Posts Tagged ‘Clayton Brothers’

Clayton Brothers: Inside Out

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010


MADISON, WI – Clayton Brothers: Inside Out, a new major exhibition at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, presents twenty-six paintings and three mixed-media installations created collaboratively by Rob and Christian Clayton. The Clayton Brothers construct complex narratives that introduce memorable characters and comment wryly on contemporary life. The exhibition, which is organized by museum director Stephen Fleischman, will be on view in the museum’s main galleries from September 12, 2010, through January 2, 2011.

Clayton Brothers: Inside Out is the first museum survey of the brothers’ work. It presents works from the six major series created collaboratively by Rob and Christian Clayton since 2001, beginning with the installation piece Tim House (In Green Pastures)–in the collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art–and concluding with the bold, large-scale canvases of the Jumbo Fruit series. Series titles suggest the disquiet or irony–or often both–that characterizes the individual works. Works in the As Is are connected by the concept of people, like houses or other objects available for purchase, being presented in “as-is” condition, while the Patient series portrays the subjects and ramifications of the medical industry with both humor and dismay.

Stephen Fleischman says the work of the Clayton Brothers has “consistently been informed by vivid color and an eccentric cast of characters.  The result is an obsessively rich body of work that strikes universal chords, but remains deeply personal. Front and center are the unique people, animals, and places that occupy the outskirts of the American psyche.”

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

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Come as you are

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010



Richard Colman

Clayton Brothers

A New Beginning

Sunday, June 27th, 2010


941 Geary


Saturday, May 29th, 2010



John Copeland

Todd James

Shephard Fairey

Anika Lori

Kasper Sonne

Husk Mit Navn

The Rain Drop

Misaki Kawai

Eddie Martinez

Claus Carstensen

Ashley Macomber

Shane Bradford

Thomas Øvlisen

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Never a Dull Moment

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Anthony Lister _m
White Walls is proud to present Never a Dull Moment, a group show curated by
iO Wright. Never a Dull Moment will transform the gallery into a cohesive
environment that embraces all mediums of creativity from sixteen artists.
Never a Dull Moment features Anthony Lister, Alessandro Zuek Simonetti, Jaybo
Monk, Angela Boatwright, Augustine Kofie, Dave Potes, Jonathan Darby, Ray
Potes, Remi Rough, iO Wright, Erik Otto, Cheryl Dunn, Armsrock, Dave
Schubert, Sam Ash and Clayton Brothers. iO Wright has chosen these artists for
their “get your hands dirty” and “donʼt worry just do” mentality. Without
considering outside forces, they are urged to continuously create and express
themselves. With shared roots in graffiti art, this group has a flare for action,
immediacy, and unpredictability. Never a Dull Moment exposes viewers to the
creative mindʼs raw inner workings and draws distinct parallels between everyday
immediate expression and fine art.

Never a Dull Moment will be a transformation of the gallery space into a chaotic,
organic environment close to the heart of the artistic process. Film, sculpture,
installation, and large-scale wheat paste can be expected from this multi media,
multi talented group of artists. Embracing the connection between photography
and fine art, Never a Dull Moment will meld the two together just as they are in
everyday life. Several artists including Jaybo Monk, Remi Rough, Erik Otto, Augustine Kofie

and Jonathan Darby plan to create a site-specific installation to
accompany their works in the gallery. The installation will no doubt be interactive
and multi sensory, with few white walls in sight.

iO Wright is a photography based artist, writer, and curator. Along with co-
founding the street art quarterly, Overspray Magazine, iO curated Climb in the
Back Window at Shadowʼs Space Gallery in Philadelphia in 2009. Keeping close
tabs on urban art, she has also interviewed such influential artists as Shepard
Fairey and Erik Foss. This exhibition is curated by iO Wright and sponsored by
White Walls, Hamburger Eyes, and New Order Magazine.

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