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Armature: New Paintings by Liz Ainslie

  • Liz Ainslie
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    Liz Ainslie, At Bay, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, 2016

Press for Armature: New Paintings by Liz Ainslie

Current Exhibitions at Transmitter


Run For Your Life

  • Guy Nelson,
  • Opens: Dec. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 17, 2017
  • Reception: Dec. 01, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

In Search Of

  • Aidan Koch,
  • Dawit L. Petros,
  • Opens: Oct. 20, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 19, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 20, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

The Blue of Distance

  • MAUREEN DRENNAN,
  • Matthew Harvey,
  • Martha Fleming-Ives,
  • Melvin Harper,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 15, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Stupid Cartoons to Pass the Time in the Desert

  • Joey Parlett,
  • Stephanie Snider,
  • Adam Douglas Thompson,
  • Crys Yin,
  • Opens: Jan. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 14, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Spooky Laughter at a Distance

  • JENNIFER GRIMYSER,
  • TODD KELLY,
  • BEN PEDERSON,
  • Opens: May. 22, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2015
  • Reception: May. 22, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Survey Exhibition of Baltimore Artists To Be Donated to the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA)

  • John Bohl,
  • Amy Boone-McCreesh,
  • Lisa Dillin,
  • Terence Hannum,
  • Jason Hughes,
  • Andrew Laumann,
  • Jacqueline Maria Milad,
  • Steve Riddle,
  • Opens: Sep. 18, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 18, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Transmitter presents an offsite exhibition at Space Available: Video Archipelago

  • JANAYE BROWN,
  • HARLAN CRICHTON,
  • MILTON MELVIN CROISSANT III,
  • BJÖRN MEYER-EBRECHT,
  • CHRISTINE ROGERS,
  • JENNIFER SULLIVAN,
  • BENJAMIN TIVEN,
  • Opens: Sep. 19, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 19, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Transmitter presents: The Model Reader

  • PAUL GAGNER,
  • ALEX GINGROW,
  • MEGAN HAYS,
  • ELLE PEREZ,
  • DEVIN POWERS,
  • Opens: Jun. 05, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2015
  • Reception: Jun. 05, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

An Introduction

  • STEPHEN HILGER,
  • JOSEPH LAWTON,
  • PAUL MCDONOUGH,
  • SERGIO PURTELL,
  • Opens: Oct. 28, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 04, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 28, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Waterlogged

  • Erik Benson,
  • Jon Elliot,
  • Frank Webster,
  • Opens: Sep. 16, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 16, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 16, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

ABSTRACT WALL PAINTINGS III #DESTIJL100YEARS

  • Jean Frater,
  • Rico Gatson,
  • Jim Osman,
  • Karen Schiele,
  • Karen Schifano,
  • Mark Sengbusch,
  • Opens: May. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 18, 2017
  • Reception: May. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rules of the Game

  • Palma Blank,
  • Amanda Browder,
  • Paul Corio,
  • JEAN ALEXANDER FRATER,
  • Ben McNutt,
  • Michael Namkung,
  • Norm Paris,
  • Derrick Velasquez,
  • Opens: Jul. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 07, 2016
  • Reception: Jul. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Painting: More or Less..

  • Aimée Terburg (NL),
  • Alain Biltereyst (BE),
  • Chris Fennell (USA),
  • Danielle Mysliwiec (USA),
  • Emma Langridge (AUS),
  • Michael Rouillard (USA),
  • Shawn Stipling (UK),
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 06, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Each Ellipse Includes a Point

  • JANINE BIUNNO,
  • EMMY MIKELSON,
  • PARSLEY STEINWEISS,
  • Opens: Aug. 14, 2015
  • Closes: Sep. 13, 2015
  • Reception: Aug. 14, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

OVER TIME ACROSS SPACE: a collaboration in thread, paper, ink, paint, cotton, mail, and phone calls.

  • Kim Bennett,
  • Chris Hosea,
  • Opens: Jul. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 09, 2015
  • Reception: Jul. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Every Number is One: A Whole in Three Parts Composed of Twenty-Four Stages of Difference or How Can We Know the Moon if We Never See its Dark Side?

  • Mariana Garibay Raeke,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2015
  • Reception: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Publish or Perish

  • Benoît Broisat,
  • Sessa Englund,
  • David Horvitz,
  • Farah Khelil + Antoine Lefebvre Editions,
  • Nicole Reber,
  • Paul Soulellis,
  • Opens: Apr. 01, 2016
  • Closes: May. 08, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 01, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Not Invited...

  • London Kaye,
  • Niels Post,
  • Victoria Scott,
  • Emmanuel Sevilla,
  • Opens: May. 13, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 26, 2016
  • Reception: May. 13, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Portals

  • JENNY LEE,
  • SUSAN WIDES,
  • JOSHUA SEVITS,
  • MEREDITH HOFFHEINS,
  • CHRISTOPHER BERTHOLF,
  • KAT CHAMBERLIN,
  • MAUREEN DRENNAN,
  • SHARONA ELIASSAF,
  • PAUL METRINKO,
  • Opens: Aug. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Sep. 10, 2017
  • Reception: Aug. 04, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

A Panel on Photography’s Relationship to Painting

  • Jacob Cartwright,
  • Erin O'Keefe,
  • Rob de Oude,
  • Carl Gunhouse,
  • Opens: Feb. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 01, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Faulted Valley Fog

  • Katie Bell,
  • Elliott Green,
  • Kevin Cooley and Phillip Andrew Lewis,
  • Opens: Feb. 19, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 20, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 19, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

After the Feast

  • Joshua Liebowitz,
  • Opens: Dec. 09, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 18, 2016
  • Reception: Dec. 09, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Remainders

  • Justin Amrhein,
  • Colette Robbins,
  • Opens: Feb. 17, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 26, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 24, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Photo II

  • Eli Durst,
  • Lindsay Metivier,
  • Erin O'Keefe,
  • Irina Rozovsky,
  • Opens: Jan. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 12, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

The Black & White Project

  • Alain Biltereyst,
  • Andrew Seto,
  • Armelle De Sainte Marie,
  • Béatrice Beha,
  • Ben Alper,
  • Benjamin Gardner,
  • Brian Cypher,
  • Brian Edmonds,
  • Brynn Higgins-Stirrup,
  • Catherine Haggarty,
  • Christine Mahoney,
  • Claire Colin-Collin,
  • Daniel G. Hill,
  • David Rhodes,
  • Didier Petit,
  • Don Voisine,
  • DotsToLines,
  • Emily Noelle Lambert,
  • Eve Aschheim,
  • Espen Erichsen,
  • Gabriele Herzog,
  • Gary Petersen,
  • Guy Yanai,
  • Heidi Pollard,
  • Ian White Williams,
  • Izabela Kowalczyk,
  • Jasper van der Graaf,
  • Jeremie Delhome,
  • Jérémy Laffon,
  • Joris Brantuas,
  • Justine Frischmann,
  • Katherine Bradford,
  • Karl Bielik,
  • Ky Anderson,
  • Lael Marshall,
  • Laura Charlton,
  • Leeza Doreian,
  • Lina Jabbour,
  • Lydia Rump,
  • Matthew Deleget,
  • Marion Piper,
  • Mandy Lyn Ford,
  • Marie-Claude Bugeaud,
  • Mark Sengbusch,
  • Meg Lipke,
  • Michael Voss,
  • Michel Barjol,
  • Niall De Buitléar,
  • Oriane Stender,
  • Paul Pagk,
  • Patrice Pantin,
  • Pete Schulte,
  • Peter Shear,
  • Rieko Koga,
  • Robert Otto Epstein,
  • Rosaire Appel,
  • Ruri Yi,
  • Tilman Hoepfl,
  • Ward Schumaker,
  • Yoav Efrati,
  • Opens: Aug. 12, 2016
  • Closes: Sep. 11, 2016
  • Reception: Aug. 12, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Walk the Line

  • RENÉ VAN DEN BOS,
  • RENÉ EICKE,
  • RICHARD VAN DER AA,
  • Jasper van der Graaf,
  • GUIDO WINKLER,
  • Jason Hughes,
  • Opens: Oct. 20, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 21, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

OPPLER

  • Steven Baris,
  • Richard Bottwin,
  • Edgar Diehl,
  • Kevin Finklea,
  • Brent Hallard,
  • José Heerkens,
  • Gilbert Hsiao,
  • Gracia Khouw,
  • Sarah Klein,
  • Stephen Maine,
  • Gay Outlaw,
  • Debra Ramsay,
  • Albert Roskam,
  • Karen Schifano,
  • Iemke van Dijk,
  • Henriëtte van 't Hoog,
  • Ruth van Veenen,
  • Don Voisine,
  • Nancy White,
  • GUIDO WINKLER,
  • Patricia Zarate,
  • Opens: Mar. 31, 2017
  • Closes: May. 07, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 31, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Armature: New Paintings by Liz Ainslie

  • Liz Ainslie
  • Opens: Jun. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 30, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 23, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

When

Jun 23 - Jul 30, 2017

  • Reception: Jun 23, 6 - 9pm

Where

Transmitter

  • 1329 Willoughby Ave, 2A, NY 11237 Map
  • 917.881.3576

About

Transmitter Presents:

ARMATURE: New Paintings by Liz Ainslie
June 23 – July 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday June 23, 6–9pm


In his essay In Praise of Earnestness Clay Matlin writes the following about Liz Ainslie's paintings:

"Earnestness is hard. It is troubling, off-putting even, because it makes those who are suspicious of it suspicious of their own feelings. Earnestness requires a suspension of the surety that our contemporary culture gets from ironic detachment. To be earnest is to believe that things matter, that there are things worth believing in. It is a weapon against the creeping nihilism that greets us everywhere in 2017.

This is not to argue, however, that Ainslie’s paintings are aching with sincerity. Nor are they saccharine, or kitsch. Kitsch is not earnest feeling, but, as Clement Greenberg taught us, the simulacrum of earnestness. It is feeling without the risk feeling entails. Ainslie’s paintings, in contrast, are authentic and humane. They are not sweet and easy. They can be difficult, even aggressive in their abstraction, leaving the viewer with little illusion of depth, the space of her images hard to read. Her earnestness resides not in how the work reach out to us to connect, for it does nothing of the sort, but as a testament to Ainslie’s unwavering commitment to abstraction. She neither brings in hints of the world of experience, nor tries to tell us a story. Instead, Ainslie, reluctant heir to 1940’s–high modernism, believes, as Greenberg did, that the painting itself—how it is painted, the way the paint sits on the canvas, how it becomes and embraces its objectness—is the subject matter. This is not to say we look into the painting to find meaning. Rather, the painting reveals meaning to us in our experience of it. This is an old-fashioned, perhaps even outdated, idea. Yet it takes courage to believe earnestly in the power of paint to communicate meaning."

". . . Ainslie’s paintings are a deliberate attempt to find something to believe in. Ainslie accepts what she calls the “futility in trying to make something new.” She chooses not to lash out at this reality—as so much of post-modernism is an assault on the cruelty of our own lack of originality—but receives the truth of this limitation as a moment to believe that each “mark you make or video you shoot or performance you do is actually taking place in its own moment. The moment is all you can really own.” In believing the act of painting is a deliberate move to claim a moment for oneself, Ainslie does the difficult work of trying to make the experience of painting—the doing and the observing—a fully realized act. In essence, she is trying to share with the viewer the same experience she had when she made her own painting, what Barnett Newman saw as the shared communication of “a sense of place.”

Liz Ainslie was born in Schenectady, NY in 1978. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received an MFA from Tyler School of Art in 2004 and a BFA from Alfred University in 2001. Ainslie has had solo shows at Airplane, in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and Creon Gallery in Manhattan. Her work has been included in shows at Station Independent Projects, Lu Magnus, Sla307 and Spazio 522 in Manhattan; Orgy Park, Ground Floor Gallery, Outlet Fine Art, Ventana244, Centotto, Parallel Art Space, Small Black Door, Sardine, Trestle Gallery and A.I.R. gallery in Brooklyn; Valentine in Ridgewood, Queens; Vox Populi and Ice Box Project Space in Philadelphia; BCB Fine Art and Imogen Holloway in upstate New York, and Gallerie Kritiku, Prague, Czech Republic. Her work has been reviewed in Il Giornale Dell'Arte, ArtCal Zine, and The GC Advocate. Interviews with Ainslie can be found on blogs including And Freedom For, Pencil in the Studio, #fffffff Walls, Standard Interview, and Otino Corsano. Her work is included in the Pierogi Flat Files. Ainslie was a member of the faculty at School of the Alternative in 2017, a resident artist at Millay Colony for the Arts in 2011, and Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2006.


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