ARC Gallery PopUp Members Exhibition

Exhibition Dates:  January 9- February 2 2019 . Opening Reception Friday, Jan. 11, 6-9PM

In January 2019, ARC Gallery will be showing an exhibit of works by current members, interns, affiliate members and prospective members.

Come to the gallery to see the variety of excellent work shown by the artists who run the gallery on a day-to-day basis (or have done so in prior years).

Current ARC Members participating in the exhibit:  Abigail Engstrand – Nancy Fritz – Iris Goldstein – Ruti Modlin – Cheri Reif Naselli – Randi Shepard – Lee Stanton – Michele Stutts – Cynthia Vaicunas – Amy Zucker —

ARC Affiliate members participating in the exhibit: Denise Bellezzo – Esther Charbit – Anne Farley Gaines – Pauline Kochanski – Jane Stevens

Gallery Associate participating:  Monica J. Brown

Gallery Intern participating:  Rachel Gluski

Applying for Membership participating:  Cait Hardie – Elyse Martin – Michele Williams

Virginia Mallon

#brokenwomenmendstrongerOpening  Fri.  January 11,  6-9pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave

#brokenwomenmendstronger is a powerful body of work that explores the aftershocks of the #metoo movement and the Kavanaugh Hearings. The portraits of survivors are painted on discarded slate from the long condemned Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital and reflect on the trauma of assualt, and examine women’s efforts to reclaim their selfhood and brokenness in the aftermath.

Opening Reception, Friday, January 11, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Jan 9-Feb 2, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

Call for Entries “His-ter’-ee-uh”

A juried exhibition in March 2019 at ARC. Click here for prospectus and application form.

New exhibit at ARC Gallery, March 2019, juried by artist Olive Stefanski. (deadline for applications—Jan. 19th, 11:55 pm)

With this exhibition, we are calling for art that addresses structural sexism—in particular, women’s emotional realities, and how that emotional reality plays out in a national atmosphere of distrust about women’s stories, women’s rationality and women’s anger.

His-ter’-ee-uh: from the Greek word “hystera”, or womb—an organ that was thought to migrate erratically through a woman’s abdomen, searching for “fragrant smells”, much like “an animal within an animal”. (Aretaeus, Greek physician, 2nd century AD)

While the uterus has become more sedentary over the intervening years, it nevertheless continued to be blamed for women’s irrationality and emotional distress. In the 19th century, a time marked by both physical constraints (corsets) and psychological restrictions (confinement to womanly activities), widespread concerns about female hysteria resulted in numerous cures for misbehaving wombs. A popular treatment for hysteria at the time was clitoral stimulation administered by one’s physician.

Today, in the inevitable backlash to the “MeToo” moment, women once again are distrusted, disdained (and sometimes diagnosed) for an emotionality that threatens the status quo. Women’s bodies continue to be the ground around which much of the conflict revolves. Strangely enough (as we saw in recent Supreme Court hearings) some of the hysteria around these events now seems to also emanate from men, which suggests the need for a new metaphor to explain the cause of women’s rage.

application form and prospectus: https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/ahistereeuha/

Spassimir Stoitzev

PortraitureOpening  Fri.  Nov 30,  6-9pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

Mr. Stoitzev’s ability to capture the essence of the individual shows his passion for the figure and the characteristic features of his subjects. Even as he works on a figure he seems to focus on the facial features and capturing the personality of the individual. This exhibit shows his thought process and his pull to the head and face, capturing the individuality beautifully.

Opening Reception, Friday, November 30, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Nov 28-Dec 22, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

Martin Beck

pal*imp*sest: bearing traces of earlier formsOpening  Fri.  Nov 30,  6-9pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

Capturing the immediacy of the model’s presence maintains a connection to an empirical reality at a time when media intrusion can be overwhelming. By working from life, the model and artist reveal the truth of a specific time, place and act. This cannot be faked; the finished work is a direct artifact of past activity. Rather than think of these as pictures of people, for me these are authentic depictions of selective experiences. They stand for something real, timeless and human.

The nude expresses the human condition because our bodies are road maps of our individual experience. To study another’s face and form is to understand their essential humanity, their frailty and imperfection. When studying anyone with the level of intensity my kind of figurative work requires, you see their beauty and strength as well.

My art engages the viewer to confront the immediacy of the human condition. It reminds them of their humanity at a time when digital life threatens to consume us. My work has been described as having a quality of urgency. I appreciate that word as there is an urgent need to know and understand each other as technology creates more distance between us.

Opening Reception, Friday, November 30, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Nov 28-Dec 22, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

Toni Alexia Roach

CANTABITAN:  Performance  Fri.  Nov 30,  7pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

 

Performance, Friday, November 30, 7pm

  • Exhibition dates: Nov 28 – Dec 22 , 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

REINVENTION II: Open Walls Exhibition

REINVENTION II: Opening  Fri.  Nov 2,  6-9pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave

To celebrate our move to a new location in the West Town Arts District on Chicago Ave., we invited artists to submit small works – of no more than 15 inches wide – to our Open Walls Exhibition: REINVENTION II.

Once a year, ARC Gallery hosts an Open Walls show for artists to exhibit their work. This is an opportunity for emerging artists, young artists, first exhibitors, as well as experienced artists to present new ideas and experimentations together; and to create an exhibition with a wonderfully diverse array of work. These have proven to be very successful shows, with a wide range of art, all expressing a visual voice. You are invited to join us for this 45th year celebration in our new gallery space.

Please join us for this exciting exhibition of visual expression consisting of work by all levels and ages, and help us celebrate our 45th year as a women-run, non-profit, alternative arts space!

Exhibiting Artists:
Luke Ahearn, Nancy Bechtol, Krystal Boney, Virginia Carstarphen, Laura Cerf-Dahl, Carol Chang, Esther Charbit, Ashley Chase, Michele Clair, Maribeth Coffee-Sears, Manel Deeb, Rosemary Desplas, Linda DeViller, Todd Dieringer, Dorit Jordan Dotan, David Dow, Linda Eisenberg, Abigail Engstrand, Sally Freeman, Nancy Fritz, Mirentxu Ganzarain, Rachel Gluski, Conner Goodwin, Becky Griffith, Lucy Hale, Lindsey Higgins, Robert Hilger, Jake Himovitz, Elizabeth Hoffman, Jordan Ismaiel, Damien James, Steve Juras, Pauline Kochanski, Christopher Krymski, Kathryn Kucera, JM Lakely, Karen Lange, Judy Langston, Beatriz Ledesma, Cote Lind, Melissa Loney, Ifra Mahmood, Erika Mayberry, Valerie McCune, Lucia Miller, Christine Mitchell, Ruti Modlin, David Morris, Jamie Murphy, Cheri Naselli, Bryan Northup, Abigail Olson, Denise Orlin, Dale Osterle, Mary Jo Parker Ohearn, Natalie Pivoney, Wendy Rabinowitz, Laura Reyes, Gina Robbins, Fran Sampson, Nicole Schonitzer, Randi Shepard, Michael Silvetti-Schmitt, Michele Stutts, Jonathan Syltie, Susan Teller, Rhonda Urdang, Cynthia Vaicunas, Francesca Vitale, Juliane Von Kunhardt, Jack Vonty, Ginger Ware, Kristen Woodward, Susan Zale

 

Opening Reception, Friday, November 2, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Oct 31-Nov 24, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun 12-4 pm  

 

 

Michele Stutts

Anomalous:  Opening  Fri.  Oct 5,  5-9pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

Anomalous showcases Stutt’s interests in creating conceptual assemblage with found objects that have nothing in common, except the glue that binds them.

 

Opening Reception, Friday, October 5, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Oct 3-27, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

Lee Stanton

Glimmer:  Opening  Fri.  Oct 5,  6-9pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

Exploring themes of identity, voice, and agency, Lee’s current body of work draws from recent research on themes of personal identity and what it means to have, and find, a voice. Her work depicts figures that may appear childlike and innocent at first, but often have an underlying psychological undercurrent. Some figures include crowns, others antlers which work to suggest relating to regeneration and transformation.

After working in large scale for most of her life, Lee’s paintings explore imagery on a much smaller scale, drawing the viewer in, and a square format. Line, deliberately varied and expressive, is an important element here. Color is also an integral part of the work, including experiments with silver leaf. Repetition in some of the work invites the viewer to interpret, dispute, challenge, and reinvent repeated imagery and mainstream narratives.

 

Opening Reception, Friday, October 5, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Oct 3-27, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

Jason DeBose

Presidential: Public Depictions Overseas of U.S. Leadership:  Opening  Fri.  Oct 5,  6-9pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

The exhibition Presidential examines how America’s political leaders are viewed outside of America. California-born photographer Jason DeBose brings a widely varied series of portrayals of occupants of the White House, as seen in public spaces from 2003 up to the present day. From shining statues to graffiti to protest rallies and several settings in between, DeBose calls attention to how each portrayal reflects the time in which it was created, given the precise nature of the country’s relationship with the Oval Office at the time each piece was created. Featuring work drawn from 14 countries including Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Serbia and Finland, Presidential offers a microphone to both congratulatory and concerned neighbors of the United States.

As described by the Helsinki-based DeBose, “Fifteen years ago when I shot the first piece in this collection, I never would have guessed I’d run into the faces and names of our presidents so regularly while outside of our borders; I knew our culture had garnered plenty of the world’s attention, but not on the scale where everyday people would name their restaurant after them or have imagery of them on their clothing. The level of variety in how they are portrayed has also been crazy to encounter: some of the messages and imagery that this exhibition shares look like passive-aggressive Post-It notes hung on an office refrigerator, others looked more like Renaissance-era frescos painted on the ceiling of a church. In the wake of the actions of four U.S. presidents, it has been enthralling to see how the feelings of the public overseas has differed from administration to administration as well as geographically, from region to region.”

 

Opening Reception, Friday, October 5, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Oct 3-27, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm