ArtBridge is pleased to announce Another New York, a group exhibit curated by world-renowned artist Mickalene Thomas and humble arts co-founder Jon Feinstein. Now on view on the construction surrounding the Barclays Center, the exhibition will showcase Brooklyn-based photographers’ unique perspective of New York City’s continuously changing visual landscape by capturing the city with a new and unexpected eye.
FEATURING WORKS BY: Timothy Briner, Nathan Lee Bush, Maureen Drennan, Adam Frezza, Darren Hall, Curtis Hamilton, Jayson Keeling, Paul Raphaelson, Barry Rosenthal,Niv Rozenberg, Irina Rozovsky, Matthew Schenning, Luke Swenson, Wendy Whitesell, Jason John Würm
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Timothy Briner is an American artist living and working in Brooklyn. Briner has exhibited work in the US and internationally, and is a member of Piece of Cake (POC), a European and North American photography collective.
Nathan Lee Bush is a photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn. He graduated from Bard College in 2007, where he studied under Stephen Shore and An-My Lê.
With the recent arrival of mobile photography, a perfect confluence of technological shifts adequately bridged for him production, post-production and distribution into a frictionless method of shooting and sharing. As former large and medium format shooter, the considerable sacrifice in image quality and control has been offset by the seamless workflow and directness of photographic experience he is now afforded.
In his work, he is interested in the thingness of things – aesthetic phenomena in time – removed from the hierarchy of narrative project-based photography, which he feels belongs to a bygone era.
Maureen Drennan was born and based in New York City. Since receiving her MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in 2009, her photographs have been included in numerous group exhibitions including the Chelsea Art Museum, the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Newspace Center for Photography, and The Wild Project. Maureen has received honors from Aperture, The Photo Review, PDN, The Photographic Resource Center of Boston, Humble Arts, Artist as Citizen, and the Camera Club of New York. Her photographs were included in The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography, Volume 2 and were featured in the New York Times Lens Blog in 2011. Maureen currently teaches photography at the City University of New York.
Adam Frezza is a multi-disciplinary artist working across drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation, and design. Frezza received an MFA in drawing and painting from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL in 2007. His art plays with the idea of integrating physical and ethereal substance. Loopholes in science, religion, and everyday life allow Frezza to make art that suggests new potentials for how we experience what we think is actually going on around us. Through corporeal and visual means he illuminates invisible forces that cosmically forge certain tangible substances into our contemporary life; highlighting how these seemingly elemental substances have endured a turbulent, biased, and manufactured history.
Frezza has exhibited at The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY; Keller Gallery at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Flux Factory, Queens, NY; Raccolte Frugone Museum, Genoa, Italy; and Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has participated in artist residencies at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; and the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Frezza has been featured in several publications including New American Paintings, Arts in Bushwick, AiB Radio, Brooklyn Magazine, and Time Out New York. Currently, he has an exhibition, A Controlled Wild, on view until July 28 at Wave Hill in the Bronx with his collaborator Terri Chiao as part of Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space.
Darren Hall is originally from Huddersfield, in the north of England, but now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. A contributor to i-D and The Last Magazine, he has exhibited in a number of UK shows and twice at Les Rencontres d’Arles.
Darren is currently working on a candid portrait project that explores the unwitting interaction of people and the constructed urban environment, whilst continuing his seemingly ceaseless sound system and Straight-Up projects. Obsessed with random encounters and phenomenal natural light he finds himself extremely busy with the abundance of both in New York City.
Curtis Hamilton received an MFA from the International Center of Photography – Bard College in 2011. He was awarded the New Photography Grant from the Humble Arts Foundation in 2011, and he is a 2013 recipient of the Tierney Fellowship. His photographs have been exhibited both internationally and across the United States. Recently, he has participated in exhibitions at RecyclArt in Belgium, Michael Matthews Gallery, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Police Officers Quarterly, and Blue Sky Gallery in Portland Oregon. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Jayson Keeling: Through the use of photography, video, and other related media, Jayson Keeling creates artworks that provoke and dismantle pop iconography and the accepted politics of sex, gender, race, and religion. His work has been included in exhibitions at The Andy Warhol Museum, ICA- Institute of Contemporary Art, the 92ND Street Y, the Studio Museum In Harlem, El Museo del Barrio, and The Bronx Museum. Keeling has been awarded residencies from the Art Omi International Residency Program in 2012, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2009 and 2007, as well as the Apex Art Outbound Residency to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2009.
Paul Raphaelson spent most of his art career photographing the urban and cultural landscape with big cameras. Lately he’s been been branching into other related experiments, involving the subway, the remains of advertising, and empty industrial spaces. He sometimes trades camera for pen, to see what language can do, and has been trying, with difficulty, to get both tools to play nicely together. He’s been musing questions about what’s next for photography—what it might be doing, instead of this same old stuff—and what’s going on in art and culture now that the postmodernists are dead or bored. Paul’s work has been published and collected all around the world, and he lives and works in Brooklyn.
Barry Rosenthal has lived New York City for the past 25 years. He studied photography at the Dayton Art Institute and also studied with notable photographers Emmet Gowin and George Tice. In his photographic journey, Barry has created work in many diverse genres from portraiture to journalism and advertising to annual reports.
Barry’s work has always had a decidedly graphic look. He brings a sense of humanity and intimacy to his photographs. His portraits have appeared in Interview, Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times. His advertising clients have included: NBC News, Jeep, Nicorette, Tylenol and many others.
Barry‘s fine art images can be found in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Springfield Museum of Fine Art Springfield, Massachusetts. Barry is a resident of Lower Manhattan, along with his wife and daughter.
Niv Rozenberg is a Brooklyn based photographer originally from Israel. He holds an MFA in Photography from Parsons, The New School for Design, and is a former recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship. Recently he has participated in the Byrdcliffe artist residency, and for the last two years he was commissioned to photograph the Frieze Art Fair New York Campaign. His work explores the complexities of urban living, focusing on the essential large-scale and unavoidable congestion.
Irina Rozovsky exhibits widely in the US and abroad. Solo and group shows include Smith College; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University; Breda International Photo Festival, Netherlands; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Haggerty Museum of Art; Voies-Off Festival, France. Her solo museum exhibition opened at the Southeast Museum of Photography this February. She was awarded a Light Work Artist Residency, a Philadelphia Museum of Art Curator’s Choice Award, and a Mangum Expression Finalist Award, among others. Her first monograph One to Nothing was published in 2011 by Kehrer Verlag. Irina lives and works in Brooklyn.
Matthew Schenning is a Brooklyn based photographer originally from Baltimore, MD where he spent his youth playing in the abandoned spaces under highway overpasses. He photographs the landscape with a large format camera favoring the slow and deliberate way of working, seeking to understand his own relationship to his surroundings. This set of photographs, as is the case with most of his work, purposely avoids specific markers of place in the hopes of staying away from making the pictures too “New York”, in turn making them a bit more universal.
Luke Swenson was born and raised in Washington state. Combining a process of photography, digital manipulation, and sculptural works, his artistic practice is a response to the culture and public life of Brooklyn and Chicago’s inner city neighborhoods. Swenson compiles a survey of personal photos, found imagery and repurposed materials to illustrate current socio-economic conditions affecting these historic neighborhoods and their inhabitants.
Wendy Whitesell is a Brooklyn-based photographer and designer. With her current series, she is visually compelled by the strong graphic presence of crosswalks on New York City streets. On a daily basis, she uses a shoot from the hip approach to capture the trusty stripes we seek while walking thru congested streets, coupled with the blurred motion of unaware figures on a mission. She views crosswalks as an oasis for the urban pedestrian, but also as a zone for a competitive, hustle and bustle, body-as-vehicle New York lifestyle. Wendy received her MA from Rhode Island School of Design and BFA from Michigan State University. She divides her photographic efforts between music and fashion portraiture and personal street projects.
Jason John Würm was born in Downey, California in 1978. Growing up as an army brat, he moved many times before finally settling down in Brooklyn in 2001.
ABOUT THE CURATORS:
Mickalene Thomas was born in New Jersey in 1971. Thomas earned her MFA from Yale University, and holds a BFA from Pratt Institute. In 2002-‐2003 she participated in the Artist-‐in-‐Residence program at the Studio Museum in Harlem and in 2011 she was a resident at the Versailles Foundation Munn Artists Program in Giverny, France. Recent awards include the 2012 Brooklyn Museum Asher B. Durand Award, Timerhi Award for Leadership in the Arts, the Joan Mitchell Grant and the Pratt Institute Alumni Achievement Award in 2009, and the Rema Hort Mann Grant in 2007. Thomas has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally including “30 Americans” at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C; “Mama Bush: One of a Kind Two” at the Hara Museum in Tokyo, Japan; “Americans Now” at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.; “Something You Can Feel” at La Conservera Contemporary Art Centre in Ceutí, Spain; and her solo exhibition, “Origin of the Universe,” at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Thomas’s work can be found in significant museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, KS, the Rubell Collection in Miami, FL, and the American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Thomas is represented by Lehmann Maupin in New York, and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Her work has been featured in various catalogues and reviewed in ArtForum, Art in America, The New York Times, The New Yorker, NY Arts, Modern Painters, and Whitewall among others. Mickalene Thomas lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Jon Feinstein is a curator, photographer, the Co-Founder of Humble Arts Foundation, and Manager of Marketing and Partnerships at Shutterstock. Jon has curated numerous exhibitions, most recently including Aneta Bartos’ “Boys” at the Carlton Arms Hotel, and “31 Women in Art Photography” at Hasted Kraetleur; and is a regular contributor for Whitewall and GOOD Magazines. His projects have been covered in Hyperallergic, Dossier Journal, The New York Observer, Daily Candy, PDN, The Daily Beast, Modern Painters, and Time Magazine.