February 9, 2019


"America: In Conversation with Artist Laura Hunt about Identity, Interpretation, and Artistic Practice," by Leighana Waight for Whitehot Magazine on the occasion of the artist's exhibition at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

December 1, 2018

"The gallery programme for the next few months includes shows dedicated to a trio of women, Laura Hunt, Lynda Benglis and Tauba Auerbach. For Cooper, the show goes on."


August 30, 2018




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. 


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


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

@ 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

Flyer photo by Emily Hunt

February 24, 2017


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 

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
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


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
260 Richardson St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
@ Future Development [website: http://futuredevelopmentspace.tumblr.com/]

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


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