Artist's Talk: Alicia Eler in Conversation with Ray Anthony Barrett, Aaron Fowler, and Genevieve Gaignard
Saturday, October 24 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oct. 20, 2015
You are invited to a gallery talk with three artists ~ Ray Anthony Barrett, Aaron Fowler, and Genevieve Gaignard ~ currently exhibiting work in "The New New", now on view at the gallery. The discusstion will be moderated by Alicia Eler, a writer, art critic, and comedian based in Los Angeles. Eler covers art, culture and funny stuff for Hyperallergic, Artsy, Daily Dot, KCET Artbound Los Angeles, and CRAVE L.A.
"The New New" is an exhibition of painting, drawing, mixed-media, and collage by six emerging artists from New York and Los Angeles. The works in this show are multi-dimensional, with some artists using heavy impasto, collage, or flirting with the intersection of painting and sculpture. Connecting the varied practices in The New New is an explicit use of text – song lyrics, art theory, slogans, and commercial branding - in a formally exciting interplay between word, image and painting.
About the Panelists:
RAY ANTHONY BARRETT (USA, b. 1980) received his BA from the University of Missouri, Columbia (2003) and his MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon (2011). Barrett’s poetic drawings acknowledge the complicated relationship between language and image by deconstructing the vernacular used to define hip-hop culture. Barrett’s solo exhibition, "Word is Bond", was at Diane Rosenstein (2014). He has previously shown in the Dakar Biennial, Dakar, Senegal (2010). Mr. Barrett lives and works in Los Angeles.
ALICIA ELER is a writer, art critic, and comedian based in Los Angeles. She covers art, culture and funny stuff for Hyperallergic, Artsy, Daily Dot, KCET Artbound Los Angeles, and CRAVE L.A., writes personal narrative essays for The Guardian, and pens thoughtful, theoretical essays for The New Inquiry such as How to Win Tinder with Eve Peyser. She guest edited the Art21 Magazine issues HAPPINESS (September/October 2015) and FAMILY (May/June 2015). Alicia’s coverage of selfie culture is featured in New York Magazine and the Washington Post among others.
AARON FOWLER (USA, b. 1988) received his BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2011) and his MFA from Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT (2014). Pulling from reality and imagination, Aaron Fowler's work describes certain conditions of the human experience, and memorializes individuals who are important to him. He is included in "A Constellation," at The Studio Museum in Harlem this fall. Recent exhibitions include "So Much To She (with Chris Watts)", Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC (2015) and Skowhegan PERFORMS, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY (2014). Fowler lives and works in Harlem, New York.
GENEVIEVE GAIGNARD (USA, b. 1981) received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts (2007) and her MFA in Photography from the Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut (2014). She is an artist who works in photography, sculpture, and installation. Gaignard recently had a solo exhibition "A Golden State of Mind" (The Cabin LA, Los Angeles, CA) in 2015 and was included in DEEP END (Curated by Awol Erizku) at Diane Rosenstein (2014). Genevieve Gaignard lives and works in Los Angeles.