Eleven x Seventeen  Susan Bee, Liz Biddle, Daria Dorosh, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Maxine Henryson, Carrie Johnson, Cynthia Karasek, Carolyn Martin, Sylvia Netzer, Ann Pachner, Ada Potter, Ann Schaumburger, Tomoko Abe, Negin Sharifzadeh, Joan Snitzer, Susan Stainman, Erica Stoller, Kathleen Schneider, Nancy Storrow, Jane Swavely  GALLERY III     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          
           
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     September 6 – October 6, 2019  Opening Reception : Friday, September 6, 6-8pm  Ask the questions that have no answers.  Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias.  Say that your main crop is the forest   that you did not plant,  that you will not live to harvest. — Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front  by Wendell Berry  A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of 20 New York Artist Members.  The exhibition has a cohesive format, in which the works on paper measure 11 x 17 inches. Despite the preconditioned guidelines of scale and media, the outcomes vary in process, concept, medium, and content—demonstrating artistic diversity and the multiplicity of approaches that have characterized the art of A.I.R.      Eleven x Seventeen   is comprised of 20 different artworks. What can the viewer learn from a group exhibition of artists, when each artist is following an individual path? In the exhibition, meaning unfolds in multiple directions as artworks are placed together, side by side, like lines in a poem. It is an invitation to map questions, inspirations, and fantasies.    In a time of societal fragmentation, divisiveness, and unrest, A.I.R. artists continue to work together, inspired by the energy of the group, finding new avenues of connection. Community, friends, and understanding strengthen and foster us. The artists have discovered linkages with past members and continue on-going dialogues—feminism, diversity, political engagement, and new media. They constantly re-shape and renew differing narratives, imagine new projects and identities. The legacy of A.I.R. Gallery is dynamic, evolving and still present.  A.I.R. Gallery has been functioning as a collective, artist-run space for female identified artists since 1972, developing a unique cooperative, non-hierarchical structure through which women’s issues have been raised and scarce assets have been shared. Its survival for 47 years reflects A.I.R.'s role as a particular enclave within the New York City art scene. It offers a cultural space to represent interdisciplinary women artists who come from different backgrounds, identities, and experiences.     Read the full press release  here . View the New York Artist Members’ pages  here .         

Eleven x Seventeen
Susan Bee, Liz Biddle, Daria Dorosh, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Maxine Henryson, Carrie Johnson, Cynthia Karasek, Carolyn Martin, Sylvia Netzer, Ann Pachner, Ada Potter, Ann Schaumburger, Tomoko Abe, Negin Sharifzadeh, Joan Snitzer, Susan Stainman, Erica Stoller, Kathleen Schneider, Nancy Storrow, Jane Swavely

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       Make Make Make: Repetition and Accumulation  Amy Genser, Meg Hitchcock, Allison Paschke, Jenn Shifflet, Anna Lisa Sorensen, Wendy Wahl, and Lari Washburn  Curated by A.I.R. National Member Allison Paschke  GALLERY III     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          
           
              Amy Genser  Agate Cobalt,  2013 Paper and acrylic on wood panel 18 x 18 x 1.5 inches  
           
          

         
      
       
    

  


     August 1 - September 1, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, August 1, 6-8pm   A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce  Make Make Make: Repetition and Accumulation,  a group exhibition investigating modes of making brought about by the repetition of physical touch to generate an explosion of tiny, almost identical and richly material elements. The works in this exhibition evidence an accumulation of repeated gestures, whether it be a plethora of ink marks, slices of paper, meticulously wrapped stones, or tiny porcelain vessels. This method is primarily a form of non-verbal compulsion and instinctive action, where each artist deliberately chooses to prioritize intuitive and emotive experiences over reasoned interpretation.  Through gestures of repetition, the artists reach what they consider a freeing of the mind; open to spontaneous sensitivity. In doing so, the artists find a centering and calming state of consciousness necessary for coping with daily life, resulting in works that are not overly didactic: the haptic supplants verbal criticism. The exhibition demands a slowing of time, mirroring the artists’ own actions.   Accumulation of many nearly identical elements can imply the infinite or cosmological. In some of these works, the hand mimics nature: identical gestures are varied by the hand’s action and by qualities inherent in materials, so that, like seashells or snowflakes, no two resulting marks or objects are alike. A field of tiny details brings into focus an intimate space, like looking into a microscope or a miniature world.  How does materiality shift one’s perception in relation to increasing digitalization? How can work that is not overtly socio-political be timely and relevant? Does the slowing of time induced by such work fill a need in the context of an accelerated and anxious culture?      Read the full press release  here . View Paschke’s page  here .         

Make Make Make: Repetition and Accumulation
Amy Genser, Meg Hitchcock, Allison Paschke, Jenn Shifflet, Anna Lisa Sorensen, Wendy Wahl, and Lari Washburn
Curated by A.I.R. National Member Allison Paschke

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