Kendrick Corp

Kendrick Corp makes paintings that expose the inherent contradictions of American masculinity. After a weekend that saw hundreds of violent chauvinists descend on our city, it is crucial that we take a critical look at what it means to identify as a man in America today.

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Gabrielle Jones

Australian abstract artist Gabrielle Jones makes paintings that appear like wild bouquets of brushstrokes— energy coalescing into amorphous fleshy forms. They are seemingly sentient heaps of color about "the performative act of painting, capturing the rhythm of movement."

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Cynthia Cruz

The paintings of Cynthia Cruz are maximalist phantasmagoric scenes populated by weird bodies, alien creatures, and lots of decorative patterns. They are trippy, psychedelic images not entirely unlike those produced through Google's Deep Dream Generator.

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Robert Otto Epstein

The paintings of Robert Otto Epstein are vividly colored gridded compositions that call to mind 8-bit imagery and 90's computer software. His subject matter is sourced from pop culture and constructed through a rigorous process he derived from vintage knitting patterns.

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Cable Griffith

Seattle artist Cable Griffith is known for his dense, colorful, fantasy landscape paintings informed equally by nature and video games. They are flattened, expansive compositions with different land forms coming together in a single image.

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Benjamin Terry

Artist Benjamin Terry makes playful paintings that use color and form to highlight longstanding painting traditions precisely by veering from them. His paintings bend towards the sculptural and his concern with space is apparent in his immersive installations.

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Ronald Hall

Artist Ronald Hall makes paintings that seamlessly blend figurative elements, painterly abstract passages, and post-pop art flourishes, into compositions that have the affect of a fever dream. They are "a kaleidoscopic fusion of urban energy," he says, that "attempt to challenge the viewers interpretation of what contemporary black art is."

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Caetlynn Booth

Artist Caetlynn Booth makes high chroma paintings full of patterns, reflections and hard edges. Her work "takes as its starting point an element of figurative imagery, such as grasses reflected in the swamp, or the silhouette of a swimmer," and develops this into a symbolic language of post-minimal landscape abstraction.

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Emily Gherard

Seattle based artist Emily Gherard creates subdued process-based work that reads as abstract landscapes, but which is actually rooted in figurative drawing. Her paintings balance dense accretions of marks with expanses of negative space, often in dark or muted tones.

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Super Future Kid

Super Future Kid's work is a post-ironic ode to cartoons, plastic toys, and the saccharine. She uses play in her wacky, jubilant, high chroma paintings as a metaphor for adult problem solving. "There often is this very basic idea behind toys to emulate life by creating simple, fun, and happy versions of [things] that have serious and complex counterparts in the world of adults."

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Chason Matthams

New York artist Chason Matthams is a painter of our times, making work referencing memes, digital interfaces, net art, and generations of art history. In his latest show at Thierry Goldberg, he "has cast a wide net, reeling in images from all over the digital spectrum, their forced juxtapositions leading to pointed and humorous commentary."

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Buffalo

This week's artist makes a wide range of work outside the traditional gallery setting and goes by the moniker Buffalo. "It's a nickname given to me by some of my closest friends," he explains. "We valued sharing in experiences, space, food, and functioned as an egalitarian hedonistic group, whose goal was seek the things in life which invigorate the spirit or soul." Buffalo describes his work as experiential, often utilizing visual phenomena like lateral inhibition or the Hermann Grid illusion.

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Bobby Haulotte

Bobby Haulotte is an imminent painter of our times, addressing certain hallmarks of this decade like screens, saturation, obfuscation, artifice, split attention, and anxiety. His still life paintings feature highly saturated colors that, like post analog painting more generally, is able to "mimic the machine just as well as they can mimic us."

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