On the invitation of Dionisio Cortes and Leticia Ortega, owners of Nix Gallery in Tribeca, I guest-curated a contemporary art exhibition featuring six artists at various stages in their careers practicing in the New York metropolitan area.
Design for postcard and catalogue coverFor the exhibition identity, a "dot sample" was taken from the exact centre of one of each artist's paintings and used to represent them on the postcard, press release, and catalogue cover.
Opening spread of booklet catalogueFrom the catalogue and press release:
Through deeply personal and visually persistent modes of artistic production, each artist’s work exerts its own strong gravitational pull while simultaneously resisting easy apprehension. Deploying logical systems peculiar to conceptual realities of each artist’s own making, these paintings are passionate arguments for mutually exclusive Theories of Everything.
Spread featuring the artwork of Charlie LedbetterEach spread in the catalogue contained a statement or piece of writing by the featured artist, while the press release contained a brief description of each artist's work (examples below).
Charlie Ledbetter’s gripping onslaught of imagery brings us back to Earth, a place where rainbows take on sinister new meaning. Boldly layered iconographies are an immediate and emotional response to contemporary life and times.
Spread featuring the artwork of Håvard HomstvedtHåvard Homstvedt’s inscrutable portraits are rigorous in their exploration of a single humanoid face– by turns haunting and tender, frightening and beautiful. The studied interplay of skin and surface texture elicits a strange and visceral response.
Spread featuring the artwork of Minako IwamuraMinako Iwamura’s floating worlds are unabashedly beautiful skyscapes in which enigmatic and ancient shapes twist and billow. What is in fact the disembodied hair of Heian court ladies takes on its own figurative quality, lyrical and sensual, yet comical as well.
Curation, writing, catalogue design and production, and photo documentation for contemporary art exhibition featuring Mia de Bethune, Håvard Homstvedt, Minako Iwamura, Charlie Ledbetter, Nicholas Papadakis, and Elinor Dei Tos Pironti.
Nix Gallery, Tribeca
104 Reade Street, Lower Level
New York, NY 10013 USA
Naked Singularities received a review and listings in the New York Press and Time Out New York.
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