April 07, 2017

Tumbleweeds Discussion at The Phatory

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From the gallery press release:

The Phatory is pleased to announce an evening of conversation with CUNY professor Jeffrey Bussolini, and artist Mark Roth on the occasion of Roth’s exhibition, Tumbleweeds, on Friday, April 7 at 7:00 pm. Following the discussion the evening continues with a dj set courtesy of producer Nick Hook.

Jeffrey Bussolini is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at CUNY College of Staten Island. A sociologist, philosopher, and historian of technology by training, his areas of inquiry are: ailourography (etho-ethnography), ethnography of national security institutions, ancient and contemporary philosophy (including presocratics and critical philosophies of violence, war, and state power), and television studies. He has conducted ethnographic and historical study of Los Alamos and related nuclear security sites since 1991 and etho-ethnographic study of feline-human interactions since 1995.

Mark Roth is a graduate of the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Roth currently has an augmented reality installation, Missing The Megafauna, situated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His previous series Grazer’s Gaze: The Grass Paintings has been published in the University of Oxford’s Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities.

Nick Hook is a dj and music producer. He is fresh off a 2 month North American tour where he opened for Run The Jewels. His most recent album, Relationships, was released in November on the Fool’s Gold label.

The Tumbleweeds exhibit has been extended to May 1.

photo credit: Ellie Irons
Posted by Mark Roth at 10:33 AM

March 18, 2017

Tumbleweeds at The Phatory

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From the gallery press release:

The Phatory is pleased to present Tumbleweeds an installation of works by Mark Roth. The exhibition opens March 18th and will run through April 15th, with an artist reception held on Saturday, March 18, between 6 and 8:00 p.m.

The Tumbleweed – or Russian Thistle – is an immigrant from Eurasia. It initially hopped a ride in a flax seed shipment to South Dakota in 1877 and proceeded to become an essential symbol of the American West. In an exploration of the tumbleweed as an icon, metaphor and dynamic formal structure, Roth fills the gallery with 147 paintings that find the diaspore bounding along multiple lines of flight. Representing a four-year painterly inquiry and narrative, the tumbleweeds roll through Modernism with spinning vortexes exploring collage, compositional concerns, megafaunal extinction, cave painting, nostalgia, structural collapse and the enchantment of the natural world.

A graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Roth currently has an augmented reality installation, Missing The Megafauna, situated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His previous series Grazer’s Gaze: The Grass Paintings has been published in the University of Oxford’s Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities.

Posted by Mark Roth at 07:01 PM

April 30, 2016

Emergent Ecologies

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A selection of paintings from the Missing The Megafauna series are included in the Emergent Ecologies exhibit at Kilroy (283 Greene Ave) in Brooklyn. The show opens April 30 and runs through May 22 with a full slate of performances, discussions and film screenings on the weekends.

Posted by Shark Roth at 10:12 AM

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

August 09, 2013

Supermarkt Installation, Berlin

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Assemblage composed of works from the Tornado, Mountain, Geyser, Grass, Plank-Lever, Pop Stoppage and Portrayal series. Exhibited as part of Transart Institute's MFA program. Supermarkt, Berlin Germany.

Posted by Mark Roth at 02:45 AM

November 30, 2011

Plank-Lever Final Weekend at Michael Mut Gallery

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This is the final weekend to catch Dormancy Quota Exceeded: Plank-Lever Series at Michael Mut Gallery.

Thanks to everyone who's turned out, encouraged and provided insights this time around. It's been a great run! Particular gratitude extended to new collectors and old friends, to Luiza and Oylun and especially to Michael, for creating the opportunity.

Posted by mark at 10:31 AM

October 16, 2011

Plank-Lever Opening at Michael Mut Gallery

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What are doing Friday night? I'm excited about my Plank-Lever show opening at Michael Mut Gallery - 97 Ave C (between 6 and 7th Streets). See you there!

Posted by mark at 02:33 PM | Comments (1)

March 25, 2011

Final Weekend

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photo by Mark Sullivan

This is the final weekend for Superheated Reservoirs: Geysers and Fingertraps. Thanks to all who attended, offered encouragement, provided insights and otherwise proved instrumental in making the show a success. Particular gratitude extended to Sally Lelong, Nick Hook, Janna Olson and my exhibition cohort, Aaron Cardella.

One of the most thrilling moments of the show's run was a visit by a pair of the freshest eyes imaginable - a guest who literally was not yet a full day old. She was attracted, no doubt, by the exhibit's powerful buzz.

Superheated Reservoirs: Geysers and Fingertraps an exhibition of works by Mark Roth and Aaron Cardella concludes at The Phatory, Saturday and Sunday 1-8:00.

Posted by mark at 03:15 PM

February 01, 2011

Opening

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Background & Typeface - Geysers 6 & 7 (detail), Mark Roth 2010; Foreground Right - Finger Trap (detail), Aaron Cardella, 2010

This Friday is shaping up to be worthy of the iconic East Village - small gallery, local artists, the community turning out to support their own. Thanks. Aaron Cardella, Nick Hook and I really appreciate it. Btw, special props to Nick for spinning at our show straight back from his London tour.

Mystery Lure: The gallery’s wallpaper is the punchline to this show’s title.

Opening Reception - The Phatory, 618 East 9th Street (between Avenues B and C), Friday, February 4, 7-9 pm.

Show - February 5 - March 27, 2011

Gallery Hours -
Sat. & Sun., 1 - 8pm
Other Times by appointment

Posted by mark at 11:52 PM

June 17, 2010

Tribeca Tornadoes

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the calm before the storm. photo credit: ulysses pizarro, janna olson

Huge thanks to Cubic Zirconia and Nick Hook for a great Tribeca pop-up show! Tuesday night just over 200 people funneled into Damon Dash's DD172 gallery/performance space which, tonight, is host to the launch of "Joyride," the 10th Anniversary Bicycle Film Festival.

CZ tore it up down under while the art above ground peaked the atmospheric charge - Julian Gilbert's photos from the road, Ulysses Pizarro's Inner City Avant Garde street art and TINSQUO's own Joan of Arc Riding My Little Pony debuting with the 7-month Tornado Series. Everybody pulsing to Vin Sol beats and the gale force, live debut of Black & Blue navigated the aftermath with dizzied smiles.

Props, too, to Sammy for tech assistance and general coolness.

Hear CZ on iTunes! See more snaps at this feature on HiFiCARTEL!

Posted by janna at 04:47 PM | Comments (1)

June 13, 2010

Event: Tornado Paintings at The Dash Gallery

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last weekend's fabrication

Tuesday night, come to a one night Pop-Up Event at hip-hop mogul Damon Dash’s new space, The Dash Gallery. You'll see all of the new Tornado Series – 154 paintings in a process assemblage - and hear a "4-headed genre-defying [vibe] monster bred in NYC’s lower east side," Cubic Zirconia - LIVE.

We're celebrating the release of Cubic Zirconia’s new single Black and Blue – for which I provided cover design: Tornadoes, of course.

Also on view: Joan of Arc Riding My Little Pony

Specifics:
Tuesday, June 15 7-11pm
The Dash Gallery
172 Duane St., Tribeca
Door: $10 - drink, snack, music, art, video

RSVP:
cubiczirconiaband@gmail.com

Posted by mark at 07:07 PM

Event: Tornado Paintings at The Dash Gallery

fabrication.jpg

last weekend's fabrication

Tuesday night, come to a one night Pop-Up Event at hip-hop mogul Damon Dash’s new space, The Dash Gallery. You'll see all of the new Tornado Series – 154 paintings in a process assemblage - and hear a "4-headed genre-defying [vibe] monster bred in NYC’s lower east side," Cubic Zirconia - LIVE.

We're celebrating the release of Cubic Zirconia’s new single Black and Blue – for which I provided cover design: Tornadoes, of course.

Also on view: Joan of Arc Riding My Little Pony

Specifics:
Tuesday, June 15 7-11pm
The Dash Gallery
172 Duane St., Tribeca
Door: $10 - drink, snack, music, art, video

RSVP:
cubiczirconiaband@gmail.com

Posted by mark at 07:07 PM

April 12, 2010

Event: Pop Stoppage Assemblage at Green Spaces

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Hand torn soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper suspended on vellum, 77.5” x 110.5” Photo: Annie Powers

Currently, to my great delight, I've installed a mural-sized assemblage of Pop Stoppages at Green Spaces in Tribeca. Structured as a place where social change happens, Green Spaces is an incubator for sustainability-minded entrepreneurs, providing office space to green startups and a hub for visionary exchange.

The Pop Stoppages were born of a desire to construct works in an environmentally neutral manner – upcycling refuse into art. In recognition of the Green Space venue, the installation embarks on an expansion of this idea into a process project called Net-Zero Art.

The assemblage is as sustainably constructed meaning, as chemically benign at the end of its lifecycle as is manageable in this transitional moment. For example, the wood support is a salvaged piece of molding from Build It Green (Yes, I carried an eleven foot long board on the subway from Astoria), the vellum support is 100% natural fiber and no adhesive is used to attach the individual works. They are held in place by small slits cut in the vellum. Even the acrylic paint is ‘fixed’, effectively sequestered, in the work.

The yet-undiscovered prize in my quest to attain Net-Zero Art remains an eco-acetate to protect the entire construction. (We were able to source chemically benign deicing pellets but not clear film rolls). Fortunately, it – and the whole construction – is reusable.

In celebration of this work, Green Spaces and I will be hosting a Chill Night on April 21 – 6:30 - 8:30pm – to contemplate the possibilities of the moment and to change the way you think of 2-liter soda bottles for evermore. Consider yourself invited! Please stop by.

Green Spaces is located at 394 Broadway 5th floor between White and Walker. Ring the buzzer.

Thanks to Annie Powers for her photo. She’s a Brooklyn-based photographer who’s available to document art and does a great job with humans, too. Check out her Out and About series.

Posted by mark at 02:09 AM | Comments (1)

December 11, 2008

Art In A Box Benefit

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2004, acrylic on magazine page, 11" x 8.5"

Someday art will be currency and money really will grow on trees.

This month Art In A Box – an organization dedicated to delivering art supplies and programs to children in disrupted regions of the world – is collaborating with Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts to stage a benefit exhibition and online sale. It continues through Dec. 24th.

The regenerative energy of human creativity remains one of our great underutilized resources – its potential is unlimited in a world of dwindling natural capital. No doubt, children represent the purest form of creative experience.

Spread the gift of art by visiting Art In A Box for collectable works at a reasonable price – including my offering, pictured above – with a huge return on investment via the youngest, most essential artists in our human tribe.

Posted by mark at 05:29 PM