The Armory Show | Booth 322
Booth 322, Javits Center, 429 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Friday, 9 September, 12-8pm
Saturday, 10 September, 12-7pm
Sunday, 11 September, 12-6pm
On the occasion of The Armory Show’s 2022 edition, Hales is pleased to present a selection of works on Booth 322 by: Sir Frank Bowling RA, Jordan Ann Craig, Anthony Cudahy, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Sarah Faux, Chitra Ganesh, Andrea Geyer, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Virginia Jaramillo, Daniel LaRue Johnson, Hew Locke, Tuli Mekondjo, Ebony G. Patterson, Maja Ruznic, Carolee Schneemann and Kay WalkingStick. The presentation features a collection of historic and contemporary works, as well as works made especially for this fair by artists who reflect the programming and vision of the gallery.
Hales is also delighted to have large-scale works by Ebony G. Patterson, and Trenton Doyle Hancock featured in the Platform section of the fair. Curated by Tobias Ostrander, the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator, Latin American Art at Tate, London, these works were selected for presentation under the theme of Monumental Change.
Sir Frank Bowling RA (b. Guyana, 1934) moved to London in 1953, where his artistic career began shortly after his arrival at the Royal College of Art (1959-62). Bowling is widely considered to be Britain’s leading abstract painter. Over a career spanning six decades he has remained committed to expanding the possibilities of paint through constant experimentation. In every painting he discovers something new, exploring the pictorial space, searching for an essential truth. The Royal College of Art recently announced a new Frank Bowling Scholarship to support UK students of Black African and Caribbean diaspora heritage. This year his work has been included in group shows at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL; The Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus, GA and the Barbican Centre, London, UK.
Jordan Ann Craig (b. 1992 San Jose, CA, USA) received her BA in Studio Art and Psychology from Dartmouth College in 2015. She lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Known for her large-scale paintings and prints, Craig’s abstract compositions are characterized by a dynamic exploration and interpretation of Northern Cheyenne material culture. Incorporating vivid colors, recurring patterns, and interwoven forms situated in grids, Craig’s work explores and celebrates her Native ancestry, posing questions about the languages of modern abstract painting and the relationship to both historic and contemporary indigenous culture. In 2020, Craig's first solo museum exhibition, Your Favorite Color is Yellow, was held at Roswell Museum of Art, NM, USA. Jordan Ann Craig's first solo show with the gallery opens at Hales New York in Fall 2023.
Anthony Cudahy (b.1989 Florida, USA) received a BFA from Pratt Institute, NY in 2011 and completed an MFA at Hunter College, NY in 2020. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Cudahy is a painter whose tender scenes reveal the nuanced complexities of life. In masterful compositions he creates a world for unspoken stories, intimate moments and romantic gesture. Personal and poetic, Cudahy’s figures coalesce with the atmosphere of their environments in fluid brushstrokes. Cudahy’s first solo museum exhibition opens in 2023 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Dole, France.
Rotimi Fani-Kayode was born in 1955, in Lagos, Nigeria to a prominent Yoruba family before moving to England following the outbreak of civil war. He later studied at Georgetown University and the Pratt Institute in the USA, before settling permanently in London in 1983 where he lived and worked until his untimely death in 1989. Fani-Kayode is a highly influential figure in the history of art who, despite a tragically brief career, produced a complex body of photographic work that explored themes of race, sexuality, spirituality, and the self. At the core of Fani-Kayode’s art was an emphasis on difference and otherness. His work is featured in many public collections including Tate, London, UK; Guggenheim Museum NY, USA and the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX, USA.
Sarah Faux (b. 1986 Boston, MA, USA) received her MFA in Painting from Yale University in 2015. She gained a joint BA and BFA from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. Faux lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Faux is a painter whose somatic work lies at the threshold of figuration and abstraction. Her paintings embrace unabashed sensuality, autonomy and pleasure. Faux’s fluid compositions teeter on the edge of reality, revealing how much of our emotional and sensory lives take place beneath the surface. Sarah Faux’s first solo show with the gallery opens at Hales New York in Spring 2023.
Chitra Ganesh (b. 1975 Brooklyn, New York, USA) received a BA from Brown University, Providence, RI in 1996 and an MFA from Columbia University, NY in 2002. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Interweaving disparate visual idioms, mythic and speculative narratives, Ganesh’s extensive explorations invites viewers to consider alternate narratives of sexuality and power. In detailed works, Ganesh combines a vast array of influences including South Asian iconography, science fiction and queer theory, with the visual languages of vintage comics, Bollywood posters, and video games. Ganesh’s upcoming solo show opens at the Frost Art Museum, Miami in 2023.
Andrea Geyer (b. 1971, Freiburg, Germany) studied photography and film design at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld and Fine Art at the Braunschweig University of Art, both in Germany. She is a 2000 graduate of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Geyer lives and works in New York. Geyer’s practice ranges across multiple media, incorporating text, photography, painting, sculpture, video and performance. It explores the complex politics of time, in the context of specific social and political situations, cultural institutions and historical events. Geyer’s work is in many prestigious public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, USA; Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico; and the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria.
Trenton Doyle Hancock (b. 1974, Oklahoma City, USA) has, since childhood, been interested in issues of morality and ethics. He grew up in an all-American household governed by Christian ideals and over a lifetime has developed his own parallel (sometimes contradictory) value system. What began simply in his youth necessitated by a desire to manage a seemingly endless amount of resources, questions and life information, has continued as a grand narrative into adult life, pulling in a deepening understanding of life’s thematic complexities, current events and existential conundrums which have come to form the complex narrative basis for Hancock’s paintings, drawings, murals, theatrical performances and film. Hancock’s Mound #1, The Color Crop Experience is featured in the Platform section of the Armory Show.
Virginia Jaramillo (b. 1939, El Paso, Texas) studied at Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, from 1958–61. Jaramillo lives and works in New York. Born in El Paso, Texas, Jaramillo spent her formative years in California before moving to Europe and settling in New York City in late 1960s. Central to a career spanning nearly six decades is Jaramillo’s drive to express materially our sensory perceptions of space and time in what she describes as ‘an aesthetic investigation which seeks to translate into visual terms the mental structural patterns we all superimpose on our world.’ Whether creating bold abstract paintings, sculptural mixed media compositions or meticulously formed handmade paper works, Jaramillo has forged a unique voice, experimenting with material and process to pursue her ongoing explorations of human perception of reality. Jaramillo’s first museum retrospective will be presented at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, MO in 2023.
Daniel LaRue Johnson (b. 1938, Los Angeles, CA – d. 2017, New York, USA) studied at Chouinard Art Institute (now California Institute of the Arts). Johnson was part of a pioneering community of artists engaging politically and creatively with the Civil Rights movement, living in California in the early 1960s works from this period questioned the treatment of civil rights protestors from a personal experience. Later moving to Paris on the Guggenheim Fellowship, when Johnson finally returned to the US in the late 1960s his work saw a shift in focus. Immersed in New York’s dynamic creative environment, Johnson focused on colourful abstract paintings and minimalist sculptures, more aligned with a New York aesthetic. Johnson’s work is in many prestigious public collections, including Museum of Modern Art, NY, USA; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, USA; and the California African American Museum, CA, USA.
Hew Locke RA (b. Edinburgh, UK, 1959) spent his formative years (1966-80) in Guyana before returning to the UK to complete an MA in sculpture at the Royal College of Art (1994) and was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2022. Locke explores the languages of colonial and post-colonial power, how different cultures fashion their identities through visual symbols of authority, and how these representations are altered by the passage of time. These explorations have led Locke to a wide range of subject matters, imagery and media, assembling sources across time and space in his deeply layered artworks. Locke’s work is currently included in the renowned group exhibition ‘In the Black Fantastic’ at the Hayward Gallery in London; and his breath taking Duveen Galleries commission ‘The Procession’ is on view in the Tate Britain, London. The artist has also been selected for the Met Museum Façade Commission which will be on view from September 2022 through May 2023 in New York.
Tuli Mekondjo (b.1982 Angola) is a Namibian artist, whose richly multifaceted practice considers the sociohistorical context of Namibia as a site to re-evaluate and consider ideas around ancestry and identity. Mekondjo lives and works in Windhoek, Namibia. Known for her mixed media and embroidered paintings, Mekondjo’s rigorous practice is a pursuit to connect with and honor her Namibian heritage. Her practice navigates feelings of displacement, having spent her childhood in refugee camps of Angola and Zambia during the Namibian War of Independence. Her solo exhibition with Hales New York opens on 9th September.
Ebony G. Patterson (b. 1981 Kingston, Jamaica) received a BFA in painting at Edna Manley College, Kingston, Jamaica in 2004 before completing an MFA at Sam Fox College, Washington University in St. Louis, MO in 2006. She lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica and Chicago, IL, USA. Patterson’s expansive practice addresses visibility and invisibility, through explorations of class, race, gender, youth culture, pageantry and acts of violence in the context of “postcolonial” spaces. With the strong sensibility of a painter, Patterson works across multiple media, united by her consistent visual language and intention. Her 2020 work, …when the cry takes root… is featured in the Platform section of the Armory Show.
Maja Ruznic (b. 1983 Bosnia & Hercegovina) immigrated to the United States in 1995 due to the Bosnian war. Ruznic went on to study at the University of California, Berkley (2005), later receiving an MFA from the California College of Arts (2009). Ruznic currently lives and works in New Mexico, USA. Ruznic is predominantly a painter, drawing on personal and collective memories to create works that deeply connect with human psyche. She deftly weaves themes of trauma and suffering with mythology and healing, softening the darker subject matter in her work. Ruznic’s upcoming solo show with Hales London opens in Spring 2023.
Carolee Schneemann (b. 1939, Fox Chase, Pennsylvania - d.2019, New Paltz, NY, USA) received a BA from Bard College, NY and an MFA from the University of Illinois. She held an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts and the Maine College of Art. In 2017, Schneemann was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 57th Venice Biennale. Schneemann was a seminal, trailblazing artist with a far-reaching oeuvre spanning sixty years. Rooted in painting, her experimental practice extended to assemblage, performance and film. Schneemann stated “everything that I have developed has to do with extending visual principles off the canvas.” Schneemann’s retrospective, Body Politics opens 8 September at the Barbican Centre, it is the first major survey of Carolee Schneemann’s work in the UK.
Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935 Syracuse, NY) is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, she has Cherokee/Anglo heritage. She received a BFA from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) Glenside, PA in 1959 and an MFA from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY in 1975. She lives and works in Pennsylvania. Over a career spanning six decades, WalkingStick’s practice has focused on the American Landscape and its metaphorical significances to Native Americans and people across the world. WalkingStick draws on formal modernist painterly traditions as well as the Native American experience to create works that connect the immediacy of the physical world with the spiritual. The Museum of Modern Art, NY and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, AR have recently acquired works by WalkingStick.