bait and switch

bait and switch
curated by Chiara Di Lello

chashama 461 Gallery
461 West 126th Street
(between Amsterdam and Morningside Ave.)
New York, NY

Friday, June 22 – Saturday, July 7, 2012

Opening Reception: ;
Friday, June 22, 6pm – 9pm

Artist Talk:
Thursday, June 28, 7pm – 8pm, reception to follow

Gallery Hours:
Daily, 12pm – 7pm, and by appointment
(with limited hours on Wednesday, July 4)

In today's culture, the average person is constantly bombarded with information. Works of art frequently benefit from looking like one thing but saying another. bait-and-switch presents artists who employ this strategy – whose work captures the viewer's attention then pulls the rug out from under them. These artists deliver fresh perspectives on familiar means, leveraging a known medium, image or source material, and subverting it to their own means.

Artists' Bios:

Brooks Cashbaugh – is a painter and photographer born and raised in Northern Indiana. In 2009, Cashbaugh received a grant to travel across the United States and documenting his experience. He discovered a vast place, deceptively varied and silently aspiring towards improvement. Cashbaugh graduated from Indiana University in 2010 and has shown across the country.

Molly Di Grazia – is a painter and writer originally from San Francisco, currently living and working in New York. She has published her writing in several magazines and exhibited her painting several times in New York City. She received a B.A. in Creative Writing from Eugene Lang in 2006.

Queena Ko – is a painter based in Harlem, New York, inspired by every day actions of people on city streets. Ko uses elements of architecture to translate urban landscapes into visual fields of color and pattern.

Laura Meyer – is a rogue illustrator.

Olivia Swisher – is a photographer and conceptual artist, hailing from Savannah, Georgia and currently residing in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Swisher loves swimming and works as an educator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum.

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