December 4 - 27, 2020
Liz-N-Val, Jean Oh, So Ye Oh, and MarcusGlitteris
Something from Nothing Art
37-39 Clinton St NEW YORK
Opening Reception: 6-8pm, Friday, December 4, 2020
New York, NY- Space776 is pleased to present Something from Nothing Art, a group exhibition featuring new and important works by artists Liz-N-Val, Jean Oh, So Ye Oh, and MarcusGlitteriS. On View from December 4 - 27, 2020 at 37-39 Clinton Street in the Lower East Side.
Something from Nothing Art is inspired by Museum of Something-N-Nothing, created by artist couple Liz-N-Val as a conceptual enterprise, a new form of art in the 80's and this theme shares with three different artists based in New York in 2020.
Liz-N-Val began working together in the late 70's and have been turning out their uniquely sardonic brand ever since. The variety of different media they've worked in and their refusal to conform to one style is immediately apparent upon entering the gallery, where you'll find paintings, collages, sculptures, and assemblages. Most of the works are small in scale, but many feature even tinier little people, dwarfed by the relative size of the artwork surrounding them, forming a sort-of Pop Sublime aesthetic.
Jean Oh's drawing-like abstract paintings act as a constant reminder and tremor of the instability by presenting minor disturbance through the absurdity of the off-balanced composition with the various delicacies.
So Ye Oh's soft sculptures and baby blankets explore narratives of mothers' and children's daily routines to speak about the inseparable and complex relationship between them.
MarcusGlitteriS' glitter-coated canvas groove like psychedelic dreams in his Madonna piece. His fluorescent color painting pieces are dedicated to his art idols like Dali, and Kith Haring.
Throughout these four artists' works, they repurpose found materials, and comment on the commercialism of art and the language of advertising. They don't deny the commercial self-promotion of art—they embrace it in a way, taking out ads, bringing their art out on the street. Exchange value remains unhidden. Welcome to the MuseuM of Everything, or the MuseuM of Something-N-Nothing, or the MuseuM of Anything.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Liz-N-Val is the moniker of the Eastern European art team, Elizabeth Clark (b.1931) and Valentine Goroshko (b.1944), based in NYC. They have been a working team for over thirty years, inventing numerous conceptual museums and the concept of Signature Art. Liz-N-Val has mixed various mediums, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and combining all of the above plus language art. The artists have set precedents in the expanded field of art since the conceptual art movement. Liz-N-Val is the founder of Abstractrealism: the philosophy of "something from nothing Art.”
Jean Oh (b.1992) holds a BFA from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) and an MFA from Pratt Institute. Oh has been featured in Saatchi Art Rising Stars Report 2019. She also has been selected as the winner of the Silver Award for AHL-T&W Foundation Contemporary Visual Art Awards. She has had solo exhibitions at the Steuben Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, and Project space at the NARS Foundation in Brooklyn, NY. Her work was presented by numerous group shows in the USA: 2019 11th Annual Juried Art Show (Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, VA); 2018 Small Work 2018 (Trestle Gallery Brooklyn, NY); and Concept 2018 (CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea.)
So Ye Oh (b.1993) is a New York-based artist, making soft sculpture-like shabby dolls and baby blankets using her own digitally printed fabrics and found fabrics. With developmental psychology studies from her college and further research she has done in graduate school, she focuses on childhood and parenthood themes, especially the relationship between a mother and a child. She received a BA from the University of Michigan in 2016 and graduated from the MFA Fine Arts program at Pratt Institute in May 2020.
MarcusGlitteriS (b.1975) is a self-taught artist from the Lower East Side. His paintings are inspired by vibrant fluorescent colors, glitter, metallics, textiles, and pop culture. His art is inspired by nightclubs, the energy of The New York City ”Club Kids“, DragQueens, and Creatures of the Night. Fluorescent Painting was born in ”The Cosmic Cavern” Kenny Scharf Installation at The Tunnel N.Y.C.