ANNEXE: D.R.E.S.S.I.N.G. is a group exhibition featuring the work of four artists: Amy Yao, Rachal Bradley, Lisa Holzer and Vittorio Brodmann, the filmmaker John Samson and the international advertising agency TBWA/Chiat/Day.
"Careful to preserve his mind, the painter continues to buy and wear the same suit. In this fashion a lifetime of great note passes by."
Amy Yao (b. 1977) is a native of Los Angeles. She received her MFA in Sculpture in 2007 from Yale University School of Art, and BFA with Honors in 1999 from Art Center College of Design. Recent solo exhibitions include: I don’t care about anything else, Paradise Garage, Venice, CA (2013); Skeletons on a Bender, 47 Canal, New York, NY (2013); Mistress, oooof! Les Bourses..., Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI (2011); The Real Housewives, New Jerseyy, Basel, Switzerland (2010). Recent group shows include:Please Come to the Show, Part 2, Museum of Modern Art , New York, NY (2013); Home and Gardens, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles, CA (2013); Emergency Cheesecake, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY (2012); Looking Back: The Sixth White Columns Annual, selected by Ken Okiishi and Nick Mauss, White Columns, NY (2011); Freaks and Geeks, curated by castillo/corrales, Air de Paris, Paris, France (2011) ; Greater New York, P.S.1/ MoMA, New York, NY (2010) .
Rachal Bradley (b. 1979) is based in Glasgow. She studied BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London; California Institute of the Arts; MFA Glasgow School of Art. Recent exhibitions include After Venice, Piper Keys, London; Waste Not, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich; Interiority Complex, Cubitt, London; We Love You, Limoncello, London; LABOUR, Kunsthall Oslo, Norway. She runs OHI0 with artist Matthew Richardson, a non-profit gallery in Glasgow. Bradley has recently completed the Triangle France residency in Marseille.
Lisa Holzer (b. 1971) lives and works in Berlin. Recent exhibitions include a presentation at Art Basel Miami Beach, as well as a solo presentation at Liste Basel with Emanuel Layr; NAIL US, mlartspace, New York; It Also Says Imperceptibly, Dolores, Amsterdam; Noisy Spaghetti, Fauna, Kopenhagen;Marius Engh, Benjamin Hirte, Lisa Holzer, Galerie Emanuel Layr @ Knust x Kunz + Munich, Munich;Pétrone/Pétrole, Air de Paris, Paris; No Brow, Emanuel Layr, Vienna; db Geld/Gelb bzw. Grün GGG Geh Geh Geh, dingum, Berlin; With artist David Jourdan she established Westphalie a press for publishing artist’s books in 2007. Together with artist Chiara Minchio she organized Yes Or Yes, Yes Or Yes and ___ ho is no substitute for anything, two one night exhibition series at among other venues galleries Croy Nielsen and Nice & Fit in Berlin, and Galerie Meyer Kainer and Pro Choice in Vienna.
Vittorio Brodmann (b. 1987) lives and works in Vienna. He studied at the Haute École d‘Art et de Design, Geneva (2010-11) and Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zürich (2007–2010). Recent solo shows include: Ups and Downs, 21er Raum/21er Haus, Vienna (2013), New Paintings: Vienna, Leslie Fritz, New York (2013); An Honest Mistake, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich (2012). Group shows include: What Were You Expecting, Mr. Milquetoast, a Plot?, curated by Roos Gortzak, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2014); On Cuteness, Halle für Kunst, Lueneburg (2013); Tenant, with Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, CEO Gallery, Malmö (2013); Love is not in Control, curated by Vidya Gastaldon, New Jerseyy, Basel (2012); Historia Mysteria, Renwick Gallery, New York (2011); Quick Brown Fox & Lazy Dog, Karma International, Zurich (2010).
John Samson (1946 - 2004) was an extraordinary British filmmaker. Following an apprenticeship in the Scottish shipyards and involvement in various union and activist circles he met his wife Linda, at the time studying at the Glasgow School of Art. Falling in with a bohemian crowd, he began to make films focusing on extraordinary indviduals and groups operating at the margins of society. In Arrows (1979), Samson turns his attention to the world of competitive darts and it's leading light at the time 'The Crafty Cockney', Eric Bristow. In Bristow - already successful and totally self-assured despite his youth - Samson finds a compelling figure through which he explores a sport as well as a specific period of British social life and culture.
TBWA\Chiat\Day is the American division of the advertising agency TBWA Worldwide. Created in the 1995 merger of TBWA and Chiat/Day, the agency operates offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Nashville and Mexico City. In 1997, newly re-appointed to Apple as their interim CEO, Steve Jobs hired TBWA/Chiat/Day to produce a campaign capable of turning the struggling company's fortunes around. What they delivered was "Think Different": an advertising slogan launched off the back of a television and print campaign called "The Crazy Ones". Two rare promotional posters from the original campaign are included in the exhibition. Both depict Pablo Picasso.
/// Private View 23 Jan, 6 - 9pm ///