DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present Shorthand, a group exhibition curated by Trudy Benson and Russell Tyler. Shorthand brings together four artists whose works impart eloquent, direct brevity. Each artist’s process is manifest in the finished work and is tied to its perception. As in shorthand, where a symbol often takes the place of an entire word or phrase, the resulting works by these four artists are manifestations of their own techniques.
ANDREA BELAG’s paintings boast an intimacy despite their apparent speed. The path of pulling a coarse paintbrush through transparent paint is what is in focus here, giving the act of painting as much weight as the intimacy and luminous depth of an interior space.
JAMISON BROSSEAU’s maximal, super-flat paintings on panel are packed to the brim with bold, colorful shapes, pattern and symbols that bring to mind the masters of modernism as well as the Fauves, especially Henri Matisse.
SHAWN KURUNERU’s ink paintings of dots blanket entire surfaces; one dot connects to another to create landscapes within the viewer’s eye. The dots in these paintings encompass time, structure, chaos, obsession, rhythm, repetition and movement.
BRION NUDA ROSCH’s sculptures employ rugged materials and abbreviated painting as anthropomorphic stand-ins. The seemingly casual approach to construction is in fact decidedly assertive.
Trudy Benson and Russell Tyler, the curators of the exhibition, are artists who live and work in Brooklyn, NY. Trudy Benson is represented by Horton Gallery. Russell Tyler is represented by DCKT Contemporary.