February 18, 2017

Birds and Babes at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Birds and Babes: The Curation and Collection of Jhovana Samano.

Jhovana Samano’s artistry resides in her aesthetic and cultural appreciation. She is an archivist and champion for marginalized and archaic modes of expression and design.

Scouring thrift shops, street markets and Ebay she rescues objects of uncanny beauty or strangeness, delving deep into the various mediums that at any given time fascinate her: needlepoint, silhouettes, paint-by-numbers, pin-ups, velvet paintings, figure drawings, skeleton keys, mid-century serving platters and cut glass.

As an ecosystem of objects, she thinks in terms of groups and likes to have things match. “Things have to get along,” she states. The impulse derives from an assertive sense of inclusion and indicates the progressive thrust underpinning her project – as she says, she endeavors to “go out of my way to mix and match patterns because it proves they can get along together.” Her work verifies that difference and chaos can harmonize.

Birds and Babes: The Curation and Collection of Jhovana Samano runs through March 24 and is on view at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, New York City).

Posted by Mark Roth at 12:54 PM

January 13, 2017

Tumbleweeds: tittering_#123

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collage and acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Mark Roth at 02:23 AM

January 09, 2017

Sonata for Psyche Tattooing: Allegro, Adagio and Allegretto at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Sonata for Psyche Tattooing: Allegro, Adagio and Allegretto by Robyn Thomas.

Emerging as part of Robyn Thomas's practice-led research in the expression of the multifacetedness of identity through the objects and acts of painting, Sonata is a self-portrayal. Like its musical cousin this physical manifestation of a sonata is brought to life each time it is played through the distinct interpretation of its performer(s) – artist, curators or spectators - in the space in which the work is performed. The performer(s) are provided a basic structure of 84 notes cut from each section of the three movements painted on paper and mounted on birch wood panels to be arranged and re-arranged following the tune resonating between the work and performer(s).

Sonata for Psyche Tattooing: Allegro, Adagio and Allegretto runs through February 17 and is on view at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, New York City).

image: Robyn Thomas, Sonata for Psyche Tattooing, 2016, ink, acrylic and oil paint, Stonehenge paper, 84 birch wood panels.
Posted by Mark Roth at 01:01 AM

January 01, 2017

Thirteen Years of palettes

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The state of my acrylic palette at the conclusion of every day from Feb 1, 2004 through Dec. 31, 2016.

Posted by Mark Roth at 10:41 PM

December 31, 2016

Tumbleweeds: Comyn_#119

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collage and acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Shark Roth at 11:40 PM

December 24, 2016

Pop Stoppage Series: silly_#303

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Soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11” x 17”
Posted by Shark Roth at 12:31 PM

December 18, 2016

Speleothems: fees_#17

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acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Shark Roth at 02:35 PM

December 05, 2016

2016 at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents 2016: Paintings by Nathan Stapley.

Stapley, a lead artist for Double Fine Productions, makes his third appearance at Adjacent To Life. Expanding the scope of his previous two exhibits - which featured scenes from New York’s East Village and his daily bike commute, respectively – 2016 presents an interpretive documentation of the artist’s travels throughout the year: from Morocco to San Francisco and Costa Rica to Brooklyn.

Employing his signature color calibration and attentiveness to light’s effects, the postcard-sized gouaches capture the evanescent specifics of time of day, season, temperature and latitude.

2016: Paintings by Nathan Stapley runs through January 15 and is on view at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, New York City). Fifty percent of sales donated to Natural Resource Defense Council.

image: Nathan Stapley, May, Mal Pais, Costa Rica, 2016, gouache on paper, 3.75” x 4”
Posted by Shark Roth at 08:41 PM

November 25, 2016

Tumbleweeds: spear_#117

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collage and acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Shark Roth at 12:31 PM

November 21, 2016

Pop Stoppage Series: classmates_#302

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Soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11” x 17”
Posted by Shark Roth at 11:38 PM