Group Exhibition

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Group Exhibition

523 W. 25th St.
10001 New York
September 6th, 2016 - October 1st, 2016

Tue-Sat 10-6
painting, figurative, sculpture


Nancy  Margolis  Gallery  would  like  to  announce  that  the  exhibition  of  works  by  Mark  DeLong,  Filip  Lav,  and  Sean  McDonough has been extended and will be on view from September 6th thro ugh October 1st.  A reception will take  place Thursday, September 8th, 6pm to 8pm.

This  group  exhibition  includes  the  most  recent  work  of  three  young  talented  artists:  Mark  DeLong,  Filip  Lav  an d  Sean McDonough.  Although the three artists each have individual inspirations and interests that fuel their creative  activities,  there  is  an  undeniable  unity  they  share  that  is  expressive,  intuitive  and  enchanting.  Sean  McDonough,  who  had  a  successful  fi rst  solo  exhibition  with  the  gallery  earlier  this  year , has  an  exciting  new  body  of  work  to  exhibit  along  with  new  “Introvert”  paintings.  Mark  DeLong,  a  self - taught  Canadian  artist,  and  Filip  Lav,  a  recent  Columbia MFA graduate , are exhibiting with the ga llery for the first time.

 Filip Lav creates amusing, kinetic - looking, figurative sculptures colorfully  painted  on  plywood  and  Styrofoam.  Lav,  who  began  his  art  career  as  a  painter  found  himself  gradually  drawn  away  from  painting  on  canvas  to  sculpture.  Lav  developed  a  repertoire of  strange  and  wonderful  wood  figures  jigsawed  from  sheets  of  plywood.  His  two  to  seven  foot  large  sculptures  are  extravagant  hybrids, jester - like  and pompously extroverted.  Yet, hidden within lurks a complexity and darkness where  stories of protest,  perversion, and violence are em bedded and take root.  Flip Lav was born in  Vienna,  Austria  with  family  roots  in  Macedonia.  He  received  a  BFA  from  Oxford University.  He currently lives and works in New York and Vienna.

Sean  McDonough ,  i n  his first  solo  exhibition  with  the  Nancy  Margolis  Gallery,  made  two types of paintings,  “introvert”  and  “extrovert” ,  suggesting  his  intimate  relationship to these paintin gs as he works them. For this group show, he exhibits several    new    introv ert    paintings    along   with    a   brand    new    series   called  “Hemisphere s ”.  In  this  stunning  series,  McDonough  paints  rhythmic  geometric  patterns with luscious hues onto strips of cut paper stapled together onto canvas,  morphing into offbeat, original, gorgeous pai ntings. Sean  McDonough  is  based  i n  Brooklyn,  NY.  He  received  a  BS at  New  York  University in 2007 and a MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. Recent  shows  include  Loft  594  Gallery,  Brooklyn ,  NY; Gross  McCleaf  Gallery ,  PA; MIMA  Gallery,    Brooklyn , NY; and    American    Standard    Popup    Gallery,    Miami , FL.  McDonough’s  work  has been featured  in the  New  American  Paintings  (Issue  116),  and  Asian  Cultural  Center  publication.  In  July  2015  the  gallery  featured  his  work  in the group exhibition,  “Summer  Exhibit” , and in  January  2016  for his first  solo exhibition.

 Mark DeLong ,  working with a vibrant palette of evocative graphic shapes , explores the  difficult  relationship  between  abstraction  and  representation. DeLong’s  paintings  are impulsive  and  graffiti - like  while soft  and  friendly  at  the  same  time.  Alo ng  with  these  characteristics  are a  rowdy  abandonment,  fearless  line,  and  dazzling  brilliant  color  reflecting  a fascinating mix of  expression.  His  work  has been exhibited  at the Museum  of Contemporary Canadian Art, T oronto, Canada; Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada;  ACME,  Los  Angeles,  CA;  Spencer - Brownstone  Gallery,  NY;  Ed.Varie,  NY;  Little  cakes,  NY;  Halsey  McKay,  East  Hampton;  as  well  as  several  venues  in  France,  Germany,  and  Italy.  He currently lives and works  in Vancouver, Canada.

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