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Second Street Critique With Matthew McLendon

POSTED ON 12.13.2019

Join us at 12pm on Thursday, January 9th for the latest in our series of monthly critiques.

January’s crit will be led by Matthew McLendon, PhD, an art historian and curator of modern and contemporary art who is widely recognized for his cross-disciplinary curatorial practice, an emphasis on community engagement and education, and activating marginalized voices in the museum setting. As an advocate for emerging and mid-career artists in the museum setting, McLendon has worked with a host of significant voices in contemporary art in both thematic and solo exhibitions, among them: Vanessa German, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Nick Cave, Sanford Biggers, R. Luke DuBois, Mickalene Thomas, Zimoun, Anne Patterson, Beth Lipman, Emily Noelle Lambert, Aurora Robson, Jill Sigman, Mac Premo, Daniel Rozin, Alyce Santoro, Gajin Fujita, Sofia Maldonado, and Luis Gispert, and more. McLendon earned his MA and PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art of the University of London.

Spaces to present at lunchtime crits are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists will have 10 minutes in which to gain feedback on their work. It is recommended that artists show just one or two works and allocate most of the 10 minutes to receiving feedback from the group.

Participation isn’t mandatory –you’re welcome to simply come and view the works and take part in the discussions or just observe! If you wish, bring your lunch. The discussion will start at 12 pm and will last about an hour.

Admission is FREE, but advance sign up is required. Limited to 20. Only 4 people will be
guaranteed a spot to have their work discussed by the group.

Sign-ups for the following month’s crit will open up at the end of the session, giving attendees first dibs at next month’s spots.

 

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Gin & Jazz

POSTED ON 11.23.2019

Join us for a roaring evening of drinks, jazz, and fundraising on Monday, December 16 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm!

Oakhurst Hall will be hosting a live jazz performance and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Second Street Gallery. Hope to see you there!

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A Dinner with Beatrix Ost

POSTED ON 11.20.2019

Join us for drinks and an intimate dinner with Beatrix Ost at Second Street Gallery. Click here to purchase tickets. 

Guests will enjoy an evening of food, music, and conversation, surrounded by Beatrix's current exhibition, Illuminations and Illusions. Together, we will create the exquisite corpse, a game of poetry and imagination inspired by the surrounding artwork.

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First Friday Extended Hours: Beatrix Ost & Doug Young

POSTED ON 11.13.2019

First Friday Extended Hours: December 6, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Join us this December for First Friday extended hours celebrating Illuminations & Illusions by Beatrix Ost and The Slow Death of Rocks by Doug Young. This event is free and open to the public. Don't miss your chance to experience a live performance by Red Flower Lake & Abel Okugawa.

Second Street Gallery is pleased to present “Illuminations & Illusions”, an exhibition spanning over four decades of Beatrix Ost's career as a visual artist.

Beatrix Ost’s evocative and dreamlike work has been exhibited all over the world, exploring the nature of time and intimacy, as well as the fragility of the beauty that surrounds us.

Doug Young's exhibition, "The Slow Death of Rocks", will be on view from November 1, 2019 – January 10, 2020 in SSG’s Dové Gallery.

Doug Young’s works explore tensions between the natural and manmade world in a manner that is dystopian yet hopeful. Employing the technique of reverse painting on glass, Young creates a visual experience that uses illusion and wonder as an antithesis to oppressive systems that devalue individual labor and personal expression.

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