Monday, May 22, 2017 | News | Exhibitions
MAY 17 - JUNE 25, 2017
Foley Gallery is pleased to present “Subtext II: Meditations”, a solo exhibition featuring works by Wyatt Gallery. This will be the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery.
Meditations move the Subtext series towards a closer connection with the artist’s spiritual practice by identifying opportunities for an urban-mindful experience. The photographs in this series are sourced from found advertising spaces throughout the New York City subway system. Waiting for the next train, Gallery takes a moment to pause and reflect on the empty space in which advertisements have been temporarily removed. Years of glue, paper, scraping, painting, gluing...repeat, have left clues of the palimpsests that have been recorded for years if not decades.
Gallery transforms these evolving abstractions into photographic prints, referencing the masterful paintings by American abstract expressionism and French décollage art of the 1960’s Nouveau Réalisme movement. The viewer is left with a scene that may have only been visible for hours, maybe days - until the next advertisement is placed on top, transforming the space yet again.
Meditations continue the dialogue of the original Subtext series by getting further in tune with Gallery’s personal spiritual practice. Gazing into these spaces, Gallery finds reverence and an urban tranquility. For a moment, we may find quiet contemplation in a context where Subtext becomes more powerful than the rush around us.
Gallery received his BFA in photography at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 1997. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards such as the PDN 30, ICP’s Infinity Award, PDN Annual, American Photography, and 25 Under 25 Up-and-Coming American Photographers by Duke University. His photographs have been exhibited throughout the world and are in major private and public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the George Eastman House, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and American Express.
Subtext II: Meditations will remain on view through June 25th, 2017. Foley Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 - 6pm, Sunday 12:30 - 6pm. To request images; please contact the gallery at 212.244. 9081 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, May 19, 2017 | News | Events
Meetings will be a casual one on one discussion located at Foley Gallery on the lower east side of Manhattan, New York. Over the course of the meeting, we invite you to enjoy locally sourced beer or wine. Water and coffee will also be available.
We are currenly offering a discounted rate to our Visura friends. Sign up now to receive an introductory $75 rate through June 23rd. When portfolio views and local brews returns in July, the rate will be $110.
Michael Foley opened his gallery in 2004 after fourteen years of experience with notable photography galleries. After 8 years in Chelsea, the gallery relocated to the Lower East Side in 2012.
Foley went on to co-found The Exhibition Lab in 2009. The Ex Lab is a study center for people involved in various aspects of fine art photography. It provides a vibrant modern-day salon for artists, scholars and others who are interested in engaging the world’s diverse and vital photography community.
Foley is on faculty at the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography where he teaches and lectures on issues in contemporary photography. He has been an active reviewer at over 20 national portfolio reviews from Portland to Atlanta.
Appointments are limited, so write to email@example.com. This session is now closed.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | News
Stranger Loops: May 3 - May 14th.
Opening Reception Saturday, May 6th from 6-9pm
Curated by Lisa Long
Mason Gross School of the Arts is pleased to present Stranger Loops, an exhibition of selected works from the MFA Class of 2017 as part of the school's Rutgers in New York series. The exhibition will be on view Wednesday, May 3, through Sunday, May 14. The exhibition and presentations are free and open to the public.
2017 MFA candidates:
Joshua Araujo, Sam Ashford, Ryan Chin, Ethan Green, Delphine Hennelly, Julia Hickey, Jack Hogan, Ali Osborn, Shark Senesac, Ashley Seong, David Torres II, Bryan Volta, Ben Weathers, Jamie Williams
Closing event: Saturday, May 13 from 6–9pm
Featuring a screening by David Torres II and lecture performance by Sam Ashford
For more information and documentation of upcoming and past events from the Rutgers MFA: http://rutgersmfa.blogspot.com
Stranger Loops will remain on view through May 14th, 2017. Foley Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 - 6pm, Sunday 12:00 - 6pm.
Friday, January 27, 2017 | News | Exhibitions
The large watercolor paintings on paper depict groupings of interacting nude figures. Rendered in a spectrum of bright hues and gray monochromes, the bodies change color or density in the areas where they come together. Precisely aligned eyes, heads, hands, and feet, raise the question of whether the figures agree in their action or struggle for control through open-ended narratives.The paintings show complex figure arrangements absent of landscapes or objects. The selective overlapping of figures refers to both the conflict and the unity inherent in struggles for identity and agency.Balint Zsako was born in Hungary, grew up in Canada, and currently lives in Brooklyn. He studied fine art at Ryerson University in Toronto. His works are featured in Phaidon’s Vitamin D2 drawing anthology and are in the Permanent collections of the Nerman Museum, The Weatherspoon ArtMuseum and the Museum of Old and New Art. He was long listed for The Sobey Award, Canada's largest art prize in 2014.BloodOrangewillremainonviewthroughMarch5th,2017.
FoleyGallery is open Wednesday through Saturday,11– 6pm, and Sunday12 - 6. To request images, please contact the gallery at 212.244.9081 or firstname.lastname@example.org