Six // Beyond Representation & Abstraction
Curated by Dennis Michael Jones, this exhibition will feature 6 painters with a wildly different approach their image making. Each of the artists express vulnerability, longing, loss, and mortality that extends beyond the genres of representation and abstraction.
Featuring work by…
Emilee Arter | Andrew Blake | Dennis Michael Jones
Megan Parry | Catherine Peet | Carl Wilson
Dennis Michael Jones
“The process involved with making art is demanding, solitary and willfully life affirming, as evidenced by the unique vision conjured by each of the painters; I strongly feel that the selected artists are deserving of your attention and celebration.”
Side Gallery // Alice Schneider: Figure Studies
The human figure in art involves study and appreciation of the beauty of the body. The slightest movement in body posture can often be subliminally poetic. Figure Studies involves consideration of the shape, posture and presentation of the human body in a romanticized series of ink-wash drawings and paintings.
“Painting historically has four subjects: history, the portrait, the still life, and the nude. Schneider attends to two of these — the still life and the nude — using drippy gray paint on canvas but also silhouetted performers in videos. Resemblance transpires with the photographic motion studies of Thomas Eakins, the impossibly narrow sculpted figures of Giacometti, the coldly observed bathers of Degas and the simple flowers of Van Gogh. What makes Schneider’s take on these themes contemporary rather than modernist? It isn’t just the computer screen that appears in one witty video, where a man sits stiffly at a desk furnished by still life paintings of tables and lamps; it is a broader sensibility that might be characterized as feminist. Schneider takes the women of the past — all those odalisques and bathers — women continuously objectified to one end or another, and embraces them not only with current technology but also, and more importantly, with care and respect.” –L. Waxman