MARCH 18 – APRIL 17, 2010
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March 18 – April 17, 2010
Opening reception for the artist, Thursday, March 18th, 6 8 pm
Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Recent Work, Todd Heberts second solo exhibition at the gallery. Hebert creates hyper-realistic paintings and works on paper featuring common subject matter, from nighttime cityscapes, to snowmen, Christmas lights, and Fourth of July sparklers. His paintings combine areas of sharp focus within blurred compositions that draw the viewer in. Their overall mood is contemplative and detached.
As Los Angeles Times critic David Pagel writes:
Despite the likelihood of all these elements becoming clichés and adding up to tedious mediocrity, Hebert has managed to beat the odds to do something unlike anyone else. His nighttime pictures of soft-focused cityscapes, moonlit hillsides and reconfigured Hollywood signs use the readily accessible language of Pop as a vehicle for deliberate self-reflection. His works are cool and moving - unique, without being self-obsessed; and social, without being stereotypical.
Theres romance in Heberts bittersweet pictures. They balance intimacy and distance in ways that leave plenty of room for melancholy and optimism, realism and mystery.
Todd Hebert earned his BFA from the University of North Dakota in 1996, and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998. He has been a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA; and the Core Program, Glassell School of Art, in Houston, TX. Hebert has exhibited his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues including The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA, 2007. His work is included in prestigious public and private collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA and the Neuberger Berman Collection, NY. Publications that have reviewed his work include the Los Angeles Times, Art Review, the New York Times and Art Lies.
Concurrent exhibition at the gallery, Ross Rudel: burgeon, March 18 April 17, 2010.
Upcoming exhibitions include Lynette Yiadom Boakye - Essays and Documents and Carrie Mae Weems - Slow Fade to Black opening April 22 on view through May 22, 2010.
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