Opening Reception: Friday, April 20th, 7-10pm
Regina Rex is pleased to present an exhibition of four paintings - one each from artists Britta Deardorff, Jackie Gendel, Juan Gomez and Eric Sall. The four paintings were selected to individually hold a large wall while collectively contributing to a boisterous conversation in a large white room. These paintings are not cool or restrained ï¿½they are exuberant both in scale and visual vocabulary. They employ lush palates, body-scale gesture, and elements of the figurative in an unapologetic and visceral appeal to the viewer.
Britta Deardorff was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1983 and currently lives in New York City. She received a BFA in painting from Ohio University in 2005 and an MFA from Hunter College in 2011 where she also was the recipient of the Tony Smith Award.
Jackie Gendel lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Recent solo shows include Fables in Slang at Bryan Miller Gallery in Houston, and Rose Madder and the Ultramarines, at Jeff Bailey, in NY. Gendel has participated in numerous residencies including the MacDowell Colony, Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program.
Juan Gomez was born in 1970 in Bogota, Colombia. Gomez received a BFA in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He has exhibited his work at CUE Art Foundation, Feature, Inc., Massimo Audiello, Art in General, Lombard-Freid Projects, Momenta Art and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
Eric Sall was born in Sioux Falls, SD. Recent exhibitions include Brain Factory, Seoul, Korea; Nerman Museum of Fine Arts, Overland Park, KS; and Bemis Art Center, Omaha, NE. He received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Eric lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, May 12th
Regina Rex will host an event at the gallery in conjunction with Actually, Itï¿½s Ridgewood; a multiple site art event, organized by the Queens Museum of Art as a part of their Queens International 2012: Three Points Make a Triangle exhibition. More info coming soon.