SUPERnatural / Survey of the ‘Figurative’ in Contemporary Art Curated By: Karim Hamid (in association with AUREUS Contemporary Gallery)
April 28th - May 28th
Opening Reception April 28th 7-10pm Location: 116 E 7th Street (Between Ave A and 1st Ave) / New York City GALLERY HOURS: Friday and Saturday 12-8pm / Sunday 12-6pm through April/May
“Currently, in the practice of contemporary ﬁne art, there are a multitude of various methods and aesthetics associated with the traditional concept of ﬁgurative art. For hundreds of years of art history the general concept remained fairly linear and uncomplicated. There was at one time, just the academic approach, and then something else. But, that ‘something else’has grown proportionately to reﬂect the increasing amounts of artists working today throughout our world. No longer is there a single common action, with perhaps a singular reaction. Arguably, since the beginning of the 20th Century, the aesthetic threads and experimental methods in art have spread outward like a new integrated root system. Now, there are possibly thousands of different ways of interpreting what we might still call ‘ﬁgurative art’. As such, if we were to focus on the representation of the human form we’d ﬁnd that there are a multitude of variations on the theme. We can still ﬁnd, in practice, much of what we might remember as the core sensibilities and methods inherent in the study of the human ﬁgure. And, there are still things to discover within that singular deﬁnition. But, today, there are also many many more subtle (and not so subtle) undertakings to explore. Some are easy to recognize and stem from formal representation (for example, photo realism), while others disassemble this formal representation altogether to such an extent that the original formation is hardly recognizable. Nonetheless, these new methods and aesthetics can still be said to encapsulate the original representation of the human ﬁgure, whether it be in repose, portrait, or spirit. Just about everything counts, until it doesn’t. Now, this small exhibition, representing artists from just about every continent, does not (and can not) pretend to share with the visitor every single thread in the root system mentioned above. To do that, you’d need a vast hall or museum to begin even encompassing such a thing. Yet, to be sure, this exhibition endeavors to present a small sampler of talents and methods representing unique interpretations of the ‘ﬁgurative’ in art, some at the forefront of some of these threads and others just beginning to explore possibilities. And, together in this endeavor to explore what is known as ‘ﬁgurative’ - these artists began to tell us something of what it is to be what should be called the ‘SUPER Natural’. “- Aureus Contemporary
Featuring the following artists:ANGE BELL (IRELAND) / EMMA FINEMAN (USA) / EBEN HAINES (USA) / CHRISTIAN FUCHS (PERU) / Yi HSING (TAIWAN) / SIPHO MABONA (S AFRICA) / DANIEL OCHOA (USA) / ERIK JONES (USA) / DAVID FUNG (MEXICO) / LOU ROS (FRANCE) / ADO LEOPOLD (SWISS) / ELISE WEHLE (USA) / GREGORY JACOBSEN (USA) / WILLIAM P IMMER (UK) / CLAIRE SHEGOG (UK) / NERYL WALKER (AUSTRALIA) / NIKOLINA KOVALENKO (RUSSIA) / JANN CHEIFITZ (S AFRICA)/ NICK RUNGE (USA) / VIKTOR FRESO (SLOVAKIA) / ROBERT POKORNY (USA) / PETER BUCHLER (GERMANY) / PATRICK EARL HAMMIE (USA) / WENDELIN WOHLGEMUTH (USA) / ELIZABETH WAGGETT (UK) / FRANCES SCOTT (SWEDEN) / KARIM HAMID (USA)
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Art Market San Francisco, represented by The Great Highway; San Francisco, CA
April 27th – 30th
Thursday, April 27th, 2017— 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Location Fort Mason Center - Festival Pavilion 2 Marina Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94123
Friday, April 28, 2017— 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 — 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 — 12:00pm to 6:00pm
I am pleased to announce that a selection of my Ocean Series paintings will be exhibited at Art Market San Francisco presented in The Great Highway’s booth at this years fair. This will be my debut at Art Market San Francisco, of a series which I began in Sicily at the Artigiana residency in 2014, and have continued to develop at residencies in Iceland, and in my former studio in San Francisco.
About Art Market San Francisco
“Art Market San Francisco will return to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this April for the celebrated art fair’s anticipated seventh edition. Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 25,000 visitors in 2016, the 2017 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers.” -AMSF
About the Gallery
The Great Highway is a fine art gallery located in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset district. The gallery was founded by John Lindsey, a long time resident of the city with a deep appreciation for images and ideas that explore the intersection of land and water in contemporary work. The Great Highway Gallery’s mission is to seek, analyze, support, and promote the work of a diverse group of artists who seek sincere authenticity, challenge conventional thinking, amuse us, and push the boundaries of today’s creative media. To learn more about the gallery, visit www.thegreathighway.com.
The Great Highway Gallery is located in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset District at 3649 Lawton St between 42nd St and 43rd St.