Dormant truths are attainable via intuitive capacity, enabling comprehension of the nature of reality. Where most everything is quantifiable and able to be broken down into consensus based truths, visual art is uniquely capable of accessing non verbal communications and concepts.
NOW EAT YOUR MIND is an exhibition of 8 artists collected intuitively rather than out of scripted curatorial process.
Paul Demuro: I was born in 1981 in Philadelphia. The house I grew up in was near 4 adjacent cemeteries, the largest of which served as my primary civic and play space. I went to school in Philadelphia, Chicago, and New Jersey. I have had solo and two person exhibitions in Philadelphia, New York,The Rockaways, and Paris. My paintings are in the collections of museums in Kansas and Texas and recently were exhibited in The Museum of Modern Art in St. Etienne, France. My new paintings include images my sister, who played defensive tackle for the Philadelphia female football team the Liberty Belles.
David Pagel recently described Erin Dunn’s work as “splintering sunlight into a flickering prism of liquid loveliness” in the LA Times. She’s had solo shows at Roster Gallery (NY), Carl Berg Gallery (LA), and W139 (Amsterdam). She has exhibited in venues including, PS1 MoMA, MOCA, The New Museum, The Kitchen (NY), and the RISD Museum (RI). Dunn’s work has been mentioned in, New York Times Magazine, The LA Times, Art Week LA, The Fader, Art Nexus, Animal NY and Bullet Magazine among others. She holds a BFA from RISD and an MFA from Rutgers University and has completed residencies with LMCC and Residency Unlimited.
Jesse Greenberg (b. 1982) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Greenberg has had solo and two-person exhibitions at Loyal Gallery, Malmo, Sweden; White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MS; and Kansas, New York, NY. His work has also been included in Trouble Everyday, Vogt Gallery, New York (2012);Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY (2012); and Perfectly Damaged, curated by Isaac Lyles, Derek Eller Gallery, New York (2011). Jesse Greenberg is also the co-director of 247365 in Brooklyn, New York.
Jennie Jieun Lee (born Seoul, Korea) received a Studio Diploma from the School of Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Her work has been exhibited across the US and internationally, at galleries such as Martos Gallery, New York; TSA LA, Los Angeles, USA; Galerie Lefebvre et Fils, Paris, France; Jacob Bjorn Gallery, Arhus, Denmark; Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Lee currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Cecilia Salama (b. 1990, London) lives and works in New York. Her work has been exhibited recently at Norte Maar, Harbor Gallery, and Momenta Art. She will be included in an upcoming exhibition at Circuit 12 Contemporary in Dallas.
Bonnie Brenda Scott was born and raised in Philadelphia. Her work in text, print, drawing, installation and sculpture has been published and shown around the US and the globe. Since receiving her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, she has lived and worked in New York City. Her solo exhibition The Year Of No will be held at James Oliver Gallery in Philadelphia, February 2015.
Raúl De Nieves is an artist, designer, and musician based in New York. His work frequently explores boundaries and taboos, spanning large scale installation and sculpture, narrative painting and multimedia. De Nieves has performed at The Whitney Museum, MoMA PS1, MoMA San Francisco, MAD Museum, Performa and appears in Ryan Trecartin’s films. He performs regularly as part of HARIBO, an experimental music outfit also featuring artists Jessie Stead and Nathan Whipple. De Nieves’ sculptural shoe designs have been exhibited by the Loyal Gallery, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld and Mario Sorrenti, and worn by Lady Gaga.
Born in North Carolina, Randy Wray lives and works in New York. He holds a diploma from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Residencies include the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program. He is the recipient of awards including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and an Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Grant.
Wray has had solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad, most notably at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo; White Columns, New York; Derek Eller Gallery, New York; and Greenville County Art Museum, SC. Group exhibitions include MoMA PS1, New York; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY; Kate MacGarry Gallery, London; Feature Inc., New York; and Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.
Randy Wray’s work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Greenville County Art Museum, Greenville, SC; Rubin Museum of Art, New York; and Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC.