Sunday, February 23, 2014


New York, NY (March 6, 2014) - Converge Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the prestigious SCOPE New York Art Show. The gallery has curated an exceptional collection of new work by Chad Andrews, Anthony Cervino, Lawrence Charles Miller, Ekaterina Panikanova, Matthew Rose and Trey Speegle.

About the Artists
Chad Andrews is a contemporary artist whose work is informed by change, transformation and intellectual movement. Andrews routinely works with the processes of printmaking, the techniques of which imply a mental and physical presence that belie his fluid theme of transformation. As a result, a stealth gravitas is implanted in his work. Importantly, this element places Chad Andrews body of work in the twenty first-century dialectic.

Born out of memory, introspection and intuition Anthony Cervino’s sculptures are startling in their emphatic physicality. This contrast of mind and form are further exasperated by the presence and sometimes absence of the maker’s hand and his omnivorous use of materials. In the past he has used wood, steel, found objects, cast bronze, and aluminum. Cervino begins each project open to all possibilities. His work is conceptual, personal, and universal.

Lawrence Charles Miller seems to make pictures that imply their own fiction. So, in a sense, these are pictures within and about pictures. The human figure appears to be the given in equations of signs, symbols and odd bits of nature’s shorthand. There is a strain of humor in Miller’s work that ponders a thicket of chaos.

All contemporary artists skate on the surface of humanity’s impossibly deep history. Ekaterina Panikanova uses civilization’s trajectory as a medium. She incorporates direct evidence of mankind’s gradual awakening and accumulated knowledge into her own poetic vision. Here, information becomes a sort of spiritual, intellectual landscape. Panikanova’s work is informed by civilization’s constant ponderings. Nature stands indifferently in its center. Ekaterina Panikanova was born in Russia and lives and works in Rome.

Matthew Rose is a new breed of artist who, while he is known for his collages, might be better called a multimedia artist. [Right: Matthew Rose's Second Nature, 56 x 56 cm, 2009, collage on wood, will be on view at Scope NY 2014].  His work has a conceptual, international component that has translated seamlessly into the digital era. Educated at Brown University, he studied semiotics, linguistics, art, film and writing. Later, in New York, he wrote about the art scene, principally the East Village, Fluxus, Dada and Mail Art. Rose’s exhibitions read as conceptual events where he fills a space floor to ceiling with work that merges literary elements with painting, photography, sculpture and yes – collage. Matthew Rose currently lives and works in Paris.  MATTHEW'S PDF CATALOG.

Trey Speegle lives and works in New York City, dividing his time between his Meatpacking District studio in Manhattan and a converted barn in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. When Michael O’Donoghue, (former head writer at Saturday Night Live) died in 1994 Speegle inherited his friend’s 200-piece collection of vintage paint-by-number paintings. These images eventually began to seep into the word art that Speegle was making at the time. The hybrid of language and the straightforward clarity of the paint-by-numbers resonated mysteriously.

Founded 2011 Converge Gallery has received recognition in the art world for its ambitious program. While the gallery is based in Williamsport, PA it also mounts exhibitions in New York City and at international art fairs.  Converge Gallery shows the work of notable emerging and mid-career artists. 

Converge Gallery
140 West Fourth St. Williamsport, PA 17701
Scope Event Information
Converge Gallery at Booth B03
SCOPE New York
312 West 33rd Street
New York, 10001

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