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KRISTINA FARAGHER, AMY GREEN and CURT LEMIEUX – Byrdes of on Kynde and Color ………
June 22 - July 29
“Byrdes of on Kynde and Color Flok and Flye Allwayes Together”
– excerpt from The Huntyng and Fynding Out of the Romish Fox by Dr. William Turner, 16th c.
Through intense studio exchanges over decades, Kristina Faragher, Amy Green and Curt LeMieux have literally “flocked together” sharing a compulsion towards materials, process and abstraction in art making.
On View: June 22 – July 29
Opening Event: June 30, 6-8.30pm
Kristina Faragher approaches art making as an archeological dig. Her paintings are worked and reworked as she mines different surfaces searching for an experience within abstraction; arranging accumulated studio detritus in repetitive and tense compositional relationships. The scale of the individual works are often “small” relative to art-world standards. However; rooted in installation, Faragher often presents multiple small-scale works together in order to open up new opportunities for expression. She exhibited extensively, select venues and festivals include: ARCOmadrid’s 29th International Art Fair, Madrid, Spain, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and The Autry National Center, Los Angeles, California. Publications include: The Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art, Yosemite Art of an American Icon, UC Berkeley Press. Faragher received an M.F.A. degree in 2001 form the Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.
Curt Lemieux’s approach to art making is rooted in experimentation with process and materials. His practice involves a range of visual disciplines and he is best known for creating works that suggest a tension between fragility and strength; they are at once ephemeral yet anchored with a sense of permanence. Lemieux has been living and working in Los Angeles for twenty years. Keeping a studio by the Los Angeles River and currently along the 101 corridor in Echo Park, Lemieux’s art often addresses the odd relationship between nature and industrial refuse. Exhibition venues include: The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, and The SOO Visual Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Amy Green is originally from Ohio and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her BFA in painting at the University of Tennessee in 1995 and MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 1997. Her paintings and installations have been shown nationally and internationally. Solo and Group Exhibitions include; Rolf Ricke Galerie in Cologne, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, the Neues Museum in Nurnberg, Galerie Karin Friebe, Mannheim, Germany, and Kunstverein St. Gallen, Art Museum in Switzerland, Evelyne Canus Gallery, Paris, Cirrus and Susanne Vielmetter in Los Angeles and Monte Vista Projects. Reviews include; New York Arts Magazine, Art Issues, the Basel Art Fair Catalogue and Los Angeles Times.
Recently her paintings were included in the “New American Paintings, Juried-In-Print,” Pacific Coast edition, 2016. Recent solo and group exhibitions include; Highways Performance Space Gallery, Monte Vista Projects, Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown and a collaborative exhibition “In the Company of Myrtle” at McNish Gallery in Oxnard. In November 2017, she exhibited a solo show of new paintings at PØST Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.