September 20, 2012
|OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 14th 7-11pm|
|Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail for drug possession,|
|Che Guevara is killed, the Israeli Six Day War is waged in the Middle East, race riots explode in Tampa, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit and Newark, 50,000 people attend the Monterey Pop Festival in Southern California and gas was 33 cents per gallon; these are just some of the things that define 1967 as a year forever burned into our collective memory.|
|Between 1967 and 1969 Photographer Charlie Steiner was documenting the whirlwind of activity that captivated some of the decade’s cultural ambassadors. From Frank Zappa to Bob Dylan to Andy Warhol to the Kennedys (all of which are in the exhibition), Charlie’s pictures have captured some of the most iconic personalities of that period, many of whom went on to greatly influence succeeding generations. Over forty years later and for his first showing in Newark, we are pleased to offer original prints of Mr. Steiner’s work as part of this exciting exhibition.|
|Charlie Steiner has been a widely published photojournalist since 1969. His photos have appeared in the major magazines of Europe, Japan, North and South America, including LIFE, Newsweek, New York Times Magazine, TIME, Paris Match and Stern. He is best known for his coverage of the Shah of Iran in exile and the last years of Marcos and the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.|
|Steiner has an extensive archive of photos he made during the years of protest and pop culture in the 60’s and 70’s for magazines and album jackets: Bob Dylan and Robert Kennedy to Jagger, Warhol, Yippies and Zappa. He has been a photo editor and photography teacher. Steiner did industrial/architectural work, and continues as a fine art photographer.|
September 20, 2012
New works by KATI VILIM
October 21st to November 19th, 2011
RECEPTION: Friday, October 21st 7-10pm
ARTIST TALK: October 30, 4-6pm
Kati Vilim is a geometric abstract painter addressing the discipline of Constructivist tradition incorporated with mathematical concepts. The elements of structure, ratio, color and rhythm, with their varied qualities, are organized into new forms that seem to suggest musical or architectural harmonies.
” We cannot perceive the wholeness of the world, but if we identify its structures and patterns, we can decode its complexity. Abstraction makes possible the transition between the reality of the outside world and the inner entity.” Kati Vilim.
Born in Hungary, Kati Vilim undertook her formal training in Europe and the United States. She has had solo shows both overseas and in the US.
“Kati Vilim appears to have inherited the Constructivist mantel work, which deals with the classic issues of form, color and movement. She says, “I am composing the elements of structure, ratio, rhythm and color… reminding us of musical or architectural concepts where these different qualities are organized in a new form. Her methodical approach is evidenced by the painstaking process of color mixing, which she undertakes `to create exactly the directed shade. This approach is also seen in her geometric forms, bypassing other contemporary technical tricks to paint hard-edged objects …
Before commencing a painting project she creates many experimental drawings as a way of comprehending the space and shapes she wishes to work with, prior to embarking on a painting. By limiting her language purely to planes and lines, and developing a unique and undiluted schematic approach, Vilim experiments with implied rotation and synthesized movement to create harmonious union.”
Anonda Bell, Kati Vilim in Neoconstructivism, Art, Architecture, and Activism
September 20, 2012
Alexandra Momin installation at Coffee Cave
August 31st to October 6th, 2012
Alexandra Momin is an artist interested in the encounter between different mediums and the evocative allusions that emerge from their overlap. She combines painting, film, and photography to create suggestive…
images of environments that unsettle our way of seeing and encourages us to look afresh at the surfaces before us. As The New York Times critic William Zimmer once observed about her photography: She “seems to forsake social experiences altogether in favor of double exposures that illuminate ordinary landscapes with brilliant flashes, epiphanies perhaps.”
Alexandra Momin was the featured artist at the Kedar Studio DANCE PARTY FUNDRAISER (Aug 31st), showing her photography, paintings and projections. Held at the Coffee Cave, the event included DJs, performance and dancing.
September 13, 2012
TERRY BODDIE: COAL MAN
May 19th to June16th, 2012
RECEPTION: Saturday, May 19th, 7-10pm
ARTIST TALK: Friday, June 15th, 6-9pm
All around the world, charcoal is made by an ancient process of carbonizing wood through controlled burning under mounds of earth over a period of weeks. The resulting coal is often the only affordable source of fuel for families in many parts of the world. Making charcoal is backbreaking, dangerous work for the men and women who do it. In this new, documentary styled exhibition, Artist/Photographer Terry Boddie, looks at the life of coal man Cuthbert Clarke, casting him as an embodiment of the culture of charcoal making in Terry’s home island of Nevis in the Eastern Caribbean. With contemporary issues of energy, deforestation, tradition, post-colonialism and the need to make a living all at play, Mr. Boddie will present his sensitive, conflicted and moving perspective of a man whose practice was passed onto him by the artist’s own family.
Terry Boddie was featured in HR, at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Infinite Island, at The Brooklyn Museum and Tropicalisms, at The Jersey City Museum.
This documentary project was awarded a 2011-2012 photography grant from the Helen and George Segal Foundation, which will help fund the second phase of the project. The photographs in the exhibition were printed at the Advanced Media Services Lab at New York University.