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What the Witch's Nose Knows That Andy Warhol's Nose Doesn't Know

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Join us at A.I.R. on December 7,  2017 from 6:30 - 9 PM to reveal in the beauty of the witch's nose! 

The event will start at 6:30 PM with a "What a Witch" lecture and performance featuring Kay Turner and artists Maxine Henryson and Rosina Lardieri. 

"What a Witch, Part 6: Before and After", a participatory performance, explores the witch's nose, an ambivalent symbol of women's abjection and power in the face of misogyny. The performance riffs on Andy Warhol’s famous BEFORE and AFTER (1961) painting, which he based on crude, popular advertisements for nose job surgery aimed at women. Turner has reversed the advertisement to suggest that a more desirable transformation takes the tiny, upturned "pretty" woman's nose and magically substitutes with a witch's nose. The evening includes a her-story lecture on the witch’s nose, a scent test, and an opportunity to see yourself anew photographed with a new witchy nose. Photographers Maxine Henryson and Rosina Lardieri will assist Turner in creating the BEFORE and AFTER transformation that Warhol should have queered long ago.

A.I.R. 2017-2018 Fellowship Welcome Reception

The A.I.R. Fellowship Program was established in 1993 by former NY artist member, Stephanie Bernheim in order to support underrepresented and emerging self-identified women artists in New York City. Each year, six artists are awarded a year-long fellowship to develop and exhibit a project at A.I.R.

Please join us in welcoming A.I.R.'s 2017-2018 Fellows on Thursday, September 28th from 6-9pm.

Karen Leo
Daniela Puliti
Dominique Duroseau
Megan Pahmier
Caroline Wayne
Aya Rodriguez-Izumi

A.I.R. is a permanent exhibition space that supports an open exchange of ideas and risk–taking by women artists in order to provide support and visibility. Since 1972, when a group of visionary women artists opened the first gallery space at 97 Wooster Street in Soho, A.I.R. has been leading the way in championing women artists, increasing their visibility and the viability of their endeavors.

The A.I.R. Fellowship Program remains committed to providing support for self identifying women artists in New York City and to encourage artistic experimentation and rigor by providing a space where feminist historical precedence and inter-generational dialogue are at the forefront.

A.I.R. Gallery
155 Plymouth St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Exhibition Opening Reception: Another Gesture/Cooperman/Berke

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 3rd, 6 – 8pm
DUMBO’s First Thursday Art Walk: August 3rd, 6 – 8pm

On view at A.I.R. August 3 – August 20, 2017

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"Baize," Lisa Cooperman

Cooperman’s work delves into the complexities of Stockton, an
historic river delta town and epicenter of pioneer mythologizing,
exploitive labor practices and environmental malfeasance.
Stockton’s clamorous narratives inform this series of abstracted
wall-hung pieces. Working in the make-do tradition of the city, she
uses found and recycled materials selected both for their formal
appeal and historic association.

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"Another Gesture/ Um Outro Gesto/Eine weitere Geste/," Veronika Hilger, Svenja Kreh, Alice Quaresma, Teresa Viana

The notion of “another gesture” suggests a two-fold approach: first, one that moves away from the dominant male legacy of abstract expressionism, in which gesture was used to champion the uniqueness of painting as a medium. The artists included in this show, working in two differing hemispheres, either acknowledge or
incorporate this past. But, beyond that, they cling to the idea of gesture not only as a visual element but also as a conceptual vehicle for humor, for refusal, narrative, or memory. Second, within the word “another” there is a play with the idea of being an other to someone, a reference to the otherness that haunts historical relationships between Brazil and Germany. These historical ties are mostly known in regards to colonial expeditions and German immigration to Brazil. haunts historical relationships between Brazil and Germany. These historical ties are mostly known in regards to colonial expeditions and German immigration to Brazil.

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"Neither the Other or Myself," Lauren Simkin Berke

Berke's portraits show the artist’s mother from childhood through adulthood. The reference material used includes both photographs taken by family members, and the artist themself. The exhibition is comprised of seven portrait paintings. Four of the seven paintings in the exhibition are diptychs, in which one half depicts the figure as captured in photographs, and the other half displays enlarged replicas of the subject’s to-do lists. This is Berke’s fith solo exhibition in New York City (their third at A.I.R. Gallery).

Fragmented Imaginaries: Sarah Anderson, Rachel Guardiola, Emily Oliveira, Macon Reed, Victoria-Idongesit Undonian

HOUSE 4A, NOLAN PARK
GOVERNOR'S ISLAND, NY

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Macon Reed, Still from All The World Must Suffer A Big Jolt, 2016

July 21 - August 6, 2017

Opening Reception: July 29, 2017, 3-5pm
Open Studios Weekend: July 29 & 30, 2017, 12-5pm

Fragmented Imaginaries presents works by the first round of artists participating in the 2017 A.I.R. Summer Residency at Governors Island. Sarah Anderson, Rachel Guardiola, Emily Oliveira, Macon Reed, and Victoria-idongesit Undonian share an interest in exploring the breaks within contemporary conditions and historical events. The included artworks manifest as artifacts of another present –  amalgamations of both real and imagined pasts – to express the slippage between fact and fiction, and the past, present, and future.

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Hours: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12-5 pm
Location: House 4A, Nolan Park, Governor's Island, NY