Dubner Moderne is pleased to announce the gallery's first solo exhibition of works by Alice Gaskon. The exhibition will be on view from February 12th through March 7th 2015 with the vernissage on Thursday February 12th in the presence of the artist.
In The Open Work the canvas is not simply the medium, but rather, the subject of a response to form, structure, construction and aesthetic. With sculptural transformation and bold geometric forms, Gaskon, reimagines her artistic approach, blending painting with installation. The canvases, no longer flat planes, entertain new dimensions as they are cut, folded, draped and layered. Not only is the front on view but as well, the back, the stretcher and even the wall upon which they are hung becomes part of the work. As the exhibition's title suggests, the works are literally opened, but so too are the variations of interpretative possibilities.
Taking inspiration from and sharing the title of Umberto Eco's Opera Aperta Gaskon's focus within the works is straightforward and concentrated. The visual aspects and their construction is her main concern. Each work, is defined by it's formal elements, that is to say, its perceptible features such as color, size and composition. Once realized each piece, in a particular space and time, is meant to contain all of the meaning necessary for the viewer to openly and freely engage it. As Eco explored in his writings, each of the pieces are discreet “Fields of meaning” yet together as a complete exhibition Gaskon invites us to consider her response and our own appreciations of form.
Born in 1985 in Warsaw, Poland Gaskon's works have been exhibited throughout Europe and the US in solo and group exhibitions. She is a graduate from the Academy of Fine arts in Warsaw.
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Dubner Moderne is pleased to announce the exhibition, I'll be your Mirror, a two artist show of works by Isca Greenfield-Sanders and Sebastian Blanck. The exhibition will be on view from March 20th through May 23rd 2015 with the vernissage on Thursday March 19th in the presence of the artists.
With scenes of children playing in the waves at the beach, a father leading his sons onto a dock and a boat racing across the water, “I'll Be Your Mirror” at Dubner Moderne is an exhibition that is intimate, evocative and nostalgic of memories past. In fact the paintings presented almost seemingly come straight from a family photo album and in some ways this is true, for the artists Sebastian Blanck and Isca Greenfield-Sanders are husband and wife. Blanck, whose works are delicate stretched paper collages and monoprints, affectionately portrays his family in holiday activities that are familiar and personal, whereas Greenfield-Sanders' mixed media paintings find their original inspiration in old, vintage photographic slides, from the 1950's and 60's, that the artist recovered in flea markets and brocantes.
Born in 1976, Sebastian Blanck graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, was a visiting artist at the prestigious American Academy of Rome and in addition to being a visual artist he is a singer-songwriter who released his debut album Alibi Coast in 2010.
Born in 1978 and a graduate of Brown University Isca Greenfield-Sanders' paintings are part of museum collections including the Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum Morsbroich in Leverkusen amongst others.
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