NADA NYC 2012
May 4 – 7, 2012
3rd Floor, Booth #3-50
548 West 22nd Street
New York, NY
Rawson Projects is pleased to announce its participation in NADA NYC May 4 – 7, 2012. Located at the 548 Art Center on West 22nd Street in Chelsea, it is the first time in it’s eight-year history that NADA will present a fair in New York City.
Rawson Projects located in Booth #3-50, will present new works by artists Ben Berlow and Lizzie Wright.
To preview a selection of works in our booth in the online catalogue for the fair follow this link:
Both artists emphasize the use of found materials in their process and each artist, in their own way, though seemingly simplistic gestures, subtly manipulates the viewer's sense of organization in banal everyday objects.
Ben Berlow composes many of his small-scale works on the back of envelopes, scraps of paper and book leaves. He uses the features of these materials to create unique, intimate and gestural compositions that, though abstracted, emphasize a latent narrative in the way he chooses to exaggerate the imperfections of the material.
Similarly, Lizzie Wright creates a series of sketches from found scrap wood. She incises most of them with a vaguely familiar anthropomorphic shape resulting in an object that seems as though it could have been created by a pure accident of nature or by someone who happened upon the scrap long ago.
Ben Berlow (b. 1980, Los Angeles, CA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Berlow’s work has been exhibited widely in New York at venues such as Feature Inc., James Fuentes LLC, Jack Hanley, Martos Gallery, among others. In 2011, Berlow was the subject of a one-person exhibition at Rawson Projects, which was reviewed by Artforum. Berlow holds a B.A. from Vassar College, New York.
Lizzie Wright (b. 1979, Lafayette, LA) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Wright was included in “Purified Thoughts” a group exhibition curated by Jon Lutz at Rawson Projects in 2011 and has recently performed at the Brooklyn Museum on occasion of the exhibition Fein: Black Lincoln for Dooky Chase. Wright has also been included in numerous other group exhibitions in New York at venues such as Harlem Work Space, St. Cecilia’s Covenant, Foyer Gallery, Daily Operation, among others. Wright holds a MFA from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Opening Preview by invitation only:
Friday, May 4; 11am to 2pm
Admission is free and open to the public:
Friday, May 4; 2pm to 8pm
Saturday, May 5; 11am to 8pm
Sunday, May 6; 11am to 6pm
Monday, May 7; 11am to 4pm
548 West 22nd Street
between 10th and 11th Aves.