Amy Stein (MFA 2006 Photography, Video and Related Media) and Stacy Arezou Mehrfarâ€™s new exhibit â€śTall Poppy Syndromeâ€ť resulted from a month-long study and road trip throughout New South Wales, Australia, to learn about the Australian social phenomenon of cutting others down when they are perceived as being too much of a standout. Steinâ€™s work is known for exploring manâ€™s evolving isolation from community, culture and the environment. On view at ClampArt, 521-531 West 25 Street, through February 16.
Robert Lazzarini (BFA 1990 Fine Arts) creates a new American landscape in his exhibition â€ś(damage),â€ť removing common objects, such as windows, doors or fences, from their original setting and manipulating them into broken or deformed fragments. Lazzarini distorts each objectâ€™s integrity and utility to disorient the audience through visual and haptic space. On view at Marlborough Chelsea, 545 West 25 Street, through February 16.
Steven Bindernagelâ€™s (MFA 2006 Fine Arts) first solo exhibit â€śIn Conversationâ€ť includes recent paintings and works on paper. Rhizomatic in structure and informed by architecture, digital malfunctions, floral pastiches and stained glass, Bindernagel describes his work as, â€śnot so much about obsession as â€¦ calculation, letting go, reining in control and finding an acceptable sense of completion.â€ť On view at CRG Gallery, 548 West 22 Street, through February 23.