|We are honored to share that It has been 10 years since the opening of Fridman Gallery. From the beginning, the gallery has aimed to be a platform for innovative artists working across disciplines. Reflecting the nature of the gallery’s program, our 10th anniversary show will consist of three parts:|
Interior Resonances, an exhibition of sculptures, prints, video, and paintings in the gallery’s main space, curated by Regine Basha
July 13 – August 25, 2023
Monday – Friday, 11am – 6pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 13, 6-8pm
Seth Cluett, new work presented August 20th at 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm
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From the Press release:
It has been 10 years since the first show at Fridman Gallery. From the beginning, the gallery aimed to show emerging artists working in painting, sculpture and installation, often giving the artists space to create new work and experiment and guest curators room to explore ideas. The gallery saw the value of giving artists free reign of the space, including setting aside time between the exhibitions to allow for live music, experimental performance, dance and other interdisciplinary works. Serial programs emerged and took root such as the annual New Ear Festival showcasing some of New York’s most exciting experimental performers every January, and, more recently, Radial – electronic music as an art form, and Morir Soñando, a series pairing electro-acoustic musicians with free-improv instrumentalists.
With all this fullness, the 10th anniversary show will consist of three distinct but related parts:
- Interior Resonances, an exhibition of sculptures, prints, and paintings in the gallery’s main space, curated by Regine Basha.
- CT::SWaM’s Plasticity Office in the gallery’s showroom, designed by sound engineer, artist and curator Daniel Neumann.
- A microcinema in the gallery’s downstairs media room featuring an ongoing montage of past performances and interviews, and a weekly screening series.
Aura Satz, Tuning Fork Spell 18, 2020-22
The group exhibition Interior Resonances brings together a selection of works from the current Fridman Gallery roster as well as from many of the seminal shows and performances that took place during the gallery’s early days on Spring street and its current location on the Bowery. Curated by Regine Basha, an early advisor of the gallery, the works in the group exhibition will reflect a plutonian mood, meaning the tendency to dwell in an interior realm, while processing distant memories, wrestling with inner demons, and transmuting these into material forms. The practice of inner work, otherwise known as ‘spirit work’ or ‘shadow work’, foregrounds looking inward to reflect fearlessly into the depths of subconscious activity and to reckon with often existential questions about what we are really made of beneath the surface of the skin. Beyond gazing inward, this work also calls for the actual task of carving out space for, listening deeply to, and manifesting specific forms or talismans of these inner forces, as did the early forebears of this, the Surrealists.
Memorable performances and interviews from Fridman Gallery’s New Ear Festival, 9 Evenings + 50, etc., featuring Pauline Oliveros, Brandon Lopez, Alvin Lucier, Helado Negro, and others.
Friday microcinema featuring all-day screenings revisiting seminal video and sound works from the gallery’s program
The CT::SWaM Plasticity Office is a sound installation and temporary spatial sound studio inside Fridman Gallery’s office/showroom, designed by sound engineer/artist Daniel Neumann. The installation-system will feature a rotation of performers who will be activating it as a space for events, presentations, workshops, experiments, talks, discussions, etc. The recordings of these activations will get integrated into the regular, daytime installation as added content, which will accumulate and change over the run of the show.
Guest Performers: Juan Betancurth, Kayla Cashetta, Seth Cluett, Erik DeLuca, Johann Diedrick, Richard Garet, Lee Gilboa, Max Glenn, Barbara Held, Kenneth Kirschner, C Lavender, Lester St. Louis, Joshua Ott, Bruno Palazzo, Crystal Peñalosa, Anna Roberts-Gevalt, DMR, Rachel D.W. Rome, Michael J. Schumacher, Lauren Tosswill, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, and more.