Ways and Means

Ways and Means

Cover Image: Bruce Dorfman. Courtesy June Kelly Gallery, New York / Photo Deborah Winiarski

Ways and Means

Chakaia Booker, “Mutual Concerns,” 2004, Rubber tire and wood, 42 x 42 x 44 in. Chakaia Booker, Courtesy Marlborough, New York

Ways and Means

Maud Bryt, “Morning,” 2016, Burlap, plaster, acrylic paint 62 x 24 x 14 in.

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Max Estenger, Untitled, 2006/2007, Sheetrock, plaster, enamel on plexiglass, 27 x 36 x 28 in. / 68.6 x 91.4 x 71.1 cm

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Robert Raphael, Untitled (made in Japan), 2014, Shigaraki stoneware, porcelain, 16 x 11 x 3 in. Private Collection, Brooklyn

:  a new look at process and materials in art

Curated by Jason Andrew
Organized by Norte Maar

Opening reception: Monday, July 18, 6–8pm

July 11–October 7, 2016

1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery
(btwn 51st and 52nd Streets) NYC

Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 8am–6pm

Artist Panel: Wed, Sept 28, 6:30PM
Panel Discussion with selected artists and curator Jason Andrew
Art Students League

Ways and Means: a new look at process and materials in art is organized by Norte Maar and sponsored by the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, in partnership with RXR 1285 Owner LLC, as a community-based public service.

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Jul 25, 2016: Top Pick Critic’s Notebook, The New Criterion

Jul 28, 2016: The Best Art Exhibits Happening in New York this August, by Paul D’Agostino, Brooklyn Magazine

Jul 30, 2016: Art, Work, and the Workaday, by Thomas Micchelli, Hyperallergic

Norte Maar is pleased to return to 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery with a major exhibition titled Ways and Means: a new look at process and materials in art. The exhibition marks the fourth exhibition curated by Jason Andrew and organized by Norte Maar for 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery (previous exhibitions include: Jack Tworkov: A Retrospective; To be a Lady: Forty-Five Women in the Arts; between a place and candy: new work in pattern, repetition, and motif). Ways and Means will open with a reception on Monday, July 18 from 6-8pm, after which the show will continue through Friday, October 7. Gallery hours are Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm.

Curated by Jason Andrew, Ways and Means offers an eclectic group of twenty-five artists who through a combination of their process and materials, challenge traditional means. More concerned with the ways and means than the why and how, these artists are linked to an aesthetic where product is not the principal focus, where process is not the means but an end, and where materials are far from conventional, moving beyond paint and brush, stone and chisel, clay and wheel, thread and loom.

There is nothing cautious about the way this eclectic group makes art. Their gestural approaches to working—pouring, throwing, reclaiming, firing, tearing, gluing—impose unique dialogues with materials. And for these artists, process is their motivator. It informs and shapes their imagery and dictates how their imagery is conceived. This exhibition explores the unexpected and the deliberate, the unforeseen and the anticipated—a new look at process and materials in art.

Featuring works by:
Chakaia Booker
Amanda Browder
Maud Bryt
Ali Della Bitta
Bruce Dorfman
Bruce Dow
Max Estenger
Ben Godward
Charles Goldman
Jenny Hankwitz
Norman Jabaut
Bryn Jayes
Hildur Asgeirdottir Jonsson
Steve Keister
Jill Levine
Robert Moskowitz
Frank Owen
Robert Raphael
Dorothea Rockburne
Naomi Safran-Hon
Richard Serra
Donald Traver
Susan Wanklyn
Daniel Wiener
Letha Wilson


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