Christopher Henry Gallery is pleased to announce Friends in High Places , an exhibition of abstract painting and sculpture by seventeen contemporary artists, organized by participants Zach Needler and Adrian Ting.
Conceived as an organic interchange, Friends in High Places, explores the implicit connections within a community and takes as an article of faith that a fluid curatorial approach can yield a comprehensive catalog of practices and principles. The project began with a select number of artists who were asked to recommend artists they felt were making strong abstract work, who were then asked to make their own recommendations. The result is a show that while strikingly varied in form and professional experience reveals a common conceptual framework behind artistic tendencies and methods. Surprising synergies between the organic and the modular, the excessive and the minimal, and the intuitive and the formal are affirmed. Friends in High Places features work by Ernesto Burgos, Angie Drakopoulos, Jason Duval, Jack Featherly, Elisa Lendvay, Michael Mahalchick, Chris Martin, Thomas McDonell, Douglas Melini, Zach Needler, Julie Phillips, Julia Rommel, David Shaw, Michael St. John, Jessica Stockholder, Adrian Ting and Tamara Zahaykevich.