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Julian Kreimer: Coming and Going closed / next update

Coming and Going by Julian Kreimer is now closed; if you did not get to see the exhibition or would like to discuss any of the works with us, please inquire via email.

WEEKNIGHTS will be transitioning into a slightly newer gallery, with more space and a new staff, beginning March 9th. Bushwick galleries will be open until 10pm that night, in conjunction with the Armory Show, and it will be our first night open as a new gallery. Stay tuned for more details including gallery name, contact, hours, and our first exhibition opening that night!

WEEKNIGHTS (Jen Hitchings) would like to thoroughly and sincerely thank all who have participated in the shows that have occurred since opening in August of 2012. We have been able to have 5 shows, all varying vastly in content, and in doing so have brought together many creative people of all ages and stages in their artistic careers. I say we because none of these interactions, sales, and fun could have happened without the support group that has grown throughout the time that this tiny exhibition space has functioned. We hope that you will all continue to stay in touch with us regarding our future endeavors.

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Julian Kreimer: Coming and Going

On view through February 20, 2013. Open Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 730-11pm, and by appointment. Email weeknightsgallery@gmail.com to make an appointment.

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Julian Kreimer: Coming and Going

Julian Kreimer

Coming and Going

January 25 – February 17, 2013

Opening reception January 25, 730-10pm

Stop Telling me About your Divorce, 2012, oil on linen, 24 x 24"

Stop Telling me About your Divorce, 2012, oil on linen, 24 x 24″

WEEKNIGHTS is pleased to present Julian Kreimer’s first solo show in New York, Coming and Going. For the past decade, Kreimer has been rhythmically making paintings from observation while also, at first in secrecy, painting abstractions. Coming and Going features both types of paintings, which may immediately seem vastly different in content, but when seen together relate like cousins.

Environments Kreimer finds himself amongst in transit can stop him in his tracks and later find their way into paintings. Negative space connects both types of work, whether it’s the squares formed in a chain-linked fence, or previous paintings only barely visible through newly applied layers in the abstractions.

The abstractions began as an exercise in color, not initially intended to become their own body of work, but as time went on, they started taking on aesthetic and technical qualities that the observational work, made on location, had been built upon. The paintings began informing each other, many times unknowingly at first. The muted color palette and linearity of mushrooms laid out to dry on a table can make their way into works consisting of large seemingly haphazard brushstrokes, layered and scraped away. The accuracy of color placement and representation of light in the observational paintings inform the abstractions, allowing both to exist as windows into environments either recognizable or contemplative.

Julian Kreimer is currently an Assistant Professor of Painting & Drawing/Art Theory & Criticism at Purchase College, SUNY and writes for Art in America. He has exhibited at RISD (Providence, RI), The Neuberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY), Artists Space (New York, NY), Chelsea College of Art (London, UK), TSA (Philadelphia, PA), and Aljira Center for Contemporary Art (Newark, NJ), amongst others. He has received residencies from MacDowell and Yaddo, and has received numerous faculty and academic grants. He currently lives and paints in Brooklyn, NY.

More images and information about Julian can be found here: Julian Kreimer


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algo différent Opening Reception

Here are some photos from the opening of algo différent! If you weren’t able to make it and would like to see the show, it’s open Tues-Weds thru the end of November (with the exception of 20th, 21st due to Thanksgiving vacation) or email weeknightsgallery [at] gmail.com to set up an appointment.

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micro/MACRO: Christine Mahoney & Matthew Vollgraff

Christine Mahoney & Matthew Vollgraff
Opening Reception Fri. Sept. 28, 2012. 7-10pm
Open Tues-Weds nights 7.30-11pm and by app.
On view until Oct. 28
Weeknights is pleased to present micro/MACRO, a two-person exhibition featuring paintings by Christine Mahoney and Drawings by Matthew Vollgraff. Each artist investigates, with extraordinary and obsessive detail, unnoticed and inarticulable aspects of human experience. If verbal communication ceased to exist and we were suddenly forced to interact and understand in utter silence, Mahoney’s work would serve as maps leading us to the next geographical destination, as well as the diaries of our distant memories, and Vollgraff’s drawings as an extensive and fascinating research into the limits and infinity of visual forms.
Christine Mahoney, Second Chance, 2012, oil on wood panel, 15.5 x 20″.
Christine Mahoney, North America and Other Lands, 2012, oil on wood panel, 15.5 x 20″.
Christine Mahoney, Home Maker, 2011, oil on wood, 5.5 x 24″.
“I’m observing instances from afar… they’re separate from me” Mahoney says of her paintings, hinting at a possible concern with landscape. The reflective, reactive paint, which sometimes alludes to a galactic expanse, is overlaid with lines and dots that vibrate, repeat, and always lead to a new place in the painting. There is a sense of traveling (literal and visual) which seems never-ending, and the space that exists far beyond the physical edges of the piece becomes a mysterious void, raising questions about familiarity and understanding. She is an observer documenting time and/or place, tempting the viewer to enter her perspective while allowing them to question their own.Vollgraff’s ink drawings initially read as microscopic organic forms, but upon closer inspection, they become fleeting abstractions of unidentifiable undulations. They are “explorations of the plentitude of microcosmic detail” says Vollgraff. They refuse to represent any specific, tangible object; they exist as “spontaneous morphological irruptions.” The forms are contained within the confines of the paper’s edges, but expand and dissolve outwards, alluding to an infinitesimal cosmos of marks and strokes whose forms coincide with their own vanishing point.
Matthew Vollgraff,  (detail), 2011, ink on paper, 11 x 14″.
Matthew Vollgraff, …., 2011, ink on paper, 11 x 14″.
Matthew Vollgraff, …. (detail), 2011, ink on paper, 11 x 14″.
Matthew Vollgraff (b. Cardiff, CA, 1987) is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn. His ink drawings and video-assemblages have exhibited in Berlin, Malmö, and Chicago. He received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, and is currently a graduate student in the department of German at Princeton University.Christine Mahoney (b. Westfield, NY, 1988) is a painter and artist assistant currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has exhibited in NYC and New York State. She completed her BFA in Painting & Drawing from SUNY Purchase in 2011.
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