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Logan Grider, Clamour

Thierry Goldberg Projects
5 Rivington Street, 212-967-2260
East Village / Lower East Side
October 17 - November 16, 2008
Reception: Friday, October 17, 6 - 8 PM
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Thierry Goldberg Projects is proud to present Logan Grider in his first solo exhibition. His latest paintings offer a mix of Constructivism and classic abstraction. In clamoring arrangements, shape, color, and form commingle with Grider’s desire to, “construct representations of sounds, emotional states, conversations, and actions.” The ensuing mélange of techniques, history, and memory always stand one step beyond recognition, on the tip of one’s tongue. Illusive, comic, and warm, the paintings invite the viewers to question the depicted space as well as their own realities.

In sometimes-playful sometimes-tumultuous cumulation, Grider’s spaces assemble elements of 20th century abstraction as touchstones for composing contemporary emotional contexts. The vernacular is consistent with Precisionism and Cubism pulsing with the formal inventiveness of Thomas Nozkowski, and the humor of Milton Avery. Rubbing, washing, scrapping, and blending Grider breathes a lightness and curiosity into the heavy vintage modernist hand.

With abrupt one-word titles, the paintings boldly announce themselves as Clamor, Ambition, Homily, Slip. The viewer is then lead into subtle riffs and resonances of ambiguously familiar spaces. Dangling from the edge of certainty, the paintings hang as bold question marks for the viewers’ interaction.

Logan Grider was born in Salem, Oregon and currently lives and works in Connecticut. He holds an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, having completed programs at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The International School of Art, Italy. He has exhibited in group shows at Yvon Lambert Gallery, NY; Jack Tilton Gallery, NY; Baumgartner Gallery, NY; and Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA.
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