Exhibitions

**Pioneer Works will be CLOSED Wednesday, July 30th and reopen on Thursday July 31st with the Opening of VICE’s 13th Annual Photo Show: Trompe-L’Oeil. 6-10PM**

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CURRENTLY ON VIEW
Vice_square VICE MAGAZINE’S 13th ANNUAL
PHOTO EXHIBITION

Curated by Matthew Leifheit
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday July 31 2014, from 6-10PM
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ON VIEW: July 31 – August 10

July marks the release of VICE’s 13th annual Photo Issue. Curated along an expanding of the term trompe l’oeil, this year’s edition is a dazzling showcase of smoke and mirrors, featuring photographic illusions and transformations of all kinds. The issue includes a wide range of visual tricks, deceptions, and transformations by some of the greatest artists working today. Contributions from venerated photographers whose images have changed the world such as Weegee, Cindy Sherman, and Laurie Simmons will share pages with the visionaries of tomorrow.

VICE and Pioneer works have partnered to present an exhibition of pictures from the magazine. Please join us Thursday, July 31st, from 6-10pm to celebrate the work of these artists:

Bea Di Giacomo / Cole Don Kelley / Cynthia Talmadge and Matthew Leifheit / Erin O’Keefe / Kevin Zucker / Jaimie Warren / Jamie Lee Curtis Taete / Jason Lazarus / Jason Nocito / Jimmy DeSana / Laurie Simmons / Matthias Bruggmann / Michael Bühler-Rose / Michael Marcelle / Peter Kaaden / Pierre Le Hors / Rachel Stern / Richard Renaldi / Richard Kern / Robert Melee / Rose Marie Cromwell / Sara Cwynar / Thomas Albdorf / Weegee / William Mortensen / Zak Arctander
Photo by Michael Bühler-Rose
“DAILY DAILY OPERATION
KENAN JUSKA

OPENING RECEPTION + MUSIC MAGAZINE BOOK FAIR: Sunday, August 17 from 3 – 7PM
AFTER PARTY TO FOLLOW: 7 – 10PM
ON VIEW: August 17 – September 7

Artist and co-founder of the radio program and DJ collective “Chances with Wolves,” Kenan Juska, from March 2005 to November 2008 created sequential collages made from cast- off materials primarily found on the streets of New York. The work showcases a wide spectrum of human experience and provides a daily snapshot of our collective lives.

Items like newspaper and magazine clippings combined with intimate trinkets from people’s lives render a rough portrait of the collective consciousness and value system of contemporary culture.

“Making this work was, on a personal level, an almost subconscious precursor to ‘Chances with Wolves,’ explains Justka. “The daily meditation of collecting materials people cast off, and turning them into a sculptural diary, ended as the radio program began. With each episode of the radio show, we take overlooked and forgotten songs from different contexts, times, cultures and styles; “beautiful failures” we think of them as, and do our best to meld them into an seamless experience for our listeners.”

Additionally, Pioneer Works and Juska will be releasing a book in conjunction with the show featuring a foreword by Justin Cox of Chances with Wolves, and published by Justin Cox, a photographer and curator known most recently for The Newsstand, a zine stand displayed at the Lorimer-Metropolitan subway stop in Brooklyn.
UPCOMING
“THE THE OLDEST LIVING THINGS
IN THE WORLD

AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY RACHEL SUSSMAN
Curated by Christina Costello

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13 2014, FROM 6-8PM

Rachel Sussman is a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn. Her photographs and writing have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, and NPR’s Picture Show. She has spoken on the TED main stage and at the Long Now Foundation, is a Guggenheim, NYFA, and MacDowell Colony fellow, and is a trained member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and Europe, and acquired for museum, university, corporate, and private collections. Her first book, The Oldest Living Things in the World, reached shelves April 22, 2014, published by the University of Chicago Press.
bronx museum silver-1_FLAT THE LAST DAY
Bosco Sodi
OPENING RECEPTION: November 6 (TBC)
ON VIEW: November 6-16, 2014

Pioneer Works is pleased to present Bosco Sodi’s The Last Day, a site-specific 57 ft. long polyptych. Created with silver pigments and organic materials, the work questions the fast deterioration of our planet and the impermanence of life – one of the essential Buddhist doctrines: all of conditioned existence, without exception, is transient, in a constant state of flux.

Bosco Sodi (b. 1970, Mexico City) is known for his richly textured, vividly colored large-scale paintings. Sodi has discovered an emotive power within the essential crudeness of the materials that he uses to execute his paintings. Focusing on material exploration, the creative gesture, and the spiritual connection between the artist and his work, Sodi seeks to transcend conceptual barriers. Sodi leaves many of his paintings untitled, with the intention of removing any predisposition or connection beyond the work’s immediate existence. The work itself becomes a memory and a relic symbolic of the artist’s conversation with the raw material that brought the painting into creation. Sodi’s influences range from l’art informel, looking to artists such as Antoni Tàpies and Jean Dubuffet, to master colorists such as Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and the bright hues of his native heritage.
Photo by Kevin Kunstadt