Biophilia Opening Reception at Unpaved Gallery in Yucca Valley, CA
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Biophilia Opening Reception at Unpaved Gallery in Yucca Valley, CA


Curated by Emily Burns of Maake Magazine

Unpaved Gallery
59474 Scandia Lane
Yucca Valley, CA

Exhibition dates: September 28th–November 3rd
Opening Reception September 28th, 2019 from 4–8pm

Artists Include:
Howard Fonda, Delphine Hennelly, Greg Ito, Haley Josephs, Aaron Elvis Jupin, Karen Lederer, Nat Meade, Laurie Nye, Padma Rajendran, Kathia St. Hilaire, Christina Van Der Merwe, Jasmine Zelaya

Laurie Nye,  Nude on a Faraway Planet , 2018, 48 x 40 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas

Laurie Nye, Nude on a Faraway Planet, 2018, 48 x 40 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas

There is a type of exchange between humans and nature that remains deeply rooted at the core of our beings on the planet. This intrique—eroding over time on a grand scale in American culture—makes frequent appearances today in various forms of contemporary art in the wake of widespread climate concerns and many other systemic anxieties affecting communities on a grand scale. In the hectic nature of our everyday lives, the quiet, simple hum of the reciprocal romance with nature can get lost in all the noise.

Biophilia is a group exhibition of paintings and works on paper by artists from across the US that explores the human relationship with plants and living things on earth through the lens of contemporary painting. The relationship between the human and botanical—unique to each person, non-verbal, intuitive and unspoken—a mysterious and perhaps clairvoyant experience. Painting, then, seems like an appropriate channel through which to investigate the bond between people and plants.

Comprised of artwork being made within the past year, this show attempts to capture some small fragment of the zeitgeist, and present work that considers the ways in which our connection with nature is present today. The exhibition takes inspiration from the desert landscape surrounding the gallery—the desert being a place inviting quiet introspection, and the value and viability of life in an arid environment. Together, this collection of work provides an occasion for reflection and consideration of this deep—though perhaps dormant—elemental intimacy.

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Issue 9 Launch Party at CRUSH Curatorial in Chelsea
6:00 PM18:00

Issue 9 Launch Party at CRUSH Curatorial in Chelsea

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. 

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Opening Reception for "Linger Still" | A Solo Exhibition by Kaveri Raina
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for "Linger Still" | A Solo Exhibition by Kaveri Raina

Linger Still

A solo exhibition of work by Kaveri Raina
April 12–May 12, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, April 12, 6–9pm

Assembly Room
191 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002
Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 12 pm–6 pm

Kaveri Raina
Linger Still

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.



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6:00 PM18:00

Issue 8 Launch Party at A-B Projects in Los Angeles

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

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Issue 7 Release Party at Tiger Strikes Asteroid NYC
6:00 PM18:00

Issue 7 Release Party at Tiger Strikes Asteroid NYC

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.


Still Big

Curated by Sun You

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6:00 PM18:00

Maake Magazine Issue 5 Release Party at Mrs. Gallery, Queens

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

Hosted by: 
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

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3:00 PM15:00

KITSCH: A group Exhibition, studio e gallery, Seattle, WA

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



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Maake Magazine Fall Exhibition

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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.

Participating Artists
Diana Behl
Julia Berkman
Morgan Blair
Caetlynn Booth
Melissa Brown
Matthew Carrieri
Sarah Coote
Douglas Degges
Maria Dimanshtein
Magda Dudziak
Sarabeth Dunton
Mark Joshua Epstein
Jen Hitchings
Peter Hoffmeister
Ken Horne
Will Hutnick
Katie Kirk
Kirstin Lamb
Tony Loftman
Kate McCammon
Senem Oezdogan
Janet Olney
Ashely Peifer
Allison Reimus
Samantha Robinson
Kathleen Rogers
Gyan Shrosbree
Yael Ben-Simon
Garth Swanson
Millee Tibbs
Emma Webster
Sarah West
Nick Wilkinson



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