Thierry Goldberg Gallery




Optically Topical

Amanda Baldwin, Morgan Blair, Ruth Freeman, Aliza Morell


July 20th – August 25th, 2017


SUMMER HOURS: Tuesday - Friday, 11-6



 
 

Thierry Goldberg is pleased to present Optically Topical, a four-person group exhibition with paintings by Amanda Baldwin, Morgan Blair, Ruth Freeman, and Aliza Morell. The show opens on Thursday, July 20th, with a reception from 6 to 8pm, and will run through August 25th, 2017.

 

This exhibition showcases painters who each utilize different methods of stimulating the eye. Their brightly colored abstractions, which feature carefully rendered layers, foil our first sensorial impressions, as shapes shift to the fore or background over prolonged examination. Many of the works, whether inspired by a picture found online or created with digital tools, reference the ways in which technology has altered our lexicons of perception, even when viewing images away from our screens.

 

Amanda Baldwin (b. 1987, Seattle, WA) lives and works in Queens, New York. She holds a B.F.A. from the University of Washington and an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. She recently had a solo show at 106 Green in Brooklyn, New York, and her work has been included in group exhibitions at White Box Gallery, Brennan & Griffin, and Art in General in New York and at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle and Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

 

Morgan Blair (b. 1986, Worcester, MA) lives and works in Queens, NY. She holds a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has recently been included in group exhibitions at The Hole, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Fischer Parrish, and Victori + Mo in New York, and Mass Gallery in Austin, TX, as well as an upcoming show at the Newcomb Art Museum in New Orleans, LA. Her work has been featured in Complex, VICE’s Creators Project, and Packet Biweekly, among others.

 

Ruth Freeman (b. 1969, Enid, Oklahoma) lives and works in New York. She holds a Bachelors of Architecture degree and Bachelors of Interior Design from the University of Oklahoma, and an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She recently had a solo exhibition at Beers London in the UK, and has been featured in group exhibitions across California and New York. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings and on VICE’s Creators Project, among others.

 

Aliza Morell (b. 1982, Philadelphia, PA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She holds an M.F.A. from Rutgers University and a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She recently has a solo show at Popular Kids, Portland, OR, and has been featured in group exhibitions at Castor Gallery, Nancy Margolis Gallery, and Trestle Projects in New York, among others. In 2017 her work was featured in New American Paintings, Northeast, for the second time.

 

 


For more information please contact the gallery at info@thierrygoldberg.com or 212.967.2260