Untitled Miami Beach 2015


Untitled Miami Beach 2015


Matthew Stone

Johnny Abrahams

Michael Dotson

Brian Willmont

Eric Yahnker

Ryan Michael Ford

Zane Lewis

Adam Henry

Ben Jones

Ry David Bradley


Booth: C 19

December 2nd – 6th, 2015

Ocean Drive and 12th Street


The Hole is proud to present at  UNTITLED Miami will present a group show of digitally-

minded paintings from artists working in a “post-analog” mode.

“Post-Analog” is meant to suggest that the paintings in this show were not even conceivable

before digital imaging changed the structure of our images. Sure, we erased things, but not

the way the “erase tool” erases. Items at shallow depth leave shadows but not the

standardized way a drop-shadow filter does. Focus and resolution exist in emulsion

photography but the way that paint is applied in this show has more in common with lowres

JPEGS and pixels-per-inch.

The long and complex shift in culture from analog media to digital media is the most

significant transformation of our generation, and it has long-reaching and manifold effects

that continue to permeate all modes of visual expression. In painting the effects have been

slow to reverberate. “Inkjet on canvas” was the center of these discussions for many years;

however, after Roberta Smith deemed the Wade Guyton show at the Whitney acceptable,

everyone could chill out about whether paintings were composed in a computer and printed

out or whether an actual paintbrush was wielded.

But the more interesting shift in painting has nothing to do with the media used but instead

the forms, composition and content in painting. Digital tools have affected our imaginary,

the logic of Photoshop or pixelation shapes a painter’s approach to color, form, depth, shade,

tone, volume; all the parameters that guide the application of paint to canvas. When these

artists paint a circle, it’s the specific kind of sloppy shape a hand and mouse draws, not the

shape a hand holding a brush would make.


For more information about the artist and to preview works in exhibition please email raymond@theholenyc.com



Matthew Stone, “Surface Tension”, 2015, digital print & acrylic on linen 48 x 36 inches



Matthew Stone, “Zone Focus”, 2015, digital print & acrylic on linen, 48 x 36 inches



Zane Lewis, “Untitled (RGBZ)”, 2014, acrylic, lacquer on canvas, with aluminum stretcher, 88 x 64 inches



Brian Willmont, “She’s Like Heroin To Me”, 2015, acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches



Brian Willmont, “The Only Thing Left is Madness”, 2015, acrylic on panel, 26 x 20 inches



Ry David Bradley, “Here, Here and Here 3”, 2015, spray paint and dye transfer on synthetic suede, 44 x 72 inches


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Adam Henry, “Untitled”, 2015, synthetic polymers on linen, 67 x 30 inches


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Adam Henry, “Untitled”, 2013, synthetic polymers on linen, 19 x 16 inches



Eric Yahnker, “Scrambled Actress”, 2015, colored pencil on paper, 18 x 15 inches



Holton Rower, “Heart Healthy”, 2013, paint on wood, 82 x 78.75 x 12 inches



Johnny Abrahams, “Untitled”, 2015, acrylic on canvas on panel, 50 x 40 inches



Johnny Abrahams, “Untitled”, 2015, acrylic on canvas on panel, 38 x 48 inches



Ryan Michael Ford, “PA5”, 2015,  oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches



Ryan Michael Ford, “PA3”, 2015, oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches