Sweather: Brian Belott, Ross Simonini

March 19 – April 25, 2015

BRIAN BELOTT

Dome Paste, 2015

Acrylic on paper

89.5 x 108.5 inches

ROSS SIMONINI

Ablution Landscape, 2014

Acrylic, food, and tea on canvas

41 x 78 inches

ROSS SIMONINI

Podiatric Landscape No. 1 (The Witch), 2013

Acrylic on paper mounted on canvas

42 x 42 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Applaud Pinwheels, 2015

Acrylic on paper

75 x 56 inches

ROSS SIMONINI

Podiatric Landscape No. 3 (The Meadow), 2015

Acrylic on paper mounted on canvas

42 x 24.5 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Snow Goose, 2013-2015

Acrylic on paper

52 x 44.5 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Walnut Mattress, 2015

Acrylic on paper

84.5 x 70 inches

ROSS SIMONINI

Untitled, 2013

Acrylic on paper

8.5 x 12 inches

ROSS SIMONINI

Podiatric Landscape No. 2 (The Lovers), 2015

Acrylic and tea mounted on canvas with a rubber yoga mat frame

17.25 x 42 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (Cat), 2015

Mustard on paper

8 x 13.5 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (Flowers), 2015

Mustard on paper

13.5 x 8 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (Artist and Model), 2015

Mustard on paper

8 x 10.5 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (4 Morandi), 2015

Mustard on paper

8 x 10.5 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (Stripes), 2015

Mustard on paper

13.5 x 15 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (Edison Bulb), 2015

Mustard on paper

10.75 x 8.25 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (Dots), 2015

Mustard on paper

10.5 x 8.25 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (Harpo), 2015

Mustard on paper

13.5 x 8 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (Seltzer), 2015

Mustard on paper

13.5 x 8.5 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (Horse No. 2), 2015

Mustard on paper

8.75 x 13.5 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (Calculator No. 1), 2015

Mustard on paper

10.5 x 8.25 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (Dad), 2015

Mustard on paper

8.25 x 10.75 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (Calculator No. 2), 2015

Mustard on paper

10.5 x 8.25 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (Boombox), 2015

Mustard on paper

13.5 x 15 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (Horse No. 1), 2015

Mustard on paper

8 x 13.75 inches

BRIAN BELOTT

Mustard Drawing (Face), 2015

Mustard on paper

13.5 x 8 inches

ROSS SIMONINI

Orgasm with a Friend, 2012

Sumi ink on paper

60 x 42 inches

ROSS SIMONINI

Fat Ghost, 2015

Acrylic on paper

13.5 x 17 inches

ROSS SIMONINI

Slim Ghost, 2015

Acrylic, colored pencil, ash, and tea on paper

13.5 x 17 inches

Press Release

Brian Belott

Ross Simonini

March 19 through April 25, 2015

Opening reception: Thursday, March 19, 6-8PM

 

Fredericks & Freiser is pleased to announce a two-person exhibition of new works by Brian Belott and Ross Simonini.

 

Brian Belott and Ross Simonini are friends and collaborators. In the recent past, they have written long, ferocious text messages to each other, waging deep and silent wars that lasted for many days. In fits, they have collaborated, mostly on collages and drawings, some of which have been collected together into an artists’ book open edition to be released in concert with this exhibition. Both artists work with a curious salad of materials – food, calculators, rugs, napkins – but this show is a collection of their recent work on paper and canvas, varying from modest to immodestly sized.  In both cases, the artists’ ongoing work in performance and music seems to inform their markmaking. Belott draws with mustard on his rooftop in the rain. Simonini paints with his feet. Belott paints in the shower. Simonini washes the dishes with an unstretched canvas. Each looks for art under the kitchen table. Once, at the 2014 PERFORMA festival, the two of them conducted a 40-person choir to stomp and chant for their food.

 

 

About the artists

Brian Belott lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He has numerous solo exhibitions including most recently The Journal, NY. His recent group shows include OHWOW, CA; Venus Over Manhattan, NY; Canada, NY; and Gavin Brown Enterprise, NY. His work is included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY.

 

Ross Simonini is an artist, writer, and musician living in New York. He has had a solo exhibition at Shoot the Lobster in Luxembourg. His group shows include Martos Gallery, NY; Human Resources, CA; and Blackston, NY, and has performed at Jack Hanley Gallery, NY and the Andy Warhol Museum, PA. He edits The Believer Magazine and is an adjunct professor at Columbia University. He is one half of the musical group NewVillager.

 

Fredericks & Freiser is located at 536 West 24th Street, New York, NY. We are open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm. For more information, please contact us by phone (212) 633 6555 or email info@fredericksfreisergallery.com, and visit us online at www.fredericksfreisergallery.com, and on Instagram @fredericksandfreiser.