Monday, September 10, 2012

Andrew Gbur @ ElevenRivington

Andrew Gbur
currently on view thru 30SEPT

At the 195 Chrystie Street location will be a series of "face paintings". Using a strictly abbreviated language of color, material and shape, Gbur's face paintings depict the basic remnants of the human visage.  Through an aggressive reduction of visual information, Gbur's "portraits" do not become clearer but instead become louche, unreliable and often sinister in their ambiguity. Like the gridded works, these stark, stencil-painted canvases belie the more familiar clarity of formalism to explore the more enigmatic, psychologically challenging potentials of abstraction and the mechanically informed image. (from the press release)

courtesy of ElevenRivington

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