Rumney Guggenheim’s Debut Features Olek, Swoon and More

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Tonight, New York will welcome a new gallery into the art world with a name that should be familiar to most: Rumney Guggenheim is the great-grandson of the art collector Peggy Guggenheim, and the son of art dealer Sandro Rumney and Ralph Rumney, co-founder of the avante-garde organization, The Situationist International. The gallery’s first show, “Some Place Like Home” follows in the footsteps of his family members in its choice of young artists known for their use of experimental materials: Olivia Steele, Boxhead, Swoon, Moral Turgeman, Olek, in collaboration with Integrated Vision’s Michelle P. Dodson. Notably, all of them are women. Give the concept of “Home”, their works express interpretations of domestic bliss and one’s private space. For artists like Olek (HF Vol. 29) and Swoon (HF Vol. 36), who are always on the move, their time spent at home is fleeting. Olek shares, “I’ve been exploring transient and fleeting themes. The materials I choose as well as crochet, partnered with the technique I work with, manifest the concept of the ephemeral; suggesting the limited life of the art object as well as the concept.”


A look inside the new Rumney Guggenheim, located within the historic Williamsburgh Savings Bank.

“In my collaboration with Michelle P. Dodson, I decided to illustrate the idea of ephemerality through crocheted interpretation of works by artists who have influenced me most. We spent countless hours filming the creation and unraveling of crocheted elements integral to exploration of impermanence.” At the center of the exhibition space is Moral Turgeman’s installation “The Little House”. Made of miniature dioramas, kinetic sculptures, with crystal shrine, the piece represents the comfort, communication and interactivity that we have within ourselves and our surroundings. This installation is a homage to understanding that love and oneness come from within, a place to dive into different perspectives of our environments. “It’s an endeavor seeking to aid and raise the vibration in our hearts. We wish for all to see the light that shines within,” Turgeman says. “Home is where the heart is. Access the home within you.”

Rumney Guggenheim Gallery, located within the historic Williamsburgh Savings Bank in Brooklyn, opens to the public on October 9th.


Boxhead, Swoon


AIKO


Olivia Steele


Olivia Steele


Moral Turgeman


Moral Turgeman


Olek, in collaboration with Michelle P. Dodson


Olek, in collaboration with Michelle P. Dodson


Olek

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