Mason Saltarrelli “Rowing”

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Mast Books presents Rowing, a solo exhibition of work by Mason Saltarrelli, in connection with the launch of his publication of the same name, published by Pacific.

Mason Saltarrelli (b. 1979) navigates connections between spirits and objects by utilizing various found and invented roaming symbols. His abstracted narratives are rendered through a meditative inspiration creating a direct and emotional experience on each surface. Saltarrelli paints and draws expressively — his intuition producing open-ended, intersecting motifs that invite exploration from the viewer. Reducing his marks down to the essential, Saltarrelli’s canvases transform inanimate, human and animal beings into playful subjects in an ever-evolving examination of shape and color.

Rowing is Saltarrelli’s first major publication and documents over a decade of the artist’s practice, including work from 2008–2019. Rowing allows readers to meander over both the front and back of layered scenes—gouache, graphite, color pencil and paint create a beguiling palimpsest occasionally punctuated by loose, barely-there figuration, eyes and faces are both human and animal. The pieces are saturated, worked into on front, on verso, and meant to be viewed in calm, contemplative succession. Rowing is a springboard, a place where narrative abounds, one just has to look for themselves to find it. With texts by Saltarrelli and Julian Schnabel.

Saltarrelli, born in New Orleans, lives and works in Brooklyn. He has held exhibitions at Turn Gallery, NYC, Shrine Gallery, NYC, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Ace Hotel, New Orleans, Marvin Gardens, Brooklyn, and Galleri Jacob Bjorn, Denmark, among many others.

All works are presented in collaboration with Turn Gallery, NYC.



from September 08, 2021 to October 04, 2021

Opening Reception on 2021-09-08 from 18:00 to 20:00

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