Pick of the Week

JUNE 20 - JULY 27, 2019
Spring Movement, 2017. Upholstery springs and steel, 55 x 71 x 5 inches

DENISE BIBRO FINE ART, announces its summer installation of works from its backroom.

Featuring works by Thurston Belmer, Daniel Borlandelli, Janet Goddard, Mark Hadjipateras, John Hrehov, Warren Linn, Jerry Meyer, Roslyn Meyer, Danny Morgan, Charles Olson, Don Perlis, Anne Pourny, Tim Ripley, Jack Rosenberg, Audrey Ushenko, Chuck Walker, Susan Woods, Jan Wunderman, and Katie Yang.

We will not have to tap hands and say “NO!” for the summer. Our summer installation is comprised of works from the place that many want to go-our backroom. This group installation is comprised of gallery and guest artists. The work exhibited displays a broad range of media and genres of art: conceptual…abstract…representational…. This exhibition will give insight into the depth and girth of the art we represent. What wonderful inventory we have will make you want to make an appointment to view and acquire work for your art collection.

For more information please call (212)647-7030, email info@denisebibrofineart.com, or visit us at www.denisebibrofineart.com. You can also view the works on Artsy.net.

Meet Your Maker

MEET YOUR MAKER

An Introduction to Local Artisan Workrooms

1stDibs®
Terminal Stores
269 11th Avenue, Lobby 4, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001

I am pleased to be a part of a small, local event
celebrating the art of design and craftsmanship
Thursday, April 17th, 2 – 7:30 PM
in the beautiful library of
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesman of the City of NY
20 W 44th St.

Light refreshments will be served
The fair is free.
Eventbrite Meet your Maker

The Sculpture of Susan Woods

Susan Wood’s sculptures walk a fine line between geometry
and expression. In much of her work there is a recurring quality of animation
or lifeness–  a trace of lived
experience, coiled energy, a little bit uncanny sense of potential movement
implied. She balances abstract, constructivist forms and fields of patterning
and traces of mechanomorphic, activating multiple references from very ordinary
materials. The resulting works are fully contemporary but also call to mind a
lineage of arts and crafts and avant-garde traditions, from Josef Hoffman to
Marcel Duchamp and Rebecca Horn. Sometimes, as in a wall relief like
Synchopation (bed spring1), 2016 the irregular splay of a row of metal rods
along the bottom hints at tiny legs in motion, amplifying the accordion-like
movement suggested by the buckling grid above. Woods is a bricoleur, collecting
and repurposing familiar, found objects, often cast off industrial metal
things, machine parts, pieces of box springs, and reshaped and refinished
planes of wood. In this she reminds me of Louise Nevelson, who collected cast
off materials and had an artistic sensibility somewhere between constructivist
and animist. Nevelson said once that she could hear the wood she worked with
talking to her; Woods also seems finely attuned to her materials and lets them
speak.

Psychedelic Springs is a taller than life size, freestanding
assemblage made of zig-zag upholstery coils, disassembled and welded together
in tight rows. The result is a sculpture that resembles at first a decorative
screen and then, because of its proportions, a totem or a stele, a monument to
industrial form and the materials we sit and lay on through much of our lives
without seeing. In the studio, with a gentle gesture Woods sets this piece into
motion; It leans slowly backward and then forward, always back to its towering
equilibrium. The curving lines create shifting op-like linear patterns
depending on where you’re standing, adding the the feeling of oscillation and
play. It is at once intricate and perfectly simple, dead serious and a send up
of our expectations of monumentality.

Tricia Laughlin Bloom
Curator of American Art, Newark Museum

Drawing from an autobiographical moment

My Drawings come out of an autobiographical moment, a diary of sorts, though, I would hope universally represented as to relate to others. I start with a subject and then proceed spontaneously. Imagery appears which I develop. As with the sculptures there is built in a multi-dimensional surface with flat and deep space, using dimensional lines of non-objective space to move the composition within and about the paper and perimeters. The sculpture and drawings are not related to each other, in that the drawings are in no way a preparation to the sculptures or wall pieces. The drawings exist as black and white paintings with pencil on paper.

Susan Woods

The Metal Wall Relief

These wall pieces involve everything I know about sculpture – flat and dimensional space with all of the techniques which promote movement around the composition – primitive and so-called developed practices, pictorial and non-objective. There is the use of symbols I find historically visceral, made from upholstery springs, flattened, cut-up and re-pieced back together. This stems from the 1st Spring Screen hanging sculpture I made from flattened conical springs, commonly known as bed springs. The zig-zag upholstery spring also provides product in combination with each other. This Interest in these two materials from the Industry came to become the wall reliefs I now make.

Susan Woods

Holiday Season

The Season for drawing upon each other & remembering good will for all

My Catalogue / Book
And They Care for Each Other
Call of the Wild
Flourishing
And They Care for Each Other
My catalogue/book
Call of the Wild
Flourishing

All drawings pencil on paper, 35” x 23” + matte and frame
$3200. framed (black matte)
Catalogue, paperback- $35
 
Photos and book design:  Kris Graves Projects

Art Discussion & Book Signing – Susan Woods

Susan Woods - Chaos, 2011

Speaking Sculpture: Drawing with Metal and other Dimensional Materials

Come join us and have a glass of wine to celebrate Susan Woods’ book and works currently on display at the gallery in her solo exhibition Drawing with Metal.

Christina Massey, Daniel Sinclair, Susan Woods, and other guests will discuss the sculptural process, application of materials, and conceptualization of both small and large projects.

Thursday, November 1
Begins: 5:30pm | Discussion: 6pm

Please RSVP to info@denisebibrofineart.com

Denise Bibro Fine Art
529 West 20th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011

We hope to see you there!
Refreshments will be served.

Susan Woods
Christina Massey
Daniel Sinclair

Susan Woods 2nd Opening due to hurricane Michael

Please join in celebration of the solo exhibition

HURRICANE MICHAEL RAIN CHECK

Opening reception of Susan Woods October 25th

6 PM - 8 PM

529 W 20th St. Suite 4W, NYC 10011

Fate, 2018,upholstery springs, steel, 56” x 96” x 9″
LandArt & Symbols, 2010, upholstery springs, steel, 84” x 81” x 4.5”
South of the Border, 2009, upholstery springs, 79” x60” x 5”
Photos by: Kris Graves Photography
*Please click on image to enlarge

I hope you can make it to the exhibition running from October 11th to November 10th.
Please feel free to contact me for a meeting at the gallery or a studio visit.
Warm wishes from the Brooklyn Navy Yard,
Susan

Fate 56" x 96" x 9"
LandArt & Symbols 84" x 81" x 4.5"
South of the Border 79" x 60" x 5"