Triangle Arts Association’s international scope was initiated by the Triangle Workshop. Triangle’s founding program brings together 25-30 visual artists from around the world for a two-week intensive studio session. Since the first Workshop in 1982, artists from over 50 countries and 6 continents have participated. Triangle is committed to maintaining longstanding relationships with this global network of alumni, which now extends over three decades. What follows is a roundup of recent activities by Workshop alum who are showing work across Canada, England, Ireland, Italy and the United States in the upcoming months—exemplifying Triangle’s international reach.

Judy Singer (’83 Workshop) has an upcoming solo exhibition titled Edea at Walnut Contemporary in Toronto, Canada from June 5–June 28, 2014. An artist talk will take place on Wednesday, June 18 at 7pm. Full details here.

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Judy Singer, Gleam, Acrylic on canvas, 2014

Ben Sarao (’83 Workshop) will be a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome this summer. Sarao will be documenting the Alberi antichi that are in the Villa Borghese Gardens. These ancient trees were planted before Christopher Columbus discovered the New World.

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Ben Sarao, Platanus orientalis L., Alberi Monumentali Di Villa Borghese, Glicee print, 2012

Mali Morris (’83, ’92 Workshop) and Stephen Lewis (’87 Workshop) are featured in the two-person exhibition Odelay and Wishpool: Painting and Sculpture from 30 Years at Kapil Jariwala in London, England on view through June 28, 2014. Full details here.

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Mali Morris, Crossings, Acrylic on canvas, 2014

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Stephen Lewis, Final Descent, Painted steel, 2005

Scott Bennett (’86 Workshop) is displaying a series of tree portraits for the exhibition Intimate Forest at Tabla Rasa Gallery in Brooklyn, New York on view through June 7, 2014. Full details here.

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Scott Bennett, Lightness of Being, Acrylic on canvas, 2012

Andrea Belag (’91 Workshop) has an upcoming solo exhibition titled S, M, L: Recent Paintings at DCKT Contemporary in New York City on view from June 6–July 18, 2014. Full details here.

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Andrea Belag, Lightening, Oil on linen, 2014

Gregory Hardy (’08 Workshop) has a solo exhibition titled Shattering Sky at Han Art Gallery in Westmount, Canada on view through June 29, 2014. Full details here.

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Gregory Hardy, Heading Around the Corner of the Island, Acrylic on linen, 2014

Maggie Madden (’08 Workshop) has work on display for the exhibition Re-framing the Domestic in Irish Art at the Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda, Ireland on view through August 2014. Full details here.

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Maggie Madden, Detail: Rolling Out (Kompong Khleang), Telephone wire and willow rods, 2013

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On May 19th Triangle’s supporters, artists-in-residence, alumni and staff filled Lori Bookstein Fine Art in Chelsea to hear Christina Kee, Hrag Vartanian and Karen Wilkin discuss works by artists Andrea Belag, Chuck Bowdish, Shamus Clisset, Rachel Farmer, Jill Nathanson and Kyle Staver. The evening was an exciting opportunity for Triangle’s extended community to come together around the practice of creative experimentation and dialogue—both central to our founding mission.

Triangle Arts Association would like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who attended, donated and otherwise helped to make We Know What We Like 2014 such a resounding success. We are deeply appreciative of your support of our upcoming residencies, workshops and public programming—Triangle simply could not exist without your generosity.  Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you at our next fundraising event.

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Triangle Arts Association, We Know What We Like Spring Fundraiser 2014

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Jeremy Pierre, Triangle Arts Association’s current intern, displays his work Catena Reflexus (2014) outdoors in Parc de la Terrasse in Saint-Étienne, France from May 21 through May 25 for the exhibition “L’île, un récit composé.” Made from polished aluminum, screen-print, and concrete, the angled work reflects the tramway cables and public transportation infrastructure of the centrally-located outdoor site.

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Jeremy Pierre, Catena Reflexus, 2014, Polished aluminum, screen-print, and concrete

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Jeremy Pierre, Catena Reflexus (detail), 2014, Polished aluminum, screen-print, and concrete

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Alun Williams’ upcoming exhibition “Spargentis” will be on view from May 24–June 24 at Galerie Anne Barrault, located at 51 rue des Archives in Paris.

Williams’ recent paintings pay homage to religious figures in the work of painters such as Basquiat, Picabia, Schnabel, Warhol, Breughel, and Tiepolo while retaining the artist’s subtle abstractions and distinct  style.

Further information on the exhibition can be found here.

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Williams’ work will also be exhibited from May 23–May 25 with Galerie Anne Barrault as part of the wider Paris CHOICES Collectors Weekend.

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Monday, May 19, 6:30–8:30 pm
Lori Bookstein Fine Art
138 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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Our upcoming spring fundraiser We Know What We Like is just around the corner, and we are looking forward to hearing from Karen Wilkin, independent curator and critic, Hrag Vartanian, critic and editor of Hyperallergic, and Christina Kee, artist and arts writer about what works they like and why. Support Triangle Arts Association and enjoy a special evening of lively conversation among curators and critics with their finger on the pulse of contemporary art.

The dynamic discussion will center on works by artists Andrea Belag, Chuck Bowdish, Shamus Clisset, Rachel Farmer, Jill Nathanson, and Kyle Staver. We Know What We Like provides a rare opportunity to hear from distinguished experts as they turn their discerning eye to recent work by innovative contemporary artists. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Tickets are $150 dollars per person. Ticket purchase is required in advance by check or paypal. Checks can be mailed to: Triangle Arts Association, 20 Jay Street, Suite 318, Brooklyn NY 11201. Paypal payments accepted online: www.trianglearts.bigcartel.com

Proceeds directly support Triangle Arts Association, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. All works discussed will be available for purchase, with contributing artists receiving a commission of sales to support their practice.

RSVP and questions: alex@triangle-arts-association.org

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With Triangle Arts Association’s Open Studios taking place this week on Thursday May 1 (6-10pm) and Saturday May 3 (2-6pm), our residency program has been highlighted by both international and local press.

British journal Studio International featured Triangle in its profile of New York City’s top artist residency programs. Natasha Kurchanova writes that “location and the small size of the programme create an intimate working atmosphere for artists.” Read the full post here.

Paddy Johnson, Corinna Kirsch, and Whitney Kimball of New York City blog Artfcity.com call Triangle’s Open Studios a “Must-See Art Event” for the week. Read the full post here

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Image: Christopher Mahonski, The Oracle (detail), 2013, 15”x20”, color pencil on Arches

We hope you can join us for Open Studios and come see for yourself what makes Triangle so unique. See recent work by and meet our current artists-in-residence: Magda Stanová (Slovakia), Christopher Mahonski (USA), Wu Chi-Tsung (Taiwan), Jessica Segall (USA), Júlia Vécsei (Hungary) and Anna Kell (USA).

20 Jay Street, Suites 318 & 350, Brooklyn NY 11201

Thursday May 1
6–10pm Open Studios
6:30pm Performative lecture by Magda Stanová “Algorithms in Art”

Held in association with Dumbo, Brooklyn First Thursday Gallery Walk.

Saturday May 3
2–6pm Open Studios
3pm Performative lecture by Magda Stanová “Algorithms in Art”

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Open Studios, May 1 & 3

April 21, 2014

See what Triangle Arts Association artists-in-residence have been working on inside their studios. Meet artists Magda Stanová (Slovakia), Wu Chi-Tsung (Taiwan), Júlia Vécsei (Hungary), Jessica Segall (USA), Christopher Mahonski (USA), and Anna Kell (USA) who work across sculpture, drawing, performance, artist books, painting and more.

20 Jay Street, Suites 318 & 350, Brooklyn NY 11201

Thursday May 1
6–10pm Open Studios
6:30pm Performative lecture by Magda Stanová “Algorithms in Art”

Held in association with Dumbo, Brooklyn First Thursday Gallery Walk.

Saturday May 3
2–6pm Open Studios
3pm Performative lecture by Magda Stanová “Algorithms in Art”

About Triangle’s Current Artists-In-Residence

Magda Stanová

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Image: “Algorithms in Photography,” performative lecture, 2012

Magda Stanová analyzes creative processes, the theory of photography, urban development, and cartography in her work. Her research-based practice results in artistic forms like visual essays and lecture-like events. She is currently at work on a new performance exploring the differences and similarities induced by art-conjuring tricks, solving scientific problems, and hearing jokes. Magda hails from Slovakia and is based in Prague, Czech Republic. Recent exhibitions include: Les Rencontres d’Arles (Arles, 2009), Angus-Hughes Gallery (London, 2012), and Etc Gallery (Prague, 2013).

More about Magda Stanová’s work

Wu Chi-Tsung

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Image: “Drapery Studies,” oil paint on canvas, 2014

Wu Chi-Tsung’s work devotes attention to the methods used in producing and interpreting images. His recent series “Drapery Studies” explores a dialogue between contemporary painting practices and western art history’s oil painting tradition. The project extends from his photography series “Wrinkle Texture,” which combined experimental cyanotype photos with concepts from traditional oriental landscape painting. Chi-Tsung is from Taipei, Taiwan. Recent exhibitions include: National Museum of Cardiff (Cardiff, 2006), Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, 2008), and WRO Media Art Biannual (Worclaw, 2013).

More about Wu Chi-Tsung’s work

Júlia Vécsei

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Image: “Playground,” 10 iron objects, 2013

Júlia Vécsei’s practice is positioned between the registers of the sensual and the conceptual, working within techniques of drawing and aquarelle. Her project “Colorization” is an investigation of public housing projects, documenting their rehabilitation and replacement in ex-Socialist countries as well as American cities such as New York—comparing these processes between the east and west. Júlia is based in Budapest, Hungary. Recent exhibitions include: Kisterem Gallery (Budapest, 2013), Modem (Debrecen, 2014) and Krinzinger Projekte (Vienna, 2014).

More about Júlia Vécsei’s work

Jessica Segall

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Image: “A Thirsty Person, Having Found a Spring, Stops to Drink, Does Not Contemplate Its Beauty,” performance still, 2011

Jessica Segall uses a mix of humor and elbow grease to investigate energy transfer and the link between creativity and survival. She is currently working on a drawing series based on historic alchemical manuals and polycrystalline solar cells as well as a video work on climate change with composers Iddo Aharony and Sophie Webber. Jessica is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Recent exhibitions include: 10th Havana Bienal (Havana, 2009), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield, 2012) and The National Modern Art Gallery of Mongolia (Ulan Bator, 2012).

More about Jessica Segall’s work

Christopher Mahonski

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Image: “The Gut,” chromed folding chair, felt, Forton MG with marble dust, 2013

Christopher Mahonski’s studio practice involves an intuitive exploration of mystical landscapes. Objects, sound recordings and other collected visual information collide to form works that might serve as an oracle or a talisman. These works are meditations on the pivot point at which we find ourselves as creatures, made in mourning of what we might be leaving behind, but hopeful of the magic that awaits. Chris is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. His recent exhibitions include: Mulherin Pollard Projects (New York, 2011), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, 2013), and Land of Tomorrow (Lexington, 2013).

More about Christopher Mahonski’s work

Anna Kell

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Image: “Untitled Gainesville Stain,” Acrylic and oil on stained mattress fabric stretched on panel, 2010

Anna Kell’s recent practice focuses on paintings made from discarded and stained floral mattress fabrics. With these works, Anna explores the automatic, negative reaction that stains signify as something one is not supposed to see or acknowledge. By re-framing accidental marks and camouflage-like patterns she proposes that stains can be read as having natural and physical value and can speak to our connection to nature and history. Anna is based in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Recent exhibitions include: Jolie Laide Gallery (Philadelphia, 2010), ARC Gallery (Chicago, 2011), and AIR Gallery (New York, 2013).

More about Anna Kell’s work

THANK YOU to our partnering organizations!

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Triangle thanks our international and local partners: FUTURA, the International Visegrad Fund, Asian Cultural Council and Two Trees. Open Studios performance by Magda Stanová “Algorithms in Art” is realized with support from the Student’s Grant Competition of the Academcy of Fine Arts in Prague.

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Triangle Workshop ’91 alum Frances Barth’s writes on the work of Piero della Francesca for the website “Painters on Paintings.” Read more here!

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Frances Barth, Orange, 2013, Acrylic and ink on gesso wood panel,  25 x 36 inches

“When I was in graduate school, they were brought to my attention by Tony Smith. He compared my student painting to della Francesca’s. I couldn’t figure out why; was it our similar name, was it because he was aware that I had gone to an all girls’ convent school? I pressed him repeatedly to explain, and he wouldn’t tell me. Finally after more than a year had passed and I wouldn’t give up my questioning, he discussed “map theory” with me and talked about how three colors never should meet at a single point. He showed me examples by drawing parts of della Francesca’s works.  This was one of the magic moments for me in my journey to becoming a painter.” – Frances Barth

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Pia Linz’ drawing “Central Park,” produced during her Triangle Residency in 2011, is one of Linz’ works featured in the group exhibition “Give Us The Future” in Berlin. Congrats, Pia!
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“Central Park” (pencil on paper, 180 x 127 cm, 2011)
Group Show: NEUER BERLINER KUNSTVEREIN
Give Us The Future
Curated by Frank Wagner
March 01 – April 20, 2014
Featuring: Carsten Fock, Niklas Goldbach, Elín Hansdóttir, Bettina Hutschek, Sylbee Kim, Sara Lehn, Achim Lengerer, Pia Linz, Adrian Lohmüller, Marina Naprushkina, Mario Pfeifer, Anatoly Shuravlev, Sabina Maria van der Linden, Ming Wong und Amir Yatziv
NBK
Chausseestr. 128
10115 Berlin
Opening Hours:
Tues-Su 12 am-6 pm
Thu 12 am – 8 pm

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Postcard0311142008 Triangle Artist-in-Residence Sun You will be exhibiting her most recent work in Shades of Time, An Exhibition from the Archive of Korean-American Artists, presented and sponsored by the Korean Cultural Service NY, Queens Museum, AHL Foundation. The exhibition will be on display at Gallery Korea from April 9-May 23, 2014, with an opening reception on April 9 from 6-8. Selected works including Sun You’s will also be on display at the Queens Museum of Art from June 28-July 20, 2014.

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Untitled, 2014, Eyelash extensions, nails, door hinge, nuts, bolts, washers, quilt pins, needles, chain, magnets, 5 x 4 x 3 inches

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