'Testing', paintings by Seattle artist Jaq Chartier: Chartier uses her curiosity about her medium and process to create minimal abstract paintings that mix art and science. Kathe Burkhart, 'Works on Paper': Burkhart presents drawings, paintings, and prints derived from photographic source materials, spanning several extended series.
Works on Paper
SCHROEDER ROMERO is pleased to announce two solo exhibitions: paintings by Seattle artist Jaq Chartier and drawings and sketchbooks by Kathe Burkhart.
Chartier uses her curiosity about her medium and process to create minimal abstract paintings that mix art and science. Exploring the migration of pigments, inks and photo chemicals through acrylic gels and gessoes, Chartier builds her paintings slowly, layer by layer. The compositions emerge as stains mutate, bleed and merge over time. These seductive panels involve experimentation and investigation, using chance as a key element to her process. As each stain responds to light and passage of time the painting continues to evolve and is never quite complete.
Burkhart presents drawings, paintings, and prints derived from photographic source materials, spanning several extended series. In The Torture Paintings, representations of medieval torture implements are presented as portraits of ex-lovers. The diaristic Lightbox Drawings resemble advertising comps, yet have a stained glass quality. Made with marker on transparent or pre-printed vellums, they are installed in large associative formations. BurkhartÃ•s seminal The Liz Taylor Series has articulates the posiiton of the dominant woman, or 'bad girl' since 1982. A selection of ephemera and journals will also be on view. Burkhart, who divides her time between New York and Amsterdam, has exhibited widely in North America and Europe.
Kathe Burkhart's exhibition is in association with Paintings at Mitchell Algus Gallery, 511 West 25th Street, February 8 - March 8, and Numbers & Letters at Participant, Inc., February 7 - March 2.
SCHROEDER ROMERO is open Friday - Monday, 12-6pm and by appointment.
Please contact Lisa Schroeder or Sara Jo Romero for further information. The gallery is located at 173A North 3rd Street, between Bedford and Metropolitan, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
Directions: L train to Bedford Avenue, walk south four blocks to North 3rd Street, turn left.
April 11 - May 19: DECADE a survey of work shown in our space since 1992
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