JEFF GABEL

Jeff Gabel #15 (Card Series 2), 2006 Pencil on paper 4.25 x 3 in.

JEFF GABEL

Born 1968, Portland, OR

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION

1995

MFA, Pratt Institute, Master of Fine Arts, New York, NY

1992

Kansas State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, KS

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

28,000 pages or, ‘In Color’: a mid-life crisis, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, NY

2012

More of the Best of Firmin Graf Salwàr dej Striës, Kim Kim Gallery, Seoul, KR

International Artists Series, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania AU

The Very Best of Firmin Graf Salwàr dej Striës, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, NY

2008

Drawings, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY

2007

New Work by Jeff Gabel, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN

Drawings, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY

2004

New Works, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY

2001

Drawings, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY

1997

Drawings, 79 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Wild Youths – Riot School, Kim Kim Gallery, KR

2016

Hybrid, Anomaly Gallery, Ottumwa, IA

The Ins and Outs, Anomaly Gallery, Ottumwa, IA

2011

Monanisms: Opening Exhibition, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania AU

2010

Into the Desert, O3 Gallery, Oxford Castle, Oxford, UK

Earth School Auction, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY

Independent Drawing Gig Nr 6, Fluxus Ministerija, Vilnius, LT

No Show [untitled exhibition], Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY

This is the Book I Have Written for You, Park Life, San Francisco, CA

Ten Years Hunting [The Trophy Room], Parkerʼs Box, Brooklyn, NY

How to Read a Book, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

2009

Are You Sure You Are You?, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY

Desenhos A-Z, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, PT

2008

Off the Beaten Road, A+D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, IL

Independent Drawing Gig 4 New York, Artbreak Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Desenhos Estranhos, Galeria Porta 33, Funchal, PT

2006

STORYlines: Narrative in Drawing, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, NY

2005 Drawings / Works on Paper, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY

2003

Knockabout, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY

2002

Art On Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

2001   

Drawing Quirks, Parkerʼs Box, Brooklyn, New York, NY

1999   

Outer Boroughs, White Columns, New York, NY

1996

Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY

Out of Print, Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn, New York, NY

1995

450 Book Show, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

Page 14, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

1994

A Basement in Edinburgh, Higgins Hall, Brooklyn, New York, NY

1993

An Exhibition of Art Withdrawn from the World Trade Center, Higgins Hall, Brooklyn, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

Ebony, David. “David Ebony’s Top 10 NY Gallery Shows This Winter.” Artnet News, 29 January 2016.

Newman, Mark. “Artist’s Vision Driven by Pressure.” Ottumwa Courier, 23 September 2016.

2012  

Larkins, Damien. “New York artist climbs the walls at MONA.” abc.au, September 2012.

Kent, Kailyn. “Time Spent With An Invisible Book: Recent Work by Jeff Gabel.” The Hooded Utilitarian, 29 May 2012.

2011

Gabel, Jeff. “The Very Best of Firmin Graf Salwàr dej Striës.” GAGARIN: The Artist in their Own Words, Antwerp, BE, 24/2011

2008

Gopnik, Blake. “Critics’ Picks: Jeff Gabel.” Artforum.com, October 2008.

Wilson, Michael. “Meet Jeff Gabel’s Sad-Sack Antiheroes.” The Village Voice, October 2008.

Bartman, Jen. “Jeff Gabel.” Whitehot Magazine, October 2008.

2007

Wilson, Michael. “Jeff Gabel.” Artforum, March 2007: 314.

Schmerler, Sarah. “STORY/lines.” Time Out New York, 1-7 February 2007.

Thibodeaux, Julianna. “Ennui and Inner Dialogue.” NUVO, 14 November 2007.

“Listings: Snug Harbor Cultural Center.” The New Yorker, 12 February 2007.

Gabel, Jeff, Drawing Now: Between the Lines of Contemporary Art, TRACEY, ed. Simon Downs et al. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007. 40-41.

2004

Stillman, Nick. “New York Criticsʼ Pick.” Artforum.com, July 2004.

Johnson, Ken. “Art In Review.” The New York Times, 2 July 2004.

Levin, Kim. “Voices Choices.” The Village Voice, 30 June – 6 July 2004.

Gabel, Jeff. “Around Town: New York.” NYFA Current, 27 October 2004.

2002

Levin, Kim. “Review: Jeff Gabel.” The Village Voice, 8 January 2002.

“Listings: Jeff Gabel.” The New Yorker, February 4, 2002.

Gioni, Massimiliano. “Beauty School Drop Out.” Flash Art vol. XXXIV

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January 20 – March 11, 2023

Jennifer Baahng Gallery is pleased to present PITCHES & SCRIPTS, a group exhibition of works on paper. On view are ink and graphite drawings, collages, inkjet prints and sewed surfaces produced from the 1980’s through 2020. In pooling together six artists, the exhibition pitches a fermentation of ideas, technologies, and political stances that connote rupture and disintegration, while scripting growth, movement and new life. PITCHES & SCRIPTS runs from January 20 through March 11, 2023, with its opening reception on Friday, January 20, 6 – 8 PM.

The spectral presence of history suffuses the work of Janet Taylor Pickett and Zhang Hongtu. Blackness is a “declarative statement” for Janet Taylor Pickett (b. 1948), whose works, as ongoing visual poems,  probe personal and collective memory. Dresses Akimbo, on view, elaborates upon the symbolism of that gesture: a stance of power, bewilderment, and love. A forerunner of Chinese Political Pop Art whose work engages a multilayered discourse,  Zhang Hongtu (b. 1943) asserts themes of dislocation, national identity, propaganda, and politics in the Long Live Mao series, which is equal parts whimsical and profound.

Idiomerica by Sharon Butler (b. 1959) was catalyzed by the artist’s move from New York City to the suburbs. The works investigate the visual grammar of capitalist suburban Americana through video animations, text projects, digital drawings, and the resulting tendencies of reductive art. Conversely, moving from the Midwest to New York City, Jeff Gabel (b. 1968) developed Short Fiction Sketches in scribbly and smudge tone drawings. The works externalize the imagination  of a solitary artist inducted into a sea of uncanny urban experiences.

The Terminal Century by R.C. Baker (b. 1960) seethes with existential angst, as painted and collaged elements tremor with disruption and discordance, while also pointing to the beauty nestled in such moments of ostensive entropy. Similarly responding to a post-War world order, Bjorn Meyer-Ebrecht (b. 1972), makes ink drawings at a monumental scale, creating a pictorial architecture in ink that displays luminous materiality. In their rich, textured surfaces, the works included push the pictorial plane from drawing into painting. 

PITCHES & SCRIPTS assembles the memories of the artists at a formative historical moment, and inquires how art shapes history by responding to cultural shifts or by instigating them itself. As we are flung—‘pitched’—into the future, the exhibition looks to this collection of work for a loose, dynamic script for how to narrativize ourselves in the present.  PITCHES & SCRIPTS renders a ‘soft landing’ for our launch into the new year.

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Osvaldo Romberg
David Salle
Zhang Hongtu

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