Fall in New York is always pleasant, but now you have even more reason to visit the Big Apple this October. MMG artist Allison Schulnik is exhibiting on two NYC fronts: first up is her inclusion in “Go Figure” at Dodge Gallery, curated by artist Eddie Martinez. A survey of fourteen contemporary figurative painters, “Go Figure” asserts that the practice is very much alive, despite popular declarations of its death. Opening on October 6th, “Go Figure” remains on view through November 13th.
Additionally, Schulnik will be unveiling an entirely new body of work – and her long-awaited sixth clay-animated video – in a solo exhibition at ZieherSmith Inc. opening October 22nd. With some ambitious new paintings waiting in the wings, Schulnik is eager to unleash a whole new congregation of her trademark hobos, clowns, cats and wilting flowers. Don’t miss the opening reception on the 22nd, from 6 – 8pm.
New gallery artist Stephanie Washburn talks about the interface of material and digital experience and the influence of painting on her latest series of photographs. Check out the full interview here.
Serving as a follow-up exhibition to her 2010 show Boy, O Boy at P.P.O.W. Gallery, Boy O Boy II debuted new works by MMG artist Julie Heffernan Saturday, September 3 at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. Placing emphasis on the male figure for the second time in her career, the show continues to examine an affectionate masculinity within a fragile world, along with ideas of honor, death, and progression through the stages of life. Set in her characteristic environments of lush foliage, hidden treasures, rococo-esque opulence, and delicate figures, Heffernan’s latest examination of self-portraiture, allegory, and narrative is not to be missed!
There will be an opening reception Saturday, September 10 from 4-7 PM, and the exhibition will run through October 29. Further details can be found at the gallery’s website.