Wayne Ngan / John RiepenhoffSeptember 9 – October 11, 2015Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 9, 6-8pm
Nathalie Karg Gallery would like to invite you to a special exhibition project with artists Wayne Ngan and John Riepenhoff. Curated by Vancouver based Lee Plested, the exhibition sets the work of master potter Ngan amongst a new suite of Plein Air paintings by Riepenhoff which were commissioned for the exhibition and painted on Hornby Island, BC, looking at the night sky from the beach below the cliff-perched home and studio of Ngan.
Wayne Ngan has distinguished himself as one of the most virtuosic potters of our time. His recent production incorporates increasingly sculpted, fantastical forms which begin from traditional shapes only to become exaggerated into nuanced contemporary vessels. Their richly glazed bodies express his mastery of classic techniques from China, Korea and Japan infused with an expanded use of understated color. Inspired by the elements around him, Ngan’s work functions on a different time continuum: a return to an essentialist connection to material. This will be Ngan’s first exhibition in New York.
John Riepenhoff inhabits the role of the artist within a larger project which incorporates making, curating, event planning, and experience providing. Through his socially based work he realizes evocative art which reveals the essential humanism of contemporary art and how at the core it’s ideas relate lives lived and shared. For his Plein Air paintings he incorporates conceptual constraints, mixing his palette from the environment and experience in the day and applying it ‘straight’ on that evening in the dark, while exploring his vocabulary of extended paintings techniques to create surprisingly subtle and evocative worlds on raw canvas. Also included in this exhibition will be the ‘John Riepenhoff Experience’, a miniature gallery which will feature the work of Hornby Island artist Gordon Payne who John met during his time in the Gulf Islands.
NATHALIE KARG GALLERY
291 Grand Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10002
212 563 7821, email@example.com
August 29-November 7, 2015
Opening with ART PARTY: Aug 29, 7pm-12am
Location: Main Galleries
John Riepenhoff’s exhibition at Atlanta Contemporary consists of two parts: a collection of large-scale plein air paintings, depicting the artist’s observations of the night sky, executed at Atlanta Contemporary in summer 2015. The second half of his solo exhibition includes a series of collaborative figurative sculptures, papier-mâché legs outfitted in Riepenhoff’s pants and shoes holding large-scale paintings by artists from Milwaukee, Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta, including:
Peter Barrickman (Milwuakee)
Paul Cowan (Milwaukee)
Nicholas Frank (Milwuakee)
Michelle Grabner (Milwaukee)
Kojo Griffin (Atlanta)
Elise Hanson (Milwaukee)
Amy Pleasant (Birmingham)
Amanda Ross-Ho (Los Angeles)
Nolan Simon (Detroit)
Chloe Wise (New York)
Unidentified Wisconsin Folk Artist
For information contact: Rachel Reese, firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.688.1970 × 216
July 30, 2015 ($5 to support the bands)
serving: Poor Farm Pilsner
Friends of Blue Dress Park Porter
The Green Gallery Pale Ale
PERFORMATIVE PRACTICE curated by RYAN STEADMAN
ELISE ADIBI, BENJAMIN MORGAN CLEVELAND, KELTIE FERRIS, KATE GILMORE, DONNA HUANCA, ADAM MARNIE, REUBEN LORCH MILLER,
JOHN RIEPENHOFF, BRIE RUAIS
APRIL 18 – MAY 3, 2015 | Opening reception: 6 – 8 pm, Saturday, April 18
Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 6pm and by appointment.
The John Riepenhoff Experience presents:
THREE NEW BEER AVAILABLE at The NEWaukee Night Market 5-10pm one Wednesday a month from July through October: - July 16 - August 13 - September 17 - October 15
FRIENDS OF BLUE DRESS PARK PORTER
Blue Dress Park is an 18th-century yeoman conveniently located in a 12 oz. Pour. Of.
Blue Dress Cup is a “brand name” ice barn located under the Park. For ice
Friends of Blue Dress Shape is so mild it's nearly not a Porter but we suggest it is.
A lot is a lot.
Blue Dress Riverwest 24 Hour Bike Ride checkpoint is so much like an empty concrete parking lot you might not recognize it as a lot and you can't park there. Awesome.
How we get the burdock in there I'm not totally sure. Tea or tincture. We'll have to experiment. Technically that makes it not a beer. Everything is a beer! Sake is beer. BEER IS BEER, FOR BEER'S SAKE.
As well the hop profile is based on those found between garages in late summer strolls down alleyways behind Booth St. can be noticed after the sun bleached asphalt freshness of this Porter are experimented
POOR FARM PILSNER
Does the Poor Farm have some connection to Hamburg?
PF- Yes. Poor Farm's city cousin, our 15 year old exhibition space in Oak Park, IL, The Suburban, was invited to particpate in a festival for "off spaces" called Subvision in a port section of Hamburg, Hafen City. It was literally on a man-made island in the middle of the Elbe River, an area experiencing dramatic new development at the time but still riddled with WWII shrapnel because the city was the Northern industrial hub in the War.
A nice coincidence: Danish artist Henrik Plenge Jakobsen exhibited with The Suburban at Subvision in Hamburg and now he is also premiering a new exhibition at Poor Farm this coming August. While in Hamburg we enjoyed a few Friesland style beers, Jeveramong them. It was that type of northern Germany pilsner that inspired Poor Farm Pils.
A clean German style Pilsner like this can be held as a modern standard in which other beers are tasted in relation to. Is there a standard like that in art spaces, both European and American?
PF - One could, if feeling boastful, suggest that The Suburban, the Poor Farm and now the Poor Farm Pils are setting the bar where it needs to be.
Where does Poor Farm get it's brats from? What about buns?
PF - We've tried a variety of brats over the years and so far the best came from Niemuth's in Waupaca. They will make them to-order for us. The buns are tricky. We get decent ones from the bakery at Pick and Save but we're still searching for the elusive perfect bratwurst bun.
THE GREEN GALLERY PALE ALE
When The Green Gallery hosted its first shows in a Riverwest apartment in spring of 2004 a pale India style ale with Kent Goldingshops and candied ginger was brewed in the kitched and offered to visitors. The exhibitions continued but the beer was quickly exhauseted. This is more of that beer, ten years later, more or less.