September 12 – November 3, 2013 AG Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
“Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal. The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations.”
– L. Frank Baum, creator of the Oz books, 1900
This show focuses on works inspired by the artists’ childhood relationship with folklore—from the traditional to the obscure and the contemporary, all that mattered most regardless of its “cultural” merit—and specifically the misinformation, neuroses and habits these artists have as a result of that relationship, and may still be accepting or overcoming into adulthood. The show investigates a diverse selection of personal mythology by a group of more than 30 artists working in techniques including painting, drawing, sculpture and Vine video.
With work by:
Lorenzo Acciai, Victor Balanon, James Bascara, Melinda Beck, Gregory Benton, Iain Burke, Richard Ray Chan, Travis DeMello, Jackson Falor-Ward, John Garcia, Hunter Heckroth, Chloe Isip, Jordin Isip, Simone Isip, So Yoon Kim, Hannah Lee, Robert Leecock, Rachel Levit, Melissa Ling, Zach Meyer, Lee Misenheimer, Brian O’Neill, Maritsa Patrinos, Chelsey Pettyjohn, Rachel Pontious, Garrett Pruter, Monica Ramos, Jonny Ruzzo, Hazel Lee Santino, Paula Searing and Julee Yoo
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Featuring but not limited to: Paul Wackers, Kevin Hooyman, Brian Willmont, Matt Leines, Rich Jacobs, Spencer Jacobs, Jeff Ladouceur, Gregory Benton, Derek Weisberg, John Freeborn, Amy S. Kauffman, Stepanie Hutin, Erin Bowers, Gia Gelpi, Patrick Rocha, Senta Ache’e, Evan Galbicka, Sonny Kay, Rob Leecock, Harrison Haynes, Tyson Traynor, Chris Yormick, Leela Corman, Hazel Lee Santino, Lisa Iglesias, Mavado Charon, Marcus Oakley, Michael Velliquette, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Grace Rosario Perkins, Cordey Lopez, Satchel Raye, Ashley Macomber, Suzanne Sattler, Alexis Mackenzie, Linn’ea Gad, Leigh Cunningham, Marc Bell, Amy Lockhart, Alberto Kroeger, Monica Ramos, Rachel Levitt, Chelsey Pettyjohn, Andrew Martin Scott, Logan Fitzpatrick, Hannah Lee, Franca Barone, Paula Searing, Kyle Ranson, George Ferrandi, Mike Taylor, Sto, Taylor McKimens, Simone Isip, Chloe Isip, Jordin Isip, Peter Thompson, Dessarae Bassil, Casey Gallager, Ryan Gallager, James Gallager, Orlando Estrada, Nitin Jayswal, Mike Pare, Damien Tron, Lucas Dimick, Chase Westerfall, Souther Salazar, Ryan Bubis, Ian Johnson, Ryan Quinney, Jaime Molina, Billy Sprague, Max Kauffman, Sean Greene, Ben Lusk, Ryan Jacob Smith, Jessie Rose Vala, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, John Orth, Kelie Bowman, Nick Kuszyk, Morgan Blair, Allyson Mellberg, Jeremy Taylor and more
Opening reception Saturday, October 19, 7-10pm October 19-December 8, 2013
F.L.A. Gallery is proud to present Drawable, an expansive group exhibition consisting of hundreds of drawings created with the common graphite pencil and a selection of drawings using only colored pencil. The dynamic group of artists represented in Drawable includes emerging and established veterans from around the world. The show was conceived of by guest curator and artist, Rich Jacobs. In his call to artists he limited the materials to pencil or colored pencil on a vertical, 8.5 ” x 11″ piece of paper in order to illustrate the expansive possibilities that can happen when creative minds are challenged with rigid parameters.
“The results are overwhelmingly diverse, striking, fresh, and just fun to see. This group has really gotten the most out of the medium. We invite you to come see the magnitude of uniquely expressive ideas, and exceptional drawings. It is a celebration of drawing itself, and of making the most of what you are given. We hope you leave wanting to go home and draw yourself to sleep. Thanks.”- Rich Jacobs.
“Tapping into the rhythms that make reality, that make us human, and that bind us to the larger universe about us, from waves of punk to the throbbing of reach roots; the hunger of longing gazing to the sweetness of home, Monica Ramos threads it all together cleverly, organically, making the complex and the vast seem comforting and familiar.”—Chromatic Watch