Saturday, December 29, 2012

Behind the Signs

A look at the DOT sign shop in Queens, NY

Produced by Stephen Mallon and Karlyn Michelson 
With thanks to Robin Lestor Kenton and David Laidler

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fountain Miami :: 2012

Please join Stephen Mallon and Front Room Gallery at Fountain Miami 2012, December 6-9.

 a house on the island    ©2012 Stephen Mallon

Front Room will be exhibiting works of Stephen along with works of: Thomas Broadbent, Peter Fox, Sean Hemmerle, Amy Hill, Mark Masyga, Emily Roz, Patricia Smith, Sasha Bezzubov & Jessica Sucher.

30% of the sales of  a house on the island will go to red cross to support the ongoing cleanup of sandy. 

Fountain Miami December 6-9, 2012

Fountain Art Fair
2505 N. Miami Ave
Miami, Florida, 33137
Fountain is centrally located in the Wynwood arts district and is within walking distance of all Wynwood fairs and galleries. Street parking is available along N. Miami Avenue and on side streets.

Thursday, December 6
12 – 5pm: VIP/Press Preview

Friday, December 7
12 – 7pm: Open to the public
7pm – midnight: Opening Night Reception
midnight – 5am: Creamhotel Party at Cafeina

Saturday, December 8
12 – 7pm: Open to the public
7pm – midnight: Miami New Times event

Sunday, December 9
12 – 5pm: Open to the public

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Deep 2

One of Stephen Mallon's prints is being sold/auctioned off at the 

When: Wednesday December 5th, 2012
Time: Starts at 7:30pm
Where: Stephen Kasher Gallery
521 West 23rd Street
Chelsea, NYC

Online bidding is open from October 1st through Midnight December 4th.

click here for more information and tickets.

Deep, 2011
Digital C-Print
Edition: 3/50

Other items up for auction is the Richard Avedon portrait of WBAIs then reigning announcers
(L to R) Franklin Millspaugh, Bob Fass, Dale Minor, Larry Josephson, and Steve Post.

Other photos by 
Allen Ginsberg, Spencer Tunick, Alfredo Jaar, Barbara Mensch, and others.

Prints by
Kiki Smith, Faith Ringgold, Leon Golub, and others.

Sculptures from
Tom Otterness, Arlene Rush, Nina Sobel, and others.

And Paintings by
Mimi Gross, Edward Bekkerman, Theresa Byrnes, Ruth Bader Neustadter, and others.

Friday, November 9, 2012


One of Stephen Mallon's prints is being sold at the 
2012 Benefit.

When: Sunday November 11th, 2012
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
VIP Event: Same Day 5:00pm - 7:00pm 

click here for more information and tickets.

Deep, 2011
Digital C-Print
Edition: 2/50

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Ballot Show Reception


Show Length: October 25th – November 6th

Reception: Thursday October 25th
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Front Room Gallery is proud to present the third quadrennial “Ballot Show”, which focuses on the American electoral system, and the overall notion of voting with a ballot. “The Ballot Show,” held every 4 years since 2004, is inspired by the American election, and contemplates our antiquated electoral-college voting process. 

Featuring works by: 
Wayne Adams, Daniel Aycock, Julia Whitney Barnes, Thomas Broadbent, Ken Butler, Ethan Crenson, Steven Gagnon, Hubert Dobler, Robert Egert, Peter Fox, Enrico Gomez, Gregory de la Haba, Eric Heist, Kim Holleman, Jesse Lambert, Jason Clay Lewis, Stephen Mallon, Sascha Mallon, Karen Marston, Mark Masyga, Geoffrey Owen Miller, Rob de Oude, Ross Racinie, Ellen Rand, Marshall Reese/Nora Ligorano, Daniel Rosenbaum, Emily Roz, David Shapiro, Mark Stilwell, Savannah Spirit, Rodger Stevens, Miho Suzuki, Kathleen Vance, Cibele Viera, Larry Walczak, and more

Historically political art has often been associated with repression. This exhibition, however, is motivated by the idea of making a choice, and what it that choice represents.Steven Gagnon’s diptych, “Hope” and “Progress”, parody the famous Shephard Fairey portrait of President Obama, and feature an unopened six-pack of the hipster beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon, as one component and the following serigraph image of the cans empty and smashed. Jason Clay Lewis’s neon sign “Inner Peace $100, Blow Jobs $20” is about a more basic choice. 

Many of the artists in this show have gone outside of their wheelhouse to create works specifically for this show. Ethan Crenson will be doing a performance at the opening in which he will tattoo people with their party affiliation on their hands knuckles a la “Knight of the Hunter”. 

Veteran political artists Marshall Reese and Nora Ligorano's video of a cast ice sculpture "Melting Middle Class" might be chilling, and it might be true. With AMERICA for PRESIDENT, Lori Korchek and Mike Bade have been traveling across the country with a replica of the Oval Office desk, asking Americans to take a seat as Commander in Chief and tell them "what good they would do for America.;" The will have the actual desk as part of performance/installation with the video in the gallery. Emily Roz’s polaroid grids of actors portraying The President in Hollywood movies leave us with the impression that "Presidential" might just be a look. 

During this time of overt partisanship “The Ballot Show” is not about looking at the candidates, it is about looking at the system that created them, and us. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Stephen Mallon's exhibition at the new Noerr 
offices featured on


Thursday, October 11, 2012


Show at the new office with works on display by Stephen Mallon.

Viewing is by appointment and anyone interested should contact for more info.
Show will be up until November 20th, 2012.
                                            Location: The Offices of Noerr LLP
                                                                   885 3rd Avenue
                                                                   Suite 2610

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall 2012 Art in the First Person Lecture Series

Tuesday September 25th
Stephen Mallon speaks at

 We are pleased to announce that Stephen will be speaking at the Fall 2012 Art in the First Person lecture series, 22 talks that bring together notable artists, curators, and historians for in-depth discussions on issues in the contemporary art. Offering a 360º perspective on art. 

Please visit

Tuesday, September 25, 7pm
Stephen Mallon
136 West 21 Street, Room 418F

Future speakers and lectures include:

•  Photography, Narrative and the Book
•  Marcus Boon: Abject Future: Tyler, the Creator, Azealia Banks and the Politics of Vibration
•  Richard Dupont: Recent Work
•  Darren Ching
•  Elaine Scarry: Beauty and the Pact of Aliveness
•  Molecular Cuisine: The Politics of Taste (conference)
•  Rachelle Mozman
•  Martin Jay: Chromophilia: Kandinsky, Benjamin and the Emancipation of Color
•  We're All Videofreex (symposium)
•  Richard Shiff: Modes of Distraction
•  Nadja Aksamija: The Art of the Facsimile
•  Lance Keimig
•  Randall Schmit: From Abstraction and Back
•  Luc Sante: The Genius of the System
•  Miriam Romais
•  Arthur I. Miller: Jungian Archetypes and Creativity: The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung
•  The Talkers: A Panel Moderated by Rochelle Feinstein
•  Bob Sacha
•  Debra Bricker Balken: Harold Rosenberg and the Twilight of the Intellectuals

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Featured In...

USS Zumwalt commissioned by 

We are pleased to announce that Stephen's picture of the USS Zumwalt 
that was shot exclusively for Smithsonian Magazine is in this 
month's issue which is currently available for purchase!

Monday, August 27, 2012

A Bridge Delivered Screening


A Bridge Delivered

We are pleased to announce that Open Show NYC will be screening A Bridge Delivered August 28th, 2012.


When: Tuesday, August 28th
Where: The Half King Bar & Restaurant
Time: Starts at 7:00pm
Admission: Free


"A Bridge Delivered  has been reviewed by The Wall St Journal, New York Magazine, GQ, PDN, WiRED, and shown in four film festivals."

Others presenting their work are:
Mike Kamber
Glenna Gordon
Claudis Schulze
Marvi Lacar

For more information about the event and Open Show, visit


505 West 23rd Street
New York, NY, 10011

Monday - Friday
11:00am - 4:00am

Saturday & Sunday
9:00am - 4:00am

Friday, August 10, 2012

DIY: Photographers and Books


DIY: Photographers & Books

We are pleased to announce that the catalogs "American Reclamation" volume one, volume three, and "Brace for Impact, Salvage of Flight 1549" have been included in the "DIY: Photographers & Books" Gallery.

When: Saturday, August 11th - Sunday December 30th 2012
Where: The Cleveland Museum of Art
General Admission is Free


Some of the Photographers and the books that are being fetured:

Pascal Amoyel & Thomas Bouquin
• Un, Montréal-Paris (2011)
• Duex, Montréal-Paris (2012)
• Trois, Montréal-Paris (2012)

Goseong Choi
• "Umma" (2011)

Robert Dunn
• OWS (2012)

Mishka Henner
• Astronomical (2011)
• Less Américains
• No Man's Land II
• Photography Is (2012)

Lisa Kereszi
• Joe's Junk Yard (about 2002)
• Fantasies (2007)

Michael Loderstedt
• Groveland Utopia
• New York: The Taxona Photographs (2012)

Stephen Mallon
• American Reclamation (2009)
• The Salvage of Flight 1549 (2009)
• The Reefing of USS Radford (2011)

Steve Syd
• No Comment (2011)

Yury Toroptsov
• Why Was I Born in Russia (2010-11)

Wil van Iersel
• One Week from Every Day a New Book (2011)
• Who the F*ck is Carla (2012)

Hermann Zschiegner
• 34 Parking Lots (2006)
• Seascapes (2009)
• Every Coffee I Drank in January 2010 (2010)

for the complete list visit DIY: Photographers & Books


From Curator Barbara Tannenbaum
DIY: Pootographers & Books, my first show at the Cleveland Museum of Art, opens this Saturday, August 11 and remains on view through December 30. The first museum show to focus on print-on-demand photobooks, it contains 157 books by 134 artists from Europe, Asia, and throughout the U.S. Each book can be handled, read, and re-read. If you can't visit the show in person, the website has a list of all the books with links to those that can be purchased and/or previewed on the Internet. A small catalogue/extended gallery guide will be available for purchase through the CMA store


11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Tuesday, Thursday,
Saturday, Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday,  Friday
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed Monday

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sight Unseen: high/low


SIGHT UNSEEN: high/low


When: Saturday, August 4th 2012
Time: 8:00pm
Where: Artist's Television Access
Entry: $6

We are pleased to announce that "The Volare" has been selected by curator Billy Miller to be included in Sight Unseen.

•  “Susan Blond” (2011)
“David Bienenstock” (2011)
Produced & created by Scott Newman & Marc Santo for REVEL NY
•  “A Week at The Western Hotel” (2010)
“Threads of Collar City” (2011)
By Brenda Ann Kenneally
•  “Drive by Modernism” (2012)
Directed by Marc Santo, Produced by Gary Krieg, Janice Grube
•  “Bel Air” (2011)
By Niklas Goldbach
•  “The Volare” (2012)
By Stephen Mallon

 “Creepy Kids” (2012)
By Peter Schneider

•  “Colonic”, “The Jiz Commercial”, “Bye Bye Ba Nee” (2010)
By Sienna D’Enema

•  “Pillars”
By Darrin Martin

"The Volare" - Stephen Mallon

"An accelerated look at the construction of the first new roller coaster to be built in 70 years at Coney Island, New York – commissioned by the Wall Street Journal."

"Warhol Superstars • Marijuana • Modernist Homes • Roller Coasters • Clones • Scary Movie Kids • Rust Belt Survivors • Politically-Incorrect Cartoons • Architectural Containment • & MORE!"

For more information go to:


  Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-3890

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012


Stephen and a few of his projects were featured in Elizabeth Avedon's article in issue #3 of "Photographer's i". 

"The Reefing of the USS Radford
My latest exhibition, which debuted at the Front Room Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on May 18th, is the third section of American Reclamation. The Reefing of the USS Radford, also featured on The Blaze and in Wired, photographs the final stage of this 563-foot vessel preparing for reefing."

Download the app for free from the iTunes store for the rest of the article.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Front Room Gallery is Proud to Present:

"Summer Sampler"Opening Reception: Saturday, June 23rd , 7-9
June 23rd-July 15th, 2012
Hours Fri-Sun 1-6 and by appt.

The Front Room Gallery is proud to present "Summer Sampler", 
a delectable delight for the eyes, featuring works by the last 
season's Front Room artists as well as a preview of the shows to 
come, and some splendid new selections. With works by: 
Thomas Broadbent, Peter Fox, Kim Holleman, Sascha Mallon, 
Stephen Mallon, Mark Masyga, Allan Packer, Melissa Pokorny, 
Ross Racine, Tom Rosenthal, Emily Roz, Jeremy Slater, Patricia Smith, 
Sasha Bezzubov and Jessica Sucher, and Julia Whitney Barnes. 

Stephen Mallon's continuing photographic series, 
"American Reclamation", chronicles and examines 
recycling processes in the U.S. This series holds optimism 
in the innovation of salvaging techniques, showing the 
possible gains that can be made as industrial waste is revivified. 
Mallon's photographs often hit a deeply personal note as scenarios 
of subway cars sinking to the depths of the Atlantic, or airplanes 
driven on tractor-trailers through suburban New Jersey upend our 
notions of the status quo. 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Blaze


What happens when military ships are past their prime? The retired ships aren’t always put on display for land lovers to tour or completely scrapped for metal. Some are put to bed forever in a watery grave, but there their job is not done. At least one company is sinking ships — and other items — to become infrastructure for reefs and marine life.

Photographer Stephen Mallon was able to document what Wired describes as the “euthanization”of the USS Arthur W. Radford. His exhibit of the “reefing” of the ship off the coast of New Jersey in August 2011 recently went on display in Williamsburg, New York.

Follow the Link for full article.

Friday, May 25, 2012

ProPhotoDaily Feature

The "Reefing of USS Radford" exhibition was featured on American Photography's ProPhotoDaily, check it out!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Volare

"A time lapse film following the construction of the first new roller coster to be built in 70 years at Coney Island, New York. Commissioned by the Wall St Journal."

Sunday, May 6, 2012

"The Reefing of USS Radford" Exhibition


"The Reefing of USS Radford"

Reception: Friday May 18th 7:00pm - 9:00pm
When: May 18th - June 17th
Where: The Front Room Gallery 
147 Roebling St. Brooklyn, NY
Hours: Friday - Sunday. 1:00pm - 6:00pm

"Stephen Mallon's 3rd solo exhibition at The Front Room, this body of work is a continuation of his ongoing series "American Reclamation," which chronicles and examines the recycling process in the U.S.
This series holds optimism in the innovation of salvaging techniques, showing the possible gains that can be made as industrial waste is revivified.

The USS Arthur W. Radford's impressive military background includes 10 deployments ranging from Venezuela, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, Senegal, Oman, Bahrain, The Azores, Nova Scotia, Italy, and Turkey. Campaigns from Persian Gulf War, peace keeping operations off the Lebanese coast, and finally retiring from her latest tour to battle in Operation Enduring Freedom makes her as decorated a hero as any Naval Admiral.

This Ship, once home to over 340 sailors at a single time, was given it's last mission; to retire and become an underwater eco system to house algae, fish, anglers, and other underwater life alike. Creating an underwater community not only for fish, but for divers as well."