Apr 6th 2012

Russell Tyler: Bad Paintings


350 N Ogden Ave Unit 450E Chicago, IL

Opening Friday, April 6th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Friday, May 18th

EBERSMOORE is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition with gallery artist Russell Tyler, entitled Bad Paintings. This exhibition will be the artist’s first solo with the gallery.

Russell Tyler’s work is a hybridization of “high” and “low” art that functions as a continuation of the history of art that has been updated with contemporary expressions and representations. He uses this remodeled imagery to create paintings that investigate the potential dystopia around us. Tyler’s paintings look at the relationship between reality and the way theatrical characters act on stage and with their audience. “I want to provoke comedy, as well as express criticism.”

Tyler’s work is process-based and the paintings themselves are a manifested state of frenzy. There is no controlled perfection of paint, the paint is allowed and used to do as paint does – drip, drop, and have a surface.

Russell Tyler lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA at Pratt Institute of Art and Design, Brooklyn, N.Y and his BFA at Concordia University, Montreal, Q.C. He has exhibited widely throughout the East Coast and Canada, with recent solo exhibitions in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY. Tyler has been in two group exhibitions with EBERSMOORE, Ah Wilderness, 2010, and Neu, 2012.

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