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Theater of the Oppressed Workshop at Hunter East Harlem Gallery – September 27, 5-8pm

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Theater of the Oppressed Workshop with Gail Burton

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue
New York, NY

September 27, 5-8pm

Attendees are invited to share photos and the stories/memories based on Thomas Allen Harris’ Digital Diaspora Family Reunion methodology in dialogue with Image Theater methodology in a workshop with specialist Gail Burton.

Student artist Chris J Gauthier will perform inside his installation at HEHG.

Reception to follow event!

Stephen Mueller: Orchidaceous, Opening Reception September 13, 6-8pm

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Stephen Mueller: Orchidaceous

205 Hudson Gallery
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

September 13 – October 28
Opening Reception: September 13, 6-8pm

Stephen Mueller: Orchidaceous presents a rare look into the late painter’s oeuvre during a period of rigorous creative transformation. The exhibition traces Mueller’s formal and conceptual evolution from his high-octane, impetuous gestural work from the late 1980s to the spatial complexity, exquisite color and sensuous facture of his late paintings. With over 40 paintings and works on paper, this will be the artist’s most comprehensive exhibition to date.

Stephen Mueller (1947–2011) was part of a loose-knit group of New York-based artists—including Mary Heilmann, Jonathan Lasker, Elizabeth Murray, Thomas Nozkowski, David Reed, Pat Steir, Gary Stephan and others—who transformed and reenergized American abstract painting during the late 1970s and 1980s. Building on the tenets of Color Field painting, Mueller’s subtle, luminous images anticipate many of the concerns of contemporary painting. The work overflows with visual puns and associations through sophisticated re-combinations of Asian iconography, cartoons, encyclopedic decorative traditions, new-age sensibility, and electric, synthetic color. Through his endlessly innovative use of acrylic paint, his canvases become portals into radiant space. The trajectory of Mueller’s work reveals an artist deeply committed to inventing his own articulation of the spiritual—an impulse that has particular appeal and resonance for painters working today.

Curated by Carrie Moyer and Sarah Watson with Agnes Gund Curatorial Fellows Evan Bellatone and Sophia Ma and Hunter MA and MFA students enrolled in the Advanced Curatorial Certificate

Loop-n-Path – Closing Party September 7

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Loop-N-Path

Patricia Ayres, Rachelle Dang, Elizabeth Englander, Mathew Galindo, Jameson Green, Zac Hacmon, Kyoko Hamaguchi, Eleanor King, Jessica Mensch

205 Project Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

Through September 7
Closing Party: September 7, 6-9pm

LOOP-N-PATH highlights the sensory faculties of the body in relation to maps, tunnels, canals and passages – these various pathways and networks that are part of cities, industry, and the individual.  This exhibit takes as its starting point the location of Hunter’s MFA building at the intersection of the Holland Tunnel, Canal Street, and the Hudson River – historic thoroughfares that have defined New York City.  Eight of the nine artists in this exhibit have studied, worked, and produced artwork in this building over the last several years, and most are long-distance travelers who have taken diverse paths to arrive here: from Nova Scotia and Montreal; Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Long Island; Israel and Japan.  Their work spans photography, video, installation, painting, and sculpture, with a strong emphasis on materiality and touch.  These artists-travelers have overlapping concerns of perception, empathy, politics, and art production; they create visual experiences for the imperceptible and the underexplored.

Roger Herman – Through September 28

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Roger Herman

Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Through September 28
Reception: September 4, 6-9pm

Thomas Hunter Project Space is proud to present an exhibition of work by Roger Herman. Herman’s ceramic vessels serve as canvasses for the artist’s painting background, where he pairs abstraction with figuration, bright colors with muted tones, drawing on imagery that ranges from art historical tropes to pop culture. Herman (b. Saarbrueken, Germany) lives and works in Los Angeles, where he has been on the faculty of painting and drawing at UCLA since 1990. He has shown extensively in the US and Europe, most recently at Jack Hanley Gallery, New York and Richard Tellis, Fine Art, Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and Museo del Arte Contemporana, Mexico City. Many group exhibitions featuring Herman’s work include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; MoMA P.S. 1, New York; the Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis; the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Museum Ludwig, Saarlouis, Germany; and Art Museum of São Paulo, Brazil. In 2019, Herman will be included in a survey show of contemporary American artists working with ceramics at the National Museum in Sêvres, France. In 2020, he will be included in an exhibition at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France.