Amelchenko + Bonifas

art629 GALLERY and A&B ART ADVISORY PRESENT:

“PLAYS NICELY WITH OTHERS”

A GROUP EXHIBITION FEATURING ARTWORK CURATED BY

AMELCHENKO + BONIFAS ART ADVISORY
www.abcontemporaryart.com

Artist’s Reception, Saturday, November 4th. 7 to 10 PM.

Open to the public.

The group exhibition will feature works by contemporary artists Michael Alago, Gary Baseman, Clayton Brothers, ELLE, C. Finley, Camille Rose Garcia, John John Jesse, Jason Newsted, Cleon Peterson, Vic Selbach, Shelter Serra, Swoon, and many more.

The collection of figurative paintings, photographs, works on paper, and wheat paste collages represented, reveal the diverse handling of the human form across artist and medium. The complex interaction between subjects from artwork to artwork and that of the viewer with the varied subjects requires the etiquette of Playing Nicely with Others. The visual dialogue the works are having with one another and the conversations created between onlookers, highlight how works which may be challenging individually take on a playful relationship when viewed as a whole. The physical aspect of playing nicely through collaboration is also essential in this exhibition as most of the artists included do work with one another on creative and humanitarian projects.

Plays Nicely with Others has an idealistic ambition which locates a common thread amid a seemingly chaotic array of styles, themes, tropes and stories summarizing recent developments and pointing to collaborative possibilities visually, for further artistic change and production on a global level. The artists included are particularly well-suited to address existing gaps in art historical discourse. When setting out to right a wrong in historical record, the task is taken on as a strength in numbers, not to be undertaken alone, as such change can rarely be proven with a single example or even an entire oeuvre of an artist. Instead such corrections are often most successful made when multiple voices and relationships combine. With this inclusive subset Plays Nicely with Others questions static models of past opinion, offering a different perspective by opening new figurative dialogue simply by taking an expansive view with its roster making unexpected connections and rich pairings between artists. Plays Nicely with Others provides context in order to allow meanings to proliferate and have resonance in an open-minded spirit.

Amelchenko+Bonifas is a full-service art advisory firm specializing in modern and contemporary art and design. With over 20 years of professional experience, Tara Amelchenko and Shannon Bonifas have established close working relationships with countless independent artists, auction houses and galleries, providing clients with unparalleled access to both studios and prestigious collections across the United States, and abroad. Amelchenko+Bonifas’ focus is on ensuring that the acquisition of art is a unique, highly personal and thrilling experience for all collectors, established and beginners alike.