Sense of Place
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Sense of Place

1GAP Gallery 

One Grand Army Plaza 

Brooklyn, New York 11238 



Curated by Michael Holden


May 10, 2019 – August 26, 2019 (by appointment-  

Opening Reception, Friday May 10, 2019 (6-9pm)



Gina Borg

Jennifer Coates

Mary DeVincentis

Allison Gildersleeve

Catherine Haggarty

Angela Heisch

Katherine Jackson

April Zanne Johnson

Deborah Kirklin

Nikki Lindt

Kristen Schiele

Emma Tapley

Nichole van Beek

Rachael Wren




1Gap Gallery is pleased to present Sense of Place, a group exhibition curated by Michael Holden. This show explores places observed through the eyes and imaginations of women artists whose inspirations of place enhance their languages of painting. Aesthetic statements find insight through both strength and sensitivity. The painter Agnes Martin wrote, “Walking seems to cover time and space, but in reality, we are always just where we started. I walk, but in reality, I am hand in hand with contentment on my own doorstep.” 


“Place incarnates the experiences and aspirations of a people. Place is not only a fact to be explained in the broader frame of space, but it is also a reality to be clarified and understood from the perspectives of the people who have given it meaning.” Yi-Fu Tuan wrote in 1977. A sense of place can spark the imagination through childhood memories of exploration and play or an adult’s perspective on the relationship of place to self. The artistic practice can identify with place to gain familiarity with the unfamiliar searching for new interpretations of art. 


Women’s voices now guide society during this politically problematic time. A well-informed statement holds greater profoundness as we are forced to defend human rights and face a delicate ecosystem affected by global warming. Art counters the prevalence of human dominance that has detracted from the cultivation of an awareness of place. A sentimental attachment to place can be informed from one’s range of experiences from joy to fear. The medium of painting allows for prolonged observations to construct mindful images that are unique in today’s fast-moving world of immediate images.  


A sense of place is found in this exhibition’s contemporary perspective by these women artists. Sense of Place will immerse the viewer in a haven of enjoyment and nurturing, that both challenges and encourages one to reflect.




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to May 20


Exhibition Opening: Friday, May 18, 7:30-10:00PM
Special Event: Friday, May 18, 6:30-7:30PM (prior registration necessary)

An Evening with Jem Cohen, Saturday, May 19, 7:30-9:30PM (prior registration necessary) tickets-46015416349

PARK PLACE GALLERY, 661 Park Place, Brooklyn, NY 11216 https://parkplace.gallery

Gallery hours: Saturday, May 19, 12:00PM-7:00PM
Sunday, May 20 12:00AM- 7:00PM

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The Still Life Show

Curated by Michael Holden and Peter Schenck

Opening Reception, Friday December 15th (7-10pm)
Gallery Days: Saturday & Sunday December 16th – 17th (11am-6pm)


• Caleb Brown
• Amanda Church
• Jennifer Coates
• Shoshana Dentz
• Jeff Fichera
• Daniel Gerwin
• Douglas Goldberg
• Everest Hall
• Sue Havens
• Michael Holden
• Amy Mahnick
• Patrick Neal
• Scott Robinson
• Zoe Pettijohn Schade
• Peter Schenck
• Emilie Selden
• Clintel Steed
• Bryce Vinokurov
• Crys Yin

We are living in an age of endless sources of entertainment and gratification, or so it would seem. After all this searching and looking at thousands of images, primarily on our tiny screens, are we any closer to satiating our wants and desires? There are times, when slowing down our brains and eyes to the simple relationships of still objects is exactly what the doctor ordered. 

This return to the tradition of simply looking at objects and discovering their internal connections is a welcome respite from an image saturated and disconnected world. The Still Life Show at Park Place Gallery, focuses on the weird, funny, intoxicating, ominous, intimate, mysterious, and extraordinary aspects of the still life genre. A subject matter that for centuries played a back seat role to it’s flashier art historical siblings: historical and figurative painting.  

This exhibition is the third installment, by curators: Michael Holden and Peter Schenck, which serves as an end cap on our three exhibitions focusing on some of the biggest art historical genres in Western art: figurative, landscape, and still life painting. We aim to shed a fresh spotlight on what can be a still life in our present age and to cast off preconceived notions in order to elevate these objects into a new realm of understanding.  

Peter Schenck, 2017

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The Work on Paper Show

Curated by Michael Holden and Peter Schenck

Opening Reception: Friday, November 17th

Weekend Gallery Hours:
Saturday, Nov 18th (11am-6pm)
Sunday, Nov 19th (11am - 6pm)


Gina Borg
Eric den Breejen
Ryan DaWalt
Danielle Dimston
Hilary Doyle
Sean Downey
Raymond Dumas
Robert Otto Epstein
Jeff Fichera
Ryan Michael Ford
Grady Gerbracht
Dan Gratz
Philip Hardy
Angela Heisch
Philip Hinge
Michael Holden
Irena Jurek
Stephanie Kao
Zackary Keeting
Bonny Leibowitz
Mike Olin
Chung Park
Christopher Schade
Kristen Schiele
Peter Schenck
Lisa Sylvester
Jonathan Torres
Albert Weaver
Alexi Worth

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As autumn’s cold winds swipe leaves from trees, we are warned of the ineffable effects of death and beyond. This exhibition, Beyond, payed homage to the traditions which honor the dead and have been used as a point of departure for artists throughout the millennia. 

Beyond exhibited the works of its contemporary artists who explore the fundamental nature of reality. These artists’ processes can allow both the conscious and subconscious mind to evolve into coexisting ideas. Beyond offered works of art that find new interpretations for the meaning of form. 

Beyond was curated by Michael Holden and exhibited works by Bryan De Roo, Anna Ehrsam, Ryan Michael Ford, Alfredo Gisholt, Christopher Mir, John Mulvaney, Mike Olin, Rachael Senchoway, Simon Slate, Jonathan Torres, Albert Weaver, and Julian Wong.

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The Landscape Show

The Landscape Show is the second of a series of three exhibitions curated by Michael Holden and Peter Schenck. These three shows explore traditional subjects: human form; landscape; and still life. They provide access to some of the premier emerging and established artists.

We are human and reflect ourselves through the Human Form. The Landscape Show refers to our sense of place as well as its substance and spacial properties. The Still life Show will examine our relationship to the other. These three exhibitions bring many contemporary aesthetic examples together to examine a greater view of how we are interpreting these three traditional subjects.

The Landscape Show includes works by: Rachelle Agundes, Tess Bilhartz, Ryan DaWalt, Grady Gerbracht, Dan Gratz, Michael Holden, Zachary Keeting, Chung Park, and Chris Schade. This group of accomplished artists explore the landscape in unique ways, finding personal expression through their decisions in the making of their work. The artist will always explore our world in amazement to grasp our sense of place: its meaning in our time and eternal time. Their worlds can now be our worlds.

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