1969 Gallery presents Routine Malfunction, co-curated by Coady Brown and Pat Phillips. The exhibition is on view Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 10th, 2019. The exhibition features works by Trey Abdella, Casey Bolding, Maria Fragoso, Mark Thomas Gibson, K.C. Crow Maddux, Alexis E. Mabry, E.J. Park, and Alina Perez.

Routine Malfunction examines the absurdities, extremes, and maleficence of the everyday. Bringing together an eclectic group of artists, the show is united under the umbrella of contemporary cultural critiques. Dark humor runs rampant, as artists examine the beauties, cruelties, and misgivings of daily life. With humor and compassion, this show seeks to reflect upon how we navigate this unforgiving terrain. And though our navigations tend to be clumsy, occasionally, there is grace.

Coady Brown is a painter from Baltimore, MD. She received her MFA from Yale University in 2016 and her BFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2012. In recent years, she has shown work in New York with 1969 Gallery, Koening and Clinton, and the Hole, among others. She is the recipient of several residencies and fellowships including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Fountainhead, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Yale/Norfolk School of Art. She is currently a second-year Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. Her work has been written about in The Village Voice, The New York Times, and New American Painting.