March 27, 2015
March 24, 2015
RVCA Advocate Jay Davies. Video by Jimmy Jazz James, song Track 4 Desert island by Mystic Braves courtesy of Burger Records.
March 22, 2015
THE HIDDEN YEARS :: VOLUME TWO
A compilation of photographs taken in the karoo, beijing, jerusalem, shanghai, johannesburg, cape town, london, melun,
rochester, kathmandu, los angeles, miami, durban, bangkok, malmö, antanarivo, madrid, wuhan, rome, missouri and gaeta
A5 size, 80 pages
signed and numbered
edition of 100
BLEED :: SCREEN PRINT
5 layer screenprint on Stardream Antique Gold
12 x 15 cm
signed and numbered
edition of 100
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March 20, 2015
MARCH 28 – MAY 9, 2015
OPENING SATURDAY MARCH 28th 7-9PM
679 S SANTA FE AVE LOS ANGELES 90021
Jason Burgess, last ditch lust ditch, 2015, acrylic and pigment on canvas, 72 x 60 inches
Joseph Huppert Untitled III, 2015, graphite on mylar, 40 x 60 inches
Harmony Murphy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new painting and drawings by artists Joseph Huppert and Jason Burgess. New Work comprises both artists’ intensive yet differing practice aimed at a cognitive study by which the brain realizes patterns or can synthesize senses of feelings through non-representative images. These works present and challenge the internal memory to recreate texture and sentimental experience within the artists’ laborious processes.
Joseph Huppert’s praxis takes shape in his series, The Brown and the Blue Drawings (2014-2015). His meticulous, hand-done graphite lines comprise these extensive drawings that are inspired by textiles, patterns, and traditional functional crafts. His beautifully detailed graphite surfaces analyze form by utilizing light to expose the trajectory of visual pattern behavior and interpretation. In this 50 hours-long process for each work, Huppert addresses the psychological study of visual perception as he investigates the ways the brain projects and maps patterns, or simply: how our eyes finish a design.
Similarly concerned with ways of seeing and viewer participation, the paintings in New Work by Jason Burgess address both the immediate and retrospective sentiments associated with place and future memory. His process involves an ongoing investigation of vision using non-representative images coupled with repetition in which the repeating imprint of remembering internalizes an awareness of the memory in the original space. Each work relates to a specific physical place, which in turn conjures distinctive psychological sentiments. In last ditch lust ditch (2015), Burgess began with an image of a recent trip to Puerto Rico and the overgrown, vibrantly painted drainage ditch he encountered. Surprised by the unexpected beauty of an otherwise mundane civic necessity, this work mines memories that emulate the texture of the sand, vegetation, and color in an attempt to re-create a visceral experience. In this way, Burgess creates a lightly structured form of practice while opening an improvisational process that embraces the raw sense of feeling as it extends to both photographic space and his own manipulation of remembrance.
Jason Burgess (b.1984) is an American artist born in Anniston, AL and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He studied Fine Art at the University of Alabama and Pontifica Universidad Santiago, Chile. He was co-director of the MMX space in Berlin in 2010-2011. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including 7th/Alameda, Los Angeles; Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA; Frequency Group, Chengdu, China; Open Art Venue, Berlin; Organhaus, Chongqing, China; n00b galerie, Berlin; Space One Eleven, Birmingham, AL; and has a permanent installation at the First Methodist Church, Anniston, AL. Burgess has been involved in multiple publications, including: “waking up in the summer,” a photo journal published by YNYY in Los Angeles, 2013; “One Year One Book,” a documentation of MMX’s history in Berlin, 2011; and in 2008, Burgess was included in FORM: Artistic Independence, Atlanta, GA.
Joseph Huppert (b. 1978) is an American artist born in Mesa, Arizona and currently lives and works in San Diego. He is the recipient of the San Diego Art Prize as an Emerging Artist of 2014. Huppert has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions at the Athenaeum Music & Art Library, CA; Bread and Salt, CA; Quint Gallery, CA; Compact Gallery, CA; and ICE Gallery, CA.
March 19, 2015
March 18, 2015
V1 GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS | MORNING – A solo exhibition by HuskMitNavn – Opening Friday 27.03.2015
V1 GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS
A SOLO EXHIBITION BY HUSKMITNAVN
OPENING: FRIDAY MARCH 27. 2015. TIME: 17.00 – 22.00
EXHIBITION PERIOD: MARCH 28. – APRIL 25. 2015.
Morning. Top of the morning. Day break. Breaking sleep, comfort and spirit. Forcing yourself to perform with night and sleep in your blood and guts. Performing mundane morning rituals. Showering, toast, tea, teeth, coffee, kids… KIDS, clothes, packing lunch, packing kids, kids unpacking, keys, keys, keys. Transition, transit, traffic jam, walk, bus, metro, bicycle, road rage, type A and type B personalities in full conflict. A – Good morning B – what’s so fucking good about it?! Snowed in, crystal clear spring sky, coming home when the norm rises, newspaper, sunrise, first at work, morning swim, oatmeal and colleagues.
In his new exhibition Morning HuskMitNavn (RememberMyName) engages our common morning routines in paintings, collages and drawings. He investigates how every morning holds the potential of new beginnings and at the same time is an automated struggle for most of us. In a delicate clear palette he poetically depicts the sleep deprived, cozy and chaotic moments that forms the start of a new day.
A painting, Rush Hour, 2015, 160 x 120 cm, depicts a family getting ready. Mom is brushing her son’s teeth while he is putting on clothes and she is simultaneously eating breakfast, while her man rushes past them out the door. In a typical Danish scenario, Sleeping Kids, 2015, 100 x 80 cm, a man rides his two kids to kinder garden and school on a bicycle, they are both sleeping, in the background a red sun breaks the horizon. What To Wear, 2015, 160 x 120 cm, shows a woman facing a large empty closet in apathy, sleep in her eye and hair styled by the night, while a large pile of laundry towers against it. In a Hopperesque composition, Bank Lady, 2015, 120 x 160 cm, a woman vacuums the floor of an empty bank at the light of dawn.
With Morning HuskMitNavn continues his heartfelt investigation of the dynamics of everyday life that has been the outset from the beginning of his artistic career. The magic, banal, poetic, ugly, humorous, weird and instrumental moments that make up our existence. In 67 new works ranging from large colourful paintings to small black and white drawings he captures, composes and distills mundane moments. We recognize ourselves and our neighbours in these works and they make us reflect on how we live. A rare empowering pause in the midst of contemporary life.
HuskMitNavn (b.1975, Denmark) has relentlessly worked his way through a multitude of artistic disciplines over the past decade; museum exhibitions, gallery shows, public commissions, publications and in later years a unique artistic way of utilizing the Instagram format (@huskmitnavn1). He has recently exhibited at Munkeruphus Museum (collection of Jens-Peter Brask), Denmark, KØS Museum (Museum of art in public spaces), Denmark, Linköping Kunsthal, Sweden, Storm P. Museum, Denmark, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, Rutkowski 68, Cologne, The Hole Gallery, New York and Alice Gallery in Bruxelles. A smaller exhibition of new drawings and prints by HuskMitNavn will run in conjunction in the V1 Gallery project space The Depot. Morning is HuskMitNavn’s sixth solo exhibition with V1 Gallery.