November 17, 2013
For the month of November, I’m living and working at a cabin in the middle of Joshua Tree National Park as the Artist in Residence. I’ll be using the time to focus on comics and other black and white work. I’ve been posting images while here on Instagram and Facebook.
This week is the last week to see Turning, a solo exhibition in Paris at Galerie L.J. that runs until November 20.
October 18, 2013
Turning, a solo exhibition presenting a new series of paintings and wood sculptures opens October 22nd in Paris at Galerie L.J.
October 22, 2013 - November 20, 2013
Opening reception / Tuesday October 22, 2013 / 7pm
Galerie L.J. is pleased to present Turning, the third exhibition in Paris by American artist Brendan Monroe. The exhibition showcases a series of new paintings on paper and wood sculptures.
In continuation of the evolution of his work over the past three years towards a more contemplative world with refined landscapes, almost abstract, Monroe continues to develop the rotational movement in his paintings. Indeed, it is all about movement in his work, which is slow but also active as a reflection of what is happening around us, where things are always a perpetual rotary motion. Brendan Monroe illustrates the maxim, “Nothing is lost, everything is transformed.”
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September 27, 2013
A new limited edition archival print made in collaboration with artist Mars-1 (Mario Martinez). They’re now available here.
September 10, 2013
September Group Shows
I have work in a few group shows going on through September.
September 5 - 28, Buddy System Invitational at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, OR.
September 6 - 29, Beer is Art at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.
September 20 - November 10, Risque at the Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, CA.
August 15 2013
Happy Summer. I’ve been working on the next show opening this fall in Paris at Galerie L.J. In the meantime, please take a look at some new web updates and have a wander over to instagram.
Paintings : Sculptures : Illustration
June 11 2013
This is the last week to catch Melting Into the Floor at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica.
If you’re not near L.A. you can check out some of my photos here.
The new transparent red edition of my cast vinyl sculptures have arrived and are now available here.
May 7 2013
Melting Into the Floor, a solo exhibition of new work opens May 18th in Los Angeles at Richard Heller Gallery.
Please come by, see some art and say hi if you are in the area.
Melting Into the Floor
May 18, 2013 - June 15, 2013
Opening reception / Saturday May 18, 2013 / 5 - 7pm
RICHARD HELLER GALLERY, Santa Monica is pleased to present, Melting Into The Floor, a solo exhibition of new works by Oakland based artist, Brendan Monroe. The show will consist of a body of paintings on paper and a number of sculptures in wood.
This new body of work slips just beyond the border of reality. The figurative paintings and sculptures have fallen through the folds of reason, have been flattened out, liquified and parceled into various shapes. The title, Melting Into the Floor connotes a feeling of dissolving and morphing into an abstract state. As liquid can change into a gas or solid, the artist is interested in the crossing point at which fundamental alteration sets course. It is Brendan’s goal to somehow catch these figures shortly after the moment when they’ve burst into ribbons and blobs. Monroe imagines these images at frozen points of motion with an implied short narrative that refers to the before and after.
Monroe received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design in 2004. He has had solo exhibitions with Faye Fleming and Partner in Geneva, Switzerland, Galerie L.J. in Paris, France and Cooper Cole in Toronto, Canada. His work has recently appeared in the New York Times and New Yorker magazine.
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April 6 2013
I’ve been working away in the studio for an my upcoming show at Richard Heller Gallery opening May 18.
I’m very pleased to have some of my work on a recent cover of the journal Nature.
I’lI also have a few pieces in two group shows coming up.
Wider Than a Postcard, May 2 - June 1 at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland OR.
Suggestivism, May 3 - 30 at the Casa dell’Architettura/Acquario Romano in Rome. Presented by MondoPop.
February 25 2013
A new zine full of sketches and notes from 2012 is now available. 28 pages, 8 x 5.5 inches or 20.5 x 14 cm. It’s here and on Etsy.
January 17 2013
Happy New Year!
This year looks like it’ll be a busy one for me with two big solo shows. The first one will be in May in Los Angeles at Richard Heller Gallery and the second is planned for the fall at Galerie L.J. in Paris.
The Society of Illustrators has some original drawings from my Islands comics on view until January 26 in New York. They’ve been accepted as part of the sequential Illustrators 55 competition.
I’ll be at the LA Art Book Fair at the end of the month presented by Printed Matter at the Geffen Contemporary in Japan Town. I’m sharing a table with Deth and Evah, but there will be a bunch other amazing artists and friends as well. January 31 - February 3.