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Make Arrangements explores the meditative act of arranging and composing. In a time where we are all spending increased time in our homes, people have recently reconsidered and rediscovered the objects surrounding them and, through the act of arranging, found comfort in being able to direct their environment. Artists Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Pilar Wiley, Fitzhugh Karol, and Karina Bania create works that examine objects and their ability to move us as we move them.

Throughout the duration of this show, the artworks will be rearranged, creating new relationships and highlighting the shifting meaning and importance imbued in their forms. Similar to a Japanese rock garden, this evolution of the exhibition is a contained experience rather than a linear one, adapting and reflecting within the defined space, in pursuit of an enigmatic sense of natural order and control.

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  • Karina BaniaSan Diego, CA

    Based between San Diego, California and Baja, Mexico, Karina Bania is a mixed-media painter whose works relate to landscape and geography. Karina’s paintings feature pale hues and layers of subtle texture, often incorporating traditional pigments and dyes in stains and washes. Focusing on harmony between spontaneity and intention, each discrete shape in her paintings provokes a conversation between visible and unseen landscapes.

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  • Pilar WileyLos Angeles, CA

    Los Angeles California-based artist Pilar Wiley (b. 1976) makes ceramic vessels that serve as canvases for her repeating patterns and pictorial imagery. Her surfaces express the idiosyncrasies of mark making, referencing global traditions of decorative abstraction, as well as shapes drawn from plant life and her childhood overseas. Influenced by the forms and techniques of West and South African pottery, Wiley advances a personal mythology through the repetitive ceramic process.

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  • Fitzhugh KarolBrooklyn, NY

    Fitzhugh Karol (b. 1982) is a Brooklyn, New York-based sculptor whose work ranges from large scale outdoor installations to intimate tabletop adornments. Working in metal, wood and ceramic, Fitzhugh’s sculptures mix angular and organic geometries inspired by real and fabricated archaeological records, music, childhood and minimalism. Fitzhugh’s sculptures activate the space they inhabit whether they are installed in a natural landscape or positioned on a shelf at home.

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  • Adam Frezza & Terri ChiaoBrooklyn, NY

    Adam Frezza (b. 1977) and Terri Chiao (b. 1981) are a collaborative artist duo based in Brooklyn, NY. Heavily invested in the spirit of play and experimentation, Adam and Terri create fantastical works of art that incorporate unusual textures and unexpected forms. Humor, color and pattern intersect to immerse the viewer in the artists’ world of wonderment.

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Uprise Art at 264 Canal Street, New York


May 25, 2021-Jun 9, 2021