Night Gallery is pleased to present “Hot Glue,” a special exhibition featuring work by Shagha Ariannia, Reginald Armstrong, Sarah Awad, Samara Golden, Conrad Guevara, Julia Haft-Candell, Khari Johnson-Ricks, Libby Rosen, Magnus Maxine, Alex Andrew Sanchez, Elaine Stocki, Sterling Wells, and Rikkí Wright. The exhibition will run from May 12 - June 17 at NADA East Broadway, 311 East Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY.
The show unites artists of divergent practices into a conversation surrounding reinvention, permanence, and materiality. Rather than a literal framing of common adhesive,or a survey of collage/assemblage techniques, the presentation considers the artist as a kind of binding agent who possesses an alchemical capacity to forge something unprecedented out of seemingly disparate materials—and to unite families and chosen communities. Such processes of renewal invoke a range of formal and conceptual concerns while embracing novel approaches to assemblage, collage, painting, and sculpture. “Hot Glue” is enlivened by its eclecticism, celebrating the artist’s drive towards experimentation, newness, and of course, hotness.