Artists: Jo Baer, Michael E. Smith, Josh Smith, Raphaela Vogel
Venue: Essex Street, New York
Date: June 1 – July 16, 2017
Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.
Images courtesy of the artists and Essex Street, New York
Jo Baer (b. 1929, in Seattle, Washington) lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She studied at the University of Washington, Seattle, from 1946-1949 and at the New School for Social Research from 1950-1953. Her work has been the subject of numerous solo institutional surveys over the past half century, including most recently at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, in 2013; The Artist’s Institute, New York, in 2011; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, in 2009; and Secession, Vienna, in 2008. She will have a solo exhibition at Dia:Beacon in 2018. Her work currently appears in The Absent Museum at Wiels, Brussels, and in the 2017 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Michael E. Smith (b. 1977, Detroit, Michigan) lives and works Providence, Rhode Island. He received his BFA from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, in 2008 and his MFA from Yale University School of Art, New Haven, in 2008. Recent solo exhibitions include Lumber Room, Portland, in 2016; Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover; De Appel, Amsterdam; Établissement d’en face, Brussels; SculptureCenter, Long Island City in 2015; Power Station, Dallas, in 2014; and CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux in 2013. He will have a solo exhibition at S.M.A.K., Ghent, later this June.
Josh Smith (b. 1976, Okinawa, Japan) lives and works in New York. He received his BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1998. Recent solo exhibitions include Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, in 2016; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, in 2015; The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, in 2011; De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, in 2010; Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, in 2009; MUMOK, Vienna, in 2008; and a two-person exhibition at Museum Dhondt-Dhanenens, Deurle, in 2010.
Raphaela Vogel (b. 1988, Nürnberg, Germany) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She studied at Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nürnberg with Prof. Michael Hakimi from 2009-2012 and Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule in Frankfurt/Main with Prof. Peter Fischli from 2011-2014. Recent solo exhibitions include She Shah, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, in 2016; In festen Händen, Motorenhalle, riesa efau, Dresden; and Ich gebe euch eine Verfassung, BQ, Berlin, in 2015; and Raphaela und der große Kunstverein, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, in 2014.