SUPER Natural

BY KARIM HAMID April 28, 2017 – May 26, 2017 OPENING PREVIEW: Friday, April 28, 7 – 10pm AUREUS CONTEMPORARY 116 E. 7th Street New York, NY 10009 For centuries figurative representations in art remained linear and academic. At the start of the 20th century fresh threads and experimental approaches evolved the making and thinking around the imaging of human form. Today, there are myriad methods and aesthetics associated with the concept of figurative art, reflecting the increasing diversity of artists working throughout our world. Some strategies are easy to recognize and stem from formal representation like photorealism, while others disassemble formal conventions, …

Impolite-ic Politics

BY MATTHEW IVAN CHERRY February 2, 2017 – March 5, 2017 Panel and reception (RESCHEDULED): Thursday, February 16, 5 – 8pm Matthew Ivan Cherry – Cesar Conde – Patrick Earl Hammie LUNDER ARTS CENTER 1801 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02239 IMPOLITE-IC POLITICS – is an exhibition of large-scale portrait paintings by Matthew Ivan Cherry, Cesar Conde, and Patrick Earl Hammie that considers the state of black and brown male and LGBTQ lives in America to explore gendered and racialized biases and stereotypes, religion, and rights. Through allegory, personal narrative, and portraiture the show proposes how minority experiences can examine, disrupt, and enrich our inherited narratives toward constructive action, discourse, and …

International Painting Annual 6

BY JASON FRANZ My Study After Freud’s Portrait of Francis Bacon is included in the International Painting Annual 6. I’m honored to be included amongst an amazing and diverse group of international artists, with essays by John Giglio, Drake Gomez, and Penelope Przekop. The INPA is an annual publication by Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center that supports the documentation and recognition of excellent and relevant painted works from around the world. As a carefully designed book, the INPA enables Manifest to assemble a diverse array of works from around the world to support our inquiry into the creative efforts of artists working today, and serve to …

After Image

SOLO EXHIBITION October 16, 2015 – January 2, 2016 RECEPTION: Friday, October 16, 5pm – 9pm GREYMATTER GALLERY Marshall Building 207 E Buffalo St, Suite 222 Milwaukee, WI 53202 Thinking through the implications of various perceptions of black masculinity in art and media – from minstrel coon imagery and hip-hop as a global brand to the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice – After Image considers the pictorial, technical, and narrative conventions of Western art, inserting black and brown male bodies into that tradition to disturb existing conventions and provide a platform from which to dialogue about ideas of legacy, agency, and embedded …

Contact Joins JPMorgan Chase Collection

This fall, Contact joins the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection. The Collection began in 1959 when David Rockefeller established the firm’s art program and took the lead in the field of corporate art collecting. Today it’s one of the oldest and largest corporate art collections in the world, focusing on modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. Many thanks to Director and Chief Curator Lisa Erf! It’s a great pleasure to join such a storied collection.