Artist Curated Projects' "Vessel" will run through Saturday April 30th, but please join us for a closing event on Thursday, from 7pm-10pm.
Artist Curated Projects is pleased to present the work of Tony Payne and Suzanne Wright. Each artists' work is inherently concerned with the body though their approach to the subject is vastly different.
Using text, Tony Payne’s work explores both the actual letterforms and their various levels of context - the text / image is rendered in a painterly fashion - using hand made materials (pigment) with elements directly related to the body (it's host, the interior), saliva, blood, semen. Words (often parts of lyrics, found text or elements of the artist's dreams) subconsciously emerge to become subjects. The letters somehow both stand for, and come from the body, mirroring the struggles (the elation, the power) within.
In Wright's collages and drawings, structures simulate and fuse with the body. This body is not always represented but elements of its framework resonate in the images. Function is removed from the architectures depicted and they are often reduced to orificial devices. Often Wright's initial excitement when beginning a body of work, referencing the experience of Penthouse as a child, becomes the investigated subject that is rooted in the comfort of evocative memories, while also exploring the slippage between imagined progress in the 70’s versus the reality of our present experience of the predicted and not yet realized future.