Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Guest Curated by Rob de Oude & Mel Prest

Opening Reception: Friday, September 23, 7-9pm
On View through November 4th.TRESTLE GALLERY

Participating Artists:
Sarah Bednarek
Hedwig Brouckaert
Joan Grubin
Nils Karsten
Paul Loughney
Francesca Pastine
Zachary Royer Scholz
Viviane Rombaldi Seppey
Oriane Stender
Lawrence Swan
     Taking a two-pronged approach toward the use of paper, this exhibition brings together works that are composed of re-purposed materials, applied in a rhythmic and serial manner.  On one hand the works share the choice of materials and on the other hand introduces a shared esthetic. In transforming the properties of the material the artists are employing a sculptural and/or reductive approach to the possibilities of working with paper.
     By cutting, folding, weaving, bending, collage-ing and sewing these artists explore the diverse properties and applications of paper while moving away from utilizing it’s illusionistic aspects. The manifold possibilities of paper, combined with its humble nature, make it the preferred material for a democratic and direct approach as an artist medium.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Metamorphic: Collage in the Dada/Surrealist Tradition

Metamorphic: Collage in the Dada/Surrealist Tradition
curated by DeWitt Cheng

July 16 - September 16, 2016
Reception: August 4, from 4:30 to 7:00pm


Artists: Jenny Honnert Abell, John Hundt, Catie O’Leary, Sherry Parker, Francesca Pastine and Vanessa Woods

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Time and Money #11 (detail), Time and Money Series, 2016, wood, plexiglass, New York Times pages, Mylar, 22" x 11" x  2.5"

Saturday, September 12, 2015

UNHINGE Book Art on the Cutting Edge

I'm happy to be included in UNHINGED Book Art on the Cutting Edge, at the Watcom Museum in Bellingham, WA.

Erosion, Artforum Excavation Series

UNHINGED Book Art on the Cutting Edge
SEPTEMBER 27. 2015 - JANUARY 2, 2016
121 Prospect Street | Bellingham, WA 98225 US

Saturday, March 7, 2015

art on paper review

Happy to be mentioned in Hyperallergic's article on the art on paper fair

Art on Paper Joins the Armory Week Fold

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Puppets by Wayne White at Art on Paper, which were part of the 2014 ‘FOE’ installation at York College; cardboard, wood, and acrylic paint. Joshua Liner Gallery, New York. (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)
Despite Art on Paper‘s name, the work on view at the first-time Armory Week fair includes as many different materials as at any other fair, with art created on paper and art inspired by paper on view.
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Exterior of Art on Paper at Pier 36, with a banner of a rabbit drawing by Dave Eggers at left. (click to enlarge)
The fair has a fantastic showpiece installation in the form of Wayne White‘s colossal cardboard cowboys, one of which towers just inside the main entrance at Pier 36 on the East River. They were originally on view at York College of Pennsylvania last year as giant puppets. Also greeting visitors is a giant banner of a rabbit drawn by Dave Eggers on the exterior of the pier — the author is showing his illustrations with San Francisco gallery Electric Works — and an indoor installation of giant paper airplanes by Michael Scoggins, who has more oversized, elementary school-inspired notebook paperwork with New York’s Freight + Volume.
Perhaps a little ironically for a fair about art that celebrates paper, quite a few artists on view destroyed paper objects — namely books — to make their work. Most of it is well-crafted, however. Francesca Pastine‘s mask made from an issue of Artforum, the X-Acto blades dangling like necklaces, is on view with San Francisco’s Eleanor Harwood Gallery, and Brian Dettmer‘s tower of sliced hardcovers reveals a collage of encyclopedia images in the booth of New York’s Jayne H. Baum Gallery.
While the major art cities of the US coasts are well represented at the fair, there are also galleries from Paris, Vienna, Baltimore, Toronto, and elsewhere that don’t often show in New York present. Art on Paper was launched by Art Market Productions, which runs other fairs around the United States like Miami Project, Texas Contemporary, and Seattle Art Fair. If it sticks around for another year, it has the potential to fold some new regional flavor into the Armory Week fair frenzy.
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Francesca Pastine, “ARTFORUM 53, Mgulu Rgulu, Mask Series” (2014), cut Artforum magazine, plexiglas, wood, screws strings, x-acto blades. To the left is an ink on paper work by Paul Wackers. Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco.
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Michael Scoggins, “Dogfight” (2014), paper planes; presented by Freight + Volume, New York
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Art by Michael Scoggins, graphite and pencil on paper; Freight + Volume, New York
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Detail of Brian Dettmer’s “New Standards” (2015), hardcover books, acrylic varnish; Jayne H. Baum Gallery, New York
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Nathalia Edenmont, “Growing Up” (2012), c-print mounted on glass; Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
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Art by Federico Uribe made from books. Adelson Galleries, New York.
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Art by Federico Uribe made from books. Adelson Galleries, New York.
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Carolle Bénitah, “Le déguisement” (“The disguise”) (2009), archival pigment print with silk thread; Sous les Étoiles Gallery, New York
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Melanie Pullen, “Ghosts (The Haunted Series)” (2015), ink on paper; Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco/New York
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Sheridan Jones, “Coracus”; Rebecca Hossack Gallery, New York
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Eva Jospin, “Untitled” (2015), cut paper; LN Gallery, Paris
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Photographs by Adam Katseff; Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York
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Art by Katherine Bradford; Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque
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Detail of Diana Guerrero-Maciá, “Siblings of the Sun” (2015), series of 10 cut latex enamel & paper collage. Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, California.
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Fair view of Art on Paper in Pier 36
Art on Paper continues through March 8 at Pier 36 (299 South Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan). 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Installation shots of TOTEM

TOTEM: Francesca Pastine Solo Exhibition


photography:  Jay Jones