October 12 - October 28, 2017
Opening Reception: October 12 7-10pm
419 W 33rd StreetNew York, NY 10001
Avner Chaim, Nick Doyle, Delano Dunn, Kate Gilmore, Andrew Jilka, Lili Jamail, Sophie Parker, Naudline Pierre, Clayton Skidmore, and Willie Stewart
“Landing thus requires a particular state of mind, one where intuitions and impressions prevail, where one feels before one thinks, where one moves across and stalks around before seeking full disclosure and understanding.”
-Christophe Girot, Four Trace Concepts in Landscape Architecture
Landing, a show of ten artists and ten works, takes place in a former Catholic convent in Hell’s Kitchen. Alongside the desks, beds, and traces that the nuns left behind, these works sit in self-re ection. They contain the histories of hours spent in the studio with private thoughts, doubts, and meditations, until landing on something that needs to be pushed out into the world. They start a conversation between preconception and reality.
Each work exists alone in a bedroom. The dividing walls are buffers. Rituals and doubts are witnessed in singular devotion. The furniture reinforces the functionality of a meditative space. Take a moment with the work. Sit with it for a second. Move onto the next room at your own pace. Landing is the initial step toward understanding.
About the Artists:
Avner Chaim was born in Haifa, Israel (1992) and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received a BFA from Shenkar College in Tel Aviv (2015) and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York (2017). His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions around the world including shows at Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn; 2025 Art and Culture, Hamburg; Raw Art Gallery, Tel Aviv; Sara Arman Gallery, Tel Aviv; and the Museum of Bat Yam, Tel Aviv among others. Chaim has an upcoming exhibition at the Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY in the spring of 2018.
Nick Doyle was born in Los Angeles, CA (1983) and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (2005), an MFA from Hunter College (2013), and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2014). His work has been shown at the Abrons Art Center, New York; Pioneer Works, Brooklyn; and most recently at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in addition to a solo exhibition at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York. He is the 2013 recipient of the C12 Emerging Artist Fellowship. Doyle has been an artist in residence at the LMCC Workspace Residency, New York and has been a visiting scholar with the Steinhardt School.
Delano Dunn was born in Los Angeles, California and currently lives and works in New York City. He received a BFA from Pratt Institute (2001) and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York (2016). Dunn has had work included in group exhibitions at Artspace, New Haven; Project for Empty Space, Newark; and the Hole, New York as well as in a solo exhibition at Long Gallery Harlem among others. He is currently an artist in residence at Gateway Projects, Newark where his forthcoming solo exhibition will open in the Spring of 2018. He was the recipient of the College Art Association’s Visual Arts Graduate Fellowship and the Delaware Contemporary’s Curator’s Choice Award.
Kate Gilmore was born in Washington D.C (1975) and lives and works in New York. Gilmore received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York (2002) and a BA from Bates College, Lewiston, ME (1997). She has participated in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, The Moscow Biennial, PS1 Greater New York at MoMA/PS1 in addition to solo exhibitions at The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridge eld, CT; MoCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH; Public Art Fund, Bryant Park, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; and Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH. She has been the recipient of the Art Prize/ Art Juried Award, Rauschenberg Residency Award, Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Art Matters Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Award for Artistic Excellence, the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance, and “In the Public Realm” from Public Art Fund. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum; Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts; Indianapolis Museum of Art; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Gilmore is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY.
Andrew Jilka was born in Salina, KS (1986). He received a BFA from the University of Kansas (2009) and an MFA from The School of Visual Art (2017). Jilka’s work has been featured in exhibitions across the US, including The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE; The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA; and recently at Motel Gallery, Brooklyn; Coustof Waxman, New York; and Beverly’s, New York. Jilka is participating in the 2017 PULSE Art Fair, Miami and a 2018 exhibition at the Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY.
Lili Jamail was born in Houston, TX (1992). She received a BFA from the University of Texas, Austin (2015) and is a current MFA candidate at Hunter College (2018). Her work has been exhibited at The Visual Arts Center, Austin; Artpost, Austin; and Dotty Fine Arts Gallery, Austin. Jamail’s photographs have been commissioned for commercial projects including New York Magazine.
Sophie Parker was born in the Ozark Mountains (1987) and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY where she is cofounder of Fruit Exchange Studios. Parker received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York (2016). Her work has been shown at the Satellite Art Fair, Miami; the Living Gallery, Brooklyn; Museo De Los Sures, Brooklyn; Space Heater Gallery, Brooklyn; and the Hole, New York.
Naudline Pierre was born in Leomister, MA (1989) and lives and works in New York. She received a BFA from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI (2012) and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art (2017). Pierre is the 2016 recipient of the Terra Foundation for American Art Artist Residency and the Estèe Lauder Merit Award. She has exhibited at Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York; Tribeca Ball, New York; the New York Academy of Art; and the Hole, New York.
Clayton Skidmore was born in Dallas, TX (1986) and lives and works in Queens, NY. He received a BFA in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute (2009) and an MFA from Cornell University (2017). Skidmore’s work has been shown at Lovaas Projects, Munich; Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca; Caelum Gallery, New York; Homeland Security, Dallas; and Dolphin Gallery in Kansas City, MO.
Willie Stewart was born in Gallatin, TN (1982) and currently lives and works in New Haven, CT. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting (2014) and received a BFA from Cooper Union (2016). Stewart is an MFA candidate at Yale University (2018). He has had solo exhibitions at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn; Motel, Brooklyn; as well as group exhibitions at Seed Space, Nashville, TN; 41 Cooper Gallery, New York; and Socrates Sculpture Park, New York among many others. He is the recipient of the Elliot Lash Memorial Prize, Yip Harburg Foundation Award, the Alex Katz Fellowship, the Independent Spirit Award at the Nashville Film Festival, and the Pioneer Works Artist Residency.