STOREFRONT (16 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn) is pleased to present new paintings by HERMINE FORD. A fully illustrated color catalogue of paintings from 1970 to the present will accompany the exhibition. Also on exhibit in the backroom at Storefront will be sculpture by SUZANNE GOLDENBERG. An opening reception for the artists will be held Friday, April 22, from 6-9PM. Storefront is open weekends 1-6PM or by appointment by calling 646-361-8512. For more information visit www.storefrontbk.com
HERMINE FORD makes paintings using visual material from a wide variety of natural and man-made sources including direct observation, topography, cartography, textiles, and mosaics. Ford was born in New York City in 1939. She grew up on East 23rd Street. Her childhood neighborhood went from East 23rd down 2nd Avenue to Houston Street and all points East. Her first extended stays away from the sidewalks of New York, to the ‘green world’ came at summer camp in New Jersey, provided by her local Settlement House. In the years since, she has spent long periods of time in rela¬tively uninhabited spaces on the Atlantic seaboard, and also long visits to Rome. She lives and works in New York and Nova Scotia. A book featuring the collaboration between poet Kathleen Frasier and Ford was recently published by Granary Books.
Ford graduated from Antioch College (’62) spending one year as an undergradu¬ate at Yale School of Art and Architecture. In 1977 she received a CAPS Grant from New York State Council on the Arts. and has been a Visiting Artist/Lecturer at Rhode Island School of Design, School of Art Institute of Chicago, New York Studio School, Bennington College, and The American Academy in Rome among others. Ford was Artist in Residence at Mount Royal College of Art at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, from 1986-2010.
Solo exhibitions include: Artists Space (‘76); Barbara Toll Gallery, NYC (‘81, ‘86); Bertha Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (’92); Grant Selwyn Gallery, NYC (’97, ‘99); Goya Girl, Baltimore, MD (‘03); Sigma Gallery, NYC (‘97); Norte Maar, Brooklyn (‘09); Storefront, (‘11).
Among many group shows: “American Painting: The Eighties” curated by Barbara Rose, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, NY (‘79); “Abstract Painting: The 90’s,” curated by Barbara Rose, Andre Emmerich Gallery, NYC (’91); “Three Artists,” curated by Mary Heilmann, Apex Art, NYC (‘95); “Strokes,” curated by Elizabeth Murray, Exit Art, NYC (‘99); Invitational at American Academy of Arts and Letters, Purchase Award (‘00); “Material and Culture,” curated by Mary Heilmann, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx (‘05); “Hermine Ford and John Newman”, curated by Jason Andrew, Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Plattsburgh, NY (‘07); “Something About Mary,” Orange County Museum of Art, CA (’07); “Works on Paper from 1940 to Present,” ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA (’08); “Old Dogs, New Tricks: Recent work by R. M. Fisher, Hermine Ford, John Newman”, KS Art, NYC (‘09); “Works on Paper”, Danese Gallery, NYC (‘10); “That Is Then. This is Now,” curated by Irving Sandler and Robert Storr, Cue Art Foundation, NYC (‘10).
Selected Public Collections: Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Gihon Foundation, Sante Fe, NM; Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The New School for Social Research, New York, NY; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.
AND IN THE BACKROOM: SUZANNE GOLDENBERG: Sculpture
SUZANNE GOLDENBERG is a mixed media artist working in a variety of media including drawing, collage, textiles, video and sculpture. Through an improvisational process, she transforms found and scavenged materials, often what might be considered detritus and of no apparent value, into unexpected sculptural compositions that bear traces of the emotional, the architectural and the comic, but are ultimately non-literal. In these sculptures, the materials retain their histories as the waste by-product of our consumer society, but through a sensitivity to their other possible lives, Goldenberg transforms them into rich materials forming precarious structures poised between growth and collapse. She teaches art and gardening in NYC public schools and community gardens, while making and showing work abroad and at alternative spaces in NY.
Ms. Goldenberg received a B.A. in Film from McGill University and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She attended the Aljira Emerge Program, NJ and has received residencies from LMCC’s Swing Space program; Rotunda Gallery/BCAT Residency; and Chashama, NYC. She is a recipient of The Gottlieb Foundation Grant. Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at CANADA Gallery, PS 122, and Art in General all in New York City.
Goldenberg lives and works in New York City.
HOURS: Weekends 1:00-6:00PM or by appointment 646-361-8512.
DIRECTIONS: L train to Brooklyn, Morgan Avenue Stop. Walk four blocks on Morgan to Flushing Avenue. Cross Flushing Avenue to Wilson Avenue. The gallery is located between Noll and George Streets.