The Unknown Quantity

Reed Anderson, Franklin Evans, Chris Duncan,
Christian Maychack, Mat O'Brien, Mel Prest,
Sarah Walker, Will Yackulic

February 2007

Gregory Lind Gallery is pleased to present The Unknown Quantity, a group exhibition featuring work by Reed Anderson, Chris Duncan, Franklin Evans, Christian Maychack, Mat O�Brien, Mel Prest, Sarah Walker, and Will Yackulic. The exhibition takes its title from the novel by 20th century essayist/novelist Hermann Broch (1886-1951). Like Broch�s novel, the assembled artists examine the recalibration of perception itself, as necessitated by radical changes in physics and the apprehension of matter in a post-quantum age. In this exhibition, the eight artists, through a range of disparate media, excavate the uncertainty and complexity that are inherent in analyzing and reconceptualizing both the material world and the abstract world of ideas. Just as seemingly minor shifts in science become frameworks for new mechanisms of perception, the subtle interweaving of science with art allows for a radical new construction of how we view the incalculable, whether the context is emotional, spiritual, or physical. Through string theory, quantum physics, computer renderings, and other schema, the eight artists approximate the limits of both physicality and emotion-and mechanistic formulas become rubrics for creative discovery, as well as stand-ins for phenomena that cannot be known or calculated.

About the Artists:

Reed Anderson lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His recent exhibitions include Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2006; Cosmic Wonder, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2006; and Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany, 2005. Collections include The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, NY. Anderson�s work appears in the most-recent issue of Graphic Magazine.

Chris Duncan lives and works in Oakland. His recent exhibitions include The Continued Exploitation of Pink and Brown, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY, 2006; The Playing Field, Nakaochiai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2006; and Variegated Radiant Dream Plot, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2006. He is co-publisher of the zine Hot and Cold, now part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. A solo exhibition at Gregory Lind is scheduled for Fall 2007.

Franklin Evans lives and works in New York City. His recent exhibitions include play/work/space, Katherine Mulherin Projects, Toronto, Canada, 2006; Block Party: An Exhibition of Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2006; and Metaphysics of Youth, Artenova-Fuoriuso, Pescara, Italy, 2006. Evans� collections include the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Christian Maychack lives and works in San Francisco. His recent solo exhibitions include All the Slow Forces, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY, 2006; and From an Ocean of Subtle Collapse, Sirius Art Center, Cobb, Ireland, 2006. Recently he was included in the 2006 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Future exhibitions include a group show at Grimm Rosenfeld Gallery in Munich and a solo show at Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, both in 2007.

Mat O�Brien lives and works in San Francisco. His recent exhibitions include Hug the Grey, Adobe Books Gallery, San Francisco, 2006; Citations and Relocations, Needles and Pens, San Francisco, 2006; and The Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves, and Sarcastic Hippies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2005.

Mel Prest lives and works in San Francisco. Her recent solo exhibitions include Pacific Transmissions, Branch Gallery, Durham, NC, 2006; and Alignments, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, 2006. She will participate in Systems and Transmutations at Root Division, San Francisco, 2007.

Sarah Walker lives and works in New York. Her recent exhibitions include: Big Bang! Painting for the 21st Century, at the DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2007; Sarah Walker, Paintings at the Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA, 2006; and Archipelago, a solo exhibition at the Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2006.

Will Yackulic lives and works in New York. His recent exhibitions include Many Happy Returns, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, 2006; Word, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2006; Landscape Re-Imagined, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, 2006; ZusammenKunst, Galerie Hafemann, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2006; and Sometimes It Takes Ice to Cut Ice, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2005.


Will Yackulic - Of the Lamps of the Mansions

Will Yackulic
Of the Lamps of the Mansions, 2006
gouache, typewriter on paper
12.5 x 10 in.

Sarah Walker - Hypersphere I

Sarah Walker
Hypersphere I, 2006
acrylic on paper
20 x 20 in.

Mel Prest - Black Dog

Mel Prest
Black Dog, 2006
gouache, pencil on Fabriano paper
23 x 23 in.

Reed Anderson - Third Uncle

Reed Anderson
Third Uncle, 2007
acrylic paint on cut paper
34 x 32 in.

Christian Maychack - An Unfortunate Reach

Christian Maychack
An Unfortunate Reach, 2006
Douglas fir, steel, foam, Magic Sculpt, paint
34.5 x 18 x 16.5 in.

Chris Duncan - It�s a Total Tossup Between Atmosphere and Disorder

Chris Duncan
It�s a Total Tossup Between Atmosphere and Disorder, 2006
thread, putty, paint, marker, graphite, colored pencil on paper
28 x 26 in.

FF frenchkiss

Franklin Evans
FF frenchkiss, 2006
watercolor, ink and acrylic on paper
30 x 20 in.