JESSE CHAPMAN & MIKE CLOUD

509 West 24th Street

March 30 – April 21, 2007

Installation View

Marianne Boesky Gallery, 2007

Installation View

Marianne Boesky Gallery, 2007

Installation View

Marianne Boesky Gallery, 2007

Installation View

Marianne Boesky Gallery, 2007

Jesse Chapman

The Pebble, 2007

Oil on canvas

56 x 80 inches  142.2 x 203.2

Jesse Chapman

The Introvert, 2007

Oil on canvas

66 x 80 inches  167.6 x 203.2 cm

Jesse Chapman

Untitled, 2007

Oil on canvas

18 x 23 inches  45.7 x 58.4 cm

Jesse Chapman

Untitled, 2007

Oil on canvas

34 x 22 inches  86.4 x 55.9 cm

Jesse Chapman

The Staircase, 2007

Oil on canvas

50 x 58 inches  127 x 147.3 cm

Jesse Chapman

The Sound Hole, 2007

Oil on canvas

40 x 80 inches  101.6 x 203.2 cm

Jesse Chapman

Slipknot, 2006

Oil on canvas

40 x 40 inches  101.6 x 101.6 cm

Mike Cloud

Color Aid Ro-Hue, 2005

Oil, aluminum and paper on canvas

34 x 62 inches  86.4 x 157.5 cm

Mike Cloud

Untitled, 2007

Oil and clothes on canvas

42 1/2 x 81 inches  108 x 205.7 cm

Mike Cloud

Untitled, 2006

Oil on linen with toys from children's game

72 x 72 x 11 inches  182.9 x 182.9 x 27.9 cm

Mike Cloud

Color Aid Yo-TI, 2005

Oil, aluminum and paper on canvas

64 x 72 inches  162.6 x 182.9 cm

Mike Cloud

Untitled, 2007

Oil on linen

28 x 28 x 3/4 inches  71.1 x 71.1 x 1.9 cm

Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present paintings by Jesse Chapman and Mike Cloud, selected by Amy Greenspon for the project space, from March 30 – April 21, 2007.
Opening reception: Thursday, March 29, 6 – 8 pm
On Mike Cloud:
"MC's supports are built, in a way, like the Pompidou Center. The paintings on them go on to show at work not just a user of but a believer in the readymade-the distinction being that a believer uses the readymade as a complete autonomous vocabulary-not merely as a device to reiterate endlessly the critique that birthed it. This is not to say that the critique disappears-MC is still a sort of neo-iconoclast on an inner valence level. Rather than burning an Icon, though, MC would place alongside it a toy or pair of underwear as a convincing equivalent." -Jesse Chapman
On Jesse Chapman:
"When Jesse paints, it makes me enjoy other painting more. His painting is so slight in a way. They don't slather over or glom onto the other paintings that I carry around in my head. The way that salt doesn't change the flavor of steak. I joke about people being 'the salt of the earth' as in they add to my experience of other people. Jesse is for me 'the salt of paint.'
That sounds bad, I mean maybe a painter's project should be bigger than that; to replace or disrupt what is already here. The transgressive part about Jesse is that he proposes the unthinkable; that we are all already too late. The meal, as it where, has already been made. The game now is to enjoy it, and to aid that enjoyment, and to reflect on it. I am not suggesting that this is the content or subtext of the work, the consumption and enjoyment and savoring of 'painting' is just a fact in his work, a context in which to see." -Mike Cloud
in cooperation with Max Protetch and SOUTHFIRST
Marianne Boesky Gallery is located at 509 West 24th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Our hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm. For further information or images, please contact Annie Rana at 212.680.9889 or annie@marianneboeskygallery.com.