Saturday, May 24, 2014

Brian Novatny @ Mulherin + Pollard Gallery, May 2014

Opens May 29, 2014
@
MULHRERIN+POLLARD
187 CHRYSTIE ST.
NYC 10002

Mulherin + Pollard is pleased to present Sailor's Diary, a new exhibition of paintings and drawings by Brian Novatny.
 
Novatny's artworks explore the tempestuous storm-tossed seas of historical tumult and of war and disasters both private and public in a manner that simultaneously reflects the full sweep and powerful grandeur of their subject matter. These works reveal intricately rendered gradations of his stark palette, mostly comprised of a rich tonal fluctuation of black, white, and quiet grays, as well as muted earth tones. 
 
His figures are like fragments of the past and present struggling to remain whole against the devouring waves and foreboding atmospheres exploding forth at the compositional centers of his pictures, themselves surrounded by the uncertainty of a blank white void. His solemn portraits of human fragility at times recall the spectral disquiet and mystery of 19th century photography or the peace and profound silence of an undisturbed sea torn asunder in paroxysms of exploded, and explosive, catharsis. His pictures depict a floating, gravitation-less fictive space where his subjects exist as lost, dislocated figures caught in forgotten human dramas at once distant yet universal and hauntingly familiar- a place where the fervent echoes and shadows of time resound over the immensity and vast stretches of a dark and mute sea.
 
Novatny was born in Wadsworth, OH in 1964. He earned his BFA at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH in 1987 and his MFA at the Yale University School of Art in New Haven, CT in 1990. His work has appeared widely in solo and group shows in galleries and museums from New York, New Orleans, Atlanta, Los Angeles to Berlin and Beijing. His work is in numerous museum collections including the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the Knoxville Museum of Arts, and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY




BRIAN NOVATNY
Opens May 29, 2014
@
MULHRERIN+POLLARD
187 CHRYSTIE ST.
NYC 10002

SEE MORE BRIAN NOVATNY'S WORK HERE>>>>>>> at the ADA GALLERY SITE

ADA GALLERY CONTEMPORARY FINE ART RICHMOND VIRGINIA 
ONE OF RICHMOND'S FINEST GALLERIES

ROBERT OTTO EPSTEIN in AB FAB 2 at MULHERIN + POLLARD

Robert Otto Epstein was educated at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA and the University of Durham in Durham, England. He is a writer turned artist with an interest in post-post-postmodern deconstructionism. He is currently the artist-in-residence at his house where he lives with his girlfriend and golden retriever.
AB FAB
new work by
Eric Sall, Robert Otto Epstein, Sarah Bednarek
Jared Clark, Pinkney Herbert, Tom Condon & Sandra Luckett

Mulherin + Pollard is pleased to present a vivid group exhibition of seven artists whose work share a sense of bold color, with varying individualistic and idiosyncratic approaches to pattern, repetition, and design that emphasize the role of the human hand in their making.

UPCOMING EXHIBIT: http://mulherinpollard.com/AB_FAB_2014.html

PREVIOUS AB FAB @ ADA GALLERY
see images of the first AB FAB at ADA Gallery back in 2012. 
http://www.adagallery.com/AB_FAB.html


INQUIRIES for ROBERT OTTO EPSTEIN artwork
john@mulherinpollard.com

AB FAB 2 at Mulherin + Pollard, Opening Thursday May 29, 2014

ROBERT OTTO EPSTEIN

ERIC SALL

SANDRA LUCKETT

PINKNEY HERBERT

SARAH BEDNAREK

JARED CLARK

TOM CONDON

in

AB FAB 2

at 

MULHERIN + POLLARD
187 CHRYSTIE STREET
NY, NY 10002
*also an entrance at the end of Freeman Alley

OPENING
THURSDAY MAY 29, 2014
6-9pm



Saturday, February 15, 2014

ALEX KVARES : ALL MY WORK IS POSTHUMOUS IS AN ARTFORUM PICK OF THE WEEK! AT MULHERIN + POLLARD IN NYC!











Mulherin + Pollard is proud to announce our solo exhibit of drawings by Ukranian born artist Alex Kvares.

Marked by a staggering amount of detail and an impossible amount of lines, Alex Kvares drawings radiate a quietness and an equally hypnotic power. In one series of works, Kvares uses an old book of graph paper, working grid by tiny grid to make what appear to be intricate maps or blueprints of some magnificent, cosmic creation. there's a system within these beautiful works, which seems adhered to and subsequently ignored, each careful decision can be felt, as well as the hours spent creating them. Another series, like the work pictured above, feature creatures, hikers, campers drawn with his signature delicate touch. Freed from the confines of the graph paper, these imaginative, figurative drawings combine dark humor and fantasy while retaining the awe and beauty of the grids. Another new series, Kvares presents brightly colored tri-cornered hat wearing soldiers mingling with nature, celebrating, sharing banal, comradely moments while in others soldiers seem to be suffering something more sinister. Drawn with a much sketchier, immediate style, these satirical, comical drawings revel in the nonsense found in ceremony, politics, life and war. 

Alex Kvares received his BFA from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and an MFA from the University of Texas in Austin. His work has been exhibited at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Josee Bienvenu Gallery and Mulherin + Pollard in New York, Steven Zevitas Gallery and Judi Rotenburg in Boston, the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, the Minsk Museum of Modern Art in Belarus and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in North Carolina, and others, and He's been included in several issues of New American Paintings.
He currently teaches at Pratt Institute, NY and lives in Brooklyn.





Friday, December 06, 2013

MORGAN HERRIN presents a new sculpture at UNTITLED art fair Miami 2013


UNTITLED ART FAIR
ADA GALLERY  (RICHMOND, VA) & MULHERIN + POLLARD (NYC)   contact John Pollard 804.301.1550 or john@adagallery.com

MORGAN HERRIN 
Boudica

Boudica was queen of the British Iceni tribe, a Celtic tribe, who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire. 
Morgan Herrin creates works that refer to classical sculpture, often a heroine which has endured some hardship, whether that's death by arrows, or the simple aging, evolving beauty of a lost statuette. Herrin uses as his primary medium, standardized dimensional lumber-planed wood (2x4's) or in this case, found, aged lumber from a 100 plus year old building in Richmond, Virginia. Using recycled lumber in his latest two works, Herrin achieves a rougher, weathered appearance and the qualities of a grittier realism, aligning perfectly with his current subject matter.
Herrin is an artist with an extensive background in wood crafting and carpentry that unites a deep understanding and appreciation of the properties and materiality of wood with a fascination for the human form. His works have utilized wood to mimic materials ranging from the hard surfaces of iron, copper, and bronze, to the more delicate and fragile organic shapes found in nature, from plant and moss forms to bone and skin.  

Herrin earned a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 and an MFA in Sculpture in 2005 from Ohio State University in Columbus OH. His work has been exhibited widely in solo and group shows in the United States, as well as art fairs with ADA Gallery in Miami and New York City. Herrin lives and works in Richmond, VA, and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University.  


MORGAN HERRIN 
BOUDICA


NOW AT UNTITLED MIAMI



MORE BRIAN NOVATNY , ADA GALLERY, MIAMI BEACH 2013



http://www.adagallery.com/Brian_Novatny.html

ADA GALLERY  < RICHMOND ,VIRGINIA  >
& MULHERIN + POLLARD < NYC >
NOW AT UNTITLED MIAMI , 12th & Ocean on the beach.


BRIAN NOVATNY at UNTITLED MIAMI art fair 2013 w/ ADA GALLERY





BRIAN NOVATNY


http://www.adagallery.com/Brian_Novatny.html

Monday, September 30, 2013

BRUCE WILHELM : HUMOR ME @ MULHERIN + POLLARD PROJECTS



The Dictionary from the Royal Galician Academy once defined saudade as the "feeling and mood caused by the longing for something absent that is being missed. This can take different aspects, from concrete realities to the mysterious and transcendent." But are those who don’t remember the past condemned to repeat it? In Humor Me, opening on October 3rd at Mulherin-Pollard Projects, Bruce Wilhelm contends with the notion that repeating the past is not as onerous as it may seem. “I cringe whenever I think of the past, no matter how positive the recalled event could be. [Though by] Looking at my earlier work and the attempts to match imagery with values and find processes to keep up, it seems clear the heart of the game is the interaction between the three. I see imagery and processes changing values as much as I see any other combination; new values change process, and imagery has to change, and so on. I cringe at that wishy-washy shapeshifter. This isn’t a game Bruce, pick something and stick with it, employ yourself. Of course there are problems, what is at stake in the art world is humorous, it is a game here, and I will act accordingly. Furthermore, there are no boundaries between my studio practice, my job as a floor painter, the gallery, the bar, etc. The stakes are real, there is no game, what I choose to stand behind has consequences. I must employ myself to a good cause. Thinking is undervalued while actions so often seem underthought. Until I find myself in a world which has made up the difference I will encourage people to think more. I’ll continue looking for interesting questions by definitely not playing games here, there or anywhere. What better way to start than rewriting the past, setting up the possibility for what was missed to appear and then be replaced.”

Humor Me builds a conversation between a diverse range of available things; turning the idea of pastiche inwards, combining tropes and material from prior bodies of work. The resulting bricolage is produced via Wilhem’s ability to self-edit his past without cringing too much.

Wilhelm received his Master of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. Prior to that he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004, and is a co-founder of Grizzly-Grizzly Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. He is currently based in Richmond, VA. This is Wilhelm’s third solo show with Mulherin-Pollard.

About Mulherin-Pollard: In 2010, John Pollard of ADA Gallery in Richmond, Virginia joined forces with Katharine Mulherin of Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects in Toronto to open our sister gallery, Mulherin & Pollard, as a space presenting new curatorial projects and exhibitions to an expanded audience. The gallery’s first space was located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district. In May 2011, the gallery moved to its present location in the Lower East Side.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

GEOMETRON @ MULHERIN + POLLARD (NYC) , ALSO SUPER HOT DOG EXTRAVANGANZA AND CLOSING PARTY!

ADA GALLERY & IT'S SISTER SPACE IN NYC, MULHERIN + POLLARD, PRESENTED A ONE NIGHT, TWO DAY SHOW CELEBRATING THE ART OF SARAH BEDNAREK. WE THREW A HOT DOG FEAST THAT WOULD MAKE FOURTH OF JULY PROUD. THIS WAS ALSO A CLOSING PARTY FOR OUR TWO SHOWS, ERIC ERNEST JOHNSON'S "A FUTURE MOMENT HERE" AND KIRSTEN KINDLER'S "ARGYLE". WE HAD A GREAT TIME! THANKS FOR ALL THOSE THAT CAME OUT TO ENJOY THE EXHIBITS & THE DOGS! 

 Los Angeles artist & angel, Eric Ernest Johnson & Kirsten Kindler were very nice to let me rehang their work in the front space together to accommodate the one night show & part for Sarah. Their work looked GREAT together!





 We also exhibited quite of few of Sarah's wonderful pencil drawings












man, i love this one










 these four guys wandered in with a bag of food that i assumed was for the BBQ.. so i started to pull out their limes as I thanked them for their generosity! I quickly noticed my error as they seemed a bit shocked.. they had fun and stayed for over two hours!











 Daniel Davidson & Jerstin Crosby get their bromance on

 I told you we had hot dogs!!






Talia & Irena are the big reason this whole thing happened.