Lo Brutto Stahl is pleased to host Wertenbroek / Wray, the first edition of the gallery’s duo show series Dialogue, featuring the works of Manon Wertenbroek & Randy Wray. Opening on Saturday, September 2, 2023 (6—9pm).
The exhibition features new works by both artists, as well as one site-specific work.
Alongside this visual conversation, the exhibition provides insight into both artist’s work through the words of Reilly Davidson and Father Stele Karst.
Wertenbroek / Wray is on view until Saturday, September 23, 2023.
Dialogue embraces artistic diversity merging two distinct voices into a visual and conceptual discussion revealing connections, differences, and deep reflections.
This series honors a traditional museum exhibition format: the face-to-face.
b. 1991 in Lausanne, Switzerland
Lives and works in Paris
Manon Wertenbroek obtained her Bachelor of Arts from ECAL (École Canto- nale d’Art de Lausanne, Switzerland) in 2014. Her works have been presented in exhibitions at Muzeum Susch, Centre Culturel Suisse Paris, Istituto Svizzero in Rome and Milan, Coalmine Winterthur, Foam Amsterdam, The Center for Contemporary art in Geneva, and Last Tango Zürich, among others. In 2017, Wertenbroek was awarded a Swiss Art Award by the Federal Office of Culture. in 2018 she was granted a year long residency at the Swiss Institute in Rome.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Wray’s work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, BR; White Columns, New York, NY; and Greenville County Art Museum, Greenville, SC. Group exhibitions include MoMA PS1, New York, NY; Cranbrook Art Mu-seum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY; and Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.
He is the recipient of awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Gottlieb Grant, a NYFA Painting Fellowship, a Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant and the Inaugural Irving Sandler Prize. Residencies include the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program.
The artist’s works are represented in museum collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Greenville County Art Museum, Greenville, SC; Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, BR; Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY; Start Museum, Shanghai, CN; and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. Corporate collec- tions include Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Neuberger Berman and Progressive.