Artifice and Ambiguity
Artifice and Ambiguity, a group show including works by David Paul Downs, JungPyo Hong, Boris Ostrerov, and Clare Rosean. Reception Friday 9/9 6- 9 p.m. Through 9/30. Thur - Sun 2 – 6. 5045 N. Clark St. 773-512-5956. www.minkandarce.com
Mink & Arce Gallery, specializing in contemporary fine art, is pleased to announce the opening of its permanent location at 5045 North Clark Street, Chicago, in Andersonville.
Our initial show on Friday, September 9th (reception 6 – 9 p.m.) will focus on a selection of artists new to the gallery, including David Paul Downs, Boris Ostrerov, JungPyo Hong, and Clare Rosean. Each artist contributes something unique to the field of contemporary fine art, with regard to the treatment of line, surface, image and light. Shawn Barnett will play classical and contemporary violin works at 7.
We hope that gallerygoers will like the gallery’s new way of previewing work, which we intend to continue throughout the season: Along with or in advance of solo shows emphasizing the word of well-regarded emerging and established artists, we will exhibit a diverse array of artists’ works that will remain available for longer periods.
And we will establish ourselves as a cultural presence in Andersonville and beyond, sponsoring guest lectures and presentations – and maintaining an ongoing blog -- addressing the character of modern art. Watch for our forthcoming calendar of events, always available at our website, www.minkandarce.com, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a set of one-line excerpts from our artists’ statements for the opening show Friday the 9th of September:
From Boris Ostrerov: I objectify paint marks to create pile-ups or stacks of brush-marks that exist in their own world. I think about: A pile that grows up not knowing where it came from or how it got there; a pile that grows up with the possibility of collapse; a pile that keeps growing with the knowledge that any subsequent growth can add instability.
From David Paul Downs: "Artifacts" is a continuing series of mixed media paintings, and photographic image transfers that breathe new life into remnants from a dead past; often linked to an ancient mythology, as well as to humankind’s recent industrial past, their stories become intertwined . . .
From JungPyo Hong: Within the layer of my process, going from mixing paint to taking photographs, I hope to suspend the viewer between representation and reality , while enjoying and reveling in the suspension.
From Clare Rosean:
My work is a visual confession; a map of iniquities, soft spots, and minute tragicomedies that compose the everyday and yet somehow get overlooked. Anxiety is an underlying theme: The anxiety of being lost during night travel, lasciviously spied on by a meek neighbor, stuck helpless in a fixed location while Death drives towards you in a Cadillac.