For its final show of 2015, IDIO Gallery presents Space Face, with select works by Thomas Delaney, Jack Henry and Harlan Ballogg, on view from November 6th to December 13th, 2015.
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, November 6th from 6-10PM!
:: The image slips. A spike in voltage. Her legs are crossed with static bars. The lights come back on. A happy face is painted on the living room wall. Looking out into the alley, just a foot between the buildings, the debris reaches the second floor. Last night's take-out is sitting on a decade of lost kites, melted tires and weeds. He pulls some of his hair through the hole in the plastic bag, fixing his mask. A millennium of culture wired to make him an alien.
These three artists show us what is beyond the frame, bringing it to center-screen. The human hand subordinates its incredible skill to find the edges of the medium, the message. Squinting, we can see the outskirts of town. The heart of the machine. The outsider's glee. ::
Thomas Delaney (1977 - Tallahassee, FL) is a Brooklyn-based artist who takes visual segments of ordinary life and elevates them into contemplative objects of absurdity and exclamation. He received his BFA from Florida State and has shown in a wide variety of spaces in New York and beyond.
Harlan Ballogg (1994 - Chicago, IL) is currently studying at the School of Visual Arts. He has been painting since age 5, when his godfather, Tim Anderson, introduced him to oils and said, "Don't hang out with whiners." His newest body of work focuses on cultural traditions and myth.
Jack Henry (1984 - Jackson, MS) was raised in Flint, MI and his work remains influenced by the postindustrial Midwestern landscape. Henry received his BFA from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton and his MFA from University of Maryland, College Park with a concentration in sculpture/installation. His work has been shown nationally including recent shows at Lesley Heller Workspace, New York: Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn; Dodge Gallery, New York; Nudashank, Baltimore; Fjord Gallery, Philadelphia; Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago; La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City; Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn; Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn; Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New York; Radiator Gallery, Long Island City. Jack Henry has lived and worked in Brooklyn since 2010.