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)https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screenings-an-evening-with-jem-cohen- tickets-46015416349
PARK PLACE GALLERY, 661 Park Place, Brooklyn, NY 11216 https://parkplace.galleryhttps://goo.gl/maps/XLRjoftoXY12
Gallery hours: Saturday, May 19, 12:00PM-7:00PM
Sunday, May 20 12:00AM- 7:00PM
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
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)
Eric den Breejen
Robert Otto Epstein
Ryan Michael Ford
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.
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.