Painting

Truth or Dare: The Works of Siobhán Gallagher & John F. Malta

Nov 08, 2017 - Nov 27, 2017Cooler Gallery, Brooklyn

 This month, Cooler Gallery in Brooklyn presents Truth or Dare, an exhibition of new paintings, drawings, and oversized woodcuts by the New York City based partners Siobhán Gallagher & John F. Malta.

Siobhán Gallagher is a senior designer with Abrams Kids & Comic Arts in New York. Hailing from New Brunswick, Canada, her work often deals with observational humor, analyzing femininity, and personal confessions. Her illustrations have been featured on Bust, Us Weekly, Huffington Post, and Elle Canada and she was recently awarded the Society of Illustrator's Silver Medal of Excellence in the single image category. Siobhán was recently named one of Print Magazine’s 15 Under 30 New Visual Artists.

Siobhán’s first book, In a Daze Work: A Pick-Your-Path Journey Through the Daily Grind, is a humor-based, illustrated choose-your-own-adventure book published by Penguin Random House in July 2017. She is currently working on her second book.

John F. Malta is an illustrator and art director who works out of studios located in Ridgewood, NYC and Kansas City, Missouri. John’s paintings and installations have been exhibited widely across the country at galleries such as New Image Art, Hashimoto Contemporary, Spoke Art NYC, Superchief, Good Mother Gallery, and Think Tank LA.

Malta has worked on a myriad of editorial, advertising, and commercial projects for clients including Honda, The New York Times, The New Yorker, WIRED Magazine, Quality Eats, MIT Technology Review, Ash Vs. Evil Dead, and Adult Swim. In addition to his client work he has self-published over 30 books, zines, anthologies, and comics - exhibiting regularly at festivals like Comic Arts Brooklyn and Comic Arts Los Angeles. John's most recent comic Living Land was awarded a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators

Truth or Dare is on view at Cooler Gallery November 8 - 27 in Brooklyn.