Saturday, July 19, 2014

Family Style @ Formerly Pocket Utopia

Curated by Julie Torres
Formerly Pocket Utopia
191 Henry Street, LES, NYC 10002
Opening Reception: Tuesday July 22, 6-9pm
On view July 22 - August 24, Wed - Sun, 12 - 6pm


Ky Anderson
Meg Atkinson
Liz Atzberger
John Avelluto
Inna Babaeva
Emily Berger
Maria Britton
Melissa Capasso
Ginny Casey
Lauren Collings
Jonathan Cowan
William Crump
Kevin Andrew Curran
Georgia Elrod
Sessa Englund
Ryan Michael Ford
Matthew Neil Gehring
Enrico Gomez
Rachael Gorchov
Libby Hartle
Jay Henderson
Fran Holstrom
Mary Judge
Mona Saeed Kamal
Leslie Kerby
Wendy Klemperer
William Eckhardt Kohler
Ellen Letcher
Geddes Levenson
Amy Lincoln
Meg Lipke
Rebecca Litt
JJ Manford
Chris Moss
Seth Mulvey
Rebecca Murtaugh
Fran O’Neill
Alex Paik
Jamie Powell
James Prez
Ben Pritchard
Jenna Ransom
Alexandra Rubinstein
Anne Russinof
Karen Schifano
Jennifer Shepard
Julia Sinelnikova
Elisa Soliven
Maxwell Stevens
Austin Thomas
Kati Vilim
Maria Walker
Albert Weaver
Rachael Wren
Becky Yazdan

It's a family affair

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Joyce Robins: Paint & Clay @ THEODORE:Art

Joyce Robins 
Paint & Clay
56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY

Opening: Friday, May 16th, 2014, 6-9 PM

Through June 22nd, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

New Publication: 86 Items

86 Items

A publication that serves as a visual record of a guest lecture by artist Jay Henderson to the students of FNAR 264-404 (Art, Design and Digital Culture) at the University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Designed by Jason Alejandro and published by the Improvised Library.

Available on Blurb here.

HKJB "Another Show" Poster @ Collective Show Mexico City 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

VECTOR - Issue 3 | Book Launch | Interstate Projects, Brooklyn | Feb-8, 6-9pm

VECTOR - Issue 3” Launching

Interstate Projects
66 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Saturday | February 8, 2014 | 6-9pm

300 printed/bound copies of the Journal will be handed out for free during the launch event, and the essays will go live on the website:

On Facebook here.

VECTOR Artists Journal is a literary exhibition in the form of a journal. Each edition compiles a collection of written works by 25-30 emerging and established artists for print and online. The form, length, and theme is up to each artist. Essays range from 1-10 pages, are printed in black & white, unedited, and arranged in alphabetical order.

Issue 3:

Introduction by John Buffalo Mailer

Featured Artists:
Laura Arena, Javier Barrios, Keren Benbenisty, Rita Sobral Campos, Nicholas Fraser, Harmony Hammond, Jay Henderson, Theresa Himmer, Steffani Jemison, Sarah Johansen, Anna K.E., Szabolcs KissPal, Ellie Krakow, Monika Malewska, Nadja Marcin, Paulien Oltheten, Ann Oren, Elise Rasmussen & Paul Garayo, Georgia Sagri, Edward Schexnayder, Stacy Scibelli, Gina Siepel, Ashley Simone, Magnus Thierfelder, Hakan Topal, Pawal Wojtasik & Toby Lee



“That sweet spot in time which is so hard to grab, perhaps impossible, when the truly powerful ones of the world have yet to figure out how to control this new found territory.” (John Buffalo Mailer)

“Painting, like any cultural language, doesn’t have to rely on its historicized meanings. I don’t accept that painting is an over-determined site, a privileged domain of the authoritative masculine voice, or that monochrome painting is necessarily a dead end – the inevitable conclusion of a history of art as a hierarchy of purifications.” (Harmony Hammond)

“The expansion of GIS applications is happening in the context of the distraction and interruption-rich environment of the Internet. While GIS proposes a contextualized data viewing experience according to location, the reality frequently consists of subjectively chosen data layers that provide an understanding that is so insular, the real world nearly disappears.” (Jay Henderson)

“If I can, I will surround myself with people who bring out the best in me. If I could, I would surround myself with people who bring out the best in me. If I could have, I would have surrounded myself with people who bring out the best in me.” (Steffani Jemison)

“I love the yellow stain blue, it’s always there when someone fires a shot” (Anna K.E.)

“the coralmen come like ballerinas into the room and join the undead in a ballet. The horses come in and carry the following sentence on the chest: Love is the only slavery that is perceived as pleasure!” (Nadja Marcin)

“The loosely held pages tremble and move up and down. Through the motion of the subway but also through the natural trembling of the man’s hand and arm. “ (Paulien Oltheten)

“She gives a passionate kiss, then the back of her red dress is torn open, revealing a virginal white bra. She’s whipped with a horse whip.” (Ann Oren)

“I danced on the painting and I covered myself with it. I was underneath an animal’s skin and inside its belly and then I would swing the other painting with my hand to let it move with its purple ribbons. The song was looping again and again. The beat was there. I will stop and do a few dance moves I didn’t know where they were coming from. It reminded me Hollywood movies, cabaret and musicals.” (Georgia Sagri)

“{Sparrows are mentioned twelve times in the plays of William Shakespeare. Swans are mentioned seventeen times. Nightingales are mentioned thirty times; ravens are mentioned thirty-one. Crows are mentioned thirty eight times; eagles forty; geese forty four, and doves top the list at sixty.}” (Gina Siepel)

“An enemy within, or from above sees them from a distance as if they can protect against all conspiracies” (Hakan Topal)


Friday, January 3, 2014

OPENING NEXT WEEK: HKJB: Genesis Forward Battery @ Underdonk !!!

Genesis Forward Battery
1717 Troutman St. #201
Ridgewood, NY 11238

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 11th, 2014

January 11th - February 9th, 2014, Sat - Sun 12pm - 6pm, by appointment

Alex Markwith
Andrea Bergart
Benjamin King
Elisa Lendvay
Erik den Breejen
Jay Henderson
Jered Sprecher
Joyce Robins
Judith Braun
Lizzie Scott
Maria Calandra
Martha Clippinger
Peter Schyuff
Willie Kohler

On Fbook here.

Showing at Underdonk, HKJB is pleased to present Genesis Forward Battery. GFB is a response to End Times, HKJB's last show, which marked the calamity and confusion of making art today when so many aspects of life are breaking down and rapidly changing. The distinctive and fully formed nature of the objects we picked for ET created a kind of world filled with beauty, confusion, and discomfort, an edge of the cliff scenario in thinking about what will be valuable in the future.  From this valley of abrasion, Genesis Forward Battery is an ascendant line seeking the (sub)cultural starting point(s) in abstraction, figuration, and conceptual modalities. This show points out art rules in play that value an intuitive and human-made sensibility. GFB shows how these artists have found a way for themselves, endlessly recharging their proverbial batteries with tactics they use to create new beginnings again and again. These artists' individual discoveries fuel their visual self-propulsion systems of art making. In a sense, the individual artworks they create are the genetic codes that generate their larger bodies of work. Latent within these codes may be rules and parameters that serve as a genesis or starting point, for their studio practice. Yet, these codes are not deterministic, but flexible and guided by an ineffable sense of wonder.

HKJB is a nomadic artist driven curatorial project co-founded in 2009 in New York City by artists Benjamin King and Jay Henderson. HKJB has participated in exhibitions at Participant Inc. (NY), Exit Art (NY), Silvershed (NY), Neter (Mexico City), and Laroche/Joncas (Montreal), in addition to short term studio based exhibitions across Brooklyn, and was included in the EXIT Art / MIT press publication in 2012, Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces 1960-2010. HKJB is interested in inviting a cross-generational group of artists together into exhibitions where the larger relational and societal contexts that surround their work can be investigated and appreciated.

Underdonk is an artist run collective, formed in the Summer of 2013, dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging and established artists, as well as providing a platform for realizing creative projects. Genesis Forward Battery will be the sixth show hosted by Underdonk, and the first collaboration with another artist collective. Underdonk is comprised of Chris Bertholf, Tryn Collins, Nicholas Cueva, Aleta Lanier, Jaeeun Lee, Laura Frantz, JJ Manford, Nicholas Moenich, and Elisa Soliven.

Genesis Forward Battery will be showing between January 11th - February 9th, 2014 on Saturdays and Sundays from noon - 6 PM, and by appointment.

For more information, please contact Underdonk at or HKJB at

Opening: Bad Fog@Martos Gallery curated by Eddie Martinez

Monday, December 30, 2013