Not a Painting Group Show at The Hole

Adam Parker Smith, Charlatan
Adam Parker Smith, Charlatan, 2015 (All Photos By Gail)

The Hole gallery can be hit (Holton Rower, André Saraiva) or miss (Jim Joe) with its single artist exhibits, but it tends to get it right when curating a group show where work by multiple artists follows a common theme, and they deserve high fives all around for Not a Painting, a vibrant new group show which opened on Tuesday, June 9th.

Adam Parker Smith, Charlatan
A detail from the above “wall sculpture” by Adam Parker Smith includes a cluster of artificial succulents.

Not a Painting presents a group exhibit of wall-based works from emerging artists that are contingent upon painting, or refer to painting, or negate painting; but are not paintings. Partipating artists include Adam Parker Smith, Andrew McNay, Bob Eikelboom, Colin Oulighan, Evan Robarts, Evie Falci, Ezra Tessler, Gabriel Pionkowski, Martha Friedman, Nick Theobald, Radamés Juni Figueroa and Will Stewart. With an expansive array of materials, these individuals construct artworks that hang on the wall and have the logic of a painting but that do not use paint on canvas.

Here are a few of our favorite pieces from this fun show!

Evan Robarts Hemlock Trail
Evan Robarts, Hemlock Trail

Evan Robarts uses a weathered chain link fence as his canvas and places found colored balls where he would otherwise want to apply paint. This one is so clever.

Adam Parker Smith Bob
Adam Parker Smith, Bob

Adam Parker Smith’s Bob has the appearance of a caricature drawn with a finger on a condensation-covered antique mirror, but the condensation is actually clear resin.

Evie Falci, Ani (L), Manipura (R)

Evie Falci’s Ani (above left), and Manipura (above right) were created by affixing brightly colored rhinestones to denim. Bedazzling!

Evie Falci, Manipura (Detail)
Evie Falci, Manipura (Detail)

Ezra Tessler The Grangerfords
Ezra Tessler, The Grangerfords

Ezra Tessler’s row of monochromatic, identically shaped wall sculptures were created using oil paint on paper pulp over aluminum awning parts. Here’s a closer detail shot, below.

Ezra Tessler The Grangerfords

Loaf 2 by Martha Friedman
Loaf 2 by Martha Friedman

Martha Friedman casts colored rubber to make what looks like a slice of Pimento Loaf stuck to the wall. Brilliant.

Loaf 2 Detail
Loaf 2, Detail

Not A Painting will be on Exhibit Through July 26th, 2015 at The Hole, Located at 312 Bowery (at Bleecker) in NYC.

Not a Painting Signage

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3 thoughts on “Not a Painting Group Show at The Hole

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  2. “Not a painting,” nevertheless – artistic. I love Pimento Loaf! Brings back brown bag memories of school lunches.

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  3. Pingback: Objects and Everyday Goods at Mike Weiss Gallery | The Worleygig

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