The gallery is pleased to announce the two-person exhibition of new photographs and collages by Brian Bress and new sculptures by Ruby Sky Stiler.

In this unique pairing, Brian Bress and Ruby Sky Stiler employ the emblems of formal abstraction to evoke the uncanny illusions of depiction and representation inherent within popular culture. For Stiler, tricks of the commercial trade, such as distressing, draping, or barely-good-enough craftsmanship create an air of authenticity around colorful conglomerations of fabric and intriguing masses of transformed materials. While for Bress, the traditional tropes of film and television, such as reconfigured sets, rotating characters, and period props allow a surrealist sense of play, surprise, and discovery to engage the viewer in a string of improvisation, visual hoaxes, and non sequitur. Seen together, the works of the two artists offer a mischievous exploration of the psychology of visual perception.

Brian Bress (b. 1975, Norfolk, VA) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He received a MFA from University of California, Los Angeles and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. He has had residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing and the Vermont Studio Center. His work has been featured at the Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY and Angstrom Gallery, Culver City, CA; among others. He will be included in upcoming group exhibitions at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Contemporary. His work has been reviewed in Artforum, Los Angeles Times, and LA Weekly.

Ruby Sky Stiler (b. 1979, Portland, ME) lives and works in New York City. She received a MFA from Yale University and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and received a residency from the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at Guild & Greyshkul, New York; Allston Skirt, Boston; and PS122, New York; among others. Additionally, she was included in North Drive Press #3, curated by Matt Keegan and Sara Greenberger Rafferty.

Installation View: Brian Bress & Ruby Sky Stiler, Horton Gallery (SUNDAY L.E.S.), New York

Installation View: Brian Bress & Ruby Sky Stiler, Horton Gallery (SUNDAY L.E.S.), New York

Installation View: Brian Bress & Ruby Sky Stiler, Horton Gallery (SUNDAY L.E.S.), New York


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