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Ross Simonini: Refrains

January 22 - February 27

Free
Alt text: Two square paintings hang on a white wall, above a concrete floor. On the left, a crowded painting, featuring numerous smiley faces, abstracted figures of people, animals, plants and trees. The paint used features an analogous palette of warm colors, featuring primarily yellows, oranges, blues and browns. The painting on the right works with a similar palette. Dominating most of that painting is a large circle to the left, divided by triangles of different colors and an abstract figure in the foreground. To the right of a circle hovers a smiley face next to a small rose and a human-like figure bending over. In the background, there is a plane of green grass and a yellow sky above it.

Refrains is Ross Simonini’s first solo exhibition in the United States. The show features five of his Refrains painting series, which are created by repeatedly writing a single phase to construct an image. Each painting is a phrase. Every mark forms a letter. In this way, the show is a marriage of Simonini’s work as a writer and painter.

With the opening of the exhibition, Simonini will release the first album from his solo musical project ROOS, which is also titled Refrains. ROOS uses a parallel musical technique to the artwork, employing repetitive chants to create secular praise songs. The exhibition’s closing will coincide with the debut of a new music video collaboration with the artist, Rafael Delacruz.

Ross Simonini lives in California, splitting his time between Northern California and Los Angeles. He has exhibited at Shoot the Lobster (Luxembourg), Sharjah Biennial 13, Human Resources (Los Angeles), Jack Hanley Gallery (New York), Anonymous Gallery (Mexico), Fredericks and Freiser (New York), and elsewhere. Simonini’s first novel, The Book of Formation was published by Melville House Books and he contributes monthly dialogues to ArtReview and The Believer. He currently hosts the podcast Subject Object Verb and teaches cross-genre courses in Columbia University’s graduate department.

 

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Start:
January 22
End:
February 27
Cost:
Free
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https://etaletc.com/ross-simonini-refrains

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Et Al Gallery

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Two square paintings hang on a white wall, above a concrete floor. On the left, a crowded painting, featuring numerous smiley faces, abstracted figures of people, animals, plants and trees. The paint used features an analogous palette of warm colors, featuring primarily yellows, oranges, blues and browns. The painting on the right works with a similar palette. Dominating most of that painting is a large circle to the left, divided by triangles of different colors and an abstract figure in the foreground. To the right of a circle hovers a smiley face next to a small rose and a human-like figure bending over. In the background, there is a plane of green grass and a yellow sky above it.
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Gallery, Visual Art
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Et Al Gallery
2831 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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