Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York
November 12 – December 31, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday, November 12, 6-9pm
Smack Mellon turns 20 and marks the milestone with a large exhibition of 90+ works by artists
who have participated in their Artist Studio Program, curated by Charlotta Kotik, the former
curator at the Brooklyn Museum, and loyal champion of artists and art spaces.
“The 20th Anniversary Show fully attests to the steadfast adherence to the philosophy of artistic
freedom and full inclusion, practiced by Smack Mellon for the past twenty years. Giving an
exposure to emerging and under recognized artists Smack Mellon became a platform for the
development of ideas for the future. Its large space offers a unique opportunity to develop
projects that would otherwise never be realized. Although an exhibition of works by the Artist
Studio Program participants that commenced sixteen years the 20th Anniversary Show well
represents the overall exhibition practice of the space.
The sheer number of artists does not allow for the installation of the large scale projects for
which Smack Mellon is know for, however the extraordinary range of styles, techniques, media
and above all of the ideas, displayed in the individual pieces, bespeak the support of the varied
identities and artistic freedom which made Smack Mellon one of the preeminent alternative
spaces in the City.
As a long time resident of Brooklyn I have closely followed the exhibitions at Smack Mellon since
it’s founding in 1995 and its later Artist Studio Program.
It was an honor to serve on the Artist Studio Program panel, and now to become a part of events
celebrating the double anniversary. It is the vision of the artists, their commitment to ideas and
the will to pursue them, as well as the foresight of Smack Mellon’s staff and leadership that we
are celebrating in this exhibition.”
Curator Emerita, Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum
Golnar Adili, Nadia Awad, Nicole Awai, David Baskin, Amy Bennett, Jesse Bercowetz, Lea Bertucci, Sonya Blesofsky, George Boorujy, Michael Paul Britto, Matt Bua, Haley Bueschlen,Torsten Z. Burns, Maria Buyondo, Eduardo Cervantes, Patty Chang, Mike Crane, Jennifer Dalton, Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, Blane De St. Croix, Esteban del Valle, Molly Dilworth, Oasa DuVerney, Ira Eduardovna, David Ellis, Emcee C.M. Master of None, eteam,Nona Faustine, Chitra Ganesh, Ghost of a Dream, Skye Gilkerson, Cate Giordano, Susan Graham, Kirsten Hassenfeld, Valerie Hegarty, Tyler Henry, Wayne Hodge, Janelle Iglesias, Yoko Inoue, Steffani Jemison, Jennie C. Jones, Gautam Kansara, Jena Kim, Shin il Kim, Hiroshi Kimura, Chelsea Knight, Tom Kotik, Liz Magic Laser, Joan Linder, Andrea Loefke, lovid, Erica Magrey, Joanna Malinowska, Esperanza Mayobre, Diane Meyer, Megan Michalak, Joiri Minaya, Cheryl Molnar, Ivan Monforte, Nyeema Morgan, Carlos Motta, Shana Moulton, Rachelle Mozman, Lori Nix, Jeanine Oleson, Jessica Ann Peavy, Meredith Pingree, Shannon Plumb, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Lina Puerta, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Heather Rowe, Claudia Schmacke, Dread Scott, Donna Sharrett, Jean Shin, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Kwabena Slaughter, Stephen Sollins, Suzanne Song, Micki Spiller, Mónika Sziládi, Ari Tabei, Dannielle Tegeder, Chat Travieso, Kako Ueda, Juana Valdes, Kai Viestra, Tobaron Waxman, Saya Woolfalk, Seth Wulsin, Rona Yefman, Bryan Zanisnik.
92 Plymouth Street @ Washington Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Ein Symposium, Ausstellung und Konferenz
Internationales Waldkunst Zentrum
July 25 – September 25, 2016
Artist Symposium: Monday, July 25 – Friday, August 12
Conference: Friday, August 12, 9:30 am – 6pm
Artist Reception: Saturday, August 13, 3pm
Den Ursprung des Jugendstils findet man in Deutschland in Darmstadt. Künstler, Architekten und Kunsthandwerker bedienten sich der Natur um eine neuartige Formensprache zu finden. Die Natur ist Vorbild und Stilmittel. Gräser, Zweige, Ranken, Blumen und Pflanzen finden Ihren Weg in das alltägliche Leben: Porzellan, Möbel, Architektur, Stoffe und Tapeten, Malerei, Plastik, Glaskunst bis hin zur Literatur und Buchkunst.
Für den diesjährigen Waldkunstpfad möchte ich das Naturmotiv des Jugendstils wieder zurück in die Natur führen. Eine Transformation über das Jahrhundert hinweg. Das flächige Jugendstilornament geht eine Symbiose mit dem Baum im Wald ein. Baumstümpfe und deren geschnittenen Oberflächen werden mit aus der Natur inspirierten Motiven und Ornamenten bemalt und erinnern uns an Porzellan aus dem beginnenden 19. Jahrhundert. Die sonst raue, natürliche Oberfläche des Baums wird in ein wertvolles Alltagsmaterial verwandelt – eine überraschende Verwandlung. Darüber hinaus kehrt das flächenhafte florale Ornament zurück in die Natur und finden sein Zuhause.
Internationales Waldkunst Zentrum, Ludwigshöhstr. 137, 64285 Darmstadt
Tel. Kontakt: ++49-6151- 714612
Sa. 14-19 Uhr und So. 11-19 Uhr
July 17 – August 14, 2016
Artist Talk: Thursday, July 14, 6pm
Artist Reception: Sunday, July 17, 11am
Stell´ Dir vor, das Muster auf Deiner Tapete erwacht zum Leben und tritt in Deinen Raum. Die kleinen Blumen purzeln über den Boden, Tische und Stühle und sammeln sich in neuer Formation in deiner rot-weiß gepunkteten Porzellanschüssel…
In meiner Arbeit folgt eine Handlung auf die andere. Ein Material reagiert auf das nächste. Ein Objekt lässt überraschende Assoziationen zu, die ein neues Objekt mit einladen. Die Arbeit wächst, vernetzt sich, befruchtet sich, wird geschichtet und wieder ausgelöscht. Naturelemente werden oft mit alltäglichen Gebrauchsgegenständen in Beziehung gesetzt und der Pinselstrich oder ein gespannter Faden wird zur Linie und führt unser Auge durch den Raum.
Blumen und Tapete wird vor Ort im Kunstverein Ladenburg entstehen. Sie sind herzlich eingeladen, am 14. Juli dem Arbeitsprozess beizuwohnen und mit der Künstlerin ins Gespräch zu kommen.
Kunstraum des Kunstvereins Ladenburg, Hauptstraße 77, 68526 Ladenburg
Tel. Kontakt: 06203 -3411
Samstags von 14 -17 Uhr
Sonntags von 11-14 Uhr
und nach Vereinbarung
Outlet, Brooklyn, New York
December 11 – 20, 2015
Artist Reception: Friday, December 11, 7-10 pm
OUTLET is pleased to announce the line-up for its 2015 Invitational. Please join us for an opening reception with the artists Friday December 11th from 7 – 10 pm. For this year’s iteration Curators/Directors Jason Andrew, John Silvis, and Julian A. Jimarez Howard have hit the studios and selected one work each by two artists new to OUTLET. We are proud to feature works by:
Hannah Lutz Winkler
253 Wilson Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11237
Gallery hours are weekends, Sat + Sun, 12-6pm or by appointment
The Belfry, Hornell, New York
April 10 – May 2, 2015
Artists’ Reception: Friday, April 10th, 2015, 6-9pm
The work of Mark Schatz and Andrea Loefke must be explored in a meandering, searching way. The everyday world is present and recognizable but re-made, new and curious. Shifts in scale and density can alternately engulf the viewer and then draw them into tiny, intimate detail. Cast-off objects find their place amid exquisitely handcrafted elements. Worlds that are equally haphazard and cultivated are gradually revealed.
Both Mark Schatz and Andrea Loefke are drawn to the tension between order and disorder. For their exhibition Evergreen and Gold, Schatz and Loefke pursue the potential for transformation within ideals of permanence and stability.
406 Canisteo St, Hornell, NY 14843
Janina Alivio, Aubrey D’Agnola, Alberto D’Amico, Grant Billingsley, Bianca Hildenbrand, Dingding Hu, Lotta Matilla, Scott Neal, Ann Neumann, Philip Romano, Parul Verma and Marianna Wezhibovskaya.
To Sean Maher of Meathway Contracting, who donated his time and craftsmanship, your help has been instrumental in the successful completion of this project. Thank you.
I would like to thank Smack Mellon and especially Suzanne Kim for her continuous support and time. Your patience, endurance and competence are truly remarkable. You have been a knowledgeable and dynamic companion in this long journey.
Above all, Douglas Romines is especially thanked for his architectural expertise and guidance as well as his support and patience in all other aspects of life and art.
Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York
November 23 – January 5, 2014
Artists’ Reception: Saturday, November 23, 5-8pm
“For many years my work has cycled in and around the themes of nature at large and on a more specific level, the extremes of weather. Having experienced the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, this subject matter has become an even more significant topic for me. With my site-specific installation Homecoming I have continued my exploration of nature through collecting, sampling, domesticating, enhancing, transforming and re-creating found objects.”
The assemblages within Homecoming are made from natural materials as well as consumer goods and household objects. Through a formal yet improvised process, natural elements like tree branches are transformed and combined with man-made objects in an attempt to domesticate nature, creating new hybrid forms. Positioned atop a 35’ x 12’ elevated boat-shaped platform these ensembles have found their temporary home from an imagined flood. Cut and broken trees are the predominant elements of this installation, suggesting destruction and reflecting the remnants of a storm.”
92 Plymouth Street @ Washington Brooklyn, NY 11201
Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio, October 9 – December 15, 2012
This exhibition presents a group of artists from The Ohio State University Department of Art, past and present. Named for the natural phenomenon in which trunks or branches of trees grow together, Inosculation fosters a dialogue through the pairing of works by current and retired OSU Department of Art faculty and works by alumni of the Department’s Master of Fine Arts graduate degree program.
The concept has prompted fresh new collaborative works as well as inventive solutions to working together physically, virtually, over the phone, or through the mail.
Exhibition design by Annegreth Nill, former curator of the Carnegie Museum of Art.
Andrea Loefke and George Rush
It is quite silent apart from the constant murmuring of ourselves.
The collaboration was approached as a version of the surrealist game, exquisite corpse. George Rush composed the wall painting and Andrea Loefke responded. Soon connections between the artist work constituted: a parallel dialogue between interior and exterior, between Modernist idealism and nature, and between actual, present objects that evoke domesticity and the mediating qualities of photography. These themes have been present in both of the artists work independently, but here suggest a discussion of middlebrow culture and its historical framing by both high modernism and kitsch.
Limited editioned artworks on T-shirts. The T-shirt as an art object, from the world’s greatest emerging and established artists……
Artists from all over the world are delivering a unique design to be silkscreen printed on T-shirts. They are limited to an edition of 100 with the chosen number punched into the arm of the T-shirt. Specialty inks, foil transfers, beading, gluing, stitching and embroidery may create even more unique designs. All this makes the T-shirts true collectors’ items!
Please, go to http://www.sequoiatees-dcs.com/367-one-two-three-four-five-six-seven-all-good-children-go-to-heaven.html and see Andrea Loefke’s design.
The T-shirt is accompanied by a personal, handmade Thank you card and label with the title of the artwork. The original drawing is for sale as well.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. All good children go to heaven, April 2012
Andrea Loefke’s catalogue, At Home I Go Up The Stairs Not Down documents the artist’s site specific installation commissioned for the German collector Thomas Rusche, and permanently on display at the SOR Rusche Collection in Berlin. The catalogue is also a comprehensive insight into the multiform installations, drawing, and sculpture of the German born New York artist. Delving into a paradoxical world of sinister fairytale narratives encompassing hierarchies of material and form yet with a leitmotif of childlike playfulness that entices the viewer into brightly coloured labyrinthine and psychological journeys.