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Monya Rowe Gallery is pleased to present Go To Pieces: Re cent Graduates From the School of the Art Institute of Chicago curated by Philip Vanderhyden featuring Greg Bae\, Paula Crowne\, Ron Ewert\, Ch iara Galimberti\, Tony Lewis\, Josh Reames\, Mario Romano\, Will Sieruta\, Winslow Smith and Clare Torina.

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Greg Bae: My pain ting installations push pictorial viewing into actual space. The work tangl es with illusion\, is fueled by physicality and balanced by photography.  A side from documenting the installation\, converting it into a fixed flat im age re-presents the work\, blurring the relationship between space and imag e.  Copies of the photos are often used as raw material to make collages an d parts of a past installation are assembled into sculptures. Sometimes the photos\, collages\, and sculptures are put into a new installation.  This collapses genres of abstraction and representation\, real and fake\, epheme rality and permanence.

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Paula Crowne: My work is about discov ery and memory. It is unified through a vocabulary that reinforces the meta phor for space and the sublime. My process of coming to understand and how to create meaning is inherent in the each piece’s content and form.

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Ron Ewert: I use painting as a framework for an investigation of po tential and the forms by which a moment prior to use\, exchange or transfor mation can be isolated\, rendered final and judged aesthetically.

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< b>Chiara Galimberti: My work tends to be context and place specific rat her than self-referential. I am particularly interested in analyzing human behavior and the social dynamics of oppression as they play out in everyday life\, and in investigating art’s place within that space. Though lately I have been working in public space\, the medium and modality of my practice is not fixed\, but takes the needed form to fulfill a particular investiga tion or project.

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Tony Lewis: I work primarily with graphite in various forms to make drawings. I enjoy playing with my self-appointed r ole as a respectful and subtle transgressor of convention\, but also workin g within a structure\, and assimilating to the limitations and expectations of its’ language.         

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Josh Reames: Lately\, I’ve been thinking of painting as a framing device for a filtering and flattening of references:  painting\, artifice\, abstraction\, Vegas\, the gesture\, tro pical vacations\, bad taste\, being serious\, sunsets\, escapism\, “the ide al”\, bifocal lenses\, tanning salons\, palm trees\, tromp l'oeil marks\, m asking tape\, etc. Within this frame I remove hierarchy between the referen ces and stress the relativity of the parts and pieces.  Instead of an absol ute statement about something\, the works are propositions or provisional t ruths.

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William Sieruta: My work is concerned with the slippa ges that occur when divergent visual languages are forced together. Illusio n and surface\, painting and sculpture\, tactility and opticality- these ar e examples of structural dichotomies I employ in a manner so they are never able to be reconciled\, nor are they allowed to remain polarized and separ ate. My paintings explore the interplay of these opposites visually\, analy tically\, and not without humor.

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Winslow Smith: I make video s and I work with photographs. In images of the body and images that point back to the body\, I explore anxiety – a sense of panic from feeling displa ced or out-of-body – and desire – sometimes a sexual desire\, sometimes a d esire to escape or undo your self. My work attempts to describe a certain r esistance or a type of inertia.  It shares in a history of the absurd\, whe re slapstick humor can talk about the limits we face as material and biolog ical things.

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Clare Torina: My work explores representation b y questioning my own hand\, education\, and relationship to visual history. I approach painting through its cultural and fictive histories by both emp loying and exposing illusion. 

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Mario Romano: By now\, I am s ure everyone is sick of hearing about failure.  So I am just going to come out and say that my work isn't about the paintings I do\, mostly because th ey all fall short in the end.  They are not weighted to each decision but r ather a culmination of a hundred decisions.  Sometimes I wish it were simpl er…but for me it is not.  

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