Jennie Jieun Lee Vases on Exhibition A

Named one of Artadia’s 2015 Awardees, ceramicist Jennie Jieun Lee has created ten unique mask vases exclusively for Exhibition A. Built with the same concept and method as her sculptures currently on view in her solo show at Martos Gallery in NYC (through June 20th), Headcase Vase captures varying emotions from childlike joy to “the strange faces we present in life as adults. Buy Now


Arttactic: Bill Powers & Olivia Smith of Exhibition A

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"In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Exhibition A's founder, Bill Powers, and director, Olivia Smith, join us in a three-way podcast to talk about Exhibition A, an online platform that sells exclusive limited editions of artworks by prominent contemporary artists such as Joe Bradley, Nate Lowman, Chris Succo and others. First, Bill talks about his motivation to launch an art eCommerce site that actually works directly with the artists. Then, Olivia walks us through the process, from beginning to end, of getting an artist to create a print exclusively for the site. Also, we ask Bill if he is targeting and attracting a certain type of collector by offering low price points for works by artists who are extremely in demand. Lastly, Olivia shares how Instagram has helped Exhibition A as they have grown and become a more popular site."


Rob Pruitt "Graffiti Chair" on Exhibition A

With Graffiti Chair, Pruitt plays with form and functionality in the tradition of a Franz West chair and other great artist furniture (be it an Yves Klein coffee table or a Dan Colen bench). Conceived after Pruitt’s graffitied plywood tabletops in his solo exhibition at Gavin Brown’s enterprise in October 2014, this edition is “tricked out with tangles of images from comics, cartoons, and advertising...hand-drawn in fluorescent colors and black lines with consummate assurance by Mr.Pruitt’s studio assistants,” Roberta Smith wrote in The New York Times. This exclusive Exhibition A edition makes for a unique piece which can be displayed as sculpture or placed around the dining room table. Edition sold out.




DEAR YOU at Field Projects

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Curated by Olivia Smith

April 9 - May 16, 2015

Reception: Thursday, April 16, 6-8pm

Jonathan Chapline, April Childers, Nicole Dyer, Yuhi Hasegawa, Matthew Hilvers, Zebadiah Keneally, Karen Lederer, Donald Mengay, Eliadiie Musaieva, Jack Bruml Norton, Esteban Ocampo Giraldo, Ellen Siebers, B. Thom Stevenson, Tony Toscani, and Tyler Weeks.

Dear You presents the work of fifteen artists whose paintings and sculptures approach the figure through graphic formalism and irreverent or disembodied portraiture. Achieving composition through bold color and pattern, repetitive shape and perspective these works represent a clear moment in time, framing the subject within the picture plane as if captured at close range. Depicted are scenes from everyday life, interiors, surreal landscapes, and half-constructed memories as well as the human face, eye, and hand. Sunglasses, Cheetos, cigarettes and pistols also make appearances through indulgent use of materiality.

Many of the images are constructed from the vantage point of the painter with acknowledgment of their own hand through physical representation. This reflexivity references not only the simple act of looking at art but also the practice of looking to the past for answers to unsolved problems. Shining with the obvious glint of Art History, the images construct our relationship to them and set up the inclusion of the viewer by providing an opportunity to experience the perspective of someone just outside the bounds of the image.

The works in this exhibition make it possible to consider looking without seeing, or touching without feeling, and vice versa. They exemplify the artist and critic Nora Griffin’s statement that painting is “a form of longing” enacted through time spent during the process of making art—a longing that is reciprocated by the viewer through sustained engagement.

An accompanying online exhibition includes works by Canyon Castator, Piotr Chizinski, Steve Shymob Danielson, Lyla Duey, Zoe Hawk, Maiko Kikuchi, Tyler Lafreniere, Steven Mykietyn, Amanda Nedham, David Shaughnessy, Edra Soto, and Leah Tacha.

Dear You was curated by Olivia Smith based on themes that emerged in the process of reviewing more than 3,500 artwork submissions. Smith is Director of Exhibition A: an online platform for contemporary art which creates and distributes new, signed limited edition prints in collaboration with artists on a weekly basis.




DEADLINE: Friday, February 20th, 2015: 11:59pm

I will be curating the Field Projects 2015 Winter Open Call exhibition. Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration. Field Projects is an NYC-based project space located in the heart of Chelsea's gallery district. As an artist run space, they are committed to opening the field of exhibition opportunities to other working artists.

SUBMIT or click HERE for more information.