Andrew Kreps Gallery
Andrew Kreps Gallery
The Andrew Kreps is the pinnacle of Chelsea, NY cool. Known for spotting young artists before they break, this is your go to spot for the emerging and cutting edge.
New York, NY
The clean, white, open spaces of the Andrew Kreps Gallery are filled with work of a courageous diversity. Kreps and partner Liz Mulholland break with tradition by seeking new and emerging artists to shake up the Chelsea scene. Known for putting on exceptional shows like photographer Roe Ethridge that included images of phases of the moon, the Los Angeles highway, and found images of wrapped gift boxes. Galleries like Andrew Kreps keep the art world alive with their vibrant aesthetic and fearless curation. PotatoMike Likes.
Somewhere Some Pictures Sometimes
September 7th to October 21st, 2017
Opening time: 6 pm - 8 pm
Andrew Kreps Gallery is pleased to announce Somewhere Some Pictures Sometimes, Cheyney Thompson's seventh exhibition with the gallery.
Central to Thompson’s practice is an inquiry into the production, distribution, and exhibition of painting. His projects, which often span several years, impose structures and constraints onto the making of his work. These limitations are in turn generative, resulting in exhaustive investigations into the medium of painting and the problems that surround it. Tying his works to mathematical and economic formulas, his own labor as an artist, and the architecture that his paintings occupy, Thompson enacts a tension between their formal qualities, and the larger systems of circulation they inhabit.
For the exhibition, Thompson continues his series of quantity paintings, in which a total volume of pigment proportionate to the surface area of the canvas is divided through the use of the random walk algorithm. The resulting portions dictate the amount of pigment applied in each gestural stroke, aiming to cover the surface of the canvas as quickly as possible. Here, the works are executed in formats that replicate the sixteen paintings that comprised Thompson’s 2015 exhibition at the gallery. Installed in the same manner, Thompson has made five monochromatic variations of each work, representing the primary colors (red, blue, and yellow), as well as value (white and black).