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New painting and mixed media work.

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Painting and Mixed Media
SYMBIOSIS is close and often l ong-term interaction between two or more different species.

Chri sta Toole's work explores the subjects of biology\, science\, energy and tr ansformation. Using paint\, thread\, wax and other materials\, her work tra nsforms these materials into a fluid image. This body of work highlights th e nature of shared existence\, its complexities and harmonies. "SYMBIOSIS" explores the relationship between objects or forms and what they share betw een them. Her work utilizes forms that speak to each other with shapes that connect across canvases. The images are reflective of biological forms tha t at once refer to the microscopic and can also represent the macro levels of space. The work simultaneously highlights those similarities and undersc ores the persistent yet intricate laws of the universe and nature. Energy i s a constant in all levels and is shared across entities. Energy moves from one realm into another or one body or form to another\; its properties may change but the force remains constant.

Christa Toole was chosen as a winner of the National Juried Competition curated by Tricia Yunjoo Pa ik\, Curatorial Assistant\, Museum of Modern Art at Phoenix Gallery in 2006 . She has exhibited her work at many galleries in New York City and around the world including Phoenix Gallery\, Cue Gallery\, Artists Space\, Nurture Art\, Zone Chelsea\, Galerie Scherer8 (Berlin\, Germany)\, Palazzo Gotico ( Piacenza\, Italy)\, Phoenix Center for Contemporary Art and has participate d in art fairs such as Fountain Art Fair during Armory week in NYC and Foun tain Art Fair in Miami during Art Basel.

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For his third solo show at Anton Kern Gallery\, UK-based art ist Richard Hughes has turned the gallery into a stage for a magic dance pe rformed by a street gang of enchanted lamp posts\, ice-cream-wafer-like gar den walls and broken memorial statues found in the most dilapidated and
dark corners of (British) suburbia. With his first artist monograph fresh ly published by JRP Ringier and two recent solo exhibitions at Tramway Art Space in Glasgow and Firstsite in Colchester\, England\, Hughes’ work is at the center of public attention.
Richard Hughes is known for his excep tional skill to turn ordinary\, sometimes slightly repulsive objects that m ight be found in a hovel of a rooming house or unceremoniously dumped by th e side of the road — bleak monuments to abused domestic or public spaces — into narrative sculptures. Their placement in a gallery space instantly inv ites questions as to its recent history\, use\, and function\, or imminent action.
Upon closer inspection\, all objects reveal themselves as cast s\, meticulously crafted replicas of every-day things injected with an elem ent of fantasy. The beauty within this ostensibly abandoned world lies in t he moment of surprise when materials reveal themselves as “fakes.” This is the moment when hidden images and cultural memories become visible and inte lligible\, when the vernacular becomes a universal language. Hughes’ sculpt ures are not ready-mades. As facsimiles of common objects it’s not the obje ct that is transformed but its reappropriated meaning and ability to reconf igure the object for the viewer.
Gradually\, these objects-turned-scul ptures reveal their inherent capacity to tell stories\, to evoke narratives that are charged with everyday-life experience and humor.
Richard Hug hes has had solo exhibitions at Tramway\, Glasgow (2012)\; Sculpture Court\ , Tate Britain (2006)\; The Showroom\, London (2004)\; and is currently pre sented at Firstsite\, Colchester\, UK\, in an exhibition entitled Time is o ver\, time has come. His work has been exhibited internationally\, includin g presentations at the François Pinault Collection\, Punta della Dogana\, V enice (2009)\; the Schirn Kunsthalle\, Frankfurt (2008)\; and the Museum Ab teiberg\, Mönchengladbach\, Germany (2006). Hughes was selected for the 55t h Carnegie International\, Carnegie Museum\, Pittsburgh (2008)\; the fourth Liverpool Biennial (2006)\, and the British Art Show 6 (2005). He was nomi nated for the Beck’s Futures award in 2006 and was the recipient of the EAS T International award in 2003.

DTEND:20130518 DTSTAMP:20141002T103423 DTSTART:20130412 GEO:40.7463808;-74.007077 LOCATION:Anton Kern Gallery\,532 West 20th Street \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Richard Hughes UID:270018 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130412T200000 DTSTAMP:20141002T103423 DTSTART:20130412T180000 GEO:40.7463808;-74.007077 LOCATION:Anton Kern Gallery\,532 West 20th Street \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Richard Hughes UID:270019 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR