Allen Gallery is proud to present: Travis Frazelle, Jeffery Schneider and Teddy Spath in the show titled "Up For Grabs." These artists have collectively assembled their ideas about how the individual functions in the today's undulating society and the changes one can make for a better life. Through the work the artists suttley point out these untapped thoughts that may already exist in many people's minds.
Travis Frazelle lives in Brooklyn NY, but originally from California, has worked as a studio assistant and painter for artists David Salle currnetly and Jeff Koons prior for several years. After graduating from The Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in 1996, he continued to study painting at The School of Representational Art in Chicago, from which he graduated in 2000. IN 2001 he moved to New York to pursue a career in art and for the past 7 years has been a working artist in New York City. His work explores recognizable icons in unfamiliar situations as social commentary.
Jeff Schneider who also works for David Salle creates work in his Long Island City studio that is primarily about synthesis. The narratives in his paintings are interfused with multiple points of view to allow a viewer to be involved with a situation between the obvious and the abstract.
Thomas Spath is originally from New York and is where he presently lives and has his studio. He received his MFA from Colorado College. After getting his MFA he returned to Brooklyn and Studied with John Murray. He then went onto study at The Atelier Lack in Minneapolis, Minnesota and The School of Representational Art in Chicago. He has worked as a studio assistant for David Salle and Ron Gorchov. Thomas' work investigates the effectiveness of figurative/narrativepainting as a means to expanding upon a dialogue regarding the geopolitical, social, and environmental challenges that face us all.