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Debora Delmar Corp
Francisco Cordero Oceguera
Alex DeCarli
Adrienne Garbini
Natalia Ibáñez Lario
Adriana Lara
Theo Michael
Dmitri Obergfell
Zach Reini
SANGREE

 

 

Curated By: Brett W Schultz

 

June 11 — July 18, 2015

Opening Reception
Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 7-9pm

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<p><span class="name">Theo Michael</span><br><em>Idolio Gigas Harold "Sonny" White</em><span class='media'>Mixed media</span>16 x 12 x 12in<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry TMIC0007&body=I am interested in finding out more about Idolio Gigas Harold "Sonny" White by Theo Michael'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Theo Michael</span><br><em>Idolio Superama</em><span class='media'>Mixed media</span>18 x 10 x 10in<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry TMIC0006&body=I am interested in finding out more about Idolio Superama by Theo Michael'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Theo Michael</span><br><em>Idolio Dichromon Profitis</em><span class='media'>Mixed media</span>10 x 10 x 10in<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry TMIC0005&body=I am interested in finding out more about Idolio Dichromon Profitis by Theo Michael'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Theo Michael</span><br><em>Untitled</em><span class='media'>Marker and pencil on paper</span>13 x 18.5in<br>15 x 21.75in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry TMIC0004&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled by Theo Michael'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Theo Michael</span><br><em>Untitled</em><span class='media'>Marker and pencil on paper</span>10 x 26in<br>28.875 x 13in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry TMIC0003&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled by Theo Michael'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Theo Michael</span><br><em>Untitled</em><span class='media'>Marker and pencil on paper</span>13 x 20in<br>15.875 x 22.875in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry TMIC0002&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled by Theo Michael'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Theo Michael</span><br><em>Untitled</em><span class='media'>Marker and pencil on paper</span>13 x 20in<br>15.875 x 22.875in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry TMIC0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled by Theo Michael'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">SANGREE</span><br><em>Untitled (Stone Board)</em><span class='media'>Mixed media</span>44 x48 x30in<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry SANG0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Stone Board) by SANGREE'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Natalia Ibáñez Lario</span><br><em>Arts of Application (Anti-Aging and Anti-misery Formula, Manga Fan #2)</em><span class='media'>Orthopedic corset cast in Flex brand resin, manga-style contact lenses, dyed natural hair extensions, dyed synthetic hair extensions, laser cut acrylic, velcro, aluminum wall mounts</span>16 x 13.5 x 3in<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry NIBA0003&body=I am interested in finding out more about Arts of Application (Anti-Aging and Anti-misery Formula, Manga Fan #2) by Natalia Ibáñez Lario'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Natalia Ibáñez Lario</span><br><em>Arts of Application (Anti-Aging and Anti-misery Formula, Manga Fan #2)</em><span class='media'>Orthopedic corset cast in Flex brand resin, manga-style contact lenses, dyed natural hair extensions, dyed synthetic hair extensions, laser cut acrylic, velcro, aluminum wall mounts</span>16 x 13.5 x 3in<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry NIBA0002&body=I am interested in finding out more about Arts of Application (Anti-Aging and Anti-misery Formula, Manga Fan #2) by Natalia Ibáñez Lario'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Natalia Ibáñez Lario</span><br><em>Arts of Application (Anti-Aging and Anti-misery Formula, Manga Fan #1)</em><span class='media'>Orthopedic corset cast in Flex brand resin, manga-style contact lenses, dyed natural hair extensions, dyed synthetic hair extensions, laser cut acrylic, velcro, aluminum wall mounts</span>16 x 13.5 x 3in<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry NIBA0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about Arts of Application (Anti-Aging and Anti-misery Formula, Manga Fan #1) by Natalia Ibáñez Lario'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><em>2012</em><span class='media'>Digital animation</span>variable<br>Edition of 3<br>2012<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ALAR0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about 2012'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Debora Delmar Corp</span><br><em>Potential Customers (Mont Blanc Legend)</em><span class='media'>Counterfeit cologne purchased on the Mexican black market, Saab headrest</span>11 x 10 x 9in<br>2015<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Debora Delmar Corp</span><br><em>Potential Customers (Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male)</em><span class='media'>Counterfeit cologne purchased on the Mexican black market, Saab headrest</span>12.5 x 10 x 9in<br>2015<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Debora Delmar Corp</span><br><em>Potential Customers (Paco Rabanne 1 Million)</em><span class='media'>Counterfeit cologne purchased on the Mexican black market, Saab headrest</span>12.5 x 10 x 9in<br>2015<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Debora Delmar Corp</span><br><em>Brand New</em><span class='media'>Glade Plug-In Air Freshener, New Car Smell oil</span>variable<br>2015<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Dmitri Obergfell</span><br><em>COEXIST</em><span class='media'>Interference paint on aluminum</span>35 x 198.1cm | 14 x 78in<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry DOBE0015&body=I am interested in finding out more about COEXIST by Dmitri Obergfell'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Dmitri Obergfell</span><br><em>COEXIST</em>(view 2)<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry DOBE0015&body=I am interested in finding out more about COEXIST by Dmitri Obergfell'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Francisco Cordero Oceguera</span><br><em>Dust (to those looking for abandoned ideas)</em><span class='media'>My bread, my sweatshirt, my backpack, keys to my house, keys to my studio, with charcoal dust</span>variable<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry FCOR0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about Dust (to those looking for abandoned ideas) by Francisco Cordero Oceguera'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Independence Days (10 months, 2 weeks, 4 days)</em><span class='media'>Mixed media</span>65 x 63 x 24in<br>2014 - 2015 (ongoing)<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry ZREI0009&body=I am interested in finding out more about Independence Days (10 months, 2 weeks, 4 days) by Zach Reini'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Zach Reini</span><br><em>Untitled Version 3 (Third Time's a Charm)</em><span class='media'>Silk screen, acrylic and graphite on canvas</span>28 x 22in<br>2015<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Dmitri Obergfell</span><br><em>At The End of the Day / Feel Some Type of Way</em><span class='media'>interference paint on wood panel</span>36 x 52in<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry DOBE0016&body=I am interested in finding out more about At The End of the Day / Feel Some Type of Way by Dmitri Obergfell'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Dmitri Obergfell</span><br><em>At The End of the Day / Feel Some Type of Way</em>(view 2)<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry DOBE0016&body=I am interested in finding out more about At The End of the Day / Feel Some Type of Way by Dmitri Obergfell'>Inquire</a></p>
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Theo Michael
Idolio Gigas Harold "Sonny" WhiteMixed media16 x 12 x 12in
2014
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Theo Michael
Idolio SuperamaMixed media18 x 10 x 10in
2014
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Theo Michael
Idolio Dichromon ProfitisMixed media10 x 10 x 10in
2014
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Theo Michael
UntitledMarker and pencil on paper13 x 18.5in
15 x 21.75in (framed)
2014
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Theo Michael
UntitledMarker and pencil on paper10 x 26in
28.875 x 13in (framed)
2014
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Theo Michael
UntitledMarker and pencil on paper13 x 20in
15.875 x 22.875in (framed)
2014
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Theo Michael
UntitledMarker and pencil on paper13 x 20in
15.875 x 22.875in (framed)
2014
Inquire

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SANGREE
Untitled (Stone Board)Mixed media44 x48 x30in
2015
Inquire

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Natalia Ibáñez Lario
Arts of Application (Anti-Aging and Anti-misery Formula, Manga Fan #2)Orthopedic corset cast in Flex brand resin, manga-style contact lenses, dyed natural hair extensions, dyed synthetic hair extensions, laser cut acrylic, velcro, aluminum wall mounts16 x 13.5 x 3in
2014
Inquire

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Natalia Ibáñez Lario
Arts of Application (Anti-Aging and Anti-misery Formula, Manga Fan #2)Orthopedic corset cast in Flex brand resin, manga-style contact lenses, dyed natural hair extensions, dyed synthetic hair extensions, laser cut acrylic, velcro, aluminum wall mounts16 x 13.5 x 3in
2014
Inquire

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Natalia Ibáñez Lario
Arts of Application (Anti-Aging and Anti-misery Formula, Manga Fan #1)Orthopedic corset cast in Flex brand resin, manga-style contact lenses, dyed natural hair extensions, dyed synthetic hair extensions, laser cut acrylic, velcro, aluminum wall mounts16 x 13.5 x 3in
2014
Inquire

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2012Digital animationvariable
Edition of 3
2012
Inquire

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Debora Delmar Corp
Potential Customers (Mont Blanc Legend)Counterfeit cologne purchased on the Mexican black market, Saab headrest11 x 10 x 9in
2015

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Debora Delmar Corp
Potential Customers (Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male)Counterfeit cologne purchased on the Mexican black market, Saab headrest12.5 x 10 x 9in
2015

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Debora Delmar Corp
Potential Customers (Paco Rabanne 1 Million)Counterfeit cologne purchased on the Mexican black market, Saab headrest12.5 x 10 x 9in
2015

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Debora Delmar Corp
Brand NewGlade Plug-In Air Freshener, New Car Smell oilvariable
2015

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Dmitri Obergfell
COEXISTInterference paint on aluminum35 x 198.1cm | 14 x 78in
2015
Inquire

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Dmitri Obergfell
COEXIST(view 2)
Inquire

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Francisco Cordero Oceguera
Dust (to those looking for abandoned ideas)My bread, my sweatshirt, my backpack, keys to my house, keys to my studio, with charcoal dustvariable
2015
Inquire

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Zach Reini
Independence Days (10 months, 2 weeks, 4 days)Mixed media65 x 63 x 24in
2014 - 2015 (ongoing)
Inquire

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Zach Reini
Untitled Version 3 (Third Time's a Charm)Silk screen, acrylic and graphite on canvas28 x 22in
2015

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Dmitri Obergfell
At The End of the Day / Feel Some Type of Wayinterference paint on wood panel36 x 52in
2015
Inquire

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Dmitri Obergfell
At The End of the Day / Feel Some Type of Way(view 2)
Inquire

There’s a thin line between TED and fiction. Last week I went to see my shrink. I told him, I’m thinking about becoming a Futurist. He said, that’s fantastic news, I’ll take next week’s payment in advance.
 
I was having panic attacks about the Singularity. I said to my wife, I’m worried I’ll be replaced by a machine. She said, that reminds me, I need some AA batteries.
 
And you may ask yourself: how did I get here? Originally, this was a show about uh-oh. But, at the end, it’s probably much more about meh. If the present moment – now – perpetually rings of hope, outrage, exhilaration, fear, sweaty anticipation and/or collective hysteria, then this show is the moment that immediately follows, when now fails to meet the future scripted for it. The let-down, the bounce-back. Situation Normal: All Fucked Up. Same as it ever was.
The other day, I tried asking Siri for directions. She told me to get lost.
 
Civilizations, as organizing systems, have incredible inertia but they also tend to sugar-coat our primitivism. We, as humans, are governed by a biochemistry that’s often at odds with that which we seek to achieve. We are not rational actors. This show is okay with that. This show is not in control. This show identifies with you. This show totally understands your issues.
 
From retail therapy to buyer’s remorse, what we all get in the end is dirty laundry. The alarm always rings just the same the morning after doomsday.
 
So let’s talk about now. Because if that’s all there is, my friends, then let’s keep dancing. Let’s break out the booze and have a ball, if that’s all there is.
 
— BWS
 
 
 
Gildar Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition anticipating the upcoming 2015 Biennial of the Americas themed Now. On view from June 11th to July 19th, 2015, now what  features contemporary works probing an anxious moment, an ever so slightly post-present that hasn’t lived up to expectations of a fantastic future––neither utopian nor dystopian. Guest curator Brett W. Schultz, co-director of Yautepec Gallery and Material Art Fair in Mexico City, has gathered ten artists who puckishly engage this nagging cultural malaise. 
 
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterwards.
 
Much like satirist Kurt Vonnegut revealed the pains of the human condition with absurd science fictions, the artists in now what employ altered realities and a dark comic language to wag a middle finger in the direction of contemporary unease. However, well after the debunking of Modernism’s singular narrative, and the persistent flatlining of Post Modern pluralities, the obliteration of any convincing plot seems likely. Rather than trying to steer the ship back on course or succumbing to existential apathy, these artists all appear to bask in uncertainty — wryly examining, appropriating and at times exacerbating the mechanisms of a societal machine barreling along without a clear direction.  

Selected Works

  • Theo Michael
    Idolio Gigas Harold "Sonny" WhiteMixed media16 x 12 x 12in
    2014
    Inquire

  • Theo Michael
    Idolio SuperamaMixed media18 x 10 x 10in
    2014
    Inquire

  • Theo Michael
    Idolio Dichromon ProfitisMixed media10 x 10 x 10in
    2014
    Inquire

  • Theo Michael
    UntitledMarker and pencil on paper13 x 18.5in
    15 x 21.75in (framed)
    2014
    Inquire

  • Theo Michael
    UntitledMarker and pencil on paper10 x 26in
    28.875 x 13in (framed)
    2014
    Inquire

  • Theo Michael
    UntitledMarker and pencil on paper13 x 20in
    15.875 x 22.875in (framed)
    2014
    Inquire

  • Theo Michael
    UntitledMarker and pencil on paper13 x 20in
    15.875 x 22.875in (framed)
    2014
    Inquire

  • SANGREE
    Untitled (Stone Board)Mixed media44 x48 x30in
    2015
    Inquire

  • Natalia Ibáñez Lario
    Arts of Application (Anti-Aging and Anti-misery Formula, Manga Fan #2)Orthopedic corset cast in Flex brand resin, manga-style contact lenses, dyed natural hair extensions, dyed synthetic hair extensions, laser cut acrylic, velcro, aluminum wall mounts16 x 13.5 x 3in
    2014
    Inquire

  • Natalia Ibáñez Lario
    Arts of Application (Anti-Aging and Anti-misery Formula, Manga Fan #2)Orthopedic corset cast in Flex brand resin, manga-style contact lenses, dyed natural hair extensions, dyed synthetic hair extensions, laser cut acrylic, velcro, aluminum wall mounts16 x 13.5 x 3in
    2014
    Inquire

  • Natalia Ibáñez Lario
    Arts of Application (Anti-Aging and Anti-misery Formula, Manga Fan #1)Orthopedic corset cast in Flex brand resin, manga-style contact lenses, dyed natural hair extensions, dyed synthetic hair extensions, laser cut acrylic, velcro, aluminum wall mounts16 x 13.5 x 3in
    2014
    Inquire

  • 2012Digital animationvariable
    Edition of 3
    2012
    Inquire

  • Debora Delmar Corp
    Potential Customers (Mont Blanc Legend)Counterfeit cologne purchased on the Mexican black market, Saab headrest11 x 10 x 9in
    2015

  • Debora Delmar Corp
    Potential Customers (Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male)Counterfeit cologne purchased on the Mexican black market, Saab headrest12.5 x 10 x 9in
    2015

  • Debora Delmar Corp
    Potential Customers (Paco Rabanne 1 Million)Counterfeit cologne purchased on the Mexican black market, Saab headrest12.5 x 10 x 9in
    2015

  • Debora Delmar Corp
    Brand NewGlade Plug-In Air Freshener, New Car Smell oilvariable
    2015

  • Dmitri Obergfell
    COEXISTInterference paint on aluminum35 x 198.1cm | 14 x 78in
    2015
    Inquire

  • Francisco Cordero Oceguera
    Dust (to those looking for abandoned ideas)My bread, my sweatshirt, my backpack, keys to my house, keys to my studio, with charcoal dustvariable
    2015
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    Independence Days (10 months, 2 weeks, 4 days)Mixed media65 x 63 x 24in
    2014 - 2015 (ongoing)
    Inquire

  • Zach Reini
    Untitled Version 3 (Third Time's a Charm)Silk screen, acrylic and graphite on canvas28 x 22in
    2015

  • Dmitri Obergfell
    At The End of the Day / Feel Some Type of Wayinterference paint on wood panel36 x 52in
    2015
    Inquire