: 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.
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:
Ali Della Bitta
Hildur Asgeirdottir Jonsson