Moving to Harlem
After 16 years in Chelsea, Claire Oliver Gallery is thrilled to announce we are moving to Harlem. Harlem is an exciting and socially energized community, actively building bridges between its storied cultural institutions and new grassroots upstarts. We look forward to expanding our outreach as an active community member in this artistically rich, historical Manhattan neighborhood.
Lauren Fensterstock: Scrying
Scrying, a solo exhibition of new mixed media sculpture by Lauren Fensterstock. The artist's newest works combine chromed and rubberized shell work with mouth blown and cold worked glass, conceptually questioning the current "selfie" obsession and a possible link between this and past social obsessions.
Bisa Butler: Shattered
For Shattered, Bisa Butler interviewed her subjects and their parents to understand their plans and dreams for the future. The children were asked for a cast-off piece of clothing, the fabric of which Butler then incorporates in the quilted portrait of that child, along with recycled traditional African Mud Cloth.
Barbara Earl Thomas: Caught in the Matrix
For her exhibition Caught in the MAtrix, Thomas chose the medium of Tyvek for the symbolic and practical properties of the building material. She describes the piece and the process as an homage to Jacob Lawrence who often referenced African American “builders” in his work. In this these works, you’ll see the bodies descending through space.
Norbert Brunner: Imagine
For his first solo exhibition in the galleries Harlem location Norbert Brunner will premiere his interactive inflatable bubble objects. Confronting each viewer with a personal experience, Brunner wants the viewer to address what is possible and take it on full-force and straight away.