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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.


Suites For Unintended Archeology at The Vazquez Building

Levan MIndiashvili_UNTITLED (MELROSE) web

image: Untitled (Melrose), 2015. plaster, wood, iron, acrylic. 38″ x 22″ x 4″ (96,5 x 56 x 10 cm.)  

Levan Mindiashvili



Opening reception Friday, May 22, 7 – 9 pm.

The Vazquez Building
5 Central Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11206 
(L train Morgan stop)


The Vazquez Building is pleased to present an installation by Levan Mindiashvili “Suites for Unintended Archeology,” his second individual project in New York.

In this exhibition the artist further investigates public and private spaces and their influence on formation of our identity. It focuses on issues that we deal with on almost everyday basis — the sense of place, idea of ‘home,’ gentrification and displacement, as for many of us, today a sense of place is more precisely identified as a sense of displacement — triggered whether by the economics of gentrification or politics.

Abstract shapes of reflected buildings in his paintings and hermetic remnants of what once might have been a house in his sculptures, is an attempt to create a space, an open field, for reflection and exploration of personal stories.

The show can be visited through Sunday, May 31.

contact: 646 474 3709 | 347 405-9292



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Levan Mindiashvili Recent Works

Levan Mindiashvili Recent Works contains two main series Levan has being developing for last few years: “Urban Identities” and “Studies for Shared Privacies”. Updated portfolio with some works not exhibited yet.
Texts include a conversation with Elene Kapanadze and Lika Tarkhan-Mouravi (in English) and excerpt from “Urban Identities” by Dr. Wolfgang Till Busse (in German), written for the catalogue of Levan’s first solo show at Kunstraub99, Cologne.

Softcover Paperback: 38 pages
Publisher: Self Published (Blurb, December 1, 2014)
Language: English, German
Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm)


Chaco 2013 – Contemporary art fair, Santiago, Chile

Levan Mindiashvili_CHACO 13


CHACO 2013 contemporary art fair | Santiago | Chile

September 26 – 30

Levan Mindiashvili represented by NES gallery | Booth A3


Opening: September 26 at 8 pm.

Fair hours: Friday & Monday 1 – 9 pm.

Saturday & Sunday 12 – 9 pm.

Fair location: Centro Cultural Estacion Mapocho | Plaza de la cultura



Fuchsbau Festival, Hannover

September 1 & 2, 2012 Hannover



Über das ganze Gelände verteilt gibt es ganz viel Kreatives zu entdecken, dass dich zum jauchzen bringen wird. Stolz präsentiern wir Kunst von:

Levan Mindiashvili [NYC] | Irakli Bugiani [Georgien] | Julian Prieß | Jonathan Heidorn | Cristian Tonhaiser [Argentinien] | Mansha Friedrich | Roxana Rios | Ju Munoz | Shantala Fels | Kevin Münkel | Amanda Reynods [NYC] | Julius Klaus | Ciara Mission Engelhardt

» Die Fotografien, Videoinstallationen, Zeichnungen und Grafiken sind im Saal und im Basement ausgestellt. Verschiedene Urban Art Kollektive sowie Street Art Künstler nehmen das Bad in Besitz und verwandeln es in das Wi-Wa-Wunderland, das wir Fuchsbau nennen.



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


Bushwick Open Studios 2012


Levan Mindiashvili, Uta Bekaia and Cristian Tonhaiser: Crossing the Boundaries

a project where various artistic disciplines and experiences meet and dialogue with each other, expanding traditional meanings and territories of them. Mixed media painting and drawing meets with video projections and fashion meets with installation art.
Three artists from different artistic and geographical background (US and Argentina) are exchanging their cultural experiences.
Uta Bekaia – is New York based multimedia artist working in fashion and costume design.
Levan Mindiashvili – multimedia artist and independent curator resides and works in New York and Buenos Aires.
Cristian Tonhaiser – photographer and video artist, based in Buenos Aires, currently producing his works in US.