2016 Group Exhibitions

Opus
Robert Aitchison
Robert Aitchison
Mark Attebery
Zeren Badar
Kajahl
Michael Berube
Mark Brennan
Joel Brown
Virginia Bryant
Joel Carreiro
Tryn Collins
Ashley Norwood Cooper
Mary DeVincentis
Georgia Elrod
Guillermo Esparza
Mike Estabrook
Debra Friedkin
Matthew Garrison
Nancy Gesimondo
Denise Gieseke
Lauren Gohara
Baris Gokturk
Alex Golden
Katherine Emely Gomez
Keena Gonzalez
J Grabowski
Meg Graham
Kirstine Reiner Hansen
Sarah Hollars
David Humphrey
Iliyan Ivanov
Vandana Jain
Kilrain
Yeon Jin Kim
Laura Sue King
Ellie Krakow
Eric Jiaju Lee
Chris Leib
Christopher Lin
Andy Macasil
Sandra Mack-Valencia
Joachim Marx
Visakh Menon
Timm Mettler
Daniel Nelson
Maia Nero
Sara Paige
Guillermo Lorente Perez
Oksana Prokopenko
Ingrid Roe
Nickolas Roudané
Katie Rubright
Jason Saager
Frank Sabatte
Anthony Santella
Dennis Santella
Joe Smith
April Tracey
James Vanderberg
Garry Velletri
Linda Vonderschmidt-Lastella
Tom Weaver
Julia Whitney Barnes
Witts
Joyce Yamada
Seldon Yuan
Ariel Zakarison

Opus

Openings Fund Raiser

Littlefield, Brooklyn

Pop up show: June 16

Online Auction with Paddle 8 July 6 - July 20

Curators: Keena Gonzalez and Michael Berube

Featured Live Bands: Shaman Blue, Glockabelle, Jeremy Willis

along with DJ Dave

 

Artists: Alex Golden, Andy Macasil, Anthony Santella, April Tracy, Ariel Zakarison, Ashley Norwood Cooper, Baris Gokturk, Chris Leib, Christopher Lin, Daniel Nelson, David Humphrey, Debra Friedkin, Denise Gieseke Penizzotto, Dennis Santella, Ellie Krakow, Eric Jiaju Lee, Frank Sabatté, Garry Velletri, Georgia Elrod, Guillermo Esparza, Guillermo Lorente Perez, Iliyan Ivanov, Ingrid Roe, J. Grabowski, James Vanderberg, Jason Saager, Joachim Marx, Joe Smith, Joel Brown, Joel Carreiro, Joyce Yamada, Julia Whitney Barnes, Kajahl Benes, Katherine Emely Gomez, Katie Rubright, Keena Gonzalez, Kilrain, Kirstine Reiner Hansen, Laura Sue King, Lauren Gohara, Linda Vonderschmidt-Lastella, Maia Nero, Mark Attebery, Mark Brennan, Mary DeVincentis, Matthew Garrison, Meg Graham, Michael Berube, Mike Estabrook, Nancy Gesimondo, Nickolas Roudané, Oksana Prokopenko, Robert Aitchison, Sandra Mack-Valencia, Sara Paige, Sarah Hollars, Seldon Yuan, Timm Mettler, Tryn Collins, Tom Weaver, Vandana Jain, Virginia Bryant, Visakh Menon, Witts, Yeon Jin Kim, Zeren Badar

Beauty
Michelle Gevint
Matthew Farrell
Sarah Dineen
Veronica O'Keefe Ruoff
Joe Smith
J Grabowski
Sandy Frank
Laura Sue King
Joel Carreiro
J Grabowski
Georgia Elrod
Alex Golden
Georgia Elrod
Jason Saager
Melissa Brown
Joe Smith
Mark Attebery
Jackie Slanley
Matthew Garrison
Julia Whitney Barnes
Jonathan David Smyth
Lourdes Bernard
Sandra Mack-Valencia
Ashley Norwood Cooper
Julia Whitney Barnes
Kajahl I Tom Beale
Caroline Wells Chandler
Nickolas Roudané
Mickalene Thomas
Mark Brennan
Mark Brennan
Yu Zhang
Michelle Gevint

Beauty

Church of St. Paul the Apostle

 September 9 - October 20

Curators: Michael Berube and Keena Gonzalez

 

Artists: Alex Golden, Ashley Norwood Cooper, Caroline Wells Chandler, Georgia Elrod, J Grabowski, Jackie Slanley, Jason Saager, Joe Smith, Joel Carreiro, Jonathan David Smyth, Julia Whitney Barnes, Kajahl, Laura Sue King, Lourdes Bernard, Mark Attebery, Mark Brennan, Matthew Farrell, Matthew Garrison, Melissa Brown, Michelle Gevint, Mickalene Thomas, Nickolas Roudané, Sandra Mack-Valencia, Sandy Frank, Sarah Dineen, Tom Beale, Veronica O'Keefe Ruoff, Yu Zhang

 

Classic. Tragic. Aging. Deconstructed. Sublime. Forbidding. Excessive. Luminous. Dark. Transcendent. Voluptuous. Unexpected. Natural. Humble. Mysterious. Alternative. Oppressive. Anti-. Unlikely. Supernatural. Wondrous. Subtle. Complex. Simple. Cultural. Discreet. Rugged. Comical. Aesthetic. Colorful. Defiant. Intellectual. Mad. Coaxed. Unrelenting. Divine. Universal. Intense. Rich. Indulgent. Fake. Vapid. Hopeless. Challenging. Nonsensical. Foreboding. Glorious. Sad. Burnt. Ominous. Strange. Seductive. Camp.

 

The tenth annual group exhibition held inside the historic church of St Paul The Apostle showcased the work of 28 artists whose mediums included painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and site specific installations. 

Openings proudly presents the first exhibition ever of contemporary Islamic Art in a Catholic place of worship.


This historic event features the work of nine New York-based artists who work in centuries-old traditional Islamic art forms or who draw inspiration in their work from traditional Islamic sources. Included are examples of Arabic calligraphy, illumination and paper-cutting, as well as traditionally Western media (oil painting on canvas, etchings) and animated video projection. It will take place in the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York’s largest Catholic church aside from St. Patrick’s Cathedral.


Exhibition curated by Mark Brennan


The Artists


Mujgan Baskoylu
Zinnur Doganata
Elinor Aishah Holland
Behnaz Karjoo

Daniel Nelson
Shahzia Sikander
Nadiah Tayeh
Nurdan Yeneroglu
Mohamed Zakaria


The selection of artists ranges from relatively unknown artists who have rarely exhibited in the United States to Ms. Sikander, who has been featured at major museums in Europe, Asia and America, including a solo show this summer at MAXXI (Rome.) She is the 2016 winner of the prestigious American Academy of Religion’s Religion and the Arts Award. Five of the artists belong to New York Islamic Arts, a collective dedicated to the practice and preservation of the most time-honored of Islamic art forms, faithfully using traditional materials.


October 25 – November 15, 2016
Mon – Fri 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat – Sun 8:30 am – 6:00 pm


Artists’ reception:
Thursday, October 27th, 7 – 9 pm

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