sub Jove frigido

Ty Ennis / Shaun O'Dell / Alessandro Pessoli

February 13–March 27, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, February 13 (16:00—22:00)
Closing reception Sunday, March 27 (18:00—22:00)

From left to right:  Alessandro Pessoli (Los Angeles, CA) /  Ty Ennis (Portland, OR) / Shaun O'Dell (San Francisco, CA)


From left to right: Alessandro Pessoli (Los Angeles, CA) / Ty Ennis (Portland, OR) / Shaun O'Dell (San Francisco, CA)

February 13 is the 383rd anniversary of Galileo arriving in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition (1633).
Also on this day in 1692 the Massacre of Glencoe:  About 78 Macdonalds at Glen Coe are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.   In 1867 work begins on the covering of the Senne, burying Brussels' primary river.   In 1881 the feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.  1913 the 13th Dalai Lama proclaims Tibetan independence from Manchu Qing dynasty initiating nearly four decades of independence.  1920 the Negro National League is formed.  1934 the Soviet steamship Chelyuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean, the crew escaped onto the ice and built an airstrip using a few spades and two crowbars and had to rebuild it thirteen times before being rescued in April.  1961 an allegedly 500,000 year old rock is discovered near Olancha, California that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.  2011 Umatilla tribe allowed to hunt and harvest a bison outside of Yellowstone, restoring terms granted them in a treaty of 1855.  The Ides of February, Lupercalia (Februalia), an ancient day of purification and spring cleaning honoring the Lycaean god of shepherds, Pan... Faunus... Lupercus.

Fadyr Cairngorm Kaweah
Exile on Easy Ridge sub Jove frigido

Originally from Spokane, WA, Ty Ennis lives and works in Portland, OR, where he graduated from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2003 with a BFA in Printmaking. His work was previously included in the 2006 Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum. He has exhibited across Portland at Nationale, Open Gallery, New American Art Union, Pulliam Deffenbaugh, and the Art Gym at Marylhurst University, and in Seattle, WA, at Prole Drift. Ennis has received a Career Opportunity Grant award from the Oregon Arts Commission for this exhibition. He is represented by Nationale in Portland, OR.

Shaun O’Dell  makes drawings, paintings, videos, music and sculpture. His work explores the intertwining realities of chaos and order. O'Dell has exhibited his work at many venues, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, UCLA Hammer Museum, Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, AFoundation, Liverpool, In Situ Gallery, Paris, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Whitebox in New York, Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, and the Kerry Inman Gallery in Houston. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum and the Berkeley Art Museum. O'Dell received his MFA from Stanford. He is the recipient of the 2009 Tournesol Award, 2006 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship from the San Francisco Art Institute, 2005 Artadia Award, 2004 SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art and a 2002 Fleishhacker Foundation Award. He has taught classes at Stanford, UC Berkeley, San Francisco Art Institute and currently teaches in the graduate department at CCA. He is the co-organizer of The New New Masses, a lecture series on Art and Politics and THE SOMETHING an improvisational multimedia performance that promotes collective inquiry. He is represented by Susan Inglett in New York City and Inman Gallery in Houston.

Alessandro Pessoli (b. 1963, Cervia, Italy) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include New Work: Alessandro Pessoli at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2012), Fiamma pilota le ombre seguono at the Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia, Italy (2011), and Macrowall: Alessandro Pessoli at MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy (2009). His work is on view as part of the Triennale di Milano through March 6, 2016. He is represented by Anton Kern Gallery in New York, Xavier Hufkens in Brussels, Green Grassi in London, and Marc Foxx in Los Angeles.