July 15 – August 20, 2021
#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