Timothy Paul Myers at Pelavin Gallery
Opening Reception Thursday 6 January from 6 to 8 pm. Continues through 19 February 2011
Pelavin Gallery is exhibiting new work by Timothy Paul Myers, titled The Ontario Ration. In celebration of Pelavin Gallery ’s thirty-year anniversary, in January 2011, Myers bases this exhibition on a found business ledger chronicling the last thirty-years of an egg farmer named Myron B. Johnson, circa 1899-1929. This will be Myers first solo exhibition at the gallery.
Using a found business ledger, circa 1899-1929, of a relatively unknown egg farmer as the foundation of this exhibition, Myers attempts to portray the imaginary life-story of the ledgers’ creator, Myron B. Johnson. Myers uses the title page of Johnson’s ledger, which begins with the heading: The Ontario Ration, as inspiration for the title of his exhibition—the actual title page is also used as the center point of the exhibition in a piece also titled The Ontario Ration. Surrounding this piece, Myers creates fantastical allusions to the farmer’s cultural and historical anthropology through mixed media collages and sculptural pieces.
Pelavin Gallery 13 Jay street New York NY 10013