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Ry Fyan, Alexis Granwell, Angel Otero, Alexander Tinei
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Ry Fyan's meticulous collages are so full of psychic excess and categorized consumer variety that they approach the infinitesimal gap between everything and nothing.
Alexis Granwell's monoprints are connect-the-dots vortices, tunnels and clouds with a strong implication of the unseen. Her sculptures are nests where invisible ideas incubate and hatch.
Angel Otero's silicon transfer drawings are impossible scenarios that give form to far-away memories. In one, he is in the tiny space between the table and his grandmother's bingo card. In another, he is behind her favorite mirror looking out.
Alexander Tinei's mixed media drawings depict vacant youth that seem, in a weird way, full of potential. They are post Soviet-era vessels, waiting for a new ideology to take hold.
Ry Fyan's work has been included in shows at Rivington Arms and Deitch Projects in New York, Peres Projects and Kim Light Gallery in Los Angeles and CTRL in Houston. He's had solo exhibitions at Perry Rubenstein Gallery (NYC, 2008) and Half Gallery (NYC, 2009). Fyan will also be included in the upcoming exhibition, PAINT at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Fyan lives and works in NYC.
Alexis Granwell has exhibited internationally including a 2005 solo exhibition at the Europos Parkas Museum, Vilinius, Lithuania and an upcoming show in Beijing. Granwell received her MFA (2007) at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives and works in Philadelphia.
Angel Otero recently received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009). His work has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and galleries in Chicago, Spain and Puerto Rico. Otero's solo exhibitions include the Chicago Cultural Center (2010), Kavi Gupta Gallery (2009) and the Contemporary Art Workshop Gallery, Chicago (2008). Otero lives and works in NYC.
Alexander Tinei grew up and studied art in Moldova. He has since exhibited widely in Europe including galleries, art fairs and Biennials in Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Athens and London. His first US solo show at Ana Cristea Gallery, New York is on view concurrently with this exhibition. He will also have a solo exhibit this March at the VOLTA NY art fair. Tinei lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.