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  • Upcoming exhibition at ERNEST NEWMAN CONTEMPORARY

    E R N E S T  N E W M A N  C O N T E M P O R A R Y 



    Date: April­ 11th- May 31st, 2015

    Gallery hours: By appointment, opening reception Saturday April 11th, 4-7pm, Click here to RSVP

    Location: 226 Richardson St. Brooklyn, New York



    Ernest Newman Contemporary is pleased to announce  “Domicile,” a group show presenting the work of Sarah Hollars, Kurt Lightner, and Heeseop Yoon. Each of the artist's work references his or her memories and connections to places and objects that are simultaneously deeply personal and communal. The artists' connections to their physical subjects serve as the vehicle for their individual and stylistic explorations and suggest a qualitative shift in the way we define domestic space.

    Sarah Hollars asks the question “Where does the singular experience/memory stand in relation to the universal?” Treated with equal weight, images originating from both the shared and the private are forced to take part in the creation of an alternative dialogue with history and meaning where the collective is not privileged over the individual or vice versa.

    In Kurt Lightner’s acrylic on paper “Cathedrals of work” series, Lightner focuses on how the role of work and labor formed his family's Midwestern farm-life identity. Visually referencing his family's agrarian past, the series depicts the interiors of his grandparents’ utilitarian barn structures, drawing parallels and disparities between the rituals performed within them to those of baroque cathedrals.

    Heeseop Yoon’s mural-scaled “drawing” uses black masking tape to detail the clutter of objects found in basements, workshops and storage spaces. While referencing photographs of the environments, the drawings take on an exaggerated, organic life of their own, questioning one's memory and relationship to specific places and material items.

    For additional information or to make an appointment, email



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    From John LaFarge to Stanford White and Bela Pratt to Lumen Winter, The Church of St Paul the Apostle has had one main goal since its inception - to combine the artistic ideals of the past with the American genius of the present day.
    This fall Openings presents:

    1). All of the Above

    A group exhibition held inside this historic church, showcasing the work of 37 artists whose mediums include: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, collage, and site specific installations. There will even be a performance piece on the night of the Opening Reception.

    Exhibition Dates: September 13- October 25
    Opening Reception: September 19, 20137-9pm in the church

    RSVP and More information:

    The show, curated by Keena Gonzalez and Michael Berube, features work by Alan Richards, Andrew Berardi, Ariel Zakarison, Benjamin Armas & Ori Carino, Chris Leib, Denise Gieseke Penizzotto, Elisa Soliven, Eric Jiaju Lee, Erik Dalzen, Firth MacMillan, Guillermo Lorente Perez, Ingrid Roe, James Vanderberg, Janna Dyk, jdx, Jen Phippen, Jess Willa Wheaton, Joachim Marx, Joey Kilrain, Joyce Yamada, Katie Rubright, Laura Frantz, Mary DeVincentis, Mark Brennan, Michael TianXiang, Miya Ando, Patricia Bellucci, Reiner Hansen, Robert Aitchison, Samantha Holmes, Seldon Yuan, Summer McCorkle, Tim Rusterholtz, Timothy Collins, Visakh Menon, and Walter O’Neill. 
    Location: Church of St. Paul the Apostle
    Corner of West 60th & Columbus Ave. (212) 265-3495
    New York, New York 10019
    Press Contact: Frank Sabatte, (212) 265-3209 x218

  • American Girls Opening April 10th

    American Girls Opening April 10th

    Come see my newest drawings opening April 10th at Hunter College 68th street, 8th floor Faculty Lounge HW from 5:30-7:30pm! RSVP to for non-Hunter's

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    Hunter College is pleased to present American Girls, a solo exhibition by Sarah Hollars.  The exhibition consists of small mixed media drawings on velum, each stemming from the question: “Where does the singular experience/memory stand in relation to the universal?”

    In American Girls, Hollars culls imagery from deeply personal memories as well as public sources including the internet and print materials.  Animals, houses, pattern, the female figure, and highly saturated hues coalesce as the individual and common are woven together on the page.  Treated with equal weight, images originating from both the shared and the private are forced to take part in the creation of an alternative dialogue with history and meaning where the collective is not privileged over the individual or vice versa.

    Born in 1983 in southeastern Oregon, Hollars received an MFA in Painting from Hunter College, New York; a BFA in Painting from the University of Oregon, Eugene; and a BA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Washington, Seattle.  Currently Hollars lives in Brooklyn, New York and is an adjunct professor at Hunter College, New York. 

    Gallery will be open Monday - Friday, 2:00-6:00 pm

    Viewing by appointment for non-Hunter individuals

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  • First Person Plural: A group exhibition at St. Francis College

    First Person Plural: A group exhibition at St. Francis College

    New York, N.Y.— It’s a FIRST for us. The Openings Collective is pleased to announce our firstever member show, happening this November at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, and featuring recent works by nineteen current members of the collective. Openings, founded in 2006, engages visual artists of all disciplines who are interested in exploring the dynamic between creativity and transcendence. The exhibition runs from November 2 – November 30, 2012.

    First Person Plural is all about who we are, right now- as individual artists, and as a collective. The exhibition is being organized by Meg Graham, Iliyan Ivanov, Anthony Santella and Patricia Bellucci, and features works by Robert Aitchison, Sherry Aliberti, Virgil Alderson, Michael Berube, Sarah Hollars, Carrie Elston Tunick, Keena Gonzalez, Meg Graham, Iliyan Ivanov, David Kagan, Joey Kilrain, Daniel Nelson, Steven Palermo, Denise Penizzotto, Frank Sabatte, Patricia Bellucci, Anthony Santella, Niki Singleton, and James Vanderberg. We are First Person Plural.

    Opening reception: Saturday, November 3, 2012, 2pm- 8pm

    Exhibition dates: November 3-November 30, 2012

    Hours: every day, 7am-11pm (unless the space is booked for a private event)

    Please note: to ensure access, please call the SFC Office of Special Events, at 718-489-5372

    Location: Callahan Center gallery, ground floor, St. Francis College

    Address: 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York, 11201

    Directions: (by subway) 2, 3, 4, 5, R to Court Street, Boro Hall; A, C to Jay Street.

    Press Contact: Frank Sabatte, 212.265.3209, x218




  • Open Studios September 8th and 9th!!!

    Open Studios September 8th and 9th!!!

    I will be opening my studio for the "Go Brooklyn Open Studios" event. Come check out my new work from the past few months and see my new studio I have moved into in Brooklyn! Third floor, Studio C, September 8th and 9th from 11am to 7pm!

    To get to the studio take the R train to the Prospect Avenue stop, walk two blocks to 19th street, hang a right and walk one and a half blocks to number 75 (It is the second door #75 with the "PAWS" sign above it and a loading bay with tires tied to it). The building will be on your right directly before the back of Home Depot. The door will be open, just follow the signs to the third floor and my studio, the third door on the left. Can't wait to see you there!!!

    For more information you can view the event on Facebook:

  • Brucennial 2012!

    The Bruce High Quality Foundation

    Vito Schnabel 

    invite you to

    the opening of the single most important

    art exhibition in the history of the world.



    Harderer. Betterer. Fasterer. Strongerer.

    February 29, 6-9 pm
    159 Bleecker Street, NYC
    (between Thompson and Sullivan)

    Exhibition will be open from 
    March 1 - April 20
    WED - SUN, 12 - 6 pm

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  • "Play It Again" November 18th and 19th 2011

    Play it Again

    November 18th and 19th, 2011

    Friday, 6-10pm

    Saturday, 2-6pm


    Hunter College - Times Square Gallery

    450 West 41st Street

    (In conjunction with Hunter’s MFA Open Studios)


    The ACE Curatorial Collective invites you to join us for the two-day exhibition Play it Again, in conjunction with Hunter’s Master of Fine Arts Fall Open Studios. Play it Again brings together 26 artists including current Hunter MFAs to explore contemporary relationships to the past distinct from critical appropriation strategies of the 20th century.  The works on view revisit, rehearse, re-photograph, re-draw, and reenact histories and art historic modes in often playful and sometimes surprisingly humorous ways.


    The exhibition will be on view November 18 and 19 during Hunter College’s MFA Open Studios, in the Times Square Gallery: 450 West, 41st St., First Floor.


    Artists include Nobutaka Aozaki, Irina Botea, Jude Broughan, Zlatko Cosic, Carey Denniston, Chris Domenick, Laura Franz, Marley Freeman, Gallery 301, Charles Hobbs, Sarah Hollars, Jane Carver, Tod Kreher, Seung Min Lee, Rebecca Major, Daniel McGrath, Phoebe Morris, Julie Opperman, Yogi Proctor, Martin Roth, David Wilson, Yunyi Yi, Jonathan Zimmerman and Chris Zirbes.


    With an installation by CCA300, including Lindsay Lawson, curated by Jenny Jaskey.


    Saturday, November 16th, 2:30PM

    Poetry reading hosted by Katie Byrum, Hunter MFA-Poetry: featuring Kevin Shea, Chris Hughes, Sarah Feeley and Jackie Clark.


    Play it Again is curated by ACE

    Kiran Chandra, Danyel Ferrari, Essye Klempner, Sophia Lucas, Nickolas Roudané, Annie Wischmeyer


    ACE is a curatorial collective of Hunter College MFA’s and MA’s creating events and exhibitions throughout the semester at the two Hunter Art Department locations.

  • Hunter College Fall 2011 Open Studios

    Hunter College MFA Open Studios

    November 18th and 19th

    Friday November 18th 6pm - 10pm

    Saturday 2pm - 6pm

    Silent Auction: Friday November 18th 6pm - 9pm

    Come to studio 312A, 420, the 5th floor Min Lee Gallery, and the Times Square Gallery 'Play It Again' show!!!

    Hunter MFA Building 
    450 West 41st Street 
    New York, NY 10036 
    Take the A, C, E train to Port Authority or 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, S to Times Square

  • Open Door Days (Rundgang 2011) UdK Berlin July 14-17, 2011

    Open Door Days at University of Ars Berlin (UdK) 14-17 July 2011!

    Schedule for Hardenbergstr. 33 building (Fakultät Bildende Kunst):  14. Juli, 19-22 Uhr | 15.-16. Juli, 11-22 Uhr | 17. Juli, 11-20 Uhr

    I will be in Hardenbergstr. 33, Room 211!!!!

    UdK Events Calendar (click on link to go to calender)

    Rundgang 2011

    Er ist mit seinen mehr als 12.000 Besuchern eine feste Größe im Berliner Kultursommer: der Rundgang der UdK Berlin. Auch in diesem Jahr öffnet die größte künstlerische Hochschule Deutschlands wieder die Werkstätten, Ateliers, Studios und Probenräume ihrer vier Fakultäten Bildende Kunst, Musik, Gestaltung und Darstellende Kunst sowie des Zentralinstituts für Weiterbildung. In den verschiedenen Häusern der UdK Berlin geben vom 15. bis 17.7. Studierende der Bereiche Architektur, Bildende Kunst, Musik, Design, Visuelle Kommunikation, Schauspiel, Musiktheater und Tanz Einblicke in ihre Arbeit.
    Das ausführliche Programm können Sie hier ab Anfang Juli als pdf downloaden.


    Universität der Künste Berlin
    Zentrale Veranstaltungen
    Tel. (030) 3185-2431
    Fax (030) 3185-2821

  • Jo Baer Seminar Tuesday March 8th 2011

    Jo Baer is the first artist to be invited by the Kossak Painting Fund to come to Hunter College and will critique five MFA students.  It will take take place on Tuesday March 8th at 1pm, 2nd floor of the MFA building (450 West 41st Street New York, New York 10036).  The crit will run 3 to 4 hours.

    The Five artists are: 

    Kajahl Trapp Benes
    Karen Dana Cohen
    Chris Gartrell
    Sarah Hollars
    Mathew Newton

    Ms Baer requested that those participating in the seminar and artist discussion please attend her lecture on Monday night. 

    The schedule of for Jo Baer's three day visit to Hunter College

    Monday, March 7th at 7:30,  Lang Hall. 4th floor, Hunter North
    she will make a presentation of her work at Lang Hall in conversation with Professor Anthony Huberman.  

    Tuesday, March 8: 1-5:pm (at the latest),  450 West 41st st. 2nd floor crit room
     she will do public crits of 5 students in an active seminar setting; the seminar will be comprised of 12 painters who have passed mid program review, five of whom will show their work. This is an open sesion and anyone who is interested may attend.

    Wednesday, March 9: 2-4 pm, 11th floor crit room of Hunter North
     she will have a discussion about  her own work and her ideas about art.  The active participants for this segment would be those MFA students about to graduate and the Huberman Artists' Institute seminar which is conducting an in depth study of Jo Baer's work throughout this semester.  Again this is an open session and everyone is invited to come and listen.
    Jo Baer (left) and Sarah Hollars (right) during critique at Hunter College MFA building.