artists & allies II

signs and symbols: artists & allies II
July 31 – August 28, 2019

Opening Reception: July 31, 2019, 6–8pm
Opening night performance: Shelley Marlow & Jen DeNike, TWO AUGUSTS IN A ROW IN A ROW, 7:30pm

There is a legend in the life of Joan Miró, the Spanish painter whose quest for simplicity in art lead to celebrated style oft mistaken for naïve. A woman is said to have come up to him one day and said, looking upon one of his paintings, “My child could do that.” He responded, “Yes, ma’am, but could you?”

For the month of August, signs and symbols presents the second annual edition of artists & allies, a dynamic program of multimedia and time-based work, screenings and performances. Conceived as an experimental glimpse into our program and upcoming season, a selection of work will be on view of artists of the gallery. Ally artists will also contribute work and discourse. To celebrate the tradition of value of a child’s imagination and its unparalleled openness to the beauty of the universe, the children of our ‘artists and allies’ have also been invited to contribute exciting and fresh new ideas. A weekly screening and/or performance will take place. Musical interventions will be accompanied by movement and dance in several live acts, experimental performance workshops will follow film and historic video screenings; readings and happenings intermix alongside an old-fashioned lemonade stand. Devised with the intent for fun, dialogue, overlap and exchange, our summer program is not a singular position, but a multifaceted, open-ended alternative to a summer group show.

Participating artists include:

Jen DeNike | Tony Orrico | ULAY| Annabel Daou | Wermke/Leinkauf | Michelle Handelman
Paul Jacobsen | Shelley Marlow | Ornella Fieres | Drew Conrad | Sharon Louden | INNER COURSE Stavro | Emil de Negroponte | Andres Carranza | Laleh Khorramian | Adam Broomberg | Charlie Stein Camellia Hartman | Mykel Nairne | Rhys Tivey | Natalie Deryn Johnson | JAŠA | Benoît Platéus and others…

Featured children artists include:
Orion Zev Orrico | Leni Broomberg | Marlowe Broomberg | Alexia D’Monte | Adelae DeNike Palmer Hudson DeNike Palmer | Ellie Rosenblatt | Alexandra Gepp | Nicola Remmel | Julian Remmel

Performance and screening dates:
Wednesday July 31 | Shelley Marlow & Jen DeNike | TWO AUGUSTS IN A ROW IN A ROW | 7:30pm Tuesday August 6 | Rhys Tivey & Natalie Deryn Johnson | Thank you for putting my face in your plant and
watering my throat | 7pm
Wednesday August 7 | Michelle Handelman | screening 12pm – 6pm
Thursday August 8 | Wermke/Leinkauf | Symbolic Threats | screening 7:30pm
Tuesday August 13 | Rhys Tivey & Natalie Deryn Johnson | Thank you for putting my face in your plant and watering my throat | 7pm
Wednesday, August 14 | JAŠA | screening 12pm – 6pm
Thursday August 15 | INNER COURSE | SOFT REMOTE | 6pm – 9pm
Saturday August 17 | Rhys Tivey & Natalie Deryn Johnson | Thank you for putting my face in your plant and watering my throat | 7pm
Tuesday August 20 | ULAY | Project Cancer | screening 7:30pm
Wednesday August 21 | Camellia Hartman & Mykel Nairne | Sapphire | 7pm Thursday August 23 | Andres Carranza | screening 12pm – 6pm

Start Date

July 31, 2019

End Date

August 28, 2019


06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


102 Forsyth Street

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