Canadian artist collective Team Macho, comprised of members Nicholas Aoki, Stephen Appleby-Barr, Christopher Buchan, and Lauchie Reid join together to create wildly playful and humorously crude works that range from rough illustration to polished paintings.
Each artwork bears the contributions, in a sense, from multiple members of Team Macho. Designed to subvert any sense of singular authorship, their production is a collaborative form of process art by which an individual paints a portrait or scene informed by elements from his compatriots’ portfolios. The result is an endless reinterpretation of each other’s point of view. The visual components of each work, however thematic or peripheral, become a pleasant surprise to both viewer and creator. The unspoken element that is conversely integral to Team Macho’s process is their piecemeal approach to collaboration; every member has contributed to each work even if someone’s hand never touches the actual work.
Team Macho’s recent work includes solo exhibitions with Narwhal Contemporary in Toronto; installations at The Art Gallery of Ontario; inclusion in the Painting Project, a survey of Contemporary Canadian painting at the Galerie I'UQAM in Montreal; and exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, and Amsterdam.
Past Exhibitions at Gitler &_____
- "I'm Out" - August 2016 (Solo Exhibition)
- The 4 Sons - April 2016 (Group Exhibition)
- New Work, New Jerseys - July 2015 (Solo Exhibition)