exhibitions

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CURRENT

 
 
OFFSITE GROUP EXHIBITION
JUNE 22 – JULY 28, 2019 // OPENING: SAT, JUNE 22ND, 2-8PM

THE CHIMNEY X ULMER ARTS — The Chimney is pleased to present ‘The Chimney x Ulmer Arts’ – a group exhibition curated by Clara Darrason & Jennifer Houdrouge and organized in collaboration with Ulmer Arts and Tungsten Partners. The exhibition is held in the historic William Ulmer Brewery located in Bushwick.

 

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GROUP EXHIBITION
MAY 31 - JULY 14, 2019

TWILIGHT CHORUS — The Chimney is pleased to present Twilight Chorus, a group exhibition co-curated with guadalajara90210, a Mexican-based organization run by Alma Saladin. The exhibition includes works of Mariana Garibay Raeke, Ilana Harris-Babou, Circe Irasema, Héctor Jiménez Castillo, Mario Navarro and Marco Rountree. Most works were commissioned for this exhibition. 

 

 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
MARCH 15 - MAY 5, 2019 // OPENING FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 6:30-9:30PM 

SANGRE Y SOL — In "Sangre y Sol", Sara Mejia Kriendler’s first solo exhibition at The Chimney, the Colombian-American artist juxtaposes two large scale sculptures that explore the conflict between the sacred and the profane, the disposable and the everlasting, the earthly and the otherworldly.

 

 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
JANUARY 18 - FEBRUARY 24, 2019

IN ABSENTIA, IN EFFIGIE— The Chimney is pleased to present ‘In Absentia, In Effigie’, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based Iranian artist Shahrzad Changalvaee. Inside the gallery, visitors are invited to meander around a pond to discover floating images and fragments of lost stories within the multiple quadrants. Overlooking the undulating reservoir, a printer produces new images throughout the exhibition.

 

2018

 
SOLO EXHIBITION
NOVEMBER 2 - DECEMBER 16, 2018

THE WORLD IS YOURS IF YOU ARE REAL — The Chimney is pleased to present an exhibition by American artist Matt Taber. “the world is yours if you are real” is the fifth part of the exhibition series “My Name is Everybody” which explores modes of desire within a computational landscape.   

 

 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
SEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 21, 2018

SEEK HOPE, WHO ENTER HERE The Chimney is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Hiroshima-born artist Atsunobu Kohira. Since 2015, Kohira, fascinated by the properties of carbon materials, has undertaken a coal pilgrimage from the northern mining region of France, to the Wakayama southern-central sacred mountains in Japan, and finally to the infamously polluted Newtown Creek, the East River’s estuary in Brooklyn. For his first exhibition in the United States, Kohira offers an installation that tangles with religious rituals and spiritual forces as well as the objects’ inner geological lives.

 

 
 
GROUP EXHIBITION
MAY 4 - JUNE 24, 2018

ENDNOTES — The Chimney is pleased to present Endnotes, a group exhibition featuring works by Autumn Ahn, Setare Arashloo, Shahrzad Changalvaee, Kiran Chandra, Lizzy de Vita, Juliette Dumas, Andrew Erdos, Riitta Ikonen, Sara Mejia Kriendler, Yasue Maetake, Matt Taber and Gian Maria Tosatti. A work of art conceals many voices, historical dialogues, and inspirations. The creative process is layered but often remains veiled.

 

 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
MARCH 2 - APRIL 15, 2018

CLOSING THE SPACE BETWEEN US: TOUCH AND THE TOPOLOGY OF GALAXIES — The Chimney NYC is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Mexican artist Mariana Garibay Raeke. In "closing the space between us: touch and the topology of galaxies", Garibay Raeke explores folding as a way to transform flatness into geometric objects of innumerable configurations. The works parallel the motion of life itself through their various stages of folding and ‘being’. 

 

 
 
ARTIST DUO
JANUARY 19 - FEBRUARY 18, 2018

EYES AS BIG AS PLATES — The Chimney NYC is pleased to present “Eyes as Big as Plates”, the ongoing collaborative photographic series between the Finnish-Norwegian artist duo Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth. Starting out as a play on characters from Nordic folklore, “Eyes as Big as Plates” has evolved into a continual search for redefining human interactions with nature through phantasmagorical realities. 

 

2017

 
SOLO EXHIBITION
NOVEMBER 3 - DECEMBER 17, 2017

REVERSE SUBTERRESTRIAL — The Chimney is pleased to present “Reverse Subterrestrial”, a solo exhibition by Japanese-born, New York-based artist Yasue Maetake. Through her sculptures and installations, Maetake explores the notion of animated matter, the effect of time, artifact's material essence and its infinite possibilities of forms as well as their adaptability in light of climate and technological change.

 

 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 22, 2017

COLLISION The Chimney is pleased to present Collision by French artist Kevin Rouillard, his first solo exhibition in the United States. Inquiring on objects’ relationship to context and value system, Rouillard’s artistic practice resembles that of a researcher, an excavator or an archeologist. He collects, classifies and assembles objects he encounters to redistribute and liberate them in order to explore their dynamic potential.

 

 
 
GROUP EXHIBITION
JUNE 9 - JULY 16, 2017

ARCHIPELAGO — is a group exhibition with Ernesto Burgos, Robin Cameron, Kiran Chandra, David de Tscharner, Andrew Erdos, Mariana Garibay Raeke, Jess Willa Wheaton.

 

 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
APRIL 21 - MAY 28, 2017

A TALL ACTION IS NOT A HEIGHT The Chimney is pleased to present a tall action is not a height, the solo exhibition of American artist Autumn Ahn, curated by Anissa Touati. Ahn’s performance operates similarly as a structuralist rite, both symbolic and disturbing.

 

 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
MARCH 3 - APRIL 9, 2017

SUARA SINAR (THE SOUND OF LIGHT) — For his second solo-exhibition at The Chimney, American artist Aaron Taylor Kuffner will present Suara Sinar (The Sound of Light), a site-specific installation consisting of totems of mechanical gongs synchronized with a constellation of lights on the ceiling. Immersed in a choreography of light and sound, viewers are invited to lay on a circular-foam platform in the center of The Chimney.

 

 
 
ARTIST DUO
JANUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 19, 2017

2020 The Chimney is pleased to present 2020, a two-person exhibition by French artist Juliette Dumas and Colombian American artist Sara Mejia Kriendler. A result of their friendship, this exhibition explores the divergence in their practice and their responses to the political, economic and environmental emergencies of our day. While Kriendler imagines the inevitability of man’s evolution towards mechanization and artificiality, Dumas emphasizes the urge for nature’s prevailing power.

 

2016

 
SOLO EXHIBITION
NOVEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 18, 2016

CALL IN — The Chimney is pleased to present Call In by Swiss French artist Nathalie Rodach. Described as  "Visual Philosophy", Rodach's work is imbued with questions on the living and human evolution. The exhibition reveals multiple open narratives and raises existential questions on the role of memory, the necessity of transformation and reinvention. 

 

 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
OCTOBER 14 - NOVEMBER 12, 2016

12.6 LYRAE — The Chimney is pleased to present 12.6 Lyrae by French American artist Raphaele Shirley. In an immersive light and sound installation, viewers step into a sensorial and dusky environment. Shirley’s work engages contemplations on the concept of ‘totality’ whether it be in art, religion or science and the idea of purity within emptiness. Her reflection on space in this installation is emphasized through the term “Lyrae”, invoking the instrument and the constellation in which shines Vega, one of the most luminous stars in the night sky.

 

 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 8, 2016

VERTICAL HORIZONSThe Chimney is pleased to present "Vertical Horizons" by Peruvian artist Nicole Franchy. Curated by Carla Lucini, Franchy’s first solo exhibition in New York features a site-specific installation of her most recent collage works and prints.

 

 

 
ARTIST DUO
APRIL 15 - MAY 8, 2016

IN SEARCH OF ETERNITY I, PARIS — The Chimney NYC is pleased to present "In Search of Eternity I, Paris" by French artist duo Simon Brodbeck & Lucie de Barbuat. In this first chapter of the project shot in 2012-2013 in Paris, Brodbeck & de Barbuat have filmed the last popular parts of the city, which are rapidly disappearing.

 

 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
MARCH 18 - APRIL 10, 2016

MOTHER OF INTENTIONS — The Chimney NYC is pleased to present “Mother of Intentions” by Kiran Chandra. In her installation, three monumental transparent curtains made of mesh and mulmul cotton hang from The Chimney’s beams, with video projections overlapping through the layers of fabric. Visitors are invited to walk between the textile corridors animated by sound and light. The piece is accompanied by sound by electronic musician Paul Morse.

 

 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
MARCH 18 - APRIL 10, 2016

THE SKY TOO DREAMS OF REST The Chimney NYC is pleased to present “The Sky Too Dreams of Rest” of American artist Lizzy de Vita. Catastrophe, if we’re lucky enough to survive it, gives us an opportunity to reexamine our world and who we thought we were within it. For Lizzy de Vita, much of what is meaningful in our lives occurs outside of the structures our more cognitive selves can envision.


 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
JANUARY 15 - FEBRUARY 7, 2016

GLACIAL REVERIES — The Chimney is pleased to present “Glacial Reveries” by Riitta Ikonen. Inspired by her recent trip to Greenland and a continuation of her exploration of the interaction between humans and their natural environment, Ikonen has developed a body of work referring directly to glaciers and their fate in the age of the anthropocene.

 

 

2015

 
ARTIST DUO
OCTOBER 30 - DECEMBER 12, 2015

PURPLE CYCLE ONE — The Chimney is pleased to present Purple Cycle One by Drew Beattie and Ben Shepard. The artist duo, known as DBBS, started in 2013, and for their second solo exhibition present a series of monumental paintings made specifically for the uniquely raw setting of The Chimney.

 

 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
OCTOBER 2 - 25, 2015

THE GAMELATRON URBAN SANCTUARY — The Chimney NYC is pleased to present The Gamelatron Urban Sanctuary by Aaron Taylor Kuffner. With his sonic kinetic sculpture Gamelatron Cemerlang (Indonesian: Bright, Slang: Bling), Kuffner turns an Indonesian folk object, the gong, into “bling”, and re-contextualizes the ancient archaic ritual tradition to envelop the audience with his sculptures. The artist uses exhibitions of the Gamelatrons to create sanctuaries both in public and private spaces. He views the body of the work as an offering to the observer.

 

 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION & LIVESTREAM EVENT
SEPTEMBER 4 - 20, 2015

FIVE (THE DRAWING CENTER) — The Chimney NYC is pleased to host the screening of Rashaad Newsome's FIVE (The Drawing Center). Staged at The Drawing Centre in 2014, this unique multimedia performance combines Vogue dance performances and computer technology that interprets the performers’ maneuvers into line drawings in real time.

 

 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
JUNE 4 - JULY 21, 2015

SLOW MOTION CATASTROPHE The Chimney NYC is pleased to present Andrew Erdos' solo show Slow-Motion Catastrophe, featuring three commissioned glass sculptures installations. Andrew Erdos’ sculptures, videos, photography, and mixed-media installations explore themes related to time, light, and the sublime.