William Barry Roberts’ work is sometimes funny, most often times grotesque, and can be offensive to those of you who may be religious. With paintings of drunken sailors with boobs, Anna Nicole Smith and Bob Ross’ rotting corpse, and old ladies eating babies, Roberts’ just may have something for everyone (with a sick sense of humor.)
Join Mark Moore Gallery and Beautiful/Decay tonight for “Second Fridays” Summer Screening Series! Each screening will be a free evening of animated featurettes, music videos, reels and video excerpts hand-picked by MMG artists, plus live DJs, refreshments and food trucks.
For the first installment of “Second Fridays,” Mark Moore Gallery artist Allison Schulnik has curated eight short films that reflect or influence her own practice, including works by Suzann Pitt, Yuri Norstein and Bruce Bickford among others. Focusing on experimental animation – which she originally received her degree in – Schulnik has selected a combination of both clay, stop-motion and traditional cell animated videos.
Canada to New York to Chicago, Magalie Guerin is an excellent young painter/photographer fresh out of SAIC. She’s currently investigating shape and color relations via painting with quite lovely results, and I’m genuinely looking forward to seeing where her work goes next. Magalie has recently shown works with The Suburban, Poor Farm Experiment, Julius Ceasar, and Autumn Space. More jams after the jump!
Brooke Shaden places herself within worlds she wishes we could live in, where secrets float out in the open, where the impossible becomes possible. Brooke’s photography questions the definition of what it means to be alive.
Thomas Schnur’s Bench Chair Bench Chair clearly takes its inspiration from the famous Monobloc Chair but puts the associations that any chair evokes into a new context. Its curved shape is contorted into a voluminous body, thereby creating an abstract space, such that observers are confronted with a transformed hybrid.