(Un)Comfortable Stand-Ins, December 2013
Grizzly Grizzly is pleased to announce (Un)Comfortable Stand-ins, a solo exhibition featuring new work by Trevor Amery. This evocative show–which will carry over into the first month of the new year–features sculptural work that questions our relationship to discreet art objects and challenges our role as passive art viewers. The exhibition will shift over time, allowing for a distinctly different show in time for a second opening in January 2014.
Freshly back from a Fulbright Fellowship in Hungary and a summer at Skowhegan, Trevor Amery is an itinerant artist who explores the nature of sculpture in relation to social practice and “utilitarian constructs.” His practice is rooted in research, but for this exhibition he plans a more immediate response to the problem at hand: how to “reconcile, embrace or maybe more specifically highlight” his struggle with the nature of sculpture as cultural object and the personal and historical narratives it creates.
Trevor Amery is an interdisciplinary artist who grew up in New York, cut his chops in Baltimore and is currently working both domestically and abroad. He received his BFA from MICA, was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to Hungary in 2012/2013, and has attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Fountainhead Residency in Miami, Arteles Creative Center in Finland, and the Contemporary Artist Center at Woodside in New York. Mr. Amery represented the U.S. at the 2012 Kathmandu International Art Festival and has exhibited at such venues as the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Finland, City Without Walls in New Jersey, The Creative Alliance in Baltimore, and Galerie Birthe Laursen in Copenhagen, Denmark. He recently co-curated the exhibition BORDERS at the Staycation Museum in Berlin, Germany and had a solo exhibition at the Skanzen Museum in Hungary.