Charles Yuen’s whimsical, often political dreamscapes, "propose a poetics of the human psyche." This exhibition will feature 15 paintings and drawings (all oil on canvas or paper) that explore the artist’s incisive exploration of the tensions of contemporary existence.
Andrea Wohl Keefe’s paintings on canvas and paper are derived from observation of the abstract in her everyday life. Through a process of “trials and errors, selections and eliminations, happy accidents, and lucky discoveries,” she develops her images into compositions composed of opposites.
Robert Lansden’s multiple series of obsessive drawings appear divergent, however, his search for “a visual expression of the dialog between the finite and the infinite,” remains constant. Lansden’s strong curiosity about the nature of existence and the process of making are the motivation behind his work. He says, “Drawing is a way for me to find out what will happen, and more importantly how it will feel, if I repeat a specific mark, line or pattern.”
Robert Walden’s Ontological Road Maps suggest aerial views or maps of elaborate urban zones complete with housing developments, industrial areas, and business districts. However the accustomed crisp printing of ordinary maps gives way to the insistent presence of the hand of the artist, as one imagines him making each of the fine delicate lines that constitute his webs of transit networks.
Sharon Lawless explores the tension between random accidents and planned control in her paintings and collages on paper. This exhibition, which is her first with the gallery, will focus on her paper collages and a new body of wood block prints she derives from the collages.
Pulling diagrams from a variety of sources as broad as internal medicine, psychology, chemistry and physics Phillip Buntin coalesces imagery into not quite functional pictographic explanations of complicated ideas.
Colin Keefe makes meticulously crafted plan views of fictitious built environments. Although drawn heavily from architectural pictorial schema Keefe's sculpture and ink and pencil drawings explore "methods for breeding buildings." This exhibition will focus on Keefe's Architectural Pollination series which implements a biological interpretation of a city's evolution, each drawing resembling a microscope slide teaming with life. In this petri dish of architectural spaces buildings breed, consume one another, fuse and fission.
As a teenager Andrew Zarou was fascinated by the Cold War Era short wave radio transmissions that covert agents used to send coded messages around the world. Inherent in his deep interest in these broadcasts was his lack of understanding. In essence, his ignorance of the meaning of these electronic messages formed the basis of his interest. The random, repetitive lists of numbers and odd tone sequences riveted him as a child and forms the basis for Andrew's visual vocabulary today.