Artist: Borna Sammak Exhibition title: Town Crier Venue: American Medium, New York, US Date: April 14 – June 12, 2016 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and American Medium The neighborhood deli and its habiliment are the subject of Brooklynbased artist Borna Sammak’s new body of work, “Town Crier,” on view at American Medium from May 14 to June 12, 2016. Continuing his longstanding interest in the everyday aesthetics of the bodega, Sammak has constructed an oversized rotating service window, gatelike structures, awnings, store signs, and advertisements all similar to those found on the street corners of Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and North Philadelphia. While this exhibition […]
Artists: Daniel G. Baird, Alisa Baremboym, Adam Basanta, Jordan Kasey, Sara Ludy, Paul Remund & Brian Wallace, Rachel Rossin, Jacolby Satterwhite, Chloe Seibert Exhibition title: Real Things About Real Things Venue: American Medium, New York, US Date: December 12, 2015 – January 24, 2016 Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artists and American Medium, New York I am a character enmeshed within swirling vortices of space-time. I am a character aware of myself as a shadow, sensing the stranger who portrays me. I was comfortable as a shadow. I felt emboldened as my lesser dimensional self, assured in the power of my actions and secure within linear time, before knowledge […]
Artist: Jaakko Pallasvuo Exhibition title: Pumpkin Spice Venue: American Medium, New York, US Date: October 23 – November 29, 2015 Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artist and American Medium, New York American Medium is proud to present the first New York solo exhibition by Jaakko Pallasvuo. In addition, we celebrate the launch of Pure Shores, the artist’s recent comic book, published by Landfill Editions. “Nobody wanted your dance, Nobody wanted your strange glitter, your floundering Drowning life and your effort to save yourself, Treading water, dancing the dark turmoil, Looking for something to give.” ― Ted Hughes, Birthday Letters JAAKKO is sitting in the new university cafe in Helsinki, typing on his laptop. […]
Artists: Alex Chaves, Alex Felton, Sean Raspet, Carlos Reyes, Sydney Shen, Amy Yao Exhibition title: “…Looking at myself from the second foor of an Italian restaurant in the Catskills…” Venue: American Medium, New York, US Date: June 19th – July 26th, 2015 Photography: images courtesy of the artists and American Medium, New York American Medium is proud to present “…Looking at myself from the second ﬂ oor of an Italian restaurant in the Catskills…” an exhibition of work by Alex Chaves, Alex Felton, Sean Raspet, Carlos Reyes, Sydney Shen, and Amy Yao. ‘The more perfect the artist, the more completely separate in him will be the man who suffers and the […]
Artists: Sterling Wells, Jacques Louis Vidal, Clay Schiff, Anna Rosen, Annie Pearlman, Ajay Kurian, Bradford Kessler, Maya Bush, Amy Brener, Michael Assiff, and Alessandro Agudio Exhibition title: Finally Every Dimension of the Soil Curated by: Michael Assiff and Bradford Kessler Venue: American Medium, New York, US Date: May 15 – June 6, 2015 Photography: images courtesy of the artist and American Medium, New York American Medium is proud to present F.E.D.S. Finally Every Dimension of the Soil, curated by Michael Assiff and Bradford Kessler. The underground is something believed to be experienced by an other, a personality so egregiously different, so unlike one’s own, that its point-of-view is, frankly, who cares. […]
Dates: 5-8 February, 2015
Venue: Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City
The second edition of Mexico City’s Material Art Fair presented a selective group of 40 galleries and artist-run project spaces — from 10 countries and over 20 cities — chosen by the fair’s 2015 selection committee, which was comprised of John Riepenhoff, artist and co-owner of Green Gallery, Milwaukee; Beatriz López, Co-Director of Instituto de Visión, Bogota; Chris Sharp, curator and co-founder of Lulu, Mexico City; and Gerardo Contreras, curator and director of Preteen Gallery.
The fair’s 2015 public program featured an engaging series of daily conversations organized by the New York City-based online publication, Triple Canopy, under the title “How Far is Near.” These included, “In Search of a Model for Life” with Felipe Ehrenberg, Waysatta Fernández, Juan Caloca, and Sofia Olascoaga; “Universal Methods of Design” with Maru Calva, José León Cerrillo, and Prem Krishnamurthy; and “How to Demand the Impossible” with John Gibler, Gabriela Jauregui, and Isaac Torres.
Anna Gritz, associate curator at South London Gallery, curated the fair’s video program, “Sand in the Vaseline,” which featured three individual programs for artists Adriana Lara, Sophia Al-Maria, and Stuart Middleton.
Mexico City-based Distrito Editorial created the fair’s bookstore, presenting an impeccable selection of artist books, books about art, and small, limited-edition works mostly by Mexican artists.
Finally, beneath the stage at the Auditorio Blackberry was the Material Exhibitors Club: an ambitious group exhibition, performance space, and pop-up mezcal bar organized by the Lower East Side art bar, Beverly’s, with complimentary mezcal provided by Gracias a Dios.
2015 Exhibitor List:
321 Gallery, Brooklyn / Adams and Ollman, Portland / American Medium, Brooklyn / Aran Cravey, Los Angeles / Beverly’s, New York City / CARNE GALLERY, Bogotá / Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago / Casa Imelda, Mexico City / Clifton Benevento, New York City / COOPER COLE, Toronto / David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis / East Hampton Shed, East Hampton / Et al., San Francisco / Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland / François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles / Grand Century, New York City / Green Gallery, Milwaukee / helper, Brooklyn / Instituto de Visión, Bogotá / Kunstverein Toronto, Toronto / Levy.Delval, Brussels / lodos, Mexico City / LOYAL, Stockholm / Lulu, México, D.F. / LVL3, Chicago / Mary Mary, Glasgow / Michael Jon Gallery, Miami+Detroit / Narwhal Contemporary, Toronto / New Galerie, Paris / Night Gallery, Los Angeles / P!, New York / Parallel Oaxaca, Oaxaca / Queer Thoughts, Nueva York / Regina Rex, Nueva York / Roberto Paradise, San Juan / Rolando Anselmi, Berlin / Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago / Smart Objects, Los Ángeles / What Pipeline, Detroit / The White Lodge, Córdoba / Yautepec, Mexico City
Artist: Harm van den Dorpel Exhibition title: Just-in-Time Venue: American Medium, New York, US Date: February 20 – April 3, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artist and American Medium American Medium is pleased to present new sculpture, wall works and website by Harm van den Dorpel. Just-in-Time is Harm van den Dorpel’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Special thanks to Eyebeam for technical support. Harm van den Dorpel, 1981, The Netherlands. Solo exhibitions include; Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin; Young Projects,Los Angeles; and American Medium, New York City (2015); Release Early, Release Often (…), Abrons Arts Center, New York City (2013); About – Wilkinson Gallery, London; Watch the Throne – Grouphab.it, Berlin and […]
Artist: Zack Davis Exhibition title: Vivo Vitro Silico Situ Venue: American Medium, New York, US Date: January 10 – February 12, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of American Medium American Medium is pleased to present Vivo Vitro Silico Situ, an exhibition of new sculptural work by Zack Davis.The exhibition is Davis’ first solo presentation in New York, as well as his first exhibition with the gallery. Using a wide range of materials and techniques, Davis considers the link between thought’s ability to trace and manipulate form and its own characteristics as a plastic medium rooted in structured matter. A series of fever dreams: Your body is a dense field of clockwork machinery […]