I AM THE OCEAN
Federico de Francesco
June 29 – July 29,2023
"I pledgeallegiance to tree and meadow
I have no need to conquer or keep them
I'm for the ocean where we will all end
Let us have music while we are moving”
- Leale Neale, 2023,from the lyrics to I Am The River
Maximillian Brown, born 1994, United Kingdom, holds a BA Hons in Mixed Media Fine Art from TheUniversity of Westminster (2014 – 2017). He currently lives and works in Copenhagen,Denmark. Recent solo and duo exhibitions include I See A Darkness, with Rose Eken, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark, 2022, A Vagrant’s Paradise, V1Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2022, An Arduous Crux at OUTPOST, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2021 and To Not Swim Would Only Mean To Sink(Methadone Comfort), Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2021.
Federico de Francesco was born in 1979 in Calabria, Italy. He lives and works in New York, USA. DeFrancesco’s recent solo and group exhibitions include Sea Bound, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2023, Federico de Francesco, Tennis Elbow, New York, USA,2021, Vanquishing Ocular, Rental Gallery in East Hampton, New York ,USA, 2019, Downtown Painting presented by Alex Katz, Peter Freeman Incin New York, USA , 2019, and Garden Dwellers, Regina Rex in New York,USA, 2017. De Francesco’s work has been permanently acquired by the Alex KatzFoundation in New York, USA, the Margulies Collection in Miami, Florida, USA,The University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor, Maine, USA, the Colby CollegeMuseum of Art in Waterville, Maine, USA, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta,Georgia, USA. Federico de Francesco is a classically trained violinist and holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in Los Angeles, California.
Thomas Øvlisen was born in 1974 in Denmark. He lives and works a little north of Copenhagen. Øvlisen holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design,Providence, USA. Current and recent solo exhibitions include Når I morgen bli’r igår, Kongegaarden, Korsør, Denmark, 2023, Anden stjerne til højre, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2021, Variations In Blue, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen,Denmark, 2019 and See a Penny, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York,USA, 2017.