2017 Summer Exhibition

Joan Banach

Joan Banach

On View: May 27, 2017 - Present

 

Joan Banach is a New York based artist and writer. In 2000, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, which led to an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and a feature in the Dutch literary journal, DeRevisor. Drawings from this exhibition became part of the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum. Her paintings were included in The Future as Disruption, an exhibition at the alternative space, the Kitchen, New York. She is currently at work on a collective of paintings, drawings, and books called Grassland_The Year One. Pencil drawings from Grassland were reproduced for the first time in 2016 as a feature in the London based quarterly, Salvage, edited by China Miéville and Rosie Warren.


www.joanbanach.com

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Angela Bulloch

Angela Bulloch

On View: May 27, 2017 - Present

 

Angela Bulloch's work spans many forms, but they all manifest her interest in systems, patterns and rules, and the creative territory between mathematics and aesthetics. Since graduating from Goldsmiths' College in 1988 as part of the 'freeze' generation of young British artists, her work has crystallised into a number of distinct but related strands. The 'pixel boxes' have become her most familiar component: initially fabricated in beech wood with a plastic front screen, their softly changing and pulsing colours at first distilled and abstracted complex visual patterns into simple shifting monochromes, and became a signature of a conceptual practice that avoided the shock strategies of many of her contemporaries. More recently, fabricated in copper, aluminium or corian they pay closer homage to their minimalist heritage, while the colours they channel are freed from their earlier origins to become pure abstraction.


Alongside these pixel box sculptures, Bulloch has also returned to the 'Drawing Machines' she made early in her career. Again they use a simple concept: a machine draws vertical or horizontal lines on the gallery wall according to some external stimulus – the noise made by visitors to the exhibition, or the rhythm of their sitting on and standing from a bench placed facing the work. But this simplicity belies the rich and complex way in which the Drawing Machines bring together the modernist concerns of grid, monochrome, and colour field with a playful engagement with interactivity.


In a third strand, developed more recently, Bulloch has created electronic simulations of the night sky. The series began with her installation at the Guggenheim Museum New York for the exhibition theanyspacewhatever in 2008. For this she conceived an artificial night sky, filled with constellations of stars, to cover the interior dome of the Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda. Since then she has made numerous such pieces, from large scale public installations to small domestic panels. For each, Bulloch begins with a computerised map of the known stars of the universe, visible from earth. She selects an area of the sky based upon the primary constellations of the stars it contains and then extrapolates the view point to a location far from the earth, to create a representation of real space, but as we could never see it.


Angela Bulloch was born in 1966, in Fort Frances, Canada. Bulloch has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in institutions and museums around the world since 2002, including Witte De With (Rotterdam), The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NYC), The Power Plant (Toronto), Modern Art Oxford (Oxford), Fudacíon Jumex (Mexico City), Centre Pompidou (Paris), and many more. She has been given numerous prizes and awards from institutions around the world since 1989. The artist is based in London & Berlin.

Image and works courtesy of Esther Schipper, Berlin, DE.


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Heavy Metal Stack of Four: Trichrome Purple, 2016
Powder-coated steel
200 x 50 x 50 cm approx.

Heavy Metal Stack of Six: Trichrome Blue, 2016
Powder-coated steel
300 x 50 x 50 cm approx.       

Tom Burr

Tom Burr

On View: May 27, 2017 - Present

 

In his spare, enigmatic, mixed-media sculptures and installations, Tom Burr explores the ways in which we imbue the spaces and things by which we are surrounded—like clothing, furniture, or the patterns in wood—with our memories and emotions. As he explains: "I know that objects retain the stain of people and that our memory can be physically located out of longing or grief." Though his work is grounded in his own memories, it is deliberately ambiguous, allowing viewers to invest it with their own life experiences. He uses what he calls a "focused spectrum" of humble materials and found objects, including plywood, old blankets and t-shirts, radiators, doors, books, and bits of hardware. By draping a pair of nylons over a radiator, encasing sneakers in yellow Plexiglas, or constructing stripped-down rooms, Burr makes his (and our) memories material.

 

Tom Burr was born in 1963 in New Haven, Connecticut. Burr has exhibited in group and solo shows throughout the world since 1992, in institutions and museums including the Whitney Museum of Art (NYC), Galerie Neu (Berlin), romaromaroma (Rome), Modern Art (London), Andrew Kreps Gallery (NYC), Institute for Visual Culture (Cambridge), American Fine Arts (NYC), and many more. The works of Tom Burr are included in numerous private & public collections, including the New York Public Library, Baltimore Museum, The Israel Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art LA, and more. The artist currently lives and works in New York, NY.

 

Courtesy of Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY.


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A Few Golden Moments, 2011
Aluminum, steel, glass and hardware
70.87 x 141.73 x 2.17 in / 180 x 360 x 5.5cm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

André Kruysen

André Kruysen

On View: May 27, 2017 - Present

 

Dutch artist Andre Kruysen's work relates to that of daylight and the structure of the architecture around him. The artist creates interventions in areas that affect these aspects. These interventions can result in both detached, and space-merging sculptures.

 

The artists' complex and chaotic style of the past few years stems from the increasingly complex (visual) culture in which we live. Finding a personal balance, it finds its' form in his work.

 

Amidst his spatial interventions Kruysen seek stillness; the stillness that occurs through the sacral effect of daylight. This contradiction is the basis of his sculptures.

 

Works by André Kruysen have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in institutions and museums throughout the world since 1996, including The Municpal Museum (The Hague, The Netherlands), Casa Sakanoue (Hiyoshi, Japan), Rosalux Gallery (Berlin, Germany), Gallery Leguern (Warsaw, Poland) and more. His works are included in the collections of institutions including the Museum Foundation, Heden, and Bonnefantenmuseum, various private colelctions and more. The artist has been awarded numerous awards and scholarships throughout his career, and currently teaches sculpture at the Royal Academy in The Hague, The Netherlands.

www.andrekruysen.nl


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Tony Tasset

Tony Tasset


On View: May 27, 2017 - Present

 

Master of the vernacular, mixed-media artist Tony Tasset sends-up Americana and the American dream in his sardonic, psychedelic sculptures, installations, films, and photographs, which he describes as "Pop Conceptual." From his base in Chicago (appropriately, an American center-point), he generates works that he sends across the country and abroad. These include a giant Paul Bunyan with uncharacteristically drooping shoulders; trompe l'oeil snowmen and smashed jack-o-lanterns; abstract compositions on panel of colored blotches spilling from various consumer products and fast foods; and a grotesque, cartoonish figure composed of hotdogs. Citing Norman Rockwell and Walt Disney as influences, Tasset aims to tap into—and twist—iconic American imagery, asking: "Could I take something that's so banal, so quoted, that everybody has kind of made, and could I treat it like a Giacometti? Could I give it that pathos and existential angst?"


Tony Tasset was born in Cincinnati in 1960. He received his B.F.A. at the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1983 and his M.F.A. at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1985. Tasset works with video, photography, bronze, wax, fiberglass, film and even taxidermy. Tasset's work is in the permanent collections of prestigious museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum Fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; and the San Francisco Museum of Art. In addition, he has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, including Canada, Ecuador, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.
 

Courtesy of Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL


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 Arrow Sculpture, 2015
Car paint on aluminum
60" x 100" x 20"


Deer, 2015
Fiberglass, epoxy, and paint
12' H x 20' L x 8' W
Edition of 5, Artist Proof

Matt Wedel

Matt Wedel

 

On View: May 27, 2017 - May 2019


Having grown up around his father's pottery studio, ceramic artist Matt Wedel has long understood and respected both the intrinsic properties of the material and the element of chance that accompanies the process of firing and glazing the clay. Stepping away from the notion of ceramics as a functional craft, Wedel's art enters the realm of mythological creation stories. Intent on recreating the world from mud or clay, he intricately models vegetation, minerals, and animals—all of which, while familiar, suggest they have roots in the unknown. His works are complex yet fluid with simple but commanding saturated color. Recognizing that "there is baggage with being a medium-specific ceramic artist today," Wedel states his art strives to "explore the medium and expand on [its] history."

Born 1983 Palisade, Co, the artist currently lives and works in Athens, Ohio. Wedel received his MFA in 2007 from California State University at Long Beach and his BFA in 2005 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Wedel has shown work in group and solo exhibitions throughout the USA, as well as Canada, the UK, and Switzerland since 2006. Works by the artist are included in public collections by institutions including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Long Beach Museum of Art, and more.


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Installation view, 2017


Pyre (orange)
, 2017
Ceramic
Approx: 84.5"x 70.5"x 86.5"


Flower tree (green), 2017
Ceramic
Approx: 81"x 85.5" x 77.5"

Pyre (blue), 2017
Ceramic
Approx: 91"x 79.5"x 79.5"

Fruit Landscape (gray red), 2017
Ceramic
Approx: 84.5"x 70.5"x 86.5"

Gosia Wlodarczak

Gosia Wlodarczak

On View: May 27, 2017 - Present

 

Drawing is at the heart of Gosia Wlodarczak's practice. She doesn't work in a studio. Instead her drawings happen in real time in the exhibition space documenting the present moment as she witnesses it. For example, in 2012, as part of an ongoing series of 'Frost Drawings' the artist staged an 18-day drawing performance at Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art. At 'Window Shopping, Frost Drawing for GOMA', Wlodarczak arrived each day at GOMA dressed in different outfits mimicking a mannequin in a fashion store window. She leaned against the glass facade of the museum entrance and drew her interactions with passers-by in a continuous white line on the glass. The resulting intricate networks of shapes act as an archive of that specific time and place, a 'membrane' between different states of being, while the white pigment references her childhood growing up in Poland looking out of frosty windows during winter.

 

Gosia Wlodarczak was born in Poland. Wlodarczak has been exhibiting since the 1980s. The artist has exhibited in solo exhibitions in galleries and institutions throughout the world, including Deakin University Art Gallery, (Victoria); TarraWarra Museum of Art (Victoria), RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, MCA National Museum Szczecin (Poland), Museum of Fine Arts Ghent (Belgium), SASA Gallery University of South Australia, Adelaide, Singapore Video Stage, (Singapore) Kentler International Drawing Space (Brooklyn, New York) and more. Wlodarczak's work is held in a number of private and public collections including state and regional gallery collections, Australian university collections and international collections such as Chiang Mai University, Thailand; London Print Workshop; Print Council of Canada; Western Washington University, Washington, USA; and Poznan Academy of Fine Arts, Poland. The artist migrated to Australia in 1996 and is based in Melbourne.


www.gosiawlodarczak.com

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Grass, Drawing for Omi, 2017

 

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