THE LIKES OF US
Wolfy Part II
Curated by Maya Hayuk and Alethia Weingarten
The Center for Advancement of Contemporary Art is thrilled to present The Likes of Us, a group exhibition of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and video from Dec 5 - Jan 20.
As one of the last vestiges of Old Williamsburg, The Center For Advancement of Contemporary Art (C.A.C.A), originally started out as a collective studio run by artist Maya Hayuk in 2011. While galleries and artists moved further away into Bushwick and beyond, the need to have physical presence in the neighborhood grew from pipe dream to a real imperative. For the group exhibition The Likes of Us, the curators have selected exceptional work from artists who have played a significant role in building a creative family while developing new work with C.A.C.A. since its inception.
“A wise man once told me ‘if you want to see something, curate something’. In 1998, I did just that. Culling from the vibrant, immediate community of San Francisco, i didn’t have to reach far to create an exhibition in the contemporary gallery where my new friend, Alethia Weingarten, was then the director. Now, almost 20 years and many iterations of lives, likes, loves and evolving everythings, Alethia and I have co-curated a show that’s been a long-time coming. We hope you join the likes of us this winter.”—Maya Hayuk, 2017
Growroom // Showroom
The Center for Advancement of Contemporary Art
700 Lorimer Street 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11211
VIP PRESS PREVIEW: Tuesday, December 5, 5-7 PM
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, December 5, 7-10 PM
CLOSING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 20, 5-8PM
Free and Open to the Public
On View: December 5-January 20, 2018
Gallery Hours: Friday-Saturday, 12-5PM, and by appointment
Rock, Paper, Scissors
1205 Manhattan Avenue #141, Brooklyn
Opening Reception: Friday, November 18th, 6-9 PM
w/ Special Guest DJ, Edley ODowd of Psychic TV
Free and Open to the Public
On View: November 18-December 14, 2016
Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 AM-6 PM or by appointment
about the exhibition
Michael Hambouz: Rock, Paper, Scissors, an exhibition of cut-paper artworks, 3D and 2D paintings, screenprints, and video from November 18-December 14, 2016 (opening 11/18). Hambouz’s colorful works were born of an unexpected affair with paper; his exploration into cut-paper collage was an accelerant for an artistic sea change from figurative to the abstract. Rock, Paper, Scissors is an exciting showcase of the evolution of Hambouz’s work in process, form, and color from 2014 to present.
Nine cut paper artworks in Rock, Paper, Scissors highlight the production process at French Paper Company, one of the last independently-owned paper mills in America. The works showcase the beauty of manufacturing through the mill’s colorful end product, and are of emotional resonance to Hambouz. He grew up within a mile of the factory in Niles, Michigan, and started the works following the death of a parent as a means of reconnecting with his hometown and coping with loss.
The cut paper series introduced new creative freedom and elements of abstraction into Hambouz’s work, with bold lines and shapes layered over top of one another to create the final finished scenes. This idea translated into what came next: 3D lenticular paintings inspired by hidden personality information contained within the shelves of various record collections (hence the “Rock”). This work fractures lines together and shifts and moves with the viewer’s gaze. It also offers a new interpretation of portraiture for Hambouz that is coded by color and feeling.
In subsequent works, Hambouz challenged himself to capture the dynamic vibrating energy of the 3D work on a flat canvas. He painstakingly created three nearly identical 2D works in paint, cut paper, and screenprint that will be displayed together with the 3D painting at Kayrock Gallery. The gallery will release a limited edition screenprint made in conjunction with the show at Editions / Artists’ Book Fair from November 3-6, 2016 at The Tunnel at 269 11th Avenue in Manhattan.
Twin Peaks' Co-Creator, Mark Frost's The Secret History of Twin Peaks
This summer, I teamed up with MacMillan's Flatiron Books to promote paper with paper, by creating intricate cut-paper compositions of an aleternate Twin Peaks world for promotional trailers for the book release--and the fruits of aformentioned labors are now streaming online and can be seen here on my site. I've been a huge, dedicated Twin Peaks' fan since the very first airing of the pilot as a teenager--very proud to be a part of this project. And the book is incredible!
Celebrate the 12th annual BAM Art Auction, featuring works by Diana Al-Hadid, Tara Donovan, Alex Katz, Ryan McGinness, Torey Thornton, and others, at this closing night party with on-site bidding, light hors d’oeuvres, and a cocktail bar installation by Beverly’s.
Proceeds from the auction benefit BAM.
Thu, Mar 31, 7—9pm
99 Bowery, 2nd Floor
Honorary Artist Chair: Teresita Fernández
Tony Bechara, BAM Trustee
Mark Diker, BAM Trustee
Space limited, RSVP required by March 25.
Online auction: Mar 16—31
Bid online at Paddle8.com
On view at Bridget Donahue: Mar 29—31
Featuring artwork by:
Joshua Abelow, Justin Adian, Diana Al-Hadid, Noriko Ambe, Abdolreza Aminlari, Alexandre Arrechea, Michael Assiff, Davide Balliano, Gary Baseman, Amelia Bauer in collaboration with Elizabeth Parks Kibbey, Tony Bechara, Leah Beeferman, Brian Belott, Trudy Benson, Jean-Baptise Bernadet, Ana Cardoso, Ellen Carey, Barb Choit, Oliver Clegg, Elaine Lustig Cohen, Richard Colman, Ethan Cook, Danilo Correale, Petra Cortright, Miriam Costanza, Ann Craven, Tara Donovan, Dan Estabrook, Sean Fader, Shepard Fairey, Ryan Foerster, Saskia Friedrich, Ethan Greenbaum, Stacy Greene, Wade Guyton, Michael Hambouz, Halsey Hathaway, Jeanette Hayes, Paula Hayes, Maya Hayuk, Daniel Heidkamp, Carmen Herrera, Stephanie Hier, James Hoff, David Horvitz, Parker Ito, Alex Katz, Mary Reid Kelley, Brian Kokoska, Andrew Kuo, Denise Kupferschmidt, Shawn Kuruneru, Winslow Laroche, Sadie Laska, Larissa Lockshin, Ryan MacFarland, Patrick Martinez, Ryan McGinness, Andrea McGinty, Heather McKenna, Connor McNicholas, Landon Metz, Jason Middlebrook, Jon Nathanson, Liz Nielsen, Erin O'Keefe, Angel Otero, Rey Parlà, Joyce Pensato, Emilio Perez, Jon Pestoni, Sarah Peters, Elizabeth Peyton, Randy Polombo, Andrew Pope, Vanessa Prager, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Josh Reames, Caris Reid, Retna, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Ugo Rondinone, Rostarr, Rose Salane, Christian Sampson, Dana Schutz, Alex Schweder, Richard Serra, Mindy Shapero, Arlene Shechet, Rudy Shepherd, Xaveria Simmons, Bosco Sodi, Justin Orvis Steimer, Cole Sternberg, Chris Succo, Paul Anthony Smith, Mary Temple, Torey Thornton, Jeffrey Tranchell, Amanda Valdez, Rebecca Ward, Leslie Wayne, Cameron Welch, Summer Wheat, Saya Woolfalk, B. Wurtz, Rona Yefman, C. Spencer Yeh
Jayne H. Baum, JHB Gallery; Heather Darcy Bhandari, Mixed Greens; Sonel Breslav, Murray Guy; Julia Colavita; Deborah Copaken; Clarissa Dalrymple; Elizabeth Denny, Denny Gallery; Erin Goldberger, Half Gallery; Dave Harper, Paddle8; Nate Hitchcock, East Hampton Shed; Samantha Katz; Jacob L. Lewis, Jacob Lewis Gallery; Silke Lindner, Clifton Benevento; Kristen Lorello, Kristen Lorello Gallery; Mary Mitsch, Marianne Boesky Gallery; Michelle Papillion, Papillion Art; Chris Rawson, Rawson Projects; Maureen Sarro, Fitzroy Gallery; Julie Saul, Julie Saul Gallery; Rachel Smith, Benrubi Gallery; David Stark, Artestar; Michael Steinberg, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, Eminence Grise Editions LLC; RJ Supa, Louis B. James; Madeline Warren, Hauser & Wirth; Nicole Will, Will Art Advisory; Jessica Witkin, Moran Bondaroff; Teriha Yaegashi, Teriha Art Advisory and New Art Advisors Alliance, Founder
Leadership support for BAM Visual Art provided by Agnes Gund and Toby Devan Lewis.
Special thanks to BFA.
Michael Hambouz: Pretty in Pink
February 19 - March 26, 2016
Opening Party Friday, Feb 19, 7-9pm
67 West Street, #203 • Brooklyn, NY 11222
Michael Hambouz: Pretty in Pink
For his solo exhibition at Calico, Michael Hambouz creates a new experimental body of work to navigate and resolve recent experiences with loss and disappointment. Through meditative multi-staged techniques (painting, drawing, woodworking, photography, paper cutting, audio experimentation, and video animation), he reclaims the power of the negative and casts it back to the viewer, transformed—“pink-washing” the dark spots and conjuring healing and positivity through radiant hues and energetic vibrating forms.
Hambouz lives and works in Brooklyn and received his BA with a concentration in painting, sculpture, and video from Antioch College in 1999. He has had solo exhibitions with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Chashama and The Durst Organization, and The Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI (Factory Made currently on view Jan 29—April 24 2016), and has participated in select group exhibitions at Luhring Augustine, Cheim & Read, and the Williamsburg Art and Historical Society. His work has been featured in New York Magazine, Artnet News, Hyperallergic, Vice, and Design Milk, as well as in award-winning campaigns for Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States and Dexter.
November 6 - 22, 2015
This is M. Carter Shop’s first group show.
These are the artists we admire and call our friends.
30+ works ranging from ceramics and watercolors to oil
on canvas and painted plywood.
Melissa Brown, Milton Carter, Emily Chatton,
Sophia Douris, Christian Gordy, Sofia Hager,
Michael Hambouz, Rachel Howe, Pali Kashi, Ryan Kitson,
Keith McCullough, MOMO, SS Powell,
Christopher Sander, John Slaby
Opening reception for the Artists Friday November 6, 6-9pm
M. Carter Shop • 141 Engert Ave (at Humboldt), Brooklyn NY 11222
718.349.0769 • mcartershop.com
2015 BAM ART AUCTION
Honorary Artist Chair: Matthew Barney
Auction Chair: Mark Diker, BAM Trustee
Online bidding: Apr 27—May 11 on Paddle8
Closing night party: Mon, May 11, 7—10pm at Cheim & Read, 547 W 25th St
Featuring artwork by:
Richard Aldrich, Alice Attie, Davide Balliano, Matthew Barney, Jean-Batiste Bernadet, Colby Bird, Nancy Brooks Brody, Robin Cameron, Ana Cardoso, Christo, Ian Cooper, Michael Dotson, Austin Eddy, Joy Episalla, Garth Evans, Shepard Fairey, Alan Finneran, Bean Finneran, Rachel Foullon, Adam Fuss, Joe Fyfe, Alicia Gibson, David Gilbert, Laeh Glenn, Joanne Greenbaum, Henry Gunderson, Heidi Hahn, Peter Halley, Michael Hambouz, Steve Harding, Carmen Herrera, Julie Heffernan, Rachel Higgins, Kalen Hollomon, Roni Horn, Elizabeth Huey, Shara Hughes, Elizabeth Jaeger, Maira Kalman, Robin Kang, KAWS, William Kentridge, Elisabeth Kley, Melora Kuhn, Nick Lamia, Julian LaVerdiere, Jennie Jieun Lee, Sofia Leiby, Roy Lichtenstein, Vera Lutter, Eric Mack, Sara Magenheimer, Suzanne McClelland, Sara Marie Miller, Dave Muller, Jeanette Mundt, Steven Naifeh, Jon Nathanson, Damian Ortega, Matthew Pillsbury, Devin Powers, Richard Prince, Sarah Reynolds, Michael Scoggins, Lauren Seiden, Eric Shaw, Kate Shepherd, David Benjamin Sherry, Cindy Sherman, Xaviera Simmons, Dave Singley, Josh Slater, Thomas Spoerndle, Jason Stopa, Raphael Taylor, Julia von Eichel, Dan Walsh, Letha Wilson, Emi Winter, Rob Wynne, Carrie Yamaoka, Dustin Yellin, Stephen Zerbe
CBS's The Good Wife recently requested the use of 12 of my 'Factory Made' pieces for an episode- said episode airs this Sunday, Apri 12th at 9pm EST. Don't blink, because I have no idea how much airtime they will receive/the context of scene...but this photoshop rendering is probably close to accurate?...and in slo-mo for 3-5min?
Curated by Michael Hambouz
Psychic Translator for the Muse, Hank Hivnor
Exhibition Dates: February 20 - March 27, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, February 20, 7-9 PM
Eight Artists Respond to Consultations with Psychic Hank Hivnor by Creating New Work in their Chosen Medium
For the group exhibition Mediums, curator and multimedia artist Michael Hambouz enlisted six artists and one artistic duo—each highly skilled in a specific medium—to create new work based on an individual consultation with psychic medium, healer, and spiritual advisor Hank Hivnor. The resulting works—including pieces rendered in digital, textile, paint, ink, sculpture, and photography—were prompted by the artists’ individual experiences with Hivnor and the information they attained from their private sessions.
Having prior sessions with Hivnor, Hambouz conceived of the show as a way to provide each artist with a shared yet uniquely personal experience from which to create new work. “Each artist walked away from the session with fresh motivation—whether symbolic or literal, spiritual or skeptical—to experiment, create, and push the boundaries of their artistic practice,” said Hambouz.
Hivnor reflected on the Mediums project, saying: “This project has been an enriching experience, an intimate journey with a group of creative visionaries. I’ve been touched by each artist’s enthusiasm, unique motivations, and glimmer of ideas before they are interpreted, amplified, and made visible.”
Exhibiting Artists Include:
Chrissy Angliker (painting)—a Swiss artist whose expressive acrylic paintings visually translate her perception of self in relation with the world
Christina Carrozza (textile)—an artist and designer whose work emphasizes the process and materiality of fashion, imbuing it with new purpose and meaning
Chantel Foretich (sculpture)—a New Orleans-based artist who makes shrunken versions of places real, remembered, imagined, or literary
David Melrose (drawing)—a conceptual artist whose large sculptural works, 3D photographic collages, and works on paper combine the scientific and sublime
Sara Marie Miller (print)—an artist whose works include rich and vibrant multi-layered/multi-processed prints, paintings, and cut paper and crochet installations
Markus Stevenson Weaver (digital)—a video artist, photographer, cinematographer, and director with a graphic arts background
Ebru Yildiz + Mitchell King (photography)—a husband and wife team and co-owners of Brooklyn Grain photography studio, Yildiz and King share an affinity for traditional, analog photographic processes and the Brooklyn music community.
Click to read recent DNAinfo.com and Greenpoint Gazette preview articles about Mediums.
67 West Street, #203, Brooklyn, NY 11222
3 New Works, custom-made for the show and low-holiday-pricing! Come on by!
Showtime invited me back this year to illustrate a promotional ad campaign for season 4 of Episodes w/ Matt LeBlanc. Start airing this week. One variation below.
10/2/14 LOBBY GALLERY 1133 AVE OF THE AMERICAS
Photos by Timothy Mulcare
The Durst Organization & chashama
September 10 – November 21, 2014
1133 Avenue of the Americas
(between 43rd and 44th)
RECEPTION FOR THE ARTIST
Thursday, October 2, 6-8pm
For his Factory Made series, Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Michael Hambouz hand-cuts paper stock from independently-owned, family-run French Paper Company to create vibrant, abstracted scenes of the very factory where the paper is produced. The exhibition includes 18 new large-scale works by the artist, providing a glimpse into the operations of the 140-year-old American paper mill by showcasing the production process and machinery—from pulp to the final paper product—in a striking collage format.
The subject matter is of particular resonance to Hambouz, who grew up within a mile of the factory and began investigating it as a means of reconnecting with hometown of Niles, Michigan following the death of his mother in 2012. Emotionally and creatively drained, Hambouz found artistic inspiration in the factory and its paper—providing a departure from his previous works in acrylic paint. The resulting works celebrate small manufacturing, a geographical sense of home, and the simple, elegant beauty of cut paper collage.
Hambouz has exhibited work at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Pratt Institute, Fountain Art Fair, and numerous other New York City venues, and donates a portion of all sales to arts-related non-profit organizations. He received his bachelor of fine art’s degree in painting and sculpture from Antioch College.
SEPTEMBER 10 - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
1133 Avenue of the Americas
(between 43rd and 44th)
Open Monday-Friday, 8am-7pm
Reservations required, e-mail:
SALES AND INFORMATION
Janusz Jaworski, Curator