P.P.O.W
anneliis@ppowgallery.com
Works in New York, New York United States of America

BIO
P·P·O·W was founded by Wendy Olsoff and Penny Pilkington in the first wave of the East-Village Art Scene in New York City in 1983. In 1988 the gallery moved to Soho and in 2002 moved to Chelsea. P·P·O·W maintains a diverse roster of national and international artists.

Since its inception, the gallery has remained true to its early vision, showing contemporary work in all media. There is a commitment to representational painting and sculpture and artists who create work with social and political content.
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EVENT

Melanie Bonajo: One Question, Three Rooms, 44 Possible Answers.


Dates:
Thu Feb 28, 2013 00:00 - Sat Mar 30, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Melanie Bonajo

Does the sun only set for humans?
One Question, Three Rooms, 44 Possible Answers

February 28 – March 30, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 28, 6-8pm

Is there wisdom on the end of nature?
The perfect woman, what does she want?
Who is the problem?
Why was Marx not a Marxist?
Does the sleep of emotions produce monsters?
Is information a third kind of stuff?
Did you only survive by mistake?
How many humans can fit into utopia?
Do we leave the Animal Kingdom out in the darkness?
Do we need to take sides?
Do we let patterns of conceptual convenience leave unsuitable marks on our perception?
Do we need sensitive enquiry into our inner life to do business?
What if the 72 virgins are not like they expected?
Is reason linked to sex?
Are women human too?
What defines an animal?
Are borders of species a hard bound volume of the library of nature?
Can we discover something that always existed?
Can science understand the behavior of stones?
Can we simply toss up and choose at random?
Do we have to be so confident?
Is the sky touchable?
Can you point out the border between heaven and hell?
Are habitats of the heart motivated by megalomania?
When God appears do you welcome her?
When the Devil appears do you welcome her?
Is duality a virus of the mind?
Who built the first fence?
Are animals machines?
Do we need more vagina buildings?
Why is gender relevant?
Where does change start?
Does your cat need to get rid of its ego?
Is utopia just for humans?
If one being matters do all beings matter?
Is god-free metaphysics the alarm that greeted our end?
Did I only survive by mistake?
Is faith an efficient parasite?
Where does your gaze rest?
What has become of the body?
What purpose does it have to invent a new one?
Is mutual dependence no longer part of human life?
Can happiness be proven?

Melanie Bonajo lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin. Her work has been exhibited and performed in international art institutions, such as De Appel Arts Cente, Amsterdam; Institute Neérlandais, Paris; Modern Art Museum, Ljubljana; Kohun National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; SMBA, Amsterdam; Program, Berlin; Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem and Foam, Amsterdam. Bonajo had created seven photographic monographs; I have a Room with Everything 2009, Furniture Bondage 2009, Modern Life of the Soul 2008, Volkerschau and Bush Compulsion 2009, 1 question 9 possible answers 3 rooms 2012, Spheres 2012. In 2012, Bonajo initiated the collective GENITAL INTERNATIONAL which focuses on subjects around participation, equality, environment and politics beyond polarity.


EVENT

SEVEN


Dates:
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:00 - Sun Dec 09, 2012

Location:
Miami, Florida
United States of America

SEVEN, the pioneering collective project organized by the galleries BravinLee programs, Hales Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, Postmasters, P.P.O.W, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts and Winkleman Gallery will return to Miami for the third year, at a new exciting location, from December 4th through December 9th, 2012. With a focus on a collaborative, exhibition-like presentation commingling galleries and artists, SEVEN looks beyond the art fair model to create a new platform for viewing and acquiring works of art.

Inspired by the prevailing need for a more intimate, personal way to engage visitors during the Miami fair week, the members of SEVEN come together to create an environment where artworks may be experienced in a curated context and interested parties can have a substantial, quality interaction with the dealers. The emphasis on cooperation rather than competition relates to the founding days of these established, long-running galleries, which despite over 130 years of combined experience, remain true to the non-conformist, adventurous nature of their beginnings in the New York and London art worlds. SEVEN will be the only space in Miami featuring an integrated exhibition format that will include several video rooms and our acclaimed fifty feet long Salon Wall.

SEVEN’s new location, a 25,000 square foot warehouse at 2200 Northwest 2nd Ave at NW 22nd Street in the Wynwood district, situates the project in the epicenter of the most dynamic section of Wynwood, surrounded by local galleries, coffee houses, restaurants and creative businesses.

Entry to SEVEN is free, and the opening day will be on Tuesday, December 4, 1- 8pm with a reception starting at 6 pm. On Thursday, December 6, SEVEN will host a party beginning at 6pm with a performance by Melanie Bonajo and Joseph Marzolla that will start at 9pm. The fair will be open from 11am to 7pm daily (Sunday to 5 pm), December 5 through 9. Updates and other information can be found at http://www.seven-miami.com and http://www.twitter.com/sevenmiami

Below is a preview of highlights at this year’s SEVEN:

BravinLee programs will show a group of new paintings by Los Angeles artist, Laura Krifka. Krifka will have her New York solo debut at the gallery in the spring. They will also preview their show of Tom Sanford's 100 Little Deaths, a series of watercolors of celebrities that passed away in 2012. The gallery will present work by Philip Akkerman, Charles Ritchie, and a new hand drawn animation by Katie Armstrong. The edition’s program will debut its new 8 x 10 ft. rug by Christopher Wool.

Hales Gallery will be focused on works by Frank Bowling, Aubrey Williams and Hew Locke. All three artists emigrated from Guyana (South America/Caribbean) to Great Britain and represent three generations of Britain's black post-war artistic legacy. Williams, who died in 1990 made paintings about such varied subject matter as the Omec-Maya people, astronomical visions,the music of Shostakovich and the vanishing bird species of the Guyanese Jungle. Bowling was one of the first Caribbean abstract painters to make a solo show at the Whitney Museum, NY in 1971 and his poured paintings are currently on show at the Tate Gallery, London. Locke, who explores post-colonial subject matter in his works, has made several brand new pieces especially for SEVEN including textile and bead wall hangings and large scale painted photographs. Hales Gallery will also show works by newcomers to the Hales programme, Omar Ba (Senegal/Switzerland) and Derrick Adams (USA), as well as Hales regulars Adam Dant(GB)and Sebastiaan Bremer (Netherlands/USA).

Pierogi Gallery will feature works from Kim Jones' recent Averno series, which incorporate photography, acrylic paint, ink line work and collage, many of which have been made over a period of thirty years, along with his three-dimensional book-like sculptures ("These harsh and delicate drawings are gorgeous and repellant, ludicrous and vulnerable... They're Felliniesque, satiric, sardonic - like a punk take on old master classics." -Kim Levin, 2012); Dawn Clements' panoramic works including a large-scale Sumi ink drawing based on the film East Side, West Side; as well as recent work by Tony Fitzpatrick, Darina Karpov, John O'Connor, David Scher, Ward Shelley and Jonathan Schipper.

Postmasters will highlight the works of Holly Zausner, Federico Solmi and Sally Smart. In radically different ways all three artists combine film and video with collage, painting and photography. Zausner's 16mm film Unseen becomes a vast source of individual frames recombined into striking photographic collages. Solmi's animated video, a political satire Chinese Democracy and the Last Day on Earth, originates with vivid paintings as skins for a 3D game engine. Smart's photographs and collages from new Pedagogical Puppet series lead to poetic, meditative videos on the nature of movement, dance, and the female figure. Additionally they will present new works by William Powhida, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Eva and Franco Mattes, Adam Cvijanovic and Anthony Goicolea. They will also introduce moveable sculpture-paintings by Tatiana Berg.

P•P•O•W will present an installation by Dutch artist Melanie Bonajo including some of her recent photographs published in SPHERES. Bonajo will also present her project ZAZAZOZO with Icelandic collaborator Joesph Marzolla. Bonajo's art uncovers how current ideas surrounding identity and value systems are driven by consumption, ultimately leading society further from human nature. In addition there will be a new multi-panel photographic work by Vietnamese artist Dinh Q Le created during his recent residency in Tokyo. Le was recently featured in dOCUMENTA (13). Other featured include Bo Bartlett, George Boorujy, Timothy Horn, Jessica Stoller, Robin Williams and David Wojnarowicz.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts will be showing the work of gallery represented artists for the 3rd consecutive year at SEVEN Miami. Previously, the Feldman gallery brought work by Brian Knep, Kelly Heaton, Yishay Garbasz, and Rico Gatson to SEVEN Miami, and the work of artist Gil Yefman to SEVEN New York.

Winkleman Gallery will present a new installation of Leslie Thornton's seminal film and video series, Peggy and Fred in Hell. Part of a larger installation to be debuted in New York in March, this installation is a "preview" of the new Archival Restoration Edition of this ground-breaking work that has been nearly 30 years in the making and includes the Prologue module of the series, as well as artifacts from the films. Peggy and Fred in Hell was recently the subject of a feature length article by Ed Halter in the September issue of Artforum magazine.


EVENT

Performance by Z▲Z▲Z◎Z◎ at SEVEN Miami


Dates:
Thu Dec 06, 2012 00:00 - Thu Dec 06, 2012

Location:
Miami, Florida
United States of America

P.P.O.W Gallery is pleased to announce Z▲Z▲Z◎Z◎, a project by Melanie Bonajo & Joseph Marzolla At Seven Miami on DEc. 6th at 9 pm. This year the duo are releasing a music album entitled INUA which was recorded during the Arctic winter of Eastern Greenland. The album is inspired by the disappearance of Northern environments, silent landscapes, isolation, colonialism, erosion of the ethno-spheres, extinct cultures, fear of silence, intimacy to nature and death, tri-genderism, loss of navigation, unrevealed yet perceivable parallel universes, sacred geography and the spirit of INUA. INUA is a spirit or soul that exists in all; people, animals, things, elements, lakes, mountains and plants.


EVENT

Out Of Water


Dates:
Sat Oct 27, 2012 18:00 - Sat Dec 15, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

P.P.O.W is pleased to announce Out of Water, our sixth solo exhibition of figurative sculpture by Judy Fox. Well known for her exquisitely rendered human figures, including children that are at once iconic, psychological and subversive, Fox continues to explore mythological references that are used to reflect upon contemporary sociological issues. In her latest installations, virtuoso use of form extends to the surreal, with visual puns used to provoke conflicted emotional reactions.

The centerpiece of this new installation is a comely standing life-size figure of a Mermaid. Legs pressed together as if fused into a tailfin, hands paddling downward, she looks dreamily over her entourage. A set of Worms spread out before her like the writhing sea horses that pull the chariot of a Greek sea goddess. They are curvy and sensual --- some profiles resemble parts of naked human bodies.

If the worms embody physicality itself, the Cephalopods in the room are all head. They look on, analytical and judgmental. Amusingly, they all seem to assume the characters of human prototypes --- a wise old man, a frilly girl, a dowager, a butler. Her provocative imagery swirls with layers of mythology, science and humor.

Out of Water once again puts iconic imagery in service of an exploration of human imperatives. Like the sea monsters that prowled the edges of the once flat earth, the Cephalopods and Worms threaten our boundaries. Primitive, alien, yet connected to our own predatory minds and soft flesh, they both attract and repel. They are a premonition of the human animal yet to evolve, and they remind us that the primordial persists within us. It is a fearful affinity that is allegorized in the earliest myths of creation and procreation, and is the heart of evolution.

Judy Fox was born in 1957 in New Jersey and now lives and works in New York City. She studied sculpture at Yale University and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received a Masters in Art History and Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She has participated in numerous private and public exhibitions in the United States and Europe. She has received many awards, including NEA grants, "Anonymous Was a Woman" and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is a fellow of both the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts.



EVENT

Typology of Void: A panel in conjunction with D-33 by Sarah Oppenheimer


Dates:
Fri Sep 28, 2012 19:30 - Fri Sep 28, 2012

Typology of Void will explore the potential of a typology of architectural absence. Discussion will range from the history of typological structure to the catalytic potential of absence in standardized spaces.

Moderator: Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss

Panelists:

Nana Last
David Reinfurt
Sarah Oppenheimer