Good CompanyCarlo D’Anselmi, Isaac Mann, Francisco G. Pinzón Samper,
Christine Rehbuhn, Natalie Terenzini, and Kenechukwu Victor
July 14 - August 12, 2022
Thierry Goldberg is pleased to present Good Company, a group exhibition of works by Carlo D’Anselmi, Isaac Mann, Francisco G. Pinzón Samper, Christine Rehbuhn, Natalie Terenzini, and Kenechukwu Victor. The exhibition opens onJuly 14th, with a reception from 6 to 8pm and will run through August 12, 2022.
Good Company brings into conversation six artists who currently define the core visual identity of Thierry Goldberg Gallery. Each artist, unique in style, synthesizes their world to create works that boldly illustrate their individual perspectives. The works as a whole contemplate theoretical and physical acts of connection producing moments that reverberate between silence and sound.
Carlo D’Anselmi uses vibrant swaths of rich hues and focused lighting to create dramatic environments that highlight the tension between humanity and the natural world. Held within the precipice of reality, his figures appear in a dreamlike state, absorbed in their thoughts or actions. Sheaths of light fall across his subjects' faces, while plants and animals move freely throughout the compositions, often encircling his figures and lending to moments that brim with tension. D’Anselmi’s works exhibit a colorful uncertainty that shifts between instances of inwardness and exposure. D’Anselmi revels in these moments, deliberately blurring the lines between harmony and dissonance, performance and reality, captivity and freedom.
Savoring ambiguity, Isaac Mann depicts intimate scenes that vacillate among acts of love, temptation, and lust. Mann builds up the surface of his canvases stripping away layers to heighten the interplay between rich pigmented colors and transparency. His figures are abstracted, composed of simplified shapes that intertwine with one another. It is these disparate arrangements of forms and objects that anchor the content to context. Treading the ever seductive line among play, eroticism, and romance, Mann divulges these tender moments of closeness. There is an undeniable decadence to his candy colored compositions, a world of fantasy revealed where one can capture instances of connection and luxuriate in acts of intimacy.
Oscillating among personal, wistful, and spiritual relationships Francisco G. Pinzón Samper paints vibrant portraits that relish in serendipity. Sampling indiscriminately from the world around them, Pinzón Samper renders each portrait unique through an amalgamation of design motifs, color and form. Their figures come across vivacious, each disparate personality transcribed through body positioning, hand gestures, and broad splashes of color. Frequently, their figures appear frozen in time, as if they have been caught in a moment, their gaze and hand gestures beckoning the viewer into an exchange. Through these interchanges, Pinzón Samper subtly unveils the essence of their characters creating an approachable visual milieu of community, connection, and identity.
Cleverly fusing together images, ready-mades, self-made and fabricated objects, Christine Rebhuhn creates distinctive compositions that vehemently reject their original expectations. Constructed from a multitude of everyday materials, her sculptures incorporate a blend of periodicals, architectural features, foliage, and taxidermy animals. Rebhuhn merges her chosen materials together in ways that impede them from performing their perfunctory roles. Most often this is achieved through the destruction, suppression, or interruption of the object’s original purpose. Utilizing both physical proximity and alterity, Rebuhn’s works seek to delicately extend intention and shift the narratives of the mundane. Her sculptures come across as elegant and methodical, each element working together to expose the inherent tension between reality and possibility.
Playing with modes of perception, Natalie Terenzini seeks to upend expected depictions of femininity in favor of displaying authenticity over fantasy. Pairing cartoon-like illustrations with highly saturated pigment-rich colors, Terenzini presents a light-hearted illusory environment that simultaneously divulges a pock-marked reality. Her subject, an alter ego of herself, is often presented alone, lost among her thoughts, even when accompanied. As she moves through each composition, she engages in intimate acts that slowly unveil her uncensored character. Terenzini’s works on paper often serve as studies for her paintings. Similar to her larger work, her subject exudes a certain sense of suspicion or uneasiness as she directs her gaze outwards, turning the viewer into suspect.
Kenechukwu Victor approaches painting as an act of storytelling, frequently employing the canvas as a pulpit for his figure's narratives. Drawing influence from friends, family, and his surrounding community, Victor exposes personal perspectives on Nigerian life through portraiture. Committed to portraying an honest account, Victor sets his figures’ lips and hair ablaze of alabaster white. This act serves as an homage to the Nzu tradition symbolizing truth, purity, and peace. Victor places his figures within their own intimate environments often encouraging an exchange with the viewer. Each subject's gaze confronts the viewer directly, revealing their experiences and providing a sense of agency over their own narratives.
Carlo D’Anselmi (b. 1991, New York, NY) lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens. He holds an MFA in Painting from The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture, New York, NY and a BA from Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH. D’Anselmi has had solo exhibitions at Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY; The Cabin, Los Angeles, CA; and Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, New York. D’Anselmi has participated in group exhibitions at Asia Art Center, Taipei, TW; 11 Newal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Eve Leibe Gallery, London, UK; Prior Art Space, Berlin, Germany; Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY; Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY; Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, Germany; Auxier Kline, New York, NY; Danese/Corey, New York, NY; ROOM Artspace, Brooklyn, NY; and The Painting Center, New York, NY among others.
Isaac Mann (b.1986, Saint Paul, MN) currently lives and works in Detroit, MI. He holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art, New York, and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Mann has had two solo exhibitions with Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY. His work has also been included in group exhibitions at Prior Art Space, Berlin, Germany; PM/AM Gallery, London, UK; Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle, WA; Wilkinson Gallery, New York, NY; Casa Equis Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico; Art Helix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Paula Estey Gallery, Newburyport, MA; Dayuntang Museum, Beijing, China; Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY; and Kunstraum Tapir, Berlin, Germany, among others.
Francisco G. Pinzón Samper (b. 1997, Bogota, Colombia) lives and works in Paris, France. He is currently studying at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. Pinzón Samper’s work has been exhibited with Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY; Delphian Gallery, London, UK and Galerie l'inlassable, Paris, France.
Christine Rebhuhn (b.1989 in Mount Vernon, Iowa) lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens. She received an MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2015. She has had solo exhibitions at Thierry Goldberg Gallery Gallery, New York, NY; NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY; Soo Visual Arts Center Minneapolis,MN; and Makeshift, Kalamazoo, MI. Her work has been included in group shows at Pressure Club, Philadelphia, PA; Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY; the Boiler, Brooklyn, NY; and Stove Works,Chattanooga, TN among others.
Natalie Terenzini (b. 1996 San Diego, California) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BFA from the Laguna College of Art + Design and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Terenzini has had a solo exhibition with Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY and has participated in group exhibitions at Monya Rowe, New York, NY; Vin Vin, Vienna Austria; and LIA programme, Leipzig Germany, among others.
Kenechukwu Victor (b. 1995, Kaduna, Nigeria) lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a self-taught artist and holds a BA in Engineering from Madonna University in Akpugo, Nigeria. He has had a solo exhibition at Thierry Goldberg Gallery, and will be participating in an upcoming group exhibition at African Artist Foundation.
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