SEEK & HIDE
Seek and Hide will be on view at Heskin Contemporary from October 22nd through November 28th, 2009. A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday October 22nd, from 6-9 pm.
The group exhibition entitled Seek & Hide, curated by Jennifer Riley consists of works by three painters Marina Adams, Jason Duval and Hiroshi Tachibana.
Seek & Hide brings focus to a concise selection of works of art, characteristic of painting practices that can be seen against the background of Modernist painting. Working within the format of the traditional pictorial rectangle and with an emphasis on Western and American painting, these artists address different dominant figures, movements and attitudes - in paint.
With attention to craft, Adams, Duval and Tachibana, each extend and invent amid painting’s history which in their process is seen as flexible and open.
In Marina Adams’ newest paintings, passages of intimate and delicate figural lines from Eastern erotic woodcuts are magnified and arranged with swaths of condensed colors often associated with the unrestrained scale of natural settings. The work poetically balances a conceptual rigor with poignant color and paint handling.
Jason Duval’s paintings employ letters, numerals, lines and shapes in layered spaces, much as the vestiges of words, signs, paint, and material of a constantly changing urban environment gathers in the eye during a daily walk in the city.
Hiroshi Tachibana’s process driven painting speaks to an awareness of the changeability of life and to how meaning is evoked and acquired. For example: a bold system of strokes is layered between thin, close valued veils of paint into which incised color-pencil lines - as if by a random hand - have been put into play. These acts recur until all of the parts and layers coalesce and transcend themselves. -Jennifer Riley