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The New Picture Plane looks at the work of six painters who explore the changing consciousness of space. In e ach case\, computational systems are used or referenced\, but the resulting image is more than the simple product of an algorithm. There is a subjecti ve\, often expressive element infused into the logic of the picture. Much a s Romantic painting’s depictions of ruins signaled the rejection of the cla ssical model\, the tendency to favor complexity over the reductive\, clean uniformity of non-gestural abstraction\, points to a changing definition of space and order in The New Picture Planepainters . The show focuses on artists who explore space influenced by science and t echnology through the ancient practice of painting.

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David B rodyconstructs complex worlds that manipulate and reinvent the con ventions of perspective space through paint. Building dynamic spatial syste ms that glide and grind against each other\, Devin Powers pushes a tension between the classical orders of sacred geometry and contem porary constructs of space and cosmology. In Tony Robbin's recent work\, quasi-crystal structures emerge and dance about a hazy green ground exposing planes of soft-hued form counterbalanced by a few passages of strong cadmiums. Jered Sprecher’s painting exposes the dichotomy between geometry/reason and gesture/emotion creating paintings t hat could be described as a kind of geometrical expressionism. Sieb ren Versteeg's Clown_854 extends gestural abstraction  th rough a generative process\, replacing the brush with code\, creating marks that closely simulate the evocative quality of analog paintingand in some cases\, magnify its effect.Laura Watt's intensely layered staccato of free-form networks in loose line andshimmering color evoke the awe of complex digital systems filtered through the human hand.                                                       

DTEND:20130414 DTSTAMP:20140418T165708 DTSTART:20130310 GEO:40.716564;-73.99075 LOCATION:Lesley Heller Workspace\,54 Orchard St \nNew York\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The New Picture Plane \, David Brody\, Devin Powers\, Tony Robbin\, Jered Sprecher\, Siebren Versteeg\, Laura Watt UID:262649 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130310T200000 DTSTAMP:20140418T165708 DTSTART:20130310T180000 GEO:40.716564;-73.99075 LOCATION:Lesley Heller Workspace\,54 Orchard St \nNew York\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The New Picture Plane \, David Brody\, Devin Powers\, Tony Robbin\, Jered Sprecher\, Siebren Versteeg\, Laura Watt UID:262650 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR