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DEBORAH G. NEHMAD: TARGETED DISSONANCE
February 10 - March 11, 2017
The deeply moving artwork of Deborah G. Nehmad brings stunning layers of materials and concepts, revealed through multiple series of an extensive body of work. The artist’s latest series, on view for the first time, turns to the more traditional craft of needlepoint and the use of QR codes that can be read with cell phones to convey powerful messages to the viewer. The visually enlightening effects of her techniques employed on paper include burning, etching, scraping, scoring, stamping, puncturing, typing, writing, and drawing. Each individual mark or hole provides its own narrative, marking of time, process and presence.
Initially stemming from the artist’s own personal pain, her work from the wasted series addresses anguish on a broader scale, incorporating compulsive mark making to translate what cannot always be conveyed adequately through verbal interactions. The tension applied to and implied by her artwork draws serious attention to disquieting issues, such as gun violence and political turmoil in the United States. This exhibition urges the viewer to unmask and recognize our humanity in troubling times, while also introducing seductive, captivating and aesthetically arresting material. TARGETED DISSONANCE is accompanied by an illustrated catalog with text contributions by David A.M. Goldberg, Georgianna Lagoria de la Torre, and Dr. Cindy Lisica.
ART ON PAPER
Cindy Lisica Gallery was featured at Pier 36 during Armory Week and brought works by a number of Houston-based and international artists to the spotlight in New York.
Artworks by Diane Burko, Catherine Colangelo, PURE EVIL, Felipe Lopez, Deborah G. Nehmad, Jan Rattia and Chun Hui Pak were acquired by new collectors!
And we even had a visit from Wayne Coyne of Flaming Lips!
*Top Five Exhibits of January - LOCAL Houston Magazine *Recommended Exhibition - Glasstire *Recommended Exhibition w/ full review - Visual Art Source *Art DayBook Feature - Houston Chronicle
Catherine Colangelo’s work gives nod to traditions that existed long before our time. Her paintings stem from a visual vocabulary as varied as illuminated manuscripts, Indian and Islamic miniatures, textiles, and visionary art. These vibrant and unusual works are painstakingly created with graphite and gouache on muslin over wood, using a process of concentration and skill that is also comforting and meditative. Her 2017 solo exhibition, Talismanic, explores the idea of shields, or protective objects, seen to act as talismans or charms which ward off evil, while simultaneously bringing good fortune.
November 18 - December 31, 2016
This exciting group exhibition focuses on contemporary artwork that is directly and deliberately situated on a Pop trajectory. With reference to moments and practices in the careers of Warhol and other leading Pop artists, the works selected for this exhibition draw on their lineage and explore parallel subjects and methods of production in new ways and with a distinct fervor. Both historical and material connections give nod to the legacy of Pop, while highlighting current artists using the language and iconography of consumer culture.
Artists: PURE EVIL Jamie Earnest Mao Li Roy Lichtenstein Richard Pettibone Travis K. Schwab Barbara Smith Andy Warhol Tom Wesselmann
"Eddie Fisher's Nightmare" and "Lips" by PURE EVIL. "Wig (III)" by Travis K. Schwab.
"Andy's Deco Sense" by Jamie Earnest
Toby Kamps, Curator of Contemporary Art, The Menil Collection, an Cindy Lisica, alongside Warhol paintings from The Lester Marks Collection and LCM Partners, Ltd.
"Upstart (1-4)" by Mao Li. "Look! Up in the Sky!" by Barbara Smith
TERRY BOYD: I CAN'T SAY THAT I DON'T KNOW THAT I'M ALIVE
October 14-November 12, 2016
Terry Boyd is a multi-platform artist who uses performance and fiber art to explore the mind and human experience within his art practice. His recent body of work employs unconventional drawing, painting, and embroidery techniques to connect audiences to lost memories, forgotten dreams, and personal histories. The layered and meditative nature of his process serves as a visual mantra for both artist and viewer alike. His solo exhibition, I Can’t Say That I Don’t Know That I’m Alive, brings a range of works on linen, canvas, and paper, as well as installations for Sculpture Month Houston.
Boyd holds a BFA in Painting and MA from Carnegie Mellon University. He has shown in Miami, New York, St. Louis, Toronto, Houston, Portland, Pittsburgh and Washington DC, including the Carnegie Museum and the Smithsonian Institution. He completed a sought-after residency in Bhutan in 2015 and has appeared in VICE, Glasstire, Treading Art, Venison Magazine, among many others. He was “Best in Show” at the Three Rivers Art Festival and holds the Eben Demarest Trust Award, joining the likes of Jackson Pollock.
JENNIFER McCLISH: FLOATING IN SPACE
September 9th - October 8th, 2016
The innovative and explosive work of Jennifer McClish activates the gallery space with intense color and distinctive character. The Houston-based studio artist collages a variety of materials and Schmincke varnish to build the incredible surfaces of the paintings. Her inimitable style references popular culture, transportation and technology, and science fiction, and the works evoke a sense of presence in the cosmos. "Floating in Space" presents mixed media painting and sculpture engages audiences in the artist’s explorations of magnificent texture and vibrancy. Her unique methods and art-making techniques employ illustration and architecture to investigate the internal psyche, as well as social output and human interactions. Ultimately, joy is discovered through honed imperfection.
Jennifer McClish (b. 1982) received her BFA from Memphis College of Art and MFA from University of Houston. She continues to teach Foundation and Studio Art courses in Painting and Drawing at area universities and has held solo and group exhibitions in Baltimore, Memphis, and Houston, including a standout presence in the 2016 MFA Thesis show at the Blaffer Art Museum. McClish has received a number of awards of recognition for her work and appears in Glasstire, Commercial Appeal, Studio Visit Magazine and Arts + Culture TX.
TX CONTEMPORARY 2016
We had a standout presence at the TXC this year, with a featured booth, large paintings by guest speaker Michael Chow/aka MR CHOW (along with our friend Eric Shiner, former director of The Warhol and current VP of Contemporary Art at Sotheby's NY) and installations on-site by our fantastic sculptor, Ron Ulicny.
Spectacular attention and sales for artists Jennifer McClish (Houston), Terry Boyd (Pittsburgh), Catherine Colangelo (Houston) and Jamie Earnest (Pittsburgh) and an overall strong attendance to our booth and the gallery as a result. Thank you to those who came!
RON ULICNY: XYLOTHEQUE
July 15th - September 2nd, 2016
Xylotheque comes from the Greek xylon for “wood” and theque for “repository” or “collection”, and, much like a library or museum, they have immeasurable historic, cultural, and scientific value in their content and purpose. For his latest solo exhibition, Ron Ulicny creates work that embodies this term, while boasting skilled craftsmanship, fabrication, and woodworking techniques, combined with his established background as a surrealist sculptor. This exciting body of work has been in the making for the last two years, while Ulicny has carefully selected, finely crafted, altered, polished, and then constructed (and, in some cases, reconstructed from nature) materials into magnificent and finely-tuned compositions. The installation includes wall-mounted as well as free-standing sculptural objects that exquisitely reference the human connection with nature and the artist’s relationship with chosen media. His process is one of discipline, study, and sensory experience, with each piece revealing to the viewer an intrinsic conceptual fabric, inherent environmental concerns, and a clear appreciation of global art and design.
Ron Ulicny (b. 1973, lives and works in Los Angeles) attended the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, followed by 13+ years in LA and nearly a decade in Portland, where his work was frequently exhibited locally and internationally. He has held solo exhibitions in San Francisco and along the west coast, including Spoke Art, Guardino Gallery, Mirus Gallery, Arty, Salem Art Association, and Grand Central Art Center. His work can be found in several remarkable private and institutional collections in the US and Europe, and art publications including Colossal, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, Default, and Beautiful Decay, among many others. Recently, Ulicny’s work was featured on the cover of The Cincinnati Review and in the opera “I FURIOSI” at the Teatro De Roma in Italy.
JAMIE EARNEST: YOUR HOME OR MINE?
June 3rd - July 9th, 2016
For her Houston debut, Jamie Earnest asks a seductive question: “Your Home or Mine?”...
The idea of “home” indicates a sense of place and possession of space, whether tangible or metaphoric. Earnest dances on this line, using bold color, juxtaposition of textures, and provocative compositions of large-scale mixed-media oil paintings. Her work evokes memory and philosophy, while referencing Pop and Postmodern styles. Earnest has a notable and extraordinary ability to execute dream-like interiors on both large and small scale, incorporating domestic and industrial materials on the canvas. The vibrant paintings have a unique material and textural quality. They investigate and imagine domestic spaces, architecture, and spatial experiences by depicting the physical world, as well as the interiors of the mind and the subconscious. Earnest’s magnificent paintings recall personal memories and the thoughtful imaginings of stories of friends and lovers.
Jamie Earnest attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Yale Norfolk School of Art, and Carnegie Mellon University, where she received her BFA in Painting. She was the recipient of The Samuel Rosenberg Senior Art Award, The Rose J. Navratil Art Scholarship, The Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, The Anne Ophelia Dowden Junior Award, and The Fifth Year Scholar Award for Art from the Office of the Dean. She was selected to join the ranks of Robert Indiana, Sylvia Plath, Philip Pearlstein, and Cy Twombly among other modern masters through the ART.WRITE.NOW national award and exhibition. Her work has been shown in New York, Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, and Birmingham, jury-selected for exhibition by Chad Alligood, Curator of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and her most recent work was displayed alongside Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, in conjunction with Michael Chow: Voice for my Father, at The Andy Warhol Museum. Earnest’s work has appeared in contemporary art journals, including Peripheral ARTeries, Bitterzoet Magazine, TAP, and LandEscape, and books, The State of Art and International Contemporary Artists.
"Pleasure-Terror, Sandbox-Screen" (2016) by Jamie Earnest
Oil, cement, tape, graphite, shelf liner, wax, and rice paper on canvas, 48 x 68 in.
"Waiting Area, Yours" (2016) by Jamie Earnest
Home Like A Film (2016) by Jamie Earnest
Oil, mylar, graphite, drywall tape, masking tape, cellophane, and contact paper on canvas, 68 x 48 inches. [exhibited at The Andy Warhol Museum in "Jamie Earnest | Exposures: Private Places / Public Personas"]
Opening Reception, June 3, 2016
Hockney's Game Room (2016) by Jamie Earnest
Oil, contact paper, tape, graphite, and chalk on canvas, 48 x 60 inches. [exhibited at The Andy Warhol Museum in "Jamie Earnest | Exposures: Private Places / Public Personas"]
TRAVIS K. SCHWAB: PLASTICS
Travis K. Schwab: Plastics April 22nd - May 28th, 2016
For this latest exhibition, Plastics, Travis K. Schwab focuses on ideas of past, present and future technology and continues to examine our image-based and digital society through stunning photo-realist oil paintings. Schwab often looks to film and photo-media as a starting point to develop intense works of portraiture. The results are mysterious and provocative, as he addresses questions of identity and attitudes toward the future of humanity with insight, compassion, curiosity, and even dark humor.
Schwab’s cool, compelling paintings are in impressive institutional and private collections across the country in New York, Miami, Houston, Austin, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and more along the way. His debut solo at Revision Space in 2015 was met with high praise and was soon followed by a solo at The Warhol. His works are featured in prominent publications, including New American Paintings and The New Republic, and he was selected as one of “30 Under 30 Groundbreaking Artists” in Art Business News. His artwork was recently featured in PaperCity Magazine and as part of a “Must See Exhibit” in LOCAL Houston.
DIANE BURKO: TRACES OF CHANGE
Diane Burko CINDY LISICA GALLERY | HOUSTON March 18 - April 16, 2016
As a participating venue in FOTOFEST INTERNATIONAL 2016 BIENNIAL, we are proud to host a solo exhibitio featuring large-scale photography, painting, and photo-based media by Diane Burko. For over 40 years, Burko has investigated monumental and geological phenomena throughout the world. "Traces of Change" contrasts the concept of deep time with the immediate present with powerful images informed by polar expeditions and a masterful art practice.
Burko is an award-winning and widely-exhibited artist currently based in Philadelphia. Download press release and list of works here.
FTW! For The Win / Fare Thee Well
For The Win / Fare Thee Well Revision Space | Pittsburgh
Opening Reception: Friday, March 25th, 7-9
For the last two and a half years, Revision Space has held 16 exhibitions and presented dozens of artists through memorable solo and group shows. We’ve now come to represent an expanded program in Houston with the opening of Cindy Lisica Gallery, and the time has come to close our storefront space in upper Lawrenceville. Let’s celebrate the accomplishments and fantastic reputation we developed in the contemporary art scene in Pittsburgh....
“Over Time” is an exhibition of three artists working across painting, sculpture, and mixed media, suggesting the passage and experience of time. The larger subject of life and death is intermixed with the specificity of humanistic moments…
photography, portraits, and doubling REVISION SPACE | PITTSBURGH Jan 15 - Feb 14, 2016
This exhibition is guest-curated by Nicole Coffineau and features artworks that experiment with doubling, multiplicity, and relationality to explore their effects upon likeness and identity in contemporary photographic portraiture.
Artists: Zhiwan Chueng Sally Dennison Sean Fader Nabiha Khan Senalka McDonald Darren Lee Miller Mat Thorne Stacey Tyrell
FABRIZIO GERBINO: ONE
CINDY LISICA GALLERY | HOUSTON Jan 8 - Feb 6, 2016
Exhibition of new paintings and objects by Fabrizio Gerbino at the new Houston Museum District location. It's the exciting inaugural show of Cindy Lisica Gallery at 4411 Montrose. Download the press release and exhibition checklist.
FIRED IN FREEDOM (Pittsburgh)
REVISION SPACE | PITTSBURGH Dec 4 2015 - Jan 2, 2016
This special guest-curated group show by Kent State Professor Emeritus Brinsley Tyrrell and MFA Jonathan Schwarz features ceramic work by a group of artists exhibiting works from a single wood-fired kiln in Freedom, OH.
Our debut in Houston, TX. October 1st-4th, 2015, at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
LES FLEURS DU MALE
REVISION SPACE | PITTSBURGH SEPT 18 - NOV 1, 2015
Artist Steven Miller presents an intense and cohesive series of works of photography and film that pay homage to the French writer and political activist, Jean Genet (1910-1986). Genet, who was openly gay and imprisoned multiple times in the mid-20th century, is celebrated as progenitor of the modern queer movement and as a highly-influential artist to his contemporaries.
Steven Miller draws us deeply into the world of the oppressed and the oppressor, where intimacy and violence co-exist, and the situational relevance is poignant in our current landscape of extreme rates of incarceration, as well as gay activism and marriage rights.
Gallery visitors will experience large-scale photographs and a video projection, staging a dark and beautiful plethora of representations of love, loneliness, and suggestion.
Exhibition dates: Sept 18 - Nov 1, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, September 18, 6-10PM
About the Artist: Steven Miller is a Seattle-based artist whose work has been widely published and exhibited. Queer issues and the theme of nonconformity are central to his art practice.
GREAT WAVES II
REVISION SPACE | PITTSBURGH Exhibition dates: July 24 - September 13, 2015 Opening reception: Friday, July 24th, 6-10PM
Artists' talk: Saturday, September 12, 5-7PM, with special guest speaker Eric Shiner. GREAT WAVES II is a rotating exhibition of works by artists based in Pittsburgh who are given the opportunity for professional gallery representation through this exciting summer series, now in its second year.
Jurors: Eric Shiner, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum Chad Alligood, Curator of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Curator: Cindy Lisica, PhD, Director of Revision Space
Congratulations to artists Jamie Earnest, Haylee Ebersole, and Sarika Goulatia! This unique exhibition concept will be actively re-imagined throughout the summer with works available for purchase "off the wall" and new works fresh out of the studio for multiple presentations.
About the artists:
Jamie Earnest Yale University Norfolk Summer School of Art (2015) BFA, Carnegie Mellon University (expected 2016)
Earnest explores color and composition with monumental paintings and mixed media, evoking memory and philosophy. She examines domestic and personal space, juxtaposed with the use of industrial materials.
Haylee Ebersole MFA, printmaking, Ohio University (2013) BFA, printmaking, Metropolitan State University of Denver (2010)
Ebersole’s work utilizes unorthodox materials, such as gelatin, to create abstract 2-D and 3-D forms, while drawing upon landscape, geological formations, the body, and the micro/macro. The fascinating objects possess rebellious qualities, yet they are exquisite in their presentation.
Sarika Goulatia BFA, Carnegie Mellon University (2006) MA, Textiles, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi (1996) BS, Textiles, Lady Irwin College, New Delhi (1994)
Indian-born Pittsburgh artist Sarika Goulatia’s exciting current work utilizes discarded, donated, and found materials like shoeboxes, shopping carts, magazines, and toys, to create site-specific sculptures and installations, as well as their accompanying drawings. Her unique perspective includes the impact of childhood, the loss of her father to Lou Gehrig’s disease, and her own near-death experience.
"It isn't all black and white!" by Sarika Goulatia
THE URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART MOVEMENT (an exhibition featuring works by street artists and Pop-Surrealists from around the globe)
June 19 - July 19, 2015 OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 19th, 6-10PM This event is free and open to the public with refreshments and DJ provided!
Hosted by Revision Space | Curated by C.A.V.E. Gallery:
The Center for Audio and Visual Expression, known as C.A.V.E. Gallery, was first conceived in 2001 as a series of traveling art events showcasing visual art, film and music. Fueled by the fresh, new art scene exploding in Los Angeles, C.A.V.E. established a permanent gallery in 2008 in Venice Beach, California, a 1,500 sq ft space located on Abbot Kinney Blvd, an eclectic and trend-setting commercial street in Venice Beach, California.
For PDF of available works and prices, click here.
ARTISTS: VON (UNITED KINGDOM) BEN KEHOE (PITTSBURGH) KYLE HUGHES-ODGERS (AUSTRALIA) RUBIN415 (NEW YORK) ALEC HUXLEY (SAN FRANCISCO) AMANDA MARIE (COLORADO) YOUNG CHUN (LOS ANGELES) RESTITUTION PRESS (LOS ANGELES) CHAD HASEGAWA (SAN FRANCISCO) MAX NEUTRA (LOS ANGELES) JASON HERNANDEZ (LOS ANGELES) PEETA (ITALY) KID ACNE (UNITED KINGDOM) JOHN PARK (LOS ANGELES) SHERVIN IRANSHAHR (PITTSBURGH) EATCHO (PORTLAND, OR) SIT (AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS) HELLBENT (BROOKLYN, NY) BAYO (MEXICO CITY JOSHUA CHARLES HART (LOS ANGELES) VINZ (SPAIN) TAKA SUDO (JAPAN) TOM FRENCH (UNITED KINGDOM) CHERRI WOOD (MINNESOTA) LI-HILL (BROOKLYN, NY) ZACH JOHNSEN (PORTLAND, OR)
TRAVIS K. SCHWAB: SCRATCHING THE ITCH
REVISION SPACE | PITTSBURGH Youthful yet visionary, and mostly colorblind, Schwab pushes through the limitations of his vision, and decidedly moves outside of his comfort zone and into the color spectrum -- with stunning results. Schwab has graced the pages of Art Business News, New American Painting, and The New Republic, to name a few, as well as a host of fantastic local press reviews. His works have been shown at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Lawrence Hall Gallery, Panza Gallery, and Silver Eye Center for Photography, and his paintings in last year’s group exhibition "Great Waves" at Revision Space were extremely compelling and sought-after... His new work is a major hit with collectors and audiences, and a fantastic limited edition exhibition catalog has been produced in 2015.
CALDWELL LINKER: WINTERLONG
REVISION SPACE | PITTSBURGH March 27 - May 3, 2015
New work by Caldwell Linker at Revision Space reveals another dimension to this artist's oeuvre, displaying meticulous beadwork portraiture alongside compelling photography. The work is quietly powerful, touching, contemplative, and calls on the viewer to actively engage in its visions.
Caldwell Linker has worked in photography for nearly 20 years and has pioneered the representation of the queer community and a broad spectrum of events in Pittsburgh. The artist was featured in a solo exhibition, All Through The Night, at The Andy Warhol Museum in 2013, and has since continued to expand the realm of photography.
MISS DINGO: NICE, BUT MEAN
REVISION SPACE | PITTSBURGH February 6 - March 22, 2014
Miss Dingo's paintings and woodblocks are delightful and confrontational at the same time. Her spectacular works depict scenes of madness and beauty, pleasure and pain - the world(s) in which we live.
Miss Dingo earned her BFA in painting and printmaking from Pratt Institute in 2013, has exhibited extensively in New York and Brooklyn. Her "Children's Cleavers" in Art is Violent last year were a huge hit, and we are proud to present our first opening in the new year 2015 with all new work by this talented artist.
TERRY BOYD: PINS & NEEDLES
**WINNER OF "EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR" AND "BEST IN SHOW" AT THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL 2015**
REVISION SPACE | PITTSBURGH December 12, 2014 – January 31, 2015
Trained as a painter, Boyd currently uses drawing and embroidery techniques, incorporating drama, abstraction and performance into multi-faceted and intense pieces. His work uses repetitious lines and imagery, seeking to draw emotion and memory from the viewer. Boyd received his BFA in Painting and Contextual Practice from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009 and went on to complete a Masters in Arts Management in 2013. He maintains his studio at Radiant Hall in Lawrenceville and has shown at numerous venues in Pittsburgh, as well as Chicago, Washington, D.C., Portland, Houston, Miami, and upcoming international cities. "Pins & Needles" is Boyd's 6th solo exhibition.
THE ENDURING SKULL
Paul Bowden (Pittsburgh), Siena Baldi (Ohio), Barbara Smith (France), Jeff Schwarz (NYC), Ron Ulicny (Portland/LA), and selections from the Graham Shearing Collection.
REVISION SPACE | PITTSBURGH October 31 - Dec 7, 2014
The image of the human skull has long been an icon of life, death, and the human condition. The Enduring Skull explores the meaning and symbolism of the skull in contemporary art in a variety of media — from textiles and prints to ceramic and mixed media sculpture.
Graham Shearing, collector, critic, curator, consultant and writer who has lived in Pittsburgh for two decades and continuously impacts the region's arts and culture. After studying law at the University of Cambridge and reading for the English Bar, he became distracted by the lure of art and has been writing and curating ever since. He has served as art critic for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Pittsburgh Quarterly, and is involved with numerous arts institutions, projects and organizations.
Siena Baldi (Martin’s Ferry, OH) received her BFA in Printmaking/Drawing and Environmental Studies from the Washington University in St. Louis is 2011. She co-founded the art nonprofit MITCH Collective, and she currently teaches at TechShop Pittsburgh and the West Liberty University, WV. Her latest artwork focusing on skulls is garnering attention in the press.
Paul Bowden (Pittsburgh, PA) lives and works in Polish Hill. After studying drawing and painting in his early career, he began to focus on sculpture while abroad in Italy, working in the studio of Paolo Carosone in the 1980s. His site-specific bronze sculptures can be found at the Palmer Museum of Art and UPMC, among other prestigious institutions and collections. He has received numerous distinctions for juried exhibitions in Pittsburgh, and he will present previously unseen work for this exhibition.
Jeff Schwarz (Brooklyn, NY) is a Pittsburgh native with an MFA from Syracuse University. His works explore the ceramic medium, using painterly glazes and other materials such as wigs or mirrors to create unique sculptural pieces. His solo exhibition, “Loves You,” opened at Revision Space in September 2014 and received a number of exciting reviews. His work has been exhibited across the globe, from Bushwick Open Studios and the San Angelo Museum to the Icheon World Ceramic Center in South Korea.
Barbara Smith (Cameret-Sur-Mer, France) received a BA Honors Degree in Design from Goldsmiths College in London in 2001. Her works often focus on themes of life and death, experimenting with different techniques and media such as drip-painting, blind-contour painting, and etching. Her most recent EXO + ENDO series is resulting in a number of global design and media collaborations and will be featured for the first time in Pittsburgh.
Ron Ulicny (Portland, OR) creates sculptural works from found objects, combined and reconfigured into surrealistic compositions. After attending the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, Ulicny moved to Portland and has since exhibited extensively on the west coast, including a number of solo exhibitions — most recently at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco. His work can be found in several exciting collections in the US and Europe, and new work for the exhibition will be exhibited for the first time in Pittsburgh.
JEFF SCHWARZ: LOVES YOU
REVISION SPACE | PITTSBURGH September 12 - October 26, 2014
A Pittsburgh area native with an MFA from Syracuse University, Schwarz has been producing new ceramic sculptures out of his Brooklyn studio that are guaranteed to impress and surprise you. He uses the visual language of drawing and painting and translates it into the ceramic medium. He creates complex and painterly glazed finishes that are seemingly inimitable and exceptionally unique. The wall pieces and printed photographic works add an entirely new dimension. The resulting figures are alive with depth, intensity, and texture.
Schwarz has exhibited across the country and the globe, from major US art institutions as The Mattress Factory and The Huntington Museum of Art to as far as The Icheon World Ceramic Center in South Korea. Collections including his work also span widely, from The Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh to The Garth Family Art Partnership (TX).
Masha Fikhman | Zack John Lee | Travis K. Schwab REVISION SPACE | PITTSBURGH May 27 - September 7, 2014
Curated by Revision Space Director Cindy Lisica, in collaboration with each artist, audiences will see different iterations of the exhibition on various visits and events at the gallery. After opening weekend, the art works are available "off the wall" and the show and will be actively re-imagined throughout the summer.
Masha Fikhman - BA Studio Arts, History of Art, University of Pittsburgh (2011)
No stranger to the local art scene, Fikhman has actively exhibited and collaborated throughout the city and nationally. She travels the world seeking ideas and inspiration for her intense and at times whimsical works that incorporate innovative textures and bold colors. The results are arresting, provocative, and fantastic.
Zack John Lee - BA Studio Arts, University of Pittsburgh (2013) Lee is expressive, thoughtful and unafraid to take risks. By exploring the human ability to make automatic gestures and movements into his drawing practice, his recent works take on forms that seem simultaneously natural, alive, and otherworldly. Lee has received the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts Award, the Betty Blockstein Levine Memorial Award, and has actively exhibited in Pittsburgh, Annapolis and Portland.
Travis K. Schwab - A self-taught and color blind artist out of his studio in Irwin, Schwab was one of "30 under 30 Groundbreaking Young Artists" in Art Business News in 2013. With source materials from present internet media and films to personal experiences and choices, Schwab works his own unique story and vision into each painting. His works have made their way into publications such as New American Paintings and The New Republic, as well as a number of impressive private collections.
NUGENT KOS: SAVAGE ELEMENTS
REVISION SPACE | PITTSBURGH May 23 - June 22, 2014
"Savage Elements" unveils a selection of paintings and collages that demonstrate this multi-faceted artist's keen ability to cultivate a body of work that explores innovative ideas.
Kos is a veteran of cultural crossings and international travel. She is both an active observer and participant in the situations presented in her work through explorations of form and discipline. The works in this exhibition display humility and curiosity, from minute details of daily life to questions of cosmic proportions.
Recently relocated back to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia after living in France for 8 years, Kos continues to experiment with new materials and techniques. The selected works move through time retrospectively and include previously unseen pieces and stylistic developments in the artist’s oeuvre.
Kos received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking in 1998 at Virginia Commonwealth University and later studied figure drawing at the Beaux Arts de Paris. She has exhibited her work in galleries and alternative spaces in Virginia and France, showing in such prolific venues as La Chappelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière and the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris.
ART IS VIOLENT
Courtney Cormier & Miss Dingo REVISION SPACE | PITTSBURGH April 5 - May 18, 2014
Miss Dingo earned her BFA in painting and printmaking from Pratt Institute in 2013 and has recently returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh. Her work explores humankind's tumultuous relationship with nature, animals, and the roles of caregiver, protector, master, or butcher. The cleaver paintings created for this exhibition offer both playful narrative and social commentary, while pushing the edges of technique and taste. She has previously exhibited in galleries and museums in Pittsburgh, New York and Brooklyn.
Courtney Cormier is a self-taught artist with a degree in psychology at the University of Tennessee. A 5-time world champion baton twirler, she began painting in 2010 and has since produced a number of impressive works from her studio in Greensboro, NC, where she is coordinating a state-wide art project featuring 16 artists from across the U.S. and collaborating with the internationally-recognized Chicago street artist, “CRO,” aka Ray Noland. For Art is Violent, Courtney has created original thematic works to be shown for the first time in Pittsburgh.
CY GAVIN: FUGUE STATES
Revision Space inaugural show February 21 - March 30, 2014
The dynamic and contemplative paintings of Cy Gavin come from a place of passion and an insightful process. The exhibition presents the convergence of his unique personal history growing up in the southwestern Pennsylvania rust belt and the recent passing of a dear friend and collaborator in New York, artist Ellen Cantor. Sometimes as if created while overcome or entranced (or in a fugue state), Gavin's multi-dimensional works simultaneously convey magnetism and vulnerability, struggle and strength. His stunning canvases invoke a spirit of wonder and the capacity to grow and adapt, combined with careful observation of the world and those who live in it: friends, lovers, and strangers alike.
Cy Gavin earned his BFA in painting from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 and currently lives and works in New York. His works have been shown in galleries and museums in Pittsburgh, New York, Ithaca, San Francisco, and Chicago and can be found in a number of private collections. Revision Space is proud to present Gavin's first solo exhibition with accompanying publication of a full-color catalog, written by Cindy Lisica and designed by Klaus Kempenaars.