PAST EXHIBITIONS - 2012

THE PERFECT STAGE


BEATRICE SCACCIA

 

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to announce The Perfect Stage, a solo exhibition of new work by Italian born artist Beatrice Scaccia. Entitled after the narrated voice-over The Perfect Stage, the exhibition highlights self-evident contradictions in society, as well as the psychological consequences associated with urban environments. Reflecting on the social relationships we have with each other and the perceived reality of our existence, Scaccia’s work touches on the seduction of escapism. Featuring fifteen drawings, a voice-over and two video installations, Scaccia creates an imagined world that provides an androgynous character with a paradoxical shelter. 

Opening Reception: Thursday December 13, 6-9 pm


December 13, 2012 - January 20, 2013

SOTO UNEARTHED: A 1968 Film and Selected Early Works


JESUS RAFAEL SOTO

 

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to announce SOTO UNEARTHED: A 1968 Film and Selected Early Works, an exhibition by Venezuelan kinetic artist, Jesús Rafael Soto. In 2009, BOSI Contemporary owner, Sandro Bosi, was in Europe conducting extensive research on the provenance of a Soto piece. In that process, he happened upon an extremely rare film of the artist in the Italian film archive, Cineteca Nazionale. BOSI Contemporary will present this film as part of "SOTO UNEARTHED: A 1968 Film and Selected Early Works". Alongside the film, the exhibition features five select works created between 1968-1971 that have not been on public display for over 40 years and that are definitive examples of the artist's connection to sound, space, music and movement. 

Opening Reception: Friday October 19, 6-9pm


October 20, 2012 - December 02, 2012

AGGRO CRAG - Curated by Jason Stopa


TRUDY BENSON, POLLY SHINDLER, IAN SWANSON, JOYCE PENSATO, KATHERINE BRADFORD, DEVIN TROY STROTHER, JASON STOPA, AMY FELDMAN, RUSSEL TYLER, AUSTIN EDDY

 

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to present Aggro Crag, a group exhibition featuring ten painters working and living in New York City. Derived from the Nickelodeon game show Guts, the title refers to the innocence, nostalgia, and ephemera from the early 1990s. Featuring Trudy Benson, Polly Shindler, Ian Swanson, Joyce Pensato, Katherine Bradford, Devin Troy Strother, Jason Stopa, Amy Feldman, Russel Tyler and Austin Eddy this exhibition highlights simple gestures and digital culture. Paramount to this exhibition is the artists’ capacity to manipulate form and color to create visually powerful imagery.

Opening Reception: Wednesday September 5, 6-9 pm


September 1, 2012 - September 23, 2012

WAPPEN FIELD


MICHELLE JAFFÉ

 

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to present Wappen Field, the solo exhibition of New York based artist Michelle Jaffé. In her upcoming project, Jaffé will present a large-scale participatory installation and a series of sculptures, both of which explore the use of armor to mask and shelter the body from interference. Reflecting on the theory of the collective unconscious and mythological truths, Jaffé utilizes a minimalist aesthetic to create work that uniquely questions the interplay between archetypes in socio-cultural structures. 

Opening Reception: Thursday July 12, 6-9pm


July 08, 2012 - August 5, 2012

MASKS AND GHOSTS


GIOVANNI GASTEL

 

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to present  Masks and Ghosts, a solo exhibition and

In this lively context and only concerning the architecture, but also rich in municipal history and administrative culture, in commercial exchange in the strategy Piazza Mercanti, this building offers its own space to host a solo exhibition dedicated to Giovanni Gastel, a much praised (and beloved) photographer, both in Italy and abroad, for his refined work in the field of fashion.

Opening Reception: Thursday May 24, 6-9 pm


May 25, 2012 - June 24, 2012

EROS AND THANATOS - Curated by Renato Miracco


BENEDETTA BONICHI, LAURA ANN JACOBS

 

Opening Reception: Thursday April 19, 6-9pm


April 20, 2012 - May 20, 2012

MUTATIO - Curated by Renato Miracco


DEAN DEMPSEY, MAX GLASER

 

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to present MUTATIO, a two-person exhibition featuring Dean Dempsey and Max Glaser. 

"Soon we well have more Movements than artists - unless, that is, we discover that each artist has operated independently, with no external bonds and simply by letting his or her own creative genius speak - much as a medium would. Today we well lestin to two geniuses of Dean Dempsy and Max Glaser, and give them, respectively, the benefit of the discovery of a new language."

Opening Reception: Wednesday March 7, 6-9 pm

 

 


March 8, 2012 - April 8, 2012

SECOND NATURE


ANTONIO PIO SARACINO

 

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Antonio Pio Saracino’s exhibition Second Nature.

Second Nature derives its inspiration from as far back as Greek philosopher Aristotle and makes reference to objects that do not belong in nature but, through habitual use, these ‘foreign’ items become natural within the created human environment. The unadulterated, natural world can fill us with awe and wonder and throughout history has inspired many leading thinkers to investigate and explore the parallel between nature and human design – the root of Antonio’s recent work. In the spirit of this complex relationship, Second Nature intends to create an environment that unites the natural world with spirit and imagination and manifests itself through influential seating and furniture for a brave new world. The exhibition will showcase 10 of Saracino’s unique creations. 

Opening Reception: Saturday February 2, 6-8 pm


February 3, 2012 - March 5, 2012

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