Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi
December 14, 2011 – January 10, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 15, 6-8pm
Able Fine Art NY Gallery is pleased to present the work of six exceptional contemporary artists. The six artists in this exhibition explore the possibilities, the signs, the symbols and the randomness of our world. The internalized factors-physical, mental and conceptual factors—that create real changes are what separates the Modern and Contemporary artist from just about anything that came before. The art presented in “Kerosene Garden” form a realm of curiosities that both broaden and banish the preconceptions of our time. *Participating Artists: Karlos Carcamo, Yun-Woo Choi, Robert C. Morgan, Casey Roberts, Eleanor White, Michael Zansky
The six artists in this exhibition explore the possibilities, the signs, the symbols and the randomness of our world. Karlos Cárcamo utilizes reconstructive, probing juxtapositions – both physical and conceptual - to move the viewer through a series of questions and statements. As a result, parallel esthetics form, and new concepts coalesce exposing deeper political issues that hide behind the rhetoric.
Yun-Woo Choi is driven by a deep desire to grasp the universe in all its 14 dimensions. He even questions the world around him, and the possibility that nothing exists as it is perceived. His art is fluid and transitional, focused and expansive as if everything is in constant flux and form is just a passing notion.
Over the past four decades Robert C. Morgan has created many iconic works that reorient everything from art history to advertising. More recently, basic elemental forms have come into play that are organized like an otherworldly language. This connection between symbol and thought is ages old, but seems fresh and alive in Morgan's manner of working.
Casey Roberts' symbolism is paralleled in his materials used. In painting selected areas with cyanide, scenes that suggest the natural world is damaged and unwell become a little more acrid, yet the beauty in his composition, and the color and representations Roberts' brings to the fore have an unmistakable calming effect.
Eleanor White has put forth mixed metaphors throughout her career. With her latest playing card series, White elevates some of the most common designs to a higher esthetic. Her meticulous approach to art making is another constant in her work, and the addition of more bold, primary colors common to her repertoire brings her work to a new level and appeal.
Delving beneath the surface is nothing new to Michael Zansky. He's created installations that span large room-scapes, to paintings and drawings that culminate into wildly perverse, and other times wonderfully witty vignettes all while challenging the preconceived notions of everything from recorded history to science and religion.