Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth @4619, Los Angeles

Paul Butler, Bjorn Copeland, Michel de Broin, Simon Hughes, Sarah Anne Johnson, Jillian Kay Ross, An Te Liu, Rose Marcus, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Brad Phillips, Chloe Wise

Works in the exhibition

4619 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Opening Hours 11am - 6pm Tues - Sat and by appointment

Contact: Sarah Belden 647-539-8104, sbelden@galeriedivision.com

Division Gallery is pleased to present our first exhibition in Los Angeles, under the auspices of Four Six One Nine (LA).  Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth features new work by Canadian artists Brad Phillips, Chloe Wise, Michel de Broin, An Te Liu, Sarah Anne Johnson, Paul Butler, Jillian Kay Ross and Simon Hughes as well as works by LA-based Bjorn Copeland (China Art Objects), New York-based Rose Marcus and LA-based Sojourner Truth Parsons (both represented by Night Gallery). 

The works in this exhibition retool the everyday, imbuing it with imagined purpose through new aesthetic or conceptual models. While some artists focus on a renewal of detritus, others rehash forgotten histories, and some point to peripheral sites in order to cast attention on what is often missed.  In line with a Duchampian tradition, ordering and disordering principles used by these artists compel us to find value in the discredited, underrated, and trivialized.

Michel de Broin (b. 1970) lives and works in Montreal. Public sculptures by the artist are erected at the Reichstag, Berlin; FondsKirchberg, Luxemburg; The Third of May, New Orleans; North Hagley Park, Christchurch, New Zealand, and Pearson Airport, Toronto. Solo exhibitions include a retrospective at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal; Galerie Eva Meyer, Paris; bitforms, New York; Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, and KünstlerhausBethanien, Berlin. 

Paul Butler (b. 1973) lives and works in Winnipeg. Butler has hosted the internationally renowned Collage Party, a nomadic and public studio at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland; la maison rouge, Paris; the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto, and Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. Solo exhibitions have been held at White Columns, New York; The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, and Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto. He is the former curator of contemporary art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. 

Bjorn Copeland (b. 1975) lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his BFA from the Road Island School of Design. He has participated in exhibitions at galleries including Canada, New York; Gagosian, New York; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles; Cooper Cole, Toronto;  Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago; Standard, Oslo; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal and China Art Objects, Los Angeles. 

Simon Hughes (b. 1973) lives and works in Winnipeg.  He received his MFA from the University of California, Irvine. His work has been presented at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg; LAX Art, Los Angeles; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany and Ibid Projects, London.  

Sarah Anne Johnson (b. 1976) lives and works in Winnipeg.  She holds an MFA in Photography from the Yale School of Art. Her work can be found in collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.  Her work is currently being presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the exhibition Dream States: Contemporary Photographs and Video. 

Jillian Kay Ross (b. 1989) lives and works in Toronto.  She holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Her work has been presented at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Mercer Union, Toronto; Tomorrow Gallery, Toronto; The Power Plant, Toronto; Diaz Contemporary, Toronto; and Camel Art Space, Brooklyn. 

An Te Liu (b. 1967) lives and works in Toronto. His work has been exhibited at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; the Venice Biennale of Architecture, Venice;  the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen; the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa,  the Art Institute of Chicago and the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver. 

Rose Marcus (b. 1982) lives and works in New York.  She holds a BFA from Pratt Institute and a MA from Hunter College. She has exhibited at Eli Ping, New York; David Peterson Gallery, Minneaopolis; And Now, Dallas, and Night Gallery, Los Angeles. 

Brad Phillips (b. 1974) lives and works in Toronto. Recent exhibitions include Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo; Harper's Books, East Hamptons; 8-11, Toronto; Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; 2467365, New York, and The Hole, New York.  In 2015, Phillips published Suicidal Realism, a novel. 

Sojourner Truth Parsons (b. 1984) lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited at Tomorrow Gallery, New York; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Phil Gallery, Los Angeles; Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, and Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto. 

Chloe Wise (b. 1990) lives and works in New York. Recent exhibitions include Unrealism organized by Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian, Miami, and solo and group presentations at K11, Hong Kong; Galerie Sébastian Bertrand, Geneva; Retrospective Gallery, Hudson, New York; Hydra School Projects, Hydra, Greece, and Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta.

Installation photographs © Jeff McLane