1. Artist Matthew Fisher on JD Walsh ROOM TONE

    Reading Daniel Delis Hill’s history of ‘Men’s Underwear and Swimwear’, I was reminded of JD Walsh’s recent wall mounted paintings. In 1960 Du Pont created Lycra. By using synthetic fiber, these new trunks were more lightweight and formfitting than earlier swimwear. Like Lycra, Walsh’s paintings expose their under structure by covering it up. These forms, revealed by Walsh’s tightly stretched fabric, are familiar shapes: triangles, circles, wedges. Airbrushed shadows cast by the forms themselves, mimic, while redefine the shapes below. Creating a familiar, but unknown, overall shape. Like when the mini chocolate covered pretzels melt together at the bottom of a forgotten near empty bag – these works are examples of when the whole is greater then the sum of the parts. A super pretzel, even though you can hold it with one hand, you can’t eat in one bite. JD Walsh’s new work is not to be missed. ‘Room Tone’ at Sardine Brooklyn, 286 Stanhope Street, through 17 November 2013.

    Image: “Second Skin”, 2013, hand painted fabric on wood, 22 1/2 x 38 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

    More on Matthew Fisher: http://www.matthewffisher.com/

     
  2. JD Walsh “Nude Beach, 1934”, 2013

     
  3. phased arcs shapeshifters loudspeakers generative castoffs triangular ambient memphis double fade hallucination thresholds wood tones synthesis painting dull plywood rooms basic chaos mask studio dramatization record motif player out of bounds dimensions cymbal cage beat accident primary hand taste mechanics software random number generator meaning ratio perception pickle ultra premium presentation paper studio mellotron waltz modular editing tuning stretched afterimage leds soft loud unknown plastic soul

    Sardine is pleased to present ROOM TONE, a solo exhibition by JD Walsh. The show opens Saturday, October 19 from 6 to 9pm and will be up through November 17, 2013.

    JD Walsh lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  He is a graduate of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College.  He has exhibited at galleries nationally and abroad including Daily Operation, Halsey McKay, Nicole Klagsbrun, Cleopatra’s, and Galerie Steinek in Vienna, Austria.  In 2012 his public art installation “Ensemble for Mixed Use” was commissioned by the City of Toronto for the 2012 Nuit Blanche festival.

    Sardine is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy and Jon Lutz at sardinebk@gmail.com

     

     

     

     
  4. Matthew Mahler | Remasters

    Remasters this Friday, October 4 from 7 to 9pm

    Please join us for Matthew Mahler - Remasters, a closing party and re-imagining of Matthew’s current solo show Masters of the Fine Arts. For the closing weekend, we’ll be providing a second take on the show by completing rearranging it and also hanging more work. Hope to see you there!

    The body of work in Masters of the Fine Arts represents a point where Matthew Mahler began making drastic changes and taking chances with the way he made paintings. Moving beyond commonplace abstraction, he explores image making that goes past the one note and into more idea-focused narratives. Overlaying internet and art jargon over lush dyed canvases, the work is in part a commentary on language and being an artist today. At the same time, they are beautiful, tongue and cheek, and fantastical, beyond pushing an agenda. Ultimately, they are reflections of the surprises that can happen when an artist breathe’s in, takes a step back, looks around, then jumps into the unknown.

    Born on Long Island, Matthew currently lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens. He earned a B.S. in art education from Hofstra University and an MFA from CUNY Queens College.

    Sardine is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M.

    For more information, please visit sardinebk.com.

    Contact: Lacey Fekishazy and Jon Lutz at sardinebk@gmail.com

     
  5. A packed opening for Matthew Mahler

     
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  7. And grab one of these great editions!!! #matthewmahler #sardinebk

     
  8. Come see Mahler this weekend. Skulls and lots of surprises. 1-6 Sat and Sun. #matthewmahler #sardinebk

     
  9. Our next show opens Saturday, September 7 from 6- 9pm. Masters of the Fine Arts, a solo exhibition by Matthew Mahler

     
  10. Of Other Places

    Kate Harding, Sarah Heinemann, JJ Manford and Kelly McRaven

    SARDINE is pleased to present a summer group show titled Of Other Places. The show opens Saturday, June 29 from 6 to 9pm and will be up through July 28, 2013.

    Whether it’s an imagined psychological space or a physical location, our lives are inherently tied to the notion of place. It plays a key role in the decisions we make, the feelings that arise, and the places we make for ourselves.  While the processes and approaches are very different, the four artists in Of Other Places bend their places into a location for emotion and transcendence. They draw you into their own private worlds, but may also illicit a connection with the universalities within.

    Kate Harding is an artist living and working between Los Angeles, New York City and Missouri. Harding is a current degree candidate in the School of Visual Arts’ MFA Art Practice program (2014), and holds a BFA from Otis College (Los Angeles, CA), and an AAS from Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, NY).  Exhibitions and screenings include Echo Park Film Center, Beacon Arts Gallery, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, SeeLine, Track 16 Gallery, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles; East Central College Gallery, Union, MO; The Chelsea Hotel, 2/20 Gallery and Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY.

    Sarah Heinemann is a Brooklyn based artist. She was born in Chicago, IL. Sarah attended Smith College and holds a BFA in painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received an Odyssey Travel Grant from SAIC.  Her work has shown at Marwen Alumni Gallery and Open End Space in Chicago, as well as Ace Gallery in New York and Mass MoCA’s 28 Holden St. Gallery in North Adams, MA.

    JJ Manford is an artist living and working in Brooklyn. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, in 2006, and his MFA from Hunter College in 2013. He has exhibited in Chicago, New York, London, and recently had a solo show, entitled The Brink of Utterance at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY.

    Kelly McRaven (b 1977, Dayton, OH) received an MFA in Painting in 2005 on fellowship from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and a BFA in Painting and Art History in 1999 at Ohio University in Athens, OH. She had her first solo show in New York at V&A Gallery. Recent exhibitions include Duck Duck Rabbit: EJ Hauser, Todd Bienvenu and Kelly McRaven, curated by Joy Curtis and Mike Olin, Brooklyn, NY; and Low Epic, curated by Sheryl Oppenheim, New York, NY. Her work has been written about in Modern Painters, TimeOut New York, New York Sun, Fallon and Rosof’s Art Blog (theartblog.org) and Philadelphia Weekly.

    Sardine is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com.

    Contact: Lacey Fekishazy and Jon Lutz at sardinebk@gmail.com