Garrett Pruter focuses on re-purposing found 20th-century film negatives through various subtractive processes. Exploring nostalgia, entropy, and mnemonic frailty, he investigates images of interior space as a constructed personal and reflective realm. Garrett Pruter recieved his BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2012. He currently lives and works in New York.
Garrett Pruter, Interiors (Installation view) 2013. Courtesy the artist and Charles Bank Gallery.
The simplicity of Sebastian Black’s works add to the physical and conceptual richness of the objects themselves, as well as the general vernacular of painting. His seemingly reserved paintings reference modernist art historical precedents, giving his work subtle, yet tangible complexity. Recent solo and two-person shows include ”__________.” (with Robin Cameron), Bodega, Philadelphia (2013); Paperworks, Karma, New York (2012); Sebastian Black: The Virgin Islands, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles (2012); and P s N Q s, The National Exemplar Gallery, New York (2012).
Black currently has a solo exhibition Ge-Stilted at the Gestalt-ar, CLEARING, Brussels, and an exhibition with Jacob Kassay, at Room East, New York. Black received a BA from Vassar College in 2007 and a MFA from Columbia University in 2013. He lives and works in New York.
Sebastian Black, Period Piece (..—-,*), 2012. Enamel on engraved dibond. Courtesy the artist.
Nick Paparone, Step through a gleaming entryway into a soaring Midtown East luxury hotel lobby steeped in grand tradition, highlighted with art deco lamps and a backlit onyx ceiling. After experiencing the exhilarating whirlwind that is New York City, return to the serenity of Four Seasons and its spectacular views of Central Park, 2010. Formica, painted polystyrene, wood, coleman cooler, cardboard, digital prints, bucket, top hat, gel medium, towel, motor, packing peanuts, and tiles. Courtesy the artist and Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia.
Nick Paparone functions within the systems of mass culture and the marketplace in order to satirize and expose their inner-workings. Employing a variety of media from video, installation, and performance, the artist states that his work “is slathered with evolving iterations that anatomize branding idioms and client dynamics.”
Paparone’s work has been performed and exhibited at X-Iniative, New York; Primetime, New York; W/, New York; Fischer Landau Center for Art, New York; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia; Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia; and Bodega, Philadelphia.The artist received his MFA from Columbia University. He currently lives and works in New York.
Nick Paparone, Egg, Towel, Camera; Confessions of an Advertising Man (Detail), 2011. Digital print on vinyl, digital print on carpet, grommets, rope, aluminum, resin, concrete, colored light bulb, lamp shade. Courtesy the artist and Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia.