Narwhal Projects is pleased to share gallery artist collective Team Macho’s new solo exhibition at Gitler &_____ in New York City.
New Work, New Jerseys
July 21 – August 31, 2015
New York City, New York
Comprised of members Nicholas Aoki, Stephen Appleby-Barr, Christopher Buchan, and Lauchie Reid, Canadian artist collective Team Macho will be exhibiting approximately 30 new mixed-media works on paper, from July 21 to August 31, 2015 in their new solo exhibition, New Work, New Jerseys.
Commensurate with the collective’s past shows, each piece of New Work, New Jerseys bears the contributions, in a sense, from multiple members of Team Macho. Designed to subvert any sense of singular authorship, their production is a collaborative form of process art by which an individual paints a portrait or scene informed by elements from his compatriots’ portfolios. The result is an endless reinterpretation of each other’s point of view.
Surrealistic portraits and horizon-less landscapes abound, wherein a variety of animal, mineral and plant fill the void. The visual components of each work, however thematic or peripheral, become a pleasant surprise to both viewer and creator. The unspoken element that is conversely integral to Team Macho’s process is their piecemeal approach to collaboration; every member has contributed to each work even if someone’s hand never touches the actual work.
Team Macho’s recent work includes solo exhibitions with Narwhal Contemporary in Toronto; installations at The Art Gallery of Ontario; inclusion in the Painting Project, a survey of Contemporary Canadian painting at the Galerie I’UQAM in Montreal; and exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, and Amsterdam.