Aaron Wexler Exhibition

Morgan Lehman Gallery

poster for Aaron Wexler Exhibition

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Artist Statement:

There’s something about elements in nature that are always surprisingly abstract to me. I’m interested in shapes in nature as they relate to abstraction in painting. In my work I investigate the curious, rich area of visual potential these shapes exist in. I question how we interpret what we see in terms of abstraction whether it is by chance or intentionally looking at a work of art.

I collect distinctly different representations of abstraction of nature: prints, books, photographs and more. I make drawings and collages from these source materials. They become cut and paste blueprints from which I build my surface layers on the picture plane.

Concealing and revealing in my work is an important form of visual play. I play with the back and forth between what is print, what is paint and what is just negative space. Collage is a form of sampling but for me it’s what’s in between those samples, which is just as exciting. My selection process of shapes, images and paint is based in poetic responses on how I respond to formal elements - it is in that act that I find profound meaning.

Aaron Wexler received his B.F.A. in painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. He earned his M.F.A. in painting from The School Of The Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Selected galleries include Morgan Lehman Gallery, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, One In The Other Gallery and Lehmann Maupin Gallery. Works are in public and private collections including the West Collection and the Saatchi Collection. Aaron has been the guest artist and lecturer at institutions such as The Drawing Center, NY., Parsons/New School University, Penn State University, Christies education, NY. and The National Academy Museum, NY. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, BOMB and has been featured in numerous catalogs and text books on art & design. Aaron Wexler lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

[Image: Aaron Wexler “Inverse of What’s Light and What’s Heavy 1” (2013) Acrylic On Paper And Print Material On Panel. 11h x 8.5w in.]



from May 02, 2013 to June 29, 2013

Opening Reception on 2013-05-02 from 18:00 to 20:00


Aaron Wexler

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