Exhibition Dates: March 11 – April 16, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11, 2017 1-5PM
Artist Talk @ 3PM
“This new body of work elaborates upon my preexistent lexicon of forms, towards a more overtly representational painterly language, which includes: Spindly, wire-sculpture-like depictions of aging & solitary wanderers, meditatively poised plant goddesses, esoteric language plants, geometric structures, and a Quixote-esque horseman traversing primordial-hieroglyph forests. I see the forest as an enchanted, Liminal zone, a sort of metaphor for the unconscious.”
Born in 1983, JJ Manford is an artist living and working in Brooklyn. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, in 2006, a Post Baccalaureate degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his MFA from Hunter College in 2013.
Exhibition Dates: April 29 – June 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Brooklyn-based painter Austin Eddy creates autobiographical paintings that straddle the line between figuration and abstraction. His monochromatic works—mixtures of oil pastel, cardboard, spray-paint, and newsprint—have been described as Picassoeque, with their flattened and fractured forms harkening back to 20th century Cubism. These works take inspiration from relationships in the artist’s personal life, whether a case of romantic rejection or a lost encounter with a stranger at a bar. Eddy’s more recent works feature abstract compositions of colorful, curvilinear shapes, which often resemble landscapes, hands, or portraits of women.
Exhibition Dates: July 5- September 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Patrick Berran lives and works in New York, NY. He received his MFA from Hunter College, New York in 2006. He has solo exhibitions at White Columns, New York; Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago; Chapter NY, New York and HUNTER/WHITFIELD, London. His work has been included in group shows at Rod Bianco, Olso; M + B, Los Angeles; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis; and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York.
Exhibition Dates: November 18- January 13, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Ryan Johnson (b. 1978, Karachi, Pakistan) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute (2000) and an M.F.A from Columbia University (2003). Johnson’s work has been exhibited at White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO (2013); Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg (2007); MoMA PS1, New York, NY (2005); The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI (2006); Artenova-Fuoriuso, Pescara, Italy (2006); and The Moore Space, Miami, FL (2004).