Sorry to bother you

abstraction in an age of anxiety

Virgil Baruchel, Christian Butterfield, Hana Elmasry, Neil Maguire, Rafael Yaluff

July 11 – September 1, 2019

au repos Flex, Virgil Baruchel, 2019

Virgil Baruchel, au repos Flex, 2019, woven paracord, 66 1/8  x 37 3/8"

fake it till you make it (and try not to get eaten alive), Virgil Baruchel, 2019

Virgil Baruchel, fake it till you make it (and try not to get eaten alive), 2019, oil pastel and oil stick on paper, 12 1/8 x 9"

offering discounted tarot readings from my clawfoot bathtub today NO TRADES, Virgil Baruchel, 2019

Virgil Baruchel, offering discounted tarot readings from my clawfoot bathtub today NO TRADES, 2019, oil pastel and oil stick on paper, 12 1/8 x 9"

(after you've) THRONE (yourself at the opportunity of a lifetime and clearly it worked out), Virgil Baruchel, 2018

Virgil Baruchel, (after you've) THRONE (yourself at the opportunity of a lifetime and clearly it worked out), 2018, oil pastel and oil stick on paper, 12 1/8 x 9"

Cheeks IV, Christian Butterfield, 2019

Christian Butterfield, Cheeks IV, 2019, acrylic and collage on canvas, 60 x 48"

Installation View of Reflections Surround, Hana Elmasry, 2019

Hana Elmasry, Installation View of Reflections Surround, 2019 at Corkin Gallery

Reflections Surround, Hana Elmasry, 2019

Hana Elmasry, Reflections Surround, 2019. Installation detail

Reflections Surround, Hana Elmasry, 2019

Hana Elmasry, Reflections Surround, 2019. Installation detail

Reflections Surround, Hana Elmasry, 2019

Hana Elmasry, Reflections Surround, 2019. Installation detail

Reflections Surround, Hana Elmasry, 2019

Hana Elmasry, Reflections Surround, 2019. Installation detail

Reflections Surround #36, Hana Elmasry, 2019

Hana Elmasry, Reflections Surround #36, 2019, mixed media, 8 x 8"

Reflections Surround #30, Hana Elmasry, 2019

Hana Elmasry, Reflections Surround #30, 2019, mixed media, 8 x 8"

Reflections Surround #5, Hana Elmasry, 2019

Hana Elmasry, Reflections Surround #5, 2019, mixed media, 8 x 8"

El trabajo cotidiano, Rafael Yaluff, 2017

Rafael Yaluff, El trabajo cotidiano, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, 67 x 67.5"

Chop'd - N - Skrew'd, Neil Maguire, 2019

Neil Maguire, Chop'd - N - Skrew'd, 2019, painting and mixed media, 12 x 11"

Cyberpunk, Neil Maguire, 2019

Neil Maguire, Cyberpunk, 2019, painting and mixed media, 11 3/4 x 10 1/4"

Portal 2, Neil Maguire, 2019

Neil Maguire, Portal 2, 2019, painting and mixed media, 83 x 47"

The Honourable L'il Uzi Vert, Neil Maguire, 2018

Neil Maguire, The Honourable L'il Uzi Vert, 2018, painting and mixed media, 42 x 32"

Green Wall, Neil Maguire, 2019

Neil Maguire, Green Wall, 2019, painting and mixed media, 20 1/2 x 20 1/2"

Neon Farm Hand, Neil Maguire, 2019

Neil Maguire, Neon Farm Hand, 2019, painting and mixed media, 17 x 12 1/2"

Opening July 11 at 6pm
July 11 - September 1, 2019

 

Artists: Virgil Baruchel, Christian Butterfield, Hana Elmasry, Neil Maguire, Rafael Yaluff

 

Sorry to bother you explores the disquiet and apprehension of contemporary life. Troubled and inspired by the looming global crises of environment, identity and economic viability, these brave works respond as signs of empathy in an age of anxiety.
 
Christian Butterfield, Hana Elmasry and Neil Maguire mix the tradition of abstract painting with found objects and collage. Rafael Yaluff draws on pop art and comics to reflect upon our culture of consumption. Using electric colours, Virgil Baruchel blurs the real world with virtual existence through his tapestries and pastels.
 
Tangled and urgent, the works in this show are a tentative tap on the shoulder. What can we do? Who do we want to be? Are we able to adapt?