Karim Bendahmane, John Copeland, Jason Lee, Tim Lokiec, Dave Perry, Dustin Yellin. A group exhibition that explores the role of narrative as a by-product of aesthetic, empirical, and iconographic synthesis. The show encourages viewers to string together implied associations and construct their own meanings and connections.
Curated by Kate Creeden and Tom Neckel
A group exhibition that explores the role of narrative as a by-product of aesthetic, empirical, and iconographic synthesis. The show encourages viewers to string together implied associations and construct their own meanings and connections.
Karim Bendahmane's work experiments with a potion of nostalgic artifacts. Using model dinosaurs, lead sinkers and night crawlers, he creates installations that examine the mutation of satisfaction, as barriers to once forbidden objects are broken.
John Copeland contextualizes scenes from his Brooklyn neighborhood into a series of journals and paintings, recasting distressed faces, orphaned bottles, and second hand shoes as metaphors within a psychological dialogue.
Gleaned from a personal iconography of his life in rural Alabama, Jason Lee weaves a dense proliferation of marks into layers of color and pattern, creating unconventional narratives wrought with humor, frustration, obsession and vulnerability.
Tim Lokiec is exhibiting two drawings that examine variations in pattern. His work reflects a detached sincerity that is both organic and consistent.
Dave Perry's work examines the connection between disjointed elements across time and space. Using a series of Mandelbrot sets, he fuses themes ranging from the fetishization of Pollock's death to the galactic structure of seashells, into a personal sphere that's both disturbing and articulate.
Dustin Yellin is exhibiting a selection of new paintings composed of wood, resin, correctional fluid and found objects. His pieces simulate micro-ecosystems that emphasize the preservation of cultural residue.
October 16 - November 30, 2003
Opening Thursday October 16, 6-8pm
open wednesday through sunday from noon to 6 pm
chelsea art museum
556 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011