1301PE is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition with New York-based artist Blake Rayne.
The painting doesn’t exist solely as a material object but as a vehicle with which to articulate a conceptual idea—a practice continually being shaped by linguistic, institutional and physical relations and not defined by any static or ahistorical definition that might characterize painting as purely visual. — Marina Cashdan
Blake Rayne’s work has been pivotal in the resurgence of conceptual painting over the last twenty years. Rayne has used compositional systems as an organizing principle along with an inherent semantic play to create paintings. Employing diverse techniques, Rayne weaves personal, art historical, and formal narratives to explore the many contexts in which painting can be seen and understood. The goal is to simultaneously establish a pictorial order and to destroy it.
Blake Rayne was born in Lewes, Delaware. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Campoli Presti, London; Sutton Lane, Paris and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain, France. Selected group exhibitions include Langen Foundation, Thomas Dane Gallery, Kunsthalle Bergen, Metro Pictures, Artists Space and Le Confort Moderne. Rayne holds a B.F.A from California Institute of the Arts (1992) and currently lives and works in New York.
For more information please contact Carmel Ni or Brian Butler 323.938.5822.