Noah Landfield, Laurel Lueders & Tatiana Istomina
on view June 2 - July 15, 2011 | reception June 2, 2011, 6 – 9pm
571 Projects is pleased to announce the exhibition Seductive Resolution, a group show curated by DTL Projects that brings together the work of three emerging artists: Noah Landfield, Laurel Lueders and Tatiana Istomina. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, June 2, 6-9 pm.
These three artists’ distinctive voices are unified through the theme of recollection – of place, history, and person. Landfield’s monumental paintings of cities in Japan take the long view, literally recalling photographs taken from space: abstract, and yet vaguely familiar. Lueders’ large scale photographs capture the mid-ground and present intimate surfaces amidst the rubble of decaying historic architecture in Germany. Istomina’s oil paintings and watercolors shift to close-up, focusing on the information carried in faces, famous paintings and environmental surroundings; a search for humanity within archival photographs and images of 20th century Russia. With sparkling colors, velvety shadows and delicate mark-making, the works shimmer like memories: the perception is strong, its exactness fragile. Collectively, Landfield, Lueders and Istomina invite us to look both to and beyond the surfaces of their works to reconsider what is certain, and recall what may be impermanent.
Noah Landfield graduated from Hunter College MFA program in 2009. He is the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painters and Sculptors (2010) and the Tony Smith Award (2009). Noah's large-scale paintings marry abstraction with realism, calibrating cityscapes with atmospheric washes of color. Based on composite photographs, the paintings provide a view of the earth’s surface as imprinted by man and nature.
Laurel Lueders graduated from the School of Visual Arts MFA Fine Arts program in 2010. She is the recipient of a Kunststipendium from the Sachsen-Anhalt Endowment for Fine Art in Germany, a U.S. Consulate Arts and Cultural Grant, the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, and the Susan Wirth Fellowship for the Arts. Her photographic works are based in printmaking, and her process involves manipulating, layering, scratching, and adding marks to the photographic surface. The fractured images defy immediate recognition and dare the viewer to enter a unique space – tactile, emotional, and unexpected.
Tatiana Istomina will graduate from Parsons/The New School for Design MFA Program in 2011, and is the recipient of a 2010 Graduate Student scholarship. She also holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics (2010) from Yale University. Her training as a scientist directly informs her art, as she explores the failure of systems and the success of circumstance. With each repeated experiment, the essence of what once was is available through variations and mutations of the original. Her work speaks to the fallible nature of memory and history.
Seductive Resolution will be on view June 2, 2011 through July 15, 2011 at 571 Projects, 551 West 21st Street, Unit 204A, New York City, 10011. 571 Projects is open Tuesday - Saturday, 12 – 6 pm, and by appointment.
DTL PROJECTS is a collective initiative by contemporary art curators Diane Vivona, Tara Riley Chazen and Lexie Palmer. The group looks to support artists in the formative stages of their careers by providing formal opportunities for the public to view the work, and informal events during which artists and an interested public can interact.