For the first time, the public is invited to view a selection of works pulled from the archival flat-file of Schema Projects. FLAT FRONTAL presents a group of works that, face-to-face, appear flat, bare and exposed; yet up close, reveal the complex process and fixation of their makers.
Varied in appearance, from raw and personal handlings of geometric color-abstraction to the manual reproduction of an iconic manufactured garment print, these perfectly imperfect renderings are an intrinsic reference to their creators’ hands. The loving beat given to them is left behind as testament to their happy survival. Unafraid to show the hand’s human “mistakes”, the artists allow the crude line to realign the meaning of relic-making in their quixotic quest for the ‘ideal’. The results are physical incarnations of staggering visual preoccupations.
Included are works by Margrit Lewczuk, Meg Lipke, Afranio Metelli, Lawrence Swan, Robert Otto Epstein, Owen Schuh and the devotional paintings of the Shrinathji.
Curated by Schema Projects' assistant Marlene Frontera