Friday, December 28, 2012

images from DOUBLE FEATURE : DANIEL DAVIDSON

Here are some images, as well as our statement for Daniel Davidson's exhibit Double Feature which ran November 20th through December 20th, 2012 at ADA's sister project space in New York City, Mulherin + Pollard.
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 The works in “Double Feature” display figuration and abstraction as twin protagonists spilling into a spontaneous mirroring field, where the initial gesture of an inkblot or an accidental scratch can open out and transform into a tangled architecture of faces, dizzying designs, and vibrant color.



Davidson approaches his drawings by working directly on selected portions of the paper, often opposing faces with abstract forms on differing sides, then wetting the paper and making numerous folds to produce symmetrical transfers and unexpected new images—a process that results in something akin to an hallucinatory Rorschach test, a Burroughs-Gysin visual cut-up/fold-up experiment, or the remnants of some wildly disorienting dada parlor game.



 The source of his images are often anonymous faces both young and old, glimpsed from found photography, fashion advertising, or out-dated period portraits shorn of their original contexts, so that the multiplicity and complication underlying them are exposed—we see an exaggerated smile of joy come to reveal hidden terror or fear, or a simple, placid gaze become riddled with wonder, confusion, anxiety, or a sense of the mysterious.




 The “double feature” of the show’s title can also allude to the almost cinematic qualities of the drama that is choreographed and staged within the drawings, as figures become part of an unfolding narrative where visual elements are set free to unfurl in a looping montage of incongruous, complementary, and unexpected emotional states occurring before the viewer.



Davidson was born in San Francisco in 1965 and earned his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1990. He was the recipient of an American Academy in Rome Fellowship in the Visual Arts in 1994, and his work has been exhibited widely in solo and group shows in the U.S. and abroad in cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, and Tel Aviv. Davidson has been showing Davidson has recently shown at Pierogi and Sloan  Gallery in New York and this is his second solo show at Mulherin + Pollard and has shown at ADA Gallery in Richmond, VA since 2006.  Davidson currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

MORGAN HERRIN : OLOGY at MULHERIN + POLLARD






Morgan Herrin
Killed Sword
white oak
1 ) 1 8 x 24 x 6” 
2) 8 x 15 x 9” 
3) 16 x 17 x 4”
2012
$1,200 ea.

Friday, November 16, 2012

PRE-THANKSGIVING READING EXPLOSION KNOCKOUT TAKEDOWN!!! AT MULHERIN + POLLARD, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17

PRE-THANKSGIVING READING EXPLOSION KNOCKOUT TAKEDOWN!!! 
MULHERIN + POLLARD
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17 | 7PM |  187 CHRYSTIE STREET 


Jeffrey Rotter, celebrated great guy and author of the novel The Unknown Knowns. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including McSweeney's, the New York Times, and Spin.

Eric Amling, an excellent tipper, and author of the chapbook LEGAL PURE (Greying Ghost Press). His recent work appears or is

 forthcoming in 6x6, Crush and The Minus Times.

Jason Porter, adored by his own mother, and author of Why Are You So Sad?, the crisp little pip of a novel which is anticipating publication in an upcoming evenly numbered year in the majority of non-Mayan calendars.

Paul Benney, a full body translator and life-long learner. He co-directed the San Francisco based dance company OnSite during both the Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries. Currently Mr. Benney teaches Recreational Arts at St. Ann's School and also can be safely said to improve anybody's dance party by a factor of seven.

When: 7 p.m., November 17, 2012 | Where: Mulherin + Pollard, 187 Chrystie Street, NYC | Why: Why not?

Friday, November 09, 2012

OLOGY at Mulherin + Pollard, Opening Thursday Nov.15 (6-9)

OPENING NOVEMBER 15, 2012
6-9pm
at
Mulherin + Pollard

OLOGY : MORGAN HERRIN new works

 Morgan Herrin, Otzi, 84" x 42" x 24", recycled lumber, 2012

MORGAN HERRIN : OLOGY

Morgan 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. In this new exhibition of his work, he takes as his subject the remains of the Ice Man (or "Oetzi" as scientists named him), the mummified 5,300-year-old man that was discovered in 1991 in the Eastern Alps near the border between Austria and Italy startlingly well preserved in the ice, as if thousands of years had not passed. The sculpture, in a similarly vivid fashion, is an astonishing, frighteningly lifelike image of our ancestral past captured in an almost dancing gesture, as if frozen in time for all of eternity to witness.
 Morgan Herrin, Otzi, 84" x 42" x 24", recycled lumber, 2012



copper gate


In his previous work, Herrin created works that harkened back to classical sculpture, using as his primary medium standardized dimensional lumber-planed wood with a smooth finish prepared primarily for commercial construction purposes. His newest work utilizes found, aged lumber, which allows for a rougher, weathered appearance and the qualities of a grittier realism, aligning perfectly with his current subject matter.


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.  

DANIEL DAVIDSON AT MULHERIN + POLLARD

DOUBLE FEATURE
DANIEL DAVIDSON
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MULHERIN + POLLARD
187 CHRYSTIE STREET
NY, NY 10002
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OPENING THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2012 , 6-9PM







http://mulherinpollard.com/Daniel_Davidson_Double_Feature.html

The works in "Double Feature" display figuration and abstraction as twin protagonists spilling into a spontaneous mirroring field, where the initial gesture of an inkblot or an accidental scratch can open out and transform into a tangled architecture of faces, dizzying designs, and vibrant color.

Davidson approaches his drawings by working directly on selected portions of the paper, often opposing faces with abstract forms on differing sides, then wetting the paper and making numerous folds to produce symmetrical transfers and unexpected new images-a process that results in something akin to an hallucinatory Rorschach test, a Burroughs-Gysin visual cut-up/fold-up experiment, or the remnants of some wildly disorienting dada parlor game.

The source of his images are often anonymous faces both young and old, glimpsed from found photography, fashion advertising, or out-dated period portraits shorn of their original contexts, so that the multiplicity and complication underlying them are exposed-we see an exaggerated smile of joy come to reveal hidden terror or fear, or a simple, placid gaze become riddled with wonder, confusion, anxiety, or a sense of the mysterious.

The "double feature" of the show's title can also allude to the almost cinematic qualities of the drama that is choreographed and staged within the drawings, as figures become part of an unfolding narrative where visual elements are set free to unfurl in a looping montage of incongruous, complementary, and unexpected emotional states occurring before the viewer.

Davidson was born in San Francisco in 1965 and earned his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1990. He was the recipient of an American Academy in Rome Fellowship in the Visual Arts in 1994, and his work has been exhibited widely in solo and group shows in the U.S. and abroad in cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, and Tel Aviv. He has been included in numerous shows at Mulherin + Pollard and its sister space, ADA Gallery in Richmond, VA, and been featured at art fairs including most recently NADA Hudson (2012), as well as at this fall's DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn, NY. Davidson currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

DANIEL DAVIDSON "DOUBLE FEATURE" OPENS NOV.15 AT MULHERIN + POLLARD (NYC)

LONGTIME ADA GALLERY ARTIST DANIEL DAVIDSON HAS A SOLO SHOW OF NEW MIRROR DRAWINGS AT MULHERIN + POLLARD, THURSDAY NOV. 15 (6-9PM)
187 CHRYSTIE STREET, NYC. 
DANIEL ONLY DRAWS ONE HALF OF THE DRAWING AND TRANSFERS THE REST VIA OLD FASHIONED LOVE AND ATTENTION.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>SEE MORE DANIEL DAVIDSON..

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

CHECK OUT MATTHEW FISHER'S NEW ADA PAGE!

filled with new paintings & drawings, as well as a few not so old, older works.

 Waves
2012
acrylic on Canvas
14 x 11 inches

and below is a work from 2009



A Thousand Seasons to the Year
2009

acrylic on linen
70 x 60 inches

&

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

JAKOB BOESKOV'S SHOW REVIEWED AT THE BOTTOM LINE (DRAWING CENTER BLOG)

Here's the review in today's BOTTOM LINE:

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
Jakob Boeskov, Untitled (Dear James Cameron), 2012. Image courtesy of Mulherin + Pollard, New York.

The future lies in the hands of James Cameron.  Or so the suite of films and works on paper by Danish-Icelandic artist Jakob Boeskov (b. 1973) attempts to convince viewers of his exhibition Weekend Futurology, on view at Mulherin + Pollard Gallery through this Sunday.
Boeskov’s crisp delivery of the future-present includes drawings of big bad Internet corporations, pulp sci-fi gadgets, and a lot of Xanax—all mixing lightly with the heavy air of paranoia. Drawing from the lexicons of science fiction, technology, and politics, Boeskov’s films and drawings reverberate with the same energy of the lunar landing, playfully critiquing the present state of society and technology along the way.
Adapting the visual iconography of sci-fi classics like The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Boeskov creates a retro-sleek techno-eroticism. A pair of sexualized anthropomorphic search engines—part-furry with vintage digital screens—and a list of Florian Mann’s recent Wikipedia searches compile playful anecdotes of our mounting social and sexual dependence on internet technologies. The illustrative quality of many of the works hint at the artist’s comic-making background, and the text, drawn in a clean uppercase, delivers the dark humor punch line of many of Boeskov’s pictures.
While the content of his drawings seduces viewers to contemplate Boeskov’s forecast for the future, his choice of the pastel medium engages with the history of art and drawing, filling his work with gleefully mischievous contradictions. Many works comment on the dehumanized state of society after the arrival of large Internet-based corporations like Facebook and Google; however, Boeskov is intent on delivering them a human punch. His loose, unpolished renderings of an Internet robot exacting retribution and carefully modeled diagram of a “Facebook gun” are equal parts dire and delightful.

(right) Jakob Boeskov, Untitled (Google), 2012
In one striking image, Untitled (Google) (2012), sculpted clouds shot through with rays from a dramatic sunset appear below the neon alien glow of the Google logo. The imperfection of the outlined letters collides with our associations of this pristine emblem of web design. Here, the artist’s hand reassures the viewer that at least one person believes that drawing cannot be outmoded.
Evidence amassed, Boeskov builds a case for his paranoia. Yet, his quick lines, casual misfires, and intentional cross-outs remind viewers that this is the work of a fevered weekend ruminator, the Star Trek child who still cherishes science fiction. The collection of drawings and films at Mulherin + Pollard invite anyone who has ever thought about their internet presence to embrace and question the future-present vortex, too.
– Genevieve Wollenbecker, Visitor Services Manager

Sunday, September 30, 2012

DANIEL DAVIDSON'S PICTURE BOOTH @ DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL

WE'RE AT IT AGAIN! THIS TIME AT THE DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL!










ANDREWANDREW VISIT THE PICTURE BOOTH







thanks to Lisa Kim and all those at the DUMBO Arts Festival!

& We're especially thankful to Daniel "The Machine" Davidson!

Here's a mention by Walter Robinson in ARTNET of the Picture Booth following Scope Miami, Art Basel Week 2006. 


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

WEEKEND FUTUROLOGY AT MULHERIN + POLLARD (NOW-OCT.7.2012)











Mulherin + Pollard is pleased to announce Weekend Futurology by Danish-Icelandic artist Jakob Boeskov.
Recent drawings and videos reveal a futuristic, playfully paranoid world drawn from Boeskov's oeuvre: technology, politics and science fiction.

Playing both mischief maker and professor, Boeskov shifts between campy sci-fi pastiche and critical examination. Using a futuristic iconograpy, drawn from new technology and popular science fiction, He seeks to expose a new "technological sub-consciousness" where violence and mind-control dwell. Diagrams, drones, and robots in search of love populate drawings discussing topics ranging from big data to internet dating.

Jakob Boeskov (b. 1973). He has exhibited work at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and Frankfurter Kunstverein in Germany and was recently the subject of a large retrospective at the Danish National Gallery.

**an Upcoming project worth noting, "T7" (Pork Salad Press 2012) , is a collection of Boeskov's drawings which accompany a record by Timothy DeWit (Gang Gang Dance) and Matthew Morandi (Stagg). The book/record project will have a reception at The New Museum on Sept. 26th, 2012



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