Gʉilty / (NOT) Guilty

Gʉilty / (NOT) Guilty

Gʉilty / (NOT) Guilty

Installation view, curated by Sarah Schmerler

Gʉilty / (NOT) Guilty

Installation view, curated by Sarah Schmerler

Gʉilty / (NOT) Guilty

Installation view, curated by Sarah Schmerler

Gʉilty / (NOT) Guilty:
a group show 
curated by Sarah Schmerler

featuring artists Ellen Letcher, Francesco Masci, Alfred Steiner, and Pablo Tauler

and in the project room:
Paulius Nosokas
Wade Schaming

Jan 1–Jan 29, 2012

Norte Maar, 83 Wyckoff Avenue, #1B, Brooklyn

Directions: L train to Brooklyn. Dekalb Ave stop. Cross streets are Wyckoff + Suydam.
Hours: Weekends 1-6 pm or by appointment

Related Press:
3 Ladies of Chill Repute
by Sarah Schmerler
Williamsburg Greenpoint News + Art, Feb 2012

When Paintings Are Easily Reproduced
by Hrag Vartanian
Hyperallergic, Jan 11, 2012 

Is This Copyright Infringement of An Artist’s Painting?
by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
Clancco, Jan 11, 2012 

Guilty/(Not)Guilty at Norte Maar
by Sarah Hassan
Art Writ, Jan 2012

Guilty: Kicking off 2012 in Bushwick
by Sharon Butler
Two Coats of Paint, Jan 7, 2012

Watch the interview with Sarah Schmerler
James Kalm Report, Jan 5, 2012

A blurb about Guilty
Williamsburg Greenpoint News+Arts, Jan 5, 2012

Opening recap by Katarina Hybenova
Bushwick Daily, Jan 2, 2012

Exhibition previewed by Naya
OZONWEB, Dec 22, 2010

Bushwick, Brooklyn-Norte Maar is pleased to present Gʉilty / (NOT) Guilty, an exhibition curated by Sarah Schmerler and in collaboration with 45 Projects. The exhibition introduces four New York-based, contemporary artists who paint, draw, and make conceptual projects in methods that both take for granted — and re-cast —what society considers as being good, reasonable (and therefore valid) reasons for making a work of art. The exhibition opens with a New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch on January 1, 2012 from 11-2PM.

About the Artists:
Pablo Tauler: a dreamy sort of guy who knows how to rock a ballpoint pen. Born in Chile (and into Pinochet’s reign of terror), he had a tough time growing up as a teen in suburban Maryland. Now he transforms his memories into airy, luminous drawings.

Ellen Letcher: uses paint, not to depict her own imagery, but rather as an adhesive for affixing photos of consumer-goods (and other disturbing content!) ripped from mass-produced magazines and newspapers. She also co-runs a gallery called Famous Accountants in Ridgewood, where she shows new work by local artists.

Alfred Steiner: a copyright lawyer by day, Steiner bought a painting at CANADA gallery on the Lower East Side by Allison Schulnik, and had a replica of it fabricated with a 3-D printer. (Both, now considered a single artwork, are on display here.) To cover himself legally, he sent Schulnik an e-mail to give her a head’s up that he’d done the deed. She’s not worried. Yet.

Francesco Masci: Google surfer, classically trained Italian painter. He’s depicted (among other things) his girlfriend lying on a couch as a naked odalisque surrounded by raw meat; Twitter birds pooping on Charles Darwin’s head, and other phantasmagorical subjects with the accuracy of an Archimboldo.

Additional artists featured in the project room include: Berlin-based Paulius Nosokas and L.I.C.-based Wade Schaming.

*This exhibition was first ‘workshopped’ on 45projects.com in an Online exhibition called “The Guilt Show.” Paulius Nosokas designed the exhibit, the catalogue, and the site.

is a virtual exhibition platform that shows real contemporary artworks in lushy rendered 3-D spaces and in e-catalogs. It was created in 2010 by Berlin-based artist and designer Paulius Nosokas and curated by Brooklyn-based art critic, Sarah Schmerler. Guilty / NOT Guilty began its life virtually on the site as “The Guilt Show” in May, 2011. 45projects is honored to be having its first brick-and-mortar production at Norte Maar.


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