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Pixan Paths // Higher Roads – A solo exhibition of contemporary frescos by Emily Weiskopf

Jenn Singer Gallery celebrates its one-year anniversary with Pixan Paths // Higher Roads, a solo exhibition of unconventional new work by Brooklyn-based artist Emily Weiskopf, nominated for the Rome Prize in 2011, and commissioned in 2013 by the New York City Department of Transit to create Unparallel Way – a public sculpture installation written about in over 30 countries and exhibited by the NYC D.O.T. in Brooklyn, NY, Bushnell Sculpture Park in Hartford, CT and at the residence of the Governor of Connecticut.

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In 2014, while en route to deliver Unparallel Way to the Governor’s mansion, Emily Weiskopf was in a nearly fatal car crash involving a tractor-trailer. After major spinal surgery last year, Weiskopf experienced reduced mobility, but has only slightly adjusted her still-arduous free hand technique to create sculptural bas-relief paintings with an array of industrial materials including plaster, roofing paint, dyes, aluminum, cement, and dry oxides. Her new work is a culmination of a lifelong interest in the pathways that exemplify the multi-dimensional world and the myriad ways in which our paths weave together, building connections and a shared common experience of resonant unity.

Pixen Paths // Higher Roads was derived from the Mayan word Pixan meaning “spirit” or “soul” and explores Weiskopf’s deep fascination with spirituality, science and ancient ruins in an effort to understand the world in which every event is simultaneously psychical and physical. Inspired by a recent research expedition to the Mayan ruins and fascinated with how the hieroglyphs in the Yucatán Peninsula stand the test of time, Weiskopf created this new series of work to be seen as contemporary frescos – hand painted, etched and carved with dyes, enamel, roofing paint, and cement on aluminum and plaster. Each plaster slab is mixed with organic materials including crushed stones, agates, shells, street pebbles fragments from the artist’s personal collection from paths she’s walked since childhood.

Emily Weiskopf’s paths convey a feeling of unlimited possibilities – no beginning and no end – with bold, linear abstractions, architectural and land-like formations. Lines dominate flat planes and direct the course with references to doorways, columns, celestial lines and signs, aerial views of rivers and fields, ancient ruins, plans and roads. Weiskopf’s colorful contemporary frescos are visual testimonies of time, glimpses of familiar markings that trigger memories… cryptic, mystic, strong symbols of our separate, but connected journeys.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Emily Weiskopf is an interdisciplinary artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. For the past ten years, Weiskopf has explored abstraction in connection to various universal pathways. While the core of her work is sculpture, painting and drawing, she has expanded her body of work to include video and public installations.

Since receiving her MFA from the Tyler School of Art and BFA from the Hartford Art School, Weiskopf’s work has been featured in Artnet, Gallerist NY, DNAinfo, the Contemporist, Art Nerd, the Hartford Current, the Brooklyn Rail and various blogs. Recently, the NY D.O.T commissioned her for her solo exhibition of Unparallel Way, a public sculpture that debuted in October of 2013 in conjunction with the exhibition Brooklyn Utopias. Unparallel Way has been published in City Embellishment, Urban Design II and has since been exhibited at the Bushnell Sculpture Park, Hartford, CT and became part of CT Governor Malloy’s Sculpture Grounds at his residence. Weiskopf was nominated for the Rome Prize in 2011 and has been awarded numerous fellowships and residencies including the Artist Pension Trust, Vermont Studio Center and the Wassiac Project. Weiskopf’s works are represented in both private and public collections. She is currently in the Final Rounds for an upcoming NYC Public Art Project and teaches at the City University of New York at Fashion Institute of Technology.

Here are some her artworks in the exhibition.

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Xi’im, 2016

Oxides & India ink on plaster

13 × 14 3/4 in (33 × 37.5 cm)

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Harmonic Polarity, 2016

Dye and plaster

16 × 16 in (40.6 × 40.6 cm)

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Dreams of Higher Roads, 2016

Dye on plaster

8 × 6 in (20.3 × 15.2 cm)

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Blink of an Eye, 2016

Oxides, concrete & enamel on plaster

12 × 12 in (30.5 × 30.5 cm)

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Glass Pieces, 2016

Ink & dye on plaster

7 1/2 × 9 in (19.1 × 22.9 cm)

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Butterfly Effect, 2016

Oxides, concrete & enamel on plaster

12 × 12 in (30.5 × 30.5 cm)

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Pixan Paths, 2016

Oxides & dye on plaster

16 × 16 in (40.6 × 40.6 cm)

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Truce, 2016

Dry oxide & conte on paper

27 1/2 × 39 in (69.9 × 99.1 cm)

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ABOUT THE GALLERY:

Jenn Singer Gallery’s diverse program features emerging and mid-career contemporary artists, as well as a selection of artworks by established post-war modern artists. Recent exhibitions have been featured in Wallpaper*, Cultured Magazine, VICE – The Creator’s Project, The Huffington Post, and Hi-Fructose, among others. The gallery is located in New York City’s historic Gramercy Park neighborhood.

“One of my cultural finds this summer is the Jenn Singer Gallery, a boutique bijoux of a small space, masterminded by the petite gallery owner Jenn Singer. The gallery may be modest but it offers art on a grand scale…”

– Polly Guerin, author, columnist & blogger, August 2015

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Jenn Singer Gallery presents Moves Moves

C. Finley: Moves Moves
Inaugural Gallery Opening Reception: May 12th, 2015 from 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition: May 12th – June 11th, 2015

Jenn Singer Gallery
72 Irving Place, NYC, 10003
www.jennsingergallery.com
info@jennsingergallery.com
917.722.6119
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday11am – 6pm

May 1, 2015 – New York, NY – Celebrating its inaugural exhibition, Jenn Singer Gallery presents Moves Moves – a solo exhibition of new paintings by New York and Rome based contemporary artist C. Finley. The opening reception will take place Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 6pm-8pm. The exhibition will continue through June 11, 2015.

The vibrant paintings in Moves Moves are alive with C. Finley’s signature details: wild colors, sensuality, and geometry that emanate positive energy and celebrate the body electric. The works were conceived as talismans for specific people in the artist’s life and were inspired by Tom Spanbauer’s novel The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon

“Anything that has life moves…One move is a heartbeat. Moves Moves is what it is that’s beating the heart – your heart and my heart and everybody else’s.” 

In creating this new body of work, C. Finley ponders, “How do you master your Moves Moves? If everything that is living moves, then ‘Moves’ is a synonym for ‘living being’. But what is it that makes a living being move?”. According to the Spanbauer novel, Moves Moves is a mysterious substance or energy – that which moves living beings. One can redirect their Moves Moves to attain higher states of consciousness. Finley’s paintings embrace the mystery and joy of what Moves Moves us.

About the Artist: C. Finley is known for her elaborate geometric paintings, skillful use of color and her activism through street art. Previous projects include the 2014 Whitney Houston Biennial: I’m Every Woman and the Wallpaper Dumpster Project, Finley’s own style of street art that has been executed on the streets of Rome, Vienna and New York and featured in the New York Times, La Repubblica, the Huffington Post, NYLON Magazine, Dazed, and Women’s Wear Daily. Finley has shown internationally with exhibitions at Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna; Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami; Scope Miami and New York; FDA Projects, Rome; High Energy Constructs and Salon Oblique, Los Angeles; and the Dumba Collective, New York. As a member of the artist collective HowDoYouSayYamInAfrican?, she participated in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Finley received her BFA from the Pratt Institute, New York and her MFA from California State University, Long Beach.

About the Gallery: Jenn Singer Gallery’s diverse program features emerging and mid-career contemporary artists, as well as a selection of artworks by established post-war modern artists. The gallery is located in New York City’s historic Gramercy Park neighborhood.

For additional images / information, please contact the gallery – info@jennsingergallery.com.

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