September 15- October 6, 2019
Opening reception Saturday September 15th, 6-10pm
My work transmits from a place of "in-between”. Sharp focus is spared for uncertain events. Object stand-ins rally together, seemingly of their own volition, and warp themselves just enough to perform something private and uncomfortable for the viewer. They’re caught up in their own queer romance. Nothing is wholly wrong, but everything seems out of sorts.
Mishka Colombo was born on Long Island, NY in 1988. He received a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010 and an MFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2015. He lives and works in Baltimore, MD with his partner and unpredictably hostile chihuahua. Mishka's paintings speak to his experience as a queer, trans* individual and the insecurities, conjecture, and valuations that attach themselves to that identity in the world.
Put It in Your Memoir
Through the slow, methodical use of paint Put It in Your Memoir surveys the ostensible nature of an equally slow and methodical subject matter – the found note. The materiality of handwritten notes is integral to its affective tone as a form of communication. Stripped of context, the history of notes remains evident in their perceived physicality. Deprived of function, these memoirs present only questions. Who wrote it? Was it received by the intended recipient? Why was it written, discarded, and found?
Found notes present an honest, raw, and at times voyeuristic view of the author. Handwriting on scraps of paper invite evocation, contemplation, and a certain formation of affective memory in a way that digital typing and verbal language, with their immediacy and intangibility, cannot. Acting as a public airing of private thoughts, handwritten notes document a specific time and place only known by the original handler(s). Now found and cemented further in history through paint, the unknowable stories of strangers breathe new life.
Jeremy Jones was born in 1991 in rural Indiana. He obtained his BFA from Indiana University in 2014 and his MFA from Tulane University in 2016. Working as a visual arts educator, he currently lives and creates in New Orleans.
Jeremy Jones & Patch Somerville collaboration
Patch Somerville earned a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008 and an MFA from Tulane University in 2015. He has been awarded fellowships to attend the Vermont Studio Center, the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Artist Program, and the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency. He was awarded a Louisiana Division of the Arts Career Advancement Grant, and is a three-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. He is a member of The Front.