Exhibitions

Coming Soon,

Food Show 2; March 21st to April 18th, 2014

Understanding food is a function of intelligence.

Dan Graham, Marc Joseph Berg, George Skelcher, Isabel Schneider, Mieko Meguro

The opening reception; March 21st, Friday, 6-8pm

 

In Love:Not in Love- You can't Faucet, Mieko Meguro Feb 2014

 

 

 

 

 

The 3A Gallery is pleased to present:

Dan Graham and Antoine Catala Collaboration work,

Dolphin’s Smile (And More) ;

Story by Dan Graham, illustrations by Antoine Catala

October 25th to November 22nd

Opening Reception: October 25th, 6-8pm

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3A Gallery; 179 Canal Street, #3A, New York, NY 10013
(On Canal Street between Mott and Elizabeth Street)
Phone; 1-212-219-7523 or 1-347-542-0811
www.3agallery.com

Gallery is open Thursday, Friday 2-5pm and by appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 3A Gallery is pleased to present:

The Angel of History

 

Aura Rosenberg and John Miller

September 19th-October 11th

Opening Reception: September 19th, 6-8pm

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A Klee painting named ‘Angelus Novus’ shows an angel looking as though it is about to move away from something it is fixedly contemplating. Its eyes are staring, its mouth is open, its wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history.  Its face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, it sees one single catastrophe, which keeps piling wreckage and hurls it in front of its feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing in from Paradise; it has got caught in its wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels it into the future to which its back is turned, while the pile of debris before it grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress.

The true picture of the past flits by. The past can be seized only as an image which flashes up at the instant when it can be recognized and is never seen again.

–Walter Benjamin, “Thesis on the Philosophy of History”

The angel of history is the inspiration for Aura Rosenberg’s film. Compressed into five minutes, this film animates the ruin and progress of history, starting with formation of planets from gas clouds through to the present.  The pile, culled from an online pictorial archive, depicts Benjamin’s single catastrophe. A flash of original paradise interrupts the cataclysmic momentum and reminds the viewer of the dialectic of history in which the past can be recalled only in relation to the demands of the present.

The installation will include Symmetrical Arrangement by John Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

3A Gallery is pleased to show

Josh Thorpe: A Dog at Sea

May 31st – June 28th 2013

Opening Reception Friday, May 31st 5 – 8 pm

3A Gallery 179 Canal Street, #3A, New York, NY 3agallery.com 212.219.7523

Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday 2-5 pm, or by appointment 347-542-0811

Poems about wayward dogs, loose figurations in low light, a large wall painting about a Roman toga. Maybe some ukulele
or electric guitar. Doodles, sketches, funny faces, nocturnes

 

Josh Thorpe makes installations, paintings, drawings, music, and texts. He teaches writing at University of Toronto and works at a heritage architecture firm called ERA. Recent work includes exhibitions or special projects at Toronto Sculpture Garden, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Plug In ICA, Printed Matter, and David Roberts Art Foundation, UK. Articles and interviews have been published by Canadian Art, Border Crossings, and the Power Plant, and in 2009 Art Metropole published Thorpe’s book, Dan Graham Pavilions: A Guide. In 2011, Thorpe was a finalist in the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Artist Award and was elected to the Sobey Art Award Ontario Long List.

3A Gallery Presents: Josh thorpe: A Dog at Sea May 31st - June 28th 2013 Opening Reception Friday, May 31st 5 - 8 pm 3A Gallery 179 Canal Street, #3A, New York, NY 3agallery.com 212.219.7523 Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday 2-5 pm, or by appointment Poems about wayward dogs, loose figurations in low light, a large wall painting about a Roman toga. Maybe some ukulele or electric guitar. Doodles, sketches, funny faces, nocturnes 347.542.0811 Josh Thorpe makes installations, paintings, drawings, music, and texts. He teaches writing at University of Toronto and works at a heritage architecture firm. Recent work includes exhibitions or special projects at Toronto Sculpture Garden, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Plug In ICA, Printed Matter, and David Roberts Art Foundation, UK. Articles and interviews have been published by Canadian Art, Border Crossings, and the Power Plant, and in 2009 Art Metropole published Thorpe's book, Dan Graham Pavilions: A Guide. In 2011, Thorpe was a finalist in the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Artist Award and was elected to the Sobey Art Award Ontario Long List. For images and information, please go to www.joshthorpe.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For images and information, please go to www.joshthorpe.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3A Gallery is pleased to show

Galleria Massimo Minini’s 40th Anniversary Show: The Postcard Days – May 10th to May 24th, 2013

 

 

Opening reception Friday, May 10th, 6-9:30pm

 

Gallery hour; Thursday, Friday 2-5pm and by appointment

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Galleria Massimo Minini “The Postcard Days”——————————————————————— Dan Graham

Massimo Minini, one of Europe’s most admired art dealers has been operating his gallery for 40 years and has become a collector, not only collecting fine art, but postcards.  It’s not old-fashioned to collect postcards.  60’s artists had this passion, sometimes making art out of postcards, one example being On Kawara’s postcard piece: “I woke up at…”  Minini, along with the 60’s generation of artists, collect and display in their private homes artworks of friends and postcards – postcards are cherished as both a kitsch-like art-form and an emblem of shared friendships.  An exhibition of Minini’s personal postcard collection will be featured from Friday, May 10th to May 24th at 3A Gallery

Galleria Massimo Minini history; http://www.galleriaminini.it/contacts/

 

THE POSTCARD DAYS by Massimo Minini

Once upon a time the world was different, maybe no worse, maybe no better, who’s to say.
In any case that world was there, just waiting to be seen even by mere mortals like ourselves, tourists driven by curiosity: not dauntless 
African explorers, just earnest pilgrims in our humble red Fiat 500 “Topolinos”, Renault Dauphines, and Ford Anglias.
Wearing our sailor suits – as Susanna Agnelli would say – we roamed through Italy, then Europe and America, which to us mainly meant New York.
Some truly adventurous souls even made it as far as Los Angeles.
We were travelling in the days before highways, before cell phones, calling home from pay phones that took tokens: in Italy, these were made 
of copper, with two grooves on one side and one groove on the other.
Back then you could count on fog in winter, fireflies in May, and swallows till the beginning of August.
The world was quite a discovery; though it had been discovered long ago, we were seeing it for the first time and just had to let our family 
and friends in on the joy.
So how did we tell our loved ones all about it? With postcards, of course!
Colorful little pictures of vacationland, beaches lined with umbrellas, mountains cloaked in snow, a lady on skis in Cortina doing a stem 
Christiana, the Swiss Alps full of cows, Tyroleans playing their long horns, Munichers swigging tankards of beer, Scottish men with hairy 
legs and red cheeks puffing bagpipes, airplanes flying the skies, ships sailing the seas, Emilio Comici climbing mountains, the Lake Garda
of every German’s dreams...
Artists were no exception, and like maiden aunts, would send us pictures of newborn babies, absurd cards from some kitschy restaurant, 
overflowing soccer stadiums, very avant-garde postcards with very old-guard subjects.
Some artists not encumbered by modesty would send their own portraits or one of their works as a memento, lest we need reminding.

Then came the Internet, the web, Facebook, Twitter, and everything changed. The world is different now, maybe no worse, maybe no better,
but the postcards have stopped coming.
And so we’ve gathered together those cherished old pictures and put them in a little book for posterity, presenting them in May 2013 at 
the New York gallery of our friend Mieko Meguro: one of those old-fashioned people who every so often will still fire off a postcard...


IL TEMPO DELLE CARTOLINE scritturata  Da Massimo Minini

C'era una volta un mondo diverso, non peggio del nostro, non meglio, chissà.
Comunque c'era, quel mondo, ed era lì bello e pronto per essere visto anche da noi comuni mortali, turisti per curiosità, non eroici 
pionieri dell'Africa, ma onesti viaggiatori sulle topolino amaranto, sulle Dauphine Renault, sull'Anglia, sulla Cinquecento Fiat.
Vestivamo alla marinara e giravamo qua e là per l'Italia, poi l’ Europa e l’ America che, per noi era principalmente New York.
Qualche avventuroso si spingeva addirittura a Los Angeles.
Viaggiavamo prima della costruzione delle autostrade, prima dei cellulari, telefonavamo dalle cabine a gettoni che
in Italia erano di rame con due scanalature da una parte ed una sola dall'altra.
Allora d'inverno c'era la nebbia, a Maggio le lucciole e le rondini  fino ai primi d'Agosto.
Il mondo era una scoperta, anche se era già stato scoperto da tempo, ma noi lo
vedevamo per la prima volta e non potevamo non comunicare questa gioia ad amici e parenti.
Come potevamo far parte ai nostri cari di tutto questo? Ma con le cartoline!
Piccole colorate immagini di vacanza, spiagge con gli ombrelloni, montagne con la neve, una sciatrice a Cortina che fa lo Sten 
Christiania, le Alpi svizzere con le mucche, Tirolesi che suonano il grande corno, Tedeschi a Monaco che bevono birra a boccali, 
Scozzesi con le gambe pelose e gote gonfie mentre soffiano nelle cornamuse, aeroplani in volo, navi che solcano i mari, Emilio Comici 
che scala i monti, il lago di Garda sogno dei tedeschi...
Gli artisti non facevano eccezione, e come vecchie zie, ci mandavano foto delle bambine appena nate, improbabili cartoline  
di un ristorante kitsch, stadi di calcio strapieni di folla, cartoline molto d'avanguardia con soggetti molto di retroguardia.
Qualche artista, senza modestia, ci mandava il proprio ritratto o una propria
opera a mo' di memento, non si sa mai, magari ce ne dimenticassimo.
Poi è arrivato internet, il web, Facebook, Twitter, e tutto è cambiato. Oggi il mondo è diverso, non peggio, non meglio, ma 
cartoline non ne arrivano più.
Così abbiamo raccolto le vecchie care immagini e le abbiamo messe in un piccolo libro, a futura memoria, presentate a New York 
nel Maggio 2013, nella galleria di Mieko Meguro, nostra amica, una all'antica, che ogni tanto manda - ancora- cartoline....


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wineke Gartz; American Pain – March 22nd to April 19th, 2013

 

Opening reception Friday, March 22nd, 6-8pm

 

Gallery hour; Thursday, Friday 2-5pm and by appointment

Wineke Gartz ,“American Pain”

Wineke Gartz, an Amsterdam based artist, will show at 3A Gallery from March 22nd until April 19th, in an exhibition titled “American Pain(ting)”. This work combines video, drawings and collage with sound mixes. Gartz’s work was last shown in New York at 303 Gallery in 2009 in a group exhibition curated by the artist, Dan Graham. “American Pain” involves an investigation of the American dream landscape, linking historical 19th Century American “luminist” landscape painting (such as Thomas Cole) to the present-day Disneyotic Fantasyland in the suburban arcadia setting of the Native American operated “Mohegan Sun” casino-entertainment complex.
The casino’s theme-park-like setting can be viewed as a temple linking America’s Native American past to the promised future dreams of monetary success and a luxurious glamour “life style” for visitors who flock to “Mohigan Sun” ‘Country’ by bus from Chinatown. Gartz visualizes “Mohegan Sun’s” interior architecture as a Kafkaesque “Nature Theater”.

WGartz american pain collage

W. Gartz, american pain, collage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3A Gallery is pleased to show

Susan Grayson; Opening reception Friday, February 15th, 6-8pm

Gallery hour; Thursday, Friday 2-5pm and by appointment
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3A Gallery is pleased to show

Nancy Haynes – THE PAINTING UNDRESSED 

Opening reception; Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6-8pm

Gallery hour; Thursday, Friday 2-5pm and by appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3A Gallery is pleased to show

Peter Scott – Pardon Our Disappearance – Part One

Wednesday 12, September – Friday 19th, October

Opening reception Wednesday 12, September 6-8pm

Gallery hour; Thursday, Friday 2-5pm and by appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While photography is normally tasked with “capturing” its subject, the images in the photographically derived paintings in “Pardon Our Disappearance, Part One” seem to perpetually “come and go.” Painted on the reverse of raw cotton, the front side of the canvas appears blank. While a closer look gradually reveals a face, the residual image resists a fixed definition.

Conveying the relationship between aspiration and societal standards of beauty, these portraits of “makeovers” and “look-a-likes” employ a perceptual ambiguity which slows down the process of looking, removing some of the intentionality of the original images as they’re rendered more speculative.

In the second part of the exhibition, at Sometimes (works of art), the makeover process is considered in the context of urbanism, with photographs that reveal the significance of lifestyle culture in the reshaping of both the perception and reality of the built environment.

 

Peter Scott is an artist, writer, curator, and director of the non-profit gallery carriage trade. His work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe, including one-person exhibitions in the U.S., U.K., Holland, France, and Belgium. His writing has appeared in Artscribe, ArtUS, Zing Magazine, artnet, The Architect’s Newspaper, and Art Monthly as well as several exhibition catalogues. His projects have been featured in various publications including Artscribe, artforum.com, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Observer, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, ArtCards, and artnet magazine.

image: Peter Scott Double Portrait (before/after), 2012, acrylic on reverse of canvas

Pardon Our Disappearance, Part Two will take place at Sometimes (works of art), 83 Canal Street 610, September 19-October 30. Opening September 19 at 6pm with a 7:15 pm performance by David Watson and Matthew Ostrowski. Gallery hours Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 am – 6:00 pm., and by appointment. 646-714-7470

 

 

 

 

 

3A Gallery is pleased to show

Kurt Finsten-Paintings, August 2nd-26th, 2012

opening reception August 2nd, 6-8pm

 

The Poppies Blooming all around
My Herbert loves to see,
Some pearly white, som dark as night,
Some red as cramasie;

He loves their colours fresh and fine
As fair as fair may be,
But little does my darling know
How good they are to me.

(Sara Coleridge: from “Poppies” 1834)

Kurt  Finsten b. 1943. Artist. Director of Krabbesholm Højskole. Living in Western Jutland, a remote part of Denmark. http://www.krabbesholm.dk

 

 

 

JoJo Li       

ARTIST ASLEEP, PILLOW AT WORK

JUNE 8TH – JULY 22ND, 2012

OPENING RECEPTION JUNE 8TH / 6-8PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Art Photography; May 5th 2012- May 20th 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3A Gallery is glad to announce the collaboration with Galleria Massimo Minini.

Galleria Massimo Minini and 3A Gallery collaborate to present the exhibition Fine Art Photography,
inspired by Vision #5

http://www.leftmatrix.com/vision5.html

The artists involved in both Vision #5 and Fine Art Photography are known for working in mediums other than photography, mostly painting and sculpture.
The works are not just studies, but give visual clues into the artists’ conceptual processes.

Photography which is a universal medium nowadays but that for its immediacy can give us an immediate glimpse on the artist’s life and perception.

Francesco Clemente, Dan Graham, Sol LeWitt, Luce Wilson, Robert Barry, Lawrence Weiner, Peter Halley, Ghada Amer, Reza Farkhondeh, Paul P., Haim Steinbach, Gwen Smith, Betty Woodman, George Woodman,Gianfranco Gorgoni, Francesco Simeti, Thea Westreich Wagner, Lucio Pozzi, Gianni Pettena, Pamela Giaroli,
Massimo Minini, Sienna Shields, Chuck Close, Mieko Meguro.

This show will coincide with the participation of Galleria Massimo Minini at the Frieze Art Fair in New York, May 4th -7th 2012. This is a one night event for friendship. Galleria Massimo Minini welcomes America and their American friends.
Let’s get together for Drinks May 5th, 6-9 pm at 3A Gallery, 179 Canal Street, 3rd floor.

The show continues until May 20th 2012.

3A Gallery thanks Galleria Massimo Minini.

 

3A Gallery
179 Canal Street,
#3A New York, NY
10013 USA
T: +1 212 219 7523
www.3agallery.com

GALLERIA MASSIMO MININI
Via Apollonio 68
25128 Brescia – Italy
T: +39 030 383034
F: + 39 030 392446
www.galleriaminini.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HASEGAWA; ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS

February 18th-March 18th,  2012


Japanese architect Itsuko Hasegawa’s architectural drawings from the Dan Graham collection.

Biography  Hasegawa was born in Shizuoka, received her degree in architecture from Kanto Gakuin University (1964), trained with Kiyonori Kikutake. In 1969, Hasegawa entered Kazuo Shinohara’s lab at the Tokyo Institute of Technology as a graduate student. After two years, she became his assistant, a far greater honor and responsibility in Japan than the expression suggests in English. In 1979 she formed her own design firm, Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier, which has designed a number of award-winning buildings in Japan and abroad.  Hasegawa is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and has received the Avon Arts Award, the Building Contractor’s Society Prize for the Shonandai Cultural Center, the Cultural Award for Residential Architecture (Fukuoka, Japan), and a Design Prize from the Architectural Institute of Japan.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOD SHOW   December 18, 2011- January 22, 2012

The food show includes new sculptures by three Japanese/Japanese American artists:
Satoru Eguchi
, Mieko Meguro and Trevor Shimizu.

A printed conversation between Asad Raza and Dan Graham, which gives great insight into food and some local restaurants, will also be available to take home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

* 3A Gallery is open intermittently and by appointment

* See also Trevor Shimizu’s Late Work solo show at 47 CANAL, (47 Canal Street, 2nd floor, NY, NY 10012  Phone 646-415-7712 www.47canalstreet.com/) Jan. 5 – Feb. 12, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROCK MUSIC SHOW Sept. 25 – October 30th 2011.

3AGallery; 179 Canal Street, #3A, New York, NY 10013 Phone; 212-219-7523

Gallery is open intermittently and  by appointment

 

DAN GRAHAM

RODNEY GRAHAM

MIEKO MEGURO

RAYMOND PETTIBON