MY KIND OF MAGIC
Guest Curator: Beau Chamberlain
Exhibition: May 18 – June 29, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18, 6-8:30pm
Jay Davis| Untitled | 2013 | acrylic, sand, and crushed glass on panel | 48 x 36"
Jay Davis| Grimace | 2012 | acrylic, gouche, colored pencil on paper, framed | 17 x 14"
Danielle Mysliwiec | Anchor | 2009 | oil on wood panel | 36 x 36"
Todd Knopke | Sky | 2012 | Fabric, thread, string, dye, ink, acrylic paint | 110 x 99 x 6"
Graham Parks | Starts and Ends | 2009 | acrylic on canvas | 24 x 20"
Jackie Gendel | Kitchen Table | oil on canvas
Tamara Zahaykevich | Chameleon | 2006 | airbrushed foam core | 13 x 4.5 x 3"
Patrick Berran | Untitled | 2011 | oil and acrylic on panel | 16 x 12"
Dave McDermott | Prozac vs. Heroin | Nitrocellulose laquer, gesso on museum board (3 parts) | 40 x 32" each
Anders Oinonen| In Through Waves | 2011 | oil on canvas | 22 x 28"
Anders Oinonen| In Through Waves (Nocturnal) | 2011 | oil on canvas | 30 x 40"
Project 4 is pleased to present My Kind of Magic, a group exhibition curated by Brooklyn-based painter, Beau Chamberlain exploring the varying studio rituals and techniques utilized by ten artists from New York, Washington, DC and Toronto. My Kind of Magic will feature works by Patrick Berran, Beau Chamberlain, Jay Davis, Jackie Gendel, Todd Knopke, Dave McDermott, Danielle Mysliwiec, Anders Oinonen, Graham Parks and Tamara Zahaykevich.
Employing unique methodical techniques not always evident to the viewer, these artists create intricate details, dark expanses and discrete narratives. My Kind of Magic investigates these diverse practices; the intentional and accidental results that occur as artists attempt to manipulate their materials and an artwork develops from concept to finished piece. Happy accidents, mistaken drips and the play between chance and intent are explored and celebrated in this exciting collection of works.
Patrick Berran currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Berran graduated Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in painting and printmaking in 2002 and Hunter College’s MFA program in 2006. In 2005 he received a GRAF Travel grant from Hunter College and completed a two-week study in Berlin, Germany under the artist Franz Ackermann. He has exhibited his work at numerous venues in NY and the US, most notably Playing Fields at Indiana University, Informal Relations at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art and Thomas Robertello Gallery in Chicago, IL. In 2012, Berran was named one of Modern Painter’s “100 Artists to Watch.”
Beau Chamberlain received his BFA from Pratt Institute in 2003. His work has been presented at Jessica Murray Projects, New York, Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York, CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX, Mogadishni Gallery in Copenhagen, DK The National Academy Museum, New York and Laundry Lung Collective Brooklyn, NY. His work is included in many public and private collections including the Cleveland Clinic and Art in Embassies. His work has been featured in Arts Hound, NYArts Magazine and the New Yorker among others. Chamberlain currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Jay Davis earned his BFA from the Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL and studied at the New York Studio Program, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, New York. He received a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in painting in 2010. Recent exhibitions include shows at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, and Motus Fort, Toyko Japan. Davis currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Jackie Gendel has recently exhibited at Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, Loyal Gallery, Malmo, Sweden and has an upcoming exhibition with Horton Gallery, New York. Gendel received her MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University, New Haven, CT in 1998 and her BFA in painting and history from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Her work has been reviewed in publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum, New American Paintings and Art in American among others. Gendel currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Todd Knopke received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and his MFA from Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT. His work has been shown domestically and abroad at galleries such as Derek Eller Gallery, New York, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam NL, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, Sikkema Jenkins, New York, and most recently at TSA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Knopke’s work has been featured in publications including The New York Times, NY Arts Magazine, The Village Voice, Vision Magazine, and Columbia Art Journal. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Knopke currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Dave McDermott was born in Santa Cruz, CA and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a Master’s in Fine Art from the Parsons School of Design in New York, and a BFA from The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA. He has previously had solo exhibitions at Grimm, Amsterdam, NL, Duve, Berlin, DE, Twig, Brussels, BE and Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York. McDermott’s work has been featured in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, New American Paintings and The New York Times.
Danielle Mysliwiec received her MFA from Hunter College, New York, and her BA from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY, Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and the Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA among others. Her work has been featured in publications including The Brooklyn Rail, ArtNews, Art Fag City, NYFA Current, and Artnet. Mysliwiec currently lives and works in Washington, DC.
Anders Oinonen graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON and received his MFA from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON. He received a Guggenheim Studentship in Venice, Italy and several Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist Grants and Canada Council for the Arts Project Grants. His work has been exhibited at Cooper Cole, Toronto ON, CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX, The Hole, New York, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL, POVevolving, Los Angeles, CA, and The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON. Oinonen lives and works in Toronto, ON.
Graham Parks currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and Japan including shows at Gallery Min Min, Tokyo Japan, Kinz, Tilou + Feigen, NY, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC and Cynthia Broan Gallery, NY among others. Parks attended Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, Washington. His work has been reviewed in The New Yorker, The New York Sun, Artnews, Art in America, Time out New York, Esquire Japan and Artforum.
Tamara Zahaykevich studied at the Tyler School of Art in Rome and received her BFA from the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. She has received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Fellowship, the Chashama AREA Visual Arts Studio Award and attended the Edward F. Albee Foundation Residency. She has exhibited abroad in Vienna, Berlin, Sydney, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris and domestically at galleries including Kansas, New York, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL, 283 47th St, Brooklyn, NY, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA, and Space Gallery, Portland, OR. Zahaykevich was born in Maplewood, NJ, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.