Edited by The Fashion Web
We’re so excited to be moving the (capsule) show to Chelsea—the heart of NYC’s vibrant art gallery scene– that we’ve decided to present an art show of our own. Other Spaces, a temporary exhibition of paintings, photography, sculpture, video and installation works, and the first curatorial venture by Jayne Drost, features seven New York-based independent artists– Palma Blank, Leah Dixon, Sam Falls, Left Coast, Daniel Turner, Timothy Uriah Steele,and Kristof Wickman– who use formal and material qualities of their work to create an internal or psychological experience for the viewer through a network of references. Other Spaces gathers paintings, photography, sculpture, video and installation works by seven New York-based independent artists who assert the formal and material qualities of their work to propose a spatial montage—an internal or psychological experience for the viewer experienced as a network of references.
The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday thru Friday from 11AM-7pm. Please stop by!
Other Spaces, Center 548, 548 West 22nd Street NYC
Information about each participating artist can be found after the jump.
Palma Blank’s abstract paintings play with the optical perception of spatial relationships in the
picture plane. The bright and contrasting colors used in her compositions create illusions of
movement and complicate the viewer’s read of the two-dimensional canvas. The formal qualities
of her line-based paintings refer to the striations and pattern often seen on a digital screen.
Leah Dixon’s paintings, which incorporate a collage of paper, canvas and synthetic materials in
aggressively mismatched images and clashing colors, evoke the constant and aggressive
onslaught of media, news images and information experienced in daily contemporary culture.
In the work of Sam Falls, the artist deploys large format photography, found material, and digital
drawings to blur the perception of where the actual ends and the image begins. His latest series
of photographs entitled Re-Constructions incorporates a series of paper forms altered by light and
shadow, the resulting images of which are manipulated through a traditional and methodical
Left Coast, the collaborative group of artists and musicians Sarah Kuhn, Lane Lacolla and David
Shull create video and installation works that draw upon a multitude of references from art and
pop culture. This site-specific work uses the act of charity or gifting to reflect upon the new-age
narcissism inherent in a contemporary, image-conscious culture.
Daniel Turner’s minimal sculptures use highly evocative and often caustic industrial materials,
such as tar, iodine and vinyl in surprisingly delicate ways. For Turner these substances refer to
his American southern birthplace and have a powerful, nostalgic effect. Turner has also created a
site-specific wall drawing for the show made by a series of repeating bodily gestures by the artist.
Drawing upon a network of references from art history, biology, and pop culture, Timothy Uriah
Steele explores relationships of space, time and location in his paper relief paintings. Steele
mixes a wide range of legible imagery with abstract elements in his compositions to create
psychological apparitions of an (un)known space or time.
Using a cache of unambiguous objects in his sculptural practice, Kristof Wickman reframes the
familiar through the use of humor and alienation. In his minimalist sculptures of culturally specific
and yet unclassifiable forms, Wickman subtly manipulates what appears to be a “readymade.” By
isolating a specific alteration, he undermines both the thing itself and the tired Duchampian
process of straight re-presentation of everyday objects.