Dani Orchard
Bad Picnic, 2013, Oil and Acrylic on Linen
40 x 36 inches
$4,000

Dani Orchard
Barely Blink, Little Bird, 2013
Oil and Acrylic on Linen, 36 x 32 inches
$3,600

Dani Orchard
Milk Fountain with Suitable Elision, 2013
Oil and Acrylic on Linen, 44 x 40 inches
Sold

Dani Orchard
Bird Bath, 2013
Oil and Acrylic on Linen, 40 x 36 inches
$4,000

Dani Orchard
Baby Arm, 2013
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 27 x 23 inches
$2,700

Amanda Valdez
Fleet of Will, 2013
Fabric, embroidery, and acrylic, 48 x 60 inches
$7,000

Amanda Valdez
Worry About Yourself, 2013
Fabric, embroidery, and thread, 24 x 26 inches
$3,250

Amanda Valdez
Wishing Well, 2013
Fabric, embroidery, and thread, 16 x 18 inches
$2,400

Justine Hill
The 'Soc', 2013
Acrylic & Pastel on Canvas, 36 x 32 inches
Sold

Justine Hill
The Boxed in Plastics, 2013
Acrylic & Pastel on Canvas, 39 x 48 inches
sold

Justine Hill
Voices of Space, 2013
Acrylic & Pastel on Canvas, 40 x 46 inches
$4,300

Justine Hill
Falling Up, 2013
Acrylic & Pastel on Canvas, 59 x 48 inches
Sold

Genesis Belanger
Piece of Cake, 2013
Oil on Wood, Sponge, Joint Compound, 57 x 44 x 11 inches
$5,000

Genesis Belanger
Losers Weepers, 2013
Oil on wood, Porcelain, 35 x 25 x 10.25
$4,000

Genesis Belanger
Pizza Ghost
Oil on wood, 35 x 40 x 5 inches
$4,000

Currently Untitled:

An exploration of contemporary painting: With works by Genesis Belanger, Justine Hill, Dani Orchard, and Amanda Valdez

November 21, 2013 – January 4, 2014

In 1913, the foundation of the present art paradigm was being formed. Duchampʼs Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 was exhibited at the first Armory Show in New York; Black Square by Malevich appeared in the Futurist opera, Victory Over the Sun; De Chirico was mastering Pittura Metafisica; it was also a “landmark” year for cubism with Picasso and Braque defining and redefining a style that has, perhaps, cast a shadow larger than any over art. From these five artists, every subsequent art movement is born: from modernism, to post-modernism, to post-studio practice.

Today we find ourselves in a critical moment for art; a time when virtually everything can function as art if it is the intent of the artist. A question often brought up is, why would one still paint when art has become less concerned with the decorative? A simple meal of pad thai substitutes the painterly academic inquiry or expression.

Currently Untitled screams loud and clear that painting is an answer to the woes and confusion of where art is hundred years from the beginning. The works in the exhibition are informed by the history of art and, more specifically, by the language of painting. The artists collectively use their canonical understanding to push painting forward. Abstraction, form, powerful mark making, bold color, exploration of space, and the use of metaphor, tackle directly the importance of painting as not only a historical model, but as a conceptual act and choice of the artist. This celebration of painting will open on Thursday, November 21st from 6pm to 8pm.