Hot Stuff at ODETTA

HOT STUFF

Joe Fucigna, Joan Grubin, Levan Mindiashvili, Jo Yarrington

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 19th, 6-8 pm.

 

ODETTA

229 Cook St, Brooklyn NY 11206

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Hot Stuff brings together four artists who offer color-focused sculptural installations that address both social and formal concerns. Joe Fucigna, Joan Grubin, Levan Mindiashvili, and Jo Yarrington will transform the gallery into space where one moves through warm fields of fluorescent colors, referencing historical and current issues. The exhibition can be visited through February 18th, 2018.

Levan Mindiashvili, in his second major exhibition at ODETTA, will debut works from a new project entitled “The Color Of The Sky” in which he examines the issues concerning identity politics focused on gender bias and the ramifications of marketing this topic. His work occupies the territory between painting and object-making. Pigmented hydrocal tiles either contain charcoal drawings or suggest abstracted found architectural remnants. Oftentimes depicting self-portraits, these new images question the gap between the tradition of self-portraiture (critical self-analysis) and today’s widespread “selfie” culture (narcissistic self-exposure excluding any critical self-observation). 

Levan Mindiashvili is a Georgian born (1979) visual artist and independent curator living and working in New York and Tbilisi. He holds his BFA in Sculpture from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and MFA in Crossed Media at The National University of Arts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Among his awards are Commission Grant for Public Art Projects from National Endowments for Arts (New York, 2014) and Emerging Artist of 2011, Movistar Arte Jóven (Buenos Aires, Argentina). His works had been included in recent group exhibitions at The 7th Beijing Biennale, China; Georgian National Gallery, Tbilisi; David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, US; Tbilisi History Museum, Georgia; Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine; Tartu Art Museum, Estonia. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include “Here” at Georgian National Museum, Mestia, Georgia; “Inbetween” at State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia; The Lodge Gallery, New York, US; “Kiosk” at ODETTA, Brooklyn US; “Studies For Unintended Archeology”, The Vazquez Building, Brooklyn, US. His works are in public collections of Georgian National Museum (Mestia), State Silk Museum (Tbilisi) and National Art Museum of China (Beijing).


ODETTA

229 Cook St, Brooklyn NY 11206

(Morgan Stop L Train)

Gallery hours: Friday – Sunday 1-6 pm, and by appointment. 

www.odettagallery.com

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