FLAT FIX

EXHIBITION IMAGES | WORKS | PRESS RELEASE

FLAT FIX curated with RYAN STEADMAN
JANUARY 26 – FEBRUARY 21, 2017

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PATRICK BRENNAN, ERNESTO BURGOS, GRAHAM COLLINS, RAQUE FORD, JOE FYFE, TAMARA GONZALES, HILARY HARNISCHFEGER, ARNOLD KEMP, KRISTAN KENNEDY, ROSY KEYSER, LAUREN LULOFF, GINA MAGID, JON PESTONI, MATT RICH, BEVERLY SEMMES, RYAN STEADMAN, JOHANNES VANDERBEEK, BOBBI WOODS

The advent of photography marked the end of an epoch for paint as a recording device, and the age old medium would soon became more valued for its hues, textures, and other formal elements than for its ability to depict reality. This and other factors led artists toward abstraction, which evolved over the 20th century along with the technology of paint products. Therefore, despite the growing accessibility and democratic nature of photography, paint remained one of the more malleable and popular artistic mediums. But alongside the advances in industrial and household paints, other materials with unique properties evolved, including plastic, rubber, vinyl and printing ink, just to name a few. With painting surfaces becoming a priority for abstract painters, it became only natural for them to reach for these materials to finish, enhance or improve their paintings. By combining newer—and sometimes older—mediums with paint, the artists in this show offer the viewer not only uncommon art styles but also apt metaphors for our current milieu where past and present often feel simultaneous.