GalleryPlatform.LA: Ross Caliendo and Ryan Nord Kitchen

M+B is pleased to present new paintings by Ross Caliendo and Ryan Nord Kitchen. This presentation for GalleryPlatform.LA explores how Caliendo and Kitchen expand on the possibilities of the medium through the landscape tradition.


Ross Caliendo’s paintings are characterized by heightened colors, graphic lines, and textured marks. His evocative scenes of uninhabited wilderness depict open-ended psychological moods rather than specific places. In Ryan Nord Kitchen’s canvases, representational elements take on the quality of gestural marks—intimate scribbles, lines and dots bear the traces and memories of a landscape, while pools of abstraction solidify into markers of that space.


Ross Caliendo (b. 1988, Pittsburgh, PA) graduated with a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Caliendo has exhibited at Grifter Space (New York, NY), Penske Projects (Montecito, CA), Phil Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Fisher Parrish Gallery (New York, NY), Blum & Poe (Los Angeles, CA), and Night Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), among others. Recent press includes a2b2 MagazineColumbus Alive!Arazi Club Magazine, and New American Paintings. Ross Caliendo lives and works in Los Angeles.


Ryan Nord Kitchen (b. 1988, Minneapolis, MN) received their MFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 and a BA from Luther College in 2011. They have held solo exhibitions at Taymour Grahne Projects (London, UK), Nicelle Beauchene Gallery (New York, NY), Galleri Jacob Bjorn (Aarhus, Denmark), Terrault Contemporary (Baltimore, MD) and Amalie Rothschild Gallery (Baltimore, MD). Kitchen’s work has been exhibited in group shows nationally and internationally, including at Left Field (Los Osos, CA), Johansson Projects (Oakland, CA), FouFou Contemporary (Vienna, Austria), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France), Lulu (Mexico City), BEERS (London, UK), Rod Barton (London, UK), Huset for Kunst og Design (Holstebro, Denmark), NAM Project (Milan), Sideshow Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), among others. Kitchen participated in the Worth Artist Residency and has work included in multiple international collections. They have been written about in The New York TimesArt Maze MagazineArtnetHarper’s BazaarVOGUE, and Post-Office Arts Journal. Ryan Nord Kitchen lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


GalleryPlatform.LA, an online initiative organized by the Gallery Association of Los Angeles (GALA) formed to serve the dynamic Los Angeles art community with weekly rotating gallery viewing rooms and original editorial content.


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