Heather Merckle, AR-Quanta 10, pastel and collage on paper, 9 x 12 inches, (1 of 24) from series   A Visibly Invisible Particle Model. 2017

Heather Merckle, AR-Quanta 10, pastel and collage on paper, 9 x 12 inches, (1 of 24) from series   A Visibly Invisible Particle Model. 2017

Ground Control

with Sabrina Barrios, Monica L. Bernal, and Heather Merckle

“I was myself, and not myself. When I could find voice, I shrieked aloud in agony, Either this is madness or it is Hell." "It is neither," calmly replied the voice of the Sphere, "it is Knowledge; it is Three Dimensions: open your eye once again..."

The artists of Ground Control explore ideas and theories around quantum physics, space, inner and parallel universes, interconnectedness, hidden dimensions, and the collective consciousness; locating and relocating the viewer and self ...playfully. The exhibition includes works on paper and paintings by Bernal and Merckle, and a large scale installation by Barrios.

 

April 14 to May 14, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 1-6pm or by appointment

 

[ catalog ]

 

No.4 Studio

361 Stagg Street #204

Brooklyn NY 11206

646.355.8046

map: https://goo.gl/maps/3ioRrw6Cis22


Past Exhibitions


Another Time After

Catherine Lepp, Tryptych, 2014, oil on canvas, 78 x 144 inches

Catherine Lepp, Tryptych, 2014, oil on canvas, 78 x 144 inches

An exhibition of paintings and works on paper by

Caitlin Berndt, Catherine Lepp, and Leanne Grimes

 

December 9, 2016 - January 15, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 1-6pm or by appointment

 

No.4 Studio

361 Stagg Street #204

Brooklyn NY 11206

646.355.8046

map: https://goo.gl/maps/3ioRrw6Cis22

[pdf of works in the show]


Migration Patterns, 2016, vintage and contemporary textiles, vinyl and acrylic, 64 inches x 13 feet

Migration Patterns, 2016, vintage and contemporary textiles, vinyl and acrylic, 64 inches x 13 feet

Bonny Leibowitz - Remnants and other elevated parts

Sep 9 - Oct 9, 2016

This exhibition is a collection of new works that feature found and manipulated textiles, mixed-media collage, and abstracted sculpture. The exhibition weaves together a multitude of perceptions surrounding the exquisite and the mundane, the elevated and the collapsed.  

Remnants and Other Elevated Parts consistent in its space-defining pieces that play with abstracted forms containing strong visual cues. Leibowitz attributes the use of globally-sourced vintage and antique textiles and mass produced fabrics to conceptual allusions to history, migration, and transition. She explores cultural histories and values via found materials, creating objects that are visually unique as they ask questions about the social status quo.

Bonny Leibowitz attended Temple University's Tyler College of Art in Philadelphia, PA. and has been the subject of numerous interviews and reviews. She had a solo exhibition at The Museum of Art, Midwestern State University and has participated in museum group exhibitions at the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Arlington Museum of Art. She has had solo exhibitions throughout the United States, from Dallas, Texas to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Laguna Beach, California and group exhibitions in Matera, Italy, Akko, Israel, Brooklyn, New York, Baltimore, Maryland, and Art Basel Satellite Art Fair, Miami Beach, Florida.  


Vaj, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 inches

Vaj, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 inches

The Wiggles - Paintings by Dan Flanagan

May 20 - June 19, 2016


J A R D Í N

Opening and Artist Reception - December 11, 6-9pm

Extended viewing -  Friday to Sunday 12-6pm through 01.17.16

at 195 Morgan Ave #204 in Brooklyn

A botanically themed exhibition of artwork featuring:

- Alexandria Tarver - Amy Lincoln - Bonny Leibowitz - Dan Flanagan - Dana James - Ellen Siebers - Emilia Olsen - Evan Reehl Ryer - Giada Crispiels - Hidenori Ishii - Janice Nowinski - JJ Manford - Kerry Law - Lauren Collings - Liesl Pfeffer - Nick Wildermuth - Polly Shindler - Riad Miah - Ryan Cobourn - Susanna Coffey -

 

JARDÍN, in the simplest sense, is a show of work that reveals the beauty and delights of the garden and its fruits.  It is the garden as a space of desire - a place that is inherently human and at the root of culture. This is not a landscape exhibition, but rather, an examination of the garden motif as a symbol of cultivation.  In this sense, it presents art making as parallel: a meditative process of bringing activity to fruition.

The exhibition becomes a garden itself - a curated and cultivated oasis of artwork set against the rapidly transforming industrial landscape where this space for art exists. There is a distinction that separates garden from wilderness: an enclosure or boundary perhaps, but more so, the human hand and effort. The garden is a site of beauty, but, like visual art, is also a site of artifice.


Outdoor Plant, oil and gouache on canvas, 54 x63 inches, 2015 [ click image for exhibition page and catalog ]

Outdoor Plant, oil and gouache on canvas, 54 x63 inches, 2015

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GILI LEVY  -  RECENT WORK

October 16th - November 15th - 2015

No.4 Studio is pleased to announce the second exhibition of its inaugural season: a solo show of paintings by Brooklyn based Gili Levy.  This is Levy’s first solo exhibition in New York.  It opens October 16 at 6pm, and remains on view through November 15, 2015.

Levy was born in 1982 in Herzliya, Israel.  Beginning at age 12, she studied with the sculptor and painter Zvi Lachman, who was in turn a student of Leland Bell and Paul Resika at the New York Studio School.  Levy went on to receive her MFA in 2008 from the New York Studio School in 2008, where she studied with Graham Nickson and Carole Robb.  Levy has had a studio in Brooklyn since 2008, and her work has been presented in group exhibitions at Valentine, Centotto, Ethan Pettit, Proto Gallery and Outlet.

The exhibition includes paintings from 2014 and 2015, mostly using gouache on canvas.  Her paintings before 2012 were large in scale, dark, and more tied to an Abstract Expressionist painterly language.  In 2012, she took a break from this existentialist-based process to work on small watercolors.  Gradually she returned to large scale paintings, bringing to them many of the qualities she appreciated in the watercolor medium.  

Her paintings are made flat on the floor, and she uses a combination of brushes, knives, and sponges to apply gouache.  Even so, her surfaces are built up through layers of gesso reapplication. Over the last few years, Levy’s paintings have become more urgent content-wise, depicting not just a figure, but a specific presence, narrative  or mood. Her palette includes colors we commonly code as “sweet” – like pinks and purples – yet they radiate power and energetic contrast; they do not feel sweet in gesture or context.  

Levy’s paintings utilize diverse painterly techniques and a range of forms—both highly legible and more abstract—as a way of finding containment for a spectrum of diverse moods and sentiments.  She considers music an inspiration, in that it is considered a more acceptable medium than painting, for conveying sentiment.

 


2 pull, acrylic on canvas, 74.5 x 74.5 inches, 2015 [ click image for exhibition page and catalog ]

2 pull, acrylic on canvas, 74.5 x 74.5 inches, 2015

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Mark Petersen - Recent Work

September 11th - October 4th - 2015

No.4 Studio is pleased to announce its inaugural season of exhibitions.  A solo show of paintings by Oakland, California-based Mark Petersen will launch the season, opening September 11, 6 - 9 pm, and on view through September 20, 2015.  Petersen has occupied No.4 Studio as artist-in-residence, completing the work for his September exhibition which will include works made in 2014 and 2015.

Petersen uses handmade, makeshift tools to drag and trowel acrylic paint across his surfaces, both canvas and paper.  From this process, the “Paths” paintings result: producing circular forms and flowing rounded trails of paint. Other works are the records of more immediate, quick gestures and marks.

Petersen’s work is about the act, the record of the mark, physicality and movement – both his own and the viewer’s. As such, it can be placed in the context and legacy of Abstract Expressionism, Nouveau Réalisme, Zen ink drawings, and Richard Serra.

Petersen’s work finds its balance at the space between playfulness and refinement of form and gesture over time. The work becomes a visual reminder of human errors that make our existence and movements unique and relatable.  His quirky, repurposed painting tools are further evidence of Petersen’s relationship to this aspect of contemporary abstraction and “provisional painting.”

Petersen was born in 1953 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and received his BFA from the University of Utah in 1975.  He did graduate studies there as well, with V. Douglas Snow and Robert S. Olpin. In 1971, Petersen met Shunryu Suzuki, the Zen Buddhist teacher and founder of San Francisco Zen Center, and spent a year in Japan in 1983.  Petersen moved to the Bay Area in 1989.  He has shown his work at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London and the Grand Palais, Paris. A solo exhibition of his work was presented in 2014 at Le Kube, a space owned by Roman Said, in Oakland, CA.

 

 


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B SIDE

An Exhibition of Art at No.4 Studio

May 15th - June 15th - 2015


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MIXTAPE !

A Group Show at No.4 Studio

Curated by Sophia Alexandrov and Todd Bienvenu

May 30th - June 5th - 2014