BAAHNG GALLERY is pleased to present True Grit, a group exhibition of six American artists: R.C. Baker, Ron Gorchov, Michael McClard, Yooah Park, Shelter Serra, and Lawrence Weiner. The exhibition will be on view from April 11, 2017 through May 31, 2017.
As evidenced by the current and ever-shifting geo-political landscape, what is considered the establishment today can be adjusted tomorrow, and the status quo, quickly reversed. The only thing certain about a norm is its changeability, a universal law from which the trends in the art world is not exempt. True Grit, a feast for the eyes, showcases 15 paintings and 6 sculptures by artists, born in different decades, and using distinct art practices. Their point of commonality is a demonstrated refusal to compromise their artistic visions, in spite of the mainstream and its ever-changing face. The exhibition is an exploration into the introspective processes of uncut individuals, who create, and have always created, on their own terms, and a celebration of their resultant, dynamic and wondrous works.
R.C. Baker is an artist and writer who lives and works in the Bronx, New York. He is a New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellow and his artwork has been exhibited at the Drawing Center, White Columns, the Center for Book Arts, and other venues in New York City, as well as internationally. He has been a contributing writer at the Village Voice since 1994, publishing hundreds of reviews and numerous features and cover stories on art, popular culture, and politics. His essays have also appeared in Performing Arts Journal and on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. In 2016 he was awarded a Creative Capitol | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing.
Founded in 2003, Baahng Gallery devotes to rigorously curated exhibitions of contemporary artists and historically researched Modern and Post-War Arts. It also provides art consulting and collection management services.