We are pleased to present LOCAL/GLOBAL, an exhibition showcasing works by a diverse group of artists from the United States and around the world. The selected artists include El Anatsui, John Beerman, Angel Botello, Elisabeth Condon, Tom Friedman, Adam Handler, Catherine Howe, Patrick Hughes, John Kalymnios, Ted Larsen, Kim McCarty, Peter Nadin, Yangyang Pan, Niki de Saint Phalle, Stefan Thiel, and Su-en Wong. This exhibition will run from January 19 - February 24, 2018, with an opening reception on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The objective of this exhibition is to provide a platform for cross cultural aesthetics. Because of modern technological advances, we now live in a collapsed planet. Simultaneous exchanges between people across the globe, via social media, forums, blogs, and/or videos, offer a boundary-less flow of dialogue, transforming how art is made, exhibited, and collected. Artists travel extensively for inspiration and opportunities. Curators and galleries mount exhibitions, while collectors globetrot following the flow of auctions and art fairs. Whereas a mere 100 years ago art exhibitions were largely local and regional in nature, today’s art world embodies a mélange of cultures that speaks for our global age.
The artists in LOCAL/GLOBAL are recognized for their singular, visual language in contemporary art and employ a range of adventurous and unorthodox methodologies, materials, and sources in their creative practice. Many "local" artists are based in New York City: Elisabeth Condon, Catherine Howe, John Kalymnios, Kim McCarty, and Tom Friedman. Sante Fe artist Ted Larsen joins fellow American artists Adam Handler and Peter Nadin. European artists include German born Stefan Thiel, who constructs elaborate black and white cut-outs, British Op-Art master, Patrick Hughes, French artist Niki de Saint Phalle and Spanish/Puerto Rican Ángel Botello. Rounding out the exhibition is Ghanaian artist, El Anatsui as well as Chinese born Yangyang Pan, and Su-en Wong. Together they illustrate that art making is a global, universal language unto itself.