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Won’t You Be My Neighbor
Peter Barrickman, Seth Cameron, Antoine Catala, Anna Condo, Jessica Craig-Martin, Jane Dickson, Jim Drain, Joe Fyfe, Dorian Gaudin, Heidi Hahn, Paul Hosking, Simon Ko, Rannva Kunoy, John Lee, Jesse Mockrin, Bridget Mullen, Nathlie Provosty, Gamaliel Rodriguez, Elsa Sahal, Myles Starr, Alice Tippit and Tim Wilson.

October 28 - December 31

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Nathalie Karg Gallery is pleased to present Won’t You Be My Neighbor, a group exhibition focusing on community development in this age of uncertainty. The show explores the persistent fight to sustain societal unification while confronting the diverse fragmentations of our sense of belonging. Issues of migration, identity, and citizenship continue to expand, challenging consensus and fomenting conflict, while some communities strengthen in solidarity, so does opposition. As tensions continue to grow out of this social polarization, an unforeseeable future and the questions that inevitably accompany it, destabilize our ability to hope for a unified, mutually cooperative society.

In this exhibition, our attempt to confront these opposing forces duly honors the hurdles that stand in the way of realizing a vision of community integration that generates genuine empowerment and pursues social justice-oriented ideals. This collection of work, produced by artists whose creative practices are informed by their respective sets of lived experiences, identities, and subcultures, serves to represent one form of coming together in this way. In a time of instability, with the risk of succumbing to self-disempowering despair, we hope that we can rebuild a unified community, one where we can once again be friendly neighbors.

The exhibition will run from October 28 – December 31 and features works by Peter Barrickman, Seth Cameron, Antoine Catala, Anna Condo, Jessica Craig-Martin, Jane Dickson, Jim Drain, Joe Fyfe, Dorian Gaudin, Heidi Hahn, Paul Hosking, Simon Ko, Rannva Kunoy, John Lee, Jesse Mockrin, Bridget Mullen, Nathlie Provosty, Gamaliel Rodriguez, Elsa Sahal, Myles Starr, Alice Tippit, and Tim Wilson.

About Peter Barrickman

Peter Barrickman is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Milwaukee. He received his BFA in film from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2002 and an MFA in painting from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College in 2007. His work has been shown at The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Swiss Institute New York, NY; 356 Mission Road,…

About Seth Cameron

Seth Cameron (b. 1982, South Carolina) is a painter and writer. He graduated from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2004. For the next three years, he worked as the Creative Director for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, curating the exhibition “A Knock at the Door…,” which examined First Amendment issues in the arts in the aftermath of the Patriot Act….

About Jessica Craig-martin

As an event photographer who works for publications like Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, Jessica Craig-Martin has carved out a distinct style. The events she covers for high end glossies offer unlimited access to the world’s most financially lubricated events. Her work offers a keenly observed portrait of haute society’s obsession with surface and conspicuous consumption. Manners, social codes, and the glittering props of…

About Jane Dickson

Jane Dickson has been exhibiting her paintings, drawings, and prints in museums and galleries domestically and internationally for two decades. She frequently works with unusual surfaces such as astroturf, sandpaper, vinyl or carpet to exploit the implicit references and the textural possibilities these materials offer. Solo exhibitions of her work have been shown at The Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, Creative…

About Jim Drain

Jim Drain attended the Rhode Island School of Design (1994-1998 BFA, Sculpture) and was a member of Forcefield, a collective that explored the merging of music, performance film and installation into one platform. Forcefield was active from 1996 to 2002 and was part of the Whitney Biennial, 2002. Drain has had solo exhibitions at the University of Florida; Locust Projects, Miami; and the Blanton…

About Joe Fyfe

Joe Fyfe (b. 1952 in New York, New York) is based in New York City. He repurposes found materials like kites, signs, and banners to reveal the poetic beauty within overlooked everyday objects. Culled from daily refuse—particularly that of impoverished areas in Southeast Asia—Fyfe’s work documents regional transitions and globalization. They are deliberately nonrepresentational, allowing materials to dictate form and come together on their…

About Dorian Gaudin

Dorian Gaudin (b. 1986 in Paris, France) is a New York-based artist who works in sculpture and installation. He studied at the École Nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (2009), the École Nationale supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris (2011) and Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France (2011). His installations often include masterfully engineered machines that lack any explicit purpose, yet move spontaneously, animated from within. These autonomous and…

About Heidi Hahn

Heidi Hahn is a New York-based painter known for her vibrant palette, melting figures, and atmospheric moods. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Cooper Union in 2006, and her Master’s degree from Yale University in 2014. Hahn is an acting Professor of Painting and Drawing at Alfred University, NY, and has been the recipient of several awards, residencies, and fellowships, including…

About Paul Hosking

Paul Hosking (b.1976 in Plymouth, UK) is a London based artist. He studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. Paul is an artist working in a wide range of media including mirrored acrylics, extruded aluminium, paint, etched glass, cast iron and gold leaf. His work involves a number of computerised techniques from industrial laser cutting, CNC routing and powder coating. These techniques are…

About Rannva Kunoy

Rannva Kunoy (b. 1975 in the Faroe Islands) is a painter who lives and works in London. Her canvases question the perceived hierarchy between paintings and their spatial environment. In 1999 Kunoy graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with a degree in fine art painting. Her work has been included in both solo and group exhibitions in locations such as Centre PasquArt…

About Jesse Mockrin

Jesse Mockrin (b. Silver Spring, MD, 1981) received her M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego, in 2011, and her B.A. from Barnard College, New York, in 2003. In 2016 she had a major presentation at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, and her work is also in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Hans-Joachim and Gisa…

About Nathlie Provosty

Nathlie Provosty (b. 1981, Cincinnati, Ohio) is a New York City-based visual artist whose work is engaged with materiality and perception. Provosty uses subtle, highly tactile qualities of oil paint that oscillate visually and conceptually according to the painting’s multi-referential imagery, physical interaction with light & the environment, and continuous spacial shifts. Her first solo exhibition in New York opened in 2012…

About Gamaliel Rodriguez

Gamaliel Rodríguez (b. 1977 in Puerto Rico) is a visual artist based in Puerto Rico. He works with pencil, ink, acrylic and ballpoint pen to produce aerial views of artificial industrial, military, and civilian structures in Puerto Rico and US territories. Memories are manipulated into dystopian, apocalyptic drawings that imagine the collapse of global infrastructure into ruin. Rodríguez received his BA from the University…

About Elsa Sahal

Elsa Sahal is a Paris-based sculptor known for biomorphic ceramic works that upend notions of the masculine and feminine, the erotic and abject, and the representational and abstract. She received her training at the National School of Fine Arts, Paris in 2000. She is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including the Georges Coulon Prize for Sculpture, awarded by the Institute de…

About Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson (b. 1970) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and holds an MFA from Yale University School of Art and a BFA from The Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been awarded residencies at Offshore Residency, Sol LeWitt Studio, Shandaken Project and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Most recently, his work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Fahrenheit Madrid (Madrid, Spain), Alfred…

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