THE SUMMER WALL GROUP SHOW

The yearly SUMMER WALL GROUP SHOW at The Fridge from July 6th to July 20th.

We are extremely grateful for an amazing line-up of participating Artists: Sydney Albertini, Joji Nakamura, Mason Saltarrelli, Katsu Naito, Antoine Wagner, Aki Tsukamoto and Andre Walker. 

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 1pm to 5pm. Come have a look at the works and share a cold drink with us.
SUMMER WALL Group Show 07-06 to 07-20 at The Fridge, 31 Great Jones Street NYC.





Mason Saltarrelli


Originally from New Orleans, LA, Mason Saltarrelli currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Solo and group exhibitions at TURN Gallery include Purple Tree (2023), Ten Sentences(2022), I & I (2020) with Farshad Farzankia, Incandescent Traveler (2019),  Acoustic Tulips(2017) and Raw Intuition (2016), as well as an installation at the Ace Hotel New York(2018).



Mason Saltarrelli “Possible portrait of a poet” 2024  31.5 x 25.5in. (80 x 65cm) Oil on canvas $9000



Mason Saltarrelli “View from the train” 2024 16 x 13in. (40 x 33cm) Oil on canvas $4500



Mason Saltarrelli “Conversation with the sun” 2024  16 x 13in. (40 x 33cm) Oil on canvas $4500



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Sydney Albertini

Sydney Albertini (b.1973, Paris) is a French multidisciplinary artist based in Amagansett, Long Island, whose artwork explores the themes and techniques normally associated with what society calls ‘women’s craft.’   
Albertini creates both two-dimensional works, in the form of large painted drawings, embroideries quilts and weavings, and three-dimensional pieces, with a focus on traditional fibre techniques such as knits and fabrics. Vividly colourful and irreverently abstract, Albertini’s works are full of energy and movement, with even the subjects of her paintings seeming to wriggle off the canvas. Every new series of works continues to explore relationships both strictly visual (flat versus volume and time) and emotional (man versus woman, individual versus society).
Albertini attended the Atelier de Sèvres in Paris and then studied fresco painting at the International Studio Art Centre in Florence. She then moved to New York in 2002 to study fine art at Parsons School of Design and she showed with Ille Arts and Ashawagh Hall, Duck Creek Arts Centre, and the Parrish Museum. Her work is held in many, USA private and public art collections, such as the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, USA and Guild Hall in East Hampton, USA. 



Sydney Albertini “Woman Standing Pink on Blue Stripes” 2024 45 x 90in. (114 x 228cm) Oil painting and charcoal on paper $17700

 


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Antoine Wagner

Antoine Wagner is a French-American contemporary artist and film director who works in the fields of sculpture, paintings, drawings, film, performance, photography, sound and installation. His work explores the connectivity between nature, geography, mythology and the sublime as well as themes of resurrection and identity. The institutions that have presented the artist’s work include The Tiroler Festispiele Erl, Austria (2022), Les Archives Nationales, Paris, France ( Nuit Blanche 2021), The National Gallery of Armenia (2019), The New World Center Miami, Florida, USA (2018), The Goethe Institute Tokyo, Japan, (2018), The Deck Museum, Singapore (2018) ,The Voelkerkunde Museum Hamburg, Germany (2014-15), the Collection Lambert en Avignon, France (2014), The Theater of St Gallen Switzerland (2013) and The Palazzo Vendramin Venice, Italy (2013).


Wagner received a bachelor of Arts (2005) in Theater from Northwestern University and a joint Bachelor of Science in Political science (2005) from Northwestern University and Sciences Po Paris. After a continuing studies program at NYU Tisch (2007) Wagner assisted palme d’or winner Michael Haneke. The artist has completed two residency programs: Bob Wilson at the Watermill Foundation in NY (2005) and the summer program at the Villa Medici Rome, Italy (2014). Wagner is the prize winner of the Prix Lyrique Pierre Berge (2013) for his publication with the Verlag for Moderne Kunst Wagner in der Schweiz.

Wagner’s most recent work, the Impossible Forest, is a collaborative platform raising awareness for land preservation through Art.



Antoine Wagner “Folded” 2024    24 x 36in. (61 x 91.5cm)  Chromogenic print, Edition of 5 (plus 2 AP) $6000



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Aki Tsukamoto

Aki Tsukamoto received his BFA (2011) and MFA (2014) from Musashino Art University. As a highly skilled painter, Aki primarily works with oil on canvas and playfully incorporates various pop culture characters and references into his artwork, often juxtaposing them with 20th century masterpieces. He has lived and worked in the US for couple of years and has showcased his works at numerous galleries and art fairs globally, including SAI Miyashita and Nadiff Gallery in Tokyo, where he is currently based.



Aki Tsukamoto  “Rainbow In The Dark” 2023 36 x 28.5in. (61 x 72.5cm)  Oil on canvas $4000



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Andre Walker

Andre Walker is a London-born, New York-raised Designer, Creative Director, Cultural Commentator, Stylist and Artist with a long career in creating luxury womenswear and menswear fashion, shoes, jewellery, accessories and furs alongside his painting and mixed media practice. Revered for his purist vision, Andre is renowned for crafting captivating and hypnotic dreamscapes through his mesmerizing sketches and watercolors. His artworks seamlessly blend with modernism, striking a balance between intensity and playfulness, boldness, and ethereality.

Having captured in his teenage years the interest of none other than the pioneering street photographer Bill Cunningham, Andre found himself featured in prominent publications like the New York Times and Details Magazine alongside Azzedine Alaia and Thierry Mugler. Subsequently, he became a regular subject of mention in the notorious Andy Warhol diaries.

Andre has been honored with the distinguished ANDAM prize, presented by the French Ministry of Culture. Additionally, he holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco.

Eschewing the typical seasonal fashion calendar, marked by its constant stream of collections and presentations, Andre has steadfastly adhered to a selective and authentic path in both his life and work. Frequently taking breaks to delve into other creative pursuits, this distinctive approach preserves an enchanting innocence, purity, and naivete. It has garnered the support of influential figures in the fashion industry, including Rei Kuwakubo, Kim Jones, and Virgil Abloh.

Notable collaborations include Comme des Garcons, Dover Street Market, Yves Salomon, Louis Vuitton, and Marc Jacobs.

Notable exhibitions include 'The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment' at Thaddaeus Ropac, a collaborative effort with Bjarne Melgaard and Rob Recine, and ‘Non Existant Patterns’ at le musee du Louvre in Paris sponsored by Pendleton Woolen Mills.

Andre has a fervour for the improvised, the historical, the ‘unseen’, for products and designs with heritage and provenance and has long been an advocate of sustainability in many aspects of his work and personal life.

Additionally to his recent appearances in Bottega Veneta‘s S/S 20 Campaign and also a 12 page ‘Portrait’ feature in fashion industry ‘bible’ TEN MEN Autumn Winter 2020 edition, Andre’s current projects also include collaborations with Off-White and Nordstroms Department stores with more in development. 



Andre Walker  “Stronghold Recovery Unit : A Thousand in One” 2024 37 x 45 ¾in. (94 x 116cm) Watercolor and mixed media on  paper. $7000



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Joji Nakamura

Born in 1974, Joji Nakamura currently lives and works in Yokohama, Japan. Joji Nakamura paints with his hands using acrylic, gesso, graphite and ink on canvas. His extruded faces are instantly recognizable. Nakamura’s dynamic strokes transform into his own rendition of a classic portrait, a figure painting or a surreal landscape created with his body. He has held exhibitions in Paris, the Netherlands, Taiwan and Japan. In recent years, Nakamura added colors to the monotone repertoire paintings of his early years, presenting portraits and still life pieces in soft blotchy hues. Past shows include Kaplan Projects in Mallorca, Peter Augustus gallery in Dallas, Galerie Mikiko Fabiani in Paris and Scooters For Peace in Tokyo.



Joji Nakamura “That man loves fruits so much so that he hangs from the tree” 36 x 60in. (91.5 x 152.5cm) Acrylic on canvas  $6000




Joji Nakamura “David Byrne on Corona Box” 2024   22 x 30in. (56 x 76cm) Acrylic on cardboard $2200




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Katsu Naito

Japanese photographer and artist Katsu Naito (b.1964 Tokyo, JP) embarked on his photographic journey in his early twenties soon after he moved to New York City.   Driven by the desire to capture emotions on film and paper, Naito began his career by photographing his fellow New Yorkers in the streets during the 1980s and meticulously developing his films in his own lab, ensuring a careful and precise quality to his print. Throughout his career, he has striven to capture or create moments of connection in his work, representing his surrounding environment in an organic and simple manner. Naito views photography as an incredible medium for preserving the emotions and the raw feelings for posterity, imbuing his images with a timeless quality. His photographs of Harlem were published in 2017 in a book titled “Once in Harlem”, while his portraits of Japanese-American female survivors of internment and their descendants were commissioned and published by Vogue US in 2019. Katsu Naito is the 2023 winner of the Rema Hort mann Foundation Grant.



Katsu Naito “Wheelie Boy” 1991 24 x 20in. (61 x 51cm) Gelatin silver print  Edition of 3 (plus 2AP) $3500  



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The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 1pm to 5pm. Come have a look at the works and share a cold drink with us.
SUMMER WALL Group Show at The Fridge, 31 Great Jones Street NYC.
07/06 to 07/20.





more informations: juliendavid@gmail.com
www.thefridge.art

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