July Guzman & Mark Ryan Chariker

July Guzman & Mark Ryan Chariker

In collaboration with 1969 Gallery


-> Apr 11 2024 – Apr 27 2024

Galería Karen Huber

today open 11:00AM 3:00PM

On the occasion of CONDO Mexico City 2024, Galería Karen Huber in collaboration with 1969 Gallery (New York) present an exhibition of July Guzman y Mark Ryan Chariker in the gallery's project room.

The opening events will take place on April 11 and 12 from 12 to 6pm.

The juxtaposition of Guzman and Chariker's work creates a fascinating contrast between the abstract and the figurative, the serene and the narrative. While Guzman focuses on the exploration of nature and light through landscapes that convey a sense of calm and contemplative solitude, Chariker uses complexity as a tool to open windows into intricate inner worlds and emotionally charged scenes.

July Guzman (2001, Guadalajara, MX) is a Mexican-American painter from Northern California. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in painting. The Mill Valley Arts Commission and The Marin County Independent Journal presented his successful experimental online exhibition July in May (2020).

He has been included in solo and group exhibitions at Bolinas Gallery, Gospel Flat Farm Show Space, The Endless Internal Expanse (2021, Bolinas, CA). The Bolinas Museum (Bolinas, CA) has included his work in featured group exhibitions and in their Annual Benefit Auctions (2020, 2021, 2022). His work was exhibited at 1969 Gallery (New York, NY), Faultline Art Shows (San Rafael, CA) and Sausalito Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA).

Mark Ryan Chariker (1984, Spartanburg, SC, USA) currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (Boston, MA) and is represented by 1969 Gallery. Chariker's work has been included in numerous exhibitions and art fairs, including The Armory Show (New York, NY); Dallas Art Fair (Dallas, TX); Untitled Miami Beach (Miami, FL); Ojos de perro azul (Marinaro, New York, NY); Lost Hours (Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA) UK; I have an idea! (1969 Gallery, New York, NY); Platform, presented by David Zwirner Gallery, (New York, NY); Red Root, Green Root (The Valley, Taos, NM). Chariker has held residencies at PM/AM Gallery in London, the RAiR Foundation in Roswell, New Mexico, SÍM in Reykjavik and NES in Skagaströnd, Iceland. His works are in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH), the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (Miami, FL), the Center of International Contemporary Art (Vancouver, Canada) and Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (New York, NY / Paris, France). His work has appeared in Artforum International, Artnet News and Art of Choice.

— Karen Huber Gallery