Sense and Sensibility

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Sense and Sensibility

3319 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
April 26th, 2012 - June 9th, 2012

North Side
WED - SAT, 12 - 6PM


Golden Gallery is excited to announce Sense and Sensibility, a two-person exhibition with Jessica Labatte and David Malek that highlights their respective relationships to color, value and opticality.

Jessica Labatte introduces a new series of cross-processed photographs of paper compositions. These photographs are without a naturalist representation of color as the chemical mistreatment of the film brings attention to anticipated, but unexpected, visual results.

Alternately, David Malek presents a series of gray to white hexagonal paintings that, executed with bands of specific tint, generate a general gradient, or modeled form. The colored bands shift at a rate that corresponds to Albert H. Munsell's color system, creating effects simultaneously eerie and equitable.

Both artists address color as between the real and phenomenological as well as an authentic constructed reality. Sense and Sensibility situates both artists between previous solo exhibitions at Golden Gallery, Chicago and Spring 2012 solo exhibitions at Golden Gallery, New York.

Jessica Labatte received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent exhibitions
include 12 x 12: Jessica Labatte, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and Always the Young Strangers, Higher Pictures, New York. Labatte has a concurrent solo show at Golden Gallery, New York, April 14 – May 27, 2012, and in the coming year she will have a solo exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center. The artist lives and works in Chicago.

David Malek received his MFA from Hunter College. Recent exhibitions include The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite, ribordy contemporary, Geneva and 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, curated by Bob Nickas. The artist will have a solo exhibition at Golden Gallery, New York, June 1- July 8, 2012, and in the coming year he will have a solo exhibition at Les Salle de bains, Lyon. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn and Paris.