Artist: Franklin Williams and Brian Chippendale, Ajit Chauhan, Dieter Roth
Curated By: Lawrence Rinder
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 25, 2008 from 6 - 8 PM
Exhibition Dates: September 25 - October 25, 2008
Address: 1632 C Market Street.
Each of these artists have elaborate profiles on the Lincart site. Here's a taste.
Franklin Williams (b. 1940) has spent his entire artistic life in the Bay Area. His art is characterized by a tension between classical harmonies of proportion, composition, and scale and a tendency toward bacchanalian excess, eroticism, and—at times—ugliness.
Dieter Roth (1930-1998) was a Swiss artist who spent much of his life in Iceland. His work displayed a remarkable capacity to balance between the most refined and classical sensibility and an utterly chaotic, even antagonistic approach. After moving to Iceland in 1957, Roth’s art became increasingly eccentric, incorporating, for example, various foodstuffs, which he would allow to rot and decompose over time.
Ajit Chauhan (b. 1981) works primarily in film and drawing. “Drawing is kind of like sleeping with your eyes open,” says Chauhan. “In the best of times things materialize without choice.”
Brian Chippendale (b. 1973) was a founding member of the legendary Fort Thunder collective in Providence, Rhode Island. Chippendale’s art is comprised of both abstract passages and figurative images which, in the comic format, are arrayed in narrative or quasi-narrative progressions.