The Rib

Joianne Bittle

Opening reception: Saturday, May 20th, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

M E N is pleased to present The Rib, a solo exhibition of works by Joianne Bittle. Including paintings made during the last four years and a new video, the installation extends Bittle’s practice of using exhibitions as a medium for storytelling. Taken separately, her subjects are distinct and specific – migratory birds, a speculative robot suit, skeletal anatomy, and a mountain-fed desert spring. In Bittle’s deeply researched and synthetic studio practice, however, these elements combine to form a richly imagined narrative about cosmic time, the risk of wonder, and the delicate dance of mythology and technology.

The Rib is Bittle’s fourth solo exhibition in New York. She has had solo exhibitions at Churner and Churner, New York; Wave Hill, Bronx; and Eugene Binder Gallery, Marfa, Texas. Bittle has participated in several group shows in the U.S. and abroad including The Queens Museum; The Arsenal, Central Park; Radiator Arts, LIC; Root Division, San Francisco; The Observatory Room, Brooklyn; Hewitt Gallery of Art, Marymount College; The Emerald Triangle Museum, SC; Akus Gallery, Connecticut; Proto Gallery, Hoboken; Wrong Gallery, Marfa; Emily Harvey Foundation, ESBA-TALM, Angers, France, and CNEAI, Paris. She was awarded the 2016 AIRIE Residency in the Florida Everglades. Her collaborative works have been featured at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2015), K20 Dusseldorf (2016), Centre Pompidou-Metz (2017) and the Dia Foundation (2009). Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, New York magazine, Arte Fuse and National Academy of Sciences magazine, among other publications. She received a BFA from Indiana University where she was awarded a fellowship at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy with continuing studies in Art History and the Earth Sciences. She lives and works in Long Island City, Queens.

A new printed publication from the artist accompanies the exhibition.

Denise Treizman at M E N Gallery

Opening Reception: March 29th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Comprised of the shards of everyday objects that the artist both finds and creates, the works of Denise Treizman routinely straddle the disciplines of sculpture, drawing, painting, and collage. Treizman reuses and repurposes the materials within her artistic gestures, a process of recycling replete with equal measures of intention and chance.

Inspired by a desire to combine intuition with a systemic methodology, the artist has created a large sculptural tapestry, woven through with thread, fabric & found objects. This textural & patterned work will be installed in configurations uniquely responsive to the purposefully small spatial layout of the M E N storefront gallery. Exhibited publicly here for the first time, the artist invites viewers to engage with this layered, industrious work up close and in intimately personal ways. Additional two and three dimensional works by the artist will be available and on view within the gallery.

The exhibition will be on view from March 29 to April 30, 2017 at 13 Monroe Street, New York, NY 10002

Denise Treizman earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY, SOHO20 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and Wave Hill Sunroom Project Space, Bronx, NY. Her work has also been exhibited internationally in cities such as Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Shanghai, China; San Francisco, CA; and Chicago, IL. She recently presented a major public art installation for FLOW.16 at Randall’s Island. Treizman has participated in the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program and in artist residencies at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Vermont Studio Center; Johnson, VT; Berlin Collective/APT Institute (Brooklyn, NY); Ox-Bow Residency, Saugatuck, MI; NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY; ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI; and Triangle Artists’ Workshop, Salem, NY. Trainman lives and works in NY and is a current Member Artist in the EFA Studio Program, New York, NY.

MEN Gallery at Art on Paper

Jarrod Beck
Jon Campbell
Katherine Di Turi
Karl England
Catherine Haggarty
Sanda Iliescu
Francois Ilnseher
Teresa Moro
Sofia Quirno
Raymond Saá
Catalina Schliebener
Elizabeth Velazquez
Rob Ventura
Ian White Williams

Art on Paper New York 2017 Public Fair Hours:

Friday, March 3
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 4
11:00 AM to 7:00PM

Sunday, March 5
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

VIP Preview:

Thursday, March 2, 2017
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM


An installation by Sofia Quirno

Opening Reception Wednesday, January 25 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

M E N presents its first exhibition at 13 Monroe StreetAFTER NOON, by Sofia Quirno.

AFTER NOON, unlike afternoon and very much like tomorrow, is a promise of something that is inevitable and yet never comes. It belongs to the mystical world, where what exists is that which can only be shown.   That is the world which Sofia Quirno’s works inhabit.

Inspired by the idea of the gallery space in continuous flux and the grid as the ultimate starting point to establish coordinates, the artist created a new multi-media installation for the inaugural exhibition at  M E N. The space, the work and the viewers are treated by Quirno as integral parts of the image, creating a constant tension between the limits and borders of the piece. The artist invites the visitors to immerse themselves in the experience, in the space where revelations are imminent, even if never attained.

Sofia Quirno was born in 1978 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied at the Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte in Buenos Aires, in 2006 and received her MFA from Parsons (The New School of Design) in 2015. She is a recipient of the Robert Sterling Clark fellowship, and the art residencies at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Vermont Studio Center and the Triangle Artists Workshop, NYC.   She lives and works in NYC.

M E N is a contemporary art gallery located in the Two Bridges neighborhood of New York City, presenting singular artistic gestures by emerging and mid-career artists in a purposefully-small storefront exhibition space. Artists selected by M E N are granted the creative freedom to produce new work without constraints, limited only by the sharp focus of the space itself. M E N seeks to support exceptional work and the artists that produce it while standing in solidarity with feminist, queer, multicultural, indigenous, and other underrepresented voices within the larger cultural conversation.


Gallery Hours

Saturday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Sunday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM