CHRISTINA RAY is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the new “Collection” section of its website devoted to online sales of curated artist editions, multiples and small works. Throughout the month of June, selected works from the gallery’s summer group exhibition, also titled Collection, will be added to the website and made available for purchase. Artists featured in the exhibition include Darlene Charneco, Beka Goedde, Alice Jarry, Heather L. Johnson, Jason Kachadourian, David Kesting, Zaun Lee, Roberto Mollá, Mark Price, Adrienne Reynolds, Swoon and Michael Zelehoski. The exhibition opens with a reception on June 10th from 7 to 9pm, and runs through June 27th. Online sales will remain an integral part of the gallery’s website following the close of the exhibition, with new works to be added on a regular basis.
Gallery Director Christina Ray states, “We’re thrilled to introduce prints, artist books, zines and original works in series by our artists in a special section of our website. We can now present work we wouldn’t otherwise have available in the gallery during exhibitions. By limiting the online collection to a selection of small and editioned works, we're keeping the prices accessible.”
The Collection exhibition in the gallery includes the work of represented artists side by side with that of artists new to the gallery. Darlene Charneco’s miniature landscapes offer a dreamlike bird’s-eye view of a candy-coated cyberspace, while Beka Goedde’s small works on panel with collage and encaustic echo current situations of cities in crisis where architecture has become fragile and fleeting. Alice Jarry’s series of monoprints reference the original engineering blueprints from Disneyland, where real and artificial worlds collide. Jason Kachadourian introduces a similarly puzzle-like group of collages in which bits of buildings and airplanes remain almost hidden under the cover of trees and clouds. Heather L. Johnson’s delicate embroideries are akin to hand-stitched memories – personal observations and places visited preserved in thread on white linen. David Kesting’s new work on small panels features hand-drawn characters engaged in the day-to-day life of the city. Roberto Mollá and Mark Price, along with gallery newcomers Zaun Lee and Adrienne Reynolds, bring bold, abstract interpretations of the landscape – ranging from formal awareness of grid-based patterns to fluid explosions of color and space. Michael Zelehoski, who will be featured in his first solo exhibition with the gallery in September, contributes to the theme of Collection with a series of miniature assemblages created from found wood. Swoon, whose recently-released book Swoon will also be available online, brings to the exhibition small works created in conjunction with her current projects in cities ranging from Cairo to Braddock, Pennsylvania.