Thierry Goldberg Gallery




C L O S E R

Lenz Geerk , Jordan Kasey, Anthony Miler


June 4 - July 1, 2016


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Thierry Goldberg Gallery is pleased to present CLOSER, a group exhibition of paintings by Lenz Geerk, Jordan Kasey and Anthony Miler. The exhibition opens on June 4 with a reception from 6 to 8pm, and will continue through July 1, 2016. Taking it's title from Lenz Geerk’s series of small canvases by the same name, CLOSER explores three different takes on figuration.

 

Geerk’s muted paintings depict anonymous figures in action, usually seen from an unusual angle. In one of the paintings, a male character is playing tennis, his face hidden behind the ball in midair as he lifts the racket to hit it. In another painting, a female figure is seen from above, seated in an impossible position and looking down to tie her shoe while holding a phone. Her face, like in most of Geerk’s paintings, is hidden as well.

 

Jordan Kasey often positions her figures in a close-up perspective, scaling up their presence both in appearance and in form. In Woman with Plants a female figure is laying on the grass, her eyes squinted and her skin a glowing shade of red. In Bus Ride, an unidentified man with his back to the viewer is riding the bus while looking out the window.

 

Anthony Miler’s works incorporate aggressive graphite scribbles on raw canvas, featuring distorted characters in a nonrepresentational style of figure painting. His impromptu figures nod to Dubuffet, Karel Appel and CoBrA, the post-war Scandinavian gestural art movement.

 

Anthony Miler (b. 1982) received his MFA in Painting from The City College of New York, CUNY in 2008. His works have been exhibited is solo shows at Rod Barton, London, UK and at Art 3, Brooklyn, NY. Past group exhibitions include Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York; Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City; Ampersand Gallery, Portland; and Space 1026, Philadelphia. His work was featured and reviewed in Interview Magazine, Architectural Digest, and Artsy. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Jordan Kasey (b. 1985) received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008. Her work has been exhibited at Signal Gallery, Brooklyn; American Medium, Brooklyn; Michael Jon Gallery, Miami; and Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Lenz Geerk (b. 1988) received his BFA from the Fine Arts Academy in Düsseldorf in 2013. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions internationally including Mark Christopher Gallery, Toronto; Anna Klinkhammer Galerie, Düsseldorf; Galerie Školská 28, Prague; and Rompone Art Space, Cologne. He currently lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.

 

For more information please contact the gallery at info@thierrygoldberg.com or 212.228.5730