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Hot Stuff at ODETTA


Joe Fucigna, Joan Grubin, Levan Mindiashvili, Jo Yarrington


Opening Reception:

Friday, January 19th, 6-8 pm.



229 Cook St, Brooklyn NY 11206


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).


229 Cook St, Brooklyn NY 11206

(Morgan Stop L Train)

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


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“A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN: AN EXHIBITION” curated by Osman Can Yerebakan, The Clemente, NYC

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Curated by Osman Can Yerebakan

Featuring works by Lana Abu-Shamat, Orna Ackerman, Laura F. Gibellini, Mike Hewson, Joana Kohen, Alexandra Leyre Mein, Levan Mindiashvili, Selime Okuyan, Kambui Olujimi, Ryan Roa, Flavia Souza, Sinan Tuncay

Opening reception Friday, July 1st, 6:30 – 8:30 PM


In “A Room of One’s Own”, Virginia Woolf discusses the cruciality of claiming a private room for each woman of her own to create—particularly to write—while remaining unrestrained from demands of the patriarchal opinion. While her argument heavily refers to brick-and-mortar rooms, harboring of ephemeral chambers along the gnarly paths of imagination equally promises boundless territories for one to channel creative outlets. On the other hand, Woolf’s text projects contentious arguments about self-ostracism from the public as well as numbness towards societal dynamics.
The artworks in “A Room of One’s Own: An Exhibition” refer to Woolf’s influential text via straightforward or allegorical methods and highlight her ground in various forms of aesthetics, while articulating the modes of introspection and discernment.
“A Room of One’s Own: An Exhibition” will be on view through July 28th.

Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
(2nd Floor) 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002 (btw Rivington & Delancey)

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KIOSK, recent works by Linda Cunningham and Levan Mindiashvili at ODETTA Gallery

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ODETTA Gallery


new works by
Linda Cunningham and Levan Mindiashvili

November 13, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday November 13, 2015

229 Cook St, Brooklyn, NY 11206


Linda Cunningham and Levan Mindiashvili share a deep admiration for the language of buildings and surfaces in ruins, both ancient and modern. Well traveled, they have spent time touching these walls, and have read from their destination’s kiosks. This tactile knowledge filters back into their work in torn pages, layers, metallic bits, and shards of information, precariously juxtaposing ancient against industry, governments and the onslaught of Nature.


Linda Cunningham – Unexpected materials, found and manufactured, perch precariously on torn edges and bifurcated sheets of large paper. Here, fluid calligraphic lines are posed against the veracity of photo-transferred images and the tactile sensibility of history emerges. The deteriorating, hulking remains of the Ruhr Valley coal and steel industry, or abandoned waterfront areas in the Bronx, are both cautious and optimistic as they succumb to the vitality persisting in vulnerable stands of old trees.

Linda Cunningham is a New York City based artist who exhibits extensively both in New York and Germany. Her work was recently reviewed in the blog sites, IndigogoandLifestyle.com and Art-Nerd.com reviewed her “”Urban Regeneration II was recently exhibited in two locations at Westchester Square in the Bronx.

Her recent installation, originally created for No Longer Empty at the Bronx, Andrew Freedman House was installed at the Bronx Museum in 2014 in an exhibition sponsored by all the Bronx Arts Organizations. Recent solo exhibitions include Abington Art Center, Philadelphia, the Fundacion Euroidiomas, Lima, Peru, and the StattMuseum, Cologne Germany. Monumental public sculptural installations & alternative memorials are permanently sited in Cologne, Kassel, Bad Hersfeld & Cornberg, Germany, and Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey. She is the recipient of grants from the Bronx Council on the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, Berlin, Arts International Kade Collaborative Works, and the John Anson Kittredge Foundation.

Levan Mindiashvili’s new works are based on the exploration of public and private spaces, their origins, their dependence on one another and their influence on contemporary society. How does one regain their history, their truth? Mindiashvili offers a window into reconstructing his country’s history by more poetic means. His beautiful paintings with altered archival photographs of Tbilisi, Georgia’s architectural landmarks are placed against dark minimalist canvases, epitaphs to the question of what is real and what is not.

Levan Mindiashvili is a Georgian born visual artist currently living and working in New York City. After graduating from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, numerous exhibitions in Europe and in his native Georgia, Levan continued postgraduate studies at The National University of Art of Buenos Aires (Argentina). While in Buenos Aires, he curated several shows at The Laguanacazul Art Gallery and was a performer of the experimental theater company Ensamble Caustico.

Recent solo exhibitions include Studies For Unintended Archeology, The Vazquez Building, Brooklyn, NY, 2015, Borderlines, The Lodge Gallery, New York, 2014, Urban Identities, Kunstraub99, Cologne, 2013. Current curatorial projects include Heritage, at The Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2013, and at The RichMix Arts Center, London, 2015. Upcoming exhibitions include Aesthetics of Repair. Fractures within Georgian Contemporary Art, Tartu Art Museum Estonia, 2016, and A Room of One’s Own: An Exhibition, The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, 2016.



KIOSK is the gallery’s twelfth exhibition. Gallery hours are Friday thru Sunday 1-6 pm, and by appointment.

ODETTA is a Bushwick-based gallery created and run by artist Ellen Hackl Fagan. The gallery exhibits the works of contemporary artists focusing on Color Theory, Minimalism, Glyphs, Buddha Mind, Fluxus, History, Humor, Psychedelia, Ephemera, Science, Math and Music.

**The gallery will be closed for installation November 6-8 and will reopen on November 13, 2015.

Press Contact:

Ellen Hackl Fagan





To get there: Cook Street is bordered between Bogart Street to the north, and Evergreen Street to the south. The Morgan Ave stop on the L train is 3.5 blocks from Cook Street.


OUT OF PLACE group show curated by Etty Yaniv and Fanny Allié

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Out of Place is a group exhibition co-curated by Fanny Allié and Etty Yaniv,  

featuring artists Alva Calymayor, Andrea Burgay, Eirini Linardaki, Elizabeth Riley, Etty Yaniv, Fanny Allié, Levan Mindiashvili and Robert Seng.

The exhibition will be on view from July 31st – August 10th, 2015 and will open with a reception Friday, July 31st, 2015 from 7-9pm.

We bring to the places we live or visit a set of cultural and psychological preconceptions that affect the way we respond to them. For a long time cultural geographers, anthropologists, sociologists and urban planners have investigated the concept of “sense of place” in an attempt to understand how people develop and act upon connections with different sites. The featured artists in this group exhibition investigate their personal sense of place, each incorporates to varied degrees biographical, ideological and narrative elements by manipulating material and imagery from their immediate environment.

Alva Calymayor uses a visual vocabulary that addresses social issues, perceptions of safety as well as patterns of mass consumption. She keeps track of its manifestations and the trace they leave as they are discarded, repurposed or become no longer functional. Andrea Burgay connects with new locations by collecting discarded and found materials from her surrounding area. Eirini Linardaki works in abandoned urban areas, developing projects based on children’s drawings and dreams in form of in-situ, ephemeral  installations or murals. In her immersive installation work. Elizabeth Riley draws upon urbanism, nothingness, wholeness and loss, the miracle of human connection and the precariousness of human connection. Etty Yaniv blurs the lines between actual and imagined landscapes. Her process of building, taking off, covering and uncovering evokes the feeling of found objects or trash. Each layer documents a particular moment in time. Fanny Allié questions our relationship to our own body, the places we inhabit and the society we belong to, while underlying a strong sense of an ephemeral existence. Levan Mindiashvili explores public and private spaces and their influence on the formation of our identity. He focuses on the idea of ‘home,’ in context of gentrification and displacement. Robert Seng’s carved EXIT Signs are built up by cutting, scraping, and collaging elements of commercial EXIT signs. Throughout his process, Seng is watching their disintegration and transformation into his world view of what is that “safe” place beyond the EXIT.

The exhibit will take place at 172 North 1st St (off Bedford), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211.

By appointment only.


Crossing The Boundaries.03 | AT388 Rotterdam



Tato Akhalkatsishvili
Uta Bekaia
Irakli Bugiani
Levan Mindiashvili
Cristian Tonhaiser

AT388 is pleased to announce the second edition of Crossing The Boundaries – a series of group exhibitions co-curated by Levan Mindiashvili – exploring the limits within different artistic expressions and concepts. Participating artists Tato Akhalkatsishvili, Uta Bekaia, Irakli Bugiani, Levan Mindiashvili and Cristian Tonhaiser are working with topics such as Identity and Memory. These artists are investigating social and cultural structures that influence formation of our Identity and comunal memory that marks our perception and worldview.

Opening reception: Sunday, June 22, 5 pm.
The show is on display until July 27.

Lodewijk Pincoffsweg 388, 3071 AS Rotterdam, Netherlands
T. 0103410771 | 0643922379
Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat 2 to 6 pm and by appointment.




Group show curated by Ricardo Osmondo Francis explores the meaning of masculinity through art, featuring the works of several male artists who explore, redefine and challenge the standard social definitions of masculinity

July 18 – August 31

32 Jones Gallery, 32 Jones Street, Jersey City, NJ

PRESS: Article by Jersey City Independent