Artists: Elizabeth Englander, Tom Forkin, Brittni Ann Harvey, Sacha Ingber, Tenaya Lee Izu, Wretched Flowers
Exhibition title: Bone Meal
Venue: Motel, New York, US
Date: September 29 – November 3, 2019
Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Motel, New York
Note: List of works can be found here
Elizabeth Englander (b. 1988) lives and works in New York, NY. She received her MFA from Hunter College, NY in 2019. Recent solo exhibitions include Toteboat, From the Desk of Lucy Bull, Los Angeles, CA; Headless, Entrance Projects, New York and Pieces of Jennifer Melfi, M.D. at Kimberly Klark, Queens, NY. Recent group exhibitions include An eye that tried so hard to see one particular thing that it forgot everything else, Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and Fool’s Prophecy, Muzeum Ikon, Warsaw, Poland.
Tom Forkin (b. 1986) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Recent exhibitions include The Thoroughfare at LY, Los Angeles; Soul Is A Four-Letter Word, curated by Cody Goebl at Museum Gallery, New York; What Would the Community Think, curated by Tim Gentles at Hotel Art Pavilion, New York; Manhattan at Shoot the Lobster, New York; Brooklyn at Motel, New York; Will You curated by Jenni Crain and Nick Fusaro at Pratt Institute, New York; and Charmed organized by Tamara Gonzales and Maggie Lee at Shoot the Lobster, New York.
Brittni Ann Harvey is an artist. b. 1992 in Newport, RI. She received a BFA from RISD and currently lives and works in Tiverton, RI. Working between disciplines, Harvey’s recent work includes the textile, embroidery and sculpture. In addition to the forthcoming show at Motel, Harvey recently opened an exhibition with Catbox Contemporary at Alyssa Davis Gallery. She took part in the Kesey Farm Poetry Residency last month.
Sacha Ingber (born 1987 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) lives and works in New York. She received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. Ingber has been an artist in residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2013), the Vermont Studio Center (2010), and was a recipient of the Sharpe Walentas Foundation Studio Program Fellowship in 2018/19. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include; Shelves of Mist at Triumph Gallery, Chicago, and Lock Eyed, The Sunroom, Richmond, VA. An upcoming solo exhibition will be held at Brennan & Griffin, NY in Spring 2020. She has recently participated in group exhibitions at Hometown Gallery, NY, Vox Populi, PA, Brennan & Griffin, NY, Coustof Waxman, NY, and PEANA projects in Monterrey, MX.
Tenaya Lee Izu (b. 1992 Oakland CA) lives and works in New York City. Recent exhibitions include group shows at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, The Bermuda Project, MO, and Marinaro Gallery, NYC. Other projects include a solo show at Motel, Brooklyn, co-curating a group show at 47 Canal, NYC, and co-producing a mixtape for The Racial Imaginary Institute Biennial.
Wretched is a botanical design studio that forages local plants, highlighting the biodiversity of New York’s local ecosystem while advocating for its conservation. Offering an alternative to the conventional floral industry, which imports 80% of its stems from overseas, Wretched celebrates weeds and seasonal flora often overlooked. The artist-run business makes arrangements for deliveries, styling, and events, and runs an Instagram account (@wretched_flowers_) to share research on regional species and insights on the global floral industry.