on artlovers.com | Brian Belott studio visit on artlovers.com

January 8, 2007

Michael Scoggins' solo exhibition "Now With Kung-Fu Grip" opens January 12, 2007 @ Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, GA

Michael Scoggins' solo exhibition "Now With Kung-Fu Grip" opens January 12, 2007 @ Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, GA

January 7, 2007

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Savannah College of Art and Design presents "Michael Scoggins: Now with Kung Fu Grip," on display Jan. 1–31 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, 1–4 p.m.

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FIAC 2006: Nick Lawrence interviewed on Artivi at FIAC 2006 - Paris

FIAC 2006: Nick Lawrence interviewed on Artivi at FIAC 2006 - Paris

December 30, 2006

Nick Lawrence interviewed in Chelsea Now

December 22, 2006

Tom Ellis' installaton Je ne regrette rien at Pulse, Miami reviewed on Artnet.com

Tom Ellis' installaton Je ne regrette rien at Pulse, Miami reviewed on Artnet.com

December 14, 2006

Pepe Mar's exhibition My Mirrors currently on view through January 31, 2007 at David Castillo Gallery, Miami

Pepe Mar's exhibition My Mirrors currently on view through January 31, 2007 at David Castillo Gallery, Miami

December 5, 2006

David Castillo Gallery is proud to present the solo exhibition of Pepe Mar, My Mirrors. Mar has created an installation incorporating many of the elements & themes recognized as part of his self-standing three-dimensional collage figures. While the three-dimensional figures still take center stage for the artist, the installation offers several innovations on the sensibilities of consumer cultural criticism, using not only new media but also new modes of installing collage, altering viewer perceptions of his work till now.

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Timothy Marvel Hull interviewed in the December issue of Tokion

December 1, 2006

Freight + Volume will be participating in The NY Art Book Fair www.nyartbookfair.com, Friday, November 17 - Sunday, November 19, 2006

November 1, 2006

Freight + Volume will be participating in Pulse, Miami
www.pulse-art.com, Thursday, December 7 - Sunday December 10, 2006

October 25, 2006

Michael Wilson reviews Lustfaust: A Folk Anthology 1976-1981 in Artforum. Read it here.

September 29, 2006

After I inserted the seventy-two-track sampler CD that was issued to accompany the recent exhibition "Lustfaust: A Folk Anthology 1976-1981" at Freight Volume into my computer, the program that identifies music choices from a master database informed me that "Multiple matches were found online for this CD" and asked me to choose the correct title from the following list: Real Men of Genius--Budweiser Beer; Fcd201--Focus Production Music; The High Calling Volume Two--Howard Butt, Jr.; Kos--111 Dangerous--Kosinus Music. It was quite obvious that the disc was none of these, but neither was it quite what its publishers claimed. Purportedly the cacophonous outpourings of an experimental noise band formed by a bunch of disgruntled West Berlin session musicians in the late 1970s, the determinedly lo-fi recording--which vaguely echoes the likes of Can, Popol Vuh, and, of course, Faust--initially appeared to be the product of an obscure, defunct collective almost too cultish to be for real. Further investigation revealed that, sure enough, the "enormously influential" Lustfaust collective only exists in artist Jamie Shovlin's imagination.

See the full review here

Pepe Mar featured in The Miami Herald.

September 28, 2006

Freight + Volume is pleased to participate in the following upcoming fairs:
Year 06, London, UK, October 12 - 15, 2006
FIAC, Paris, FR, Ocob

September 19, 2006

Ken Johnson reviews Pepe Mar: Hunga Bunga in today's New York Times. Read it here.

Ken Johnson reviews Pepe Mar: Hunga Bunga in today's New York Times. Read it here.

August 11, 2006

Pepe Mar constructs delightful, funny and scary child-size monsters in three dimensions out of glue and scraps of paper cut from all kinds of found printed material. The one- and two-footed figures have snarling faces with big, staring eyes lifted from fashion photographs and other sources, and carnivorous animal mouths or swollen human lips and dirty teeth derived from photographic images.

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Roberta Smith reviews Lustfaust: A Folk Anthology 1976-1981 in today's New York Times.

Roberta Smith reviews Lustfaust: A Folk Anthology 1976-1981 in today's New York Times.

July 21, 2006

Lustfaust, a little-known German noise band from the 1970's, never existed, but you'd never know it from the New York debut of Jamie Shovlin, a British artist who is pushing trompe l'oeil Conceptualism in new directions. Mr. Shovlin has assiduously reconstructed Lustfaust's history from scratch. His handiwork, conducted in collaboration with Mike Harte and Murray Ward, who are real musicians, includes a CD sampling 72 songs, an elaborate Web site (with links) and even an entry in Wikipedia that sternly warns, ''This section cites no sources or references.''

See full the review here

The gallery is pleased to announce the addition of Steven Stewart and Yasha Wallin as co-directors.

July 15, 2006

Andrew Neel + Elizabeth Neel's
 exhibition "Event" reviewed in this month's ArtNews.

April 28, 2006

The current issue of Draft Magazine featuring Asuka 
Ohsawa on the cover, debuted last night in London at a launch party thrown
at Paul Smith.

The current issue of Draft Magazine featuring Asuka 
Ohsawa on the cover, debuted last night in London at a launch party thrown
at Paul Smith.

April 7, 2006

Freight + Volume gets a mention in NY Arts Magazine

Freight + Volume gets a mention in NY Arts Magazine

April 1, 2006

Doug Fishbone will be doing his U.S. debut live performance
 (which is a cross between Spalding Gray and Jon Stewart) at Joe's Pub on May 9.

Doug Fishbone will be doing his U.S. debut live performance
 (which is a cross between Spalding Gray and Jon Stewart) at Joe's Pub on May 9.

April 1, 2006

Times like these need songs like these... Originally put together for Brecht's centenary in 1998, Mr. Wau-Wa is dedicated to performing the songs of Bertolt Brecht as set by his collaborators Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler and Paul Dessau, as well as some contemporary settings by David Hidalgo - classics and unknowns played in a way that brings the 1930's ringing into the 21st century. Inspired by an old photo of Brecht with some circus friends, Mr. Wau-Wa is Gina Leishman, vocals, accordion, pump organ; Rinde Eckert, vocals, accordion, pump organ; Doug Wieselman, reeds, guitars, vocals; Marcus Rojas, tuba; Kenny Wollesen, drums

Queens-born, London-based Conceptual Artist Doug Fishbone, is best known for his installations in D.U.M.B.O., Brooklyn, Trafalgar Square, London and Poland, Ecuador and Costa Rica - using enormous quantities of bananas – at times as many as 40,000 of them - which he piles up in public places and then gives away free of charge, as well as his self-portrait sculpture made out of gyro meat. Tonight marks the US debut of his performance piece/slide lecture "You Call This Living?", based on his award-winning videos blending filthy stand-up comedy, Powerpoint presentations, the family slide show, tv news broadcasts and the dreaded academic lecture. Fishbone wallows in the grey area of copyright violation, sampling images stolen from the web to reflect some of the more problematic aspects of modern American society – greed, perversity, violence, obscenity, obesity, and, above all, indifference. His performances, a cross between Spalding Gray, Jon Stewart and a complete and utter lunatic, revel in the bizarre, off-putting, but undeniably compelling absurdities of our age. "Recent Goldsmiths graduate Doug Fishbone is the best thing to come out of that venerable YBA breeding ground since, well, the YBAs...his videos are what you'd get if you gave Woody Allen a bag of chronic and a better therapist" - Arena magazine

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A review of Ludwig Schwarz's solo show is included in the current issue of Art Papers.

April 1, 2006

We're pleased to announce the debut of Lustfaust.com, which coincides with the Beck's Futures contemporary art prize exhibition, London

March 30, 2006

Thanks to Art Review magazine who named us as one of the thirty most interesting galleries in Chelsea.

March 8, 2006

If you're out and about at the various fairs this weekend,
please stop by our booth at the Pulse fair.

If you're out and about at the various fairs this weekend,
please stop by our booth at the Pulse fair.

March 7, 2006

A review of Andrew Neel + Elizabeth Neel's current exhibition is included in this week's New Yorker magazine.

A review of Andrew Neel + Elizabeth Neel's current exhibition is included in this week's New Yorker magazine.

January 30, 2006

We're pleased to announce that the work of Jamie Shovlin will be featured in "Art Now: In Search of Perfect Harmony " at the Tate Britain opening February 6, 20

We're pleased to announce that the work of Jamie Shovlin will be featured in "Art Now: In Search of Perfect Harmony " at the Tate Britain opening February 6, 20

January 29, 2006

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Fashion designer and collector Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is featured with Michael Scoggins' "I Met This Girl"

January 28, 2006

Freight + Volume is pleased to announce its participation in ArtLA, Los Angeles Art Fair for Contemporary Art

Freight + Volume is pleased to announce its participation in ArtLA, Los Angeles Art Fair for Contemporary Art

January 25, 2006

Matthew Higgs names Peter Gallo as the "Most Significant Emerging Artist of 2005" in this month's Frieze magazine.

Matthew Higgs names Peter Gallo as the "Most Significant Emerging Artist of 2005" in this month's Frieze magazine.

January 15, 2006

In an art world crowded with eager graduates, Peter Gallo’s New York début was refreshing. Gallo (born 1959) had two solo exhibitions in New York in 2005. I organized the first one in May at White Columns; the second opened at the new Chelsea gallery Freight + Volume in November. Gallo’s mercurial and deceptively slight art – which juxtaposes a melancholic world-view akin to that of Joy Division with the dysfunctional aesthetics reminiscent of, say, Forrest Bess or Ree Morton – is littered with literary, art-historical, political and musical references. It’s reassuringly hard to pin down.

- Matthew Higgs

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Imperfect Articles has produced a limited edition t-shirt by Asuka Ohsawa.

Imperfect Articles has produced a limited edition t-shirt by Asuka Ohsawa.

January 12, 2006

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Asuka Ohsawa's exhibition, "On the Street Where We Live" is reviewed by Ken Johnson in today's New York Times.

Asuka Ohsawa's exhibition, "On the Street Where We Live" is reviewed by Ken Johnson in today's New York Times.

December 23, 2005

On the Street Where We Live
Freight + Volume
542 West 24th Street
Through Jan. 4

Art that snares your attention with a cute and playful appearance and then reveals a dark side is a familiar Japanese export, and the Los Angeles-based Asuka Ohsawa is new and adept practitioner of the genre. Painting with gouache on paper, Ms. Ohsawa favors an extremely exacting technique and a style resembling children's book illustration. With its black outlines, restrained color and flattened perspectives, her work also mimics traditional Japanese painting and printmaking.

Ms. Ohsawa populates street and backyard scenes with dozens of characters possessing the bodies of human children and heads of pigs, rabbits, cats, ducks, monkeys and wolves. A bit of study reveals that the apparently juvenile surface thinly masks allegories of consumerism, terrorism, surveillance and war. In ''Neighborhood Watch'' a wolf spies on a group of pigs in a backyard who have captured and tied up another wolf and are using wolf dummies for bow-and-arrow target practice.

In the street scene called ''On the Street Where We Live,'' a triptych nine feet wide, a monkey riding an elephant scatters bonbons to pedestrians who scurry to gather them up while many other characters pursue food, drink and sex. Busily populated as it is, it is easy to almost miss the small rabbit in the midst of all the commotion staring at a little black bomb with a lit fuse at her feet.

KEN JOHNSON

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New York magazine named Freight + Volume 2005's "Best New Gallery" in Chelsea

New York magazine named Freight + Volume 2005's "Best New Gallery" in Chelsea

December 12, 2005

Best New Chelsea Gallery
Freight & Volume

Ground-floor newbies in Chelsea are growing rare, at least if you’re not counting galleries opening their fourth branches—so the arrival of former LFL partner Nick Lawrence’s Freight & Volume last fall was a pleasant surprise. His first show (paintings and videos by Ludwig Schwartz) was open for all of one evening, but the schedule quickly settled into a more conventional rhythm (look for monthlong stints by Asuka Ohsawa and the team of Andrew and Elizabeth Neel this winter).

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Freight + Volume participates in KunstZurich, 2005

Freight + Volume participates in KunstZurich, 2005

November 17, 2005

"Scruffy but Smart" by Jerry Saltz reproduced in artnet magazine

"Scruffy but Smart" by Jerry Saltz reproduced in artnet magazine

October 25, 2005

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Jerry Saltz calls the gallery and Ludwig Schwarz's one-night exhibition "Scruffy But Smart" in this week's Village Voice.

Jerry Saltz calls the gallery and Ludwig Schwarz's one-night exhibition "Scruffy But Smart" in this week's Village Voice.

October 17, 2005

"Scruffy but Smart"
by Jerry Saltz

A lot of new galleries are setting up shop in the belly of the beast of Chelsea. Rents aren't cheap but the crowds are there. Some of these places are opening big and glitzy and look like they're ready to vie with the big boys (e.g., Bortolami Dayan at 510 West 25th Street). Some are barely opening at all.

That's the story with Freight + Volume, a mini-space on the main drag of West 24th Street, which opened with the jobbed-out paintings and tricked-out videos of Texan Ludwig Schwartz, before closing the very next day so contractors could finish what they started. It is a scruffy show with a lot of heart and smarts, even if it is a little familiar in its funkiness. Still, in only one night, Freight + Volume, as well as Schwartz, whets the appetite. If all goes well the gallery reopens this week.

See the review here.

Freight + Volume participates in Future Quake / FIAC, Paris

Freight + Volume participates in Future Quake / FIAC, Paris

October 5, 2005