“OUTPUT” with Bill Albertini, R.C. Baker, and Sharon Butler
For Dumbo Open Studios, 20 Jay Street resident (and Two Coats of Paint publisher) Sharon Butler has invited R.C. Baker, artist and editor-in-chief of the Village Voice, and multi-disciplinary artist Bill Albertini to present work in a studio show that explores the different ways each combines commercially-available printing and digital processes with traditional methods and materials. Bill Albertini will present industrially-printed 3-D metal sculptures from his modular “Pipe Dream System” series. RC Baker will show political prints called “Trapdoors for Troubadours” that he produced on commercial laserprint presses, and Sharon Butler will be exhibiting a four-panel painting called “96 Hours” that is based on drawings originally made in a phone app. She has also output a series of images of her working drawings on small objects – a mug, a calendar, a print on canvas, and a puzzle – to commemorate the 2023 Dumbo Open Studios. They are available online at Baahng Shop.
“Output,” with Sharon Butler and guest artists Bill Albertini and R.C. Baker, co-organized by Sharon Butler and Jennifer Baahng, 20 Jay Street #308, Brooklyn, NY.
Reception: Friday, April 21, 6-8 pm
Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23, 1-6 pm
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Bill Albertini is a graduate of the Crawford College of Art, Cork, Ireland (1978) and the Yale School of Art (MFA 1982). He has had solo exhibitions at, amongst others, Martos Gallery, New York; Alona Kagan Gallery, New York; Temple Bar Galleries and Studios, Dublin; Althea Viafora Gallery, New York; and White Columns, New York. His work has been included in group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe, including recent shows at the Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projects, New York; LMAK Projects, New York; Theodore:Art, Brooklyn; and Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Portland. Albertini lives and works in New York.
R.C. Baker is an artist and writer who lives and works in New York City. He is a New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellow whose work has been exhibited at Baahng Gallery, Zone: Contemporary Art, the Drawing Center, White Columns, the Center for Book Arts, and other venues in New York City, as well as internationally. Baker is a senior editor at the Village Voice and a visiting artist at NYU Steinhardt School of Painting. In 2016 he was awarded a Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing.
Sharon Butler‘s geometric abstractions explore the tension between digital and handmade. Her work has been written about in Hyperallergic, artcritical, The New Criterion, The James Kalm Report, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine. Creative Capital and the Warhol Foundation, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Connecticut State University, Pollock Krasner Foundation, Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center, Pocket Utopia, and Counterproof Press are among the organizations that have awarded her grants and residencies. Sharon is the founder of Two Coats of Paint, a project that includes an award-winning blogazine about contemporary painting, and she currently teaches in the MFA programs at the New York Academy of Art and the University of Connecticut.
Images of work in the show
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