Suddenly it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we’re here to make your holiday shopping a little easier with our Recession Art gift guide! We’ve gone through our inventory with a fine-tooth comb to find something just right for everyone on your list – get something truly unique this year by supporting local and emerging artists.
Plus this week only, we’re partnering with the Lower East Side’s Con Artist Collective to offer 10-40% off in our gallery and online. Stop by the gallery for affordable art from Con Artists and discounts on your favorite Recession Artists.
a PAINTING (for the superhero):
Tate Foley’s Supermaximum is a one of a kind “paintcut” created by layering acrylic paint and carving through it with woodcut tools to reveal the colors underneath. Each piece is a one of a kind work of art that takes months to complete. A video of the paintcut process can be seen here: http://www.tatefoley.com/paintcuts.htm
a PHOTOGRAPH (for the loved one):
A Love Song Played at a Very Specific Frequency by David Rodriguez is a 24″ x 30″ inkjet print in an edition of 5. Rodriguez He builds and photographs objects in order to create a fictional function and purpose for the things he builds outside of their material failings. The object in this photograph is based on an imagined machine that transmits sounds at a frequency that only one person can hear.
a PRINT (for the aesthete):
Part of her newest series, Megan Berk’s I Came In From The Wilderness is a 34″ x 46.5″ unframed silkscreen print in an edition of 10. Created with the generous support of the Lower East Side Printshop’s Keyholder Residency program, these prints reflect the organic surfaces of Berk’s layered paintings and capture the tension in the quietest moments in the home and garden.
a PRINT (for the social critic):
Tate Foley’s How The West Was Won comes from his eight print Oil Can series. Foley takes this symbol of American progress and prosperity and emblazons it with slogans and images invoking the darker side of American economic expansion both throughout our history and into the present. This 3-color screenprint is printed on Rives BFK paper in an edition of 9.
a COLLAGE (for the dreamer):
Ashley May’s Lake Powell Navajo Mountain is a 4″x6″ collage of postcards mounted on an 8″x10″ mat board. In her recent collage work, May uses multiples of the same vintage postcards of landscapes to create mirrored images as well as other psychedelic effects when positioned together. May’s work makes us feel like we are walking effortlessly through one moment in space and time to the next far off location.
a COLLAGE (for the sportsman):
America’s Pastime #11, from Christopher Gideon’s “America’s Pastime” series is a one-of-a-kind collage created entirely from the artist’s collection of baseball cards. This series confronts the topic of cultural indulgences and why we go to such great lengths in order to preserve and protect them. By distorting and rearranging the symbols of the cards, something new emerges – something less perfect, but perhaps more valuable – something that represents a more universal truth.
a BOOK (for the satirist):
Doom/Doomed/Dooms by Matthew Scott Gualco and Nathan Schultz is an independently printed, thirty-page appropriation of quotes from various highly-influential individuals, where all quotes relate to impending doom. Quotes from such characters such as Mark Twain, Confucius, Groucho Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, FDR, and Henry David Thoreau are all juxtaposed with a simple, colored pencil drawings, which draw upon the style and symbolic language of children’s illustration.