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303 Gallery is pleased to present our first exhibition of ne w work by Jacob Kassay.

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Kassay's paintings re-evaluate the trajecto ry of a painting's production and upend its state as a finished form.

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Using the residual textiles from paintings long lost\, sold or otherwise disappeared\, Kassay has produced supports that follow the unique profiles and contours of each remnant for an ongoing series of irregularly shaped p aintings. As an inversion of this procedure\, Kassay has reproduced the str etchers initially built to conform to these discards as templates for entir ely new paintings\, further extending the ways in which by-products of proc ess can become blueprints.

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For this exhibition\, Kassay applies an atomized acrylic paint in place of the raw canvas of the original remnants. The paintings' surfaces simultaneously condense as solid textures and diff use into a depth-less fields of pixels. Oscillating between these dimension al states\, the opacity of the paintings remain partial and variable.

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As the stretcher's exchange their original remnants for painted surfaces \, the "untitled" of these previous works are replaced by arbitrary fragmen ts from passing conversations or aphoristic phrases. Rather than determinin g content\, these titles foreground their function as surrogates and parall el the discards themselves as language dissociated from its object.

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The paintings find their analog in a series of glass sculptures inspired b y the facade of Yale's Beinecke Library. Wrapped in semi-translucent marble \, the building necessarily reveals its framework and stanchions. Kassay's glass sculptures - solid wedges designed to be inserted into library books - act as lenses which simultaneously allow light to pass into their content s\, while obfuscating the legibility of the text they contain. The books be come containers\, orphaned from one communicative register then adopted int o another\, which give temporary residence to Kassay's sculptures.

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Jacob Kassay was born in Lewiston\, NY. He received his BFA from State Univ ersity of New York at Buffalo and now lives and works Los Angeles. Recent s olo shows include The Kitchen\, New York\; Xavier Hufkens\, Brussels\; Art: Concept\, Paris\; The Powerstation\, Dallas (catalogue) and Institute of Co ntemporary Art\, London (catalogue).

DTEND:20131220 DTSTAMP:20141101T115054 DTSTART:20131101 GEO:40.7485947;-74.0041953 LOCATION:303 Gallery\,507 West 24th Street \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:IJK\, Jacob Kassay UID:302154 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR