2023 Green Kill Exhibition Schedule
Green Kill in 2023 Exhibition exhibiting artists
This is the list of exhibiting artist for the 2023 Exhibition Year at Green Kill. Let’s provide a warm reception for them by attending their openings which will be announced one month in advance of each show.
Please revisit this page to read more details about the artists. Information will be posted over time as it becomes available.
The January/February art exhibition is curated by Brett De Palma "Digital Rorschach," featuring the artists Jake Couri, Joanne Howard, and Lynn Stein.
Digital Rorschach: What you see is what you get, open to interpretation.
The opening party is Saturday, January 7, 2023, 5-7 PM. The exhibition runs from Saturday, January 7 unitl until Saturday, February 25.
Exhibition hours are from 3-5:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. You may make special appointments by calling 347-689-2323.
About the Curator, Brett De Palma
In Brett De Palma’s alternately humorous and emotionally charged paintings, the artist samples from history and pop culture in searing, electric color. De Palma took part in the vibrant downtown scene of New York during the 1980s, and as a result, his work visibly melds the principles of painting with punk aesthetics. “People, places, and things are the subjects of my art,” De Palma says in a statement on his website. “They need no explanation in order to exist; that would be like having to explain jazz. Ideas such as these are best apprehended in experiencing the thing in all of its inexplicability, much like a person's existence.” De Palma further describes his work as “anxious abstractions from the tension between the physical body interacting with the space it inhabits and the objects it encounters.De Palma was born in 1949 in Lexington, Kentucky. He received a BA from Vanderbilt University in 1970 and a BFA from the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1972. In 1973, he earned his MFA from Tufts University, before moving to New York City in the 1980s, where he found work at Sperone Westwater Gallery and as an assistant to artist Red Grooms. His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and the Eli Broad Family Foundation in Los Angeles, among others.
Jake Couri’s practice leverages digital space, employing a series of computer-generated characters, environments, and conditions for the viewer to navigate. The relationship between digital and physical reality is examined, leaning on the potential to further understand the human condition through the fabrication of CGI avatars, cinematic effects, and theatrical sound composition. Sculptural objects are presented as companions to the digital, disguised to appear almost indistinguishable from found objects. Designed as machines performing tasks or static objects put out of commission, both are functions of industry. The sculptures work in harmony with the digital video, often behaving as a byproduct, totem, or red herring to support the works delivery.
The foundation of my artistic practice is rooted in my fascination with the human attraction too order and perfection. This attraction is bound to the concept of beauty and its inextricable ties to the natural world. I am interested in finding the juncture between beauty, the decorative, and the concept of appearances, where the tension between the facade and the internal is prevalent.
Through a visual language and and a variety of media, I am examining this tension while recognizing its bond to humor and the absurd.
My focus has been on creating things I want and things I need seemingly spun with my ever present anxiety. The goal is then to get out of my own way and make work.
My work is a vehicle where I can be seen while being safe.
My imagination is my truth.
Steven Van Nort
Blue Mountain Exhibition