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Installation view: Machines of Paint and Other Materials

Erin O'Brien and Jennifer Riley
Erin O’Brien and Jennifer Riley

When artist Jennifer Riley saw a cavernous vacant storefront on Front Street in DUMBO, she thought it would make a good exhibition space, so she contacted the building’s owner (Two Trees Management) and asked if they would be interested in hosting a pop-up show. They agreed, and the result is “Machines of Paint and Other Materials,” a sprawling exhibition of artists who have studio-driven practices in which making and materiality are primary concerns. Riley began inviting artists, and eventually the roster grew to twenty. In case readers can’t make it over to DUMBO, here are some shots of the installation.

Cora Cohen
Cora Cohen
Craig Fisher, Kathleen Kucka
Craig Fisher, Kathleen Kucka
Marci MacGuffie and Susan Scott
T. Kelly Wilson
T. Kelly Wilson
Installation view.
Art in DUMBO
Installation view
Jennifer Riley


Elizabeth Hazen, Erick Johnson, Doreen McCarthy
Art in DUMBO
Russell Roberts, Laura Newman, Steve West, Jennifer Riley
Erin O'Brien
Erin O’Brien
Art in DUMBO
Wall of small work.

“The work is made of both conscious and unconscious intention that transcends the anecdotal or thematic,” Riley writes in her curatorial statement. “And, by encompassing qualities that range from fiery dynamism, powerful color and fierce movement, to a sense of equilibrium and eloquence, these works seen together are a poignant representation of painting and sculpture today.”

Machines of Paint and Other Materials,” curated by Jennifer Riley. Artists include: Sharon Butler, Cora Cohen, Elizabeth Hazan, Kathleen Kucka, Doreen McCarthy, Marci MacGuffie, Laura Newman, Erin O’Brien, Nakima Draper-Ollin, Lisa Stefanelli, Jennifer Riley, Patrick Burns, Nathaniel Flagg, Craig Fisher, Michael Geshwer, Julian Hatton, Erick Johnson, Russell Roberts, Steve West, Kelly Wilson. Studio 1046, a temporary space at 72 Front Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY. Through October 24, 2016 / Gallery Hours: Friday 3-6 / Saturday, Sunday 12-6,  And By Appointment / An artist will always be present during these times / (212)203-5055 For Appointments and Inquiries

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  1. Thanks so much Sharon, for the image of my work on your Blog!!! Was great exhibiting work together and would be fun to show again with ya all!!!
    Steve West

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