2016 Group Exhibitions
Openings Fund Raiser
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
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
Elinor Aishah Holland
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
Thursday, October 27th, 7 – 9 pm