‘Craig Kucia: machines to solve unsolvable problems’ at Shrine Gallery, TriBeCa

 

 

 

Craig Kucia, a machinę for living in the city, 2023,, oil on linen in artist’s frame, 13.5 x 17.5 in. Image courtesy of SHRINE.

By nature we’re presented with a never-ending stream of problems and tasks to solve. Somehow, each question and hurdle we successfully manage jauntily slides into the next decision to be made. It’s an infinite chain reaction that likely keeps us sharp, and it inherently becomes intuitive over time– What do I want for breakfast? What time is it?

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Rosemary Ollison: The Great Connection at Shrine Gallery NYC

 

 

 

Rosemary Allison: The Great Connection Installation view courtesy of the artist

Inside Rosemary Ollison’s home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, an intricate art environment has evolved over the course of 30 years. She has obsessively filled her space with homemade rugs and window treatments, textile constructions and quilts made with leather, denim and a wide assortment of other found materials, and stacks of drawings documenting her life. Her exuberant self-made world is a tribute to the hardships she has overcome, the power she feels as a Black woman, and her unwavering devotion to God.

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