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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: 
Samuel W. Kho, Gallery Curator
All Things Project @ NCGV
626.757.5600
Sam.k.100@gmail.com


SARAH CRUMLICH: LIFESCAPES
March 22 –  April 28, 2012


Momentary Expression: Gertrude, 2011
Oil on panel, 7 x7 in. 


All Things Project is pleased to present SARAH CRUMLICH: LIFESCAPES, paintings by the artist intently examining portrait and landscape traditions. However familiar shared natural vistas may be, certain human and topographical features are rarely discussed at length– even more seldom, carefully gazed upon. Our ‘scapes in life are lost on us on the way to . . . 

Certainly, All Things Project has many times presented humanity in its passionate extremes (Figure Us Fancy or Jonathan Cowan: After Your Revolution just to name two). In this exhibition, painter Sarah Crumlich steadies our attention towards the quieter in-betweens of life: to creases and wrinkles, on aged physicality, a slow-burning glow, a sustaining smile somewhere. The paintings, many intimate in scale, are another level away from the spectacularized, techno-geeky, youth-worshipping, buy-able landscape with which we are accustomed. So . . . Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go! 

Sarah Crumlich writes, “What I’ve come to call ‘Lifescapes’ affords a moment, an impression of a very precious fragment of time and knowing to be cherished.”
(More of artist at: www.psuchekaisoma.blogspot.com)

SARAH CRUMLICH: LIFESCAPES is the first exhibition presented by All Things Project in 2012, the fourth year for the gallery organized by curator Samuel W. Kho. The curatorial appointment is made possible by a generous grant from the Mustard Seed Foundation, matched by individual gifts. All Things Project and its gallery are part of the Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village (NCGV), a house of worship that supports cutting-edge visual practices, thoughtful lectures, as well as music and spoken word performances. More info at http://www.allthingsproject.wordpress.com and http://www.ncgv.net.

Opening reception: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012
(Artist’s talk with curator at 7:00 p.m.)

SARAH CRUMLICH: LIFESCAPES
March 22 – April 28, 2012
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 12:00 – 6:00 p.m., or by appointment
Admission is free and open to the public

All Things Project @ NCGV
269 Bleecker Street 
New York, NY 10014 
(Between Sixth and Seventh Avenues)
(Subways A, C, E // B, D, F, V to West 4th ; 1 to Christopher St.)

626.757.5600/ 212.691.1770

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CONGRATULATIONS!!

Congrats to WIND REFLECTION artists . .

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Lili Chin was selected to design the cover of summer 2011 calendar for NYC’s revered theater and institution, Anthology Film Archives. Featuring a still image of spider and web from her WIND REFLECTION video, of course!

Abraham Storer won a Fulbright Fellowship, traveling to Israel. And that’s after managing money, people, and behind-the-scenes things at MoMA.

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What a summer. Congrats to these two talented artists who, like so many ATP artists, go on to exceptional endeavors.

Opening this Friday . . (Full press release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: 
Samuel W. Kho, Gallery Curator
All Things Project @ NCGV
626.757.5600
Sam.k.100@gmail.com

WIND REFLECTION

Works by Lili Chin and Abraham Storer

June 10 –  July 23, 2011

“The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns.” (Ecclesiastes 1:6)

Lili Chin Video Still and Abe Storer Painting

All Things Project is pleased to present WIND REFLECTION: Works by Lili Chin and Abraham Storer. The installation consists of organically dyed fabrics and a video by Lili Chin, in conjunction with selected paintings by Abraham Storer. Three brief statements by the artists and the gallery curator serve to describe the installation and triangulate its conception.

“Last summer I spent time observing and shooting spider webs in rural Maine. I became fascinated with the juxtaposition of their lightness and fragility, and the strength of their construction. This small animal stitches together a beautiful foundation as a constant and instinctual act of survival. With the space at All Things Project, my impulse was to begin with a foundation influenced by that of a spider’s web.  Fragile and light, hand-dyed muslin covers the space’s interior, pointing to the physical interaction between body and fabric—my act of staining woven cotton with organic materials such as tea, hibiscus, wine, and blackberries.  The staining will continue throughout the duration of the show, as the already stained muslin remembers the footprints of its visitors.” (Lili Chin, more at http://vimeo.com/user1686401)

“Having grown up by the ocean, when I return home and look at the water I experience something both comforting and melancholic.  The ocean remains constant while everything else changes: people marry, divorce, have children, experience love and betrayal, buy houses, lose jobs, and grow old.  Despite the way time passes so aggressively, the landscape exists as a transcendent moment of silence and stillness.  It is a foil to our mortality – a witness to loss but also a portal into something eternal and constant that extends beyond our individual lives.” (Abraham Storer, more at http://abrahamstorer.com/home.html)

“I became acquainted with Lili Chin and Abraham Storer when they began to gather with other Skowhegan residency alumni to discuss perennial issues surrounding “Art and Spirituality.” I took part, being very much interested in how philosophical ideas from Wassily Kandinsky or G.W.F. Hegel are being re-interpreted by artists of our time. This exhibition, Wind Reflection, became a reality out of that close engagement. As is so often the case in this little church, with its growing exhibition history, this particular collaboration provokes attention to a wealth of dialectics (a type of “Reflection”) between transcendence and immanence, the sacred and profane, the natural world and humankind.” (Samuel W. Kho, Gallery Curator)

WIND REFLECTION // Works by Lili Chin and Abraham Storer is the second full-length exhibition presented by All Things Project in 2011, the third year for the gallery organized by curator Samuel W. Kho. The curatorial appointment is made possible by a generous grant from the Mustard Seed Foundation, matched by individual gifts. All Things Project and its gallery are part of the Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village (NCGV), a house of worship that supports cutting-edge visual practices, thoughtful lectures, as well as music and spoken word performances. More info at www.allthingsproject.wordpress.com and www.ncgv.net.

Opening reception:  7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2011

(Artists talk with curator at 8:00 p.m.)

WIND REFLECTION

Works by Lili Chin and Abraham Storer

June 10 – July 23, 2011

Gallery Hours (Summer): Fridays and Saturdays 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., or by appointment. Admission is free and open to the public

All Things Project @ NCGV
269 Bleecker Street 
New York, NY 10014 
(Between Sixth and Seventh Avenues)
(Subway A,C,E // B,D,F,V – West 4th / 1 – Christopher St.)

 www.allthingsproject.wordpress.com 

626.757.5600/ 212.691.1770

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ALFREDO MARTINEZ, Untitled (Map), 2011

Untitled (Map), 2011, detail