House of the Rising Sun
Robert Davis and Michael Langlois have been collaborating as artists since they met at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1997. Though their output primarily consists of paintings, the pair also collaborates to create sculpture and large-scale installations with a conceptual bent.
For this exhibition, a small number of related paintings will be presented in a similar but new configuration from their 2008 exhibition in Los Angeles, under the same title. Their scrupulously crafted, whimsical and stinging paintings explore the lowbrow with a fastidious fixation on the human figure as it undergoes psychological or physical stress. Their work is replete with historical and pop culture characters, loving family portraits, controversial icons, and hard core sensibilities. Davis - Langlois divide their time between Chicago and Brooklyn.