Grizzly Grizzly is excited to announce its February exhibition, 'Their Mouths Filled With Earth', featuring paintings by Christopher Davison, Matthew Hansel and Anthony Miler. This visceral group exhibition explores three artists' relationships to image making through the lens of portraiture.
The artists – based in Philadelphia and New York– push toward different modes of representation, constructing confrontational imagery that conveys the nuances of the human condition. Using the conventional mode of portraiture as a base, the works in the exhibition communicate visual innovations and new conceptual agendas that re-contextualize the contemporary dialog of painting.
Christopher Davison is a working artist in Philadelphia, who received his MFA from Tyler School of Art. He has shown in Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles, and his work is in collections such as Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Pierogi Gallery and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, the Netherlands.
Matthew Hansel grew up in West Virginia. He moved to New York and received his BFA from The Cooper Union. He went on to earn his MFA from Yale University and returned to Brooklyn where he now lives and works. He has exhibited in various galleries in New York, Los Angeles and Japan.
Anthony Miler received his MFA from the City College of New York. In addition to recent exhibitions in Denmark and at Space 1026, Anthony shows extensively in New York where he currently resides.