Streams by Jonathan Smith
April 24 - May 24, 2014
Curated by 3walls
The Curator Gallery is proud to present Streams, a solo exhibition by photographer Jonathan Smith. Curated by 3walls, this show runs from April 24th to May 24th, 2014, and features Smith’s most recent body of work, an abstract documentation of his recent residency in Iceland.
Jonathan Smith is a Brooklyn-based photographer who concentrates on landscapes. He describes his work as “a response to places that are on the edges of one thing or another, the edge where land meets water, where day meets night”. At the end of 2013, he spent a month in Siglufjörður, a remote fishing town on the northern coast of Iceland. He originally traveled to Iceland with the intention of capturing nighttime landscapes – particularly the northern lights. Instead, he found himself drawn to the simplicity of the region’s streams trickling down the mountains and cutting through the austere landscape of pure white snow.
Jonathan Smith received a B.A. in Fine Art from The Kent Institute of Art and Design, and a Certificate in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism from the International Center of Photography in 2001. He worked in the studio of renowned New York photographer Joel Meyerowitz from 2000 to 2009. His work has been shown at Rick Wester Fine Art, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, and PowerHouse Arena. He has received a number of awards, including The Hearst Biennial Award in 2011, and The Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Award in 2010. His work has appeared in the Smithsonian and View magazines, PDN, Art and Architecture, and The Royal Photographic Society Magazine.
About the Curators: 3walls is a contemporary salon dedicated to exhibiting new work by emerging artists. With pop-up shows in New York, 3walls seeks to create an intimate salon-like atmosphere to encourage and exchange ideas between artists and patrons.
Second Nature: Abstract Art from Maine
March 7 - April 19, 2014
Curated by Mark Wethli
Featuring: John Bisbee, Meghan Brady, Clint Fulkerson, Cassie Jones, Joe Kievitt, and Andrea Sulzer
The Curator Gallery is pleased to present its debut exhibition, Second Nature: Abstract Art From Maine. Curated by Mark Wethli, this group show features six artists from the Maine cities of Portland, Brunswick, and Camden. The exhibit opens to the public on Friday, March 7 and runs through Saturday, April 19.
Mark Wethli, the first Guest Curator, is a painter from Brunswick. He is the A. LeRoy Greason Professor of Art at Bowdoin College, where he previously served as the Chair of the Visual Art Department.
While the state of Maine has a long-standing reputation as a destination for landscape painters, this exhibition is, as Mark Wethli puts it, is “about Maine’s ‘second nature’ – abstract artists whose work is inspired by natural processes rather than outward appearances.” John Bisbee and Clint Fulkerson, for example, find inspiration for their work in the structure of natural processes. Meghan Brady and Andrea Sulzer use the chaotic energy of the natural world as a starting point for their artistic processes. Cassie Jones and Joe Kievitt find new ways to translate existing cultural representations of nature.
The Curator Gallery is a fine art gallery located at the entrance to the High Line on 23rd Street. Collaborating with guest curators, the Gallery exhibits works on paper, painting, photography and sculpture by emerging and mid-career artists in solo and group shows. Founded and underwritten by Ann S. Moore, the retired Chairman and CEO of Time Inc., the Gallery’s mission is to bring exposure to hardworking artists, as well as to educate and expand the pool of engaged, serious collectors. Lectures for private parties on how and why to start an art collection are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Two-hour watercolor lessons are available to the public on Sundays at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Information on how to sign up is available on our website.