Category: artists

June 24, 2014 Press Releases

Upcoming exhibition: Alina & Jeff Bliumis, Thank You Paintings Exchange, July 24 – September 7

Thank You Paintings Exchange initiates a series of material, social, gestural, intellectual and monetary exchanges between artist and collector, with the commercial art gallery as site and passive participant.  The fifteen paintings on view depict scenes of everyday life: a woman sitting on a deserted beach, children playing, cars parked in front of a suburban home, etc. Each painting has the text, “Thank You For Your…” painted on it, completed with words such as “Email,” “Poem,” “Kiss,” “Prayers,” “Dance,” “Pants,” “Thoughts.”…Read More


April 25, 2014 Press

Interview with Amanda Valdez on LVL3 Media

Read on LVL3 Media “Artist of The Week: Amanda Valdez” Amanda Valdez is a Brooklyn based artist, born in Seattle, Washington. She received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; additionally she studied at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. Amanda has been the recipient of a Yaddo Artist-in-Residency, MacDowell Colony Artist-in-Residency, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Artist-in-Residency, and the 2011 College Art Association MFA Professional-Development Fellowship. Recent…Read More


April 02, 2014 Outside Exhibitions

Jordan Tate: SUPERBLACK opened at Transformer Station, Cleveland

Exhibition runs March 29 – June 14, 2014 Link to Transformer Station website SUPERBLACK is the result of a two-year research project in collaboration with scientists at the University of Cincinnati. SUPERBLACK is a physical body designed to absorb nearly all electromagnetic radiation (visible light, infrared light, ultraviolet light, etc.) and offer the experience of a localized, contained, and absolute darkness. At its core, SUPERBLACK is an exploration of certain dualities – subject/object, void/full, black/white. Tate’s larger photo-based practice further…Read More


March 21, 2014 Press

Interview with Michael Rudokas on LVL3 Media

Read on LVL3 ARTIST OF THE WEEK: MICHAEL RUDOKAS Michael Rudokas received his MFA from Hunter College in New York City and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Visual Art from Marlboro College in Vermont. His first solo exhibition, Terrible Shadow, will be on view at Denny Gallery in New York City from March 20 to April 27, 2014. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. I studied both art and the philosophy of language as an undergraduate. Having always found…Read More


November 22, 2013 Press

Essay on Nikolai Ishchuk’s Offset by Lucy Soutter

Read on photoworks Nikolai Ishchuk’s Offset series pulls apart the family album. Ishchuk has digitally reworked a set of found snapshots, separating the central figures from each other and leaving the middle of the frame oddly vacant. This gesture is a direct function of the Photoshop offset filter referenced in the title, a tool that automatically splits an image down the middle and reverses the pieces so that the centre moves to the edges and the edges meet in a…Read More


September 06, 2013 Press

“Works Off Canvas” in Art in America’s The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows you Won’t Want to Miss

Art in America “Works Off Canvas” at Denny Gallery, through Sep. 8 A concise and surprising group show at one of the Lower East Side’s newer galleries (it opened in early 2013 with a solo show by Amanda Valdez, one of the four artists in “Works Off Canvas). In addition to Valdez’s abstract assemblages incorporating embroidery thread and fabric, the exhibition includes Michael Rudokas’s compositions of layered semitransparent materials like tulle and chiffon, and Wayne Adams’s tactile faux fur pieces. Lauren Seiden’s…Read More


January 13, 2013 Installation Views

Installation Views of Amanda Valdez Taste of Us


December 21, 2012 Artists

ArtBridge Artist Profile: Amanda Valdez

ArtBridge Artist Profile: Amanda Valdez Video about how ArtBridge helped to launch Amanda Valdez’s career leading to her upcoming solo exhibition at Denny Gallery.


December 20, 2012 Press Releases

Inaugural Denny Gallery exhibition Amanda Valdez: Taste of Us will run 1.11.13 – 2.17.13

Elizabeth Denny is pleased to announce that Denny Gallery will open on Friday, January 11, 2013 with the inaugural exhibition Amanda Valdez: Taste of Us. Amanda Valdez makes colorful, multimedia works, populated by shapes that oscillate between representation and abstraction. The works have a very strong physicality, immediacy, and sense of embodiment. Various materials- embroidery, acrylic paint, fabric and canvas- are sewn together to become continuous, integral elements of the work. Sewn elements are not delicate, fabric and stitches do…Read More


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