October 10, 2018
Press Release - Christian Haub 'Like A Butterfly'
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CHRISTIAN HAUB 
Like A Butterfly


October 18 - November 18, 2018 
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:00 - 7:00 PM


David Richard Gallery, LLC
211 East 121 ST | New York, NY 10035
P: (212) 882-1705
www.davidrichardgallery.com



David Richard Gallery is pleased to announce Christian Haub’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, in titled Like A Butterfly. The presentation will include new and recent “floats” and opens on October 18, 2018 with an artist reception Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at the gallery’s venue in East Harlem at 211 East 121 ST, New York, New York 10025. The exhibition will remain on view through November 18, 2018.

The “floats” by Haub have a number of surprising qualities that impart both a physicality and unexpected perceptual experience. Physically, they are constructions made of cast sheets of colored acrylic that are cut and assembled into open structures with vertical and horizontal elements. Formally, these artworks are entirely about color. Haub uses a limited palette, but the transparent acrylic allows light to pass through and create cast shadows, both within and outside of the structures and that is where the real action begins. When the shadows intersect and overlap the colors blend, creating new colors and expanding the palette. However, another fantastic thing happens, depending upon the angle and intensity of the light source—natural or artificial light—the shadows reach beyond the physical structure and expand the size of the artwork. This transformation of the local space with a luminous glow also introduces a kinetic quality to the work in a couple of ways. First, the shadows move and change depending upon the light source and especially if from natural light, that changes throughout the day in terms of angle, intensity and spectrum. Second, the shape and scale of the work changes as the viewer moves around and views the artwork from different distances and angles.


About Christian Haub:

Christian Haub, a New York-based artist, grew up in Miami, Florida and studied art history at Princeton University. He received the Rome Prize in painting and studied at the American Academy in Rome from 1983 to 1984. Haub has had numerous solo exhibitions and his artwork included in many gallery and museum exhibitions in New York, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain; Paris, France; and Lima, Peru, among other cities. His artwork has been critically reviewed in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Art In America, Arts Magazine, Artspace and BOMB among other publications.


About David Richard Gallery:

Since its inception in 2010, David Richard Gallery has produced museum quality exhibitions that feature Post War abstraction in the US. The presentations have addressed specific decades and geographies as well as certain movements and tendencies. While the gallery has long been recognized as an important proponent of post-1960s abstraction—including both the influential pioneers as well as a younger generation of practitioners in this field— in keeping with this spirit of nurture and development the gallery also presents established and very new artists who embrace more gestural and representational approaches to the making of art as well as young emerging artists.

In 2015 David Richard Gallery launched DR Projects to provide a platform for artists of all stripes—international, national, local, emerging and established—to present special solo projects or to participate in unique collaborations or thematic exhibitions. The goal is to offer a fresh look at contemporary art practice from a broad spectrum of artists and presentations. The Gallery opened a second location in New York in 2017.

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Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts
J. Willard Marriott Library
The University of Utah, 01/17/2017

The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library will host the art exhibition Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts, Jan. 20-March 3.

Artnauts, an art collective formed 20 years ago by George Rivera, professor of art and art history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, consists of 300 global artists who serve as goodwill ambassadors, acknowledging and supporting victims of oppression worldwide. Their creativity has generated over 230 exhibitions across five continents. Five faculty members from the U’s Department of Art and Art History are members of the collective, Sandy Brunvand, Beth Krensky, V. Kim Martinez, Brian Snapp and Xi Zhang.

Globalocation derives from “Globalocational Art” — a concept used by the Artnauts to refer to their exhibitions in international venues. It is the mission of the Artnauts to take art to places of contention, and this anniversary exhibition is a sample of places where they have been and themes they have addressed.

“The Artnauts could not exist without the commitment of the artists in the collective to a common vision of the transformative power of art,” said Rivera. “The Artnauts make their contribution with art that hopefully generates a dialogue with an international community on subjects that are sometimes difficult to raise.”

Krensky, associate department chair of the Art and Art History Department, had the opportunity to travel with Rivera in Chile as part of an Artnauts project, working with mothers who were searching for their children who had mysteriously disappeared during a time of political unrest.

“When I travelled to Chile in 1998, George and I spent an afternoon with the Mothers of the Disappeared, and the meeting changed my life,” said Krensky. “It was from that moment on that I placed a picture of them on my desk to look at every day. I was so moved by what they each had lost — a son, a brother, a father — and yet what remained for them was a deep, deep well of love. They were fierce warriors and stood up to the government to demand the whereabouts and information of the people who had disappeared, but they lived within profound love.”

The 20th anniversary exhibition at the Marriott Library is a retrospective of the traveling works the Artnauts have toured around the globe. The exhibition will be located on level three of the library. The opening reception is open to the public and will be held on Friday, Jan 20, 4-6 p.m. Rivera will speak at 4 p.m.

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