Bianca Beck and Josh Brand

March 1 - April 12, 2015

Press Release

Rachel Uffner Gallery is pleased to present two new shows. An exhibition
of work by Bianca Beck and Josh Brand will occupy the first floor of the
gallery, while a solo presentation by Bianca Beck will be on view in the
upstairs space.

Beck will exhibit gouache drawings, oil paintings on wood panel, small
“page paintings” on thin sheets of wood, carved reliefs, and painted
sculptures in varying scales. Brand will exhibit photographs and collages.
Beck and Brand share a commitment to an open-ended and continuous
process influenced by their private life together.

For Beck’s second solo show with the gallery, she goes deeper into the
landscape of the body. Fueled by grey skies, political madness, music,
and dreams, these new works survey a surrealist field of recurring
images: memories and visions of birth, sex, death, dance, and childhood.
Her materials (mirrors, found wood, human hair) and colors (blues, blacks,
neons, earth hues) create a literal and symbolic structure for her
explorations of flesh, sensation, and consciousness.

Brand makes art via the processes of photography, drawing, collage, and
filmmaking. His work shifts between various categories including
abstraction, autobiography, and perceptual experimentation. Brand’s
works in this show generate psychological depth from minimal materials:
sticks, curtains, glass, vague figures, scraps of paper. His three most
recent solo shows were titled Nature, Face, and Peace Being.

Bianca Beck (b. 1979, Columbus, OH) has exhibited her work at White
Columns; FLAG Art Foundation, New York; Harris Lieberman, New York;
Cheim & Read, New York; Shane Campbell, Chicago; Misako & Rosen,
Tokyo; Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid; Brand New Gallery, Milan; Laurel
Gitlen, New York; Renwick Gallery, New York; Halsey McKay, East
Hampton; Emily Harvey Foundation, New York; among others. Her work
has been reviewed by The New York Times,, Mousse,
Artcritical, and Time Out New York, among others. She lives and works in

Josh Brand (b. 1980, Elkhorn, WI) has exhibited his work at The Whitney
Museum (Whitney Biennial 2010); Dallas Museum of Art; Art Gallery of
Ontario; Toronto; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago;
Herald St, London; Misako & Rosen, Tokyo; Marian Goodman Gallery,
Paris; Mai 36, Zurich; White Columns, New York; among others. He lives
and works in Brooklyn.

Please call (212) 274-0064 or email for more information.