dal segno

dal segno
July 15 – August 20, 2021

373 Broadway
#505 New York, NY 10013

Y2K is pleased to present 11 contemporary painters working in NY, NJ, CT, and PA.

Below are the dates and time that reveal the writing process of a press release. It can hopefully show the elusiveness of writing and formulating ideas about how to talk about a group exhibition of artwork without presenting an illustrative idea.

7/8/21 - 4:23 pm EST
D.S. this is used as a navigation marker or “from the sign”. Dal segno or D.S. informs a musician to repeat a passage at the beginning from where the D.S. is placed on the musical bar.

The coda was the inspiration for this and D.S. is when a musical composer wants someone to play a specific passage over again rather than start from the beginning of the whole section or musical bar.

7/8/21 - 6:49pm EST
7/8/21 - 7:01pm EST
thinking abstractly, dal segno felt like a good starting point. For the composer, adding D.S. is a precise decision to emphasize a short passage of musical notes through a brief repeat.

7/9/21 - 1:14pm EST
Trying to explain an artistic networked collective through subconscious understandings without being too sci-fi. Common threads,

7/12/21 - 4:08pm EST

7/12 - 5:00pm EST
2000s, painting boom, 2008, Occupy, zombie, figuration, 2020

Has it been about 6-7 years of figurative painting? Figures in a painting space.

What are on the minds of the figures in the paintings? Identity, existence, meaning, desire

A reset and begin. Figurative and abstract elements are now fusing together to great something new.


The show is not about ways/ideas of Curating or anti-curating but simply a way to discuss a group of artists and their work. The show is meant to be seen, gazed upon, and reflected-starting with each piece, its meaning to each viewer, and the grouping in its entirety. Yes, subjectivity and objectivity will always be present–putting together dal segno is not a casual pursuit, it’s meant to be a reflection on the state of figurative painting and thinking about its future and spending time looking and thinking.

Ted Gahl is a painter living and working in Northwest, CT. Ted will have an upcoming solo show at Halsey McKay Gallery on July 30th. Ted is represented by Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Blake Daniels works in Brooklyn. Blake is currently in a group exhibition at Over The Influence, Hong Kong

Larissa Lockshin lives and works in Long Island City, Queens. Larissa currently has a solo exhibition at Galeria Pelaires. She is represented Galeria Pelaires, Palma Mallorca, Spain

JJ Manford works in Brooklyn. JJ is currently in a group exhibition at The Pit, Palm Springs, CA

Dominic Musa lives and works in Paterson, NJ. Dominic will have an upcoming solo exhibition at Galerie Nicolas Roberts, Montreal. Dominic is represented by Y2K.

Andy Pomykalski lives and works in Brooklyn. Andy will have an upcoming solo exhibition at Y2K group in June 2022. Andy is represented by Y2K.

Anjuli Rathod lives and works in Brooklyn. Anjuli will have an upcoming solo exhibition at Y2K group in September 2022.

Emma Schwartz works in Maspeth, Queens. Emma’s work is currently in a group exhibition at False Flag, Long Island City, Queens

Astrid Terrazas lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens. Astrid will be in an upcoming group exhibition at P.P.O.W in September 2021.

Margaux Valengin lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens. Margaux will have an upcoming solo exhibition at Y2K group in March 2022.

Austin Martin White lives in Brooklyn and works in Philadelphia, PA. Austin currently has a solo exhibition at T293, Rome

Astrid Terrazas
ear spells to help me learn !, 2021
Oil and found rug on canvas
42 x 46 inches (106.68 x 116.84 cm)
Ted Gahl
Get Out of My Eyes, Teardrops, 2020
Acrylic, Moroccan pigments, colored pencil, china marker, chalk and graphite on canvas in artist's frame
14.5 x 11.5 inches (36.83 x 29.21 cm), framed
Dominic Musa
Levitate, 2021
Oil on linen
45 x 38 inches (114.3 x 96.52 cm)
Margaux Valengin
0t0r0ute, 2021
Acrylic and oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.92 cm)
Emma Schwartz
Prayer Space, 2021
Oil on canvas
22 x 28 inches (55.88 x 71.12 cm)
Larissa Lockshin
Dancer (Visitor), 2021
Oil and soft pastel on canvas with wood frame
50.5 x 40.5 inches (128.27 x 102.87 cm), framed
Blake Daniels
Fruit Bats Awaken in the Rhododendron Bush, 2020
Oil on linen
60 x 44 inches (152.4 x 111.76 cm)
Anjuli Rathod
Gut Spiral, 2020
Acrylic and flashe on canvas
38 x 46 inches (96.52 x 116.84 cm)
Andy Pomykalski
Grim Reaper stand up IV, 2021
Flashe, acrylic, and oil on canvas
42 x 32 inches (106.68 x 81.28 cm)
Austin Martin White
hauntedUnitedStatesRubberCompanyferriswheel, 2021
Watercolor, ink on paper
47 x 50 inches (119.38 x 127 cm)
JJ Manford
Midnight at the Cloisters, 2019
Oil stick, oil pastel, flashe on burlap over canvas
36 x 30 inches (91.44 x 76.2 cm)

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