The Hovering Life
Sonia Almeida, Sascha Braunig, Allan MacIntyre, Tracy Molis, S.E. Nash
19 July - 16 August 2014
Opening Reception: 19 July 2014, 6-8pm
kijidome is pleased to present The Hovering Life, a group exhibition featuring works by Sonia Almeida, Sascha Braunig, Allan Macintyre, Tracy Molis, and S.E. Nash.
Sonia Almeida was born in 1978 in Lisbon, Portugal. She lives and works in Boston, MA. Solo exhibitions include: MIT Visual Arts Center (2014), Simone Subal Gallery, New York (2013, 2012); T293, Rome, Italy (2011); Chiado 8, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal (2009); Croxhapox, Gent, Belgium (2009); Art Positions (with T293), Art Basel Miami Beach, FL (2009). Group shows include: DeCordova Biennial, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston, MA (2013); Plentitude, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, UK (2012); a project by Lucie Fontaine, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY; Modern Talking, Muzeul National de Arta Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2012); Painting Overall, Prague Biennale 5, Prague, Czech Republic (2011).
Sascha Braunig (Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada, 1983) paints figures whose animation seems frozen in place by their excessively ornamental skin. Because their environments enmesh and match them, its unclear who or what is the ornamenting agent. Braunig has exhibited in group shows at the Kulturbüro Alte Fabrik, Zurich; Loyal Gallery, Malmö; Etablissement D’en Face Projects and Rodolphe Janssen Gallery, Brussels; and in a three-person show at the Baltimore Museum of Art. She holds a BFA from the Cooper Union and an MFA from Yale and, last year, received a fellowship from the Macdowell Colony Residency. Sascha Braunig is represented by Foxy Production, NY; she lives and works in Portland, ME.
Allan Macintyre’s photographs deal primarily with the natural world, with a focus on volcanology, magnetism, and marine biology. He has worked extensively in Hawai’i, Iceland, and Montserrat, documenting the dynamic forces at work in these locations. In recent years he has turned his attention to coral reefs, and has begun using a large format camera in a custom built housing. Macintyre has taught photography at Colorado College, Massachusetts College of Art, and Princeton University. He received his B.A. in Anthropology at Bowdoin College in 1990, and his M.F.A. in photography from Massachusetts College of Art in 1994. He currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and daughter.
Tracy Molis is a multidisciplinary artist working in painting, installation, performance and video. Recent projects include a performance event curated by Jens Hoffman at the Jewish Museum NY, in conjunction with “Other Primary Structures”. Molis has exhibited at The Whitney Houston Biennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, ReMap4 in Athens, Greece, The Pitch Project, Milwaukee, Cabinet Magazine Events, NY and Beaubourg 268 in San Francisco. This year her work was featured in the New York Times. She earned an MFA at Columbia University and is currently based in New York.
S.E. Nash is a New York City based artist whose practice is based in painting and sculpture. Her recent artistic practice embraces the creativity of scientific investigation through fermentation and amateur microbiology. Nash received a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and an MFA from Yale University in 2005. Nash was the recipient of the Shickle-Collingwood Prize and a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Award from Yale.
Sascha Braunig, Study for Strider 2, 2014, acryla gouache on paper, 14 x 10 inches
S.E. Nash, For Antony, 2012, acrylic on sintra, sintra panel, 18.25 x 12.25 x 5 inches
Allan Macintyre, ferrofuid placed on 8x10 inch flm and subjected to a powerful magnetic feld, 2013, photograph, image: 15 x 12 inches; paper: 22 x 17
Allan Macintyre, SEM image of crystals growing in lava, 2012, photograph, image: 10.25 x 12 inches; paper: 22 x 17
Sascha Braunig, Study for Strider 1, 2014, acryla gouache on paper, 14 x 10 inches
Tracy Molis, X. Alto, 2014, acrylic on glass, laser jet print, Nebo flashlight, dimensions variable
Sonia Almeida, Bow, 2014, oil on marine plywood, 27.75 x 23.25 inches
S.E. Nash, Piko, 2013, acrylic on sintra, 44 x 25 x 5 inches