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Exhibition Detail
Flection
Curated by: Sabrina Buell
501 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133


June 21st, 2012 - September 1st, 2012
Opening: 
June 21st, 2012 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
 UNTITLED, Liam EverettLiam Everett, UNTITLED,
2011, linen, acrylic, alcohol, salt on wood stretcher bars, h 62” x w/l 40”
© Courtesy of the artist
TISSUE DISPENSING (DOUBLE), Anna Sew HoyAnna Sew Hoy, TISSUE DISPENSING (DOUBLE),
2012, fired stoneware and powder coated steel, h 52.75” x w/l 19” x d 12”
© Courtesy of the artist
Western Costume, Black Satin (Day), Sara VanDerBeekSara VanDerBeek,
Western Costume, Black Satin (Day),
2011, C-Print, H 20" x W 14.25"
© Courtesy of the artist and Hedge Gallery
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Hedge Gallery is pleased to present the upcoming show Flection, curated by Sabrina Buell. This group exhibition features works, many of them new and exhibited for the first time, by Michael DeLucia, Liam Everett, Anna Sew Hoy, Ruth Laskey, Arik Levy, Sam Orlando Miller, Clare Rojas, Hugh Scott-Douglas and Sara VanDerBeek.

Throughout art history, the depiction of folds and drapery to create three-dimensional space in a work of art was of primary importance, and how well executed they were was a testament to an artist's ability.   With the rise of modernism and abstraction in the 20th century, such pictorial efforts became irrelevant and practically obsolete.  Lately, however, contemporary artists who employ the visual language of abstraction have re-incorporated the representation of folds and drapery into their practice.  The surfaces of these works, whether flat or sculpted, rough or sleek, become planes imbued with depth and conspicuous complexity.  But whereas in the past this pictorial technique was an attempt to heighten the realism within a work, the artists in this exhibition employ the technique to deepen, quite literally, their abstraction.  Working in different media and with varied processes, together these artists offer multi-faceted works that turn the art historical tradition of folds and drapery on its head.


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