GO FIGURE // a group show // curated by Jessica Ross
2.4.17 - 2.26.17
SPOKE NYC is pleased to present GO FIGURE, a group exhibition featuring the works of sixteen different illustrators and artists from all over the world. Strongly tied together by their subject matter and penchant for minimal, design-oriented aesthetics, each artist is paving the way for contemporary illustration in their own unique way, subsequently changing the game for what illustration means in 2017.
Visually threaded through like-minded aesthetics and graphic themes, GO FIGURE is an exploration into the diverse varieties of contemporary illustration. Showcasing an international roster, the exhibition features artists from Germany, South Korea, Chile, Australia, the United Kingdom as well as a few state-side here in the US. Connected online via social media, GO FIGURE unites this varied group of illustrators into one cohesive display.
From the curator: “I want to propel the way illustration is viewed in the art world, specifically in a gallery setting. While many of these artists come from a commercial background, I think it’s important to give free reign to explore their own practice extensively, without the constraints and demands of client-based work. This show is meant to be a kind of expedition into the personal side of practicing illustrators, a set of work exempt from prescription, free to exist within a four walled space.”
Please join us for GO FIGURE, opening Saturday, February 4th with an evening reception from 6pm – 9pm at our NYC gallery. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, February 26th, 2017. For more information, additional images, or a collector’s preview, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org