Category: Press

July 16, 2021 Press

Fringe featured in DART: “Pattern & Decoration: Now from Then”

Ruling families of the Renaissance, such as the Medici, exerted their influence through political intrigue, war and art, as can be seen in The Met’s presentation of The Medici: Portraits & Politics 1512-1570. American high culture, a construct of large institutions, mostly white, endowed by the wealth of corporate donors, also mostly white, is undergoing a radical shift, as consumers are beginning to exert their power to press for better representation of the publics that make up that body of consumers. Above:…Read More

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July 08, 2021 Press

Amanda Valdez in Whitewall: “Amanda Valdez Finds Gratitude in the Accumulation of Labor and Perspective”

By Katy Donoghue, July 7, 2021 Amanda Valdez’s “Gratitude” was recently on view at Denny Dimin Gallery in New York (April 2-May 15). The solo exhibition presented a body of new work, showcasing the artist’s recent introduction of weaving into her practice and the surface of the canvas. Integrating the language and histories of textile and painting, Valdez’s abstract works explore color, pattern, shape, and texture. The show’s title refers to the New York-based artist’s years-long practice of writing and sharing gratitude…Read More

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June 09, 2021 Press

Amanda Valdez featured in Artsy: “6 Rising Contemporary Artists Using Traditional Craft Techniques”

The popular practice of reviving ancient and traditional crafts in contemporary art is nothing new; age-old techniques have become ubiquitous across the art market and in museums and galleries alike. The reemergence of such methods has been described as a gesture towards something more certain and tangible in a troubled time, or a means of rejecting the digital in favor of the handmade. The popularity of crafting also signals the shifting away from rigid perceptions of “high” and “low” art forms…Read More

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June 08, 2021 Press

Wendy White: Mark and Phil reviewed in the New Yorker

In “Mark and Phil,” this New York artist’s first exhibition at the Denny Dimin gallery, in Tribeca, the digital and the analog overlap in a hallucinatory, cartoony world. Sculptures reminiscent of gloomy emojis (black rainbows, clouds, teardrops) are paired with trompe-l’oeil paintings, at once grand and scrappy, depicting plywood carved with graffiti. The show’s centerpiece is a large, low-hanging mobile of black enamel rods and chains—you might call its style “playground goth”—whose dangling shapes include an L.E.D. light in the…Read More


May 12, 2021 Press

“Let Chaos Reign” – Dana Sherwood featured in Upstate Diary

Words by Sabine Hrechdakian Photography by Simon Burstall For most of our history, animals were woven into the fabric of daily life and revered as teachers, tricksters and spirits. While this intrinsic bond still survives in indigenous cultures, pagan traditions and in the imaginations of children, most adults abandon their sense of kinship with other creatures. Thankfully, not artist Dana Sherwood, whose body of work, which includes draw – ing, painting, sculpture, video and installation, resides at the fraught intersection…Read More


April 27, 2021 Press

Making Your Own Fun: Sheida Soleimani’s Commission for the New York Times

Fun can take many forms. An end-of-day ice cream ritual. Caring for rescued chickens. A bubble bath for an inanimate friend. Three photographers show us what a good time means to them now. Produced by Jolie Ruben and Amanda Webster / Interviews by Raillan Brooks Sheida Soleimani Sheida Soleimani, a Providence, R.I., photographer, says she began doing “tedious but beautiful work, like picking dandelions from the ground, separating the petals from the calyx and putting them in an airlock-sealed jar with yeast to ferment.”…Read More


April 15, 2021 Press

Ann Shelton in Contemporary Hum: “Ann Shelton’s Strange Flowers Set the Stage”

by Katie White  |  guest editor: Chloe Lane  |  published 14.04.21 New York-based writer Katie White talked to Wellington artist Ann Shelton about her recent virtual exhibition ‘A Lovers’ Herbal’ at Manhattan’s Denny Dimin Gallery. ​ I called photographer Ann Shelton at her home in Wellington, New Zealand one day in late February 2021. It was 5pm and I was sitting at my kitchen-table-turned-desk in Brooklyn, New York, as the winter sunlight was quickly fading, evaporating into darkness. It was…Read More


April 14, 2021 Press

Dana Sherwood featured in Lens/Cratch: “Politics of the Kitchen: Dana Sherwood”

By Barbara Ciurej And Lindsay Lochman, April 14, 2021 “Deep in the night we eat. In the shadows, in secret. Feeding the animal, our nature, our dark, shadow-self. Feeding the wild animals in this way creates a ritual space, the dark makes it sacred as well as secretive. Like that piece of cake, gobbled at the sink when no one was looking. It is an offering to the gods of the wilderness, those feral beings who have no truck with shame…Read More

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April 14, 2021 Press

Justine Hill featured in Architectural Digest: “Inside This Upper East Side Pied-à-Terre, Every Detail Matters”

Interior designer Gregory Rockwell crafts a colorful New York City apartment by Hannah Martin / Photography by Ori Harpaz April 14, 2021 “The walls aren’t striped, they’re actually hand-applied fluted Venetian plaster,” says Rockwell, who teamed up with Kamp Studios on this statement for the entryway, which he decorated with a 1960s Italian aluminum mirror from John Salibello and a 1940s Swedish chest of drawers from England, topped with a ceramic work by Cody Hoyt from Patrick Parrish. “This [home] is about you and your friends….Read More


April 06, 2021 Press

Sheida Soleimani in the New York Times

Sheida Soleimani was commissioned by the New York Times to consider what fun looks like now. This image was taken by Soleimani, who said she began doing  “tedious but beautiful work, like picking dandelions from the ground, separating the petals from the calyx, and putting them in  an airlock-sealed jar with yeast  to ferment.” Soleimani started taking film photographs like this one “to document these forays and efforts to explore whatever we were doing one week to another.”


April 02, 2021 Press

Interview with Sheida Soleimani for Silver Eye

by Camryn Drabenstadt April 2nd, 2021 Sheida Soleimani is an Iranian-American artist who makes artwork at the intersection of installation, sculpture, and photography, which deals with themes of power, materiality, and violence in the context of American conflict in the Middle East. Soleimani speaks with Silver Eye Scholar and Point Park University Senior Camryn Drabenstadt her about her new work, Levers of Power, which was shown in a solo-exhibition at Denny Dimin Gallery in New York City in November and December of 2020. Camryn Drabenstadt: How has…Read More

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March 18, 2021 Press

‘Flat Green’ (2020) by Erin O’Keefe acquired by the Museum Voorlinden

  We are pleased to share that the Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar, Netherlands has acquired Flat Green (2020) by Erin O’Keefe. Flat Green (2020) includes classic elements of O’Keefe’s practice where she creates still life arrangements of painted wood blocks and planes as she continues her exploration into the questions about the way spatial conditions are transformed by the camera as three-dimensional form and space become two-dimensional image.


March 03, 2021 Press

Sheida Soleimani in Artsy’s “5 Artists On Our Radar This March”

Sheida Soleimani B. 1990, Indianapolis, Indiana. Lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. —Isabelle Sakelaris The daughter of politically engaged Iranian refugees, Sheida Soleimani creates works that address world events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and violence against women, by examining power structures through a feminist lens. In an interview with the British Journal of Photography, Soleimani remarked, “I consider my work a feminist practice, because it’s associated with the so-called female practices of cutting, making, and even care-taking.” Whether using found material…Read More

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March 03, 2021 Press

Ann Shelton’s ‘A Lovers’ Herbal’ reviewed in Artforum

ANN SHELTON by Wendy Vogel If you google “herbal abortion,” sisterzeus.com might be one of your top online search results. The throwback GeoCities-era website, which describes itself as “a women’s guide to synergistic fertility management,” offers information—after clicking through several disclaimers—about plants that could induce menstruation (emmenagogues) and abortion (abortifacients). In 2015, the New Zealand–based photographer Ann Shelton began researching and taking pictures of herbs that have historically been used to control female fertility. In her ongoing series “jane says,”…Read More

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March 03, 2021 Press

Amir Fallah Review in ArtAsiaPacific

Amir H. Fallah: Better A Cruel Truth Than a Comfortable Delusion by Paul Laster Best known for his unique approach to portraiture, Amir H. Fallah has made a name for himself not by painting incredible likenesses of people but by revealing who they are through the objects that they possess. Exploring issues of family, identity, and representation, the Tehran-born, Los Angeles-based artist has made several series of colorful, collage-like paintings in which the sitters are shrouded in patterned fabrics amid…Read More


March 02, 2021 Press

“Future Retrieval: Close Parallel Combines Eras of Art In New, Interesting Ways” in Cincinnati Refined

  Future Retrieval: Close Parallel opens at the Cincinnati Art Museum on February 26 and features contemporary reimaginings of works from the Museum’s extensive permanent collection. Future Retrieval is the name of the studio collaboration of artists Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis, who are both former University of Cincinnati DAAP faculty members. While they primarily work in porcelain, in Close Parallel, they have also incorporated other media, like intricately designed cut-paper pieces, fabric, wood, and metal. The works pulse with energy…Read More


March 02, 2021 Press

Erin O’Keefe reviewed in Artforum

Erin O’Keefe at Seventeen by Emily LaBarge   The wrongness of images, or our apperceptions of them: What appears to be a painting is actually a photograph. What appear to be two-dimensional painted lines, curves, rectangles, arabesques, planes of color, or abstract geometries with trompe l’oeil shadows are in fact three-dimensional objects carefully arranged, brightly illuminated, and flattened into a beguiling single plane by the lens of a camera. “I’m interested in finding/discovering/choreographing moments of uncertainty that exist in the…Read More

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February 25, 2021 Press

“Future Retrieval’s “Close Parallel” Exhibition Launches This Month at Cincinnati Art Museum” in CityBeat

Future Retrieval’s “Close Parallel” Exhibition Launches This Month at Cincinnati Art Museum Mackenzie Manley Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis – aka art duo (and married couple) Future Retrieval – spent most of 2020 creating art for their solo exhibition Close Parallel for the Cincinnati Art Museum, which opens Feb. 26. It’s the biggest show of their lives, they say — one that has been years in the making. After years in Cincinnati, the pair moved to Arizona in late June of…Read More

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February 23, 2021 Press

“Amir H. Fallah Paints a Roadmap for His Son” in WhiteWall

Art Mamas: Amir H. Fallah Paints a Roadmap for His Son Katy Donoghue Amir H. Fallah’s show, “Better a Cruel Truth Than a Comfortable Delusion,” is currently on view at Denny Dimin Gallery in New York. The new paintings imagined as a how-to manual for Fallah’s son, featuring icons, imagery, and references to the culture that forms us—from advertising and pop culture to the books we read as children. Each work started from a text, whether a lyric from a…Read More

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February 16, 2021 Press

Sheida Soleimani in Less Than Half

Women Artists of New England: Sheida Soleimani Hall Rockefeller As a photographer who captures images of elaborate stage-like sets, Sheida Soleimani is engaged with contradictory modes. Photography is a medium whose authenticity we still trust, even after the wide proliferation (and increasing sophistication) of Photoshop. Theater is somewhat of its opposite, allowing an audience to believe in something temporarily, though the delusion is only participated in partly. We are not surprised when we go backstage to see that the set…Read More


February 12, 2021 Press

Wendy White in Garage: Come Collect Your 1-Up From Julia Wachtel and Wendy White’s New Show

The artists’ latest exhibition, “Airlok or Gazing Into The Void” at D.C.’s Von Ammon Co., was inspired by Google Image Search. For artists Julia Wachtel and Wendy White, inspiration doesn’t need to come from much further than a Google Image Search. In a new show at Washington D.C.’s Von Ammon Co., titled Airlok or Gazing Into The Void, both artists culled generic depictions of familiar emotional states for those who are living, ahem, in these trying times. For Wachtel, that image was of a man with his head…Read More

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February 04, 2021 Press

“Art Heals” by Clarity Haynes in Hyperallergic

Art Heals: After a Sexual Assault, an Artist Paints Women Who Can’t Be Knocked Down It took me years to find the language to tell this story.   by Clarity Haynes February 4, 2021 We never laughed about the attack. I wanted to laugh, but everyone was so serious. As soon as I told them he used the word “rape” and pulled down my pants, they were convinced it wasn’t a mugging but an attempted rape. It might sound crazy…Read More


January 27, 2021 Press

Amir H. Fallah: Better a Cruel Truth Than a Comfortable Delusion reviewed in The Art Newspaper

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend From Albers and Morandi at David Zwirner to Amir H. Fallah at Denny Dimin Gabriella Angeleti and Wallace Ludel 22nd January 2021 Our editors and writers scour the city each week for the most thoughtful, relevant and exciting new exhibitions and artworks on view at galleries, museums and public venues across all five boroughs of New York. This week we recommend: Amir H. Fallah: Better a Cruel Truth Than a Comfortable…Read More


January 15, 2021 Press

Amir H. Fallah: Better a Cruel Truth Than a Comfortable Delusion featured in Forbes

Amir H. Fallah, Painting For An Audience Of One With Lessons For A Lifetime Chadd Scott Amir H. Fallah, ‘Dying for Invisible Lines,’ 2020. Acrylic on panel. 36h x 48w in 91.44h x 121.92w  AMIR H. FALLAH AND DENNY DIMIN GALLERY NEW YORK Can a self-portrait reveal nothing of the artist’s appearance? Amir H. Fallah thinks so. In past work, Fallah has explored the traditional conventions of portraiture while masking his subjects’ physical characteristics. All of his work begins with…Read More

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