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To Touch with Your Eyes

  • Samantha Bittman
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    Samantha Bittman, Untitled, 2020

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Current Exhibitions at Transmitter


To Touch with Your Eyes

  • Samantha Bittman
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2020
  • Closes: Oct. 11, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sculpture, Not-Sculpture

  • Joe Bochynski,
  • Clinton King,
  • Amanda Konishi,
  • Amanda Nedham,
  • Sarah Palmer,
  • Jan Maarten Voskuil,
  • Maximilian Juliá,
  • Opens: Apr. 17, 2020
  • Closes: May. 15, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Making the Cut

  • Aruni Dharmakirthi,
  • Leeza Meksin,
  • Dionis Ortiz,
  • Christa Pratt,
  • Padma Rajendran,
  • Ruth Rodriguez,
  • Diane Zhou,
  • Opens: Feb. 14, 2020
  • Closes: Mar. 22, 2020
  • Reception: Feb. 14, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

American Abstract Artists: Digital Prints, 2012–2019 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio & 2019 Monoprint Portfolio

  • Liz Ainslie,
  • Steven Alexander,
  • Jeffrey Bishop,
  • Jacob Cartwright,
  • Rob de Oude,
  • Laurie Fendrich,
  • Joanne Freeman,
  • Gary Golkin,
  • Pinkney Herbert,
  • Rhia Hurt,
  • Joanne Mattera,
  • Judith Murray,
  • Lisa E. Nanni,
  • Jim Osman,
  • Don Porcaro,
  • Corey Postiglione,
  • Raquel Rabinovich,
  • Irene Rousseau,
  • Anne Russinof,
  • Lorenza Sannai,
  • Karen Schifano,
  • Mary Schiliro,
  • Claire Seidl,
  • Melissa Staiger,
  • and Kim Uchiyama.,
  • Alice Adams,
  • Siri Berg,
  • Emily Berger,
  • Susan Bonfils,
  • Power Boothe,
  • Henry Brown,
  • Kenneth Bushnell,
  • James O. Clark,
  • Gabriele Evertz,
  • John Goodyear,
  • Gail Gregg,
  • James Gross,
  • Lynne Harlow,
  • Mara Held,
  • Daniel G. Hill,
  • Gilbert Hsiao,
  • Phillis Ideal,
  • Julian Jackson,
  • James Juszczyk,
  • Cecily Kahn,
  • Steven Karlik,
  • Marthe Keller,
  • Irene Lawrence,
  • Jane Logemann,
  • Vincent Longo,
  • David McKenzie,
  • Stephen Maine,
  • Katinka Mann,
  • Nancy Manter,
  • Creighton Michael,
  • Manfred Mohr,
  • Hiroshi Murata,
  • John Phillips,
  • Lucio Pozzi,
  • Leo Rabkin,
  • Ce Roser,
  • David Row,
  • Edward Shalala,
  • Robert Storr,
  • Robert Swain,
  • Clover Vail,
  • Vera Vasek,
  • Don Voisine,
  • Stephen Westfall,
  • Jeanne Wilkinson,
  • Mark Williams,
  • Thornton Willis,
  • and Nola Zirin.,
  • Opens: Jan. 03, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 09, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 03, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Under Time of Lampshades

  • Claudia Bitran,
  • Maria Calandra,
  • Alex Diamond,
  • Stephen Eakin,
  • Catherine Haggarty,
  • Lisa Hamilton,
  • Will Hutnick,
  • Heather Garland,
  • Mala Iqbal,
  • Jenny Kemp,
  • Shanan Kurtz,
  • Emily Noelle Lambert,
  • JJ Manford,
  • Alex Paik,
  • Nickola Pottinger,
  • Zach Seeger,
  • Aaron Wexler,
  • Natalia Zubko.,
  • Opens: Nov. 22, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 15, 2019
  • Reception: Nov. 22, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

What Things Don't

  • Yin Ho,
  • Theo Mullen,
  • Opens: Oct. 11, 2019
  • Closes: Nov. 17, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Night Blindness

  • Lauren Portada,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 06, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

The leaden circles dissolved in the air

  • Joy Episalla,
  • Carrie Yamaoka,
  • Opens: Jul. 26, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 25, 2019
  • Reception: Jul. 26, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Nestled In The Warm Embrace of "Painting"

  • Liz Atlas,
  • Melissa Dadourian,
  • Justin Matta,
  • Christian Maychack,
  • Tana Quincy,
  • James Sansing,
  • MiYoung Sohn,
  • Opens: Jun. 21, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 21, 2019
  • Reception: Jun. 21, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Inside Out

  • Ryan Oskin,
  • Kate Stone,
  • Opens: Mar. 29, 2019
  • Closes: May. 05, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 29, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Carbonara Sunrise

  • Theresa Daddezio,
  • Opens: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 24, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Heed

  • ANGELA HEISCH • ALESSANDRO KEEGAN,
  • Opens: Jan. 04, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 04, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

The Wall That Went for a Walk

  • Rehan Miskci - Natalia Nakazawa,
  • Opens: Oct. 19, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 18, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 19, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

An Animal Unto Itself

  • Hilary Baldwin - Anna Ortiz,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Egregore

  • Gregory Kaplowitz,
  • Opens: Aug. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Sep. 09, 2018
  • Reception: Aug. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Stop Making Sense

  • Artists to be revealed,
  • Opens: Jun. 22, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 22, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

whats MY line

  • Julia Couzens • Adam Fowler • Alicia McCarthy• Miles Neidinger • Maria Vasconcelos,
  • Opens: May. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Living Still

  • JONATHAN CHAPLINE • MARK DORF • PEDRO PEDRO • MICHAEL STAMM • LYNN TALBOT • ROBIN F. WILLIAMS • CRYS YIN,
  • Opens: Apr. 06, 2018
  • Closes: May. 06, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Quinn Likes Trucks

  • Kyle Kogut,
  • Michael Marcelle,
  • JENNIFER SULLIVAN,
  • Opens: Feb. 16, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 25, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Day for Night

  • Lindsay Packer,
  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 11, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

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

Sep 11 - Oct 11, 2020


Where

Transmitter

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

About

Transmitter presents:

To Touch with Your Eyes

Recent work by Samantha Bittman

SEPTEMBER 11 - OCTOBER 11, 2020
OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

Transmitter is pleased to present To Touch with Your Eyes featuring new woven paintings by Brooklyn-based, interdisciplinary artist Samantha Bittman.

Long fascinated with the mathematics of weaving, along with ideas of perception and abstraction, Bittman’s works are optically challenging. While observing the work, various shapes, lines, and patterns that will come into view while others will shift to background.

To Touch with Your Eyes includes all new works made this year, which Bittman started in the studio and completed at home during the Covid pandemic. Bittman’s process starts with weaving brightly colored commercially available and hand-dyed yarns of multi-hued gradations using a 12-harness floor loom, these weavings then become her canvas supports for painting. Once stretched, she uses the underlying patterning as a starting point to work intuitively. Bittman applies carefully matched paints to copy and invert the existing underlying woven pattern, adding yet another level of pictorial and compositional complexity. The resulting woven paintings are visually arresting and transfixing—requiring a moment of reflection, in order to completely digest what is in front of the viewer.

The works in To Touch with Your Eyes compel the viewer to slow down and engage in looking, scanning the surfaces for patterns and irregularities articulated through the repetition of color and form. By combining mediums, Bittman forces viewers to contemplate what it is that they are seeing both formally and materially; is this a painting, weaving, or perhaps even a digital work?

Bittman has said that one of her favorite things about weaving, “…is the relationship between parts to the whole, and the way that the individual threads weave together to create a picture. This way image and structure are one and the same.” These complex works reveal themselves to be multidimensional, what at first glance appears to be part of the fabric actually turns out to be a painting.

Samantha Bittman is an artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She has participated in residency programs at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Ox-Bow School of Art. In 2012, she received the Artadia Award. She has had solo exhibitions at Ronchini, London, UK; Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL; Morgan Lehman, New York, NY; and Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. She has been included in numerous group exhibitions at galleries including David Castillo, Miami, FL; Shane Campbell, Chicago, IL; and Rhona Hoffman, Chicago, IL. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, Wall Street International, and The Washington Post, amongst others.

A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the Brooklyn-based nonprofit, The Textile Arts Center’s Artist in Residence Scholarship program; which supports one artist or designer who demonstrates a commitment to their practice, identifies with a historically underrepresented community in the arts, and/or states the need for financial assistance.


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