Triple: Alex Bradley Cohen, Louis Fratino, and Tschabalala Self
June 29 – September 15, 2018
Triple brings together emotionally resonant and highly charged new works by three artists who are redefining the contemporary portrait. Cohen, Fratino, and Self move freely between abstraction and figuration in paintings that celebrate the complexities of identity and personal relationships.
Alex Bradley Cohen
Born in 1989 in Chicago, Illinois. Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.
Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Poe Hammer (Alberto Aguilar & Alex Bradley Cohen) at Comfort Station in Chicago, Illinois (2018); Flat Tops at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in New York City (2017); and Five Works: Alex Bradley Cohen at Mana Contemporary in Chicago, Illinois (2017). Selected group exhibitions include The Window and the Breaking of the Window at The Studio Museum of Harlem in Harlem, New York (2016); This Room is a Work Made Up of People at Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois (2016); Artifacts of a Life Lived by the Living (to Live) at Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, California (2013); and Skowhegan Performs at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York (2013).
Cohen received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2014) and was a resident at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2014).
Born in 1993 in Annapolis, Maryland. Lives and works in New York City.
Fratino’s recent solo exhibitions include Heirloom at Galerie Antoine Levi in Paris (2018); So, I’ve got you at Thierry Goldberg Gallery in New York City (2017); and Reasons at Platform Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland (2016). Selected group exhibitions include ((between you & me)) at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland (2015); Diamonds and Donuts at Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (2014); Love Tap at Current Space in Baltimore, Maryland (2014); and Get Small 2014 at SessionSpace in Oakland, California (2014).
Frantino received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2015. He completed a Fulbright research Fellowship in Painting in Berlin, DE in 2016.
Born in 1990 in Harlem, New York. Lives and works in New York and New Haven, Connecticut.
Selected solo exhibitions include Sour Patch, curated by Ron Segev, at Thierry Goldberg MIAMI, Miami Design District in Miami, Florida (2017); Bodega Run at Pilar Corrias Gallery in London, UK (2017); Tschabalala Self at Tramway in Glasgow, Scotland (2017); Tschabalala Self at Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art in London, UK (2017); and The Function at T293 in Naples, Italy (2016). Selected group exhibitions include Mature Themes, curated by John Garcia, at Foxy Productions in New York City (2018); Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon at New Museum in New York City (2017); Desire at Moore Building in Miami, Florida (2016); A Constellation at Studio Museum Harlem in Harlem, New York (2015); and Tropicana at The Cabin in Los Angeles, California (2015).
Self received a BA from Bard College in 2012 and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2015.