envoy enterprises

Just Opened:

Almond
 Johan Tahon

envoy enterprises, 87 Rivington St., NYC

Belgian artist Johan Tahon’s figurative sculptures are made from glazed ceramic and explore the vulnerability of the human body as it appears to be turned inside out. Various in scale and mostly white with some subtle touches of colored glaze, the works are presented either directly on the floor or on raw, unpainted pedestals. The interplay of glazed and raw surfaces confront the viewer with the thin line between beauty and deformation. - thru April 21

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Just Opened:

Joachim ‘Yoyo’ Friedrich & Sam McKinniss
 organized by Jamie Sterns

envoy enterprises, 87 Rivington St., NYC (bt Orchard & Ludlow)

“There are shared interests, considerations, and aesthetics that brought me to select these [two] artists and their works. This can be seen in their connections of color and poetics of form. The works on view capture moods and tell short tales of a moment, a day, or a fantasy imagined. On view will be a selection of works on paper, newspaper and sculpture by Friedrich that range from the 1970s to 2013 and oil and canvas paintings by McKinniss from 2012 to 2013.” - Jamie Sterns

- thru Aug 24

Performance Tonight, 8-10p:

embryoroom and Slow Knights

envoy enterprises, 87 Rivington St., NYC (bt Orchard & Ludlow)

Transforming envoy’s basement into a black-box mise-en-scene activated with the haunting scenographic stylings of Gruen and the metronomic flash of Quist’s video projections and soundscapes, this exhibition is the first live presentation of Quist’s feature film The Untitled and an exploration of the collaborative work between the two artists.

More Proof LES Gallery Scene is Thriving” - The Lo-Down Magazine

“Many of the young gallerists who have descended on the Lower East Side in the past few years were attracted by the neighborhood’s entrepreneurial spirit, but they were lured here for a far more practical reason. Comparatively low rents allowed them the freedom to take some risks and to support forward-thinking artists who are pushing boundaries. While Chelsea and Soho collectors are forced to showcase the most conventional projects–works they know will sell for top dollar–LES gallery owners have seized the opportunity to experiment.”

read more on The Lo-Down

ihArt - Desi Santiago

THIS POP IS PERFECTION 

Envoy Enterprises 

SEPTEMBER 13 - OCTOBER 14, 2012

If you are in the Lower East this weekend, take a moment to pop in to 87 Rivington Street. The home of Envoy Enterprises newly expanded gallery space featuring SuperstARTist Desi Santiago.  

Recently, we caught up with Desi and wanted to find out a little more about this incredible creator. We asked some “hard” hitting questions in addition to getting some insite to his latest show - “This Pop Is Perfection”. 

Desi, thank you for taking time to chat with us!! QUEL CHIC!!

Where are you from? NEWARK, NJ

What attracted you to NYC? IT’S MYTHOLOGY

Who inspires you?  ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE IN SOME WAY. I’M A VAMPIRE LIKE THAT.

What do you want communicate with your work in your upcoming show? ENJOY THE RIDE!

your favorite material to work with? METAL

Coffee or Tea? COFFEE

Island or Mountian? MOUNTAIN

Hard or Soft? HARD

In or Out? IN

Black or White? BLACK

Saturday Night Special by Fad Gadget

PS. If your a fan or follower of Fad Gadget / Frank Tovey Envoy Enterprises will be screening a documentary about the frontman. envoy enterprises, in collaboration with NP Contemporary Art Center and Mute Records, is pleased to present FG.Ft, a three-part project series in homage to Frank Tovey – founder of the 1970s/1980s British electronic group Fad Gadget, marking the 10 year anniversary of the pioneer’s death. Summoning a diverse group of artists and musicians who have been both directly and indirectly influenced by Tovey, the series will take place from March 1st through to April 8th, 2012 featuring a group exhibition, live music performances, and a film screening.  All events are free and open to the public.


Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey  - Directed by Morgan Tovey Frost
Incontinent  - Directed by Tom Kalin
Collapsoscope - Directed by Brian Kenny

March 10, 2012, 8pm: Anthology Film Archive