“Beyond The Brush” Exhibition

Black & White Gallery / Project Space

poster for “Beyond The Brush” Exhibition

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Black & White Gallery/Project Space presents Beyond the Brush, a group show that brings together seven artists using divergent mediums to explore the world they live in.

“The world is full of objects, more or less interesting; I do not wish to add any more. I prefer, simply, to state the existence of things in terms of time and/or place.” Douglas Huebler

Cristina del Campo
Crystal Gregory

“My current artwork generally focuses on depiction of various banal items related to everyday life as a theme.
The objects and structures I select are fragments of our environment that often go unnoticed. They interest me
for various visual and conceptual reasons. I see them as isolated, out of context, mixed together and overlapping characters in this fictional reality.”

“With a background as a weaver I use lace structures as a conceptual foundation for my work. I define lace as a container of negative space and argue that the negative space is more important than the patterns or the thread itself. Lace becomes a barrier that allows for the separation from the other side as well as adds a heightened attention to the things it cages.”

JoAnne Carson
Shimon Okshteyn

“The work’s unapologetic decorativeness recalls the late 1970’s work of artists like Robert Kushner and Ree Morton. Its fragility and distorted scale give it the giddy beauty of glass flowers or some of Cy Twombly’s more attenuated sculptures.”
Roberta Smith, New York Times, Art in Review, 11/9/2001

“Mr. Okshteyn’s large, grisaille photorealistic pictures are technically impressive, especially the ones made from graphite.”

Ken Johnson, New York Times, Art Guide, 03/28/2003

Isidro Blasco
Denise Treizman

“I connect my experience as an outsider who walks the streets
and interacts with the city with my more intimate feelings about closed and private spaces.”

Blasco combines architecture, photography, and installation to explore physical and psychological terrains. He uses digital
images and building materials to create large- and small-scale architectural environments and three-dimensional reconstructions of neighborhoods, producing snapshots of cityscapes that play
with perception.

“My work repurposes found and ready-made objects spontaneously encountered during my daily life. These materials become part of sculptures and whole room installations that are endlessly in-flux. Precariously constructed sculptures result from a process that embraces chance, explores material relationships and mostly uses what is at hand. By using the excess from society, my work points at a throwaway culture where things are easily disposed of.”
Michael Krondl

“The video is part of series I’m doing on a (rather distanced though maybe not entirely ironic) reading of the Divine Comedy, the title of this video, “La Gloria” derives from the first canto of “Paradiso”,

La gloria di colui che tutto move
per l’universo penetra, e risplende
in una parte più e meno altrove.

(The glory of the One who moves all things
permeates the universe and glows
in one part more and in another less.)

The video was shot on the island of St John in the Virgin Islands a few months before the island was practically totaled by Hurricane Irma and Maria. When I shot the footage, I didn’t imagine it would turn out to be as location specific as it eventually turned out to be.”



from January 05, 2018 to February 18, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-01-05 from 18:00 to 21:00

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