276 Greenpoint Avenue
September 13 - October 3, 2012
Reception: Thursday, September 20, 7 - 9 PM
INTERDEPENDENT is an exhibition of new paintings by Allison Maletz and David Pettibone. This show will run from September 13 – October 3, 2012; a reception will be held on Thursday, September 20th from 7:00 until 9:00pm. INTERDEPENDENT is a continuation of artists Maletz and Pettibone’s working relationship. These artists, witness to each other’s artistic practice through their shared studio space in Brooklyn, will now foster the exchange of that practice in INTERDEPENDENT. INTERDEPENDENT is the first show to present Allison Maletz and David Pettibone’s work together.
In recent years, Maletz has invested in ideas of the domestic, platonic, yet secretly dysfunctional, western family. Pettibone’s most recent body of work explores the different facets of the honeybee keeping industry, from the honey harvest to monoculture pollination, to fighting the diseases that threaten the various honeybee species. These two artists approach painting as documentary that questions the viewer’s understanding of our normal and abnormal relationships with one another and the natural world.
INTERDEPENDENT will feature Pettibone’s wall sized oil paintings as well as selections of Maletz’s large and mid-scaled watercolors. For image requests or more information contact [email protected]
About the Artists: Allison Maletz is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. After receiving her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Allison moved to Brooklyn for four years where she worked as an artist/photographer. She traveled throughout the world making photographs about being normal, yet misplaced. Wanting to branch out into different mediums and art communities, she moved to London in 2007 where she completed her MFA at The Slade (UCL). Allison began making sound installations and large-scale watercolor paintings from photographs. She Has recently exhibited at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art in the Moscow Biennale for Young Art.
David Pettibone is a New York based artist focusing extensively on the medium of oil paint and the portrayal of the contemporary figure. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona and received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Upon graduating, he stayed on at the New York Academy of Art for one more year as a Fellow. He has taught painting at Brooklyn College and currently teaches drawing and painting at Marymount Manhattan College, 3rd Ward in Brooklyn and Brooklyn Art Studio. His work is included in various private collections with continuous growing support.