Category: Press

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 06, 2021 Press

Amanda Valdez: Gratitude included in Surface Magazine’s Itinerary

For the past year, Amanda Valdez has been contending with gratitude as a tool to navigate stress, loss, and tragedy after the tumultuous past year saw her lose a parent and become a mother. Her process begins by “dislodging” ideas with small-scale drawings with shapes that emerge from motherhood, growth, and relationships. Utilizing both hand-dyed and commercially sourced fabrics, Valdez then sews the shaped panels of fabric into the canvas before stretching it over the frame, and then paints with…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 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


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 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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December 19, 2020 Press

Sheida Soleimani: Hotbed Reviewed in Hyperallergic

Tracing Networks of Political Corruption in Sheida Soleimani’s Slick, Hyper-Stylized Tableaux “Hotbed” zeroes in on the places where these power relations and abuses between the US and Iran make themselves most visible. by Cassie Packard December 18, 2020 Installation view of Sheida Soleimani: Hotbed, Denny Dimin, 2020 (all images courtesy Denny Dimin) The compressed, hyper-stylized images in Sheida Soleimani’s first New York City solo show bring a critical eye to the tense relationship between the US and Iran, as well as the corruption that…Read More


December 09, 2020 Press

Sheida Soleimani: Hotbed featured in the New York Times

5 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now by JILLIAN STEINHAUER Sheida Soleimani’s “Iran Heavy” (2018), archival pigment print Sheida Soleimani: Hotbed Through Dec. 23. Denny Dimin Gallery, 39 Lispenard Street, Manhattan. 212-226-6537, dennydimingallery.com. You would be forgiven for thinking that Sheida Soleimani made the photographs in her exhibition “Hotbed” digitally. Collapsing space and subject matter into densely layered images of body parts, food, electronics and more, they’re informed by a certain internet aesthetic. But Ms. Soleimani’s artworks are analogue,…Read More


December 05, 2020 Press

Sean Fader in ASAP Journal

Multiple Exposures: Sean Fader’s #Wishingpelt And Humor In Social Media Performance by David J. Getsy Sean Fader, #wishingpelt Instagram image #907 (2014). Digital photograph posted on Instagram from PULSE Art Fair, New York. Read full Essay PDF. Read more on ASAP Journal.

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December 03, 2020 Press

Michael Mandiberg in the Economist

The way we live now “The Zoom Paintings” are dispatches from a strange year In lockdown Michael Mandiberg started capturing the offices, bedrooms and kitchens of others while on video calls by S.H. Dec 3rd 2020 IT IS THE corner of someone’s empty kitchen. Cabinets have been left open haphazardly; an oven hood and a slice of the ceiling is visible. The scene has a slightly dizzying quality, as when a laptop camera is tilted upwards, but this is an…Read More


December 02, 2020 Press

“I Call It Blaxidermy”: Pamela Council on Their Art and Aesthetic’ in Hyperallergic

by Clarity Haynes I first saw multidisciplinary artist Pamela Council’s work at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2015. Council’s sculpture “Flo Jo World Record Nails,” constructed of fake nails, formed an arc that evoked the sensation of taking flight, and paid homage to late track and field athlete Florence Griffith Joyner. I’ve since followed their work, which explores Black joy, grieving, grooming, and memorials in extraordinary ways. I was happy to have the opportunity recently to discuss Council’s work…Read More


December 02, 2020 Press

Sheida Soleimani in Hyperallergic

Your Concise New York Art Guide for December 2020 by Dessane Lopez Cassell Bye 2020. You’ve been a whole lot. For this final month of a wild year, we’ve pulled together a list of shows and film series that provides both ample distraction and some opportunities for reflection. Scroll below for our top 10, the majority of which are available online or by appointment. Installation view of Sheida Soleimani: Hotbed, Denny Dimin, 2020 (image courtesy Denny Dimin) Sheida Soleimani: Hotbed…Read More


November 10, 2020 Press

Michael Mandiberg’s “The Zoom Paintings” featured in Artnet

‘It’s Memorializing How Unmemorable It Is’: Artist Michael Mandiberg on Painting Melancholy Portraits on Zoom Mandiberg’s “Zoom Paintings” are going on view this week in a virtual exhibition. By: Taylor Dafoe, November 10, 2020 Michael Mandiberg, PSC-CUNY Action I, 3:00 — 4:00 PM, June 23, 2020 (#13) (2020). Courtesy of the artist. Quarantining has no doubt had a dissociative effect on us. Think about the strange ways in which time passes, or the moments during video chats when you have…Read More

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November 02, 2020 Outside Exhibitions, Press

Matt Mignanelli at 5 Bryant is featured on Gotham To Go

Matt Mignanelli: Between Nature & Structure ~ a Public Art Installation at Five Bryant Park November 2, 2020 afinelyne Denny Dimin Gallery announced the solo public art installation, Between Nature & Structure by artist Matt Mignanelli at Five Bryant Park. Located at the intersection of West 40th Street and Sixth Avenue, across from the southwest corner of Bryant Park, Between Nature & Structure bridges the natural world of Bryant Park ~ a lush, green oasis in the heart of Manhattan…Read More


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