SOUL

March 7 – March 30, 2014

Opening Reception – Friday, March 7, 6PM

 

ANA WIEDER-BLANK

ELEEN LIN

KENNY RIVERO

KYLE STAVER

FRED VALENTINE

PETER WILLIAMS

 

For immediate release

NOVELLA is thrilled to present “SOUL”, a group exhibition which brings together the work of Eleen Lin, Ann Wieder-Blank, Kenny Rivero, Kyle Staver, Fred Valentine and Peter Williams.

On “SOUL” and Kenny Rivero

Kenny Rivero’s "Crown Ball" is an homage to the Golden Era of America’s pastime as it played out in New York, and the significance of the Polo Grounds. The same field where Babe Ruth hit his first home run and Osvaldo “Ozzie” Virgil became the first Dominican-born player to play in the Major Leagues, September 23rd, 1956. "Crown Ball" captures the momentous moment in a wonderful mist of light and dark greens and black. The narrative appears to unfold all at once in an ephemeral field of figures and light. There’s a hint of a scoreboard; nearby, maybe it’s Babe Ruth’s crown, or a reference to the current day public housing where the Polo Grounds once stood. Figures are upside down and disembodied. In the center of the painting, a dark ghostly presence emerges and shares a glance with a figure below him. The whole thing is a wondrous dream.

Steve Rivera

 Kenny Rivero.  Crown Ball , 2010

Kenny Rivero. Crown Ball, 2010

 Kyle Staver.  Prometheus,  2012

Kyle Staver. Prometheus, 2012

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 Peter Williams.  Untitled , 2013

Peter Williams. Untitled, 2013

 Eleen Lin.  Chasing Carp , 2014

Eleen Lin. Chasing Carp, 2014

 Fred Valentine.  Memory Painting , 2014

Fred Valentine. Memory Painting, 2014

 Ana Wieder-Blank.  Occupy Schem , 2013

Ana Wieder-Blank. Occupy Schem, 2013