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Freedom Culture / The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn

Freedom Culture 
Curated by Graham Collins 

July 1 – August 8 2015
Summer Hours Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 6 pm 

With:
David Adamo, Huma Bhabha, Paul Branca, A.K. Burns, Carl D’Alvia, Violet Dennison, Georgia Dickie, Ida Ekblad, Ted Gahl, Jesse Harris, Brent Holland Baker, Elizabeth Jaeger, Justin Lieberman, Marguerite Love, Adam Marnie, Eddie Martinez, Andy Meerow, John Miller, Sam Moyer, Sara Murphy, Elizabeth Murray, Betsy Odom, Jason Osborne, Alex Perweiler, Jack Pierson, Nikholis Planck, Cassie Raihl, Maia Ruth Lee, Anna Sew Hoy, Nancy Shaver, David Shrigley, Ruby Sky Stiler, B Thom Stevenson, Andrew Sutherland, Peter Sutherland, Keith Varadi, Ivan Witenstein 

Installation View   "Freedom Culture" Curated by Graham Collins at The Journal Gallery, New York. 
Photo credit: Andres Ramirez

Installation View   "Freedom Culture" Curated by Graham Collins at The Journal Gallery, New York. 
Photo credit: Andres Ramirez


Installation View   "Freedom Culture" Curated by Graham Collins at The Journal Gallery, New York. 
Photo credit: Andres Ramirez

Installation View   "Freedom Culture" Curated by Graham Collins at The Journal Gallery, New York. 
Photo credit: Andres Ramirez

Installation View   "Freedom Culture" Curated by Graham Collins at The Journal Gallery, New York. 
Photo credit: Andres Ramirez

Installation View   "Freedom Culture" Curated by Graham Collins at The Journal Gallery, New York. 
Photo credit: Andres Ramirez

Installation View   "Freedom Culture" Curated by Graham Collins at The Journal Gallery, New York. 
Photo credit: Andres Ramirez

Installation View   "Freedom Culture" Curated by Graham Collins at The Journal Gallery, New York. 
Photo credit: Andres Ramirez

Carl D’Alvia, Monster, 2014
Resin, paint, 35 x 22 x 24 inches, Ed. 2
Courtesy of the artist and The Journal Gallery, New York
Photo credit: Andres Ramirez

Jack Pierson, ABSTRACT #2, 2007
Plastic, metal and wood, 145 x 80 x 3 inches
Courtesy of the artist, Cheim & Read, New York and The Journal Gallery, New York
Photo credit: Andres Ramirez

Andy Meerow, Oyster Split (pets cops), 2015
Enamel on vinyl, UV clearcoat, 62 x 41 inches
Courtesy of the artist and The Journal Gallery, New York
Photo credit: Andres Ramirez

A.K. Burns, Untitled (cornucopia), 2009-2015
Silicon rubber, 16 x 9 x 17 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the artist, Callicoon Fine Arts, New York and The Journal Gallery, New York
Photo credit: Andres Ramirez

Eddie Martinez, Untitled, 2015, 
Enamel, oil paint, spray paint, marker, charcoal, epoxy, plaster, styrofoam, metal rod, fiberglass buoy44 x 25 1/2 x 50 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the artist, Mitchell - Innes & Nash, New York and The Journal Gallery, New York. 
Photo credit: Andres Ramirez




The Journal Gallery is pleased to present "Freedom Culture," a group exhibition curated by Graham Collins. 

Although the show’s organization began by focusing on two primary groups of work—text paintings, and what the curator refers to as figurative sculpture—the sculpture category is loose in definition, expanding to include a wide range of sculptural work which act as a foil for the text- driven wall works. The lines between the two groups are intentionally blurred, questioning the defining separation between painting and sculpture. The rigid geometry of painting becomes subdued among more poetic forms situated within the gallery space. A small group of photographs by artists typically associated with other mediums, adds an additional voice to the dialogue. 


The exhibition outlines different modes of communication, exploring the way information can be abstracted and how contrasting forms come together to form a dialogue. 



*All images are courtesy of the artists, and The Journal Gallery, New York