A team of curators and artists organized this year's Martos Gallery summer exhibition on the East End, breaking tradition from the past. “Another, Once Again, and Many Times More” is the title of the fifth annual Martos Gallery summer exhibition, on view from July 12 through September 1, 2014 at the New York gallery’s East End location at 12395 Main Road in East Marion on the North Fork. Gallery hours after the opening reception on Saturday, July 12, 2014 will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
The first three Martos Gallery summer shows were presented at venues on the South Fork, either in Bridgehampton or Sagaponack. Last year’s sprawling group show, titled “LAT. 41° 7′ N., LONG. 72° 19′ W,“ was the Chelsea gallery’s first summer show on the North Fork, presented at the same venue as this year’s, the home of art dealer Jose Martos and artist Servane Mary.
Possibly taking a page from the new format of the Whitney Biennial this year, curator Bob Nickas, the sole organizer of the previous summer shows, invited a number of artists to serve as curators of discrete exhibitions in different spaces at the site, in effect creating what a release from the gallery described as “shows-within-the show.”
At this year’s Whitney Biennial, the museum broke new ground by giving three different curators one floor each, where they could organize their own exhibitions of contemporary art without reference or corresponding to the others.
For this summer’s Martos Gallery exhibition, the breakdown of artist/curators and their different exhibitions in different spaces is as follows:
On the second floor, a show organized by Carol Bove will include works by Katherine Bernhardt and Youssef Jdia, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Robert Greene, Wade Guyton, Janine Lariviere, Harry Smith, Jack Smith, a large selection from Barry Rosen's seashell collection, and a piece by an anonymous artist.
The basement and garage of the house will have an exhibition organized by Ryan Foerster, with works by Lukas Geronimas, Rochelle Goldberg, Chip Hughes, Daniel Innes, JPW3, Shawn Kuruneru, Rose Marcus, Calvin Seibert and Janice Turner.
Outdoor spaces around the house have been given over to a show organized by Bob Nickas and Virginia Overton that will include works by Sam Anderson, Uri Aran, Lisa Beck, Sarah Braman, Jim Drain, Wayne Gonzales, Eli Hansen, Charles Harlan, Jim Kanter and Lisa Ward, Servane Mary, Jason Metcalf, Greely Myatt, Chuck Nanney, Amy O'Neill, Kelly Parr, Ugo Rondinone, Davina Semo and Aaron Suggs.
According to the gallery release, the overall title of the show, "Another, Once Again, Many Times More," is in tribute to the artist and art dealer known simply as Hudson, the founder of the Lower East Side gallery Feature Inc., who died earlier this year.
BASIC FACTS: Martos Gallery Summer Show, “Another, Once Again, and Many Times More" is on view from July 12 through September 1, 2014. An Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, July 12, from 2 to 6 p.m. The Martos Gallery Summer Location is set in a private home located at 12395 Main Road, East Marion, NY 11393. www.martosgallery.com.
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