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Summer Exhibits at Wolfgang Gallery (saturdays)

Saturday July 13, 2024 10:00 AM EDT
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Jacob Todd Broussard: Deathbed Scene, Wolfgang Gallery - For his first show at Wolfgang, Jacob Todd Broussard is using paint and collage to “depict hermits, wanderers, ramblers - a visual trope of a performative body susceptible to the elements,” he said in an interview with New American Paintings. “I mine vernacular narratives, fantasy, folkloric geographies, and a discourse on representation, sensation and perception. There is a constant interstitial dance between myth and reality, an experimentation with romanticism.” Originally from Louisiana, the artist holds an MFA from Yale and currently teaches painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Jacob Todd Broussard, Deathbed Scene

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The exhibition continues through July 20, 2024

Wolfgang Gallery is pleased to announce Deathbed Scene, a solo exhibition by Jacob Todd Broussard. Broussard earned his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art and is currently an Assistant Professor of Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University. He lives and works in Richmond, VA. This will be the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery.

Deathbed Scene is a continuation of Broussard’s research into the erasure of queer histories in his home region of the Gulf South. Faced with distortions and irretrievable losses in the archive, Broussard engages painting and collage to materialize an alternative, fantastic genealogy, weaving material from his own ancestry back into the folds of shared subcultural life.

Like the archive itself, Broussard’s latest body of work partakes of the strikingly fragmentary; yet, unlike the archivist who is bound by standards of preservation, the artist seeks to perform a transformation within the gaps of what is known. In his latest body of work, Broussard conjures Gulf Coast fisherman and visionary painter Forrest Bess (1911-1977) to hold a kind of dialogue on family, longing, sex, and death. Channeling Bess—in some surprisingly literal ways—Broussard explores queerness as a constant reconfiguration of self, desire, and loneliness.

Lodged somewhere between the real and imaginary, Broussard’s paintings feel as if they are staged in homes of the recently deceased. In his collage-based approach, the form of painting itself becomes something of a storage space, bearing the traces of one who sifts through disordered but meaningful ephemera. Found imagery collides polymorphously with memory, while vivid colors twist and refract from sources of light supernatural or artificial (in one painting, an old television screen projects Bess’s Untitled (No. 30) as it really appeared on Antiques Roadshow). Amplifying the strangeness in mundane instances of illumination, Broussard’s work subtly examines what might be read from interior spaces about our relationship to time.

For Broussard, painting represents an expressive mode of operation concerned with devotion, memory, nostalgia, and the spirit. In the dramatic deathbed trope of literature and film, close encounters with mortality bring haunting truths to light. Likewise, Broussard’s paintings visualize a pursuit of clarity and relation within the mire of a fragmented archive. The artist’s practice is nothing if not an earnest revaluation of being stranded in time.

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Rebekah Rubalcava

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Ongoing exhibit

Rebekah Rubalcava (1996) is a self taught oil painter. Currently based in Atlanta, Her work is mainly focused on her inner world, impressions from experiences and dreams and the polarity of flesh and spirituality. She has exhibited her work in various countries and cities spanning London, Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Shanghai.

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Thew Smoak, Zachari Logan

Ongoing exhibit

Thew Smoak

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Thew Smoak is an artist working between painting, performance, and political theory. He is the recipient of research fellowships from the Beinecke Rare Book Library, the Yale Center for Collaborative Art and Media, the Yale Norfolk School of Art, and the Vermont Studio Center. He has held solo and two-person exhibitions in Madrid, London, Milan, Berlin, St Moritz, Knoxville, and New York City. He was a resident of Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (2019), studied quilting in Gee’s Bend, Alabama (2021), and received his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art (2022).

Zachari Logan

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Canadian artist Zachari Logan works mainly with drawing, ceramics and intersecting installation practices. Logan has exhibited widely throughout North America, Europe and Asia and is found in private and public collections worldwide, including; National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Remai Modern, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Leslie-Lohman Museum, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (NMOCA), 21cMuseums Hotel Collection, TD Bank and Thetis Foundation, among others. Logan has attended many residencies; including Vienna’s Museums Quartier MQ21 Program, the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, Wave Hill Botanical Gardens Winter Workspace Program in the Bronx and was artist in residence at the Tom Thomson Shack at the McMichael Gallery. Logan has worked collaboratively with several celebrated artists, including Ross Bleckner and Sophie Calle and his work has been featured in many publications worldwide, including BBC Culture, The Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail, Border Crossings, Huffington Post, Canadian Art and Hyperallergic to name a few. Logan’s recent projects include the 2-person exhibition, Shadow Of The Sun: Ross Bleckner & Zachari Logan, at Wave Hill Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, Wildflower a solo exhibition at the Canadian High Commission in London UK, and Ghost Meadows, at Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Canada. Logan’s current exhibition Remembrance opened at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts, May of 2022.

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