Yearly Archives: 2017
Ethan Cook, An Te Liu, and Nicholas Pilato
Martin Basher’s painting and sculptural work is situated in the lineage of display-based artistic practices. Working with the languages of retail and advertising, Basher explores the emotional charge of common objects and images. From his trademark paintings of gradated stripes and photo-real beaches to sculptural installations serving as displays for consumer goods, Basher activates spaces of sublimated psychological desire, at once familiar and strange for the altered retail scenarios they present. In these complex displays, Basher invokes unspoken drives, and the mundane and exclusive, the highbrow and lowbrow, and the public and private impulses that inform us as consuming individuals….
Anat Ebgi Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the first edition of UNTITLED, San Francisco from January 13-15 with a VIP opening on Thursday, January 12, from 3-9pm. The gallery wil feature new work by Chris Coy, Jason Bailer Losh, and Samantha Thomas. Chris Coy will present the second painting in his Mona Lisa Overdrive series, a 7 x 9 foot photorealistic oil painting that derives from the computer generated environment the artist imagined based on the Rococo painting by Fragonard, The Swing. The hypernatural world painted in trompe l’oeil effect silver chrome depicts a pre-revolutionary aristocratic courtship…