ROAD TO RUIN
Martin Soto Climent (b. 1977, Mexico City, Mexico) is a contemporary artists who primarily works with recontextualized everyday objects. For over a decade, he has exhibited internationally, at such galleries as Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; T293, Naples; Karma International, Zurich; and The Banff Center, Alberta. Climent currently lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.
Anne-Lise Coste (b. 1973, Marseille, France) studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Marseille and the University of Art and Design in Zurich. She has exhibited internationally both solo and in group shows since 1998. In 2006 she was awarded the Art Prize Lingen and is part of public collections in the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, in Zurich. Coste currently lives and works in New York City, USA.
Ryan Foerster (b. 1983, Newmarket, Canada) was the 2013 recipient of the Artadia and New Art Dealers Alliance Award and the 2012 recipient of the Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts awards. He has shown his work internationally, at such spaces as Printed Matter Inc., New York, USA; Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Copenhagen; Allmanna Galleriet, Stockholm, Sweden; White Gallery, Paris, France; and Alphaville, Melbourne, Australia. Foerester currently lives and works in New York, USA.
Jesse Harris (b. 1981, Toronto, Canada) graduated with a BFA from the University of Guelph in 2007. He has recently exhibited at Cooper Cole, Toronto; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; and Tomorrow, Toronto. Most recently his work was included in the group show One, and Two, and More Than Two curated by Micah Lexier at The Power Plant, Toronto. Harris currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
Jeremy Jansen (b. 1979, Calgary, Canada) works primarily in sculpture and photography. Recent solo and group exhibitions include V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, New York, USA; The Power Plant, COOPER COLE, and Tomorrow, Toronto, Canada; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada; La Miroiterie, Paris, France. Jansen currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
Jenine Marsh (b. 1984, Calgary, Canada) received her MFA from the University of Guelph in 2013 and her BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2007. Nationally, her work has been exhibited in numerous art venues including G Gallery, Toronto, ON; Ed Video, Guelph, ON; Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB and Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB. She has twice served as artist in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2009 and 2010, and other residencies include the Vermont Studio Centre in 2011, Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ Alberta Future Leaders Programme, 2011 and Struts Gallery, 2010. Marsh currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
Marlie Mul (b. 1980, Utrecht, The Netherlands) received her MFA in Architectural Histories and Theories at the Architectural Association in London and two BAs, one in Sculpture at ABKM Maastricht and one in Textiles at the Academy for Visual Arts St. Joost, Breda, The Netherlands. She has shown her work internationally, exhibiting as both a solo artist and participating in group shows. Most recently, her work has been shown at Vilma Gold, London; Ingolstadt, Germany; Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles; Fondation Hippocrène, Paris; CEO Gallery, Sweden; Taylor Macklin, Zurich; Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague; and at the Taipei Biennial, Taiwan. Mul currently lives and works in Berlin and London.
Sara Greenberger Rafferty (b. 1978) received an MFA in Sculpture and New Genres at Columbia University School of the Arts in New York and a BFA in Photography with Honors and Art History Concentration, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta; V1 Gallery, Copenhagen; and Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York. Greenberger Rafferty currently lives and works in Brooklyn, USA.
John Riepenhoff (b. 1982 in Milwaukee, USA) and received his BFA from the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. Riepenhoff is also a curator and co-owner of The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, co-organizer of The Milwaukee International and Dark Fairs, and is an inventor of artistic platforms for the expression of others. His recent exhibitions and curatorial projects have been presented at the Tate Modern and Frieze Art Fair, London; Marlborough, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, James Fuentes, and the Swiss Institute, New York, NY; Pepin Moore, Freedman Fitzpatrick and Ooga Booga, Los Angeles, CA; Cooper Cole, Toronto; The Suburban, Oak Park, IL; Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and the Poor Farm, WI; and the Milwaukee Art Museum, Dean Jensen Gallery, Small Space, Milwaukee, WI. Riepenhoff currently lives and works in Milwaukee, USA.
Brie Ruais (b. 1982, Southern California) received her MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2011. Most recently, she has exhibited at Mesler/Feuer, New York; Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France; Fused Space, San Francisco, CA; Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada; and Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand. On the occasion of her solo show, Nicole Klagsbrun published Ruais’ artist book, XO, which includes her resource photographs and an interview with Sarah Sze. Ruais’ work was selected by Candace Worth as one of 20 artists featured in Architectural Digest’s “The Next Generation”. This year, she was selected for the Anderson Ranch Ceramics artist-in-residence program. Ruais currently lives and works in Brooklyn, USA.
JPW3 (b. 1981, Tallahassee, Florida) received his BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005 and his MFA at University of Southern California MFA in 2012. His work has been exhibited across the United States, at such galleries as Samuel Freeeman, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Michael Jon Gallery, Miami, FL; David Peterson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; Bemis Art Center, Omaha; amongst others. JPW3 currently lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.
Gee Vaucher (b. 1945, Dagenham, East London) is a visual artist best known for her work creating record covers, newsletters and video collages for the punk band Crass during the 1980s. Her surrealist influenced collage work has been hugely influential on protest and anti-war art, as well as the punk anarchist movements of her time. Her work has been exhibited internationally and included in a number of books and publications, including Crass Art and Other Pre Post-Modernist Monsters published by Exitstencil Press, of which Vaucher is publisher. Vaucher currently lives and works in south-west Essex, England.
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Martin Soto Climent
Aluminum can, plasticine, plastic eye
Martin Soto Climent
Aluminum can, plasticine, plastic eye
Airbrush on canvas
Failed Laminated Photos, Fuck Holes
Failed Laminated Photos, Fuck Holes, 2012
Silkscreen on canvas mounted to silkscreen
Charm Bracelet, 2013
Chain link fence, steel, copper, rubber, plastic and other various found materials, steel hooks
Concrete, glass, flowers, synthetic rubber, latex, metal
Air Vent/Butt Stop (Mainstream/Sidestream)
Air Vent/Butt Stop (Mainstream/Sidestream), 2015
Burnt steel, paint, glue, ash, cigarettes
Wood, wire, cloths, shoes, fiberglass, clamp
Supporting silkscreen by Jesse Harris
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Window Piece, 2011
Direct substrate print on Plexiglas and hardware
Corner Push (White), 131 lbs
Corner Push (White), 131 lbs, 2014
Hot Pot Charmer (Flamingo)
Hot Pot Charmer (Flamingo), 2014
Wax, metal chain, rope, popcorn, hot plate, hardware