April 28 - May 27, 2012
Opening reception April 28, 7-10 pm

sophiajacob proudly announces inaugural, a presentation of new artworks by Ariel Dill, Leah Mackin, and Zach Storm. This exhibition brings together artists from three vibrant artistic communities that are unique but hardly autonomous. Pairing a studied art-historical grounding with an insistence on materiality, each artist offers an individualized approach to studio practice while revealing a rich matrix of influence.

Ariel Dill
received an MFA from Hunter College in 2006 and lives and works in Brooklyn. She has exhibited her work extensively throughout New York; recent group exhibitions include Grasping for Relics, at ZieherSmith, NY, Painting Club at Exit Art, NY, and Itinerant Ones, curated by Jules de Balincourt, at Storefront, Brooklyn. Ariel’s solo exhibition will be on view at SOUTHFIRST, Brooklyn, from April 27th until May 27th.

Leah Mackin earned her BFA in Printmaking and Book Arts from the University of the Arts in 2007. Since then, her prints, drawings and books have been exhibited in galleries throughout Philadelphia including The Print Center and My House Gallery. Leah lives and works in Philadelphiawhere she is a member artist at Space 1026.

Zach Storm lives and works in Baltimore. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries across the US, Europe and Japan, most recently in group exhibitions at Westergsfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, and in Alptraum, a show traveling to five countries organized by Transformer Gallery, Washington, D.C. Zach receives his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art this spring.