“Cut Up” is At StorefrontBushwick features 11 different artists who shred, chop, clip, paste, and reconfigure a variety of materials to make collages, sculptures, and paintings. “Cut Up” is on display from July 6 through August 5th.
Elissa Levy was born, and currently lives and works, in New York. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and received her BFA in Glass. Levy has had solo exhibitions at Stonefox Artspace, NY, NY, The Living Room, San Francisco, CA and Brooklyn Fireproof, Inc, Brooklyn, NY, and has had a two-person exhibition at Foley Gallery, NY. Her work is included in the Altoids’ Curiously Strong Collection, which is part of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY, permanent collection and has been exhibited at the New Museum, and the Luckman Center Gallery, Los Angeles. CA, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA, Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX, Soo Visual, Minneapolis, MN. She has also been included in group exhibitions at the Curatorial Research Lab @ Winkleman Gallery, NY, White Columns, NY, and G Fine Art, Washington DC, NurtureArt, NYand Pocket Utopia, NY. In 2006, she was chosen to participate in the Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Programme in the Scottish Highlands. In 2010, she was included in the Visionaire Issue 57, a light box calendar entitled, “A Survey of Art in the Year 2101, calendar curated by 52 influential figures.” Recently she was one of 25 artists selected for the 3rd Annual Dave Brown Projects Semiannual Competition.
‘Dirty Balloons’, 2012, acrylic on wood panel, 16 x 20 inches
Susan Bricker is a Brooklyn based painter. She received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2002 and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2007. Recently, her work has been included in a two-person exhibition at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia and group shows in New York at Bull and Ram, Art Blog, Mixed Greens, and Participant. ’Dirty Balloons’, 2012, Acrylic on wood panel, 16 x 20 inches
Steven Charles is a New York based artist born in England. He earned his BFA from the University of North Texas and his MFA from Temple University in Rome. His works have been exhibited in New York at three solo shows at Pierogi Gallery, two solo shows at Marlborough Gallery, and a recent solo show at Stux Gallery, as well as abroad in Canada and Spain. He has been reviewed in publications such as The New York Times, Art in America, Bomb, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Examiner, and The Atlantic Monthly.In 2000, his work earned him a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.
Paul D’Agostino is an artist, writer, and translator living in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where he also curates art exhibits at Centotto. He holds a Ph.D. in Italian Literature and is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at CUNY Brooklyn college, where he also works in the Art Department as a writing advisor. D’Agostino writes in and translates among a number of different languages and he is Contributing Aditor at The L Magazine, Assistant Editor of Journal of Italian Translation and co-founder of an art blog, After Vasari. His academic writings have appeared in many scholarly publications in the US and abroad, and his poetry and prose have been published in several different Brooklyn-based magazines. D’Agostino’s variably language-based artworks have been featured in dozens of group exhibitions, and his recent solo exhibition at Norte Maar Gallery, Appearance Adrift in the Garden, was accompanied by Bodies, Voids, and a Tale of Seas, a limited edition chapbook of his original writings in Italian, French, German, Spanish, and English. D’Agostino’s next solo exhibition will be at Pocket Utopia Gallery in spring 2013.
Mary Schiliro’s acrylic and mylar paintings-films of translucent fluid color suspended in space expand the boundaries of painting and explore new possibilities for presentation. Recently, she has created site-specific installations for PS 122 Gallery, New York, the Art Lot and Norte Maar in Brooklyn, and the Islip Art Museum in East Islip, Massachuettes. She was the reciepient of two Project Studio Residencies at PS 122 in 1996-97 and 2001-02. Schiliro’s works are in numerous private collections as well as swiss Re’s internationally recognized contemporary collection. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York, Born in Brooklyn, she now lives and works in Manhattan. Currently, her work is on view in a group exhibition, “Circular Reasoning”, curated by Daniel G. Hill, at ParisCONCRET, in Paris, France.
Ken Kocses works and lives in Ridgewood, Queens. Inspired by the 1990s pop culture imagery, his artwork is frequently compares to the marriage of Jackson Pollock and Lisa Frank. He works in painting, collage, and sculpture. Recently, he was included in group exhibitions of Bushwick Gallery (including Fountain Art Fair, New York 2012), Sardine and Camel Art Space. Ken Kocses earned his BFA in painting from RISD in 2005.
Julie Torres is a Brooklyn-based painter. She exhibits frequently in Bushwick and has enjoyed showings of her work at the New York Center for Art and Media Studies (New York, NY), Index Art Center (Newark, NJ), and a collaborative art-making event that she led at Heiner Contemporary (DC). She recently had her first solo installation, “Close Encounters,” at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, CA. Her current exhibit, “Bold As Love,” at Taller Boricua in East Harlem, runs through July 14.
Casey Ruble’s small-scale collages investigate the peculiar psychology of connection and detachment in everyday America, drawing on themes from Minimalist literature, true-crim television, and documentary photography of the 1970s. Ruble is currently involved in contributions artwork related to disinterred cemeteries and body-dump sites for the book Unfathomable City, a collection of inventive atlases of New Orleans (forthcoming from University of California Press). She also has and upcoming solo show at Foundation Gallery in New Orleans. Ruble’s work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Oslo, and Modena, Italy. She is represented by Foley Gallery in New York City, holds and Artist in Residence position at Fordham University, and works as a freelance writer for Art in America magazine. She lives in rural New Jersey.
Syracuse-born, Brooklyn-based artist Andrea Burgay studied at Purchase College, SUNY, and the School of Visual Arts, NY, where she received a BFA. Her group and solo exhibitions include those as MorganArt Space, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn Fireproof, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Airplane Gallery, all NY; and Unimedia Modern Contemporary Art, Genoa, Italy. Burgay is a teaching artist working in NYC public schools through the Studio in a School program and is completing a teaching project in a senior center through a residency at the Queens Council on the Arts. A recently completed large-scale collage mural, “Time is Gone,” can currently be viewed at DeKalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn.
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