“Frozen Karaoke” Exhibition


poster for “Frozen Karaoke” Exhibition

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Outlet Fine Art presents a guest curated show celebrating summer! Organized by Sarah Schmerler, Frozen Karaoke is a four-person exhibition of highly abstract contemporary painting and sculpture. An artisanal ice cream flavor called Black Ash Licorice is being incorporated into the exhibition — by ice-cream innovator and restauranteur Nick Morgenstern (Morgensternʼs Finest Ice Cream; El Rey; Goat Town) — and has been designed to complement the art on view. High-gloss, low-glam black enamel paintings on Masonite (Chris Brooks), and putty-textured, pure black sculptural objects (Gabriel J. Shuldiner) are among the works on view.

Curator Sarah Schmerler created Frozen Karaoke not only with the artists, but with Morgenstern, who has also worked as the pastry chef at Gramercy Tavern, in mind. “The ice cream is an essential component of this show. We want to both delight, and toy with, visitorsʼ perceptions. All of the experiences offered by ʻKaraokeʼ will be pleasurable, but like the act of singing in a karaoke club, they might be a bit wonky, off- register — and I hope, induce a bit of synesthesia. Taste is something we ought to re- think in the dog days of summer.”

The paintings on view, though diverse in texture, are predominantly black in color. The sculptures are predominantly white or pale, and though they range from abject to highly refined, all employ pouring or casting as a studio method.

Alan Wiener makes small-scale works in aquaresin and cement and has shown with Feature, Inc.

Christopher Brooks is based in the UK, and works in enamel on Masonite. He has shown with Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery.

Gabriel J. Shuldiner makes fine art in a proprietary black medium called Post Apocalyptic Black (TM). Some of his art is wearable.

Lucas Moran is a former street Writer (graffiti artist) who, after numerous arrests, has settled into a steady studio practice. He casts found objects in plaster, and makes large-scale oil paintings on canvas.

All of the artists maintain studios in New York City.

Sarah Schmerler is a Brooklyn-based curator, educator, and visual artist who does private consulting for visual artists — both helping them write about their own work, and writing for them.



from July 10, 2014 to August 17, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-07-10 from 19:00 to 22:00

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