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SILVERMAN and HAMILTON SQUARE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION present
Ann LePore: Upward Mobility

Closing Reception: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:30—9:30 pm

Hamilton Square Condominium
232 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
201-435-8000

Ann LePore, 2013, Upward Mobility, digital animation inside shipping crate, 8 x 8 x 24 feet.

Ann LePore, 2013, Upward Mobility, digital animation inside shipping crate with sound, 8 x 8 x 24 feet.

I hope you can join us for the closing reception of Ann LePore’s Upward Mobility, a site-specific installation that is as much homemade cinema as it is giant boombox radiating ethereal sounds.

“The images and installations I create are heavily influenced by my experiences not just as an artist, but as a member of a community that is defined by the physical assertions and limitations of a very specific environment,” LePore says.

For more information, please go here: Ann LePore.

Partners:
SILVERMAN is a New Jersey real estate developer, creatively rebuilding urban areas, supporting the arts, while building neighborhoods.

ArtBloc is a mobile art gallery and performance space built from two repurposed shipping containers – it is a dynamic community venue for art, music, dance and theater.

Brendan Carroll is an artist, writer and curator. He organizes a rotating exhibition program of prominent and up-and-coming artists for SILVERMAN.

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I am happy to announce the opening reception of Mark Dagley: Recent Paintings and Kati Vilim: Extempore Refrain at Hamilton Square Friday, September 6, 2013, from 7—9 p.m. Hamilton Square is located at 232 Pavonia Avenue in downtown Jersey City, NJ. I hope you can join us.

Dagley’s exhibition features a selection of works on canvas completed over the past four years. From a monochromatic grid to a taut horizontal chain, Dagley relies on systemic variations of simple geometric motifs to create hardnosed paintings that push the boundaries of abstract art.

Mark Dagley, Bronze Orange Polygon Chain, 2011, acrylic and pencil canvas, 45 x 148 inches. Courtesy of Matthew Deleget.

Mark Dagley, Bronze Orange Polygon Chain, 2011, acrylic and pencil canvas, 45 x 148 inches. Courtesy of Matthew Deleget.

Kati Vilim’s Extempore Refrain is an abstract digital projection that transforms the façade of ArtBloc into an audiovisual multisensory experience. Like her hard-edged geometric paintings, Vilim’s digital projection uses algorithms to explore color, form, and repetition. In many ways, this work is a time-based painting.

A rendering of Kati Vilim's Extempore Refrain. Courtesy of the artist.

A rendering of Kati Vilim’s Extempore Refrain. Courtesy of the artist.

Mark Dagley: Recent Paintings and Kati Vilim: Extempore Refrain is a presentation of SILVERMAN and Hamilton Square Condominium Association. This program, curated by Brendan Carroll, is presented in partnership with ArtBloc. This event is part of JC Fridays.

For additional information on the artists, go here Mark Dagley and here Kati Vilim.

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A rendering of Kati Vilim's Extempore Refrain. Courtesy of the artist.

A rendering of Kati Vilim’s Extempore Refrain. Courtesy of the artist.

SILVERMAN and HAMILTON SQUARE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION present
Kati Vilim: Extempore Refrain

Exhibition on view September 6, 2013—ongoing

Curated by Brendan Carroll brendanscottcarroll.com

Kati Vilim’s Extempore Refrain is an abstract digital projection that transforms the façade of ArtBloc into an audiovisual multisensory experience. Like her hard-edged geometric paintings, Vilim’s digital projection uses algorithms to explore color, form, and repetition. In many ways, this work is a time-based painting. To create Extempore Refrain, she used Processing 2.0, an open source computer programming language that can be likened to an artist’s sketchbook.

“There is an interesting relation between animation and painting, and working with both helps me to understand better the essence of images,” notes the artist.

Extempore Refrain will launch Friday, September 6, 2013, at 7 p.m., and play nightly. Extempore Refrain is a celebration of motion, light, color, and form. 

Extempore Refrain, 2013, digital animation (color and sound), 15-minute continuous loop.

About the artist:

Kati Vilim is an internationally recognized abstract artist. She investigates the visual language as an abstract system, creating new content based on algorithms, color theory and rhythmic patterns. Her media ranges from oil painting, printmaking and drawing, to electric light installation and digital animation. Her work has been featured in numerous galleries and museums, including Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE; Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ;  Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ; Gallery of Modern Art, Veszprem, Hungary, and Panepinto Galleries, Jersey City, NJ, to name a few. The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, and Jersey City Independent have reviewed her work. Vilim received her MFA from both, University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary and Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.Vilim was born in  Budapest, Hungary. She lives and works in Newark, NJ.

For more information, please go here: kativilim.com


Partners:
SILVERMAN is a New Jersey real estate developer, creatively rebuilding urban areas, supporting the arts, while building neighborhoods.

ArtBloc is a mobile art gallery and performance space built from two repurposed shipping containers – it is a dynamic community venue for art, music, dance and theater.

Brendan Carroll is an artist, writer and curator. He organizes a rotating exhibition program of prominent and up-and-coming artists for SILVERMAN.

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Mark Dagley, Bronze Orange Polygon Chain, 2011, acrylic and pencil canvas, 45 x 148 inches. Courtesy of Matthew Deleget.

Mark Dagley, Bronze Orange Polygon Chain, 2011, acrylic and pencil canvas, 45 x 148 inches. Courtesy of Matthew Deleget.

SILVERMAN AND HAMILTON SQUARE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION present
Mark 
Dagley: Recent Paintings

Opening Reception: September 6, 2013, 7—9 pm


Hamilton Square Condominium

232 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302


201.434.1000

Exhibition Run: September 6, 2013—November 29, 2013

SILVERMAN AND HAMILTON SQUARE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION present Mark
Dagley: Recent Paintings, curated by Brendan Carroll. This is the artist’s first
exhibition at Hamilton Square. Dagley’s paintings will be on view in the building’s
lobby from September 6, 2013 to November 29, 2013.

Mark Dagley: Recent Paintings features a selection of works on canvas completed
over the past four years. From a monochromatic grid to a taut horizontal chain,
Dagley relies on systemic variations of simple geometric motifs to create hardnosed
paintings that push the boundaries of abstract art. Composed with a no frills
approach, an uncompromising vision and a reliance on craftsmanship, Dagley’s work
stands apart in today’s digitized climate. His recent paintings are unique modernist
statements rooted in traditional artists’ practices.

“With the rare exception, all my paintings begin with small sketches in pencil,
more like quick scribbles really, just to catch the original idea while it’s fresh in my
mind. Then I proceed to a more formal drawing and/or working with different color
combinations, adjusting and correcting things along the way. Basically everything is
in its place in a preparatory work before I start on the full-scale painting. Of course
I leave myself the option to change anything at anytime. You usually have to let the
painting do what it wants to for things to actually come alive. Surprises are okay.”

Although Dagley is an internationally recognized artist, his work isn’t often shown in
the United States. Previous to his 2012 exhibition at Minus Space gallery in Brooklyn,
he had not had a solo painting show stateside in fifteen years. Mark Dagley: Recent
Paintings could not have come at a better time for the Jersey City-based artist. “I’ve
done a lot of paintings that I’ve never had the opportunity to exhibit, which is one of
the reasons I jumped at the chance to show in the Hamilton Square lobby.”

Not deterred by Hamilton Square’s atypical exhibition venue, Dagley chose work to
complement the building’s unique architectural niches and available wall space.
“I have no problem seeing my work on colored or tinted walls, just like you see in
people’s homes or in fine art museums throughout the world.”

Mark Dagley (b.1957, Washington, D.C.) attended the Corcoran School of Art in
Washington D.C. and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. In the
early 1980s he was active in the East Village abstract painting scene and showed
alongside other pioneering abstract painters, including Oliver Mosset, James Nares,
and Alan Uglow.

Dagley’s painting Concentric Sequence (1996) was included in the groundbreaking
group exhibition Post-Hypnotic, which traveled throughout the United States from
1999 to 2001. Concentric Sequence was featured on the cover of the show’s catalog.

Work by Mark Dagley can be found in many national and international collections,
including The Broad Art Foundation, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía,
Musée des Beaux-Arts La Chaux-de-Fonds, Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, University of
Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), as well as numerous private collections. His solo
exhibitions have been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art International,
and Artnet.com. Dagley is a member of American Abstract Artists, an artist-run
organization founded in 1936 to foster the understanding of abstract and nonobjective art.

The exhibition will be on view at Hamilton Square Condominiums through November 29, 2013. For further information, please visit us at SILVERMAN or call number (201) 435-8000.

Mark Dagley: Recent Paintings is the fifteenth exhibition that Brendan Carroll will organize for SILVERMAN.

For additional information, go here: Mark Dagley.

SILVERMAN has presented the works of Ann LePoreEnrico GomezKarina Aguilera SkvirskyCharlotte BecketTom McGlynnMargaret MurphyValeri LarkoTenesh WebberGlenn GarverJennifer Krause ChapeauMichelle DollTim HeinsMegan MaloyLaurie Riccadonna, Thomas John Carlson, Tim DalyAnn FlahertyScott TaylorJason SederSara WolfeBeth Gilfilen, Andrzej Lech, Hiroshi KumagaiTom McGlynnVictoria CalabroAsha GanpatDarren JonesRyan Roa,Laura NapierRisa PunoNyugen E. SmithAmanda Thackray, and Kai Vierstra.