Greene Naftali is pleased to present a solo exhibition, entitled 8th Floor, of never before seen work by Mayo Thompson, the first exhibition exclusively devoted to his visual art. Since cofounding the formative avant-garde, psychedelic rock collaborative Red Krayola in 1966, Thompson has operated from a position of resistance and critical negativity, two themes outlined in the manifesto published on the occasion of the band's participation in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. Overturning conventions of authorship and genre in favor of collaborative working models, Thompson has previously collaborated with conceptual art collective Art & Language and Albert Oehlen, among others. This exhibition will include a series of black and white line drawings from the early 1970s, new works on paper, and a sculpture that plays on Duck Rabbit, the classic visual illusion that illustrates two different ways of seeing.
The exhibit opens tonight and runs October 8 - November 7, 2015! Please visit Greene Naftali Gallery for more information.