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02 August 2011

Joshua Liner Gallery: Summer Group Exhibition

[PRESS RELEASE]oshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present the 2011 Summer Group Exhibition showcasing 17 artists, including established gallery regulars and several newcomers to the gallery. The exhibition will feature painting, collage, and drawing, with works by the following artists:

Cameron Gray, Chloe Early, Damon Soule, Dave Kinsey, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Evelyn Rydz, Greg Lamarche, Herbert Baglione, Oliver Vernon, Pema Rinzin, Ryan McLennan, Shawn Barber, Stephen Powers, Tiffany Bozic, Tomokazu Matsuyama and Tony Curanaj.

Offering a preview of the fall 2011 and 2012 programs, the Summer Group Exhibition will present work by a number of artists who will return for solo shows over the coming months. Painter Tomokazu Matsuyama, whose colorful, contemporary takes on Japanese mythology and classical motifs will kick off the fall 2011 season in a solo exhibition at the gallery. Chloe Early, who creates expressionistic paintings of urban noir will follow in October in her first solo New York showing. along She is joined by Ryan McLennan’s allegorical nature paintings, in his second solo exhibition at the gallery. David Ellis, award-winning presentation at the gallery’s booth in the PULSE New York 2011 fair, will close out the Spring season with a special solo presentation of new works.

The new year will inaugurate the Joshua Gallery Annual, a new program of exhibitions curated by gallery artists beginning with Tony Curanaj. The Summer Group Exhibition will present Curanaj’s highly detailed still lives that present contemporary themes within the context of traditional realism. Curanaj will go on to have his debut solo exhibition with the gallery in Autumn 2012.

Other 2012 exhibitors on view in the Summer Group Exhibition include Evan Hecox’s documentary-style renderings of exotic locales in gouache, new works in oil by figurative painter Shawn Barber, collage, painting, and installation by Greg Lamarche - who will make his solo debut with the gallery in Autumn 2012, followed by acrylic on maple panel paintings by nature fantasist Tiffany Bozic. The year will finish with the mixed media on canvas paintings of Dave Kinsey, his second solo show with the gallery.

The 2011 Summer Group Exhibition will also feature works in painting by gallery artists Pema Rinzin, Damon Soule, and Oliver Vernon, along with several gallery newcomers—the whimsically macabre muralist Herbert Baglione, legendary graffiti artist and Venice Biennale alum Stephen Powers, the bewitching drawings of environmental detritus on drafting film by Evelyn Rydz and and the paintings and photo-collages by Los Angeles based painter Cameron Gray.

Reception Thursday August 4th from 6-9pm

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