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Undercurrent Exhibition FINAL

13th March - 19th April

Check back for performance schedule the final week

This Friday the 13th, Undercurrent Projects, in conjunction with Terror Gallery of Lima, is pleased to present FORESTA: an exhibition of new work by Cecilia Collantes.  Collantes' drawings and paintings takes us to a primitive state: searching for the first glance, surprised by the smallest finding and reaching to her very origins, like an archaeologist searching for the first history.

Using the simply paper and paint, Collantes creates small figures which seem to observe even as they are being observed. They have no bodies, or at least no bodies can be seen... as if here in the shadows can only be found only the gaze.

In the second part of the exhibition, flowers synthesize the longing to observe and to hold that gaze; the flowers are the complete form of an object: they are both color and sex, and the desire for the desire. Collantes uses her background as a dancer to bring movement to the paper, recording her physical expressions with the strokes of a brush.  -- Text by Joaquin Goldstein, 2015

Collantes moved to New York in 2013, and created much of this work during her recent residency at Mana.

 


 

Selected Works: 

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Cecilia Collantes (Lima, 1982) is a Peruvian visual and performance artist. In her art, she presents a portrait of today's individual as a product both of contemporary society and an ancient heritage.

To create these images, she observes individuals in large metropolises like New York or Bangkok while studying the life of ancient peoples. If you ask her what she is searching for, she will tell you she is attempting to capture an essence outside of time, and pursuing a balance between the spiritual and the physical realms.

She received her training in Fine Arts and Contemporary Dance in Peru, Germany and Indonesia, at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, University of the Arts (UdK) Berlin and the Traditional Arts Institute of Surakarta in Indonesia.

Her painting and performance work has been shown in Cecilia Gonzales Gallery in Lima, Biasa Art Space in Jakarta, The Thempelhof Theater Festival in Berlin, the Hagen Museum in Germany, among others.
 

She has been awarded residencies including the Eileen Kaminsky Residency Program at Mana Contemporary in the United States, Residencias Artísticas por Intercambio in Mexico, the Thaillywood Artist Residency in Thailand, as well as the Darmasiwa Scholarship in Indonesia.

 


 

 From the artist:

#‎Orchideas are complex and outlandish plants: exaggerated, sexual. In my Foresta they emerge brightly and colorfully out of darkness, such as visions arise during ceremonies with sacred plants in the South American Amazon. Come see my orchidea catalogue at Undercurrent Projects.

- Cecilia Collantes

 



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Undercurrent Projects presents:
 

 

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Featuring:

Hiroshi Kumagai
Sarah Nicole Phillips
Bill Miller
Carlton Scott Sturgill


Curated by Carlton Scott Sturgill & Roberta Kent

Party Thursday February 26th 6-8 p.m. 

 

Undercurrent Projects is pleased to present S(P)LICE, an exhibition of unique works by four artists who slice and splice materials to create pictures of fragmented landscapes, secluded spaces, private scenes and sexual innuendo.

Each using different materials and techniques, these artists transform familiar objects into tactile reconstructions and new contextualizations evoking the unexpected sensuality of everyday life.

 

Gallery Hours Sunday, February 15th and 22nd 12-6 p.m. and by appointment
 
Thank you to the fantastic curators, and to everyone who's braved this insane winter to see the exhibition!
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This Thursday, January 8th, Undercurrent Projects presents:

 

Un Cabinet de Curiosités Part 2
Antoine Lefebvre and JaZon Frings
Curated by Antoine Lefebvre

 

Antoine Lefebvre exhibits his own Cabinet de Curiosités, including unique books, zines, and a camel tooth. He has teamed up with JaZon Frings, who presents his own body and gestures to the viewer as an interactive stock market.

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Thursday, December 18th, Undercurrent Projects presents
Un Cabinet de Curiosités, Part 1
an exhibition of 10 Parisian artists curated by Antoine Lefebvre

With 
Charlotte Hubert
Farah Khelil
Juan Mendizabal
Benjamin Sabatier
Caroline Sebilleau
Cannelle Tanc
Frederic Vincent
Samuel Yal
And guests!
 

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Farah Khelil and Caroline Sebilleau

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Miami Arts Week:

Pocket Utopia -- Clouds are our Mountains

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Pocket Utopia

Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden
with Undercurrent Projects
and Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

Bell May

Mary Ann Strandell

Sara Russell Dewey

Janet Sobel

Sangram Majumdar

Yevgeniya Baras

Matt Phillips

Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson

Matthew Miller

A. Pilat

Katie Peyton

 

The Jade // 1331 Brickell Bay Dr // Miami

Please call (212) 729-3011 or email Austin Thomas /   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

We'll be running a shuttle from Miami Beach Friday night.  Call Sarah if you want in!

 


 

 
Undercurrent Projects and SOLID present:

 

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Soundlight

Bruno Levy and Pierre Klein

curated by Guy Reziciner

November 7 ~ November 12, 6 - 9 p.m. or by appointment

Opening Reception // Friday, November 7, 7 - 9

Press Preview  //  November 7, 5 - 7

Press inquiries  //  Lea Richard-Nagle  

 

 


 

October 18, 2014

This month, we're looking across the river to a special event in Brooklyn:

 

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Art From the Heart (AFTH) is a movement towards community for artists.
AFTH showcases artists and performers of all disciplines, worldwide.
Installed artists share net profits from the exhibition opening.

 

AFTH2014 is concerned with joy, and opens at Gowanus Loft 18 October, 2014.

 

This celebration of Gowanus Open Studios 2014 is curated by Katie Peyton

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AFTH2014: PRESENTING ARTWORK BY 
Myriam AbdelazizJimi BillingsleyChun BoSarah E. BrookTak Cheung
Samm CohenFlavia D'UrsoAnna Katarzyna DomejkoMagdalena DukiewiczSam Fein, Loretta Mae Hirsch
Mark KlebackSandra LapageMarjan MoghaddamWillard Morgan, Ruben Natal-San MiguelKevin Nazar
Petna Ndaliko KatondoloMidori OkuyamaKlaus PinterJoseph A. W. QuintelaBob RiveraBarbara Rosenthal,
 SamDakotaBlake SandbergKaren L. SchiffCarlton Scott Sturgill,Fernanda UribeTJ VolonisAndy Wallace
Eryk WenziakDale Williams & Or Zubalsky

WITH PERFORMANCES BY
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Thomas Fucaloro Sara Jimenez Sable E. Smith Simone Tyson Joseph A. W. Quintela, Anthony Patorti &  Or Zubalsky 

 

COMESTIBLES & VICTUALS FROM
Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue & Brooklyn Brewery

DJ BATTLE
DJMR. vs Marvin PK

 

RESERVE ADVANCE ADMISSION HERE

100% of net profits are equally shared by installed/performing artists

Press 

Hyperallergic

Artcritical PICK
  


Artwork © 2014 the artists

 

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September 15, 2014 

Gayle Ruskin, Vista

 

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For images of paintings from the show, click here 

 For full details, click here 

 

   


 

Heide Hatry, The Rust Room

 

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Video Link: Vernissage TV

 

Undercurrent Projects is pleased to present HEIDE HATRY’s Rust Room. 

Beginning with her Skin series and ending with a centerpiece Rust Room, this exhibition will feature a disquieting and unsettling site-specific environment, as well as an abridged survey of past works examining life, death, entropy and decay.  Here there is a sense of danger, a taste of metal on the tongue, and the iron smells like blood.

Hatry's performances and artworks, often body-related or employing animal flesh and organs, have aroused controversy and have been considered horrific, repulsive or sensationalist by some, while others have hailed her as an "imaginative provocateur."  Her work also addresses ideas about beauty, feminist ideologies and issues of identity, and she has created works under a ruse of pseudonymous attributions.

Hatry's new Rust Room installation sisters her 2006 Skin Room, when as a performance she flayed pig carcasses to construct a chamber of visceral membrane.  In the current exhibition, she rusts the white box of the gallery to create an enclosed cell of post-industrial and cultural corrosion.

In her 2005 Skin series Hatry primarily worked with fresh untreated pigskin, which is uncannily human-like.  The work reminds us that while we are surrounded by flesh in our daily lives, we do not continually register that our leather jacket or stylish shoes are made from dead animal skin.

In addition to documenting several years of working with a highly eccentric material, Hatry's hardcover SKIN book (Kehrer, Heidelberg, 2005) is a complex conceptual artwork in itself, in which Hatry plays on the fact that skin is the medium through which individual identity is most commonly received.  It fictitiously profiles seven female artists all working with skin as a medium, but, in fact, they are seven facets of Hatry herself, posed in disguise, and each with their own complete body of work.

The haunting portraits in Hatry's Heads and Tales series are actually photographs of perishable mannequin sculptures made from pigskin, including raw meat for the lips and fresh pig eyes.  The resulting expressions create the illusion of life where there is none.  

Her tandem Heads and Tales book (Charta, Milan/New York, 2009) is a collaborative endeavor between Hatry and twenty-seven noted female authors whom she invited to create "lives" and tell the invented stories behind the faces.

The "beautiful" and exotic flowers depicted in Hatry's 2012 Not a Rose series are photographs of sculptures composed mainly out of offal, sex organs and other animal parts and staged in natural outdoor environments.

The companion Not a Rose book (Charta, 2013) explores the relationship of flowers and animals to human beings. Masked as a traditional coffee table book, it quotes from the genre while turning it inside out, "subtly undermining our notion of beauty," and challenging our use and abuse of animals and nature. For the book one hundred prominent intellectuals, writers, and artists were invited to respond to “the question of the flower” from a multiplicity of perspectives, including anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, philology, botany, neuroscience, art history, gender studies, physics, and chemistry.

The exhibition will include videos relating to each of Hatry's previous projects as well as original art works providing a condensed overview of her work that pushes the boundaries of aesthetics, social responsibility and the complacency of art.

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New York based Heide Hatry grew up on a pig farm in the south of Germany. After leaving home early to attend a sports school to be a gymnast, Hatry studied art at various German art schools and art history at the University of Heidelberg. She taught at a private art school for many years while simultaneously conducting an international business as an antiquarian bookseller in Heidelberg.  In 2003 she moved to NYC and began her career as an artist.  Hatry's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, most recently with a solo show at Stux gallery in New York.
Hatry has frequently served as a curator in the United States, Germany and Spain. These exhibitions have included work by Carolee Schneemann, Tania Bruguera, Jana Sterbak, Zhang Huang, Kate Millett, Theresa Byrnes, Regina Jose Galindo, Larry Miller, Pat Steir, Richard Human, Dove Bradshaw, Chrissy Conant, Peter Downsbrough, Max Gimblett, Chie Hasegawa, Kahn & Selesnick, Annette Lemieux, Aldo Tambellini, and many others.  

 

Over the years, Hatry has also created unique artist’s books, treating texts by Paul Celan, Frederic Tuten, Friedrich Hölderlin, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, John Keats, Samuel Beckett, Walter Abish, Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Wright, Robert Kelly, and David Sedaris, among others. They are held in numerous private and public collections.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

  

Colette Lumière

Metaphysical Portraits and Other Experiments from Laboratoire Lumière

 

  

 

 

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Metaphysical Portraits and Other Experiments from Laboratoire Lumière
 
"Colette is a gauze-draped pillar of the New York art world, a maker of installations, a painter and a performance artist.”
Anthony Hayden-Guest for The Art Newspaper
 
Undercurrent Projects (formerly Peanut Underground) is excited to announce our premier exhibition, an installation of new works by the artist Colette.
 
Colette has long been recognized for creating, adopting and fully inhabiting various personas, with her current “muse” being Lumière.  With this exhibition, she will transform Undercurrent's East Village hideaway into a  Laboratoire , an ever-changing environment where she will present new works, create new commissions and transform the project space during the run of the show.  
 
Colette’s Metaphysical Portraits series reinterpret the classical art of portraiture and present "constellations," or "inner maps," of the individuals represented.  At Undercurrent, she will be working on " Artists and the Silver Screen” : a new c ast of artists, movie stars, pop icons and other celebrities, with the intention to explore and record the increasing blurred line between art and pop culture.
 

To collect an existing portrait by Colette is exciting enough, but during the exhibition (or after) we also encourage people to commission a portrait of themselves, their spouse, or their children, which would become part of this talked-about series of friends, patrons and celebrities by this talked-about artist.  

 
In BOMB Magazine, she explains, “My art began in the streets and it began anonymously. Even though it soon found its way to galleries and museums, I continued to explore unorthodox and alternative spaces. Art does not have to be displayed in a museum or a major gallery to be significant, to speak to people and influence art and culture.”
 
Beginning her career as a painter, Colette is internationally acclaimed for her pioneering work in street art, performance art, tableaux vivants and the constructed photograph, which brought her avant-garde work to the public eye in the 1970s and was influential to generations of artists to follow.  Often addressing issues of gender roles, her contributions have been recycled in pop culture; yet, she continues to reinvent herself. 
 
Colette’s work has been exhibited in MoMA, Whitney, the Guggenheim, New Museum, MoMA PS1, Palais de Tokyo, MoCA, Houston Museum of Contemporary Art, Musée d’Art Moderne Montreal, the Ludwig Museum (Cologne), and others.

 

 More exhibitions listed below:

Heide Hatry

Heide Hatry | The Rust Room
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Barbara Rosenthal

Conceptual Composite Collages August 17 - August 26, 2013
SEE MORE

Pierre Carrilero

Voilà : La Révolution est une Entreprise February 15 - March 2, 2013
SEE MORE

All-Night Bookstore

An experiment in collaboration, inspiration and collective bookmaking
SEE MORE

Peter Fend - What To Do Next

Artist-Architect Peter Fend challenges us to create a new global energy supply
See MORE

Colette Lumière

Metaphysical Portraits and Other Experiments from Laboratoire Lumière
SEE MORE

1st Mykonos Biennial

PIRATE STATES: Crisis and Paganism
SEE MORE

$ASKIA : ICONS!?

Saskia Hahn's New York Premiere
SEE MORE

May Day 2012 : Festival of Optimism

Peanut Underground's inaugural show heralding in the season in the hope of a good harvest.
SEE MORE

Underground Retrospective

Peanut's six month survey exhibition
SEE MORE

Shop the Collection

See our available primary and secondary market artworks
SEE MORE

Nico Smith

Nico Dios Smith (DMT)
SEE MORE

Art Exhibit

New Works by Peter Missing
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Changing Perspectives

New Media by Leila Feuer, Alexandra Gorczynski and Angela Washko - Curated by Myriam Vanneschi
SEE MORE

East Village Abstraction

For 50 years Nico Smith has perfected his style.
SEE MORE

Process Alaska

Contemporary art from Anchorage, curated by Richard Cutrona
SEE MORE
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