Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Friday, December 19 - Vivienne Griffin and Kate V. Robertson

SUBLETTERS GALLERY is happy to present our last exhibition, a two person show of Vivienne Griffin and Kate V. Robertson. Both Robertson's and Griffin's multi-media practice challenges the form and content of beautiful, unexpected, and potent moments. Viewers are absorbed and charmed while art presents itself, as arguably, more then an object. Although they share a passion for homemade construction, each one champions an individual style and personal obsession. This show is bound to be full of wonderful surprises.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sunday, December 7 - Christian DeFilippo, Emily Harris, and Daniel Peterson

Subletters Gallery is happy to invite you to their third show, a wild combination of Christian DeFilippo, Emily Harris, and Daniel Peterson. These artists share a commitment to subtle beauties, as well as life's mysterious intimacies. DeFilippo saturates his collages with color, patterns and vibrant figures. Harris seduces scraps and orphaned materials into lovely compositions and sculptures. While Peterson extracts mood and personal instincts from both his absorbing text drawings, and his naturalistic photographs. Subletters Gallery is officially in high gear with shows every Sunday in December, before x-mas. However, this is a show not to miss!

Sunday, December 7, 6-9pm

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christian DeFilippo

Christian DeFilippo was born in the Bronx, NY. He is currently living and making art in Brooklyn. As an artist, he is interested in the history embodied in people and places. The histories that exists below the surface, so that they go unnoticed unless looked for. Through the medium of collage and painting, he interprets his findings by layering images over one another without entirely obscuring previous images.


Emily Harris

Emily Harris is a Brooklyn-based artist, originally from MN. She received a BFA from Kenyon College, OH. Her love and familiarity of the Midwest's blonde fields and open skies inspire her drawings and textile work. Combining a geometric playfulness with material pattern and texture, she collages different types of fabrics and prints to create intuitive and wonder-filled sculptural vignettes. Similar to a quilter – she refers to her 3-D cubes as quilting squares, she creates pattern out of pre-existing prints, in the end reusing and calling attention to their inherent beauty.


Daniel Peterson

Daniel Peterson is a Portland, Oregon native living in Brooklyn, New York. He likes to take photographs that communicate how he feels, though since moving to New York he has not been able to produce photographs of meaning. He, alternatively, has been making drawings that use a word or phrase that resonate with feelings or anxieties that he is experiencing. He dives into the feelings and thoughts that are associated to the words while a composition unfolds. In this show Peterson will include photographs he took in Portland and the new text drawings.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sunday, November 30, Reception 6-9pm

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30 – Susana Gaudêncio and Courtney Tramposh, with Books by Denise Schatz

Our second exhibition shows the work of Susana Gaudêncio, Courtney Tramposh, and Denise Schatz, who challenge notions of spacial orientation and visual invention with installation, drawing, sculpture and books. Gaudêncio and Tramposh's new pieces have been designed especially for Subletter's Gallery. They have both chosen to implicate the gallery space as part of their work, but in different ways. Gaudêncio's floor piece dissolves the line between stage and gallery, while Tramposh's combination of sculptures and 2-D pieces will self-reflect upon each other suggesting a conjoined real/imaginary. Schatz's elegant book pieces will act as the third space, both an art piece in itself and simultaneously, a gallery of images.

Courtney Tramposh

Susana Gaudêncio

Denise Schatz

Susana Gaudêncio

Susana Gaudêncio will be exploring new installation territory with Blocking Series #2 - The Dream Play. Blocking is a theater term which refers to the precise movement and positioning of actors on a stage. In Gaudêncio's piece, the story is told not through the actor's words but through their motions. Two characters of Strindberg Dream Play have their actions literally drawn in space and time. This site specific work will interpret an excerpt of the text in order to attain a visual translation of the dynamics of the drama.

Susana Gaudêncio was born in Lisbon, Portugal. Gaudêncio has a Painting degree from the Fine Arts School, University of Lisbon. She recently completed her MFA at Hunter College in 2008, her MFA was supported by a fellowship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Luso-American Foundation (Research and Specialization Grant). In January 2009, Gaudêncio will have a solo show in Carlos Carvalho Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal, and an installation at the Project Room at the ISE Foundation in New York.

Courtney Tramposh

In recycling materials culled from previous sculptures, Courtney Tramposh continues a formal investigation into the reconfiguration of an object's history and function. Her works carry multiple and varied references to art, architecture, furniture design, patterning. Many works contain within them an allusion to a material void, which, in calling attention to its absence, points to a missing element essential to the understanding of the form's existence. The aesthetic and conceptual focus is dissolved and scattered to the perimeters of the artwork so that the sum of all its parts forms a question, rather than an answer.

Courtney Tramposh was born and raised in Prairie Village, Kansas. She earned her BFA at the University of Kansas in 2003, and, after attending the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, moved to New York. She has recently completed her MFA from Hunter College in sculpture. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Denise Schatz

Miniature Garden is a collaborative books project started by Denise Schatz. Some recent work includes; The Unsolved Problems and Paper Pyramid with Casey Cook, book of rocks with Ariel Dill and Miya Osaki, and Eclipse Book with Patricia Valencia.

Denise Schatz was born in Los Angeles, California. Schatz received her MFA from Hunter College in 2007. She lives and works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sunday, November 2 – Rachel Higgins, Caleb Rogers, and Mark Taylor

Our first exhibition shows the work of a trio of artists, Rachel Higgins, Caleb Rogers, and Mark Taylor, who share a sense of humor which is embedded in their distinct interpretations of their environments.


Rachel Higgins is a Brooklyn-based artist originally from Alabama and an MFA candidate in combined media at Hunter College. Her sculpture uses the languages of commercial architecture, domestic decor, and youth DIY culture to struggle with the exclusivity and insularity within artist and activist communities. Exploring sentimental and nostalgic connections to everyday objects and social spaces, her constructions embrace a kind of pathetic charm. Discouragement becomes inspiration for unsustainable structures--precarious, yet happy in their temporary existence.

From the Subletters Show:

Other samples of Higgins' Work:


Mark Taylor grew up in Texas and has a BFA from Texas State University in printmaking. He is recently an Oakland California transplant on sabbatical in Brooklyn. In his new cluster pieces, he responds to his new environment with hundreds of small drawings which are installed overlapping each other in pile on the wall. The intention is an overload of information. He quotes the musician Dan Deacon, whom said it best, "everything at once all the time forever".


Caleb Rogers will show a new series of photographs that sensitizes the subconscious through a flood of images. He has edited street signs, simplistic compositions, and social peculiarities to form a humorous and globalized perspective of contemporary society. The photographs overall presence creates a landscape likened to watching all television channels at once, but paused; a kin to the constant feed of information we have evolved to desire.