Archive for June, 2008
Curated by Eddie Martinez
June 27-August 1, 2008
Reception: Friday, June 27, 6-8 pm
Artist and curator, Eddie Martinez brings together four painters who each translate his visions of the world onto canvas with bold tones, expressive strokes and an idiosyncratic visual language.
Jamison Brosseau was born in Iowa in 1976. He received his masters from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He currently had his first solo show at Galleri Loyal, Stokholm.
Bendix Harms was born in Münster, Germany in 1967 and now resides in Hamburg. He shows with Anton Kern Gallery, New York and has been included in exhibitions at Galleri Faruschou, Copenhagen, Denmark and Sabine Knust Gallery, Munich, among others.
Federico Herrero was born in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1978, where he lives and works. He shows with Pablo Leon de la Barra in London and Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf. Group exhibitions include biennials in Moscow, Prague, Singapore, and Venice, where he won the 2001 Golden Lion for the best artist under 35.
Ulrich Wulff was born in Kempten, Germany in 1975. He lives and works in Berlin. His work has been seen recently in group exhibitions at Salon 94 and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York and Gio Marconi, Milan, among others. He currently has a solo show at Galerie Gernd Kugler, Innsbruck.
Michele O’Marah and Henry Taylor
Javier Peres is pleased to present Michele O’Marah and Henry Taylor’s Repeat after me: I AM a Revolutionary. The exhibition is comprised of painting, sculpture, works on paper, and video, centering around the revolutionary figure and Black Panther leader Huey Newton.
Michele O’Marah approaches the subject through a video recreation of a 1973 interview between Newton and William F. Buckley, which took place at Trinity University as part of Buckley’s television program Firing Line. Interested in the drastically disparate backgrounds of Newton, a black, grass roots political icon, and Buckley, a wealthy, conservative blue blood, O’Marah dissects and pieces back together their substantive and unglamorous discussion about the broad topic of revolution. Using the original dialogue, O’Marah enlists non-actors, artists Henry Taylor, and Maynard Monrow to play the parts of Newton and Buckley. In addition to the video piece, O’Marah will display hand-made set pieces, works on paper, and photographic portraits of each character.
In addition to playing the role of Huey Newton, Henry Taylor will present several paintings inspired by the tumultuous life of the former Black Panther leader. Growing up in California at the height of the Black Panther movement, Taylor has had an ongoing interest in and connection to black political movements. Taylor’s paintings frequently address class struggle and racism often incorporating found objects and scraps into his frenetic and often biting painting. Taylor’s work will focus on the mythic political figure of Newton, as well as the equally controversial aspects of his storied, sordid personal struggle with violence and substance abuse.