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Opening Reception: Michael Assiff: Supply Chain Flowers

May 18, 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Supply Chain Flowers
opening reception: Saturday, May 18, 4-8 pm
on view: May 18–June 29, 2024

The Valley is pleased to present Supply Chain Flowers, a solo exhibition of new works by Michael Assiff.

Assiff is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice engages a range of materials to survey environments impacted by human development and industry. Over the past decade, he has developed a process of making low-relief paintings using methacrylic plastic, modified squeeze bottles, and poured liquid latex. Typically, Assiff creates bodies of work by exploring a specific landscape, working to recapitulate its history and ecological signature through research, observation, and meticulous biomimicry. The landscapes depicted in Supply Chain Flowers were observed and recorded over the course of several recent cross-country research trips along the interstate highway system. The resulting paintings, intentionally geographically ambiguous vignettes, highlight the ubiquity of the structures created to connect the flow of commerce across America and their imposition on the natural environment.

Michael Assiff (b.1983, St. Petersburg, Florida) is a painter and sculptor based in Queens, New York. He earned his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. He has held solo exhibitions at Katia David Rosenthal (Miami), Ashes/Ashes (New York), Chez Valentin (Paris), Shoot the Lobster (New York) and Good Weather (Little Rock). His works have been included in group exhibitions at Night Gallery, Matthew Brown, Magenta Plains, Jack Barrett, Galeria Mascota, Salon 94, Arsenal Contemporary, Fall River Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Valley, among many others. Assiff’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Artforum, Mouse Magazine, Flash Art and dis magazine. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Haute-Vienne.


May 18
4:00 pm—8:00 pm
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