Painting in Tongues
29 Jan - 17 Apr 2006
01.29.06 - 04.17.06
at Grand Avenue
This survey examines the work of seven international emerging artists who have embraced a novel and challenging approach to painting. By employing a varied mix of painterly styles, modes, sources, and materials, as well as working against a single recognizable “hand,” the featured artists have each crafted a complex and rich practice that offers innumerable avenues for exploration and growth. The artists—Kai Althoff, Gillian Carnegie, Mark Grotjahn, Lucy McKenzie, Rodney McMillian, Ivan Morley, and Anselm Reyle—are guided by a variety of individual motivations and conceptual frameworks rather than the outward appearances of their canvases. The exhibition is curated by MOCA Assistant Curator Michael Darling and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.
Painting in Tongues is made possible by generous support from the MOCA Contemporaries; the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation; Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation; and Beth Swofford. In-kind support is provided by the Goethe-Institut. Promotional support is provided by KJAZZ 88.1FM.
© Kai Althoff
Sprayed color on silk
34 1⁄4 x 36 1⁄4 inches
Collection of Beth Swofford, Los Angeles
Courtesy of Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne