JANUARY 7 - 29, 2017 

SITUATIONS is pleased to announce a group show with work by Amanda Friedman, Jennie Jieun Lee, Joyce Frizell, Lee Maida, Mary Manning, Monique Mouton, and Renee Delosh. Entitled On Power and Peace, the exhibition will run from 7 January through 30 January 2017. SITUATIONS is located at 127 Henry Street in New York.

"Power is not brute force and money; power is in your spirit. Power is in your soul. It is what your ancestors, your old people gave you. Power is in the earth; it is in your relationship to the earth." 

- Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke, an American environmentalist, economist, Native American activist, and executive director of the group Honor the Earth, provides the framework for this exhibition. Recent current events, such as the protests led by the Water Protectors of Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline, has made us re-examine what both power and peace mean today and how art can be used as a vehicle to represent these ideas. Each artist responded to the quote and chose works they felt embodied the statement. In connection with this show, SITUATIONS co-founder Mariah Robertson organized three buses traveling to Washinton DC for the Women’s March on Washinton on January 21 with the shared mission of standing in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. 

AMANDA FRIEDMAN (b. 1984 Silver Spring, MD) completed an MFA in Painting at The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in 2016 where she was the recipient of the Hartog Fund Travel Grant. She has exhibited at Jackie Klempay, Brooklyn, NY; U.S. Blues, Brooklyn, NY; SOUTHFIRST Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Essex Flowers, New York, NY and Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA; among others. She has a solo show installed at MILLER Gallery through late January, 2017.

JENNIE JIEUN LEE (b. 1973 Seoul, Korea) lives and works in Brooklyn NY and holds a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. She has exhibited at Martos Gallery, New York; Marlborough Chelsea, New York; Eleven Rivington, New York; Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada; and Galerie Lefebvre et Fils, Paris, France. She is the recipient of the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and Artadia New York Award. Currently she is the artist in residence at the California State Univerity Long Beach.

JOYCE FRIZELL (b. 1944) is a self-taught artist living in New York. Her abstract, high-energy drawings and paintings of owls use a variety of materials such as watercolor, guache, and color pencil. Movement and rhythm are central to her work and color is vital to her practice. She develops each picture using a carefully chosen palette. Frizell has exhibited at LAND Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Christian Berst Art Brut, New York; The Ace Hotel, New York, and the Cullman Education Building at MoMA, New York.

LEE MAIDA (b. 1983) received her BFA from Cal¬i¬for¬nia Col¬lege of the Arts and her MFA from Bard Col¬lege Mil¬ton Avery Grad¬u¬ate School of Arts where she was the recip-i¬ent of the Judith L. Cohen and Lawrence R. Klein Fel¬low¬ship for Sculp¬ture. She has exhib¬ited her work at Kate Werble, Derek Eller, Andrew Edlin, Tax¬ter & Spenge¬man and Ed. Varie in New York and ACP, Parker Jones and Com¬mon¬wealth & Coun¬cil, Los Ange¬les. Maida recently com¬pleted res¬i¬den¬cies at the Abrons Art Center in New York and the Mac¬Dow¬ell Colony in New Hamp¬shire.

MARY MANNING (b. 1972, Alton, Illinois) lives and works in New York City. She has exhibited her work at Jackie Klempay, Planthouse, and Andrew Edlin Gallery in New York; and at Space 15 Twenty in Los Angeles. Manning has curated screenings at Anthology Film Archives and is known for her website Unchanging Window. In 2014 Peradam published her photographs in First Impressions of Greece and in 2015, Greek Phones.

MONIQUE MOUTON (b. 1984 Fort Collins, CO) lives and works in New York, NY. She received Bachelor of Fine Arts at Emily Carr Institute inVancouver, BC and a Master of Fine Arts at The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Mouton has exhibited widely in the US and abroad with exhibitions at Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York; Venus Over Los Angeles, Los Angeles; Fourteen30, Portland; PSM Gallery, Berlin; Galerie Mascota, Mexico City; Blanket Gallery, Vancouver; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Regina Rex, New York; Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York; Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn; Wallspace, New York

RENEE DELOSH (b. 1987 Huntington, NY) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA at the School of Visual Arts, New York and has exhibited works at Wayfarers, Youmehaus, and 99¢ Plus Gallery, in Brooklyn, NY; and Tops Gallery, Memphis,TN. Publications include Holy Shit by Bonefold Complies, Hey Lady no. 1: Yoko Ono by Free Coffee Publishing, Olympia, and Janks Illustrated by Janks Archive, New York.

SITUATIONS is an artist-run space located at 127 Henry Street in the Two Bridges/Chinatown neighborhood in Manhattan. The space is run by Mariah Robertson and Jackie Klempay. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12-6pm. For more information write to info@situations.us