An empty space sets a thing off. Elevates it. Lends it pristineness. Fine. A peak is an occasion for contemplation. But most days are spent at lower altitudes, with one's face pressed to the grain. The air isn’t thin or rare. It sticks to the skin and has to be washed away at night. There is no sojourn and the summer brings no respite.
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Jeff DeGolier, b. 1974 in Bellingham, WA, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY He received a BFA in ceramics and photography from the University of Washington, Seattle (1999), and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2004). In 2010 he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He is a founding member of the artist-run exhibition space REGINA REX.
Kyle Knodell, b. 1984 in Indianapolis, IN, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. In 2013 his work has been included in group shows at Fitzroy Gallery and CKTV organized by Cleopatra’s and Chris Rice at BAM. Previous group shows include The Brooklyn City Pavilion at the 9th Shanghai Biennale, Anton Art Center, Blind Spot Benefit Auction, NADA Miami, Apartment Show, Färgfabriken Stockholm and Cave Gallery in Detroit. Solo and two person exhibitions include Foyer Gallery in Brooklyn and Public Surface Stockholm. Kyle received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2008.
Christina Leung, b. 1983 in Lexington, KY, lives and works in New York. She received her MFA from Cornell University, New York. Recent shows include Moma Yogurt, Tjaden Experimental, Ithaca, NY, solo, 2013, Big Apple curated by Joshua Smith and Dennis Kupfershmidt, Clifton Benvento, Group show 2010, Monochrome: Video Night, NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Christopher Samuels, b. 1983 in Detroit, MI, lives and works in Detroit. In 2009 he cofounded the artist-run gallery Org Contemporary and in 2010 he attended Skowhegan School Of Painting & Sculpture. Samuels work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles and throughout Michigan including a solo exhibition at the Museum Of New Art. In 2012 Samuels exhibited new work at the Austin Museum of Art’s Arthouse at the Jones Center in Austin, TX.