Hong Seon Jang
Beth Rudin Dewoody
Verge is an international platform for the most exciting and interesting in new and emerging art. Verge exists to establish boundaries of the extraordinary as a counter to the natural compulsion towards stagnation in the way art is evaluated and delivered to the public. Staying true to this necessary state for the advancement of art requires a sustained focus on the best new ideas and practices of those marginal or newly emerging to international art audiences.
Verge is an international platform for the most exciting and interesting in new and emerging art. Verge exists to establish boundaries of the extraordinary as a counter to the natural compulsion towards stagnation in the way art is evaluated and delivered to the public.
Staying true to this necessary state for the advancement of art requires a sustained focus on the best new ideas and practices of those marginal or newly emerging to international art audiences. The satisfaction of this fixed requirement for a healthy and competitive artistic culture is at the core of Verge as an international exposition of the highest quality artistic production and the galleries, museums and audiences who sustain it.
ANTIDOTE, Brooklyn, New York
AS Projects, Paris, France
Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, New York
Cellar Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Alice Chilton Grace Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Galerie Yellowfishart, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Gitana Rosa Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Khaki Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Mighty Tanaka, Brooklyn, New York
MS Projects, Brooklyn, New York
Megumi Ogita, Tokyo, Japan
Sara Nightingale Gallery, Shelter Island, New York
Nroom Artspace, Tokyo, Japan
NURTUREart, Brooklyn, New York
Jonathan Schipper/Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Rush Arts Gallery, New York
Satori Gallery, New York
Slate Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Sculpture Space, Utica, New York
Spence Projects, Brooklyn, New York
Tache Gallery, Richmond Hill, New York
Van Uxem Projects, New York
Artist Meeting Art Machine(SM)
The Artist Meeting Art Machine(SM) is a hacked together custom fine art dispensing device inspired by self service kiosks, Japanese automats, slot machines, ATM?s, juke boxes, shopping malls and carnival games. The Art Machine(SM) creates a fun and accessible means for the public to engage with original 21st century avant-garde artwork and acquire it at recession level pricing. Artist Meeting is able to do this through intentionally undervaluing its products, cutting out the middle-man and automating the process of valuation, choice and the art of the sale. The Art Machine(SM) creates a subtle critique on capitalism and the art world and changes the art buying experience for the viewer. It is an art market hack.
The Art Machine(SM) will dispense an assortment of custom made objects and drawings via a $20 token operated system of mechanical and digital modules embedded in a 10 x 8 foot transparent plastic wall. The Art Machine(SM) process will randomly alternate between a drawing module and object module dispensing various AM art objects such as AM t-shirts and underwear, DIY intervention kits, AM 'Zines, photo books, digital prints, and other small artworks and ephemera the member artists have created for this project including over 300 feet of collaborative mixed media drawing.
Artists Meeting is an international, semi-anonymous arts collective based in New York City. Begun in 2006, as a research project and experiment in collaboration and the creative process, Artists Meeting has participated numerous events including; Conflux, Pulse Miami, Dokfest, the Dumbo Arts Festival and Postmasters Gallery. Artists Meeting members have exhibited their work in many major museums around the world including; MoMA, The Whitney Museum, Jeu du Paume, SF MoMA, Musée D'Art Contemporain de Marseille, The Walker Art Center, Musée D'art, Contemporain de Lyon, PS1, The State Hermitage Museum and MCA Chicago. Organized by Lee Wells, IFAC Arts
For Verge New York, acclaimed not-for-profit NURTUREart will present several projects in public spaces throughout the Dylan Hotel by artists including works by Dan Carlson, Greg Lindquist, Suzanne Strobe and Joy Curtis. A special video screening program will also be presented in the conference room of the Dylan with works by Peter Dobil, Shanna Moutlon and Alexa Horochowski.
Utica-based Sculpture Space will present several projects for Verge New York in the public spaces of the Dylan Hotel, including works by Adam Smith, Marc-Anthony Polizzi and Hong Seon Jang.
Verge VIP Dylan Penthouse Party and Fundraiser for Hudson Guild
Closed to the public. Verge New York will host a special silent auction fundraiser for the Chelsea-based Hudson Guild. VIP guests, Verge exhibitors and guests will enjoy an evening of food and drink while helping to support one of Manhattan's mainstay social service organizations. For additional information on the works to be presented and to support Hudson Guild, please contact them at 212-760-9800.
Zachary Fabri Video Installations
At the Verge VIP Penthouse party, a selection of works by Zachary Fabri will be presented. This selection of work is a collection of three different videos that all relate to “cultural burden.” From a personal view and also from a larger global perspective, this theme of culture is investigated through landscape, news media and abstract oddity.
Emerging Artist-Edition Verge Tote by Claudia Lara
Chicago-based artist Claudia Lara has produced a limited edition Verge tote bag for the inaugural Verge NYC fair. Lara is currently Co-Lead artist at After School Matters teaching for the Printmaking Arts & Multimedia Media Arts. programs. When she is not teaching she enjoys working on pieces that combine her illustration skills with screen printing, collage and typography.
SHOWCASE PROGRAMS & AFFILIATES
Verge New York will showcase the extraordinary talent and innovation of Brooklyn with a list of participating galleries, artists and organizations including ANTIDOTE, Pierogi, Front Room Gallery, Slate Gallery, Alice Chilton Grace Gallery, Mighty Tanaka, Gitana Rosa Gallery, MS Projects, Corridor Gallery and NURTUREart. In addition, Verge has partnered with the Williamsburg Gallery Association, WAGMAG, and SITE fest Bushwick to highlight affiliate off-site events that provide visitors and patrons of emerging art a host of activities throughout the week across Brooklyn's sprawling art communities.
Williamsburg Gallery Association events
Saturday, March 6, from 6-10pm, Verge co-sponsors the annual WGA Williamsburg Night art walk and after-party. Participating galleries, including Like the Spice, Slate Gallery, Capricious Space, Pierogi, and others will stay open late into the evening to give collectors a chance to visit these energetic art spaces. Afterward, join Verge and the WGA at Hope Lounge, 10 Hope Street between Havemeyer and Roebling, to celebrate the RAW Guide release and with an after-party that starts at 11pm.
SITE fest Bushwick
Join VERGE and Arts In Bushwick on Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7, 1pm-9pm for SITE Fest, a two-day interdisciplinary event highlighting the diversity of performance in Bushwick. Now in its second year, SITE arose in response to the amazing outpouring of live art that Arts in Bushwick receives every year for BETA Spaces and Open Studios. Encompassing and blending a variety of forms including theater, dance, and music,
Image: Hong Seon Jang, Rainbow forest, 2010. 50x 43X 23 inches, Bar Stirrers, Trafic cone, Hot glue, wire, Paper Tube. Courtesy Sculpture Space.
Press: Anna-Maria Cerniglia
VIP & Media Relations
Press Preview Thursday, March 4, 2010, Noon to 6pm
The Dylan Hotel
52 East 41st Street, NY
Friday & Saturday, 5 - 6 March, Noon to 8 pm
Sunday, 7 March, Noon to 6 pm
Opening night preview: $20
General admission: $10,
$5 for students and seniors