SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 10, 2015
Cavin-Morris Gallery is pleased to welcome and highlight new work and a particularly rich group of new artists to the gallery in our Fall 2015 opening exhibition, Rhizome: New Growth at Cavin-Morris Gallery. The artists in this exhibition further expand our international Western and non-Western roster.
Some of the self-taught artists showing first time with us are Zinnia Nishikawa from California; Ilya Natarevich from St. Petersburg, Russia; Guyodo from Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Caroline Demangel from France; and Paul Kai Shröder and Anja Scheffler-Rehse from Germany. We will be showing new or previously unseen works by trained and untrained artists, including Kriangkrai Konghanun from Bangkok, Thailand; Cuban-born José Bedia; Peruvian-born Kukuli Velarde; Angolan born Franck Lundangi; Luboš Plný and Karel Havlíček from Czech Republic; Noviadi Angkasapura from Indonesia; and USA artists Norbert Kox, JB Murray, Kevin Sampson, and Gregory Van Maanen.
Weaving the works together is a sense of storytelling in a myriad of languages that become translated visually into universal forms. Each artist takes an integral essence of his or her culture, usually mythical or visionary, and abstracts it into timeless contemporary forms. We as viewers are given the privilege of appreciating the work on its deep formal values alone or by understanding the complex sources of its cultural conversations. If we give it our full attention the roots expand ever outwards and we grow with it as well.