About

Crush Curatorial, now C R U S H, was founded in 2016 by artist Karen Hesse Flatow in her former studio, a 700 square foot space. The program focuses on emerging artists, presenting debut solo shows and collaborative projects between artists and curators. Our mission is to serve as a launchpad for emerging artists with diverse studio practices and voices. We also maintain an exhibition space and residency program in Amagansett, Long Island. Since 2016 we have presented over 30 shows and have received reviews in The New York Times, Art Forum, The New Yorker, Hyperallergic among others. In September, 2019, C R U S H will become a part of HESSE FLATOW our new 2500 square foot space in the West Chelsea Arts Building. We will continue to focus on emerging artists and collaborative projects. With the additional space we will be adding a time-based media program and be able to expand exhibit opportunities for the artists that we have nutured and now represent. We will continue to engage viewers and makers with our public programming and special events such as artist conversations, performances and food-related events. Hoping to bring our program to a wider audience.

Curatorial

In addition to nurturing emerging artists, we have worked with young curatorial talents, often giving them their first experience curating a show in a commercial setting. They have been instrumental in fostering important dialogue between our artists and those that have influenced their work. Our curators have led our conversation series, written text and curated shows that are central to our program. Below is a list of our curatorial collaborators:

2017- 2018 Nicole Kaack

2018 - 2019 Alison Karasyk


Residency

Holobio
Summer 2018

Performance collaboration between Ezra Fieremans, Nikima Jagudajev and Asad Raza

Performance: September 15, 2018

Place of Heaven
Summer 2017

Jonah King / Hannah Levy / Sara Stern

Performance: Peralern
Exhibition: June 30 – August 13, 2017

 

Project Space

ASIF MIAN: RAF’s Red Plaid
CRUSH/Chelsea

DAVID HUMPHREY: Banner Day
June 15 - June 30, 2019
CRUSH/Amagansett

CornerSTONE: Cati Bestard, Alina Tenser and Almond Zigmund
May 24 - June 6, 2019
CRUSH/Amagansett

Adama Delphine Fawundu
Star of Isis
March 14 - April 6, 2019
CRUSH/Chelsea

 

Alina Tenser
Reading Room
April 26 - May 24, 2019

Jessica Sara Wilson
Faulty Bulb

Curated by Alison Karasyk
February 14 - March 9, 2019

surreality
January 8 - February 9, 2019

Featuring: Alicia Adamerovich, Amanda Baldwin, Amie Cunat, Carl D'Alvia, Kirsten Deirup, Dominique Fung, Kathleen Granados, Angela Heisch, Peter LaBier, Zoe Nelson, Tammy Nguyen, Johanna Robinson, Sarah Slappey, Maureen St. Vincent, Emily Weiner, Ryan Wilde, Kalina Winters

Matthew Morrocco
ORCHID. seasons - winter
December 14 - 22, 2018

 

Sarah Slappey
Night Feeding
November 15 - December 8, 2018

Nicole Won Hee Maloof and Tammy Nguyen
One Blue Eye, Two Servings:
October 18 - November 10, 2018

Hope Floats
Curated by: Anna Hugo and Patrick Mohundro
October 6 - 7, 2018

Su Jung Chang // James Chrzan // Allison Brainard // Sam Cockrell // Olivia Coeln // ray ferreira // Marysia Gacek // Ilana Yacine Harris-Babou // David Humphrey // Emily Janowick // Christine Navin Zara Pfeifer // Ana Popescu // Rirkrit Tiravanija // Ben Thorp Brown

Rebecca Warlick
I’m Your Man
September 20 - October 13, 2018

Matthew Morrocco
ORCHID.seasons - fall
September 6 - 15, 2018

Brittany Nelson and Gabriela Vainsencher
SCIENCE FICTIONS:
Curated by Nicole Kaack
June 28 - August 6, 2018

Caroline Wells Chandler and Jennifer Coates
ELECTRIC MAYHEM:
May 24 - June 23, 2018

Selva Aparicio and Virginia Lee Montgomery
OPEN MIND:
April 19 - May 19, 2018

 
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UNTITLED PROJECTS
curated by Catherine Haggarty
May 5, 2018

LAUREN FAIGELES in FUNNY GIRL!
February 8 - March 10, 2018

 

TARO SUZUKI / CHARLOTTE HALLBERG
November 9 - December 22, 2017

BILL KOMOSKI / LAUREN SILVA
October 5 - November 4, 2017

EAT/ING YOUR HEART OUT
curated by MOLLY SURNO
September 16 – October 2, 2017

ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS
curated by Charlotte Hallberg
July 13 – August 5, 2017

 

FANTASTIC PLASTIC
curated by Jaqueline Cedar
May 25 - June 24, 2017

EVA O'LEARY: SPITTING IMAGE
April 6 - May 13, 2017

KATE KLINGBEIL: THICK
February 16 - March 18, 2017

ERIC BROWN: SUCHNESS
October 28 - November 11, 2016

 

JAQUELINE CEDAR: HUG ME, SQUEEZE ME
September 8 - October 13, 2016

 
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TERRITORY - ABSTRACTION IN THE EAST END TODAY
organized by Henry Brown, Karen Hesse Flatow, & Li Trincere
June 18 - 26, 2016

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ALT-EGOS
curated by Scott Bluedorn
April 28 - May 26, 2017

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THE CASTLE OF PERSEVERANCE
curated by Molly Surno
October 8 - 22, 2016

 
 
 

CRUSH/Chelsea
526 West 26th Street, NY, Suite 709

CRUSH/Amagansett
68A Schellinger Road, Amagansett, NY

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