SHAPESHIFTERS: Stacy Fisher, Matt Jacobs, Matt Rich, and Cordy Ryman

July 18 - August 23, 2014
Opening: May 16, 6-9 pm


PLUG Projects’ is pleased to present Shapeshifters, a group exhibition featuring the work of Stacy Fisher, Matt Jacobs, Matt Rich, and Cordy Ryman. The work in this exhibition focuses on artists that investigate abstraction through a material-based approach. Included in the exhibition are a combination of paintings, sculptures and site specific installations made up of irregular shapes, globs of paint and unconventional materials.

About the Artists

Stacy Fisher has exhibited widely in New York at galleries such as Jeff Bailey, Thierry Goldberg Projects, Horton Gallery, Regina Rex, Cleopatra’s and BravinLee Programs, among others. Her two-person exhibition at Regina Rex was a Critics’ Pick in Artforum. Fisher has received fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation and The Vermont Studio Center. She lives and works in Brooklyn. http://www.stacyfisher.net

Matt Jacobs is currently pursuing his MFA at Tyler School of Art, he received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2010. His flexible practice, which includes sculpture, painting, drawing and installation, is centered on exploring the aesthetics of misuse, play, and intuition. His work has been show at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha; Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago; The Masonic Lodge, Marfa; Dolphin Gallery, and the Epsten Gallery in Kansas City. In 2011 he was awarded an artist residency at The Skaftfell Center for Visual Arts in Seydisfjordur, Iceland. His work has been featured in Beautiful Decay and It’s Nice That, and cited by The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, and The Kansas City Star. http://www.thatmattjacobs.com

Matt Rich received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BA from Brown University and has attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has had solo exhibitions at Project Row Houses in Houston, devening projects + editions in Chicago, the Suburban in Oak Park, IL, Samsøn Projects in Boston, MA, VOLTA NY art fair and Halsey McKay in East Hampton, NY. Rich’s works are held in the collections of the List Visual Arts Center at MIT and The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City. Rich has received fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Terra Foundation for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. His work has been reviewed by Modern Painters, Artforum, Art Papers and the Boston Globe. Matt Rich lives and works in San Diego, CA. http://matthew-rich.com

Cordy Ryman received his BFA, with honors, from the School of Visual Fine Arts/Art Education in 1997. His work has been exhibited widely at public institutions including PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, NY; Visual Arts Center, New Jersey, NJ; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY; Esbjerg Museum of Modern Art, Esbjerg, Denmark. Gallery exhibitions include DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY; Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY; Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX; Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL; Stalke Galleri, Kirke Saaby, Denmark; Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Koln, Germany; and Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden. Ryman was the 2006 recipient of the Helen Foster Barnett Prize from the National Academy Museum. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Frieze, BOMB Magazine, Artforum, Art in America, and Time Out NY. Cordy Ryman - Dodge Gallery

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