Anagnorisis Fine Arts


A Pupal Stage of Sorts by Binnorie
May 15, 2011, 5:11 pm
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I’ve been receiving some emails from some of you who have noticed that Anagnorisis has lately been a bit quiet.  Yes…  Anagnorisis has been going through some organizational changes and it’s all happening behind the scenes.  It’s taken time away from the blogging and the exhibits, but I assure you all is very very well!

Call it a cocoon or pupal stage, if you like. For the next four months or so, I will still be blogging, working with the White Rabbit and the Brooklyn Art Project, however I will be focusing very much on the inner workings of our grotesque art project, here, hoping to emerge as … ummmm … a beautiful butterfly.  (Is this analogy cheesy enough for you?)

In the meantime, let me tease you with the art of some of the uber-talented creatives I’ve been conspiring with lately!

Yuri Leonov is a fresh graduate from the School of Visual Arts’ Illustration Department.  He started his training as an artist back in Russia when he was merely 13 years old and is looking forward to living the starving artist dream in New York City in the coming years.  His new work will be on view in September at the White Rabbit‘s White Box.

Sara Gage started sending black and white photos of herself to Lorenzo a few months ago and Lorenzo started having a blast with them.  These collaborative works are gorgeous, sexy and fun.  Cross your fingers that you’ll be able to see and collect some of these works in New York sometime soon.  Check out their website, eroticolor, here.

Ina Jang’s new exhibition, so, too & very, is currently up in the White Rabbit’s White Box.  Come by on Friday May 20th for her opening reception.  Get more info and RSVP here.



Cute & Creepy | Carrie Ann Baade Curates by Binnorie

Cute & Creepy, the upcoming group exhibition curated by Carrie Ann Baade, will be opening up soon!  Mark your calendars for this October 7th, 2011, for a trip to the Florida State Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee.

Featuring this, dare I say, badass lineup:

Kris Kuksi, Kathie Olivas, Jessica Joslin, Kelly Boehmer, Timothy Cummings, Thomas Woodruff, Scott G. Brooks, Elizabeth McGrath, Marion Peck, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Chris Mars, Richard A. Kirk, Laurie Hogin, Judith Schaechter, Laurie Lipton, Lori Field, Chet Zar, Christian Rex van Minnen, Ray Caesar, Martin Wittfooth, Jessica Joslin, Mark Hosford, Kate Clark and Travis Louie

A more complete website is in the works for your viewing pleasure soon!

above: Kate Clark’s Bully, 2010, Canadian White Wolf hide, clay, foam, thread, pins, rubber eyes, wood, paint, 82”×42”×54”



Anagnorisis Picks | April Flowers? by Binnorie

Again, there is simply too much going on to list, so here are a couple of the best exhibits we’re aware of!  If you missed my last set of picks, you can see it here – some of those shows are still up.

One, Tiny Trifecta, which includes a whole bunch of Anagnorisis friends, is about to open this coming Saturday the 9th.  Jeremy Hush, Paul Romano, Esao Andrews, Molly Crabapple, Seldon Hunt, Travis Louie, Angie Mason, Martina Secondo Russo, Adam Wallacavage, Chet Zar and a million billion others will have work on view.

But you should also get your butts down to Philly to see Paul Romano’s solo exhibit in Philly!

Paul Romano  |  Cross Section  |  Gallery 309

This is Gallery 309’s inaugural exhibit featuring old and new work of Paul’s.  His Houdini work pictured on the flyer above is one of his personal favorites – he’s quite enamored with the magician.  While the opening passed us by on April Fools Day, there will be another event in the space on April 15th and I’m hearing rumors about a closing party at the end of the month.

Gallery 309 is located in downtown Philly at 309 Cherry Street and is only open Friday through Sunday.    Click the flyer to go to the gallery site.

Jonathan Viner’s Computer Science and Elizabeth McGrath’s The Folly of St. Hubertus  |  Sloan Fine Art

Again, I’m posting this AFTER the opening, but honestly you don’t really see the art during such events.  It’s better that way, believe me.

Viner has been shown quite a few times in Alix’s project space.  It will be nice to see his work in the main gallery for a change.

I was hoping that McGrath was going to have a larger show, but from the look of things this little doe is sparkling in the project space all alone.  She’s gorgeous – I can’t wait to see her when I stop by tonight.  McGrath’s sculptures are the kind that don’t translate well in pictures.  It’s really necessary to see them in person.  Many of her works look messy, but the messiness is belied by how cohesive and well-constructed each work is, thus the messiness is part of the character of her works.  Her works are often obsessive in nature, which is impressive in and of itself.

Sloan Fine Art is located at 128 Rivington Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

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And, by the way, Dr. Sketchy’s is doing a Dr. Who tribute on Sunday April 10th with Jeffrey Garber as the Doctor and Someone’s Mrs. Reynolds as Amy Pond.

This fine drawing event will take place at The Bowery Poetry Club located at 308 Bowery in Manhattan.  Dr. Sketchy’s runs from 4-7pm. Bring your own art supplies. Tickets are $12 advance/ $15 at the door. Pre-orders close at 12pm the day of event.



Anagnorisis Picks | Too Much for March by Binnorie

This is March Madness.  There’s simply too much going on this month for words – especially this week. But I’ll try. Have I mentioned it’s my birthday, too?

Andrew Wapinski | The Artist Project (Booth #307)

Andrew Wapinski | installation view of works from his Wasteland series

This week Anagnorisis will be visiting another new art fair, The Artist Project, that is taking place in conjunction with Architectural Digest’s yearly design show at Pier 92. Artist Andrew Wapinski will be exhibiting at booth #307 to promote a new series of abstract works. Shimmering and layered with acrylic, metal leaf and epoxy resin, Drew’s works are alchemical, mysterious and powerful.

Anyone interested in attending for free can contact us here. Please put “Wapinski” in the subject line of your email.

The Artist Project is taking place March 17-20 at Pier 92 (55th Street and the West Side Highway).

Bye Bye Kitty  |  Curated by David Elliott  |  Japan Society

Please attend this opening on Friday: 50% of all admission sales will go to Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund.

Makoto Aida (1965– ) Harakiri School Girls (detail), 2002. Print on transparency film, holographic film, acrylic, 46 3/4 x 33 3/8 in.

The Japan Society’s “Debutante”, Kristen Sollee, has been telling me about this wonderful show for months now, as it brings some amazing Japanese artists to the states who are virtually unknown to us jaded New Yorkers. This exhibition will show us a Japan that we are not often exposed to out here.

Curated by David Elliott, founding Director of the Mori Art Museum, Bye Bye Kitty!!! is a radical departure from recent Japanese exhibitions. Moving far beyond the stereotypes of kawaii and otaku culture, Japan Society’s show features sixteen emerging and mid-career artists whose paintings, objects, photographs, videos, and installations meld traditional styles with challenging visions of Japan’s troubled present and uncertain future. Each of the three sections, “Critical Memory,” “Threatened Nature,” and “Unquiet Dream,” not only offers a feast for the senses but also demolishes our preconceptions about contemporary Japan and its art.

The sixteen featured artists are: Makoto Aida会田誠; Manabu Ikeda池田学; Tomoko Kashiki樫木知子; Rinko Kawauchi川内倫子; Haruka Kojin荒神明香; Kumi Machida町田久美; Yoshitomo Nara奈良美智; Kohei Nawa名和晃平; Motohiko Odani小谷元彦; Hiraki Sawaさわひらき; Chiharu Shiota塩田千春; Tomoko Shioyasu塩保朋子; Hisashi Tenmyouya天明屋尚; Yamaguchi Akira山口晃; Miwa Yanagiやなぎみわ; Tomoko Yoneda米田知子.

In conjunction with Carnegie Hall’s JapanNYC festival.

I’m getting a nice sneak peek, but do stop by this Friday for the opening night. The JS is located at 333 East 47th Street.  Bye Bye Kitty!!! will be on view until June 12th.

Tiny Trifecta  |  Tara McPherson and Friends  |  Cotton Candy Machine

How sweet!!  Tara McPherson is embarking on this wonderful new journey with the Cotton Candy Machine, a new store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  For the opening night celebration, Tara has brought in a bazillion artists to sell work from the newly painted walls.

Please join Paul Romano, Jeremy Hush and a bazillion other heavy hitting artists at the opening night (which will most definitely be huge) on April 9th, 7pm – 12am.  CC is located at 235 South First Street right off the L train Bedford stop.

Single Fare: Please Swipe Again  |  Sloan Fine Art

Jeff Faerber | oil on recycled metro card

I absolutely love these shows of small works of art using recycled materials not only because they’re fun, but because they’re often done for some charitable cause.  A portion of the proceeds from this particular exhibition will benefit Transportation Alternatives and Alliance for the Arts‘ NYC ARTS.  Transportation Alternatives‘ mission is to reclaim New York City’s streets from the automobile, and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives.  The Alliance for the Arts serves the entire cultural community through research and advocacy and serves the public through cultural guides and calendars. Through its NYC ARTS guides and calendars, the Alliance promotes New York cultural institutions. Through its research studies highlighting the importance of the arts to the economy and to education, the Alliance helps government and civic leaders understand the importance of cultural organizations to New York City. More information on the Alliance’s work can be found at the new http://www.AllianceforArts.org.

Works in these sorts of shows are also often affordable and offer wonderful surprises – small works often allow artists to work quick and spontaneously.  Anagnorisis artist Jeff Faerber will have a bunch of works in the mix!

For more information, check out the press release here.

This Show of Small Works on Used MetroCards opens on Thursday, March 17th, 5 to 9 pm and will be on view from March 18 to 26, 2011.

Sloan Fine Art is located at 128 Rivington Street.



Paul Romano by Binnorie
March 4, 2011, 5:19 pm
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Paul Romano, renowned for his work he’s done for the heavy metal music scene, most famously Mastodon, is currently taking part in the Verge Brooklyn Art Fair with us and the Brooklyn Art Project. He has created a new 6 color screen print, The Visitation (shown above), for this event which will be on sale throughout the weekend. To purchase,  please email us.