Sunday, June 28, 2015

Upcoming Group Show---

Curated by Inna Babaeva and Gelah Penn
Lesley Heller Workspace is delighted to present object’hood, an exhibition curated by artists Inna Babaeva and Gelah Penn, July 22 - August 21, 2015. Opening reception: Wednesday, July 22, 6 – 8 PM.

Front Gallery and Workspace:  In the past few years, there has been an exciting resurgence in sculpture. The reinvigoration of the medium has simmered quietly alongside a more public interest in painting. However, the current breadth, energy and sheer number of vibrant works being made in three dimensions call out for close examination.
For object’hood, Penn and Babaeva have selected artists who mine the depths of other disciplines in order to inform and enrich their work, resulting in a kind of revitalization through contamination. Referencing painting, installation, drawing, architecture, pattern and decoration, craft, design, video, photography and material culture, these artists have constructed pieces that are extraordinarily rich pictorially, thematically and materially. These “porous” objects reside in a complex locus of their own invention and speak to each other in strong, sonorous voices—lyrical, cacophonous, playful, anxiety-ridden—that command our attention.
Artists in the exhibition:
Rachel Beach, Katie Bell, Isidro Blasco, Nicole Cherubini, Martha Clippinger, Joy Curtis, Matthew Deleget, Peter Dudek, Kate Gilmore, Don Gummer, Mike Hein, Elana Herzog, Lisa Hoke, Christopher Joy, Harry E. Leigh, Elisa Lendvay, Doreen McCarthy, Sheila Pepe, Sarah Peters, Judy Pfaff, Don Porcaro, Elise Siegel, Kirk Stoller, Daniel Wiener, Letha Wilson

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer Group Show in San Francisco

C2c project space is pleased to announce our summer exhibition Project #7
This show is a break from our standard programming, where an artist from New York is paired with one from the bay area, and the duo is given the run of our space.  Instead, Project #7 features a focus on curatorial process combined with the underpinning c2c concept.   This decision allows us to present what is our nod to the perennial art world institution that is the  “summer group show” without forgoing our mission to act as a catalyst in the cultivation of a broader bicoastal art-based conversation. 
Therefore, for Project #7, we are excited to have the opportunity to pair two curators, Christopher Joy from NYC and Cléa Massiani from San Francisco.
Christopher Joy is a NYC based curator and partner in the Brian Morris Gallery ( He is also a co-producer of the documentary art project Gorky’s Granddaughter ( and maintains a studio sculpture practice as well.  Cléa Massiani is a curator, writer, and artist representative currently working in the Bay Area. Originally from France, she holds a Masters degree in Early Modern History from the Sorbonne and a second one in Exhibition and Museum Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute. Cléa is a founding partner at Bass & Reiner Gallery ( in San Francisco. Both Massiani and Joy engage in a process where their selections are based on choosing artists doing work that, when shown together form a dialog that has the potential of expanding on and elaborating their original curatorial concept.   
For Project 7, Joy and Massiani have worked loosely in adherence to the theme of “domesticity”.  This is intended to highlight the exhibition space’s alternative nature  as the home of artist and c2c director Kirk Stoller, while also stretching the limits of what is considered domestic. Artists whose work is featured include NYC artists Glen Goldberg, Todd Knopke, and Katie Bell, and Stephanie Rohlfs, Lauren DiCioccio and Imin Yeh from the Bay Area.