LOG at Camayuhs
Featuring Maria Guzmán Capron, Becky Kinder, and Benny Merris
September 14, 2019 - October 26, 2019
Vanishing Point includes works by artists that wield the human body with harmonious
sincerity. Employing a variety of media, these artists delve into disembodied portraits with parts and parcels of the figure as they gesture to a negotiation with the natural world through reflection and mimicry. Processes of production among the artists vary but share a reflexive dissolution of the human form. Each work consists of a kind of double portraiture where aspects of the figure double over and recede into space, into the exterior landscape and interior self, multiplying into a new point of being.
When nature is lost, one is found. When lost in nature, one is found. Painting eyeballs on closed lids, we are still here.
Maria Guzmán Capron (b. 1981 in Milan, Italy to Colombian and Peruvian parents) lives and works in Oakland, CA. She received an MFA from California College of the Arts (CCA) in 2015 and her BFA from the University of Houston in 2004. Some recent exhibitions include At the Pith at Nook Gallery, Oakland CA; Female Trouble 2 at CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA; Body Spray at Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, NY; Don’t Eat Me at Deli Gallery in Brooklyn, NYC; and Through Her Eye at Mana Contemporary in Chicago, IL. She is a cofounder and past member of CTRL+SHFT Collective, an exhibition space and thirteen studios located in West Oakland and operating with an emphasis on collaborating with underrepresented arts communities, including women artists, artists of color, and queer and non-binary artists. She also works as a full-time mother and part-time facilitator at NIAD Art Center, a progressive art studio helping more than 60 artists with disabilities create art.
Becky Kinder was born in Nebraska, raised in Texas and works in Brooklyn. She has an MFA from Hunter College and has attended residencies at Skowhegan, The Wassaic Project, and Culture Vultures Fez/Sefrou in Morocco. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown, and the artist run spaces GridSpace, Regina Rex, Best Western and Black Ball Projects in Brooklyn. She has been making ceramics at Artshack, a woman run, nonprofit studio in Brooklyn, for the past two years.
Benny Merris was raised in Boise, ID and currently lives in New York City. He studied art at UMass Boston and The Glasgow School of Art. His work has been shown at national venues including Contemporary Art Museum Houston, LAXART, Jeff Bailey Gallery, GRIMM, Nina Johnson and Cleopatra’s - and internationally at Kunsthal Rotterdam, Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Center, Glasgow Project Room, Battat Galerie, and Cokkie Snoei.
LOG (Low Occupancy Gallery) is an experimental art gallery rooted in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Thriving on the integrated nuances between country and city, public and private, LOG presents exhibitions with artists whose work can fall outside the confines of a pressure driven art market. LOG’s first exhibition space was the Sugar Shack, a rustic structure located on the side of a wooded hill next to Morgan Creek in Chapel Hill, NC. Visitors to the Sugar Shack were encouraged to enter the space in solitude to view each exhibition. LOG occupied the Sugar Shack from September 2015 through July 2016.
LOG presented a three part miniseries in three separate exhibitions at Lump in Raleigh, NC from 2016-2017. Background featured works by Lauren Clay, Julia Gartrell, and Angelina Gualdoni. Deadpan, the second installment of LOG at Lump, ran March 3 thru April 1 of 2017 and included works by Kerry Law, Alex O'Neal, and Kirsten Stoltmann. Part three of LOG at Lump, Data Plan for a Preserving Machine, featured works by Elizabeth Ferry, Takashi Horisaki, and William Paul Thomas.
In October of 2017, LOG presented SALT LICK in a field in western Chapel Hill featuring the works of Yasamin Keshtkar, Rose Nestler, and Katarina Riesing.
In December of 2017, LOG participated in Satellite Art Fair in Miami and presented the works of Julia Gartrell, Kirsten Stoltmann, and William Paul Thomas.
LOG is co-directed by artists Maria Britton and April Childers.
To be notified about future LOG exhibitions and events or for more information, please contact Margaret Lanterman at email@example.com.