Contemporary art by Joseph O'Neal

Added on by Joseph O'Neal.

June 26 - August 9, 2015

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 26th

6 - 9 pm

191 Henry st. 
New York, Ny

Gallery Hours
Thurs.-sat. 12-6pm
Sun. 12-4pm

RJAMPOL PROJECT(s) presents a group exhibition titled "Crossing Your Own Line" featuring artists Aimee Hertog, Etty Yaniv, Jennifer Wroblewski, Milcah Bassel and Joseph O'Neal. The exhibition will be on view from June 26th - August 9th, 2015 and will open with a reception Friday, June 26, 2015 from 6 - 9pm. The reception will include a performance by Jennifer Wrobleski and distribution of exhibition printed work. 

"Crossing Your Own Line" demonstrates how medium can express boundaries crossed or broken within the artist. Discussions are created abstractly and aggressively indicating determination drummed up from the artist's strength, or lack there of. Line work across the diverse materials brought to the table hold invading, ravaging qualities. A feeling of subject resolution is presented in the completed work."

Aimee Hertog, originally from Denver, Colorado, received her B.A. from Bennington College and her MFA at Montclair State University. She works with painting, photography and sculptural installation. She has been in several exhibitions in the New York City area including two one-person shows with Chashama. In 2011, Aimee won Best in Show at Wide Open 2 at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, chosen by Guggenheim curator Nat Trotman. In addition to the earlier New York Times article, in 2014 her art was featured in the Huffington Post and the Star Ledger.

Etty Yaniv was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and currently works in Brooklyn. She holds BA in Psychology and English Literature from Tel Aviv University, BFA from Parsons School of Design, and MFA degree from SUNY Purchase. She is integrating mediums such as drawing, photography and painting to form immersive environments. Her work has been printed in publications such as The New York Times, Village Voice, Newsday Magazine and The Nation. She exhibited in solo and group shows at galleries and museums nationally and internationally. 

Jennifer Wroblewski is an artist, curator, and adjunct Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase School of Art+Design. Her practice is comprised mainly of large scale drawing installation and performance. She is a recipient of a 2009 NYFA Fellowship in Drawing, Printmaking and Book Arts, and her work has been reviewed and discussed in the New York Times, the Brooklyn Rail, Hi-Fructose, and the Star-Ledger. Group exhibitions include Timeless: the Art of Drawing at the Morris Museum, Contemporary Mark-Making: Blurring theLines Between Drawing and Writing at the Alpan Gallery. She has had many solo drawing exhibitions including at A.I.R. Gallery, the A.C. Institute, and chashama. In May of this year, Jennifer presented a 6 hour durational drawing performance at Draw to Perform 2 in London. 

Milcah Bassel is a multidisciplinary artist based in Jersey City and Tel Aviv. Her work is an experiential investigation of body-space relations incorporating installation, handmade objects, drawing, photography, video, language, and performance. Bassel holds an MFA in Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (2013) where she is currently an adjunct lecturer, and a Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Art from Brandeis University (2011). ecent solo and group exhibitions include the Newark Museum 2014 Arts Annual, William Paterson University, The Gateway Project, (NJ); Soho20 Chelsea, Whitebox, (NY); Trestle Gallery (Brooklyn); as well as galleries in Chicago, Budapest, and Tel Aviv; Art fairs include PULSE 2015 and EAB fair in NY, and SELECT fair Miami, FL.

Joseph O’Neal creates a transcendental dialogue through a system driven by the archaic. Symbols, phonetics, and imagery come descendent from a past that, in the words of artist Robert Motherwell, “…could only have been conceived of in the present.” The work consists of two variables: the problem and the resolution. Both variables are present in the end result, like the shaking of hands at a peace treaty. The handshake dissolves his relevancy. He is an internationally collected artist and has been involved in numerous gallery shows, museum events, art fairs, group and solo exhibitions in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Connecticut, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Switzerland. O’Neal currently works from his studio in Newark, New Jersey.

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