WHERE: The Ogilvy Chocolate Factory, 636 11th Avenue (46th and 47th), New York
WHEN: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 5-7PM
WHO: 12 Internationally Acclaimed Young Artists
Ogilvy & Mather Advertising will formally open its New York Headquarters with its inaugural art exhibition, Re-Creation, featuring the work of 12 internationally acclaimed and emerging artists from Canada, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the United States. All of the artists create paintings, objects and installations made of recycled manufactured materials that once had functional purpose in our daily lives.
The exhibition features works by local artists including Thomas Beale, Miriam Cabessa, Jordan Eagles, Luke DuBois and Mark Napier and internationally recognized artists Long Bin Chen, Midori Harima, Young Ho Ji, Yael Kanarek, HyunJu Park, Björn Schülke and Julie Tremblay.
Re-Creation is made possible by Bitforms Gallery, Gana Art Gallery, Causey Contemporary, Craig Scott Gallery, and Frederieke Taylor Gallery with additional support from private collectors who have generously consigned artwork from their collections.
Read the artist biographies below.
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BITFORMS GALLERY, New York
At the age of 15, Yael Kanarek began to merge her visual practice with her passion in literature and language. Kanarek holds an M.F.A from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she has polished a unique vocabulary of networked interfaces using photography, text, sculpture and performance. Her most recent body of works, Textworks, reflects on two seemingly disparate sensibilities: the geopolitical and spiritual properties of languages. Kanarek’s talent is widely recognized by many foundations including CNRS/UNESCO Lewis Carroll Prix Argos, Rockefeller New Media Fellowship, Eyebeam Honorary Fellowship, Jerome Foundation Media Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts. Apart from founding Upgrade! International and commissioned-based projects for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Turbulence.org, and The Alternative Museum, she participated in several exhibitions such as the 2002 Whitney Biennial, Beral Madra Contemporary Art in Istanbul and The Jewish Museum in New York amongst others.
R. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, and performer who explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural ephemera. Born and raised in New York, he pursued a B.A., M.F.A., and D.M.A. in Music Composition from Columbia University. Stemming from his investigations of “time-lapse phonography,” his recent work is a sonic and encyclopedic relative to time-lapse photography. DuBois’ reveals the average sonority, visual language, and vocabulary in music, film, text, or cultural information. DuBois’ exhibitions include Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Daelim Contemporary Art Museum in Seoul, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern in Spain, San Jose Museum of Art, Sundance Film Festival and Sydney Film Festival to name a few. In addition to his commercial career, R. Luke Dubois has been engaged in teaching interactive sound and video performance at Columbia University’s Computer Music Center, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, New York University, and the School of Visual Arts.
Following a successful completion of his education at FH Bielefeld and Postgraduate Studies at Academy of Media Art (KHM) in Köln, Björn Schülke became a research artist at German National Research Center for Information Technology in St. Augustin. Influenced by modern abstraction and instruments of scientific measurement, he playfully transforms live spatial energy into active response—experimenting with solar panels, infrared surveillance, and propelled wind power. Schülke’s contribution in research and development in technology, robotics, interactive video and sound has granted him the Torino Emerging Biennale Award, German Video Installation Award; and most recently, a commission for permanent sculpture in 2010 at the San Jose International Airport. He has exhibited throughout five continents in solo and group shows. His kinetic sculptures are included in the permanent collection of Sharjah Art Museum, Sculpture Museum Glaskasten in Marl, Jülic Research Centre, Neiman Marcus, and the Progressive Art Collection. He currently resides and works in Cologne, Germany.
One of America’s premier new media artists, celebrated for his imaginative exploration of the Internet as a space for public art, Mark Napier began his career as a self-taught programmer in New York’s financial markets and quickly became involved in art. In 1995, he began prospecting the web and experimenting with hypertext—juxtaposing meanings and pop culture symbols. Prior to receiving his B.F.A. from Syracuse University, Napier attended two years of Engineering school at Rutgers University. In early-based works such Shredder (1998), Riot (1999), and Feed (2001), Napier concentrated on breaking the boundaries of ownership in the virtual realm. This practice is carried through into his recent works, which also examine monumentality, permanence, skin, the body, obsolescence, mythology and architecture. Napier has received grants from Creative Capital, the Greenwall Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Commissioned to create Internet art for the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Napier was also part of the 2002 biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Exhibitions of his work in part include Centre Pompidou in Paris, P.S.1, and W Hotel in Seoul.
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CAUSEY CONTEMPORARY, Brooklyn
HyunJu Park began her career as a mixed media painter during the course of her education in Seoul, South Korea, where she currently resides and works in her studio. She obtained a both bachelor’s and master’s degree in painting from Sook-Myung Women’s University in Seoul. She further enriched her education and received degrees from Fashion Institute Technology and Pratt Institute. She received an honorable award at the 11th Exhibition of the Chang-Jark Fine Art Association from the Korean Culture and Foundation Center. Throughout her collection, Park continues to experiment with the idea of symbolism, manifestation of self and recollection of identity. She has been exhibiting in China, Japan, Korea, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. at venues such as the Korean Center, D.C., Kwanhoon Gallery in Seoul, Pax Arts Asia in Beijing, The Yamanashi Prefecture Museum in Japan, and the Rotunda Gallery in NYC. Her works have also appeared with Causey Contemporary at Art Asia Fair and Bridge Miami, and Bridge London and Fountain NY. Park is represented by Causey Contemporary in Brooklyn, New York.
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CRAIG SCOTT GALLERY, Toronto
Julie Tremblay was born in Québec, Canada in 1972. She obtained her B.F.A from Universite Laval in Quebéc. She was admitted as a visiting student at Concordia University in Montreal and subsequently graduated with a Mention of Excellence at Pratt Insitute’s M.F.A. program in 1997. In Pratt, she shifted direction and began creating sculptures and installation art. Tremblay’s work is contrived of untraditional materials, from earth to salt or chicken wire. Often involving movement and time, she thoughtfully choreographs her sculptures to appear in motion and constant transformation. Her airy sculptures are in fact metaphors; they are carriers of meaning and stories that can be invented and re-invented. Tremblay have made appearances in various exhibitions across Canada, Copenhagen, and several cities in the United States. Other upcoming exhibitions in 2010 include Voir Rouge at Galerie Lacerte Arte Contemporain in Quebec. Her work can be found in private collections in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Turkey, and the United States. Tremblay is represented by Craig Scott Gallery in Toronto, Canada.
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FREDERIEKE TAYLOR GALLERY, New York
Long-Bin Chen was trained at Fu-Shin Commercial and Technical School, and soon after received his B.F.A. from Tung-Hai University in Taiwan. While producing sculptures, he was inspired to pursue his M.F.A. at School of Visual Arts in New York, where he currently works and resides. Through his sculptures, he responds to the ecological problems of garbage disposal and an increasing amount of deforestation. Chen’s accomplishments include the Visitors Prize of the Sixth Triennial of Small Scale Sculpture in Stuggart, Germany, 1996 Grant Award of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, The 1998 Silver Prize of Osaka Triennial and Grant of the Nation Endowment for Arts of Taiwan granted in both 1997 and 1998. He participated in artist-in-residence programs in Brazil and India, and has exhibited widely in Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States. His work is included in many private collections. Chen is represented by Frederieke Taylor Gallery in New York.
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GANA ART, New York
Korean-born artist Yong Ho Ji obtained a B.F.A. in Sculpture from Hongik University in Seoul, Korea followed by an M.F.A in Fine Art from New York University three years later in 2008. In school, he was captivated by Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species, which emphasizes how the theory of evolution applied to man’s manipulation with nature. His fascination for rubber as a symbolic representation of skin became a sole motivator for his sensational series: Mutants. Ji’s powerful and exaggerated sculptures have made appearances in art auctions worldwide in companies like Christie’s and Phillips de Pury & Co., earning him a prestigious artist residency and live-in studio at Gana Art Gallery in 2008. Ji has exhibited at International Biennale of Contemporary Art of Seville in Spain, 33 Bond Gallery, Daneyal Mahmood Gallery in NYC and several venues in Seoul including Gansam Partners Art Center, Hangaram Design Museum, and Insa Art Center among other venues. Yong Ho Ji is represented by Gana Art in New York.
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KINSEY DESFORGES GALLERY, Los Angeles
Born in Rochester, NY in 1978, Thomas Beale studied at Dartmouth College, where he obtained a B.A. in Studio Art (honors) and English Literature in 2000. In 2003 Beale was selected for one of five U.S.-Japan Creative Artist Fellowships, an award administered by the National Endowment for the Arts. He was the youngest recipient of this honor in the award’s 30-year history. The fellowship granted him the resources to travel to Kyoto, Japan where he studied traditional architecture and produced sculpture for nine months. In 2004 Beale returned to the U.S. and moved back to New York City, where he established Honey Space. In 2005 he received a Full Fellowship to attend the Vermont Studio Center for the third time. His works have appeared in exhibitions worldwide at venues including Honey Space, Ishidataseisha Hall in Kyoto, Kinsey DesForges Gallery, Lord & Taylor, The Robert Hull Fleming Museum, White Space Gallery in London, and Zempukuji Koen-Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo. Beale is represented by Kinsey DesForges Gallery in Los Angeles.
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Jordan Eagles’ unique, multidimensional works explore themes of rebirth and the intangible connections between body, spirit and nature. The allegorical potential of his raw and precious materials form a compelling multi-sensory experience—providing a novel tale of life and death. Eagles received a B.A. in Fine Arts and Media Studies from Gallatin School for Individualized Studies in New York University. In 2003, he received an award from New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Discover Jersey Arts Campaign followed by the Best Emerging Artist award from GLAAD in 2006. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Village Voice, L'Uomo Vogue, Architectural Digest Italy, Marie Claire Italia, New York Magazine, MSNBC, NY Post's Page 6, and FOX News. His work was recently acquired by film-producers and will be featured in their upcoming Disney film "When in Rome.” His images are also used in Richard Move's film "Blood Works-the life of Ana Mendieta” and a reproduction of his work is currently being used as a massive 50-foot stage curtain for Alice Cooper's international rock concert. In addition to nationwide exhibitions, he participated in numerous art fairs including SCOPE, London Art Fair, Los Angeles Art Show, and Aqua Art Miami. Eagles' works are included in The Bohlen Collection, Rutgers University, and The Prudential Center collection.
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Midori Harima was born in 1976 and raised in Yokohama, Japan. In 2000, she received a bachelor’s degree in oil painting and printmaking from Woman’s University of Fine Art, Kanagawa, Japan. She relocated to San Francisco in 2004. Harima’s work is a response to the superficial information of late 20th century Japan and a reconstruction of “wholeness” in much of society’s fragmented information. Her awards include “Art By Xerox” from Fuji-Xerox Japan, “The Bay Area Award Show 2002” from New Langton Arts, and “Kala Board Prize 2004 from the Kala Arts Institute. She has exhibited in Deitch Studios in Long Island City, Egon Schiele Art Centrum in Czech Republic, Honey Space in NYC, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE in Tokyo, Scope Basel in Switzerland, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art in Toyota, and White Space in London, and. Harima is currently living and working in New York City.
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Miriam Cabessa was born in Casablanca, Morocco and moved to Israel with her family when she was three years old. She was educated in Israel and attended Kalisher College of Art, Ha’Midrasha College of Art, and Cultural Studies at Camera Obscura. Throughout her formal training, she received a Scholarship from the American-Israeli Cultural Foundation, The Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize, and Ministry of Science and the Arts Prize for Young Artist. In 2001, she partaken in the International Studio and Curatorial Program, sponsored by the NY-Israel Cultural Corp. Commission. Drawing emphasis on performance and choreography, Cabessa's work is about the ritualistic process of making art. She emphasizes the degree of naturalism in painting. In addition to exhibiting in the American Jewish Museum, Israel Museum, Pack Gallery in Milan, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and 1997 Venice Biennale, she also made appearances in Armory Show, ArtBasel Miami, Artscape, Pulse and Scope New York. She moved to New York City to expand her career. Her work is in the collections of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Tel Aviv Museum, and the Haifa Museum of Modern Art.
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