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Yossi Milo Gallery

Likeness

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Press for Likeness

Current Exhibitions at Yossi Milo Gallery


Likeness

  • Doron Langberg
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 19, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ecotone

  • Meghann Riepenhoff,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 22, 2019
  • Reception: May. 02, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Four

  • Felipe Baeza,
  • Julia Bland,
  • Arghavan Khosravi,
  • Oren Pinhassi,
  • Opens: Mar. 16, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 27, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Lichtmalerei [Extended]

  • Karl Martin Holzhäuser,
  • Opens: Jan. 17, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 09, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 17, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Interwoven

  • Kyle Meyer,
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 08, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pike Slip to Sugar Hill

  • John Chiara,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

INTIMACY

  • Patrick Angus,
  • Katherine Bradford,
  • Elliott Jerome Brown,
  • Jr.,
  • Elijah Burgher,
  • Paul Cadmus,
  • TM Davy,
  • John Dugdale,
  • George Dureau,
  • Nicole Eisenman,
  • Louis Fratino,
  • Nan Goldin,
  • Katy Grannan,
  • Lyle Ashton Harris,
  • EJ Hauser,
  • Christopher K. Ho,
  • Peter Hujar,
  • Stephen Irwin,
  • Bill Jacobson,
  • Kristen Jensen,
  • Sholem Krishtalka,
  • Kia LaBeija,
  • Doron Langberg
  • Kristina Matousch,
  • Robert Mapplethorpe,
  • McDermott & McGough,
  • Samantha Nye,
  • Elle Pérez,
  • Jack Pierson,
  • Bryson Rand,
  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya,
  • Michael Stamm,
  • Hugh Steers,
  • Richard Renaldi,
  • Wolfgang Tillmans,
  • Jesse Wine,
  • David Wojnarowicz,
  • Kohei Yoshiyuki,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 24, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Volta Photo

  • Sanlé Sory,
  • Opens: Apr. 26, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 28, 2018
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

FACADES – Grand Tour [EXTENDED]

  • Markus Brunetti,
  • Opens: Feb. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 01, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Electricities

  • David Goldes,
  • Opens: Dec. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Dec. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

As above, so below (unique ambrotypes)

  • Ben Cauchi,
  • Opens: Oct. 26, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 09, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 26, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Crossing-Over

  • Nathalie Boutté,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Excavations

  • Matthew Brandt,
  • Opens: Mar. 20, 2014
  • Closes: May. 10, 2014
  • Reception: Mar. 20, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

122 Color Photographs

  • Keld Helmer-Petersen,
  • Opens: Jul. 17, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 29, 2014
  • Reception: Jul. 17, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Horizons

  • Sze Tsung Leong,
  • Opens: May. 15, 2014
  • Closes: Jul. 11, 2014
  • Reception: May. 15, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Dalston Anatomy

  • Lorenzo Vitturi,
  • Opens: Nov. 06, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 10, 2015
  • Reception: Nov. 06, 2014
  • Hours: 5 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Zero Base

  • Marco Breuer,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 01, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Hours: 5 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

WarCraft

  • Nevet Yitzhak,
  • Opens: May. 14, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 10, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

West Side at Tioronda

  • John Chiara,
  • Opens: Apr. 14, 2016
  • Closes: May. 21, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Division of the Vision

  • Assaf Shaham,
  • Opens: Jan. 15, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 21, 2015
  • Reception: Jan. 15, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paper Wait

  • Alison Rossiter,
  • Opens: Feb. 26, 2015
  • Closes: May. 02, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 26, 2015
  • Hours: 5 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Facades

  • Markus Brunetti,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 5 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

HELL and HOME

  • Mark Ruwedel,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 24, 2017
  • Reception: May. 04, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Arrivals and Departures

  • Jacob Aue Sobol,
  • Opens: Jul. 16, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 28, 2015
  • Reception: Jul. 16, 2015
  • Hours: 5 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

1994

  • Pieter Hugo,
  • Opens: Jan. 26, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 26, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

I am a Lie and I am Gold - Curated by Marco Breuer

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Hours: 5 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rag Face

  • Yoon Ji Seon,
  • Opens: Oct. 23, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 05, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New photographic works & sculptures

  • Simen Johan,
  • Opens: May. 26, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 10, 2016
  • Reception: May. 26, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

In Flagrante Two

  • Chris Killip,
  • Opens: Jan. 28, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 27, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Direct Positive

  • Chris McCaw,
  • Opens: Mar. 03, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 09, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Silent Speed

  • Marco Breuer,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Littoral Drift

  • Meghann Riepenhoff,
  • Opens: Mar. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 29, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

River and Sky

  • Matthew Brandt,
  • Opens: Nov. 03, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 03, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Photographs Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture

  • Ezra Stoller,
  • Opens: Jun. 29, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 25, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 29, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Sep 05 - Oct 19, 2019


Where

Yossi Milo Gallery

  • 245 10th Ave, New York NY 10001 Map
  • 212.414.0370

About

Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Doron Langberg. The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Thursday, September 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, and will be on view through Saturday, October 19. This is the artist’s premiere exhibition at the gallery.

Doron Langberg creates large-scale portraits from observation of family, close friends and lovers. Langberg’s visualizations of queerness—both his own and those of the many queer subjects depicted—move beyond the traditional shorthand of signs and easily recognizable queer iconographies. Instead, Langberg contextualizes queer sexuality and intimacy within larger narratives of everyday life.

In these large-scale paintings, Langberg’s figures appear in repose, coming in and out of focus against their surroundings. They are often set in domestic spaces or outdoors in the privacy offered by seclusion, with naturalistic depiction superseded by near abstraction. For example, TM in the Meat Rack depicts a friend in the wooded area conjoining Fire Island’s two queer communities, locally known as a site for cruising. The nude figure lies prostrate with his torso receding into the loosely-rendered forest. The environment, atmosphere and physicality of paint become expansions of the subject’s emotional world, as portions of the canvas are left seemingly unfinished, visually demanding the viewer to engage the image and fill in the blanks. Langberg’s group portraits describe relationships that, while close and intimate, create open-ended narratives. In Sarah and Lea, he depicts an interior scene capturing a caring moment between friends. The figure at the top of the composition retracts into herself and gazes at the floor, while patterned upholstery and cascading plant tendrils outline her figure and underscore her introspection. A second figure at the bottom pauses from scrolling on her phone to look up in recognition of her friend's mood.

Langberg’s process begins with his smaller-scale portraits based on direct observation. The intimacy entailed in the live model process builds on the close connections Langberg already has with the people he paints, forming the substrate of each portrait. The improvisational painting session generates ideas about color and mood, and serves as source material for the larger works. For him, describing the likeness of his subjects, often a lesser concern in contemporary figurative painting, carries great meaning. “If I’m painting a friend, and it looks like them,” Langberg states, “it’s a measure of my empathy, and of the painting’s potential to feel like a living person.” Color, texture and materiality engender a time-based experience for the viewer, where observation of each canvas feels like time spent in the presence of another.

In Langberg’s paintings, queer lived experiences speak to bodily sensations and emotional states universal across social categories. In an era characterized by political misrepresentation and the omnipresence of digital media, Langberg cherishes the physicality of human touch—from a loved one, or on the surface of a canvas—as a testament to the potency of painting as a way to show life as it is lived every day and the camaraderie that emerges from such a practice.


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