The Winter 2011 Emerging Artist Show was a pretty good time

And it was definitely winter… 10 below, to be precise.  Thank you all for braving the icy, battered streets of Dumbosnia and having a drink with us. 

Here are a few photos from last night.

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MEL XILOJ, #1 Broken, 2010, 12x12in
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WINTER 2011 EMERGING ARTIST SHOW.  THU 03 FEB 11. 6-9p.

MEL XILOJ, #1 Broken, 2010, 12x12in

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WINTER 2011 EMERGING ARTIST SHOW.  THU 03 FEB 11. 6-9p.

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OPENING: Winter 2011 Emerging Artist Show

We’re really pumped to feature the following 10 artists, creating diverse works across the genres of painting, drawing, sculpture and video, culled from a pool of applicants in our seasonal open calls.  These submission-based shows are consistently surprising and introduce us to artists we likely would not have met otherwise, and we discovered some very special works to show you this Thursday evening.

VIKA ADUTOVA  /  AL BAIO  /  ANDREW BOVASSO  /  MARCY CRUTHIRDS  /  SARAH KELLY  /  EUN GYEONG KO  /  DAVE RITTINGER  /  JOHN PAUL MORABITO  /  MEL XILOJ  /  ARIN YOON

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"BLESSED IS THE INFINITE" Pete Watts and Jason Bartell 02-09 DEC 11

[exhibition photos]

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#pete watts #jason bartell #drawing #sharpie #charcoal #rabbithole 
PETE WATTS, untitled (Alvarado Water Treatment Plant), 2010, graphite on paper over panel, 11x14in

PETE WATTS, untitled (Alvarado Water Treatment Plant), 2010, graphite on paper over panel, 11x14in

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MR. MEANS Slipper (2009)
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MR. MEANS Slipper (2009)

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AUSTIN POWER Cynthia & Emmanuel (2010)

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AUSTIN POWER Cynthia & Emmanuel (2010)

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CYNTHIA ROJAS Lacy (2010)

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CYNTHIA ROJAS Lacy (2010)

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AL BAIO, Spooky Marshmallows, 2010, 48x48in
"Growing up, I never had many friends. I secretly envied all cliques I didn’t qualify for, no matter where their status fell on the totem pole of pre-school popularity.

 To compensate for my lack of camaraderie in the real world, I aim to paint my ideal gaggle of goons. The technicolor toddlers in this body of work are unified by their attire as much as by their exaggerated facial expressions. Their rainbow regalia and their synchronized facial quirks become trademarks of their solidarity. As they peek out of their crayola-colored uniforms, they establish the exclusivity of their gang: not just anybody can be a member of this elite squad. 

Each painting becomes a celebration of color as I aim to achieve chromatic harmony with every outfit and every monochrome backdrop (blame it on being a child of the ’80s). I don’t know about you, but I’d roll deep with a crew of painted bug-eyed babies any day. But I guess it's up to them to decide if I meet their standards."
[from the artist’s statement]
 
WINTER 2011 EMERGING ARTIST SHOW.  THU 03 FEB 11. 6-9p.

AL BAIO, Spooky Marshmallows, 2010, 48x48in

"Growing up, I never had many friends. I secretly envied all cliques I didn’t qualify for, no matter where their status fell on the totem pole of pre-school popularity.

 To compensate for my lack of camaraderie in the real world, I aim to paint my ideal gaggle of goons. The technicolor toddlers in this body of work are unified by their attire as much as by their exaggerated facial expressions. Their rainbow regalia and their synchronized facial quirks become trademarks of their solidarity. As they peek out of their crayola-colored uniforms, they establish the exclusivity of their gang: not just anybody can be a member of this elite squad. 

Each painting becomes a celebration of color as I aim to achieve chromatic harmony with every outfit and every monochrome backdrop (blame it on being a child of the ’80s). I don’t know about you, but I’d roll deep with a crew of painted bug-eyed babies any day. But I guess it's up to them to decide if I meet their standards."

[from the artist’s statement]

WINTER 2011 EMERGING ARTIST SHOW.  THU 03 FEB 11. 6-9p.

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VIKA ADUTOVA, Monothematic Delusion of the Hand, 2010, 
"Monothematic delusion of a hand is a mental illness in which one denies ownership of a limb. As a metaphor for illness taking over the psyche, the sculpture depicts a limb without the body, as if the delusion replaced the entire personality."  
[from the artist’s statement]
WINTER 2011 EMERGING ARTIST SHOW.  THU 03 FEB 11. 6-9p.

VIKA ADUTOVA, Monothematic Delusion of the Hand, 2010, 

"Monothematic delusion of a hand is a mental illness in which one denies ownership of a limb. As a metaphor for illness taking over the psyche, the sculpture depicts a limb without the body, as if the delusion replaced the entire personality."  

[from the artist’s statement]

WINTER 2011 EMERGING ARTIST SHOW.  THU 03 FEB 11. 6-9p.

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DAVE RITTINGER, Love Connections, 2010, extension cords, steel rod, nails, 16x18x5in
After a formal education in Architecture my interest and ideas have drawn me into the world of art making. I am an opportunistic experimenter employing my short attention span and curious mind into a diverse body of works operating across sculpture, photography, video, performance and installation. My works often tap into the psyche of objects, giving outdated passive aggressive appliances a chance at retribution for instance, or inviting musical instruments to be played through a human host. I am interested in employing objects, symbols and icons that may have a certain normalcy within culture, to be extracted and re-purposing to unearth suppressed feelings and or lost tendencies that are significant in critiquing or commenting on their place within culture. The objects or environments are reborn into conceptually animated works that provoke a new set of relationships to interpret and appreciate drawing metaphysical lines between multiple layers of meaning. 
[from the artist’s statement]
WINTER 2011 EMERGING ARTIST SHOW.  THU 03 FEB 11. 6-9p.

DAVE RITTINGER, Love Connections, 2010, extension cords, steel rod, nails, 16x18x5in

After a formal education in Architecture my interest and ideas have drawn me into the world of art making. I am an opportunistic experimenter employing my short attention span and curious mind into a diverse body of works operating across sculpture, photography, video, performance and installation. My works often tap into the psyche of objects, giving outdated passive aggressive appliances a chance at retribution for instance, or inviting musical instruments to be played through a human host. I am interested in employing objects, symbols and icons that may have a certain normalcy within culture, to be extracted and re-purposing to unearth suppressed feelings and or lost tendencies that are significant in critiquing or commenting on their place within culture. The objects or environments are reborn into conceptually animated works that provoke a new set of relationships to interpret and appreciate drawing metaphysical lines between multiple layers of meaning. 

[from the artist’s statement]

WINTER 2011 EMERGING ARTIST SHOW.  THU 03 FEB 11. 6-9p.

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JASON BARTELL, Hydra #4, 2010, ink on vellum, 16x12in

JASON BARTELL, Hydra #4, 2010, ink on vellum, 16x12in

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OPENING: “Blessed Is The Infinite” Pete Watts / Jason Bartell

RABBITHOLESTUDIO is pleased to present BLESSED IS THE INFINITE— a two-person exhibition of drawings and installations by Jason Bartell and Pete Watts. Rendered in meticulous detail, the works featured in the exhibi- tion explore the dynamic between order and chaos—creating a space that re- flects the entropic descent of organized systems, and the quiet emergence of order from the chaotic void. The imagery and techniques evoke the aesthetics of the sublime- the push and pull between attraction and repulsion. Scenes of destruction and entropy are rendered in exquisite detail, at once drawing in the viewer and confronting them with displays of overwhelming scale and power.

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#jason bartell #pete watts #rabbithole #drawing #opening #art 
MEAGHAN MONTAGANO Artemis (2010)

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MEAGHAN MONTAGANO Artemis (2010)

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KRAMER O’NEILL Untitled #02 (2010)

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KRAMER O’NEILL Untitled #02 (2010)

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