Naive Set Theory

Curated by Catherine Taft

Brian Bress
Julie Lequin
Jennifer Sullivan
Ami Tallman


Nov. 11 - Dec. 31, 2006

Reception: Nov. 11, 6-8 pm

REVIEW:
Artweek - February 2007

Prices reflect those at the time of exhibition- not the current market value. For current value, go the artist page.

Previous Exhibitions

2012

NARCISSISM, THE REAL, THE FAKE AND THE ANTI-DIGITAL IMPULSE

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: OPEN NETWORK

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: THE VISITATION

2011

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: LIVIN' L.A.

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: NOW AND THEN

INSIDE/OUTSIDE: STATES OF BEING

SUSAN LOGORECI, JAMES GRIFFIOEN AND DENNIS OPPENHEIM

2010

JONAS WOOD: PRINTS

CRAIG KAUFFMAN:
WORKS ON PAPER RETROSPECTIVE

REMIX JULY 2010

GILLIAN THEOBALD:
NEW PAINTINGS


2009

NATHANIEL DE LARGE
at large

THE AWFUL PARENTHESIS
CURATED BY
ARAM MOSHAYEDI

VENICE/VENICE
JOHN BALDESSARI AND
 BRUCE NAUMAN


NO SHOES ON THE CARPET

JAY BOLOTIN: THE JACKLEG TESTAMENT: PART ONE: JACK & EVE

CHARLOTTE F. SMITH

2008

JEDD GARRET:
WONDEROUS ORBS OF LIFE


COSMOS FACTORY
CURATED BY
BRAD EBERHARD

SUMMER COOL

SUSAN LOGORECI
THERE IS ALWAYS
MORE FOR PEOPLE
LIKE YOU


MARK GOLAMCO
CLOAK AND CANDLE
 

VIJA CELMINS

2007

ALL HUMAN ACTIONS
CURATED BY

DAWN KASPER

NIGHT BLOOMS
CURATED BY
MARK GOLAMCO


JUSTIN MOORE: TIME MACHINES & PARANOID LANDSCAPES

STRODE & WILDER

WORKS ON PAPER

2006

NAIVE SET THEORY
CURATED BY CATHERINE TAFT 

SUSAN LOGORECI: AREAS OF INTEREST

SUPERSIZE PRINTS

QUIVER

HEATHER BROWN-
JACOB HALEVY-JONAS WOOD

THE LATEST FICTION

2005

FINE LINE

GILLIAN THEOBALD "ELEMENTS"

THE PICTURE I CARRY IN MY HEAD
CURATED BY
TERRI PHILLIPS

DIMITRI KOZYREV

JJ VILLARD

SUSAN LOGORECI

2004

ELAINE BRADFORD

JUSTIN MOORE - "GENESIS"

PLAY-GALLERY FOR STILL AND MOTION PICTURES AT CIRRUS

ARBORETUM

MARGO VICTOR "MVG TESTS"

JACOB DYRENFORTH "ROMANTIC COMEDY" AND "EVERY GUITAR MOVE"

MARK BRADFORD MONOPRINTS

"CRAZY THOUGHTS HAVE QUICK WINGS"
CURATED BY
EVE WOOD

2003

DIMITRI KOZYREV "JOURNEY'S II

PAINTING BY LETTERS

ROSS BLECKNER "PATHWAYS"

DANIEL BRANDELY "ALAMEDA DANCE"

"RECESS"
CURATED BY DAN BAYLES

"IN THE SHADOW OF SUMMMER BLISS"
CURATED BY JUSTIN MOORE AND JEAN MILANT

"SERIES"

"SELECTED GRAPHICS" LOPEZ COLLECTION

"DRAWINGS" DIMITRI KOZYREV

2002

MAGGIE LOWE TENNESEN

SALOMON HUERTA

ED RUSCHA "COUNTRY CITISCAPES"

JUSTIN MOORE

FLATLINE

DIMITRI KOZYREV

2001

RICHARD BAKER

"GILLIAN THEOBALD"

"l*AND*sc*APE"
CURATED BY GEORGE RAGGETT

"AUXILIARY SETTINGS"
CURATED BY STEVEN CRIQUE AND JEAN MILANT

2000

"VIJA CELMINS"

NEW PRINTS BY
JOAN NELSON AND 
CERAMICS BY ROGER HERMAN

"Past and New Prints"

1999

"GILLIAN THEOBALD"

"STEVEN CRIQUI"

"JERRY BRANE"

"GUY DE COINTET"

More information about previous exhibitions at Cirrus will be added to our website in the near future.

Prices in red are sold


Opening on November 11 , 2006 , Cirrus Gallery is pleased to present Naive Set Theory, a group exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artists Brian Bress, Julie Lequin, Ami Tallman, and New York-based artist, Jennifer Sullivan.

As a mathematical notion, Naive Set Theory grew from an informal understanding of collections of objects in order to allow mathematicians to conceptualize infinite sets of elements. This exhibition casually draws from this idea to link the work of four emerging artists, all who construct a kind of forged innocence or blithe ambivalence through which filter mature, meticulous, and often political expressions. Exploring issues ranging from psychological states, nationalistic identity, institutional authority, allegory, myth and popular culture, these four artists fashion loose and lively visual vocabularies from which to cull conceptual meaning. Though their stylistic choices and techniques are distinct, they are not unrelated, working in a variety of media, including video, collage, photography, MP3, sculpture, performance, drawing and painting, Bress, Lequin and Sullivan use the self as a conduit for ideas. While Tallman's practice centers solely on drawing, her text and images allow greater social and cultural discourses to emerge in subtly provoking ways.

Brian Bress, Julie Lequin, Jennifer Sullivan and Ami Tallman are all recent MFA graduates. Since completing their degrees, each has been exhibiting nationally in cultural institutions, including museums, universities, contemporary commercial galleries and other visual art spaces. For the occasion of Naive Set Theory, the gallery will present a unique, interactive work by artist Jennifer Sullivan, created specifically for the Cirrus website, www.cirrusgallery.com

Brian Bress
Rubble
2006
collage, poster, pen ink, wood
27" x 22 x 3 1/2"
Vortex
(for John Borman)
2006
Collage on C-print
39"x30"
Julie Lequin
I Have a Cat in My Throat
2006
Watercolor and pencil on paper
42"x55"
Heart Failure
2006
Watercolor and pencil on paper
42"x55"
Portable Wave-Blue Print
2006
Watercolor and pencil on paper
42"x54.5"
Jennifer Sullivan
T-Shirt Display
2006
T-shirt, photograph, cardboard
36"x 1" 29" approx.
$1,200
Boombox
2006
Painted cardboard, fabric, pens,
pencils cd player
$1,800
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Mary J. Blige
2006, mixed media
15"x13"
$1,000
Bob Dylan Face
2006, mixed media
15"x14"
$1,000
Bob Dylan With Hat
2006, mixed media
18" x 18" x 6"
$1,000
From Away (Album Cover Collage)
2005, mixed media
12.5"x12.5"
$150
Folk Classics (Collage)
2005, mixed media
12.5"x12.5"
$150
WJEN Calendar (Framed)
2006, mixed media on poster board
22"x14"
$300
Out of Sync
2004, digital video on dvd, edition of 5
Five minutes
$250
Ami Tallman
Cadet Adjusting Hat
2006, Ink and Goache on paper
8" x 10"
$150
Military Muckety-Muck
2006, Ink on Paper
8" x 10"
$150





Sir in Red and Turqoise
2006, Ink on tracing paper
8" x 10"
$150
Sir With Good Posture
2006, Ink, Goache, liquid acrylic on paper
8" x 10"
$150

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