March 1, 2018
Press Release - Jacob Feige "I Had a _____ Day"
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JACOB FEIGE
I Had a _____ Day


Preview: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10, 4:00 - 8:00 PM

On view through April 14, 2018

Feige explores the relationship between observations—as representational elements in his paintings—and inner thoughts and imagination—as abstraction. Two new series, Cutaway and Screen paintings, combine ordinary objects and situations from daily life juxtaposed with the imaginative distractions from inner thoughts. 


David Richard Gallery, LLC 
New York Venue – 211 East 121st ST.
New York, NY 10035 
P: 212-882-1705
www.davidrichardgallery.com 



David Richard Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation, Jacob Feige: I Had A ____ Day. This is Feige’s first solo exhibition with the Gallery. There will be a Preview on Wednesday, March 7 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM and an Opening Reception on Saturday, March 10 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, both open to the public. The exhibition will remain on view through April 14, 2018 at the Gallery’s New York venue located at 211 East 121st ST., New York, NY 10035, phone: 212-882-1705. A digital catalogue will be available online.

Selections from two new related series, Cutaway and Screen paintings by Feige, will be presented. Both combine objects and situations from daily life juxtaposed with the imaginative distractions from inner thoughts, but with different approaches to the composition and presentation format. We see literal objects and situations in front of us everyday, both in our familiar personal spaces and as we venture out into new spaces outside of our daily routine. However, as we are interrupted, distracted and overly stimulated by the world around us, our mind sees and records something different. That is the space Feige explores in his artwork. The Cutaway series is detailed with multiple transitions in and out of representational objects and literal settings connected by a mélange of visually stimulating and colorful illusions. The Screen paintings are more reductive with a smaller secondary painting affixed to the larger painting. 

Feige is a spectacular painter, a master of technique, intuitive with a keen eye as an avid observer of the world around him. His attention to details, color relationships, visual harmonies and compositional organization allow him to combine complex and multi-layered details that flow seamlessly between the observed and imagined worlds—a cornerstone of his artistic practice. These paintings instantly pull the viewer in with their harmonic color palettes and intriguing imagery—the combination of fragmented representational and realist elements alongside pure abstractions that are dream-like surreal moments ranging from optical and illusory to psychedelic and trippy—all provide multiple points of entry, both visually and conceptually. These easel-sized paintings encourage viewing close up and far away, both to see and appreciate the painted detail, but also to step back and decode the imagery and seek possible clues. They are open to the viewer’s unique experiences and individual interpretation. 

About Jacob Feige:

Jacob Feige’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Rule Gallery, Denver, Lombard Freid Projects, New York, and Movement, Worcester, UK, with other exhibitions at Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China, Watergate Gallery, Seoul, Korea and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, among other venues. Reviews of his work have appeared in Artforum, Freize, The New Yorker, and Art in America. The Phaidon Press anthology of contemporary abstract painting, Painting Abstraction, edited by Bob Nickas, includes a section on his work. In 2011 he co-founded Title Magazine, an online publication of art criticism, essays, and artists projects in Philadelphia, co-editing the publication until 2016. He received his undergraduate degree in visual art and the humanities from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in painting from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is currently Associate Professor of Art at Stockton University, New Jersey.

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. Opening the second location in New York in 2017 exposes the gallery’s artists to new markets, institutions and collectors.

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January 17, 2017
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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