Right to Left is an exhibition of new paintings in the gallery project space by Brooklyn-based artist Alexander Oleksyn. Oleksyn’s meticulously crafted, meditative line paintings originate from his desire to make a painting whose drama comes from the speed the line is drawn, in his case, a very slow line.
Making Good Time explores different ways of marking time and features one new painting each by two artists, Richard Garrison and Alexander Oleksyn. Both artists’ work display time as a linear experience, one color or one mark after another and at the same time each painting represents the totality of the time it took to make it. Both paintings record a path…Garrison’s path of life’s mundane errands; a calendar in color of ubiquitous activities and Oleksyn’s the path of his brush guided by intense concentration; an artifact of a meditation.