GHOST LOS ANGELES - JIM DAWSON: HULL
Oct
19
to Oct 23

GHOST LOS ANGELES - JIM DAWSON: HULL

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Ghost Gallery is pleased to present Hull, a solo video installation by artist Jim Dawson: The installation features a three multi-channel experience of looking and foregrounds the perception of time. 

Hull is a portrait of displacement, a rumination on transience, motion and change. Swift, oppositional, both frictional and soothing-- six thousand hulls glide through the sea. Dented, pitted and gliding largely out of sight, the familiar identity of these massive vessels carry 90% of our everything. Daily, they are pushed out of our cities, off our shores and out of minds. Promising both origin and destination yet mostly roving, resting only for hours, they appear and slip away like self-possessed organisms asserting a near anthropomorphic awareness, a volition and passion.

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The show opens at Ghost Gallery at 3800 S Grand Ave #F, Los Angeles on October 19, 2019 and runs through October 26. An opening reception will be held October 19 at 6:00 PM. Viewings available by appointment through October 23.


Jim Dawson is a NYC based sound and video artist. Dawson’s artistic process grew out of his collaborative experiences in theater and dance. Jim honed his ability to capture and communicate movement through video during his tenure with the Trisha Brown Company. Rehearsing daily with The Wooster Group further sharpened his craft, molding sound as a physical material. Constant collaborative experimentation with groups such as the Collapsable Giraffe and Door 10 provided Jim with the environment to distill disparate sources into layered units.

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Dawson’s first two video installations pieces, Settle and Imperium were presented in 2018 by Harvestworks and the Chocolate Factory. He is currently collaborating with Jim Findlay and Cyrus Moshrefi on sound and performance piece. He is also scoring Jacque Menasche’s documentary on war photocopy entitled F8 and Be There. 

In 2017, Dawson’s sound art collaborations, Find Me and Lighthouse, with Christina Campanella were represented by Harvestworks, New York, Electronic Arts Festival, The Red Door and HERE Art Center. As a sound designer, Dawson worked with The Wooster Group, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Jay Scheib, Cynthia Hopkins, The Collapsable Giraffe, The Cohn Brothers, Henry Threadgill, Jim Findlay, Findlay/Sandsmark, Door 10, Jim Findlay, Jean Butler, Deganit Shemy, and Jon Kinzel.

 Film credits include; Screamers, a feature by Brian Rogers, Amy Jenkin’s Instruction on Parting, Jacque Menaches’, Cathy at War. PBS documentary, The Narcotic Farm, Ian Old’s Garret Scott’s Occupation: Dreamland, which won an Independent Film Spirit Award, Stefan, an HBO-Award Winning Short, and the Emmy nominated documentary, The Fixer. His video/sound installation is his second solo exhibition.

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GHOST GALLERY OPENS IN LOS ANGELES
Sep
28
to Oct 5

GHOST GALLERY OPENS IN LOS ANGELES

New York based GHOST Gallery, known for its impressive history of identifying and promoting young and emerging artists, makes its debut in downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 28, 2019 at 6pm, with an inaugural show featuring Brazilian phenom Samuel de Saboia. The show, UnAmerican Beauty, will be the first of many exhibitions showcasing prominent young artists.

“I’m incredibly excited to work with Samuel on the first exhibition at GHOST Los Angeles. This will be our second show together,” says Stephan Alexander, director of GHOST Gallery. “The show in Brooklyn, ‘Belas Feridas,’ was a massive success—likely the most emotionally-charged show that has happened at GHOST Gallery.”

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De Saboia returns to Los Angeles for the opening of GHOST Gallery, immediately after completing his first museum exhibition, alongside works by the late Louise Bourgeois, at Fundação Marcos Amaro (FAMA) in Brazil earlier this month. UnAmerican Beauty at GHOST explores themes of displacement and belonging. The work imagines a utopia for the names, bodies, and souls which blur borders of nation and gender. In abstract guttural brushstrokes, de Saboia investigates questions of access: Who’s allowed to belong? Who gets to be a real American? 

GHOST will build upon the traditional exhibition model by partnering with a new arts initiative, Art World Escape (AWE), where artists design experiences to give patrons access to creative process. For an exclusive preview of the show, AWE is organizing an experience with de Saboia to enable guests to explore their ancestry and see the beauty of it. 

“With so much discussion about borders and walls,” says de Saboia, “what we don’t focus on enough are the richness of places and identities beyond borders.”

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UnAmerican Beauty opens Saturday, Sept. 28 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 5. The opening reception starts at 6pm and is free and open to the public. Special experiences led by the artist will bookend the show on Friday, Sept. 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Photo courtesy of Louise Reinke

Photo courtesy of Louise Reinke

Samuel de Saboia’s art reimagines living beings as androgynous and pendulous creatures between two worlds. Born in Totó’s neighborhood of Recife, Brazil, de Saboia, 21, held his first U.S. solo exhibition last year at the GHOST Gallery in New York. He began his career at 15 in  a collective exhibition at Casarão venue in Recife. Since then he has held several exhibitions around the world, including CCSP (São Paulo, 2017), Space 776 (New York City, 2018), and Emma Thomas Gallery (São Paulo, 2019). De Saboia was also commissioned to create a solo installation in Paris for the non-binary Haute-couture boutique L’Insane (2019). He had his first individual museum show at Fundação Marcos Amaro / FAMA this September.


ABOUT GHOST GALLERY

GHOST is a contemporary art gallery with locations in Brooklyn and Downtown Los Angeles. The focus of the gallery is to aide in the development of emerging artists and to provide an open platform for new ideas. 


ABOUT ART WORLD ESCAPE

Art World Escape (AWE) is a mobile platform that connects patrons to artists they love to experience an artist’s creative process. The mission is to steer the Art World away from commodification, and reassign value to the concept, inspirations, and stories behind the final art product. AWE has projects in Honolulu, NYC, and LA.


Press Contact:

Paige Donnelly

paige@ghostnewyork.info 

301-602-4968

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KAITLYN CROSBY: BABY TEETH
Jun
8
to Jun 16

KAITLYN CROSBY: BABY TEETH

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BROOKLYN: GHOST is pleased to announce ‘Baby Teeth,’ a solo exhibition by Atlanta based artist, Kaitlyn Crosby, opening Saturday, June 8th at 6pm.

Crosby (b. 1998) creates vibrant, large-scale paintings that feature abstracted femmes, seemingly in motion, heavily outlined and filled with color. Each composition offers a similar profile view of the face, leaving a long nose, pouting lips, and single eye in view of the audience.

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Crosby asks with this exhibition, what do we need to get rid of in ourselves to make way for something better? Who sees the truth, children or adults? And maybe, most poignantly, what does it mean to be a child? 

Her work is intensely emotional in its color choice, all intuitively chosen, drawing back on the way in which children create art impulsively, something we forgot somewhere along the way. The artist strives, even fights, to keep an innocent and beautiful view on a world which reveals itself to be more and more ugly as the years wear on. 

“Baby teeth” is essentially what we lose, and what grows in its place.  

Baby Teeth’ opens Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 6pm and runs through Sunday, June 16th. The reception is open to the public. The exhibition can also be viewed throughout the week by appointment. This will be the artists first solo show with the gallery.

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GHOST is a contemporary art gallery with locations in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Downtown Los Angeles. The focus of the gallery is to aide in the development of emerging artists and to provide an open platform for new ideas.

GHOST Gallery: 893 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11238

‘Baby Teeth’ opens Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 6pm and runs through Sunday, June 16th. The reception is open to the public. The exhibition can also be viewed throughout the week by appointment.




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SHELF LIFE - AGUSTIN HERNANDEZ AT GHOST GALLERY
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

SHELF LIFE - AGUSTIN HERNANDEZ AT GHOST GALLERY

GHOST is pleased to present “Shelf Life” the first solo exhibition of New York based photographer Agustin Hernandez, whose surrealist photography captures a modern youth with a decadent and deliberate color signature. While the images are rich aesthetically, they are filled with deep symbolism, love and dark humor. The exhibition will open on August 25th at GHOST Satellite located at 63 Orchard Street in New York City. The opening reception will start at 7pm and close at 10pm. The show is curated by the gallery’s director, Stephan Alexander.

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"SOFT FLEX" - GINA STUCCHIO
Jul
5
to Jul 11

"SOFT FLEX" - GINA STUCCHIO

Ghost Gallery is pleased to present “Soft Flex”, a solo exhibition by Tampa based artist Gina Stucchio, curated by the gallery’s director, Stephan Alexander. There will be an opening reception on July 5th from 7-10pm with a performance by the artist.

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"PRONE" (RED ROOM)  - ANDREW CLARK
Jun
22
to Jul 19

"PRONE" (RED ROOM) - ANDREW CLARK

The suggestive objects that make up Andrew Clark’s “Prone”, explore the fallacy of gender roles and masculinity. Androgynous forms mimic the human anatomy and grapple with the conflict of the artist’s own identity. A cutting but clean confrontation of the sexual body, queerness and erotic ambiguity. “Prone” is made up of 16 works employing glass, steel, wax, wood, rubber, fiber, video and performance.

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"DANNY COLE'S DEPARTURE" EXHIBITION x OPENING OF GHOST'S MANHATTAN SATELLITE SPACE
May
24
to Jun 16

"DANNY COLE'S DEPARTURE" EXHIBITION x OPENING OF GHOST'S MANHATTAN SATELLITE SPACE

Danny Cole is an 18 year old artist based in New York City. Though new to the art world, his paintings have been featured at MoMA PS1 and he’s received write-ups in Milk.xyz, VFILES and Vice. In 2018 he was commissioned by the popular rock band Portugal. The Man to design the visuals for their stage show and has since joined their team as Creative Director.

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Queen Black America by Cha'ves Jamall
May
11
to May 12

Queen Black America by Cha'ves Jamall

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Queen Black America is an installation across many mediums, employing photography, digital art, video, sculptural pieces, poetry and music.  The piece creates a dream state fantasy world that transports the audience inside the artist’s belly to feel, alongside him, the struggle to create and overcome. The study began with photography as Cha’ves struggled with depression in his Harlem apartment.  He imagined spinning around in a field, trying to do whatever he could to get a glimpse of himself.

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After All… Do You Remember
Apr
7
to Apr 19

After All… Do You Remember

Ghost Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of After All…Do You Remember, the first solo exhibition by artist duo Jared Oppenheim and Alannah Farrell. The show will feature collaborative work from the artists created between the years of 2016 and 2018.

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Alison Stinely: 'Unclean Animals'
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Alison Stinely: 'Unclean Animals'

Ghost Gallery is pleased to announce Unclean Animals, a solo exhibition by Virginia based artist, Alison Stinely. The works in the show blur the line between paintings and sculptures and investigate personal guiding mythologies. Traditional symbolism mixes with private imagery to illustrate the ways that Stinely has adopted unreasonable belief systems.

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SPICY MAGAZINE LAUNCH
Feb
10
to Feb 11

SPICY MAGAZINE LAUNCH

Ghost is pleased to host the launch of Spicy Magazine on February 10th, 2018 at 8pm.
Spicy, created in August 2017, is an online zine and creative collective comprised of women and nonbinary people of color. The magazine's mission is to create a platform empowering women and nonbinary people of color to write, create, express, debate, learn, and ultimately decolonize the media - a space that doesn’t always include them.

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'Two'
Jan
19
to Jan 21

'Two'

Ghost is pleased to announce 'Two', an exhibition by New York City collective, Crit. Join us Friday, January, 19th for the opening. The exhibition will be open to the public, Saturday the 20th, from 11am - 6pm, and Sunday the 21st, from 11am - 4pm. 

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'LOVE'
Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

'LOVE'

Ghost Gallery & Little Beast Present

LOVE: A Collaborative Evening with installation and video artist, Amanda Justice, and passionate print magazine, PINE

Live storytelling, art exhibition, readings and drinks.

*** Performances by Arti Gollapudi, Cha'ves Jamall, Karolena Theresa, Jordan Jensen, and Mamoudou N'Diaye *** Featuring art by Sophia Narrett, Anna Rindos, Najeebah Al-Ghadban and Amanda Justice***


Sunday, January 14th, 7-10pm | 893 Bergen Street, Unit 7

7-8pm  PINE art exhibition
8-9pm  Storytelling
9-10pm Video work + music

Please RSVP on the next page
Free entry 7-8pm
$5 entry fee  8-10pm

Learn more about Amanda Justice,  Ghost Gallery and PINE Magazine

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Vernon O'Meally's 'EAT ME'
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Vernon O'Meally's 'EAT ME'

This project will recreate a psychedelic experiment straight out of the Summer of Love through the replication of associated visual and sonic elements. This ‘visual replication’ will primarily take the form of linescapes, intense and vibrant colors, and some of the kitchy imagery associated with 70’s psychedelia.

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King J Listening Party
Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

King J Listening Party

If Atlanta hasn’t already been crowned the goldmine of fresh new hip hop, consider King J’s rise the city’s official christening: with a debut EP focusing on “everyday shit” (thought it’s anything but ordinary), titled My Favorite Things, and a degree in the works from NYC‘s own Columbia University, this rapper is putting his stake in the ground as yet another lyrical genius in the making. And as for that debut EP, he credits many, many folks with its creation; friends, family, and experiences (both personal and universal) played a role in its emergence.

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Steaze The Alien: 'Fever Dream'
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Steaze The Alien: 'Fever Dream'

Ghost Gallery is proud to announce 'Fever Dream', a photo presentation by Joseph Gonzales aka Steaze The Alien. Gonzales was born and raised in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, and began taking photos of the underground music and fashion scene in New York City's Lower East Side in 2013. 'Fever Dream' is a series of portraits highlighting a range of young creatives in the underground scene.

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FAGMASS: PINKS, p.1
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

FAGMASS: PINKS, p.1

FagMass is a new collective comprised of Rick Marcello and Cha'ves Jamall with the goal of showcasing queer artists and musicians in a curated artistic and thematic manner.  Their music, performance, and visual art showcase, PINKS, p.1, will be at Ghost Gallery on September, 24th, 2017.  The event explores shades of queerness and the construction of identity- the crossroads between authenticity and fabrication.

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