“like a rolling stone” Exhibition

Castor Gallery

poster for “like a rolling stone” Exhibition
[Image: Jonathan Chapline "Plant 2" Wood & Acrylic]

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Castor Gallery presents like a rolling stone, an exhibition of new works from Jonathan Chapline, Leah Guadagnoli, Royal Jarmon, Nick Stewart & Nicholas Sullivan. Producing work in different mediums which include resin, glass, found objects, plaster, vinyl & wood, these artists continue to explore and push the boundaries of what can be considered a medium and how both technology and traditional practices create finished works that are both free-standing and wall hung.

Jonathan Chapline was born in Savannah, Georgia, and raised in Waco, Texas. Chapline’s practice is about the exploration between the digital and the physical. He emulates digital modes of representational space produced physically through paint and sculpture. Sourcing different imagery from stock photos, movie scenes and photographs, Chapline combine them to create the overall image which plays into familiar archetypes of anonymous online identities. Modes of incidence from the digital sources are retained in the overall painting and sculptures through the shapes, the colors, and the gradients. Digital elements are achieved through the hard edge lines in paint which translates as the pen tool from Photoshop. Through the process, the paint builds up giving tactile experiences in a digital language. Chapline holds a BFA from RISD. Past gallery shows include The Hole (NYC), Canada Gallery (NYC), Castor Gallery (NYC), Orgy Park (Brooklyn). Upcoming solo show will be at Victori + Mo (Brooklyn). Prominent collections include The Rema Hort Mann Foundation.

Leah Guadagnoli lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. After receiving a BFA in Painting and Art History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she received an MFA in at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally, including with 247365, NY; Formerly Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Mason Gross Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ; and Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL. In 2016 she was awarded a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, and received the Yaddo Artist Residency Grant in 2015. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings, Roll Magazine, and Maake Magazine.

Royal Jarmon’s sculptures are primarily concerned with notions of illusion and space. Forms and textures seem to protrude from the surface of his sculptures through his understanding of spatial relations. The instantly recognizable cans of beers, paint tubes and other items from an art store or bodega have become common objects within his oeuvre, where Jarmon’s practice heavily involves building 3-D forms with a flatness of a 2-D world. Prior shows include a solo with Castor Gallery (NYC) & Gallery Urbane (TX). Group shows include The Hole (NYC), Luggage Store Gallery (CA) & Bass and Reiner (CA).

Many of Nicholas Sullivan’s sculptures seem flat. As painters these days often push toward 3-D, he pushes in the opposite direction. But Sullivan has even more in mind. He uses familiar images — a Japanese woodcut, cartoons, a child’s drawing of a jail cell, a baby from Second Life – and manipulates them. While they ring a bell, they also jangle your perceptions. Nicholas Sullivan received a BFA from UMass Amherst, and a MFA in sculpture from MassArt, where he was the recipient of a Beker Scholarship, and the Robert D. & Nancy M. Gordon Scholarship. His work is in the Jiminez-Colon Collection, and has been included in exhibitions at Laconia Gallery, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Gallery Ehva, Aviary Gallery, Proof Gallery, and Night in the Box, a juried exhibition and auction.



from September 06, 2017 to October 07, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-09-06 from 18:00 to 21:00

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