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"YOU AGAIN" curated by Franklin Evans

Pedro Barbeito, Jackie Gendel, Elliott Green, Josephine Halvorson, Fabian Marcaccio, Tom McGrath, Tracy Miller, Ann Pibal, & Eric Wolf

511 West 22nd Street

24 June - 31 July, 2021

New York, NY: Miles McEnery Gallery, ‘YOU AGAIN’ curated by Franklin Evans, 24 June – 31 July 2021
New York, NY: Miles McEnery Gallery, ‘YOU AGAIN’ curated by Franklin Evans, 24 June – 31 July 2021
New York, NY: Miles McEnery Gallery, ‘YOU AGAIN’ curated by Franklin Evans, 24 June – 31 July 2021
New York, NY: Miles McEnery Gallery, ‘YOU AGAIN’ curated by Franklin Evans, 24 June – 31 July 2021
New York, NY: Miles McEnery Gallery, ‘YOU AGAIN’ curated by Franklin Evans, 24 June – 31 July 2021
New York, NY: Miles McEnery Gallery, ‘YOU AGAIN’ curated by Franklin Evans, 24 June – 31 July 2021
New York, NY: Miles McEnery Gallery, ‘YOU AGAIN’ curated by Franklin Evans, 24 June – 31 July 2021
New York, NY: Miles McEnery Gallery, ‘YOU AGAIN’ curated by Franklin Evans, 24 June – 31 July 2021
New York, NY: Miles McEnery Gallery, ‘YOU AGAIN’ curated by Franklin Evans, 24 June – 31 July 2021
New York, NY: Miles McEnery Gallery, ‘YOU AGAIN’ curated by Franklin Evans, 24 June – 31 July 2021
New York, NY: Miles McEnery Gallery, ‘YOU AGAIN’ curated by Franklin Evans, 24 June – 31 July 2021
New York, NY: Miles McEnery Gallery, ‘YOU AGAIN’ curated by Franklin Evans, 24 June – 31 July 2021
New York, NY: Miles McEnery Gallery, ‘YOU AGAIN’ curated by Franklin Evans, 24 June – 31 July 2021
"YOU AGAIN" curated by Franklin Evans
Pedro Barbeito, Endless Column B, 2021, 3D print with concrete base & 3D print on canvas, Sculpture: 69 x 14 x 14 inches (175 x 35.5 x 35.5 cm), Painting: 60 x 28 inches (152.5 x 71 cm), Edition 1 of 3, MMG#33233.1
Pedro Barbeito, James Webb 2, 2012-2013, Acrylic and pigment printout on canvas, 72 x 49 inches, 182.9 x 124.5 cm, MMG#33232
Jackie Gendel, TBT, 2019, Oil on linen over panel, 48 x 69 inches, 121.9 x 175.3 cm, MMG#33209
Jackie Gendel, Double Room, 2007, Oil on canvas over panel, 20 x 20 1/8 inches, 50.8 x 51.1 cm, MMG#33208
Elliott Green, Heavy Shit in Candy-Land, 2019, Oil on linen, 90 x 70 inches, 228.6 x 177.8 cm, MMG#32958
Elliott Green, Gold Belly, 2010, Oil on linen, 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm, MMG#33250
Josephine Halvorson, Mrs. Mary, 2021, Gouache on panel, 22 x 16 inches, 55.9 x 40.6 cm, MMG#33140
Josephine Halvorson, Memento Mori, 2008, Oil on linen, 17 1/8 x 14 1/8 inches, 43.5 x 35.9 cm, MMG#33141
Fabian Marcaccio, The Bride Rejection, 2021 Oil, allkyd silicone on TPU polyurethane 3D printed parts, aluminum and steel, 77 x 90 1/2 x 15 inches 195.6 x 229.9 x 38.1 cm, MMG#33240
Fabian Marcaccio, The Altered Genetics of Painting Series, 1991, Oil and silicone on printed fabric and burlap, carved wood, 84 x 74 x 2 5/8 inches, 213.4 x 188 cm, MMG#33152
Tom McGrath, Untitled, 2020, Oxidized aluminum resin mounted on panel, 20 x 16 inches, 50.8 x 40.6 cm, MMG#30949
Tom McGrath, Palm, 2010, Oil on canvas over panel, 53 x 42 inches, 134.6 x 106.7 cm, MMG#30948
Tracy Miller, Green Bananas, 2019, Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, 121.9 x 121.9 cm, MMG#33137
Tracy Miller, Speckled Trout, 2007, Oil on canvas, 54 x 48 inches, 137.2 x 121.9 cm, MMG#33138
Ann Pibal, HBL2X, 2021, Acrylic on aluminum panel, 16 x 20 inches, 40.6 x 50.8 cm, MMG#33231
Ann Pibal, LULL, 2008, Acrylic on aluminum panel, 61 1/2 x 46 inches, 156.2 x 116.8 cm, MMG#33150
Eric Wolf, Mooselookmeguntic Lake, 2019, Ink on paper, 44 x 51 inches, 111.8 x 129.5 cm, MMG#33148
Eric Wolf, Water, 1994, Oil on canvas, 35 x 48 inches, 88.9 x 121.9 cm, MMG#33147

Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - MILES McENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce YOU AGAIN, a group exhibition of nine artists curated by Franklin Evans. The exhibition opens on 24 June and will remain on view through 31 July 2021 at 511 West 22nd Street.

“For my artist selection, I established a condition of including only artists who have entered my studio / brain space to such a degree that it has compelled me to have painted a part from each of the artists’ past paintings into my own paintings.

YOU AGAIN adopts its title and narrative structure from Debra Jo Immergut’s 2020 novel You Again, the story of a protagonist painter in contemporary New York City encountering a person who resiliently appears as her younger artist self from the 1990s. As with the novel, YOU AGAIN stretches linear time into a contemporary elastic, plastic and porous shape, space, and dimension. Recursive signs transform a point in time to a reflexive, uncontainable quality and quantity.

YOU AGAIN tautly tethers past to present and present to past. I selected artists that I have had a long discourse with and have been inspired to the point of incorporating parts of their work into my own. I am especially drawn to the parallel of my knowing these artists across time and showing two works reflecting that across time.

My recollection of the exhibitions where I was first inspired by each artist’s work spans a ten year period from the mid- late 1990s to the mid-late 2000s in New York City. I met the artists Ann Pibal, a graduate school classmate at University of Iowa, and Eric Wolf, among my first New York City art friends, before knowing their work. I met the artists Pedro Barbeito, Jackie Gendel, Elliott Green, Josephine Halvorson, Fabian Marcaccio, Tom McGrath, and Tracy Miller after being drawn into their practices through various exhibitions. YOU AGAIN meets You Again, and optimistically “you too, again.” - Franklin Evans