Tim Brawner (b. 1991, Omaha, Nebraska) received an MFA from Yale School of Art in 2020. Exhibitions include Zang Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; PAGE (NYC), New York; Yale University Gallery, New Haven, CT; Ashes On Ashes, New York; Yale Painting & Printmaking MFA, Galerie Perrotin; Papa Projects, Minneapolis, MN; Union Pacific, London; Unit London, London; Primary, Miami, FL. Brawner will have his first solo exhibition with Management in 2023.
Jessica Cannon (b. 1979, Brooklyn, NY) lives and works in Brooklyn.
She earned an MFA from Parsons School of Design and teaches at Parsons and CUNY Queens College. She is a recipient of the Brooklyn Arts Council’s Community Arts Fund Grant and has exhibited in solo and group shows at Winston’s Los Angeles, Honey Ramka (Brooklyn, NY), Crush Curatorial (Amagansett, NY), the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, among others.
Deanna Havas (b. 1989 in New York, US) is an artist based in Budapest, Hungary. Havas received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011 and attended the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Germany in 2016.
Havas’ work has been the subject of solo and two-person exhibitions at the following venues: Tara Downs, New York, US (2023); Triest, Brooklyn, US (2022); Meow 2, Melbourne, AU (2022); Sundogs, Paris, FR (2018); Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon, PT (2017); Marbriers 4, Geneva, CH (2015). Deanna Havas’s work has been presented in numerous group exhibitions including Colnaghi, New York, US (2022); 1857, Oslo, NO (2017); Jan Kaps, Cologne, DE (2017); Treize, Paris, FR (2016); Schloss Schöngrabern, Ebreichsdorf, AT (2016); Villa Empain, Brussels, BE (2016); and Eli Ping Frances Perkins, New York, US (2016).
Zoe Pettijohn Schade
Zoe Pettijohn Schade’s densely researched, seductively beautiful drawings and paintings of varying size explore the scientific, art historical, and philosophical aspects of pattern. Her lifelong repertoire of work rests on the premise that the pursuit of form, repetition, organization, and its arrangements are as vitally important and determining as the finality of the image itself.
Pettijohn Schade studied at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, NY in 1995. In 2012-13, she traveled to France on a Fulbright U.S. Research Scholars Grant to work with a collection of 18th century textile paintings, many completed by anonymous women laborers. The title of her third solo exhibition at Kai Matsumiya Gallery, The Hard Problem, on view until June 17, refers to the question of how physical matter gives rise to consciousness. Recent exhibitions include Our Secret Fire at Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY; Less is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design, curated by Jenelle Porter, Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; and deCordova New England Biennial 2019, curated by Sarah Monstross, deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA.
George Widener’s artwork is as intellectually challenging as it is aesthetically compelling. A high-functioning savant who has channeled his extraordinary gifts of numerical computation into artmaking, Widener struggled for years before his talent was recognized. Born in Kentucky in 1962, Widener’s was not diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome until he was an adult, making an already difficult childhood even more so. Following a stint of service in the US Air Force, Widener was diagnosed with depression, and committed to several psychiatric hospitals. He eventually attended the University of Tennessee. He currently lives and works in Waynesville, NC, near Asheville.
Widener’s brain has been proven to function as a super-calculator, a gift that allows him to process mathematical information in a radically different way than most people do. By directing his impulse to calculate complex sequences of numbers through stunning, often large-scale drawings, Widener makes visible not only his savant skillset, but also his unique creative talent for reimagining it aesthetically. Far from mere illustrations of mathematical process, his drawings stage through form and content simultaneously, often playing out elaborate numerical puzzles and games, complex puns, palindromes, and informed prophecies. The artist’s love for punning is evidenced by drawings of magic squares: squares that contain 9 rows of numbers, in each row of numbers adds up to the same value.
The artist’s work can be found in many notable public and private collections, including, among others, the American Folk Art Museum (New York), the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.), the Collection de l’Art Brut (Lausanne, Switzerland), the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the abcd/art brut Collection Bruno Decharme (Paris), the Museum of Everything (London), museum gugging (Klosterneuburg, Austria), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (Chicago), the High Museum of Art (Atlanta), and the Asheville Art Museum (Asheville, NC).