August 1-19, 2018 @ The Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven CT
Curated by Noé Jimenez
The works exhibited in Relief are paintings "built from scratch". Each painting's deliberate construction emphasizes the preliminary, support, and building processes as crucial elements in the final product. Hong Hong's natural paintings are formed and manipulated by the outdoor environment, building substance through nature's materiality. The cyclical phenomena of nature--churning and dying the paper pulp--directly reflects the impermanence of the work's process and result. Katie Lane and Noé Jimenez coat and envelope ready made or constructed forms, their painting's building process guided by architectural, environmental, and cultural influences. The layers of Lane and Jimenez's work are concentrated impressions of the elements that form the traditionally "completed" painting. Cristina Umaña Durán applies her love of drawing onto installation and textile work as a method of bringing flatness into the three dimensional through site-specific, printed fabric sculptures. By redefining the structure of the painting's physical support, each artist establishes an individualized context. Existing as a combination of image and form, sculpture and painting, these works represent both artistic and literal Relief.
Including the paintings of Hong Hong, Katie Lane, Noé Jimenez, and Cristina Umaña Durán.
Opening March 2019 @ the Kathryn Shultz Gallery, Cambridge MA
These four artists came together organically when they recognized in each other a inherent similarity in sentiment and chromatic intensity. Their uninhibited use of materials and fearless use of color suggests a battle between childlike joy and naïve ferociousness in their work.
Artists Included: Keith MacLelland, Katie Lane, Stephanie Todhunter, Amantha Tsaros
Materials Matter 2: Lavaughan Jenkins and Friends
December 6 - January 24
This two-part exhibit - Materials Matter 1, a solo show of the works of Lavaughan Jenkins, and Materials Matter 2, Lavaughan Jenkins and friends - explores the physicality of paint as an imperative, a rationale for the process and its conclusion. These two exhibits notate the continual elasticity of painting as it has been evolving over centuries, and as an inverse mirror of the ever-accelerating changes in our culture in the Digital Age, and how that is changing the nature and perception of painting. It opens up the conversation among practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of the medium. The works shown are compelling both individually and collectively, as each artist has a different relationship with that conversation and with the material itself.
Artist Included: Lavaughan Jenkins, Destiny Palmer, Julie Graham, Katie Lane, Josh Jefferson