Salon Zürcher 2019

The Drawing is the Wide Open Window

Online exhibition on Artsy via Proto Gallery with works by Nikki Rene Anderson, Louis Ardine, Kat Chamberlin, Brian Edmonds, Karl England, Enrico Gomez, Rachael Gorchov, John Kramer, Ana Wolovick, Sofia Quirno.

Through Feb 28

NY abstract now

I'm excited to particpate in this exhibition at Mathilde Hatzenberger Gallery in Brussels, Belgium, Jan 10-Feb 9, opening January 10 from 6-8pm

Mathilde Hatzenberger Gallery
Rue Washington, 145
1050 Bruxelles

Sarah Bednarek: ChiChi Doodad news

An exhibition I recently curated at Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York was mentioned by the Jealous Curator and in an interview with the artist in Art Spiel. To read more and see installation shots, please click here.

The Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive Artist Residency

The Cooper Union offers four artist residencies within the Summer Art Intensive Program. The fellowships will be given to outstanding visual artists who will spend one month, June 28th though July 30th, on-campus developing a new project in the Painting and Drawing Department. The residency, which began in 1993, was created to support teaching artists whose professional practice in action, would contribute to the education of the summer program students. The residency provides spacious, sky lit professional studios, and an exhibition honoring the residents’ work. The exhibition will be organized by the Cooper Union immediately following the residency in conjunction with the pre-college Summer Art Intensive program.

For more information click here.

Outside In

Outside In
September 30-November 30, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday,
September 30, 12-2pm

Featuring work by Anney Bonney, Paul Corio, Rob de Oude, Emily Feinstein, Frederick Hayes, Frank Holliday, Rachael Gorchov, Stephen Maine, Jim Osman, Scott Reeds and Hilda Shen, Tricia Wright, Natalia Zubko and curate by Scott Reeds. 

Stay tuned for additional information and an accompanying catalogue.

Felician University
One Felician Way
Rutherford, NJ 07070

Night Visiion

Night Vision
September 22-November 5, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 22, 6-9pm

Bushwick Open Studio Hours:
Saturday, September 23, 11am to 4pm
Sunday, September 24, 11am to 4pm

Featuring work by MaDora Frey, Rachael Gorchov, Julia Norton, Heather Ramsdale, Polly Shindler, Clare Torina and Liz Zito.

Overhang Gallery
119 Ingraham St., Suite #308
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Hours: Saturday 11am-4pm and by appointment

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Revealing Reflected Refractions

Karin Ferrari, still from DECODING The Intros of ZiB (THE WHOLE TRUTH), 2016, digital video, 28:58

Revealing Reflected Refractions
August 4 – September 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 6-9pm 

Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York is pleased to present Revealing Reflected Refractions, an exhibition featuring work by Karin FerrariHai-Hsin HuangAlison Kudlow and Nooshin Rostami; curated by Jonathan Cowan and Rachael Gorchov. At turns playful, conspiratorial, empathic, humorous, political, and sensorial, the works in this exhibition serve as prisms that refract unseen truths, illuminating the familiar in unexpected ways.

Karin Ferrari’s video unmasks subliminal messages and manipulations in the media by analyzing the opening graphics of Zeit im Bild, Austria’s national news show. By using fringe belief systems ranging from mind control, space colonization, the Illuminati and alchemy to deconstruct the seemingly innocuous, Ferrari asks us to question who is informing our worldview, and to what end. Alternating between deadpan and tongue-in-cheek, she shows us that much of what we believe is shaped by our own biases.    

Hai-Hsin Huang’s drawings and paintings are humorous depictions of people going about their everyday lives. As an emigrant from Taiwan to the U.S. who has also spent time in Europe and Asia, Huang holds a metaphorical mirror to citizens of the various cultures she is a part of, both as participant and outside observer. Seeing human experience through this lens, the viewer is imparted with greater empathy for the absurdities of human existence.

Alison Kudlow uses the light of the sun to create work that questions the dogma of science and religion. By translating and describing the intangible qualities of reflected and refracted light into sculptural forms that can only fail to translate an experience perfectly, her work reveals the fragile beauty inherent in our attempts to make sense of the world.

Nooshin Rostami’s site-specific sculpture is both a bridge and an obstacle made of moveable reflective materials set in black sand and iron filings. Serving as a metaphor for international migration and exile informed by personal experience, Rostami shifts viewers’ experiences of the gallery space by asking them to navigate through and around a precarious structure.

Jay Invitational of Clay 2017

Jay Invitational of Clay 2017
Opening Reception: Fri, July 14, 6-9pm

Exhibition Dates: Jul 14-16, 2017

Norte Maar/The Jay House

35 Randy’s Lane
Jay, NY 12941

4th Annual Exhibition featuring local and regional works in clay. Demos and workshops will be happening all weekend including onsite raku firings. Organized by Jason Andrew.

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Points of Entry

Points of Entry
Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 7 PM
Exhibition Dates: June 30-July 22, 2017

Oranienstrasse 46
D 10969 Berlin

The Second part to an exchange with the artist-run gallery SCOTTY in Berlin, featuring work by Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York members, Vincent Como, William Crump, Rachael Gorchov, Jackie Hoving, Alex Paik, Norm Paris, Matt Phillips, Andrew Prayzner, Naomi Reis, Sun You.

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Very Far Away from Anywhere Else

Very Far Away From Anywhere Else
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 21, 6 PM
Exhibition Dates: June 20-27​, 2017

Aa Collections
Burggasse 68
1070 Vienna

Featuring work by Natalie Baxter, Madera Frey, Rachael Gorchov, Roxanne Jackson and Jamie Steele. 

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Tempe Digital

I'm pleased to be collaborating with Tempe Digital on a limited edition of prints made during my time at Vermont Studio Center in April 2017. Visit for more information.

Rachael Gorchov: Organic Geometry

Rachael Gorchov - Organic Geometry
March 24 - April 23, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday April 24th, 6 - 9 PM
OJG is pleased to present “Organic Geometry”, featuring a new ceramics by Rachael Gorchov.
Gorchov considers herself primarily a painter, albeit one working with dimensional forms. For the the last several years she has concentrated on two series: concave shapes that are mounted to the wall, and rock-like forms that inhabit the floor with their own painted cast-shadows. Most often these hybrid works have been made through a combination of mixed-media, including plaster and papier-mâché clay. The wall-works utilize an irregular, half-egg shell framework, which is covered in colorful & gestural marks that hide within them landscapes, building facades and gardens. These images are based on drawings made on the artist’s travels.
This creation of this newest series coincided with Gorchov’s 2016 residency at the Hunter College Ceramics studios in New York. The works in Organic Geometry continue her earlier structural explorations, but with a more subtle approach.  For instance, one notices more subdued, earthen tones than in previous works, as the artist has experimented with a number of glossy glazes, underglazes, and underglaze pencils. These substances let Gorchov experiment with the chemical nature of saturation, transparency, and finish texture that is so inherent in ceramics.
Unlike the earlier landscapes, the imagery embedded within these new forms focuses on architectural details. These are based on drawings Gorchov made following a recent trip to Europe, where she explored both the interior and exterior details of a number of Renaissance and Baroque buildings. The coffered ceilings, vaulted archways, colonnades and naves that she documented there were a natural matrix to incorporate in her practice. First taking photographs on-site, the artist returned to the studio to make drawings by interpreting the photographs through fisheye lens settings on her iPhone to reference a Claude Glass, a 18th century observation device. The finished works combine aspects of several drawings. These skewed constructions and foreshortened perspectives are then placed within the convex ceramic forms. In this way, imagery, brushstroke and shape all coalesce into a uniquely warped mise en scène.
Rachael Gorchov takes a different approach to works that are meant to be placed on the floor. Here, she abandons the convex shapes for more organic, boulder-like semblances with overall coloring and patterns. In addition, the artist plays with the notion of the object’s exaggerated shadow, creating a painting of contrasting gestural brushstrokes or colors that is then printed and laid on the floor underneath, and extending from, the object. While both series share sculptural aspects, they enjoy as many differences as they do similarities. The wall shapes take advantage of the natural shadows that fall within them, their contours help define the images seen within, and their hard surfaces alter the audience’s sound experience. The floor pieces turn the idea of shadow into something all their own. They do not collect or reflect one’s vision, but are meant to be looked down on, and constantly keep us moving about them.

Once they have been fully considered, Rachael Gorchov’s objects reveal themselves to be carefully mediated studies: of art and architecture history, of place, perspective and gesture.

Review of Nonspecific Places in Hyperallergic

"From Stitched Symbols to Painted Shadows, Connecting Two Artists’ Surreal Sensibilities," review of Nonspecific Places at Simuvac Projects by Seph Rodney

Art on Paper

Art on Paper
Dorado Project and Proto Gallery
Booth 121
Pier 36 New York
299 South St, New York, NY 10002
Preview Thurs 3/3 6-10pm
Fri & Sat 11am - 7pm, Sun 12-6pm

Featuring: Jarrod Beck, Bert Benally, Lauren Collings, Judith Farr, Nick Fusaro, Rachael Gorchov, Catherine Haggarty, Lael Marshall, Raymond Saa, Sofia Szamosi, Diane Tenerelli-June, Austin Thomas, Denise Treizman, Ian White Williams.