Closing Brunch with the Artist Amy Hill - Young and Innocent Exhibition



Please join us on Sunday June 5th at 2pm for a Closing Brunch with the artist, Amy Hill to celebrate the final weekend of her exhibition: "Young and Innocent." We will be serving speciality cocktails and bites to eat, be sure not to miss the final day of this excellent exhibition! Click here for the link to the Facebook event.

Amy Hill's inspiration for her most recent body of work is American Folk Art, which served as a reflection of the artists' impressions of society, its needs and mores. A common subject was family, and more specifically, children, often depicted with a focus on their innocence, holding cuddly animals in bucolic settings. 

In updating these paintings, Hill has depicted urban children decorated by logos, tattoos, piercings, drugs and digital media. This allows for an examination of the phenomenon of innocence, its value, and the possibility of its survival in a fast moving world. With technical proficiency, Hill explores the charm and directness of Folk Art by employing the era's distortions of perspective and anatomy, as well as a highly personal perspective.

This new series of paintings continues Hill's examination of earlier eras in art history. The eras are chosen for her stylistic kinship with their respective artists, allowing her to carry on a dialogue with them. Hill revives the styles and makes them her own by exploring themes that can be traced to the present day. Through portraiture, a genre that runs throughout art history, Hill utilizes a variety of poses, gestures, fashion and accouterments to make social, psychological and anthropological statements. Humor emerges through the juxtaposition of modern day fashion and historical figures.

Amy Hill received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and studied at New York University. She has received grants from the Peter S. Reed Foundation and Art Matters and a studio grant from the Elizabeth Foundation. Hill received nominations for the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received a Purchase Award from West Publishing Company, the Juror Award for the 2006 NYU Small Works Show and an Honorable Mention from the National Arts Club. She has attended residencies at Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, NY, The Virginia Center For the Creative Arts in Sweet Briar, Virginia, and Cummington Community of Artists in Massachusetts. She has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Harper's Magazine, Artnet Magazine, Artinfo.com, and Cover Magazine, as well as other national and international publications. She currently lives and works in New York.

Thomas Broadbent @ Art Cosmos group exhibition @ Salomon Arts Gallery


Opening Reception: Friday, April 22nd, 7-9 pm


ArtCosmos is dedicated to collaboration between artists, academics, and thought leaders at the intersection of Science and Contemporary Art. The exhibition features a group of multidisciplinary artists creating new visual dialogues for humanity’s unwavering quest to explore deep space. 

The 2nd ArtCosmos Brings Together Artists & Scientists in honor of the 55th anniversary of the first manned flight into space by Yuri Gagarin. It opens at Salomon Arts Gallery in Tribeca, New York City on Friday, April 22nd and runs through May 14th, 2016. 

Featuring international artists:

Thomas Broadbent
Den Marino
Artem Mirolevich
Igor Molochevski
Peter Patchen
Eva Petric
Felix Rodewaldt
Igor Vishnyakov
Aleksander Vulakh

ArtCosmos is an official event partner of Russian American History Month in New York State. ArtCosmos is jointly presented by Russian Art Pavilion and Salomon Arts Gallery and will run concurrently to Frieze Art Week.

RSVP: artcosmos2016@gmail.com

ArtCosmos 2016
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ArtCosmos
Salomon Arts Gallery
83 Leonard St.,
New York, NY, 10013

Amy Hill "Young and Innocent" Solo Exhibition



Amy Hill

“Young and Innocent”

April 15th – May 22ndOpening Reception: Friday, April 15th, 7 – 9 pm


Front Room Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by the artist Amy Hill entitled “Young and Innocent.”

Amy Hill’s inspiration for her most recent body of work is American Folk Portraiture, which historically served as reflections of the artists’ impressions of society, their needs, mores and family life. A common subject within American Folk Art is family, and more specifically, children, who are often depicted with a focus on their innocence, holding cuddly animals in bucolic settings.

In updating these paintings, Amy Hill has depicted urban children decorated by logos, tattoos, piercings, drugs and digital media. This allows for an examination of the phenomenon of innocence, its value, and the possibility of its survival in a fast moving world. With technical proficiency, Amy Hill explores the charm and directness of Folk Art by employing the style’s distortions in perspective and anatomy, as well as a highly personal perspective.

This new series of paintings continues Amy Hill’s examination of stylistic references from earlier eras. The eras are chosen for their stylistic kinship with their respective artists, allowing her to carry on a dialogue with the past. Hill revives the styles and makes them her own by exploring themes that can be traced to the present day. Through portraiture, a genre that runs throughout art history, Hill utilizes a variety of poses, gestures, fashion and accouterments to make social, psychological and anthropological statements. Humor emerges through the juxtaposition of modern day fashion and historical figures, as you can see in the works that are included in the exhibition.

Amy Hill is a New York based artist who received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and studied at New York University.  She has received numerous awards and grants including the Peter S. Reed Foundation grant, a grant from Art Matters, studio grant from the Elizabeth Foundation.  Hill received a nomination for for the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting and a membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  She received the Purchase Award from West Publishing Company, the Juror Award at the NYU Small Works Show and Honorable Mention from National Arts Club. Amy Hill has exhibited extensively in New York and Internationally.  Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, Artnet Magazine, Artinfo.com, and Cover Magazine, as well as many other national and international publications. She currently lives and works in New York.

For inquiries, please contact Front Room Gallery: k@frontroom.org, 718-782-2556

Melissa Pokorny (ways of) Exhibition Closing Brunch



Join us on April 10th at 3pm for a closing brunch for Melissa Pokorny's (ways of) show! 


The show features fifteen new works by artist Melissa Pokorny. These photo and sculpture-based assemblages range from small, singular wall mounted works to large-scale floor pieces comprised of multiple elements. Re-imagined common objects, ordinary materials used in unexpected ways, saturated colors, and textural extremes are a hallmark of her work.

Pokorny's constructed systems and collective actions suggest something akin to speculative biomes, or psychological landscapes. Individual works are re-collections of moments: lived, imagined, and borrowed. They are experientially derived, suggesting layered relationships based on memories of place, material affinities, (un) natural phenomena, and the desires of things.

We hope to see you there!

Click here to be directed to the Facebook event

Melissa Pokorny (ways of) Exhibition Tour



Join us for a walk through of Melissa Pokorny's exhibition currently on view at the Front Room Gallery.


(ways of) on view through April 10th
Front Room Gallery
147 Roebling Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-782-2556

Front Room is pleased to present fifteen new works by Melissa Pokorny. These photo and sculpture-based assemblages range from small, singular wall mounted works to large-scale floor pieces comprised of multiple elements. Re-imagined common objects, ordinary materials used in unexpected ways, saturated colors, and textural extremes are a hallmark of her work.

Pokorny's constructed systems and collective actions suggest something akin to speculative biomes, or psychological landscapes. Individual works are re-collections of moments: lived, imagined, and borrowed. They are experientially derived, suggesting layered relationships based on memories of place, material affinities, (un) natural phenomena, and the desires of things.


Odilon Redon referred to his oeuvre as an “ambiguous realm of the undetermined.” This work also favors undetermined spaces, and between-ness.

Pokorny's new works, in this exhibition, negotiate ways of being, ways of knowing, and ways of looking. They are composed of multivalent shapes, engagements, relational entanglements, and collapsed temporalities.

Pokorny has been an exhibiting artist for over twenty years. Her large scale, assemblage-based sculptural works have been widely exhibited at venues across the US. Recent solo shows at Platform Gallery in Seattle and Front Room Gallery in New York augment a long career of solo exhibitions, beginning with Gallery Paule Anglim, in San Francisco and continuing with Bodybuilder and Sportsman in Chicago. Selected group exhibitions include venues such as Yerba Buena Gardens, Southern Exposure, Victoria Room, and New Langton Arts in San Francisco, Foodhouse Gallery in Los Angeles, Gallery 400, Columbia College,The James Hotel, and Devening Projects +Editions in Chicago, and The Richard Peeler Art Center at Depauw University, in Greencastle, Indiana. Her work is held in collections at Orange County Museum of Art, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the Richard L. Nelson Museum at UC Davis, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Richard Peeler Art Center at Depauw University.

(ways of): Melissa Pokorny







Thomas Broadbent wins the 2016 New York PULSE Prize!




Thomas Broadbent in front of "The Challenger Craters"

We are thrilled to announce that Thomas Broadbent has won the 2016 New York PULSE PRIZE!

Awarded by a jury, the PULSE PRIZE is a grant which is given to an artist of distinction exhibiting a the fair.


Of Broadbent's work, PRIZE Juror Anthony Haden-Guest told artnet News "Most art, especially at art fairs, looks a whole lot like other art. Thomas Broadbent's work absolutely stood out for me."


Read about his work on Artnet.