Onion by the Ocean

press release

“Onion By The Ocean”

Organized by Essye Klempner and Elisa Soliven

May 14-June 26, 2016
Opening Reception: May 14th, 7-10pm

Underdonk is pleased to announce the opening of “Onion By The Ocean”, a grouping of sculptures by thirty-two artists.

Placed atop a gridded table, these aesthetically dissonant sculptures, alike in their diminutive scale, juxtapose a broad range of styles; such as abstract, animal forms, cosmological, figuration, found objects, grotesque, and symbolic. The grid operates as a module for displaying the simultaneity of being, as the individual assertions of each work are either sublimated, altered, or punctuated by proximity to each other.

“Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager.”-Susan Sontag.

By gathering these thirty-two works and installing them together on a grid, the installation becomes a new reality, encompassing multiple interpretations.

The artists in the exhibition are:

Trisha Baga
Conor Backman
Katherine Bradford
Nicholas Buffon
Robin Cameron
Lauren Clay
Kiran Chandra
Elizabeth Ferry
Stacy Fisher
Marley Freeman
Elizabeth Jaeger
Kristen Jensen
Mike Kenney
Hein Koh
Elisa Lendvay
Christina Leung
Marie Lorenz
Lee Maida
Shari Mendelson
Nicholas Moenich
Irvin Morazan
Sophy Naess
Keiko Narahashi
Esther Ruiz
Claudia Peña Salinas
Sally Saul
Nancy Shaver
Ben Suga
Talwst
B. Wurtz
Sun You
Tamara Zahaykevich

Underdonk
1329 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Open Weekends, 1-6pm and by appointment

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