December 10, 2016 – January 15, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday, December 10, 3 – 8 PM
6BASE is pleased to present a Group Show, on view Saturday, December 10, 2016 through January 15, 2017. This is the second exhibition in the space and will include new paintings and works on paper by emerging New York-based artists, including Mauricio Cortes, Alteronce Gumby, Keiran Brennan Hinton, Cindy Ji Hye Kim, Jenny Jisun Kim, Jesse Kreuzer, Cayman Robson, Cody Umans, and Blair Whiteford. A number of the participating artists have studios in the space adjacent to 6BASE and others have studios in Brooklyn and Queens.
Mauricio Cortes was born in northern Mexico and moved to the United States in 1999. He received his B.F.A. from The Cooper Union, New York and M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut. Cortes’s work was recently on view in 2016 exhibitions, including Of Another, a two-person exhibition with Karen Dow at the Silk Road Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut; Sunrise/Sunset, a group show at Infinity Room, Los Angeles; and Double Dip, a thesis group show at Greenhall Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. In 2015, his work was exhibited as part of the 2015 Biennal de las Fronteras in Tamaulipas, Mexico. The artist is the recipient of the Schell Center for International Human Rights Travel Fellowship from Yale Law School (2015); the Benjamin Menschel Travel Fellowship; the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Painting Fellowship (both 2011), and the Jóvenes Creadores Mexican National Council for Culture and Arts painting fellowship (2013). Cortes currently lives in New York and works in the Bronx.
Alteronce Gumby was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He received his B.F.A. from Hunter College and his M.F.A from Yale School of Art. Gumby was the first studio artist at 6BASE and presented One Way Ticket Across The Universe in the space earlier this year. His work was the subject of a solo exhibition, Since 1985, hosted by Washington Art Gallery at Duthchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, New York in 2015. He has participated in group exhibitions including those held at Hammond Harkin Galleries in Columbus, Ohio (2016); Abrons Arts Center in New York (2015); and Marion Royael Gallery in Beacon, New York (2010). He has completed international artists’ residency programs at the Camden Arts Centre & Slade School of Fine Art in London (2016); Dumfries House, Royal Drawing School in East Ayrshire, Scotland (2015); and Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Austria (2015). He currently is a resident at The Foundation des États-Unis in Paris. The artist lives and works in New York.
Born in Toronto, Keiran Brennan Hinton currently lives and works in the Bronx. He received his B.F.A. from Pratt Institute and his M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art. Most recently, the Katonah Museum of Art in partnership with sherry b dessert studio in New York commissioned him to paint an outdoor mural on the side of a department store in Chappaqua, New York. The artist’s work was concurrently on view in a group exhibition, OnSite Katonah, at the museum. In 2014, Brennan Hinton’s work was the subject of a solo exhibition Open House at NOFO Gallery, Toronto. His work has been featured in a number of group exhibitions, including Double Dip at Green Hall Gallery, New Haven (2016); Mercury Rising at Mulherin, New York; Large Works at FRONT art space, New York (both 2015); among others. The artist is the recipient of the Gloucester Landscape Painting Prize, Yale University (2015); Yale International Scholarship (2014-2016); Outstanding Merit Award, Pratt Institute (2010-2014); and the Presidential Scholarship, Pratt Institute (2010-2014).
Born in South Korea, Cindy Ji Hye Kim currently lives and works in the Bronx. She received her B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence and her M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut. Earlier this year, Ji Hye Kim’s work was the subject of two solo exhibitions: The Cops and Robbers Task, at YYZ Artists’ Outlet in Toronto and The Thief at Rose Gallery in Brooklyn. She has participated in group exhibitions, including those held at Abrons Arts Center, New York; Field Projects, New York; FJORD Gallery, Philadelphia; International Center of Photography Museum, New York (all 2016); Green Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut (2015); Topless, Rockaway Beach, New York (2014); The White House Studio Project, Toronto; Furthermore, Washington, D.C. (both 2013); Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence; and Salem Art Works, New York (both 2012). In Summer 2016, the artist was a resident at the Banff Centre for Arts in Alberta, Canada. She was a resident at other notable programs, including Vermont Studio Center; Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, Michigan (both 2013); Grin City Collective, Grinnell, Iowa; and Salem Art Works, New York (both 2012).
Born in Hong Kong, Jenny Jisun Kim currently lives and works in the Bronx. She received her B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence. In 2016, she participated in a performance as part of a group show, When the Cat’s Away, at 88 Eldridge Street, New York. Her work has been included in a number of group exhibitions worldwide, including Ah! Sun-flower (three antecendents): Jack Smith, Francis Picabia; “The Bar at the End of the Night” (II), at David Lewis, New York (2015); Flat File Exhibition, GRIN Gallery, Providence (2014); Meet US, Circolo degli Artisti, Rome; Tinte Fresche, Piazza Cenci, Rome (both 2013); 3rd Annual Asian Arts Exhibit, Rhode Island State Council of the Arts, Providence (2012); and Moment, Is Gallery, Seoul (2011). In 2014, Jenny Jisun Kim organized Jo, an exhibition at Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence and in 2012 she curated 헐 (Hul) at Gong Art Space, Seoul.
Born in Baldwin, New York, Jesse Kreuzer currently lives in New York and works in the Bronx. He received his B.F.A. from the Cooper Union, New York and his M.F.A. from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Earlier this year, his work was the subject of a solo exhibition, New Paintings, at Tjaden Hall, Ithaca. Other solo presentations include those held at Cornell Cinema, Ithaca (2016) and Experimental Gallery, Ithaca (2015). Kreuzer’s work has been featured in group exhibitions, including Sun Ship, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York; Something Came Over Me, Caelum Gallery, New York (both 2016); In A Certain Way, Site 109, New York (2015); Fletcher Exhibit: Socially and Politically Engaged Art, Reece Museum, Johnson City, Tennesse (2014); Suddenly A Chora, Arts, Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, New York (2013); and several held at Cooper Union, New York. Since 2011, the artist has participated in a number of film festivals and performances.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Cayman Robson currently lives and works in the Bronx. He received his B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence. The artist’s work has been featured in a number of group exhibitions, including New Contemporaries, RISD Museum, Providence; There Is No Try, Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence (both 2014); Paint Video/Video Paint, JLA Collective, Olneyville, Rhode Island (2013); Turning Left, Memorial Hall Project Space, Providence (2012); and Selected Works, Studio 39, Kansas City (2011). In 2013, Robson was one of ten curators of the group exhibition, The Pink Panther Imitates Nothing, at Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence. The artist is the recipient of The Gamblin Paint Award (2014); Herbert Claiborne Pell III & Eugenia Diehl Pell Scholarship Award (2013); and Kiwanis Artist of the Year (2010).
Cody Umans was born in Manhattan and currently lives and works in Queens. He received his B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. He also attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Most recently, Umans organized a group show at Dandy Bar in Brooklyn. His work has been included in group exhibitions, including Material Magic at SVA Chelsea Gallery in New York in 2012 and Prime Time at SVA Flatiron Gallery, New York in 2011. The artist has created a number of zines, such as Safety Zone (2016) and See Yew Later (2015), which are both available at New York’s Printed Matter, Inc.
Blair Whiteford was born in Katonah, New York and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. He received his B.F.A. from Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida. In 2013, he was a resident at the Vermont Studio Center and in 2012 he completed the New York Studio Residency Program through the Association of Independent College of Art and Design (AICAD). He also attended the Yale University School of Art and Music in Norfolk, Connecticut in 2012. Whiteford’s work has been featured in a number of recent shows, including Leisure, a two-person exhibition with Blake Daniels at Fresh Exhibitions in Savannah, Georgia (2014) and The Nighttime Monument, a solo exhibition at So What Space in Brooklyn (2013). The artist has been the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship (2013); Best of Ringling Selected Artist Award (2013 and 2011); and the Ellen Battell Stoekel Painting Fellowship (2012).