"The Droste Affect"

Ana Cardoso

Dustin Hodges

Marina Pinsky

Christopher Robinson

Vanessa Safavi

Organized by Paul Branca

Opening: Friday, June 28, 6 - 8pm

Exhibition dates: June 28 - August 10, 2013

The cool summer climate brings much rain to the forest floor causing the already abundant ferns to proliferate in a density not seen before.

In closely knit schools, the silvery scales of sardines flicker and pulse throughout the sea cold and dark.

A search for a silhouetted figure within several frames, a mapping of the body in space, enclosed.

On the tulips, viral stripes and streaks appear, breaking their genetic designs.

A sleeping bird, feathers closed, is paused on the floor.

Ana Cardoso (b. 1978, Lisbon, Portugal) lives and works in New York City. Recent solo exhibitions include Program vs. Program, Pedro Cera, Lisbon; Picasso, Maisterra Valbuena, Madrid; andyupzxqtut, Conduits, Milan. Select group exhibitions include Lucie Fontaine: Estate, Marianne Boesky, New York; Zoom, Shift, Abstract, Simone Subal, New York; Expanded Painting International, Prague Biennale 5, Prague; 4 Rooms, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; Besides, With, Against and Yet: Abstraction and the Ready-Made Gesture, The Kitchen, New York.

Dustin Hodges (b. 1984, Portland, OR) lives and works in New York City. He recently received his MFA from the Painting Department of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Marina Pinsky (b. 1986, Moscow, Russia) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo and two-person shows include Konzept Kitsch at Global Colding, Düsseldorf, Germany, and Tradewinds with Cooper Jacoby at CLEARING, Brussels, Belgium. Pinsky has also participated in Made in Space at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, which will travel to Gavin Brown's Enterprise and Venus Over Manhattan, both in New York.

Christopher Robinson (b. 1982, Detroit, MI) lives and works in New York City. His work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe. Robinson recently received his MFA from the Painting Department of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Vanessa Safavi (b. 1980, Lausanne, Switzerland) lives and works in Berlin. Recent exhibitions include a three-person show with Santo Tolone and Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa at Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy, as well as solo exhibitions at Chert, Berlin; CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France; and Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland.