Judith Eisler, Bryn McConnell, Mariah Robertson

Greenberg Van Doren Gallery

July 1 – August 27, 2010

Bryn McConnellUntitled (Miu Miu reclining figure), 2009Acrylic on canvas36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)

Bryn McConnellPin-up Grrrl #1 (pink, purple swoop), 2010Acrylic on canvas36 x 28 inches (91.4 x 71.1 cm)

Bryn McConnellHead Flip, 2009Acrylic on canvas24 x 20 inches (61 x 50.8 cm)

Bryn McConnellFigurative Face-off (figure vs. sculpture), 2009Acrylic on canvas72 x 60 inches (182.9 x 152.4 cm)

Bryn McConnellDear in Headlights, 2009Acrylic on canvas48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)Private Collection

Bryn McConnell(Gucci Fall 2008) Tall black boots and meadow, 2008Oil on canvas18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm)

Bryn McConnell(Cavalli Fall 2008) Floral and leopard print on twig tangle, 2008Oil on canvas36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61 cm)Private Collection

Bryn McConnell(Cavalli Fall 2008) Embroidered blooms with fur branches, 2008Oil on canvas48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)

Bryn McConnellLanvin dark wood, 2008Oil on canvas48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)

Judith EislerBlondie (standing), 2007Oil on canvas48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm)

Judith EislerLinda Manz, 2010Pencil on paper18 x 24.5 in.

Judith EislerRobert, 2010Oil on canvas32 x 39.5 inches (81.3 x 100.3 cm)

Judith EislerRomy 1, 2010Oil on canvas39 x 51 inches (99.1 x 129.5 cm)

Judith EislerRomy 2, 2010Oil on canvas39 x 51 inches (99.1 x 129.5 cm)

Judith EislerTina 2, 2010Oil on canvas32 x 39.5 inches (81.3 x 100.3 cm)

Judith EislerHedy 2, 2006Pencil on paper12 x 17 inches (30.5 x 43.2 cm)

Mariah Robetson91, 2010Unique color print on metallic paper51 1/8 x 31 inches (129.9 x 78.7 cm)

Mariah Robertson92, 2010Unique color print on metallic paper51 1/8 x 31 inches (129.9 x 78.7 cm)

Mariah Robertson93, 2010Unique color print on metallic paper51 1/8 x 31 in.

Reception July 1, 5 - 7 p.m. Curated by Augusto Arbizo

Greenberg Van Doren Gallery is pleased to present a three-person presentation of new work by Judith Eisler, Bryn McConnell, and Mariah Robertson, on view from July 1 through August 27, 2010. The exhibition is curated by Augusto Arbizo and features drawing, painting, and photography.

The exhibition brings together three women artists, whose work mines a fertile territory that begins with photography and vacillates towards - and back to - painting, albeit in varying degrees and divergent conceptual premises and formal constructs. The camera – a ubiquitous and democratic invention if there was ever one – becomes, in the work of these artists, a filter for ideas about figuration and abstraction, color and film, mechanical reproduction and the handmade, and as 'smoke and mirror' to contemporary culture's obsession to photograph and digitally record 24/7. Judith Eisler bases her paintings on photographs, which she takes of moving images from auteur films, music videos and documentaries. Bryn McConnell takes as inspiration the printed, glossy pages of fashion magazines, including editorial spreads as well as mass-market advertising campaigns. Mariah Robertson subverts the lens entirely, beginning with a camera and upending mechanical darkroom processes towards an experimental and painterly practice.

Judith Eisler was born in 1962 and currently lives and works in Vienna and CT; she has exhibited at Luhring Augustine, NY, Cohan and Leslie, NY and Krobath, Vienna. Bryn McConnell was born 1979 and recently graduated from the School of Visual Art's MFA program. Mariah Robertson was born 1975 and lives and works in NY; she has exhibited at Museum 52, NY and Guild & Greyshkul, NY.