C’naan Hamburger: Vanitas at Charles Moffett Gallery

 

 

 

C’naan Hamburger, Wall Power, 2024. Egg tempera, pigment and scraped paint from the MET Breuer’s walls on panel. 13 34 x 9 inches (34.9 x 48.3 cm), Framed: 15 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches (38.7 x 52.1 cm). Image courtesy of the artist and Charles Moffett Gallery

Charles Moffett is pleased to present Vanitas, New York-based artist C’naan Hamburger’s first ever solo exhibition. Building on the artist’s Fall 2023 Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition, the show includes seven new and recent paintings rendered in the artist’s distinctive use of egg tempera on wood panel, alongside one sculpture of porcelain adorned with offset woodcut prints and drawings. Painted in minute brushstrokes of remarkable precision, Hamburger’s compositions leverage the ancient technique of egg tempera and the traditional genre of landscape painting to create contemporary vanitas pictures, pictures which grapple with the experience of urban decay, repair, and further decay.

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‘Andy Holden: What I was for what I am becoming’ at Charles Moffett Gallery

 

 

 

Andy Holden, Uchronian Self-Portrait – Anvil, 2024. Hand painted 3D printed sculpture; 45 cm x 36 cm x 19 cm. Photo by BJ Deakin Photography. courtesy of the artist.

Charles Moffett is pleased to present What I was for what I am becoming, British artist Andy Holden’s first solo exhibition in the U.S. The artist, who works across sculpture, film, painting, installation and music, is known for his intensely personal, eclectic work, often involving cartoon representations of himself and an oscillation between irony and sincerity. Deftly deploying a powerful vulnerability, Holden’s work takes these idiosyncratic starting points to reach towards larger abstract philosophical questions on the nature of memory and our universal striving to understand the visible and invisible structures that shape our world. A focused survey spanning both of Charles Moffett’s Tribeca galleries, the show will provide an entry into the artist’s thinking and the philosophy underpinning much of his work over the past twenty years.

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