May 29 - July 11, 2015
GAVLAK Los Angeles
GAVLAK Los Angeles proudly presents Storms, a solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by New York-based artist Andrew Brischler, and the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. This ambitious body of work is anchored by five large-scale mixed media paintings, which employ Brischler’s signature process of laboriously drawing on wood panel using colored pencil, oil stick, and acrylic. The large works are accompanied by a suite of colored pencil and graphite drawings on paper entitled “Punk & Faggotry.” This dialog that conflates high and low cultural registers spawns a visual web as the viewer traces marks and splashes, lines and colors, words and slogans, from one work to the next. A highly calculated imprecision is imbued in each waxy, frenetic surface, precise and intentionally flawed all in one gesture.
"Let Me Blow Ya Mind," is featured on the cover of the Spring 2015 issue of SVA's Visual Arts Journal, along with a spread inside.
100 Painters of Tomorrow, an international survey of emerging painters organized by Kurt Beers and published by Thames & Hudson, is available now wherever books are sold.
I'm featured in the Paper Galleries section of Elephant Magazine, #20, Fall 2014.
Painting: A Love Story
Curated by Bill Arning
part of Outside the Lines through March 23, 2014
Charline von Heyl.
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
713 284 8250
For more information click here.
I Made It Through the Wilderness
GAVLAK Palm Beach
November 16 - December 14, 2013
GAVLAK Palm Beach is pleased to present our second solo exhibition of New York based painter Andrew Brischler (b. New York, 1987). Included in the exhibition are five new paintings and eight small works on paper that continue Brischler's investigation into the history of abstraction.
The exhibition "I Made it Through the Wilderness" a line from Madonna's "Like A Virgin", which like all of the paintings and drawings, takes it's title from pop music references, was created by Brischler while reading "Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz". The plight of David and his contemporaries was paramount for Brischler while making this body of work. When confronted with the blank canvas, he questioned if there is a way to make non-representational painting that delves into the gay experience. Through his paintings, Brischler is developing a language of markings, brush strokes, and gestures that represent "the bodily stains, nervous scribbles, and bizarre color combinations...meant to codify those universal feelings of shame, anxiety, inadequacy, and profound loss..."
By taking the standard tropes of abstraction and reconstituting them onto studio-beaten up canvas, hard edged geometry, saturated bands of color, bold stripes and thick swaths of impasto paint are intentionally imperfect, messy, off center. This approach to painting when combined with the adolescent doodles and drawings randomly appearing in each canvas results in a strongly theoretical and unique form of abstraction that embraces and celebrates the "craft" of painting rather than reduce the object and medium to critique. According to Brischler "I am most interested in the moments in which even the most expertly crafted paintings begin to fall apart. You see it in the puckered corners of Warhol's massive diamond dust paintings; in the black stains of Al Held's color fields, and in the tremulous lines of Frank Stella's early shaped works. For me, these moments are revelations-real imprints of quiet humanity, tiny failures that make even the most monumental and heroic paintings seem flimsy, vulnerable..."
GAVLAK Palm Beach
249B Worth Ave
Palm Beach, FL 33480
I'm thrilled to announce the launch of a special collaboration between myself and the Detroit-based luxury brand Shinola, organized by W Magazine.
On view at Shinola's flagship store at 177 Franklin Street in Tribeca in New York City is Fire in the Belly, a new large scale work created specifically for the brand. I've also designed a limited-edition linen journal exclusively available at Shinola's NYC flagship store.
For more information:
177 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013
I'm honored to be chosen to receive a 2013 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Arts Grant. The foundation, established by New York collectors Michael and Susan Hort, awards unrestricted grants to eight emerging artists in New York City who have not yet had a solo exhibition at a commercial gallery.
To view a press release as well as see the portfolios of all eight grant recipients, click here.
Curated by Matthew Craven
July 11 - August 9 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday July 10 6-8PM
21 Orchard St (btwn Hester & Canal)
New York, NY 10002
Summer Hours: Wed-Sun, 12N - 6PM
Geoffrey Todd Smith
DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present ACID SUMMER, a group exhibition curated by Matthew Craven. ACID SUMMER brings together 14 young artists, each with a dynamic aesthetic that borders on Pop but is also central to the human experience.
New York summers are a hot, sweaty mess. A strange feeling overcomes the city as the sky turns orange and the heat takes over. Our patience is tested as our brains start to melt. This summer stare directly into the sun. Across their varied practices, this group of artists consistently draws on modes of representation and abstraction to inform their visual vocabularies. Using the language of sacred geometry, popular culture and ritual process, ACID SUMMER takes a closer look at this psychedelic world in which we live.
Last weekend, Liz Markus and I had a great studio visit, which she wrote about for The Huffington Post.
39 Great Jones
Curated by Ugo Rondinone
February 2, 2013 - March 23, 2013
Opening: February 1, 6-8PM
Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Löwenbräu-Areal, Limmatstr. 270, 8005
+41 (0) 43 444 70 50
Wesley Martin Berg
"Goodbye To All That"
May 26-August 1, 2012
249B Worth Ave
Palm Beach, FL
My piece "Closing Time", 2012, Oil and marker on canvas, is on view at Ugo Rondinone's 39 Great Jones gallery through June 30, 2012.
39 Great Jones
39 Great Jones St.
New York, NY 10012
I've been chosen to be featured in New American Paintings #98: Northeast Edition, available January 2012.