Michael Cline

 

08/01/11 – 11/02/2011

La galleria Six in questa occasione vuole porre l'attenzione su un pittore contemporaneo dalla singolare ricerca iconografica esponendo " She Fell " del 2007, uno dei fondamentali lavori di Michael Cline, artista nato in Florida nel 1973, vive e lavora nel Queens, pittore eclettico per scelta intellettuale, si appropria di linguaggi appartenenti non solo alle differenti culture antropologiche ma anche alle diverse manifestazioni pittoriche figurative del '900 europeo.

Cline riesce a far convivere insieme un angolo di strada della New york dioggi con personaggi dai volti alla Otto Dix, dove momenti del sociale contemporaneo si fondono con scene costruite alla George Grosz.

E cosi la realta americana , contaminatrice di culture altre, in Michael Cline

convive con la cultura piu alta di un' Europa dei primi decenni del secolo appena trascorso. La distorsione prospettica sia dei personaggi che degli ambienti, l'uso di colori privi di luce sono altri elementi che caratterizzano i lavori di Cline, rendendoli intrisi di quella tensione che invece appartiene al nostro quotidiano.

Lives and works in Astoria, Queens.

 

Education

 

2003

MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2001

BA, University of North Florida

 

Residencies

 

2006

Medium, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2011

Marc Jancou Contemporary (upcoming)

2010

Blondeau Fine Arts Services, Geneva, Switzerland

2009

Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York

Daniel Reich Gallery, New York

2008

Michael Cline, Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy

2007

Dear K, Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy

Folks, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York

2006

Michael Cline, Medium, St. Barthelemy, French West

Indies

2005

A Day Without Yesterday, David Kordansky, Los Angeles The Box, The Wrong Gallery, New York

Put the Solutions Away, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York

Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010

Little Worlds - Hernan Bas, Michael Cline, Jules De Balincourt, Scott Reeder, Luce Gallery, Turin

2009

New York Minute (curated by Kathy Grayson), Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma

Play (curated by Nikola Cernetic), Monica De Cardenas, Milan 2008 In Geneva No One Can Hear You Scream (curated by Marc Jancou), Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland

2006

Panic Room – Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection (curated by

Jeffrey Deitch and Kathy Grayson), Deste Foundation, Athens 2005 Little Odysseys (curated by Nicelle Beauchene),

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

The General's Jamboree, Guild and Greyshkul, New York

Dirty Pigeons, 96 Gillespie, London

2004

Happy Days are Here Again (curated by Andre Schlechtriem), David Zwirner, New York

California Earthquakes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York Worthless Protege, Suburban Gallery, Chicago

Rope Climb, curated by Kathryn Hixson and Sandra Dillon, Schopf Gallery on Lake, Chicago

The Armory Show, New York

2003

Unframed First Look (juried by Ross Bleckner, Peter Halley and Sue Williams), Lehmann Maupin Gallery, NY The Push Pin Project, Deluxe Projects, Chicago ArtHotel2003, Chicago

Graduate Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Believe in Yourself, PTDW Project Space, SAIC

2002

The Stray Show, FA/Municipal, Chicago

One Night Stand, 1926 Exhibitions Studies Space, Chicago Middle of the Road: A Suburban Affect (catalogue), 1926 Exhibitions Studies Space, Chicago

2001 12th annual Select Art Students in the State University System Exhibition, (juror, Mark Dion), Sponsored by Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Beach, FL

Bibliography

2008

Flynn, Louise Jarvis, "The White Album," Men's Journal, July 2008

Sigolo, Alfredo, "Michael Cline," Flash Art, February-March

2007

Giacconi, Riccardo. "Michael Cline." Exibart, December 17 Chaturvedi, Bharati, "Depicting the Invisible People,"

Business Standard, October 20

Viveros-Faune, "Kid Nation", The Village Voice, September 26 2005 Lack, Jessica, "Dirty Pigeons NYC," The Guardian, April 2 Hontoria, Javier, "El Cultural: Michael Cline," El Mundo,

January 20

Mullins, Charlotte, "False Sense of Security," Financial

Times, August 12

2004

Johnson, Ken, "Happy Days Are Here Again," The New York Times, July 23