Human/Nature Exhibit Opening February 3rd
THE UNTITLED MAGAZINE & VOHN GALLERY
Exhibit x 20 Artists x Environment
Curated by Gary Krimershmoys, Indira Cesarine & Joseph Grazi
A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Pure Earth | www.pureearth.org
Exhibition on View
10am – 6pm | Feb 4 – 6
The Untitled Space
45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W NYC 10013
The Untitled Magazine joined forces with Vohn Gallery to present an exhibition of 20 artists titled “human/nature.” A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork will go to benefit environmental organization Pure Earth. On view from February 3-6, the exhibit is curated by Gary Krimershmoys, Indira Cesarine and Joseph Grazi, and features artists including: Adam Erick Wallace, Andre Eamiello, Annika Connor, Anya Rubin, BaltzerGlass, Bryan Kopling, Erin Victoria Axtell, Evan Desmond Yee, Indira Cesarine, Jordan Doner, Joseph Grazi, Karli Henneman, Meredith Ostrom, Peter Beard, Phil Marco, Randy Polumbo, Rob Voerman, Serge Strosberg, Susan Kleinberg, Tatyana Murray, and Taxiplasm.
About Pure Earth:
“Cleaning up one community at a time brings us closer to a Pure Earth”
Pure Earth’s mission is to identify and clean up the poorest communities throughout the developing world where high concentrations of toxins have devastating health effects. Pure Earth devises clean-up strategies, empowers local champions and secures support from national and international partnerships. “Cleaning up one community at a time brings us closer to a Pure Earth.”
Adam Erick Wallace
Adam Erick Wallace is a self taught multimedia artist and musician (Radiant Reveries) living, loving and creating in NYC. He mainly works in photography, film, and music. His recent photography has themes of the ocean and journeys as well as portraits. Walking Shapes: “Winterfell” and “Woah Tiger;” and Roto’s Magic Act: “Howling at the Moon.”
André Eamiello employs a unique painting process that combines watercolor and earth ephemera, natural objects that normally have a limited lifespan, to create a nature aesthetic that is both landscape and figurative, abstract and representational. Andre’s most recent influences have been derived from particle physics, observations from the Hubble telescope and from the book, Journey of the Universe. André grew up in various towns along the Connecticut coastline, developing an affinity for place, which endured even after he left Connecticut in 2004 to attend San Francisco Art Institute.
At SFAI he experimented with different types of environmental immersion, including public social intervention projects. During his post graduate work, he collaborated with other artists in San Francisco, such as Tony Labat, Brion Nuda Rosch, and Julio Cesar Morales. Returning to the East coast, André came to Western Connecticut University in 2012 where he has focused on developing a practice that unites his interest in biology, metaphor, and personal connection to landscape. Artists that have made a lasting impression on Andre include Paul Cezanne, August Vincent Tacks who shares similar structural elements, Sigmar Polke, Jackson Pollock and Matisse’s cut-outs.
Annika Connor is a Contemporary Romantic painter. Her work depicts a sense of haunted mystery and a fascination with beauty. Overall, her paintings read as fragments from a daydream and portray a longing for lost fantasy and abundant pleasure. Connor has worked professionally as a painter in New York, London, Stockholm and participated in numerous national and international exhibitions. Annika is Swedish-American; she currently resides in Brooklyn where she maintains a studio.
Connor is also heavily involved in sustaining the art community in which she creates. As a supporter of the art she admires, Connor is the Owner/President of AI Productions, an emerging corporation whose mission is to serve the artistic community by facilitating the presence and publication of young talented artists and educating the public about their work.
Anya Rubin reflects upon the social, political and spiritual conditions of contemporary culture as it is mediated by today’s fast-paced technology. Rubin was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1967. Rubin immigrated at a young age to Israel and then to Germany in 1975. Finally settling in America at the end of 1975, Rubin has lived in New York ever since. Rubin is a self-taught artist who works predominantly in the medium of oil and acrylic/ perm enamel painting, but also pursues collage, digital creations. Rubin’s ranges of artistic techniques have been shown in museums, galleries and biennales worldwide.
Baltzerglass started with two friends and colleagues for more than a decade, Daniel Baltzer and Mikel Glass formally collaborated for the first time in 2012 with an installation for a private home entitled “Eutrophia,” an allegory of the mechanics of the art market. While the two artists work professionally as painters, each has a lifelong interest in sculpture, mechanics, construction, engineering and found object sculpture. The two artists have many shared values to go along with starkly contrasting world-views. The combination leads to an energy-charged working relationship where disagreement is valued as an opportunity for philosophical discussion, the result of which is manifest in the physical objects they create.
Erin Victoria Axtell
After 10 years of modeling, of being the subject of a designer’s creation and a photographer’s vision, Axtell has found painting to be a joyous role reversal in which she is the creator and the visionary. She is moved by the natural world; birds, animals, oceans and skies. In this project, she explores her place in the wild, exposing herself to the elements even as she exposed her inner world on canvas.
Evan Desmond Yee is a Brooklyn based multimedia artist. Currently, Evan is showing at The App Store, a parasite store to Geek Hampton for the Parrish Art Museum’s Roadshow. In recent years, Evan has created work in the language of commercial products and advertising. His interest is in exploring the cultural effects of technology and med