18. The Hole

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Nature is a Whore: A Comedy & A Tragedy, 7 September – 23 October 2022 Roxanne Jackson 
Roxanne Jackson’s ceramic sculptures are a world of animal personification and creature teachers, a weird cast of characters putting on a wild psychedelic play. Seductive, monstrous, humorous, punk, these works bat around dizzying ideas of what is beautiful and what is beastly, what is real and what is imagined, what is serious and what is simply, a joke. Read more.

Manscaping NY, 7 September – 23 October 2022 Mathew Zefeldt
Nevena Prijic
Micah Ofstedahl
Natalie Birinyi
Grant Stoops
Leslie Weissman
Anthony Miler
Tim Irani
Matt Belk
Philip Hinge
Ivan Seal‌
Leo Park
Bryant Girsch
Kim Dorland
Matthew F. Fisher
Brandon Lipchik
Mathew Tom
Matthew Hansel
Dan Attoe
Ena Swansea
Caroline Larsen
Taylor Mckimens
Cara Nahaul
Tim Gardner
James Ulmer
Shara Hughes
Paul Corio
Kate Klingbeil
JJ Manford
Gabrielle Garland
Sholto Blissett
Botond Keresztesi
Hiroya Kurata 
New York, NY — The Hole is proud to present Manscaping, our yearly thematic group extravaganza now across two galleries, Bowery and Los Angeles. With over sixty artists on both coasts and a forthcoming catalogue, Manscaping looks at depictions of landscape today with a whiff of gender nonsense. Read more.

MIRROR PROXIES, 6 September – 22 October 2022 Anne Vieux 
The Hole is proud to announce our forthcoming exhibition of paintings and video by Anne Vieux: MIRROR PROXIES. For her second solo show with The Hole, Vieux extends and deepens the parameters of her practice, which centers on the longstanding artistic tradition of using tools wrong. Read more.

EARLIER EXHIBITIONS

Crush, 11 June – 20 August 2022 Adam Parker Smith 
The Hole L.A. (844 N. La Brea Ave) is pleased to present six new sculptures by Adam Parker Smith in the form of Crush, his fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. Read more.

Loops, 27 May – 3 July 2022 Thomas Trum 
The Hole is proud to present the first solo exhibition in America by Dutch artist Thomas Trum. Having debuted his mesmerizing mechanized paintings in group shows before, we get to bring the artist here to New York at long last so he can present a mural installation as well. Read more.

Software, 15 May – 18 June 2022 Vickie Vainionpää 
The Hole is pleased to present Software, the debut solo exhibition of Montreal-based visual artist, Vickie Vainionpää. Starting with a generative computer script and ending as oil on canvas, the work depicts softly textured, organic shapes that fold and twist on themselves to create hyper-real forms reminiscent of microorganisms or intestinal tangles. Read more.

The Opium Smoker’s Dream, 5 March – 17 April 2022 Botond Keresztesi 
The Hole is proud to announce a solo show by Budapest-based artist Botond Keresztesi, The Opium Smoker’s Dream. Read more.

Dead of Winter, 5 February – 19 March 2022 Dan Attoe 
The Hole is proud to announce a luminous solo show of neons by Northwestern artist Dan Attoe. It’s gonna be dark and cold this Saturday, so come bask in the artificial glow of these six new beauties, produced and installed by our Tribeca neighbor Lite Brite Neon. Read more.

Last Element, 15 January – 27 February 2022 Gosha Levochkin 
Russian constructivist shapes, zips of electric current, swirls from his mother’s pastries and computer game characters unite, clash and reverberate in Gosha’s explosive compositions. For his first New York solo show this Moscow-born, Brooklyn-based artist has elaborated his signature repertoire of human comedy, infusing it with allusions to fire, water and mystical digital symbols rendered in acrylic paint on canvas. Read more.

The Part You Throw Away, 18 November – 31 December 2021 Joakim Ojanen 
The Hole is pleased to announce the opening of The Part You Throw Away, a solo exhibition of recent sculptures, paintings, and drawings by Joakim Ojanen. This exhibition is traveling to us from the beautiful Västerås Konstmuseum in Sweden—situated in Joakim’s hometown just outside of Stockholm—and was organized by Västerås Konstmuseum’s Head Curator of Exhibitions, Katrin Ingelstedt. Read more.

The Body Knows Its Door, 17 September – 10 October 2021 Brittney Leeanne Williams 
The Hole is pleased to present The Body Knows Its Door, a solo exhibition of new works by Brittney Leeanne Williams. Read more.

Portrait of the lost Artist into the Metaverse, 17 September – 10 October 2021 Matthew Stone 
The Hole is proud to announce our fifth solo exhibition with British artist Matthew Stone. He was the first artist we represented when we founded the gallery and it is such a pleasure to have grown and explored so much together. Read more.

ENTER ART FAIR 2021The Hole (Booth 49), 26 August – 29 August 2021

The Concept of Calm, 24 June – 8 August 2021
The Hole is pleased to announce The Concept of Calm, the gallery’s second solo exhibition of sculptural wall works by Robert Moreland. Subtly inhabiting the space in restrained three-dimensional hangings, Moreland’s objects offer an emotional tenor often absent from the formal severity of other minimalist work. Read more

Standing on the Moon, 24 June – 8 August 2021
The Hole is pleased to present Standing on the Moon, a solo exhibition of new sculpture by Adam Parker Smith. The show represents the full debut of Smith’s iconoclastic Sarcophagi series, which add a new existentialism to the artist’s longstanding practice of recasting classic sculptural forms with “faux” materials Read more.

Density Betrays Us, 29 June – 14 August 2021
The Hole is proud to present “Density Betrays Us” a guest-curated exhibition by Andrew Woolbright, Angela Dufresne and Melissa Ragona. Developing out of a 2020 article by Andrew in Whitehot Magazine, “Phantom Bodies”, this theme and many of the artists exhibited began with thinking about the body in the digital age. Read more.

Total Vibration, 20 May – 20 June 2021 
The Hole is proud to present a two-person exhibition with wall pieces by Jonny Niesche and sculpture by Michael Staniak, both artists native to Australia. Read more.

Memories are Weapons, 18 February - 28 March 2021
In Memories are Weapons, Christy continues his exploration of surreal, comical and haunting imagery most recently embedded in his work for The Hole’s exhibition in 2020, Second Smile. By manifesting a sense of ambiguity with little crossover between frames, Christy transfers agency to the viewer, creating a space where individual memory can intersect with collective perception. Read more.

Once Twice, 18 February - 28 March 2021
Shattering art market norms, Bradley’s tapestries in Once Twice will be for sale both as physical objects and simultaneously as unique files via SuperRare. Editioned as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), their ownership will be recorded through a blockchain ledger to provide proof of purchase and provenance. Read more.

Moko Moko Doki Doki, 7 January – 14 February 2021Misaki Kawai
As in the painting above Misaki will be exhibiting her first text paintings, and while we are sure there will be Doki Doki (excited, heartbeat), Misaki also exhibits giant fluffy sculpture providing the Moko Moko or “fluffy”. Read more.

Double Happiness, 7 January – 14 February 2021 
Caroline Larsen expands upon her Longwy Art Deco vase series debuted here two years ago in “Kaleidoscopic” (2019) with proliferating vases and flowers. Most works feature not-quite-mirror images of two vases of flowers, like the above, where a psychedelic op background further warps your perception of near-symmetry. Read more.

Exhibition for enter Art Fair, 29 August - 01 September 2019 Adam Parker Smith