Opening reception: Tuesday, May 12, 6 - 9 PM
7 Dunham invites you to celebrate People who need People, a group exhibition curated by Beatrice Shen featuring works by Montana Azuelos, Anonda Bell, Tatiana Berg, Nathaniel Donnett, Charlie Masson, Julia Medynska and Wei Xiaoguang opening Tuesday May 12, 2015 from 6 – 9 PM.
7 Dunham is pleased to present Lone Stars, an exhibition highlighting four unique perspectives from young artists born and raised in Texas who have recently relocated to New York. Curated by Beatrice Shen, a recent New York to Texas transplant, the exhibition seeks to explore honest and personal narratives that illustrate the Texan state of mind. The everyday mundane, intimate details, and traces of childhood permeate through each artist’s visual meditation of their Texan past.
7Dunham is pleased to announce Rapid Same Question. The exhibition focuses on the role of speed, pacing, and reiteration in the work of artists Sophie Stone, Catherine Pearson, Alison Kizu-Blair, Sylvia Jeffriess, and Laura Hunt.
The artists included metabolize sensory input into material output without compromising the very different timing of the two. On display are large-scale paintings and flower arrangements.
“We Buy Gold.” The paintings are money but the income is of another currency. The flowers grew out of ones that were already sold.
Please join us for the opening reception October 10, 7-9pm.
The concept of self-obsession is a theme that permeates our modern culture more intensely now than ever. Artists Ben Jones and Chelsey Pettyjohn seek to explore this fixation through day-to-day observations of the self as well as reflections on personal history as it shapes perceptions of the present.
The idea is a circular dilemma: in order to grasp a sense of awareness, you have no choice but to seek control of the 'self', as it is impossible to separate from. This presents an inescapable loop in which you are forever absorbed, because there can be no outside perspective on the innermost workings of the mind. Faced with this predicament, you are essentially 'catching a tiger by its tail' - the ultimate impasse. To relinquish hold of the 'self' in order to observe is to become helplessly vulnerable; to remain tightly gripped is to become your own blind spot.
The task is not handled too preciously; Jones and Pettyjohn aim for a lighter approach that allows room for playfulness, humor, and raw association. Both artists align with the concept from quite literal opposite sides of the ocean, with Jones based in Melbourne and Pettyjohn residing in New York. As a figurative term, the sea is traditionally symbolic of the emotional 'self' in literature, religion, and dreams - a vast representation of the soul. Sea kelp, which dominates the shallow waters, also has connotations beyond the physical: kelp is used in Chinese slang to describe a transient, or a person wandering without direction. The word for kelp, "pinyin", is literally translated to "sea waiting."
Drifting through the depths of the 'self', Jones and Pettyjohn present a series of paintings that seek to illuminate the preoccupation the mind can have on its own psyche.
The Sketchbook Project will be exhibiting almost 400 prints that were submitted to this year's global print exchange!
Come join us for a fun event, drinks, and hundreds of amazing works of art!
Gallery hours will be 12-5 on the weekend, and by appointment if you want to see the show from Monday 8/4 - Thursday 8/7 by giving a call to the gallery at 631 682-2250.
The seasonal reading series is back and we are happy to host it yet again!!!
Check out the flyer posted for details. See ya there my dearies.
a holiday market pop-up featuring By Jove Vintage, Chelsea Erin Ray, Dusty Rose Vintage, Eagle Wing Vintage, Glitter Princess, Kombucha Brooklyn, Snider Family Farms, and Throne Watches.
Open Daily, 12-7pm.
12/6 – Opening/Meet & Greet!
12/7 – Donna Brooklyn’s T & Tote Screen Printing Party, starts at 5pm
12/8 – Knit Night (BYOB) – photo booth
12/10 – Sometimes I Wish We Were A Mountain – one night art exhibit – work by Brian Bustos, April Robbins, Julio Cotto, & Julia Depinto – 6:30-9p
12/12 – Not Friday The 13th Tattoo Party with special guests
12/13 – Christmas Karaoke
12/14 – Chamber Band & Travis Alexander performances
12/15 – Coffee & Coctails, AD Reading Series
12/18 – Twelve Days of Dunham Holiday Market Closing Party
"Join us for the opening reception of "MordiscoSónico" (SoundBite) at 7 Dunham Gallery in Williamsburg. SoundBite is a multimedia exhibition by Argentinian artist/musician Mariano Gil as a part of LACW (Latin American Cultural Week - NYC - Organized by PAMAR), curated by Solonje Burnett-Loucas of Den Entertainment."
Talia Kirsh is a conceptual photo and video artist studying at Tisch School of the Arts in New York City. She works primarily in documentary photography and portraiture, while also investigating the mediums of collage, video art and performance to apply these mediums to art therapy. By incorporating Buddhist philosophy, meditation, free association among other practices in her creative process, Kirsh develops an atmosphere in which her subjects have the freedom to determine the quality of their own cathartic expression. The work serves as both a healing experience for her subjects as well as a tangible representation of the emotional change they undergo. The final depiction acts simultaneously as a static work of art and a perpetually evolving art event.
Curated by Solonje Burnett-Loucas, Den Entertainment