April 27, 2012

Ryan Travis Christian & Marissa Textor "It Ain't Conceptual" exhibition at Cooper Cole Gallery

Ryan Travis Christian & Marissa Textor
It Ain't Conceptual

April 27 - May 20, 2012
Opening reception Friday April 27, 2012 / 6 - 10pm

COOPER COLE is pleased to bring American artists Marissa Textor and Ryan Travis Christian together to present a new body of graphite drawings.

It Ain't Conceptual.

Ryan Travis Christian creates scenes of monochromatic psychedelia with his graphite paper pieces. Christian's images are constructed using abstract moments, comic elements, vintage cartoon iconography, and pop cultural references. He pairs his artistic practice with curatorial projects and has been featured in publications such as New American Paintings and Frieze Magazine. Christian lives and works outside of Chicago, Illinois.

Marissa Textor creates photorealistic graphite drawings which depict imagery based on geographic and organic sources. Reconstructing familiar images with her flawless technique, Textor manages to evoke an ominous sense of curiosity and an enigmatic understanding of the environment. She has exhibited her art across North America and has been featured in New American Paintings, Time Out, Lamono, and Esquire Magazine. Textor lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Also on view in the project space, new paintings by Kineko Ivic.

Cooper Cole Gallery

1161 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1X3
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