Saturday, July 5, 2008

Between Two States - Trenton Duerksen & Ryan McCartney (Tyler Alum)


Trenton Duerksen
Ryan McCartney
Between Two States

July 10 - August 22, 2008
Opening Reception Thursday, July 10, 6-9 pm

PHILDADELPHIA, PA - Jenny Jaskey Gallery is pleased to announce the two-person exhibition Between Two States with Trenton Duerksen and Ryan McCartney from July 10 - August 22, 2008. The artists, who live literally in two different states - Pennsylvania and New York - produce works that inhabit the spaces between interpretive binaries. In Trenton Duerksen's sculptures, functional objects are interpreted for their abstract qualities; they vaciliate between permanence and imperpanence, the symbolic and the everyday. Ryan McCartney's paintings also rest within a continuum of values; their intentions as "analogs" place them between image and physical document, abstract and concrete. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held of Thursday, July 10 from 6-9 pm.

Ryan McCartney lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He holds a BFA from The Cooper Union and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, and Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia.

Trenton Duerksen lives and works in New York City. He holds a BFA from The Cooper Union. His work has been exhibited in solo shows at Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt and Guild & Greyshkul, New York. He has been in group exhibitions with Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, Jacob Karpio Galeria, Costa Rica, and Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn. He was included in the 2005 Greater New York exhibition at PS1 MOMA.

Jenny Jaskey Gallery is located at 969 N. Second Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123. The gallery will be closed July 4-8. We will reopen with summer hours Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 6 pm. For more information, please contact the gallery at 215.543.6029 or visit

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