This month features a special edition to the In Conversation with Kaycee Olsen series, featuring Andrew Guenther. Watch here to find out why.
Kaycee Olsen is pleased to announce Andrew Guenther: Corn, Tobacco and Other Stories, the next exhibition in her gallery at 2685 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, and photographs executed over the past year. This is Guenther's first one-person exhibition at Kaycee Olsen Gallery.
The subjects of the work include; tobacco plants, corn stalks, women with paper plate faces, a whale, hot dogs, Grecian urns, the folds of the canvas itself, a silver sail; symbols from Guenther's personal lexicon alluding to both familiar and foreign stories. The artist used fewer than three colors for each of most paintings for this exhibition. The nature of the paintings' ground is allowed to be it's own color as is the texture of each material.
Guenther applied papier-mâché to his "plate face" paintings - which are white except for linen or chip - board peeking through in some areas. His drawings are papier-mâché figures in relief against dreamy watercolor grounds.
Guenther also used the French named sculpting technique to create an urn, which he then broke and photographed.
Andrew Guenther graduated with a Master's of Fine Arts from Rutger's University in 2000. Guenther's work has been exhibited domestically and abroad at Galerie Perrotin, Paris, Motus Fort, Tokyo, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, and Freight and Volume, New York. His work has been featured in a number of publications including: Artforum, Whitehot Magazine, Painting People: Figure Painting Today, The Triumph of Painting, and Tricycle Magazine, a Buddhist review. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Corn, Tobacco, and Other Stories
May 21 - July 30, 2011
Kaycee Olsen Gallery
2685 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA