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.

artsy.net
How Chilean Artist Rodrigo Valenzuela Sheds Light on the Immigrant Experience
By Alex Allenchey

Despite the large glass entryway of envoy enterprises that offers glimpses of the hustle and bustle of the Lower East Side, it’s all too easy, when walking through the gallery, to feel as if one is not in this city—or even in this time. The current exhibition, “Hedonic Reversal,” by Chilean artist and filmmaker Rodrigo Valenzuela, is comprised of five large prints and an accompanying video that nimbly tow a line between fiction and reality, placing the viewer in a hazy, make-believe future while simultaneously revealing hard truths about the present. READ MORE

Rodrigo Valenzuela’s solo exhibition at envoy enterprises is the New York debut of work from Future Ruins, including images from his Hedonic Reversal photography series and video Maria TV.

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Photograph by Rodrigo Valenzuela courtesy of Envoy Enterprises

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