A plot of land

Colby Bird, Molly Larkey, Erin Morrison, Kate Newby, Louis Reith, Jennifer Rochlin, Brion Nuda Rosch

May 13 – June 20, 2016

Press Release

Colby Bird lives and works in New York. He studied for his BFA at the University of Colorado and then received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2004. Recent solo shows include Clyde Glenn Burns, Fitzroy Gallery, New York, Rose Shoulder, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, Art Positions, Art Basel Miami Beach, Colby Bird: House Lamps, University Galleries at Texas State University, San Marcos, Double Acting Hinge, Fitzroy Gallery, New York. Recent group shows include Cisco Sysco Sisqo, curated by Tom Simon, Alina Tenser and Kristof Wickman, The Rockaways, New York, Consuming Passions, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, Static & Scrim, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Sixth Sax, curated by Patrick Brennan, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton.

Molly Larkey is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA. She received a BA from Columbia College in 1994, and an MFA from Rutgers University in 2000. She exhibited widely in New York from 2000-2009, including show at PS1 MOMA and The Drawing Center. In 2011, her work was featured in "The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture", the international sculpture survey at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Recent solo exhibitions include The Not Yet (or The Dictionary of Insubordinate Geometry), Luis de Jesus Los Angeles, LA, CA, and Drawings, Interventions, PØST, Los Angeles, CA. Recent group shows include Molly Larkey and Brian Wills, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID, Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic L.A., PIASA, Paris, France, Contextual Abstraction, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, AMAZONIGHT, Three Days Awake, Los Angeles, CA.

Erin Morrison received her MFA from University of California, Los Angeles in 2014. The paintings from her debut solo exhibition at Samuel Freeman gallery received much acclaim by David Pagel of the LA Times, stating her "contemplative totems... skip the bells and whistles to get to the good stuff: the intimate inquisitiveness of art-making as a process of open-ended discovery and the equally open-minded attentiveness curious visitors bring to art". Her relief paintings have been included in several recent group exhibitions including The Pit, Los Angeles, C.E.S, Los Angeles, UPFOR, Portland, and James Harris Gallery, Seattle. Most recently, she has been interviewed in a tri-city survey of MFA graduates in FLAUNT Magazine. 

Kate Newby lives and works between Auckland and New York. She studied  at the Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland. Recent solo exhibitions include: Two aspirins a vitamin C tablet and some baking soda, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles, 2015; I memorized it I loved it so much, Laurel Gitlen, New York, 2015; I feel like a truck on a wet highway, Lulu, Mexico City, 2014;  Maybe I won’t go to sleep at all., La Loge, Brussels, 2014;  Let the other thing in, Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland, 2013. Recent group exhibitions include: Ordering Nature, Marianne Boesky, New York, 2015; Where the trees line the water that falls asleep in the afternoon, P420, Bologna, 2015; NEW15, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2015; 2015;  Eraser, Laurel Gitlen, New York, 2015;  The Promise, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2014. Kate has recently been reviewed in Artforum, The New York Times, Art in America and Freize. Recent shows include Laurel Gitlen, New York; Rokeby Gallery, London, and Marianne Boesky, New York.

Jennifer Rochlin is an artist working in Los Angeles. She has a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from The University of Colorado. She has recently participated in shows in NYC, Richmond Virginia and Los Angeles. Museum exhibitions include: The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Venice Beach Biennial in conjunction with the Hammer Museum, Institute of Visual Arts Milwaukee (INOVA) and The Terra Museum of Art in Chicago. She is the recent recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from the Belle Foundation. She works in a wide range of mediums including: drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture.

Louis Reith (b. 1983, Hengelo, the Netherlands) graduated from AKI ArtEZ Academy for Art & Design, Enschede in 2010 and lives in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at Art Rotterdam with Julia van der Meer (2016), Kelderman en van Noort in Eindhoven (2015), Nina sagt. Galerie in Düsseldorf (2015), Huis Haas in Antwerp (2014) and & Pens Press in Los Angeles (2014). In September 2016 Loom Gallery will present Reith’s first solo exhibition in Italy. Forthcoming group exhibitions include Abstract Wall Paintings at ACEC in Apeldoorn, No Problems / No Solutions at Slow Culture in Los Angeles and Head Hand Heart at Vertical Gallery in Chicago.

Brion Nuda Rosch lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Recent solo shows include Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY, Adams & Ollman, Portland, OR, ACME., Los Angeles, CA DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY. Recent group shows include Survey of Work by Self-Taught Artists, Greg Kucera, Seattle, WA, Lucky Draw, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY, 4x40, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA.