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RA is thrilled to announce Rolling Around, an exhibition of new work by Brooklyn based artists Jennifer Coates and David Humphrey. Coates’s new paintings present bounteous gardens that undulate and unearth archetypal mythologies of human history past and present. Humphrey makes poetry of the every day with snippets of image and thought that float around his canvas like a somnambulant reporter’s notepad. Both Coates and Humphrey offer reimagined histories both plastic and sublime.

David Humphrey is a New York artist who has shown nationally and internationally. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize among other awards. An anthology of his art writing, Blind Handshake, was published by Periscope Publishing. He teaches in the MFA program at Columbia and is represented by the Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, NY who published a monograph on his work in 2020 by Davy Lauterbach.

Jennifer Coates is an artist working in Brooklyn, NY and Lakewood, PA. She is the 2021 recipient of the John Koch Art Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a 2021 NYFA Award in painting, a 2019 Fellowship at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and a Sharpe Walentas Studio residency (2018-2019).  She is currently in a group show at Aicon Gallery, NYC -“Wonderland” - curated by Elizabeth Denny and Alice Fitz Gerald. She has an upcoming solo show in NYC opening in May - “Edge Effects” - at both High Noon and Chart galleries.  Recent shows include a two person exhibit with David Humphrey at Catskill Art Space; Para Pastoral at Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, NY; Lesser Gods of Lakewood PA at High Noon Gallery.

Rolling Around Coates and Humphrey lay claim to a magic and species of realism that pave way to narratives mysterious, familiar and inexorably tied to all of us.

Jennifer Coated Milkweed, Butterflies, Dug Up Head and Bunker.jpg

Jennifer Coates
Milkweed, Butterflies,

Dug Up Head and Bunker, 2024

Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 30 inches

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David Humphrey
Retailer, 2023
Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 18 inches

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