In collaboration with the archives, estate, and museum of Italian post-war artist Salvatore Emblema, BOSI Contemporary is proud to announce his first New York exhibition Transparency, which examines his career through 20 works and a large-scale installation. Having spent the majority of his life in Italy, Emblema remains relatively unknown to an American audience despite two extended stays in New York City.
Brought here on a Rockefeller Grant in the mid 1950s, Emblema spent a year in the New York art scene where he befriended eminent American painter Mark Rothko. Rothko’s iconic compositions and color use influenced Emblema who uniquely adopted these ideals.
November 14, 2013 - January 11, 2014
BOSI Contemporary is pleased to present Dean Dempsey’s first solo show in New York City. Featuring a new body of work created predominantly while at a residency in Munich, Dempsey expands his oeuvre to incorporate videos and paintings in addition to photography. Eliminating himself as subject, he steps behind the camera lending a voyeuristic eye to his evocative images.
Opening Reception: Thursday October 10, 6-8 pm
October 10, 2013 - November 7, 2013
BOSI Contemporary is pleased to announce Sprouted, a solo exhibition by Brazilian Art Gardener André Feliciano. As a self-proclaimed “art gardener working in the field of photography”, Feliciano aims to materialize the present while cultivating the future. Featuring photographic works and a new large-scale installation, this exhibit explores the symbolic relationship between photography and society. Feliciano’s playful, engaging creations nurture photographic culture both mentally and physically.
Opening Reception: Sunday September 8, 6-9pm
September 8, 2013 - October 6, 2013
CHRISTOPHE AVELLA-BAGUR, BENEDETTA BONICHI, RICHARD BUTLER, LORI FIELD, RIEKO FUJINAMI, CHAMBLISS GIOBBI, RONALD L. HALL, NINA LEVY, D. DOMINICK LOMBARDI, ESTHER NAOR, LENA VIDDO
BOSI Contemporary is pleased to announce HEAD, curated by Robert Curcio and D. Dominick Lombardi, a summer time exhibition to fill your head with thoughts and images of sex, industry, religion, soul, “reality”, fantasy and uneasiness.
HEAD is an exploration of a physical object, a locus of the personal, contemporary open-ended concepts and concerns. As a result, the wide-ranging and diverse depictions of head in this exhibition present a more universal message.
Opening Reception: Tuesday July 9, 6-9pm
July 10, 2013 - August 11, 2013
BOSI Contemporary is pleased to present In The Woods, a solo exhibition by British born artist Tatyana Murray. The exhibition explores afflictions of the human condition: loss of innocence, isolation, mortality, conflict, the role of authority, the compulsion to harness and control nature.
Though the artwork addresses these darker facets, Murray has chosen light as a constant theme, as it illustrates the fragility and ever changing aspect of life. Murray works with mixed-media sculptures, drawings, and etched light boxes to create themes of skulls, animal physiognomic, ghost trees and young schoolgirls in trance like states. Being a self-taught artist, imagination and intuition play a significant role in the development of Murray’s artistic vision.
Opening Reception: Sunday May 9, 6-9pm
May 5, 2013 - June 16, 2013
ERIC WILLIAM CARROLL, CHUCK KELTON
BOSI Contemporary is pleased to announce New Photogenic Drawings, featuring photograms by Chuck Kelton and diazotypes by Eric William Carroll.
Both artists will debut bodies of work and artist books that draw on the legacies of early pioneers in the photographic practice — such as Anna Atkins, Carleton Watkins and Timothy O’Sullivan — and present a compelling new vision.
Opening Reception: Thursday April 4, 6-9pm
March 28, 2013 - April 21, 2013
Mariano Ferrante experiments permanently in the quest for the concretion of his work. The use of the different materials (oil, acrylic, enamel or vinyl) is not random, they appear on the canvas, the paper or a wall, for a carefully thought of reason and after a long process. That is why Ferrante´s work questions art history as well as his own work to obtain a new approach. Ferrante works freely, intertwining reason and emotion. Each piece is an area open to exploration, investigation, discussion and development.
Opening Reception: Thursday February 21, 6-9 pm
February 21, 2013 - March 17, 2013