Steel House Projects is pleased to present an exhibition of the work of Reggie Burrows Hodges, Spot, featuring six paintings and a video work. On view through October 12, we will celebrate with a reception September 14 from 5-7pm.
A current resident of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, Hodges works primarily large-scale on raw canvas, wood and rag paper with acrylic and pastel. In painting from a black ground, and developing the environment around the figure, he examines the possibility that we are all products of our environment.
Steel House Projects is pleased to present Eric Diehl’s Evaporator, a solo exhibition of eleven paintings and four aquatints. The work will be on view through August 30.
Of the work, Diehl states: These paintings explore the three pillars of my current work: Deep Geological Time, the US high desert, and suburban aesthetics. I cross-reference painting and cinema, working from a combination of my own video screenshots and photos. The atom is represented in the color dot, referencing the pixel of the digital age, the grain in old television and film, and also harkening back to French Pointillism of the 19th century.
Image: Guns in Garages II, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 22 x 28 in.
Steel House Projects is pleased to present Meghan Brady’s Deep Cuts, a show of nine vibrant, vivacious woodcuts produced over the past nine years. The work will be on view through July 27, with a reception Saturday, July 13, from 5-7pm.
Primarily a painter, Brady finds freedom in working in different modalities and materials. Of the prints, she states: My intention when working outside the painting studio is that this non-painting work will point me in a helpful direction—be a key to unlock a visual idea I never would have arrived at via oil paint. But they take on a life of their own, at their best, and go out in the world. I’ve come to think of them as hosts, as friendly diplomats for my other work. And, sometimes, if I’m lucky, I find myself trying to make my paintings more like the prints— more assertive, more direct, more alive.
Steel House Projects is pleased to present recent work by multidisciplinary artists Annika Earley and Benjamin Spalding. On view through June 8 at 639 Main Street, the exhibition will open Saturday, May 11, with a reception from 5-7pm.
The work on view includes sculpture, drawing and collage. The elements are familiar, often gendered, evoking shapes both machined and organic, heavy and light, each shadowed by an unmistakable corporeal violence. Both Earley and Spalding recently completed a residency with the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation (October 2018 - March 2019), where their studio practices were side-by-side. The work on view in the gallery today was largely completed during their time at the residency.
Process/Progress, Queen’s second solo exhibition with Steel House Projects, is an exploration of the temporal. Using quotidien actions and materials: throwing a ball, supporting a brick with a lemon, casting snow, Queen creates records of the ephemeral: the toss of the ball on a video loop, the decaying lemon, the melting snow. Through the assemblage and documentation—the process and the progress—the artist established a point of stasis for each work. In the gallery space, the pieces are shown as object, action, or documentation.
image: Anna Queen, Monson Set: Primary,2019, Photograph on vinyl, 30” x 30”
photograph: Erin Tokarz
Steel House Projects is pleased to present an exhibition of sculpture by artist Richard Iammarino. At 82 years of age, Iammarino has spent a lifetime painting, drawing, and sculpting; the works included in this show span over 50 years.
Until now, this collection has never been shown publicly.Intrigued by a 1969 encounter in San Francisco with Japanese Netsuke carvings—tiny carved ornaments traditionally made of ivory or ebony—Iammarino was inspired by the scale and detail of each piece. Similarly, he was moved by Inuit carvings. Both inspirations echo throughout the works on view in the gallery. Iammarino continues to return to these works as he has for decades; each one a personal totem that carries its own story. Working in ivory, ebony, and other exotic woods, Iammarino went on to work in in lost-wax casting in bronze at a foundry in Madison, Wisconsin. While there, he developed a complete chess set which is now in a private collection in New York; studies for this work as well as a King, Queen, Rook, Knight, and Pawn are on view.
Born in 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio, Iammarino has spent his artistic life painting, drawing, printmaking, carving, casting, cartooning, and mural-painting. After attending the Cleveland Institute of Art in the early 1960s, he chose a peripatetic lifestyle, traveling through western and eastern Europe, across north and west Africa, Brazil, India, Mexico, and Bangladesh. He relocated to Rockland, Maine, in 2014.
Steel House Projects is pleased to present Memento Mori, a solo exhibition of work by technologist and artist Nathan Kroms Davis, with an opening reception Wednesday, January 9, from 5-7pm.
Memento Mori, Latin for “remember that you will die,” is a set of 12,978 images of a skull. These images are shown continuously on five monitors in the gallery space, with a selection shown in print on the wall. Each of these images is an algorithmic and geometric transfiguration of the same single black-and-white source photograph. Each image is unique, disposable, and replaceable. No person (including the artist) has seen them all. The work will be on view through February 15.
Dudley Zopp, Richard Reitz Smith
Steel House Projects is pleased to present Is There Something We Can Do, a showcase of work and process by Dudley Zopp and Richard Reitz Smith, with an opening reception Thursday, November 15, from 5-7pm.
In 2017, Zopp and Smith collaborated on the limited edition book Is There Something We Can Do, a showcase of Zopp’s 31 watercolors accompanied by notations on the weather at the time of the creation of each composition, her artistic process, and quotations adapted from ancient Buddhist texts.
Smith’s process of design, typesetting, and assembly of the book is on view in a vitrine of tools, materials, color explorations and maquettes. The final book, displayed as sculpture in the gallery, has 82 pages and is presented in a circular accordion format that can be read in the round.
Also on view, a selection of related watercolors by Zopp.
A solo exhibition of work by Brooklyn, New York, artist Jenna Ransom, this collection of new oil paintings and graphite drawings explores unique meditations on mark making; compositions imagined from botanical objects, ancient language, animals, figures, and memories of self-exploration.
Above: Blue Night, 2018, oil on canvas, 28 x 14 in.
Dylan Hausthor, Veronica Perez, Michaela Stone, Andrea Sulzer
Steel House Projects is pleased to present a group exhibition of work by the April-September Ellis-Beauregard Foundation studio residents Dylan Hausthor, Veronica Perez, Michaela Stone and Andrea Sulzer, Neighbors, on view from September 19 through October 5, 2018, with a reception Wednesday, September 19th, from 5-7pm.
In Neighbors, a collection of sculpture, painting and photography, the viewer is invited to consider the familiar and unfamiliar, recursive and reflective nature of the works.
Steel House Projects is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Rachel Lee Zheng, #ffffff, on view from August 4 through September 1, 2018, with a reception Saturday, August 4th, from 5-7pm.
In #ffffff, a site-specific sculptural installation of transparent filament, Rachel Lee Zheng creates a disorienting relationship between the physicality of form and the immateriality of light. Using a geometric arrangement of static lines to interrupt a familiar physical space, Zheng’s work affects the dynamic and ephemeral, as the piece reflects the changing natural light.
Steel House Projects is pleased to present Jon Merritt: Beyond Ornament, on view from June 24 through July 28, 2018, with a reception Saturday, June 30th, from 5-7pm.
In Beyond Ornament, a collection of painting and sculpture, Merritt pulls from the contrasting approaches of the man-made, geometrical works of mid-century design and the celebration of nature found in illustrations and decorative works of early 20th century artists.