75 works by 12 artists, curated from the flat files.
With works by: Michael Beitz, Roberley Bell, Amanda Besl, Joe Bochynski, Millie Chen, Pam Glick, Tom Hughes, Julian Montague, Susan Reedy, Marshall Scheuttle, Gary Sczerbaniewicz, and Adam Weekley
In a recent departure from the diminutive scale and imagery of female adolescents through which she perfected her painting skill, Amanda Besl launches her latest and most impressive body of work to date. Besl’s meticulous still lifes in oil paint are constructed with imagery of tangles of human hair interacting with inanimate Baroque or kitsch objects and deftly explore issues of identity, psychology, and history.
Julian Montague is an artist and graphic designer known for his photography, design and installation work. In Ruins presents work that is an extension of Montague’s ongoing project entitled Secondary Occupants, which explores the relationship of insects and animals with architecture and ultimately how their observed behaviors conceptually relate to psychological, human models. Montague’s latest iteration in this project focuses on the spider and through his stunning macro photographic work and subtle works on paper, presents the insect as an elusive presence at once unseen and omnipresent.