2021 FAR & WIDE National with Nicelle Beauchene & Franklin Parrasch

Filed in Current Exhibitions, Exhibitions by on February 24, 2021
About the Jurors
Nicelle Beauchene
Franklin Parrasch

Nicelle Beauchene and Franklin Parrasch – cofounders of Parts & Labor in Beacon, NY.

Nicelle Beauchene opened her eponymous gallery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 2008 to promote the work of emerging local and international artists. In mounting over 12 years of exhibitions across multiple venues, Nicelle Beauchene has remained dedicated to championing emerging practices, building the careers of mid-career and historic artists, and contributing to the cultural dialogue in the US and abroad. Nicelle Beauchene was the President of the New Art Dealers Alliance from 2010-2017.

Franklin Parrasch Gallery began in 1986 with a program guided by a conscious reflection upon the process of creativity as it relates to human evolution. Over the past two decades, the gallery has established a profile of exhibiting Los Angeles artists whose careers emerged in the 1960s. The gallery consistently organizes shows that consider diverse evolutionary theories, with a focused sensitivity to the migration of ideas and aesthetic development as expressed by a wide range of artists who employ innovative practices.

In 2019, Nicelle Beauchene and Franklin Parrasch co-founded Parts & Labor Beacon, an exhibition space dedicated to staging two-person exhibitions. Creating specific conversations between younger, mid-career artists and their historically recognized predecessors, Parts & Labor Beacon’s intimate framing re-contextualizes standard histories of art. The project has worked with a range of artists including Lois Dodd, Shara Hughes, Xylor Jane, Ray Johnson, Al Loving, John McAllister, and Deborah Remington.

2021 FAR & WIDE National
Juried by Nicelle Beauchene & Franklin Parrasch
June 4-July 18, 2021
Main Gallery

The third annual FAR & WIDE National exhibition, on view in the Main Gallery, is organized around the concept of Art Brut, a French term translating to ‘raw art’, to describe works made outside the academic tradition of art making. The exhibition comprises work by twenty-five artists, selected through a national call and juried by Nicelle Beauchene and Franklin Parrasch, co-founders of Parts & Labor in Beacon, NY. For this exhibition, the jurors sought works that incorporate a unique use of materiality and modes of expression, as well as works outside the conventional dictates of the art world.

Grace Sachi Troxell
Andrea Santos
Irit Rosenberg
Bela Shayevich
Jill Ziccardi
Julia Whitney Barnes
Charlie Smith
Ann Cofta
Daniel Schroeder
Stacy Bogdonoff
Mary Nash
Alaina Enslen
Jason Mones
Shawn Powell
Hayden Maltese
Yura Adams
Barbara Smith
Colleen Smiley
Claire Watson
Susan Berger
Julia Muench
Carmen Li
Jacinta Bunnell
Alyssa McClenaghan
Rosalie Smith

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