Ross Racine Featured in 50/50: NEW PRINTS 2015/WINTER at International Print Center New York

50/50: New Prints 2015/WinterOPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, January 22, 2015; 6-8pm
ON VIEW: January 15 - March 14, 2015
508 West 26th St. Room 5A, New York, NY 10001

International Print Center New York (IPCNY) presents 50/50: New Prints 2015/Winter an exhibition featuring forty-five prints by thirty-four artists selected by a committee of print specialists from over 2,000 submissions. Opening IPCNY's 15th Anniversary year, 50/50: New Prints 2015/Winter is the fiftieth in this unique exhibition series. With all prints required to have been made within the past year, these shows bring to the fore new trends, talents and techniques as they emerge in the field of contemporary printmaking. Many mediums of printmaking are represented, including etching, lithography, silkscreen, and relief.

50/50: New Prints 2015/ Winter will be on view from January 15 through March 14, 2015.

The jury for 50/50: New Prints 2015/Winter was as follows: Joseph Goddu (Art Advisor and Dealer, American Art), Jodi Hauptman (Senior Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art), Jane Kent (Artist and Professor), Andrew Mockler (Master Printer, Jungle Press Editions), Carrie Pollack (Artist, Educator, Avenues The World School), Marc Schwartz (Collector).

50 prints by: Golnar Adili, David Altmejd, Steven Arnerich, Ann Aspinwall, Evan Bellantone, Håkan Berg, Mary Lynn Blasutta, Ken Buhler, Deb Chaney, Phillip Chen, Marianne Dages, Thorsten Dennerline, Kevin Frances, Robert Howsare, Travis Janssen, Anita Jung, Hye Lee, Ting Liu, Matt Magee, Jennifer Marshall, Monique Martin, Janis Murovskis, Leslie Mutchler, Elvia Perrin, Chiara Principe, Ross Racine, Szilvia Revesz, Kate Shepherd, John-Mark Schlink, Jelena Sredanovic, Rob Swainston, Eszter Sziksz, Jason Urban, Mark Williams, and Hank Willis.

Image: Ross Racine, A New Day, 2014, digital drawing (inkjet on paper). Courtesy of the Front Room Gallery, New York.

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Kim Holleman | Joanne Ungar Opening January 9th


Kim Holleman | Joanne Ungar 

January 9th - February 8th

Opening Reception: January 9th 7-9PM

Front Room Gallery is proud to present: “Consumed” an exhibition of new works by artists: Kim Holleman and Joanne Ungar.  Each artist’s solo presentation opens a dialog about material matters, consumption and waste.   Objects are suspended and redefined by the artists’ divergent processes.  While Ungar utilizes the organic wax and recycled cardboard, Holleman conflates the synthetic and natural, with petrochemicals fusing collected materials.

Kim Holleman composes and assembles with found objects collected from the urban environment.  For this exhibition she has created a room-sized installation incorporating broken auto glass; poured resin returns the shards of glass to a solid state, transfixing the incident in time. The experience of the artist’s initial discovery of the objects is captured and re-related by Holleman’s references to a landscape, which is simultaneously in and out of balance with nature.

Holleman’s works elucidate the problematic choices we make as a society as well as the beautiful moments as we evolve and grapple with becoming a sustainable society.  Outmoded chemistry vessels are repurposed, culling back to a time of ethical chemical manipulations.  Holleman cultivates ecosystems of imagined origins, and creates landscapes which emerge from petrochemicals and trash.

While Holleman’s use of resin gives a clarity to the objects she has collected, Joanne Ungar’s use of wax obscures and mystifies the origin of the materials she has embedded.  Joanne Ungar reprocesses cardboard packaging; the corrugated lines and smooth surfaces are enhanced, transforming the byproduct of consumerism into a completely new entity.  Color and opacity plays a large role in Ungar’s process, in which she holds a tenuous control over the outcome of each poured layer of molten wax.

Joanne Ungar achieves a heightened visual depth through her choice of pigmentation and the level of translucence within each strata of wax.   Ungar examines the physical and ideological concept of packaging, considering the value of the stuff we cast off, misleading facades and the pervasiveness of materialism in our culture.

Ungar and Holleman exemplify their personal philosophies through the use of found objects  - frozen in composed display, heightening visual qualities of the inherent body of the materials, consumed by resin in the case of Holleman and wax for Ungar. 


Happy Holidays from the Front Room!
Best Wishes for a Festive Season of JOY!

   This weekend is the final weekend of Emily Roz's exhibition.
   The gallery is open by appointment December 26-28
   (please schedule visits one day in advance.) 

sonicfront Performances Tonight for Williamsburg Second Friday!


Second Friday event, Fri Dec 12, 8pm: SONIC FRONT


sonic front is an exploration of electro-acoustic improvisation, electronic music, and sound art.

sonic front performances for Williamsburg 2nd Friday Event

sonic front presents:

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November 14th 8-10PM

DOKTOR23 (DOK GREGORY) analog & vtol modular synthesizer/theremin/werkbench sampler.
Dok has been composing, performing and recording experimental/electronic music since 1983. He has been a member of NYC based audio visual group Amoeba Technology since 1997, toured and performed in festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and South America and had recorded works released in most of the same. Doks' collaborative audio-visual works have been featured in programs at the Forum Des Images in Paris, Basel Art Fair in Switzerland, The Kitchen and Lincoln Center in NYC and elsewhere. In 2007 he began work on the ISRS system (a shortwave radio synthesizer) and continues to research, develop and deploy the technology. Dok has also toured and collaborated extensively as a member of Silence Corporation, Incidence Transmission Network, Psychic TV, Trance Pop Loops, Future Dream Transmissions and the Ransom Corps. He is and has been based in Brooklyn, N.Y. for the past 23 years and is director of the 23 Windows Arts Collective.current projects include:
Plan 23(NYC) with Peter Principle/WvS/( )
Byzantine Art Punk Ensemble (NYC/SPb) w/ Alexei Pliousnine/Dmitry Kakhovsky
Telesmatic Sound Box (NYC/Helsinki) with Timo Viialainen
Sewer Rats BK (NYC) with CX Kidtronic/Jason BK
ZGT (NYC) with Peter Principle/Zemi17
( ) is Jeremy D. Slater. His sound work consists of field recordings as a base to create processed drones with guitar, objects, ambient noise, and environmental sound. Performances include live performed video that is ambient and reactive. Video work includes single and multiple channel videos for screening and installations with sound and ephemeral sculpture. He is a member of Plan 23, ROTC (Rubaiyats of the Cicadas), Frogwell, and tū. He is currently curator of a "sonic front" at Front Room Gallery, series exploring electroacoustic improvisation, electronic music, and sound art. He's curated numerous performance events and gallery shows in New York including “A Sound Show” at Front Room Gallery, the sound/video performance series “kere.u” and “FLOW”, “Sun Khronos” at Millennium Film Workshop, and “Video as an Instrument” at The Tank and Supreme Trading Gallery. Jeremy Slater was one of the 1999 recipients of the Computer Art Fellowship from New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) and has attended the Experimental Television Residency, was guest musician at Watermill Center and HERE with Cave/Leimay, and was artist in residence at Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon in Seoul, South Korea. He has exhibited and performed in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, South Korea, and Japan.

NOT HAPPY is Johnny Scuotto (Synths/Loops), Steven Welbourne (Viola), and Nick John Stevens (Synths).

Emily Roz: "Ripe" Exhibition Opens November 7th

Emily Roz
November 7th - December 28th
Opening: Friday November 7th, 7-9
"Stacked" oil on panel, 36"x36"
The paintings in Emily Roz’s exhibition “Ripe” will surely make you blush. Referencing seedpods of a specific Southern Magnolia tree from the artist’s youth in Chapel Hill, these lush, tactile paintings exude the sexuality of the reproduction system of the Magnolia grandiflora. The large, cone-like forms of the Magnolia fruit are made from multiple ovaries, which bear vivid red seeds, that hang from the individual follicles by long silken threads. Roz’s depiction of these intimate parts of the pods is done at a larger scale, which arouses one’s desire for closer inspection.
Emily Roz exaggerates the visceral and sensual qualities
 of the pods through the use of saturated colors and the 
drama of baroque light. Roz enhances the shallow visual 
depth with the macro-texture of each form. She captures 
each minute detail of the final stages of propagation as 
the hard, lustrous crimson seeds protrude and penetrate their tantalizing furry enclosures. The exacting detail of these structures is counterbalanced by her use of the flat blue negative space surrounding the pods. These seemingly infinite fields of color paired with intense detail are inspired by Roz’s love of Northern Renaissance and Flemish paintings that use color in both realistic and symbolic ways.
“These paintings are my way of flirting. They want to turn you on, in a painting kind of way. Their texture and shapes may make you blush while their color and light appeals to you on a more cerebral level. Plants and animals have evolved for their essential purpose: to procreate. In these paintings I explore how both artworks and people pull out all the stops to get attention. These paintings are reminders of the universal impulse to use whatever resources we have to attract and connect, physically, emotionally or intellectually.”
- Emily Roz
"Spooning 2" oil on panel, 36"x36"
Born in 1972, Emily Roz received a BA from Hampshire College where she studied Art History, Literature and Weaving. She went on to receive an MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has been reviewed in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, The Washington Post, Joy Quarterly, W+G Williamsburg News + Art, Apollo Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail and NewCity Chicago.  Emily was raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and currently works in Queens. She lives on a small island off the coast of North America with her husband and son. This is her third solo show at the Front Room Gallery.