For immediate release and listing:
Summer Group Exhibition
August 14–September 2, 2010
Opening reception: Saturday, August 14, 6–9 PM
New York, NY July 27, 2010 -- Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present the 2010 Summer Group Exhibition
showcasing 24 artists, including established gallery regulars, emerging artists, and newcomers to Joshua
Liner Gallery. The exhibition will feature painting, assemblage, drawing, and sculpture, with works by:
Providing a preview for the gallery’s 2010/2011 program, many from the Summer Group Exhibition will return
for solo shows over the coming year, including the gallery’s solo debut of Dennis McNett and his tattooinfluenced,
skull-and-skeleton woodcut prints and papier-mâché sculptures in December. This fall, the
gallery will present its solo debut of Tiffany Bozic, whose ethereal acrylic-on-maple-panel works imagine a
compassionate merger of the animal, plant, and human worlds. And in early 2011, “Barnstormer” Pema Rinzin,
fresh from his inclusion in the Rubin Museum of Art’s Tradition Transformed exhibition, will be featured in the
gallery’s solo debut of his spellbinding abstract works adapting mystical motifs from the Buddhist tradition in
ground mineral pigments and gold on canvas.
In the spring, the gallery will mount its debut solo show of works by Ian Francis, whose contemporary
figurative oil painting depicts disaffected youth acting badly amid rough “settings” of gestural abstraction. In
the summer, Jeremy Fish returns with his “homespun” silkscreen and acrylic works featuring cuddly/macabre
figures in hand-carved, Balinese-style frames. In fall 2011, Tony Curanaj will make his gallery solo debut with
meticulous still-life paintings of treasured objects and toss-outs placed in uncanny combinations. Tomokazu
Matsuyama will return with his colorful, collage-like acrylic paintings of mythic figures and animals from
Japanese folktales rendered in a contemporary naïf style. And gallery favorite Kris Kuksi finishes out next year’s
program with his decadent, Belle Epoque-inspired sculptural assemblages.
The 2010/2011 seasons will also include solo shows by gallery artists Mac, Cleon Peterson, Tat Ito, James Roper,
Oliver Vernon, and Ryan McLennan. Also of special note, Joshua Liner’s 2010 Summer Group Exhibition will
feature works by gallery newcomers—painters David Kassan (contemporary fusion of classic portraiture and
abstract painting) and Kenichi Yokono (pop-culture mash-ups of pretty youths, graphic design, and wild
animals in a signature red-and-white palette)—as well as work by the celebrated “Barnstormer” and solo
phenom, SWOON. Works by gallery artists Evan Hecox, Mike Davis, and Shawn Barber will also be featured in
the summer group show, along with gallery newcomers Jessica Joslin, Mi Ju, Pete Watts, and Ryan Bradley.
Joshua Liner Gallery, located in New York City’s Chelsea Arts district, presents an exciting roster of established
and emerging artists from North America, Asia, and Europe.
For more information, please visit www.joshualinergallery.com, or contact Tim Strazza at 212.244.7415 or