Jennifer Boysen's first solo exhibition will debut new monochromatic paintings and other meditative works. A two-person exhibition of works by Sebastian Black and Koenraad Dedobbeleer will include new paintings and photographic works.
Cherry and Martin is proud to present Trans-mutes, Jennifer Boysen's first solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition will debut new monochromatic paintings and other meditative works.
Often starting with a found object and covering it with stretched canvas, Jennifer Boysen’s paintings offer the viewer a moment where painting becomes structural and the structure becomes a painting. Boysen works mostly in large format, finding ways to construct the shaped and textured canvases in her studio much like a sculptor. Hammering copper, pushing textured medium through canvas, altering stretchers with wood and aluminum, Boysen sets up the field for her paintings in varied and hidden ways.
The work uses a variety of media to arrive at a place that both reconciles and concedes with the concept of painting and how it’s derived from and functions in the world. This conversation takes place under the guise of an obsession with process and materials, revealed by an obstruction of how the image came to be through using the pictorial structure as receiver, while referencing common techniques and gestures, such as photography, sculpture and digital media. The result of this process within Boysen's work illustrates communicative conflicts and meditative rests while acting as a mirror for that which is both outside and inside of the work.
The objects in the most recent body of work at Cherry and Martin hover between painting and sculpture, by both the manipulation of form and application of materials. Installed on the wall as traditional two dimensional works of art, the forms and materials are drawn from a variety of everyday objects and visual observation. Some of these objects are appropriated directly while others simply inform the fabrication of the structure. The paint is mostly egg tempera paint made using a variety of traditional and non-traditional pigments. The richness inherent to tempera as a medium, mixed with the sculptural form, creates a sort of visual absorption evoking a meditative quality, thus giving these objects or forms an alternate function or power.
Boysen received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY, New York and her BFA from University of Iowa, Iowa City. She has participated in recent exhibitions at Kate Werble Gallery, New York; Frank Elbaz Gallery, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Night Gallery, Los Angeles and Los Angeles Nomadic Division.
2732: Sebastian Black and Koenraad Dedobbeleer
Cherry and Martin is proud to present a two-person exhibition of works by Sebastian Black and Koenraad Dedobbeleer at 2732. The exhibition will include new paintings and photographic works by Sebastian Black and and recent sculpture by Koenraad Dedobbeleer.
Sebastian Black received his MFA from Columbia University, New York, and his BA from Vassar College, New York. He has recently had solo exhibitions at galleries in New York, Brussels, Berlin, and Toronto and his work has been included in group exhibitions at Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Spain (2012, 2011). He lives and works in New York.
Koenraad Dedobbeleer will have a solo exhibition at Gesellschaft Aktueller Kunst, Bremen, Germany, in November 2014. Selected solo exhibitions include Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisbon, Portugal; the Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany; the Frac Bourgogne, Dijon, France; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (with Rita McBride); and the Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany. He lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.
Both artists are represented by C L E A R I N G, New York & Brussels.
Opening reception: Saturday, September 20, 4-6pm
Cherry and Martin
2712 S. La Cienega Boulevard - Los Angeles, California
Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 6PM
or by appointment
Cherry and Martin
2732 S. La Cienega Boulevard - Los Angeles, California
Tuesday-Saturday 11AM - 5PM
or by appointment