via Pace Gallery
Geoffrey Farmer @ frieze art fair 2012
Credit: Time Interrupted, I Turn to Clock (Yellow), and Sausage Chasing Rock by Geoffrey Farmer (Casey Kaplan, B4)
(Sara Barker Foto)
The ancient sculptural quest for the illusory - through the rendition of life-like form, or objects that appear to defy the innate characteristics of the materials from which they were cast or carved - has, in recent years, again become increasingly relevant to sculptural practice, although continuing concerns with abstraction preclude mimesis as a principal source of the beguilingly transformative.
Instead, apparence and seeming are initiated through a mounting focus on the suggestive or even unexpected potential of material and form; a twist on an age-old tradition that informs the work of all four artists featured here.
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PAINT THINGS: beyond the stretcher
PAINT THINGS navigates the recent direction of contemporary artists to expand painting beyond the stretcher into sculptural forms. This group exhibition focuses on the growing spatial and material freedom in painting as it merges with installation and sculpture. It invites viewers to collectively re-examine the age-old practice of painting in a new light and consider the limitless possibilities for the future of the medium and its physical context. Its expansion and spatial investigations by exhibiting artists asks us to think about painting as it relates to physical, social, political, and emotional space.
Featured artists include Claire Ashley, Katie Bell, Sarah Braman, Sarah Cain, Alex Da Corte, Cheryl Donegan, Franklin Evans, Kate Gilmore, Alex Hubbard, James Hyde, Sean Kennedy, Wilson Lawrence, Steve Locke, Analia Saban, Allison Schulnik, Jessica Stockholder, Mika Tajima, and Summer Wheat.
Latex and enamel on canvas. 2012-