SURVEY Fall River MoCA at Bureau Baijun Chen, Shuriya Davis, Raque Ford, Tom Forkin, Erika Rios Hickle, Jon Michael Lavoie, Héctor Muñoz-Guzmán, N0notnothing, Isaiah Raines, Richard Renaldi, Viktor Timofeev, Eamon Wagner Organized by Brittni Ann Harvey and Harry Gould Harvey IV November 13 2021 - January 8 2022
Bureau is excited to present SURVEY, an exhibition organized with the Fall River Museum of Contemporary Art in Massachusetts.
Situated on the ground floor of an active textile mill and housed in one of Fall River’s many historic manufacturing buildings, FR MoCA is a sprawling exhibition space founded by artists Brittni Ann Harvey and Harry Gould Harvey IV. Drawing on their upbringing in and around Fall River, the two stage exhibitions and events focused on experimentation and inclusivity. The museum brings together local and international artists to create critical and culturally relevant programming. In allocating opportunities and resources to a city overshadowed by its metropolitan neighbors, FR MoCA seeks to uncover how art institutions can best serve their local communities.
In an attempt to exist in a perpetual state of experimentation, the institution must continually build and dismantle itself. The works on view at Bureau share an ethos with the museum, their formal qualities alluding to FR MoCA’s scrappy operation. In the gallery, a collage of personal histories intertwine: layered, stitched, patched, transplanted and cross-pollinated. SURVEY manifests as a hybrid of past and future FR MoCA exhibitions, employing various modes of display to challenge museological traditions. The exhibition embraces the irreverence and loving chaos that informs FR MoCA’s spirit, which seeks to illuminate the shadows of the museum’s home.
Brittni Ann Harvey (b. 1992 in Newport, RI) is a multimedia artist living and working in Fall River who received her BFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. Harvey is currently the subject of a solo exhibition, if death ever learn, at Someday in New York. Recent solo and group exhibitions of Harvey’s work have been held at Anthony Greaney in Somerville, MA, Nir Altman in Munich, P.P.O.W. in New York, and Motel in Brooklyn.
Harry Gould Harvey IV (b. 1991 in Fall River, MA) is an artist living and working in Fall River. Harvey’s work is currently on view in a two-person exhibition with Paraguayan-American multidisciplinary artist Faith Wilding at Brown University. Harvey is also included in the 2021 New Museum Triennial, Soft Water Hard Stone. Recent solo and group exhibitions of Harvey’s work have been held at Bureau in New York, P.P.O.W. in New York, Freddy in Harris, NY, and Motel in Brooklyn. Harry Gould Harvey IV is the co-founder with Gregory Kalliche of the curatorial project Pretty Days. frmoca.org
Baijun Chen (b.1998 Guangzhou; lives and works in Providence RI) received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2021. Recent exhibitions include Exhibition #2, Fall River MoCA, 2021; It’s A Gallery, Shanghai, both 2021 and Sculpture Garden, New World China Land, Shenzhen, China, 2018.
Shuriya Davis (b. 1996 Mobile AL; lives and works in Oakland CA) received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and is a current MFA candidate at Mills College. Recent exhibitions include Never in Your Sun, Stars Gallery, 2021; So Many Stars, Stars Gallery, Los Angeles, 2021; Group Exhibition#1, Fall River MoCA, 2020; We Must Begin Wherever We Are, Zürcher Gallery, 2020; Friends Between Revolutions, Blaffer Museum, Houston, 2019.
Raque Ford (b. 1986 Columbia MD; lives and works in Brooklyn NY) received a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA from Rutgers Mason Gross School of Art. Solo exhibitions include 321 Gallery, Brooklyn, 2019; CAPITAL, San Francisco, 2017; and Shoot the Lobster, New York, 2017. Group shows include Greater New York, MoMA PS1, 2021; Greene Naftali, New York, 2020; Kai Matsumiya, New York, 2019; Roberta Pelan, Toronto, 2017 and SculptureCenter, Queens, 2016. Her work is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2022 Ford will have a solo exhibition at Greene Naftali, New York.
Tom Forkin (b. 1986 Cleveland OH; lives and works in Brooklyn NY) received a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA from Rutgers Mason Gross School of Art. Recent solo exhibitions include The Thoroughfare at LY, Los Angeles, 2019; Manhattan, Shoot The Lobster, New York, 2017; and Brooklyn, Motel, Brooklyn, 2017. Recent group exhibitions include; Heaven’s Tab, AD Gallery, New York, 2021; A Stolen Painting Found by a Tree, Rope, Baltimore; Will You, Pratt Institute Brooklyn, both 2016; Garden of Sadness, Violet's Cafe Brooklyn, and Charmed, Shoot The Lobster New York, both 2015.
Erika Rios Hickle (b. 1985 San Diego CA; lives and works in Los Angeles CA) received a BFA from California State Long Beach and an MFA from Rutgers Mason Gross School of Art. Recent exhibitions include burden DarkZone, New Jersey, and a New Museum’s Triennial curated by Apt 13, FR MoCA, Fall River MA, both 2021; Rhythm Garden, Geary Contemporary, New York NY, 2019; The Changes Wrought, American Medium, New York; Pure Raw, Resort, Baltimore, both 2018; and Thou Shall Not Have Any God Before Thyself, Kimberly Klark, Brooklyn, 2017.
Jon Michael Lavoie (b. 1988 Fall River MA; lives and works in Providence RI) is a self-taught interdisciplinary artist with roots in skateboarding. Lavoie recently completed a residency in Providence RI and is the co-owner of the brand JLCS.
Héctor Muñoz-Guzmán (b. 1999 South Berkeley CA; lives and works in South Berkeley CA). Muñoz-Guzmán is a Mexican-American painter who draws inspiration from everyday street life, his culture, race, religion and saturated colors. He was connected to FR MoCA during his year studying at RISD. This is his first time exhibiting in New York.
N0notnothing (b. 1995 Providence RI; lives and works in Pawtucket RI) N0notnothing (Manny Rodriguez)is an interdisciplinary artist.
Isaiah Raines (b. 2002 Providence RI; lives and works in Fall River MA). Isaiah "Prophet" Raines is a resident of the Southside of Fall River. He draws local inspiration for his work regarding the intersections of racism and poverty. Raines graduated BMC Durfee High School in 2021, and is a BFA candidate at the Rhode Island School of Design as a member of the class of 2025.
Richard Renaldi (b. 1968, Chicago IL; lives and works in New York NY) received a BFA in photography from New York University in 1990. He is represented by Benrubi Gallery in New York and Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin. Five monographs of his work have been published, including Richard Renaldi: Figure and Ground (Aperture: 2006); Fall River Boys (Charles Lane Press: 2009); Touching Strangers (Aperture: 2014); Manhattan Sunday (Aperture: 2016); I Want Your Love (Super Labo: 2018). He was the recipient of a 2015 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Viktor Timofeev (b. 1984 Riga Latvia; lives and works in New York) received a BFA from Hunter College, New York and an MFA from Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include DOG, Interstate Projects in New York, 2021; God Objects Karlin Studios in Prague, 2020 and God Room, Alyssa Davis Gallery in New York, 2019. Recent exhibitions include Digital Intimacy, National Gallery Prague and 14th Baltic Triennial, CAC, Vilnius, both 2021; Spatial Affairs, Ludwig Museum, Budapest; Riga Notebook: Following the lines of Waclaw Szpakowski, Museum Sztuki in Lodz; Unexpected Encounters Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga; DO NOT LINK Upstream Gallery in Amsterdam and Rite Of Access, Stroom Den Haag in The Hague all 2020.
Eamon Wagner (b. 1991 New York NY; lives and works in Providence, RI) received a BA from Sarah Lawrence and an MArch from Rhode Island School of Design. Recent group exhibitions include Exhibition #2, Fall River MoCA, 2021; The Essential Goods Show, Fisher-Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn NY 2020; Architectural Graduate Thesis, RISD Museum, 2020. His has an upcoming two-person show with Harry Gould Harvey IV at Anthony Greaney Gallery in Spring 2022.
Viktor Timofeev, November 7th 2021, 2021, Pastel on wall, Dimensions variable
Isaiah Raines, The Beginning of the End, 2021, Solar print on muslin, 11 × 13 ½ in.
Richard Renaldi, Fall River Boys, 2001-2008, Silver gelatin prints, vitrine, 13 × 16 × 96 in.
Eamon Wagner, Channel II, 2021, Plywood, MDF, museum board, gesso, polyester carpet, erector set pieces, found image, 17 ½ × 22 × 11 ¼ in.
Raque Ford, Crude, 2021, Wood, photocopy and acrylic sheet, 84 ½ × 48 ¼ × 12 in.
Héctor Muñoz-Guzmán, Crucifixion in Tepatitlán, 2020, Colored pencil on paper, 8 ½ × 11 in.
Héctor Muñoz-Guzmán, Cross, 2020, Collage and chalk on paper, 11 × 8 ½ in.
Héctor Muñoz-Guzmán, Birthday in San Pablo Park, 2021, Collage, acrylic markers and screen print on cardboard, 9 × 12 in.
Héctor Muñoz-Guzmán, Self, 2019, Collage, acrylic and screen print on cardboard, 12 × 9 in.
Héctor Muñoz-Guzmán, RIP Kevin Marin, 2021, Collage, pencil and acrylic makers on paper, 11 × 8 ½ in.
Héctor Muñoz-Guzmán, Crucifixion, 2021, Collage, pencil and acrylic markers on colored paper, 8 ½ × 11 in.
Héctor Muñoz-Guzmán, Outside, 2020, Colored pencil on colored paper, 8 ½ × 11 in.
Erika Rios Hickle, Magdalene (The Witness), 2021, Acrylic, ink, leafing, and mixed media on fabric an unstretched canvas, 56 × 55 in.
Erika Rios Hickle, Sunburned Valentine (Cadmium Lace), 2021, Acrylic, pigment dispersion, and mixed media on unstretched canvas, 54 × 38 in.
Tom Forkin, Melancholy 93, 2021, Travel bar, epoxy clay and acrylic paint, 17 × 15 × 8 in.
Shuriya Davis, The Transition, 2021, Conté crayon, acrylic, and gesso, 19 ½ × 16 in.
Shuriya Davis, The Perversion, 2021, Conté crayon, acrylic, and gesso, 19 ½ × 16 in.
Baijun Chen, Poi Dogs / At Play, 2021, Laser print and sand in artist frame, 36 × 24 in.
Baijun Chen, System, 2021, Vinyl wall sticker, laser print in artist frame, wall vinyl: Dimensions variable; laser print in artist frame: 14 × 11 in.
Baijun Chen, Night Club Space, 2021, Laser print, linen in artist frame, 36 × 24 in.
N0notnothing, Jon Michael Lavoie, Hat, 2021, Airbrush, acrylic on stitched canvas, Dimensions variable
N0notnothing, Hat, 2021, Found fabric and miscellaneous hardware, Dimensions variable