Mika Horibuchi, Description of a Weaving, 2014. Oil paint, rubber and walnut wood. 40 x 30 in
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Sub Rosa: Megan Greene, Mika Horibuchi, Summer Mann, Claire Nereim, Min Song, Kianja Strobert and Kristen Van Deventer. Curated by Becca Mann.
March 12 – April 23, 2016
Opening reception on March 12th, 6-8 pm
LOUDHAILER is pleased to present Sub Rosa, curated by Becca Mann. Featuring works by Megan Greene, Mika Horibuchi, Summer Mann, Claire Nereim, Min Song, Kianja Strobert and Kristen Van Deventer. The exhibition opens with a public reception on March 12 from 6-8 PM, and continues through April 23.
The seven artists included in Sub Rosa have developed highly individualistic visual languages. Physical forms vary greatly from one composition to the next, yet there is a unique commonality in the endeavor. The traditional parameters of a discipline are stretched by the introduction of new and ingenious methods, and one medium is pollinated with material aspects of another. The exhibition seeks out zones between categories of ‘thing’, where the operation of an art object is deconstructed, subverted, or transposed onto another, extradiagetic context.
Selected paintings by Summer Mann focus on one theme in her work, where the subject is held in a balance between articulation and obliteration in a field of color, inclement weather, the physicality of the painting itself. Megan Greene’s delicate, carefully rendered drawings oscillate dialectically with a violent, apparently haphazard treatment of the paper. Through a matrix of interlocking patterns, negative spaces are created via erasure, tearing and cutting away. Kianja Strobert’s latest work melds painting’s sensorial language with sculptural forms and phenomenal interactions, combining multiple vocabularies in affective and poetic compositions.
Claire Nereim’s Soft Comb sculptures exist somewhere between language, symbol and ornament. Taking letter forms and instruments as starting points, but quickly moving in an unexpected direction, the works subvert the classical purpose or function of any of the above categories. Mika Horibuchi’s site-specific works Punctation Start and Punctuation End bracket the interior architecture of the gallery space, appearing to hover in the corners, their intense blue and red carpet patterns optically vibrating. Min Song’ssculptural floor work references the visual language of architecture and art pedagogy to diagram the comprehension of space and form. Material refinement beguiles our curiosity in the complex apparatus underlying the beautiful surfaces of the works.
Kristen Van Deventer’s pair of paintings, identically titled Vase of Flowers (After Cezanne, After Redon) are twins – an indirect mark was made on one, then replicated on the second. The stamped nature of each small field of color is complicated by the presence of unique brushstrokes – evidence of the artist applying paint to her cutout petal and leaf forms. In exhibiting the two works side-by-side, Van Deventer’s pieces celebrate material innovation and the radical extrapolation of paintings possibilities.
Megan Greene (b. Chicago, IL) received her MFA from Rutgers University. Her work has been exhibited at Regards (Chicago); Carrie Secrist Gallery (Chicago); Kinz, Tollou and Feigen (New York, NY) and the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago). She lives and works in Chicago.
Mika Horibuchi (b. San Francisco) received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Selected exhibitions include LVL3 (Chicago); Heaven Gallery (Chicago); Zhou B Art Center (Chicago); The Franklin (Chicago) and Patron Gallery (Chicago). She lives and works in Chicago.
Summer Mann (b. Ames, Iowa) studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cummington Community of the Arts, UCLA, and CalArts in Los Angeles. Her exhibitions include the Santa Monica Art Museum (Santa Monica, CA) and Rose Gallery (Santa Monica, CA). She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Claire Nereim (b. Chicago, IL) received her BFA from Oberlin College and her MFA from CalArts. Her work has been exhibited at Jancar Jones (Los Angeles); Ms. Barbers (Los Angeles), Cardi Black Box (Milan, Italy); Curtat Tunnel (Lausanne, Switzerland) and Sabina Lee Gallery (Los Angeles). She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Min Song (b. Los Angeles, CA) received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She has had solo exhibitions at Michael Jon Gallery (Miami, FL) and Young Art (Los Angeles, CA). Group exhibitions include Carrie Secrist Gallery (Chicago); New Capital (Chicago) and Andrew Rafacz Gallery (Chicago). She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Kianja Strobert (b. New York, NY) received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Yale University (New Haven, CT). Solo exhibitions include Tilton Gallery (New York, NY); Zach Feuer Gallery (New York, NY); Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica, CA) and the Studio Museum of Harlem (New York, NY). Her work has been included in exhibitions at Marlborough Gallery (New York, NY); Harris Lieberman Gallery (New York, NY); Lehman Maupin (New York, NY); Tilton Gallery (New York, NY) and the Contemporary Arts Museum (Houston, TX). She lives and works in Hudson, NY.
Kristen Van Deventer (b. Los Angeles, CA) received her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions include Regards (Chicago); David Petersen Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) and Michael Jon Gallery (Miami, FL). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Patron Gallery (Chicago); Team Gallery (New York, NY); Marc Foxx (Los Angeles); Kate Werble Gallery (New York, NY) and LOUDHAILER (Los Angeles). She lives and works in Los Angeles.