Opening reception: Sat. Jan. 15th, 7-11pm
On view from Sun. Jan. 16th through Sun. Feb. 6th during normal gallery hours (Tues.-Fri. 11am-6pm, Sat.-Sun. 12-7pm)
Curated by Evan Robarts
A group show featuring 10 young artists working in different media and vernaculars. Along with the traditional meaning of the word, TRESPASS violates social conventions and openly engages in the taboo. TRESPASS places private moments in a public exhibition, where the act of viewing invades personal boundaries. TRESPASS questions established and preconceived notions of art.
TRESPASS is an action, a state of mind, an invitation.
The show will feature a wide array of styles and mediums. Painting, sculpture, photography, video, and more. The artists themselves represent a new age of aesthetic visionaries and emerging inspirations. The visual mix, in perfect tandem, will provide a glimpse into a world of stimulating beauty often hidden from view.
Korakrit Arunanondchai was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 and is now a first year MFA student at Columbia University. Currently living and working in Harlem, his current body of work explores painting processes, the mirror, his addiction to video games and fantasies of growing up. His studio practice incorporates late 90's and early 2000's video game logic and decision making.
Joshua Citarella, age 24, is a native of New York State and a New York City based artist. He holds a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts. His recent work examines representation, often using the familiarity of the human form as a comparative framework to explore the methods through which meaning is encoded within the image.
Hailing from Texas, Julian Duron is 29 years old and currently resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He moved to New York in 2005 to study fine art at the New School, graduating with a BFA in 2010. Julians creates multimedia instillations inspired by technology and the internet culture.
Jack Greer is 23 years old and originally from Los Angeles. He came to New York 5 years ago to attend Pratt Institute where he received a BFA in Drawing in 2009. Currently residing in the East Village, his work draws on feeling of nostalgia. Whether it is comforting or depressing, the vast changes that occur within a persons life function as the foundation for his art.
25 years old and originally from San Francisco. Sandy Kim attended the Academy of Art University graduating with a BFA in graphic design. In 2010 she moved to Brooklyn to work as an independent photographer. She enjoys
taking snapshots of her friends with an Olympus Stylus Epic.
Leah Meltzer is an artist who works in photography, video art, sculpture installation and performance. While attending Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College in New York City, her work was featured as part of Bushwick Arts Project's 2010 Open Studios. She is currently residing in New Orleans where she has been working on larger scale installations. Her work is a result of a preoccupation with art history, philosophy, and pop culture.
Born in France, 30 year old Edouard Nardon moved to New York in 2008, he currently lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn. His work is a dialogue between the tensions generated by pride and weakness, emotions and attitudes, moral conscience and instinctive desire.
22 years of age and originally from Redding, Connecticut. Grear Patterson grew up in Hillsborough North Carolina where he first began shooting super 8 video and mini DV at age 13. He has studied at both Duke University and the School of Visual Arts in New York City where he currently lives and works.
Originally from Miami, 25 year old Victor Payares is currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. After receiving a BFA in Fine Art from the Miami International University of Art & Design in 2007, he relocated to New York in 2010. His paintings explore the limitless visual amusement that is offered through the versatility and dynamic nature of painting techniques.
27 years of age, Evan Robarts was Born and raised in Miami Beach Florida. He moved out to Brooklyn, New York in 2001 where he currently lives and works. Receiving his BFA in sculpture in 2008, his work examines the relationship between the creative process and the materials with which he works.