Jennifer Sullivan & Alicia Gibson
April 14th, 2018 - TBD
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 14th, 6 - ?pm
Shadowboxing is a 2-person show featuring recent work by NY-based artists Alicia Gibson and Jennifer Sullivan. The artists, while unique in their forms, share an artistic ethos that bares the nuances of the artist’s hand and process, and a common thread of imagery drawn from their inner lives.
The title shadowboxing references an exercise used in athletic training as well as a psychological process. In sports, shadowboxing is a solitary practice (much like studio practice) used to prepare the muscles before the athlete engages in stronger physical activity. It requires only one person to participate and the participant throws punches at no one in particular. In psychology, shadowboxing refers to the process of overcoming a negative self-image which may, for example, prevent one from achieving success or happiness.
In Shadowboxing, Gibson and Sullivan are in fighting shape artistically. They continue to build their muscles and battle their demons in this series of recent paintings and works on paper.
You can find their exclusive interview here
Alicia Gibson, a Brooklyn based artist, received her BA from Boston College, a Post-Bac from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and an MFA from Hunter College. Solo exhibitions have included Friend from Foe at Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (2017), Backseat Bingo, Marvin Gardens, Ridgewood, NY (2017), Not in a Million Beers, Real Estate Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY (2017), Purgatory Emporium, CANADA Gallery, New York, NY (2016), and Flip the Script turn the Tide, Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago, IL (2016). Alicia has exhibited at The Breeder, Venus Over LA, Lyles and King, Rod Barton, Derek Eller, Rachel Uffner, Underdonk, TSA LA, Adams and Ollman, Zurcher, Carroll and Sons, Nevvan Gallery and Stems Gallery. Additionally, she has shown at Frieze, NY, and NADA, NY. Her work has been reviewed in Frieze, NY Times, Art News, Frontrunner Magazine, Hyperallergic, MOMUS, Art Papers, and the Boston Globe. She is represented by Loyal Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden.
Jennifer Sullivan is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist. She received the BFA from Pratt Institute and her MFA from Parsons School of Design. Solo exhibitions include Revenge Body at Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA (2016), House Cat at Arts + Leisure, New York, NY, (2015), Big Girl Paintings, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA (2014), Adult Movie, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2011), and One-Week Walden, Freight + Volume, New York, NY (2010). Sullivan has also exhibited and performed in exhibitions at NADA NY, MoMA PS1, Essex Flowers, Pablo's Birthday, 247365, Klaus Von Nichtssagend, and Arthouse. Awards include a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center, and residencies at Skowhegan, Ox-Bow, and Yaddo. Her work has been reviewed in the NY Times, Artforum, and Art Papers, and her videos are included in the Geisel Library collection at the University of California in San Diego. She is represented by Five Car Garage in Los Angeles, CA.
Little Ditty, 2018
Oil on canvas, 10 x 8”
Ink on paper over tool over canvas, 10 x 8”