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C o n t i n e n t a l D r i f t _

Posted on 31 August 2015

Irina Alimanestianu | MB Boissonnault | Doug Edge | Brad Howe | Amy Kaps | Victor Wilde

OPENING RECEPTION: September 17, 2015, 5-9:30 pm
EXHIBITION DATES: September 17 - October 30, 2015

Each of these artists are abstractionists, or at least abstract-adjacent; yet each of them maintains a special relationship with the figure and an elemental experience of place. Specifically, all of these artists are (or were) coastal dwellers living and working right at the point where the landmass of the country begins and ends -- geographically, culturally, emotionally.

 

Where the land dissolves into the sea, that’s an abstract moment that exists within reality. Where individuals confront the scale of the ocean, the planet, the stars, the universe, that’s a liminal moment, psychologically abstract. And while this exhibition is mostly comprised of landscapes and interiors, these conditions also give rise to direct engagement between the imagination and the human form.

With examples of painting, works on paper, sculpture, installation, collage, photography, and performance art, Continental Drift examines porous boundary between nature and notion; the flirtations the external world has with abstract appearance; and finally, the degree to which both landscape and body manifest characteristics of ambiguity and abstraction in themselves.

Image Details:
MB Boissonault, IS IT HOT IN HERE, or, IS IT ME #5, 2015, Oil and synthetic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

Amy Kaps, Photograph by Eric Schwabel, Striped World, 2014, Installation, Size Variable
Irina Alimanestianu, Green Block, 2015, Oil on paper, 23 x 34 inches
Brad Howe, Wall Candy, 2005, Serigraph, Edition of 25, 60 1/4 x 55 1/4 inches

Victor Wilde, La haine et l'ange, 2015, Mixed media, acrylic, spray paint on paper advertisement for a playboy TV show, framing paper on wood shipping pallet, 48 x 70 inches
Doug Edge, FOOD FOR THOUGHT, 2015, Acrylic on canvas and digital print on canvas, 48 x 72 inches

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