Jan Kossen

Contemporary Art Gallery



7 July - 18 August 2016

Vernissage Thursday 7th July 6 - 8pm

online show catalogue now available


New York, NY. …  Between July 7th and August 17th, JanKossen Contemporary is pleased to present our annual juried exhibition “FRESH!” featuring works by 25 artists of diverse backgrounds.

Jason Bryant | New York, NY Robyn Day | Chicago, IL  Marc Dessauvage | New York, NY  Jasmin Edelbrunner | Vienna, Austria  Maxwell Emcays | Chicago, IL Colleen Fitzgerald | Memphis, TN  Clay Jordan | Miledgeville, GA  Axelle Kieffer | Savannah, GA Byungkwan Kim | Seoul, Korea Justin Levesque | Portland, ME  Stratton McCrady | Saco, ME Melonie Mulkey | Champaign, IL Christopher Owen Nelson | Santa Fe, NM Christopher Parrott | Huntington, NY  Jack Rosenberg | New York, NY  Aniko Safran |Harrisonburg, VA  Evan Schwartz | Brooklyn, NY  Shawn Shepherd | Victoria, Canada  Sarupa Sidaarth | Belvedere Tiburon, CA Mark Liam Smith | Toronto, Canada  Herwig Maria Stark | Vienna, Austria Nina Sumarac | Limassol, Cyprus Amber Tourlentes | Somerville, MA Roman Traexler | Vienna, Austria  Zachary Williams | Chicago, IL  Neven Zoricic | Milano, Italy


FRESH! was initiated to provide a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work, as well as a venue for young collectors to explore pieces to add to their imminent collection. This year, FRESH! is returning with a group larger and more varied than the last, ready to reveal their take on the “contemporary portrait.” 

In this call, artists demonstrate their artistic approach and interpretation through the presentation of self-portraits, portraits of a person or groups, animals, or objects. An intimate view of the depicted subject presents an exploration of the character, sentiment, or identity of an individual or place. Said visual clues are presented through the employment of a particular technique or the implementation of a distinct concept. The show is a diverse exhibition combining photography, classical painting, prints and collages, produced by artists from all over the world.


A few of the artists will be present at the vernissage opening on July 7th, 6-8pm.