January 10th, 2019, 6-9pm
On view through February 16th
JG THIES | New Paintings
In the gallery’s Project Space, JG Thies will present “New Paintings”, a collection of five works that consist of discarded promotional artist’s banners that have been cut-up and re-appropriated as paintings. Each painting consists of a closely cropped section of perforated vinyl installed by zip-tie to the face of store-bought pre-stretched canvas. It is a subversive interaction between advertisement, urban construction, and painting. The newly appropriated, heavily pixilated images illustrate geographical landscapes and topographical maps in painterly pointillist detail. This tongue-in-cheek collection of work is Thies’ own entry into painting.
JG Thies was born in 1982 in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from the Hartford Art School with a BFA in Sculpture in 2005. He has exhibited work in Hartford, CT and New York, NY since 2002.
Sam Winks is an artist and designer living and working in Ridgewood, Queens. He earned his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Winks’ work has been included in group shows and video screenings throughout New York and Virginia, and he has had solo exhibitions at The Lumberyard in Marfa, TX and The Anderson Gallery in Richmond, VA.