The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Group Exhibition Gimme Shelter Opens at Mixed Greens
Nicholas Johnston, “Documentation – Day 8: Reclaiming My Solitude,” 2009. Digital print. Photo: Courtesy Mixed Greens.
NEW YORK, NY.- Mixed Greens presents the group exhibition Gimme Shelter. While shelter is traditionally defined as a structure that provides protection, these seventeen artists present a more complex, multifaceted understanding of the concept. More specifically, the works in this show investigate the delicate balance of perception: whether a space is inviting or uninhabitable, comforting or crumbling, being constructed or consumed.

Most traditional are the artists who represent a place of sanctuary or refuge. Kevin Cyr’s Camper Kart, for instance, is the fully habitable fusion of a shopping cart and a small camper tent. What is unclear, however, is whether or not the sculpture is meant to be a safe haven for a future worst-case scenario, or if it represents an immediate survival strategy. Less obvious, but equally direct, are Lisa Ross’ photographs of spiritual structures in Northwest China and Jonathan Durham’s video, a step-by-step lesson in filming a worship service at a mega-church in Texas.

In juxtaposition, Fawn Krieger and Zachary Buchner create abstract sculptures—Krieger’s on the floor and Buchner’s on a pedestal—that appear to take building remnants and either preserve them or recontextualize them as more idealized architectural structures in the process of expanding. The abstracted spaces defined by Angelina Gualdoni’s paintings, Ryan Sarah Murphy’s collages, Caitlin Masley’s housing project drawings and Dimitri Kozyrev’s paintings of military bunkers are equally blurry: The landscapes are seemingly growing while simultaneously disintegrating. Each piece is full and empty, vast and microcosmic.

Many other artists represent structures as having fallen out of use or ceasing to exist. Jaclyn Mednicov’s deserted landscapes, Nicholas Johnston’s ice caves, and Eric Heist’s renderings of post-Katrina New Orleans capture sites that “once were.” And Suzanne Song’s illusory wall painting implies the shadow of remnants, or the outline of a structure no longer there. Quite literally, Kate Gilmore’s video, Down the House, records the artist smashing a pile of construction debris into even greater obliteration.

Alternatively, the characters in Matthew de Leon’s video Can’t and Jonathan Ehrenberg’s video Moth are unable to escape their dreamlike otherworlds, leaving the inhabitants unable to connect to reality. In this scenario, their surroundings act ultimately as prisons, reminding us, as Nicolas Rule’s drawing suggests, that a shelter may be uninviting or even unwanted.

Artists: Zachary Buchner, Kevin Cyr, Matthew de Leon, Jonathan Durham, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Kate Gilmore, Angelina Gualdoni, Eric Heist, Nicholas Johnston, Dimitri Kozyrev, Fawn Krieger, Caitlin Masley, Jaclyn Mednicov, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Lisa Ross, Nicolas Rule, Suzanne Song

New York | Mixed Greens | Gimme Shelter |

Today's News

July 16, 2010

Experts Work to Free Buried Ship Hull at World Trade Center Site in New York

Roy Rogers' Stuffed Horse Sold to Nebraska TV Station

Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí Wins Case Against Self-Named Dalí Museum in Berlin

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Pledges Fortune to Philanthropy

MOCA Receives Additional Gift from Photographer Max Yavno's Estate

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman Announces $3 Million in Grants

Long Lost Charlie Chaplin Film to Debut at Virginia Festival

Group Exhibition Gimme Shelter Opens at Mixed Greens

Exceptional Scottish Colourists Star in Bonhams Scottish Sale

Photographs of Wildfires by Youngsuk Suh at Haines Gallery

Heirs Spar over Lucille Ball Auction to Be Held at Heritage Auction Galleries

SFMOMA Presents Rebecca Solnit's Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas

Hitting a Home Run on Stamps for Pioneering Baseball League

Tembleque Aqueduct Registered in 3D Images

St. Louis Arts Organizations Present the American Arts Experience

Rare Needlework Book Cover from the Book of Beauty, 1896 to Sell at Bonhams

Tate Liverpool Receives Freedom of the City of Liverpool

Exhibition Features the Future Leaders of New York's Design Community

Portinari Painting Stolen from Brazil Museum

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Builders find lost archbishops of Canterbury in London's St Mary's-at-Lambeth crypt

2.- Egyptian archaeological team discovers mummies in ancient tomb near Egypt's Luxor

3.- Artium, Basque Contemporary Art Centre-Museum presents PIGS

4.- British treasure found in piano

5.- Celebrated Polish sculptor and fiber artist Magdalena Abakanowicz dies at 86

6.- The Met reunites Caravaggio's last two paintings in exhibition

7.- Intuit celebrates Henry Darger's 125th birthday with new exhibition

8.- Exhibition delves into the manner that melancholy is represented in Mexican art

9.- Exhibition of early photographs of Bob Dylan opens at Steven Kasher Gallery

10.- The 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) announces first 21 artists for its 45th anniversary exhibition

Related Stories

Invisible Exports announces the New York solo debut of work and objects by Bob Mizer

Six weeks after, New York City artists seek help to scrub away superstorm Sandy's stains

Just discovered Scharl Portrait of Einstein up for sale for first time

New York State Museum exhibits historic images from Burns archives

La Dolce Vita: 1950-1960. Stars and Celebrities in the Italian Fifties at Eataly New York

The Art of Playboy, Gil Elvgren, Golden Age greats headline Fall New York illustration art auction

Costa Rica reclaims artifacts from the prestigious Brooklyn Museum in New York

Doyle New York to auction the Arthur Rothstein photograph collection in October

New study identifies pine bush as "Stop Over" for migrating birds

Chinese Gilt-Bronze Bell achieves $482,500 at Doyle New York's Asian works of art sale

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful