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Gabriel Bennett: Territory: Organs – Through January 26

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Gabriel Bennett: Territory: Organs

Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Through January 26

Thomas Hunter Project Space is pleased to present Gabriel Bennett’s  Territory: Organs, a large sculpture selected from his Territory series, several works based on large mold of the artist’s face. Bennett uses different casting material to evoke different characters and identities: Organs was made from casting expanding foam that replicates the growth of organs in the body. The growth of the organs becomes influenced by the logic of the material’s expansion, accumulation, dripping and fusion.

Material Message – Through February 23

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Material Message

Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Through February 23

Thomas Hunter Hallway Project Space is proud to present Material Message, a group show of artwork made in multiple styles whose meaning is derived through the medium. The formal qualities of each work resembles particular art historical traditions, such as mid-century formalist abstraction, but the content is subtly inserted through the particular resonances and associations inherent to the materials. Featuring the work of Emily Carris, Natalie Kuenzi, Leonor Marion-Landais, Laura Petrovich-Cheney, Lauren Amalia Redding, and Mat Tomezsko. Curated by Mat Tomezsko.

Refiguring the Future – Opens February 8

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Refiguring the Future

205 Hudson Gallery
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

February 8 – March 31

Conference: February 9 – 10

February 9th, 10am – 6pm
Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
695 Park Avenue
New York, New York

February 10th, 12pm – 6pm
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue
Maspeth, New York

*Full detailed schedule coming soon

Refiguring the Future is organized by Eyebeam and REFRESH in collaboration with the Hunter College Art Galleries.Curated by REFRESH collective members Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Dorothy R. Santos, the exhibition title is inspired by artist Morehshin Allahyari’s work defining a concept of “refiguring” as a feminist, de-colonial, and activist practice. Informed by the punk ethos of do-it-yourself (DIY), the 18 artists featured in Refiguring the Future deeply mine the historical and cultural roots of our time, pull apart the artifice of contemporary technology, and sift through the pieces to forge new visions of what could become.

The exhibition will present 11 new works alongside re-presented immersive works by feminist, queer, decolonial, anti-racist, and anti-ableist artists concerned with our technological and political moment including: Morehshin Allahyari, Lee Blalock, Zach Blas*, micha cárdenas* and Abraham Avnisan, In Her Interior (Virginia Barratt and Francesca da Rimini)*, Mary Maggic, Lauren McCarthy, shawné michaelain holloway*, Claire and Martha Pentecost, Sonya Rapoport, Barak adé Soleil, Sputniko! and Tomomi Nishizawa, Stephanie Syjuco, and Pinar Yoldas*.

*Denotes participation in conference.

Hans Hofmann: The California Exhibitions, 1931 – Opens February 28

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Hans Hofmann: The California Exhibitions, 1931

Leubsdorf Gallery
132 East 68th Street
New York, NY

February 28 – May 5

At the invitation of the artist and educator Worth Ryder, Hans Hofmann traveled from Munich to teach at the University of California at Berkeley in 1930 and again in 1931. In the summer of 1931, Hofmann mounted his first exhibitions in the United States, in San Francisco at the Palace of the Legion of Honor and across the bay at Berkeley’s Havilland Hall.  Ryder helped to organize the exhibitions, and he apologized in his short catalogue text for the Legion of Honor that the exhibition included only drawings rather than the artist’s paintings—“but,” he insisted, “in these drawings, so small in size yet so vast in scope, the greatest achievements of modern art are in solution.”

Hunter College’s exhibition, Hans Hofmann: The California Exhibitions, 1931 revisits Hofmann’s 1931 exhibitions and the drawings Hofmann showed, to show what Ryder saw as the solutions of modern art. Included in the Hunter installation will be some thirty works, all of which were included in the San Francisco and Berkeley shows, drawn from the holdings from the Renate, Hans, and Maria Hofmann Trust: portraits, figure studies, and landscapes, most completed in Europe in the late 1920s, alongside his students in Saint-Tropez, others realized on the West Coast, as he discovered the California landscape.

Hans Hofmann: The California Exhibitions, 1931 is organized by Hunter College MA students and Hofmann Research Fellows Mindy Friedman, Chika Jenkins, and Anna Tome, with Howard Singerman, professor and Phyllis and Joseph Caroff Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College.  It is supported by a generous grant from the Renate, Hans, and Maria Hofmann Trust.