After Space
James Busby
Chris Duncan
Alex Ebstein
Jack Siegel
June 18–July 18, 2014



LOYAL is pleased to present the group exhibition AFTER SPACE with James Busby, Chris Duncan, Alex Ebstein and Jack Siegel. This also marks the inaugural exhibition at our new Stockholm space at Kammakargatan 68. Warm welcome Wednesday June 18, 7–9 PM.

When I climbed to the top of mt guilderness. I looked out over the wrinkles of trees. Pines. Pining for the longing for the otherside. Seemed so far away but so off. So near but so off. And I pressed up against the glass so hard I thought I might break it with all my might. My forehead stung and my ears rang out. I knew unwound – never get there. And the crisp air stung the sky. Pierced the air with a cry. And I dozed out after space.

James Busby (1973, Rock Hill, SC) Lives and works in Chapin, SC. James Busby received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and BFA cum laude from The Art Institute of Atlanta. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries including: Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast, Kravets / Wehby Gallery, New York, NY (solo 2014), Aftermodernism, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY (2014), South Carolina State Museum, Abstract Art in South Carolina 1949- 2012, Columbia, SC (2012), as well as The Chelsea Art Museum, New York, the Millennium Arts Center for the WPA/Corcoran Biennial, DC and Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, FR.

Chris Duncan (1974, Perth Amboy, NJ) Lives and works in Oakland, CA. He holds an MFA from Stanford University and a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Duncan has exhibited widely, most recently: A Different Kind of Tension, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto (solo 2014), The Possible, curated by Lawrence Rinder and David Wilson, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (2014), Ain’tings, curated by Ryan Steadman, Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York, NY (2014), Paint Off, Paint On, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY (2013), Color Theory, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA (2012), Abstract Now and Then, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (2011).

Alex Ebstein (1985, New Haven, CT) Lives and works in Baltimore, MD. Ebstein is currently pursuing her MFA at Towson University, Baltimore, MD and is a co-founder of Nudashank. Her recent exhibitions include: Implicit Horizon, Mixed Greens, New York, NY (2014), Regarding Territory, Furthermore in Washington, DC (2013), Three Vertices, LVL3 in Chicago, IL (2012) and Alex Ebstein: Minor Works, SophiaJacob in Baltimore, MD (solo 2012). Her work was featured in New American Paintings, and in 2013 she was nominated for a Joan Mitchell Award.

Jack Siegel (1986, San Francisco, CA) Lives and works in New York. Studied at Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, CA. Recent exhibitions include: Infinitude, Roberts and Tilton, LA (2014), Jack Siegel, Half Gallery, NY (solo 2013), It Ain’t Fair, OHWOW, Miami (2012), Dia:Macon, Brooklyn NY (2012), Imagined Nostalgia (collaboration show with Lucien Smith), Cooper Union, NY (2011).

Approaches on space, tranquility, repetition, accumulation. Conjures a new dimension, no beginning, no end, quesioning time and perception.