Kimberly Squaglia & Jil Weinstock
EXHIBITION: January 19 – March 8, 2008 RECEPTION: Saturday, January 19th 6 - 8 pm Kimberly Squaglia’s lyrical works of delicately painted biomorphic patterns and microscopic forms are layered between coats of sanded or glossy resin. Lacey ribbons and starry bursts of color are magically suspended inside these wall-hung works that sizzle with trapped energy inside clear, creamy smooth surfaces. The tension between inside and out gives them their pizzazz – the equivalent of sipping what your tongue believes as simple fruit drink only to find it’s a spiked punch. Jil Weinstock takes recognizable objects, like vintage clothing (many of the them inherited from her grandmother whose fashion sense and sewing talent she admired) that she encases in rubber. Hanging on the wall much like vanity mirrors, they address ideas of identity and memory. These sensuous materials trapped inside rubber like insects captured in amber address the artist’s continuing interest in exploring the double-edged sword of feminine identity. The material's fleshy surface acknowledges the body while the strict geometric shape of the pieces demonstrates Weinstock’s exploration of formal composition.