Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Star Gazer/Ancient Light @ Trestle Projects

Press Release for show opening this Friday 3/13!...


Curated by Polly Shindler and Will Hutnick

Aubrey Levinthal and Jenna Ransom

March 13 -April 16, 2015

Opening reception:
Friday, March 13, 6-9pm

Trestle Projects is pleased to announce STAR GAZER/ANCIENT LIGHT, a group exhibition of painting featuring works by Ginny Casey, Lauren Collings, Aubrey Levinthal and Jenna Ransom.

This is a show for and by dreamers.  The pieces herein are dreamscapes of awareness and knowledge, scrutiny and perception.  There is a trace of reality in each piece, a glimpse of the recognizable; then it all disintegrates into the static and confusion of a dream.

Dreams sometimes come to us as déjà vu.  Aubrey Levinthal’s paintings read as delusion or implanted memories because they look so closely like our own.  Her reality mingles with ours and looks somewhat hallucinogenic in its familiarity.  Ginny Casey’s paintings are downright Lynchian.  Hat and Scarf, whose elements seem benign, quickly turns unfriendly and chilly in its mood and tone.   Two blue figures might look at us with curiosity - but more likely - stare at us as inhospitable beasts.  Collings is unflinchingly aware of her surroundings.  She makes the world appear far more interesting in its complications.  Her images are magnified to such a degree that they become auxiliary to the vehicle driving them.   Jenna Ransom’s paintings are meandering scenes bent on repetition.  The viewer can easily get lost in the continuity and shifting gray tones.  She creates a wilderness akin to a jungle, with Easter eggs hidden throughout.

Each of these artists focuses on minutia in order to show us larger scenarios at play.  This micro/macro experience asks the eyes to both squint and zone out, the mind to simultaneously investigate and unfocus.

Image Shown: Ginny Casey, Blue Figures, 24"x 24", oil on panel, 2014

Trestle Projects:  400 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
Gallery hours: Fridays & Saturdays, 12-4 and by appointment

Thrilled to be showing with these three painters.  I really like the themes the press release gets at too.  I feel very connected to the work and ideas of this show and am looking forward to seeing it on Friday.  Please stop by if you find yourself in the area!


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