10 Selected Studios At GOS 2018
This year we invited several internationally renowned artists to select 10 studios each to create a series of self guided tours.
Jules De Balincourt
Jules de Balincourt is a French born California raised artist living in NYC. Evoking notions of utopia and dystopia, Jules de Balincourt’s paintings investigate public and private spaces, the physical and the psychological and suggest an ever-changing landscape. Between the urban or the natural, abstract images of explosive suns or flickering landscapes de Balincourt invites us to journey across territories that might be celestial or earthbound, cartoon like or cyber in origin to consider the physical and the metaphysical in contemporary life. With a bright explosive palette and a bold abstract like quality he paints a restless world both in form and content yet gives us beautifully haunting glimmers of hope.
Todd Bienvenu (b. 1980 Little Rock, AR) received his BFA from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2003 and his MFA from New York Studio School in New York, NY in 2007. Solo shows in 2018 include Jaywalk at Laurent Godin in Paris andSlapstick at Almine Rech opening on November 24 in London. Humorous and unapologetic, Bienvenu’s paintings illustrate the varied experiences of reality, whether celebratory or mundane. Using broad brushstrokes and heightened color he paints playful scenes of late night debauchery and summery beachscapes, as well as solitary portraits and intimate depictions of interior spaces. Bienvenu lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Peter Luke Colon of DC Moore Gallery
Peter Luke Colon is the Associate Director at DC Moore Gallery in New York City where he has held this position since 2014. Previously, he served for many years as Artist Liaison at Fraenkel Gallery, one of the most prestigious galleries specializing in photography worldwide. Peter most recently was a vital component in the organization of the following traveling museum exhibitions: The Sun and Other Stars: Katy Grannan and Charlie White in 2012 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Dolls and Masks in 2012 which traveled to the Art Institute of Chicago, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco deYoung and The Philadelphia Museum of Art; and most recently Garry Winogrand in 2014 which traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Jeu De Paume (2015) and the Fundacion Mapfre (2015). Peter graduated with a dual honors degree in Studio Art and Asian Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and received his license in Project Management (PMP) from Boston University. Peter's career working in the art world began his sophomore year of college when he began working at ARTFORUM International. After working in publications, his focus to work with artists, institutions, and collectors continued working at several reputable galleries nationwide: Alpha Gallery in Boston, John Berggruen Gallery, and Hackett-Freedman Gallery both in San Francisco. Peter is a worldwide member of The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and on the advisory committee of the National Arts Marketing Project. Peter's passions and interests include: artist development, communications, education, working closely with collectors, and liaising with private and public collections.
Lydia Johnson is an artist living and working in Connecticut. She has a studio space in Manchester and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford. Prior to living in CT, she completed residencies at the Morean Center for Clay and Appalachian Center for Craft. Her work has been exhibited at The Clay Studio, Northern Clay Center, the Artstream Nomadic Gallery and Lillstreet Gallery. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Robert Walden & Henry Chung of Robert Henry Gallery
Born and raised in New York City, Henry Chung studied engineering at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science and photography at New York University's Tish School of the Arts. In 1992 Henry established his first photography studio in Brooklyn which he has maintained at various locations since. The years during and after his education Henry worked as a typesetter and software engineer. Henry lives in Brooklyn, NY and his current studio is in Red Hook, Brooklyn. His work has most recently been seen at Lesley Heller Workspace (2014), HERE Art Space, New York City (2013), Harbor Gallery, Bushwick (2013), Governor’s Island Art Fair (2012), Aqua Art Miami (Miami, FL, Fall 2011) and in numerous private collections.
Robert Walden grew up in Mississippi and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA from The Atlanta College of Art in 1994. He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Grant and was a fellow at the Edward Albee Foundation. Walden’s work is exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, including: The Berardo Collection Museum in Lisbon, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City and The Children's Museum of the Arts, New York, NY. His work is in the collections of The Carter Presidential Center, Atlanta; New York University Hospital, Fidelity Insurance, Trammell Crow and The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, among others.
Robert Henry Contemporary, founded in Brooklyn in 2010 by artists Robert Walden and Henry Chung, seeks to present work that is both visually engaging and conceptually compelling. The work Robert Henry Contemporary shows is a reflection of Robert and Henry's personal tastes with a penchant for the minimal, abstract and conceptual. They visualize their curatorial interests as orbiting around a central core of ideas that include, but are not limited to ontology, time, ephemerality, landscape, space and beauty. This orbit is not circular but elliptical with some exhibitions exploring these ideas more than others and in varying degrees. Robert Henry Contemporary seeks consistency over grandiose statement and consider the evolution of the gallery a process similar to the working lives of the artists that the gallery represents. To that end Robert and Henry seek to provide clients artwork that continually engages their eyes as much as their brains.