• Black and White (and Red All Over): Part 3
  • Brian Gaman: Untitled (Red), Ink jet print, 88 x 44 inches
  • Janet Goleas: Geselle II, 2017, Gouche on paper, 16.5 x 12-25 inches
  • Laurence Hagarty
  • Shirley Irons: Untitled, 2008, Oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches
  • Curtis Mitchell: From the Clown Series, 2011, Altered C-print, 32 x 57 inches
  • Jennie Nichols: OneZero, 2018, Photograph, 30 x 40 inches
  • Bonnie Rychlak: Still from video
  • Jeanne Silverthorne: Still of

ArtHelix & Shim Art Network (NY/USA)

Black and White (and Red All Over): Part 3

Jätkä 2 5.5.-27.5.2018

Galleria Huuto is open also on Ascension Day Thursday 10th May 2018, welcome!

Exhibition exchange

ArtHelix Gallery and the Shim Art Network in collaboration with Galleria Huuto are proud to announce:

Black and White (and Red All Over): Part 3
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari – Jätkä 2

Curated by the team of
Barry Roal Carlsen, Bonnie Rychlak, Anssi Taulu, Peter P. Hopkins

Michael McKeown, Douglas Degges, Alan King, Elizabeth Saveri, Peter Hopkins, Elise Rise, Henry Klimowicz, Claudia Vieira, Wilson Duggan, Anssi Taulu, Timo O. Nenonen, Pälvi Hanni, Shirley Irons, Janet Goleas, Jeanne Silverthorne, Laurence Hagerty, Curtis Mitchell, Jennie Nichols, Bonnie Rychlak, Brian Gaman, Barry Roal Carlsen, Nancy Mladenoff, Branislav Nikolic, Jessica Merchant, Elizabeth Jean Younce, Rachael Griffin

Black and White (and Red All Over): Part 3

This exhibition, Black and White (and Red All Over) is now the third version of an exhibition first held at The Bogart Salon in 2013, then at ArtHelix Gallery in 2016. It will be now hosted by Galleria Huuto in Helsinki, Finland and it is also the first time the exhibition will travel abroad, with planned stops in several other major destinations in Europe afterwards.

The title of the exhibition is based on the old joke of “What’s black and white and re(a)d all over?…a newspaper.” The idea is that while the works here have no actual formal connection they are, nonetheless black and white…and can, and should be “read all over”. It’ also a way of re-thinking the “curated” exhibition -which usually relies on formal similarities- instead, as a text or newspaper with each “article” or art work as separate entities to be read by themselves, and only held together by the concept of the black and whiteness of the newspaper itself.

The show is then like a newspaper, full of content, with many different artists all addressing a range of subjects through the simple formal restriction of color. This curatorial method allows the exhibition to be broad, flexible, and precise at the same time. The omnibus approach of this show is a way to escape the exhaustion of the overly curated “theme” show. With that now hackneyed concept of groupings of artists clustered around some barely recognizable conceptual “theme”. Here the art works are clearly not related in any systematic way; freeing the art to be seen individually. By limiting the range of art to black, white, and red also, however, prevents this show from otherwise becoming a visual “mess”. From a drawing to a conceptual sculpture, from a realistic photograph to a print out of a spam message the art is left for the viewer to read and decide upon its’ value.

Galleria Huuto is actively taking part in international collaboration. It has had multiple exchange exhibitions in various artist-run galleries e.g. in Stockholm, Bergen, Reykjavik and Berlin. The latest collaboration of Galleria Huuto at the moment is to import artists from New York to Jätkäsaari – Helsinki and export member artists from Galleria Huuto to New
York in autumn 2018.

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