Leslie Lyons & J.B. Wilson | Sept 10 – Oct 8

20 October, 2015
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Collateral Culture: New Tile Works by Leslie Lyons & J.B. Wilson

Lyons & Wilson-Collateral Culture (install 1)

RARE is pleased to introduce Collateral Culture, Leslie Lyons and J.B. Wilson’s first solo exhibition at the gallery.  The artists align themselves with curious aspects of cultural antiquity to present two types of contemporary tile installations that comment on humanity’s decadent tendencies as well as its quest for purity.

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Johnston Foster | May 28 – July 30

29 May, 2015
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Hidden Driveway: New Works by Johnston Foster

Foster-Hidden Driveway (install 1)

RARE is pleased to present Hidden Driveway, Johnston Foster’s sixth one-person exhibition (in twelve years) at the gallery.  The artist’s new floor and wall sculptures are emblematic of his creative process of scavenging for discarded materials and tinkering with them as they take shape organically.

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Dionisios Fragias | April 23 – May 21

19 September, 2014
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Rush to Fill: New Works by Dionisios Fragias

Fragias-Rush to Fill (install 1)

RARE is pleased to present Rush to Fill, Dionisios Fragias’ fourth one-person exhibition at the gallery. The artist’s new sculptures and “hybrid” paintings continue his exploration of humanity’s competing and parallel tendencies toward creation and destruction.  The works in this show focus on a specific area of man’s duality – the propensity to take action and dominate when he senses a void in any sphere of society.  Whether the vacuum to be filled allows for the furtherance of a cultural or scientific agenda, or the gap being plugged permits exploitative and abusive uses of power, Fragias suggestively presents both sides of the same coin.

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Closed Eye Visions | March 19 – April 16

18 September, 2014
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Closed Eye Visions: New Works by Jimmy Joe Roche


Roche-Closed Eye Visions (install view 1)

RARE is pleased to present Closed Eye Visions, Jimmy Joe Roche’s third one-person exhibition at the gallery.  The artist’s new video, series of drawings, and paper & wood sculptures continue his multi-faceted engagement with cultural and aesthetic motifs that find their roots in Surrealism, Op art, performance, cinema, meditation, music, and the digital realm.

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Instants | February 12 – March 12

7 September, 2014
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Instants: New Paintings by Maya Brodsky


Brodsky-Instants (install 1)

RARE Gallery is pleased to present Instants, Maya Brodsky’s second one-person exhibition at the gallery.  Her new series of paintings on panel explores notions of home in relation to the passage of time, the inevitability of change, and her solitary observations.

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Fresh! | January 8 – February 5

6 September, 2014
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Fresh!: New Paintings & Works on Paper by Suzanne Unrein


Unrein-Fresh! (install view 1)

RARE Gallery is pleased to present Fresh!, Suzanne Unrein’s third one-person exhibition at the gallery.  The artist’s new series of erotically charged yet intimately tender paintings and works on paper evokes a world where animals seem to co-exist peacefully with humans, human relationships appear to be idyllic, and peace and serenity ostensibly reign within a Garden of Eden-like environment.

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Quiet Please | November 20 – December 30

5 September, 2014
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Quiet Please: New Works by Seven Artists


Quiet Please (install view 1)


RARE Gallery is pleased to present Quiet Please, a group exhibition featuring contemplative new works by artists Holly Coulis, Matthew F Fisher, Carrie Gundersdorf, Mike Hein, Elisa Lendvay, Matthew Northridge, and Jason Silva.  The show was organized by Matthew F Fisher in collaboration with the gallery.

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Santiago Cal | October 16 – November 13

4 September, 2014
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Giants and Gentility


RARE Gallery is pleased to present Giants and Gentility, Nebraska artist Santiago Cal’s solo debut in New York.  His series of painted wood sculptures begun in 2013, titled “40 Rings,” explores the intertwining of global events with personal memories and family stories during his first 40 years, from 1973 to 2013.  Cal’s decision to filter worldwide occurrences meaningful to him through the prism of family life and history allows him to interpret these events without literally illustrating them, thereby imparting an allegorical cast to each work.

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Zach Horn | September 11 – October 9

3 September, 2014
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Kids These Days

Horn-Kids These Days (install view 1)

RARE Gallery is pleased to present Kids These Days, Boston artist Zach Horn’s solo debut in New York.  His new series of colored pencil and graphite drawings is based on absurd, bizarre, and zany thoughts that course through his mind on a daily basis.  Rather than giving in to silliness, Horn treats his “ridiculous thoughts” with great patience, reverence, and control, bestowing on them much love, thus leaving the viewer enriched by having encountered them.

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Fin(n)ish | June 26 – August 7

14 June, 2014
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Fin(n)ish: Fresh Contemporary Art from Finland

RARE is pleased to present Fin(n)ish: Fresh Contemporary Art from Finland, our end-of-season group exhibition of six emerging artists who live and work in Finland.  With show producer Aleksi Tammi, the gallery shines a light on the vital contemporary Finnish art scene unfamiliar to most American art audiences.

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