See with Fingers, Curated by Laurel Sparks
See with Fingers is a group exhibition of ten artists whose work conflates painting and sculpture practices. Each artist engages “experimental abstraction”, through the use of unorthodox materials such as, burn holes, rugs, jingle bells, collage, glitter, papier-mâché, foil, fabric, stitching, rope, wood and industrial materials. This exhibition is a reflection on the diverse history of abstraction and the ongoing expansion of painting as a categorical medium. The selected works demonstrate a merging of formalism with eccentric material applications. These artists examine abstraction sui generis: whether in critical response, with faithful engagement, or casual interest. The exhibition is ultimately an alchemical expression of transmedia, yet focuses on hand made and physical engagements with abstract painting issues. The output ranges from baffling to bewitching.
Artists: Yevgeniya Baras, Anna Betbeze, Sue Havens, Jane Fox Hipple, Eve Lateiner, Lauren Luloff, Chris Martin, Cordy Ryman, Laurel Sparks and Nancy Shaver.
Time listed is for opening reception. Exhibit open through December 20. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. Artist Talks by Bruce Pearson on December 4 and Yevgeniya Baras on December 11, both at 2 p.m.