October 8, 2012

Jan Holthoff: The Chemical Landscape

Fractured Mountain pigment, acrylic on canvas, 39.5 x 31.5 in. 2012

Paintings by Jan Holthoff

Opening Reception: Friday, October 19, 7PM-11PM
Duration: October 19 - November 25, 2012

Print copies available at the gallery

119 Ingraham Street, Suite 312
Brooklyn NY

"The gesture in paint is a trace of my subjectivity. And this comes together with the subjectivity of my experience of landscape. Experience of landscape, experience of painting. Experience is the key in both cases. But it is really about subjectivity. I don't get images from the Internet, I don't work with film stills. I get all my images from traveling. It's about the value of subjectivity." (Jan Holthoff)

It is as if the paint were a continuous extension of the landscape … by dint of being at odds with it. As if the canvas were merely the residue or the document of a chemical reaction involving landscape and subject. And as in chemistry, the agent and substrate are both part of a single and unitary event, and yet also riven by the differences in their properties.

From the catalog essay by Ethan Pettit
exhibition archive on our website

Flickering pigment, acrylic on canvas, 39.5 x 31.5 in. 2012

October 7, 2012

When We Were Ancient

Teddy's Bar and Grill celebrates 25 years of solidarity
with the avant garde!
As part of the celebrations of their 25th anniversary, and also of 125 years since Peter Doelger opened a tavern at this location, Teddy’s Bar and Grill is proud to present
a history of the Williamsburg scene
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20, 9pm to Midnight
Teddy's Back Room
96 Berry Street, at the corner of North 8th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(L Train to Bedford Avenue)


a project of ethan pettit gallery
An exhibit of archives from the artist and bohemian migration to Williamsburg and Greenpoint in the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Zines, posters, photos, weeklies, artist literature of all kinds from 3 decades.
And featuring Ward Shelley’s "Williamsburg Timeline"
Loren Munk’s "Williamsburg Strip" and photography by Mara Catalan.

Minor Injury • The Nose • Flytrap • Cat's Head • Lizard's Tail • Keep Refrigerated • Lalalandia • El Sensorium • Organism • They Might Be Giants • The L Cafe • Mustard • Brand Name Damages • Waterfront Week • Worm • Tony Millionaire • Medea's Weekend • The Curse • The Can Man • The Ten Dollar Man • Test-Site • Open Window Theater • The Pedestrian Project • Nerve Circle • The Astro Zombies • Colored Greens • Hit & Run Theater • Wild Child Productions • Lex Grey • The Ship's Mast • and piles of other ephemera and detritus from the days of $300 apartments in the heart of the Northside

From the archives of ethan pettit contemporary and Eyewash gallery
Special thanks to Larry Walczak
Curated by Ethan Pettit
If you know who you are ... you will not want to miss this

Exhibit runs through November 15, daily

Photo: the Northside waterfront, circa 1990. © Eva Schicker 2012