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Salon des Refusés Opening

I’m looking forward to seeing my newly healed friend Michael Anderson at the Salon des Refusés show, which he curated and also has work in. See you Tuesday!

Salon des Refusés
Artion Galleries, New York
11/19/13- 12/21/13

Artion Galleries is pleased to present their first group show in their New York location. The Salon des Refusés is French for “Exhibition of Rejects,” originally referring to the Paris Salon of 1863. Normally, this would refer to any exhibition of works rejected from a juried art show. This group of “rejects, “ however, are exhibited and held together by the glue that is Michael Anderson.

The artist Aaron Johnson uses socks as brush strokes in his wild and comedic portraits. These old, used, personal items become the material for his sculptural paintings.

Debra Hampton ‘s meticulously cut magazine collage create fantastical, invented, compositions, using fractions of ads with open, incomplete backgrounds. Her work illustrates a command of modern feminine empowerment.

Noah Becker uses the intersection of contemporary ideas and classical portraiture to produce his strange humored and well executed paintings.

Jessica Speckhard’s collage aesthetic is brought together through digital manipulation to illustrate her contemporary, internal landscape.

Alfred Steiner’s detailed watercolors are pieced together as a collage, using symbols, mascots, brands and the pornographic detritus of society as a kind of abstraction to personify other known icons, in composite.

Tom Sanford’s paintings utilize the recording of contemporary historical events, concurrent with this time, by means of grotesque, cartoonish satire.

Michael Anderson’s collages use international street posters, in wide combination and fragmentation, to illustrate post-modern society through dark humor.

This Salon des Refusés curated by artist Michael Anderson at the Artion Gallery brings together a group of New York artists and longtime friends who produce uncomfortable work that is both beautiful and stimulating.

Artion Gallery is located at 275 Water Street. The exhibition will be open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm from November 19th – December 21st, 2013.

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