Show #43:

Soft animal

 

Curated by Daniella Hansen
 

Pop-Up Exhibition

Location: Be Fluent NYC

15 W 39th St #11, New York, NY 10018

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00am-9:00pm, Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm

 

OPENING: Saturday, July 15th, 6-8pm

Dates: July 15th- Sep 9th

 

FEATURING:

Bradley Biancardi, Sabrina Bockler, Madeline Donahue, Hilary Doyle, Kate Gartrell, Katya Grokhovsky, Motoki Hirakubo, Kent Horiguchi, Tomoko Iki, Colleen Kelsey, So Yoon Kim, Jennifer Meanley, Kiernan Pazdar, Lynn Stein, Vesselina Traptcheva, Sarah Treharne, Lauryn Welch, Lily Wong

 

Field Projects is pleased to present Show 43: SOFT ANIMAL, curated by Daniella Hansen at Be Fluent NYC. SOFT ANIMAL loops around bodies and liberating those bodies - how funny it can be to be free, how beautiful, how serious, how strange.

As we all collectively suffer through this increasingly hostile regime, it can be difficult to remember just how aggressively free we may have felt before. The work in this exhibition liberates the body through playfulness, rumination, humor, subversion, gender commentary, and self-reflection. These works take the body back from those who would aim to control it.

In the words of Mary Oliver, one of the great poets of joy amongst pain;

“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on."

 

Special thanks to Be Fluent NYC for generously hosting the exhibition.

BE FLUENT NYC Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00am-9:00pm, Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm

The Artist in SOFT ANIMAL where selected from our Open Call series.

 

Colleen Kelsey, The Artist and her Husband (After Rubens) / 2017 / Ink and watercolor on paper / 8 x 6 inches

 So Yoon Kim,  Untitled , 2016, Oil on panel, 32 x 24 inches

So Yoon Kim, Untitled, 2016, Oil on panel, 32 x 24 inches

 Kiernan Pazdar , Chick Lit  / 2017 / Acrylic on Canvas / 48 x 48"

Kiernan Pazdar, Chick Lit / 2017 / Acrylic on Canvas / 48 x 48"

 Tomoko lki,  Untitled , photograph, 2016, 16 x 20"

Tomoko lki, Untitled, photograph, 2016, 16 x 20"

 Lynn Stein , Perfect Black Dress Circle /  2017 / gouache / 22 x 30"

Lynn Stein, Perfect Black Dress Circle / 2017 / gouache / 22 x 30"

 Bradley Biancardi , Pride is a Question  / 2017 / Mixed paint media on canvas / 31" x 30"

Bradley Biancardi, Pride is a Question / 2017 / Mixed paint media on canvas / 31" x 30"

 Kent Horiguchi,  No.1, Soldier , 2017, 355 × 355 mm, Plastic BB, wood, acrylic board

Kent Horiguchi, No.1, Soldier, 2017, 355 × 355 mm, Plastic BB, wood, acrylic board

 Vesselina Traptcheva , Mermaids: Ice  / 2015 / egg tempera and china marker on hand-made paper / 30” X 23"

Vesselina Traptcheva, Mermaids: Ice / 2015 / egg tempera and china marker on hand-made paper / 30” X 23"

 Sarah Treharne,  Getting Ready for work like , 2016, Gouache, 11 x 9 inches

Sarah Treharne, Getting Ready for work like, 2016, Gouache, 11 x 9 inches

 Kate Gartrell  ,   Core Work , 2016. Oil on muslin mounted on board, 20 x 16"

Kate Gartrell Core Work, 2016. Oil on muslin mounted on board, 20 x 16"

 Bradley Biancardi ,   The Bird, the Coffee, the Pizza's Ready  / 2017 / Woodblock print / 24" x 15"

Bradley BiancardiThe Bird, the Coffee, the Pizza's Ready / 2017 / Woodblock print / 24" x 15"

 Lauryn Welch , Undergrowth  / 2016 / acrylic on canvas / 10x8"

Lauryn Welch, Undergrowth / 2016 / acrylic on canvas / 10x8"

 Sabrina Bockler ,   In Bloom , 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48"

Sabrina Bockler, In Bloom, 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48"

 Katya Grokhovsky ,   Body Mine , 2016, acrylic on paper, 24 x 34 In

Katya Grokhovsky, Body Mine, 2016, acrylic on paper, 24 x 34 In

  Lily Wong  , Look back at it, maybe  / 2016 / sumi ink on paper / 11 x 14"

Lily Wong, Look back at it, maybe / 2016 / sumi ink on paper / 11 x 14"

 Hilary Doyle,  Ice Cream or You Made Rent...  / acrylic on canvas / 28 X 38"

Hilary Doyle, Ice Cream or You Made Rent... / acrylic on canvas / 28 X 38"

 Colleen Kelsey,  The Lovers  / 2017 / Ink and watercolor on paper / 4 1/2 h. x 9 inches

Colleen Kelsey, The Lovers / 2017 / Ink and watercolor on paper / 4 1/2 h. x 9 inches

 Madeline Donahue , Utopia  / 2017 / oil on canvas / 39 x 50"

Madeline Donahue, Utopia / 2017 / oil on canvas / 39 x 50"

 Hilary Doyle,  Train Rushing In II  / acrylic on canvas / 24 X 42"

Hilary Doyle, Train Rushing In II / acrylic on canvas / 24 X 42"

 Tomoko lki,  Untitled , 2016, photograph, 16 x 20"

Tomoko lki, Untitled, 2016, photograph, 16 x 20"

 Tomoko lki,  Untitled , photograph, 2016, 16 x 20"

Tomoko lki, Untitled, photograph, 2016, 16 x 20"

 Kiernan Pazdar ,   Date Night  / 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 60"x48"

Kiernan Pazdar, Date Night / 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 60"x48"

 Kent Horiguchi,  AK47 , 458 × 1058 mm, Plastic BB, wood, acrylic board

Kent Horiguchi, AK47, 458 × 1058 mm, Plastic BB, wood, acrylic board

 Madeline Donahue,  MOAB , 2017, Oil on canvas, 39 x 50 inches

Madeline Donahue, MOAB, 2017, Oil on canvas, 39 x 50 inches

 Colleen Kelsey,  The Lovers 7  / 2017 / Ink and watercolor on paper / 4 1/2 h. x 9 inches

Colleen Kelsey, The Lovers 7 / 2017 / Ink and watercolor on paper / 4 1/2 h. x 9 inches