Gallery Hopping on Thursdays: March 21, 2013

Presenting photographs, paintings, and sculptures with a pop of color.

Susan Wides, Brooklyn Bridge Garden [June 10, 2012]

This week we’re all about color. From Abstract ceramic forms to the brightened beauty of New York, these featured artists catch our eye, bringing fantasy into the everyday.

At Kim Foster Gallery in Chelsea, NY, Susan Wides displays nine panoramic photographs in an exhibition entitled All the Worlds. By honing in on everyday scenes and giving them added light, Wides adds a theatrical nature to the ordinary. The artist captures images from above and conveys abstraction in her scenes, distorting the studied environment enough to bring re-imagined energy, light, and vivacious color into view. In Brooklyn Botanic Gardens [June 10, 2012], we imagine the artist taking her photograph from a hidden location, creating distance between the viewer and the garden path. The garden becomes a fantasy in which the viewer can imagine himself or herself amongst the wandering figures, which seem to be taken out of a dream sequence. Highlighting New York landmarks like Bryant Park, Times Square, and Coney Island, we find a city rediscovered in Wides’s striking photographs.

All the Worlds will be on view from March 21 to April 27, 2013, at 529 W. 20th Street, New York, NY 10011.

Brooklyn Bridge Garden June 10, 2012 by Susan Wides

Susan Wides, Brooklyn Bridge Garden [June 10, 2012], Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

At Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, artist Michael Reafsnyder presents Abstract paintings and ceramics in his solo exhibition We Ate the House. Using clay, engobe, glaze, and layers of paint, the artist creates gooey forms that twist and turn in churning rainbow designs. When describing the texture of his work, the artist said:

“The liquidity of paint and clay allow for ‘Indiana Jones’-type adventures, a sort of immediate experience in which every turn or twist presents a new pleasure and a new concern. The trick is to make sure that the works do not end up solely as a record of those decisions, but take on a new life.”1

These sculptural creatures allow for endless invention, engaging the viewer to follow his or her own path through the detailed crevices. The works serve to represent Reafnesky’s idea of whimsical expression, and, conversely to Wides’s photographs, act as a new form of discovery, distant from everyday scenes.

Dusty by Michael Reafsnyder

Michael Reafsnyder, Dusty, 2011, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY

We Ate the House will be on view from March 21 to April 20, 2013, at 525 W. 22nd Street, New York, NY 10001.

Browse openings by city to see where art can be found in your town!

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Art@Hilton – EN VOGUE at Galerie AM PARK
March 21–August 25, 2013
Telemannstraße 1–3, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Munich, Germany
Rainer Fetting: Pali Gap – Fotografien aus den 80er Jahren und neue Bilder at Galerie Karl Pfefferle
March 21–May 25, 2013
Reichenbachstr. 47–49, Rückgebäude, 80469 Munich, Germany

New York, NY
Simon Lee: MOTHER IS PASSING. COME AT ONCE at Cristin Tierney
March 21–April 27, 2013
546 W. 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
Duane Michals: The Painted Photograph at DC Moore Gallery
March 21–April 27, 2013
535 W. 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011
John Dubrow: Recent Work at Lori Bookstein Fine Art
March 21–April 20, 2013
138 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
NYC: MATSUTANI Gutai Spirit Forever, Part 2 : Works from 1977 to 2013 at Galerie Richard
March 21–April 20, 2013
514 W. 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
Alika Cooper: Twin Lens at Tracy Williams, Ltd.
March 21–May 25, 2013
521 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

São Paulo, Brazil
Emmanuel Nassar: [INFILTRAÇÕES] at Galeria Milan
March 21–April 20, 2013
Rua Fradique Coutinho, 1360, São Paulo, 05416-001 Brazil

Scottsdale, AZ
Max Hammond: Still Lives in the City at Bonner David Galleries
March 21–April 17, 2013
7040 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Stockholm, Sweden
NOW! at Wetterling Gallery
March 21–April 27, 2013
Kungstradgarden 3, 11147 Stockholm, Sweden

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nicholas Ruel: Iconography at Thompson Landry Gallery
March 21–April 15, 2013
32 Distillery Lane, Toronto, Ontario M51 3C4 Canada

Zurich, Switzerland
Almut Heise  at Galerie Haas AG
March 21–May 3, 2013
Talstr. 62a,8001 Zurich, Switzerland

1 “Michael Reafsnyder: We Ate the House,” Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe press release, March 21, 2013, on the Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe artnet site,

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