New York, New York
GREG HABERNY’s work engages the intersection of personal and collective memory, weaving episodic narratives into a deceptively methodical chaos. Gritty, spontaneous, obsessive and free-floating, Haberny’s pictures unapologetically reject common methods of working in favor of finger painting, melting, even tracking in footprints and incorporating toys strewn about the studio. With offbeat materials and even old works, which are burnt and liquefied into new form, Haberny orchestrates both a physical and metaphorical reincarnation that is central to his practice. Clusters of recognizable symbols and crude figuration are rendered in flat, one-plane perspectives, simultaneously self-referential and universal. In an increasingly technological and mass-produced world, Haberny’s techniques preserve the physical art of process while calling to the CoBrA Movement’s spontaneity and the primitive figuration of the New York School.
Haberny has exhibited internationally in galleries throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, including solo museum exhibitions at Middlebury College Museum of Art in Connecticut; the McColl Center for Visual Art in North Carolina; the HVCCA Peekskill Project V in New York; the Katonah Museum of Art Triennial, and the Bedford Historical Society, in New York. His work has been acquired into a plethora of prestigious collections around the globe. In 2015, he was featured in Banksy’s Dismaland, the theme-park-gone-wrong, in England. He is represented by Catinca Tabacaru Gallery in New York City.
gallery website: http://www.catincatabacaru.com/#!greg-haberny/c4dj