Clayton Colvin and Tegene Kunbi Ending Soon at Margaret Thatcher Projects, Now Through 4/26

Clayton Colvin and Tegene Kunbi Ending Soon at Margaret Thatcher Projects, Now Through 4/26

Clayton Colvin and Tegene Kunbi are ending soon at Margaret Thatcher Projects. They will both close April 26.

Clayton Colvin

Margaret Thatcher Projects is pleased to present Put Down Your Stars, the gallery's first solo exhibition with Birmingham-based artist Clayton Colvin. Like a work of fiction, Colvin's works seem to transport the viewer from their present space, placing them instead onto rich planes where dimensions of space appear to fold and transform. Incorporating elements of drawing, collage and mixed media, the artist is interested in finding order within works that seem restless and constantly in flux.

The spatial confusion and tension is purposeful; despite the abstract nature of his work, they are a nod to our contemporary lifestyles, where distraction is commonplace and the benefit of images, information, sounds and ideas conveniently available at our fingertips becomes questionable. The desire to sift and find clarity is ever present in his work, as if perhaps, if we could just make sense and feel control of the space on his pictorial plane, then we may translate this same feeling of comfort into our daily experience.

Click to view an exhibition catalogue with artist bio.

Tegene Kunbi

Margaret Thatcher Projects is pleased to present Melting Pot, the first New York exhibition introducing the works of Ethiopian artist Tegene Kunbi. Kunbi lives and works in Berlin, having left Addis Ababa in 2008 to further his painting studies with an esteemed group of professors at the Universität der Künste Berlin.

The artist's deliberate compositions of geometric form and color express the artist's constant mind's eye view on his native landscape, its clothing and the mural paintings of his homeland. His rhythmic compositions translate his African roots - the lay of the land, the narrow streets, and the color-saturated bustling, crowded marketplaces filled with textiles and daily necessities.

Click to view an exhibition catalogue with artist's bio.

Thatcher Projects is pleased to present a solo booth of works by Tegene Kunbi at PULSE New York Art Fair, May 8 - 11, Booth B21. Find visitor information and preview our booth here.

Margaret Thatcher Projects is located at 539 West 23rd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. For further information, contact the gallery at: info@thatcherprojects.com, or 212.675.0222.

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