See Viviane Silvera’s work “Therapy No. 33 (Being)” on display in The Masur Museum, selected as one of the winning entries of their 51st. Annual Juried Competition. On display February 27th – June 14.
Regional Deadline: February 28, 2014
Because of the overwhelming positive response from our first open call for artists from the boroughs in 2012/2013, Denise Bibro Fine Art is pleased to announce an open call to artists for our “Art From the Boros II” exhibition in 2014. The primary purpose of the exhibition is to bring untapped and underexposed talent in all of the 5 boroughs of New York to the public’s attention. After visiting all of the finalists’ studios, a selection of the most talented of the group will be featured in a group exhibition at Denise Bibro Fine Art in 2014. Two artists will be chosen to have a special exhibition of their work.
Works of David Barnett will be featured at the Carriage Barn Arts Center for their 25th annual Spectrum exhibition in New Canaan March 23rd – April 12th, 2014.
Dusty Boynton receives a review for her major solo exhibition with DBFA
Jeremy Comins, Unfolded #21, 2013
wood, pvc, 36" x 6" x 6"
Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 West 20th Street, Chelsea, NYC is pleased to celebrate the solo exhibition of one of its artists, Jeremy Comins, Unfolded: Carved & Constructed Sculpture, on view from February 13th – March 29th.
Comins’ most recent sculptures are constructed from hand carved wood and shaped industrial PVC pipe. The incorporation of plastic materials into his new body of work marks the beginning of a contrasting chapter in Comins’ vernacular. The assemblages of Comins’ wood and mixed media sculptures continue to express his ongoing fascination with organic forms and human psychological states, while the addition of plastic materials gives his work an even more contemporary edge. By juxtaposing warm and living natural matter with hard and finite plastic elements, Comins creates pieces that intrigue and invite the viewer to project his or her own interpretation of the balance between space and form, the living and the inert.
In her review of Comins in the New York Times, Roberta Smith wrote, “…his works…would do any museum proud…” The works in his new exhibition are evidence that after decades of honing his craft and sensibilities, Comins continues to produce compelling art of an individual nature.
Jeremy Comins has had solo exhibitions at Mari Gallery, Bodley Gallery, and Roko Gallery in New York, as well as the Staten Island Museum, NY. Some of his group exhibitions include St. Francis College, NY; New Century Gallery, NY; Sculpture Guild at Saks 5th Avenue, NY; Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm; Venezuelan Consulate, NY; Art Cologne, Cologne; Affordable Art Fair, NY; the Silvermine Guild, CT; and the National Academy of Design, NY. His work has been featured in Woodwork magazine, and he has authored and illustrated several books including. Comins has also received several awards and honors, including the Florence and Zlowe Memorial Award, 2007, the Harry Ballinger Memorial Award, 2002, the Hannibal Debellis Sculpture Award, 2001, the Graham Gallery Sculpture Award, 2000, among others.
John Schiff, Half Whispering Half Singing, 2002
monoprint , 52” x 76”
Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 W. 20th St. 4W is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of John Schiff, Prints: Unencumbered/Improvising, on view from February 13th – March 29th.
Schiff has been an artist and a renowned, award-winning architect for decades. His knowledge and love for formation and materials fundamentally inform his work, in which he explores the tension between structure and spontaneity. He begins with an invented “alphabet” of an inherent mathematical structure, comprised of “letters,” which he develops by creating shapes according to the ratios found in the Golden Section and Fibonacci Series. Schiff cuts these letters out of mylar and places them on a plate, which he then inks and runs through an etching press to transfer the information directly from plate to paper. Other times, he creates rubber stamps out of these same letters. While certain works are entirely pressed, others are hand-stamped and some are even produced by a mix of both processes. Schiff’s alphabet has limitless possibilities. By using mirrored images and incorporating negative shapes, he creates a deliberate and refined order in his work, which is subjective, intuitive, and ultimately, free. Within this controlled method, there is often an element of surprise or “accident” that affords the artist an opportunity to incorporate his ideas both immediately and in the future, further individualizing each work. Schiff primarily creates monoprints instead of multiple prints, which makes each piece even more precious.
John Schiff was a founding partner of Mayers and Schiff Architects and a professor of architecture at Cooper Union. His architecture (along with his partner Robert Mayers) includes the original TKTS Booth in Times Square, the Miller Theater at Columbia University, and the tower at 2 Times Square described by critic Herbert Muschamp as “the most advanced piece of architecture to go up in Time Square since the TKTS booth was created.” Schiff has received numerous awards, including the American Institute of Architects, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Architectural Record Magazine, Art Directors Club of New York, City of New York/Bard Award, New York Society of Architects, New York State Association of Architects and Urban Design Magazine. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York, the Queens Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the Municipal Art Society, and placed in the Rutgers Archives of Prints, IBM, Ernst & Young and many other private collections.