Opening Reception: Sunday, July 15 from 6–8pm
Question: Who do you like, Anthony?
“I wanted to assemble a group of artists who truly resonate with me, whom I admire, and whom I think are important.
“First, Eric Wiley’s crunchy paintings, which take a shovel to the uncanny valley and dig even deeper. Heidi Hahn’s persistent figures ruminate on a viscous world. Kim Westfall’s strong compositions seem to fight their way into being. Anna Glantz’s project of broad assemblage quotes a variety of genres and styles. Lastly, I wanted to spotlight Ian Lewandowski’s focus on the history of pose and portraiture.
“As their works reverberate off of one another, emanating similar wavelengths, I hope you find the resulting frequencies as resonating as I have.”
Anthony Cudahy is a painter living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA in 2011 from Pratt Institute, and co-curates a publishing project named Slow Youth. In 2018, he exhibited a body of paintings entitled The Gathering at The Java Project in Brooklyn and has shown at Farewell Books (Austin, TX) and Mumbo's Outfit (Manhattan, NY). He has been in group shows at Danese/Corey, MULHERIN NY, Practice, Harpy Gallery, and ATHICA, among others. His work has also been featured and reviewed in publications including Mossless, the Paris Review, Hello Mr., Marco Polo Quarterly, and Cakeboy. He is a former resident of the Artha Project. Dashwood Books produced a zine in 2017 of Cudahy and his husband, Ian Lewandowski's, work.
Anna Glantz (b. 1989) lives and works in Queens, New York. She holds a BA of Art and Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. Recent exhibitions include Splendor Solis, The Approach, London (2018); Hecate, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2017); Stones for Sandman, 11R, New York; Daydream from 2013, CANADA, New York; I Am Silver, Foxy Production, New York; Surface Tension, Simone Subal Gallery, New York (all 2016). Glantz was a 2016 recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant.
Heidi Hahn (b. 1982, lives and works in Brooklyn) brings a thoughtful and refreshing perspective to the medium of painting. Often engaging with the female body, the artist's layered, parafin infused images utilize a consistent cast of characters. The artist’s sumptuous application of paint and seductive layered surfaces draw the viewer into a psychologically intense narrative, in conversation with this tradition, which unfolds across the paintings presented. The works engage the psychological realm of attachment to the female body and how that’s processed through both a traditional and a contemporary reading, as the many reclining, sitting or lounging female figures relate distantly to any number of female portraits (often reclining female nudes) painted throughout history.
Ian Lewandowski (b. 1990, Crown Point, IN) is a photographer from Northwest Indiana. He has exhibited photographs at Kimberly Klark Gallery (Queens), Skylab Gallery (Columbus), and Lamar Dodd School is Art (Athens). He has been published in Hyperallergic, The Fader, and Capricious. In 2017 Dashwood Books released Vigil (RHYTHM) Vigil, a volume of his photographs alongside paintings by Anthony Cudahy, which was in 2018 featured in Queering Space at Alfred University. Ian’s work negotiates picture and body histories. He is currently an MFA candidate at the State University of New York at Purchase (SUNY). Ian lives in south Brooklyn with his husband and dog.
Kim Westfall was born in Seoul, South Korea, raised in New Jersey, and currently lives in NYC. Since graduating from RISD, she has shown both nationally and internationally, and held solo shows at Thierry Goldberg (NYC) and Big Medium (Austin, TX). She was awarded a travel grant through the Jerome Foundation in 2017. Recently, she was designated a GKS scholar for fall 2018, and will pursue language and painting studies in South Korea.
Eric Wiley (b. 1988, Ft. Collins, CO) was raised primarily in the suburbs of Boise, ID. In the summer of 2006 he moved to Brooklyn, NY where he attended Pratt Institute and graduated in 2010. His fondest memories are of his months spent deep within the mountains of the Payette National Forest digging trail and fighting forest fires. Together, with friends, far-away family members, and co-workers, Eric awaits first contact with extraterrestrials, the development of artificial intelligence, interstellar transportation, and, finally, entrance into the forthcoming virtual oblivion. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.