Shane Campbell gallery presents a group show featuring artists Mike Cloud, Peter Fagundo, Joseriberto Perez, Leonard Suryajaya, and Alice Tippit.
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14th, 1 – 3pm
Mike Cloud is a painter living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art and his B.F.A. from the University of Illinois-Chicago. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at P.S.1, NY; the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Slovak Republic; Honor Fraser Gallery, CA; Thomas Erben Gallery, NY; Good Children Gallery, LA; Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY; White Columns, NY; Max Protetch, NY; Apexart, NYC. Cloud has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Art Review and featured in the publication Painting Abstraction by Bob Nickas, published by Phaidon Press. His awards include the inaugural Chiaro Award from the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Barry Schactman Prize in Painting from the Yale University School of Art as well as the Grace Holt Memorial Award in African American Issues from the University of Illinois, Chicago. His work is held in private and public collections including the The Bronx Museum, Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cloud has lectured extensively on his work and contemporary theoretical art issues at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Yale University, Cooper Union, Bard College, Kansas City Art Institute and the University of New Orleans. He is currently an assistant professor at Brooklyn College/ CUNY in New York.
Peter Fagundo is an artist and professor living and working in Chicago. He earned his BS in 1997 from Regis University, Denver, and MFA in 2003 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited work at Devening Projects and Editions, Chicago; Boom, Oak Park, IL; Hudson Franklin, NY; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; and Acuna Hanson Gallery, Los Angeles.
Joseriberto Perez (b. 1984) received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. In 2014 Perez received the Cannonball local artist in residency for the year. Finding a preoccupation with anthropology and its developments and connection with modern art and aesthetics. Simultaneously building and excavating forms that can be sensual, emotive, metaphoric, and ironic. The works appear to be at once taking on objects and unraveling them, to be both gestating and timeworn. Many of the topics in the work surround the greater conversation of self-expression in a situation where one is attempting to find their own place in the world and is characterized by a perpetual state of indeterminacy, that seeks to mine the reductive aesthetic signifiers of 20th Century Modern Art.
Leonard Suryajaya uses photography to test the boundaries of intimacy, community, and family. His works show how the everyday is layered with histories, meanings, and potential. In elaborately staged photographs bursting with competing patterns and colors, Leonard creates absurd but affectionate tableaux featuring his family. Enlisting his loved ones into his photographic project, he encourages ever more wild combinations and poses as means for them to perform their loyalty. The results are photographs that are tender and critical, bound up as they are with the struggles of familial authority and self identity. He has recently extended this in his work with school children and the complex but fragile societies they form among themselves and in relation to cultural forces both popular and traditional, local and global.
Alice Tippit: “My artistic practice is informed by my interest in language creation and the application of meaning. In my paintings I employ a graphic, hard-edged style and a restrained color palette, using simple, recognizable yet relatively neutral shapes. From afar, the effect is flat and clean but closer examination reveals a surface that is not so much flat as it is filled in with visible brush marks and slight variations in color. The images function as signs in which the interaction of form and color produce visual relationships that seem to project specificity while remaining ambiguous enough to allow interpretation and inquiry.”