An exhibition of works by Brian Kokoska and Jonathan VanDyke, June 1 - July 1, 2012, at Vox Populi, Philadelphia.
Painting Bitten by a Man is a public exhibition, performance, and publication featuring the work of artists Jonathan VanDyke and Brian Kokoska, curated by Andrew Suggs which will take place and is supported by Vox Populi, Philadelphia. The exhibition will be on view from June 1 - July 1, 2012.
Proceeds from the Kickstarter campaign will be used to cover printing costs of a limited-edition catalog, which will include original scholarship on the artists, reproductions of their works, and ephemera.
Painting Bitten by a Man is a two-person exhibition of New York-based artists Brian Kokoska and Jonathan VanDyke, both of whom work with paint, queering its historical resonance and contemporary application. These artists use the medium to embody a push and pull between concealment and display, perhaps even “perverting” the very act of disclosure – the disclosure of hidden histories, rumors and fantasies, and “private” sex acts – in relation to painterly gestures and re-presentation. Their diverse bodies of work present a harmonious but complex merging of two distinct “painting” styles and introduce individual contemporary queer sensibilities through various approaches to figuration, abstraction, and materiality.
Vox Populi is the largest and oldest artist-run space in Philadelphia and has at the core of its mission providing exposure for under-represented artists and ideas.
A full press release for the show is available here.
Image: Jonathan VanDyke (left) performance still from Cordoned Area, 2011/12; Brian Kokoska (right), detail of Gimphead, 2011, oil on canvas, 50 x 52 inches.
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Exhibition catalog. Limited edition artist's book, numbered and signed by artists Jonathan VanDyke and Brian Kokoska.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Signed and numbered print by Brian Kokoska. Limited edition of 15.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A section of the performance canvas from Jonathan VanDyke's work "Cordoned Area," painted through the actions of two dancers. Each unique canvas section is hand-selected, dated, signed, and boxed by the artist. Limited edition of 7.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012