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Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

Michael Flomen
Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

Nicolas Grenier
Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

Erin O'Keefe
Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

John Dante Bianchi
Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

Amanda Valdez
Installation View of "The City & The City", 2016

Erin O'Keefe
City, 2011
Archival pigment print
24 x 24 in/61 x 61 cm
Edition of 3 + 2 APs

Nicolas Grenier
Buoyant Home Template (or: Self-Portrait as a Square), 2013
Oil and acrylic on wood panel
36 x 24 in/91 x 61 cm

John Dante Bianchi
Untitled (Based figure), 2014
Aqua resin EPS foam and redwood
22 x 24 x 36 in/56 x 61 x 91 cm

Russell Tyler
DBBP, 2016
Oil on canvas
40 x 34 in/102 x 86 cm

Jordan Tate
New Work #185, 2013
Diptych of archival pigment prints, mounted to aluminum. Left image printed on Canson High Gloss. Right image printed on Hahnemuhle Ultra Smooth Rag
74 x 36 in/188 x 91 cm each panel
Edition of 3 + 2 APs

Amanda Valdez
avail it, 2015
Fabric, gouache, acrylic, and canvas
20 x 18 in/51 x 46 cm

Trudy Benson
Through Blue, 2016
Acrylic and oil on canvas
24 x 24 in/61 x 61 cm

John Dante Bianchi
Untitled (Torqued Panel), 2016
Acrylic and aluminum on plywood panel
30 x 40 x 10 in/76 x 102 x 25 cm

Justine Hill
Fulcrum, 2013
Acrylic and pastel on canvas
36 x 33in/91 x 84 cm

Caris Reid
Edgewise, 2016
Acrylic on wood
24 x 20 in/61 x 51 cm

Michael Flomen
Two Step, 2004
Gelatin silver toned print
34.5 x 36.25 in/ 88 x 92 cm
Artist proof from edition of 4 + 1 AP

Ghost of a Dream
Trump Imagines, 2016
Video
1:40 Minutes
Edition of 3 + 2 AP's

Russell Tyler
TX3G, 2016
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 in/ 76 x 61 cm

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Amanda Valdez, Caris Reid, Erin O’Keefe, Justine Hill, Russell Tyler, Jordan Tate, Trudy Benson, John Dante Bianchi, Michael Flomen, Ghost of a Dream, Nicolas Grenier

Pop Up at 150 East Broadway: The City & The City

06.29.2016 - 08.06.2016

Reviewed by Emily Colucci for Art F City

A Must-See Summer Group Show according to Artnet News

Denny Gallery is pleased to announce The City & The City a group exhibition of Trudy Benson, John Dante Bianchi, Michael Flomen, Ghost of a Dream, Nicolas Grenier, Justine Hill, Erin O’Keefe, Caris Reid, Jordan Tate, Russell Tyler, and Amanda Valdez. The exhibition will be in our summer popup location at 150 East Broadway, on view from June 29th to August 6th, 2016.

The City & The City is a 2009 novel by China Miéville in which two cities occupy the same geographic space but are deliberately perceived by their denizens as separate. Besźel and Ul Qoma, the two cities, exist on top of each other and around each other, but the occupants have been socialized to “unsee” the other population and exist in their own respective cities. This plot has contemporary relevance in a society where political, economic, and racial divides can make it feel as though we live in in different realities, unable to perceive others. This also has literal parallels in a neighborhood such as the Lower East Side, where Chinatown, young gentrifiers, immigrant communities, a gallery district, and an entertainment district occupy the same space. The novel also evokes a fantasy of an unseen world, which could be seen with a more open mind and altered modes of perception. The artists in the exhibition make work that relates to one or more of the themes discussed above.

The exhibition includes six artists who are represented by Denny Gallery, Justine Hill (b. 1985, lives in Brooklyn), Erin O’Keefe (b. 1962, lives in New York City), Caris Reid (b. 1983, lives in Brooklyn), Jordan Tate (b. 1981, lives in Cincinnati), Russell Tyler (b. 1981, lives in Brooklyn) and Amanda Valdez (b. 1982, lives in New York). Trudy Benson (b. 1985, lives in Brooklyn) has been exhibiting extensively since 2010 and currently has a solo at Half Gallery, New York and Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg. John Dante Bianchi (b. 1978, lives in New York City) has had solos with Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York and Galerie Derouillon, Paris. Michael Flomen (b. 1952, lives in New York City and Montréal) has work in collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Museum of Fine Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Musee national des beaux-arts de Quebec, among others. Ghost of a Dream (a collaborative duo between Lauren Was (b. 1977) and Adam Eckstrom (b. 1974)) have shown in numerous cities and are represented internationally by Galerie Paris-Beijing. Nicolas Grenier (b. 1982, lives in Los Angeles and Montréal) is represented by galerie antoine ertaskiran in Montréal and Luis De Jesus in Los Angeles and was in the 2015 Bruges Triennial and the Biennale de Montréal in 2014.

Please join us for an opening reception on Wednesday, June 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. Denny Gallery East Broadway is located at 150 East Broadway in New York City. The hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For further information, contact Elizabeth Denny or Robert Dimin at 212-226-6537 or by email at [email protected] or [email protected]