440 Gallery is pleased to present “Nocturns” by Brooklyn-based artist Fred Bendheim. This is Bendheim’s first exhibition centered on the theme of nocturns and his third solo show at the gallery. “Shapings,” the artist’s trademark work of paintings on wood and PVC board, painted relief sculptures and recent work from the past two years will be included in this exhibition.
440 Gallery presents La Luna, a new series of pastel drawings by Jo-Ann Acey. This marks the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.
Jo-Ann Acey’s drawings combine the real and the imaginary. In the exhibition, La Luna, she combines the beauty of nature with her sense of fantasy. Acey’s deliberate, yet spontaneous use of color and line become vital forces in these pastel drawings. The images emerge with energy and movement taking the viewer to a new universe.
Leigh Blanchard uses photography to consistently push the definition of what a photograph is. By digitally stripping away information present in old photographs, Leigh allows fragments of images to appear, hinting at what used to be, while revealing a new perspective. This rebirth of the image grants it fluidity and a paintlike organicism that isn’t typically seen in traditional photography.
Amy Weil uses an additive and subtractive technique to build up layers of pigmented wax. Weil scrapes down and inscribes the surface of the wax; collaged materials incorporated into the surface become buried in the layers of the piece. This process of scraping and collaging—a dichotomy between order and chaos—reveals fragmented images like an old memory.
440 is pleased to present new sculptures, drawings and collage by Karen Gibbons. This exhibit is a continuation of Gibbons idiosyncratic sensibility, where collage elements create a dream-like near-narrative.
Ellen Chuse’s fifth solo show at 440 Gallery, Theme and Variations, reflects an exploration of hyper-saturated color along with natural forms that have been part of the artist’s vocabulary for decades.