Monday, August 20, 2007

The Present Group

The Present Group is an art subscription service based in Oakland. For $150, roughly twice the cost of a leading contemporary art magazine, you can receive an original piece of art every quarter. The first two issues were multiples by Ethan Ham and Benjamin Rosenbaum (spring) and Presley Martin (summer), but in September they'll be releasing a new set of unique drawings by Christine Kesler. Christine drew these on the road from Brooklyn to SF, where she recently moved to start grad school at CCA. She should be well served by a department that helped shape the work of Leslie Shows and Val Britton, two artists with comparable interests in painting as topography.

That's all I can tell you for now, except that I'll be contributing a short essay on Christine's work to the September release. Watch for it.

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