UNTITLED, San Francisco
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 amidst the splendor of lakes, chateaus, trees, pathways, stone angels, flowers, hedges, and other obsessive details that make up a world meant to uncannily mimic our own.
Jason Bailer Losh’s sculptures are composed of everyday materials repurposed into wholly new objects. He uses these items and constructs them into particular compositions, sequences and arrangements. They feel visible and familiar, yet relate outside of their tactility and functionality. Through the artist’s hand, common, commercial and domestic objects are exposed of their sculptural, formal and physical dimensions.
Samantha Thomas will present new works from her Cartography and Landscapification series. The hand-sewn maps of fabric, thread, and paint were worked on while the artist traveled the country. Meant to exist as metaphorical and visual representations of aerial views of landscapes, the pieces question the world, and the geopolitical boundaries that are ever shifting and fragile as thread. While referencing modernist formalism, her compositions no longer seek to explore the infinite contained within the canvas, but allow the language of abstract painting to confront concrete themes of global politics
UNTITLED, Miami Beach
Joe Reihsen, b. 1979, Blaine, Minnesota. Lives and works in Los Angeles.
Reihsen’s abstract paintings have a flatness of a computer screen. Using various painting tools and brushes, the artist creates texture, depth, and perspective of an illusionistic nature. Although they are made with paint, the effect is as if its from a digital source, mimicking a mechanical reproduction such as a print, photograph or Xerox copy. Chromatically, the result is a cross between AbEx and Color Field painting smudged with finger prints on an iPad screen; the complex treatment of texture bestows an additional element and makes the work striking and contemporary.