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November 12-January 9, 2021

Inman Gallery is pleased to present Yevgeniya Baras and Julia Haft-Candell: Parts of Speech, a two-person exhibition featuring paintings by Baras and ceramic sculpture by Haft-Candell. The exhibition will be on view from Wednesday, November 12 through January 9, 2021 and is accompanied by a brochure with essay by Clare Elliott, Associate Research Curator at the Menil Collection, Houston.

Parts of Speech brings together a sculptor and a painter whose working process is intuitive and whose tactile abstractions straddle the symbolic and the mystical. Baras' paintings are assembled, with new elements and layers added over time, resulting in idiosyncratic objects with strong bas-relief textures and sumptuous surfaces. Haft-Candell's ceramic sculptures marry two surface treatments: one, unglazed black clay with a white slip into which the artist has carved a woven sgraffito motif, and the other, layers of glaze over organic forms. Seen together for the first time in Parts of Speech, the artists' parallel approaches are made clear. Additionally, Haft-Candell's sculptures bring out the objecthood of Baras' paintings, and Baras' paintings invite closer inspection of the surface treatments and undulations of Haft-Candell’s sculptures.

Uri Aran, ektor garcia, Julia Haft-Candell, Adam Henry, Steffani Jemison, Sahar Khoury, Marlene McCarty, Joan Nelson, Em Rooney and Didier William

For its inaugural exhibition at 1 Rivington Street, CANDICE MADEY is pleased to announce an exhibition titled There Will Come Soft Rains.

The exhibition title comes from a short story by Ray Bradbury published in The Martian Chronicles in 1950, in which a fully automated house continues its daily routines devoid of human life. The domestic setting symbolizes humanity’s more ambitious attempts to control time and the environment, and the disastrous outcome of excessive productivity, consumption, and competition. The story concludes with the mainframe repeating the same date and time endlessly, linear concepts of time and progress having become obsolete. Rather, entropy and nature reclaim what remains of built human architecture.

The exhibition examines the tenuous logic of human lexica—such as language, architecture, taxonomies, or timelines—and the anthropic arrogance inherent to systems that are created to uphold existing hierarchies. Artists in the exhibition explore the tensions between structure and chaos, culture and nature, reason and instinct—ultimately embracing a strategy of fissure, decay, chaos, and rebirth.

The gallery is open to the public Thursday–Saturday, 11am to 6pm, in accordance with city guidelines and with enhanced safety measures in place. A limited number of visitors will be permitted at a time, so advance appointments are recommended.

Night Gallery is pleased to present Interlocking, an exhibition of sculptures by Julia Haft-Candell. The exhibition will be on view in our outdoor exhibition space and online beginning on September 19th, 2020. Inspired by the science fiction writing of Ursula K. Le Guin and Octavia E. Butler, Haft-Candell’s ceramics emerge from a fictional world imagined by the artist which she refers to simply as “the infinite.” Within this world the artist builds elaborate systems of symbols as a way to understand our current moment. By creating her own extensive glossary she offers insight into the failures of language in a turbulent time. This ongoing project which began in 2017 has continued to grow into a sprawling lexicon which includes the Interlocking forms in this exhibition.

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