Greg Colson
Greg Colson is an American artist whose art is marked by the jarringly direct way he commingles material and conceptual elements. In his constructions, precisely rendered systems are disrupted and contradicted by the contexts they are placed in. By drawing out the poetry and humor in our social patterns, Colson seems to suggest there are limits to and hazards inherent in our obsession with efficiency, data, and analysis of every kind. Colson grew up in Bakersfield, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has been the subject of exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe, including Patrick Painter Inc., LA; Sperone Westwater, NY; Kayne Griffin Corcoran, LA; Galleria Cardi, Milan; Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges; Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf; Baldwin Gallery, Aspen; and the Lannan Museum, Lake Worth, FL. His work is in many public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Musem of Modern Art, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA; Hammer Musuem, LA; the Panza Collection, Varese, Italy; Sammlung Rosenkranz, Berlin; Thomas Ammann Collection; and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.