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Wackadoodle


Wackadoodle

Group Show of 7 Represented Artists
September 7 – October 14, 2012
opening reception: Friday, September 7, 7–11PM

news release
facebook album
video
WG News and Arts, September 2012

Video by Eva Schicker. Visit our YouTube Channel.


Robert Egert, conté on limited-supply litho paper
11.5 x 17.25, 2004
Robert Egert suggested the title of our second show. Wackadoodle was a group show of represented gallery artists. As the title suggests, there was no theme, just fun, and the show provided a general introduction to the artists in the gallery. Robert Egert's work takes in currents of thought that run through conceptual art, non-objective painting, and information and language theory. His work also provides a key to many intersections of art in northern Brooklyn over the years. Here is an essay on his work.


Ken Butler, Bent Arm Violin #2
assemblage 17 x 13 x 4, 2004
Ken Butler is a pioneer of Williamsburg art and a veteran of the downtown music scene. His accomplishments are vast, among them is the distinction of being probably the only artist in the world to have had simultaneous shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum. Here is our blog entry on Butler's participation in Art or Sound in Venice in June 2014.


Jan Holthoff, Flying Harlekin on Bedford Avenue
15.8 x 19.7 in., pigment, acrylic on canvas (2010)
Jan Holthoff is a leading young painter in the developments taking place in Germany at the confluence of landscape and materiality of surface. Holthoff had a solo show at the gallery in October 2012. His canvases are generally large, and they amount to comprehensive experiences of landscape.


Gili Levy, Poker, oil on canvas, 56 x 36.5, 2012
Gili Levy has been guiding us in the ways of the new Bushwick painting, and she will likely be curating shows at the gallery dealing with the Bushwick painting scene in particular. Levy is an uncompromising painter, and her career is entwined with the intense community of young painters in Bushwick today, making her a crucial member of our gallery and our discourse.


Eva Schicker, Floating on Clouds, pen and ink, 2011
Collection of the WAH Center
Eva Schicker makes drawings whose levity belie their cleverness. Her drawings occur between narrative space and a surface pattern drawing associated with conceptual art and language. And, they are just really fun drawings. In this show, we will be introducing limited edition etchings by Schicker.


Alkemikal Soshu, the Benign Snotty and the Discovery of the God Particle, oil on canvas, 23.75 x 35.75, 2012
Alkemikal Sohsu lives and works in Katmandu, Nepal. He made a bold entrance into the Brooklyn art world by way of the Web. His canvases are essentially topographies or cross-sections of realms of thought, packed like circuit boards, and full of caustic wit and observation. Here is an essay on his work on our tumblr page.

Henry G. Sanchez presents a three-monitor video installation entitled “Henry, Stop!” Each monitor displays one-minute clips through his l’amour obsessions with women, historicity, and cognitive experience. Sanchez is also a Bushwick artist, a veteran of the Jersey City art scene and its stormy politics, and a provocative video and digital artist.

For this show, our gallery is a site for Citydrift, a replicable meta-event qua group installation/art discourse organized by the Bogart Salon. The "drift" starts at 9PM on opening night.

10.15.2012