The Carlton Arms’ Artbreak gallery is excited to present "Fair Play" an exhibition of new work by Swedish artist Albin Wiberg.
In his first solo show in New York City the artist is exhibiting a series of mixed media works on board, inspired by textures and traces of life found on NYC sidewalks.
April 13 – April 19, 2018, open daily, noon – 6pm or by appointment.
Opening reception: Thursday, April 12, 6pm-9pm
Whilst on residency at the Carlton Arms Hotel in the summer of 2017, Malmö based Wiberg reflected on his fascination with the sidewalk, a surface familiar to everyone. He is equally intrigued by its materiality, its roughness and abrasive quality, as he is with its social significance: The sidewalk doesn’t discriminate – it is walked upon by all, regardless of status, race, wealth, gender or sexuality. It treats everyone equally.
Sidewalks are the veins and arteries of a city – their cracks and markings contain symbols and stories. A city so diverse and rich in extremes as NYC, presents a full spectrum of traces linking to people’s memories and personal narratives. As the city’s concrete skin, it separates its inhabitants from the earth and its nurturing qualities. It is both barrier and protector, a membrane that distances us from the fertile ground yet provides the only space to exist for some. It is as much a keeper of histories, as it is a reservoir of potentials, of beginnings and endings.
Wiberg uses non traditional and found materials. He appropriates building materials such as sanding paper, paint and plaster and playfully re-interprets what his impressions of found urban textures represent to him.
Albin Wiberg has had solo shows in Järnet, Malmö, Stockholm and Budapest and exhibited in group shows in New York, Budapest and Trinidad. He is elected member of Konstnärscentrum Syd and the Swedish artists organization (KRO).
The Artbreak Hotel's gallery was created to continue and expand a magnificent artistic heritage and is a tribute to the expansion of the Carlton Arms Hotel original vision and its thirty years patronage of artists .
Described as a 'live-in museum' by People Magazine, the Carlton Arms Hotel (aka Artbreak Hotel) through its Carlton Arms Art Project, has become a vibrant permanent exhibition of art, with every room and every inch of space covered with the incredible colorful work of talented artists.
Artbreak Gallery provides the opportunity and the means for artists to exhibit their work in New York City and to benefit from this heritage.
"A window in New York for artists from all over the world"
BY MARIJKE BRINKHOF
15th to 19th of March 2018
12 - 6 pm
The Carlton Arms’ Artbreak gallery is excited to present "Fields" an exhibition of new work by Marijke Brinkhof in her first solo show in New York City
Marijke, is an artist and set designer from Rotterdam (The Netherlands) who has created an immersive environment using drawings and textures in a mixed media installation that deals with her transformed sense of balance and space:
“I am fascinated by movement and sound: the way I feel when my surroundings move and the way I can move with them inside, whilst remaining still. Music is not that interesting for me anymore, but sounds like birdsong or rain make me feel connected with the ground and the vastness above.”
She studied stage design in Tilburg (NL) and art direction at the International Filmschool Cologne (Germany) and co-operated in numerous film and theatre productions in the past 20 years.
She participated in several shows in The Netherlands and Germany and designed room 14B, ‘In Rainbows’, at The Carlton Arms Hotel in 2015.
"Fields" is an unique mixed media installation also featuring an ambient soundscape by artist Alex Wolkowicz.
Opening: Thursday 15th of March 2018 from 6 to 9 pm (along with "Black and Blue" an event produced by The Carlton Arms Art Project )
"IN BETWEEN SKIES AND WATERS"
Paintings by Paule Darmon
June 22nd - July 3rd 2017
Opening reception Thurs 22nd 6-9
From Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she lives and works, French artist Paule Darmon presents a full collection of her ethereal beautiful inspired "sky and water" oil paintings series in her first solo show in New York City.