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Nicelle Beauchene Gallery

Altars of Humanity

  • Alexander Tovborg
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    Alexander Tovborg, Installation view
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    Alexander Tovborg, (Detail) ALTARS OF HUMANITY (the symbol has resurrected) the worship of mammon, 2016-2017
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Press for Altars of Humanity

Current Exhibitions at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery


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  • Maija Peeples-Bright,
  • Opens: May. 31, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 03, 2019
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  • Yevgeniya Baras,
  • Opens: Apr. 25, 2019
  • Closes: May. 26, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 25, 2019
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High Anxiety

  • Richard Bosman,
  • Opens: Mar. 21, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 21, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 21, 2019
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  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2019
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  • Andrew Masullo,
  • Opens: May. 24, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 24, 2018
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Lately Like a Hummingbird

  • Jennifer Paige Cohen,
  • Opens: Apr. 20, 2018
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  • Reception: Apr. 20, 2018
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Landscape Paintings

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  • Opens: Mar. 15, 2018
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Fountainhead

  • Andrea Joyce Heimer,
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  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2018
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  • Tunji Adeniyi-Jones,
  • Opens: Nov. 16, 2017
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Altars of Humanity

  • Alexander Tovborg
  • Opens: Oct. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 12, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Flat Top

  • Alex Bradley Cohen,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 08, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Elaine, Let’s Get the Hell Out of Here

  • Deborah Anzinger,
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  • Rosemary Mayer,
  • Joan Mitchell,
  • Sheila Pepe,
  • Sable Elyse Smith,
  • Joan Snyder,
  • Vanessa Thill,
  • Molly Zuckerman-Hartung,
  • Opens: Jun. 29, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 29, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Life Study

  • Ryan Johnson,
  • Opens: May. 25, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 25, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Oct 12 - Nov 12, 2017


Where

Nicelle Beauchene Gallery

  • 327 Broome Street, New York NY 10002 Map
  • 212.375.8043

About

Nicelle Beauchene Gallery is pleased to announce altars of humanity, the gallery’s second solo show with Alexander Tovborg. For this exhibition Tovborg will present a single, monumental painting in the exhibition space upheld by a procession of six small bronze sculptures. This exhibition is the sister show to the symbol has resurrected at Blum & Poe, New York which runs from September 15 - October 28.

In altars of humanity Tovborg’s interest in the binaries of the sacred and profane, good and evil, past and present, spirit and object takes an expansive step forward with the presentation of a 33 foot long painting (in five parts) staged here as an altar with six bronze heads supporting the panels. Here Tovborg explores the allegorical tales of Mammon, a pejorative term used throughout the New Testament for gluttony, excessive materialism, greed and the misuse of power. Resurrecting and personifying the spirit of Mammon and its transformational properties through depictions of himself, serpents, dragons, and the repetition of a coin bearing a pentagon, Tovborg creates a portrait of greed through the confluence of religious perspectives, including Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism.

While the symbol has resurrected at Blum & Poe focuses on the manifestation of Mammon and its transformational properties, altars of humanity focuses on a more universal profile of Mammon, uniting symbolic components established in the symbol has resurrected as well as in Tovborg’s past works and exhibitions to consecrate this work as a culmination of the artist's experiences — both personal and professional. Within this altarpiece Tovborg encodes and extends power and spirituality into his elements, revealing and expressing his altruistic hope and faith for humankind to coexist in peace across nations and cultures.


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