Mike Weiss Gallery at PULSE NY

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Mike Weiss Gallery will present a selection of artists for this year’s PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in New York, during the 2013 Frieze Art Fair Week. Join us in Booth A-5 for new works by MWG Artists Cameron Gray, Kim Dorland, Jan De Vliegher, Will Kurtz, Stefanie Gutheil, Yigal Ozeri, and Marc Séguin!

More information can be found below or at the PULSE NY website.

You may also contact us with regards to passes, weekly itineraries, and other fair details.

May 9 – 12, 2013
The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York City

648.jpg 668.jpg Toronto based artist Kim Dorlandis noted for his psychologically dense oil paintings of graffitied landscapes, the suburban mundane, and phantasmagoric woods with ghostly inhabitants. A newly evolved graphic and color sensibility drives his current body of work via hyper-saturated hues and relentless, ever-variegated blacks. His subjects radiate an otherworldly glow: lone drunks and sleepwalking dreamers, ghostly clearings in dark forest, and glimpses of the artist so engulfed in his own creative act that we, as viewers, seem to hover at their perimeter. His investigation of traditional Canadian myth and landscape is perfectly counterbalanced with the artist’s idiosyncratic mix of bad-boy youth culture and studio craftsmanship.
685.jpg 667.jpg Los Angeles based artist Cameron Gray’s garish multimedia works straddle the line between traditional collage and futuristic technology, comfort and the disquieting uncanny. His large-scale installations flash, blink, twirl, and pulse, forming entire walls of utter pandemonium to create all-encompassing environments of hyper-realized pop culture. He overwhelms the viewer with visual and auditory white noise found from the vast space of the Internet, calling our attention to the accessibility and absurdity of the infinite possibilities lying one click away. Digitally manipulated posters of famed actors, models, and pop stars reference the chasm between celebrity, society, and reality. As Gray descends into the deepest realms of the web world, we can only look on and marvel at the chaos we have created.
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Jan De Vliegher’s paintings reference the artist’s obsessive hunt for otherwise overlooked porcelain objects, marble busts, lush gardens, and fascination with the painting experience. Like a cultural anthropologist, De Vliegher meticulously documents his variegated inspirations in traditional museum context, contrasting lush colors, dramatic brushstrokes and overpowering scale with an otherwise controlled subject matter. The subsequent rush-infused paintings transcend their representational qualities and assume the commanding presence of contemporary abstractions.
690.jpg 672.jpg Brooklyn-based sculptor and urban voyeur Will Kurtz meticulously constructs life-size figures modeled after personal acquaintances and eye-catching characters casually encountered in and around his Bushwick neighborhood. Constructed of easily accessible, everyday household materials such as glue, newspaper, masking tape, screws and wood, his sculptures are imbued with an immediate sense of comfort and familiarity. In his PULSE-specific installation, Kurtz proves his uncanny facility for depicting sincere and utterly unapologetic mosaic of New Yorkers in their blunt, colorful, and borderline-manic idiosyncrasies, with an irreverent yet impressive attention to detail and body language and subtle cultural nuances.
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Based in Berlin, Stefanie Gutheil’s harlequin paintings are intensely personal, sexually political, and directly referential to the history of German painting. Gutheil adorns her surfaces with fabric, foil, hair, latex, jewelry, metal balls, carnivalesque landscapes and fetish-like objects, giving unruly and darkly comic characters free reign over impossible architecture and boundless space. Portraying grotesque characterizations of people encountered throughout Berlin, Gutheil breathes life into androgynous, transmogrified creatures and queer misfits whose vile exuberance is simultaneously repulsive and endearing.

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Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri makes photorealistic oil paintings capturing the spirit of his subjects enveloped in the beauty of a vast landscape, from lush rainforests to arid deserts. Thousands of tiny brushstrokes animate the paintings’ surfaces and give way to uncanny realism, overt beauty, and seductive power, instilling works with a momentary, fleeting quality and elements of romanticism, fairy tale, and fantasy. Masterfully capturing play of light, shadow, spontaneous movement, and a magnetic synthesis of subject and nature, Ozeri’s latest works allow viewers to gaze into landscapes of profound intimacy and emotional insight.

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Montreal based artist Marc Séguin uses found images culled from the Internet, historical textbooks, and his own urban landscape to create near-photographic quality grisailles, only to deface the surface with clusters of expressive, ecstatic strokes of bold color or piles of deep black. Whether illustrating crumbling social institutions, historical events, or failed ideologies, Séguin’s works are rife with social critique, conceptual depth, astounding skill, and frequent ironic humor. In his recent Astronaut paintings, he presents the glaring extremities between our society’s accomplishments and simultaneous failures. The realistic renderings, while often dark in subject matter, are constructed of charcoal, oil paint, tar, and ash, functioning as gentle reminders of life’s beauty.

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Location
The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues

General Admission
Thursday, May 9 12pm-8pm
Friday, May 10 11am-8pm
Saturday, May 11 11am-8pm
Sunday, May 12 11am-7pm

Shuttle Bus
A complimentary shuttle bus will run between PULSE and the Frieze ferry stop from Thursday, May 9 through Saturday, May 11 at 11 am – 8 pm daily.

(Sunday, May 12 until 7pm).

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