Sorry to bother you

abstraction in an age of anxiety

Virgil Baruchel, Christian Butterfield, Hana Elmasry, Neil Maguire, Rafael Yaluff

July 11 – September 1, 2019

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Christian Butterfield, Cheeks IV, 2019, acrylic and collage on canvas, 60 x 48 in.

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Christian Butterfield, Cheeks IV, 2019, acrylic and collage on canvas, 60 x 48 in.

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Christian Butterfield, Cheeks IV, 2019, and Hana Elmasry, Reflections Surround Paintings, 2019   

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Hana Elmasry, Reflections Surround Paintings, 2019, 36 works, mixed media, 8 x 8 in. each

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Rafael Yaluff, El trabajo cotidiano, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas,
66 7/8 x 67 5/8 in.

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Rafael Yaluff, El trabajo cotidiano, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas,
66 7/8 x 67 5/8 in.

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Rafael Yaluff, El trabajo cotidiano, 2017, and, Virgil Baruchel, (after you've) THRONE (yourself at the opportunity of a lifetime and clearly it worked out), 2018, offering discounted tarot readings from my clawfoot bathtub today NO TRADES, 2019, fake it till you make it (and try not to get eaten alive), 2019, Au repos Flex, 2019

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Virgil Baruchel, (after you've) THRONE (yourself at the opportunity of a lifetime and clearly it worked out), 2018, offering discounted tarot readings from my clawfoot bathtub today NO TRADES, 2019, fake it till you make it (and try not to get eaten alive), 2019

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Virgil Baruchel, (after you've) THRONE (yourself at the opportunity of a lifetime and clearly it worked out), 2018, oil pastel and oil stick on paper, 12 1/8 x 9 in.

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Virgil Baruchel, offering discounted tarot readings from my clawfoot bathtub today NO TRADES, 2019, oil pastel and oil stick on paper, 12 1/8 x 9 in.

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Virgil Baruchel, fake it till you make it (and try not to get eaten alive), 2019, oil pastel and oil stick on paper, 12 1/8 x 9 in.

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety.Virgil Baruchel

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Virigil Baruchel, Au repos Flex, 2019, woven paracord, 66 1/8 x 37 3/8 in.

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Virigil Baruchel, Au repos Flex, 2019, woven paracord, 66 1/8 x 37 3/8 in. Detail

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Virigil Baruchel, Au repos Flex, 2019, woven paracord, 66 1/8 x 37 3/8 in. Detail

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Virigil Baruchel, Au repos Flex, 2019, woven paracord, 66 1/8 x 37 3/8 in. Detail

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Neil Maguire, Green Wall, 2019, and, Neon Farm Hand, 2019   

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Neil Maguire, Green Wall, 2019, mixed media, 20 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Neil Maguire, Green Wall, 2019, and, Neon Farm Hand, 2019   

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Neil Maguire, Neon Farm Hand, 2019, mixed media, 17 x 12 1/2 in.

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Neil Maguire, Green Wall, 2019, Neon Farm Hand, 2019, and, The Honourable L'il Uzi Vert, 2018   

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Neil Maguire, The Honourable L'il Uzi Vert, 2018, mixed media, 42 x 32 in.

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Neil Maguire, Portal 2, 2019, Cyberpunk, 2019, and, Chop'd - N - Skrew'd, 2019      

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Neil Maguire, Portal 2, 2019, mixed media, 83 x 47 in.

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Neil Maguire, Cyberpunk, 2019, and, Chop'd - N - Skrew'd, 2019      

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Cyberpunk, 2019, mixed media, 11 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.

Sorry to bother you: abstraction in the age of anxiety. Installation view of Neil Maguire, Chop'd - N - Skrew'd, 2019, mixed media, 12 x 11 in.

     

Opening July 11 at 6pm
July 11 - September 1, 2019

 

Artists: Virgil Baruchel, Christian Butterfield, Hana Elmasry, Neil Maguire, Rafael Yaluff

 

Sorry to bother you explores the disquiet and apprehension of contemporary life. Troubled and inspired by the looming global crises of environment, identity and economic viability, these brave works respond as signs of empathy in an age of anxiety.
 
Christian Butterfield, Hana Elmasry and Neil Maguire mix the tradition of abstract painting with found objects and collage. Rafael Yaluff draws on pop art and comics to reflect upon our culture of consumption. Using electric colours, Virgil Baruchel blurs the real world with virtual existence through his tapestries and pastels.
 
Tangled and urgent, the works in this show are a tentative tap on the shoulder. What can we do? Who do we want to be? Are we able to adapt?