Geometry Interrupted, curated by Simone Joseph
Feb 21 – Mar 23, 2013
Sears-Peyton Gallery is pleased to present Geometry Interrupted, an exhibition curated by Simone Joseph of SGJ Fine Art LLC, on view February 21 – March 23, 2013.
Artists are notorious for manipulating the challenges of creating and deconstructing space and form. Planes collide, new images are born and fissures become more than just air. Through their respective practices, an intense visual discourse ensues between Patrick Brennan, Bo Joseph, Sara Eichner and Vincent Szarek, addressing and confronting these fundamental yet complex concepts—each in their own way exploiting and straining "geometry," whether the geometry of the picture plane or the geometry of space.
Patrick Brennan's application of randomly selected materials are painted and collaged, punctured and dissected. The physical space between the picture plane and the viewer becomes as active and important as the painting itself. Brennan encourages us to "look." He invites us into his world by revealing his physical process and allowing the viewer to see what they want to see, not what they must. Brennan is a graduate of Alfred University and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Bo Joseph explores appropriation, layering of imagery and dialectical content. He considers drawing to be the foundation of a practice dedicated to process and material invention. Joseph re-contextualizes cultural and historical icons by applying various mediums in a rigorous method of deconstruction and reassembly. Objects, which are at first identifiable, perish after undergoing an unrelenting physical process, then re-emerge with new life and altered meaning. Joseph is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives and works in New York City.
Sara Eichner's exploration of space and perspective is studied through the distortion of line, color and texture. Not only does she slant the viewer’s point of view architecturally by altering grid patterns, but she humanizes the process through the imperfection of drawing by hand. Line upon line, systems become abstracted, uneven and blurred, creating new planes and oftentimes new color. Eichner is a graduate of Kenyon College and Syracuse University and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Vincent Szarek incorporates his experience working in auto body shops with his fascination of car, motorcycle and surfing cultures. Familiar, everyday objects are cast and painted meticulously, abstracting them through material, installation and perception. Szarek maintains respect for the object itself, preserving high aesthetic value and intellect while creating a sense of irreverence and humor. Szarek is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.