Thierry Goldberg Gallery is pleased to present Departure, a group exhibition with paintings by Lorenzo Amos, Alexander Brewington, Kyle Coniglio, Heather Drayzen, Tk Suh, Allegra Toran, and Mariah Williams. The exhibition opens on June 15th, with a reception from 6-8pm, and will run through July 21, 2023. Borrowing its title from Mariah Williams' painting of the same name, the exhibition explores the multifaceted term 'Departure.'
At its core, the word 'Departure' signifies a physical journey, the act of embarking on a voyage from one place to another. It encapsulates the excitement, trepidation, and uncertainty that accompany the leaving behind of familiar landscapes, routines, and relationships. For some, this physical departure serves as a catalyst for change, allowing them to encounter new experiences, engage with other cultures, and broaden their perspectives.
Beyond its literal connotations, 'Departure' delves into metaphorical realms, capturing the essence of transformation, evolution, and growth. 'Departure' represents a break from the norm, an embrace of the unconventional, and a willingness to challenge societal expectations.
In painting, a new generation of artists often represent a departure from the previous art canon, rejecting the conventions of older methods in favor of exploring a new direction. It is through departures from traditional narrative structures, experimental forms, and unconventional techniques that artists challenge existing paradigms and forge new paths.
In the paintings on view, 'Departure' also carries a poignant emotional weight, capturing the melancholy, nostalgia, and longing that accompanies separation and farewell. It encapsulates the bittersweet essence of missing loved ones, places, and moments from the past. Through portraiture and figuration, the artists in the show bring to mind the essence of departure by capturing moments in time, and allowing the viewer to reflect on the transient nature of human connections.
Lorenzo Amos (b. 2002, New York, NY), currently lives and works in, New York, NY. Amos previously had a solo exhibition at EJ-Projects, (New York, NY,) and his work was also included in two group shows at PALO Gallery (New York, NY).
Alexander Brewington (b. 1996, Silver Spring, MD), currently lives and works in Ridgewood, NY. He holds an MFA from Pratt Institute, and a BFA in visual art from St. Johns University,
Kyle Coniglio (b. 1988, Wayne, NJ), currently lives and works in Jersey City, NJ. He holds an MFA in painting from Yale University, and a BFA in visual art from Montclair State University, NJ. Coniglio had a solo exhibition at Taymour Grahne Projects (London, UK) in 2022 and his work was also included in group exhibitions at Catherine Clark Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) 68 Projects/Gallery Kornfeld (Berlin, Germany,) and Danese Corey Gallery (New York, NY) among others.
Heather Drayzen (b. 1985, San Antonio, TX), currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds an MAT from Rhode Island School of Design, and a BFA from School of Visual Art, New York. Drayzen had a two-person exhibition at My Pet Ram (New York, NY) in 2023 and her work was also included in group exhibitions at Myriam Chair Gallery (Paris, France) Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia, PA) Colnaghi (New York, NY) and Bowery Gallery (New York, NY) among others.
TK Suh (b. 1993, Seoul, South Korea), currently lives and works in New York, NY. He holds a BFA in visual art from the School of Art Institute of Chicago and is currently pursuing an MFA at Columbia University. Suh had a solo exhibitions at CICA Museum (Gimpo, South Korea); LVS Gallery (Seoul, South Korea); and Korean Cultural Center of Chicago Art Gallery (Wheeling, IL). His work was also included in group shows at Mona Gallery (Chicago, IL) Western Exhibitions (Chicago, IL) and Heaven Gallery (Chicago, IL) among others.
Allegra Toran (b. 1997, New York, NY), currently lives and works in Lafayette, NJ. She holds a BFA in visual arts from FIT, SUNY, New York. Toran has had works included in group shows at H0I0 (Queens, NY) and The Living Gallery, (Brooklyn, NY).
Mariah Williams (b. 1997, Upper Marlboro, MD) currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD. She holds an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA from Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD. Her work was included in group exhibitions at The Peale Museum (Baltimore, MD) Riggs Leidy Gallery (Baltimore, MD) and Eubie Blake Cultural Center (Baltimore, MD).
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