The show gathers together new work by many of the gallery’s represented artists alongside work by selected visiting artists.
Installed across the entire gallery space, Summer Collective highlights a wide range of a mediums, conceptual interests, and approaches to making artistic objects.
Drenk revisits her Cerebral Mapping series, a sprawling wall installation constructed from book spines and wax. Measuring at over 11 feet high, it’s the largest iteration the gallery has exhibited. The artist also introduces a new series, titled Aggregate, constructed from layered junk mail and cardboard to serve as a preview of her solo exhibition later this fall. Stephen D’Onofrio presents the latest progression of his ongoing interest in the visual language of mass-produced design elements. His multi-panel painting Cutting Room Floor (2020) includes a barrage of patterns and symbols that allude to the pervasive imagery found in the artist’s recent work.
Paintings by Hungarian artist József Csató are installed in the gallery for the first time. After recent success in the gallery’s online exhibition format, Summer Collective offers the chance for viewers to see work by the Budapest-based artist in a physical setting.
ason Willaford presents the only piece in the exhibition that was not recently completed: a large-scale multi-panel piece from 2012 titled Vacant. The work is one of the first pieces Willaford created using the vinyl billboard material that he is now known for, allowing visitors to trace the progression up to the artist’s newest work on view in the adjacent gallery.