• Iconoclasm

    ICONOCLASM | Dec 1, 2017 - Mar 17, 2018
    Corey Drieth & Jonathan Dankenbring

    OPENING RECEPTION + ARTIST TALKS | Friday, Dec 1, 5-9p @GOCA 121

    Colorado-based artists Jonathan Dankenbring and Corey Drieth will exhibit new works in sculpture, drawing and mixed-media, exploring the concept of iconoclasm - a rejection of images and iconography - and minimalism. The exhibition's genesis was a conversation between the artists; their dialogue continues and is explored through the exhibition and an accompanying broadside publication.

  • A Sense of Calm: Minimalist Work Inspired by Agnes Martin.

    In collaboration with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center exhibition Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico, Cottonwood Center for the Arts presents A Sense of Calm: Minimalist Work Inspired by Agnes Martin.

    This highly selective show, juried by Power Boothe, features thirty one pieces by twenty one artists that invoke innocence, beauty, happiness, and love in the spirit of Agnes Martin. Colors of the southwest abound and create a sense of peace while the energy of the body of work sends viewers into a relaxed almost meditative state. It's easy to get lost in the dreamy colors, soft tones, and safety of this beautiful collection put together by Boothe with stunning sensibility and sensitivity.

    Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO
    Opening: Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 6 - 9pm
    Closing: August 22, 2015

  • Tiny Park presents “Artifact”
    New sculptural works by Beili Liu, Scott Proctor, and Jonathan Dankenbring

    (AUSTIN, TX) Opening Saturday, April 13, 2013, 7pm to 11pm, at 1101 Navasota Street. The exhibition continues through May 11 and will be available for viewing 12pm - 5pm on Saturdays and by appointment.

    Each of the artists in the exhibition use simple, familiar materials in their sculptural works. Salt, panes of glass, wood, and construction materials are transformed into objects that appear simultaneously ancient and futuristic. Textures that suggest organic accumulation, growth, and decay combine with materials reminiscent of polished technological surfaces. The results are abstract and minimal, and evoke human scale, the passage of time, natural cycles, and the interaction of the constructed and natural environment.

  • LO -

    an exhibition
    by Jonathan Dankenbring

    August 24 - September 29, 2012
    MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center

    Opening reception: August 24, 2012 5 - 8 PM

    The exhibition LO - explores reductive image making in a
    culture where minimal modern forms engross us on a daily
    basis. The works exhibited approach the viewer silently, in
    stealth-like fashion, quietly probing the audience to consider
    their historic references as well as the viewers’ personal
    relationships with recent forms of technology.

  • Thomas Robertello Gallery presents Charlatan

    Thomas Robertello Gallery is pleased to present Charlatan: a solo exhibition by Austin, Texas based artist Jonathan Dankenbring. Charlatan opens Friday January 27 at 6:00PM and continues through March 10, 2012. This is Dankenbring's first exhibition with the gallery.
    Using disparate forms, imagery, and media, Dankenbring explores iconography through the lens of personal history and highly speculative reformations, focusing on how our current culture may be perceived by future peoples. Through drawing, sculpture, and photography, resulting works range in development from artifact to hybrid structures, relying heavily on a minimalist design aesthetic. Tied directly to hyper-consumerism, evangelical ideals, humor, and fear, the artist hovers -- literally with a self-portrait -- in alien-like observation. By imitating, recording, and abstracting objects that reflect ideological information about their maker and audience, Dankenbring exposes the vulnerabilities inherent in our most cherished modern artifacts.

    The Viewing Station drawings consider the repurposed use of stadium structures as apocalyptic seating venues for the paranoid and faithful, sitting quietly awaiting input from above. In the work Or.ganic, the austere surfaces of a television are channeled, allowing for contemplation of the vast levels of propaganda broadcast through the iconic form. The artist's Resurrection Machine operates as a sidelined prototype from a bygone era, sleekly linking an ancient past's sacrificial table with an autopsy table and ridiculing the recent technology /mortality conundrum. Multiple smaller sculptures fetishize contemporary media and communication technology subverting recognizable forms: iPods, Sony Walkman, iPhones.

    Jonathan Dankenbring (b.1981) lives in Austin,TX. He is a graduate of Indiana University's MFA program in Sculpture (2009) and Kansas City Art Institute in Painting (2004). This is his first exhibition in Chicago.

    Thomas Robertello Gallery
    27 N Morgan St
    Chicago, IL 60607

    GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday through Saturday 12-6

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  • LUCKY THIRTEEN / October 13, 2011 / Houston, Texas

    Opening Reception:
    THURSDAY, October 13, 6-8pm
    MKG Art Management
    2825 Colquitt, Houston, TX 77098

    MKG Art Management celebrates its 13th year as Houstons' premier Art Advisory with an exhibition aptly named Lucky Thirteen.

    * Work to be included in this exhibition: past tense (artifact), The World, and Matryoshka

  • The Body Departed, MCC-Longview, Oct. 21-Nov. 21, 2009

    has been selected for the upcoming show "The Body Departed" at the MCC-Longview Cultural Center in Lee's Summit, Missouri. October 21 - Nov 21, 2009. The opening will take place Friday October 23rd from 5 - 7:30PM.

  • Exhibitions 2d Open House Weekend

    5 new pieces will be shown at Exhibitions 2d in Marfa, TX opening the weekend of Oct. 9-11. Just in time for Chinati Weekend 2009... I will be in town Oct10th and 11th.
    New pieces include:

    common interest (2)

  • Interpreting the Square

    Interpreting the Square will be on display throughout the month of September in the atrium of City Hall (in the main entrance of the Showers Building, 401 N. Morton St. Bloomington, IN). The exhibition will be open for viewing from Sept. 4 through Sept. 30, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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  • Introductions 5 Irvine Contemporary

    Four works have been selected for entry into the show Introductions 5 at Irvine Contemporary in Washington DC. Works to be included are as follows:

    past tense (heavy)
    past tense (artifact)
    Preference I

    ... I will be attending the opening on Saturday August 8 at 6:30 - 9PM (artist discussion from 5-6PM).