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NOW: 3RD ST.
April  18 - May 16

INHALE THE EXHAUST


A Group Exhibition Curated by 
Spencer Katz, Ciaran Short, & Eden Chinn

Featured Artists:
Kiki Joyce
Xan Padron 
Larry Dobens
Liz Johnson
Vickie Byron
Katrina Slavik
K Sarrantonio
Young Grace Cho
Jodie Niss
Stephanie Tager
Lu Gao 
Benny Cruz
Jennifer Saftler

Opening Reception
April 18th @ 6pm

Closing Reception
May 16th @ 6pm

NEW YORK, NY – All Street Gallery is pleased to present Inhale the Exhaust – a group exhibition of artworks by Kiki Joyce, Juan Padron , Larry Dobens, Liz Johnson, Vickie Byron, Katrina Slavik, K Sarrantonio, Young Grace Cho, Jodie Niss, Stephanie Tager, Lu Gao, Benny Cruz, and Jenniferm Saftler. On view from April 18 - May 16, 2024, the show features works spanning oil painting, textiles, photography, and found object sculpture. Through various mediums, the exhibiting artists explore New York’s “lived in” moments, exmaning the city from within, honoring the seconds of pause and chance encounters that truly define New York City.  The depicted scenes and interactions  range from heartbreaking to inspiring, and even completely mundane. 

New York City can be overwhelming. There’s 8 million strangers contributing to an excess of noise, movement, trash and disorder. Rather than trying to understand the city, it’s far easier to disregard New Yorkers as angry and chaotic, with the city as somewhere entertaining to visit once in a while, but certainly not a place to call home. Even many of the city’s inhabitants consider themselves to be temporary –, here for a moment, perhaps in their youth – but without any real intention of settling down and establishing permanent roots. For those of us born and raised in New York, however, there is no escape. New York is and always will be our home. 

Many attribute a certain hostile intensity with New York and its associated culture, which is the antithesis of concepts of home as a place where one can relax. Mainstream art and cinematic depictions of the city greatly contribute to this one note perception of a dense and unforgiving municipality. Those representations of New York, however, operate on a scale of extremes, seeking to invoke emotional responses such as fear, repulsion, and envy as a means of creating drama rather than investigating nuance. Greed, excess, and violence certainly exist, but just like anywhere else, there’s a spectrum of life in New York that doesn’t look anything like the sensational headlines or viral clips people associate with it. 


For this exhibition, All Street conducted an open call to New York based artists of any level and medium. The exhibition will be on view at All Street’s East Village gallery at 77 E 3rd St from April 18th - May 16th.
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About the Artists: 

Kiki Joyce was born in New York City. She studied at The Art Students League, Ashcan Studio of Art, and Fashion Institute of Technology. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2022 with a BFA in Painting, where she received the Florence Leif Award. She’s exhibited work in Subtitled NYC, Thames Art Center in NYC, and Warner Gallery in Millbrook, NY. Her work is inspired by her daily commutes and people watching. She’s currently based in Brooklyn.

Young Grace Cho is an artist interested in history-, world-, and identity-making. They graduated from Williams College with a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience, and currently live and work in NYC as a pastry cook and artist. Their work has been covered in MOLD Magazine and Maake Magazine and they have been featured in recent group exhibitions at Kannski, Reykjavik and Field Projects, NYC.

Katrina Slavik. Born in 1992 and originally from Cincinnati, OH, Katrina currently lives and works in Queens, NY. Much of her practice is inspired by her neighborhood in Queens. Katrina graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 with a BFA in Painting. Solo exhibitions include: Tutu Gallery, Brooklyn (2021) and Wild Bird Fund Window Gallery which is attached to a wildlife rehabilitation center in Manhattan (2020). Selected group exhibitions include: Bob’s Gallery, Brooklyn; HEREarts Gallery, NYC; Interchurch Center Galleries, NYC; Box Factory Gallery, NYC; Johnny Utah Project, NYC; Village West Gallery in Jersey City; and Viridian Artists Gallery in NYC. Katrina participated in a studio residency on Governors Island with NYC Audubon Society in spring, summer, and fall 2021. Katrina curated group exhibitions at Field Projects Gallery and Asya Geisberg Gallery, both in Chelsea, NY.

Liz Johnson is a painter who studied drawing and painting at the Art Students League and Queens College, and lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens. Her work has been exhibited in many group exhibitions, including LaMama Gallery, Open Doors Arts Festival–Newark Arts Council, Outpost Artists Resources, Lorimoto Gallery, Exit Art, BRIC House Gallery, St Joseph's College, La Guardia College, Flushing Town Hall, Borough Hall, Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition, and her work was acquired by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division as part of a special exhibition. She has had a solo show at Coney Island Public library in 2022

Jennifer Saftler specializes in figurative oil painting, emphasizing the weight and intensity of emotions as well as the whimsical and weightless aspects of life. She has exhibited her artwork in numerous galleries and museums. Jennifer's work has also been featured in publications and she has a diverse background in illustration, web design, and freelance work. With over a decade of experience as a visual art teacher, Saftler shares her love of art with students from kindergarten to 8th grade, as well as teaching life drawing to high school students. She holds a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art, and has pursued art education through a graduate program at Brooklyn College. Saftler works out of her studio in Long Island City.

Jodie Niss is a working artist and educator living in Brooklyn, New York. Niss' work encapsulates the beauty in the unintentionally humorous or profound mundanity of the American experience, leaving the viewer with the compelling narrative of unconventional nostalgia and strong emotions observed in a liminal space. Her studio practice involves a variety of painting and drawing techniques with a focus on oil painting, using texture and color to heighten the senses of beauty, sexuality, fear, and loneliness. Niss' work has been included in a variety of group shows including Mrs. Gallery, Maspeth, NY; Hashimoto Contemporary, LA; Post Gallery Zurich, Switzerland; Fort Makers, Manhattan NY; Raw Meat publications, Brooklyn NY; Untitled Art Fair, Miami FL; and Honey Ramka, Brooklyn NY. She received her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2008 and her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design with a minor in printmaking in 2004.

Stephanie Tager is an artist, architectural illustrator, and designer in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been published in books and featured in galleries and exhibitions in New York City, Paris, Beirut, Miami Art Basel/ Art week (2022, 2023), as well as in virtual exhibitions. She has been commissioned to create pieces for publications and brands, such as The New York Times, Hospitality House, Sports Illustrated, the NFL Super Bowl After Party, and the nonprofit SEAL for Lebanon. When Stephanie is not practicing architecture, she is creating colorful architecturally- inspired watercolor illustrations. Most recently, she was selected as a “Finalist” for Architizer’s One Drawing Competition and a “Chosen Winner” of the AI-AP American Illustration Awards. Stephanie received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University’s School of Architecture, where she was awarded the First Place James A. Britton Memorial Award for Best Architecture Thesis, the Ralph T. Walker Travel Prize, the Piranesi Drawing Award, and the Full-Tuition Merit Art Scholarship. After, she received her Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. There, she was a recipient of the William Kinne Fellowship Prize and graduated with the Honor Award for Excellence in Design.

Vickie Byron is a NYC artist based in Queens. She has a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from Queens College, City University of New York. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited in various galleries and museums including the Queens Museum of Art, Local Project, Jamaica Center for Arts, the New York Hall of Science, and Flushing Council on the Arts. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, Watered Down, Finishing Line Press, and has been the featured poet in numerous reading series in NYC. She has also taught art in New York City public schools.

Larry Dobens will be in a 2 person show entitled “Communication” at the Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill, Maine in May 2024. He recently showed 4 drawings at Drawing Rooms in Jersey City, NJ (Dec 2023 - Jan 24), and was in Artist Equity Gallery Members Invitational Exhibition (Jan. 2024). He has exhibited art work in New York at the B “Goods” and 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, Bowery Gallery, Painting Center in NYC and in Chicago at the Hyde Park Art Center, as well as in Sarlat, France and Kalo Kale House in Tokyo, Japan. His work is in the collections of the Yale Gallery of Art, The Provincetown Art Association, the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Art among numerous others private collections. Last year Dobens was commissioned to paint the National Headquarters of the Henry St Settlement in New York City. Dobens recently retired as an art teacher for the NYC Dept. of Education (where he taught for several decades ). He has also taught for A Studio in a School, Parsons School and City University of NY. He received his art degrees from Parsons School of Design (BFA,1976) and Yale University (MFA, 1979).

K Sarrantonio uses printmaking to represent aspects of queer domesticity. Born in the Hudson Valley, K lives and works in Jackson Heights, NY. They received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from Hampshire College. They have attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Crosstown Arts, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, McColl Center, and Women’s Studio Workshop.

About All Street Gallery:

Founded in 2018, All Street NYC presents works by emerging and underrepresented artists whose works demonstrate social engagement and community empowerment. First established as an artist collective and grassroots protest organization by born and raised New Yorkers, All Street NYC is a space that is both created by and for artists. Having deep roots in New York City, the gallery and collective share a background in public art and activations as a means of creative protest and resistance. Such socially engaged work has carried into their gallery space as they opened their doors on 77 East Third Street, and as they now open their second location at 119 Hester Street.

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