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James Fuentes
55 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002
212 577 1201

Located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 2007, James Fuentes has championed a gallery program that is led first by exceptional contemporary artists who are atypical from the conventions of their field. The gallery has become known for its focus on humanity, history, and society with a non-exclusionary approach, positioning itself as a leader in the field as our contemporary institutions seek to do the same.

Artists Represented:

Alison Knowles

Amalia Ulman

Benjamin Senior

Berta Fischer

Brian Degraw

Didier William

Izzy Barber

Jane Dickson

Jessica Dickinson

John McAllister

Jonathan Allmaier

Keegan Monaghan

Kikuo Saito

Lizzi Bougatsos

Juanita McNeely

Jonas Mekas

Oscar Yi Hou


 

 
Kikuo Saito at The ADAA Art Show


 
Online Programming

Amelia Saddington

Aerogram Sonogram




Juanita McNeely

Juanita McNeely: I see the change




Rhys Ziemba

Rhys Ziemba: The music plays the band




Cameron Spratley

Caged Bird Songs




Various artists

Colab No More Store!




Roy Ferdinand

Roy Ferdinand




Various artists

Abstract With Figure




 
Past Exhibitions

Brian DeGraw

GAMMA



August 15, 2022 - September 17, 2022

Cosmo Whyte, Raelis Vasquez, Alex Jackson, Abigail Lucien, Widline Cadet, Paul Anthony Smith, Destiny Belgrave, Leslie Smith III, Marianna Olague

OffSight



July 19, 2022 - August 12, 2022
Curated by Didier William

Daisy Parris

The Warm Glow



June 15, 2022 - July 15, 2022

Izzy Barber

Crude Futures



May 11, 2022 - June 11, 2022

Jane Dickson

99¢ Dreams



April 8, 2022 - May 7, 2022

Rick Prol

Rick Prol: Empty City



February 19, 2022 - March 26, 2022

Benjamin Senior

Benjamin Senior: Boundary Lane



January 18, 2022 - February 17, 2022
Over the past decade, Benjamin Senior has developed a classicizing and disquieting painted vision of everyday life. Emerging from his earlier depictions of highly formalized figures engaged in regimented exercise, his most recent works contain flaneur-like fragments of urban life. Across this visual vocabulary, the subject provides a visual springboard for an obsessive game of composition and construction. Set in the artist’s local boroughs of South London, Boundary Lane presents a new body of paintings made using egg tempera, a technique analogous with ancient frescoes and panel paintings. Senior finds the same supremely choreographed yet frozen qualities of those earlier images, conveying dynamism using pictorial structure rather than expressionistic gesture—rendering their scenes with an otherworldly beauty. Herein, rhythm, pattern, and texture activate the works’ surfaces, aiming for stillness on the verge of movement; structure with the potential for collapse. These could be glanced moments, but each are precisely determined. A girl on a scooter has paused, one foot is on the ground, the other on the scooter ready for movement—and indeed, she can be found again in another scene. In Sweeper, action is more literally suspended as leaves crowd together in mid-air, in the process of tumbling down and being swept back upward. Across his image, Senior’s preoccupation with simulacra becomes reflexive to the work itself, nodding at painting’s own status as a simulacrum, as well as its promise to bring life to matter. A repetition of artificial heads juxtaposes against real heads in Hair Shop and North End; in Fishmongers, fish laid out on ice follow an arc that evokes live leaping salmon, while the rhythms of real fish and pictorial fish crossover inside the image. Figures lose their individual integrity as they are visually fragmented or interrupted to become part of the rhythm of the painting on the whole. In Mangoes, two figures initially appear as one, receding then advancing into one another, connecting through flourishes of lace. Senior’s playfulness with figure-ground relationships is again pronounced in Bullmastiff, as two young men stand on the threshold of light and dark so that their own bodies divide into advancing and receding blocks. This sense of the threshold, of finding ourselves in an ambient interlude, lies at the center of Senior’s visual language. In this regard, the exhibition’s title—Boundary Lane—refers not only to the locale in question but moreover to the location that is this affective pause. And while the narratives found in his works are undoubtedly situated in the here and now, the formalism of their treatment renders their subjects uncanny and unknowable, as if visualizing Plato’s ideal realm of Forms. All this serves to make the image less straight-forward to look at, delighting in the seen world while hinting at the instabilities within any quotidian scene. Benjamin Senior (b. 1982, Southampton, UK; lives and works in London) received an MA from the Royal College of Art, London and BA from the Wimbeldon School of Art. He has presented solo exhibition at James Fuentes, New York; BolteLang, Zurich; Monica de Cardenas, Milan; and Studio Voltaire, London. His work has been included in group exhibitions at venues including South Bank Centre, London; Leeds City Art Gallery, UK; Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate, UK; and FLAG Art Foundation, New York, among others. For further inquiries, please contact James Fuentes at james@jamesfuentes.com or Katrin Lewinsky at kl@jamesfuentes.com.

Jim Jarmusch

Newsprint Collages



September 29, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Oscar yi Hou

A sky-licker relation



August 26, 2021 - September 26, 2021

Cameron Spratley

In the Air Tonight



July 22, 2021 - August 20, 2021

Lui Shtini

Ruminations



May 12, 2021 - June 13, 2021

Izzy Barber

Maspeth Moon



April 8, 2021 - May 9, 2021

Kikuo Saito



March 3, 2021 - April 3, 2021

Jessica Dickinson

With



January 20, 2021 - February 28, 2021

Jamaal Peterman

Grunch in Bed



December 10, 2020 - January 17, 2021

Purvis Young

Purvis Young 2020 at James Fuentes LLC



November 11, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Didier William

Pulse



October 30, 2020 - November 7, 2020

Keegan Monaghan

Threads



August 3, 2020 - September 26, 2020

Reginald Sylvester



March 3, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Juanita McNeely



January 22, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Lee Quiñones

Language Barriers



November 6, 2019 - December 20, 2019

John McAllister

silence sounding sumptuous



September 18, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Berta Fischer



July 24, 2019 - September 15, 2019

They Gaze



June 7, 2019 - July 19, 2019

Peter Nadin

The Mark Series: The Speaker…Off The Rack



April 30, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Joe Minter

Sculpture 1995-2012



March 28, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Purvis Young



February 26, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Jane Dickson

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air



January 16, 2019 - February 17, 2019

Cameron Martin

New Congress



November 28, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Didier William

Curtains, Stages, and Shadows



October 11, 2018 - November 24, 2018

Devon Dikeou

HERE IS NEW YORK (E.B. WHITE)



September 8, 2018 - October 7, 2018

The Unseen



May 11, 2018 - June 3, 2018