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Sept 2 - Oct 5, 2022

Opening Reception: Sept 9, 2022, 6-8pm

Dave Alexander, Frank Olt, Jude Tallichet, Matt Freedman, Katherine Jackson, John Digby, Etty Yaniv, Seung Lee, Jean-Marie Haessle, and David Freund. 


37-39 Clinton St NEW YORK


New York, NY- Space 776 is pleased to present Detachments, a group exhibition featuring works by Dave Alexander, Frank Olt, Jude Tallichet, Katherine Jackson, John Digby, Etty Yaniv, David Freund, Seung Lee, and Jean-Michelle Haessle.  The group, which just like in the early 1980s, neo-expressionists such as Basquiat, Schnabel, and Salle are injecting a new sense of detachment — appropriating, rather than inhabiting the past strategies. 

“The decade of the 1980s is characterized by the coexistence of a diverse range of artistic practices,” said Sabine M. Eckmann, Ph.D., curator of the Gallery of Art. “Taken together, these different positions demonstrate the complete arrival of the postmodern in the art world.”

There has always been a tug of war between modernist ideals and postmodern’s relative realities. Jacque Derrida pointed out that all there is to truth lies in the words (and materials) we use to describe things. The things themselves may not exist at all. Much of the time postmodernism gets the bad rap from its lack of sincerity or higher purpose. David Foster Wallace proclaimed that Postmodernism had run its course by the late 1990s and he suggested a more sincere form of art in Post-Postmodernism, Metamodernism, and New Sincerity. The artists exhibiting in this show were working in the 1980s at the height of Postmodernist influences and still creating artwork. Not all were affected by this shift in art. Others took on the shifts in the art world head-first and it is interesting to see where these influences took their work 30 years later. After all the fuss of which or who’s reality can be best described, perhaps Robert Frost put it in a most hopeful light when he wrote, years before postmodernism: “We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.”  - Robert Frost




Katherine Jackson exhibited her work in galleries, universities, and public spaces in NYC, elsewhere in the US, Rome and Berlin. She has had solo shows at Bennington, and Hobart & William Smith Colleges. Her large scale exhibitions and commissions have been placed in Manhattan’s windows, including long term exhibitions that celebrate the centennials of two of New York City’s iconic structures: the New York Public Library and the Manhattan Bridge. A 6- month exhibition addressing immigration appeared in the windows of the New York Tenement Museum. A permanent commission is installed in a residential lobby in midtown Manhattan. Recently, her work has been exhibited at Park Place Gallery and 1 GAP Gallery, Kunstraum LLC, (Brooklyn galleries), Odetta Gallery (Chelsea), and Odetta Harlem. An installation of her glass sculptures is on view at the Buley Gallery, Southern Connecticut State University. Another installation is currently in an exhibition of sculpture in architectural settings at the Venice Architectural Biennale 2021. The installation will also be on view, along with some new work, at the Venice Art Biennale 2022.

Jude Tallichet has exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as the Konsthallen in Gothenburg, Sweden, The Shanghai Biennial in China, The Busan Biennial in Korea, The Tirana Biennial in Albania, the “Officina America'' exhibition in Bologna, Italy, and at Periogi Gallery in Leipzig, Germany. Her work has been included in the 2016 Borås International Sculpture Biennial in Borås, Sweden. Jude has had six solo exhibitions at Sara Meltzer Gallery, NYC, from 2000 to 2009. She participated in the inaugural Greater New York Show at MoMA PS1, the Treble exhibition at Sculpture Center, and the Brooklyn Next exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She has had solo shows at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, the Burnet Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Robert Miller Gallery, NYC. She was a featured performer in the Iron Artist Event at MoMA PS1, organized by Cabinet Magazine. Jude spent a year in Brazil as a Senior Fullbright Fellow in 1996 and has received fellowship grants in sculpture from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has received residencies at the Rosa de la Cruz Collection, the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony and at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbertide, Italy. She is Professor Emeritus, Sculpture, at the Tyler School of Art, where she taught 1987-2016. Jude was a founding member of the band Ultra Vulva and has collaborated on video and performance projects with a diverse collection of artists and musicians, including Jeanine Antoni, Kristin Lucas, Doug Henderson, John Harbison and Henry Threadgill.

John Digby born in London in 1938. He has exhibited widely in England, France, the United States and Korea. Three volumes of his poetry have been published by Anvil Press Poetry, and he has written and edited several other books.He has written and edited several other books. He lives and works in Oyster Bay, New York.

Matt Freedman (1957-2020) was an artist, performer, writer, curator and teacher based in Ridgewood, Queens. He organized or co-curated shows at SculptureCenter, FiveMyles Gallery, Long Island University and PS1-MoMA, among other places. He and Tim Spelios performed the ongoing Endless Broken Time percussion, drawing and talking performance series at Studio 10 and other venues since 2014 His graphic memoir Relatively Indolent but Relentless was published for Seven Stories Press in 2014. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania and at Sierra Nevada University.

Etty Yaniv works on her art, art writing, and curatorial projects in Brooklyn. She exhibited in solo and group shows at galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including The Haifa Museum of Art, Israel, State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia, Newark Museum of Art, NJ, Monmouth Museum of Art, NJ, Torrance  Art Museum, CA,  AIR gallery, Brooklyn, Long Island University, Brooklyn,  Purdue University, IN, UCONN University, Stamford, CT, Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert, CA, Zero1 Biennial in San Francisco, and Leipziger Baumwollspinnerie, Germany. Her work is in institutional and private collections, such as State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia, The Foundation Center, NYC, ElephantArt, Switzerland, and other private collectors in USA, Europe, Israel and Canada. Her immersive site specific installation is currently exhibiting in Palazzo Mora at the Venice Art Biennale 2022 .She has been awarded the Two Trees studio program since 2018. Etty is teaching MFA classes at Pennsylvania Academy of Art in Philadelphia and she is also running the online magazine Art Spiel.

Dave Alexander was born in Sudbury, MA, in 1962. He is a photographer and fine artist. Alexander was a student of photographer David Freund, Nathan Lyons, Joan Lyons, and Mary Ellen Mark. He printed the images for David Freund’s “Gas Stop: Culture” show, and assisted Freund on two photo books due to be released by Gerhard Steidl. Education: BA, 1987, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Photography with David Freund Other education: Visual Studies Workshop (MA Program SUNY), with Nathan Lyons, Joan Lyons International Center for Photography (ICP) Internships with Mary Ellen Mark, Esquire Magazine, Collins Publishers, Cleveland Institute of Art, Willoughby Fine Arts Association, Berklee College of Music

Frank Olt is an artist and professor at LIU whose studio practice focuses on ceramics and painting. He is a former artist-in-residence at P.S.1 (MoMA). He studied with Bauhaus artist Rose Krebs. Olt exhibits and has collectors nationally and internationally. His commissions include all-ceramic art at the 23rd & Ely subway station through the NYC Arts for Transit program and Bellevue Hospital. His work was exhibited recently in a one-person show in the Contemporary Gallery at Nassau County Museum of Art. 

Seung Lee is a Korean-American contemporary artist. He received a BFA in Drawing from  Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and an MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.  His paintings, drawings, and large-scale installations have been exhibited extensively in the US as well as internationally:  China, Italy, France, Japan, and Korea. He has received numerous reviews in the New York Times, Newsday, Kyoto Times, Korea Daily News, Art Word Magazine, Art in Culture Magazine, Art Price Magazine, and Art and People Magazine. He has been featured in “Artist Profiles of Korea and Japan”  several times.  Seung Lee received many awards; New York State Governor, Nassau County Supervisor, Suffolk county Supervisor,  New Jersey City Mayor, and in 2011, Seung was awarded as “Best International Korean Artist” from Korean Art Association. 

Jean-Marie Haessle was born in Alsace France and discovered art on a hospital bed at age 18. At the time he worked as a mechanic in the Salt Mines. In 1960 he was drafted in the army where he spent three years. On his return he moved to Paris in 1964. He emigrated to NYC 1967. Successively living on west 85th St, the Village to 1974, and moved to Spring street in Soho where he still lives and works today.  On his art, the art critique Judd Tully noted: … "His work has leapt beyond its Abstract expressionism roots to embrace a fiery expressionism… a loosely wrought scaffolding supports the work; a kind of shimmering structure pulsates with the blaring cacophony of urban life. The artist’s arsenal of painterly marks and shapes provide a satisfying elixir to the viewers hungry for new vistas" Through the years, Haessle met other artists, Bernar Venet, Arman, Dorothea Tanning, Louis Bourgeois, the yet unknown Basquiat. Haessle is represented by Mizuma & Kips gallery in NYC, Wada Garou in Tokyo, Keumsan gallery in Seoul.

David Freund holds degrees in Theater from UC Davis, and MFA in Photography from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. His photographs created for a National Endowment for the Arts grant showed gas station environments in 47 states. Other grants include New York’s Creative Arts Public Service program and NYC’s Institute for Art and Urban Resources. In Syracuse for a Light Works fellowship, Freund curated an exhibition of regional photo post cards, and authored a catalog, Penny Publishing. His work has been exhibited at Light Gallery in New York, MoMA P.S. 1, and the George Eastman House. Among collections with his work are the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Bibliotheque Nationale.

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