Curated by Brienne Arrington
October 25 to November 15, 2003
Featuring works by:
Jeff Brady, Sarah Hunsuker, Lauren Lavitt, Luke Whitlatch
is pleased to present SPLAT, a group show curated
by Brienne Arrington that gathers the recent work of four
local artists, utilizing paint as a means to speak the vernacular
of abstraction, where color, texture and form take precedence.
All of the works in the show deal with issues of nebulousness
and how the fluidity of the subject translates through the language
of painting. Each painting is distinct both in form and process,
engaging separate emotions and attitudes with the contents on
their surface. They participate in an unspoken dialogue between
each other in the exhibition space. The tone of each painting
ranges from subtle to loud and in some cases the work acts as
a metaphor for multiple expressions simultaneously. What tends
to unify these works is the same guilty pleasure that all visually
enticing painting possesses superficiality.
The artists appreciate the physicality of the medium in which
they work. They build layer upon layer to reiterate formless ideas.
And although the pleasure that each artist receives from completing
a painting is seemingly self-absorbed, it is equally imperative
for each artist to utilize their creations to coax viewers into
feeling the same seduction for the material present.
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