Greg Colson

15 Apr — 20 May 2017 at the Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, United States

11 MAY 2017
Greg Colson, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Craig Krull Gallery
Greg Colson, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Craig Krull Gallery

Greg Colson presents an exhibition of wall reliefs and installations. Colson’s art is marked by the jarringly direct way he commingles material and conceptual elements. In his constructions, precisely rendered systems are disrupted by the contexts they are placed in.

While in many respects abstract, Colson’s works are titled to allude to an inventory of real world activities we humans engage in to get through the day – be it self-reflection (“Yacht Model of Integrity”), swiping right (“New Apple Headquarters”), or recreational drinking (“Pub Crawl”). By drawing out the poetry and humor in our social patterns, Colson seems to suggest there are limits to – and hazards inherent in – our obsession with efficiency, data, and analysis of every kind.

Greg Colson lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, including solo exhibitions at Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles; Sperone Westwater, New York; Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Galleria Cardi, Milan; Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf; Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges; Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome; Baldwin Gallery, Aspen; and the Lannan Museum, Lake Worth, FL. His works are in public and private collections internationally including: the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Panza Collection, Varese, Italy; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and Sammlung Rosenkranz, Berlin.