‘CURRICULUM: spaces of learning and unlearning’ curated by Stamatina Gregory and Jeanne Vaccaro" will be open at EFA Project Space on the 2nd Floor.
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 27 3-5 pm
Areté Venue and Gallery is pleased to announce our second exhibition from our Flat File Program featuring local Greenpoint artist Cheryl Molnar. This is Molnar’s first solo exhibition with Areté.
Gallery hours by appointment
Thursday, October 18, 6 - 10 pm (opening night)
Friday, October 19, 6 - 9pm
Saturday, October 20, 1 - 6pm
323 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018
EFA OPEN STUDIOS is an annual event of the EFA Studio Program that invites the public to come explore and interact with our member artists in the intimate setting of their studios. It is an opportunity to see the most recent works by artists at the site of their origin and to gain meaningful insight into their process of creation. The EFA Studio Program is a vibrant and diverse community of over 70 artists working in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities. All are professional artists with an established studio practice and recognized career. Rarely can curators, collectors, dealers, artists, and art lovers see so many internationally recognized artists working under one roof in Midtown Manhattan.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS (Floors 3 - 10):
Samira Abbassy | Clytie Alexander | Noel W. Anderson | Shimon Attie | Richard Barnes | Keren Benbenisty | Wafaa Bilal | Rhona Bitner | Martha Burgess | Mattia Casalegno | Jordan Casteel | Patty Cateura | Cecile Chong | Elizabeth Colomba | Vicky Colombet | Sarah Dineen | Michael Eade | Sally Egbert | Jonathan Ehrenberg | Sean Fader | Cui Fei | Del Geist | Alex Gingrow | Ronald Hall | Mahmoud Hamadani | Richard Hart | Valerie Hegarty | Pablo Helguera | Amy Hill | Akira Ikezoe | Edgar Jerins | Richard Jochum | Tamiko Kawata | Justin Kim | Yongjae Kim | Ming-Jer Kuo | Greg Kwiatek | Sarah Leahy | Patricia Leighton | Dana Levy | Patte Loper | Katinka Mann | Jeanette May | Park Mcarthur | Cheryl Molnar | Amy Myers | Toyin Ojih Odutola | Morgan O’hara | Thomas Pihl | Shahpour Pouyan | Farah Al Qasimi | Simonette Quamina | Armita Raafat | Maria D. Rapicavoli | Javier Romero | Alex Schweder | Karina Skvirsky | Howard Smith | Suzanne Song | Xin Song | Steed Taylor | Dannielle Tegeder | Scott Teplin | Johanna Tiedtke | Denise Treizman | Liselot Van Der Heijden | Carlos Vega | Marjorie Welish | Saya Woolfalk
A PLACE IN THE SUN Opening Reception
- Wednesday, September 12, 2018
- 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program is pleased to present an exhibition introducing the work of New Member Artists who joined EFA this Spring. The seven artists were chosen by a jury panel from a competitive pool of applicants. Member Artists are awarded a subsidized studio for a period of two years which may be renewed indefinitely based on continued professional excellence.
The exhibition A Place in the Sun showcases a diverse and talented group of artists working in photography, painting, collage and sculpture. The title is taken from the 1951 film version of Theodore Dreiser's novel An American Tragedy. It is the story of a man whose desire for wealth and class advancement ends in tragedy. A life of promise is ruined by the toxic effects of selfishness. The artists in the exhibition consider place and human relations as both generative and fraught with tragic histories. They question how we see the world and suggest ways of healing or acknowledging the damage that is done. The generous and unflinching vision of these artists offers a way to think through the challenges facing us without defeatism.
An intriguing new exhibition at Steinberg Museum of Art explores how artists use structures to understand their surroundings—both natural and man-made.
Called “Reimaging Constructs and Surroundings,” the exhibit features the work of Darlene Charneco, Heejung Cho, Ana Golici, Cheryl Molnar, Jason Paradis and Winn Rea, who is a faculty member of the Art Department at LIU Post. All the artists have Long Island roots, stretching from the Hamptons to Brooklyn. Two are currently working on international exhibitions—one in Romania, which has become a hotspot for contemporary European art collectors, and the other in South Korea.
The guest curator for this exhibition is Dawn Lee, who is art curator of the Omni Gallery in Uniondale. She is also an artist, professor and chair of the art department at St. Joseph’s College, and coordinator of the artist-in-residency program at Fire Island National Seashore. When she puts an exhibit together, Lee says what she enjoys most is seeing how the artists interpret things like nature, spirituality, personal experiences, social issues and aesthetic concerns and flesh out these concepts in different ways.
Inspired by the Robert Rauschenberg artwork "Hiccups", seen last summer in the "Among Friends" exhibition at the MoMA, AMONG FRIENDS reflects and responds to the strength and illumination we find through art, friendship and community.
The show will consist of over 100 pieces of 9 x 7" handmade paper, each worked on by a different artist, zipped together into one continuous, exuberant piece.
Each individual piece will be for sale for $250 with 10% going to Planned Parenthood.
Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29th, 1 to 6 pm
In conjunction with DUMBO Open Studios
55 Washington Street, Studio 257, 2nd Floor
92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
View photos from last year's event on Facebook.
For $350, you and your guest will attend the best Derby Party outside of Louisville!
Included in the ticket price is one original work of art. Guests bet on horses, which determines the order in which the artwork is selected. Betting window opens at 4PM and closes at 6PM.
Party goes until 8PM.
View Artworks Below
Don’t forget to wear your best hat!
Prizes go to the best hats in 2 categories: Most Creative and High Fashion!
MC: Legs Malone
Music: The Hot Papa Jazz Band
Hat Judge: JiaJia Fei
Benefit Art Exhibition
On view April 28-May 4
Opening Reception: April 28, 6-8PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6PM
The Smack Mellon benefit will raise funds to support our programs, which include an Exhibition Program that features ambitious large-scale projects by emerging and under-recognized artists; an Artist Studio Program that provides artists with free studio space, access to fabrication and media equipment, and a $5,000 fellowship; and our free education program, Art Ready, that provides innovative art programming to disadvantaged NYC youth.
The fictional landscapes depicted in my collage paintings are inspired by places I’ve been, but reimagined into exaggerated environments that reflect man’s alternation of nature. So often, land is raised to make way for prefabricated housing developments, strip malls and industrial parks, which alter the natural beauty that initially attracted developers to these sites.
The collage paintings are created though collaging strips of oil-stained paper, as well as found materials such as vintage magazines and postcards onto natural birch panels. Architectural elements are carved directly into the wood and then stained with oil, creating permanent incisions into the wood itself, symbolizing the permanence of the altered landscape.
Water is Everything
Saturday, November 18, 3-5pm
November 18, 2017 - January 16, 2018
Drive-By Projects, 81 Spring Street, Watertown, MA
Thursdays 12-4pm and by appointment:
call or text 617-835-8255.
Drive-by Projects is pleased to present Water is Everything, an exhibition of paintings by Judith Belzer and Cheryl Molnar, and works on paper by Joseph Smolinski and Shannon Rankin.
"Water is vital for our existence. Not only do we drink it for survival, the majority of the human body is also composed of water. The earth's weather patterns are closely linked to water too, as they are determined by the complex patterns of changes and movement of water in the atmosphere."
From the website Readworks.org, intended as educational material for 8th grade students.
Joseph Smolinski's work examines human interventions in the landscape. His Open Water series looks at our dependence on water and the potential energy it holds. Considering current events, these bodies of water hold the capacity for innovation or tragedy. A phosphorescent glow illuminates Smolinski's beautifully articulated seascapes to create images that are simultaneously seductive and ominous.
Judith Belzer continues her exploration of water infrastructure and how it reflects the impact of human activity on the global landscape with her paintings of the Hoover and Glen Canyon dams. Built to last 750-1000 years, they will most likely outlive their utility on account of water scarcity caused by climate change. Belzer sees the dams as "beautiful, iconic forms that will most likely endure as monuments to our American hubris and greed."
Cheryl Molnar's collaged paintings depict fictional landscapes inspired by locations that Molnar has visited. In Cliffside, the ghostly image of acontemporary house rests precariously atop a weather-worn bluff. Though no water is visible, the effects of unchecked clearing of the land for development are apparent in the eroded cliff as the house balances on the edge of oblivion.
Shannon Rankin addresses the crisis of slowly melting artic glaciers with her Earth Embroideries. Satellite views of artic landscapes are transcribed with thread onto paper, re-forming that vast terrain into something that can be held in ones hand. Rankin's slow methodical stitching process alludes to glacial time and, hopefully, mindful mending.
333 Earle Ovington Blvd.
Uniondale, N.Y. 11553
Across from the Nassau Coliseum
(Open 9 am – 6:30 pm, Mon. – Fri.)
Structuring Our Habitat
July 17 – Nov. 12, 2017
Curated by Dawn Lee
For more information, contact Dawn Lee, Director/Curator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for a special reception, Sunday, Sept. 17, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Instillation shots at Omni Gallery
Tearoom | Wave Hill House
March 07–August 27, 2017
Brooklyn-based artist Cheryl Molnar’s collage paintings are representations of fantastical, natural spaces in relationship to urban architectural forms. Molnar’s process involves lathering wood panels in oil, then etching and collaging them with manipulated and superimposed images. The technique involves layering painted paper and photographs of natural landscapes and jutting urban monumental fixtures. The scenery is cut-up and altered using long slivers of mixed papers that reference humanity’s inflicted alterations of nature. In a mosaic-like configuration they reveal vibrantly chopped asymmetrical forms simulating a surreal, transcendental world. There is a sense of depth, multi-dimensionality and rigidity in the composition that highlights the human/non-human divisions in nature. Superimposed skyscrapers and steel structures evoke hyperbolic fantasies of reimagined spaces, illuminating the charm of a utopic, idealized, urban wilderness. A 2014 Winter Workspace artist, Molnar drew inspiration from the Hudson River, Wave Hill’s greenhouses, national parks, suburban settings and lush, green spaces throughout the United States. The Headquarters and Rollercoaster images are indicative of the ominous but seductive pull of the looming burden of urban development. Inspired by Wave Hill’s Conservatory, Green Houseoffers an optimistic possibility for greenhouse architecture. Weeping Willowreferences an overlook above Wave Hill’s Conifer Slope.
Molnar received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Pratt Institute. Her work has been exhibited nationally, including at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; The Islip Art Museum, Long Island, NY; and General Electric Headquarters, Fairfield, CT. Molnar recently participated in the Fire Island National Seashore Artist-in-Residence Program in Watch Hill, NY, and in residencies at Wave Hill, Smack Mellon and Weir Farm Art Center in Wilton, CT.
Historically, paper works with mixed media have taken the form of various dimensional and decorative objects. Especially in Asia, there are many artifacts with paper as a basis; lanterns (with bamboo), shoji screens (with wood), dolls, toys, and vessel forms (paper mache), kites, calligraphy and so forth. Paper making itself is a venerated and nuanced art form in Japan. In this exhibition, we are excited to present a contemporary approach to paper by five selected artists with compliment from the Concepto Collection:
The Morgan Fine Arts & Film Center Presents:
MORGAN FINE ARTS BUILDING OPEN STUDIOS 2015
August 22, 2015 2PM-10PM
649 Morgan Avenue. Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
BTW MY STUDIO IS AIR CONDITIONED! The Morgan Fine Arts & Film Center is pleased to announce its 13th annual Open Studios, to be held on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015. From 2pm to 10pm, over 20 separate studios on five floors will be open to the public, displaying fine art in a multitude of mediums including painting, sculpture, silk screening, jewelry-design, illustration, photography, animation, ceramics, and film.
Located at 649 Morgan Avenue at Nassau Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, The Morgan Fine Arts Building houses a large concentration of working artist studios, as well as a multitude of local, creative-based businesses that call the building home.
Open beer and wine bar throughout the day! Free livery service available to and from the Bedford L & Nassau G stations by calling 917.747.0348.
This year’s featured artist is Jack Early, who began his art career in the late 1980s as one-half of the duo Pruitt-Early and has since focused on his career as a solo artist in a variety of mediums. Other participating artists and businesses include:
The Black City Group
Ebru Yildiz & Mitchell King / Brooklyn Grain
I Still Love You NYC
Love Child Studios
Mojo Video Tech
You And Yours Fine Vintage
Come join us in this celebration of the local arts community!
Please join me in supporting Smack Mellon and the work they do to support artists and provide free education programs for NYC students. I have donated an artwork to help raise money at their benefit on May 2nd.
Purchase a ticket to the Smack Mellon benefit and you and your guest will attend the best Derby Party outside Louisville! Each ticket also guarantees 1 artwork. Guests bet on horses, which determines the order in which the artwork is selected. This is the best benefit in NYC and it supports a stellar non-profit art organization. Click on the image to read more about the event, see all the available artwork and purchase tickets.
Greenpoint Open Studios | Oct. 3-5 2014
GOS is back and better than ever! Greenpoint Open Studios is an annual event during which artists open their studios to visitors in order to build, sustain, and support a thriving creative community in North Brooklyn. Join our mailing list, and stay updated on the event!
This year, GOS will happen during the weekend of October 3-5, 2014.
Artists and art-lovers, please join our mailing list here so you can stay updated on this amazing Fall 2014 event. Greenpoint artists, we want you! There is no fee to participate, so submit your information here. The deadline to enter is August 31, 2014.
Event Organizers contact: email@example.com
Project Manager: Jen Galatioto (Greenpointers.com)
Website, Artist Outreach: Lia Post (Fowler Arts + Greenpoint Gallery Night)
Artist Outreach, Volunteer Coordinator: Eric Lee Bowman (artist, ericleebowman.com)
Graphic Design: Libby VanderPloeg (libbyvanderploeg.com)
For the fifth winter season, Wave Hill uses Glyndor Gallery as studio spaces for artists in the Winter Workspace Program. Twelve artists, including Whitney Artell, Cristina Ataíde, Aron Louis Cohen, Shanti Grumbine, Jessica Lagunas, Dana Levy, Brandon Neubauer, Evie McKenna, Cheryl Molnar, Jan Mun, Tammy Nguyen and Alexandra Phillips, will create new work and develop ongoing projects, using the exceptional gardens, woodland setting and plant collections as sources of inspiration. Representing a variety of artistic practices and mediums, artists are in residence over a six-week session. Each of the two sessions includes an Open Studio Sunday and a series of artist-led workshops for visitors to participate in hands-on art activities. At these events, the public has the opportunity to learn about the creative process behind each artist’s studio practice.
Read the press release for Winter Workspace 2014 to learn more.
Pictured above: Jan Mun, BeeVillage: Battery Park, 2013, live honeybee colony, Langstroth Bee Hive, metal wire and wood windows, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.
Better Homes and Gardens
September 29 - November 4, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 5-8pm
The fictional landscapes depicted in my paintings are inspired by places I’ve been, which have been re-imagined as constructed, utopian environments. Through this, I aim to explore the ironic nature of modern development. So often, land is raised to make way for prefabricated housing developments, strip malls and industrial parks, which effectively alter the natural beauty that initially attracted developers to these sites.
Man’s work in altering nature can also been seen through the manipulation of vegetation. Topiaries, as well as other plants and shrubs, have been reshaped and trained to grow in unnatural forms for centuries. Greenhouses promote the growth of foreign species of plants in what would otherwise be inhospitable climates.
These paintings are created though collaging strips of oil-stained paper onto natural birch panels. Tracts of ranch houses and other modern, architectural structures are carved directly into the wood and then stained with oil. This process creates permanent incisions into the panel itself. The juxtaposition of these two opposing forms and processes symbolize my exploration of the American Dream as it has evolved from my parents’ generation through mine.
Cheryl Molnar is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, where she has lived and worked for the past twelve years. Molnar received a BFA with a major in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000 and received an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in 2005. Primarily working in collage, Molnar's work also incorporates installations, photography and digital media.
Molnar’s work has been exhibited in galleries across the U.S. including McCaig Wells Gallery in New York and White Walls in San Francisco. Her work is part of the Microsoft Collection and the Cantor Fitzgerald Collection, and has been exhibited at the Islip Art Museum. Molnar recently completed a residency at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, NY and has previously held residencies at Weir Farm Art Center in Wilton, CT and at Cooper Union in New York City. Along with her collage paintings included in this show, Molnar's installation art can currently be viewed at The Joseph Gross Gallery at The University of Arizona School of Art.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Leaving Smack Mellon at 10am
Returning at approximately 4pm
Please join Smack Mellon Board Member Dara Meyers-Kingsley and her husband Evan Kingsley for Sunday brunch at their home and a private walking tour of Usonia, a historic post-war community designed by Frank Lloyd Wright less than an hour north of Manhattan. A highlight of the tour will be a visit to the Wright-designed home of Roland Reisley, a founding member of Usonia and author of Usonia New York: Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright. Mr. Reisley will welcome our group to his home and speak with us about Usonia's unique history and architecture. Signed copies of Mr. Reisley' s book will be available for $40 to benefit Smack Mellon.
Current Smack Mellon exhibiting artist Cheryl Molnar and past Smack Mellon Studio Artist Donna Sharrett will have work on view for purchase at the Meyers-Kingsley home, also to benefit Smack Mellon.
Tickets are $125 per person. Space for this event is extremely limited, as we will be visiting private homes. Purchase your ticket now to reserve your place and tour!
Your ticket includes round-trip transportation by bus to Usonia. Buses will depart from Smack Mellon at 10am Sunday, October 21 and return everyone to Smack Mellon by approximately 4pm.
Smack Mellon is located at 92 Plymouth Street
(at the corner of Washington Street), in Dumbo Brooklyn, 11201.
Ticket are almost sold out! Only a few seats left!
Please call the office to purchase the remaining tickets.
Purchase a signed copy of Usonia New York: Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright, by Roland Reisley. You will recieve your book at the tour.
The Joseph Gross Gallery is delighted to host Cheryl Molnarʼs Subdivision #3, an installation that explores the paradox of suburban living. This immersive installation is composed of thousands of paper structures, recalling the prefabricated cities that have come to dominate the post-WW II American landscape. Composed of thin, pastel paper houses created from a limited variation of Xeroxed patterns, Molnarʼs ticky-tacky boxes1 flood the gallery to create one indistinguishable residential division after another. With many American's suffering through the most difficult housing market in memory, Cheryl's work recalls the social, ecological and economic complexities that have come to define the new American Dream. For generations, Americans viewed owning a home as a symbol of their personal and national prosperity. Now this vision has become clouded by predatory banking practices, scarce natural resources and global economic volatility. Cheryl Molnar completed her Master of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. She has exhibited at Adelphi University, New York, General Electric Corporate Headquarters, Connecticut, and in the RISD Biennial, Exit Gallery, New York. This exhibition is supported by the Lionel Rombach Endowment and the University of Arizona School of Art. G
Curated by Karen Shaw
April 11 - May 27
Reception April 22 from 1-4pm
Most people in the United States reside in major cities, filled with concrete sidewalks and skyscrapers, or in suburbs where single family homes sit on carefully tended lawns. Urban or suburban, each lifestyle is characterized by distinctive architecture and civic planning that shape values , politics and the way inhabitants interact with one another. The artists in Urban/Suburban come from one or the other of these environments, so it is no surprise that their works reflect the world in which they live.
Featuring: Kim Beck, William Carroll, Darlene Charneco, Corydon Cowansage, Grant Haffner, Noah Klersfeld, Steven Millar, Cheryl Molnar, Antonio Petracca, Travis Shaffer, E. E. Smith and Susan Wides
Exhibition dates: April 5-June 24, 2012
Exhibition Opening: Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7:30-9:30pm**Patrons’ Reception and Curator/Artist tour: 6:30-7:30pm**Location: Old Stone House and Washington Park, 336 3rd St (between 4th and 5th Avenues, Brooklyn) Hours: Thursday & Friday, 4 pm – 6 pm/Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 4 pmDue to OSH’s busy event schedule, call 718-768-3195 to confirm weekend hours.
Project Director and Curator: Katherine Gressel
Aritst Selection Committee: Katherine Gressel, Curator; Jonathan Kuhn, Director of Arts & Antiquities, NYC Parks Department; and Kim Maier, Executive Director, Old Stone House.
Exhibiting Artists: Stephanie Beck, Lynn Cazabon, Center for Urban Pedagogy, Tamara Gayer, Christine Gedeon, Groundswell Community Mural Project, Rebecca Hackemann, Husk, Bettina Johae, Karen Kaapcke, Jess Levey,Cheryl Molnar, Will Pappenheimer, Marina Zamalin
With temporary workshops and events led by: Tracy Candido, Center for Urban Pedagogy, Circle Rules Federation, Gigantic Mechanic, Groundswell Community Mural Project, Bettina Johae, Will Pappenheimer, Triada Samaras, Kat SchneckVIEW EVENT SCHEDULE
Cheryl Molnar is a collage and multimedia artist based in New York City. In 2000, Molnar received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and in 2005, she received a Masters in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across the country including: Carren Golden Fine Art in New York and White Wall in San Francisco. Her work is included in the Microsoft collection and the Cantor Fitzgerald collection.
Since my childhood in suburban Long Island, I have been attuned to the tension between human progress and nature. My work finds similar development patterns in the mixed-use neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where I have lived and worked for the past ten years. During this time, real estate development, along with a fresh wave of gentrification, have significantly altered both the social fabric and the landscape of this formerly working-class enclave.
The serene landscapes of my work are created though collaging strips of oil-stained paper onto natural birch panels. Tracts of ranch houses and other modern, architectural structures are carved directly into the wood and then stained with oil. This process creates permanent incisions into the panel itself. The juxtaposition of these two opposing forms and processes symbolize my exploration of the American Dream as it has evolved from my parents’ generation through mine.
The ranch house – the house I grew up in – represents the American “Baby Boomer” generation’s desire to own property and lead a traditional life in a suburban, familiar environment. Growing up here, I recognized that, in the name of stability, any deviations from the social norms were unaccepted – preventing people from expressing their individuality. People had to sacrifice desires to fit into the mold of the American Dream.
The landscapes in this work are presented with the same irony as the idyllic American Dream of my parents. Attracted to its beauty and breathtaking scenery, communities flocked to these landscapes, littering them and ruining the features that attracted them.
For my project at Weir Farm, I would like to expand on the ideas of my current body of work by exploring topiaries and other forms of landscaping. Ideas developed at the farm would be executed in a variety of forms. I have always been attracted to collage in all of its forms – 2D, 3D and interactive media because I can juxtapose several ideas into one piece. The exploration would have long standing inspiration for my future work.
This month the crew of White Walls / Shooting Gallery open the doors to another addition, 941 Geary (which is right around the corner from White Walls), a gallery that is anticipated to show established and international artists alike. Though mums the word on who all the gallery will be lining up, the space itself is beautiful, and impressive (it's also huge, so artists will have an insane amount of space to work with).