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Morgan Lehman Gallery

Object Lessons

  • John Salvest
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    John Salvest, Forever, Secondhand Romance Novels, 2013
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    John Salvest, Forever (Detail), Secondhand Romance Novels, 2013
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    John Salvest, Omnia Vanitas, Art-Related Business Cards, 2014
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    John Salvest, Omnia Vanitas (Detail), Art-Related Business Cards, 2014
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    John Salvest, (SMTWTFS), Wooden Medicine Cabinets, Pills, 2014
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    John Salvest, (SMTWTFS) (Detail), Wooden Medicine Cabinets, Pills, 2014
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    John Salvest, Hakol Hevel, All in Vain, Omnia Vanitas, Shredded Art-Related Business Cards on Paper, 2014
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    John Salvest, Hakol Hevel, Shredded Art-Related Business Cards on Paper, 2014
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    John Salvest, All in Vain, Shredded Art-Related Business Cards on Paper, 2014
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    John Salvest, Cage A, Used Wooden Crutches, Hardware, 2013
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    John Salvest, Cage B, Used Aluminum Crutches, Hardware, 2014
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Press for Object Lessons

"Exhibition of sculpture and found-object based work by John Salvest opens at Morgan Lehman."

Current Exhibitions at Morgan Lehman Gallery


Assembly

  • Ruby Palmer,
  • Opens: May. 13, 2021
  • Closes: Jun. 18, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Joy Labyrinth

  • Jason Stopa,
  • Opens: May. 13, 2021
  • Closes: Jun. 18, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawdown

  • Paolo Arao,
  • Opens: Mar. 11, 2021
  • Closes: May. 08, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Casas-Islas | Houses-Islands

  • Edra Soto,
  • Opens: Mar. 11, 2021
  • Closes: May. 08, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Casas-Islas | Houses-Islands

  • Edra Soto,
  • Opens: Mar. 11, 2021
  • Closes: May. 08, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Shape of Light

  • Emily Kiacz,
  • Opens: Jan. 28, 2021
  • Closes: Mar. 06, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Exteriors

  • Anna Membrino,
  • Opens: Jan. 28, 2021
  • Closes: Mar. 06, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Gesture for want and tears for all that is dark

  • David Rios Ferreira,
  • Opens: Oct. 01, 2020
  • Closes: Nov. 25, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Everything Will Be Okay

  • Sara Genn,
  • Opens: Oct. 01, 2020
  • Closes: Nov. 25, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Stilleven

  • Adriana Farmiga,
  • Rachel Klinghoffer,
  • Karen Lederer,
  • Talia Levitt,
  • Edra Soto,
  • Opens: Jan. 09, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 08, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 09, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Catch and Release

  • Carolanna Parlato,
  • Opens: Nov. 07, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 14, 2019
  • Reception: Nov. 07, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Roam

  • Elisa Johns,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2019
  • Closes: Nov. 02, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Woven Walls

  • Paolo Arao,
  • Carly Glovinski,
  • Crystal Gregory,
  • Elana Herzog,
  • Tamara Kostianovsky,
  • Opens: Jun. 06, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 19, 2019
  • Reception: Jun. 06, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Now

  • Paul Villinski,
  • Opens: Apr. 30, 2019
  • Closes: May. 02, 2019
  • Reception: May. 02, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Inheritance

  • Andrea Belag,
  • Opens: Apr. 04, 2019
  • Closes: May. 04, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 04, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Twenty by Sixteen Biennial

  • Curated by Geoffrey Young,
  • Opens: Feb. 28, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 30, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 28, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

JJ Miyaoka-Pakola and Matthew J. Stone

  • JJ Miyaoka-Pakola,
  • Matthew J. Stone,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Tale of Five Rings

  • Jennifer Odell,
  • Elisa Johns,
  • Opens: Nov. 29, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 29, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Sax in the Attic

  • Jonathan Ryan Storm,
  • Louis Reith,
  • Opens: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Aft Key

  • Rubens Ghenov,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 06, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

William Paterson MFA Summer 2018 Exhibition

  • Eleanor Louise Anderson,
  • Christine Brown,
  • Feride Comen,
  • Meghan DeMora,
  • Mark Filipkowski,
  • Angel Fosuhene,
  • Morgan Lawson,
  • Linda Steinhardt Majzner,
  • Vanessa Nilsson,
  • Sarah Schwindt,
  • Opens: Aug. 02, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Aug. 02, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Living/Breathing

  • Samuel Boehm,
  • Brian Edgerton,
  • Daniel Giordano,
  • Jamie Powell,
  • Lina Puerta,
  • Leah Tacha,
  • Opens: Jun. 21, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 21, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Audrey Stone

  • Audrey Stone,
  • Opens: May. 24, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2018
  • Reception: May. 24, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Amy Lincoln: Sun, Moon, Stars

  • Amy Lincoln,
  • Opens: May. 24, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2018
  • Reception: May. 24, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ecstatic Vernacular

  • Matt Kleberg,
  • Erin O'Keefe,
  • Opens: Apr. 19, 2018
  • Closes: May. 31, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 19, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Isness

  • Yevgeniya Baras,
  • Mildred Beltre,
  • Danielle Dimston,
  • Tim Doud,
  • Jackie Feng,
  • Rico Gatson,
  • Howardena Pindell,
  • Didier William,
  • Opens: Mar. 15, 2018
  • Closes: May. 05, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Leigh Ruple: New Work

  • Leigh Ruple,
  • Opens: Jan. 04, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Paul Wackers Pop-up Show and Book Launch

  • Paul Wackers,
  • Opens: Mar. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 10, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

How to Build a Fire

  • Carly Glovinski,
  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Osamu Kobayashi and Erica Prince

  • Osamu Kobayashi,
  • Erica Prince,
  • Opens: Jan. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Kim McCarty: New Work

  • Kim McCarty,
  • Opens: Oct. 26, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 09, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 26, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tone Poems

  • Tim Bavington,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Kill Your Darlings

  • David S. Allee,
  • Opens: Jul. 09, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 22, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Object Lessons

  • John Salvest
  • Opens: Apr. 17, 2014
  • Closes: May. 17, 2014
  • Reception: Apr. 23, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Conversations, Curated by Sharon Louden

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jul. 09, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 22, 2014
  • Reception: Jul. 09, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

1200'

  • Amy Park,
  • Opens: May. 22, 2014
  • Closes: Jul. 03, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Everything Drawings

  • Emilie Clark,
  • Opens: Apr. 17, 2014
  • Closes: May. 17, 2014
  • Reception: Apr. 23, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Endlings

  • Laura Ball,
  • Opens: Oct. 16, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 15, 2014
  • Reception: Oct. 16, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ruby Palmer

  • Ruby Palmer,
  • Opens: May. 22, 2014
  • Closes: Jul. 03, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paradigm

  • Paul Villinski,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 11, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 11, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Visible and the Invisible

  • Katia Santibañez,
  • Opens: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 12, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Work on Linen

  • Laurie Reid,
  • Opens: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 12, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Up To You, Down To Me

  • David Rathman,
  • Opens: Nov. 20, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2014
  • Reception: Nov. 20, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sun City

  • Rob Carter,
  • Opens: Oct. 16, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 15, 2014
  • Reception: Oct. 16, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

An Unevening Raga, Accoutrements for an Aposiopesic Précis, vol. 3

  • Rubens Ghenov,
  • Opens: Nov. 20, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2014
  • Reception: Nov. 20, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Thank You For Being You

  • Paul Wackers,
  • Opens: Jun. 18, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 14, 2015
  • Reception: Jun. 18, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Basket Looked Like An Ocean, And I Was Just Throwing Rocks In It

  • Aaron Wexler,
  • Opens: Feb. 12, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 21, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 12, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rough Cut: Curated by Jennifer Samet and Elizabeth Hazan

  • Alexi Worth,
  • Amy Park,
  • Bryan Osburn,
  • Carrie Moyer,
  • Sangram Majumdar,
  • Trevor Winkfield,
  • Jennifer Sirey,
  • Elizbeth Hazan,
  • Opens: Jan. 08, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 07, 2015
  • Reception: Jan. 08, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

20 x 16 New York

  • Curated by Geoff Young,
  • Opens: Mar. 26, 2015
  • Closes: May. 02, 2015
  • Reception: Mar. 26, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Long Goodbye

  • Kysa Johnson,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

stroturf-rooftop-picnics

  • ruby onyinyechi amanze,
  • Opens: Jun. 18, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 14, 2015
  • Reception: Jun. 18, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Night Vision

  • Selena Kimball,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Elements

  • Nancy Lorenz,
  • Opens: Oct. 22, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 22, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Meditations on Hunting

  • Emilie Clark,
  • Opens: Feb. 25, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 26, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 25, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Work

  • Kim McCarty,
  • Opens: May. 07, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 13, 2015
  • Reception: May. 07, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

DominoDomino

  • Edra Soto,
  • Dan Sullivan,
  • Opens: May. 07, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 13, 2015
  • Reception: May. 07, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Accoutrements in Marwa, an Interlude in Sliver

  • Rubens Ghenov,
  • Opens: May. 12, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 18, 2016
  • Reception: May. 12, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Year I Make Contact

  • Brittany Nelson,
  • Opens: Jan. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 20, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 07, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

RISD MFA

  • Marisa Adesman,
  • Christian Ruiz Berman,
  • Sanié Bokhari,
  • Ada Goldfeld,
  • Molly Kaderka,
  • Arghavan Khosravi,
  • Rebecca Levitan,
  • Saif Mhaisen,
  • Gina Palacios,
  • Ohad Sarfaty,
  • Opens: Aug. 03, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Aug. 03, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Dark Tomorrow

  • Jeff Perrott,
  • Opens: Feb. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 25, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Austin Thomas

  • Austin Thomas,
  • Opens: Feb. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 25, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Hankerings

  • Matt Kleberg,
  • Opens: Mar. 31, 2016
  • Closes: May. 07, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 31, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summer Show 2016

  • Leigh Ruple,
  • Sarah Bednarek,
  • Opens: Jun. 23, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Jun. 23, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Windows

  • Sharon Louden,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 08, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Cotter Luppi

  • Cotter Luppi,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 08, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Brushless

  • Nathan Randall Green,
  • Halsey Hathaway,
  • Wayne Herpich,
  • Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson,
  • Rachel Ostrow,
  • Carolanna Parlato,
  • Andrew Schwartz,
  • Opens: Jun. 22, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 28, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 22, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Twenty by Sixteen Biennial

  • Curated by Geoff Young,
  • Opens: Apr. 07, 2017
  • Closes: May. 06, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Early Settlers

  • Paul Wackers,
  • Opens: May. 11, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2017
  • Reception: May. 11, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ed Ruscha's Every Building on the Sunset Strip

  • Amy Park,
  • Opens: Nov. 17, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 17, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Chasing Firefly

  • David S. Allee,
  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Inside-Out

  • Samantha Bittman,
  • Opens: May. 11, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2017
  • Reception: May. 11, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawings

  • Andrew Hostick,
  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Apr 17 - May 17, 2014

  • Reception: Apr 23, 6 - 8pm

Where

Morgan Lehman Gallery

  • 526 West 26th Street, New York, NY, United States Map

About

Salvest believes that the beauty, courage, sadness, humor, and absurdity of the world are reflected in the physical evidence of our human needs and shortcomings – specifically in the detritus of our daily lives. In this most recent body of work, Salvest further mines the evocative power of everyday objects, continuing to challenge our pre-conceived notions of their inherent value. He revisits business cards, reclaimed medicine cabinets, and pills and also introduces new materials such as secondhand romance novels and used crutches. The found objects are recontextualized, often with the assistance of the written word, to create works that both communicate personal realizations about morality and time and also comment on the triumphs and follies specific to our era.

Salvest’s studio is a laboratory where life’s scraps – a used coffee filter, a weathered clothespin, a deck of cards eroded by shuffling hands – are collected, sorted, and then reconfigured in an attempt to draw out potential meanings. The title, Object Lessons, refers to various accumulations of these familiar objects which through the artist’s gathering and sorting have now become visual aids meant to illustrate or explain an abstract idea - tangible representations of Salvest’s realizations about time, mortality, and the many paradoxes of the human condition.


Press
"Exhibition of sculpture and found-object based work by John Salvest opens at Morgan Lehman."

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