Category: Press

October 19, 2021 Press

Pamela Council reviewed in Hyperallergic: “Pamela Council Looks to Black Vernacular Culture to Expose Social Inequality”

Council often uses humor as a political tool to expose systems of power and inequality in a society in which even death carries a high price tag. by Ksenia M. Soboleva “It’s absolutely wild that this is the first time I’ve directly referenced Twitter in my work,” wrote Pamela Council on their Instagram the day before the opening of their survey show, Bury Me Loose, at Denny Dimin Gallery (which has announced its representation of the artist). Over the past decade, Council…Read More


October 09, 2021 Press

Dana Sherwood featured in the New York Times: “Teaching a New Inclusiveness at The School”

In ‘Feedback,’ a 21-artist knockout of a show, Helen Molesworth curates a nuanced and complicated conversation about race — the kind of talk we desperately need. By Will Heinrich Published Aug. 12, 2021Updated Aug. 14, 2021 KINDERHOOK, N.Y. — Feedback is what you get when a system’s output is looped through its input, as when Jimi Hendrix, closing out the Woodstock music festival in 1969, used an electric guitar with an overdriven amplifier to turn a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” into a…Read More


October 06, 2021 Press

Pamela Council featured in BOMB Magazine: BLACK PHENOMENA: On Afropessimism & Camp

BLACK PHENOMENA: On Afropessimism & Camp by Hafizah Geter “Me, we,” Steph says, quoting Muhammad Ali. She points her finger from me to her, turning the history that daisy-chains us into shorthand. We gaze out from Prospect Park’s highest pinnacle. Like the frogs chameleoning in the pond two hundred feet below us, our sentences leap from one conversation to another—art, ancestors, this Hunger Games called America. Gulps of white clouds hover at our waist level, pressed like pennies between a gentrifying Brooklyn…Read More


October 06, 2021 Press

Amir H. Fallah featured in Whitewall’s Fall Issue

Coordinated by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and installed at the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health Services is Amir H. Fallah’s stained glass installation in collaboration with Judson Studios. (Pictured: Installation of Amir H. Fallah stained glass works, photo by Alan Shaffer.)

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September 30, 2021 Press

Jeremy Couillard interviewed for Ocula: Jeremy Couillard’s ‘Fuzz Spiral’ Lights Up 80 Screens in Times Square

Jeremy Couillard‘s gloriously idiosyncratic art is being splashed across 80 synchronised screens in New York throughout October. His video Fuzz Spiral (2021) is part of Times Square Art’s Midnight Moment project, which shows art on advertising screens nightly from 11:57pm until midnight. The video is derived from Couillard’s game Fuzz Dungeon, which was released on Steam in June. You play as a rat-dog-witch named Flip as she navigates the space where good ideas get lost in search of a Sasquatch sex amulet that will somehow transport her…Read More

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September 28, 2021 Press

Sheida Soleimani interviewed for BOMB Magazine: “Critique and Care: Sheida Soleimani Interviewed by Cassie Packard”

Critique and Care: Sheida Soleimani Interviewed by Cassie Packard Photomontages that expose power and brutality. Sheida Soleimani’s collapsed images teem with signification. The Iranian American artist, who lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, constructs elaborate tableaux that incorporate an array of symbolic objects (bubble gum, toilet paper) and found source imagery (aerial views of oil fields, crooked politicians’ gesturing hands). Compressed into two-dimensional photographs with the seductive gloss of an internet aesthetic, these scenes deliver searing critiques of global systems…Read More


September 17, 2021 Press

Pamela Council featured in 4Columns: “From Flo Jo’s nails to splashing in soda pop: a show of BLAXIDERMY.”

Aruna D’Souza Pamela Council: Bury Me Loose, Denny Dimin Gallery, 39 Lispenard Street, New York City, through October 23, 2021 At Denny Dimin Gallery, the multidisciplinary artist Pamela Council told me that the work in their new solo exhibition—the first since signing on with the dealer—was “dark, maybe the darkest I’ve done.” That fact is certainly not obvious at first glance. The sculptures, videos, and assemblages here, made over the last decade, evince an exuberant, fit-it-all-in formal and conceptual energy and contain references…Read More

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September 15, 2021 Press

Sheida Soleimani featured in Hyperallergic: “Artist and Bird Rehabilitator Protests ‘Animal Cruelty’ at LA Gallery”

The opening of Ariana Papademetropolous’s solo exhibition included the release of domestic doves into the city, where they are susceptible to predators and malnourishment. by Sarah Rose Sharp September 15, 2021 Some images below depict birds injured as a result of being released into environments to which they are ill-suited to survive. The ethical conundrum of using live animals as art materials is not a new issue in the art world — a place where aesthetics are considered a cause worth dying…Read More


September 03, 2021 Press

Pamela Council featured in Hyperallergic’s September Art Guide: “Your Concise New York Art Guide for September 2021”

by Cassie Packard, August 31, 2021 Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very New York art events this month, including the Armory, Bushwick Open Studios, and the New York Film Festival. Pamela Council: Bury Me Loose Pamela Council, “Red Drink: A BLAXIDERMY Juneteenth Offering” (photo by Ronald Llewellyn Jones, courtesy Denny Dimin Gallery) When: September 10–October 23 Where: Denny Dimin Gallery (39 Lispenard Street, Tribeca, Manhattan) Pamela Council brings together Black vernacular camp, pop culture, horror, and humor in their visceral, ongoing exploration…Read More


August 18, 2021 Press

Paula Wilson featured in New Mexico Magazine: “Paula Wilson Layers Art with Complex Narratives”

In the heart of Carrizozo, Paula Wilson cultivates her art and life. AUG. 18, 2021 BY MOLLY BOYLE / PHOTOS BY GABRIELLA MARKS IF YOU MEET PAULA WILSON AT HER STUDIO during the weekly art event known as MoMAZoZo, you might not actually see her for a while. Art tends to get in the way, along with history, a growing artistic community, and the gorgeously decrepit streetscape in downtown Carrizozo, where US 54 meets US 380, midway between Socorro and Roswell. Though I can’t immediately find…Read More


August 17, 2021 Press

Fringe featured in Artnet Editors’ Picks

Editors’ Picks: 9 Events for Your Art Calendar, From a Talk About Chinatown’s Art and Activism to a Show of Surreal Cat Art Plus, stream in to the Migrant Festival, or see a show of “Fairy Organs.” Artnet News, August 17, 2021 Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events, both digitally and in-person in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all EST unless otherwise noted.)  …Read More

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August 16, 2021 Press

Fringe reviewed by TheGuide.Art

A double pun centers this show: “fringe” might describe an element of fashion ubiquitous to western attire, or else describe something that occurs at the periphery, the edge of a movement. The material itself is indeed found in this group show at Denny Dimin Gallery—along with quilts, crystals, ribbon, cut paper, and more. But the alternate definition applies as well. With a dozen artists on view, “Fringe” documents the contemporary resurgence of interest in the 1970s Pattern and Decoration art…Read More


August 05, 2021 Press

Dana Sherwood featured in Sculpture Magazine: “Must-See Sculpture Park Shows”

August 5, 2021 by sculpturemag A round-up of this year’s best outdoor sculpture exhibitions. “Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church and our Contemporary Moment” Olana State Historic Site and Thomas Cole National Historic Site Catskill and Hudson, New York Through October 31, 2021 Presented jointly at the Thomas Cole Site in Catskill and Frederic Church’s Olana in Hudson, “Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church and our Contemporary Moment” is a collaborative exhibition inspired by the work of painter Martin Johnson Heade and featuring works by…Read More


August 03, 2021 Press

Fringe featured in Creative Boom: “The artists reappropriating ‘feminine crafts’ through a queer lens”

There’s been a resurgence in recent years of artists using materials like textiles and ceramics in siting domestic settings as creative spaces, a nod to the influence of the 1970s Pattern and Decoration (P & D) art movement. WRITTEN BY: EMILY GOSLING 3 AUGUST 2021   New York-based gallery Denny Dimin Gallery attributes much of this resurgence to the movement’s promotion of female artists and its interest; though it also likely chimes with contemporary practitioners thanks to its place on…Read More


August 03, 2021 Press

Fringe reviewed in The New Yorker

In the early nineteen-seventies, a group of American artists who shared an unironic love of craft, vivid color, and kitsch—rebels against the ornamentation-averse restraint of the Minimalists—became known as the Pattern and Decoration movement (a.k.a. P&D). By the mid-eighties, the initial enthusiasm, mostly in Europe, for the group’s paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and textiles had waned. Individual artists succeeded, but P&D was written off as a footnote that was slightly embarrassing. (And also threatening: it’s no coincidence that the group’s focus…Read More


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


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