“Crowd Control” Exhibition


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Jersey City based Kirkland Bray neatly organizes groups of anonymous figures amongst serene, mildly abstract backdrops. Bray’s “Gatherings” involve works of oil on found materials occasionally including tiny handmade figurines. His newest collage-based pieces maintain the meticulous intricacy of his paintings. The mysterious flocks of people in Bray’s work could be submissive cult followers or rebellious outcasts aware of unknown secrets.

Some of our planet’s natural contributions to population control are portrayed in Kate Nielsen’s series of “Survival Tips”. These works pose vulnerable humans against an ever-powerful Mother Nature with a lighthearted, disciplined looseness. Hazards like a swarm of killer bees or a deadly avalanche humorously call into question how “in control” we actually are while offering advice on how to navigate such calamities. Nielsen is based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Selected works by Brooklyn based James Ulmer offer rudimentary illustrations of characters confined within the perimeters of the medium. These repetitive forms are grouped in clusters or arranged in lines, often balancing black ink on white paper with precisely controlled arrangement. Ulmer’s cartoonish crowds playfully walk the line between hieroglyphs and notebook doodles, unbound and contained at the same time.



from October 11, 2013 to November 01, 2013

Opening Reception on 2013-10-11 from 19:00 to 21:00

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