• View of “Alex Hubbard and Jon Pestoni,” 2014. Left: Alex Hubbard, Untitled, 2014. Right: Jon Pestoni, Split Beaver, 2014.

    Alex Hubbard and Jon Pestoni

    Eleni Koroneou Gallery

    This was not the first time Alex Hubbard and Jon Pestoni have collaborated. In 2010 they paired up for a show at Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago, and in 2012 they produced a conversation between a “man” (in the role of the interviewer) and a “horse” (in the role of a painter) for Mousse magazine on the occasion of Hubbard’s exhibition at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zurich. In this colloquy they talk about painting’s “hardware,” and “particularly the recursive program known as Abstract Expressionism”—produced from “explosive formal innovations (qua Malabou’s plasticity),” which the

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