ART OPENING: Tiffany Bozic & Alfred Steiner @Joshua Liner Gallery New York , October 16th

 

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Tiffany Bozic, “Divide” Acrylic on maple panel, 2014

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Alfred Steiner, “Mouth”Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. hot press paper, 2014

Opening October 16th, Joshua Liner Gallery will present a two fold exhibition featuring the works of Tiffany Bozic and Alfred Steiner. Synchronized, as it is compelling, this upcoming show is sure to be a jaw dropping show stopper!

First up, Bozic’s: Qualia.  This is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery featuring nine works of acrylic on maple panel. Bozic will not be in attendance, however, as she will be on an expedition to Namibia with husband Dr. Jack Dumbacher and daughter Tesia as they study the genetics of the elephant shrew. Much of Bozic’s work is informed by first hand experience with these expeditions with her family.

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Tiffany Bozic, “Mutual Core”Acrylic on maple panel, 2014

For Qualia, Bozic explores the notion of how we perceive information and experience the world around us:

“I call this show Qualia, which refers to individual subjective properties of our own conscious experiences. The way you experience the color blue will be different from how another person experiences it. We will never know what it feels like for a fish to swim, or a bird to fly.”

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Tiffany Bozic, “Sanquine” Acrylic on maple panel, 2014.

Documenting her personal experience with nature, it seems only natural that Bozic contemplate our individual experience, on part of the observer and as the subject.

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Tiffany Bozic, “Strength in Numbers”Acrylic on maple panel, 2014

In the work Strength in Numbers, Bozic pairs five Muskoxen with seven Weaverbirds. When threatened, the Muskox form an outward facing circle to defend their calves, protected them within the circle. Here, you can see the Weavers making their nests in the oxens’ coat. These nests form a spherical protection, enclosing their eggs and their young.

To read more go: HERE

And to further compliment, que in the works of: Alfred Steiner.

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Alfred Steiner, “Gentleman”, Acrylic gesso and oil on medium-density fiberboard, 2014

Likelihood of Confusion, is a solo exhibition of new works by Alfred Steiner. This is the artist’s first solo offering with the gallery, featuring twelve works of watercolor on paper, two oil on medium-density fiberboard, as well as a new piece from Steiner’s “Anti-Paparazzi” series. And Steiner will be in attendance for the opening reception on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

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Alfred Steiner, “Pegasus” Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. hot press paper, 2014

For Likelihood of Confusion, Steiner reflects on the pervasive nature of media and advertising. Extending his project of reconstructing pre-existing graphic forms from carefully rendered naturalistic images, Steiner tackles trademarks, service marks, logos, and other indicia of origin. To do this, Steiner considers the idiosyncratic contours comprising these marks and, using the Freudian technique of free association, replaces each contour with a similarly shaped image. The show’s title, Likelihood of Confusion, takes its name from the legal standard for determining trademark infringement.

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Alfred Steiner, “Dyslexia”, Watercolor on Arches 300 lb. hot press paper, 2014

This technique, while inherently hit-or-miss, nevertheless results in juxtapositions of images that suggest synchronicities among themselves but also in relation to the set of ideas associated with the underlying trademark. After transforming commercial logos and amassing various objects to comprise the underlying image, the viewer is challenged to decipher the original logo as well as find commonality between the objects and the underlying image.

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Alfred Steiner, “Indian”, Watercolor on Arches 300 lb. hot press paper, 2014

Rarely does Steiner select the individual segments with thematic intention; each viewer is likely to read the combination of imagery differently, and the contrast of incongruous images provides much leeway for interpretation. The one arguable exception to this rule is Panda, an aggregate of different animals that form the logo for the World Wildlife Fund: a box turtle head, an abalone shell, a wood louse, an ibis, a jellyfish, a horseshoe crab, a maggot, a poison arrow frog and a sand dollar. But even in this case, Steiner maintains that he did not decide to limit the selection of images to fauna until he had freely associated animals for the first few forms—which is hardly surprising given the prevalence of animal imagery in Steiner’s previous work.

To read more go: HERE

About Tiffany Bozic:

Born in 1979 in Arkansas, Tiffany Bozic currently lives and works in San Francisco. Solo exhibitions of her work include Sense of Wonder at FFDG, San Francisco, CA (2013); Transformationat Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (2012); Confiding in Strangers at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (2010); Symmetrical Balance at FFDG, San Francisco, CA, and Bedtime Stories at Kinsey/DesForges Gallery, Culver City, CA (both 2008). Selected group exhibitions include: Direct Address: An Inaugural Group Exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (2012); Art Basel Miami with Electric Works Gallery, Miami, FL, and In the Land of Retinal Delights at the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA (2008). Bozic has been a noted guest speaker at selected lectures: Semi-Permanent (2013, 2007); California Academy of Sciences, CA (2007).

About Alfred Steiner:

Born in 1973 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Alfred Steiner currently lives and works in New York City. The artist graduated from Miami University with degrees in mathematics and philosophy, and then went on to receive a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Steiner is included in the West Collection and the curated registries of the Drawing Center and White Columns. Selected solo exhibitions include Contrariwiseat 101/exhibit, Los Angeles, CA (2013) and Bleeding Afro at Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark (2012). Selected group exhibitions include Nudesat Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2013); En Plein Air at Stux Gallery, New York, NY; The Space Between at The National Arts Club, curated by Jenny Mushkin Goldman, New York, NY; Day Job at The Drawing Center, curated by Nina Katchadourian, New York, NY; Spatial Perversions at The New School, New York, NY (all 2012); The Brucennial, New York, NY (2010 and 2012).

To see more of Tiffany Bozic go: HERE

To see more of Alfred Steiner go: HERE

To know more about Joshua Liner Gallery and the upcoming show go: HERE

 

 

About VC Maurer

VC Maurer, is an aspiring art critic, columnist, and art journalist. With a dual degree in Art History and Religious Studies, she also obtains a masters degree in Curating Contemporary Design from London, UK. Currently she lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, BK.

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