October 4 - November 15, 2015
Surface of Color
curated by Paul Pescador
Opening October 4, 2015 4PM- 7PM
Eduardo Consuegra, Lecia Dole-Recio, E.J. Hill, Pearl C. Hsiung, Lee Maida, Amanda McGough, Mark McKnight, Amir Nikravan, Anna Sew Hoy and Brenna Youngblood
installation images below:
Surface of Color brings together work by ten artists who use abstraction as a conduit to examine ideas of personal identity, race and queerness. Utilizing the physical surface of the work of art as a skin which initially seduces the viewer through its appearance, these artists' work collectively gives way to, erupts, or obscures, their arts own personal, political or theoretical discourse. Through their ambiguity, the artworks in this exhibition respond, even if inadvertently, to an art historical narrative that demands the portrayal of identity to be didactic and explicit. Instead identity, like form and style, becomes embedded within the work, residing beneath the surface, and manifesting itself in continually unexpected ways.
Accompanying the exhibition is a publication of writings from Hilton Als, Linda Besemer, Nikki Darling, Raquel Gutiérrez, Christopher Knight, Paul Pescador and Anna Sew Hoy.