Era VI VII VI, 676 Woodward Ave., Queens, New York 11385 (US)
Opening: 2015/06/06 19:00
Opening in tandem with Bushwick Open Studios, group pop-up exhibition Influx will mark Era’s one year founding anniversary. Operating between varying modes of making, featured artists Indriķis Ģelzis, Julie Grosche, Alina Tenser, and Sam Winks exist mutually within a postural sphere; here, impressions are malleable, arrangements key, and the figure – an explored form.
Indriķis Ģelzis (1988, Latvia) received his MA and BA from The Latvian Academy of Art, respectively in 2014 and 2008. Ģelzis is currently a Candidate Laureate at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. His most recent solo show premiered at Galeria Vartai in Vilnius, Lithuania; his work has been exhibited widely in Latvia, as well as Prague, Dusseldorf, Provence, and Zwolle. By means of a Cultural Capital Foundation of Latvia Grant, Ģelzis is traveling to New York to make his stateside debut.
Julie Grosche (1986, Burgundy, France) attended École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Dijon between 2004-2008. Grosche is active as a curator, arts-organizer, and artist. As co-founder of Berlin project space PMgalerie, she partook in developing the collective and digital exhibition format BCC. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, Richmond, L.A., and Berlin.
Alina Tenser (1981, Kiev, Ukraine) received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, her BFA from the School of the Visual Arts. Predominantly Tenser has exhibited work within Richmond and New York, specifically at The Kitchen, Essex Flowers, Pioneer Works, NURTUREart, and in conjunction with Regina Rex. She was the recipient of a Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship in 2014 and the Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in 2012.
Sam Winks (1987, Richmond, VA) received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013 and his BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009. Winks has exhibited work in Savannah, Richmond, Atlanta, and New York; most recently he has shown at NURTUREart, White Box Gallery, and Mint Gallery. In addition, he is an avid writer – working on a novel in conjunction with his studio practice.