2013 MFA exhibition will be held at the Southfirst Gallery in Brookly, NY August 8th - August 31, 2013.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2012
Gallery Contact: David Kesting, Gallery Co-Director . 212.334.0204
NEW YORK July 23, 2012 KESTING/RAY is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition in the open, a group show featuring five emerging artists who recently completed their Masters in Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. in the open highlights works by Mark Farris, Hannah Holshouser, Paul Howe, Gabriel Serpa, and Harry Swartz-Turfle. The exhibition opens on August 2nd and runs through August 18th. A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, August 2nd, 7-9pm at KESTING/RAY Bushwick, located at 257 Boerum Street, Brooklyn NY.
Searching to discover new artists and trends outside of NYC, gallery directors Christina Ray and David Kesting found an opportunity to exhibit the work of a unique group of artists located in North Carolina. The artists contributing to in the open reveal mystery in subjects that are frequently overlooked or misunderstood. This show was made possible with the support of the College of Arts & Sciences and Department of Art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Mark Farris is an experimental printmaker and installation artist whose work playfully explores scientific depictions of the human body. Photographer Hannah Holshouser seeks the irregular and elusive in her seductive long-exposure night landscapes depicting eerie homes and luminous shadowlands. Sculptor Paul Howe mines industrial and commercial methods to create strong abstract works from basic materials like steel, brick, twine and burlap with simplicity and grace. Gabriel Serpa uses elements of the urban landscape that have been discarded or ignored to create poetic paintings and installations through the lens of memory and location. Harry Swartz-Turfle's colorful non-representational paintings are backroom romances between random occurrence and personal gesture.
KESTING / RAY is an innovative gallery and creative catalyst in New York whose mission is to discover and advance the most important contemporary artists transforming concepts of space and identity. For more information, visit kestingray.com.
Bushwick Location: 257 Boerum St, Brooklyn NY
Hours (Aug. 2-18): Wednesday- Sunday, 12-6 pm
Bushwick Directions: L to Montrose Ave.; walk south (downhill) on Bushwick Ave. to Boerum St. and turn left
SOHO Location: 30 Grand Street, Ground Floor
Hours: by appointment during August
SOHO Directions: A/C/E to Canal St. or 1 to Canal St.; gallery is located between Thompson St. & 6th Ave.