Greg Haberny’s work engages the intersection of personal and collective memory, weaving episodic narratives into a deceptively methodical chaos. Gritty, spontaneous, obsessive and free floating, Haberny’s pictures unapologetically reject common methods of working in favor of finger painting, melting, even tracking in footprints and incorporating toys strewn about the studio. With offbeat materials and even old works which are burnt and liquified into new form, Haberny orchestrates both a physical and metaphorical reincarnation that is central to his practice. Clusters of recognizable symbols and crude figuration are rendered in flat, one-plane perspectives, simultaneously self-referential and universal. In an increasingly technological and mass-produced world, Haberny’s techniques preserve the physical art of process while calling to the CoBrA Movement’s spontaneity and the primitive figuration of the New York School.
Haberny has exhibited internationally in galleries throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, including museum exhibitions at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, HVCCA in Peekskill, Katonah Museum of Art, and Bedford Historical Society.
Courtesy of Catinca Tabacaru Gallery