HEAVY MERGE Andy Brown & Gabriel Hurier
SARDINE is pleased to present a two person exhibition of new work by Andy Brown and Gabriel Hurier. HEAVY MERGE opens with a reception on Saturday, July 8, from 6 to 9 pm. It will run through Sunday, July 29, 2017.
HEAVY MERGE combines the vision of Andy Brown and Gabriel Hurier, two friends and collaborators, in a gallery for the first time. The title, borrowed from a construction sign near the I-84 bridge in the Hudson Valley, is meant to describe a confluence of weighty ideas and freer flow abstractions. The show is anchored by four large scale spray paintings of an imaginary southwestern desert (Brown) and encroached upon by dozens of imaginary celestial objects hanging from the lights and ceiling (Hurier). Smaller individual pieces by each artist will fill the space. HEAVY MERGE invites the viewer to walk into another world with another sky, an escape into two artists’ minds.
Andy Brown was raised and is now based in Phoenix, Arizona. Exploring wall art and large scale outdoor murals inspired by the passage of time and the desert, Brown is inspired by Sonoran Desert topography and the Saguaro cactus. He has travelled and shown his work extensively throughout the USA and in Japan. Currently he is transitioning to a more abstracted pace within his art works. While he is excited to bring the desert in room-size scale to SARDINE with Hurier, Brown will also be showing smaller works, the foundation of his art practice.
Gabriel Hurier was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and lives and works in Newburgh, New York. He has participated in numerous group shows in the New York area including Gallery 128, ATM Gallery, Matteawan Gallery and has shown in Chicago, San Diego, Cincinnati, Zagreb, and Singapore. Hurier has had two solo shows at SARDINE (2012/ 2014), Bushwick, Brooklyn. He is currently exploring naturally occurring shapes and rethinking the inescapable cycles of life as a traveler and a father. His work often utilizes everyday materials leftover from 13 years of realizing wall drawings for Sol LeWitt. He studied painting and printmaking at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 pm when a show is in progress or by appointment. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or firstname.lastname@example.org.