PRESS RELEASE

HANS ACCOLA, New Sculpture and BENJAMIN BRITTON, New Paintings
January 19th to February 24th

Frederieke Taylor Gallery is pleased to present a two-person exhibition featuring new sculpture by HANS ACCOLA and new paintings by BENJAMIN BRITTON on view from January 19 – February 24, 2007. There will be an opening reception for the artists Friday, January 19, from 6-8pm.

Hans Accola's wooden forms are somewhere between sculpture, architecture, and furniture making; encompassing layered textures which pull apart, but at the same time are carefully crafted. Often taking on a life of their own, they reveal intricacies for the viewer to discover. In Accola's new work, he continues to explore form with a sense of play and experimentation.

Hans Accola first exhibited at Frederieke Taylor Gallery in the fall of 2003 in "Architecture Unplugged" curated by Max Henry. He has had solo shows in galleries in New York City and Boston, and was a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant both in 2001 and 2006, the Bush Foundation Fellowship, and the Jerome Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship. He currently lives and works in New York City.

Also on view will be new oil paintings by Benjamin Britton. Britton's paintings convey the sensory details of specific experiences. Through the use of illusion, as well as abstraction, he forms the underlying and often unnamed structure of memory. He creates off-kilter views of juxtaposed imagery, layering and revealing with exquisite detail.

Benjamin Britton has been in several group shows on the west coast and was in a group show at Frederieke Taylor gallery in 2006. He is currently in the MFA program at UCLA and was the 2005-2006 recipient of the University Fellowship Award, UCLA.