art.pushr visits The Proposition for a tour of their current exhibition featuring the work of Kadar Brock, Jason Gringler, & Jim Lee, and an exclusive interview with gallery director Ronald Sosinski.
We would like to thank Laurie Fendrich and Irving Sandler (friends and colleagues for many years) for choosing The Proposition and its sculptor Ben Bunch and painter Megan Burns (seen in the photo with Irving at the gallery) as the setting to accompany Laurie’s insightful and much deserved article on Irving’s illustrious career spanning a half a century of gallery going and relationships with artists. Read Laurie Fendrich’s full article here
The Local East Village interviews The Proposition Director Ronald Sosinski about the move to the Lower East Side. Read more below…or visit the link here. Ronald Sosinski, 62, is the director of The Proposition art gallery at 2 Extra Place and an East Village resident for more than 20 years. He and his business partner, Ellen Donahue, opened E.M. Donahue Gallery for Contemporary Art on East 11th Street between Avenues A and B in 1985 and followed the art scene to SoHo in 1987 and to Chelsea in 2002, where the space was renamed The Proposition. After more than 20 years away from the East Village, Mr. Sosinski and Ms. Donahue reopened the gallery on Extra Place (First Street just off of Bowery) in 2010. Mr. Sosinski discusses The Proposition’s current show and the gallery’s new location. NYU Journalism’s Mark Riffee reports.
We are thrilled to announce our participation at the Drawing Now Paris l Le Salon du dessin contemporain, from March 29th thru April 1st! here’s a link to a preview of our show and access to a wealth of other information about the premier international drawing exposition.
We are pleased to share the art review blog Hyperallergic has reviewed Ben Bunch’s solo exhibition “Twenty-first Century Freemasonry”. Robert Cicetti wrote the review entitled “Planned Obsolescence of Our Smartphone Leashes”. Visit the review here
The Proposition is proud to be part of of Extra Place. Much underground and rebellious history are associated with the former backdoor entrance to CBGBs. The New York Times East Village Blog The Local is examining some of the new renovations that will turn this former alleyway into a new pedestrian hangout. “Construction is scheduled to begin Monday on a new plan to turn the historic Extra Place alley into a pedestrian walkway for retail patios and a new local arts venue. The art space is a collaboration between developer Avalon Bay and Fourth Arts Block, a non-profit coalition of arts organizations. “We’re really excited” said the arts block’s director Tamara Greenfield. “We think it is a fantastic opportunity.” The vacant alley, tucked off First Street between Bowery and Second Avenue, has special historical significance. In the 1970′s, the backdoor for the legendary music club CBGB opened to the alley … Continue reading
Our participation in Salon Zucher was reviewed in The New York Times by Karen Rosenberg this past week. Two of our artists were mentioned, Evan Levine and Balint Zasko. “If you don’t have a booth at one of this week’s big fairs, the thinking goes, you’re invisible — especially if you’re a smaller gallery that’s slightly off the beaten track. The solution? Become a fair yourself. That’s what Zürcher Studio has done, carving its space into six booths and inviting in like-minded downtown and Brooklyn dealers. At the Proposition, Evan Levine’s large-scale painting “Leopard” wears its rainbow of spots well. (The Proposition is also showing smaller watercolors, by Balint Zsako of more mythical creatures.)” Read the full review here.