Anna Kustera Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new ceramics by Andrew Cornell Robinson and paintings by Doron Langberg and Kyle Coniglio.
Andrew Cornell Robinson uses his unique, theatrical approach to ceramics to beguile the audience then thwart expectations. Trophies for the non-heroic and glazed clay effigies of flowerless houseplants are quirky and charming, but also possess a kind of magic. They're like freshly three-dimensional props from scenes taking place within the artist's own id.
Andrew Cornell Robinson's work includes ceramics, mixed media sculpture and work on paper that often bridges eccentric, socio-political content with craft and assemblage materials. Robinson received his BFA in 1991 from the Maryland Institute College of Art and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1994. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and teaches art and design at Parsons The New School for Design.
Doron Langberg's color-saturated oil on linen works create worlds that hover somewhere between sexual ecstasy and profound despair. The varied surfaces of the paintings add charge to the oblique narratives. Viewers might find themselves seduced by the situations despite the overwhelming angst depicted. Doron Langberg received his MFA from Yale University in New Haven, CT, in 2012 and his BFA from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, in 2010. Originally from Israel, Doron lives and works in Queens, NY.
With his precociously well-honed sense of camp and painterly chops, Kyle Coniglio takes his self-portraits to tragic and always self-deprecating places. In 'Young Bacchus', young men at a nightclub take time from their party to gather around the central artist figure who is exposing his stomach as a disco ball, one that emits its own light from within.
Kyle Coniglio received his MFA from Yale University in New Haven, CT, in 2012 and his BFA from the Montclair State University in New Jersey in 2010. He lives and works in New Jersey and teaches painting at the Montclair State University.