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

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.


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

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

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.


Out Of Water

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

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.


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

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


Nana Last
David Reinfurt
Sarah Oppenheimer


Sarah Oppenheimer D-33

Thu Sep 06, 2012 17:45 - Sat Oct 13, 2012

New York
United States of America

P.P.O.W is pleased to announce the opening of D-33 by Sarah Oppenheimer.

D-33 is the most recent entry into Oppenheimer's typology of holes. Responding to a history of architectural typology, Oppenheimer systematizes the spatial continuity created by architectural rupture. In this exhibition, Oppenheimer investigates the ways in which perforations in architectural boundaries impact spatial navigation and visualization.

D-33 is an architectural catalyst. Intersecting apertures disrupt the corners of six discrete rooms. Light, sight and motion flow across previously enclosed boundaries. Visual distance is collapsed while the physical distance traversed by the viewer is extended. Abbreviated sightlines create visual and mnemonic shortcuts between the cluster of rooms. As such, the work operates on the level of a digital interface; composite spaces are shared between users in real time.

D-33 is a doubled hole. Discrete temperatures of warm and cool white light illuminate each of the six rooms. Light diffuses along each wall surface, then refracts on a large-scale sloped glass plane, contaminating the light temperature in each zone. The light absorbent aluminum surface of D-33 counteracts this contamination. Cleaved by the inserted apertures into discrete color-zones, light functions as a marker of spatial difference.

In late November, Oppenheimer's groundbreaking architectural intervention will open at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The installation will link the museum's modern and contemporary collections through two apertures that traverse floor, ceiling and walls. Currently, Oppenheimer's work can be seen in Factory Direct at the Warhol Museum and 610-3356 at the Mattress Factory, both in Pittsburgh. Oppenheimer's upcoming exhibits include solo projects at the Wall House in the Netherlands; Duve Berlin, Germany; and Site Santa Fe, New Mexico; her work will be included in Against the Grain at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City.

Oppenheimer was awarded the Rome Prize Fellowship in 2010-2011 and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2011. Recent exhibitions include D-17 at Rice University, Houston, TX; Automatic Cities at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, CA; Currents: Sarah Oppenheimer at the Saint Louis Art Museum, MO; and Inner and Outer Space at the Mattress Factory, in Pittsburgh, PA. Oppenheimer lectures extensively and was recently featured in a number of catalogues published exclusively about her work, including "Keunstler Kritishes Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst" with an essay by Ines Goldbach, "Sarah Oppenheimer D-17," published by Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, with an interview and introduction by Kimberly Davenport, and "Sarah Oppenheimer MF-142" at Annely Juda Fine Art with an essay by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz.