ALCHEMY exhibition @ Arts Guild of Sonoma juried by Jenny Gheith (SFMoMA)

EXHIBITION ON VIEW OCTOBER 3 to NOVEMBER 3, 2019

Opening reception Saturday October 5th, 5 - 7:30

Alex Markwith,  Multi-Panel Assemblage 7 (Odyssey) , 2019, 31” x 26”

Alex Markwith, Multi-Panel Assemblage 7 (Odyssey), 2019, 31” x 26”

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The Arts Guild of Sonoma
140 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476
Open Wed through Mon, 11am-5pm
Closed Tuesdays

EXHIBITION ON VIEW OCTOBER 3 to NOVEMBER 3, 2019

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Alchemists were notorious for attempting to make synthetic gold, but their goals were far more ambitious: to transform and bend nature to the will of human imagination. “The aim of alchemy, to both imitate nature and transcend it, lies at the heart of artistic practices. Creativity itself can be said to describe a process of going beyond mere imitation—to create a new reality.” – Nora Landes. The Arts Guild of Sonoma invites artists to express their dreams, desires, mysteries, symbols, creativity and enlightenment in ALCHEMY, our third annual National Juried Exhibition.

ABOUT THE JUROR

Jenny Gheith is Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Gheith previously served as program director for the Society for Contemporary Art and curatorial assistant at the Art Institute of Chicago, and has taught at the California College of the Arts and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Creative Mosaic: Artists Working in Queens, curated by Osman Can Yerebakan @ Plaxall Gallery

EXHIBITION ON VIEW SEPTEMBER 5 - OCTOBER 13, 2019

The Plaxall Gallery

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Alex Markwith, Quadruple Void (Black, Orange, Caution), 2019, 20 x 16”

Alex Markwith, Quadruple Void (Black, Orange, Caution), 2019, 20 x 16”

Alex Markwith, Orange Void (Black, White, Grey), 2019, 20 x 16”

Alex Markwith, Orange Void (Black, White, Grey), 2019, 20 x 16”

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Alex Markwith, Plaxall Gallery, installation September 2019

Alex Markwith, Plaxall Gallery, installation September 2019

CREATIVE MOSAIC

Artists Working in Queens

A juried exhibition curated by Osman Can Yerebakan, conceived and developed by Carol Crawford

LIC–A’s aim is to increase awareness and appreciation of the richly diverse art produced throughout Queens.

Exhibition on View: September 5 – October 13


Opening Reception: Sunday, September 8, 1-4pm

Day of LIVE PERFORMANCES: September 14, 2-6pm

Closing Reception & Artist Talk: October 13, 2-5pm

Facebook page for Opening Reception:

facebook.com/events/516405309120015

Facebook page for Creative Mosaic LIVE: 

facebook.com/events/1154432154765043/

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About the Curator

Osman Can Yerebakan is a curator and art writer based in New York. His writing has appeared on T: The New York Times Style Magazine, The Paris Review, Vulture and The Cut (both New York Magazine), The Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Village Voice, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Wallpaper*, L’Officiel, Flaunt, Galerie Magazine, Cultured, and elsewhere.

Osman previously organized exhibitions at The Clemente Center (Residual Impression; A Room of One's Own), La MaMa Galleria (Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980), Radiator Gallery (Works: Reflections on Failure), Equity Gallery (Like Smoke), AC Institute (My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days), Center for Book Arts (En Masse: Books Orchestrated), Local Project (Hopscotch), UrbanGlass (Glass Ceiling: Art of Resilience and Fragility), Leslie Lohman Museum Project Space (Alternate Routes), the Queens Museum (Executive (Dis)Order: Art, Displacement & the Ban), and Residency Unlimited (Contingencies).