Dan Perkins + Joe Ferriso 'Drift' @ Brilliant Champions

Brilliant Champions is proud to present DRIFT, a two person show featuring the works of Brooklyn based painter Dan Perkins and San Francisco based artist Joe Ferriso. A conversation between the two artists’ works, DRIFT presents two idiosyncratic explorations of space, perception and minimalism. While situated on opposite coasts, both Perkins and Ferriso’s works interact on a conceptual level and create an unspoken dialogue about the tensions between the artificial and natural world. Utilizing different mediums, each artist is able to execute their work through succinct contemporary form and nominal color palettes, resulting in a crisp, focused exhibition.

AJ Fosik Celebrates the Impermanence of Being in 'Ripe to Rot' @ Library Street Collective

A visual artist and masterful craftsman, AJ Fosik’s elaborate three-dimensional wood constructions demonstrate an unparalleled talent and vision for the medium. Using intricate fragments of wood, each hand carved and individually assembled, Fosik has developed an iconography for the present moment, evocative of timeless representations of spirituality and psychic folklore.  “I think sometimes peop

Augustine Kofie 'Build From Memory' @ Galerie Openspace

Augustine Kofie continues to push and explore technologies and strategies to build up space within his work, and in each series he poses himself a new problem to be solved. Build From Memory began with the challenge of how to produce dynamic movement from a stable, static (horizontal/vertical) foundation. The answer came in the form diagonal “breaks”, perspectival lines that produce volume, protrusion, immersion, and depth in the horizontal-vertical system. It is these breaks that are built from memory and inspire the title of the collection, for they come directly from the 3D technique of traditional letter writing practices such as sign painting or graffiti.

Marco Mazzoni 'Dear Collapse' @ Thinkspace

Marco Mazzoni's chiaroscuro drawings depict women consumed by a hallucinogenic flood of flora and fauna. Whether coming from within or without, flower petals and butterfly wings merge with the subjects to create a haunting snapshot of sensuality. Inspired by Sardinian folklore and matriarchal culture, 'Dear Collapse' explores nature's mysteries of life and death.  

Laura Berger + Sarah Bowser @ Athen B. Gallery

This Saturday, Athen B. Gallery welcomes the return of Laura Berger and introduces new comer Sarah Bowser with 'Nobody, Everybody'. The duo exhibit features Berger's acrylic and gouache paintings of playful naked humans within minimalistic environments. The Chicago based artist explores more personal narratives with this collection centered around family and connection. Bowser creates paper-cut collages to express feelings of anxiety. Her interiors depict imperfect realities of seemingly trivial objects (fallen flowers or broken pots) set against cheerful color palettes and domestic scenes.