WORKS ON VIEW AT THE C24 GALLERY SHOWROOM​

LISA CRAFTS, LAURA HEYMAN, PIXY LIAO, SVEN MARQUARDT, CHERYL MOLNAR, AND MARIE TOMANOVA

WORKS ON VIEW AT THE C24 GALLERY SHOWROOM

LISA CRAFTS

LAURA HEYMAN

PIXY LIAO

SVEN MARQUARDT

CHERYL MOLNAR

MARIE TOMANOVA

In our lower level Showroom, we are currently featuring selections from two recent C24 Gallery exhibitions. Coming off the success of her recent solo exhibition, Sites Unseen, we are showing three of Cheryl Molnar’s transformative collage paintings. 

 

With their surreal juxtaposition of familiar elements of both man-made and natural landscapes, Molnar’s works act as portals to the subconscious, conjuring memories and dreams. Her creations beckon viewers to step inside and find their own connections to a familiar past or an imagined future. Molnar’s multilayered collage-paintings invite us into a universe of alternate worlds in a mashup of memory and observation of Long Island, New York and southern California, the backdrops to her childhood. Her vistas are influenced as much by the expansive views of Los Angeles hills as the mix of cookie cutter neighborhoods and beachfront vistas of New York City’s eastern suburbs. 

 

With an eye for mid-century modern architecture and geometric patterned modern design and land development, Molnar explores the relationship between gentrification and nature’s wildness. By interrupting the expectations of our familiar views, she encourages us to question inherent assumptions about what is normal and what is possible.

 

Also on view are selections from our recent inaugural photographic exhibition, On the Inside: Portraiture Through Photography. This collection features works by Lisa Crafts, Laura Heyman, Pixy Liao, Sven Marquardt and Marie Tomanova. The artists featured in On the Inside each realize their compositions through distinctive versions of an insider’s perspective. 

 

Lisa Crafts spends months investigating the worlds of the environmental and social justice activists, thinkers and dreamers at the center of her animated portraits, personally sourcing natural and technological elements, such as small animals that are lovingly photographed and released back into their natural habitats with gratitude. Her use of modern digital animation technology brings to life the details of their worlds in surprising and insightful ways.

 

Laura Heyman has spent over a decade building strong relationships with residents of the Grand Rue neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As an outsider in a country with a complicated history, she has imbued her long-term, ongoing project, Don’t Move Again, with a mission to upend the traditional roles between photographer and subject, rendering her as more of a conduit than a controlling voice in co-creating these formal portraits. 

 

Pixy Liao’s series, Experimental Relationship, ongoing since 2007, is an examination of the traditional roles assigned to partners in a heterosexual couple. Using herself and her boyfriend Moro as the subjects, she challenges expectations, as they explore notions of what is normal in the expression of a romantic bond between a man and a woman. As Pixy is Chinese and Moro is Japanese, her work also pokes at their cultural differences and the ethnic stereotypes related to their countries of origin.

 

Sven Marquardt is famed throughout Berlin not only as a photographer, but as a notorious nightclub bouncer and gatekeeper at the world-famous nightclub, Berghain. In these selections from his series, Rudel, Marquardt goes beyond the intimidating exteriors of the bouncers who guard the doors to Germany’s nightlife to glimpse their inner workings with the kind of nuanced understanding that only comes with a deep, personal solidarity.

 

Marie Tomanova has been widely celebrated for her ongoing series, Young American, first presented as a solo exhibition at Czech Center New York in 2018. The collection encompasses a diverse body of young Americans with a raw and penetrating honesty. The side of youth culture that Tomanova represents is a generation not bound by gender conventions. Instead, the young people in her images redefine notions of individuality, identity, and belonging in the American social landscape, epitomizing the isolation and disconnection that nonetheless binds a new generation in their otherness.

 

Please note that we will be limiting the number of visitors to the Gallery at any one time. If you would like to make a reservation for a viewing or private tour on a specific day and time, please contact: deborah@c24gallery.com

For more images and information on all available works, please click HERE.

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