Corey Antis, currently living in Kansas City, Missouri presents a series of new drawings that explore the spaces between routinely observed forms and overtly allegorical narratives. While frequently working in painting and sculpture, Antis’ drawings function as a parallel practice to both, creating a lexicon of varied subjects (cinder block still lives, Iron Maiden t-shirts, studio windows) and material approaches (covered, sanded and bruised surfaces, excavated, drawn and redrawn). The drawings record fragments of other experiences – they point to their sources and representations, but do not always arrive there. They are presented here as they were made and organized in the studio – in grids that mirror the daily practice of looking, recording and organizing – as a journal of works and days.
Antis’ work has been exhibited in national and international exhibitions at Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, Rebekah Templeton Gallery and Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia, Galerie Zurcher in New York City, Three Walls in Chicago, Greenstone Gallery in Lincoln, U.K., Hunter College, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Frieze Projects Art Fair, the Stray Show and many others.
His work has been published and reviewed in publications including Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawing, New Visual Language and Vox Populi: We’re Working On It, as well as The Huffington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Kansas City Star and Title Magazine, among others.