Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Morgan Lehman "The Twenty by Sixteen Biennial" February 28 - March 30, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28, 6 - 8 pm

The Twenty by Sixteen Biennial
curated in collaboration with Geoffrey Young

February 28 - March 30, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28, 6 - 8 pm

Eric Hibit, Blue Velvet, acrylic on panel, 20x16 in, 2018

Eric Hibit    Chie Fueki    Cary Smith    Daniel Zeller    Yuri Masnyj

Barbara Friedman    Jenifer Kobylarz    Philip Knoll    Rebecca Chamberlain  

Emilie Stark-Menneg    Meg Lipke    Audrey Stone    Trevor Winkfield  
Karen Lederer    Douglas Melini    Robert Otto Epstein    Fred Cooper

Sue Muskat    Cordy Ryman    Jennifer Coates    Elliott Green

Andrew Schwartz    Peggy Reeves    Andrea Belag    Juliana Ellman
Hanna Hannah    Alex McQuilkin    Kirsten Deirup    Joshua Marsh

Zachary Keeting    Erin O'Keefe    Mark Olshansky

Elisa Johns     Tim Bavington   Catherine Haggarty
    In this third "Twenty by Sixteen Biennial," the visual adventure continues. With only the one constraint - size- each of the 35 artists in the show is free to invent, explore, befuddle, dazzle, bemuse, challenge, celebrate.

    Represented by two works each, artists get a chance to show what they do best twice: with imagery, touch, color, figuration, abstraction, hybridity, absurdity, profundity, or none of the above. If no two artists look alike, it is because no two artists ARE alike. What is particular to one is foreign to another; what is anathema to one is central to another. What the artists in this Biennial share is integrity. And at the helm of each practice is sincerity, integrity's first cousin.

    Thus do the works in this show bop, amble, strut, juxtapose, cruise, clash, propose and cuddle...for all they're worth.   Pick your favorite. Question its presence. Revel in pictorial uniqueness. Consider the language each work speaks. 

    Consider the dialects, the slang, the asides, never forgetting that each work bears the stamp of its maker. Not "Made in America." Rather, made by a human, for the craziest reasons: necessity and joy.
-Geoffrey Young

Click here for a preview of works in the exhibition

Morgan Lehman
526 West 26th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Exhibition hours:
Wednesday - Saturday
11am - 6pm

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