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Grifter is an artist run space located in 2 Bridges, Manhattan, visit us at 75 East Broadway, unit 221, New York, NY, 10002 grifter.space@gmail.com

โ™งโ™ฌ ๐”ฑโ“—๐•ฆ๐•ฃแ”• – ๐“ผฮ”๐“, โถโท-โž„แ‘ญแ—ฐ โ™›๐Ÿ’ฃ

// by appointment //

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๐™ˆ๐˜ผ๐™๐™„ ๐™€๐˜ผ๐™Ž๐™๐™ˆ๐˜ผ๐™‰: ๐™„๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™Ž๐™๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ in ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ž๐™ข๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ซ๐™ž๐™™

โ„•๐• ๐•ง๐•–๐•ž๐•“๐•–๐•ฃ 13 – ๐”ป๐•–๐•”๐•–๐•ž๐•“๐•–๐•ฃ 26, ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿš๐Ÿ˜

Grifter is pleased to announce Internet Shopping in the Time of Covid, an exhibition of new work by Chicago based artist Mari Eastman.

In her first solo show in New York in many years, Eastman embraces the shopping mall context of Grifter, mixing consumerist attitudes with expressionist renditions of historical paintings.  Brushy thin layers give the appearance of soak stained paint and quick lines of image produce an overall textile effect. Working from images of beauty, Eastman paints a Matisse still life and a woman in a trench coat plucked from fashion photography. This allusion articulates how our gaze falls on a masterpiece no differently than if it fell on the pages of an airline magazine.

Eastman contemplates the supposedly reassuring qualities of painting. Her casual confidence is convincing due in part to great color instincts and an overall range of textures, from raw canvas to impasto. A professor of art, Eastman foregrounds materials and the sculptural qualities of painting. Academic discourse mixes with playful interrogation, creating a loving analysis of mainstream art and its frequent remoteness from reality.

Shopping mall aesthetics are extended by hand-painted sweatshirts featuring poetic phrases and imagery that hang alongside the paintings. Eastman suggests a mixup between the wily genius of shopping and the sincere emotional reaction we have come to expect when encountering great works of art.  The sweatshirts in their everydayness are a soft armor, suggesting an outward form of self-reflection.

Mari Eastman holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (Los Angeles), The Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach), the Berkeley Museum of Art (Berkeley, CA), Cherry and Martin Gallery (Los Angeles), Spruth and Magers (Munich), Barbara Gladstone Gallery (New York), and Maureen Paley (London) among other venues. Her work has been included in such publications as Modern Painters, The New York Times, and on the websites Artforum.com and Contemporary Art Daily. Her artwork has been featured on a limited edition collection with the Los Angeles-based designers, Rodarte.  Eastman lives and works in Chicago and is on the faculty of the School of The Art Institute Painting and Drawing Department.

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๐“‚€ ๐•ƒ๐•€๐•Š๐”ธ โ„‚๐•†๐”น๐”น๐”ผ ๐“‚€

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แ Aแ mแ aแ nแ dแ aแ  แ Bแ eแ rแ oแ zแ aแ  แ Fแ rแ iแ eแ dแ mแ aแ nแ ,แ 

แ fแ aแ lแ lแ  แ 2แ 0แ 2แ 0แ 

Amanda Friedman
Everyday Drawings and Pyramids


SETTING:
Exhibition on view at Grifter, 75 East Broadway, Unit 221, NY, NY
September 11 to October 31, 2020

Under the Manhattan Bridge within a grotto made of flattened paper pyramids and many marks.

CHARACTERS:
Everyday Drawings, standard
Everyday Drawings, subgroups = Calendar and Performance Proposal (Helen Rides 6)
Pyramid Painting, singular
Pyramid Paintings, plural, two-sided = Grotto
Mourning Doves, from The Fire Escape Cafรฉ
Blue Moths, slippage between systems, cosmos, times = Present
Several Solos
A Few Duets
Clay Castle Memory
New Planets, in this world

ACT 1:
Scene 1 — 9/11, Opening
Windows are walls. There are at least two see-through doors at this corner.

Scene 2 — 9/17, New Moon
New Planet/s Rising, Set intentions

Scene 3 — 10/1, Hunter Full Moon
Pyramids Fall, Fly, Overlap, Flip

Scene 4 — 10/16, New Moon
Many To No Days, Set intentions
Nights and days bleed together. Pyramids prop up days.

Scene 5 — 10/29, 10/30, 10/31 Blue Full Moon
Shapes and shapes, the moon and shapes, singing makes me feel better.
Shapes and shapes, the moon and shapes, singing makes me whole.

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โ˜บ๐Ÿ‘ฝ ๐“ทฯƒ๏ฝ’ฮฌ ๐“‡ฮฏ๐“–๐•˜๐ฌ โ˜†๐Ÿ˜ฒ

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๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŽ€ ๐‘€๐’ถ๐“€๐‘’ ๐‘€๐‘’ ๐Ÿ˜๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐’ฒ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐ธ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡๐“Ž๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐ŸŽ€ ๐ŸŒ

<< march, april, may, june, july + august 2020 >>

Maija Peeples Bright, Hilary Pecis, David W. Cummings, Mira Dancy, Nora Jane Slade, Brianna Rose Brooks, June Culp, Mari Eastman, Josh Abelow, Kimia Ferdowsi Kline, Nora Riggs, Annette Wehrhahn, Clayton Schiff, Annelie McKenzie, Ryan Johnson, Heidi Jahnke, Brook Hsu, Sophie Larrimore, Keke Hunt, Alicia Gibson, Rachel Eulena Williams, Bella Foster, Caley Feeney, Jennifer Sullivan, Jake Manning, Alexandra Lakin, Alex Chaves, Marisa Takal, Howard Fonda, Al Freeman

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๏ผก๏ฝŒ๏ฝ‰๏ฝƒ๏ฝ‰๏ฝ ๏ผง๏ฝ‰๏ฝ‚๏ฝ“๏ฝ๏ฝŽ

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(ใฃโ—”โ—กโ—”)ใฃ โ™ฅ Heidi Jahnke โ™ฅ

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โ€ขยดยฏ`โ€ข. Bella Foster .โ€ขยดยฏ`โ€ข

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๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ  ๏ผฒรƒโ“’โ“—๐•–๐•ƒ ๐„แปฎโ„“โ‚ฌฮทโ“ โ“ฆฮน๐“๐“ไธจฮฑะผ๏ผณ โ™š๐Ÿ’˜

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Jฮ›Kฮฃ Mฮ›ะŸะŸIะŸG

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(-_-) Jennifer Sullivan (-_-)

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แ”•Oแ‘ญแ•ผIE แ’ชแ—ฉแ–‡แ–‡Iแ—ฐOแ–‡E

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๐’œ๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“๐’พ๐‘’ ๐‘€๐’ธ๐’ฆ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“๐’พ๐‘’

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๐ŸŽ€ ๐ป๐ŸŒธ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“‡๐’น ๐น๐Ÿ’ฎ๐“ƒ๐’น๐’ถ: ๐ฟ๐’พ๐’ธ๐Ÿ˜๐“‡๐’พ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐’ฉ๐Ÿต๐“‹๐‘’๐“‚๐’ท๐‘’๐“‡ + ๐’Ÿ๐‘’๐’ธ๐‘’๐“‚๐’ท๐‘’๐“‡, ๐Ÿคโ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿซ ๐ŸŽ€ *

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๐ป๐‘’๐’พ๐’น๐’พ ๐’ฅ๐’ถ๐’ฝ๐“ƒ๐“€๐‘’ – ๐’ฎ๐‘’๐“…๐“‰๐‘’๐“‚๐’ท๐‘’๐“‡ + ๐’ช๐’ธ๐“‰๐‘œ๐’ท๐‘’๐“‡, ๐Ÿค๐Ÿข๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿซ

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๐Ÿณ โ‹† ๐Ÿฏ ๐ŸŽ€ ๐ธ๐’น๐‘”๐’ถ๐“‡ ๐ต๐“‡๐“Ž๐’ถ๐“ƒ: ๐’ซ๐’ถ๐“‡๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐Ÿ’™๐’พ๐’น ๐’ž๐Ÿ’™๐“Š๐“ƒ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐“…โ€๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐ต๐“๐“Š๐‘’๐“ˆ – ๐’ฅ๐“Š๐“๐“Ž + ๐’œ๐“Š๐‘”๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰, ๐Ÿคโค๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿซ ๐ŸŽ€ ๐Ÿฏ โ‹† ๐Ÿณ

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