OPENING RECEPTION: ORCHID.SUMMER BY MATTHEW MORROCCO
August 21, 6pm
The Olympia Project
The Garage at 87 Grand
August 22 - September 21, 2019
Please join us for the opening reception of ORCHID.Summer, the final series in photographer Matthew Morrocco's Orchid.Seasons body of work.
Throughout history artists have represented the seasons. From Michaelangelo to Joseph Albers and Ellsworth Kelly, artists have been interested in the emotional and philosophical value of color. Red stands out and can symbolize aggression, while blue hangs back, suppresses the appetite and makes one feel serene. Yellow, like C-sharp on the piano, is for happiness. When children draw the sun, it is yellow. In Matthew Morrocco’s new show, Orchid.Summer, we are met with a yellow monochrome figure gazing into an infinite landscape. The figure wanders through the pictures as if singing a too-late love song for something they lost. While humans were busy remaking the earth in their own anthropocentric image, nature has continued to ebb and flow with the seasons all the while never ceasing to bring us the brilliant colors of the rainbow. But for how much longer?
Learn more about the exhibition here.
Light refreshments will be served.
Free and open to all. RSVP Requested.
OPENING RECEPTION: NOT FAR FROM HERE BY KENT ANDREASEN AND NATE BURBECK
September 12, 6pm
The Olympia Project
87 Grand Street, Brooklyn
September 12 - October 13, 2019
Please join us for the opening reception of Not Far From Here, featuring work by New York-based painter Nate Burbeck and Cape Town-based photographer Kent Andreasen as they explore America's heartland, engaging in a conversation about loneliness, a sense of being an outsider, and suburban sprawl.
Held together, the two artists depict an image of a lonesome and wayward world in the midwest - two divergent experiences and perspectives coming together to build a complete story. Art does not stand apart from the world around it, but rather reflects and amplifies it. In today’s social and political setting, we see a reflection of perspective in Andreasen and Burbeck’s works. An uncertainty about who we are and where we fit in the ever-changing world is not unique to any one place or person, it is universal. We sit, viewing a world not far from here, familiar, yet somehow just beyond our grasp.
THE DRAWING CENTER 2019 BENEFIT AUCTION + PARTY
September 19, 6:30 - 9:30pm
The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street
New York, NY
I am thrilled to be a member of the host committee for The Drawing Center's Benefit Auction + Party! Please join me on Thursday, September 19 for an evening of music, cocktails, and a silent auction featuring works generously donated by 44 leading artists.
Funds raised through the Benefit Auction + Party provide crucial support for The Drawing Center’s ambitious roster of exhibitions, publications, education initiatives, and public programs. Tickets are available now.