TOP presents Eve Eve, a group exhibition featuring Hayley Barker, Andrea Marie Breiling, Claire Colette, Carrie Cook, Lindsey Lyons, and Maysha Mohamedi. TOP is a fleeting art space organized by Lindsey Lyons.
Opens Thursday, December 29, 7-10 pm
1753 E Olympic @ Alameda, Fourth Floor
Los Angeles, CA
Hayley Barker makes gestural, expressive drawings and oil paintings about landscape, the divine, ecstatic experience, trauma, and nature. Her work has appeared in Los Angeles in venues such as Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Egyptian Art & Antiques, the Women’s Center for Creative Work, and in the Pacific Northwest at Charles Hartman Fine Art, and Disjecta. New American Painting and The Harvard Divinity Bulletin have featured her paintings. Her work was named the best show in Portland of 2014 by Art Ltd. magazine and has been reviewed in Art in America, the Oregonian, Willamette Week, Portland Monthly and Visual Arts Source. This spring she is publishing a book of essays with Cherry & Lucic in Portland, Oregon.
Andrea Marie Breiling is an artist born in Phoenix, AZ living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Primarily focused as a painter, Breiling's practice derives from performance and installation based work. As a painter Breiling finds the performative relationship to her body crucial to the understanding of her own autonomy and feminist responsibility she has as an artist. Having received her undergraduate degree from University of California, Irvine, she began her career with a strong emphasis on feminist, gender, and, queer studies. Studying under Cathrine Lorde, Connie Samaras, Andrea Bowers, Daniel Joseph Martinez, (and many others) the political undercurrent in her work comes as no surprise. Breiling received her MFA in 2014 at Claremont Graduate University where she went on to study under feminist and conceptual artists such as Katie Grinnan, Julian Hoeber, and Rachel Lachowicz. Her work has been published in New American Painting, Maake Magazine, Fresh Paint and recently recognized multiple times by art critic and cultural writer Carolina Miranda in the Los Angeles Times for her last solo project in Los Angeles, Stretchin’ It Out (2014), at Sonce Alexander Gallery.
Claire Colette was born in France and came to California as a child. She received an MFA at Mills College in Oakland, CA in 2013. Colette has been an artist-in-resident at School of Visual Arts, New York and Root Division, CA. She is the 2013 winner of the Jay DeFeo MFA Prize at Mills College. Colette’s work has been exhibited nationally, including exhibitions at Stephen Wirtz Gallery (CA), Joshua Liner Gallery (NY), Eleanor Harwood Gallery (CA), Novella Gallery (NY), Cult Exhibitions (CA), Guerrero Gallery (CA), Berkeley Art Center (CA), and Conduit Gallery (TX). Her work has been profiled multiple times in SF Arts Quarterly, as well as The San Francisco Chronicle, Beautiful Decay, BLOUIN ARTINFO, and The Conversation Art Podcast. Her work is in the collection of the Achenbach Foundation of Graphic Arts at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Colette is currently living and working in Los Angeles.
Carrie Cook lives and works in Los Angeles (she is originally from Tennessee and Texas). Her art practice is a process of collecting, sorting and copying as a means of recovering and transforming thoughts, memories and feelings into images and objects. She leads a mentorships program for teen girls in partnership with Women Center for Creative Work and Chin's Push in Los Angeles. She has recently shown her work at Lyeberry HQ in Brooklyn and Lawndale Art Center and Art Palace in Houston. She studied art at the University of Texas at Austin and earned an MFA at the University of Houston.
Lindsey Lyons lives and works in Los Angeles. Born in Sarasota, Florida in 1983, Lyons received an MFA from California College of the Arts in 2013 and a BA in Art and Social Change from Mount Holyoke College in 2006. Her abstract paintings and other forms are influenced by swamps, detritus, and shifting terrain, and they give rise to the once fragmented and unseen. Lyons has exhibited at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, Southern Exposure, and the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, among others, in San Francisco, and her work has been highlighted by Little Paper Planes and alternative escape. Lyons has studied with artists in remote areas of Iceland and has been an artist-in-residence in Point Arena and San Francisco with This Will Take Time and in the Mount Hood backcountry with Signal Fire.
Born in Los Angeles in 1980, Maysha Mohamedi earned an MFA from California College of the Arts (2011) and a BS in Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego (2002). Prior to enrolling in graduate school, she worked as a researcher in molecular neuroscience where she studied the neural basis of addiction. She has exhibited widely in California, including exhibitions at Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles, Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco and the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. She is the recipient of several awards and residencies, ranging from a National Science Foundation Fellowship in Tokyo, to an AICAD New York Studio Residency. Her work has been profiled in New American Paintings, The Huffington Post, KQED Arts, and SF Arts Quarterly. Mohamedi lives and works in Los Angeles.