White Columns - Final two weeks: Cay Bahnmiller, Sophie Stone, and Other People's Projects: Pre-Echo Press
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Cay Bahnmiller, Sophie Stone and
Other People’s Projects: Pre-Echo Press
close on December 17, 2022

Gallery view at an angle. Nearest to the viewer, a sculpture of an abstractly painted dresser drawer rests atop a plinth; painted black text on the drawer’s side reads “OF DEATH.” On the center free-standing wall hangs a large abstract painting. Installed on the floor to the left, a painted sandwich board reads “WHAT PART OF KEEP OUT.” On the rear wall hang six smaller paintings with painted text.
Cay Bahnmiller, installation view, 2022

Cay Bahnmiller

White Columns is pleased to present the first New York exhibition of the work of Cay Bahnmiller (1955-2007). “Painting is inscription, rather than description,” Bahnmiller once wrote. Aptly, her own vast oeuvre saw the prolific painter inscribe upon materials ranging from discarded bits of wood, cardboard and plastic to found street signs and sandwich boards. Pithy, vivid and texturally dense, the ornery, often irreverent content of her work belies the gestural clarity of Bahnmiller’s technique. Read the rest of the press release here.

Gallery view captured at an angle. Two textile works are hanging on the wall to the left. Similar in design, they are constructed of found materials such as worn fabrics and rope, and decorated with quilted pattern squares covered in silver metallic paint. On the adjacent back wall, one sizable woven mat piece is hung. Finally, two pieces are displayed on the floor constructed of concentric circles in woven patterns with thicker woven sisal at the edges.

Sophie Stone

White Columns is pleased to present the first New York solo exhibition by Sophie Stone. The exhibition consists of a series of textile-based wall and floor works that incorporate found materials drawn from the artist’s personal archives. Constructing uncanny assemblages of domestic materiality, Stone’s work revivifies our consideration of the sentimental and the decorative. Read the rest of the press release here.

Front gallery view. A diverse array of posters and artwork are hung against a vibrantly-colored geometric-patterned wall covering, full of reds, greens, blues and yellows. White table vitrines display selected Pre-Echo Press titles such as (from left to right): Eclipse Body & Soul Syntax by Nick Relph, Ken Tisa: Objects Time Offerings, Eclipse Body & Soul Syntax by Ken Tisa, and Gay Areas Telephone Directory.

Other People’s Projects: Pre-Echo Press

Participating artists: Matt Connors, Brian W. Ferry, Luigi Ghirri, Joe Gilmore, Nate Harrington, Elisabeth Kley, Sanou Oumar, Ryan Preciado, Nick Relph, and Ken Tisa. Organized by Matt Connors.

White Columns is pleased to present ‘Other People’s Projects: Pre-Echo Press’, organized by Matt Connors. Pre–Echo Press was founded in 2016 by New York-based visual artist Matt Connors as a platform for “disseminating a diverse and idiosyncratic array of recorded and printed matter.” Click here for a conversation between White Columns’ director Matthew Higgs and Matt Connors.


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