October 27, 2017

Otis March at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Otis March: Drawings by Mark Minnig.

Otis March is animator Mark Minnig’s friend, companion, muse and dog. Art has always been an important part of their interaction. In the ongoing creative collaboration Otis has contributed as muse – an active instigator of artmaking.

These sketches represent a small fraction of the drawings Otis has inspired. Integrated into life and Mark’s various modes of production, the drawings are a revelation of an artist’s process, representing a development of vocabulary, contemplative focus, a refinement of skills of observation … and affection.

A longtime New Yorker by way of Baltimore, Mark Minnig played in the bands Kid Casanova, The Thumbs and The Fuses. He is currently working towards an MFA in Computer Arts at SVA. Otis can frequently be spotted exploring the East Village and has inspired his own popular hashtag: #otismarch.

Otis March: Drawings by Mark Minnig runs through December 8 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 07:08 PM

September 23, 2017

Look at me/Don’t look at me! at Adjacent to Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Chioke Nassor's Look at me/Don’t look at me!

Nassor states, "Look at me/Don’t look at me! is a series of portrait photography that explores what it means to expose yourself, and how sometimes obscuring part of yourself can reveal the truest truth. I’m fascinated by taking portraits of people that attempt to capture who they feel like inside. I also find that my portraits end up reflecting a lot about how I feel inside, too."

Chioke Nassor writes and directs for film, TV, and the web. His previous work includes writing and directing short films for NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers, the feature film How to Follow Strangers, the TV on the Radio Documentary "Minor/Major" and his web series Chioke Nassor's Storytime.

Look at me/Don’t look at me! runs through October 27 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 12:13 PM

August 19, 2017

Ephemeral Encounters at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Ephemeral Encounters: Street Photography by Ryan John Lee.

New York based photographer and filmmaker Ryan John Lee approaches street photography as a lifestyle of hunting and waiting, striving to "highlight the calm within the chaos of the urban landscape.”

Ephemeral Encounters: Street Photography by Ryan John Lee runs through September 22 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). There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday August 24, 5-8 pm.

Posted by Mark Roth at 12:11 PM

July 15, 2017

Landscapes at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Landscapes: Paintings by Mubarak Nasser Al-Thani.

Mubarak Nasser Al-Thani is a Doha-born Qatari painter. For the last few years he has resided in New York City while he completed an MA in Urban Planning at NYU.

Inspired by cities, skylines, horizons, people and their interaction, Mubarak was first introduced to the American landscape via the Roadrunner cartoons. Ever since, the country – its people and landscape – has suffused his imagination.

During his tenure in the U.S., he made efforts to explore, taking road trips to visit iconic locations and to delve into the expanse of the land. In some ways, he became an aficionado of the best aspects of America, an enthralled enthusiast, especially appreciating “the balance between the vastness and emptiness and its crowdedness.” He states, “I think America is under appreciated in terms of its beauty … and it’s diverse as %$@#!”

The paintings in this exhibit are, what might be thought of as, personalized distillations of American icons. In their graphic attentiveness and focus on brilliant, carefully-calibrated color combinations, the works are reflective of his ongoing formal concerns and predilections. In this way, he contributes an individualized vision to images collectively valued, thereby enacting a hard-won and, at times, besieged American ideal.

Landscapes: Paintings by Mubarak Nasser Al-Thani runs through August 18 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 11:00 PM

June 12, 2017

Coffee and the Weather Report at Adjacent To Life

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In recognition of the protean creativity of younger artistic contributors, Tinsquo’s curatorial project Adjacent To Life is pleased to present Coffee and the Weather Report: Painting and Collage by Pre-K Emerging Artists. The artists are all students at New York’s PS 15M.

Coffee and the Weather Report: Painting and Collage by Pre-K Emerging Artists runs through July 14 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 04:18 PM

May 06, 2017

Black Moby Dick & 9 Untitled at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Black Moby Dick & 9 Untitled: The Wall Sculptures/Assemblages of Damien Olsen.

Damien Olsen scavenges industrial ephemera and subjects the objects to transformations that “detach them from their meaning” and give them a new purpose. Often appearing as ruins or a “glamorizing of aging,” the works embody the geological process of reintegration of the specific into the whole, presenting decay as a generative process.

Rooted in the free-associative strategies of the Surrealists and Abstract Expressionists, Olsen finds particular humor and challenge in the indeterminacy of their approach. He says, “my own art makes me laugh and it can torture me because I don’t know what I’m looking at.”

In the spirit of unedited transmission, following are a few choice quotes from a recent studio visit:

“I don't like the idea of imitating nature, but we are nature. We are nature and the nature that we produce is art. It's important for me to make acts of animality, things of which only nature is capable.”

“It takes a lifetime to get rid of how you've learned to draw and paint - to make work like an animal commanding you from a place of silence.”

“The boxes are like houses for objects. They turn owners if they can survive the claustrophobia of being in a box. They become the master of the house.”

“Louise Nevelson is my artistic grandmother and Max Ernst is my grandfather. So then the question is who are my parents. I don't know. I think I'm an orphan.”

Black Moby Dick & 9 Untitled runs through June 9 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). There will be a reception for the artist Friday May 12, 6-8 pm.

Posted by Mark Roth at 02:18 AM

March 25, 2017

2017 Drawings at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents 2017 Drawings by Anselm Dästner.

East Village artist Anselm Dästner perambulates and paints, capturing and rearranging neighborhood landmarks and events that speak to his role as an observer of the urban fabric and a father in that context.

He states:

“I have always been drawing while traveling, and while my daughter was a baby I found myself walking around the Lower East Side with a baby sling. In it she was taking afternoon naps and I continued drawing the street corners that we passed. At night I would continue to color the drawings with watercolor and acrylics.”

2017 Drawings runs through April 30 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 03:26 AM

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 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

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

October 29, 2016

Pleasure, incomprehensible at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Pleasure, incomprehensible: Embroidery by Hannah Duke.

Embroiderer Hannah Duke explores and expands upon the assumptions surrounding the “craft” of needlework. Embracing embroidery’s wedding of beauty and utility, her work explores the medium’s historic role as a form of inter-generational knowledge-transfer – while simultaneously investigating contemporary issues and expressions of gender, sensuality, time, mediation and personal narrative.

Pleasure, incomprehensible: Embroidery by Hannah Duke runs through December 2 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 Shark Roth at 10:19 AM

September 24, 2016

Some Places (continued) at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Some Places (continued): Paintings by Nash Hogan.

Nash Hogan’s paintings constitute visual-memory mash-ups distilled from urban walkabouts. As he puts it, “I work from photos that I take while wandering. From multiple 4x6 inch snapshots, I layer and intersect multiple viewpoints of a single area to recreate a time and place.”

Some Places (continued): Paintings by Nash Hogan runs through October 28 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 Shark Roth at 03:17 AM

August 20, 2016

Resilience: Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia in the late 1990s at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents the work of photographer Ted Philips in the exhibit Resilience: Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia in the late 1990s.

Philips states,

In the 1990s a series of wars tore the former Yugoslavia apart. Horrors unseen in Europe since the Second World War left a diverse, multi-national country divided into ethnic enclaves. When I first came to Bosnia in the summer of 1996 the war in that country had been over for eight months and the healing and reconstruction was just beginning. People who had endured the deaths of loved ones and a way of life began to pick up and rebuild. The wars were not over and soon fighting flared in Kosovo. When NATO intervened in 1999, the government of Slobodan Milosevic began a massive campaign of ethnic cleansing to drive the Albanian majority out of Kosovo. As they poured into the refugee camps of Macedonia, I found people who reminded me of my neighbors, my co-workers, my family members. They were ordinary people living through extraordinary and painful times. When the fighting stopped, I went into Kosovo to document the destruction as well as the endurance of the people whose lives had been turned upside down.

A journalist and photographer, Phillips is a staff reporter at Newsday in Long Island. His work has been published in amNewYork, Time Out New York, The Daily Beast, The Washington Times, Architectural Record, New York Sun and other publications.

Resilience: Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia in the late 1990s runs through September 16 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 Shark Roth at 03:09 AM

July 16, 2016

East Village in Motion at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents East Village in Motion: Paintings by Jake Nelson.

In works of kaleidoscopic complexity, painter Jake Nelson addresses the tangibility of memory in a transient world as he bids farewell to his eventful tenure in the East Village and the neighborhood’s vanishing landmarks and institutions.

East Village in Motion: Paintings by Jake Nelson runs through August 19 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). Throughout the duration of the exhibit Jake will frequently be found painting en plein air across the street in Tompkins Square Park.

image: Jake Nelson, Tompkins Jazz no. 2, 2016, oil on canvas, 54" x 66"
Posted by Shark Roth at 12:12 PM

May 28, 2016

CatArt: Feline Aesthetic Ethology at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents CatArt: Feline Aesthetic Ethology.

Artists: Carolee Schneemann, Kitch, Vesper, La Nina, Rose McShane, Katkin Siobhan Meow, Jupiter “Joe Peters” Meow, Sir Kiwi Bristlewhiskers Meow, Knuckles Brohain Suzdal Meow, Cat, Ezmerelda, Mimi, Raul, Prima, Duetta, Quattrina, Cinquella, Chase Chivers, Samoa Moriki

Curation and Artistic Design: Ananya Mukherjea, Jeffrey Bussolini, Mark Roth, Al Huckabee, Ellie Irons, Siobhan Meow, Lissette Olivares

CatArt: Feline Aesthetic Ethology presents art made by felines - art fashioned in their singular idiom, reflecting their particular concerns and pleasures. This highlighting of cats engaged in the exploration and manipulation of materials challenges the notion that art-making is a uniquely human activity and intimates that human art-making found its genesis in the observation and imitation of animal behavior and enthusiasms.

This area of investigation, here newly coined Aesthetic Ethology, is in dialogue with Post-Humanism – a reappraising movement in philosophy that seeks to decenter the human and embrace the agency of other beings, systems and forms – and Ethology – the science of animal behavior. The installation’s accompanying texts situate the works in these fields of inquiry.

Legendary Feminist icon and artist Carolee Schneeman has long recognized the aesthetic behavior and self-integrated gaze of the feline. Here she offers images of paintings made by Kitch in 1957 and 1967, a photograph taken by Vesper in 1998, and premieres new assemblage, scatter, and toilet paper interventions by La Nina.

Other cat-produced works on display emanate from the collective in residency at the Center for Feline Studies: Cat, Ezmerelda, Mimi, Prima, Duetta, Quattrina, Cinquella, and Raul. CFS is a research facility initiated and operated under the auspices of Ananya Mukherjea and Jeffrey Bussolini. Here cats are studied in situ as they engage each other, their human subjects and the domestic environment. Observation has demonstrated felines taking part in processes of ordering, disordering, marking, and interaction that profoundly alter the lived environment and indicate intention, aesthetics, and gesture.

Mukherjea is a sociologist and gender studies scholar who has a long interest in human-animal interactions. She researches urban ecology, environmentalism, and infectious disease epidemics

Bussolini is a noted translator of continental Philosophical Ethologists, instrumental in introducing to the English speaking world the work of Dominique Lestel, Vinciane Despret and Roberto Marchesini.

The collection of portraits by Siobhan Meow, Samoa Moriki and Rose McShane represent a human/feline collaboration wherein the cats, as autonomous sitters, actively engage in interaction and social dialogue with the painter that forges the images we see. In this sense the paintings are the marked records of a material engagement in time, space, and affect in which the cats entrust the painters with the transmission of their unique personality and life experience.

Siobhan Meow is one of the original squatters of Umbrella House and still part of that vibrant social and political collective in the East Village. She has long and deep social roots with feline-kind and has a sustained artistic practice centering on collaboration with and depiction of cats.

Samoa Moriki is a Japanese born American outsider artist, Lower East Side punk musician and performance artist and co-founder and guitarist of The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black.

Rose McShane is a Cooper Union trained painter who turns a deeply social eye to animal portraiture, seeking to come to know the sitting subject and portray their unique personality and character as an interactive dialogue.

Chase Chivers, whose landscape photo here is the contemplative focus of Quattrina, is a skateboarder, painter and photographer. An East Village habitué recently relocated to London, his exhibits include solo shows at Ed. Varie and Adjacent To Life.

CatArt: Feline Aesthetic Ethology runs through July 1 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). The opening reception is Friday June 3, 6-8 pm and continuing offsite.

Posted by Shark Roth at 08:57 AM

April 29, 2016

MELT at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents MELT by Tatawa.

With “fragmented marks, wandering lines and graffiti-like stains,” London-based Tatawa’s carefully color-calibrated mixed-media paintings honor the artistic self she discovered while living in New York City.

MELT by Tatawa runs through May 27 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: Tatawa, MELT #9, gesso, acrylic, ink and soft pastels on paper, 12" x 9"
Posted by Shark Roth at 10:20 PM

March 26, 2016

Cartoon Catharsis at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Cartoon Catharsis: New Paintings by Ray Sumser.

With spontaneity and a buoyant directness, Sumser’s new Cartoon Catharsis series “represents a return from the precise composition” of his epic cartoon character universes to the “rough experimentation” of painterly invention.

Cartoon Catharsis: New Paintings by Ray Sumser runs through April 29 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). There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday, March 31, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

image: Ray Sumser, One, oil on canvas, 24" x 36"
Posted by Shark Roth at 02:22 PM

February 20, 2016

fixer at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents fixer: Photographs by Anna Grevenitis.

In daily introspection, Grevenitis makes images of her daughter and son and the people and places in her life. This close observation, reflecting upon her intimate environment, becomes a contemplation of what constitutes meaning and what mechanisms generate and substantiate it. The on-going series, fixer, explores the particular idea of fixing time and memory through images.

fixer: Photographs by Anna Grevenitis runs through March 25 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 Shark Roth at 04:42 AM

January 16, 2016

Stele at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Stele: Monotypes by K.J. Schumacher.

With the series Stele, Nashville artist K.J Schumacher has generated monotypes (oil printing on Rives paper) from broken and discarded acrylic plates retrieved from the print shop at the school where he taught for seven years.

In dialogue with the formal concerns of 1950’s New York School abstraction and the Minimalism that followed, he explains:

“I’m using a primary color scheme and slightly offsetting subsequent prints to build the image and produce a more three dimensional effect, underscoring the objectification of the acrylic plates. I make a distinction with these works; this is not using the plates to make a mark, rather it is using ink to record the found objects (plates). I also chose primary colors to underscore the notion of “building an image” as a way to refer back to my teaching studio.”

Stele: Monotypes by K.J. Schumacher runs through February 19 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: K.J. Schumacher, Stele, oil based ink on paper, 12" x 9"
Posted by Mark Roth at 10:27 PM

December 19, 2015

Daily Operation at Adjacent To Life

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

In a complementary exhibit to his show last year featuring gouaches of East Village landmarks, Nathan Stapley - a lead artist and illustrator at Double Fine Productions - returns with a neighborhood portrait of a uniquely intimate nature: his daily operation. Nathan states, "these paintings represent the things that I see everyday, from my apartment on 8th Street to the commute to my studio in Brooklyn."

Daily Operation: 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).

image: Nathan Stapley, Stove and Sink, gouache on paper, 9" x 6"
Posted by Mark Roth at 01:49 AM

November 06, 2015

Title at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Title: New Images by Orange.

The images of Lower East Side artist Orange evidence the pursuit of curiosity. Inspired by shapes and cultural ephemera valued by the artist, the works are intuitive assemblages of visual source material.

Orange puts it this way:

“The great painters and musicians are those that go somewhere else and bring back souvenirs for the rest of us. My images are intended as an appreciation of them.”

Title: New Images by Orange runs through December 11 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). There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday, November 19, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The framed images are available for a $100 donation to Faerie Camp Destiny.

image: Orange, Caution As, ink on paper, 11" x 8.5"
Posted by Mark Roth at 09:29 PM

October 03, 2015

Transcendents at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Transcendents: Psychedelic Ink Portraits by Vedran Misic.

With Transcendents, Sarajevo born Vedran Misic, presents a collection of intricate visionary portraits of cultural icons that are studies of the “wonder of a human body and the mystery of the life force itself.”

Transcendents: Psychedelic Ink Portraits by Vedran Misic runs through November 6 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: Vedran Misic, GRIMES, ink on paper, 9″x12″
Posted by Mark Roth at 05:58 PM

September 01, 2015

Underwater Exposures at Adjacent to Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Underwater Exposures: Photographs by Sandra Clopp.

Diver and photographer Sandra Clopp has traveled the globe exploring the “other planet” of the underwater world.

Culled from thousands of photos, the exhibit offers a selection of the "vast variety of sea creatures and environments that span the 71% of this Earth that is covered in water" - from manta rays, bull sharks and tiny pygmy seahorses to orange tannic water stained by fallen leaves in the Florida Springs.

Underwater Exposures: Photographs by Sandra Clopp runs through October 2 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: Sandra Clopp, Spanish Dancer, Cooks Islands
Posted by Mark Roth at 10:55 PM

July 19, 2015

On Top of Spectre Mountain at Adjacent to Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents On Top of Spectre Mountain: The Cyanotypes of Michaela Coffield.

The artist writes,

Spectre Mountain is an independent ecosystem with vast mountain ranges connecting sea, cave systems, and looming icebergs. Humans have not set foot on Spectre Mountain for centuries but the ghostly landscape can be seen on moonlit nights through a powerful enough telescope."

On Top of Spectre Mountain: The Cyanotypes of Michaela Coffield runs through August 28 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 12:13 AM

June 21, 2015

Pocket Retrospective at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Pocket Retrospective: The Postcards of James Himber's Legascenic View.

For years the Ninth Street Espresso on 9th and Ave C served as a second studio for painter James Himber. An iconic, beloved and modest presence, most days he could be found ensconced at the corner table painting watercolors, sketching or working his way through John Richardson’s multivolume Picasso biography.

The intensity of his focus was palpable – as though Painting for him was a matter of life and death. Sadly this literally was the case. His adoption of Ninth Street as a second studio was the result of a terminal medical diagnosis and the consequent commitment to use his remaining life energy in the service of Painting. For five years he toiled with death as a rapidly advancing certainty.

On June 21st last year he passed away.

From a formal painting perspective, his work explores the vexing fluidity of the line between abstraction and naturalistic depiction. Seated in symbolic and/or surrealistic narratives, his subject matter is that of a freewheeling revelation of psychological dilemmas that endeavor to place himself and the viewer in a challenging, often discomfiting position. James put it this way: “Art is where intellectualism ends and emotionalism begins.”

At one point, as part of his art practice - and life’s assessment - he began printing postcards of his paintings. He would carry this collection with him – a retrospective companion, a measure of progress and documentation of a life’s investment.

This show presents some of those postcards.

In the final year of his life his work was recognized and actively championed by Saatchi Art Online. As such, a good bit of his final life force was spent deaccessioning scores of paintings from his studio to points all around the globe. He considered this concluding act of aesthetic disbursement to be his painting legacy.

He is missed.

Pocket Retrospective: The Postcards of James Himber’s Legascenic View runs through July 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: James Himber, Woman in Red Dress and Polka Dot Scarf, oil on canvas, 48” x 38”
Posted by Mark Roth at 06:12 PM

May 16, 2015

Places In Time at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Places In Time: Paintings by Kori Burkholder.

Places In Time runs through June 19 at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, NYC). A reception for the artist will be held Friday May 29, 6:30-8:00pm.

image: Kori Burkholder, Avenue C, acrylic on canvas
Posted by Mark Roth at 10:05 PM

April 11, 2015

Collaborative Works at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Collaborative Works: Paintings by Casey Shaw & Kori Burkholder.

The exhibit runs through May 15 at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, NYC). A reception for the artists will be held Friday April 17, 6-8:00pm.

Posted by Mark Roth at 09:11 PM

March 06, 2015

Transverse Impressions at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Transverse Impressions: Images of Glacier National Park by Robert Massman.

The images in this show were created using a Mamiya RZ67 with Polaroid back and Polaroid 679 film transferred onto cold press Canson paper.

Robert states: “I’ve always thought nostalgically about Glacier National Park. As a child, I remember spending a lot of time looking at photos my dad had taken on his trips there.”

Transverse Impressions refers to the quality the images capture. They are in a place between two points: experience and reflection. Reflecting on time spent looking at photographs in my parents’ albums, and the experience of being there.”

The exhibit runs through April 10 at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, NYC).

Posted by Mark Roth at 11:59 PM

February 02, 2015

Wide Open Space at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Wide Open Space: Photographs by Joe Leonard.

Wide Open Space is a collection of photographs taken during Joe Leonard’s 2012 trip to Chile’s Patagonia Gulf of Corcovado region, while visiting the Melimoyu property. Joe feels that helping to preserve wilderness like this is very important for us all. You can find out about what the good people of SNP Patagonia SUR are doing to maintain this region’s diverse ecosystem by visiting patagoniasur.com.

Wide Open Space runs through March 6 at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, NYC).

Posted by mark at 01:54 AM

January 04, 2015

East Village Illuminated at Adjacent To Life

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

Through careful color calibration and attentiveness to light’s effects, painter Nathan Stapley’s postcard-sized gouaches capture the evanescent specifics of time of day, season and temperature - while presenting New York’s East Village in the complementary roles of icon and home.

East Village Illuminated runs through January 30 at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, NYC).

images: Nathan Stapley, La Plaza gouache on paper, 5" x 7"
Posted by mark at 11:58 PM

November 17, 2014

Aspiration at Adjacent to Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent to Life presents Aspiration, a two-part exhibit of Michael Sean Edwards' photographs.

past future past: the East Village 1978-1980 features images from Mr. Edwards' recent book of the same title. The works document the eye of an "entranced" young photographer, serving as a harbinger of the artist who would emerge and a record of an iconic era of the East Village.

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His newest and ongoing body of work, The Tension of Reflexive Identity, finds the photographer performatively shooting consecutive shots of 35mm film that together form a single image exploring notions of identity and the transcending or maintenance of boundaries.

Aspiration is Mr. Edwards third show at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, New York City). It runs through December 19.

images: Michael Sean Edwards, East Village Fruit Exchange and 338 06 07: Shore Hotel, Coney Island, NYC 2012
Posted by Mark Roth at 03:00 AM

October 11, 2014

Urban Extracts at Adjacent to Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Urban Extracts: Photographs by Matthew Borenstein.

Matthew Borenstein's photographs are a meditation on the beauty and transience of materiality. Shadows and raking light assume the solidity of architecture while projecting a destiny of increasingly acute angles, twilight and the promise of tomorrow.

Urban Extracts runs through November 14 at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, NYC).

image: Matthew Borenstein, Untitled
Posted by Mark Roth at 03:35 AM

August 30, 2014

Traces at Adjacent to Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Traces: Paintings and Prints by Kaitlin Pomerantz.

Absence fills Kaitlin Pomerantz's paintings, implying tales, lives and loves removed, relocated or forgotten. What remains is an arena of opaque nostalgia that also reveals a witty parallel narrative of Painting's resilience. With earnest irony, Pomerantz's act of painting a vacated picture asserts Painting's continued, albeit problematized, mysterious power: absence becomes a presence.

Traces runs through October 10 at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, NYC).

image: Kaitlin Pomerantz, Untitled (Mirror), oil on wood panel, 42” x 32
Posted by Mark Roth at 03:11 AM

July 19, 2014

Defiant Flowers at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Defiant Flowers: Paintings by Stacy Harshman.

East Village artist Stacy Harshman paints ecstatic emanations that mirror the generative processes of nature.

While her method of gestural improvisation parallels that of the New York School Abstract-Expressionists, she complements the ponderous swagger of those earlier painters by embracing delicacy and the unapologetic pursuit of beauty as a value unto itself.

The incorporation of literal blossoms acknowledges that it “takes a lot of guts to be a flower.” To stand on display, freely offering beauty to all is a defiant show of confidence and strength, and an advocacy for the greater good.

Defiant Flowers runs through August 29 at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, NYC).

image: Stacy Harshman, collage, encaustic wax, paint, sand, mica powders, flowers, seeds and minerals on framed glass, 28” x 24”
Posted by Mark Roth at 03:01 AM

June 13, 2014

Efflorescence at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Efflorescence: The Collages of Kennyray Scallon.

East Village collage artist and graphic designer Kennyray Scallon redeploys the familiar imagery of our mediated environment to create a personal vision of a teeming world of ever-transmuting possibility. The environment depicted might be regarded as a synaptic landscape, a neural net that reveals a thought in the process of becoming.

Scallon works in an organic, intuitive manner. Images emerge like a flower unfolding. As in nature, the process is fractal, generating worlds within worlds, thoughts within thoughts until they attain the fullness of manifestation.

Efflorescence runs through July 18 at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, NYC).

image: Kennyray Scallon, Diamond Dogs, collage, colored pencil and ink on board, 20” x 16"
Posted by Mark Roth at 11:56 PM

May 17, 2014

Scenes From The Forest at Adjacent To Life

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Building upon his work as an art director for film and television, Charlie Kulsziski's exhibit, Scenes From The Forest, presents montaged cut and pasted paper 3D constructions that are "like sets from a scary puppet show or story book."

Scenes From The Forest runs through June 13 at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, NYC).

image: Charlie Kulsziski, from the Scenes From The Forest series, 16” x 24" x 2.5"
Posted by Mark Roth at 12:16 AM

April 05, 2014

Short Films at Adjacent to Life

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Drawing on his professional experience as a movie editor, photographer Michael Sean Edwards presents Short Films, his second Adjacent to Life exhibit. Consisting of two or three consecutive frames, each work elevates uncanny moments of narrative happenstance in a meditation on the editing process and the physical structure film.

Short Films runs through May 9 at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, NYC).

image: Michael Sean Edwards, Sloans, starring "the Women in Purple, 16.5” x 60"
Posted by Mark Roth at 02:36 PM

March 04, 2014

In Retrospect at Adjacent to Life

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Fibonacci, oil on canvas, 48" x 40"

Picasso is said to have explained that he’d sometimes leave a painting unfinished in the corner of the studio. Weeks, months or even years later, he’d unearth that canvas to discover it magically resolved, as if on its own.

The paintings displayed here reflect a similar dynamic. While I’ve always considered them resolved, a critical transformation has occurred during the many years since they were archived in my studio.

This aesthetic alchemy is driven by a multi-fold mechanism. Partly, the works stand as irreproducible relics of an aspirant artist in the thrall of the New York School painters. The doors to that former self now closed, they also retroactively connect-the-dots to subsequent evolution.

Picasso might have considered this art of recovery the aesthetics of self-compassion - increased self-acceptance on the part of the painter leads to a tempered critical eye. Could Picasso’s tale have been a wink and nod to the retrospective gaze as another tool at the artist’s disposal?

In Retrospect: Paintings by Mark Roth runs through April 4 at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B).

Posted by tinsquo at 05:04 PM

February 01, 2014

In Queens at Adjacent to Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent to Life, presents In Queens: Paintings by Richard Schaad

Richard Schaad explores the condition of privacy within a public setting. This cycle of paintings focuses on scenes from a recent annual Columbian Festival in Queens, New York.

The show runs through February 28 at Adjacent to Life’s pop-up gallery, housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B).

Posted by Mark Roth at 12:53 AM

December 07, 2013

Chicken Portraits at Adjacent to Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent to Life, presents Chicken Portraits: Drawings by Nina Glikshtern.

With meditative focus, Nina Glikshtern confers upon the under-recognized chicken an honor historically reserved for political leaders, royalty and other figures of status. She draws upon her training as a medical illustrator to craft intricate, accurate portraits of heritage breed chickens.

It’s a measure of respect appropriate for a creature that is heir to the dinosaurs and integral to the development and functioning of civilization.

The show runs through January 24 at Adjacent to Life’s current pop-up gallery, housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B).

image: Nina Glikshtern, Old English Game Bantam, 30” x 22” ink on paper
Posted by Mark Roth at 02:37 AM

November 07, 2013

You Want It - You Got It at Adjacent to Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent to Life, presents You Want It - You Got It: Magic Paintings by John Tebeau.

With You Want It, You Got It, Tebeau highlights the particular universal truths that make certain pop culture icons immortal. Executed in a style that honors their popular origin, he constructs these paintings to function as transformative assistants, where the viewer may welcome the “magic” represented in each icon into their own life.

The show runs through December 6 at Adjacent to Life’s current pop-up gallery, housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B).

image: John Tebeau, Freak Flag! detail, 16” x 20” acrylic and collage on canvas. Photo: Janna Olson
Posted by Mark Roth at 12:54 AM

October 01, 2013

Artists in Resonance at Adjacent to Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent to Life, presents Artists in Resonance: The Paintings of 137ac.

137ac is a collective of people who have taken license to paint as if it can heal them.

They are self-taught artists who have known each other for the past decade. In a studio on West 14th Street, they inspire and challenge each other to fully develop their skills.

"These are people whose primary language is art," says Annatina Miescher MD, founder of a non-profit building support for the collective.

Each participant in 137ac has had to confront profound challenges in life, born of biography, identity, economic privation or behavioral health issues.

For this reason the collective's work is often framed as outsider art. But given the accomplishment evident in the respective visions expressed in Artists in Resonance, it's clear these artists are practiced at inhabiting process. It could be argued these are the works of insider artists - living inside Art - in its promise and authenticity.

This is their fourth show.

In 2012, Bjarne Melgaard created collaborative paintings with 137ac for his exhibition A House to Die In at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. He has also curated their work for shows at Ramiken Crucible, NYC and a pop up gallery in Chelsea, Dans Ma Chambre.

The show runs through November 1 at Adjacent to Life’s current pop-up gallery, housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B).

Posted by Mark Roth at 02:44 AM

August 24, 2013

Habeas Corpus at Adjacent to Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Habeas Corpus: Photographs by Michael Sean Edwards.

With Habeas Corpus, Edwards exhibits large-scale prints repurposed from negatives he took in New York from 1978-1980. As Edwards states, “These photographs were not intended to be memories, but inevitably, given the passage of time, they are. They are also artifacts, and I thought it might be interesting to present them that way. There are several histories involved. The places, the mechanisms, the images I made, and my relationship to all of them.”

The show runs through Sept. 27th at Adjacent to Life’s current pop-up gallery, housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B).

image: by Michael Sean Edwards, Polka Dots, 44” x 47”
Posted by Mark Roth at 05:45 PM

July 13, 2013

Life Imitating Art Imitating Life at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Life Imitating Art Imitating Life: Photographs by Val Clark.

With Life Imitating Art Imitating Life East Village photographer Val Clark displays unmanipulated photographs of the physical environment that, seen through her lens, uncannily mirror the look and sensibility of legendary painters.

She describes the experience of encountering these serendipitous moments as a kind of “déjà vu harkening back to an iconic painting or signature style of a favorite artist. (Yet) all are literally what they seem to be as well – a slender moon casting a mystical glow upon a lone sapling in Tompkins Square Park; the late afternoon light on the brick of a New York City block in Greenwich Village that Hopper would have loved and painted…”

Val Clark’s work illustrates that, ultimately, a painting comes to fruition less on a canvas than in each viewer’s perception. To see is to paint.

The show resides at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B).

image: by Val Clark, Cheyenne Diner, 11” x 17” archival print.
Posted by Mark Roth at 07:15 PM

June 01, 2013

Righteous Gangsters at Adjacent to Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Righteous Gangsters: The Fingerprint Art of Jennifer Hannaford.

Hannaford’s production includes a wide range of subjects (her friends in the Bureau are partial to the John Dillinger part of the spectrum). But it is the equalizing humanity of the mugshot that ultimately fascinates Hannaford. As she says, mugshots

“capture the individual in a most vulnerable moment, unscripted and beyond choice. While these images are necessary for documentation for criminal records, they reveal more. An entire range of unmasked emotions is accessible. Some images depict the individual not wanting to be arrested and booked for their actions, while others depict one taking that risk to make a statement.”

An artist’s gestures and method of paint-handling constitute a kind of signature. Hannaford literalizes this evidence of the artist’s hand in a way that would hold up in court – by using her own fingerprint.

She has a Masters in Forensic Science and has processed crime scenes and conducted latent print comparisons for the Oakland Police Department, the State of Vermont, the City of Boston, New York and other agencies throughout the country.

Righteous Gangsters presents a selection of individuals whose entanglement with the law raise issues of conscience, artistic freedom and the obsession with celebrity. Lenny Bruce and Lili St. Cyr ran afoul of the law in pursuit of creative expression, Civil Rights Freedom Rider Margaret Leonard was fighting for justice and Jim Morrison could be viewed as having being arrested for the crime of being famous.

By definition of her professional responsibilities, Hannaford brings a level of attention to the environment that enables her to see things that elude most of us. This is at play in her use of the fingerprint as drawing tool – it allows her to highlight and “explore the blur between the easily discernible and the nearly invisible.”

Assuring due process, she is the master of the positive ID.

The show, Righteous Gangsters: The Fingerprint Art of Jennifer Hannaford resides at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B).

image: by Jennifer Hannaford, Lili St. Cyr, 40” x 30” archival print, edition of 25.
Posted by Mark Roth at 02:02 PM

April 10, 2013

Downstate at Adjacent to Life

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Adjacent to Life, Tinsquo's curatorial project, presents Downstate: Photographs by Jeb Allred.

Without drawing a distinction, Allred’s work wavers between contemplation and isolation.

You can find the installation at Adjacent to Life, Tinsquo's pop-up gallery currently housed at Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B). It's on view through May 17.

image: Jeb Allred, no title, 16" x 20", resin coated print, shot with Leica film camera.
Posted by Mark Roth at 10:01 PM

February 11, 2013

Please Sign In: The Fractal Drawings of Ray Vuoso

Adjacent to Life, Tinsquo's curatorial project, presents Please Sign In: The Fractal Drawings of Ray Vuoso.

Ray Vuoso crafts churning, fecund worlds in rigid, regimented environs. Using crayon, oil pastel and earnest investment, he creates works that seem to transcend scale: they read, alternately, as microscopic investigations of cellular life and as satellite views of teeming landscapes.

Please Sign In reveals Vuoso’s personal aim to cover every inch of paper with every visual idea he can conjure. This impulse derives to some extent from the unique scenario under which he works.

“For nearly 30 years I’ve worked as a security guard. The last few, I mostly work the nightshift in corporate lobbies. It’s a good job, gives me time to think and that turned into time to make art. I never set out to, it just happened on its own – doodles turned into faces, mostly in the newspaper margins. Eventually, I started bringing in my own paper and it went from there.”

Slowly evolving and obsessively rendered, the works are done on the sly with frequent interruptions. Vuoso recounts he chose his paper size because he could slip it into the desk binder if he had to conceal it rapidly.

“I like art. It’s relaxing and it’s a good place for my ideas. To my friends, I joke I’m a corporate lobby artist … but only literally.”

You can find the installation at Adjacent to Life, Tinsquo's pop-up gallery currently housed at Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B). It's on view through April 6.


images: oil pastel on paper, 11" x 8.5"

Posted by Mark Roth at 03:56 PM

November 30, 2012

Chips By Rose

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Adjacent to Life, Tinsquo’s curatorial project presents Chips By Rose: Paintings by Rose McShane.

Using ink and an etching scribe, Rose McShane lovingly paints magnifying glass-worthy portraits of animals on vintage clay poker chips.

Each of the individuals in Rose’s ever expanding animal registry greet the viewer with eyes that glint with humanity. In Rose’s world the attributes of “humanity” – feeling waves of joy, the pursuit of curiosity, awe, the urgency to love, feeling empathy and grief – are not species-specific but a source of commonality across the entire fauna spectrum.

McShane was trained as a fine art printmaker and spent a career as an industrial printer. When changes in the industry devastated her field of employ she turned to her own inner, inexhaustible resources and began painting these chips. Selling at flea markets, street fairs and online, she has created for herself a second career born of her passion for art and the animals she loves.

The installation resides at the pop-up gallery, Adjacent to Life, currently housed at Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B). Drop by for some heartfelt espresso with art to match. It's on view through January 11.

image: Lama, 1.5" diameter, ink and dye on vintage clay poker chip.
Posted by mark at 07:04 PM

September 21, 2012

Beat Cathedral of the Street

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Adjacent to Life, Tinsquo’s curatorial project presents Beat Cathedral of the Street: Photographs by Tom Martinez.

Martinez cleverly embeds words and phrases from Beat poet, friend and true survivor A. A. Pritchard into painterly, yet journalistic, images that remind “if we remain open at the deepest dimension of our beings, we will see the sacred light of life and love breaking through, often in the most unlikely places.”

The installation resides at the pop-up gallery, Adjacent to Life, currently housed at Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B). Drop by for some beatific espresso with art to match. It's on view through October 26.

image: Mad Muse, digital photography on stretched canvas.
Posted by mark at 12:32 AM

August 13, 2012

Noise Riot

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Adjacent to Life, Tinsquo's curatorial project, presents Noise Riot: The Gig Posters of Matthew Hart.

Durham-based printmaker Hart creates handcrafted, limited edition rock posters that reflect an idiosyncratic aesthetic of the grotesque. “Noise Riot” presents works made between 2002-2006 for the North Carolina clubs: the Nightlight, the Cave, the Cat's Cradle, Hell & the Local 506, as well as San Francisco's legendary Bottom of the Hill. These scenes nurtured such notable artists as Deerhoof, Felt Battery, Hale Zukas, the Hospitals, Megafaun, Peaking Lights, VHOLTZ, XBXRX & the Yellow Swans.

Rabidly collected by enthusiasts of the era, Matt’s prints retain their iconic status as emblems of a noise riot whose feedback now reverberates across the nation.

The installation resides at the pop-up gallery, Adjacent to Life, currently housed at Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B). Drop by for some rockin’ espresso with art to match. It's on view through September 21.

image: Impossible Shapes, limited edition screen print.
Posted by mark at 11:49 PM

June 26, 2012

Inside The Arctic Circle

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Adjacent to Life, Tinsquo's curatorial project, presents the newest work of photographer Noel Worden. There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday, June 28, 6-8pm. A limited edition catalog accompanies the show.

Inside The Arctic Circle is the result of Worden's excursion to the Canadian Arctic as a working member of the Environment Canada scientific team. For six weeks, he collected data about a colony of Lesser and Ross Snow Geese, returning with images which evidence a remote climate and the persistence of life.

The installation resides at the pop-up gallery, Adjacent to Life, currently housed at Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B). Drop by for some untamed espresso with art to match. It's on view through August 4.

For more on Worden's work and the curatorial project visit Adjacent to Life, the blog ("follow" and "like" us on Tumblr).

image: North Cabin
Posted by mark at 09:38 AM

May 12, 2012

Zoomin' In

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Aleksandra Shineleva, Hands & Feet, oil on wood panel, 16" x 20"

The freshest installment of our curatorial project, the pop-up gallery Adjacent to Life, presents paintings by Aleksandra Shineleva.

Aleks addresses the challenge of uniting accurate physical representation with a true-ringing disclosure of her subject’s interior life.

Zoomin' In resides in the pop-up gallery, Adjacent to Life, currently housed at Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B: 10B to regulars). Drop by for some revelatory espresso with art to match. It's on view through June 22.

For more on Shineleva's work and the curatorial project visit Adjacent to Life, the blog ("follow" and "like" us on Tumblr).

Posted by mark at 03:34 AM

March 23, 2012

Swamp Bobbin

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Tread, Rachel Taylor, mixed media on paper, 40" x 83"

The latest installment of our new curatorial project, the pop-up gallery Adjacent to Life, presents paintings by Rachel Taylor.

With expansive spills and unforced accidents of ink, coffee, paint and other ephemera, Rachel depicts the fluidity of life's processes and the impermanence of description.

Swamp Bobbin resides in the pop-up gallery, Adjacent to Life, currently housed at Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B: 10B to regulars). Drop by for some essential espresso with art to match. It's on view through May 11.

For more on Taylor’s work and the curatorial project visit Adjacent to Life, the blog ("follow" and "like" us on Tumblr).

Posted by mark at 12:57 AM

February 12, 2012

Loneliness Now Boarding

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Photograph by Chase Chivers

It’s show number two for our new curatorial project, the pop-up gallery Adjacent to Life. This go features photographs by friend of TINSQUO, Chase Chivers.

Derived from travels afforded through Chivers’ participation in the international skateboarder community, his work demonstrates that solitude crosses all frontiers, no visa required.

Loneliness Now Boarding resides in the pop-up gallery, Adjacent to Life, currently housed at Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B: 10B to regulars). Drop by for some serious espresso with art to match. It's on view through March 23.

For more on Chase’s work and the curatorial project visit Adjacent to Life, the blog ("follow" and "like" us on Tumblr).

Posted by mark at 03:42 PM

December 24, 2011

New Project: Adjacent to Life

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James Himber, The Blue Chair, oil on canvas, 40" x 30"

TINSQUO is moving beyond the digital screen to a space adjacent to Life. In fact, that's what it's called and it begins now!

Adjacent to Life: a curatorial project of TINSQUO.com launches today. The “freaky sad" paintings of James Himber inaugurate the proceedings.

His exhibit, Existential Shipwrecks, portrays castoffs and waifs - misfits struggling to locate their place in the world and on the canvas.

The show resides at Ninth Street Espresso (341 East 10th Street at Ave B - "10-B" for regulars). Drop by for some intense espresso with art to match. It's on view through February 9.

For more on James' work and the curatorial project visit Adjacent to Life, the blog ("follow' and 'like' us on Tumblr).

Posted by mark at 02:18 AM