DAN GLUIBIZZI & ZEFREY THROWELL

There is no finish line

September 26 to October 21, 2012

We are pleased to welcome back Ampersand regular Dan Gluibizzi for a second exhibition at the gallery, this time in collaboration with New York artist, Zefrey Throwell. As with their previous two-man exhibition at By and By Gallery in Brooklyn titled I'll Tumblr 4 Ya (2010), the photographs & paintings in There is no finish line are invitingly erotic & directly engage the disorienting plethora of web-based imagery that defines much of our daily experience. The existence of a finish line not only predicts an end to something, it also implies an awareness of one's current position in space-time &, by extension, the meaning of one's relationship to culture, reality & society at large. There is no finish line is thus a title that aptly fits a body of work in which both artists, in differing ways, call into question one's ability to define his or her mental position in a world so charged & frenetic with shifting imagery. Whether it's a critique or a celebration is left to question. This uncertainty is further extended in Folding Space/Pressing Time, a limited edition book published by Ampersand to coincide with the exhibition. Similar to the show stylistically, the book is a stand-alone conceptual exploration in which Gluibizzi vibrantly distorts Tumblr Archive grids & Throwell gives photographic form to the erotic chaos that plagues his recurring dreams of time travel. Gluibizzi's solo exhibition in 2011 at Ampersand titled Our Time was followed by participation in several group exhibitions in Portland, including Compound Gallery, TEDxPortland & Froelick Gallery. His art was featured on the cover of The Portland Mercury during the first week of June, 2012 & recent press includes a 2011 interview with Evanice Holz of Eye See Hue. An MFA graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Gluibizzi lives & works in Portland, OR. His work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States. Zefrey Throwell is a self-described troublemaker living & working in New York City. Investigating honest communication, in all its varied plumage, is his aim. Working with video, radio, painting & performance, he is exploring the connecting points & underpinnings of social discourse. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Leopold Hoesch Museum in Germany, a solo evening at the Museum of Modern Art, performances at The Whitney Museum of American Art & the Guggenheim, as well as LAND in Los Angeles & Gasser Grunert Gallery in New York. Other recent performances & exhibitions were held in Belgium, Croatia, Paris & San Francisco. Throwell gained notoriety in August, 2011 for his performance piece Occularpation: Wall Street,, in which he & 50 performers appeared nude on Wall Street in New York & enacted actual Wall Street occupations. Similarly, I'll Raise You One was a seven-day public strip poker game using 5 different models of economics. First performed in November, 2011, a one day performance of I'll Raise You One was recently held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego. Throwell is a former resident of Portland & previous exhibitions in the Northwest include Elizabeth Leach Gallery (2003), Mark Wooley Gallery (2004), Littman Gallery (2005) & Disjecta.

Dan Gluibizzi
Zefrey Throwell

AMPERSAND EDITION


SELECTED WORKS / Dan Gluibizzi

 

Union & Grand, 2012
watercolor on paper
30 x 22 in. 
SOLD


 

Poolside Couples, 2012
watercolor on paper
21 x 17 in.
SOLD


 
Kissing Tree, 2012
acrylic & watercolor on paper
30 x 22 in.
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On Reflection, 2012
watercolor on paper
30 x 40 in.
SOLD

 
SW Frieze, 2012
watercolor on paper
21 x 17 in.
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Four Square, 2012
watercolor on paper
13 x 10 in.
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Short Pleasures, 2012
watercolor on paper
30 x 22 in.
SOLD

 
Long Woes, 2012
watercolor on paper
13 x 10 in.
SOLD

 
PDX Four Square, 2012
watercolor on paper
18 x 15 in.
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Orange Girls, 2012
watercolor on paper
18 x 15 in.
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The Meeting, 2012
watercolor on paper
12 x 9 in.
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Fathers, 2012
watercolor on paper
18 x 15 in.
SOLD

 
Scarf Chart, 2012
watercolor on paper
30 x 22 in.
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BFFs + Beyond, 2012
watercolor on paper
18 x 15 in.
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Aristotle & Phyllis, 2012
watercolor on paper
21 x 17 in.
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SELECTED WORKS / Zefrey Throwell

 
Athedonia and the leash, 2012
c-print
edition of 5 with one artist proof
16 x 24 in.
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Swiss ghost in a French nightmare, 2012
c-print
edition of 5 with one artist proof
16 x 24 in.
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Albanian reclamation of the Fresno motherland, 2012
c-print
edition of 5 with one artist proof
16 x 24 in.
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Dead glitter riverbed in Laos, 2012
c-print
edition of 5 with one artist proof
16 x 24 in.
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Boomerang motherfucker, 2012
c-print
edition of 5 with one artist proof
16 x 24 in.
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Downtown, any time, 2012
c-print
edition of 5 with one artist proof
16 x 24 in.
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EVERYTHING, ALL OF IT, NOW, 2012
c-print
edition of 5 with one artist proof
16 x 24 in.
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The devotees of salt at the Galata Tower, 2012
c-print
edition of 5 with one artist proof
16 x 24 in.
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The seeping darkness that bleaches the laughs from the world, 2012
c-print
edition of 5 with one artist proof
16 x 24 in.
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The enveloping embrace of psychosis as a welcome break from Midtown 2012
c-print
edition of 5 with one artist proof
16 x 24 in.
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Los Angeles beneath the blade of Brooklyn 2012
c-print
edition of 5 with one artist proof
16 x 24 in.
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Plastic places for lonely people 2012
c-print
edition of 5 with one artist proof
16 x 24 in.
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The migraine, the undertow, Reno 2012
c-print
edition of 5 with one artist proof
16 x 24 in.
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