A group exhibition organized by Emily Weiner
Correspondences presents an exhibition of works by Wansoo Kim, Sharona Eliassaf, Neha Vedpathak, Rubens Ghenov and Emily Weiner. Originating from locations around the world, these five artists work professionally throughout the United States, in media ranging from painting and ceramics to paper and sculptural installation. The exhibition revolves around the unique symbolism of each individual artist, and the relationships created between their wide-ranging artworks converging in a shared space.
Correspondences borrows its title from the 1857 poem by French poet Charles Baudelaire, who describes nature as a mystical but paradoxical place, which we must decipher through the subtle correlations in our surroundings:
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Emily Weiner received a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She has exhibited work at Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville, TN; Andrea Festa Fine Art in Rome; Kunsthall Grenland in Porsgrunn, Norway; Entrée in Bergen, Norway; Wespace in Shanghai, China; Gerdarsafn Museum in Kopavogur, Iceland; and Soloway Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. She has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome; Residency Co-Leader at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine; Artist Teacher-Resident at The Cooper Union, New York, NY; and Artist-in-Residence at The Banff Centre, Canada.
Her work as artist and curator has received press in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Artforum, the BBC, ArtNews, Domus, and The Brooklyn Rail, among other platforms. She was a recipient of the 2021 Current Art Fund, via The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts & Tri-Star Arts, and the 2022 Hopper Prize. Weiner is adjunct faculty at Watkins College of Art in Nashville; and was previously Associate Adjunct Professor in Painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and faculty in Visual and Critical Studies at The School of Visual Arts.
Sharona Eliassaf (B. 1980) is an Israeli and American painter who lives and works in Ramat Gan, Israel and in New York until recently. She received her BFA from the Bezalel Academy of art and design, Jerusalem in 2004, her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York in 2011 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine in 2011.
Her work had been shown and included in numerous publications and exhibitions. She has exhibited her work at the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, TN, Asya Geisberg Gallery, NY, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut, the Queens Museum of Art, NY, Transmitter Gallery,NY, Hashimoto Contemporary,SF, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Braverman Gallery,Tel Aviv, E.tay Gallery, NY, Trestle Projects, NY and Beverly’s, NY among other venues. In 2012 Eliassaf cofounded “The Willows”, an artist run exhibition series in Brooklyn heights with artist and curator Emily Weiner.
Rubens Ghenov was born in São Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to the US in 1989. He received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2010. Ghenov has shown in solo and group exhibitions at Morgan Lehman Gallery (NY), Mindy Solomon Galley (FL), Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA), TSA Brooklyn (NYC), Woodmere Art Museum (PA), Crosstown Arts (TN), Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery (TN), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PA) amidst others. Ghenov has been featured in Art in America, Hyperallergic, Bomb Magazine, The Village Voice, Burnaway, Poerty Foundation, Title Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Wansoo Kim is a Tennessee-based artist who earned his MFA from the University of Nebraska and his BFA from Seoul National University of Science and Technology. Recent solo exhibitions include Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House (New York, NY; 2022), Watkins College of Art at Belmont University (Nashville, TN; 2022), and E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center (Nashville, TN; 2020). He is an assistant professor of ceramics at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Neha Vedpathak’s works are in multiple private and public collections including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; Art in Embassies for US Consulate, Madhya Pradesh State Art Museum, Bhopal, India; Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO; and Camac Art Centre, Marnay Sur Seine, France. Widely shown in the United State, Europe,India, and Singapore, she has been featured in multiple museums and institutions. Her solo exhibition, Time (Constant, Suspended, Collapsed, opened at the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI in 2021. Additional exhibitions include the Baker Museum, Naples, FL; Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ; the Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC; the Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL; the National Indo-American Museum, Chicago, IL; and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts, Auburn, AL. Vedpathak has received numerous awards and residencies including the Anderson Ranch Art Center, Aspen, CO; the Kresge Foundation Gilda Snowden Award, Detroit, MI; the Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL; the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Greece; and the Camac Artist Residency, Marnay-sur-Seine, France.