Garth Greenan Gallery is pleased to announce The Silo, a group exhibition curated by poet and critic Raphael Rubinstein at 529 West 20th Street. Opening on Thursday, December 10, 2015, the exhibition is inspired by the online project launched by Rubinstein in 2010. Conceived of as a personal, revisionist “dictionary” of contemporary art, The Silo challenges existing exclusionary accounts of art since 1960. As well as bringing attention to overlooked artists, The Silo also serves as a platform for new interpretations of canonical artists.
The exhibition focuses on 29 artists who have been featured on The Silo. They range from important European artists who emerged during the 1960s (Valerio Adami, Mary Bauermeister, Daniel Spoerri) but are rarely exhibited in New York, to noted American painters and sculptors who emerged in the wake of Abstract Expressionism (Janice Biala, Norman Bluhm, Melvin Edwards, Shirley Jaffe, Richard Van Buren). Also included are works by maverick American artists Gene Beery and Llyn Foulkes, British conceptual photography pioneer James Collins, and German artist Chris Reinecke, whose explorations of text-based art and feminist themes are little known outside of Germany.
The Silo was the recipient of a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in 2011 and was given a Best Blog Award by the US Chapter of the International Association of Art Critics in 2014. Raphael Rubinstein is the author of numerous books, most recently The Miraculous (Paper Monument) and A Geniza (Granary Books). The French Government has given him the award of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters. He is a Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Houston School of Art.
The Silo will be on view at Garth Greenan Gallery, 529 West 20th Street (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues), through Saturday, February 13, 2016. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For more information, please contact Garth Greenan at (212) 929-1351, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guglielmo Achille Cavellini
Richard Van Buren