Abstract Realities

Vincent Pomilio Bruno's Dilemma, 2011 24 x 18 inches, Pigmented plaster, marble dust on panel

 

After Sandy’s devastation, the lights are on, the phone lines are back, and Hal Bromm Gallery/Tribeca welcomes your visit. You are invited to enjoy “Abstract Realities”, a group exhibition featuring an international selection of art by twenty-six talented artists.
 
December weekend viewing hours are from 1:00 – 5:00 on SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS, from December 1 through 30, and THURSDAY, December 20th from 1:00 – 8:00. The gallery will be closed Saturday, December 22 and Sunday December 23 for the Christmas holiday.
 
“Abstract Realities” presents a bold, visually arresting collection of work in a variety of mediums – paint, photography, sculpture, collage, drawing - from artists across the globe, including Frederic Amat, Wayne Bartlett, Lisa Beck, Martha Clippinger, Jan Davidoff, Stacy Fisher, Tim Fite, Ryan Foerster, Cameron Gainer, Mark Golderman, Pia Howell, Margie Livingston, Matthew Lusk, Alberto Malaccorto, David Malek, Paul Manes, Alex Markwith, Ara Peterson, Vincent Pomilio, Marja Samsom, Ellen Sayers, Sarah Shirley, William Stone, Dannielle
Tegeder, Stephan Weitzel and Kristof Wickman. In a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography and sculpture, works range in scale from small to large format, with each artist represented by several pieces.
 
Gaining serious critical attention at museums, leading galleries and art fairs in New York, Los Angeles, Geneva, Paris and beyond, these artists works have been seen in numerous recent exhibitions and are slated to participate in several major upcoming shows. Jan Davidoff’s work was included in ART SOUTHAMPTON, ART MOSCOW and gallery shows in Berlin and Munich. Davidoff’s new show “NATURALISATION” has just opened at Galerie Maurer in Frankfurt
accompanied by a new publication. Lisa Beck’s work is currently on view in Vienna and Lyon. Ryan Foerster’s current solo show at Martos was well-reviewed in the New York Times; Dannielle Tegeder did a summer installation in Mexico City and will have a solo show at the Wellin Museum in 2013. Vincent Pomilio’s paintings were exhibited in Hudson NY and are now on view at BAU Gallery in Beacon NY.
 
Stacy Fisher’s works were included in "Primary" at Nudashank in Baltimore, "Pig Party" at New York City, and currently in "Michael Byron / Stacy Fisher" at Regina Rex in Queens. "Stacy Fisher / Allison Miller" will open at Weekend in L.A. in January. Matthew Lusk’s monumental installation “More Broken Glass Than There Was Window” at Chelsea’s Zieher Smith Gallery received a glowing review in the NY Times. Martha Clippinger had a one-person show earlier this
year at Harris Gallery in Chelsea and a solo exhibition during NADA-Hudson; she is also involved in Brooklyn’s annual "ON THE FENCE" event.
 
Stephan Weitzel’s performance/installation, SKETCHES OF PAIN was recently presented at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MACUF) in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. Margie Livingston’s work is included in the BAM Biennale 2012 at Bellevue Arts Museum, and was recently seen at Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle. Alex Markwith just had a major solo show in Paris at Galerie Helene Bailly. During December, the list of artists who will have work on view at Scope, NADA, Art Miami, Art Basel Miami et al include Jan Davidoff, David Malek, Ryan Foerster and Margie Livingston.
 
“For this exhibition, the focus was on fresh faces and new works” says Bromm. “the idea was to explore ideas and images that have recently come into view”. “Abstract Realities" explores
 
the realms of abstraction and figurative realism – sometimes separately but often overlapping - as popular elements in recent contemporary art. This informal survey reflects the diversity of the present, it examines new directions by artists around a theme of abstraction merging with figuration. Within the works, a shift from both directions emerges through materials or process, or within the actual subject — resulting in works that range from visually figurative representations to graphically abstract patterns.
 
For additional information or press images, contact Lindy Nowak at 646 316 6819, lindynowak@hotmail.com