McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space
A Separate Peace

June 16 - August 29, 2010

A Separate Peace
Curated by Anna Ortt and Shane McAdams
McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space, 143 Reade Street, NYC
Jun 16 - Aug 29
Opening Reception, June 16, 6 9 PM
Gallery hours by appointment

With the onset of the digital age artists are faced with an unprecedented availability of legitimate content and media for expressing themselves. In order to identify, parse and organize this information, many artists choose to work across media and disciplines, virtually without restriction, embracing new media, while others choose to confront it by returning to traditional modes of mark making and representation, finding novelty in personal mythologies and individualized narratives, creating manageable worlds that do not answer to the pressures outside it.

A Separate Peace features artists who create works featuring their own, unique cosmologies, interior logics and self-enclosed universes in order to maintain an integrity independent of the exterior world. A Separate Peace features:

Samuel T. Adams
Jonathan Allen
Jeffrey Beebe
Jean Blackburn
Paul Jacobsen
Nick Lamia
Adela Leibowitz
Patte Loper
Shane McAdams
Nat Meade
Dean Monogenis
Christopher Mir
Ryan Mrozowski
Kristen Schiele
Ann Sophie Staerk

For information, please contact Anna Ortt at 917-653-9206 or anna@annaortt.com.

Shane McAdams is an artist, curator and art critic living in Brooklyn, NY. He has been a contributor to the Brooklyn Rail since 2003 and is former Director of Caren Golden Fine Art. He is currently teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design and preparing for a solo show of his own work to take place this fall at Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR.

Anna Ortt has been representing emerging artists in New York City for over 7 yrs, first as an independent curator participating in international art fairs, then as Assistant Director for Littlejohn Contemporary, and finally as a partner of Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery in Chelsea from 2006-2009. Anna is dedicated to finding new emerging art with high craft and concept, and will be focusing on a range of curatorial projects and collaborations.

McNeill Art Group began as an art consulting and acquisitions company in 2005. After establishing a presence as a private dealer and exhibiting artists at international art fairs around the world, McNeill began seeking exhibition opportunities in alternative spaces. McNeill worked with Artisan Lofts to create the McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space in an effort to continue the global movement towards enhancing the visibility of contemporary art while not conforming to the traditional gallery structure. The Tribeca Project Space is on the ground floor of Artisan Lofts in Tribeca, New York.

Please contact Beth McNeill at 631-838-4843 or email mcneillartgroup@mac.com for more information.