Untitled, 2014, Screen-printing ink and gouache on canvas, 177,70 x 213.30 cm
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Left : Red Yellow Blue Peter Pan (paintmarks), 2014, Screen-printing ink and gouache on canvas, 243.80 x 213.40 cm Center :Red Yellow Blue Peter Pan (double model), 2014, Screen-printing ink and gouache on canvas, 243.80 x 213.40 cm Right: Andrew Gbur, Red Yellow Blue Peter Pan (Cabbage), 2014, Screen-printing ink and gouache on canvas, 243.80 x 213.40 cm
Left : Red Yellow Blue Peter Pan (paintmarks), 2014, Screen-printing ink and gouache on canvas, 243.80 x 213.40 cm Center : Red Yellow Blue Peter Pan (double model), 2014, Screen-printing ink and gouache on canvas, 243.80 x 213.40 cm Right: Andrew Gbur, Red Yellow Blue Peter Pan (Cabbage), 2014, Screen-printing ink and gouache on canvas, 243.80 x 213.40 cm
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Left: Sword Painting (orange scale), 2014, Gouache on canvas, 172.70 x 213.30 cm Right: Sword Painting (grey scale), 2014, Gouache on Canvas, 172.70 x 213.30 cm
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Untitled (green) , 2014, Screen-printing ink and inkjet on canvas, 198 x 355.60 cm
Untitled (red) , 2014, Screenprinting ink and inkjet on canvas, 198 x 355.60 cm
Untitled (rbw) , 2014, Screen-printing ink and inkjet on canvas, 198 x 355.60 cm
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Left:Untitled ( walking, blue), 2014, Screen-printing ink and gouache on canvas, 243.88 x 213.40 cm Right: Untitled ( walking, mother and child), 2014, Screen-prinitng ink and gouache on canvas, 243.80 x 213.40 cm
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Untitled ( walking with portfolio ), 2014, Screen-printing ink and gouache on canvas, 243.80 x 213.40 cm
Untitled, (reading newspaper), 2014, Screen-printing ink and gouache on canvas, 243.80 x 213.40 cm
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Untitled, 2014, Screen-printing ink and gouache on canvas, 243.80 x 213.40 cm
Untitled, 2014 Screen-printing ink and gouache on canvas, 172.70 x 213.30 cm
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Using hewn cultural samples—from early-20th-century lithographs to Peter Pan—Gbur is an unreliable tour guide through a redundant, feverish daydream— a successful attempt at what can only be called “pop- intimacy”. Vivid shapes adorn a plain surface like jewels in a window, and the accumulations always pose risk—a rakish smile. Each of these paintings within the exhibition suggests a direction to pursue: unlike guideposts on a trail leading the traveler, Gbur’s paintings accumulate to suggest a mental pathway, or a phrase. A painting is a careful amassing of jagged shapes, but these shapes are yielding, soft, and—with an active viewer—easily dissolved into a solution of fragmented language and collective memory.

-Todd von Ammon

Andrew Gbur (b.1984) is an American artist living in Pennsylvania. He has been in group shows at: MoMA PS1, New York, Mallorca Landings, Spain, Know More Games, New York, Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, and has had solo shows at Eleven Rivington, New York, and most recently at The Still House Group, New York. He is a graduate of Yale University, and an affiliated fellow at the American Academy in Rome.