Just as it is in science, technology and Internet dating, in the art world, newer is better. This is partly the spirit behind Robischon Gallerys EYTJ (Even Younger Than Jesus), a provocatively titled show that brings together new artists who are younger than Jesus was when he died in other words, less than 33 years old.
The show evolved out of our solo for Chi Peng, one of our young artists from China, says Jennifer Doran, Robischons co-director. We decided to open up the discussion by also including several other young artists -- we were taking our cue from the New Museum, where a similar show was done -- and we wanted to look at the work out there being done by young artists. Plus, we couldnt resist having a little fun as our gallery fare for the holidays.