April 18, 2018

Analog AR: feelers

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collage, 11" x 8"
Posted by Mark Roth at 02:22 AM

April 14, 2018

Pop Stoppage Series: Siamese_#316

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Soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11” x 17”
Posted by Mark Roth at 11:11 AM

April 12, 2018

Tumbleweeds: studious_#170

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acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Mark Roth at 01:30 AM

April 07, 2018

In The Habitat of the Great Bears at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents In The Habitat of the Great Bears: Photographs of Eco-conscience and Holiness by Denis Ryan Kelly Jr.

Denis Ryan Kelly Jr. has spent a lifetime traveling to and photographing many of the world’s most historic and spiritually resonant sites. He has produced visual essays on such locations as Machu Picchu, Ireland’s Crough Patrick, Chartres Cathedral in France, Kyoto’s Nanzen-ji, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, and the Lakota Territories.

Out of respect for such charged and exalted subject matter, he approaches his work as a documentarian, artist and earnest pilgrim, remaining open to experiencing and perhaps communicating the transcendent potentialities harbored in humanity’s collectively recognized hallowed sites.

This show finds Kelly transposing this orientation from cultural interpretations of the sacred to that of untrammeled wilderness. Taken in the temperate rainforest of Alaska’s Sheet’-ká X'áat'l (Baranof) Island, the works suggest that it is the forest – nature – that offers the unfiltered cathedral from which religious expression derives.

Kelly ventured alone into the domain of the coastal brown bear equipped with a camera he constructed to yield a particular perspective. Oriented in the vertical format, the camera creates an 8”x10” film negative which affords sumptuous levels of detail. The lens produces a field of vision of about 115 degrees with heighted resolution in the center and softened focus in the periphery.

The artist selected for these attributes because they parallel those of human visual perception: attention to detail, sharpened focus in the center of vision, a wide field of view, the vertical orientation of a biped…

Thus these works are as much a depiction of the profundity of the pristine natural world as they are of our own unique perceptual apparatus – which, of course, is an expression of nature as well. Biologically, we remain wilderness. Taken in the context of Kelly’s oeuvre this prompts a tantalizing notion: to perceive is to gain access to the unmediated divine.

In The Habitat of the Great Bears runs through May 11 and is on view at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, New York City).

This exhibition is dedicated to all stewards of the Earth, especially the Tlingit and Haida people for taking care of this land since time immemorial.
Posted by Mark Roth at 02:21 AM

April 01, 2018

Analog AR: handbook

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collage, 11" x 8"
Posted by Mark Roth at 11:11 AM

March 28, 2018

Pop Stoppage Series: saint_#315

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Soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11” x 17”
Posted by Mark Roth at 12:24 PM

March 24, 2018

Tumbleweeds: gabbled_#169

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collage and acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Mark Roth at 01:18 PM

March 19, 2018

Analog AR: darkness

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collage, 11" x 8"
Posted by Mark Roth at 11:24 AM

March 14, 2018

Tumbleweeds: formed_#168

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acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Mark Roth at 03:40 AM

March 11, 2018

Analog AR: feeding

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collage, 11" x 8"
Posted by Mark Roth at 12:05 AM

March 02, 2018

Metropolis at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Metropolis by John Okemah.

Working with 35mm film, New York based photographer John Okemah documents the world’s teeming conurbations while investigating the “relationship between light and architectural forms.”

Metropolis runs through April 6 and is on view at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, New York City).

Posted by Mark Roth at 12:00 AM

March 01, 2018

January and February's Acrylic Palettes

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Posted by Mark Roth at 07:24 PM

February 26, 2018

Tumbleweeds: glances_#167

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acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Mark Roth at 11:09 PM

February 22, 2018

Analog AR: sheltered

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collage, 11" x 8"
Posted by Mark Roth at 12:55 AM

February 17, 2018

Tumbleweeds: verse_#166

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acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Mark Roth at 02:27 PM

February 14, 2018

Analog AR: itself

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collage, 11" x 8"
Posted by Mark Roth at 01:21 AM

February 08, 2018

Pop Stoppage Series: Aristotle_#314

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Soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11” x 17”
Posted by Mark Roth at 01:58 AM

January 27, 2018

Notes and Chords at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Notes and Chords by Peter Stankiewicz.

The show finds sculptor Peter Stankiewicz returning to painting after a hiatus from the medium and debuting his first sculptural reliefs. Composed of plastic airbrushed with acrylic paint, the works derive initial inspiration in the dazzle patterns deployed on ships during World War I.

Stankiewicz states:

"As I worked I ended up liking simpler designs with just a few blocks of color. Some of them began to look to me like piano keys, and I started to think of the idea of just a few notes or a chord sounding over a quiet background. I think the hard geometric edges of the shapes help emphasize the quality of the colors, leaving only simple proportions and a little paint texture as the other elements involved."

Notes and Chords runs through March 2 and is on view at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, New York City).

Posted by Mark Roth at 12:38 AM

January 25, 2018

Tumbleweeds: branded_#165

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acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Mark Roth at 01:37 AM