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Joe Fyfe, Tamara Gonzales, Annette Wehrhahn

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Sometimes explaining a title, like explaining a joke, or even a work of art, will subtract more of its potential persuasiveness than if it had remained a bit of puzzlement. This will be the case with this obscurely named but worthily assembled exhibition of newer works by three artists, all of who also sometimes practice as curators, writers and even gallery- owners.

They come together here through a familiarity with one another but also through certain commonalities of sensibility, attitude and visual acumen. These would include a penchant for asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and an appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural as well as common manufactured objects and processes. All the work belies a seeming casualness. After longer scrutiny of individual works one finds a remarkable formal coherence.

Joe Fyfe has shown internationally since 1980. Recent exhibitions include a current solo exhibition at Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Geneva. Additional recent solos include Longhouse Projects, New York, White Columns, New York; Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne; ACME, Los Angeles; Graham, New York; Ryllega, Hanoi, Vietnam; In 2010, he curated “Le Tableau” at Cheim & Read, New York & has curated at venues including Halsey McKay, Zurcher Studio, Apex Art & Jean Fournier, Paris. Fyfe has written for Artforum, Art in America, Arts AsiaPacific, Artnet.com, Hyperallergic, Modern Matter, Kilimanjaro and BOMB. He is represented by Galerie Christian Lethert in Cologne, Germany and Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg, Geneva, Paris and St. Etienne.

Tamara Gonzales received her AAS degree from Parsons School of Design and her BA from Vermont College. Her work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, Shoot the Lobster and Martos Gallery, Sargent’s Daughters, Regina Rex, Sometimes (works of art), Norte Maar, and the American Academy of Arts & Letters. Her Upcoming projects include the book Hoodoo Metaphysics, a collaboration with the poet Peter Lamborn Wilson and DARK STAR: Abstraction And Cosmos at Planthouse curated by Raymond Foye. Klaus von Nichtssagend represents her in NY.

Annette Wehrhahn is a painter and printmaker who has exhibited across the country and internationally, most recently with Bernard Ceysson in Luxembourg. She received her MFA from Bard College in 2006 and a BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1999. Wehrhahn is a Co-founder and current Director of Soloway Gallery, an artists run space in Brooklyn, NY.





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