This month, VCS faculty member Peter Hristoff is showing works in two new exhibitions in the New York City area. The first is Sublime Porte: Art and Contemporary Turkey at the Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery/Sun Yat Sen Hall at St. John’s University in Queens. Here’s a little more about it, quoted from the exhibition listing on the St. John’s University website:
St. John’s University is honored to present Sublime Porte: Art and Contemporary Turkey, an exhibition which features a broad range of contemporary works by a select group of emerging and internationally acclaimed artists whose works respond to Turkey’s rich cultural diversity. The exhibition addresses issues of race, gender, sexuality, religion and politics as well as broader arguments concerning art, culture and globalization.
In addition to Peter, Sublime Porte includes works by artists Osman Akan, Burak Arikan, Kezban Batibeki, Nezaket Ekici, Paul Fabozzi, Murat Germen, Gözde İlkin, Michael Marfione, Alex Morel, Arzu Ozkal, Gulay Semercioglu, Orkan Telhan, Elif Uras and Halil Vurucuoglu.. It will be on display from March 14th to May 2nd, 2013. For more information including the gallery address, please visit the link above.
Peter’s work is also currently on display through April 20th at the Hotel Particulier at 6 Grand Street in Manhattan, in the group exhibition DYNASTY, curated by Amy Goldrich, Christopher K. Ho, Omar Lopez-Chahoud, and Sara Reisman. Here’s a little more about this exhibition:
Hotel Particulier is pleased to present DYNASTY, on view from January 31 to April 20, 2013, an exhibition modeled on the cross-generational dynamics of families. The curators created a fictional family: Sara Reisman “married” Christopher K. Ho, and Reisman’s “sister” Amy Goldrich “married” Omar Lopez-Chahoud. Each couple then bequeathed their primary asset – the gallery space itself – to artist-children.
Seven artists comprise the first generation: Sean Fader, Nikki Reisman, Jose Ruiz, Matthew Schrader, and Kristof Wickman (invited by Ho and Reisman), as well as Liz Magic Laser and Ali Banisadr (invited by Goldrich and Lopez-Chahoud). Magic Laser partnered with Becca Albee to collaborate in a single project, while Banisadr invited artists who inspire him: Gregory Crane, Peter Hristoff, Pooneh Maghazehe, Pat Mason, Tom McGrath, Aaron Spangler, and Sandra Vazques De La Horra. Fader opted to collaborate with Naomi Miller, Schrader shared his space with S.G. Schell, and Wickman bequeathed his space with Ethan Greenbaum, Kristen Jensen, Martin Murphy, Steven Rose, Andrew Norman Wilson, Bryan Zanisnik, and his father Dick Wickman.
The exhibition includes performances addressing familial and filial relations, creative influence, and the evolution, growth, distribution, and consumption of ideas and objects over generations and time. Taking place at Hotel Particulier is Mary Mattingly and Greg Lindquist’s midnight dinner based on Gordon Matta-Clark’s restaurant Food, a gathering spot for a diverse “family” of artists in the ‘70s. Other performances include Sean Fader and Naomi Miller’s blind dating service; Andrew Norman Wilson’s Lie Down Comedy; and Bryan Zanisnik’s piece involving his biological parents.
For more information about this show including event times and locations, visit the DYNASTY page on the Hotel Particulier website.
One additional note: Peter will be holding another drawing marathon from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 20th. You can read a description of it here, and find the course number and registration details here. (You can also find a few images from the spring 2012 drawing marathon here.)