“Just As I Am” Exhibition

1969 Gallery (39 White St.)

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[Image: Caleb Hahne "Alameda (Rogelio)" (2020) oil, acrylic, flashe, pumice and wax on canvas 72h x 60w. in.]
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1969 Gallery presents Just As I Am, featuring seven new paintings by Caleb Hahne and a group exhibition of artists Hahne admires: Sara Anstis, Inka Essenhigh, Danny Ferrell, Chris Lloyd and Claire Tabouret.

In Caleb Hahne’s Alameda (Rogelio), a young man sits on a rearing horse, reigns in hand. His clothes are muted and modern, his yellow and white trucker cap flashing color, adding to the sense that this young man is claiming and holding his space in the American West. In a departure from many of Caleb’s past works in which we see a young man from behind or the side, this figure faces us confidently. In Feel/Fill, movement and the hypnotic gradient of the background is shown and magnified in glass of water, with a deviation in color from some of Hahne’s previous water glass paintings, which were informed by California drought and wildfire.

The works shown simultaneously with Hahne’s paintings converse with each other and the viewer. Stylistically, these painters are working with smoothly rendered forms and bold colors, with the human figure as their primary focus. The drawings of Sara Anstis bring us into light colored, somewhat surreal scenes free of patriarchy and filled with eros, humor, and figures reminiscent of myth. Danny Ferrell’s quietly sexy paintings depict queer men in the mundane.

Just As I Am marks Caleb Hahne’s debut exhibition as a represented artist at 1969 Gallery, along with our debut exhibition at 1969’s new Tribeca gallery space. To mark this special occasion, we are thrilled to present this celebration of Caleb and painters he admires for an exhibition that will generate a dialogue off the walls about influences and the broader community of painters.

Caleb Hahne received a BFA in Fine Arts from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2014 and currently lives and works in CO. He was an artist in residence at ShowPen from September 2013 to August 2014 and is currently in residency at RedLine Contemporary Art Center, both located in Denver. In 2020, he was in the three-person show Tell Them About Me at the 1969 Gallery. He recently completed a traveling artist residency with Southwest American Bullet (SWAB). His art has been included in multiple solo and group exhibitions in Denver, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Montreal, Berlin, and the United Kingdom and recently at MCA Denver as well as the New Museum, NY in collaboration with Adidas. Hahne has been featured in Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, and Booooooom.com. Denver Westword named Hahne one of the 100 Colorado Creatives of 2014 and one of the Top 10 Artists to watch in 2015. He is listed as one of the top 10 contemporary artists under 40 by Wide Walls.



from January 14, 2021 to February 27, 2021


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From 11:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays


Address: 39 White St., New York, NY 10013
Phone: 929-560-7071

Between Church St. and Franklin Pl. Subway: N/Q/R/W to Canal Street or 1 to Franklin Street.

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