Tribeca / Downtown
July 19 - July 22, 2012
Reception: Thursday, July 19, 6 - 9 PM
DAVID OSTROWSKI ETHAN COOK JESS FULLER JOHN ROEBAS LANDON METZ LAUREN LULOFF LEIF RITCHEY TRAVESS SMALLEY
This exhibition brings together eight abstract artists working in painting and sculpture. Like the genre of music from which the exhibition takes its name, the works explore the slowing down of traditional processes and (in this case) picture making, emphasizing time as a means of storytelling.
DAVID OSTROWSKI lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Ostrowski studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Albert Oehlen. Recent exhibitions include F, Artothek, Cologne, 2012 (solo), Dann lieber nein, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, 2012 (solo), Sprechen sie dick (with Harmony Korine), Jagla Ausstellungsraum, Cologne, 2012, Between Two Ferns (with Michail Pirgelis), Mike Potter Projects, Cologne, 2011, Die Lügnerin (with Philip Seibel), Format:C, Düsseldorf, 2011, New Gestural Painting, September, Berlin, 2012 (group), Blitz, Rod Barton Gallery, London, 2012 (group), Tlk Drty, Amstel41, Amsterdam (group), BolteLang Zürich, 2012 (group). Ostrowski received a studio grant from the Kölnischer Kunstverein and the Imhoff-Stiftung for 2012.
ETHAN COOK, b. 1983 in Texas, lives and works in New York City. He most recently participated in group exhibitions at Hungryman Gallery, Chicago, Amstel 41 Gallery, Amsterdam and in a two person show at Ed. Varie Gallery in New York accompanied by his book Video Babe.
JESS FULLER, b. 1972 in Portland, Maine, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Selected solo and group exhibitions include Jellie, Martos Gallery, New Traditionalists, Martos Gallery, Washed Up and Bleached Out, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Monochrome, The Journal Gallery, Material Issues and Other Matters, Canada Gallery.
JOHN ROEBAS, b. 1985 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and holds a BFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art (Temple University). Roebas has recently exhibited at Hungryman Gallery (Chicago), Crane Arts (Philadelphia) as well as publishing an artist’s edition in conjunction with Bodega Press (Philadelphia).
LANDON METZ, b. 1985 in Phoenix, Arizona, lives and works in New York City. Metz is an American artist working in painting and sculpture. His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Mexico, Germany and France. He most recently had a two person show with Ethan Cook at Ed. Varie in New York City and his solo exhibition Still opens this summer at Gallerie Torri in Paris. Metz’s monograph Painter Painting Surface was released earlier this year by Scandinavian publisher Vimmerby Rinkeby.
LAUREN LULOFF, b. 1980 in Dover, New Hampshire, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received a MFA from Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and a BFA from Pennsylvania State University, PA. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Tanya Bonakdar, Galerie Lelong, the Queens Museum of Art, Thomas Erben, and at CANADA Gallery. She has recently had solo exhibitions, Recent Small Works,at Horton Gallery, and Dark Interiors and Bright Landscapes, at Halsey McKay Gallery. Lauren’s work has been discussed in The New York Times, the Village Voice, NY ARTS Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, The Huffington Post, and Art in America.
LEIF RITCHEY, b. 1975 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, lives and works in New York City. Ritchey interests in art, music and fashion are integral in his work. Notable solo exhibitions include “Chameleon Jeans” at Martos Gallery, New York, “Spots” at The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn and “We Love” at ATM Gallery, New York. Recent group exhibitions include “New Traditionalists” at Martos Gallery, New York, “Salad Days” at The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn and “Material Matters and other Issues” at Canada Gallery, New York. Ritchey is co-founder of Leif and Tooya Clothing Company, and is a member of “Shades”, an experimental surf band.
TRAVESS SMALLEY, b. 1986 in Huntington, West Virginia lives and works in Jersey City, New Jersey. He holds a BFA from The Cooper Union, New York, and studied painting and digital printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. Exhibitions include: Preteen, Mexico City (solo)(upcoming); The International Picture House, London; 319 Scholes, Brooklyn, NY; House of Electronic Arts, Basel; Saamlung, Hong Kong; CCA Glasgow, UK (all 2012); Portland Art Museum, OR; Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan (solo); Center for Curatorial Studies Bard, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY (all 2011); and Foxy Production, New York (2009).