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Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Rays of Light Through Fast Rolling Cloud: SUPER FOG in NoHo


SUPER FOG at 9 Great Jones Street

#2, New York, NY

May 22, 2014, 6-8PM; May 23, 10AM to 6PM
9 Great Jones Street, Second Floor, between Broadway and Lafayette Street
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Michael Ambron, Occluded Stars, 2013. Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

Michael Ambron, Occluded Stars, 2013. Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

They often say of places with temperate but highly variable weather conditions, “If you don’t like the weather in [Such and Such], just wait an hour and it will change.” If only the same could be true of gray shows that linger obdurately in the art world’s calendar.  The very opposite of this phenomenon is a pop-up in NoHo at a venue that is otherwise a party/event space that plays host to SUPERFOG, the 24-hour curatorial debut of Kati Gegenheimer.  This is a smart, savvy, suggestive and at times scintillating grouping that one would like to savor and to recommend but it is, alas, gone like cloud.  Her five-person painting show literally and metaphorically explores the meteorological in overlapping but contrastive strategies. Michael Ambron’s Occluded Stars, 2013, a cunningly ambiguous spectral smudge that reads as something between a science textbook photo and an homage to Jules Olitski, sets a vaguely conceptual tone that contrasts with the varyingly painterly, diaristic, schematic and pictorial approaches of fellow exhibitors Beverly Acha, Romina Meric, Dustin Metz and Alan Prazniak.  Lovely light shines through these fast rolling clouds.

Alan Prazniak, Lullaby Bog, 2014. Oil on linen, 46 x 52 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

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