Immersing themselves in full throttle bacchanalia, Toth's line-based figures reenact contemporary versions of initiation rites long since abandoned. They play at war to test strength, glavanize loyalty and challenge faith. They seek danger to establish glory. However, within this search there is an inherent violence that reveals a primal nature. Ultimately, their urge to destroy becomes their vehicle to defy limitations.
Toth's painting's of initiation are brought to live action in the supporting films - War Party and Pumpkins. These films portray the realization that vitality is fleeting and the body is fragile. In light of this truth, Toth's subjects find all the more reason to celebrate!
exhibition courtsey of Fredericks and Freiser Gallery, New York
Roman Candle Battle
Beatriz Millar: EENA'S Formula
This performance and exhibition explores themes which have influenced and shaped her investigation of feminity: recalling the Great Mother, the primitive divinity who had the power to give and take away life, and who is transformed into the mothers, prostitutes, sorceresses, gypsies and prietesses in the works.
Millar discovers the female power of creation in the preparation of bread and in its offering up as nourishment. Through this simple gesture she investigates the roles which women have lost or acquired in contemporary societies, and also questions the border between intellectual and manual work, between art and craft.
SPECIAL SCREENING: Lux Mater - the video work that takes the viewer back to the starting-point of this exhibition - poetically and ironically reflecting on the processes of creation and transformation of elements.
PERFORMANCE: Beatriz Millar will be at Whitespace from Jan. 20th through Jan 27th. Particpate in this amazing performance and watch Beatriz bake her feminine goddesses. Sunday, Jan 27th 10AM at Whitespace.
exhibition coursesy of FaMa Gallery Verona, Italy
Past Exhibitions Season 2011-2012
Box II: Nathalie Edenmont: Forget - Me - Not "Probing and provative, rife with tension, she explores themes which include the deceptive natiure of cultural norms, conformity, the repression of the individual , and double standards in western society." - themes of popular culture through the medium of large-scale photography.
This solo exhibition, the first in the United States, is through the courtesy of Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.
Box I: X-change-Ireland:Close Your Eyes Claudia Alvarez and Marty Kelly
Whitespace is pleased to announce a cultural X-change: exhibition courtesy of BlueLeaf Gallery of Dublin, Ireland with an exchange of two previous Whitebox artists: Rick Newton and Bethany Krull
Past Exhibitions Season: 2010 - 2011
Box I: VIc Muniz - A Slice of Time with selected works from the Margulies Collection - Miami
Box II: A Connection That Binds :curated by John J. McGurk - ELWA Productions, New York
Featuring artists: Christopher A. Vicini and Devin Powers
Opposites Attracting - The push and pull of symmetry, chaos and entropy are themes running through this exhibitiion. Vicini's porcelain sculptures speaks to places and times that existed long ago, or possibly sometime in the distant future. In Powers' geometric paintings, form gives rise to fundamentals of the universe and a culture engaged with the outer limits of connectivity and knowledge.
Box III: southXeast BOXED: 5 Southeastern Artists
Curated by: W. Rod FauldsDirector, University Galleries Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
An exhibition of 5 artists selected from the 2011 exhibition of "southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art" - trianalle
Philip R. Jackson
Past Exhibitions Season: 2009 - 2010
Box I: Beyond Delicate - curated by Kara Walker-Tome Featuring Artists: Giannina Coppiano Dwin, Geogeta Fondos,
Carol Prussa, Carolyn Sickles
An exhibition of women artists who use fragile materials, a pale palette and intricate working methods in making art that embraces delicacy to explore ideas.
Box II: The Cruelty of Youth:curated by Rebecca Heidenberg, New York
Featuring artists: Han Guang Su (Alex So), Chen Wei, Yang Yong, Lin Zhi Peng (223), Xu
Shuxian and Birdhead (Ji Weiyi and Song Tao)
inspired by the documentary The Rising Tide by Robert Adanto whose work reflects the
country's rising influence as an economic, political, and cultural force in the global arena.
Box III: Approaching Nature curated by Kara Walker-Tomé
Featuring artists Nicole Gugliotti, Bethany Krull, Rick Newton and Ryan Toth
An exhibition of artists who look to nature for inspiration on form to create painting or sculpture that is lyrical or conceptual.
Past Exhibitions Season: 2008 - 2009
"SURVIVORS and LIBERATORS"
PORTRAITS by WILMA BULKIN SIEGEL
- Holocaust survivors instilling strength of spiritthrough portraits and narratives.
a thematically related video, photography and mixed media exhibition
Christian Boltanski Susan Hiller Uriel Orlow Ronn Jaffe
Ulrike Ottinger Anish Kapoor
Selections from the permanent collection of Whitespace are always on exhibition.
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photos courtesy of Jacek Gancarz proceeds benefitting the Arts and Art Education through Community Foundation