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Christina Ray\, founder of the experimental gallery Glowlab\ , announces the re-launch of the gallery under her own name. The transition underscores Ray’s renewed commitment to contemporary art that examines the nature and psychology of the built environment. Refresh\, th e title of the first exhibition at CHRISTINA RAY\, takes its name from the title of a work in the group show by artist Jim Ringley. Additional artists include Paloma Crousillat\, Gregory Euclide\, Pablo Helguera\, Alice Jarry \, Matthew Northridge and Jill Sylvia. The gallery remains at its current l ocation at 30 Grand Street and the exhibition is on view March 04–April 18\ , with a public reception on Thursday\, March 18\, 7–9pm.

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Ra y states\, “I’m thrilled to celebrate this moment in the growth of our prog ram as we head into spring featuring new artists in the gallery and prepari ng to exhibit with the upcoming Pulse and Fountain art fairs. As we evolve\ , our mission remains to discover and present the most important contempora ry artwork that explores the concept of psychogeography by re-imagining the relationships b etween people and places.”

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Artists featured in Refresh share a c ommon interest in the boundaries between psychological and physical space. In the title piece of the exhibition\, California artist Jim Ringley ’s highway scene depicts a car racing away from the viewer. While the i mage appears to offer the hope of a quick escape into a promising future\, the picture plane remains still beneath its effervescent surface. Paloma Crousillat similarly extends the viewer’s focus into a space of imagin ation with her hard-edged renderings of large-scale telescopes. Born in Lim a\, Peru and based in Brooklyn\, Crousillat’s work is informed by the syste ms and frameworks of space\, language and beliefs.

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Gregory Eucli de\, whose work will be exhibited for the first time at the gallery\, i s an artist and teacher living in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. Know ledge gained in childhood of the complexity and interconnectedness of his r ural environment grounds his appreciation for contemplative experiences in nature. Euclide’s three-dimensional works break through the flat surface of traditional landscape paintings and include media as diverse as cassette t apes\, moss\, ribbon and lead.

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Pablo Helguera\, a New York-b ased artist working in installation\, sculpture\, photography\, drawing\, a nd performance presents work in collage that questions the cultural\, histo rical and social relationships between reality and fiction. Helguera has ex hibited and performed internationally\, and notably in New York at the Broo klyn and Bronx Museums of Art\, P.S.1 and El Museo del Barrio. Montreal art ist Alice Jarry’s multi-layered silkscreen works on paper also hover on the border between landscape and imagination\, where motifs and found a rchival images come together in a richly-textured series of dreamy\, porten tous compositions.

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Matthew Northridge and Jill Sylvia round out the list of artists in Refresh. Both artists are new to the gall ery and will present works on paper along with sculptural installations. Northridge\, whose work has been exhibited at museums including the Ne w Museum of Contemporary Art\, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the National Academy Museum\, presents two new pieces incorporating maps that examine sc ale\, compression and rules governing spatial systems. His work has recentl y been acquired by the Hirshhorn Museum. San Francisco-based artist Sylv ia uses a drafting knife to painstakingly remove the cells of tradition al ledger paper\, leaving behind a delicate lattice expressing time and the futility of labor. The flat\, empty grids turn three-dimensional as the ar tist re-organizes them into spatial constructions in which the notion of va lue confronts the void.

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