RAGGED
Matt Connors, Anne Eastman, Emile Halpern, Judy Ledgerwood, Siobhan Liddell, Michael Mahalchick, Rebecca Morris, Noam Rappaport, Lizzie Scott, Jocelyn Shipley, Randy Wray

10 November - 19 December 2006

Selected Works

Emilie Halpern, Luna, 2000, DVD, 44 sec
Anne Eastman, Soothing Sounds, 2006, single channel video, 4 mins
Rebecca Morris, Untitled 12-06, 2006, oil and spary paint on canvas, 38 x 38 x 38 cm

Press Release

For this group show, artist Josh Blackwell brings together the work of eleven emerging and established artists from the United States.

RAGGED seeks to consider and conflate the physical and psychological routines of the everyday. Exploring relationships between collage, appropriation, found objects and imagery (as art historical categories and also as contemporaneous emotional and social conditions) the exhibition embraces a broad range of approaches and methodologies, including painting, sculpture, drawing, and video. RAGGED brings together an inter-generational group of artists whose work explores-and explodes-vernacular materials and forms. Self-consciously located at a threshold between abstraction and representation, the works in the exhibition variously consider the entanglements between interiority and exteriority, the organic and the inorganic, and between the acts of rupture and reconciliation.

MATT CONNORS (b 1973 USA) currently lives in Berlin, recent exhibitions include CMYK, Canada, New York and Turn the Beat Around, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York

ANNE EASTMAN (b.1973 San Francisco) lives and works in New York, recent exhibitions include The Future is Blind, Peekskill Project, New York and Smoking Mirrors, China Art Objects, Los Angeles.

EMILIE HALPERN (b. 1976 Paris) lives in Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Anna Helwing, Los Angeles and group shows at The Breeder, Athens, Casey Kaplan, New York and ACME in Los Angeles.

JUDY LEDGERWOOD (b. 1959 Indiana) lives in Chicago. Forthcoming projects include a solo exhibition at Tracy Williams, New York in 2007.

SIOBHAN LIDDELL (b. 1965 UK) lives in New York. Recent exhibitions include Bunch Alliance & Dissolve, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Siobhan Liddell shows with CRG in New York and Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris.

MICHAEL MAHALCHICK (b. 1972 Pennsylvania) lives in New York. Recent exhibitions include Take One, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and In Practice, The Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York

REBECCA MORRIS (b. 1969 Honolulu, Hawaii) lives in Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions in 2006: Barbara Weiss, Berlin and Samson Projects, Boston.

NOAM RAPPAPORT (b. 1974 Sweden) lives in New York. Recent exhibitions include Greater Brooklyn, CRG Gallery, New York.

LIZZIE SCOTT (b. 1970 Chicago) lives in New York. Solo exhibitions include Windows & Bars, LMAKprojects, Williamsburg, 2006 and Projected Windows, The Jersey City Museum, 2007.

JOCELYN SHIPLEY (b. 1970 Chicago) lives in New York. Exhibitions in 2006 include Action Adventure, CANADA, New York and Sqoumbi, Donkey Gallery, Albuquerque.

RANDY WRAY (b. 1965 North Carolina) lives in New York. Exhibitions in 2006 include Razzle Dazzle: Chandeliers by Contemporary Artists, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan and Regeneration Room, LMAKprojects, New York.

JOSH BLACKWELL is an artist, writer, and curator without a permanent address. Recently, he has resided in New York, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and New Iberia, Louisiana.

For more information please contact Fabio Altamura on 020 7613 3909 or fabio[ATSIGN]katemacgarry.com

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