Visual Artists Collaborate on Project Gallery V's 'In the Cool of Evening'

BY Amanda Breen, November 12, 2020

Project V Gallery’s In the Cool of Evening, curated by Cary Hulbert ’16  and Trinity Lester (CC ’20), includes the work of Visual Arts alumnus Nathan Catlin ’12, students Cara Lynch and Erica Mao, and Mentors Craig Zammiello and Kiki Smith. Artists Trenton Doyle Hancock, Lina Puerta, and Jennifer Schmidt also have their work on display. 


Hulbert and Lester established Project V Gallery in September of 2020. The year-long, online project offers a space for early career artists to showcase their work alongside prints editioned by professional shops. The goal is to reexamine conventional modes of art exhibition and to foster an inclusive artistic community. The digital platform allows artists from all over the world to participate. 


In the Cool of Evening is Project V Gallery’s first exhibition. The press release notes that the show “celebrates the ideals behind the long celebrated pagan holiday of All Hallows’ Eve in a time when celebration must remain socially and physically distanced.” The included artists take up subjects often linked to the tradition: “mystery, elevated spirituality, and a complicated history with the occult.” The exhibition’s 19 pieces of art encompass prints, paintings, mixed media work, and more.


Hulbert’s work has appeared in the solo exhibition The Prophet, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY (2017) and in several group shows, including Ink, Press, Repeat, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ (2020); Love 2020, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY (2020); and Flat Files Project, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY (2020). 

Lester has assisted at LeRoy Neiman Gallery and is currently a curatorial assistant at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. 


Catlin’s work has been shown in the solo exhibition The Conspirators, Davidson Gallery, New York, NY (2017) and in many group shows, including Exit 2019, Chungbuk National University, Chungbok, South Korea (2019); Exit 2019, Gallery MC, New York, NY (2019); and The Art Show, ADAA Fair, Davidson Gallery Booth, New York, NY (2019). 


Lynch’s work has appeared in several public art installations and group exhibitions. It has also been featured in solo and two-artist shows: Shattered Dreams, Morris Jumel Mansion Museum, New York, NY (2018); I’m Here for You, Adelphi University Gallery, Garden City, NY (2017); and Loves Tokens and Talismans, Local Project, Long Island City, NY (2016). 


Mao’s work has been featured in many exhibitions, which most recently include Aesthetically Functional Only, 1675 Broadway, New York (2019); First Year Gallery Show, Wallach Art Gallery Columbia University, New York, NY (2019); Studio Apartment, Gallery Madison Park, New York, NY (2018); and Filtergeist, OpenHouse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2017). 


Zammiello is a Master Printer with over 40 years of experience in all aspects of printmaking. He has published a studio manual on photogravure and the book Conversations from the Print Studio (Yale University Press). Over the course of his 25 years at Universal Limited Art Editions, he has collaborated with many artists, including Jasper Johns, Elizabeth Murray, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Kiki Smith, and Terry Winters. He is currently a Master Printer at Two Palms, where he works with Matthew Barney, Mel Bochner, Peter Doig, Ellen Gallagher, Chris Ofili, Elizabeth Peyton, and Dana Shutz. He has shown his work in the US and abroad, and his prints appear in the collections of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Hoesch Museum in Düren, Germany.


Since the 1980s, Smith has been known for her multidisciplinary practice relating to the human body and the natural world. She utilizes a range of materials to broaden and develop her work: sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing, and textiles. Her work has appeared in many solo exhibitions worldwide, including over 25 museum exhibitions. Smith is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2017, she was awarded the title of Honorary Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Her other awards include the 2000 Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture; the 2009 Edward MacDowell Medal; the 2010 Nelson A. Rockefeller Award, Purchase College School of the Arts; the 2013 US Department of State Medal of Arts, conferred by Hillary Clinton; and the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center, among others. Smith is an adjunct professor at NYU and Columbia University. She has been represented by Pace Gallery since 1994.


In the Cool of Evening can be viewed here.