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Dear Friend of Gertrude,

As you know, we’ve spent the past months hosting secret Salons in places ranging from a church in Brooklyn, a penthouse on the UES to Google’s Chelsea office, working with premiere curators to select leading artists and promising new talent.

While private, the art world noticed, and we received thousands of applications to attend.

On October 16, at 11am ET we will introduce the next step as we redefine the art Salon for the 21st Century.

If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up here.

If you came to a Salon we cannot wait to have you back, and if not, let’s meet soon.


Gertrude & Team

Artwork: “TV on TV” by Nobutaka Aozaki, shown at a Gertrude Salon.

Image courtesy of Annette Kelm and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

Annette Kelm (b. 1975, Stuttgart)

German artist, Annette Kelm, had her first New York exhibition in 2010 with the Andrew Kreps Gallery. For her second solo exhibition at the gallery Annette Kelm is presenting new works that have been made entirely in 2013. Kelm’s photos filter significations as a system of values and codes that are established and stabilized by various forms of image production. This system includes their distribution by the art market, media and consumers: among them phenomena of sports and daily life, botanics, exoticism, Hollywood film, and architecture.

In 2011, the artist exhibited an exhibition titled ILLUMInations at The Arsenale at the Venice Biennale. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, including Tokyo, Berlin, San Francisco, London, Austria, Rotterdam, Los Angeles, Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg and onward. Her extensive repetoire of work and exhibiting history speaks to the magnitude of the voice photographer Annette Kelm is contributing to contemporary art. 

Annette Kelm’s current exhibition will be on view through November 2, 2013 at Andrew Kreps Gallery's 537 West 22nd Street location. 

Paola PIVI
“ ? ”, 2013
urethane foam, plastic, feathers
115 x 148 x 111 cm / 45,3 x 58,3 x 43,7 inches
photograph by Guillaume Ziccarelli
Courtesy Galerie Perrotin

Galerie Perrotin is inaugurating its New York space with an exhibition by the audacious and playful Italian artist Paola Pivi

Nomadic by nature, Paola Pivi has lived all over the world, including Shanghai, the remote island of Alicudi in southern Italy, and Anchorage, Alaska. She is presently in India. Pivi first exhibited at Viafarini in Milan in 1995, the same year she enrolled in the Brera Academy of Art in Milan. In 1999, she was co-awarded the Golden Lion for the best national pavilion (Italy) at Harald Szeemann’s Venice Biennial. For this venue, which featured five Italian artists, Pivi presented “Untitled (airplane)”, an inverted Fiat G-91 airplane resting on its cockpit. Last year, the artist was commissioned two original public artworks in New York City: “How I roll”, a project by Public Art Fund, a Piper Seneca airplane rotated on its wingtips, installed near Central Park at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, and “Untitled (zebras)”, a striking image of zebras on a snow-covered mountaintop on the 25-by-75-foot High Line Billboard at West 18th Street.

Paola Pivi “ok, you are better than me, so what?” will open at Galerie Perrotin, New York, on September 18th. The show will run through October 26, 2013. Galerie Perrotin’s New York space is located at 909 Madison Avenue. 

Adrien MissikaTephra Horizon (video still), 2013
Courtesy de l’artiste et galerie Bugada & Cargnel

Adrien Missika (b. 1981, Paris)

Born in Paris, Adrien Missika currently lives in Berlin. As a sculptor, photographer and filmmaker, he is currently represented by Bugada & Cargnel gallery in Paris. In the video Tephra horizon, the diversity of views, alternating between aerial, handheld camera panoramic, stills, like the multiplicity of frames, high or low angle shot, close-up or wide shot, are all ways to translate a subjective and panoptic vision, a physiological relationship with the “Piton de la Fournaise” or “Peak of the Furnace” (via Bugada & Cargnel).

Adrien Missika co-founded the art space 1m3 in Lausanne in 2006, the same town where he studied at ECAL - École Cantonale d’art de Lausanne. His work has been exhibited at Centre Georges Pompidou, the Palais de Tokyo, the Edouard Manet Gallery, the Centre of Contemporary Art in Geneva, the Contemporary Art Centre in Gennevilliers or even the Kunsthaus Glarus. In 2011 he we awarded the Prize of the Fondation Richant and the Kiefer Hablitzel Prize. This article from Frieze is an excellent way to discover the previous films and photographic work of the artist.

Torn, 2013
Image courtesy of the artist and Gertrude.co

Stephen Felton (b. 1975, Buffalo) 

Stephen Felton has described his process of creating work as reflective not only of his emotions, but on the atmosphere of his actions, decisions and lifestyle. All of Stephen’s paintings are created using a language that Stephen has been working to perfect throughout his career. Stephen is inspired by whatever is around him. He draws from life. The content of his paintings always has to do with what he is going through on that particular day. Stephen insists he can never paint the same thing twice, because each time he touches a brush to canvas it is influenced by his mood and the circumstances of that particular day. In this way, he considers his paintings as documentaries. Felton’s works speak loudly to the present atmosphere in painting, walking away from historical predilections. Within each piece, the instigating thought process can be experienced as the launch pad for the artist’s journey through the work. Each proceeding piece refines and deepens the language of Felton’s paintings.

Stephen Felton is a painter who lives and works in New York City. His artwork has been exhibited in leading galleries worldwide including Bortolami, Paula Cooper, Miguel Abreu & Praz-DeLaVallade as well as the Fiac. Stephen Felton has described his process of creating work as reflective not only of his emotions, but on the atmosphere of his actions, decisions and lifestyle.

Photo by EPW Studio/Maris Hutchinson. Courtesy of the artist, Maccarone New York, and David Zwirner New York/London

On September 7th Carol Bove will open "RA, or Why is an orange like a bell?“, the artist’s second solo exhibition with Maccarone Gallery in the West Village of Manhattan, on view through October 19th, 2013.   

The show will feature Bove’s newest body of sculptural works inhabiting both maccarone’s morton street and greenwich street spaces.  Many of these works are similar to Bove’s most recent outdoor sculptural tableaus comprised of various metals and concrete, and will for the first time be brought into an interior gallery setting. Bove will interweave relics and ephemera from the archive of Lionel Ziprin - a legendary NYC beat poet and scholar -  thereby incorporating a realm for research and study within the traditional gallery show context, offering a metonymic viewing experience and insight into Bove’s artistic practice on the whole.

Maccarone Gallery is located at 630 Greenwich Street, New York City. 

Elad Lassry
Woman (Red Bow), 2012 c-print, painted frame
14.5 x 11.5 x 1.5 inches
(36.8 x 29.2 x 3.8 cm) 
Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 Elad Lassry (b. 1977, Israel)

Elad Lassry studied film at the California Institute of the Arts, followed by an MFA program from the University of Southern California (via MoMA.org). A native of Tel Aviv, Lassry moved to Los Angeles at 20 to pursue his studies and future as an artist. Incorporating the visual culture of still and motion pictures, Elad Lassry’s works tap into the history of story-building with images while highlighting the remnants and history that lingers in images after they have been removed from their original contexts. In this article with Interview magazine, Elad Lassry said of his practice, “It’s kind of the post-picture-generation approach.”

In 2014 Lassry will be the subject of a solo exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Lassry’s work was featured in ILLUMInations, the International Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, and in 2012 was the subject of solo exhibitions at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway; Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Fondazione Galleria Civica, Trento, Italy; and The Kitchen, New York. Solo exhibitions have also been held at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland; the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; and Tramway, Glasgow. 

Adeline de Monseignat
The Body (aka The Eclair), 2013
Vintage fur, hand-blown glass, pillow filler, sika block, fabric and buttons
69 ¾ x 15 x 17 3/8 in
177.2 x 38.1 x 44.1 cm

Adeline de Monseignat (b. 1987, Monaco)

Adeline de Monseignat lives and works in London. Themes around the body, fertility, sexuality and origin are recurrent in her’s practice, often dealt in her sculptures and installations with organic, sensual and fragile materials such as fur, coffee, eggshells, and wood, in order to let these materials do what the body itself does: yield to the damages of time.  With influences such as Meret Oppenheim, Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse and Gabriel Orozco, her work falls into a genre of sculpture known as ‘soft sculpture’. (via the artist's statement)

Monseignat received her MA in Fine Art with Distinction from City & Guilds of London Art School. Following her graduation, she has begun showing her work in the UK, America and Berlin. She recently completed a residency at Pioneer Works in Redhook, Brooklyn, and participated in a group exhibition titled Dead Inside at Bleecker Street Arts Club. Currently, her works are on view at Gerson Zevi in London as part of the exhibition The London Project, which will be on view through November 1, 2013.

Courtesy of the artist and Bortolami Gallery, New York

The exhibition, Minotaurs, by Piotr Janas will be closing on August 30th at Bortolami Gallery. The exhibition features all new works by Janas. This Warsaw-based artist’s large-scale paintings straddle the line between the beautiful and the grotesque. The latest group of nine paintings – which the artist refers to as “figures” or “self-portraits” – addresses the violent actions of scratching, pulling and prodding. Janas’ paintings evoke an imagined world that spans the realms of nightmare and dream, interior and exterior, carnal and cerebral. Citing the Minotaur – one of the earliest instances of bestiality - Janasdarkly and ironically refers to the vulnerability of the body and his contradictory feelings of pride and disgust about sexuality and masculinity.

Minotaurs closes on August 30th, so hurry to Bortolami Gallery located at 520 W. 20th Street, New York. Their summer gallery hours (through Labor Day) are Monday - Friday 10am-6pm.