“WELCOME, FELLOW TRAVELERS”
April 4 – May 10, 2015
Saturday, April 4th
6 – 9pm
R.Jampol Project(s) will present an exhibition of new work by artist Andrew Baron. The exhibition “Welcome, Fellow Travelers” will be on view from Saturday, April 4 – Sunday, May 10. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 6 – 9 pm.
“Welcome, Fellow Travelers” is a collection of paintings that are abstract, but not purely so. Functioning as cryptic narratives from the artist’s life, these new works’ titles include “Happy Hour”, “Umbrage”, “The Cost of Doing Business”, “Final Destinations”, et al. which refer to drinking, anger, employment, and commuting on trains. An expressive attack, earthy colors and active surfaces create a dialogue with the aforementioned narrative concerns, pushing the envelope of how abstraction can function.
“I don’t make paintings that transcend my life inasmuch as they embody it, distill it – embrace it. They are the paintings that I needed to make” – Baron
In conjunction with the exhibition, Baron has self-produced a “cheap-a-log” consisting of black and white drawings of each painting, accompanied by notes to enrich the viewer’s experience.
Andrew Baron studied at the Ohio State University and the San Francisco Art Institute. A 2011 New Jersey Arts Council fellow, he currently resides in Newark, New Jersey. He has had solo shows at Gallery Aferro, Aljira, and Harry Simon Gallery. Most recently, Baron was included in the exhibition “4 Who Paint” at Valentine Gallery in Ridgewood, Queens. “Welcome Fellow Travelers” is Baron’s first solo show in New York.