Monday, December 28, 2009

VERSUS - Group Show - I'm in it!


Curated by ruben natal-san miguel

January 7 - March 8, 2010
Opening Night January 7- 6:00PM-!0:00 PM

Brian Ulrich V Alex Leme
Mickalene Thomas V Nadine Rovner
Hank Willis Thomas V Cara Phillips
Amy Elkins V Molly Landreth
Matthew Pillsbury V +Kris Graves
Phil Toledano V Elizabeth Fleming
Zoe Strauss V Ruben Natal –San Miguel
Jen Davis V Eric Ogden
Michael Wolf V Gina LeVay

31 howard street, 2nd floor
new york ny 10013
T 212.941.5801

Sara Macel, Carin Johnson, Jonna Twigg, Terry Girard


“Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word...A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner.”
- John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

Texas Bunch is a collection of photographs taken in Sara Macel's home state since 2004. This show marks the ten-year anniversary of her relocation from Texas to Brooklyn, New York. In stepping outside of the landscape of her youth, Macel was able to see the state with an outsider’s eyes. recognizing its strangeness while remembering its familiarity.

Sara Macel moved to New York at the age of eighteen. In 2003 she earned a BFA in Photography and Imaging from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she also received the Tobias Award for her project titled Kiss + Tell. After graduating, she spent two years as the assistant and studio manager to Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson and subsequently became a still photography producer at Art Department. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Photography at the School of Visual Arts. Macel will have her first solo exhibition next month at +Kris Graves Projects in Brooklyn, NY. The artist currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Running concurrently with TEXAS BUNCH, Carin Johnson will showcase new works on paper. Johnson focuses on awkwardness in relationships and situations, and aims for the outcomes to not be expressly literal. Johnson uses her imagination to express what she sees from day-to-day into that verging on the surreal. She then takes aspects of things she finds interesting at a certain moment combining them into images that carry a clouded idea that is not easily identifiable - in hopes of stirring up the imagination to another plane of thought.

Carin Johnson graduated from the Rhode Island School Of Design in 2005, with a B.F.A. in Illustration. She is a native of Maryland and currently resides in Queens, New York.


Also on display at the +KGP will be new works by artists Jonna Twigg and Terry Girard. In light of the Holiday Season, Terry and +KGP have come together to offer a limited edition printing of ICELAND, a twenty image 11x14" portfolio, with prices starting at $100. Please visit the website for more information and to see the images.

Jonna Twigg is a Brooklyn based artist who grew up in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a degree in painting and printmaking. She has shown her work at Skylight Gallery in Brooklyn, Mahan Gallery in Columbus, Art Gotham in New York, and ROY G BIV Gallery in Columbus. Her work was also part of the Yili Art Foundation Annual Show. Artists that inspire and influence her Ralph Steadman, Takashi Murakami, Yoshimoto Nara, and Inka Essenhigh.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Nathan Vincent - Artist Talk now accepting RSVPs


Thursday Jan. 7th at 6:00 pm


Lion Brand Yarn Studio
34 W. 15th Street
New York, NY 10011

Join the fascinating Fiber Artist, Nathan Vincent for an evening of fiber art. Nathan appeared on the Martha Stewart Yarn show last season, and his new work is currently featured in our fiber gallery wall . Nathan will give a slide show of his work and talk about what goes into all those wild creations.

Come get inspired.

Nathan Vincent Lecture

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mex and the City Preview Launch this Friday

Hey all, our lovely friend and poet Marina Garcia-Vasquez, is throwing a stellar event this Friday evening, please come out! You may remember Marina and Luke Abiol's "Belongings" exhibition at +KGP earlier this year.

Mex and the City with Photographer Carlos Alvarez Montero Debut "Racial Profiling" Portrait Series


Friday, December 18, 2009
7:00pm - 10:00pm
330W 38th St. Studio 907
New York, NY

A mixer to celebrate the soft launch of Mex and the City and the editorial partnering of photographer Carlos Alvarez Montero in the debut of “Racial Profiling” a stylish Q&A profile and portrait series, highlighting prominent and influential Mexicans in New York City. The title “Racial Profiling” speaks to the heady issue of the mixed race and the multicultural experience that makes up a contemporary Mexican identity.

Mex and the City

Please come and support!

Friday, December 11, 2009

TONIGHT! Sara, Carin & more...

So we have a lot of excitement in the gallery. We have Sara Macel's new series TEXAS BUNCH, we have Carin Johnson's NUANCES, neither of which are pictured here, because you need to come see the show in person.

We also have some great stuff going on in our project(project) space. A shotgun by Nathan Vincent. Excuse me, a crochet shotgun already owned by +kg, but you can get your own, he also has handguns and a fantastic website of imagery.

Jonna Twigg will have two cut paper works up, which need to be seen in person to capture the real essence.

Last but not least, we have our Christmas present to you! Terry Girard's ICELAND, an installation of twenty unforgettable images. Each 11x14 is available for $100. not a typo. $100, edition of 12, archival pigment prints. more info on the +kgp website.


Sara Macel
Carin Johnson
Nathan Vincent
Jonna Twigg
Terry Girard

Monday, December 7, 2009

ASMPNY presents Greg Miller at School of Visual Arts

Thursday, December 10, 2009,
Doors: 6:30 pm
Lecture: 7 PM - 9 PM
Artist reception to follow at 10 PM, Cash Bar; Light food will be provided.

School of Visual Arts
209 E 23rd St
New York, NY 10010-3994

ASMP members, Non-ASMP members, Students - Free

Greg Miller is the recipient of a 2008 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Photography. His most recent series of photographs, entitled Distant Relatives (photographs of his hometown, Nashville, TN), has shown in Los Angeles, is currently on exhibit at the Cheekwood Museum in Nashville and is scheduled to exhibit at +Kris Graves Projects in Brooklyn, NY in March 2010. Miller was born in Nashville in 1967. He received a full scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts in NY, and graduated with a BFA in 1990. Since 2001, he has taught at the International Center of Photography in NY. His work is widely exhibited and collected.

In Distant Relatives, Miller returns to neighborhoods and residences in Nashville where he grew up as starting points for his photographs. In these locations he chooses to photograph people and places that loosely conjure the familiar character of his own past. While obliged by a large format camera to interact with his subjects, Miller still retains the spontaneity of the photographic moment. What emerges are well-detailed stories set in evocative landscapes with a trace of distant memory.

Greg Miller will have a solo exhibition at +Kris Graves Projects during the month of March, opening on March 4th.

American Society of Media Photographers

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Blog 2 Blog: RING MY BELLE @ +KGP

Ring My Belle at +KGP

Go see the Ring My Belle Jewelry Exhibition at +KGP, look how amazing it looks! Sadly we wont get to see it up, as we are in Miami right now, but that doesnt mean you should miss out!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009