November 15, 2017






Billboard on Bowery: Laura Hunt, Maggie Lee & Sayre Gomez | November 15 - January 12, 2018

Blumenthal Gallery is pleased to announce Billboard on Bowery, a three-part exhibition with artists Laura Hunt, Maggie Lee, and Sayre Gomez, organized in collaboration with Polina Berlin. On view from November 13 through January 7, 2017, this marks the inaugural exhibition at Blumenthal Gallery's new Lower East Side location at 75 Bowery.

Flanked by soft drink ads, commercial billboards, and bank signs, the billboard atop 75 Bowery on the corner of Bowery and Canal near the grand triumphal arch at the entrance of the Manhattan bridge, will be occupied by Laura Hunt, Maggie Lee, and Sayre Gomez for a period of three weeks each. The Bowery has long been the home of many pioneering artists. Mark Rothko, Robert Ryman, Sol LeWitt, Eva Hesse, Robert Mangold, Andy Warhol and Lynda Benglis (to name a few) have all lived and worked on the Bowery, and the ineffable Paul Thek lived at this gallery's 75 Bowery address.


Laura Hunt's work collapses the space between painting, poetry, and performance. Hunt repurposes a photograph she took in her studio of slack, metallic red spandex tossed onto a stretched painting of the same fabric. A spontaneous byproduct of her painting practice, the result is a pulsating, kinesthetic image that touches upon both violence and play. Duplicating and relocating her original image, Hunt explores the various channels a picture travels through, and how point of view affects visibility. This is not the first time Hunt has exhibited at Canal and Bowery; in 2014, as part of the artist collective Petrella’s Imports’ performance series Live Stream, she transformed a newsstand on the same corner. Through installation elements, performance, and text-based drawings, she activated it as a public machine for recording and outputting overheard speech.

Maggie Lee has mined personal identity, memory, and youth culture to create work of great immediacy and intimacy. Lee tests notions of selfhood, revealing the mutable self as a mirror of society's complexities. Referencing the iconic Calvin Klein billboard once sited at Houston and Lafayette of a fresh-faced Kate Moss, Lee implements the program Photo Booth, exploiting it's relatively low tech nature to push experimental boundaries. Though Lee does not overtly explore topics of Asian American art through her work, as an artist of Taiwanese decent, the site of the billboard takes on special meaning. In the words of the artist, " Bowery and Canal...is representative of where my two worlds meet." Lee's work conveys a frantic, ebullient energy; reflecting a restlessness that speaks to the zeitgeist of this generation.

Sayre Gomez appropriates mundane imagery from online sharing platforms and renders them with a masterful trompe l'oeil technique. Gomez employs industrial application processes such as airbrush and automotive paint sprayers, referencing the film and advertising industries. Gomez presents a new iteration of his Thief painting, an ominous image of a pair of white-gloved hands cloaked in darkness while lifting a window. Originally appropriated from FaceBook, in this version, the painted image is stripped of its bold color palette and rendered in stark black and white fading into a vibrant oxide hue. Thief takes on new meaning in this new context and location on Bowery and Canal, touching upon themes of gentrification and meaning production. 

About

Laura Hunt (b. 1985, Amsterdam, Holland) lives and works in Brooklyn. She holds a BA from Tulane University in Art History and Philosophy. Her work has recently been exhibited at Shimizu Brand, New York; Team Gallery, New York; Essex Flowers, New York; Dotory, New York; What Pipeline, Detroit; US Blues, New York; Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles; Eli Ping Gallery, New York; The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York; and Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Copenhagen, Denmark. She has performed at White Columns, New York; Small Editions, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York, as part of Tony Oursler's Imponderable; and at Shoot the Lobster, New York.

Maggie Lee (b. 1987, Westfield, New Jersey) lives and works in Brooklyn. She holds a BFA from Pratt Institute. Recent one-person exhibitions include Real Fine Arts in New York; Lomex, New York; 356 Mission, Los Angeles; and the New Museum Storefront Window, New York. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; t293, Rome, Italy; The Whitney Museum, New York; Green Naftali Gallery, New York; Triple Canopy, New York; and Martos Gallery; New York. She is represented by Real Fine Arts, New York.

Sayre Gomez (b. 1982, Chicago, Illinois, USA) lives and works in Los Angeles. He holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. He is currently the focus of a one-person exhibition at Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles. Recent one-person exhibitions include Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium; Michael Jon and Alan, Miami; Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne, Germany; and Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany. He has recently exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Soccer Club Club, Chicago; Marlborough, Madrid, Spain; IBID, London, UK; and C L E A R I N G, New York. His work is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Rubell Family Collection, and the Marciano Foundation. 

Robert Blumenthal opened his eponymous gallery at 1045 Madison Avenue in 2013, where he organized exhibitions with JPW3, Sayre Gomez, Max Frintrop, Sam Moyer, Daniel Heidkamp, Chris Succo, Daniel Heidkamp, Coby Kennedy, Derek Fordjour, Peter Saul, Keith Mayerson, Anne Nuekamp, Lauren Luloff, and Steven Felton, among others.  The gallery is dedicated to championing the work of emerging and mid-career artists in all media and will open its first indoor exhibition at its new home on Bowery and Canal in December 2017.

June 21, 2017


http://themiddler.com/shows/the-middler-art-fair

Anthony Atlas for ARTnews on The Middler art fair


The Middler is proud to mark its one year anniversary by inaugurating the Middler Art Fair, an occasion to showcase other galleries operating in the expanding field of the ephemeral and / or adaptive gallery model. Participating galleries are: BanneretteBugExploding JezebelFreddyShimizu Brand, and Species.
Galleries are provided with one wall each and will present selections of their choice. Planned artists include: June Culp (presented by Freddy); Isabella Rodriguez (presented by Species); Jessica Friedman (presented by Bug); Marc Matchak and Elsif Crosby (presented by Exploding Jezebel); Eric Palgon, Amanda Friedman, Laura Hunt, and collaborative works by Rafael Delacruz & Chris Milic (presented by Shimizu Brand); plus a display of various works by Bannerette. The Middler is presenting this occasion to celebrate the idea that if anything can be art, anywhere can be a gallery.
The fair will open by vernissage on Thursday June 22nd from 6 to 9 pm, followed by open hours Friday through Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm. Following the fair, The Middler will present its next show in September with an exhibition to be announced soon.
Fore more information please contact Anthony Atlas at info@themiddler.com.

May 16, 2017


Sunday May 21 at SHIMIZU BRAND

1.  Devon Costello, Josh Kline
2.  Sascha Braunig, Amanda Friedman, Laura Hunt, Christina Leung
3.  Hannah Buonaguro/Ryan Foerster
4.  Organized by Quintessa Matranga: Justin Caguiat, Jessica Friedman, Rafael Delacruz, Selena Matranga

1027 46th Ave
3rd Floor
Long Island City, NY

ARTnews article about the show and the opening of Shimizu Brand








April 13, 2017










JOHN ALMANZA & LAURA HUNT
@ Dotory

Wednesday, April 19th
8 to 11pm

The restaurant will be private with special food for the opening
and happy hour all night.


Dotory Korean Eatery
353 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY
dotorynyc.com

Flyer photo by Emily Hunt

February 24, 2017

AMERICA

To be born there, I'd like to go there
and ride bikes
but get to say I was born
Why luckily?
I was born there luckily
not big, exactly, but
2-3 day noise
catching up, zoning out,
just in time, America
They have these ideas in his head
In intention, in, intent
a lite layer but still
fairly translucent.


January 31, 2017





Group Exhibition, What Pipeline, Detroit

January 21 - February 18, 2017 

A group show organized by Kavita B Schmid (Chicago) and What Pipeline (Detroit), hosted by Cave (Detroit). 

Opening Saturday, January 21, 7 - 11 PM
with performances by Andy Ortmann, Charlie Draheim, DJ Bando, Liz Wendelbo, Madeline Kuzak 

Cave 
The Russell Industrial Center
1604 Clay St.
Detroit, MI 48211 







Aaron Kaplan
Adrian Rew
Aleksander Hardashnakov
Alex Dolan
Alex Goodman
Alissa McKendrick
Alivia Zivich
Andy Schumacher
Andy Ortmann
Anna Feigenbaum
Anoushe Shoja
Bailey Scieszka
Begum Yasar
Ben Morgan-Cleveland
Ben Schumacher
Bradley Kronz
BD Pack
Camilla Fimbres
Carlos Reyes
Crystal Palmer
Connor Camburn
Daniel Sperry
David Flaugher
Deanna Havas
Dustin Hodges
Dylan Spaysky
Eirik Saether
Eli Ping
Elizabeth Englander
Ellie de Verdier
Emma McMillan
Eric Schmid
Graham Vunderink
Hannah Jones
Haydée Marin-Lopez
Heike-Karin Foell
Irina Lotarevich
Isaac Pool
Jason Matthew Lee
Jasper Spicero
Jeff Joyal
Jen Wang
Joe
Jonathan Gean
John Olson
Julia Rothblatt
Juliette Blightman
Karla Borecky
Kate Sansom
Kubiat Nnamdie
Laura Hunt
Laura Langer
Lauren Burns-Coady
Leif Ritchey
Lillian Paige Walton
Liz Wendelbo
Luis Miguel Bendaña
Marc Kokopeli
Marlie Mul
Marlous Borm
Matthew Angelo Harrison
Matthew Luther
Max Brand
Max Guy
Michael Pollard
Michelle Di Menna
Nate Young
Nolan Simon
Olivia Erlanger
Paul Heyer
Patia Borja
Peter Friel
Rachelle Rahme
Rochelle Goldberg
Sam Franklin
Sam Grossinger
Sean McCann
Ser Serpas
Simon Denny
Stefan Tcherepnin
Valerie Keane
Veit Laurent Kurz
Win McCarthy
Wolfgang Mueller
Yngve Holen

January 14, 2017

http://teamgal.com/exhibitions/357/the_love_object_organized_by_tom_brewer


The Love Object (organized by Tom Brewer)

Zoe Barcza, Allison Branham, Brice Dellsperger, Jenny Holzer, Laura Hunt, Christian Jankowski, Hanna Liden, Alissa McKendrick, Sam Samore, Heji Shin, Martine Syms, and Georgia Wall
January 12th – February 18th 2017
83 Grand Street






November 19, 2016

Inventory of Shimmers 
[ Nocturne Two: CNTRL-ALT-D ]
Saturday, November 19th, 2016
7pm
260 Richardson St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
@ Future Development [website: http://futuredevelopmentspace.tumblr.com/]

with:
Micaela Carolan
Victoria Campbell
Autumn Ahn
Laura Hunt




August 31, 2016


The Love Object (organized by Tom Brewer)

Zoe Barcza, Allison Branham, Brice Dellsperger, Jenny Holzer, Laura Hunt, Christian Jankowski, Hanna Liden, Alissa McKendrick, Sam Samore, Heji Shin, Martine Syms, and Georgia Wall

January 12th – February 12th 2017

Team Gallery
83 Grand Street

NYC

April 13, 2016





Kavita B Schmid @ Eli Ping Frances Perkins

Opening April 30, 6-9PM
May 6 - June 4




Lauren Burns-Coady, Elaine Cameron-Weir, David Flaugher, Peter Friel, Jonathan Gean, Rochelle Goldberg, Aleksander Hardashnakov, Deanna Havas, Dustin Hodges, Laura Hunt, Marc Kokopeli, Matthew Landry, Irina Lotarevich, Haydee Marin-Lopez, Alissa McKendrick, Ben Morgan-Cleveland, Eli Ping, Michael Pollard, Rachelle Rahme, Teak Ramos, Eric Schmid, Andy Schumacher, Ben Schumacher, Steiketo, and Lillian Paige Walton


March 15, 2016

THE FORT
presents

MATCHING THE WEATHER
new work by Laura Hunt





Laura Hunt has made a large multi-part painting of an original script she usually performs out loud. The work is made with enamel and acrylic paint on red lamé. The script has functioned as casual speech, performance, and typed poem; this is its first iteration as a painting.

Opening reception on Saturday March 19th, 7-11PM
12 Fort Greene Place, Apt. 4
Brooklyn, NY 11217
http://www.fortfortfort.com/index.php/laura-hunt/


























February 10, 2016




INTRA PHENOM LIVE PRESENCE 
Friday, February 12, 2016

BABI AUDI
Madeline Hollander
Laura Hunt

8 - 11 pm
$5 suggested donation

Small Editions
60 Sackett St.
Red Hook, Brooklyn

Laura Hunt (NYC) is a painter, poet, and performer. Her work has appeared at Artists Space Books & Talks, Essex Flowers, Kavita B Schmid, LG, and ZAX. She has also organized numerous group exhibitions at alternative spaces in New York and has appeared as a performer in films and works by Tony Oursler. Her two-person exhibition WADS (We Already Died So), with Lillian Paige Walton, will run at U.S. Blues in Brooklyn from February 6 - March 6, 2016.

Madeline Hollander (NYC) is an artist working in movement, video and sculpture. With a background in professional ballet, she has developed a site-specific, collaborative approach to gesture, having choreographed and presented performance works for a diverse range of sites including Luxembourg & Dayan, SculptureCenter, Jack Hanley Gallery, Untitled Art Fair at Art Basel Miami Beach, and The Kitchen. For this edition of INTRA PHENOM LIVE PRESENCE, Madeline will present a durational work that overlaps and intermingles the performers, audience and gallery space.

BABI AUDI is an experimental musician, performer and DJ currently based in Montreal. Working with sound, video and text, she has exhibited and performed under different aliases both solo and in collaboration (DJ Blow Dog, Institutional Prostitution, undeRRage). Her first mixtape CLUB DEAD LTD, a challenging 36 minute sequence, was released by Brooklyn’s HOSS records in 2015. MOMMY DUST, a 6-track EP, was released independently the same year.

INTRA PHENOM is an ongoing New York-based performance series organized by multidisciplinary artist Kayla Guthrie, taking place at a variety of art venues and highlighting female-identified artists in live genres including reading, movement, sound and song.

SMALL EDITIONS is an experimental artist book studio and exhibition space that collaborates with artists to publish small edition bookworks and artists books. As publisher, they use their combined book production and exhibition space to create bookworks that fearlessly borrow from ideas and techniques of both worlds (contemporary art and books), and provide a space for contemporary artists to further their practice. 

February 5, 2016

http://usblu.es/WADS
Laura Hunt and Lillian Paige Walton
WADS (We Already Died So)
U.S. Blues
Brooklyn, NY
February 6th, 2016 - March 6th, 2016





January 26, 2016



Fia Backstrom, Anna Craycroft, Sara Cwynar, Theodore Darst, Laura Hunt & Linnea Kniaz, Chris Kasper, Caitlin MacBride, Felipe Meres, Joseph Montgomery, Nora Riggs, Matthew Schrader, Weegee

January 15, 2016


Anne Libby, Denise Kupferschmidt, Kathryn Kerr, Laura Hunt, Nicholas Buffon, Rochelle Goldberg, Tessa Perutz
In Limbo
31 Jan 2016


December 15, 2015



If it starts to drip through the ceiling

Elizabeth Englander
Laura Hunt
Eleni Kelaidis
Alison Kizu-Blair
Irina Lotarevich
Will Stewart

7 - 10 PM Saturday December 19
50 Taaffe Pl. 3rd Fl BK NY

December 11, 2015








NO NOTICE



Carey Ascenzo

Michael Assiff

Luke Barber-Smith

Hannah Buonaguro

Ian Burns

Andy Cahill

Andrew Cannon

Jonathan Elliott

Sarah Faux

Sophia Flood

Ryan Foerster

Scott Goodman

Jesse Harding

Dmitri Hertz

Laura Hunt

Gretta Johnson

Joel Kaplan

Alison Kizu-Blair

August Krogan-Roley

Kricket Lane

Emily Ludwig Shaffer

Nikki Maloof

Hallie McNeill

Tom Morrill

Rebecca Naegele

Liam Neff

Tin Nguyen

Colin Oulighan

Jory Rabinovitz

Clay Schiff

Colin Snapp

Sophie Stone

Daniel Sullivan

Raphael Taylor

Amanda Valdez



Organized by Kricket Lane and Nina Schwarz
98 Commercial Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Sunday December 13, 2015