James Kalm visits several painting exhibitions currently on view in Bushwick including: Abstraction and Its Discontents at Storefront Ten Eyck and Oskar Nilsson: Rehearsal at Interstate (both through November 23), and Andy Cross: Mirror Venus at SARDINE (through November 2).
Abstraction and Its Discontents features works by Benjamin Adelmann, Meg Atkinson, Jeffrey Bishop, Sharon Butler, Miriam Cabessa, Paul Campbell, Marc Cheetham, Paul Corio, Jeff Fichera, Matthew Gehring, Brian Guidry, Collin Hatton, Sara Jones, Jody Joyner, Maureen Meyer, Russell Perkins, Christopher Rose, Suzan Shutan, Tatiana Simonova and Andrew Small.
Hatton comments on his interest in the "interaction between the materiality and the image interacting and fusing together in some way. I think a big part of these paintings is treating them, treating the paintings as images as well as objects and how those objects react in space to a view who’s moving around them, who’s moving to them, and back. The viewing distance, I think, matters and affects the paintings."
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