BREATHLESS, an exhibition curated by House of the Nobleman / by John McGurk

Recently, I have been consulting with the NYC + London based Art advisory firm House of the Nobleman.  Breathless, an exhibition at Rush Gallery will be one of the first projects I have worked on with them from the beginning.  Please join us Thursday, February 27th from 6-8pm.  More info below with some image teasers:


NEW YORK, NY - HOUSE OF THE NOBLEMAN is pleased to present Breathless, a group exhibition based on a contemporary examination of artists who turn once-living creatures into inanimate aesthetic objects. Through various media, including taxidermy, painting, drawing, embroidery, and sculpture, the works in this exhibition re-contextualize the scientific into an artistic observation where the grotesque is upheld as an object of beauty. 

Featuring works by Divya Anantharaman, Charles Browning, Jennifer Catron + Paul Outlaw, Julia Colavita, Ken Currie, Jane Edden, Rachel Frank, Carson Fox, Amit Greenberg, Jane Hammond, Hugh Hayden, Aubrey Learner, Jackie Mock, Joey Parlett, Amanda Sciullo, Andrea Stanislav, Marc Swanson, Philip Taaffe, Fred Tomaselli, Chris Vicini, Paul Villinski, Adam Wallacavage, and Kimberly Witham.

Photography by Jen Catron + Paul Outlaw will be exhibited.

Photography by Jen Catron + Paul Outlaw will be exhibited.

When viewed from this vantage, natural history is seen as a craft or practice in which emphasis is placed on the existential experience of the observer rather than the scientific characteristics of the objects or organisms. Even though breathless, the works in this exhibition maintain characteristics of being alive, achieving their immortality by becoming art. 

Sales from this exhibition will help support Rush Arts Gallery, a core program of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny, and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons.  Rush Arts Gallery is dedicated to providing exhibition opportunities to an emerging artistic community and exposes urban youth to contemporary arts and culture through educational programming initiatives.

Carson Fo's "Rebellion" will be featured. 

Carson Fo's "Rebellion" will be featured. 

It is going to be a great show, so please join us, all the details here:

Rush Arts Gallery

526 West 26th Street, #311, New York, NY 10011


Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6 pm


February 27th- April 11th, 2014

Opening reception: Thursday, February 27th, 6-8 pm

                                                                   Animal Sandwich drawing by Joey Parlett.

                                                                   Animal Sandwich drawing by Joey Parlett.