Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Patterns Plants and Animals: New Works by Tynan Kerr and Andy Mazorol





This Friday is the opening of a new show at the Rogue Buddha Gallery featuring new works by Tynan Kerr and Andy Mazorol.

The show has gotten some amazing press so far (thanks mainly due to the lovely and talented miss Emma Berg)

"As a pair working collaboratively, Kerr and Mazorol base the characters that populate their work on portraits found in history. Histories of both monumental and forgettable moments that combine to create a new narrative of uncertain origin. This new cast of characters works to create an undefined sense of familiarity with the viewer, peppered with mysticism, half-made utopias and a mystery of meaning.



Working together, the process for completion of the work has itself become an art for these two. Using simplified color palettes and materials the artists limit distraction in the spaces they create, allowing them to approach fundamental elements of painting directly, moving at times very fast and at times very slow. Negotiation, cooperation and sabotage lead to paintings which are nudged in certain directions but ultimately take a form of their own. Kerr and Mazorol complete their paintings as you would imagine a lengthy, intimate conversation between two people closely connected. As stated by the artists, the “paintings seem to arrive through accidental intersections of our intentions.”



Recently awarded the 2009 – 2010 Jerome Fellowship for Emerging Artists, Tynan Kerr and Andie Mazorol have received notable recognition over the past two years through participation in successful group shows at Sellout Gallery, The Gallery at Fox Tax and Art of This Gallery. Kerr and Mazorol were included in the 2nd Annual Monster Drawing Rally Benefit for Midway Contemporary Art. In conjunction with Art-A-Whirl 2009 they completed a commissioned mural on the exterior of the 331 Club at 13th and University NE, in the heart of the Northeast Arts District.



A graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Tynan Kerr received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2007. Andie Mazorol received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota in 2006."





We hung the show yesterday and today we're going through and doing some last minute cleaning/preparation. So make our efforts worth it and come check out some really amazing work by some seriously talented guys.






PATTERNS PLANTS & ANIMALS
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday April 2nd, 7pm
EXHIBITION RUNS: April 2nd - May 1st, 2010
FEATURING: Tynan Kerr and Andie Mazorol

Rogue Buddha Gallery is located at 357 13th ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413