EBERSMOORE is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition with
gallery artist Russell Tyler, entitled Bad Paintings. This
exhibition will be the artist’s first solo with the gallery.
Russell Tyler’s work is a hybridization of “high” and “low” art
that functions as a continuation of the history of art that has
been updated with contemporary expressions and representations. He
uses this remodeled imagery to create paintings that investigate
the potential dystopia around us. Tyler’s paintings look at the
relationship between reality and the way theatrical characters act
on stage and with their audience. “I want to provoke comedy, as
well as express criticism.”
Tyler’s work is process-based and the paintings themselves are a
manifested state of frenzy. There is no controlled perfection of
paint, the paint is allowed and used to do as paint does – drip,
drop, and have a surface.
Russell Tyler lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA
at Pratt Institute of Art and Design, Brooklyn, N.Y and his BFA at
Concordia University, Montreal, Q.C. He has exhibited widely
throughout the East Coast and Canada, with recent solo exhibitions
in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY. Tyler has been in two group
exhibitions with EBERSMOORE, Ah Wilderness, 2010, and Neu, 2012.