Smack Mellon is pleased to present three solo exhibitions featuring new work and site specific projects by Brooklyn-based artists Tamara Gayer, Stephen Sollins, and Heeseop Yoon. Tamara Gayer reconfigures and translates the geometry of urban landscapes into an intricate vinyl installation for her window project The Final Contraction. Covering all 24 windows with various colors and textures of vinyl Gayer presents an alternate all-encompassing prismatic cityscape. Disorganized spaces, often hidden from public view by design, are the focus of Heeseop Yoon's Still Life #11. Yoon provides a dramatic view of chaotic interior spaces using black masking tape on the gallery's oversized 24' x 60' long wall. In the back gallery, Stephen Sollins presents Piecework, a series of large scale works on paper made entirely of collected mailing envelops. Intersecting his mathematical approach with his interest in the sentimental, Sollins methodically assembles the recognizably patterned paper into the form of traditional American quilts.

 

 

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Concordia Foundation, Jerome Foundation and Smack Mellon’s Members.  

Smack Mellon’s programs are also made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, and with generous support from The New York Community Trust, The Greenwall Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation, Bloomberg, The Greenwich Collection LTD, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Inc., Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Brooklyn Community Foundation, 2010 JPMorgan Chase Regrant Program administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and Foundation for Contemporary Arts.  Space for Smack Mellon’s programs is generously provided by the Walentas family and Two Trees Management.