Super excited about this new group show coming out of Circuit 12 Contemporary in Dallas. Dustin Orlando, old friend of ours and Miami Gallery Pioneer, is really pushing forward with some great curatorial endeavors. Artists from our family include Jessy Nite and Pepa Prieto, and believe it or not, New Works from Books Bischof. If you are in the area, make that extra effort to see an exhibit that is worth 3 looks. Full press release after the jump. Enjoi.
SURFACE PATTERN, a group show featuring works by Dean Monogenis, Pepa Prieto, Misato Suzuki, Thomas Spoerndle, Morgan Blair, Lucas Martell, John Guthrie, James Roper, Jessy Nite, Eddie Villanueva, Books Bischof, and Maxomatic opens May 12, 2012 at Circuit 12 Contemporary.
Within this survey of abstraction, each artist examines the rich complexity of form, color, and line; defining and reinventing the surface of each composition.
Departing from representational accuracy, pre-existing forms are exaggerated or simplified; challenging the audiences perception, transforming visual language, and posing meaningful contradictions. From fluid and organic to geometric and methodical, each surface is carefully structured to reflect an array of visual stimulus. Some works are playful and inviting, others meditative or incongruous; yet all fixating and enticing the viewers neurological attraction.
The goal of each pattern is to exist without reference from the visual world. The goal of each surface is to amplify or displace each pattern, transforming otherwise disparate images into carefully constructed visual stimuli. Methodical, meditative, intuitive, visceral, and calculated. As Arshile Gorky so eloquently put it, “ ..Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an explosion into unknown areas.”
On view until June 16th, 2012, SURFACE PATTERN features a select group of artists from across the country and around the globe. For more information, contact Dustin or Gina Orlando at Info@circuit12.com or 214-760-1212 Gallery hours Tuesday- Saturday 11AM-6PM. Private viewings gladly upon request.