Abstract painting by Holly Addi leans against a wall at the Thuma showroom.
Painting by Holly Addi

For Thuma's brand new space, Uprise Art curated one-of-a-kind works that celebrate materiality while embracing simplicity.

Visit their SoHo showroom to view works by Laura Naples, Paola Rodriguez Arias, Arielle Zamora, Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey, William Luz, Bryce Anderson, and Holly Addi.

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Artists

  • Arielle ZamoraPortland, OR

    Arielle Zamora (b.1990) is Portland Oregon-based painter and printmaker who creates paintings through a labor-intensive process of layering joint compound and paint. Reacting to the geometry of their substrate, Arielle carves a variety of lines into the surface to reveal subtle shifts in color and line weight, while repeating and manipulating shapes and forms that recur throughout all of their work. Chance imperfections humanize their abstractions and invite a scavenger hunt-like engagement with the work.

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  • Bryce AndersonVictoria, Australia

    Bryce Anderson’s practice explores the potential of images, using print, collage and painting to re-situate found material into new constellations. Anderson’s work appropriates images drawn from popular culture and art historical references to explore notions of authorship, chance, reproduction and the still life motif. By using this broad visual language, Anderson aims to push against the traditional divergence between figuration and abstraction, and understand what significance the act of painting still holds within contemporary art.

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  • Holly AddiSalt Lake City, UT

    Holly Addi (b. 1973) is a Salt Lake City, Utah-based painter. Her works examine energy, space, and landscape through tempered abstraction. Holly’s paintings employ color blocked neutrals with pointed pops of color that navigate the viewer’s eye around the canvas with meandering linework. An exercise in the renegotiation of inclusion and omission, acceptance and refusal, Holly’s paintings are dynamic explorations of formal paint language and intimated environments.

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  • Katrine Hildebrandt-HusseyBoston, MA

    Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey (b. 1982) is a Boston-based visual artist whose work is inspired by sacred geometry and the metaphysical mapping of space and time. Katrine achieves the geometric patterns in her work by burning her paper surface, allowing for chance to influence her ordered forms. Marked with intentionality and meticulous detail, Katrine’s work investigates the correlation between chaos and order, permanence and transience, and the interconnectivity of the universe.

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  • Laura NaplesCleveland, OH

    Laura Naples (b. 1979) is an artist based in Hudson, Ohio. Laura's work explores the energy of wonder she perceives in the natural world and objects shaped by human hands. A former graphic designer, dancer, and calligraphy artist, Laura senses the subtleties of form, rhythm, and line. She applies diluted acrylic washes to canvas and paper, allowing water to diffuse pigments into gradient textures. Contrasts unfold across stances of surrender and intention as she layers gestural marks; then, accents alignments with linework. Laura cultivates rituals of meditation, movement, and self-inquiry that are fostered, infused, and embodied in her work.

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  • Paola Rodriguez AriasGeneva, Switzerland

    Paola Rodriguez Arias (b. 1975) is a visual artist and designer based in Geneva, Switzerland. With a background in fashion, jewelry and ceramic design, Paola’s inspiration for her current textile-based works are informed by her upbringing in Colombia and its rich tradition of handicraft. Paola creates her work through a meticulous process of coiling yarn onto panels to create symbolic compositions that incorporate references to found objects, figures and the natural landscape. Though the meditative act of constructing her compositions, Paola’s work is inherently contemplative, allowing her to imbue the work with votive-like meaning.

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  • William LuzPlymouth, UK

    Plymouth, England-based William Luz (b. 1984) works in the expanded practice of drawing including works on paper, prints, ceramics and video. William’s work focuses on referring directly back to the act of making itself, questioning the labor involved in creating, and the performative nature of an artist’s practice. William is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Drawing at Plymouth College of Art. He is one third of Nous Vous Collective.

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Location

Thuma

99 Wooster Street

New York, NY

Dates

Jul 20, 2024-Oct 31, 2024

Events

Welcome PartyJul 20, 2024