SHOW ROOM presents...

NADA NY, Booth P18

May 9 - 11


NADA site.
New York Times.



For its booth at NADA NY 2014, SHOW ROOM will present the work of Steel Stillman, Clare Grill, Sally Webster and Joke Schole. Their work is intimate in scale and varied in effect. The fairy-tale whimsies of Joke Schole's porcelain counterpoints the tactility of Clare Grill’s paintings, and both play against the shadow-like obfuscations of Steel Stillman's photographs and the simple wryness of Sally Webster’s collages.

Steel Stillman’s Incidents series employs snapshots taken since the 1970s, altered by the artist with enigmatic hand-drawn shapes. Clare Grill’s paintings are at times based on photographs or embroidery samplers, leading to a warmth of abstraction, grounded on linen. Joke Schole's fragile, humorous worlds reanimate cherished found objects—whether old toys or specimens from nature—by re-casting them in porcelain. Sally Webster’s simple collages on paper incorporate household imagery deprived of its familiar context. Inherent in all four artists’ practices are a sense of elision of memory and a creation of a new home from what remains.


Steel Stillman was born in New York in 1955, attended Middlebury College, and received a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 1979. His work will be presented at SHOW ROOM in Incidents: 1969 – 2014, opening May 16. He has had solo exhibitions at Galerie van Gelder (Amsterdam), Mandarin Gallery (Los Angeles), and Envoy (New York), among others. Recent New York group shows include: The Bigger Picture at The Artists Institute; Come Together: Surviving Sandy at Industry City; and The Best of 2012 at Soloway.

Clare Grill has had recent solo shows at Reserve Ames (Los Angeles) and Soloway (Brooklyn, NY)—which were reviewed in Artforum and the Brooklyn Rail respectively—and at Fred Giampietro Gallery (New Haven, CT). Since receiving her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2005, Grill has participated in the AIM Program at the Bronx Museum (2008), and received the 2011 Pratt Alumni Award to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Originally from Chicago, Grill lives and works in Queens, New York.

Part of the influential art-punk scene in San Francisco in the late '70s and early '80s, Sally Webster studied sculpture and performance art at the San Francisco Art Institute, and has made work since then that uses her own quirky brand of humor to approach painting.

Joke Schole lives and works in Amsterdam. After a successful early career in textile and jewelry design, she began making porcelain works in the Amstel tradition. Since the mid-1980s her pieces have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums throughout Europe.






  Steel Stillman, Mantel I, 2013
Archival pigment print
20" x 16"
Steel Stillman, Mantel II, 2013
Archival pigment print
20" x 16"
Clare Grill, Wale, 2014
Oil on linen
24" x 20"
Clare Grill, Winter, 2014
Oil on linen
12" x 14"
Clare Grill, Fountain, 2014
Oil on linen
16" x 20"
Joke Schole, Why Don't They Ever Clean Up?, 2013
Porcelain and gold leaf
4.5" x 7" x 2.5"