ARTIST Q&A WITH MICHELLE GRABNER
January 27, 2018 at 4:00pm
On the final day of the exhibition Gingham | Ensō, we are pleased to welcome exhibiting artist Michelle Grabner for a question-and-answer session with Prudence Roberts. Since the 1990s, Grabner has used domestic fabrics as a source for painting, printmaking and sculpture, questioning the opposition between fine art and craft. Please RSVP by clicking the button below. Seating will be limited; let us know if you wish to reserve a spot.
HAREM ROOM-1 AND TWO WOMEN
January 31 – February 24, 2018
Panel discussion Wednesday, January 31, 6:00pm (more info)
First Thursday opening February 1, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Sculptural installation and video work by Alix Pearlstein grapple with issues of fetishization, subjugation and objectification. Pearlstein's video, installation, sculpture, photography and performance works have widely exhibited throughout the US and internationally. Solo exhibitions of note include On Stellar Rays, New York, NY; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. She is on the faculty of the SVA MFA Program and the Board of Governors of the Skowhegan School, and lives and works in New York.
MATERIAL ART FAIR
February 8 – 11, 2018
Upfor presents a solo booth of work by Rodrigo Valenzuela for our debut at Material in Mexico City. Valenzuela's new and recent works include limited edition photographs and unique mixed media works incorporating painting and photography on canvas.
February 22 – 25, 2018
Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA
Upfor returns for the second year to Photofairs San Francisco, joining 30+ galleries from around the world, to present new works by contemporary artist Ben Buswell. Buswell, a sculptor, approaches photographs as physical material, often cutting, tearing, melting or piercing the emulsion to highlight its properties.
THE COLDEST NIGHT
February 28 – March 31, 2018
First Thursday opening March 1, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Srijon Chowdhury’s second exhibition with Upfor explores how our understanding of art spaces and artworks emerges slowly, sometimes frustratingly. Our ability to completely see artwork is influenced by the architecture in which it is presented, our reactions to the style of installation, and the hues and values of the artwork itself. Some exhibitions and artworks reveal themselves quickly and easily, many do not. The period during which we gain understanding and overcome frustrations in an exhibition is also an opportunity for self-awareness. In this line of inquiry, Chowdhury’s paintings expand on his first exhibition at Upfor, Memory Theater, by using not just art objects but the entire method of presentation to help us explore our biases and needs as viewers.
March 8 – 11, 2018
Piers 92 and 94
New York, NY
Upfor is pleased to join The Armory Show's Focus presenters with a solo booth of work by Morehshin Allahyari. An annually appointed curator, Gabe Ritter, selects solo or two-artist proposals for Focus from galleries presenting new or rarely seen work by today’s most relevant and compelling artists.
HEIDI HAHN, SHANA MOULTON
WE ARE BESIDE OURSELVES
April 4 – May 19, 2018
First Thursday opening April 5, 6:00 to 8:00pm
With endless information at our fingertips and the ability to “connect” with friends and followers around the clock, it would seem we no longer have use for the loneliness and existential uncertainly that have characterized human experience. Though we make less, we have everything; bored with what (or who’s) in front of us, we can at any moment swipe right for better options. What, then, is missing? With narrative paintings and episodic video works, Heidi Hahn and Shana Moulton assure us that our crisis of meaning is alive and well. Presenting us with visually enticing yet disquieting tragicomedies, the characters they explore in their work attempt in vain to replenish their spiritual deficiencies and fend of the persistence of alienation. Guest curated by Jordana Zeldin.