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My solo show, From a Window opens next week at the Roux Roux Gallery!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rebecca Sherman From a Window
April 11 - May 9, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, April 11, 6-10pm

Roux Roux Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Rebecca Sherman.

 “I wanted to turn Edward Hopper’s Nighthawk’s (1942) inside out.”~ Rebecca Sherman

From a Window features Rebecca Sherman’s oil paintings from 2003 to 2014. New York City’s bars, restaurants and hotels frame the windows and mirrors whose pictures become Sherman’s subject. In the evenings, she photographed the windows and light abstractions to generate new imagery. Concerning the Spiritual in Art, her paintings depict an internal urban experience that defines her metropolitan reality. Rebecca Sherman is a visual artist living is Brooklyn, New York. She was born in Columbus, Ohio and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio ART from New York University in 2003. Her artwork is inspired by New York City’s constant evolution, collective memory, imaginary picture and ultimate essence. The images feature architectural structures and transcendental environments of an urban landscape intoxicated by color and illumination. Based on the idea of a pre-coded landscape, her dream-like metropolis utilizes fragments of the real world in transit. The quixotic reconstruction of the city paints a visual soundtrack for the intangible experience of its changing space." This will be her first exhibition with the gallery. 

 Roux Roux Gallery is located at 243 Smith St Brooklyn, NY 11231 (between Douglass St & Degraw St.) Hours are Monday - Friday from 12pm-6pm and weekends by appointment only. For further information or visuals, please contact the gallery at (718) 875-4858 or visit www.rouxrouxgallery.com.

 

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One of my paintings will be inlcuded in the group exhibition, Members Only, opening at CultureFix on September 19th. The show features artists from the Con Artist collective under the curatorial theme of the self nude, and drawing inspiration from the exhibition style of the Academic Salons of 1800’s France. Whether they chose to flaunt what they got, or leave more to the imagination, the members invite you into a private show. This will undoubtedly be one of this summer’s most stark, genuine, even uncomfortably honest exhibitions. The nude figure is a trope figure in art history, acting as subject and metaphor. For whatever reason we do this: Necessity, Narcissism, a quest for deeper understanding, maybe even boredom...The results are sure to be telling. We Con Artists stand here in the buff, but stand for so much more.
Nicole Salomon, Elizabeth Knowlton, Lady Millard, Geoff Green, Shaina Aniahs Yang, Cynthia K. Cortes, Matt Smoak, Scott Andrews, Liaizon Wakest, Aprajita Anand, Ryan Wijayaratne, Lisa Hokans, Sarah Wang, Christopher A Quizhpe, Saroj Patel, Julia Pascone, Elke Reva Sudin, Brian Shevlin, Jon Mann, Daniel Lamanna, Sonja Lessley, Ko Smith, Tag Brum, Eric Steginsky, Rebecca Sherman, Miriam Braverman, Miranda Nichols, Michael Sharp, Joseph Pinlac, Maria Petrovskaya, Anna Fawcus, George Foreman, Audrey Ryan, Paul John, and Mad Pu$$y Tat$.

A few of my animations will be included in Seeking Space, the 4th annual official Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) group show at 3rd Ward opening on Friday, 5/31! 
Happy New Year!

My artwork will be featured during a celebration for the Chinese New Year at Brooklyn Fire Proof on Friday, 2/1.

Please join me for a free night of great art, music by Mortal, delicious drinks, and good people too! RSVP on Facebook
Interior Design Magazine wrote a lovely piece on my winning design for Royal Botania:)
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I just received good news that I won Royal Botania's "Dress Up the D-Lux" contest!! I will be covering D-Lux white powder coated aluminum curvacious chair (inspired by the female figure) with images from my new Film Still series (the Smoke & Mirrors edition). Imagine getting ready to sit down on a metallic digital juxtaposition of mirror shards, smoke paintings and silhouetted film stills. The chair will be put on display for auction at the Design Trust's 2012 Art + Design Benefit on Nov. 12th. A portion of proceeds from from my Royal Botania chair will now be dedicated to support disaster relief efforts through the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City! 

AND THE WINNER IS…
BROOKLYN-BASED ARTIST WINS ROYAL BOTANIA’S “DRESS UP THE D-LUX” CONTEST
One-of-a-Kind Chair to be Auctioned at Design Trust, November 7th

(October 2012 – New York, NY) Belgian outdoor furniture manufacturer Royal Botania
is pleased to announce the winner of the “Dress Up the D-Lux Contest.” The brand offered
its innovative D-Lux chair as a blank canvas for creativity. After reviewing submissions, the
company has selected the artwork of Brooklyn-based artist Rebecca Sherman. Her piece,
entitled "Film Still: Midnight in Paris" caught the jury’s eye. Based on the idea of a pre-
coded landscape, her dream-like metropolis utilizes fragments of the real world in transit.

To create Midnight in Paris, Sherman made a sculpture of collaged triangular mirrors
and small oil paintings of smoke. She photographed the reflections of the paintings in the
mirrors and digitally juxtaposed these photos with a silhouetted film still from Woody
Allen's film Midnight in Paris. The jagged mirrors would challenge and complement the
curvaceous chair and the traditional seating surface. Typical of her work, which involves
integrating, layer and manipulating her traditional practice of painting and drawing with
photography, collage, digital technology, projection and installation, Sherman will apply
the image of this artwork as well as two similar images that incorporate film stills from
Christopher Nolan's Inception and Ernst Lubitsch's Design for Living to the chair using
translucent adhesive acetate paper. “I plan to mount the three prints to the front three sides
(interior back, seat and leg) of the chair,” says Sherman. “I am going to paint the back of the
chair silver and the interior square a metallic black,” she adds. The final touch, a signature
from the artist underneath the Royal Botania logo.

The one-of-a-kind D-Lux chair will be up for auction and on display at the Design Trust's
2012 Art+Design Benefit Auction (Nov.7th), which is hosted by Interior Designer Kitty
Hawks and Interior Design magazine Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen. Sherman will be on hand
to talk about her design inspiration and process.

The Design Trust's 2012 Art+Design Benefit Auction raises funds for The Design Trust
for Public Space, which is committed to improving the design, utility, and understanding
of New York City's parks, plazas, streets, and public buildings. The organization brings
together neighborhoods, public agencies, and design professionals to find innovative
opportunities for change, making the city more beautiful, sustainable, functional, and
available to all. Its annual Art + Design Benefit Auction brings together New York's leading
urban innovators and thinkers for a dynamic evening of conversation, cocktails, community
and an art+design auction. This year’s theme of Urban Agriculture addresses a hot topic.
A growing world-wide movement, New York City is a leader in the sustainable practice.
According to the Design Trust for Public Space, the city boasts more than 1,000 farms and
gardens across approximately 50 acres of reclaimed vacant lots, rooftops, schoolyards, and

public housing grounds, benefitting the environment as well as the health and well-being of
the community.

About Royal Botania, a Belgium-based manufacturer of luxury outdoor furniture and accessories,
combines aesthetic sensibility and precise functionality in each and every product it offers. Founded
by engineers Kris Van Puyvelde and Frank Boschman in 1992, it has earned an international
reputation for technical refinement and design originality. Serious about ergonomics as well,
its chairs and loungers offer the maximum in spinal support and comfort. At Royal Botania
quality remains the primary focus from creation, through production, distribution and including
after-sales service. In 20 years, they have grown to employ 800 people worldwide, producing
furniture in solid teak, stainless steel and aluminum, along with bathroom furniture and outdoor
lighting collections. Additional modern garden furniture collections for the US can all be found at
www.royalbotania.com/us or in their New York showroom at 394 Broadway.

About D’Apostrophe: Located at 394 Broadway in New York City’s SoHo design district,
d’apostrophe represents a discerning list of high-end Belgian manufacturers and brands
including: Royal Botania, Limited Edition, .MGX by Materialise, Wildspirit, XL Boom, Bulo, Interni-
edition, Atelier Vierkant Feld, kristalia, casamania and buzzispace. To the trade, the 6000 square
foot showroom is a destination for architects and designers seeking design-focused, residential and
commercial furnishings suitable for use both indoors and out.

About Design Trust for Public Space: Since 1995, the Design Trust for Public Space has been at
the forefront of shaping New York City’s public realm. We are a nonprofit organization that works
collaboratively with community groups, city agencies, and private-sector experts to improve public
space for all New Yorkers.

About Rebecca Sherman: Rebecca Sherman’s artwork is inspired by New York City’s constant
evolution, collective memory, imaginary picture and ultimate essence. The images feature
architectural structures and transcendental environments of an urban landscape intoxicated by color
and illumination. Based on the idea of a pre-coded landscape, her dream-like metropolis utilizes
fragments of the real world in transit.
 She has recently begun to integrate, layer and manipulate

her traditional practice of painting and drawing with photography, collage, digital technology,
projection and installation. Her creative process involves a series repetitive re-interpretations;
extending the dialog from one artistic medium and making it available for further elaboration
in new media, context and experience. The quixotic reconstruction of the city paints a visual
soundtrack for the intangible experience of its changing space.
 
 Rebecca Sherman currently lives
and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

The custom piece will be auctioned off on November 7th at Design Trust's 2012 Art + Design Benefit at Ralph Pucci International. Tickets are still on sale - http://www.designtrust.org/events/event_2012benefit.html

More information on the contest can be found on Royal Botania's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/RoyalBotania/notes




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22 of my metallic artworks (Kodak metallic & Vellum prints in metallic frames and mounted on metallic metal, wood and foam panels) are currently on view at YGallery Salon in Soho! The show is called 'Metallica' and the opening reception will be in November. 

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I'm donating my watercolor painting 'Bodies of Water I,' 22x30" 2009, to The ALS Association of Greater New York and Art for ALS's Art Auction 2012 to fund research into Lou Gehrig’s Disease and support patients in the NY area.The Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction is on Thursday October 24, 2012 from 6-10pm

http://artforals.com/new/


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Come visit me & my artwork this Saturday and Sunday in my studio for the Brooklyn Museum's 2012 Open Studios event.


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH, 11A-7P
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH, 11A-7P

203 Green Street Apt #3R

DIRECTIONS:
Take the G train to Greenpoint

https://www.gobrooklynart.org/studio/bhekisherman

GO is a new project at the Brooklyn Museum, taking place in neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn. During GO, Brooklyn-based artists will open their studios to the community on September 8–9, 2012. Community members registered as voters will visit studios and nominate artists for inclusion in a group exhibition to open at the Museum on Target First Saturday, December 1, 2012. Visit the GO website to learn about how you can take part in this borough-wide project: www.gobrooklynart.org
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I recently became a member of Con Artist Collective.

One of my oil paintings, Window on First Avenue #3, Oil on Panel, 30x40", 2008, will be featured in an art exhibit at WIP! Con Artist is hosting an art event/ opening for this rotating exhibit every Wednesday in August. Another one of my oil paintings, TAI, OIL ON PANEL, 30 X 40", 2012, will be featured in Connival: : The Installation of Visual Oddities & Beautiful Strangeness. (I also collaborated on the house of mirror installation with other members in this exhibit.) DATES: September 8th - September 20th
AT: 26-15 Jackson Ave. Long Island City, Queens. This isn’t your ordinary Con Artist event down at Ludlow. Together with chashama, Con Artist is taking over a 5000 square foot abandoned taxi terminal and creating a bizarre spectacle, carnival style. Video installations, booths, art and murals inspired by the odd and strange carnival setting. AND one of my new artworks, Film Still (Inception #2) , Digital Juxtaposition, 2012, printed on Kodak Metallic will be featured in the group exhibit Manuel Feed. Manual Feed is Con Artist’s first group event back in the Ludlow Gallery. This summer’s show will be eclectic, featuring works by all members of the collective. There is one limitation - Manual Feed will be strictly monochromatic. 08.22.2012 to 08.29.2012 {AT} Con Artist Gallery 119 Ludlow st. Lower Level

 

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 My artwork is currently on display at Dandelion Wine.

 Opening Reception: Monday, June 11th, 2012, 8-10pm

   *with Famega Vinho Verde wine & treats from foodie blogger/ my neighbor,  Kellie Torres*

 

 

 

 

 

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 My artwork is featured in Itch #10: The (In) Equality: (Im)Possible issue!

 

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CHASHAMA 266 GALLERY    
266 W 37th Street, New York, NY 10018    
chashama.org

Exhibition Dates: November 30th - December 12th 2011
{Post Miami Exhibition Dates: December 5th - December 12th 2011}
Opening Reception: December 1st 6-9 pm


Rebecca Sherman’s Nite Light showcases an abstract cityscape of mixed media paintings and digital projections amongst an illuminated led installation with a soundtrack produced by Estelle Bajou. This hybrid genre project will unfold in Chashama’s 266 Gallery as a vibrant dialogue between moving and still images.

Rebecca Sherman’s artwork is inspired by New York City’s constant evolution, collective memory, imaginary picture and ultimate essence. The images feature architectural structures and transcendental environments of an urban landscape intoxicated by color and illumination. Based on the idea of a pre-coded landscape, her dream-like metropolis utilizes fragments of the real world in transit. The quixotic reconstruction of the city paints a visual soundtrack for the intangible experience of its changing space.

This exhibit is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The gallery's open hours (including the selected evening hours with projections on view) will be updated throughout the exhibition. Please check the invite on FACEBOOK  for upcoming announcements or contact Rebecca Sherman at bhekiart@gmail.com for more information.

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I've donated this painting to NURTUREart’s 2011 benefit. The Gala & Auction event will take place at the Chelsea Art Museum on October 11th. Buy your tickets and support this amazing non-profit that is dedicated to nurturing new contemporary art!

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QUIXOTIC RECONSTRUCTION -GREEN BOX PROJECT PROPOSAL by Rebecca Sherman from Rebecca Sherman on Vimeo.

Watch my video proposal for BECK'S GREEN BOX PROJECT, download the Beck’s Green Box Project app & help establish the first ever Augmented Reality Gallery across the world!