Alter(native) Facts: Look Closer OPENING RECEPTION Today 3-6

Alter(native) Facts: Look Closer A Really, Real Group Show Curated by Denise Jones Adler

(646) 230 0056

May 10, 2017

Alternative (n) –
One of two or more available possibilities; an option or choice; a substitute or replacement

Fact (n) –

A piece of information presented as having objective reality and indisputable significance

Alter (v) –

To change or cause to change in a comparatively small but significant way

Native (n) –

Belonging to a place or a thing by nature; inherent

Alternative fact –
To change, substitute or replace what’s inherent and indisputable about someone or something.

Ex.: The clumsy, incompetent political hack told the reporter that the lie she had just told was not a lie but an alternative fact.
A tool that the inquisitive minded use to deepen the integrity of human understanding. To open perceptions beyond the limits of experience.

Ex.: Before Pythagoras theorized the Earth was a sphere, it was considered an alternative fact to the idea that the Earth was flat or saucer shaped.

The term alternative facts, seems like a contradiction in terms, especially in our politics and social media teeming with “fake news” and real gossip complete with all the sinister and titillating details. These lies and half-truths about our fearless leaders have shined a pretty negative light on the alternative facts many seem to crave, to the point that no one would be caught dead defending them, right? Till now! Artist’s own alternative

facts, we love them. We search for them. Picasso famously pointed out “We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie… The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.” Cindy Sherman manipulates her identity. Ai Weiwei asks in “According to What?” that we destroy a piece of his art. Taken separately, each part of the title: alter; native; facts, creates a clearer picture of why artists cultivate this ability and the sum is greater than any of the parts. Our alternative perceptions create a dialogue with the past, the present and the future. We are at our best when we are doubting the indisputable, seeing the significance of irrelevance, and finding evidence where none existed – changing in a small but significant way what is accepted as true. The Alter(native) Facts Exhibit is a call for art that convinces us to believe the lie and be happy about it.

With Denise Adler, Leda Arensberg, Jeffrey Bishop,
Billie Cohen, Stephen Cimini, Hilda Green Demsky, Ava Hassinger,

Lisa Hirkaler,

DJA Bio/Resume

Mary Jones,
Suzy Kunz,
Ken Nelson,
Charles Olson,
Leslie Jimenez,
Bernice Sokol Kramer, Victoria Udondian,
and Douglas Zimmerman

Attended Buffalo State University for 2 years where she studied printmaking. Graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Fine Arts and design. She has two published books “Parallel Spell: 7 pictures 7 poems” in collaboration with the poet and writer Elena Alexander. And “Symbols” the companion book to her 2017 solo show of the same name that ran at Pleiades Gallery, April/May 2017. Fifteen of her street photographs are used as the backdrop in the production “Heart Meridians.” originally produced by DTW in NYC. She is a founding member of the Cultural Guerrillas group with the artist Mary Jones. Their mission is to produce pop up shows with a variety of mixed media artists who are using visual rhetoric as expressions of alternative cultural meaning. She is a member of the Pleiades Gallery group on W 25th St. in Chelsea, NYC. She will have a two person show “Dialog” with Mary Jones in November 2017 at the Hudson Guild Gallery. Her work is shown regularly in group shows in NY and nationally.

Opening Alter(Native) Facts: Look Closer at Pleiades Gallery

A really real group show – Curated by Denise Adler

With Denise Adler, Leda Arensberg,

Jeffrey Bishop, Billie Cohen,

Stephen Cimini, Hilda Green Demsky,

Ava Hassinger, Lisa Hirkaler,

Mary Jones, Suzy Kunz,

Ken Nelson, Charles Olson,

Leslie Jimenez, Bernice Sokol Kramer,

Victoria Udondian & Douglas Zimmerman

May 16 to June 10, 2017

Receptions: Sat. May 20, 3-6 pm & Thurs. June 8, 6-8pm

Coming Soon! Alter(native) Facts: Look Closer

The Stoning

A really Real Group Show Curated by Denise Jones Adler

Including work by

Denise Adler, Leda Arensberg,

Jeffrey Bishop, Billie Cohen,

Stephen Cimini, Hilda Green Demsky,

Ava Hassinger, Lisa Hirkaler,

Mary Jones, Suzy Kunz,

Ken Nelson, Charles Olson,

Leslie Jimenez, Bernice Sokol Kramer,

Victoria Udondian & Douglas Zimmerman

May 16 to June 10, 2017

Receptions: Sat. May 20, 3-6 pm & Thurs. June 8, 6-8pm

Pleiades Gallery

530 W 25th St. Ste. 406 • NYC 10001 • 646.230.0056 • www.pleiadesgallery.com

Symbols – Denise Jones Adler

Book release! The show catalog is available for $20. plus shipping. Please contact me for info at: deniseadler@me.com

2016 c Denise Adler

Mixed media Collage on Canvas, 30″ x 40″
2016 c Denise Adler

Symbols – New Work by Denise Adler

Darshan – 2016

Pleiades Gallery Presents

2016 c Denise Adler

Mixed media Collage on Canvas, 30″ x 40″
2016 c Denise Adler

Symbols of Strength

New Works

April 18 – May 13, 2017

RECEPTION Saturday April 22, 3-6PM

530 West 25th Street, Ste. 405, New York, NY 10001

 

Upcoming

Alter(native) Facts: Look Closer

A really real group show – Curated by Denise Adler

Very happy to have my piece selected for the Connecticut Women Artists 86th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, CT

Denise Jones Adler

The Little Death III 2015 – Denise Jones Adler

On view August 20 through September 23, 2016. Opening reception Saturday, August 20, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, free and open to the public.

Slater Memorial Museum
108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360

 

The Connecticut Women Artists organization was founded 87 years ago in 1929 when thirteen women artists exhibited at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. Since exhibition opportunities were rare for women at that time these women started a society of female artists. One of this country’s oldest continuing art organizations for women, CWA now has over 200 elected members.

CWA will present its 86th Annual Open Juried Exhibition in Converse Art Gallery, August 20 through September 23, 2016. To feature the work of talented women artists in Connecticut and across the country, the exhibition was juried by Min Jung Kim, Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.

I am Now a Member of the Pleiades Gallery!

Welcome

I will be in a Group show Summer in The City at the gallery in June and I have a solo show April 2017. Look for updates and projects in this space!

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BEYOND DECORATION / Identity, Expression and Adornment in Art

The Gods must be crazy

The language of adornment is not only about embellishment, it can also be used to expose, to conceal or to protect. Decoration can be an expression of comfort in the world, or it can be an armor used in a need for external protection. It can also be a symbol of metamorphosis. This show will examine the work of artists utilizing these three approaches to ornamentation, using

it to refine our understanding of contemporary culture. The multifaceted connections between the internal, external and virtual are distilled into hybrid creations that illustrate a deeper sense of social reality in a changing world.