Opening reception: Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 6–8pm
Blackboard is a group mural created by LAND artists and Austin English. The large scale blackboard drawing is accompanied by related works on paper curated by Shrine Gallery founder Scott Ogden and artist Austin English. Blackboard is the first exhibition from the LANDLovers series, which invites artists to visit our studio and introduce LAND artists to a new creative activity based on a specific material or theme.
Unfolding over a series of sessions with English and the LAND artists, Blackboard is a fluid and gestural collaborative work that spans an entire wall of the studio. With a mixture of text and imagery, the line of each artist informs the other, bleeding into the next.
Austin English is an artist living in New York. He recently published a collection of work entitled Gulag Casual through 2d Cloud Books. His artwork has been shown in galleries throughout New York, including Asya Geisberg, The Hole, Romeo Gallery and Greenpoint Terminal. He has exhibited internationally in Sweden, Canada and Croatia and his illustration work has appeared in The New York Times. Recently, he completed a one year residency at The Sharpe Walentas Studio Program.
Scott Ogden is a Brooklyn-based artist and gallerist, who released the documentary MAKE in 2011, which follows the lives and art of four American self-taught artists: Prophet Royal Robertson, Hawkins Bolden, Judith Scott and Ike Morgan. In January of 2016, he founded Shrine, a new gallery located in New York City's Chinatown arts district focused on presenting self-taught and emerging contemporary art.