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bait and switch

Chashama 461 Gallery
461 West 126th street, New York, NY
June 22 - July 7, 2012
Reception: Friday, June 22, 7 - 9 PM
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bait and switch curated by Chiara Di Lello

Featuring works by Brooks Cashbaugh, Molly Di Grazia, Queena Ko, Laura Meyer, and Olivia Swisher.

In today’s culture of information overload, many works of art benefit from looking like one thing but saying another. bait-and-switch gathers artists whose work captures the viewer’s attention, then pulls the rug out from under them. These artists deliver fresh perspectives by seemingly known means, often leveraging a familiar artistic medium, image or source material and subverting it to their own ends.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Brooks Cashbaugh is a painter and photographer born and raised in northern Indiana. Cashbaugh graduated from Indiana University in 2010 and has had solo shows in Chicago, IL; Portland, OR; and throughout Indiana.

Molly Di Grazia is a San Francisco-born artist based in New York City since 2002. She received a B.A. in Creative Writing from Eugene Lang in 2006.

Queena Ko is a painter based in Harlem, New York, inspired by every day actions of people on city streets. Ko uses elements of architecture to translate urban landscapes into visual fields of color and pattern.

Laura Meyer – Rogue illustrator.

Olivia Swisher hails from Savannah, Georgia. Lives in Bushwick Brooklyn. Works as an educator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Born at 8:42 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 1988. Loves to swim. Photographer and conceptual artist.
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