Conversation Between a Mirror and the Sea at Fourteen30 Contemporary


Artists: Matt Connors, Grier Edmundson, Pam Glick, Rachel LaBine, Sadie Laska, Joseph Montgomery Monique Mouton, Zak Prekop, Noam Rappaport, Patricia Treib, Lynne Woods Turner

Exhibition title: Conversation Between a Mirror and the Sea

Venue: Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, US

Date: October 28 – December 10, 2016

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland

Fourteen30 Contemporary is pleased to present Conversation Between a Mirror and the Sea, a group exhibition featuring the diverse painting practices of Matt Connors, Grier Edmundson, Pam Glick, Rachel LaBine, Sadie Laska, Joseph Montgomery Monique Mouton, Zak Prekop, Noam Rappaport, Patricia Treib and Lynne Woods Turner. The exhibition runs October 28 – December 10, 2016.

The Sea
For all my depth, my surface is a mirror.
The Mirror
I am a surface, I reflect depth.
– Elder James Olson

MATTHEW CONNORS lives and works in New York, NY. Recent group exhibitions include: New York Painting, Kunstmuseum Bonn; The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, MoMA, New York; and Painter, Painter at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Solo exhibitions include: Impressionism, MoMA PS1, New York, and Gas… Telephone… One Hundred Thousand Rubles, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany. In 2015, Matt Connors was a resident at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. In 2012, he published the award-winning book A Bell is a Cup.

GRIER EDMUNDSON holds a BA in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and a MA in Fine Arts from the Glasgow School of Art. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Kendall Koppe Gallery, Glasgow; Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland; Battat Contemporary, Montreal; and PowerHouse, Memphis. His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions including the 2011 Quebec Triennial, Montreal; I’m Not Here: An Exhibition without Francis Alÿs at the de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; Samedi, Samedi at Galerie Art Concept, Paris; and The State with A. Vermin at Glasgow International 2008. He lives and works in Montreal.

PAM GLICK lives and works in Buffalo, New York. She received a BA in painting in 1980 at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her first solo exhibition took place at White Columns in 1981. Her work was subsequently exhibited widely during the 1980s and 1990s, including solo exhibitions at the Wolff Gallery, New York; Hirschl and Adler, New York; and Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, among others. Group shows included White Columns; Pat Hearn Gallery, and the Drawing Center, among others. She recently had a solo exhibition at BT&C Gallery, Buffalo, and her work was included in the Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center survey exhibition Amid/In Western New York.

RACHEL LABINE received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. Her work has been exhibited at Kodomo in New York, Egyptian Art & Antiques and Arturo Bandini in Los Angeles; and Alter Space in San Francisco. Her curatorial and collaborative projects have taken place at Simone Subal Gallery, New York; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; and Paramount Ranch 2, Los Angeles, among other venues. LaBine was nominated for a Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant in 2015.

SADIE LASKA received her BFA from West Virginia University in 1992 and her MFA from Bard College in 2014. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Office Baroque, Brussels; CANADA, New York; White Columns, New York; Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg; Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Geneva; and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York. She currently lives and works in New York, NY.

JOSEPH MONTGOMERY was born in Northampton, MA and is currently based in New York, NY. He received an MFA from Hunter College, New York, and a BA from Yale University in New Haven, CT. Solo exhibitions include Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY; Laren Gitlen, New York, NY; and MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA. Montgomery has participated in recent group exhibitions including Black/White, La Montague Gallery, Boston, MA; OK Great Thanks This Is So Ridiculous, ACME, Los Angeles, CA; Roving Room, Habersham Mills, Demorset, GA; and Painter, Painter, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.

MONIQUE MOUTON lives and works in New York, NY. She received a BFA at Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, BC and an MFA at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Mouton has exhibited widely in the United States and Canada with exhibitions at Blanket Gallery, Vancouver; Macaulay Fine Art, Vancouver; Regina Rex, New York; Fourteen30, Portland; Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa; Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York; Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn; Wallspace, New York and many more.

ZAK PREKOP completed his MFA in 2008 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned his BFA in 2001 from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. His 2012 included solo exhibitions at Thomas Duncan Gallery in Los Angeles and Harris Lieberman in New York, a presentation for Art Statements at Art |43| Basel with Harris Lieberman and the group exhibitions Modern Talking at The Museum of Art in Cluj-Napoca and I Think and That Is All That I Am at Thomas Duncan. In 2013, Prekop had a solo exhibition at Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC and a feature in the group show Painter, Painter at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Zak Prekop lives and works Brooklyn, NY.

NOAM RAPPAPORT lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He has had solo exhibitions at Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA; James Fuentes Gallery, New York, NY; White Columns, New York, NY; Galerie Steinek, Vienna, AUT; and ATM Gallery, New York, NY. Rappaport has also recently participated in group exhibitions including A Peg to Hang It On, White Flag Projects, St Louis, MO; Some Stew You Got Inside Your Plastic Bag and You Always Organize The Parts So Close, OH WOW GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA; and From Here, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA. He received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts NY in 1997.

PATRICIA TREIB lives and works in Brooklyn. She received and MFA from Columbia University in 2006 and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001. Selected group exhibitions include Modern Talking at the Cluj Museum, Cluj, Romania; Expanded Painting, Prague Biennale 5, Prague, Czech Republic; Besides, With, Against, And Yet: Abstraction and The Ready-Made Gesture – curated by Debra Singer, The Kitchen. Solo exhibitions have been held at Tibor de Nagy Gallery and John Connelly Presents. Treib was a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellow and a Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation grantee in 2007.

LYNNE WOODS TURNER holds a BA from Stephens College, Columbia, MO and an MFA from University of Iowa, Iowa City. Turner is represented by Greg Kucera Gallery Inc., Seattle; Danese/Corey, New York; and Gallery Joe, Philadelphia. Her work is in numerous public art collections including the MOMA Collection, the Judith Rothschild Foundation, and the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. Turner currently lives and works in Portland, OR.









Sadie Laska, Pistol, 2016
Acrylic and cardboard on MDF, 28 x 23 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches


Zak Prekop, Untitled, 2016
Oil on muslin, 48 x 35 inches


Grier Edmundson, Apple Watch Series 3, 2016
Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 inches


Pam Glick, NF USA Canada Plaits, 2016
Oil and enamel on cardboard, 30 x 30 inches


Lynne Woods Turner, Untitled, 2014
Oil on linen over panel, 11 x 9 inches


Monique Mouton, Untitled, 2016
Oil on wood panel, 28 x 29 3/4 x 1/2 inches


Rachel LaBine, Graviola, 2016
Oil on wood panel, vinyl frame, 14 1/4 x 11 inches


Lynne Woods Turner, Untitled, 2014
Oil on linen over panel, 11 x 9 inches


Noam Rappaport, Untitled 2015
Acrylic on aluminum, 10 x 7 x 1 1/2 inches


Noam Rappaport, Untitled 2015
Acrylic on aluminum, 10 x 7 x 1 1/2 inches


Matt Connors, TBD, 2016
Acrylic and colored pencil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches


Sadie Laska, Untitled, 2016
Oil, acrylic, and spray paint on canvas, 32 x 30 inches


Patricia Treib, Drape Variation, 2016
Oil on paper, 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches


Patricia Treib, Interval Variation, 2016
Oil on paper, 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches


Joseph Montgomery, Image Three Hundred Sixty Six, 2016
Pigment transfer, acrylic, oil, pastel, linen, paper, fiberglass, felt, and rubber on canvas, 20 x 6 x 5 inches