Curated by Helen Allen, Courtesy of Karl Templer
Thursday, June 29th 6pm – 9pm
Open by appointment through July 31, 2017
348 West 22nd Street / New York, NY 10011 (btw 8th & 9th Avenues)
During a time when leading dealers are re-examining the viability of the traditional gallery model and are opting to close their exhibition spaces, artists and curators are creating exciting alternatives to breathe life and energy into what has become – by many accounts – an overly commercialized forum for art.
Seaman’s House features nine New York-based artists who hail from around the globe in a beautifully dilapidated 19th century Greek revival townhouse which is known as the birthplace of Clement Clark Moore’s iconic Christmas tale, “The Night Before Christmas”. The exhibition highlights how these artists thoughtfully reflect upon their own cultural and literary heritage (American, British, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Swiss) and reinterpret the artistic cultural canon. Each of the works presented explore formal and art historical narratives from various cultural perspectives.
Davide Cantoni, Christina Kruse, Patrick Gallagher, Anton Ginzburg
Tatyana Murray, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Chris Klapper, Christian Wassmann,