"Very Special One-time Performance"
VSOP Art + Design Projects
311 Front Street, Greenport, New York 11944
On view May 25 - July 15, 2017
Closing Reception: July 14, 2017: 6-10 pm
VSOP Art + Design Projects presents "Very Special One-time Performance," the inaugural exhibition in their new Greenport gallery, garden, and project space. Featured in the exhibition are works by more than 20 artists and designers working across a spectrum of media including painting, photography, fine furniture, ceramics, and video.
VSOP Projects is pleased to introduce artists Line Busch, a painter from Copenhagen, Denmark; Katie Walker, an internationally renowned British furniture maker; and Japanese-born, London-based ceramic artist Yuta Segawa, all of whom are being shown here for the first time in the United States. Also included are works by New York painter Naomi Sarah Clark; sculptor/performance artist Charley Friedman; emerging casualist painter Morgan R. Hobbs; Brooklyn’s Bower design studio and Kolkata/New York-based photographer Supranav Dash, among others.
Self-taught, Vermont-based ceramicist John Brickels crafts dynamic, architectural sculptures in bisque-fired stoneware. His work has been exhibited at the Springfield Museums (Springfield, Massachusetts), the Shelburne Museum (Shelburne, Vermont), and the Smithsonian Institute (Washington, DC). Brickels has five sculptures included in this exhibition, including Abbey Ruin, 2016.
A wooden rocking chair in ash with a white oil finish by famed British furniture maker Katie Walker is made by steam-bending a continuous band, which forms both the rocker and the chair’s frame. This masterwork, never before available in the United States, was awarded Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, Design Guild Mark no. 101, and the 2011 Wood Awards’ furniture award.
Sharing time between Kolkata, India, and his current residence in Brooklyn, photographer Supranav Dash is showing works from his ongoing series ‘Marginal Trades’. Deeply rooted in the history of photographic portraiture å la Irving Penn, and early ethnographic studies commissioned by the British Empire, "Marginal Trades" documents the rapidly vanishing street trades, businesses, and professions of India.
Line Busch creates dynamic, optically interactive, multi-layered paintings with both oils and acrylics. Busch, a Danish artist showing works for the first time in the U.S. with VSOP Projects, manipulates the top canvas by cutting and twisting narrow strips, exposing gradients of color on layers of canvas beneath.
Over the course of his 20+ year artistic career, Charley Friedman has painted, sculpted, sewed, stitched, photographed, filmed, performed, and curated. His boundaryless, interdisciplinary approach to making art makes him one of the most unpredictable, humorous, indescribable characters in the contemporary art world. Three of Friedman’s gouache on solid pine Arrow sculptures are on view in VSOP Projects’ upstairs exhibition space. A survey of Friedman’s work will be held at the Stony Brook museum in January 2018. VSOP Projects will show a number of new works at that time as well.
Marblehead, Massachusetts native Mea Duke makes paintings and sculpture in response to a sea-faring upbringing. Her work addresses the methods of negotiation and navigation of unregulated spaces, and the hazards, dangers, tragedies and strategies for safety that exist therein.
The complete list of artists and designers included in the exhibition is as follows:
Naomi Sarah Clark
Maximilien Van Aertryck & Axel Danielson
BASIC FACTS: "Very Special One-time Performance" will be on view through July 15, 2017 at VSOP Projects. The gallery is open Thursday-Monday from 11-6 (11-9 on Friday and Saturday) and by appointment. A Closing Reception will take place on Saturday, July 14, from 6 to 10 pm.
VSOP Projects’ late summer exhibition “Nightmares and Daydreams” will open on August 3rd, with a reception on August 5th. .
VSOP Art + Design Projects is located at 311 Front Street, Greenport, New York, 11944. For more information, contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org
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