"NEW ARTISTS POP UP"
October 23- October 27, 2018
Reception Thursday October 25th, 6-8pm
Ernesto Ruiz Bry * Ellen Burnett * Kiffi Diamond * Kazuo Ishikawa * Marco Lando * Nancy Nicol *
Chelsea, NYC: Viridian Artists is pleased to present "NEW ARTISTS POP UP"The exhibition continues from October 23- October 27, 2018 with an opening reception October 25th, 6-8pm.
Its always exciting the first time one sees a small body of work by an unfamiliar artist, so periodically Viridian uses whenever available moments arise, to do so. These 6 artists are yet to have solo exhibits at the gallery, but we seized this moment to introduce their art to you in a short one week pop-up exhibition. All but Marco Lando who uses photography as his media of choice, incorporate found objects or collage in their work,.
Ernesto Ruiz Bry is an Argentinian artist based in Fort Lauderdale. Bry creates large collages of sport figures primarily, whom he admires for their perseverance and fortitude. His collages employ images from magazines that would be discarded if not used to create art. Like many who work in the collage medium, he feels that the recycling of the magazine images is not only helping to save the environment, but serves to give them a new life as well.
Ellen Burnett and Kiffi Diamond are both artists who recycle discards, though their recycling is focused not on paper, but on objects of all sorts. Burnett was one of the winning artists in our 28th Annual Competition juried by Susan Thompson of the Guggenheim Museum. At an early age, her mother introduced her to collage and assemblage by often taking her to MOMA and teaching her frugality, after having lived through the Great Depression. Burnett creates both collages and sculptural compositions from a wide range of objects and materials she collects and meticulously organizes in her studio.
Kiffi Diamond is a collage and assemblage artist too, who was born into a family of artists in Los Angeles. Her interest in collecting and collage comes out of an early passion for Victorian ephemera. Using her signature style and strong design sense, she combines idiosyncratic materials into witty visual narratives.
Kazuo Ishikawa comes to Viridian from Tokyo, Japan. He has a very unique way that he approaches creating his collage/ assemblages that incorporate plastic, metal and wood as well as paper. He begins his compositions first with vanishing points that he then connects with lines and shapes, keeping the work in bas relief with just an illusion of dimension.
Marco Lando’s photographic practice is intended as epic and revolutionary. Fragments of architecture and portions of cities exist against the background of a cloudy sky or mountain peaks, creating the scenario of the “Alchemy” series. In order to create an immediate visual and emotional upheaval, Lando often chooses to play architecture against nature: representing what matters most, daily life and shelter, while employing objects such as blankets, as metaphorical tools.
Nancy Nicol is still a New Yorker at heart, after commuting daily as a school kid from New Jersey & collecting found objects, bits of rusty metal and whatever along the way. Now she lives in a totally different setting on Cape Cod, but her early NYC journeys to school, the museums and urban neighborhoods still impact the art she makes today. Her collages and sculptures continue to be created from the detritus of moments.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12-6PM
For further information please contact Vernita Nemec, Gallery Director at 212 414 4040 or firstname.lastname@example.org or view the gallery website: www.viridianartists.com