[NetBehaviour] Refresh . March 04–April 18, 2010

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Refresh . March 04–April 18, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2010
CHRISTINA RAY (formerly Glowlab) Announces Gallery Name Change and Group 
Exhibition Refresh.
http://www.christinaray.com/pages/exhibitions-2010-refresh

Glowlab founder and gallery Director Christina Ray changes the name of 
her gallery to CHRISTINA RAY. The gallery remains in its SoHo location 
with the same program and artists. The re-launch is celebrated with a 
group exhibition titled “Refresh” opening March 04 with a reception on 
March 18.

New York, NY – February 22, 2010 – Christina Ray, founder of the 
experimental gallery Glowlab, announces the re-launch of the gallery 
under her own name. The transition underscores Ray’s renewed commitment 
to contemporary art that examines the nature and psychology of the built 
environment. Refresh, the title of the first exhibition at CHRISTINA 
RAY, takes its name from the title of a work in the group show by artist 
Jim Ringley. Additional artists include Paloma Crousillat, Gregory 
Euclide, Pablo Helguera, Alice Jarry, Matthew Northridge and Jill 
Sylvia. The gallery remains at its current location at 30 Grand Street 
and the exhibition is on view March 04–April 18, with a public reception 
on Thursday, March 18, 7–9pm.

Ray states, “I’m thrilled to celebrate this moment in the growth of our 
program as we head into spring featuring new artists in the gallery and 
preparing to exhibit with the upcoming Pulse and Fountain art fairs. As 
we evolve, our mission remains to discover and present the most 
important contemporary artwork that explores the concept of 
psychogeography by re-imagining the relationships between people and 
places.”

Artists featured in Refresh share a common interest in the boundaries 
between psychological and physical space. In the title piece of the 
exhibition, California artist Jim Ringley’s highway scene depicts a car 
racing away from the viewer. While the image appears to offer the hope 
of a quick escape into a promising future, the picture plane remains 
still beneath its effervescent surface. Paloma Crousillat similarly 
extends the viewer’s focus into a space of imagination with her 
hard-edged renderings of large-scale telescopes. Born in Lima, Peru and 
based in Brooklyn, Crousillat’s work is informed by the systems and 
frameworks of space, language and beliefs.

Gregory Euclide, whose work will be exhibited for the first time at the 
gallery, is an artist and teacher living in the Twin Cities region of 
Minnesota. Knowledge gained in childhood of the complexity and 
interconnectedness of his rural environment grounds his appreciation for 
contemplative experiences in nature. Euclide’s three-dimensional works 
break through the flat surface of traditional landscape paintings and 
include media as diverse as cassette tapes, moss, ribbon and lead.

Pablo Helguera, a New York-based artist working in installation, 
sculpture, photography, drawing, and performance presents work in 
collage that questions the cultural, historical and social relationships 
between reality and fiction. Helguera has exhibited and performed 
internationally, and notably in New York at the Brooklyn and Bronx 
Museums of Art, P.S.1 and El Museo del Barrio. Montreal artist Alice 
Jarry’s multi-layered silkscreen works on paper also hover on the border 
between landscape and imagination, where motifs and found archival 
images come together in a richly-textured series of dreamy, portentous 
compositions.

Matthew Northridge and Jill Sylvia round out the list of artists in 
Refresh. Both artists are new to the gallery and will present works on 
paper along with sculptural installations. Northridge, whose work has 
been exhibited at museums including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, 
the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the National Academy Museum, presents two 
new pieces incorporating maps that examine scale, compression and rules 
governing spatial systems. His work has recently been acquired by the 
Hirshhorn Museum. San Francisco-based artist Sylvia uses a drafting 
knife to painstakingly remove the cells of traditional ledger paper, 
leaving behind a delicate lattice expressing time and the futility of 
labor. The flat, empty grids turn three-dimensional as the artist 
re-organizes them into spatial constructions in which the notion of 
value confronts the void.

CHRISTINA RAY is an innovative gallery and creative catalyst in New York 
whose mission, grounded by the concept of psychogeography, is to 
discover and present the most important contemporary artwork exploring 
the relationship between people and places.

Contact: Christina Ray, Gallery Director
Phone: 212.334.0204 . Email: info @ christinaray.com
Exhibition dates: March 04-April 18 . Reception for the Artists: 
Thursday, March 18, 7-9pm (attendance is free)
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm (Tuesdays by appointment)
Location: 30 Grand Street, Ground Floor, between Thompson Street and 6th 
Avenue



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