“Close Quarters: 8 Representational Painters” Exhibition

1969 Gallery

poster for “Close Quarters: 8 Representational Painters” Exhibition
[Image: Coady Brown "Magic Man" (2017) oil on canvas, 54 x 46 in.]

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Sharing everyday life, meals and ideas can form deep, lasting bonds among a class of aspiring artists earning a Master of Fine Arts degree. When artists recommend, nominate or curate a fellow artist, they strengthen that bond — in quiet, personal moments generosity often prevails over artistic envy.

1969 presents Close Quarters an exhibition of over twenty paintings by artists who went to school in New Haven, curated by Toronto-born painter Keiran Brennan Hinton (Yale, ‘16). Brennan Hinton invited the participants and limited his curatorial decision-making to works never-before exhibited, the commission of new works, and “…works I admired and remembered after studio visits, especially pieces that came out from hiding because of an intuitive trust among artists.”

Currently working and living in New York City, Brennan Hinton had a recent debut solo exhibition (Matter of Fact Mulherin, New York) that functioned as a de facto school reunion. Paintings of Brennan Hinton’s studio, a complex of sheetrock walls he helped to build and now shares with eight other artists, and zoom-in/zoom-out paintings of those paintings, attracted peers – and a streak of invitations to visit artists in their studios.

Close Quarters marks Brennan Hinton’s debut curatorial effort and continues his interest in observation and kinship. 1969 will publish a catalog featuring exhibition artwork images, an essay about studio practices and Brennan Hinton’s 30-day diary recording his personal thoughts and revealing the intense, intimate and ongoing relationships among a select group of contemporary visual artists.

Participating Artists:

Coady Brown

Keiran Brennan Hinton

Sarah Esme Harrison

Sarah Faux

Alex Jackson

Cindy Ji Hye Kim

Doron Langberg

Dani Levine



from June 28, 2017 to August 06, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-06-28 from 18:00 to 20:00

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