Sunday, May 26, 2013

• Calder Singer / Bushwick Open Studios •

opening: friday may 31st @ 7 PM

viewing hours: 12 PM – 7 PM on saturday (june 1st) & sunday (june 2nd)

address: 226 Troutman Street Apt. 1R

subway: L to Jefferson

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Artcity / Review from Berlin's Gallery Weekend

The Artists: Avery Singer. April 26th – June 22nd
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler Galerie, Karl–Liebknecht–Straße 29, 4th floor
There was something about the setting of this gallery- it was behind an unmarked door down a long, spooky hallway on the fourth floor of a big office building. Generic and colorless computery updates of purist still lives, by recent Cooper Union graduate Avery Singer, look completely at home in this bizarre space. Composing her images in 3-D rendering software,  Singer uses masks on canvas and an airbrush, which creates a naturalistic effect, while clearly depicting digital forms.
Genre scenes looked strangely cleaned up, though a goofy kind of humor ran through both the situations on view and the way they were depicted. “Saturday Night” shows a starkly-lit spaghetti pile of cubes wearing an artist hat, next to a bottle wine. The gray self-seriousness mimics the drudgery of making such images. This saved the paintings from being too dry. It was nice to see the impeccable technical skill of this artist not lead to boring, technical-looking work. Instead, exacting craft provided a clean slate for the abstractions to look like they were taking place between physical objects.

• Robert Breer / Film Piece •

Ancient Artifact / 79 A.D.

 Pompeii - 16mm Film Projector  

• Berlin Poster •

Plastered on a Store Front Window

Saturday, May 11, 2013

• StorefrontBushwick / Open Studios •

Katherine Powers, 2009
'Blue Plate Special'

Storefront Bushwick 

16 Wilson Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11237


L train to Brooklyn.
Exit at Morgan Avenue stop.
4 blocks on Morgan to Flushing Avenue.
Cross Flushing to Wilson Avenue.
#16 is between Noll and George Street.


Deborah Brown
(917) 714-3813


May 30-June 23, 2013

opening reception: Thursday, May 30, 6-9 pm
  Bushwick Open Studios extended hours: 
Friday, May 31, 5-9 pm
Saturday, June 1, noon-7 pm
Sunday, June 2, noon-7 pm

Friday, May 10, 2013

• Studio 10 / Matt Freedman •

Matt Freedman, Dead Man's Hand, 2013

Studio 10
56 Bogart Street Brooklyn NY 11206
Opening reception: Friday, May 10, 7-9 PM
Exhibition Dates: May 10, 2013 - June 16, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Avery Singer's Opening / Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler Gallery

Mitte Berlin, Window View

Avery & Swedish Friend

'Performance Artists'-2013
Acrylic on Canvas
264 x 198 cm

Janet & Avery

Professor Frieder Butzmann

Calder & Sven

'Jewish Artist and Patron'-2012
Acrylic on Wood Panel
91 x 91 cm

Nadine & Collectors

Taking a Closer Look
 Art Crowd 
Yummm...Tastes Good
'Saturday Night'-2013
Acrylic on Wood Panel,
152 x 111 cm

'The Studio Visit'-2012
Acrylic on Canvas
244 x 198 cm

The Gallerists-

Nadine Zeidler &

Amadeo Kraupa-Tuskany


Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 29

4th floor

10178 Berlin

+49. 30. 688 127 10

Monday, May 6, 2013

If one views the past, be it in glances through old magazines, in movies of lost eras, or in visions of what was to come, the stream of history is laid bare, flowing forward to the present day.If one stops at a certain point and ignores what has followed, the stream opens up and the flow is forced to take whatever path we fancy.

The Artists presents a romanticized and slapstick vision of how we are or are not living. Staged figures occupy the realm of unrealized buildings or monuments, their geometric stylization skewing human forms into architectural plottings. The eyes of the dreamer rest upon both a forgotten vestige and a future transpired, with a sense of sentimentality overshadowed by a cold and uncanny pallor. These opposing viewpoints converge to produce glimpses of alternate timelines, where idealized visions of contemporary life and bohemia are filtered through past conventions. The mythologized status of the artist as a social being is examined as it exists and as it has been fantasized.

The works’ colorless palette and constructivist aesthetic hint at records of nonexistent times, commemorating absurd regimes that never came to fruition. Noirish shadows spread under expressionistic backlighting; the breezy theatricality of a performance piece freezing into history painting, a communion between artist friends becomes enshrined in neoclassical simplicity. Contemporary media, meshing with bygone trends of the historical avant-garde, produces a perspective of aesthetics that falters to find a foothold on the accepted timeline of art history.

All the works here can be seen as dedications offered as passionate answers to the necessity of fleeting and overburdened ideas.  The paintings project unrealized actions and sculptures, the writing - Cologne Painter – an exhibition never to be displayed. Cologne Painter is satire poking fun at the sanctioned language of the press release, and a part of a collection of writings to be published in novel form under the title Press Release Me.

Avery Singer
The Artists

26/4/12, 6-9 pm