Keltie Ferris is known for her expressive geometric color fields that synthesize an array of schools of painting, ranging from early modernist schools, to Abstract Expressionism, to street art and graffiti on her large signature canvases and in her “body prints” on paper. With a specific oil-based, air-brush technique and marks from other tools such as palette-knives, the artist constructs her abstract language and layers of distinct, rich textures on her paintings, simultaneously inscribing and removing her own presence on canvas.
Keltie Ferris (born1977), lives in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA in 2006 from the Yale School of Art and her BFA in 2004 from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Recent solo exhibitions include RELIEF at the gallery MORAN-MORAN, LA; OPEN* at the Speed Museum, Kentucky, (F(U(T( )U)R)E) at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY; Exclamation Mark at Klemm's, Berlin. Her works have been included in group exhibitions at institutions such as Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Texas; Brooklyn Museum, New York; and Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis.
Elizabeth Jaeger is a skilled ceramist and is known for her figurative sculptures of deformed human bodies with dolled-up faces, greyhound dogs, vases, and tableware. Seemingly familiar, they disclose a complex story of phenomenological concern. There is a sense of unease and uncanniness embed in her works that manipulate the traditional relationship between the viewers and their own physicality, their surrounding and their consciousness.
Elizabeth Jaeger (born 1988) studied at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR and at the École Nationale Supérieur des Arts, Nancy, France. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions were exhibited at Jack Hanley Gallery; at And Now in Dallas, TX and at Eli Ping, New York. The artist has participated in numerous group exhibitions in institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Moma PS1 and at Sculpture Center, New York.
In Sven Johne’s intermedial game, alternating between fiction, narration, and documentation, Johne approaches general and highly subjective topics of our time with humor and subversiveness: the question of self-optimization, specific fear of exclusion and failure, the search for individual fulfillment and the promise of a better, fairer world. Johne's interest lies in the individual stories beyond the historic: personal fate, local events or moments of stepping out of order are getting attention and — like a mosaic of details – enable a reflection of our times.
Sven Johne's (born 1976) work has recently been shown at a.o.: Camera Austria in Graz, AU; Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Riga, LVA; the Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Hamburg; at Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; mumok, Vienna, AT (2017); Hiroshima MoCA Hiroshima, JP; Pinakothek der Moderne, München; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK), Berlin; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. His works are part of collections a.o. of the Bundeskunstsammlung, the Museum Folkwang Essen, of Centre Pompidou, and of the Sprengel Museum Hannover.
Marijn van Kreij’s work seems to challenge, unwillingly, the possibility of creating a genuinely new piece of art in a world where fast-paced, inter-contextual reproduction mechanisms take place continuously. The artist seized fragments of late Picasso paintings, copied them in watery paint and sequenced them following a penciled grid. Whether this recurring repetition is a form of insistence in itself or is insisting on a petered out artistic strategy remains to be seen. Either way it becomes clear that these works are in no way an ironic comment on our fleeting visual culture as such. Inattention and concentration are both present within these works, which makes it hard to take a position when in front of them. The meaning of progress, personally as well as culturally, seems to be the main question at stake here.
Marijn van Kreij (born 1978) lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied Fine Arts at AKV St. Joost, Breda, and was a resident artist at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Recently his works have been presented in solo exhibitions at andriesse eyck, Amsterdam; Barbara Seiler, Zürich; AND/OR, London and De Hallen, Haarlem. Group exhibitions include: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Eva Presenhuber, Zürich. His work is included in various public collections, most notably Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centraal Museum, Utrecht and Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht. He was recently awarded the ABN AMRO Art Prize.