The show features oil paintings Lerma created during his stay at the artist residency program Skowhegan this summer. Pink Polo Shirt, Rush, Leopold, Kiss Boy, Gumhoodie, and other paintings continue the work Lerma began in April at Southfirst in 'Lives of the Obscure.'
TWO BEATS OFF, an exhibition of oil paintings
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 6â€“9 PM
The show features oil paintings Lerma created during his stay at the artist residency program Skowhegan this summer. Pink Polo Shirt, Rush, Leopold, Kiss Boy, Gumhoodie, and other paintings continue the work Lerma began in April at Southfirst in â€œLives of the Obscure.â€ Playing with a cartoonish figuration reminiscent of Phillip Guston or Carroll Dunham and the painterly concerns of Joan Mitchell, their self-deprecating tone deflates the machismo of painting as a practice. Lerma has previously exhibited in a solo show at 7/3 Split in Chicago, and a two-person show at Southfirst about which The New York Times wrote, â€œHeâ€™s very good.â€
JosÃ© Lerma was born in Sevilla, Spain in 1971 and received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He recently completed a year of teaching painting at the Escuela des Artes Plasticas, San Juan, PR, where he worked with the studio program M&M Proyectos. He is a recipient of a Glassell Core Program fellowship and will begin residency in Texas this September, and he was recently nominated for a Tiffany Grant.
>> Opening reception: Friday, 19th September, 6PM-9PM in conjunction with the Williamsburg Gallery Association â€œTHIRD FRIDAYSâ€ event (26 galleries in Williamsburg are open until 9 PM every third Friday of each month).
Gallery hours: Fri, Sat & Sun 1-6 PM and by appointment.
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or more information, please contact gallery director Maika Pollack at 718 599 4884
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