Issue 9 is here! Join us Friday June 28th for the launch party at Crush Curatorial in Chelsea! Crush is one of our Artist-Run features, along with GAS LA and Left Fielf. The first ten visitors will receive a free issue of the mag! Stay tuned for more info and interviews with all of the artists and artist-run projects coming soon.
A solo exhibition of work by Kaveri Raina
April 12–May 12, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, April 12, 6–9pm
191 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002
Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 12 pm–6 pm
Curated by Emily Burns
Assembly Room presents Linger Still, a solo show of new work by Kaveri Raina.
In her paintings, Raina depicts the sensation of navigating unfamiliar territory. Born and raised in Delhi, India, and moving to the United States at a young age, she grapples with the questions of self and reflects on her past and future through themes of displacement, in-betweenness, and unease through painting. She considers her work an extension of her parents, their upbringing, and the morals and teachings they instilled in her.
The works in this show continue Raina’s search for what it means ‘to hover’, a search which began in the summer of 2017. She questions what it feels like to linger, or float through time, and to eventually learn to embrace the inherent uncertainty. In a shift from past themes, the new works represent this recent embodiment of perpetual liminality—a conscious choice to be neither here nor there, a simultaneity of otherness. Making a sentient choice to be part of many, to experience a hybrid identity, evokes the sadness of memories seemingly lost, but also the mirage of what could have been. The consequences of these decisions become sometimes empowering, often precarious, and always clouded by ambiguity.
Highly meditative, yet vigorous color energizes the woven burlap and canvas surfaces of the paintings, creating a visual push and pull—a metaphor for the lively unease of the experience of constant relocation and reinvention. Burlap is a significant material, the rough weave of the fibers offering a surface which is already permeable, and on which paint can be applied from opposite planes. The making of the paintings themselves becomes a physical embodiment of a shifting, rotating approach to existence.
Recapturing the directness of drawing in her practice, Raina incorporates the intimacy and immediacy of graphite into works on paper, as well as larger oil paintings influenced by this re-emergence in her work. An entirely new development includes the appearance of image-based forms and figures, whose physical bodies are embedded together in the overlapping, amorphous landscapes.
Kaveri Raina lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She was born and raised in New Delhi, India and moved to the States at the age of eleven. She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016 and her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. Raina has received awards and fellowships including the James Nelson Raymond fellowship, Fred and Joanna Lazarus Scholarship, amongst others. She was recently nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors grant. Raina’s work has been exhibited in the US, India and Germany. She had her first international solo exhibition in March 2019 at Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy. Raina attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the summer of 2017. She was a fellow at Lighthouse Works and Triangle Arts Association in New York. She is currently part of Paint School Residency, Shandaken Projects, New York.
Emily Burns is an artist and curator. She has curated group exhibitions at the Woskob Family Gallery (central PA), studio e gallery, and The Alice (Seattle). She is curating upcoming exhibitions at Unpaved Gallery (Yucca Valley, CA) Left Field Gallery (Los Osos, CA,) and Trestle Gallery (Brooklyn). She is the founding editor and curator of the contemporary art publication Maake Magazine, an independent print publication featuring the work of contemporary artists and artist-run projects. Maake has collaborated with 12 guest curators, published 8 issues, interviewed over 200 artists, and co-hosted public events and exhibitions across the country. Burns is also the founder and director of Maake Projects, a new exhibition space in central PA.
We are excited to announce our Issue 8 Launch Party, hosted by A-B Projects in Downtown Los Angeles on December 9th! We will be celebrating the Featured Artists in the issue, as well as the opening of the NEW location of A-B Projects, one of our featured Artist-Run spaces in the issue. Join founder Nicole Seisler at the new location in the Bendix Building from 6–9 pm on Sunday, 12/9/18. The first ten visitors receive a complimentary copy of the magazine! Lots going on that evening, with opening receptions for the A-B Projects group show PLOT LINES, a group exhibition by Andy Anderegg, Christine Han, and Jackie Rinesat, and other events at the Bendix Building.
Maake Magazine Issue 8 Launch Party
Sunday, December 9th, 2018 from 6–9 pm
Hosted by A-B Projects
1206 Maple Ave. Suite #540 (In the Bendix Building)
Los Angeles, CA
Join us for a release party celebrating the artists featured in Issue 7 of Maake! The issue was curated by Tiger Strikes Asteroid. The event will be hosted by TSA in NYC at their Brooklyn space. The first 10 visitors to the gallery will receive a free copy! The event takes place during Bushwick Open Studios.
When: Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 6–9 pm
Where: TSA, 1329 Willoughby Ave #2A, Brooklyn NY 11237
Refreshments will be provided.
On view at the gallery:
Still Big, curated by Sun You, is a group exhibition inspired by 17th century Dutch Still-Life paintings. Artists: Priscilla Fusco, Ethan Greenbaum, Kira Nam Greene, Eric Hibit, Myeongsoo Kim, John Newman, Sarah Peters, Chelsey Pettyjohn, Adrianne Rubenstein, Roger White, B. Wurtz, Crys Yin Designers: ERICKSON AESTHETICS, Miduny, Moving Mountains, PHAEDO.
Curated by Sun You
We are excited to announce the release of Issue 5 of Maake Magazine. This issue includes interviews with Mrs., other artist-run spaces and projects, working artists, as well as a Featured Artist section curated by Yevgeniya Baras. Please join us for drinks to celebrate the release of our latest issue, October 21 from 6–8pm at Mrs. in Maspeth, Queens.
Including Featured Artists: Avital Burg, Sue Havens, Howard Fonda, Sacha Ingber, Keith Allyn Spencer, Nat Meade, Gracelee Lawrence, Danielle Orchard, Elisa Soliven, Ana Wieder-Blank, Mike Olin, Max Maslansky, Jim Shrosbree, Polina Barskaya, Gaku Tsutaja, Erin Lee Jones, Dan Bainbridge, Zuriel Waters, Kari Cholnoky, Jackie Tileston
Sat Oct 21, From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mrs. | 60-40 56th Drive
Curated by Yevgeniya Baras
Maake Magazine Issue 5 Release Party
60-40 56th Dr
Maspeth, NY 11378
Saturday, October 21st, from 6–8 pm
Maake Magazine is an independent, artist-run, limited edition print publication and online resource featuring the work of emerging artists and highlighting exciting arts related projects around the world. Our goal is to exhibit innovative contemporary artwork and foster conversation and community. Our mission is to support emerging artists, writers, and curators through our print publication, exhibitions, interviews, and collaborative projects. Maake combines the best of print and digital, in a platform that defies geographic limitations and connects artists, collectors, curators and viewers. This platform leverages the networked connections of social media, the flexibility of web-based online content and the tangibility of a print publication to provide artists with a new publishing avenue. Each issue is curated by a different guest curator from around the country. Follow us @maakemag to stay up-to-date on current issues, opportunities and events. Check out the many full-length interviews with featured artists on our website, and find our print magazines in bookstores and galleries both in the United States and abroad.
*Free copies of the issue available for the first ten visitors to the gallery.
Currently on view at Mrs.: GENESIS BELANGER, Cheap Cookie and a Tall Drink of Water
Curated by Kelsey Siegert (studio e) and Emily Burns (Maake Magazine)
December 10, 2016–January 21, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: DECEMBER 10th, 6–9 pm at studio e gallery
609 S Brandon St, Seattle, WA 98108
studio e is pleased to present Kitsch a group show curated by Kelsey Siegert and Emily Burns of Maake Magazine. Kitsch features work in multiple mediums from Caroline Wells Chandler, Kyla Hansen, Caroline Larsen, Karen Lederer, Emily Silver, and Seattle based artist Paul Komada. In conversation with one another these works elevate and challenge notions of craft, kitsch, and the politics of objecting making in the 21st century
A reception with live music, cocktails and refreshments.
Deal With It
August 22 – October 19, 2016
Opening Reception Thursday, September 8, 2016, 5–7 pm
Woskob Family Gallery is pleased to present Deal With It, a group exhibition curated by Maake Magazine Editor, Emily Burns.
The exhibition features a survey of contemporary painting and works on paper by thirty three contemporary artists. The collection highlights a range of genres, many exploring the tension between traditional and experimental materials and methodologies and offering a small slice of activity occurring in studios across the United States.
Due to the print and digital purview of Maake Magazine, the majority of work featured is typically explored via digital outlets and shared on either the backlit screen or the printed page. This exhibition, the rst physical collection to be curated by the magazine, seeks to recognize and further investigate the tensions that arise when works are presented in light of their digital reproducibility.
These works forge an immediate connection to our bodies, causing us to lean in closer, focus and reorient our eyes. We hope Deal with It will ignite conversations about the multitude of differences between reproductions and their objects, an issue that has become particularly poignant as laptops and phones become increasingly ubiquitous viewing devices for the visual arts.
Mark Joshua Epstein