OCTOBER 19 - 20, 2019
Gowanus Open Studios Weekend at Ti Art Studios
MADELEINE CICHY, FREDDIE GREIS, LUIS MEJICANOS, SAM ROBBINS, LIBBY ROSA, CLAYTON SKIDMORE
PUBLIC ADDRESS is pleased to present Welcome Back, a group exhibition of painting by Madeleine Cichy, Freddie Greis, Luis Mejicanos, Sam Robbins, Libby Rosa, and Clayton Skidmore. The pop-up show takes place during Gowanus Open Studios weekend in Ti Art Studios, located at 183 Lorraine Street, 3rd FL, Room #60, Brooklyn, NY 11231. A reception will be held on Saturday, October 19, 4-6PM.
MADELEINE CICHY was born in San Francisco, CA in 1987 and now lives and works in Seattle, WA. She makes soundless candy curtain paintings and sculpture that if approached could give you a trigger point face massage. She received her BA in Studio Art and Economics from Vassar College, and her MFA from Cornell University. She has been awarded the John Hartell Graduate Art Award, the Weitzel Barber Art Travel Prize, and an Edward Albee Foundation residency. Madeleine's work has been exhibited in San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York, Seattle, and Paris. In 2018, her work was featured in “10 Years: 100 Sculptures” at anonymous gallery in Mexico City.
FREDDIE GREIS was born in 1990, grew up in Madison NJ, and currently lives in New York City. He received his BFA from Cornell University in 2012 and recently completed the MFA program at Hunter College this year. His work explores nature, spiritual experience, pleasure, and humor.
LUIS MEJICANOS (b. 1995, Miami, FL) lives and works in Harlem, NY. He graduated from Fordham University in 2018 with a dual degree in Visual Arts and Art History, and attended the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art in the summer of 2018. His work has been exhibited in New York and Miami. His paintings exist in a space that informed by a cultural and physical sense of oscillation between Latin America and Miami. His work lies somewhere between the two of them, in which these cultures collide in a way that is not contesting to be part of either or, but comfortable in an in-between space. His paintings cast a variety of characters that are borrowed from myths and legends indigenous to Latin America, but have evolved since colonization.
SAM ROBBINS (b. 1995 Baltimore, MD) is a Brooklyn-based artist and designer. His paintings, drawings, and prints present memories of experience, investigate temporalities, and challenge distinctions between representation and abstraction. He earned a dual BA in Visual Arts and New Media/Digital Design from Fordham University in 2018. Robbins has exhibited work in New York at the Hayden Hartnett Exhibition Space, Castellain Gallery, Lipani Gallery, and Greenpoint Gallery. In 2016, he was the recipient of the Ildiko Butler Travel Award.
LIBBY ROSA (b. 1993, Pittsburgh, PA) is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Her work is featured in New American Paintings (MFA, issue # 141) and Nightblock Magazine (edition # I I ). She’s had solo exhibitions at Bibliowicz Gallery (Sky Woman), Sweet Lorraine Gallery (SPACE), and Experimental Gallery (20 Ways to Make a Painting). She’s been included in group shows at Safe Gallery (Or High Water), Signal Gallery (Big Snack), Marquee Projects (Oil, Acrylic, Clay) and Proto Gallery (Soft Reboot). She’s curated group shows at Tjaden Gallery with Brice Peterson (Afterwordsness) and Sweet Lorraine Gallery with Chris Lucius (Missing Me One Place Search Another). Rosa has attended residencies at Trestle Art Space, ASMBLY Session #1 and VCU (SSP, 2015). She received her BFA from University of Wisconsin - Madison (2015) and her MFA from Cornell University (2019).
CLAYTON SKIDMORE was born in Dallas, TX (1986) and lives and works in Queens, NY. He received a BFA in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute (2009) and an MFA from Cornell University (2017). Skidmore’s work has been shown at Life Lessons Garage Project, New York; Lovaas Projects, Munich; Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca; Caelum Gallery, New York; Homeland Security, Dallas; and Dolphin Gallery in Kansas City, MO.
PUBLIC ADDRESS sends Chris Lucius at Ti Art Studios a huge thanks! :)
Sam Robbins, Torment, 2019, Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
Sam Robbins, Salt Air Nocturne, 2019, Oil on canvas, 32 x 26 inches
Clayton Skidmore, Repeat Encounter, 2018, 24 x 18 inches, Watercolor, ink and gouache on cold press paper
Freddie Greis, Last Remembered Thing, 2019, Oil on canvas, 35 x 38 inches
Luis Mejicanos, Atrapado en mi pesadilla, 2019, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches
Luis Mejicanos, Felicidades, 2019, Oil on canvas, 30x30 inches
Madeleine Cichy, August 17, 2019, Acrylic and gouache on watercolor paper, 30 x 22 inches
Madeleine Cichy, Alright Alright, 2019, 30 x 22 inches, Acrylic and gouache on watercolor paper
Libby Rosa, Stuck, 2018, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 inches