Alter Minimal – Lexicon Series Vol. 1
April 14 – May 20, 2012
Grand opening reception: Saturday, April 14, 6 – 9 pm
Parallel Art Space, formerly Camel Art Space, is proud to present it’s inaugural exhibition, Alter Minimal – Lexicon Series Vol. 1, which will run from April 14th through May 20th, 2012 at it’s new location 1717 Troutman Street #220 in Ridgewood, NY. This group show is the first in the Lexicon series; a series which explores the notion that artist’s, while retaining unique and personal vantage points with regard to their craft, often employ overlapping formal styles and/or aesthetic concerns. As the title Alter Minimal suggests, we are examining works from artists, Clinton King, Lance Lankford, Gary Petersen, Suzanne Stroebe, and Andrew Zarou, who engage, to varying degrees, the multiple facets of a minimalist approach. A grand opening exhibition will take place on April 14th, 2012 from 6 – 9pm. Regular gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 – 6pm. For more information please visit www.parallelartspace.com or contact: email@example.com
Alter Minimal – Lexicon Series Vol. 1 brings together the work of five artists, working in a variety of visual media, who are all variously engaged with the aesthetic forms and preoccupations of the minimal and post-minimal movements, toward the realization of their own artistic ends. Minimalism as an art movement is now generally understood to have emerged from (and as a reaction to) Abstract Expressionism. Moving away from expression as ultimate end goal, Minimalist artists pursued integrity in their work by attempting to free its’ constitution of any non-essential elements, a visual quest for the reductive prime. Post-minimal artists carried this movement further by liberating Minimalist structure from requisite right angles and obligatory line, creating space for a more feral, yet still pared down, essential form. The artists of Alter Minimal move freely throughout these concerns, utilizing vocabulary and sign as they see fit. From the gestural economy of Clinton King’s paintings, to the poetic, humanist sculptural extensions of artists Lance Lankford and Suzanne Stroebe to the syncopated, angular and sometimes humorous compositions of Gary Petersen and Andrew Zarou; these artists accomplish much with a concerted little.
Images and exhibition checklist are available.
Alter Minimal: Worth A Thousand Words will take place at Parallel Art Space on Saturday, May 12th, 2012 from 4-5pm and will be a primarily visual presentation, in projected image format, of additional works from the artists including images of their inspirations, Minimalist mentors and the like. Several of the artists will be on hand to answer questions about their work. This event is organized in conjunction with Actually, It’s Ridgewood; a multiple site art event, organized by the Queens Museum of Art as a part of their Queens International 2012: Three Points Make a Triangle exhibition. Light refreshments will be served.
Parallel Art Space, formerly Camel Art Space, is an artist run exhibition space committed solely to exhibiting exceptional visual art. Located in one of New York’s premier art studio buildings and positioned on the border of two of New York City’s most densely artist inhabited, culturally rich neighborhoods (Bushwick, Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens) we endeavor to provide an exhibition platform based on excellence, contribution and connectivity; serving the parallel interests of artists, community and culture alike.
Parallel Art Space, 1717 Troutman Street #220, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Hours: Sat/Sun 1-6pm and by appointment
Directions: L Train to Jefferson St. / B57 Bus to Cypress Ave.
Parallel Art Space is not wheelchair accessible.
For more information please visit www.parallelartspace.com and/or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.