“LINE splitter” Exhibition


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Organized by Yvonne Olivas

SARDINE presents a group show titled LINE splitter organized by Yvonne Olivas and featuring work by Karen Tepaz, Will Schmiechen, & Ricardo Woo.

In “Some Kinda Love” Lou Reed sings, “between thought and expression, lies a lifetime…” The idea for the show fixates on this passing refrain, and of things that take hold, bloom and blossom in New York City. One hears it and imagines tracing a line that is neither life, nor the written word, but which paces them and bears something of their frequencies. It evokes a step between language and symbol, which, though personal, intimates wordless conversation, bespeaks meaning, openings and worlds. It is with this understanding that the work of these artists—drawings, and the leaps from there—are presented here.

Karen Tepaz (b. 1984, Los Angeles, California) is interested in the expansive potential of objects and their ability to open and close a space simultaneously. Her sculptures blend the use of color, form and material in a compositional lexicon. Tepaz received her MFA in Sculpture at Yale School of Art in 2013 and a BFA in Ceramics from California State University Long Beach in 2010. She had a solo exhibition at CACTTUS Gallery in Long Beach, CA and a residency at Art Farm in Nebraska in 2017. Group exhibitions include Cortina de Nopales at Basement Projects in Santa Ana, CA; and in New York: The 2017 Whitney Houston Biennial; Centerpiece curated by Bomb Pop-Up; Process+-Pattern at SARDINE; and Portraits of a Landscape at The Shirley Fiterman Art Center BMCC. This past spring Tepaz co-curated Flat Touch at Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute; In Between The Lines, also at Pratt, opens this fall. Tepaz lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

William Schmiechen (b. 1986, Northampton, Massachusetts) is an artist and musician living in New York, New York. He released his first book of drawings entitled Peephouses in the fall of 2016. He is currently working on a second book of drawings in collaboration with the musician and poet Mike Bones. He could really go for an egg cream right about now.

Ricardo Woo was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and South Bahia, Brazil. His installation is composed of drawings within circles that cover the wall. Woo refers to the circles as “emoji.” Playing upon the notion of these familiar icons, he presents his own “abstract sketches.” Woo has a B.Arch. in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo FAU USP and an MFA from NYU. Ricardo Woo explores different fields of art such as printmaking, drawing, installation, performance and ceramics. His work has been exhibited at Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo, Brazil; DEOA Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan; KonzeptionArt, Munich, Germany; and other institutions.



from July 14, 2018 to August 05, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-07-14 from 18:00 to 21:00

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