The In Between - Facundo Argañaraz & Amy Brener
Greene Exhibitions presents The In Between, a two-person exhibition establishing a dialogue between the totemic sculptures of New York-based Amy Brener and the abstracted formal paintings of San Francisco-based Facundo Argañaraz. While exploring different mediums, Brener and Argañaraz’s mark making techniques and layered processes mirror each other. Separately exploring the recurring theme of excavation, both artists utilize ready-made objects and found imagery to push the boundaries of contemporary aesthetics.
Positioned somewhere between geologic and futuristic, Brener’s recent resin sculptures bring to mind chiseled artifacts, perhaps found somewhere deep underground. With a strong relationship to color, light and space, the sculptures’ complex strata of poured colored resin, concrete, and embedded materials attempt to foretell an imagined future. Argañaraz collects images of Modernist relics while also pulling inspiration from his surrounding landscape in San Francisco, creating paintings that are collage-like in their execution. By extracting historical objects and imagery from a variety of sources, Argañaraz creates compilations reflecting the past while engaging his own contemporary aesthetic. The conversation created between Argañaraz's paintings and Brener's sculptures explores the historical while experiencing the present and reaching ever forward.